Tag: Turkey

Turkish authorities seeking Turkish businessman associated with Washakie Renewable Energy tax fraud

Turkish authorities seeking Turkish businessman associated with Washakie Renewable Energy tax fraud

January 4, 2021 |

In Turkey, the Associated Press reports the Turkish businessman associated with the $511 million tax fraud scheme with Salt Lake City-based Washakie Renewable Energy is being sought for arrest by Turkish authorities. He has been linked with an $132 million money laundering scheme in Turkey, which is why they are seeking his arrest. Warrants have […]

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New study says Turkey could produce one-third of power demand from biomass

New study says Turkey could produce one-third of power demand from biomass

July 14, 2020 |

In Turkey, the Anadolu news agency reports that as much as one-third of the country’s power needs could be provided by biomass, primarily through biogas with a focus on livestock waste. The country’s 17 million head of cattle could produce 120 million metric tons of manure which could be feedstock for biogas and later electricity, […]

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Turkey suspends E3 mandate for three months to free up ethanol for disinfectants

Turkey suspends E3 mandate for three months to free up ethanol for disinfectants

March 16, 2020 |

In Turkey, the Middle East Monitor says that local press is reporting the government’s decision to temporarily halt its ethanol blending program for up to three months in order to free up supplies to produce disinfectants and colognes to battle the spread of coronavirus after the country had its first five confirmed cases last week. […]

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Turkish biodiesel production up 18% on the year through August

Turkish biodiesel production up 18% on the year through August

November 14, 2019 |

In Turkey, the Daily Sabah newspaper reports that biodiesel production for the year through August rose 18% against the same period in 2018 at 78,000 metric tons compared to 66,000. The industry produced a total of 108,609 tons, primarily from waste oils but also from canola and safflower but is expected to pass 120,000 tons […]

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Turkish officials seize more than $11 million of illegal UCO biodiesel destined for Spain

Turkish officials seize more than $11 million of illegal UCO biodiesel destined for Spain

October 31, 2019 |

In Turkey, local press reports that police seized 1.53 million liters of illegal biodiesel valued at more than $11 million in the country’s largest-ever illegal fuel bust. The fuel was destined to be smuggled to Spain as biodiesel, even though it was just used cooking oil collected, boiled and with chemicals added to it without […]

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UCO biodiesel picking up in Turkey and could double in a few years to 70,000 tons

UCO biodiesel picking up in Turkey and could double in a few years to 70,000 tons

May 20, 2019 |

In Turkey, Prensa Latina reports that the biodiesel industry from used cooking oil is finally picking up in the country. Last year’s fledgling production saw about 35,000 metric tons being turned into about $35 million worth of biodiesel, a figure the national biodieisel association said could double in just a few years as production tries […]

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Turkish researchers seeking EU patent for biofull cell made from human stem cells

Turkish researchers seeking EU patent for biofull cell made from human stem cells

December 27, 2018 |

In Turkey, a European Patent application was made for biofuel cell developed by a joint study in the scientific cooperation of Üsküdar University, Sabancı University and Yıldız Technical University academicians that uses human stem cells. Designed from the neural cell lines used as a model in scientific studies, the biofuel cell produced high electrical energy […]

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EU-funded project looks to produce biodiesel and biomaterials from olive mill wastewater

EU-funded project looks to produce biodiesel and biomaterials from olive mill wastewater

April 10, 2018 |

In Turkey, a European Union-funded project is helping researchers from Turkey, Slovenia, Spain, Italy, Germany and Latvia to further develop technology to produce biofuels from olive oil processing wastewater. The Rhodolive project looks to ferment the organic load of olive mill wastewater that can then be turned into biodiesel, animal feed and higher value products […]

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Turkey to start slow with 0.5% biodiesel blending mandate in 2018

Turkey to start slow with 0.5% biodiesel blending mandate in 2018

June 5, 2017 |

In Turkey, the government has mandated a 0.5% biodiesel blend as of early 2018 that will boost current voluntary blending towards increasing consumption of domestic production that is currently well below production capacity. Only 70,000 metric tons of biodiesel was produced last year against installed capacity of 235,000 tons but introduction of the mandate should […]

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BRISK project seeks gasification infrastructure, funding available

BRISK project seeks gasification infrastructure, funding available

February 16, 2015 |

In Turkey, funding is available for several partners for Transnational Access in BRISK, including the gasification infrastructure at TUBITAK Marmara Research Center. The final deadline for applications is March 15, 2015. TUBITAK Marmara Research Centre (MRC) Energy Institute conducts applied research on advanced energy technologies; namely pyrolysis, gasification and combustion of solid fuels and syngas […]

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