Tag: Switzerland

IPCC report says bioenergy vital to staying below 2 degrees C but cautioned how it’s done

IPCC report says bioenergy vital to staying below 2 degrees C but cautioned how it’s done

August 8, 2019 |

In Switzerland, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its new Special Report on Climate Change and Land that there are limits to the contribution of land to addressing climate change, for instance through the cultivation of energy crops and afforestation. It says that bioenergy is vital if society is going to keep under the […]

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Swiss researchers develop first fully functional self-assembling biofuel cell

Swiss researchers develop first fully functional self-assembling biofuel cell

August 6, 2019 |

In Switzerland, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed the first fully functional biofuel cell whose biocatalysts (enzymes that play a critical role in power generation) directly self-assemble onto the electrodes. In about 5 minutes, enzyme-nanoparticle hybrids added to a biofuel cell solution selectively bind to either the anode or the cathode, and in doing so […]

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ATAG says planned aviation biofuel production half way to commercial tipping point

ATAG says planned aviation biofuel production half way to commercial tipping point

May 14, 2019 |

In Switzerland, AirlineRatings.com reports that the Air Transportation Action Group says that aviation biofuel production capacity equaling about 1% of aviation fuel supply should be online by 2025, half way to what is considered the commercial tipping point of 7 billion liters annually. So far, about 180,000 flights have been flown on an aviation biofuel […]

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EPFL researchers produce hydrogen via solar power

EPFL researchers produce hydrogen via solar power

May 7, 2019 |

In Switzerland, scientists at EPFL’s Laboratory of Renewable Energy Science and Engineering (LRESE) came up with the idea of concentrating solar irradiation to produce a larger amount of hydrogen over a given area at a lower cost. They developed an enhanced photo-electrochemical system that, when used in conjunction with concentrated solar irradiation and smart thermal […]

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WPP Energy enters into deal to buy 90% of BioPower

WPP Energy enters into deal to buy 90% of BioPower

April 15, 2019 |

In Switzerland, WPP Energy announced that its Board of Directors has approved, and that the Company has entered into a Binding Memorandum Of Understanding with BioPower Operations Corporation, a Nevada corporation, to acquire a 90% interest in the BioPower, OTCMKTS Symbol “BOPO”. Pursuant to the MOU the parties agreed to negotiate and enter into a […]

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Targray opens EU biodiesel trading desk in Geneva

Targray opens EU biodiesel trading desk in Geneva

February 25, 2019 |

In Switzerland, Targray has announced the opening of its EU biodiesel trading desk in Geneva. Part of a broader investment plan to meet demand for low-carbon fuels in the EU, the Geneva trading desk will leverage off Targray’s global franchise and in-house expertise to create differentiated value for biodiesel consumers throughout Europe. Targray’s EU biofuels […]

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Argentina takes Peru to the WTO over anti-dumping duties on biodiesel exports

Argentina takes Peru to the WTO over anti-dumping duties on biodiesel exports

December 5, 2018 |

In Switzerland, Reuters reports that Argentina has filed an official complaint against Peru at the World Trade Organization over what is claims is unfair treatment of its biodiesel exports to the neighboring country. In October 2016, Peru implemented anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Argentine biodiesel imports, similar to moves made by the US and the […]

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EPFL researchers develop chemical method to stabilize simple cellulosic sugars

EPFL researchers develop chemical method to stabilize simple cellulosic sugars

September 18, 2018 |

In Switzerland, EPFL researchers have developed a chemical method that stabilizes simple sugars and prevents them from being degraded. This method could mean that chemists no longer have to balance deconstruction of the plant with avoiding degradation of the product. The new method changes the chemical susceptibility of the sugars to dehydration and degradation by […]

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Neste still confident about aviation biofuel despite Swiss setback

Neste still confident about aviation biofuel despite Swiss setback

August 23, 2018 |

In Switzerland, Reuters reports that earlier this week Swiss authorities called off an aviation biofuel pilot project under development with Neste that would have supplied 1% of aviation fuel demand at Geneva Airport. Though the company is disappointed the project has fallen through, it is continuing to develop a similar project at Dallas airport while […]

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UK says waste and crop-based biofuels aren’t mutually exclusive

UK says waste and crop-based biofuels aren’t mutually exclusive

April 26, 2018 |

In Switzerland, Platts reports that the UK will prioritize waste feedstocks under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation but in a way that will be complimentary with crop-based fuels. The new amended law that came into effect on April 15 sees a cap on crop-based fuels phased in through 2032 while new sub-targets for advanced and […]

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