Tag: biomass

New flagship EU project focused on replacing toxic solvents with renewable alternatives

New flagship EU project focused on replacing toxic solvents with renewable alternatives

October 18, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, ReSolute, the Flagship EU project focused on creating sustainably-sourced alternatives to fossil-based solvents, just launched, is led by Circa Group, and will build a flagship plant to create levoglucosenone, a chemical building block that can be used to produce bio-based solvent Cyrene in one step, using feedstock from non-food renewable biomass. […]

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Understanding variability is key to understanding how biomass behaves

Understanding variability is key to understanding how biomass behaves

October 4, 2020 |

In Idaho, new research supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office from the Feedstock Conversion Interface Consortium suggests that understanding the true complexity of biomass variability involves factors that impact biomass quality from harvest through conversion. They looked at corn stover, ash content, storage, and […]

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Multifunctional microbe simplifies processing of plant-derived fuels, chemicals

Multifunctional microbe simplifies processing of plant-derived fuels, chemicals

September 20, 2020 |

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists have modified a single microbe to simultaneously digest five of the most abundant components of lignocellulosic biomass. This is a big step forward in the development of a cost-effective biochemical conversion process to turn plants into renewable fuels and chemicals. With support from the U.S. Department of Energy […]

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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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BETO Request for Information on residential wood heater and bioprocessing separations tech

BETO Request for Information on residential wood heater and bioprocessing separations tech

August 23, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is requesting stakeholder feedback on research opportunities related to residential wood heater technology advancement and bioprocessing separations development to help inform its research priorities and funding strategies. Topic 1. Residential Wood Heater Technology Advancement EERE […]

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

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

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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