Tag: Russia

Russian scientists determine composition of microalgae biofuel

Russian scientists determine composition of microalgae biofuel

July 31, 2017 |

In Russia, scientists have used high-resolution mass spectrometry to determine the composition of a biofuel obtained from the microalgae Spirulina platensis. The researchers studied two biofuel fractions obtained using a special algal mass treatment method. The researchers also proved that biofuel has little to do with oil in terms of its composition. However, it is […]

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Biofuels from wood waste increasing in Arctic region

Biofuels from wood waste increasing in Arctic region

July 30, 2017 |

In Russia, scientists are looking at biofuels as another alternative energy source for Arctic regions, in addition to the existing wind power that takes advantage of the high wind speeds. The switch from oil and coal is already being made to biofuel from wood processing waste in some areas. There are already 10 biofuel producers […]

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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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Russia looks to dump heavy excise tax on ethanol to stimulate production

Russia looks to dump heavy excise tax on ethanol to stimulate production

September 19, 2016 |

In Russia, to help its ethanol industry achieve a 10% blend by 2020, the government is preparing to lift a heavy $1.62 per liter excise tax currently levied upon domestic fuel ethanol by year’s end. Such a move will stimulate production as the tax represented 90% of the production price, bring investors to the table […]

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Green Ideas for Emerging Resources: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to VerdeNero, CelloFuel and Russian opportunity

Green Ideas for Emerging Resources: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to VerdeNero, CelloFuel and Russian opportunity

November 29, 2015 |

“We are a boutique technical consulting and service firm to the alternative energy and resources industry,” said the VerdeNero manifesto, adding: “We provide services in technology transfer, system analysis and integration. We operate at the boundaries between engineering, economics, environment and policy analysis.” Here’s a recent presentation on opportunities in Russia by VerdeNero and Hamrick Engineering.

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Russian biomass pellet exports to Europe soared in 2014

Russian biomass pellet exports to Europe soared in 2014

April 21, 2015 |

In Russia, biomass pellet exports to Europe continue to climb despite trade sanctions, with 2014 exports up 27% on the year to 825,210 metric tons. Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Finland and Germany were the main importing countries in 2014. Italian imports were up 202% on the year while German imports were up 178%.

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Poland using biodiesel as means to counteract impact from Russia import ban

Poland using biodiesel as means to counteract impact from Russia import ban

March 10, 2015 |

In Poland, the government is pushing for increased biodiesel blending in an effort to offset Russia’s import ban of agricultural goods. About 70% of the country’s rapeseed crop is going towards biodiesel, which reached 7% blending in 2014. The aim is still 10% for 2020. Corn is the main feedstock for ethanol, with both biofuels […]

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Russia sees Chinese as major biofuel export market

Russia sees Chinese as major biofuel export market

April 30, 2014 |

In Russia, biofuel producers see China is a potentially huge market for their production, especially thanks to low feedstock costs in more remote areas like Siberia or the Volga River areas but transportation challenges resulting from a lack of railroad options and political barriers remain obstacles to entering.

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BRICS and mortar: the fast-growing BRIC economies take aim at aviation biofuels

BRICS and mortar: the fast-growing BRIC economies take aim at aviation biofuels

March 10, 2014 |

Brazil, Russia, India and China — and throw in South Africa for a complete BRICSA set. The vaunted new economic engines for the 21st century — and, lately, home to a beehive of activity around drop-in, sustainable, aviation biofuels. What’s up, with whom, where, when and why? In the motion picture Casablanca, most of the […]

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US liquid fuel production to overtake Russia, thanks to biofuels

US liquid fuel production to overtake Russia, thanks to biofuels

September 16, 2013 |

In Russia, US liquid fuel production is expected to overtake Russian production this quarter as the US returns to prominence as a global fuel powerhouse, US media reports. Russia produces 10.81 million barrels per day, compared to America’s 10.28 mbpd, but with ethanol and biodiesel production accounted for, the US total is expected to reach […]

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