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Aussie tire recycler to carbon into high value graphite in boost to biofuels economics

Aussie tire recycler to carbon into high value graphite in boost to biofuels economics

October 20, 2019 |

In Australia, Green Distillation Technologies signed with New Zealand’s CarbonScape to convert streams from recycled tires to high value graphite. GDT operates a tire  processing plant at Warren in Western New South Wales, which is where the work on the future co-development of graphite will take place. They are also in the capital fund raising […]

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TechnipFMC and BTG-BTL to build bio-oil production in Sweden

TechnipFMC and BTG-BTL to build bio-oil production in Sweden

October 5, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, cars in Sweden will soon be powered by a fuel made from wood residues such as sawdust. TechnipFMC and the Dutch company BTG-BTL based in Twente will design and build a production facility in Sweden where wood residues will be converted into bio-oil.  The plant will convert roughly 35,000 – 40,000 tons […]

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TechnipFMC and BTG-BTL to build a wood residue-based bio-oil plant in Sweden

TechnipFMC and BTG-BTL to build a wood residue-based bio-oil plant in Sweden

September 18, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, thanks to a Dutch invention, cars in Sweden will soon be powered by a fuel made from wood residues such as sawdust. TechnipFMC and the Dutch company BTG-BTL based in Twente will design and build a production facility in Sweden where wood residues will be converted into bio-oil. It will be the […]

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Kenyan company using human waste sludge to produce briquettes

Kenyan company using human waste sludge to produce briquettes

August 7, 2019 |

In Kenya, the Daily Nation newspaper reports that local company Nawasscoal in conjunction with university researchers has determined that producing briquettes from one metric ton of human waste sludge could save 88 trees from being used for cooking energy. With the aim of producing 300 tons of briquettes monthly, the company estimates it could save […]

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Batteries from trees, 3D printing developments, canola straw cling wrap, biochar, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of August 2nd

Batteries from trees, 3D printing developments, canola straw cling wrap, biochar, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of August 2nd

August 1, 2019 |

Can you really produce anode materials from trees? Stora Enso says absolutely yes! And they are investing a nice chunk of change to build a pilot plant for lignin-based battery materials. Ok, sounds great, but come on, biodegradable cling wrap using cellulose nanofibers from canola straw to store my leftovers in? Yes, these things are […]

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Blazing pathways through the clean-tech and governmental wilderness

Blazing pathways through the clean-tech and governmental wilderness

July 31, 2019 |

By Douglas L. Faulkner, The Cleantech Conservative Special to The Digest The Swedish firm, Elmia AB, held a seminar on 07 June near Jӧnkӧping, Sweden, on Sweden’s role in the emerging global woody bioenergy industry.  Doug Faulkner, the Digest’s own “Cleantech Conservative” and President of his firm, Leatherstocking LLC, gave the keynote address and then […]

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Avinor agrees to buy nearly $1 million in BtL aviation fuel to get Quantafuel commercial

Avinor agrees to buy nearly $1 million in BtL aviation fuel to get Quantafuel commercial

June 24, 2019 |

In Norway, Avinor has entered into an agreement with Quantafuel to buy sustainable aviation fuel based on Norwegian biomass. The fuel will be produced in a pilot plant partly funded by ENOVA while in order to fund the development, Avinor has committed purchase fuel for just under $1 million. Quantafuel AS has developed technology for […]

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Senators introduce bill to allow use of biomass from federal land restoration areas for biofuels

Senators introduce bill to allow use of biomass from federal land restoration areas for biofuels

May 23, 2019 |

In Washington, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have introduced bipartisan legislation to allow the use of biomass from certain federal lands needing ecological restoration in the making of renewable fuels to promote healthier forests, more carbon sequestration, cleaner transportation fuels and strong protections for old growth forests. Current law does not allow the […]

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Finland to invest EUR100 million in BTG-BTL bio-oil technology

Finland to invest EUR100 million in BTG-BTL bio-oil technology

April 2, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, Finland will invest EUR100 million in several stages in a new and sustainable Dutch technology that makes it possible to produce oil from various waste materials including wood waste. This technology was developed by a successful spin-off from the University of Twente and is used to convert waste sawdust from sawmills into […]

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Greener alternative to PET, olive pit bioplastic, Dupont and NIPI new insulation, biobased Mardi Gras beads and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of February 15th

Greener alternative to PET, olive pit bioplastic, Dupont and NIPI new insulation, biobased Mardi Gras beads and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of February 15th

February 14, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of February 15th. In today’s Digest, new greener alternative to PET, olive pit bioplastic, Dupont and NIPI new insulation, biobased Mardi Gras beads — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online. […]

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