Tag: biomass

ANDRITZ moves forward with biomass handling plant at Eldorado’s MS plant

ANDRITZ moves forward with biomass handling plant at Eldorado’s MS plant

August 17, 2022 |

In Austria, ANDRITZ has successfully received the Final Acceptance Certificate for a biomass handling plant at Eldorado’s Onça Pintada site in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul.  This plant is part of the first thermoelectric power plant in Brazil to consume eucalyptus stumps and roots. The plant will be able to generate 50 megawatts of […]

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UFOP rejects Germany’s reduction of cap for biofuels from cultivated biomass

UFOP rejects Germany’s reduction of cap for biofuels from cultivated biomass

May 8, 2022 |

In Germany, the Federal Environment Ministry’s initiative to reduce the cap on biofuels from cultivated biomass has met with incomprehension from UFOP which rejects any change to the existing regulation. Behind the utilization of rapeseed oil for biodiesel is a production and processing structure that has grown over decades and is now closely networked with […]

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The “green crude” SAF alternative: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Alder Fuels

The “green crude” SAF alternative: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Alder Fuels

May 1, 2022 |

Alder Fuels’ Chief Technology Officer, Derek Vardon, shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC highlighting how they are seeing a future of gathering energy instead of drilling for it and how the solution for sustainable fuel is a load of rubbish – literally forest and agricultural residents and waste. Find out what the economies-of-scale savings […]

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Covestro pioneers the supply of biomass-based renewable TDI

Covestro pioneers the supply of biomass-based renewable TDI

March 27, 2022 |

In Germany, Covestro now offers a renewable toluene diisocyanate (TDI) obtained via mass balancing with biomass waste which provides a significant reduction of the CO2 footprint from cradle to factory gate – with the same high quality as fossil-based products. One important application is flexible foams for upholstered furniture. TDI is an important raw material […]

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NREL bioengineering process makes biobased flocculants for commercial use possible

NREL bioengineering process makes biobased flocculants for commercial use possible

March 27, 2022 |

In Colorado, new patented technology from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory makes it possible to produce flocculants from biomass, providing an environmentally sustainable and cost-competitive alternative to chemicals currently made from petroleum. Mars Materials was granted an option for an exclusive license to use NREL’s renewable acrylonitrile technology in producing bio-based […]

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USask researchers working with Tidewater Renewables on RNG from crop, forestry residues

USask researchers working with Tidewater Renewables on RNG from crop, forestry residues

March 6, 2022 |

In Canada, University of Saskatchewan researcher Dr. Ajay Dalai is working with Calgary-based industry, Tidewater Renewables, to develop a novel integrated process to produce renewable natural gas from the biomass. Dalai is developing a novel integrated process that uses both biochemical (anerobic digestion) and thermochemical (gasification) methods to produce RNG. With Saskatchewan’s north home to […]

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Green electricity opens doors to low-emission alternatives for making fuels and chemicals

Green electricity opens doors to low-emission alternatives for making fuels and chemicals

February 27, 2022 |

In Colorado, National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientists and collaborators stake the boundaries of producing chemicals and fuels from carbon dioxide, biomass, and renewable electricity with extensive data, broad analyses, and detailed models. “Essentially, we are talking about an intersection of electrification and utilization of low-carbon feedstocks like carbon dioxide and biomass,” said Joshua Schaidle, National […]

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IIT Madras uses machine learning to study how biomass behaves during gasification

IIT Madras uses machine learning to study how biomass behaves during gasification

February 23, 2022 |

In India, Outlook India reports that researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have used a machine learning method called Recurrent Neural Networks to study how biomass behaves in a gasification reactor to become syngas. The study predicts the composition of the syngas based on the time the feedstock spends inside the reactor, a […]

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Covestro, Mitsui complete first delivery of certified renewable raw materials in Asia

Covestro, Mitsui complete first delivery of certified renewable raw materials in Asia

February 20, 2022 |

In Germany, Covestro entered into an agreement with Mitsui Chemicals on the supply of raw materials phenol and acetone from ISCC Plus certified mass-balanced sources. Mitsui Chemicals uses bio-feedstock from waste and residues as raw material basis for its bio-attributed phenol and acetone products. Recently, the first shipment of mass-balanced phenol (1,500 tons) produced by […]

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Two new bioenergy Requests for Information released from BETO

Two new bioenergy Requests for Information released from BETO

February 6, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office released two new Requests for Information (RFI) around biomass and energy issues, focusing on biomass conversion research, development and analysis and community-scale resource and energy recovery from waste solutions. The first, titled “Biomass Conversion Research, Development, and Analysis […]

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