Tag: biomass

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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Miscanthus carbon independent sequestration figures revealed in new study

Miscanthus carbon independent sequestration figures revealed in new study

May 2, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, the first dedicated, independent study into Miscanthus life cycles shows that the above ground biomass grows annually and recycles all the carbon that’s been produced through planting, harvesting and burning the crop for renewable electricity, and at the same time, the underground rhizome and decaying leaf litter fixes and stores net […]

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Enviva publishes responsible sourcing implementation plans fr biomass

Enviva publishes responsible sourcing implementation plans fr biomass

April 28, 2021 |

In Maryland, Enviva published its 2021 Implementation Plans, a detailed proposal of goals and initiatives designed to continue to deliver on the company’s commitment to responsible and sustainable wood sourcing. Enviva operates pursuant to its global Responsible Sourcing Policy (RSP) – its standing environmental pledge that ensures the company’s wood is sourced according to its strict environmental […]

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Volvo’s Daqing factory running to run on 83% biomass power

Volvo’s Daqing factory running to run on 83% biomass power

March 29, 2021 |

In China, Volvo Cars’ manufacturing plant in Daqing, China is now powered by 100 per cent climate neutral electricity and follows in the footsteps of the company’s other large Chinese manufacturing plant in Chengdu, which reached the same milestone last year. Going forward, the Daqing plant in Heilongjiang province will be powered by electricity generated […]

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In world first, ENGIE produces renewable gas from solid non-recyclable waste

In world first, ENGIE produces renewable gas from solid non-recyclable waste

March 14, 2021 |

In France, a year after successfully producing biomethane from forest biomass, the GAYA platform achieved a world first and took a historic step forward with the production of its first cubic metres of renewable gas from Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF). In the absence of dedicated recycling channels, this type of fuel is mostly made up […]

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