Tag: bamboo

Bamboo for bioenergy a viable option in Indonesia

Bamboo for bioenergy a viable option in Indonesia

December 2, 2018 |

In Indonesia, bamboo is being looked at as a sustainable alternative bioenergy source, especially considering the country’s palm oil for biofuel being attached for deforestation and other impacts. Researchers from Australia’s RMIT University and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) consider bamboo a viable alternative since it grows fast, has a long root system, […]

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India getting closer to bamboo ethanol policy

India getting closer to bamboo ethanol policy

July 18, 2017 |

In India, the petroleum minister has so far signed 15 supply contracts for bamboo-based ethanol as part of the government’s push towards diversification of biofuel feedstocks. The transport minister said he has so far held three meetings with the Prime Ministers office on a proposed bamboo-based ethanol policy and believes it should be ready soon. […]

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Chemopolis expects Indian bamboo biorefinery to be online in three year

Chemopolis expects Indian bamboo biorefinery to be online in three year

February 11, 2016 |

In India, Chemopolis is preparing to have its first biorefinery in the country online in the next three years after signing with its local JV partner. The bamboo-based facility will be located in Assam, producing 49,000 metric tons of ethanol annually for supply to the country’s Eastern and Northeastern markets that are not so easily […]

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Chempolis, NRL sign MOU for Indian bamboo ethanol plant

Chempolis, NRL sign MOU for Indian bamboo ethanol plant

September 15, 2014 |

In Finland, Chempolis and Numaligarh Refinery Limited have signed an MOU to jointly study to build a biorefinery in Northeastern Indian (Assam) to produce ethanol from bamboo with furfural and acetic acid produced as co-products. The announcement comes almost a year after Chempolis signed an MOU with ONGC, India’s leading oil & gas exploration company. […]

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Resource Fiber, Alabama Former First Lady to bring bamboo to South

Resource Fiber, Alabama Former First Lady to bring bamboo to South

August 25, 2014 |

In Alabama, Former First Lady Marsha Folsom highlighted the potential of bamboo as a crop for Alabama during a Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce event. Her company, Resource Fiber, plans to make the Asian plant the state’s new cash crop,  The company recently started its 100-acre nursery to test plant bamboo and plans to open […]

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The Latest in next-wave biofuels feedstock reports: Bamboo, arundo, kenaf or wheat straw

The Latest in next-wave biofuels feedstock reports: Bamboo, arundo, kenaf or wheat straw

June 8, 2014 |

Just about anything important these days in biofuels starts with an F — though whether your current favorite F-word is feedstock, finance, feasibility, or FUBAR will depend a great deal on where your favorite flavor of technology finds itself on its path to scale. It all starts with feedstock, of course — and there’s nothing […]

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Princeton makes biobutanol from bamboo

Princeton makes biobutanol from bamboo

May 21, 2012 |

In New Jersey, a student is creating a biobutanol out of bamboo at Princeton University. While the process is far from being commercially viable, Amanda Rees was able to treat bamboo sawdust acid with enzymes to produce a small amount of fuel. Rees has hopes for the project, as bamboo’s resilience and status as inedible […]

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Replacing forest wood with bamboo: the where and why

Replacing forest wood with bamboo: the where and why

January 4, 2012 |

In Ghana, a partnership between African countries and communities, the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) and China, funded by the European Union (EU) and the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), is working to replace forest wood with bamboo charcoal and firewood. Currently, 80 percent of the rural population in sub-Saharan Africa depend on […]

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