Category: Fuels

Blue Flint Ethanol looking at wheat straw and corn stover to provide steam post-coal

Blue Flint Ethanol looking at wheat straw and corn stover to provide steam post-coal

August 10, 2020 |

In North Dakota, as Blue Flint Ethanol looks for alternative energy sources ahead of the 2022 closure of the nearby coal plant it currently relies upon for steam, the Bismarck Tribune reports that the company is exploring the use of wheat straw and corn stover as alternatives. It recently received a $155,000 grant from the […]

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Largest biomass power plant in Ukraine produces 16MW from sunflower seed waste

Largest biomass power plant in Ukraine produces 16MW from sunflower seed waste

August 10, 2020 |

In the Ukraine, local news reports a 16MW biomass-fuel thermal power plant has been commissioned, the largest in the country. Located near a sunflower seed oil plant, the facility will use waste from processing the oilseeds to fuel the facility. It uses two, 35-ton per hour boilers and a steam condensing turbine generator from Siemens. […]

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PowerCell participates in EU project to develop and operate refuse truck with fuel cells

PowerCell participates in EU project to develop and operate refuse truck with fuel cells

August 9, 2020 |

In Sweden, PowerCell Sweden AB will participate in an EU project that will develop and operate a refuse truck with fuel cells for Renova AB, an environmental enterprise within recycling and waste management, to help the City of Gothenburg increase testing of hydrogen fueled refuse trucks. The truck and its operation will be partly funded […]

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PNNL offers entire patented tech portfolio at no cost until end of 2020

PNNL offers entire patented tech portfolio at no cost until end of 2020

August 9, 2020 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is offering its entire portfolio of patented technologies on a research trial basis—at no cost—to spur economic development and ultimately create new jobs. Dozens of technologies could be deployed across U.S. markets spanning everything from analytical instruments, human health and agriculture to advanced manufacturing, […]

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Novozymes delivers solid first half-year of 2020 considering COVID-19 challenges

Novozymes delivers solid first half-year of 2020 considering COVID-19 challenges

August 9, 2020 |

In Denmark, with 4% organic growth in first half-year of 2020, Novozymes delivered a solid first half-year performance despite headwinds in the Bioenergy business. Novozymes’ biggest business area, Household Care, performed very well with sales growth of 11%, Food & Beverages grew by 7%, and Agriculture grew by 17%, while Bioenergy and Technical & Pharma […]

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RSB launches new engagement in China’s sustainable aviation fuel market

RSB launches new engagement in China’s sustainable aviation fuel market

August 9, 2020 |

In Switzerland, as part of their global drive to support the aviation industry in achieving decarbonization through the use of alternative sustainable aviation fuels, RSB is turning its attention to China. In a project made possible by the ClimateWorks Foundation, RSB is working with MotionECO, to develop a roadmap for SAF in China to help […]

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AgBiome gets new CFO, secures patent protection for new microbiome crop product

AgBiome gets new CFO, secures patent protection for new microbiome crop product

August 9, 2020 |

In North Carolina, AgBiome, a developer of products from the Earth’s microbial communities, received a patent directed toward the Connate product line granted in the United States, which harnesses the power of the plant microbiome to create biologicals crop protection. AgBiome also has a new CFO, Gerald Coward, who was the former CFO at the […]

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REG reports $546M revenues on 183M gallons of fuel sold

REG reports $546M revenues on 183M gallons of fuel sold

August 9, 2020 |

In Iowa, Renewable Energy Group, Inc. reported revenues for the second quarter 2020 were $546 million on 183 million gallons of fuel sold. Net income from continuing operations available to common stockholders was $1 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared to a net loss of $58 million in the second quarter of 2019. […]

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Green Fuels and INOCASs team on macaúba project in Minas Gerais

Green Fuels and INOCASs team on macaúba project in Minas Gerais

August 6, 2020 |

In Brazil, Green Fuels and INOCAS announced an agreement to engage in the development of a sustainable fuels value chain in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Using macaúba in novel intercropping and agrosilvopastoral techniques, the partners intend to ensure future sustainable fuel production for distributed energy and land, marine and air transport sectors, as signatories of the Zona da Mata Biokerosene and Renewables Platform (an integrated biofuels and reforestation value chain promoted by the […]

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Triton Algae Innovations scales up scientific team despite COVID challenges

Triton Algae Innovations scales up scientific team despite COVID challenges

August 6, 2020 |

In California, San Diego-based future food company Triton Algae Innovations has scaled up its hiring, adding six new team members in the last two months despite the economic and practical challenges presented by the COVID pandemic. Triton is focused on bringing to market an entirely new variety of healthy food products derived from its non-GM […]

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