Tag: Denmark

DNV says low-carbon fuels a necessary transition for maritime until carbon-neutral fuels ready for market

DNV says low-carbon fuels a necessary transition for maritime until carbon-neutral fuels ready for market

September 11, 2019 |

In Denmark, DNV says in its most recent edition of its Maritime Forecast to 2050 that widespread adoption of low-emission and carbon-neutral fuels could potentially take a long time, factoring in the time needed to properly develop low-carbon fuels, production capacity and infrastructure and to scale this. This study therefore introduces ‘bridging technologies’ that can […]

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Danish research project looks at CO2 capture of biomass-fired CHP plants

Danish research project looks at CO2 capture of biomass-fired CHP plants

July 3, 2019 |

In Denmark, a new research project carried out by Ramboll, GEUS, DTU and SINTEF is studying the feasibility of using CO2 capture at Danish biomass-fired combined heat and power plants. A techno-economic study of the feasibility of a future integrated CO2 neutral energy system, where the subsurface is utilized for thermal energy supply and storage, […]

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Maersk launches biofuel trial with H&M Group

Maersk launches biofuel trial with H&M Group

June 20, 2019 |

In Denmark, a new carbon neutral product – the first of its kind in the industry – is being piloted with select Maersk customers who are highly engaged in sustainable solutions for their supply chain. H&M Group is the first company to trial it as part of the shift towards carbon-neutral transportation. The biofuel in […]

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Norden embarks on second biofuel trial

Norden embarks on second biofuel trial

June 12, 2019 |

In Denmark, World Maritime News reports that Norden confirmed via Danish social media that it was a launching a second biofuel trial with GoodFuels, this time on the 49,600 dwt tanker Nord Sustainable that left Latvia on its way to Algeria where it is expected to arrive on June 17. Nord Highlander, a handysize vessel, […]

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DFDS investing up to $1.5 million in MASH Energy producing biofuel from nut waste

DFDS investing up to $1.5 million in MASH Energy producing biofuel from nut waste

April 25, 2019 |

In Denmark, DFDS is investing in the start-up company MASH Energy ApS that produces biofuel from agricultural waste, currently from the by-products of nut processing in Tanzania and India. The biofuel is CO2 neutral and can be used in ships. In addition, the residual product is an effective fertiliser and will also contribute to reduce […]

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Novozymes’ Q1 hit hard by Midwest flooding

Novozymes’ Q1 hit hard by Midwest flooding

April 24, 2019 |

In Denmark, Reuters reports that this winter’s heaving flooding in the US’s Midwest that knocked out significant ethanol production negatively impacted Novozymes’ Q1 bioenergy-based sales, losses which the company’s CEO doesn’t see as possible to recuperate later in the year. About 13% of the country’s total ethanol production capacity was impacted by the floods. Q1 […]

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EU project looks for sustainable way to produce fluorinated products via bacteria

EU project looks for sustainable way to produce fluorinated products via bacteria

January 10, 2019 |

In Denmark, a new EU-funded project, SinFonia, will come up with a more sustainable alternative to the current production of fluorinated products by engineering the robust bacterium Pseudomonas putida as a cell factory to make fluorinated polymers. The project aims at producing fluorinated compounds in bacteria with metabolic engineering, circumventing the chemical reactions. Using the […]

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Lego says it wants bio but not biodegradable plastics

Lego says it wants bio but not biodegradable plastics

December 10, 2018 |

In Denmark, ICIS reports that Lego has chosen to focus on the sourcing side of bioplastics rather than the degradability properties some bioplastics offer because of concerns that biodegradable plastics could jeopardize child safety. The company undertook an internal assessment of its carbon footprint and found that most of the impact was upstream in its […]

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Lego wants to go 100% renewable materials by 2030 but needs help

Lego wants to go 100% renewable materials by 2030 but needs help

September 4, 2018 |

In Denmark, the New York Times reports that LEGO is on the hunt for a sustainable material to replace the current petroleum-based acrylonitrile butadiene styrene it uses for its plastic bricks so it can go 100% green by 2030. The company is already using sugarcane ethanol-based plastic for some of its elements but it’s not […]

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DTU researcher combine pyrolysis with hydrogen-catalyst reaction to produce biofuels

DTU researcher combine pyrolysis with hydrogen-catalyst reaction to produce biofuels

March 29, 2018 |

In Denmark, researchers at DTU have combined the pyrolysis method and the catalyst reaction with hydrogen in a step called catalytic hydropyrolysis. It works by feeding a reactor with solid biomass, while the catalyst is in constant motion. Hydrogen is fed in to the base of the reactor, partially lifting the biomass so it can […]

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