Tag: biorefinery

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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USDA gives Aemetis $125M, 20-year loan guarantee for Riverbank Biorefinery

USDA gives Aemetis $125M, 20-year loan guarantee for Riverbank Biorefinery

February 17, 2019 |

In California, the USDA issued a Conditional Commitment under the 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program to guarantee a $125 million, 20-year loan to the Aemetis cellulosic ethanol plant to be built in Riverbank, California. The Riverbank plant is designed to convert orchard, forest and other biomass waste into cellulosic ethanol with below zero carbon emissions. Earlier […]

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New Zealand’s University of Victoria says bioeconomy key to achieving clean energy goals

New Zealand’s University of Victoria says bioeconomy key to achieving clean energy goals

November 15, 2018 |

In New Zealand, the University of Victoria says building a biorefinery—probably at Marsden Point—geared towards aviation fuel, as well as bioethanol and biodiesel for blending with conventional fuels will aid the transition away from the country’s current heavy transport and aviation vehicle fleet, as well as feeding current and future hybrid electric vehicles. An aspect […]

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UPM’s good news bear brings completed EIA on Kotka Biorefinery and more

UPM’s good news bear brings completed EIA on Kotka Biorefinery and more

October 6, 2018 |

We all love positive news stories and when the good news bear arrives, we take notice. Good news makes your heart sing, your soul feel hopeful, and those good ole’ endorphins and dopamine receptors explode with glee. So to ward off the Monday blues, we bring you the ‘good news bear,’ brought to you by […]

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