Tag: biomass

Moldova to run 19 district heating systems with miscanthus-based biouel

Moldova to run 19 district heating systems with miscanthus-based biouel

July 26, 2020 |

In Moldova, the country will increase its energy security, employing British green technology with plans to upgrade 19 heat only boiler plants, which will run on home-grown Miscanthus biomass renewable fuel. The plants will generate 55000 MWh/year, providing thermal heat energy to 5500 flats, 110 houses, 40 businesses, 12 public kindergartens, 25 education facilities and […]

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DTU researchers combine two technologies to get more biofuel from biomass

DTU researchers combine two technologies to get more biofuel from biomass

July 15, 2020 |

In Denmark, researchers have succeeded in combining two known technologies so that more biofuel can be produced from the same amount of biomass. In the project led by DTU, it is the combination of thermal gasification of biomass and electrolysis that is utilized for the production of biofuel. An electrolysis cell (solid oxide electrolysis cell, […]

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New study says Turkey could produce one-third of power demand from biomass

New study says Turkey could produce one-third of power demand from biomass

July 14, 2020 |

In Turkey, the Anadolu news agency reports that as much as one-third of the country’s power needs could be provided by biomass, primarily through biogas with a focus on livestock waste. The country’s 17 million head of cattle could produce 120 million metric tons of manure which could be feedstock for biogas and later electricity, […]

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Scientists develop pilot scale pyrolysis tech for producing biofuel from wastes

Scientists develop pilot scale pyrolysis tech for producing biofuel from wastes

July 12, 2020 |

In India, The Daily Pioneer reports that scientists from Odia and Sardar Patel Renewable Energy Research Institute designed and developed a new pyrolysis plant to produce biofuels from saw-dust and agro residues. A team led by Odia Scientist Dr. Karmee has demonstrated that biomass can be successfully converted into biofuels using both batch and pilot […]

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Biomass can meet one-third of Turkey’s annual power needs

Biomass can meet one-third of Turkey’s annual power needs

July 12, 2020 |

In Turkey, Anadolu Agency reports that biomass energy has the potential to meet almost one-third of Turkey’s yearly electricity consumption, according to Professor Günnur Koçar, the manager of Ege University Biomass Energy Systems and Technologies Application and Research Center (BESTMER). The Izmir-based energy company will help utilize this potential, she said. Speaking exclusively to AA, […]

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Morocco looks at energy transition with opportunities for biomass but not crop-based biofuels

Morocco looks at energy transition with opportunities for biomass but not crop-based biofuels

July 9, 2020 |

In Morocco, Eco Actu reports the Economic, Social and Environmental Council is calling for an energy transition nationally based on environmental, social and economic sustainability. Part of the wider policy that is focused on significantly increasing investment in renewable energy sees the greening of transport through waste-based biodiesel and green hydrogen pilot projects. A push […]

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Covestro adds to its portfolio of bio-based products

Covestro adds to its portfolio of bio-based products

June 14, 2020 |

In Germany, Covestro introduced a new polycarbonate film with more than 50 percent of its carbon content sourced from plant-based biomass. Makrofol EC is the first partially bio-based film in the company’s product portfolio. Compared with a standard film made from petrochemicals, a portion of the oil-based primary products used up to now has been […]

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NREL achieves sugar yields greater than 90% with low enzyme loadings on biomass

NREL achieves sugar yields greater than 90% with low enzyme loadings on biomass

May 31, 2020 |

In Colorado, National Renewable Energy Laboratory researchers experimented with a common method in the pulp and paper industry used for bleaching to see how well this method could deconstruct biomass. The method known as “ozonolysis” was applied to corn stover in the lab. Results showed that using ozonolysis helped to breakdown the biomass with a […]

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Licella and Unnmukt Urja sign MOU to explore rice straw residues to biofuel opportunity in India

Licella and Unnmukt Urja sign MOU to explore rice straw residues to biofuel opportunity in India

May 31, 2020 |

In Australia, Licella Holdings signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work with Indian based company Unnmukt Urja Private Limited, to explore the opportunity for utilising Licella’s innovative Cat-HTR (‘Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor’) technology as a more sustainable and higher value solution for rice straw residues in India. India generates approximately 683 million tons of dry agricultural […]

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Oil mills pay more for 2020 crop

Oil mills pay more for 2020 crop

April 26, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that expectations of another sub-standard rapeseed harvest in Germany are the driving force behind oil mills’ efforts to procure supplies for the coming season well in advance. However, producers are not very ready to sell. The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e. V. (UFOP), taking a closer look at […]

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