Tag: Spain

Spanish researchers use AI to develop plant-based phosphorus and nitrogen maps

Spanish researchers use AI to develop plant-based phosphorus and nitrogen maps

February 7, 2019 |

In Spain, researchers of Valencia University (UV) have developed the first global maps of phosphorus and nitrogen content in vegetation, as well as efficiency in water use, via artificial intelligence and big data techniques. The application of these maps could benefit fields such as biodiversity, agriculture and the adaptation of species to climate change. Artificial […]

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Spain looking at 2% aviation biofuel mandate by 2025

Spain looking at 2% aviation biofuel mandate by 2025

January 2, 2019 |

In Spain, El Mundo reports that the government intends to include a 2% biofuel blending mandate for aviation in its new climate change law that is under development, with the mandate coming into force in 2025. The proposal is a result of work done at ICAO’s Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection where France is also […]

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Bio-on teams with Spanish coop to potentially develop first bio-PHA in Spain

Bio-on teams with Spanish coop to potentially develop first bio-PHA in Spain

December 17, 2018 |

In Italy, Bio-on and Sociedad Cooperativa General Agropecuaria have signed an agreement to begin a technical collaboration, the first in Spain, to study and evaluate the opportunity to exploit at industrial scale the Bio-on technologies for the production of PHA bioplastics from sugar beets processing co- and by-products. The two companies will start working together […]

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Yokogawa invests EUR10 million in Spanish algae company to help reach scale

Yokogawa invests EUR10 million in Spanish algae company to help reach scale

November 7, 2018 |

In Spain, AlgaEnergy and Yokogawa Electric Corporation have announced the signing of a partnership & equity participation agreement. The strategic agreement involves an approximately EUR10 million investment by Yokogawa to acquire newly issued shares of AlgaEnergy, making the Japanese company a reference shareholder. AlgaEnergy has been a pioneer in the microalgae biotechnology field since 2007. […]

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APPA calls on Spain to boost support for biofuels including E10 and B10 mandate

APPA calls on Spain to boost support for biofuels including E10 and B10 mandate

November 7, 2018 |

In Spain, Renewable Energy Magazine reports that the national renewable energy business association APPA is calling on the government to increase its support for biofuels, saying that they are the only real option for reducing the carbon intensity of fuels for light vehicles even if the goal to have 5 million electric vehicles on the […]

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Cadiz port receives biodiesel for first time in 15 years

Cadiz port receives biodiesel for first time in 15 years

October 16, 2018 |

In Spain, Ports Europe reports that for the first time in 15 years, biodiesel has landed at the Port of Cadiz. The 7,000 metric tons of Malaysian biodiesel was shipped from the Port Klang and imported by Olivia Petroleum. The port is seen as strategically placed to serve the Mediterranean as well as European/African markets […]

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Stealthy Spanish ethanol fuel cell submarine overbudget and behind schedule

Stealthy Spanish ethanol fuel cell submarine overbudget and behind schedule

July 23, 2018 |

In Spain, the highly advanced bioethanol fuel cell-powered S-80 submarines currently under construction in Cartagena now won’t likely be ready until 2022 and are expected to cost nearly $1.14 billion each after delays and overruns to the project doubled the costs and pushed the delivery date for the four vessels by nearly a decade. The […]

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Spanish researchers use AI to predict biodiesel composition from engine noise

Spanish researchers use AI to predict biodiesel composition from engine noise

May 16, 2018 |

In Spain, a new model designed by several University of Cordoba research groups allows for predicting this noise depending on the chemical physical composition of the biofuel that powers the engine. One of the main novelties of the model is that it uses neural networks, mathematical models inspired by the biological behavior of neurons. In […]

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Spanish ethanol sales jump 16% but biodiesel drops 23%

Spanish ethanol sales jump 16% but biodiesel drops 23%

May 12, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Platts is reporting that Spanish ethanol consumption rose 16% year on year to 20,766 mt in March, which was also up 6.2% on the month, according to data released by Spain’s strategic oil reserves corporation CORES. In contrast, biodiesel sales lost 23% on the year to 99,768 mt, also losing 0.1% […]

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Enerkem to build EUR250 million facility in Spain

Enerkem to build EUR250 million facility in Spain

May 9, 2018 |

In Spain, Enerkem and Suez are teaming up to build a EUR250 million MSW-to-methanol plant near Tarragona called Ecoplanta Molecular Recycling Solutions with an eye on opening by 2022. Using 375,000 metric tons of plastic, paper and textiles annually, the facility will produce 265,000 tons of fuel annually. Only 10% of the region’s waste is […]

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