Tag: water

Kenyan entrepreneurs producing ethanol from water hyacinth for clean cooking

Kenyan entrepreneurs producing ethanol from water hyacinth for clean cooking

December 20, 2018 |

In Kenya, the Inter Press Service reports that with the help of start up funding from the World Wildlife Fund, a chemistry teacher is commercializing technology developed by his students to produce ethanol from water hyacinth that is clogging up Lake Victoria. The ethanol is currently supplying the ethanol to 560 households who are using […]

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Clashes over water linked to sugarcane, palm, and biofuels

Clashes over water linked to sugarcane, palm, and biofuels

September 9, 2018 |

In Guatemala, sugarcane and palm plantations for biofuels are blamed for clashes and “liberating rivers” efforts by the people affected by its production, according to Assistant Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Regina, Simon Granovsky-Larsen. Granovsky-Larsen conducted research with the Comité Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA), a Guatemalan peasant social movement organization […]

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From water to hydrogen biofuel – ASU uses light-driven energy extraction

From water to hydrogen biofuel – ASU uses light-driven energy extraction

July 8, 2018 |

In Arizona, Arizona State University researcher Kevin Redding is working on biological, light-driven energy extraction. Redding, a biochemist who leads the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis at ASU, is producing hydrogen biofuel from water instead of from natural gas which is a fossil fuel. Redding said, “I’m trying to redirect the natural photosynthesis pathway to […]

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Finnish researcher develops new biofuel from ethanol, water and catalysts

Finnish researcher develops new biofuel from ethanol, water and catalysts

May 28, 2018 |

In Finland, a researcher has developed a drop-in fuel combining water and ethanol in a catalyst to create a fuel he says has octane of more than 100, claiming to be able to produce it in small-shipping sized containers even from waste. Gas that can be used for heating or cooking as well as water […]

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Water Management in Biomass Processing

Water Management in Biomass Processing

September 20, 2017 |

By Lorenz Bauer Ph.D., Lee Enterprises Consulting “Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.” Samuel Coleridge Managing the water in biomass processes like food production, fermentations, pyrolysis, and biodiesel production is critical to success.   There is an increasing appreciation of the value of clean water. The […]

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Sandia Labs releases Asia-Pacific study on water vulnerability around energy production including biofuels

Sandia Labs releases Asia-Pacific study on water vulnerability around energy production including biofuels

September 19, 2016 |

In New Mexico, A wide-ranging analysis of water vulnerability across the Pacific — including the U.S., China, Russia and Japan — has identified hundreds of locations where energy production depends upon scarce water supplies. The Sandia National Laboratories study, “Mapping Water Consumption for Energy Production Around the Pacific Rim,” was published in Environmental Research Letters. […]

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California is not running out of water, it is running out of cheap water: report

California is not running out of water, it is running out of cheap water: report

May 18, 2015 |

In California, an analysis by Lux Research has concluded that “California isn’t running out of water. It’s running out of cheap water.” The drought damage is estimated as $2.2 billion, which is significant, but hardly the “end of growth” for California’s $2.2 trillion economy. The problem for businesses, however, is that cheap water jeopardizes their […]

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Green Fuel finally concludes deal with water authority

Green Fuel finally concludes deal with water authority

May 5, 2014 |

In Zimbabwe, the National Water Authority has come to an agreement with a sister company of Green Fuel to provide water for the ethanol plant’s sugarcane production. The water had been cut off in March following issues regarding payment. The new contract is for five years.

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Nebraska may seek to fund water projects with ethanol excise tax

Nebraska may seek to fund water projects with ethanol excise tax

December 31, 2013 |

In Nebraska, the Water Sustainability Task Force consisting of 34 members, including six state senators, wants to fund nearly $1 billion in water projects for the state in part by imposing an excise tax on ethanol. Other fundraising measures suggested are putting a sales tax on soda and by diverting some sales tax revenues to […]

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U.S. Water granted patent for pHytOUT to reduce ethanol erosion

U.S. Water granted patent for pHytOUT to reduce ethanol erosion

December 26, 2013 |

In Minnesota, U.S. Water announced the issuance of its third United States patent – covering the use of pHytOUT® – in ethanol production. U.S. Water’s pHytOUT® technology was designed to control mineral deposit scaling, reducing back-end fouling and greatly reduce sulfuric acid use – among other benefits.

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