Tag: Saudi Arabia

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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Biomax and MEEP team up for Saudi Arabia’s first biofuel plant

Biomax and MEEP team up for Saudi Arabia’s first biofuel plant

December 10, 2012 |

In Saudi Arabia, Biomax Fuels and the Middle East Environment Protection Co (MEEP) have entered into a 50/50 joint venture to build the first biofuel plant in Saudi Arabia. The $40m plant will use cooking oil as a feedstock and is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2013. The chairman of MEEP has […]

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Texas A&M presentation points to southeast as “Saudi Arabia” of energy crops

Texas A&M presentation points to southeast as “Saudi Arabia” of energy crops

October 22, 2012 |

In Texas, Texas A&M executive associate director of AgriLife Research Bill McCutchen, made a presentation indicating that the southeast has the potential to become the “Saudi Arabia” of energy crops. He emphasized the importance of the Texas Gulf Coast as the “sweet spot” for growing energy crops that are drought tolerant and for production biofuels. […]

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Saudi Arabia OK's imported US dried distillers grains

Saudi Arabia OK's imported US dried distillers grains

August 9, 2011 |

In Washington, the US Grains Council has successfully lobbied the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to include ethanol byproducts corn gluten feed (CGF) and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to its subsidized animal feed import list, with the potential of 500,000 tons of imports in the near future. Imports could eventually reach a million tons, […]

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