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Sahara Forest project aims to use algae, renewable technologies to bloom deserts

In Qatar last month, we reported that Norwegian company Yara had teamed with the Qatari government on the Sahara Forest project that will use solar power and sea water to produce food crops such as tomatoes, cucumber, melon, fodder crops, freshwater, clean energy, salt, algae and for biofuel. Let’s look at this project in more […]

January 28, 2013 More

Yara teams with Qatar on “Sahara Forest” water, food and algae project

In Qatar, Norwegian company Yara has teamed with the Qatari government on the Sahara Forest project that will use solar power and sea water to produce food crops such as tomatoes, cucumber, melon, fodder crops, freshwater, clean energy, salt, algae and for biofuel. A commercial scale project of 4,000 hectares would supply enough power for […]

December 18, 2012 More

WEC’s Energy Sustainability Index highlights top-performing countries, with policies crucial to performance 

In Qatar, The World Energy Council’s (WEC) global ranking of country energy sustainability performance was released, revealing that “most of the over 90 countries assessed are still far from achieving fully sustainable energy systems.” The 2012 Energy Sustainability Index, published within the WEC’s 2012 World Energy Trilemma report, “Time to get real – the case […]

December 6, 2012 More

Qatar University scales up their aviation biofuels research project

In Qatar, Qatar University is scaling their aviation biofuels project up to 25,000 liter tanks with the hope that a pre-commercialization pilot plant will be constructed with 1.5 million liter tanks in the near future. The project has isolated cyanobacteria and micro algae that are unique to the waters of Qatar that are capable of […]

November 26, 2012 More

Qatar Airways invests in aviation biofuels pioneer Byogy

In Qatar, Qatar Airways is investing in the California firm Byogy Renewables, reports Bloomberg.  Chris Schroeder, a senior manager with QA is quoted as saying, “We’re looking to underwrite an investment into Byogy of up to 10 percent, coupled with an off-take agreement… This will enable the company to go into the market and look […]

April 13, 2012 More

Byogy Renewables seeks $30M for alcohol-to-jet commercialization, certification

In California, Byogy Renewables is seeking $30 million from investors by mid-2012 in order to certify its alcohol-to-jet fuel process with ASTM and move forward with commercialization of its technology. As the company, who has a strategic partnership with Qatar Airways, doesn’t produce the alcohol itself, it will be teaming with sugar and ethanol producers […]

December 8, 2011 More