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Olivefield: Benefuel announces JV with Felda for Malaysian biodiesel retrofit

Olivefield: Benefuel announces JV with Felda for Malaysian biodiesel retrofit

August 31, 2014 |

There’s greenfield construction – new plants. There’s brownfield — redeveloping disused industrial sites. Now, there’s olivefield. Transforming existing sites with new technology that diversify the inputs, reduce the carbon scores, or broaden the product set. As a new JV between Benefuel and Felda exemplifies. In May in “The Neodiesel revolution” we wrote: “Here comes Neo […]

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Florida Biodiesel sells plant for demonstration in Nigeria

Florida Biodiesel sells plant for demonstration in Nigeria

August 7, 2014 |

In Nigeria, Florida Biodiesel, Inc. has completed a B-60 Biodiesel plant sale to Avandith Energy in Lagos, Nigeria. The Biodiesel production equipment will be used to demonstrate Green Fuel technology and produce Biodiesel for Nigeria. Avandith Energy has chosen the B-60 Biodiesel processor for their pilot transesterification facility. The B-60 Biodiesel plant is economical to […]

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Researcher develop biodiesel-like fuel from sunflower oil

Researcher develop biodiesel-like fuel from sunflower oil

August 5, 2014 |

In Spain, researchers at the University of Cordoba obtained a new biofuel similar to biodiesel using the 1,3-selective transesterification reaction of sunflower oil with ethanol using as biocatalyst a Rhizopus oryzae lipase (ROL) immobilized on Sepiolite, an inorganic support. The studied lipase was a low cost powdered enzyme preparation, Biolipase-R, from Biocon-Spain, a multipurpose additive […]

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10 MegaVitaVegeTrends for Mega-Efficient Biofuels 

10 MegaVitaVegeTrends for Mega-Efficient Biofuels 

July 15, 2014 |

Are your biotechnologies run down, listless? Do they poop out at pitch meetings? Are they unpopular? The answer to your problems may well be in this list — in the technologies that eliminate the waste that comes from biorefining itself? Making industrial biotech more efficient, transformative and sustainable. So, join the happy peppy people following our 10 […]

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Benefuel raises $11M from Series C first close; Suncor is a new lead investor 

Benefuel raises $11M from Series C first close; Suncor is a new lead investor 

July 8, 2014 |

From Texas, we hear that Benefuel announced that it has closed $11 million in the first tranche of its offering of Series C Preferred Stock. A U.S. subsidiary of Suncor Energy, Canada’s leading integrated energy company was the primary subscriber. The first tranche also included Flint Hills Resources and other existing shareholders. Additionally, Benefuel and […]

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University of Bath research looks deeper into biodiesel from coffee grinds

University of Bath research looks deeper into biodiesel from coffee grinds

June 17, 2014 |

In the UK, new research from the University of Bath’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies shows that waste coffee grinds could be used to make biodiesel. Oil can be extracted from coffee grounds by soaking them in an organic solvent, before being chemically transformed into biodiesel via a process called “transesterification”. The study, recently published […]

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IncBio delivers 120,000 tonne biodiesel plant to South America

IncBio delivers 120,000 tonne biodiesel plant to South America

June 16, 2014 |

In Portugal, IncBio has delivered a 120,000MT per year ultrasonic transesterification reactor to be installed in South America. The reactor will be used in an existing plant originally supplied by one of the largest biodiesel plant manufacturers in the world, but due to the outdated designed the plant was producing very inefficiently, the addition of […]

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The rise of the neodiesel companies

The rise of the neodiesel companies

May 22, 2014 |

Biodiesel? Renewable diesel? Enzymatic biodiesel? Renewable jet fuel? Or, more to the point, a combination of some or all? Here comes Neo – the neodiesel companies — brimming with technologies to create cleaner alternatives to a powerhouse fuel. They have all the performance, half the carbon, and a range of no-food feedstocks to choose from. In covering the redefinition of the US […]

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Unlocking profitable biofuels opportunities with process simulation: white paper

Unlocking profitable biofuels opportunities with process simulation: white paper

May 4, 2014 |

By Jennifer Dyment and Ron Beck, Product Marketing, Aspen Technology Inc. As the demand for lower carbon emission fuels increases, resourceful design of biofuel processes—such as biodiesel, bioethanol, syngas, and biogas derived from biomass feedstocks such as corn, sugarcane, algae, and cellulosic sources etc.— is unlocking opportunities for more attractive and profitable endeavors. Combustible biofuels […]

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Incbio delivers 8,000MT per year biodiesel plant to Tunisia

Incbio delivers 8,000MT per year biodiesel plant to Tunisia

April 21, 2014 |

In Portugal, Incbio has delivered an 8,000MT per year biodiesel plant to Biokast Energy S.A., to be installed in Tunis, Tunisia. Due to its skidded construction, the plant is fully built previous to shipping, and requires minimal assembly on site, taking usually less than a week from arrival to start up. This minimizes installation costs and […]

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