Tag: wood

Wood providing REG with engineering, procurement, and construction management for Geismar expansion

Wood providing REG with engineering, procurement, and construction management for Geismar expansion

November 2, 2021 |

In Louisiana, Wood is advancing a project for Renewable Energy Group (REG) that will expand REG’s renewable diesel fuel offering to help meet the world’s growing demand for lower-carbon, sustainable fuels. The engineering, procurement, and construction management services contract will support REG’s improvement and expansion project at its renewable diesel biorefinery in Geismar, Louisiana. The […]

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Honeywell and Wood announce package to produce carbon-neutral SAF

Honeywell and Wood announce package to produce carbon-neutral SAF

September 23, 2021 |

In Illinois, Honeywell and Wood announced a comprehensive package of technologies to support the effort to produce carbon-neutral aviation fuel. When used together, the technologies, which are based on Honeywell’s UOP Ecofining process technology and Wood’s hydrogen plant technology, could reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 100% using certain feedstocks when compared to traditional […]

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Wood is making a construction comeback in Finland

Wood is making a construction comeback in Finland

December 21, 2020 |

In Finland, architects and contractors are looking toward Scandinavia’s vast forests to reduce the carbon intensity of construction.  Business Finland says 80% of detached houses in Finland already have a wooden frame, and many public buildings are also constructed with timber.  The trade group also highlights new, wood-based technologies being explored in Finland. Woodio, for […]

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KU Leuven map out how wood could replace petroleum in chemical industry

KU Leuven map out how wood could replace petroleum in chemical industry

February 19, 2020 |

In Belgium, an interdisciplinary team of bioscience engineers and economists from KU Leuven has mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry. They not only looked at the technological requirements, but also whether that scenario would be financially viable. A shift from petroleum to wood would lead to a reduction in CO2 […]

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Green Science Alliance produces wood alcohol at industrial scale

Green Science Alliance produces wood alcohol at industrial scale

January 8, 2019 |

In Japan, researchers at the at the Green Science Alliance found a solution for breaking down cellulose into glucose in an efficient way.  Using this technology, they will produce bioethanol at an industrial level.  They will also attempt to create a wood-alcohol-based drink.  This will be the first instance of wood alcohol production at an […]

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15MW wood-fired district heat plant in Lelystad put into operation

15MW wood-fired district heat plant in Lelystad put into operation

October 11, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, the 15MW wood-fired heating plant in Lelystad, the Netherlands, turnkey supplied by HoSt and commissioned by heat supplier Primco, produces as of today, October 10th, sustainable heat for the district heating network of the city of Lelystad. Up to 30,000 tons of wood chips from necessary forest maintenance in the area will […]

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North Carolina State University researchers develop model that mimics wood formation

North Carolina State University researchers develop model that mimics wood formation

April 23, 2018 |

In North Carolina, new systems biology model that mimics the process of wood formation allows scientists to predict the effects of switching on and off 21 pathway genes involved in producing lignin, a primary component of wood. The model, built on more than three decades of research led by Vincent Chiang of the Forest Biotechnology […]

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Proposed C$185 million Newfoundland wood-based biodiesel plant flounders

Proposed C$185 million Newfoundland wood-based biodiesel plant flounders

January 29, 2018 |

In Canada, New Green Technology’s proposed C$185 million timber-based biodiesel plant in Newfoundland isn’t likely to move forward. Nearly a year has passed since the agreement in principle was made with local authorities including securing the required timber rights to make the project viable. But the final deal was dependent on resubmitting the business plan […]

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DOE researchers find brown rot fungi can help with wood biofuel production

DOE researchers find brown rot fungi can help with wood biofuel production

February 27, 2017 |

In Minnesota, a team of scientists from the University of Minnesota; the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory; the University of Wisconsin, Madison; Gyeongsangnam-do Agricultural Research and Extension Services, Republic of Korea; and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory found evidence that brown rot fungi separate the oxidants and enzymes in time rather than in space. The team discovered […]

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Newfoundland to get new advanced biodiesel plant using wood

Newfoundland to get new advanced biodiesel plant using wood

June 27, 2016 |

In Canada, unnamed investors have agreed to build a commercial-scale biodiesel facility in Botwood, Newfoundland that will use Tennessee-based Proton Power’s technology to produce the fuel from wood. The process burns the biomass to produce hydrogen that in turn is then used to produce biodiesel. The company’s 7.2 million gallon facility is set to come […]

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