Tag: biorefinery

IEA Bioenergy releases biorefinery report

IEA Bioenergy releases biorefinery report

July 20, 2019 |

In Ireland, IEA Bioenergy released its latest report, “Technical, Economic and Environmental Assessment of Biorefinery Concepts — Developing a Practical Approach for Characterisation” which provides an overview on biorefinery assessments methods and results. Currently, there are two main challenges related to assessing the environmental and economic components of biorefining processes: data availability and stakeholder participation. […]

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Pilot plant pushes forward economic research on sugarcane waste to biofuels

Pilot plant pushes forward economic research on sugarcane waste to biofuels

February 17, 2019 |

In Australia, QUT researchers and Mercurius Australia have commenced work on a pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into either biojet and biodiesel fuel or biochemicals. Their patented REACH technology, developed by U.S. parent company Mercurius Biorefining, has the potential to convert sugarcane bagasse and other biomass into cost effective […]

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USDA gives Aemetis $125M, 20-year loan guarantee for Riverbank Biorefinery

USDA gives Aemetis $125M, 20-year loan guarantee for Riverbank Biorefinery

February 17, 2019 |

In California, the USDA issued a Conditional Commitment under the 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program to guarantee a $125 million, 20-year loan to the Aemetis cellulosic ethanol plant to be built in Riverbank, California. The Riverbank plant is designed to convert orchard, forest and other biomass waste into cellulosic ethanol with below zero carbon emissions. Earlier […]

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New Zealand’s University of Victoria says bioeconomy key to achieving clean energy goals

New Zealand’s University of Victoria says bioeconomy key to achieving clean energy goals

November 15, 2018 |

In New Zealand, the University of Victoria says building a biorefinery—probably at Marsden Point—geared towards aviation fuel, as well as bioethanol and biodiesel for blending with conventional fuels will aid the transition away from the country’s current heavy transport and aviation vehicle fleet, as well as feeding current and future hybrid electric vehicles. An aspect […]

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UPM’s good news bear brings completed EIA on Kotka Biorefinery and more

UPM’s good news bear brings completed EIA on Kotka Biorefinery and more

October 6, 2018 |

We all love positive news stories and when the good news bear arrives, we take notice. Good news makes your heart sing, your soul feel hopeful, and those good ole’ endorphins and dopamine receptors explode with glee. So to ward off the Monday blues, we bring you the ‘good news bear,’ brought to you by […]

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Leaf completes oversubscribed $5 million placement to progress

Leaf completes oversubscribed $5 million placement to progress

August 26, 2018 |

In Australia, Leaf Resources Limited received commitments to raise $5 million via a private placement to new and existing domestic and international institutional and sophisticated investors. The Placement will involve the issue of approximately 66.7 million new fully paid ordinary shares in the Company (“Shares”), at an issue price of $0.075 per share. The proceeds […]

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USDA announces opening of biorefinery loan guarantee program

USDA announces opening of biorefinery loan guarantee program

August 9, 2018 |

In Washington, the USDA announced the solicitation of applications for funds available under the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program to provide guaranteed loans to fund the development, construction, and retrofitting of commercial scale biorefineries using eligible technology and of Biobased product manufacturing facilities that use technologically new commercial scale processing and […]

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Velocys picks up velocity while rockin’ with red rock

Velocys picks up velocity while rockin’ with red rock

May 6, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, renewable fuels company, Velocys, received a “notice to proceed” action to commence manufacturing of the Fischer-Tropsch reactors and catalyst for the Red Rock Biofuels biorefinery that will be located in Lakeview, Oregon. RRB has commenced construction of the biorefinery, which will incorporate Velocys’ technology, and produce low- carbon, renewable diesel and […]

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Praj getting closer to building two 2nd gen biofuel plants in Europe

Praj getting closer to building two 2nd gen biofuel plants in Europe

March 11, 2018 |

In India, Praj Industries is a step closer to setting up two second generation ethanol plants in two European Union countries that were not disclosed yet. The announcement that Praj is in the advanced stages of discussions to build those plants came at the EU-India Conference on Advanced Biofuels on Friday. A delegation from Europe […]

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Controversial study warns EU policymakers about advanced biofuels

Controversial study warns EU policymakers about advanced biofuels

February 11, 2018 |

In Ireland, Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd, the operator of Europe’s largest biorefinery, is warning policymakers against placing too much hope in advanced biofuel production because according to their controversial study, researchers found that less than 1% of announced advanced biofuel capacity was a success, “a volume so small as to be irrelevant…and while the cycle […]

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