Tag: Saudi Arabia

Saudi researchers see glycerol waste promoting cleaner burning engines

Saudi researchers see glycerol waste promoting cleaner burning engines

November 27, 2018 |

In Saudi Arabia, a compound made from the glycerol by-product of biodiesel production could promote cleaner burning in vehicle engines. The potential of glycerol waste from biodiesel production to be simply converted into a clean-burning sustainable fuel is being explored by scientists at KAUST’s Clean Combustion Research Center. The researchers used computational analysis to explore […]

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Saudi researchers looking at methanol-DME to ensure compatibility with future engines

Saudi researchers looking at methanol-DME to ensure compatibility with future engines

August 23, 2018 |

In Saudi Arabia, highly fuel-efficient new engine designs could significantly reduce the environmental impact of vehicles, especially if the engines run on renewable nonpetroleum-based fuels. Ensuring these unconventional fuels are compatible with next-generation engines was the aim of a new computational study on fuel ignition behavior at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology. The […]

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Saudi researchers find biofuels could significantly reduce NOx and other GHGs

Saudi researchers find biofuels could significantly reduce NOx and other GHGs

August 15, 2018 |

In Saudi Arabia, switching to renewable fuels could significantly lower exhaust emissions of toxic nitrogen oxides (NOx) as well as curbing global greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers at the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) have combined computer analysis with laser-based NOx concentration measurements to understand NOx production pathways in different fuel types. The […]

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Saudi researchers determine giant fish gut bacteria help to digest algae

Saudi researchers determine giant fish gut bacteria help to digest algae

October 12, 2017 |

In Saudi Arabia, Red Sea surgeonfish use metabolically diverse giant bacteria to digest different types of algae, according to new research. Not only do these findings explain the basis of surgeonfish diversity, but they may also provide a valuable genetic resource for biofuel research. An international team led by King Abdullah University of Science & […]

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Organic fuel additive could reduce fossil fuel emissions and have biodiesel applications

Organic fuel additive could reduce fossil fuel emissions and have biodiesel applications

September 21, 2017 |

In Saudi Arabia, an additive for conventional fuel comprised of oxygenated organic compounds could help reduce the release of pollutants into the atmosphere during the combustion of fossil fuels. Researchers from King Abdulla University of Science and Technology have now established how these potential additives decompose under combustion-relevant conditions. The researchers found that the additional […]

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Researchers look at ways to store large-scale sorghum bagasse for feedstock

Researchers look at ways to store large-scale sorghum bagasse for feedstock

April 13, 2017 |

In Saudi Arabia, researchers from around the world have collaborated on a study looking at how to successfully dry sorghum bagasse for large-scale storage that ensures high yields and quality of feedstock for biofuel production. The research specifically looked at pressure drop as a function of airflow velocity to develop large-scale drying systems for biomass […]

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IncBio to build 40,000 ton biodiesel plant in Saudi Arabia

IncBio to build 40,000 ton biodiesel plant in Saudi Arabia

January 29, 2014 |

In Saudi Arabia, IncBio will provide Bio Renewable Energy Factory with a 40,000 metric ton per year biodiesel facility that will use fats from meat rendering as feedstock. The feedstock will all be locally produced. The facility is expected to be online by the end of 2014.

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Saudi Arabia starts algal production project

Saudi Arabia starts algal production project

November 25, 2013 |

In Saudi Arabia, MENAFN News reports that by 2014, Saudi Arabia will be producing as much as 30,000 tons of algae. According to Jaber Al-Shehri, the Ministry of Agriculture undersecretary of research and agricultural development, this is part of a project that will continue through 2029 at a cost of SR25 million. The project is […]

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Kenana, Sudanese sugar producer, to triple ethanol efforts

Kenana, Sudanese sugar producer, to triple ethanol efforts

April 29, 2013 |

In Sudan, Kenana, already Sudan’s largest sugar producer, will nearly triple its ethanol output in the next two years to reach 1 million tonnes and plans to make a stock market offering in South Africa. The company expects to receive $500M this year from primary shareholders to cover the expansion, as well as an additional […]

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Biomax to build JV $40 million biodiesel plant in Saudi Arabia

Biomax to build JV $40 million biodiesel plant in Saudi Arabia

December 11, 2012 |

In Saudi Arabia, Indian biofuel producer Biomax will jointly invest with a local company to develop a $40 million biodiesel plant that will use used cooking oil as feedstock. Up to 2.5 million metric tons of oil will be available for the plant, which can also use acid oil, crude palm oil and sunflower oil […]

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