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Researchers develop greener approach for producing cheaper biodiesel from microbes, sludge

Researchers develop greener approach for producing cheaper biodiesel from microbes, sludge

March 8, 2020 |

In Canada, researchers at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique developed a new approach to biodiesel production that uses microbes, sewage sludge, and glycerol, a biofuel byproduct and were able to lower the production cost down to $0.72/L with their new innovative new process. Processing sludge reduces GHG. “It keeps sludge out of landfills, […]

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Canadian researchers develop new biodiesel production method using sewage sludge

Canadian researchers develop new biodiesel production method using sewage sludge

March 3, 2020 |

In Canada, researchers at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) have developed a new approach to biodiesel production that uses microbes, sewage sludge, and a biofuel byproduct, bringing the production cost down to $0.72/L with an innovative new process. Their findings—in order to assess the costs, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) —were […]

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Kenyan company using human waste sludge to produce briquettes

Kenyan company using human waste sludge to produce briquettes

August 7, 2019 |

In Kenya, the Daily Nation newspaper reports that local company Nawasscoal in conjunction with university researchers has determined that producing briquettes from one metric ton of human waste sludge could save 88 trees from being used for cooking energy. With the aim of producing 300 tons of briquettes monthly, the company estimates it could save […]

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Paper sludge to biogas, 3D printed house, cocoa bean waste-to-fuel, vegan silk biopolymers, biobased adhesives, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of May 8th

Paper sludge to biogas, 3D printed house, cocoa bean waste-to-fuel, vegan silk biopolymers, biobased adhesives, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of May 8th

May 7, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of May 8th. In today’s Digest, paper sludge to biogas, 3D printed house, cocoa bean waste-to-fuel, vegan silk biopolymers, biobased adhesives, paper and pasta straws — these and more, ready for you now at The […]

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Stora Enso invests in sludge separation technology at mill resulting in biofuel

Stora Enso invests in sludge separation technology at mill resulting in biofuel

December 15, 2018 |

In Finland, Stora Enso will invest $24.8 million (EUR 22 million) at Skoghall Mill in Sweden in an expansion of the existing water treatment plant which is used in the production of cartons where small particles of wood fiber remain. By expanding the plant, the separation of sludge is improved, which in turn improves the […]

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Swedish Energy Agency grants $2.6 million for commercial biosludge biofuel plant

Swedish Energy Agency grants $2.6 million for commercial biosludge biofuel plant

July 5, 2018 |

In Sweden, the Swedish Energy Agency has granted C-Green Technology AB nearly $2.6 million to build a full-scale plant that converts industrial biosludge into biofuel. The project will be carried out in cooperation with StoraEnso in Finland. Approximately 13 GWh renewable biofuel will be produced annually, at the same time as the mill’s greenhouse gas […]

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AVA cleanphos pilot plant online, now delivering recovered phosphorus from sewage sludge

AVA cleanphos pilot plant online, now delivering recovered phosphorus from sewage sludge

July 6, 2016 |

In Germany, the AVA cleanphos pilot plant in Karlsruhe, sponsored by the German Federal Environment Foundation (DBU), came online at the beginning of July 2016. Leading biotechnology company AVA-CO2 has developed the AVA cleanphos process which enables efficient and cost-effective recovery of phosphorus from sewage sludge. The process also allows for co-incineration in the future and […]

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Mississippi State University researcher commercializing wastewater sludge for biodiesel

Mississippi State University researcher commercializing wastewater sludge for biodiesel

February 22, 2016 |

In Mississippi, an associate professor at Mississippi State University believes that if half of the sludge produced at the country’s wastewater treatment facilities was used as feedstock for biodiesel, about 2 billion gallons could be produced annually. It’s only 0.5% of domestic diesel demand but it is something from currently nothing. With a pilot plant […]

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Indian palm oil factory looking to produce biodiesel from oil palm sludge

Indian palm oil factory looking to produce biodiesel from oil palm sludge

April 22, 2015 |

In India, a proposed new palm oil factory aims to use oil palm sludge to produce biodiesel. The facility should be online in about 10 months and in the second in the Apparaopeta region of Telangana state to be built, helping to support local oil palm growers.

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Spanish researchers boost energy crop yields with sewage sludge

Spanish researchers boost energy crop yields with sewage sludge

November 20, 2014 |

In Spain, researchers from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Universidad Miguel Hernández of Elche have found a way to increase biomass production by using sewage sludge as energy crop fertilizers. The Agroenergy Group from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) and researchers of the Universidad Miguel Hernández (UMH) of Elche have carried out […]

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