Tag: biomass

Argonne National Laboratory Is Steering Toward Cleaner Shipping

Argonne National Laboratory Is Steering Toward Cleaner Shipping

January 9, 2022 |

In Illinois, new research from scientists at Argonne National Laboratory suggests that swapping heavy fuel oil with fuels made from wood waste, waste fats, oils, and greases could drastically cut planet-warming emissions from the shipping industry by 40% to 93%. The team also found that cleaner biofuels could be cost-effective after considering credits, like those […]

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Record year of oilseed production

Record year of oilseed production

January 9, 2022 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that according to current USDA estimates, global production of oilseeds in the crop year 2021/22 is set to hit a peak of around 627.6 million tons, which would be up around 4 percent year-on-year. After recent expectations of an output of 628 million tons, the current forecast is slightly more cautious. […]

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INL researchers make strides in modeling flow behavior of loblolly pine

INL researchers make strides in modeling flow behavior of loblolly pine

December 19, 2021 |

In Idaho, Idaho National Laboratory researchers identified models that could help scale-up biomass processing, specifically loblolly pine, to industry scale at an economically low cost. Loblolly pine, or more specifically the pine residue from commercial tree harvesting in Southern U.S. forests, has the potential for a major impact on bioenergy infrastructure. Its low cost and […]

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NREL’s SAF pilot program receives additional $350K funding for SAF research

NREL’s SAF pilot program receives additional $350K funding for SAF research

December 5, 2021 |

In Colorado, the Bioenergy Technologies Office has awarded an additional $350,000 in funding to scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop a pilot scale system for turning biomass into sustainable aviation fuel and is based on the NREL team’s latest research on using its fully integrated process to produce a fuel precursor, in […]

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Velocys offtake deals with Southwest, IAG, SAF advancements from Enerkem, Honeywell, Twelve, Dallas Forth Worth airport

Velocys offtake deals with Southwest, IAG, SAF advancements from Enerkem, Honeywell, Twelve, Dallas Forth Worth airport

November 15, 2021 |

It was a hot week for sustainable aviation news with Velocys entering a 15-year offtake deal for 575 million blended gallons of net zero SAF to be produced at their planned Bayou Fuels biorefinery project in Mississippi for Southwest Airlines and a 10-year offtake agreement with International Consolidated Airlines Group (which includes British Airways, Aer […]

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San Joaquin Renewables secures $165M to build orchard waste-based RNG project

San Joaquin Renewables secures $165M to build orchard waste-based RNG project

October 31, 2021 |

In California, San Joaquin Renewables reached an agreement with Cresta Fund Management and Silverpeak Energy Partners to invest up to $165 million to develop and construct a biomass to renewable natural gas project near McFarland, California. Frontline BioEnergy, a leading provider of waste and biomass gasification solutions, is developing the project, which will take orchard […]

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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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