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INEOS Bio locks down 90K tons of yard waste for Florida biofuels project

INEOS Bio locks down 90K tons of yard waste for Florida biofuels project

June 23, 2011 |

In Florida, INEOS has signed a feedstock supply agreement with the Indian River County Board of Commission which includes plans to import 90,000 tons per year of yard clippings, tree trimmings and other vegetative waste from other counties in order to supply its $150 million plant in addition to the 55,000 tons per year of […]

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efarms rolling out $140-$150K "community fuels" machines, using yard waste, urban residues

efarms rolling out $140-$150K "community fuels" machines, using yard waste, urban residues

[ 0 ] March 8, 2011 |

In Michigan, efarms LLC is developing solutions for producing small-scale, ‘community fuels,’ or ethanol produced from yard waste as well as unwanted fruits, vegetables and other starches and sugars. The company will be rolling out the first 25 to 30 machines this spring for more traditional farm setting production of ethanol like corn, grain and […]

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The Latest Developments on Powering Our World with Grass, Twigs, and Other Green Waste

The Latest Developments on Powering Our World with Grass, Twigs, and Other Green Waste

April 9, 2020 |

By Michael Timko, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Special to The Digest The sound of scraping your plate of un-eaten food is a familiar one to all of us. For most people in the U.S., this food winds up in the local landfill. In some locations, composting options are available. But, the […]

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Corpse to compost, Jose Cuervo’s agave to straws, Ford’s coffee waste parts, Reebok biokicks, cellulose optical fibers, catalysts algorithms, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of December 12th

Corpse to compost, Jose Cuervo’s agave to straws, Ford’s coffee waste parts, Reebok biokicks, cellulose optical fibers, catalysts algorithms, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of December 12th

December 11, 2019 |

From Jose Cuervo’s new project to convert agave byproduct into biodegradable straws to death (corpse to compost), this week’s Top 10 Innovations are a hoot to boot. Car maker Ford is using McDonald’s coffee waste in car parts, and a New Zealand airline is using edible coffee cups made from biscotti to reduce in-light service […]

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Letter from Route 12 and the Pacific Northwest: from waste streams, a bioeconomy rising

Letter from Route 12 and the Pacific Northwest: from waste streams, a bioeconomy rising

June 26, 2019 |

In Washington state, there’s a new mill near the city of Dayton that is the first to use waste straw to make pulp for paper products, and biopolymers; and, a new project near Granger turning dairy waste into pipeline-quality renewable natural gas; also, a proposed project for Cosmopolis using sulfite pulp waste liquor to make […]

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Almond Joy: CEC poised to award $10 million to advance Aemetis, West Coast nut waste-to-fuels commercial projects

Almond Joy: CEC poised to award $10 million to advance Aemetis, West Coast nut waste-to-fuels commercial projects

February 4, 2019 |

In California, the California Energy Commission has issued a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) for a $5 million grant to the Aemetis Riverbank cellulosic ethanol biorefinery, and $5 million for West Coast Waste Co., to assist in the development of its innovative commercial-scale, low-carbon biorefinery, known as Madera Renewable Energy One (MADRE I) project. The […]

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EU researchers developing small-scale biofuel facility using forest waste feedstock

EU researchers developing small-scale biofuel facility using forest waste feedstock

November 6, 2018 |

In Germany, scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems IMM, working together with twelve research groups from seven countries in the EU project BIOGO, have developed a technique to produce just such an eco-friendly biofuel. The novel fuel’s ingredients come from forests. A prototype novel biofuel plant stands in the courtyard behind the […]

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Landfill-to-Anything-Soon, Puleeze: in search of new energy, materials from waste

Landfill-to-Anything-Soon, Puleeze: in search of new energy, materials from waste

October 17, 2018 |

The names seem less settled than the markets or science: is it biogas, biomethane, renewable natural gas, or RNG? Whatever your preferred name, you don’t have to burn it to make it hot — methane of the kind generated from waste landfills and farm waste is on the march. And much of it propelled by […]

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The world’s first commercial flight on fuel made from waste carbon gases: now, will policy get the framework right for global deployment?

The world’s first commercial flight on fuel made from waste carbon gases: now, will policy get the framework right for global deployment?

October 2, 2018 |

In Florida, Virgin Atlantic CEO Craig Kreeger, LanzaTech CEO Jennifer Holmgren, a cadre of Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech team members, industry stakeholders and a group of pleasantly surprised transatlantic passengers have boarded a Boeing 747 for Virgin’s VS16 light to London Gatwick — in an historic first for aviation, it’s the first commercial light on […]

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From food waste to biobased

From food waste to biobased

August 11, 2018 |

“Eat everything on your plate.” “You can’t leave the table until that plate is clean.” “You know, there are starving kids that would love to have that food on your plate.” Maybe you grew up hearing that many times. Maybe you snuck some of those yucky veggies to your dog. Maybe you even remember the […]

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