Tag: GE

Sasol, GE develop new water technology

Sasol, GE develop new water technology

November 7, 2013 |

In South Africa, Sasol and General Electric together developed new water technology that will clean waste water, while also providing biogas as a by-product for power generation. This new technology, known as Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Technology, will be further developed at a new demonstration plant at Sasol’s R&D Campus in Sasolburg. One of the by-products […]

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RFA and Growth Energy slam EU over ethanol import tariff

RFA and Growth Energy slam EU over ethanol import tariff

February 19, 2013 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy (GE) issued the following statement based on the European Commission officially imposing a $83.03 per metric ton tariff on U.S. ethanol entering the European Union: “This tariff is outrageous and based on absolutely no facts or evidence of harm.  An extensive investigation was conducted and […]

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Portland GE boosts experiments in biomass feedstocks

Portland GE boosts experiments in biomass feedstocks

December 4, 2012 |

In Oregon, Portland General Electric is expanding its experimentation with bioenergy crops beyond energy cane. Experiments charred and tested 18 different crops at a small-scale facility at Washington State University and crops such as corn stover, wheat straw, poplar chips, special biomass sorghum and a methane digester fiber—made from cow manure left over from the […]

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Biofuel organizations form Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council

Biofuel organizations form Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council

August 6, 2012 |

In Washington, eight of the biofuel industry organizations have formed the Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council to advocate for national policy advancing biofuel technology. The council includes:   Michael McAdams, Advanced Biofuels Association Brooke Coleman, Advanced Ethanol Council Mary Rosenthal, Algal Biomass Organization Brian Jennings, American Coalition for Ethanol Brent Erickson, Biotechnology Industry Organization Tom Buis, […]

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GE Aviation commits to buying 5 million gallons annually

GE Aviation commits to buying 5 million gallons annually

July 9, 2012 |

In Ohio, GE has committed to buy 5 million gallons of biofuels annually for its aviation division, starting in January 2015. The commitment totals half of the 10 million gallons used at the company’s jet engine testing facilities near Cincinnattti. Many Ohioans see a kickstart for the crop economy, which already has the capability to […]

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GE to invest $245M in Brazilian R&D center: biodiesel, advanced biofuels, materials in focus

GE to invest $245M in Brazilian R&D center: biodiesel, advanced biofuels, materials in focus

May 25, 2012 |

In Brazil, General Electric announced that it will invest $245.5 million in a research and development center. The centre that will open in the second half of 2013 will focus in biofuels, alternative-energy systems, systems integration and particularly in logistics. GE said that Brazil is its third priority country, after the U.S and China. The […]

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[LL] Cool Planet Rocks the Bells

[LL] Cool Planet Rocks the Bells

March 5, 2012 |

Our 3-part series, “Shake It Up, Baby”, turns to the mysterious world of Cool Planet Biofuels. What are Google, BP, Conoco, and GE investing? Is 3,000 gallons per acre of renewable gasoline possible? In the past few weeks, news has begun to circulate around the industry – and expanded by Twitter and other social media […]

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Embraer 170 jet biofuels trials successfully completed

Embraer 170 jet biofuels trials successfully completed

September 9, 2011 |

In Brazil, Embraer and GE have successfully concluded their bio-jet fuel tests with an Embraer 170 jet.  The series of flights, which happened in August 2011, was to benchmark the performance of E-Jets and CF34-8# engines using Hydro-processed Esters and Fatty Acids under a broad range of unique flight conditions. The flights involved powering one […]

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GE optimizes Waukesha gas engine for biogas

GE optimizes Waukesha gas engine for biogas

August 25, 2011 |

In Wisconsin, General Electric has recently re-released its Waukesha 1 MW APG1000 gas engine that can run on a wider variety of biogases including landfills, wastewater treatment plants and agricultural waste after 18 months of redesign and testing. Natural gas versions of the engines can also be upgraded to include CHP technology. Modifications included a […]

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Go West, young biofuels entrepreneur

Go West, young biofuels entrepreneur

[ 0 ] January 28, 2011 |

The newspaperman Horace Greeley spent quite a bit of time in his later years denying that he authored the phrase “Go West, Young Man,” and he himself said he got it from the editorialist J.B. Soule. But Greeley liked the phrase and used it, for he saw, like so many, that the westward spread of […]

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