Tag: pyrolysis

Plastics & Microwave Pyrolysis

Plastics & Microwave Pyrolysis

October 17, 2016 |

By Dr. Elham Khaghami, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest Energy is fundamental to economy and survival in today’s social activity. Clearly the search of alternative energy sources would have a high priority. Therefore, minimizing the quantity of waste being generated from the source energy such as recycling could be a potential remedy in […]

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KiOR: The inside true story of a company gone wrong

KiOR: The inside true story of a company gone wrong

May 17, 2016 |

Not long ago, KiOR quietly re-named itself Inaeris Technologies and launched a modest website which discussed the technology and management in little detail, but focused to an extraordinary extent on a declaration of values. Empowerment, honesty, fairness, “lessons learned from our collective experience” and so on. Warm, kindly Hallmark Card sentiments, universally popular, admired and […]

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New study highlights fast pyrolysis bio-oil yields of 17-27% from cellulosic feedstocks

New study highlights fast pyrolysis bio-oil yields of 17-27% from cellulosic feedstocks

April 26, 2015 |

In Washington state, a new study released in the journal Energy & Fuels is providing the first, fully integrated assessment of common feedstocks from the field to refinery-ready crude fuel, based on hydrotreatment or fast pyrolysis. The assessment capture valuable feedstock performance data (yields) during each step throughout the process, and examined six different pure […]

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The Catalyst That Refused To Die

The Catalyst That Refused To Die

April 22, 2015 |

Battelle-led group succeeds in US Department of Energy challenge — 1,000 hours of continuous biomass hydrotreating on a single catalyst charge. The undefeated champ hits 1200 hours before being retired from the ring. Next stop, 4000 hours? In Ohio, we hear from Battelle that they have succeeded at the United States Department of Energy challenge to […]

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Is it the future of fuel? New Battelle mobile pyrolysis unit nets 130 gallons of bio-oil per ton

Is it the future of fuel? New Battelle mobile pyrolysis unit nets 130 gallons of bio-oil per ton

November 11, 2013 |

If you can’t afford to bring the biomass to the refinery, why not bring the refinery to the biomass? A new, farm-scale mobile pyrolysis may travel by 18-wheeler — munching feedstock, making fuels. In Ohio, Battelle engineers and scientists have developed a mobile device that transforms residues such as wood chips or agricultural waste into […]

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BTG showcases new pyrolysis process for renewable diesel

BTG showcases new pyrolysis process for renewable diesel

June 17, 2013 |

In the Netherlands, BTG announced that it has developed a process to produce a renewable diesel from second-generation biomass. Henk Kamp, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, took a ride in BTG’s 4-wheel drive vehicle, traveling on wood-based pyrolysis-diesel during a visit to Enschede on last week. This program is financed by the private sector […]

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Soak up the Sun: The USDA invests $25M in new fuel-focused, crop-based technologies

Soak up the Sun: The USDA invests $25M in new fuel-focused, crop-based technologies

January 14, 2013 |

It’s showtime for drop-in fuels, oils in a wave of USDA co-investments — and a shift in philosophy to from “Make New” to “Make Do”. On Friday, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $25 million in R&D grants via the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and its Biomass Research and Development Initiative, established […]

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DOE announces $12M funding opportunity for bio-oil, pyrolysis R&D

DOE announces $12M funding opportunity for bio-oil, pyrolysis R&D

December 17, 2012 |

In Washington, the US Department of Energy announced up to $12 million for up to five R&D projects that will improve the carbon, hydrogen, and separation efficiencies in bio-oil production and upgrade processes. The aim of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0000812) is also to boost biofuel yields from non-food-based lignocellulosic feedstocks such as agricultural residue, […]

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The Dandelion Model: Two-step biofuels technologies and the emergence of super-refineries

The Dandelion Model: Two-step biofuels technologies and the emergence of super-refineries

October 24, 2012 |

Can local communities pyrolize their wastes and residues, to make renewable fuels and chemicals at biobased super-refineries? Two-step processes could be the ticket to the future, according to an Iowa State team. Imagine, for a moment, a biorefinery as large as an oil refinery – competing on equivalent scales, gaining comparable economic and tax incentives […]

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[LL] Cool Planet Rocks the Bells

[LL] Cool Planet Rocks the Bells

March 5, 2012 |

Our 3-part series, “Shake It Up, Baby”, turns to the mysterious world of Cool Planet Biofuels. What are Google, BP, Conoco, and GE investing? Is 3,000 gallons per acre of renewable gasoline possible? In the past few weeks, news has begun to circulate around the industry – and expanded by Twitter and other social media […]

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