Tag: Chile

Chilean city expands UCO biodiesel program into neighborhoods

Chilean city expands UCO biodiesel program into neighborhoods

October 4, 2017 |

In Chile, the city of Concepción has launched a used cooking oil collection program to complement the UCO collection from restaurants last year in an effort to boost biodiesel production. Last year, 165,000 liters of UCO was collected but hope the project’s expansion will see 200,000 liters collected annually as a result. Various collection points […]

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Algae biodiesel reduces emissions up to 80%: report

Algae biodiesel reduces emissions up to 80%: report

June 26, 2017 |

In Chile, FLS is reporting that researhers at Department of Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses of the Catholic University have found that that algae-based biodiesel can reduce emissions and particulates by up to 80 percent in high-power diesel engines, compared to fossil diesel. The research effort is a partnership with Automotive Mechanics of the Duoc UC,and […]

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Chile, US to continue collaboration on Navy biofuels research

Chile, US to continue collaboration on Navy biofuels research

August 28, 2014 |

In Chile, the US Navy and the Chilean Navy will extend their four-year collaboration for mutual research on advanced alternative fuels. The latest agreement enables both nations to boost energy security and deliver an increased certainty of energy supply and cost; the US Navy aims to have 50% of overall organizational use powered by alternative […]

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Spanish renewable fuel construction company seeks opportunities in US

Spanish renewable fuel construction company seeks opportunities in US

May 28, 2012 |

In Spain, the construction company Sacyr has announced that it is seeking construction opportunities in both Latin America and the United States. The company, which has built facilities for Repsol and Fluor, is currently focusing on Chile, Bolivia, and Panama. The projects under study are the construction of the gasoil and gasoline sections at Repsol’s […]

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Biomass Energy Services explores $10M Chilean biodiesel project

Biomass Energy Services explores $10M Chilean biodiesel project

March 29, 2012 |

In Chile, Georgia-based Biomass Energy Services is exploring biodiesel production with the Ministry of Energy and the national oil company for use in local public transport. The facility the company is looking to build would cost $10 million and produce 45 million gallons of biodiesel per year. The company would want to see US biodiesel […]

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BAL launches seaweed biofuels pilot plant in Chile: next phase in chase for low-carbon fuels

BAL launches seaweed biofuels pilot plant in Chile: next phase in chase for low-carbon fuels

December 16, 2011 |

In Chile, Bio Architecture Lab broke ground on an experimental pilot facility producing ethanol from Macrocystis pyrifera (brown seaweed); to date, it is believed that only BAL’s technology can metabolize all the sugars in the feedstock, which contains up to 60 percent fermentable carbohydrates, has no lignin, does not require arable land use or freshwater […]

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Fraunhofer Center for Systems Biotechnology launches in Chile

Fraunhofer Center for Systems Biotechnology launches in Chile

September 23, 2011 |

In Chile, Fraunhofer has launched the Fraunhofer Center for Systems Biotechnology.  Systems biotechnology is an emerging field in life sciences that aims to develop an understanding of the complex and dynamic processes in cells, organisms and ecosystems analyzed at the systems level. This is achieved by creating computer models and mathematical simulations, which can then […]

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3 marine algae species indentified as "ideal for biofuels"

3 marine algae species indentified as "ideal for biofuels"

August 24, 2011 |

In Spain, a Chilean researcher at the Institute of Ocean Sciences at CSIC in Barcelona has narrowed down three species of marine algae that are common in most parts of the world as ideal for biofuel feedstock. Using existing production methods for algae however is unviable because compared to fossil diesel, the biomass production requires […]

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Empresas Copec, E-CL invest $14M in Chile algae project

Empresas Copec, E-CL invest $14M in Chile algae project

[ 0 ] December 10, 2010 |

In Chile, fuel and forestry conglomerate Empresas Copec SA and power generator E-CL SA are creating a joint venture for the production of micro-algae for biofuels. The project includes the construction of a pilot plant in Chile’s northern Atacama desert and an investment of $14.3 million aims to produce second generation biodiesel over the next […]

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Seaweed: A New Wave of Investment in Macro-Algae

Seaweed: A New Wave of Investment in Macro-Algae

[ 0 ] October 4, 2010 |

Macro-algae attracts greater investment for sugar-based Advanced Biofuels, Drop-In Fuels and Chemicals by Will Thurmond, Market Trends Columnist, Biofuels Digest An emerging rise in investment in from petrochemical majors and governments in Asia, Europe and the Americas aims at extracting sugars from seaweed for ethanol, advanced biofuels, drop-in fuels, biochemicals and biopolymers. For more than […]

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