Tag: biomass

Coalition of environmental NGOs calls on BlackRock to divest from Drax over biomass

Coalition of environmental NGOs calls on BlackRock to divest from Drax over biomass

March 24, 2020 |

In the UK, a coalition of 32 environmental organizations worldwide has sent a letter to the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, asking it to divest from Drax Plc, owner of the world’s largest wood-burning power station in the UK, and to clarify its position on biomass energy. BlackRock is Drax’s joint third largest shareholder, holding […]

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A novel biofuel system for hydrogen production from biomass

A novel biofuel system for hydrogen production from biomass

March 22, 2020 |

In South Korea, a research team at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, or UNIST, has presented a new biofuel system that uses lignin found in biomass for the production of hydrogen. The system decomposes lignin with a molybdenum (Mo) catalyst to produce high value-added compounds, and the electrons extracted in the process effectively […]

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UK government looking to drop biomass conversions of coal-fired power from subsidy program

UK government looking to drop biomass conversions of coal-fired power from subsidy program

March 4, 2020 |

In the UK, the government has opened a public consultation looking at the possibility of removing biomass conversions of coal-fired power stations from its Contracts for Difference program. The justification for the change, which is currently supported through 2027 for projects already approved under the scheme, is because it says that electricity has already become […]

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NREL researchers develop promising oxygenate molecule from biomass

NREL researchers develop promising oxygenate molecule from biomass

December 17, 2019 |

In Colorado, a novel oxygenate molecule that can be produced from biomass shows promise for use as a blend for diesel fuel, according to researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The NREL scientists, along with colleagues at Yale University, Argonne National Laboratory, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, are part of the Department of […]

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Water-based tech converts biomass into food ingredients – Renmatix and Cargill sign Joint Development Agreement

Water-based tech converts biomass into food ingredients – Renmatix and Cargill sign Joint Development Agreement

December 15, 2019 |

We love cookies as much as the Cookie Monster, but make them from sustainable ingredients and a water-based technology and that’s even more exhilarating. Functional food ingredients from unused plant materials is just what Renmatix and Cargill are aiming to explore with their new joint development agreement, but what makes this breaking news even more […]

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Trash to Cash – New Anellotech Technology Tackles Plastics Pollution by Recycling Plastic Waste Into Chemicals

Trash to Cash – New Anellotech Technology Tackles Plastics Pollution by Recycling Plastic Waste Into Chemicals

December 8, 2019 |

In New York, breaking news arrived that Anellotech is significantly expanding its program with Plas-TCat, a new process technology aiming to convert a wide range of plastic waste directly into chemicals – which can then be used to make new, virgin plastics. 95% of plastic packaging material is annually lost to the economy after a […]

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New biomass fueled cooking system launched by Enki Stove

New biomass fueled cooking system launched by Enki Stove

December 8, 2019 |

In Italy, Enki Stove is using their patented technology, toroidal pyrolytic system, to transform any biomass into a clean flame, perfect for any use like cooking or heating. Enki Stove Technology transforms any biomass (pellets, wood, dry organic waste) in a powerful flame, up to 1000 °C degrees. A special geometric shape improves the pyrolytic […]

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CO2 eating bacteria could be key to develop carbon-neutral fuels

CO2 eating bacteria could be key to develop carbon-neutral fuels

November 30, 2019 |

In Israel, scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science were able to get bacteria to eat carbon dioxide from their environment – essentially building all of their biomass from air. This feat involved nearly a decade of rational design, genetic engineering and a sped-up version of evolution in the lab. The findings point to means […]

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Biomass fuels and biofuels in Germany report published

Biomass fuels and biofuels in Germany report published

November 30, 2019 |

In Germany, the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) published their 8th annual report on the evaluation and progress of biomass fuels and biofuels in Germany, and also on the flow of goods to other countries. This Evaluation and Progress Report intends to inform both the interested public and experts on the development and […]

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Novel biocatalytic system turns waste biomass into value-added chemicals

Novel biocatalytic system turns waste biomass into value-added chemicals

November 24, 2019 |

In South Korea, a research team from the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering at UNIST unveiled a novel biomass conversion technology, a fusion catalytic system that can selectively convert lignin, that can turn forestry biomass residues (i.e., sawdust from timber logging) into higher value fuels and chemicals via solar energy. At present, the process […]

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