Tag: biocrude

PNNL’s hydrothermal liquefaction shows promise for turning toxic algal blooms into biocrude

PNNL’s hydrothermal liquefaction shows promise for turning toxic algal blooms into biocrude

November 7, 2020 |

In Washington, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has helped the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center take their algae bloom research a step further by investigating blooms as a viable source of biocrude fuel and fertilizer using hydrothermal liquefaction. The team demonstrated a three-step approach that “cleans” the water, removes the algae and […]

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Electrochemical reduction produces cleaner products from bio-crude

Electrochemical reduction produces cleaner products from bio-crude

September 20, 2020 |

In Washington, a new review by researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory offer a solution to capture unused materials like sewage, food waste and wood chips: mini-refineries located near waste sources that process biomass using electrochemical reduction reactions powered by renewable energy and found that electrochemical reduction produces cleaner products from bio-crude. Well-known electrochemical reduction […]

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Norwegian researchers producing biocrude from kelp

Norwegian researchers producing biocrude from kelp

October 23, 2014 |

In Norway, the sea has long been a source of the country’s riches, whether from cod, farmed salmon or oil. Now one researcher from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) researcher hopes to add seaweed to this list as he refines a way to produce “biocrude” from common kelp. Using small quartz tube […]

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Gusher! KiOR starts production of US cellulosic biofuels at scale

Gusher! KiOR starts production of US cellulosic biofuels at scale

November 9, 2012 |

500 ton per day wood biomass to biocrude plant commences oil production – the long wait for cellulosic biofuels at scale is over. “With a roar like a hundred express trains racing across the countryside, the well blew out, spewing oil in all directions.” Well, the startup of biocrude production at KiOR’s Columbus plant arrived […]

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