Tag: biomass

NREL researchers develop process for diesel and jet fuel intermediate from biomass

NREL researchers develop process for diesel and jet fuel intermediate from biomass

October 11, 2021 |

In Colorado, scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a fully integrated process to produce a promising precursor for diesel and jet fuel from lignocellulosic biomass, and for less expense than the selling price of the same material from petroleum.  The process established by NREL researchers is energy-efficient and results in a 50% […]

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Arbor Renewable Gas chooses Topsoe’s TIGAS tech for renewable gasoline

Arbor Renewable Gas chooses Topsoe’s TIGAS tech for renewable gasoline

September 5, 2021 |

In Texas, Arbor Renewable Gas will use Haldor Topsoe’s TIGAS technology for producing renewable gasoline at a new facility in the Gulf Coast region. The facility will expectedly be operational by 2024 to produce 1,000 barrels per day of renewable gasoline with a significantly negative carbon intensity score under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The […]

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FCC Environment uses former landfill and quarry sites for energy crops

FCC Environment uses former landfill and quarry sites for energy crops

August 29, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, Terravesta grower and one of the UK’s leading resource and waste management companies, FCC Environment is using its landbank to grow energy crops for biomass fuel. The company has been planting Miscanthus at several of its old landfill and quarry sites across the country that it has restored following their closure. […]

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New report identifies top 13 biomass blendstocks to reduce vehicle emissions

New report identifies top 13 biomass blendstocks to reduce vehicle emissions

August 22, 2021 |

In Washington, researchers from PNNL and the U.S. Department of Energy Co-Optima initiative identified the top 13 diesel fuel blendstocks from biomass resources that could reduce harmful emissions from medium- to heavy-duty diesel vehicles. The top 13 blendstocks include hydrocarbons, esters, and ethers that have the potential to reduce GHG emissions by at least 60% […]

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PNNL researchers study plant material that offers clues for making sustainable bioproducts

PNNL researchers study plant material that offers clues for making sustainable bioproducts

August 1, 2021 |

In Washington, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers are forming a clearer picture of how plant matter is transformed in the microbial gardens the ants create. This detailed understanding of how fungus degrades biomass could one day help scientists develop microbial systems for sustainable bioproduct production, such as biofuels or renewable chemicals. In the latest of […]

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Catalyzing the conversion of biomass to biofuel

Catalyzing the conversion of biomass to biofuel

July 3, 2021 |

In Germany, Technical University of Munich researchers found that water in zeolites saves energy in the conversion of biomass into biofuel by taking a closer look at the role of water molecules in reactions inside zeolite’s pores, which are less than one nanometer in size. “If we are to do without fossil energy sources in […]

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GFI is funding research to develop alt protein ingredients from Brazilian plant species

GFI is funding research to develop alt protein ingredients from Brazilian plant species

June 27, 2021 |

In Brazil, Good Food Institute Brazil’s Biomas Project will allocate up to $27,500 (R$135,000) to each research project that transforms native Amazon and Cerrado plant species, such as babaçu and macaúba, into raw materials for the alternative protein industry. The deadline to apply is July 13. In Brazil, a new species of fauna and flora […]

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On-Site Hydrogen Production Technology Accelerates to Market

On-Site Hydrogen Production Technology Accelerates to Market

June 6, 2021 |

In Washington, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed a new technology that generates hydrogen from conventional natural gas, or renewable natural gas made from biomass, that could be the next big thing to advance California’s Hydrogen Highway, fuel cell vehicles and trucks and to create other valuable products. Tiny […]

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Aemetis gets U.S. Forest Service grant for waste wood to carbon zero jet/diesel patented process

Aemetis gets U.S. Forest Service grant for waste wood to carbon zero jet/diesel patented process

May 23, 2021 |

In California, Aemetis was notified of a grant from the U.S. Forest Service toward the commercialization of a patented process that extracts cellulosic sugars from waste orchard wood, waste forest wood, and other biomass. The sugars from waste wood could potentially be used to produce high value cellulosic ethanol at the existing 65 million gallon […]

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EU Commission gets called to recognize the role of sustainability certification for biomass

EU Commission gets called to recognize the role of sustainability certification for biomass

May 16, 2021 |

In Germany and France, the French Association of Oilseed and Protein Producers and the Union for the Promotion of Oilseed and Protein Plants called on the European Commission to include all European biomass raw materials without exception in the EU’s reduction target -Taxonomy Ordinance to be included. “With the Taxonomy Regulation, the European Union is […]

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