Tag: bagasse

Indian researchers look to bagasse-based methanol for tractor fuel

Indian researchers look to bagasse-based methanol for tractor fuel

March 28, 2018 |

In India, researchers are looking to sugarcane bagasse to produce methanol, rather than ethanol, that could be used to power tractors. Uptake of the technology developed by the National Centre for Combustion Research and Development could reduce tractor fossil fuel imports by 15% and won’t create competition with the alcohol industry as ethanol does. Currently […]

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Indian researchers develop method to produce carbon nanoparticles from bagasse

Indian researchers develop method to produce carbon nanoparticles from bagasse

November 24, 2016 |

In India, researchers led by the National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the University of Madras have developed a way to produce highly fluorescent carbon quantum dots— tiny carbon nanoparticles, which are about four nanometers across—from sugarcane bagasse. They can be used as biosensors, in light-emitting diodes and even to deliver drugs around the […]

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Queensland researcher looking to produce biofuels from bagasse for US Navy

Queensland researcher looking to produce biofuels from bagasse for US Navy

August 24, 2015 |

In Australia, a researcher from Queensland University of Technology is working to develop technology to turn sugarcane bagasse into aviation and other fuels under a $4.5 million grant from the Federal Government. The target market is the US Navy who is seeking biofuel filling stations in Australia to supply its green fleet. Already Queenland ports […]

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Swaziland’s bagasse could be boon for African electricity industry?

Swaziland’s bagasse could be boon for African electricity industry?

March 23, 2015 |

In Swaziland, a new report estimates that energy produced from bagasse could meet half of the country’s electricity demand. The Swaziland Renewables Readiness Assessment recommends the country undertake various measures to support the implementation of renewable energy including: extending existing tax credits to the sugar industry to incentivize investment in more efficient equipment for bagasse-based […]

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Raizen, Iogen’s Brazilian cellulosic ethanol project, in pictures

Raizen, Iogen’s Brazilian cellulosic ethanol project, in pictures

December 29, 2014 |

It’s the world’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol facility utilizing (waste) sugarcane bagasse as a feedstock.  And the first of what Raizen says will be a network of seven full commercial-scale plants. What does it look like, how does it work? The Digest takes a look. In Brazil, Iogen and Raízen announced last month that they […]

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Pan Caribbean Sugar turns to bagasse, energy self-sufficient within 3 years

Pan Caribbean Sugar turns to bagasse, energy self-sufficient within 3 years

August 27, 2014 |

In China, Pan Caribbean Sugar Company has announced that the company will be moving to convert bagasse into energy to make the company self-sufficient. Dr. Huaixiang (Harry) Wu, CEO of Pan Caribbean, projected that making use of the process after the sugar season, the company’s 10-megawatt generator could be used to develop bagasse into fuel […]

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GranBio closes financing for 22mgy ethanol plant

GranBio closes financing for 22mgy ethanol plant

May 20, 2013 |

In Brazil, GranBio’s financing round is complete for Brazil’s first commercial scale second generation ethanol plant. The company’s subsidiary, Bioflex Agroindustrial, received a $149 million loan from BNDES, Brazil’s National Social and Economic Development Bank. The project will use Beta Renewables’s technology for the 22 mgy bagasse and sugarcane crop residue plant. The BNDES is […]

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The Big Bagasse Biofuels Boom

The Big Bagasse Biofuels Boom

October 23, 2012 |

Deployment of next-gen bagasse-to-biofuels technologies could expand ethanol production in Brazil, India by 35 percent without land, water intensification. After several years of technology and partnership development — advanced biofuels are coming to Brazil in a big way, and India may not be far behind. The reason? Opportunities with bagasse, the leftover from crushed cane […]

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Value creation, value unlocking, value add

Value creation, value unlocking, value add

January 31, 2012 |

Companies creating opportunities in feedstocks are getting lots of love from investors, and giant downstream partners like BP and Shell. What’s up in the new upstream? It has not escaped the attention of investors that Renewable Energy Group’s IPO resulted in a $262 million valuation for a company actively earning $2.11 per share through the […]

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Bagasse – the Big Prize

Bagasse – the Big Prize

November 27, 2011 |

Like MSW? You’ll love bagasse. Lot of the advantages of waste, and there’s a lot more available. Sugar’s the new oil, DOE Secretary Steven Chu is fond of saying. Codexis agrees, but argues that sugarcane residue (instead of competing for cane syrup) is the path to the real riches. Petroleum – we all know what […]

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