Tag: biomass

Report says there is enough biomass for biofuels without affecting food supply

Report says there is enough biomass for biofuels without affecting food supply

January 21, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP published a report on global biomass market supply for the purpose of biofuel production in relation to supply in the food and feedstuff markets saying that strong global harvest yields mean that supply on international markets is more than sufficient and is enough to meet worldwide demand, even if many parts of […]

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Alkol Biotech LOI could lead to Europe’s largest biorefinery

Alkol Biotech LOI could lead to Europe’s largest biorefinery

January 14, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Alkol Biotech signed a Letter of Intent with an EU-funded consortium called Bioforever to source up to 500,000 tons of biomass, which if it moves heads, it would lead to the construction of Europe’s largest biorefinery. Alkol’s crop strains grow in colder and drier climates with high pest and disease resistance […]

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Steeper Energy in licensing deal with Silva Green Fuel advanced biofuel project

Steeper Energy in licensing deal with Silva Green Fuel advanced biofuel project

January 14, 2018 |

In Denmark, Steeper Energy, a Danish-Canadian clean-fuel company, is partnering with Silva Green Fuel, a Norwegian-Swedish joint venture, to construct a EUR 50.6 M (nearly $62 million) industrial scale demonstration plant at a former pulp mill located in Tofte, Norway leading to a future commercial scale project. Steeper will license its proprietary Hydrofaction technology to […]

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Eco-Growth moves headquarters to Cochrane

Eco-Growth moves headquarters to Cochrane

December 22, 2017 |

In Alberta, Eco-Growth Environmental Inc. is setting up its first office in Cochrane and making it their new headquarters location. The move is expected to help push forward environmental causes in Cochrane as well as boost the economy by creating local jobs there. The company takes organic waste brought into their facility and converts it […]

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Arizona Public Service study calls for more biomass energy generation

Arizona Public Service study calls for more biomass energy generation

December 16, 2017 |

In Arizona, a study presented to the Arizona Corporation Commission and conducted by Arizona Public Service is promoting the addition of more biomass into its energy portfolio. APS hopes the increase in biomass use will allow the utility to collect an additional $95 million in revenues, according to WMI Central. “The study could provide a […]

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Södra and Statkraft building new demo plant in Norway

Södra and Statkraft building new demo plant in Norway

December 16, 2017 |

In Norway, Sweden-based Södra and Statkraft are investing approximately SEK 500 million (nearly $59 million) in a new demo facility for fossil-free fuel. The biofuel will be based on forest raw material and the demo facility is expected to be in operation by spring 2019. The investment will be made through the joint company Silva […]

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Report offers overview of EU and German biofuel and biodiesel policy and markets

Report offers overview of EU and German biofuel and biodiesel policy and markets

December 1, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP published the “Biodiesel 2016/2017 – Report on Progress and Future Prospects” which provides information on the most important aspects of the national and European biofuel policy and the biodiesel markets including an overview about the legislation in the EU and Germany. Expected measures for reforming the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) in […]

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Crop stubble collection centers to open across India for ethanol

Crop stubble collection centers to open across India for ethanol

November 26, 2017 |

In India, air pollution caused by crop stubble burning may soon start decreasing thanks to new stubble collection centers that will feed about 12 second-generation bioethanol plants. The recent smog, mostly from paddy straw that is burned in the fields after the main crop is harvested, has shut down schools and led to bans on […]

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Power plant burning H&M clothing instead of coal

Power plant burning H&M clothing instead of coal

November 26, 2017 |

In Sweden, clothing retailer H&M is sending overstock or unsellable clothing to burn in a power plant to replace coal-sourced energy. The discarded clothing is being used as fuel in a facility that is aiming to be fossil fuel free by 2020 and is now burning recycled wood and trash including the discarded H&M clothing. […]

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Russian scientists discover method to convert food waste into biofuels

Russian scientists discover method to convert food waste into biofuels

November 19, 2017 |

In Russia, scientists from Skoltech and the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Joint Institute for High Temperatures proposed a new way to convert food waste into biofuel via hydrothermal liquefaction – a thermal depolymerization process used to turn wet biomass into oil. Other researchers use carbohydrates fermentation or fat transesterification for biofuel production but since only […]

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