Tag: wood

Enzyme Found in Wood-boring Insects Could Turn Wood into Liquid Biofuel

Enzyme Found in Wood-boring Insects Could Turn Wood into Liquid Biofuel

June 4, 2013 |

In the UK, researchers at the University of York, University of Portsmouth and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory have used advanced biochemical analysis and x-ray imaging to identify a new enzyme to convert woody biomass into liquid biofuel. The enzyme is produced by gribbles, tiny marine wood-borers often responsible for destroying seaside wooden piers. […]

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“Wood – Europe’s fuel of the future, really?”

“Wood – Europe’s fuel of the future, really?”

April 11, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: PVwizard EU Tension Over Biofuels Cap Intensifies xs4green @Ductor a #winner of the Red Herring Europe 100 Award Presseurop: Wood – Europe’s fuel of the future, really? (The Economist, London) #Biofuels via @theeconomist shareActionUK That leaves advanced biofuels as #BP focus for alternative energy

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European Commission awards UPM $222 million grant for wood-to-biodiesel

European Commission awards UPM $222 million grant for wood-to-biodiesel

January 15, 2013 |

In France, the European Commission has awarded a $222 million grant to Finland’s UPM to develop a wood-to-biodiesel facility in Strasbourg. Finalization of the project is expected to take place during the next 12-18 months as the last studies regarding the availability and sourcing of wood-based raw materials  are completed.

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Longyear purchases lumber mill, ethanol plant in the making?

Longyear purchases lumber mill, ethanol plant in the making?

November 19, 2012 |

In Minnesota, the J.M Longyear company has purchased a 120-acre lumber mill site that has been shuttered since 2009, most likely in hopes of retrofitting the mill into a biofuel facility. Longyear, who have invested in Mascoma’s $232m cellulosic ethanol plant in Kinross, MI, have expressed interest in woody biomass to ethanol processes. Rumors also […]

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Washington State mulls testing woody biomass as renewable jet fuel feedstock

Washington State mulls testing woody biomass as renewable jet fuel feedstock

[ 0 ] February 24, 2011 |

In Washington state, the state House of Representatives has approved a request by the Washington Department of Natural Resources to test forest biomass as a feedstock for renewable jetfuel. The proposal now moves on to the state’s Senate. More on the story.

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Core BioFuels aims for $100M biogasoline project

Core BioFuels aims for $100M biogasoline project

[ 0 ] September 29, 2010 |

Core BioFuels announced plans to build a $100 million 92 octane biogasoline plant that will employ 40-50 people and begin operations by the end of 2012. The plant will use new technology to turn wood chips into ethanol using gasification and catalytic reactors.  Technology for gasification of wood chips for co-generation is not new, but […]

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Russian Technologies to commence Siberian biobutanol project in 2011

Russian Technologies to commence Siberian biobutanol project in 2011

[ 0 ] September 15, 2010 |

In Russia, state-owned Russian Technologies will begin building a biobutanol plant in Irkutsk in Siberia in March, the country’s first state-sponsored biofuel plant. The facility will use wood chips and other wood waste as feedstock. Russia has set its sights on becoming major biofuel producers to supply the European and US markets. More on the […]

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