Tag: Iran

Iran to use imported Brazilian aflatoxin infected corn for hand sanitizer production

Iran to use imported Brazilian aflatoxin infected corn for hand sanitizer production

May 27, 2020 |

In Iran, Press TV reports Brazilian corn that arrived last year but has been stuck in port due to aflatoxin contamination will instead be used as ethanol feedstock. Customs authorities will release the shipment that has been at Imam Khomeini Port since it was unloaded. The government originally planned to destroy the shipment despite complaints […]

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Iran lifts ethanol import ban to boost disinfectant production

Iran lifts ethanol import ban to boost disinfectant production

March 18, 2020 |

In Iran, the Financial Tribune reports that the country has lifted a ban on ethanol imports as it attempts to secure ethanol for disinfectants. The country is one of the worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and is desperate to bring the disease’s spread to a halt. Orders for the Central Bank to release foreign […]

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Tehran biodiesel trial moves to second phase after saving 160,000 kg of CO2

Tehran biodiesel trial moves to second phase after saving 160,000 kg of CO2

July 8, 2019 |

In Iran, the Tehran Times newspaper reports that the capital city’s three-year biodiesel bus trial saw carbon dioxide emissions savings of 160,000 kg from the use of 60,000 liters of biodiesel and the next phase will now kick off. The first phase included 300 buses running on blends of between 2% and 15% of UCO-based […]

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Iranian researcher successfully develops biodiesel from chicken fat

Iranian researcher successfully develops biodiesel from chicken fat

November 21, 2018 |

In Iran, a researcher from the Islamic Azad University of Bushehr Bushehr has determined that chicken fat is an appropriate feedstock for biodiesel production when it is going to be blended at high ratios of 75% or above or used as B100. The results of various production tests looked at varying levels of catalysts and […]

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India and Iran open call for cellulosic biofuel and microbial research projects

India and Iran open call for cellulosic biofuel and microbial research projects

January 9, 2018 |

In India, the Department of Science and Technology of the Ministry of Science and Technology has teamed with the Center for International Scientific Cooperation of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology of Iran in a joint call for research proposals on a wide range of topics including microbial biotechnology with an emphasis on cellulosic […]

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Tehran’s buses shift towards biodiesel

Tehran’s buses shift towards biodiesel

October 23, 2017 |

In Iran, Tehran is turning to biodiesel to help reduce carbon emissions in its public transport sector, with 20 out of 300 buses running on biodiesel. The move is part of a wider policy to reduce air pollution including the introduction of cleaner fuel standards, mitigating air pollution using funds generated by a green tax, […]

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Italy preparing to invest $450 million in inedible wheat-based ethanol plant

Italy preparing to invest $450 million in inedible wheat-based ethanol plant

August 3, 2016 |

In Iran, Italian private sector is set to invest $450 million in a new ethanol facility in Amirabad Special Economic Zone that will use 1 million metric tons annually of inedible wheat as feedstock. The Italian investor has yet to be named but the contract for the investment will be signed soon. The exact project […]

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Researchers develop high-speed UCOME conversion method

Researchers develop high-speed UCOME conversion method

March 1, 2016 |

In Iran, scientists at the Petroleum University of Technology in Ahwaz have developed a high-speed conversion that turns waste cooking oil into fuel using ultrasound and caustic soda. Details are reported in the International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology. The team has demonstrated that biodiesel can be quickly produced from waste cooking oil […]

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Iranian engineers develop biorefinery for castor without need for fossil-based methanol  

Iranian engineers develop biorefinery for castor without need for fossil-based methanol  

September 29, 2015 |

In Iran, chemical engineers have found a way to produce biodiesel from castor oil without the need for extra petrochemical methanol, using a biorefinery set-up. Producing biodiesel from vegetable oils is not completely renewable, as the standard transesterification process requires the use of methanol, which is usually produced from petrochemical sources. The researchers, Hamed Bateni […]

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Iranian researchers using flixweed as biodiesel feedstock

Iranian researchers using flixweed as biodiesel feedstock

August 10, 2015 |

In Iran, researchers at the Islamic Azad University have successfully produced 2 liters of biodiesel using flixweed as a feedstock. A member of the mustard family, the plant produces oil seeds and can grow in areas with poor soil conditions. Currently tests are underway to try the fuel in engine and field tests. The non-edible oil […]

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