Tag: biorefinery

NREL recycles biorefinery waste streams to create high-value chemical products

NREL recycles biorefinery waste streams to create high-value chemical products

November 15, 2020 |

In Colorado, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), developed a method to isolate organic compounds, specifically the monomers which are precursors to everyday materials like plastics, out of biorefinery aqueous waste. The NREL team addressed the thermochemical conversion strategy of catalytic fast […]

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VTT-based startup producing protein from biorefinery by-products receives $1.7M

VTT-based startup producing protein from biorefinery by-products receives $1.7M

November 1, 2020 |

In Finland, new VTT-based startup company eniferBio producing protein from biorefinery by-products received more than one million euros in funding. eniferBio developed a method for producing Pekilo mycoprotein – a form of single cell protein derived from fungi. Pekilo mycoprotein is nutritious and protein rich cell biomass and can be used as raw material for […]

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Monster on the Big Muddy: REG Geismar to expand renewable hydrocarbon production to 340 million gallons

Monster on the Big Muddy: REG Geismar to expand renewable hydrocarbon production to 340 million gallons

October 6, 2020 |

In Louisiana, Renewable Energy Group said it will undertake a capacity expansion of its Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery by 250 million gallons annually to 340 million gallons per year. This announcement follows a thorough review and site selection process. Construction should begin in mid to late 2021 with target mechanical completion date in late 2023. The […]

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Thai mega biorefinery project set for June 2021 commissioning

Thai mega biorefinery project set for June 2021 commissioning

September 9, 2020 |

In Thailand, the Nation newspaper reports the Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation, a major biorefinery complex that will process agricultural crops along with biofuels and bioplastics production from residues is on target to open in June 2021. So far, 45% of construction of the flagship facility is completed. The project will become the largest in […]

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Court denies POET’s claim that U.S. EPA’s guidance will cost credits

Court denies POET’s claim that U.S. EPA’s guidance will cost credits

August 16, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., Reuters reports that a federal appeals court on Friday denied a challenge by leading ethanol maker POET Biorefining, LLC who accused the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of making it impossible to certify its corn-fiber-derived ethanol under a renewable-fuel program. A split three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. […]

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Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium Launches New Website

Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium Launches New Website

July 12, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium released their revamped website which features renovated content describing the FCIC’s eight main research areas. Each research area will enable the consortium to help biorefinery developers understand and mitigate biomass feedstock and process variability. The FCIC develops science-based knowledge and tools to help biorefinery developers understand and mitigate […]

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Croatia’s INA to invest $282M in biorefinery if EU and government chip in

Croatia’s INA to invest $282M in biorefinery if EU and government chip in

June 23, 2020 |

In Croatia, Reuters reports that the national oil and gas company INA is looking to reduce its carbon footprint by investing $282.4 million in a biorefinery. It has said that to implement the project, however, it is going to require funding from both the European Union and the Croatian government. The facility would use unspecified […]

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Fintoil, invests more than EUR 100 million in a biorefinery

Fintoil, invests more than EUR 100 million in a biorefinery

February 4, 2020 |

In Finland, Fintoil Ltd will build a crude tall oil refinery in Hamina. Fintoil and Port of HaminaKotka have signed a lease agreement on a site located in the Hamina oil port area. Neste Engineering Solutions Ltd has been commissioned for engineering and delivery of the biorefinery. Construction of the biorefinery will begin as soon […]

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IEA Bioenergy releases biorefinery report

IEA Bioenergy releases biorefinery report

July 20, 2019 |

In Ireland, IEA Bioenergy released its latest report, “Technical, Economic and Environmental Assessment of Biorefinery Concepts — Developing a Practical Approach for Characterisation” which provides an overview on biorefinery assessments methods and results. Currently, there are two main challenges related to assessing the environmental and economic components of biorefining processes: data availability and stakeholder participation. […]

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Pilot plant pushes forward economic research on sugarcane waste to biofuels

Pilot plant pushes forward economic research on sugarcane waste to biofuels

February 17, 2019 |

In Australia, QUT researchers and Mercurius Australia have commenced work on a pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into either biojet and biodiesel fuel or biochemicals. Their patented REACH technology, developed by U.S. parent company Mercurius Biorefining, has the potential to convert sugarcane bagasse and other biomass into cost effective […]

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