Tag: Russia

Russian scientists develop method to enhance enzymes using radio frequency radiation

Russian scientists develop method to enhance enzymes using radio frequency radiation

January 1, 2019 |

In Russia, scientists at ITMO University developed a method to enhance the activity of enzymes by using radio frequency radiation. The method requires making a special complex consisting of enzymes and magnetic nanoparticles. The particles can adsorb radio emission and convert it to heat, resulting in enzymatic processes acceleration by more than four times. Such […]

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Russian researchers find way for pyrolysis to heat itself

Russian researchers find way for pyrolysis to heat itself

October 1, 2018 |

In Russia, pyrolysis can be organized automatically for heat generation out of the most common type of biomass such as peat and straw. That is, it is sufficient to heat biomass to a certain temperature and then the process proceeds in the autothermal mode due to its own heat release. This technology was studied by […]

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Researcher synthesizes ruthenium nanoparticles to produce biofuel from organic waste

Researcher synthesizes ruthenium nanoparticles to produce biofuel from organic waste

September 12, 2018 |

In Russia, a chemist from RUDN synthesized new catalysts with ruthenium (Ru) nanoparticles for producing biofuel from organic biowaste. Nanocatalysts support more intensive and sustained reactions than the compounds currently available in the market. The results of the study were published in the ChemSusChem journal. He works on the synthesis of gamma-valerolactone (GVL) together with his Chinese […]

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Japan teams with Russia to invest in biomass-based biofuels

Japan teams with Russia to invest in biomass-based biofuels

May 28, 2018 |

In Russia, the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and JBICIG Partners (JBICIG, a subsidiary of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)) as part of the Russia-Japan Investment Fund (RJIF, launched by RDIF and JBIC), together with RFP Group and Japan’s Prospect Co., Ltd. have agreed to collaborate and consider potential investments in Russia’s biofuel […]

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Russian scientists discover method to convert food waste into biofuels

Russian scientists discover method to convert food waste into biofuels

November 19, 2017 |

In Russia, scientists from Skoltech and the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Joint Institute for High Temperatures proposed a new way to convert food waste into biofuel via hydrothermal liquefaction – a thermal depolymerization process used to turn wet biomass into oil. Other researchers use carbohydrates fermentation or fat transesterification for biofuel production but since only […]

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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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