Category: Fuels

NGOs oppose plan to burn Namibian wood at German coal plant

NGOs oppose plan to burn Namibian wood at German coal plant

February 22, 2021 |

In Germany, a project which would see large quantities of Namibian wood burned in German power stations, starting with the Tiefstack coal plant in Hamburg, has attracted international criticism, with 40 development, environmental and social justice groups as well as scientists having sent an Open Letter to Germany’s Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr Gerd […]

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Japanese cow manure-to-methanol pilot plant to become reality

Japanese cow manure-to-methanol pilot plant to become reality

February 22, 2021 |

In Japan, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper reports technology developed by a researcher at Osaka University will be used to produce methanol and formic acid from the manure of 10,000 dairy cows in Hokkaido prefecture. The test facility, which could be online in two years, is expected to power much of the host city’s industrial power […]

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NORDEN partners with Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

NORDEN partners with Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

February 22, 2021 |

In Denmark, NORDEN has signed a partnership agreement with the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping. Based in Copenhagen, the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center is an independent, not-for-profit, research and development center launched with support of the A.P. Moller Foundation, with a mission to decarbonize the maritime industry. The center works across the […]

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Clean Planet Energy launches waste plastic-based jet fuel

Clean Planet Energy launches waste plastic-based jet fuel

February 22, 2021 |

In the UK, Clean Planet Energy has announced ‘Clean Planet Air’, the certified Kerosene / Jet Fuel can be used as a direct replacement for the fossil-fuel equivalent, yet it reduces CO2 emissions by a minimum of 75% in comparison, whilst removing thousands of tons of waste-plastics from the environment every year.  Clean Planet Energy’s […]

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Siemens Energy to build first-of-its-kind waste heat-to-power facility in Canada

Siemens Energy to build first-of-its-kind waste heat-to-power facility in Canada

February 21, 2021 |

In Canada, Siemens Energy signed an agreement with Canada-based TC Energy Corporation to commission a novel waste heat-to-power pilot installation in Alberta. The facility will capture waste heat from a gas-fired turbine operating at a pipeline compression station and convert it into emissions-free power. The electricity produced will be put back into the grid– resulting […]

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Greenlane Renewables signs $2.8M in contracts for RNG projects

Greenlane Renewables signs $2.8M in contracts for RNG projects

February 21, 2021 |

In Canada, Greenlane Renewables Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., signed two contracts together worth $3.6 million (US$2.8 million) for new renewable natural gas projects – one in the Midwest U.S. for upgrading biogas to RNG from dairy operations and the other in Brazil to supply biogas upgrading equipment. The Brazilian contract win […]

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U.S. ethanol production remains 12.4% below same week last year

U.S. ethanol production remains 12.4% below same week last year

February 21, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., ethanol production slowed by 2.8%, or 26,000 barrels per day (b/d), to a 20-week low of 911,000 b/d—equivalent to 38.26 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. Production remained 12.4% below the same week last year. The four-week average ethanol production rate decreased 1.0% to 929,000 […]

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BETO’s 2021 virtual Project Peer Review coming soon

BETO’s 2021 virtual Project Peer Review coming soon

February 21, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office virtual 2021 Project Peer Review is March 8–12, March 15–16, and March 22–26, 2021. BETO will present research and development projects across its technology areas. The projects will be reviewed by subject matter experts from industry, academia, and federal agencies. Michael Berube, Acting Deputy […]

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Hanwa achieves world first RSB Japan FIT Certification

Hanwa achieves world first RSB Japan FIT Certification

February 21, 2021 |

In Switzerland, Hanwa, one of Japan’s biggest importers of Palm Kernel Shells (PKS) for the energy market in the country, achieved the world’s first certification to the new RSB Japan FIT Standard and Danish packaging company Hornbæk Plast Industri A/S achieved certification for the production of bio-attributed plastic bottles from forestry industry residues under the […]

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Low-Carbon Resources Initiative surpasses $100M in funding from 33 global partners

Low-Carbon Resources Initiative surpasses $100M in funding from 33 global partners

February 21, 2021 |

In California, the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative, a joint project led by the Electric Power Research Institute and Gas Technology Institute, surpassed a major milestone of $100 million in funding, adding its 33rd sponsor, Xcel Energy. This global collaboration is gaining momentum in delivering scientific credibility and objectivity to support international decarbonization. LCRI is a five-year […]

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