Tag: glycerol

Crude glycerol as microalgae feedstock boosts biofuel production

Crude glycerol as microalgae feedstock boosts biofuel production

November 3, 2017 |

In India, a new low-cost method for producing biofuels using crude glycerol was developed thanks to researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. The team used the algal based crude glycerol, which is a low-cost organic carbon source and the main by-product of the biodiesel production process as a main feedstock for microalgae cultivation […]

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Russian researchers lead team using gold nanoparticles catalysts to produce chemicals from glycerol

Russian researchers lead team using gold nanoparticles catalysts to produce chemicals from glycerol

May 25, 2017 |

In Russia, gold nanoparticles serve as catalysts for obtaining valuable chemical products based on glycerol. Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and their international colleagues are developing gold catalysts to recycle one of the main byproducts of biofuel production. The obtained products are in high demand in medicine, agriculture, the cosmetics industry and other sectors. Scientists […]

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Bio-on agrees deal to build world’s first PHA facility using glycerol as feedstock

Bio-on agrees deal to build world’s first PHA facility using glycerol as feedstock

December 24, 2015 |

In Italy, an agreement signed by Bio-on and S.E.C.I. S.p.A. part of Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri holding, will see Italy’s and the world’s first facility for the production of PHAs bioplastic from biodiesel production co-products, namely glycerol. The two companies, operating in sustainable biochemistry and industrial development of levulinic acid with Eridania Sadam, will work together […]

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ETH Zurich develops PLA using glycerol

ETH Zurich develops PLA using glycerol

May 21, 2015 |

In Switzerland, researchers from ETH Zurich say they’ve developed a cheaper and cleaner way to produce PLA using glycerol. This waste substance is becoming more and more abundant, with 3 megatons in 2014 expected to increase to over 4 megatons by 2020. Because of its impurity, glycerol is not suitable for the chemical or pharmaceutical […]

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Lallemand acquires patent for pathways which reduce glycerol production

Lallemand acquires patent for pathways which reduce glycerol production

March 9, 2015 |

In Georgia, Lallemand Biofuels has been awarded a patent for its TransFerm Yield+ technology. This invention provides for novel metabolic pathways that reduce or eliminate glycerol production and thereby increase ethanol yield by yeast or other microorganisms. During the past three years, LBDS and Mascoma introduced TransFerm and TransFerm Yield+ yeasts into the ethanol industry […]

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Swiss scientists produce PLA from glycerol to make bioplastics

Swiss scientists produce PLA from glycerol to make bioplastics

December 9, 2014 |

In Switzerland, polylactic acid is a degradable plastic used mostly for packaging. To meet the rising demand, ETH researchers have developed an eco-friendly process to make large amounts of lactic acid from glycerol, a waste by-product in the production of biodiesel. The research groups of ETH professors Konrad Hungerbühler and Javier Pérez-Ramírez at the Institute […]

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Glycerol market seen increasing 6.3% annually through 2018

Glycerol market seen increasing 6.3% annually through 2018

November 18, 2014 |

In New York state, according to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Glycerol Market by Source – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Forecast, 2012 – 2018,” the global demand for glycerol was 1,995.5 kilo tons in 2011 and is expected to reach 3,060.4 kilo tons by 2018, growing at […]

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Glycerol consumption up in EU

Glycerol consumption up in EU

April 2, 2012 |

In the EU, consumption of refined glycerol is up 21% according to new BAC report. EU is a significant producer and consumer of refined glycerol and is ranked second globally. In 2010 the EU production of refined glycerol amounted 503,432 tons, increased by 32% year over year. With 51% market share Germany is the major […]

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ACT completes 20kW crude glycerol burner, using biodiesel by-product

ACT completes 20kW crude glycerol burner, using biodiesel by-product

January 9, 2012 |

In North Carolina, Applied Combustion Technologies announced the completion of a DOE grant to build and test a prototype crude glycerol burner. The 20 kW burner utilizes a novel spray atomization, high swirl burner approach in a specially designed chamber to safely burn 100% crude glycerol (the raw byproduct of biodiesel production before any cleaning). […]

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Researchers make food, medicine precursors from waste glycerol

Researchers make food, medicine precursors from waste glycerol

January 5, 2012 |

In the UK, two researchers at the University of Manchester have solved the problem of what to do with a global surplus of glycerol, a by-product from the biodiesel manufacturing process. The research was funded by the university, which has now secured a patent on the process. Dr. Constantinos Theodoropoulos and Prof. Colin Webb from […]

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