Tag: agri waste

USDA labs convert almond waste to beer, plastic and fuel

USDA labs convert almond waste to beer, plastic and fuel

March 18, 2018 |

In California, USDA researchers are converting almond hulls and waste that is otherwise discarded into useful products like bioplastics, beer and biofuels. With two pounds of hulls for every pound of almonds produced, farmers would love to be able to use or sell the hulls. The hulls could be used in a digester to make […]

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University of Minnesota-Duluth develop “instant coal” from wood and agri waste

University of Minnesota-Duluth develop “instant coal” from wood and agri waste

November 8, 2017 |

In Minnesota, coal fueled the Industrial Revolution, but it took eons to form. Now, a team of researchers at the University of Minnesota-Duluth has introduced what might be called “instant coal”: an energy-dense biofuel made from wood and agricultural waste in the Natural Resources Research Institute’s (NRRI) Renewable Energy Lab. The new biofuel’s vital statistics […]

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Boeing announces deal with China to produce aviation biofuel from agri waste

Boeing announces deal with China to produce aviation biofuel from agri waste

September 24, 2015 |

In Washington state, Boeing welcomed China President Xi Jinping to its widebody commercial airplane factory and announced several agreements that will broaden and deepen mutually beneficial cooperation between Boeing and China. Under the framework of the MOU between Boeing and the National Development Reform Commission, Boeing and NDRC announced a new initiative to turn agricultural […]

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