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MOU Agreed to Develop ‘Bioship’ Technology and Plans to Construct the World’s First Biomass-Fuelled Ship

(Drax) Leading Japanese companies, NYK Line (NYK), NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers (NBP), TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (“TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING”) and British renewable energy business, Drax Group (Drax), have signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop both the world’s first

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Farnek’s Biogas Initiative Improves Lives of Rural Nepalese Families

(Far Eastern Agriculture) Top executives from the ESG (Environment, Social & Governance) team of leading UAE-based smart and green facilities management (FM) company Farnek, revisited Nepalese families that received Farnek biogas plants In 2015, the plants were installed by Farnek technicians to

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Premiere for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup with eFuels

(Porsche) The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will start the new season with eFuels that are potentially near-carbon-neutral. The feedstock comes from the Haru Oni pilot plant. The up to 32 racing cars in the Supercup will be fuelled exclusively with eFuels

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FuelCell Energy and Toyota Motor North America Celebrate Launch of World's First 'Tri-gen' Production System at the Port of Long Beach

(Toyota/PR Newswire) FuelCell Energy's Tri-gen technology produces three products: renewable electricity, renewable hydrogen, and usable water; Marks Toyota's first port vehicle processing facility in the world to be powered by onsite-generated, 100 percent renewable electricity; Both light-duty and Class 8 heavy-duty fuel cell

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Promising SA-First Solution to Convert Paper Sludge, Food and Textile Waste into Bioethanol

(The Paper Story)  A pioneering solution has been developed to convert cellulose fibre-rich waste from pulp and paper mill operations into ethanol using a specialised fermentation process. Ethanol is a versatile starting material that finds diverse application in the production of

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Hybrid Electric Flight Pioneer Ampaire Ground Tests Dimensional Energy e-Fuel

by Tony Harrington (GreenAir) Electric aviation pioneer Ampaire has partnered with Dimensional Energy, an emerging power-to-liquid producer, to perform a ground test of a hybrid-electric powertrain using 100% e-SAF created by converting carbon dioxide captured from the atmosphere. The two US-based companies performed

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Groundbreaking H2@Scale Project Unveils Hydrogen Proto-Hub

(GTI Energy)  First-of-its-kind facility will foster innovation in the production and deployment of low-carbon hydrogen --  Frontier Energy, Inc., GTI Energy, and the Center for Electromechanics at The University of Texas at Austin, today hosted the grand opening of a hydrogen research

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Cassava Value Chain from Seed to Products

by Moses Moseray* (Kondayama Biofuel Investment/special for Advanced Biofuels USA) The cassava value chain refers to the process of production: processing and marketing of cassava and its co-products. It involves the entire lifecycle of cassava, from planting and cultivation to

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French Tech: Sublime Energie Wants to Facilitate Agricultural Methanization

by Camille Wong (Les Echos) This mission-driven company specializes in the liquefaction of biogas from organic agricultural waste. It has just raised 11.5 million euros to manufacture fuel for mobility. -- The start-up Sublime Energie, a spin-off from Mines ParisTech, has developed

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Entrepreneur Cultivates Seeds that Produce Biofuel

(GCIS Vuk’uzenzele/Sowetan Live) Business journey has not been a bed of roses - Ngidi -- A young, curious farmer’s quest to pivot from farming traditional crops has seen her become an environmental warrior.  Zinhle Ngidi from Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal, now cultivates seeds that produce

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Joint Venture with CompactGTL towards New Business in Renewable Synthetic Fuels, Including Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(EQTEC/Polaris.Brighterir.com/RNS)  EQTEC plc (AIM: EQT), a global technology innovator powering distributed, decarbonised, new energy infrastructure through its waste-to-value solutions for hydrogen, biofuels, and energy generation, is pleased to announce that it has set up a new joint venture company (the "JV") with CompactGTL Limited ("CompactGTL")

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Plug Switches on Amazon's First On-Site Electrolyser in Colorado

(Renewables Now) US hydrogen technology company Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) has switched on the first on-site electrolyser system owned by Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN), a 1-MW machine located at the US e-commerce giant's fulfilment centre in Aurora, Colorado. The proton exchange membrane (PEM)

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Less Waste, More Energy (Kore Infrastructure)

(Climate Now)  ... Steve Wirtel, the Executive Vice President of Business Development at Kore Infrastructure, joined Climate Now to explain how Kore’s biomass thermal conversion (slow pyrolysis) process can be used to dispose of organic waste, sequester carbon and generate energy.

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Dairy Farmers in India to Install Small-Scale Digesters

(BioCycle Magazine)  HomeBiogas, a manufacturer of small-scale, on-site biogas systems, announced an agreement with SKG Sangha, a nonprofit organization working in the energy, sustainable farming, waste management and climate change fields, to install over 7,000 HomeBiogas systems with dairy farmers in

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Japan’s Sumitomo Chem to Trial Propylene from Ethanol

by Nanami Oki  (Argus Media) Japanese petrochemical producer Sumitomo Chemical plans to build a pilot plant to manufacture propylene directly from ethanol, targeting to achieve commercialisation by the first half of the 2030s. Sumitomo Chemical expects to complete construction of the demonstration plant

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Pretoria-Based Start-up Transforms Waste Cooking Oil into Biofuel

by GCIS Vuk’uzenzele (The South African) A Pretoria-based start-up, INO Biodiesel, is making waves by converting waste cooking oil into valuable biofuel. -- Although South Africa may not be as advanced as many developed countries in the green economy space, entrepreneurs such

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Dutch Government Launches Hydrogen Subsidy Scheme

(Renews.biz) Almost €250m in grants will go to projects with a combined 100MW of capacity -- The Dutch government is starting a subsidy scheme for smaller electrolysis projects for the production of hydrogen with sustainable energy. The amount of almost €250m should provide

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Brazil Will Have the World's First Ethanol Hydrogen: Brazil to Test Ethanol-Based Green Hydrogen in a Vehicle in Mid-2024

by Thiago Bethônico (Folha de São Paulo) ... The first rounds with the ethanol-based product should only take place in mid-2024 when the pilot plant —under construction— will be able to produce the first kilograms of the sustainable fuel. Green hydrogen gets

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Production of Clean Cooking Energy in Sierra Leone October 2023 and March/April 2024 Updates

by Moses Moseray* ( (Kondayama Biofuel Investment/special to Advanced Biofuels USA)  I have made modifications of my stove based on the request and suggestions from those that have used it and those that are interested to have it and to trial it. 

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CycleØ Inaugurates Spain’s First Biomethane Plant with Ammonia Stripping

(CycleØ/Globe Newswire)The facilities are located in the Catalonian municipality of Vallfogona de Balaguer. CycleØ plans to have 20 biomethane plants underway or operating in Spain by the end of 2024. These facilities represent a total investment of €50 million and

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Biodiesel Educator Named Teacher of the Year in South Carolina School District

(Richland School District Two/Biobased Diesel Daily)  In South Carolina, Richland School District Two announced Sept. 13 that the 2023-’24 District Teacher of the Year is Will Epps, a science teacher at Blythewood High School. Superintendent Kim Moore and other district leaders made

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Walmart Chile to Create First Industrial-Use Green Hydrogen Production Plant in Latin America

(Walmart) The project developed collaboratively with the generating company Engie will mark $15 million investment in replacing lead-acid batteries.  Last week, Walmart Inc. CEO Doug McMillon attended the grand opening of a green hydrogen plant at Walmart’s Quilicura Distribution Center in Santiago,

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Government Launches Pilot Plant for Renewable Hydrogen from Ethanol at USP

((São Paulo Governor's Office (Google Translation)) Governor Tarcísio de Freitas reinforces the state management's commitment to research and development of energy transition Technologies -- Governor Tarcísio de Freitas reinforced this Thursday (10th), in the capital, the commitment of the state administration to

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Revolutionizing Ammonia Production

by James Lawler (Climate Now)  The Nobel-prize winning discovery of how to create synthetic ammonia has been called the “most momentous technical advance in history,” and for good reason. Today about half of the food consumed worldwide comes from the increased harvest yields resulting from

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MSU Researchers Link Auto and Dairy Industries to Explore Sustainable Climate Solutions

by Jack Falinski (Michigan State University) Renewable electrical energy produced from anaerobic digesters could drive EV charging stations on dairy farms --  One of the next climate change solutions might be found at your local dairy farm. A team of MSU researchers is studying

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CET Operates College Bus Using Biodiesel

(Times of India) Thiruvananthapuram: With an objective to promote sustainability, the center for sustainable development (CSD) at the College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram, (CET) has successfully operated a college bus using biodiesel extracted from used cooking oil. The project, which is a joint

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Spain: Agricultural Cooperative Demonstrates Pioneering Biomethane Tractor in Soria

(COPISO/AltFuels) Soria-based COPISO carried out a demonstration with a New Holland tractor, in the biomethane pilot plant installed on the Sauquillo de Boñices farm, thanks to the LIFE Smart Agromobility project. COPISO and the other six partners that make up the consortium

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Rebecca Boudreaux, CEO of Oberon Fuels, was special guest this past week on ABLC Connect, and she took us through Oberon’s promise and progress, milestones achieved and the next ones down the road, on the journey

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Plug Teams up with Avina to Decarbonize Commercial Trucking

(Plug Power)  Deal supports first green hydrogen production facility for heavy-duty trucks in Southern California  --  Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, will deliver containerized proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer

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Plug to Provide STEF with Green Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Solutions for Cold Storage Distribution Centers

(Plug Power)  First European cold logistics customer represents expansion for Plug with its turnkey green hydrogen and fuel cell solutions; STEF is Plug’s first pedestal customer in Europe; Toyota will provide compatible fuel cell-ready forklift models  ---  Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leading

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Digesting the North: Balance BioGas Is Bringing Digesters to Remote Communities

by Maria Church (Canadian Biomass Magazine) A Yukon company has developed small-scale biodigesters designed specifically to decarbonize rural and remote communities. Balance BioGas is commercializing its solutions along with a new dashboard tool. Made in the North, for the North. That’s a

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Blythewood High Students Turn Cooking Oil into Biodiesel, Preparing for Careers in STEM

by Samantha McCollum (WACH Fox 57) Students at Blythewood High School are fueling the future as they turn used cooking oil into biodiesel fuel, a drop-in replacement for petroleum diesel fuel. Chemistry teacher Will Epps says he noticed there were great careers

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Turkey Plans to Bolster Biogas Production

(Bioenergy Insight) Turkey's Agriculture and Forestry Ministry is working on projects aimed at utilising geothermal energy resources, particularly in urban agriculture, while officials are looking into ways to boost biomass production in rural areas, according to Daily News. ... Meanwhile, Turkey's Agriculture Ministry

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Brazil: Air Liquide Develops Biomethane Stations for Farmers to Produce Their Own Fuel

(Air Liquide/AltFuels) Air Liquide developed a solution for the reuse of organic waste on farms: the AG050 and AG100 biomethane stations, which process the biogas derived from the decomposition of these elements and transform it into biomethane. This renewable natural gas

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The Road to Lumberton: TerraStar Energy and Emerging Fuels Technology Strike a Deal for Biomass-to-Fuels Scaled to Feedstock

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ...  TerraStar Energy and Emerging Fuels Technology have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to license EFT’s Fischer-Tropsch  and Maxx Jet/Maxx Diesel proprietary technology to build a fleet of FLEXplants; small-scale, modular renewable diesel facilities. Small ball Recently the Due Diligence Wolfpack has been

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From Vodka to Sustainable Fuel: N.Y. Company Lands DoD Contract

by Daniel Cusick (Politico Pro Climatewire)Brooklyn-based Air Co. — known for climate-friendly vodka and CO2-based hand sanitizers — makes a big leap into national security with a contract for sustainable aviation fuel. A technology firm that specializes in climate-conscious fuels and

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Dung-Powered Tractor Uses Cow Waste to Flush out Agricultural Emissions

by Alexa Heah (Design Taxi) Cattle farming, and by extension cow manure, is responsible for a whole heap of greenhouse emissions for the planet. To help farmers be more environmentally friendly, New Holland Agriculture has come up with a new tractor designed

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AIR COMPANY Awarded Additional NASA Funding to Continue Its Research & Development of Kerosene-Based Rocket Fuel

(AIR COMPANY/SpaceRef)  AIR COMPANY, the world’s leading carbon technology and climate innovation company, has seen its collaboration with NASA further strengthened with direct funding through a NASA Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) award. With this funding, AIR COMPANY will make integral strides

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KION Group to Develop and Produce Its Own Fuel Cell Systems for Industrial Trucks

(KION Group)  Intralogistics group begins production of hydrogen propulsion systems  KION Group plans to invest more than €11 million in this technology  Launch of a 24 V fuel cell system planned for Spring 2023, with other systems to follow 

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Synbio Powerlabs Secures € 6.6 Million Funding to Build a Revolutionary Biotechnology Plant for Precision Fermentation

(Nutrecon/NewsWires)  Synbio Powerlabs Oy ("Synbio Powerlabs" or the "Company"), a leading Biotech company catalyzing the DNA-Economy by enabling the development of disruptive biotechnologies with precision fermentation, from lab-scale experiments to large scale pilot runs, is pleased to announce it has secured

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Sistema.bio Launches Its Carbon Program in Uganda

(Sistema.bio)  Sistema.bio, Africa’s leading biodigester manufacturing company  today has launched its biggest biodigester carbon program in Uganda in partnership with Native, a Public Benefit Corporation. The program, otherwise referred to as the Uganda Dairy Biogas Program, is set to benefit  small and medium dairy

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Innovative Biogas Technology from Sistema.bio gets MNRE Govt of India Approval

(Sistema.bio/The Week Magazine)  - Sistema.bio's flexi biogas technology, ranging from 1 to 25 cubic meter per day, is certified under the National Biogas Programme.  -  The MNRE approval for Sistema.bio biogas plants will contribute to impact millions of dairy farmers

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The Pursuit of Green Hydrogen Liquefaction: Raven, Chart, GenH2 in the Hunt for Solutions Large and Small

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From the wilds of western Wyoming comes the welcome news for the hydrogen fanbase that Raven SR and Chart Industries inked a global collab for the liquefaction, storage, and transportation of hydrogen as well as pure

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Porsche Begins Production of ‘E-Fuel’ that Could Provide Gas Alternative Amid EV Push

by Michael Wayland (CNBC) -Porsche said Tuesday that a pilot plant in Chile started production of the alternative fuel, as it aims to produce millions of gallons by mid-decade. -Officials say e-fuels can act like gasoline, allowing vehicle owners a

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Novel Waste Treatment Efficiently Converts Sewage to Biogas

by Tina Hilding (Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture/WSU Insider) A new method to treat sewage can efficiently convert leftover sludge to biogas, an advance that could help communities lower their waste treatment costs while helping the environment.  Reporting in the journal, Waste

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Biogas Ever More Popular in Rural Botswana Due to UNDP Project

(Bioenergy Insight) At a cattle post settlement called Gatuma located near Mmathethe village, south of Botswana, Goemeone and Mpho Kagiso have over the past year embraced biogas energy and are enjoying more than just the financial relief it brings, reported Xinhua, "Biogas

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Japanese Firms Study Marine Biofuel Output from Trash

by Maiko Nakashima (Argus Media) Japanese shipping firm Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and LPG importer Astomos, together with domestic energy supply firm Sustainable Energy, plan to work on producing marine biofuel from combustible trash on ocean-going vessels during voyages. The three companies

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Biogas At School

(BioCycle Magazine) In 200 schools in Brazil, Israel, Fiji and additional countries around the world, students are learning about — and experiencing — anaerobic digestion (AD) of food waste. HomeBiogas, an Israel-based company that sells small-scale AD systems for homes, refugee

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GasTechno Seeks Merger to Grow Dominant Worldwide Clean Fuels Business

(Gas Techno/Biofuels Industry Today)  GasTechno secures a 36-acre industrial site in Michigan to manufacture its fifth generation Mini-GTL 750 renewable methanol equipment for its customers. -- GasTechno Energy & Fuels (USA) LLC (“GEF”), the world leader in single-step methane-to-methanol conversion technology, recently acquired

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NYK Invests in Tech to Convert Garbage Onboard into Biofuels

by Sam Chambers (Splash 247) Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) is looking at converting waste onboard into energy. Japan’s second largest shipping line by dwt has invested in Sustainable Energy, which operates an energy supply business using unused resources such as flammable

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Nearly $15 Million ‘Low or No-Emissions’ Award Will Allow Montgomery to Create the First Hydrogen Electric Bus Project on the East Coast

(Montgomery County Update) The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) has won a competitive grant award of nearly $15 million from the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the purchase of 13 new hydrogen fuel cell

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NGO Helps Rural Residents Install Biogas Plants

(Bioenergy Insight)  Koodugal, which is an Indian NGO, has started helping villages in India install biogas plants and achieve energy self-sufficiency. As a result, villages including Chaparthi and Thaliyur, Kaveripattinam block in Krishnagiri district, now have biogas plants that have

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South Yorkshire to Lead UK R&D into Sustainable Aviation Fuels

(Biofuels International)  A major new research centre that will help test, certify and deploy new sustainable aviation fuels - the first of its kind in the UK - has reached a key milestone in its construction. The Sustainable Aviation Fuels Innovation

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FPT Industrial Brings Farmers' Dreams of Energy Independence to the World Biogas Expo 2022

(FPT Industrial/AgriTech Tomorrow) FPT Industrial paves the way for farmers’ energy independence at The World Biogas Expo 2022, the world’s leading trade show dedicated to the biogas industry, held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, UK on June

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Indian Railways Prepares Food from Biogas Plant at Electric Loco Training Centre

(Bioenergy Insight)  Indian Railways is taking a big step towards the conservation of energy. According to the Railway Ministry, a biogas plant has been set up by the Southeast Central Railway zone at Electric Loco Training Centre at Uslapur Adarsh

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Blythewood HS Cuts Ribbon on New Biodiesel Lab

by Mike Olson (ABC Columbia)  Students at Blythewood High School are revving their engines. This afternoon, school officials and students held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their biodiesel lab. It’s one of only two in the country. The biodiesel production lab

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Greasezilla Grows to Godzilla Size – More than Doubles Operational Systems in 2022

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Like a feeding frenzy that doubles Godzilla’s size, in West Virginia, Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla FOG (fats, oils & grease) separation and processing systems will more than double the number of Greasezilla

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New Research Explores ‘Toilet-Linked’ AD Potential

(Bioenergy Insight) Research by the University of Stirling will help decision-makers understand and overcome the barriers preventing the uptake of 'toilet-linked' biogas technologies. One pioneering process enables home toilets to be connected to an anaerobic digester, which converts the waste

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Why Terpenes in Jet Fuels?: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to SAF from Biobased Terpenes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Did you know the Naval Air Systems Command is working on high-performance sustainable aviation fuels from biobased terpenes? Check out this illuminating slide guide from Dr. Benjamin G. Harvey at the Naval Air Warfare Center

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Catalysis, Chemistry, Carbon – SBI BioEnergy’s Competitive Edge

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... SBI’s Gölu H2 process removes the reliance on a fossil fuel, and uses ethanol and water to produce carbon-neutral hydrogen. With Gölu’s carbon capture partnering technologies, our hydrogen is the first carbon-negative hydrogen production

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Johnson Matthey Launches HyCOgen, an Enabling Technology to Efficiently Convert CO2 and Green Hydrogen into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Johnson Matthey/PR Newswire) - Launch of HyCOgen will play a key role in enabling captured CO2 and green hydrogen to be converted into sustainable aviation fuel; - In combination with FT CANSTM technology, Johnson Matthey delivers an integrated, scalable solution Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies, has launched

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Cummins, Sinopec, Oberon Fuels and More – The Latest Green Hydrogen Initiatives from Power-to-Hydrogen, Methane, DME

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ...  What about the different routes to get that lovely green hydrogen? From splitting water via excess green power (power-to-hydrogen), to stripping hydrogen out of renewable methane or out of DME, here’s a look at

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From a Nuisance to a Benefit, ‘World’s Worst Weed’ Finds New Use as Biofuel

(South Africa Today) • A startup in western Kenya has developed a process of making bioethanol from water hyacinths, addressing both the need for a clean fuel alternative to charcoal and fuelwood, and the spread of the invasive hyacinths. Proponents

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Avolta Breaks Ground on First of 2 Biogas Projects in Arizona

(Avolta/Biomass Magazine) Avolta, a renewable energy company focused on originating, developing, owning, and operating renewable natural gas (RNG) projects, and its regional development partner, Atlas Global Holdings LLC, held an official groundbreaking to kick off the first of two RNG Projects

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Ontario Increases Opportunity for On-Farm RNG Production

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The Ontario government on July 5 announced it is changing its biogas regulations under the Nutrient Management Act to enable new on-farm biogas systems and expansions of existing systems to be approved more easily and at

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Springboard Biodiesel Enables US Military Base to Save Nearly $5 Million in Fuel Costs and Mitigate 4,875 Tons of CO2e

(Springboard Biodiesel/EIN Presswire)  Used cooking oil can be turned into low-carbon biodiesel anywhere people are fed for about $1 per gallon with a Springboard Biodiesel BioPro™ system. --   Springboard Biodiesel, the leading small-scale biodiesel processing company in the United States, shared

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San Bernardino Renewable BioFuels Project Achieves Commercial Operation

(FuelCell Energy)  FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCEL) -- a global leader in fuel cell technology with a purpose of utilizing its proprietary, state-of-the-art fuel cell platforms to enable a world empowered by clean energy -- announced the completion of site construction and commencement

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Ways2H and Element 2 Collaborating on 40 Waste-to Hydrogen Refueling Stations

by Nedim Husomanovic (Ways2H/H2 Energy News)  ...  This new collaboration will expedite the transition away from fossil fuels and contribute to the achievement of carbon-reduction targets. Ways2H will deliver facilities that convert garbage to hydrogen gas to Element 2’s network of

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Increasing On-Farm AD Uptake: What Are the Barriers to On-Farm Anaerobic Digestion and How Can They Be Resolved?

(Bioenergy Insight)  Why is the uptake of anaerobic digestion (AD) on UK farms so low? What are the barriers to adoption and what can be done to reduce or remove them? These are the questions that have driven recent research

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Competitive Edge: Can Sweet Gazoil’s Surface Flash Cracking Technology Help Solve Plastics Pollution?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Sweet Gazoil was founded to solve water pollution from waste and used oil. EPA states that 60% of water pollution in the USA comes from waste oil and that 1 gallon of used oil can

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MEIA Spotlight -- Ryan Powell

(Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator) Ryan Powell is the founder and CEO of Manta Biofuel, an MEIA Startup that produces crude oil from algae at a cost that could be competitive with traditional petroleum. Manta’s team has developed their proprietary magnetic algae harvesting

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SoCalGas to partner with SunLine Transit Agency to Test Combination of Technologies to Produce Hydrogen from RNG

(Green Car Congress) Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) will demonstrate a combination of technologies that will produce hydrogen from renewable natural gas (RNG) at SunLine Transit Agency’s hydrogen fueling station in Thousand Palms, California. The research project, called “H2 SilverSTARS,” will produce renewable

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Carbon Clean, BayoTech to Develop Hydrogen, CO2 Capture Solutions

(Bioenergy Insight)  Carbon Clean has joined forces with BayoTech to develop on-site hydrogen with carbon capture solutions. Carbon Clean, a leader in cost-effective CO2 capture and separation technology, signed a memorandum of understanding with BayoTech, to explore commercial opportunities targeted at

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Reactors for Producing Lower Carbon Fuels: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to E-Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today we look at E-Fuel’s reactors for producing lower cost, lower carbon for power, ethanol, hydrogen, and jet fuel, with E-Fuel CEO Tom Quinn. Details on their rejected energy reactor, losers and winners, and converting

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Blue Hydrogen Made with Renewable Gas Will Be vailable in Western U.S.

(Clean Power Capital Corp./NGV Journal) Clean Power Capital Corp. has provided additional information about the technology being developed by PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp., an investee company of Clean Power. PowerTap’s third generation onsite hydrogen production module unit is enhanced for blue

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Low Carbon Renewable Hydrogen Tech: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to SBI BioEnergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Started in 1998 as SBI Fine Chemicals, then in 2009 SBI BioEnergy to commercialize renewable liquid fuel tech to just last year pivoting to gölu H2 to commercialize renewable hydrogen tech, check out this illuminating

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Hydrogen Is Hot! 584 Hydrogen Fueling Stations in 33 Countries, Ways2H Expansion, Preem, Siemens and More

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... What is making hydrogen so hot right now is the news that hydrogen fueling stations are having a dramatic acceleration in growth with 584 hydrogen stations deployed in 33 countries by the end

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Dominion Energy, Smithfield Foods Complete RNG Project in Utah

(Smithfield Foods/Biomass Magazine) Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Inc., announced on Dec. 9 they have completed the first renewable natural gas (RNG) project through their joint venture, Align Renewable Natural Gas. Located in Milford in southwestern Utah, the project is now

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Battling America’s ‘Dirty Secret’: Climate Change Raises the Risk from Failing Sewage Systems.

by Sarah Kaplan (Washington Post) ... (Catherine Coleman) Flowers has a vision for a better septic system. It’s cheap to buy and easy to run. It’s equipped with sensors that can monitor for signs of pathogens, including the coronavirus. Instead of

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Sunbird to Supply Indeni with Ethanol for Fuel Blending

by Michael Kaumba (ZNBC) ZANIS-Indeni Petroleum Refinery Company Limited has engaged Sunbird Bioenergy Africa in Kawambwa to supply the first consignment of ethanol that will be used in a large-scale pilot test on the feasibility of ethanol and gasoline blending. Head of

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US EPA Announces $3 Million for 12 Food Waste AD Projects

(Bioenergy Insight)  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected 12 organisations and projects to receive around $3 million (€2.55 million) in funding to help reduce food loss and waste and divert food waste from landfills by expanding anaerobic digestion

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BPTS Addresses Biodiesel History, Technology Advancements

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine) BBI International’s Biodiesel Production Technology Summit kicked off on Sept. 16 with the star-studded story of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies unique history and a general session panel focused on emerging biodiesel technologies. Bob King, founder and president of

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Not Your Average Refinery

(Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Small stockpiles of biomass such as sewage, food waste, and wood chips are often overlooked in visions of future sustainable fuel and chemical production. The dismissal arises because transporting these materials to a large-scale, centralized bio-refinery would

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Turning Waste into Energy: How Banana Skins and Manure Are Being Re-Used to Help Power Homes

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC) Blessed with a wide variety of landscapes, the African country of Uganda produces everything from bananas and coffee to tea and cocoa. ... Vianney Tumwesige is managing director of Green Heat International, a firm which wants

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Waste Industry Biogas to Diesel Fuel: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to T2C-Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... A new project is focused on optimizing this new TRIFTS technology at a relevant engineering scale capable of utilizing both the CO2 and CH4 portions of biogas and incorporating them into the hydrocarbon backbone

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Circular Scale: T2C Finds a Path to Feedstock-Scaled Renewable Diesel from Biogas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A new technology has arrived in South Florida for the conversion of biogas to diesel fuels. If you thought of this as a biogas-to-paraffins technology, that would be fine, too. But it’s not strictly a methane-to-paraffins

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Indian Lab Develops Technology to Convert Used Cooking Oil Into Biodiesel and Glycerine

Nair N.B. (Sputnik) India has been exploring alternatives to fossil fuels and trying to reduce its dependence on oil imports. One of the options being explored by the country is biofuel, made from various raw materials like waste plastics, used cooking

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Co-Locating Renewable Diesel with Ethanol Biorefinery: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Saola Energy’s Renewable Diesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) NextChem was in the news yesterday with the big announcement that they will co-license GranBio’s patented technology for the production of second-generation ethanol, but at ABLC Digital, NextChem was also mentioned in Saola Energy’s presentation and

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Q&A: A Model for Low-Carbon Fuels in the Global Energy Transition

by Alan P. Mammoser (Biodiesel Magazine) Biofuels will likely play an important role in a hoped-for transformation to a low-carbon economy. According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, they will need to play a large role in the direct application of

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Renewable Diesel Has a Bright Future: NextChem and Saola Energy Partnership Will Help Feedstock Suppliers of All Sizes Take Full Advantage of It

(NextChem/Biofuels Digest) ... Innovation within the transportation industry is necessary to combat climate change and while electrification provides compelling opportunities for reducing carbon emissions in the light-duty vehicle fleet, in heavy duty applications (trucking, aviation, marine, etc) biofuels remain the

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The Competitive Edge: Drystill Holdings Inc.

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... Drystill invented a low temperature low energy distillation technique. While beneficial in a many industrial sectors, it has can be particularly helpful in reducing capital and operating costs in the biofuel industry. The technology

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Clariant and Ineratec to Commercialize Renewable-Fuel Technologies

by Scott Jenkins (Chemical Engineering) Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) and Ineratec (Karlsruhe, Germany; www.ineratec.de) have entered into a partnership to develop and commercialize novel technologies for the production of renewable fuels and chemicals. Clariant will provide its extensive catalysis expertise and broad portfolio

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Competitive Edge: CMM Ingenieria

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... we developed in 2002 proprietary technology to make biodiesel at low cost. It was intended to share the production of renewable fuel, by means of affordable machinery. Hundreds of clients worldwide are using our

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New System for Widespread Availability of Green Hydrogen

(Alpha Galileo/Graz University of Technology)   Hydrogen researchers at Graz University of Technology, together with the Graz-based start-up Rouge H2 Engineering, have developed a cost-effective process for the decentralised production of high-purity hydrogen. As an alternative propulsion technology in the transport sector,

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SUNY Cobleskill Gasifier Wins $5.8M Grant to Reduce Wildfires

by Johan Sheridan (News10)  The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection awarded $5.8 million to the State University of New York at Cobleskill for its gasifier project, which turns combustible waste into a sustainable, clean-burning fuel. The grant supports creating a mobile

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Greasezilla Solves Worldwide (FOG) Processing Shortage with New System

(Greasezilla)  The new modular Greasezilla system expands its FOG separation system to serve large food processors, wastewater treatment centers and waste haulers requiring FOG separation systems to be placed at any large-scale collection point   -- Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla™,

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Biofuel Could Blossom if Govt Gives Industry Fertile Ground

by Jamieson Murphy (North Queensland Register)  ... Nuffield scholar and a fourth generation farmer Steven Hobbs said if the federal government got the bioenergy strategy right, the industry could be "quite phenomenal". He began experimenting with alternative fuel sources nearly 20 years

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Biofuel for Ships: Diesel and Gasoline Sourced from Renewables

by Iris Kumpmann (Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft/Tech Xplore)  ... Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT in Oberhausen have been looking into alternative climate-friendly fuels. They are now able to produce a renewable biofuel that can be converted

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Biodiesel Production: What Next for Zim?

by Nyasha Kavhiza (The Herald) A technical analysis of the current situation will point to the lack of feedstock as the main problem stalling biodiesel production in Zimbabwe. ... Instead of discarding the project all together, the Government and all stakeholders involved

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IRFA Announces Partnership with Iowa State University BioBus

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) Many of the often-touted benefits of biodiesel – from cleaner air and reduced carbon emissions to high-paying jobs in rural communities – benefit the next generation beyond all others. In recognition of the important role students and

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In Kenya, Herders Turn an Invasive Cactus into Biofuel

by Robert Kibet (Deutsch Welle) The prickly pear cactus has taken over thousands of hectares of grazing land in arid parts of Kenya. Now herders, NGOs and scientists are teaming up to fight back against the prickly menance that's deadly

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Sandals Runs Successful Biodiesel Pilot Project in Saint Lucia

(Saint Lucia News Online) Following the success of its first Biodiesel Conversion Centre in Saint Lucia, Sandals Resorts International is exploring ways to expand the project throughout its resorts across the region.  For the last five years, the company’s Dive Centre

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Rapunzel, Rapunzel: Getting the Hydrogen We Need from the Garbage We Don’t

by Jim Lane (Hydrogen Digest) ... In the case of municipal solid waste, there are a couple of reasons why hydrogen might be a smart target, and why gasification is the best route, where we use heat to convert mixed

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Cook County Jail Inmates Turn Vegetable Oil into Diesel Fuel

by Evan Garcia (WTTW) A new program at Cook County Jail teaches inmates how to make biodiesel fuel from cooking oil used in the jail’s dining halls. Two of the Cook County sheriff’s utility trucks, which transport supplies throughout the county, run

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From Plants to Energy: Sustainability RSO Makes Biodiesel out of Soybeans

by Jared Ebanks (Daily Illini) The turn of the new decade has caused many professionals and activists to recommit to solving climate change, including the Illinois Biodiesel Initiative, an RSO (registered student organization) that promotes sustainability on campus. IBI collects soybean oil

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Dimethyl Ether – Zero Emissions, Carbon Neutrality?: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels’ Renewable DME

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Dimethyl Ether – We know DME well, but do you know all of its advantages or about fuel-grade DME in North America? Did you know about Oberon Fuels’ small-scale DME production process and the latest

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Autothermal Pyrolysis: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Rethinking Thermochemical Processing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Iowa State University is working on fast pyrolysis, and Robert Brown, Director of the university’s Bioeconomy Institute looks at how their work is making us rethink thermochemical processing. By looking at autothermal pyrolysis, and more, Brown

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Oil Majors Bet on Compact Bio-gas to Tackle Emission Woes in India

by Shahkar Abidi (Auto Car Pro) Over 500 letters of intent (LoIs) have been issued to entrepreneurs by three government-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) for setting up of Compact Bio-Gas (CBG) plants, claims a top official from the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

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Azelio, Biodico Partner for Solar, Wind Power at Biofuel Units

(Azelio/Biodiesel Magazine) Swedish public firm Azelio has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the U.S. firm Biodico Inc. for a project in Atascadero, California. The MOU frameworks a collaboration over a capacity of about 120 MWe of Azelio’s energy storage technology

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GA-EMS to Develop On-Demand Hydrogen Generation Tech for US Army

(Army Technology) General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has received a two-year contract from the US Army to develop a prototype high-pressure hydrogen generation system. The hydrogen generation system will be used by the army for refuelling hydrogen vehicles in the battlefield. The contract

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The Competitive Edge: Sweet Gazoil Inc.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... Sweet Gazoil (SGO) was founded with the goal of protecting the environment by providing cost-effective technologies to treat mixed waste plastics, heavy and used/waste oils, and other waste hydrocarbons. SGO has developed and patented an

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Biorefinery: ‘The Potential for Farmers to Diversify Their Business in the Future’

by Emma Gilsenan (AgriLand) Biorefinery – which converts biomass to energy and other beneficial by-products – could potentially add more value to an outside block of land, according to UCD lecturer, Bridget Lynch. Speaking to AgriLand at the National Ploughing Championships this week, James

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Bringing Biodiesel to BHSU

by Alex Portal (Black Hills Pioneer)  A local senior at Black Hills State University is pioneering the use of biodiesel fuel on campus.  “The idea is to take the cooking oil from A’viands cafeteria, convert it to biodiesel, and then use it

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Generation Start-up: UAE's Homegrown Biofuels Firm to Expand to India and Bahrain

(The National Business)  Neutral Fuels powers the entirety of McDonald's fleet in the emirates  --  ... Mr (Karl) Feilder is behind the UAE’s first homegrown initiative to turn waste cooking oil into biofuel, on which the entirety of the country’s fleet of

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These Nano-Bugs Eat CO2 and Make Eco-Friendly Fuel

by Trent Knoss (University of Colorado Boulder)  CU Boulder researchers have developed nanobio-hybrid organisms capable of using airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen to produce a variety of plastics and fuels, a promising first step toward low-cost carbon sequestration and eco-friendly manufacturing

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Biorefinery Glas: Farm Bioeconomy Demonstration Day --- July 11, 2019 --- Bandon, Ireland

On Thursday 11th July 2019, the Biorefinery Glas EIPAgri Operational Group in collaboration with Teagasc will host a free small-scale biorefinery field demonstration event at Shinagh farm in Bandon, Ireland. Funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine through the 2014-2020 Rural

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Streamlining the Biofuel Production Process

(European Commission)  The production of biofuels like ethanol from non-food biomass is a lucrative prospect for the agricultural sector. However, due to the complexity and expense of the large-scale industrial process currently needed to produce such biofuels, they remain out of

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Kenya Farmers Fight Drought with Biofuel from Cotton Waste

(Voice of America/Reuters)   Kenyan farmer Abel Mutie Mathoka thought it must be a joke when he was told he could irrigate his drought-hit crops more cheaply, cleanly and efficiently using a pump fueled by cotton waste. “Who could believe it’s possible

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Quantum Energy Enters MOU with Biofuels Target Company

(Biofuels International)  Quantum Energy and its subsidiary FTPM Resources have entered a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a targeted company that designs, manufactures, operates and sells modular biorefineries. The patented biorefineries are available in one million, two million and five million

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Yes, Tin Lizzie Was an Alcoholic

by Marc J. Rauch  (The Auto Channel)  Correcting Bad Revisionist History About Ford's Model T Automobile  --  The most venerated automobile of all time is Henry Ford's Model T. Nicknamed "Tin Lizzie," "Leapin' Lena," and sometimes "Flivver," the Model T went into production

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Putting CO₂ Emissions to Work: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Opus 12

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Opus 12 has developed a device that recycles CO₂ into cost-competitive chemicals and fuels. Their technology bolts onto any source of CO₂ emissions, and with only water and electricity as inputs, transforms that CO₂ into some

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2017 Ag Census Includes Data on On-Farm Methane Digesters

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The USDA announced the results of its 2017 Census of Agriculture on April 11. The report includes millions of new points of information about America’s farms and ranches and those who operate them, including data on

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SEAT Unveils Project to Turn Organic Waste into Biofuel for Vehicles

(SEAT/NGV Journal) SEAT launched the Life Methamorphosis initiative, whose aim is to achieve biomethane from organic waste, turning it into renewable natural gas in the following 5 steps: 1. Recycling. Each inhabitant of the city of Barcelona generates about 1.5 kilos of

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Soy Innovation Campus to Co-locate with New Minn. Biodiesel Plant

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council plans to co-locate its new Soy Innovation Campus with Epitome Energy LLC’s proposed 30 MMgy biodiesel production and soybean crush facility in Northwest Minnesota. Earlier this year, Epitome Energy was

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Pilot Plants: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Zeton

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  David Edwards,VP Sales and Marketing at Zeton and a member of Lee Enterprises Consulting offers this overview of the types of Zeton’s 800+ projects in over 45 countries in relation to the design and fabrication of

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Biofuels Are Key to Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

by Arlin E. Gyberg (StarTribune)  The biofuels industry over the last 30 years has produced more product using less energy and water and contributes far less carbon-dioxide emissions than petroleum fuels.   --  Across Minnesota, about 25 ethanol and biodiesel plants generate about

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Techie Builds Biofuel Plant, Makes Home Free of LPG

by Manjula Nair (Times of India)   ... For (Priyadarshan) Sahasrabuddhe, an engineer by training from IIT-Bombay,  has been turning wet waste into biofuel - all in a bid to be free from LPG. He has already made his parents "LPG-free" by setting up biofuel

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Calvera Delivers Mobile Gas Pipeline to Transport Biomethane in Finland

(Calvera/Gasnam/NGV Journal)  The Industrial Group Calvera has recently supplied a customer in Finland with several units of their containers for the transport of biomethane, a mobile gas pipeline solution. The innovative equipment is designed under the flexible Hooklift system that includes

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2019 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year: Foster Brothers Farms

by Jim Dickrell (Dairy Herd)  ... The Fosters were also the first in the state, in the early 1980s, to install and operate a methane digester. And in 1992, they formed Vermont Natural Ag Products Inc. (VNAP) to compost manure and

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So You Want to Turn Used Cooking Oil into Biodiesel?

by Vivianne Wandera  (Standard Media/Standard Digital)  ... The technical term for this process is transesterification. ... Biodiesel is said to degrade as fast as sugar and is less toxic than table salt. It can be used by itself or blended with petroleum for a

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Biodiesel’s Cutting Edge

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine profiles nine companies whose process technologies, products and services are on the frontline of change in this industry. Third Coast Commodities Biodiesel feedstock trading is evolving, and Third Coast Commodities is one of the firms ushering

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The Perpetually Expanding Veteran Startup: Armed with a Scrappy, Do-It-Yourself Attitude, New Leaf Biofuel’s Success Is a Testament to Its—and the Biodiesel Industry’s—Perseverance.

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  ... One major difference, however, is that this vertically integrated biodiesel company has Jennifer Case at the helm. Case, co-founder, co-owner and CEO of the 5 MMgy New Leaf Biofuel, is a Pepperdine University School of

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Investors Turn Kenya’s Troublesome Invasive Water Hyacinth into Cheap Fuel

by Benson Rioba (Inter Press Service) Water hyacinth is a weed and if not controlled on Lake Victoria, experts are concerned that the lake’s water levels might drop by 60 percent. -- Currently 30 square kilometres of Lake Victoria, which stretches to

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Students Make Biodiesel from Used Vegetable Oil

by Aditi Gyanesh (Times of India) What do you do with vegetable oil after use? Flush it down the drain? You could convert it into biodiesel, as PES University students have been doing for the past three years.  SH Kavitha, PhD student, department of

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Fast Pyrolysis Technology: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Biomass Technology Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biomass Technology Group develops fast pyrolysis technology and FPBO applications as well as the commercialization of such technology and production of fast pyrolysis bio-oil. Bert van de Beld from BTG gave this illuminating overview of their fast pyrolysis technology

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Researchers at IT Tralee Secure over €1.2m in Funding for Research in Bioeconomy and Marine Sectors.

(Institute of Technology Tralee) Institute of Technology Tralee has been awarded €1.26 million in new funding to partner in two new research initiatives. This brings to over €11m the total value of research grants secured by IT Tralee from competitive

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UNILORIN to Commence Installation of Mini-Refinery for Biodiesel

(News Diary Online)  The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, says the university will soon install a mini-refinery equipment for processing of Jatropha a flowering plant. Abdulkareem said this on Thursday inhis welcome address at the 8th International Jatropha

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Double Helping: Maryland Researcher Featured in New Big Ten Network Video Creates Clean Energy While Cleaning Bay

by Samantha Watters (Maryland Today)  University of Maryland researchers are helping to keep pollution out of the Port of Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay while providing a pollution-free source of renewable energy. Stephanie Lansing, associate professor of environmental science and technology,

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MAN Will Design and Build LNG Regasification Terminal in Finland

(MAN/NGV Journal)  Under its brand MAN Cryo, MAN Energy Solutions has won the contract to design and deliver an LNG regasification terminal for Forchem in Rauma. Forchem, an innovative company producing chemical and animal feed products, has chosen to convert the

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A Fuel Value over $7.00 per Gallon, and Everyone’s Chasing It: The Birth of USA Bioenergy and the Surge in Renewable Diesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, we are now seeing project flow projecting a sustainable $7.63 price for renewable diesel in the California market, where the Low Carbon Fuel Standard stacks on top of the RIN values from the federal

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‘Breakthrough’ Harvesting Solution, Growing Market, Potential beyond Biodiesel – All Good Signs for Castor Oil’s Future

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  A ‘breakthrough’ mechanical harvesting solution for castor bean plants was developed by Evogene and agricultural equipment manufacturer, Fantini s.r.l., resulting in the removal of a major bottleneck in the conversion of castor beans into a fully

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It Might Be Giant: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Nanocellulose, American Process Style

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A few years back, Research & Markets startled the bio world when they projected that the “Nanocellulose Market by Type (Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocomposites, and others) would reach $250 Million by 2019, signifying annualized CAGR of 19%

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Greenbelt Initiates CBE Project to Produce Bioethanol for CBD Extraction

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/Globe Newswire)   Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) (Greenbelt) has announced commencing Phase 1 of the “California BioEthanol Project,” a three-phased initiative to convert Greenbelt’s Commercial Scale Testing Facility into a commercial-scale production biorefinery. Upon Phase 1 completion, the biorefinery will

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Biofuel from a Container

(Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft/TechExplore)  ... Even then, gasoline would still be required to power combustion engines, which will be operating for decades to come. The only sustainable way to keep us mobile is to replace this gasoline with alternative fuels. Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute

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Renewable Diesel Could Offer Kiwis Fuel Price Certainty

by Esther Taunton (Stuff)  Diesel prices could be fixed for up to 12 months in some parts of New Zealand if technology used to turn wood waste and grass into biofuels is adopted here. The technology needed to make biofuels from wood residues, grasses,

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Kenyan Teacher Uses Water Hyacinths for Biofuel

by Hassan Lali (BBC) A Kenyan teacher Richard Awra uses water hyacinths in a new biofuel to combat both problems of energy poverty and plant over-growth. The Kenya Marine institute estimates has covered about 10,360 hectares of Lake Victoria. Richard hopes to continue

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Ethanol – A Solution to Pakistan’s Power Woes

By Umer Khayyam and Tehzeeb Bano (The Express Tribune)  ... Carbon dioxide/greenhouse gas emissions, generated from the burning of fossil fuels, are increasing in Third World societies like Pakistan. ... To negate the negative atmospheric results of non-renewable energy sources, global and regional

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REA Resource Recovery Systems and UConn Join to Create Biodiesel from Wastewater

by Kevin Zimmerman (Westfair Communications)  “It’s a huge problem, both in the United States and internationally,” said REA Operations Manager Eric Metz. “And with population growth increasing, there’s going to be more Brown FOG going into the sewer systems,” which can

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A Superior Value: A Workshop in Anerobic Digestion

by Bill Keba* (Advanced Biofuels USA) October 2, 2018, Annapolis, Maryland. Inside the Doubletree Inn,  it was as hectic as the traffic on Route 50.  Eightyfive paid attendees were gathering, registering, networking, and hurriedly settling in for the 9:15 start

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University of Idaho's National Biodiesel Education Program Brings Resources for Small Businesses Online

(University of Idaho National Biodiesel Education Program) Are you interested in starting your own biodiesel business? Our website now has a page with resources that may help you. Biodiesel Business Information These videos may assist you in determining what you need for your

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