Tag: biofuel

Swedish biofuel producer agrees 10-year offtake agreement for district heating

Swedish biofuel producer agrees 10-year offtake agreement for district heating

June 20, 2016 |

In Sweden, Södra Cell Mörrum has signed a 10-year agreement to supply residual heat from its biofuel production process to Karlshamn Energi for its district heating system that supplies more than 1,500 customers. The system was first started in the 1980s. Södra recently invested in a new evaporation plant, allowing it to boost its steam […]

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Ethiopia sets up state-owned company to develop biofuels, fossil fuels and mining

Ethiopia sets up state-owned company to develop biofuels, fossil fuels and mining

June 8, 2016 |

In Ethiopia, the government has set up a state-owned Mineral, Petroleum and Biofuel Corporation will the goal of establishing biofuel as well as fossil fuel and mining operations in the country. Currently, the vast majority of biofuels used in the country comes from molasses-based ethanol following failed attempts at jatropha and castor for biodiesel. Biofuels […]

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Biofuel distribution center set for Atlanta coming up against dark past

Biofuel distribution center set for Atlanta coming up against dark past

June 7, 2016 |

In Georgia, an energy company is trying to set up a biofuel distribution center in Atlanta but the lot it is trying to use is home to a former brickmaking facility notorious for its treatment of black convicts basically sold into slavery after the Emancipation Proclamation. The site of the former Chattahoochee Brick Company has […]

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IRENA says 2015 biofuels jobs fell 6%

IRENA says 2015 biofuels jobs fell 6%

June 7, 2016 |

In the UAE, the International Renewable Energy Agency has released its annual renewable jobs report, showing that bioenergy remains a key employer within the space on a global level with liquid biofuels accounting for 1.7 million, biomass 822,000 and biogas 382,000 jobs. But biofuel employment declined by 6% due to mechanization in some countries such […]

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Weed stems ripe for biofuel

Weed stems ripe for biofuel

June 1, 2016 |

In Australia, a weedy plant found on the roadside in northern Australia has stems ripe for biofuel production. Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the University of Adelaide have discovered that a variety of sorghum growing wild in Australia, Arun, has the potential to yield over 10,000 litres of bioethanol […]

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South Korean researchers develop method to produce biofuels from human waste

South Korean researchers develop method to produce biofuels from human waste

May 31, 2016 |

In South Korea, a brand new outdoor laboratory has been recently launched at UNIST and this is expected to convert human waste into renewable energy sources, and possible to a monetary value. The major research facilities of this pavillion include “Waterless Energy-producing Toilet System” and “Microbial Energy Production System”. The waterless toilet system, located on the […]

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Swedish researchers find tree stumps make good cellulosic biofuel feedstock

Swedish researchers find tree stumps make good cellulosic biofuel feedstock

May 30, 2016 |

In Sweden, findings from an eight-year long research program financed by SLU, the Swedish Energy Agency and a number of forest companies have been published in a special issue of the journal Forest Ecology and Management. Some conclusions are that biofuel from stumps are considerably better from a climatic point of view than burning of […]

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California biofuel industry calls on support for $210 million for biofuels fund

California biofuel industry calls on support for $210 million for biofuels fund

May 25, 2016 |

In California, the state’s biofuel industry is calling on state legislators to allocate $210 million in the Governor’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to incentivize in-state production of low carbon biofuels. For the first time, biodiesel, ethanol and biomethane trade associations and companies are united by the common goal of getting the biofuel initiative passed as […]

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UC Riverside gets $1.3 million from USDA to research waste plant biofuel and chemicals processes

UC Riverside gets $1.3 million from USDA to research waste plant biofuel and chemicals processes

May 17, 2016 |

In California, researchers from the University of California at Riverside have received a $1.3 million award from the USDA that will fund research on developing commercially viable processes to create biofuels and chemicals from waste plant materials. The award will support a project that aims to convert poplar wood into ethanol and polyurethanes based on […]

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South African company trials biofuel feedstocks on mine tailings

South African company trials biofuel feedstocks on mine tailings

May 17, 2016 |

In South Africa, G-Tech has teamed with mines to trial growing feedstock for ethanol and biodiesel on mine tailings. The plants are grown with a PLA layer to protect them from the poor quality land to get them a head start in establishment. G-Tech planted about an acre with dryland sorghum and soybean to see […]

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