Tag: Russia

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping develops rules for ships using alternative fuels

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping develops rules for ships using alternative fuels

May 26, 2022 |

In Russia, the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has developed requirements for ships equipped to use alternative fuels.  The relevant Circular Letter (No. 312-09-1760c) is accessible at rs-class.org in the Online Information – RS Circulars section and enters into force on July 1, 2022. The new requirements are integrated in the Rules for the Classification and Construction […]

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Russian, Indian and Thai researchers develop composites from coconut waste

Russian, Indian and Thai researchers develop composites from coconut waste

May 3, 2022 |

In Russia, an international research team from Russia, India and Thailand has presented a technology for manufacturing a reinforcement (strengthening) composite from a waste coconut leaf sheath (CLS). Due to its lightness and strength, it can be used to cover autobahns, create interiors for railway cars and airplanes, as well as for domestic needs. The results of the study have been published in the Polymer Composites journal. […]

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Topsoe exiting Russia and Belarus

Topsoe exiting Russia and Belarus

May 1, 2022 |

In Denmark, Topsoe is closing down its operations in Russia and Belarus including its office in Moscow. The close down follows Topsoe’s earlier decision to make a full stop for all new business activity in Russia and Belarus. “We are horrified about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, that leaves the Ukrainian people to suffer. Immediately […]

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EU to use CAP funds to boost biomethane output to reduce reliance on Russia

EU to use CAP funds to boost biomethane output to reduce reliance on Russia

March 13, 2022 |

In Belgium, Agriland reports that the EU plans to use funding under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to double the planned production of biomethane by 2030 in order to reduce the reliance on gas from Russia. This would lead to the creation of 35 billion cubic metres of biomethane per year by that year (the […]

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Coconut waste composite strong enough to use for roads

Coconut waste composite strong enough to use for roads

March 7, 2022 |

A research team from Russia, India and Thailand has developed a technology for manufacturing a reinforcement composite from waste coconut leaf sheath. When reinforced with a phenol-formaldehyde composite, the material is appropriate for high-demand applications like road construction and rail and airplane interiors as well as housing.  “The superior properties of composite made of natural […]

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Biden Administration concerned Russian invasion could force food vs fuel decision

Biden Administration concerned Russian invasion could force food vs fuel decision

March 7, 2022 |

In Washington, Reuters reports the Biden Administration is concerned the Russian invasion in Ukraine will impact food prices to such an extent that introducing biofuel blending waivers may be a way to stave off food inflation. Potential waivers are thought to reduce demand for corn and soy so that they could be diverted to human […]

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Biofuel & Ag leaders call on White House to provide relief at pump through higher ethanol blends

Biofuel & Ag leaders call on White House to provide relief at pump through higher ethanol blends

March 6, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., to provide relief at the pump in response to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions from the transportation sector, six farm and biofuel organizations wrote to President Biden urging his administration to use existing authority to allow for the year-round sale of gasoline blended with up to 15 percent […]

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Coalition launches Eurasian SAF Alliance

Coalition launches Eurasian SAF Alliance

December 13, 2021 |

In Russia, Volga-Dnepr Group, Airbus, Gazprom Neft, Aeroflot Airlines, National Research Center Zhukovsky Institute, Federal State Unitary Enterprise State Research Institute of Civil Aviation, and S7 Group signed Declaration with the aim to set Eurasian SAF alliance.  The main task of the newly set alliance will be the development of a favorable ecosystem to ramp […]

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Severstal to boost biofuel use in iron and steel mining and production

Severstal to boost biofuel use in iron and steel mining and production

December 1, 2021 |

In Russia, Severstal, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated steel and mining companies, has taken a strategic decision to increase the share of renewable energy in its energy portfolio, in part by increasing heat generation from biofuels at the operating boiler houses of Karelsky Okatysh, the leading iron ore mining and processing company in […]

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Russian researchers lead team to show microalgae can clean pyrene from wastewater

Russian researchers lead team to show microalgae can clean pyrene from wastewater

November 1, 2021 |

In Russia, RUDN University chemists together with colleagues from India, Russia and South Africa showed that green microalgae Chlorella sorokiniana can be used for cleaning wastewater from a toxic pyrene. Algae absorb pyrene and at the same time change their metabolism to adapt to stressful conditions. As a result, more lipids are formed in algae, […]

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