Tag: waste

Amyris teams with Portuguese universities to boost AI and use of wastes

Amyris teams with Portuguese universities to boost AI and use of wastes

June 13, 2018 |

In California, Amyris announced that it has executed an agreement for a significant project consortium in Europe with the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP) Porto Campus and AICEP Portugal Global (AICEP). UCP is a university system, including the leading biotech school in Portugal, and operates 15 research centers. AICEP is an independent public entity of the […]

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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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Biogas fuel exploration launched in Qatar

Biogas fuel exploration launched in Qatar

December 22, 2017 |

In Qatar, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment launched a project to produce biogas from wastes with Qatar University’s College of Engineering with the goal of using that biogas as a clean energy to power the motor vehicles. The project will study various techniques for producing biogas from waste and aims to convert vehicles from […]

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Waste Erased: Top 7 EU-based industrial advances in utilizing waste residues

Waste Erased: Top 7 EU-based industrial advances in utilizing waste residues

November 16, 2017 |

Europe pursuing biorefineries, power-gen based on advanced use of waste residues. In Europe, the race to erase industrial and municipal waste is on, and now has taken on a more serious ardor with the arrival of some new tech. For too long, ideas on dealing with waste have revolved around reduction and recycle rather than […]

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Pressure is on for Fiberight plant opening in Maine

Pressure is on for Fiberight plant opening in Maine

July 30, 2017 |

In Maine, Fiberight told a Maine community nonprofit group concerned about trash disposal that the current under-construction plant should start taking in trash as planned in April 2018. However, the trash may be shipped to a landfill temporarily and biofuels may not be produced from the trash right away as the biofuel processor isn’t scheduled […]

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UK Report Says Use Waste, Not Crops, for Biofuels

UK Report Says Use Waste, Not Crops, for Biofuels

July 15, 2017 |

In the UK, a new report from the UK government encourages biofuel production from waste and not crops or plants in order to reduce carbon emissions. The report brings up the age old question of which biofuels produce lower emissions than fossil fuels and which ones are actually worse. It focuses on ensuring use of […]

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OSU researchers say rural development from forest waste biomass faces economic hurdles

OSU researchers say rural development from forest waste biomass faces economic hurdles

December 28, 2016 |

In Oregon, use of residual forest biomass for rural development faces significant economic hurdles that make it unlikely to be a source of jobs in the near future, according to an analysis by economists at Oregon State University. In a model of the forest industry, researchers in the College of Forestry combined an evaluation of […]

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Engineered high energy fuel from waste: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cornerstone Resources

Engineered high energy fuel from waste: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Cornerstone Resources

August 4, 2016 |

Cornerstone Resources develops and deploys waste management processing technologies that re-purpose a broad spectrum of organic wastes. Cornerstone adds that it’s BurCell system is a disruptive vacuum aided thermal decomposition process which converts pre-sorted MSW and other feedstocks into a consistent, homogenous process engineered cellulosic product. It is uniquely differentiated from existing technologies competing to provide MSW recycling, landfill […]

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What is the Worst Waste?

What is the Worst Waste?

May 8, 2016 |

One of the valued Digesterati, Peter Brown of FFA Fuels, promotes his company these days with the pithy slogan, “Fuels from the Worst Waste Around.” Which of course raises the legitimate question, what is the worst waste, and can we find a use for it? Discussions of worst waste will usually focus on the obvious — […]

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Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Enerkem

Waste is a Terrible Thing to Mind: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Enerkem

September 21, 2015 |

Enerkem’s technology converts non-recyclable municipal solid waste (i.e. garbage) into clean fuels and renewable chemicals. Enerkem Alberta Biofuels is the world’s first commercial biorefinery to use municipal solid waste to produce methanol and ethanol. This facility is the result of more than 10 years of efforts to scale up Enerkem’s technology from pilot and demonstration, to full commercial scale. To view […]

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