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More Efficient Bioethanol Production Might Be Possible Using Persimmon Tannin to Help Yeast Thrive

(Osaka Metropolitan University/Science X/Phys.Org)  While ethanol in alcoholic beverages impairs drinkers' motor functions, it is that same substance that can power motor vehicles in a cleaner, more sustainable manner. What is necessary for the production of ethanol is yeast, but ethanol

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Researchers Study Levitating Diesel and Biodiesel Droplets for More Efficient Biofuel Motors

(University of Gothenburg/Tech Xplore)  By studying how bubbles form in a drop of biodiesel, researchers at the University of Gothenburg can help future engines get the most energy out of the fuel. In an internal combustion engine, the fuel is distributed in small droplets in

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The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping Expands Partnership Platform with the Introduction of Academic Partners

(Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping) The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping Expands Partnership Platform with the Introduction of four Academic Partners Copenhagen, Denmark — In a move to foster interdisciplinary collaboration between industry and academia, The

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New Technique by NUS Scientists to Transform Waste Carbon Dioxide into High-Value Chemicals Achieves Cost Reduction of about 30%

(National University of Singapore) An energy-efficient, cost-effective way to convert the greenhouse gas into a wide range of chemical feedstocks -- Addressing the urgent challenge posed by escalating carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and their impact on climate change, researchers from the National

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Complete Utilization of Date Seeds for Biofuel Production

by Saleha Al-Mardeai, Meera Aldhaheri, Aysha Al Hashmi, Maryam Qassem, Sulaiman Al-Zuhair (Cleaner Engineering and Technology)  Full utilization of date seeds for bioethanol and biodiesel production was tested; Oil extraction was examined as a potential pretreatment method; Oil extraction enhanced yield by two folds

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USDA, UNL Celebrate ‘New Frontier’ of Nebraska’s Ag Research and Innovation Partnership

by Zach Wendling (Nebraska Examiner) University of Nebraska officials Monday welcomed the groundbreaking of a new U.S. Department of Agriculture facility that they say will “expand the frontiers of agriculture.” Joined by Nebraska’s federal and state leaders, NU leaders at Nebraska Innovation

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Why Is Breaking Down Plant Material for Biofuels So Slow?

by Gail McCormick (Pennsylvania State University) Penn State researchers have revealed how molecular roadblocks slow the breakdown of cellulose, an abundant renewable resource in plants -- Cellulose, which helps give plant cell walls their rigid structure, holds promise as a renewable raw

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Australian Researchers Eye Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Landfill Gases

by James Redmayne (Reuters)  Australian researchers have developed a chemical process that could produce sustainable aviation fuel from landfill gases as a way of cutting carbon emissions, they said on Wednesday. ... The Sydney University scientists used non-thermal plasma technology that fires high-energy

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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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Worthington High School Students Tour Heron Lake Bioenergy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twelve students from Worthington High School toured Heron Lake Bioenergy today to learn more about ethanol production. “We are always happy to offer tours of our plant. In addition to providing an inside view of our production process and

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University of Minnesota Students Tour Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Eight students from the University of Minnesota toured Guardian Energy in Janesville on April 9 to learn about renewable energy production.  “We are always excited to host students from the University of Minnesota’s Renewable Energy Technologies and Food Engineering

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New $60m Lab in S’pore to Drive R&D in Carbon Capture, Biofuels and Hydrogen

by Cheryl Tan (Straits Times) To help Singapore achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, a $60 million lab has been launched to drive research and development in low-carbon technologies. The corporate lab, launched on April 26, is a joint effort by the

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UK Researchers Lead a National Team, Transforming Solid Waste into Aviation Fuel

by Jordan Strickler (University of Kentucky) In a move towards sustainable energy and waste management, the University of Kentucky has launched a pioneering research initiative that seeks to turn everyday trash into high-quality sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Titled "Surface Enhanced Smart Preprocessing

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Aviation Fraternity Takes ‘CLIMBING.FAST.’ Message to Capitol Hill

(Climbing. Fast.) Members of Alpha Eta Rho – the oldest aviation organization on college campuses around the country – recently had the opportunity to visit with members of Congress and their staff to talk about a host of issues, including the

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Yeast Fuel, Developed by Chula's Faculty of Science Soon to Expand Its Production for the Aerospace Industry

(Chulalongkorn University/PR Newswire) Researchers from Chulalongkorn University have made use of forage grass to feed microorganisms and convert the resulting fat into jet fuel. They aim to expand petroleum-based oil replacement production to reduce impacts on human health and the environment. --  Yeast is a

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Don Tasks Indigenous Automobile Firms on Biodiesel Technology

by Patrick Ahanor (blueprint) A University Don, Prof. Segun Kevin Otoikhian, weekend, said indigenous automobile manufacturers and first time investors, as well as established plants should emulate similar firms in  Indonesia, Brazil and USA whose economies have incorporated biodiesel technology. Otoikhian said

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Illinois Research, Resources Provide Ability for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production

by Martha Blum (AgriNews) ... Illinois has all the elements for start-up companies to build their facilities in our state,” he (Vijay Singh, founder professor in the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois) said. “You need innovation and we

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Teach Philosophy of Science

by H. Holden Thorpe (Science)  ... What is apparent from the surveys is that a better explanation of the nature of science—that it is revised as new data surface—would have a strong positive effect on public trust. Because scientists are so

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BRIDGES Office Hours --- Various dates in April-June 2024 --- ONLINE

Connect with National Laboratory Experts to Energize Your End-of-Year and Summer Bioenergy Learning  -- Receive guidance on implementing innovative, renewable energy summer learning programs based on national laboratory case studies and evidence-based best practices for educators and students! Register today for upcoming

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UNILORIN Chemical Engineer Uses Eggshells to Produce Biodiesel

by Adekunle Jimoh (The Nation)  Aprofessor of Chemical engineering at the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Temitope E Odetoye, says she has produced biodiesel through the exploration of chicken eggshells. She added that the invention was derived from heterogeneous catalysts. Prof Odetoye said that the feat

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Guardian Energy Host Minnesota State Mankato Students

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   Fourteen students from Minnesota State University, Mankato toured Guardian Energy in Janesville on April 5 to learn more about ethanol production.  “It was a pleasure to welcome students from Minnesota State University, Mankato today. In addition to highlighting our

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Greater Fuel Resilience Needed – Study

(University of Otago)  A new study shows that building capacity for biofuel production would not only safeguard New Zealand’s food supply in the event of a global disaster, but also make the nation’s fuel supply more resilient to lesser shocks. -- New

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FAA Invests $27 Million on Research to Reduce Emissions and Noise

(Federal Aviation Administration)  Research teams from universities nationwide are working on a variety of aviation environmental topics including sustainable aviation fuels, aircraft emissions, and noise impacts with support from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. The FAA is awarding $27.2 million to

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UFG Professor Appointed to Work for the Ministry of Mines and Energy

(Federal University of Goiás) Laís Thomaz has been assigned to advise the National Secretariat of Oil, Gas and Biofuels --  A professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Federal University of Goiás (FCS/UFG), Laís Thomaz had been the University's International

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CO2 Transformed to Methanol With Sunlight on Copper Atoms

(New Energy and Fuel)  University of Nottingham researchers have successfully transformed CO2 into methanol by shining sunlight on single atoms of copper deposited on a light-activated material, a discovery that paves the way for creating new green fuels. The international team of

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Major Environmental Benefits Recycling Gold with Biodiesel

(Chalmers University of Technology/EurekAlert!)  ... In the researchers' method, gold scrap − usually in the form of small earrings that Mark Foreman buys at his local pawn shop − is dissolved in a mixture of hydrochloric acid and nitric acid (aqua

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Cellulosic Biofuels Still a Win for Ground Transportation

by Deborah Gertz Husar (Herald-Whig) ... With conventional vehicles likely to dominate the ground fleet for the foreseeable future, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign experts say cellulosic biofuels shouldn’t be discounted. Researchers in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the

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Omani Extracts Biofuel from Mushrooms

(Oman Daily Observer)  Muscat: Zumurrud al Siyabi's project to extract biofuel from mushrooms has won the first prize in the engineering forum held at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat recently. Her project was among 48 entries from various Arab countries. Al

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Researcher Works to Lower Cost of Hydrogen Production

(Invent Penn State) Hydrogen gas, while a potentially greener alternative to fossil fuels, is currently expensive to produce. Penn State doctoral candidate in chemical engineering Arash Emdadi and his lab mates are working to improve the hydrogen production method to make

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Pretreatment Anaerobic Digestion technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Energy production from sewage sludge especially at small-scale using Anaerobic Digestion typically does not produce significant value with the current available AD technology due to low Carbon Conversion Efficiency (generally less than 50%). Here a team

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TUHH Study Compares F-T and Methanol Pathways for SAF Production

(Green Car Congress)  A team at Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) has compared the Fischer-Tropsch (FT) and methanol pathways for the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) derived from renewable energy sources. The results, published in an open-access paper in the

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Renewable Natural Gas Opportunities Short Course --- April 4-5, 2024 --- University Park, PA

The recent surge of interest in renewable natural gas has given rise to new technologies, business strategies, and opportunities for farm-based production of biogas. While most commercial development has focused on extremely large farms, the opportunity is now emerging for

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Dr Jitendra Lays Stone for First-ever ‘Science Experience Centre,’ ‘Biofuel Centre’

(Hans India) Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology Dr. Jitendra Singh has said that the first-ever "Science Experience Centre" would contribute to realising PM Modi's vision of ‘Vikasit Bharat’ and dedicated it to young minds and potential start-ups.

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EcoFABs Could Lead to Better Bioenergy Crops

by Will Ferguson (Berkeley Lab) A greater understanding of how plants and microbes work together to store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil will help in the design of better bioenergy crops for the fight against climate change. Deciphering the

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Researchers Seek to Expand Supplies of Clean Aviation Fuels by Producing More from Agricultural Sources

by Tereza Pultarova (Horizon/Tech Xplore)  Professor David Chiaramonti is looking down at the ground to help resolve a problem up in the sky: airplanes' emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other pollutants. An expert in energy systems and power generation at the Polytechnic University of Turin

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Field Trials Reveal Crushed Rock Boosts Carbon Removal and Improves Crop Yields

(ScienceX/Phys.org)  Crushed rock can remove about 3–4 metric tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) per hectare per year and improve crop yields, results of a pioneering study have shown. The four-year field trial in the U.S. Corn Belt, led by researchers

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Biofuel Boost: Patented Protocol Is Improving Biofuel Potential in Cover Crops

(University of Missouri/Technology.org) As the climate continues to change and the landscape of the agriculture industry shifts in response, a researcher in the College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources (CAFNR) is helping support the health of the planet and the

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Nanoscale Research Might Help Convert CO2 Waste into Usable Products

by Wade Hemsworth (Brighter World) Think of it as recycling on the nanoscale: a tantalizing electrochemical process harvests carbon before it becomes air pollution and restructures it into the components of everyday products. The drive to capture airborne carbon dioxide from industrial

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ATU and Trinity Team up to Boost Hydrogen Production

by Leigh Mc Gowran (Silicone Republic) The Nano2H2 project aims to create new materials that can improve hydrogen production and reduce waste. A new research project aims to support Ireland’s transition to a circular economy by reducing waste and boosting hydrogen production. The

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Contract Gives Virginia Fleets Renewable Propane Autogas, Equipment Access

by Valerie Swiantek (NGT News) A new state contract brought forth by James Madison University provides all vehicle fleets in the commonwealth of Virginia with new pricing on propane autogas vehicle conversion equipment, in addition to access to renewable propane autogas. Blossman Gas is the

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Kvasir Technologies Secures EUR 3 Million Investment from The Footprint Firm and EIFO

(Kvasir Technologies)  Kvasir Technologies, a Danish pioneer in sustainable biofuel development, announces a significant milestone in its journey toward carbon-neutral energy solutions. The company has successfully closed a seed extension, securing substantial investments from sustainability advisory and impact investor The Footprint

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Renewable Natural Gas Opportunities Short Course --- April 4-5, 2024 --- University Park, PA

Consider economic issues and constraints while exploring tools and strategies to transform potential into tangible projects.  -- The recent surge of interest in renewable natural gas has given rise to new technologies, business strategies, and opportunities for farm-based production of biogas.

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New Venture to Produce Novel Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Abigail Klein Leichman  (Israel21c) New Israeli company built on technology that transforms many types of materials and feedstock, including industrial waste, into synthetic fuel. A novel method for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be advanced through the establishment of CarboNGV, a

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Volaris Joins the Initiative for the Development of the SAF

(News In America)  The initiative is promoted by Airbus and seeks to put proposals on the table to accelerate the production of this fuel.  Volaris, for the second consecutive time, joined the initiative promoted by Airbus, in which several actors in the

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Bioenergy Sorghum Wax Could Generate Extra Revenue for Producers

(Research at Texas A&M) Already valued for its resilience, biomass production and ability to improve soil fertility, bioenergy sorghum has another attribute that researchers have recently characterized: high wax production.  Plant waxes are useful across a wide scope of commercial products like

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RFA Honors Argonne Scientist Michael Wang with 2024 Award of Excellence

(Renewable Fuels Association) At the National Ethanol Conference today in San Diego, the Renewable Fuels Association presented its 2024 Award of Excellence to Dr. Michael Wang, an Argonne National Laboratory distinguished fellow, senior scientist, and director of the Systems Assessment Center

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CO2 Production by the U.S. Ethanol Industry and the Potential Value of Sequestration

by Scott Irwin (farmdoc daily) There has long been an interest in the role of biofuels in “decarbonizing” the transportation sector in the U.S.  An issue that has been receiving a great deal of attention lately is the potential for ethanol

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Wisconsin Researchers Investigate Role of Biofuels in Renewable Energy Future

by Annalise Sommer (Badger Herald) Biofuels offer sustainable, economical energy option for Wisconsin communities, farmers -- The Wisconsin Energy Institute is researching methods to convert biological matter into fuel and plastics, with intentions to replace fossil fuels. Biofuels are created using biological material to

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2024 Penn State Biorenewables Symposium --- April 18-19, 2024 --- State College, PA

Hosted by the Penn State Center for Biorenewables, Institute for Sustainable Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science, Institute for Energy and the Environment,  Huck Institute for Life Sciences and Penn State Extension.   The fields of bioenergy and biorenewables have seen and continue to

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Cementos Argos to Use Microalgae for Carbon Capture

(Global Cement) Cementos Argos has partnered with Ecopetrol, EAFIT and the University of Antioquia to develop a method of carbon capture using microalgae that also produces useable biomass. The partners will process this biomass into biocrude, with similar properties to fuel

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Purpose-Grown Energy Crops: What Drives Feedstock Innovation

by Glenn Farris (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Diges) In the drive towards a clean energy future and a low-carbon energy environment, purpose-grown energy crops will play a major role. At this time and for many years, researchers associated with universities, national

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Frederick's February Climate Summit Debrief

by Justin McPherson* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Perfectly aligned with the tradition of First Saturday in Frederick Maryland, this month Mobilize Frederick hosted its 2nd Annual Climate Summit on the beautifully manicured campus of Hood College. Justin McPherson explains renewable fuels to  visitors

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CSIR-NIIST Transfers Process to Make Key Enzyme for Biofuel for Commercial Use

(Hans India) The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has transferred, for commercial use, the process for production of beta glucosidase enzyme, used to manufacture biofuels, a statement said.  READ MORE Related articles CSIR-NIIST transfers process to make key enzyme for biofuel

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Applications Open for Planet Forward Summer Seminar --- June 2-7, 2024 --- Washington, DC DEADLINE unclear

(George Washington University) This June, spend a week in Washington, D.C., to learn from influential and creative environmental leaders and communicators. How can you craft compelling environmental narratives that weave the urgency of the moment, breakthroughs that may be on the

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Cargill Gives U of M $2.5M to Study New Oilseed Crops

by Dan Niepow (TCB Magazine) Oils from the plants could be as a substitute for jet fuel or diesel, among other uses. -- Wayzata-based agribusiness giant Cargill is giving the University of Minnesota $2.5 million to study a pair of crops that could become

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Byproduct of Biofuel Production Shows Potential for Insect Pest Management

by Rob Morrison (PCT) Researchers from the USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Michigan State University set out to determine whether byproducts from cellulosic biofuel production could be used to manage an array of

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Microbial Division of Labor Produces Higher Biofuel Yields

by Diana Yates (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign/Phys.Org) Scientists have found a way to boost ethanol production via yeast fermentation, a standard method for converting plant sugars into biofuels. Their approach, detailed in the journal Nature Communications, relies on careful timing and a tight

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Circular Economy, Energy and the Environment

by Jerry Murphy (MaREAI/Science in Society)  MaREI Director Professor Jerry Murphy presented a lecture in the Science in Society Public Lecture Series entitled “Circular Economy, Energy and the Environment” on Thursday 1st February. In this lecture, Prof Murphy explained a series of

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Biofuels Could Reduce Vehicle Pollutants by over 90%, New Study Finds

by Rizwan Choudhury (Interesting Engineering) The researchers are hopeful that their work can pave the way for reducing soot emissions from thermal engines, thereby addressing the associated environmental and public health concerns. -- Scientists at the University of Malaga (UMA) have participated

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New EU-funded FUELGAE Project Aims to Resurrect Algae as a Promising Source for Aviation Biofuels

by Christopher Surgenor (GreenAir Online) Over a decade ago, algae was seen as a very promising biomass for producing jet biofuel and a number of high-profile startups attracted big-name investors. In 2009, Continental Airlines flew the United States’ first-ever commercial jet

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University of Sheffield a Key Partner in Two New Direct Air Capture SAF Programmes

by Tony Harrington (GreenAir Online) The University of Sheffield in the UK has become a key partner in two new programmes supporting the production of sustainable aviation fuel from air-captured carbon dioxide. A mobile Direct Air Capture (DAC) plant developed by

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SMBC Aviation Capital Announces Partnership with Trinity College Dublin on Sustainable Aviation Fuel Research Facility

(SMBC Aviation Capital)   SMBC Aviation Capital and Trinity College Dublin today announce the Trinity College Dublin SAF Research Facility at SMBC Aviation Capital.   The research facility will be located at SMBC Aviation Capital’s new landmark offices in Dublin and will provide

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15 AlgaePrize Teams Advance as Finalists in 2023–2025 Competition

(U.S. Department of Energy)  15 teams are advancing as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) AlgaePrize 2023–2025 competition.  --  Finalist teams were selected by a panel of judges who reviewed and scored the required 10-page research synopsis that

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New Insights Into Evolution, Biofuels, Cellular Aging – Biologists Have Developed Light-Powered Yeast

(Georgia Institute of Technology/SciTechDaily) ...  However, a recent study published in Current Biology by researchers from the School of Biological Sciences at Georgia Tech presents a groundbreaking development: they have engineered one of the first strains of yeast that may be happier with the lights

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Eight Students, Young Professionals Receive National Ethanol Conference Scholarships

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Foundation announces eight 2024 recipients of the Robert Sather Memorial Scholarship, which annually offers opportunities for students and young professionals to attend the National Ethanol Conference. The event takes place February 19-21 in San Diego and

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The Household Air Pollution Intervention Network (HAPIN) Trial: Results, Experiences and Lessons --- January 17, 2024 --- ONLINE

Join our ASHES webinar, where early career researchers will present their insights from the Household Air Pollution Intervention Network (HAPIN) Trial. This international, multi-center study aimed to assess the impact of a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cooking stove and fuel

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Aston University Scientists to Tackle Challenges of Converting Rice Straw into the Next Generation of Biofuels

(Aston University) ... Researchers to examine issues that hinder conversion into an alternative fuel; Will help protect global food security, minimise CO2 emissions and decrease farmland needed for growing energy crops. ... However plant dry matter such as rice straw is seen as a

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Neste and Partner Companies Conclude the E-Fuel Research Project Showcasing Progress in the Development of Electrofuels

(Neste)  Renewable hydrogen produced by green electricity and carbon capture and utilization (CCU) play an important role in combating climate change. Low-emission e-fuels produced using these technologies are particularly suitable for segments that are difficult to electrify, such as aviation and

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Hutanbio Secures £2.25m Seed Investment to Fast-track Supply Biofuels to Global Shipping and Aviation Industries

(Hutanbio) The news is out and we are beyond excited to announce our first tranche of seed investment from London-based Clean Growth Fund – a £101m venture capital fund that is targeting the UK’s most promising early-stage “clean growth” companies that are pioneering

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New Software Simulates the Impact of Alternative Fuels for Freight Trains

by Travis Williams (VT News)  Researchers at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute recently created the nationwide multi-train simulation software, NeTrainSim, to show the impacts of a countrywide shift away from diesel. --  What would it look like if freight trains across the

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Volvo Group Accelerates Hydrogen Research with PhD Scholarships for the Internal Combustion Engine

(Volvo Group)  Volvo Group is further developing the internal combustion engine with hydrogen as a propulsion technology by initiating PhD scholarships dedicated to hydrogen combustion engine technology. Two PhD students will be chosen to conduct their research at Chalmers University of

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Obtaining Hydrogen from Vine Shoots for Biofuel Production

(Fundación Descubre/Phys.Org)  A research team from the universities of Jaén and São Paulo in Brazil has confirmed that hydrogen can be obtained from vine shoots through a process that does not require fossil fuels and does not emit pollutants. With their

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Webinar: Replacing the Whole Barrel: An Overview of Sustainable and Renewable Biofuels and the Emerging Bioeconomy

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Dr. Arti Gaur of Parul University in Vadodara, Gujarat, India, invited Advanced Biofuels USA to present the latest about replacing the whole barrel of petroleum with renewable fuels and chemicals.  The presentation includes an introduction

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Running On Refuse: NIFA Grant To Fund MSU Study Of Biomass-Derived Transportation Fuel

(Mississippi State University/Biomass Magazine)  The future of fuel is practical, sustainable and green, and Mississippi State’s Department of Sustainable Bioproducts is committed to discovering solutions that will power tomorrow’s fuels. El Barbary Hassan, department professor and scientist in the university’s Forest and

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At Kean, Conference Details Ways to Convert Waste Products into Sustainable Energy to Spur Environmental Justice

(Return on Information New Jersey) Farmers from Midwest, South discuss potential efforts of biodiesel as clean energy source — and its potential impact on society  --  A gathering of soybean farmers, biofuel industry experts and environmental justice advocates may seem like an

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CAER, Chemistry Researchers Awarded US Department of Energy Grant to Develop Biofuel Technology

by Dave Melanson (University of Kentucky)  Researchers at the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) and the Department of Chemistry have received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to advance their innovative biofuels research. The project is titled “Robust Engineered Catalysts

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New Research Could Make Turning Waste Cooking Oil into Biofuel Easier and Quicker

(De Montfort University Leicester)  Researchers at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) have pioneered a new manufacturing process which could make the creation of biofuel from waste cooking oil faster and more efficient. Professor Katherine Huddersman, Dr Rawaz Ahmed, Saana Rashid, and Ketan

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Study Finds Low-Carbon Io-alcohols and Bio-ketones Have High Potential for Vehicular Emissions Abatement

(Green Car Congress) A study by a team from the University of Birmingham (UK) finds that low-carbon bio-alcohols and bio-ketones in advanced clean propulsion systems demonstrate a high potential for strategies for vehicular emissions abatement, such as their utilization in hybrid

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U of M Offers Two Sustainable Bioeconomy Undergraduate Majors

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) The University of Minnesota's Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering department offers two undergraduate majors: Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering and Sustainable Systems Management. Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering This major, which is similar to chemical engineering and environmental engineering, focuses on using bio-based,

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Chinese Scientists Develop New Biodiesel Fuel Production Technology

(Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists have developed new technology allowing the manufacture of biodiesel fuel with higher biomass content, which could reach over 40 percent compared with the global average content of less than 10 percent. Shen Jian, a professor at Nanjing

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Fossil Fuel Producers Must Play Bigger Role in Sustainable Aviation, UAE Minister Says

by John Benny and Deena Kamel  (National News)  The UAE has also launched a research consortium that will focus on developing, producing and advancing SAF technologies -- Fossil fuel producers need to play a bigger role in boosting the production of sustainable aviation

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Agricultural Game-Changer on the Horizon for Canola

by Kristi Cox (Seed World) Promising research showing yield increase of a whopping 250% in experimental plants. --  Future canola could see big yield gains thanks to innovative work at the University of Guelph (U of G).  Initially, Michael Emes and Ian Tetlow,

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DSU Receives $300,000 Grant for Microalgae Research

(Delaware State University)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded two DSU researchers a three-year just under $300,000 grant for a project that could leverage the properties of microalgae toward energy and cancer treatment purposes. The research is being led by Dr. Ali

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Assessment of Aviation Non-CO2 Climate Effects Warns of Trade-off Dangers

by Christopher Surgenor (GreenAir Online)  A new assessment by a group of UK climate scientists into potential solutions to limit non-CO2 emissions produced by aircraft concludes there is no ‘silver bullet’ and concerted efforts and commitments are needed to better understand

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Applications Open 2024 Planet Forward Summer Seminar in Washington, DC (June 2-7, 2024) DEADLINE unclear

(Planet Forward)  How can you craft compelling environmental narratives that weave the urgency of the moment, breakthroughs that may be on the horizon, and the justice and diversity to tell a compelling story? How can you use narratives to inform, have

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From Patent to Progress: How Myron Danzer and Iowa-based Chevron Renewable Energy Group Continue Forging New Paths in the Biofuels Industry

(Iowa Economic Development Authority/Biofuels Digest) As an inventor on an early patent for producing biodiesel, one might think that Myron Danzer’s contribution to the industry was enough innovation to last an entire career. But, like many of his fellow Iowans, Danzer

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MIT Turns Captured Carbon Into Fuel–Efficiently -- The Process Turns Carbon Dioxide into Formate, for Use in Fuel Cells

by Prachi Patel (IEEE Spectrum) Researchers at MIT and Harvard University have now reported an electrochemical process that turn carbon dioxide into formate, which, as a liquid or solid, can be used as in fuel cells to produce electricity. The process is 95 percent

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Algae Photovoltaics for Hydrogen Production

by Lior Kahana (PV Magazine) South Korea researchers have developed a cell by merging green algae with carbon nanofibers, in order to generate 9.5 W per cell and achieve a peak efficiency of 0.9%. They claim this is enough to power

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Researchers Improve Water Splitting Reaction for Green Hydrogen Gas Production

(Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology/Phys.Org)  ... Despite its advantages, however, electrochemical water splitting has yet to gain prominence on a commercial scale. This is because of the low electrical conductivity of active (oxy)hydroxide catalysts generated in situ during the electrochemical

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Photovoltaics for Biomethanation

by Lior Kahana (PV Magazine) Researchers in Denmark have studied the technical and economic feasibility of biomethanation through large-scale PV power generation. They said that the intermittent PV-driven biomethanation process matches the efficiency of continuous processes after several days.  READ MORE Sunshine-to-fuel:

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Keep an Eye on Carinata

by Melissa Shipman (United States Seed World)  Carbon-saving cover crop kicks off second season.  Brassica carinata, also known as Ethiopian mustard, has been researched for its cover crop soil benefits over the past decade in the Southeast U.S., and its harvested

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Review Article Shows Key Role of Brazil in Research on Sugarcane for Bioenergy

(EurekAlert!) The study by researchers at the University of São Paulo also shows that genetic engineering techniques need to be improved in order to increase ethanol production without expanding crop acreage, a strategy considered crucial to cope with climate change Peer-Reviewed Publication FUNDAÇÃO

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Pyrolysis of cigarette butts as a sustainable strategy to recover triacetin for low-cost and efficient biodiesel production

by Samy Yousef, Justas Eimontas, Kęstutis Zakarauskas, and Nerijus Striūgas (Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis)  The high cost of biodiesel production is the main barrier to its commercialization. Addition of triacetin as an oxygenated additive to biodiesel is one of the most profitable solutions to

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Electrofuel Developed from Green Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide Tested in Practice for First Time in Finland

((VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland/TechXplore) The E-fuel project of VTT and partners has developed a concept for producing electrofuel from green hydrogen and carbon dioxide using a combination of different methods. On Nov. 21, this paraffinic E-fuel was tested for

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Harvesting Hydrogen

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The largest ethanol producer in Brazil has teamed up with a hydrogen technology company, along with others, to build what is believed to be the world’s first ethanol-to-hydrogen fueling station. Located on Brazil’s University of

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‘Balance’ and ‘Harmony’ and ‘SAF’: Key Words at the 2023 AFCC Global Biobased Economy Conference

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Conferences serve to present the current thoughts, activities and plans for the community involved in the focus of the event.  At the 2023 Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition Global Biobased Economy Conference and Exhibit

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Can Solar and Farming Coexist?

by Clinton Griffiths (AgWeb)   The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) believes solar could provide up to 40% of the country’s electricity by the year 2035. However, it’s estimated roughly 5.7 million acres of land will be needed. “While that amount is

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to BDNE and the Circular Carbon Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) BDNE was formed In 2019 to commercialize proprietary Biofine technology and is the exclusive Licensee of the IP Portfolio for the Northeast Region. This is a patented continuous chemical conversion process, enabling the economic production of

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Funding for Research Project on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(RTE) Aircraft Leasing Ireland (ALI) has announced the funding of a new research project on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production. The Ibec group which represents the aircraft leasing industry made the announcement at the sector's second Global Aviation Sustainability Day Conference

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Recycle Your Cooking Oil for Biofuel Research at the Gobble Grease Toss

by Lindsay Travis (University of Kentucky)  This holiday season, University of Kentucky researchers want to recycle your used cooking oil and study it. It’s part of the 14th annual Gobble Grease Toss held on Black Friday. If you’re frying a turkey this Thanksgiving

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SEJ's 2024 Journalists' Guide to Environment and Energy

(Society of Environmental Journalists)  David Byrne Joins the Journalists' Guide As Special Guest! -- ... The 12th annual edition of the Journalists’ Guide to Environment + Energy, where leading environmental journalists from major news outlets will predict the top stories of the year

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Tandem Single Atom Electrocatalyst Realizes Reduction of CO2 to Ethanol

(ChemEurope.com)  Promising strategy to mitigate carbon dioxide emission -- ... Recently, a research group led by Profs. ZHANG Tao and HUANG Yanqiang from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has developed a Sn-based tandem electrocatalyst

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MIT Design Would Harness 40 Percent of the Sun’s Heat to Produce Clean Hydrogen Fuel

by Jennifer Chu (MIT News)  Conventional systems for producing hydrogen depend on fossil fuels, but the new system uses only solar energy. -- MIT engineers aim to produce totally green, carbon-free hydrogen fuel with a new, train-like system of reactors that is

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Clean Biofuel Production and Phytoremediation Solutions from Contaminated Lands Worldwide

(Phy2Climate) ... Phy2Climate is a project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s Research and Innovation programme. The overall objective of the Phy2Climate project is to build the bridge between the phytoremediation of contaminated sites with the production of clean drop-in biofuels and

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Chinese Academy Realizes CO2 Reduction to Ethanol via Tandem Single Atom Electrocatalyst

(Chinese Academy of Sciences/Mirage News)  The electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) into carbon-based fuels provides a promising strategy to mitigate CO2 emission and promotes the utilization of renewable energy. The Cn (n≥2) liquid products are desirable because of their high energy densities and ease of

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Oldendorff Study Finds Biofuels Stability and Degradation Issues

by Marcus Hand (Seatrade Maritime News)  A study commissioned by German shipowner Oldendorff Carriers shows stability and degradation issues for biofuels. --  ...  As part of a 2019 research agreement between Oldendorff and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center for Bits

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Braskem Announces Partnership with Northwestern University for the Development of CO2 Conversion Technology

(Braskem/Business Wire) The project is led by Professor Ted Sargent and Dr. Ke Xie, among the world’s preeminent scientists in the field of electrocatalysis and contributes to Braskem’s strategy of combating climate change.  --  Braskem and Northwestern University (USA) have announced a

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Algae Biomass Organization Announces 2023 Young Algae Researcher Award

(Algae Biomass Organization) The Algae Biomass Organization (ABO) is proud to announce the winners of the Young Researcher Poster Competition, presented earlier this month at the 2023 Algae Biomass Summit. This year’s competition showcased some of the most promising young talent

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Research Focuses on Production of Jet Fuel from Halophytes

(United Arab Emirates University/University World News) Among renewable energy sources, the use of bioenergy is projected to enjoy the highest growth rate. Socio-economic concerns have prompted the wide utilisation of agricultural wastes and non-food biomass (second generation of biomass) and algae

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Jatropha Crop Key to Biofuel Production in Oman: SQU Study

by Conrad Prabhu (Oman Observer)  MUSCAT : A study undertaken by scientists of Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) has concluded that the oil-rich seed of the Jatropha plant, if farmed extensively in the Sultanate of Oman, can support the large-scale production

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Biofuel Improves Air Quality

(CPH)  It has a positive effect on air quality when flying on bio-based fuel, also known as SAF, Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The number of ultrafine particles emitted decreases when there is biofuel in the tank. This is the result of an

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Global Increase in Biomass Carbon Stock Dominated by Growth of Northern Young Forests over Past Decade

by Yang, H., Ciais, P., Frappart, F. et al (Nature Geoscience) Changes in terrestrial carbon storage under environmental and land-use changes remain a critical source of uncertainty in regional and global carbon budgets. We generated global maps of annual live vegetation biomass using

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Alder Renewables Unlocks Carbon-Negative SAF via Miscanthus Breakthrough

by Tim Obitts and Derek Vardon (Alder Renewables/Biofuels Digest)  • Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from miscanthus Alder Renewable Crude (ARC) can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 110% compared to conventional fossil jet fuel.* A purpose-grown energy crop, miscanthus can store roughly half

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Cap­tur­ing CO2 with Elec­tri­city: A Mi­cro­bial En­zyme In­spires Elec­tro­chem­istry

(Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology) Sci­ent­ists isol­ate a mi­cro­bial en­zyme and branch it on an elec­trode to ef­fi­ciently and uni­direc­tion­ally con­vert car­bon di­ox­ide to form­ate Humanity continuously emits greenhouse gases and thereby worsens global warming. Increasing research efforts go into developing

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Using Sustainable Aviation Fuels Could Reduce Emissions by up to 80%, Scientists Find

by Jessica Marsh (University of Manchester) A team of scientists have completed tests to quantify the emissions from the combustion of sustainable aviation fuels, revealing a profound reduction when compared to regular jet fuel. Researchers from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science

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Proof-of-Concept Method Advances Bioprocess Engineering for a Smoother Transition to Biofuels

(Fujita Health University/Phys.Org)  One of the primary goals of bioprocess engineering is to increase the yield of the desired material while maintaining high production rates and low raw material utilization. This optimization is usually accomplished by controlling the behavior of microorganisms

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Predator-Prey Defense Mechanisms Could Unlock Key to Marine Biofuel Production

by Emily Packer (eLife/Phys.Org) ... The feeding strategy of the sea slug Aplysia kurodai has attracted attention because when it feeds on brown algae, it converts a carbohydrate called laminarin to glucose, which could be used as a renewable fuel source. However,

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Researcher Develops Better Ways to Convert CO2 and Biofuel Byproducts into Valuable Chemicals

by Bev Betkowski (University of Alberta/Phys.Org)  A University of Alberta researcher has developed better ways to convert carbon dioxide, a harmful greenhouse gas, and glycerol, a leftover of biodiesel production, into value-added materials with wide-ranging uses including liquid hydrogen storage. The pair

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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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The U.S. Department of Energy Announces $16.7 Million in Project Selections to Advance Production of Affordable Biofuels and Biochemicals

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced $16.7 million in funding for five projects to advance the production of affordable biofuels and biochemicals that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The selected projects will support the Sustainable

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Revolutionary Recycling Process Transforms Plastic Waste

(U.S. Department of Energy) Despite millions of Americans depositing their plastic waste into recycling bins, much of that waste, including flexible films, multilayer materials, and colored plastics, cannot be recycled cost-effectively. In fact, only 9% of plastics in the U.S. are

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AAFC Agri-Science Program Announces $5.3M to BioFuelNet: Research Focuses Heavily on the Application of Innovative Technologies to Generate Biofuels

by Valerie McLeod (McGill Reporter)  Research focuses heavily on the application of innovative technologies to generate biofuels with the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, supply carbon for sequestration into soils, and enhance environmental sustainability -- On August 30, Vice-Principal of Macdonald Campus

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Loughborough University Supports Rolls-Royce Hydrogen Research Project with World Industry First

(Loughborough University) A Rolls-Royce hydrogen research project, supported by Loughborough University, has taken a huge step towards achieving net zero aviation. Today (Monday 25 September), the company announced achieving a new world industry first as they, alongside easyJet, look to lead in

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Minnesota State Mankato Students Tour Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Nine students from Minnesota State University, Mankato’s biological engineering analysis class toured Guardian Energy today to learn more about the ethanol production process. “It’s always a pleasure to host students from Minnesota State Mankato. For this group of biological

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Researchers Create Formula for First Synthetic Sugarcane Molasses with Fully Reproducible Composition

by Ricardo Muniz  (Agência FAPESP) Molasses, a broad term used to describe concentrated sugarcane or sugarbeet juice solutions after removal of sucrose crystals, are an industrial byproduct of the raw sugar production process. Natural molasses have variable compositions that are

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Using Sludge Waste to Produce SAF

(Biofuels International)  ... (U)sing human waste from sewage systems to produce SAF would provide an ideal, circular solution. Sustainability for aviation. A way to limit feedstock costs. A means of limiting the need for human waste to be disposed of

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Aston University Research Pioneers Making Renewable Hydrogen and Propane Fuel Gases from Glycerol

(Aston University)   Research shows way forward for making renewable hydrogen from glycerol •    Crude glycerol from biodiesel production plants cheap and abundant •    Could benefit the environment and reduce reliance on fuel imports. Aston University research has shown the way forward for making renewable

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Reducing the Carbon Footprint of Methane by Converting It into Methanol with a New Enzyme

(Nagoya University)  A team led by Professor Shoji at Nagoya University in Japan has developed a technology to convert methane, the principal component of natural gas, into methanol at room temperature in water. They used an enzyme that can be easily

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Pyroliq II: Pyrolysis and Liquefaction of Biomass and Wastes 2023

by Anthony Dufour, Franco Berruti, Manuel Garcia-Perez and Wolter Prins (IEA Bioenergy Task 34 Newsletter Direct Thermochemical Liquefaction) ... Pyroliq is a forum for discussion about the recent advances in the pyrolysis and liquefaction technologies of biomass and wastes. The final program

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Renewable Fuels from Green Refineries

Nicolaus Dahmen (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology/IEA Bioenergy Task 34 Newsletter Direct Thermochemical Liquefaction)  ... REF4FU starts from hydrogen, pyrolysis oil based on bio-residues, such as straw or waste wood, methanol from renewable feedstocks, as well as Fischer-Tropsch oil that corresponds to

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CoBiol-A Pathway to Decarbonization and Public Engagement at Large

by Fatma Marrakchi, Daniele Castello, Lasse A. Rosendahl (IEA Bioenergy Task 34 Newsletter Direct Thermochemical Liquefaction)  ... To achieve a cleaner and healthier environment, there is a strong focus on the development of sustainable low-carbon, high yield, and costcompetitive liquid bio-crude oil as

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Universiti Teknologi Petronas and Malaysian Kuwaiti Investment Embark on Pioneer Project in Sabah to Optimise Plantation’s Biomass

( Bernama/Malay Mail)  Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) and Malaysian Kuwaiti Investment Co Sdn Bhd (MKIC) will embark on a pioneering project to optimise the use of palm oil plantation biomass and other wastes in Sabah following an agreement that was inked between

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Cranfield University at the Forefront of New £14.1m Global Initiative to Transform Net Zero Hydrogen Production

(Cranfield University) The Global Hydrogen Production Technologies Center (HyPT) is led in the UK by Cranfield University in collaboration with Arizona State University, the University of Adelaide, and the University of Toronto. The ambition is to explore the creation of a

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UAE: Meet Emirati Green Champion Leading Research in Biofuel Production

by Angel Tesorero (Khaleej Times) Sara Ishaq Alkhoori became one of the recipients of this year's L'Oréal-Unesco For Women in Science International Award -- Emirati researcher Sara Ishaq Alkhoori, 28, wants to create a greener future. Her research as a PhD student at

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WVU Engineers Study How to Pull Carbon out of Building Air to Make Methanol

(WVU Today) Researchers at West Virginia University have taken the first steps toward developing technology that can capture carbon dioxide in the air and use it for eco-friendly manufacturing of methanol. The process they have begun modeling — which involves pulling air from

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S&T Researchers Earn $3 Million Grant to Improve Sustainable Jet Fuels

by Peter Ehrhard (Missouri University of Science and Technology)  Missouri S&T researchers have received a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to further study the effects of sustainable aviation fuels on the environment. S&T

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Engineering of Plant Cell Wall Modifying Enzymes Opens New Horizons

by Johnny von Einem (University of Adelaide) A newly discovered way of optimising plant enzymes through bioengineering has increased knowledge of how plant material can be converted into biofuels, biochemicals and other high-value products. The University of Adelaide-led study presents innovative ideas

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Hyundai Motor Group Innovates Green Hydrogen Production with Sudokwon Landfill Site Management Corporation

(Hyundai) · Hyundai Motor Group signed an MOU to demonstrate new technologies for large-scale hydrogen production using biogas over the next two years; · The Group to develop an integrated system for the production of green hydrogen with a ‘waste-to-energy’ concept;  With the

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Council Supports Indonesia’s Decarbonization Efforts With New Study On Ethanol Emissions Reduction Potential

(U.S. Grains Council)  A report commissioned by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) outlining the decarbonization potential of ethanol in Indonesia was recently presented at a national energy event organized by the Indonesian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. The report, GHG

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We Want to Hear Your Stories about Solutions

(Planet Forward)  Contributing to Planet Forward: Planet Forward is a storytelling collaborative dedicated to showcasing innovations in sustainability. We want to hear your stories about solutions and the leaders behind them. We want stories that inspire change, convey best practices, challenge

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Life Cycle Assessment of Microalgae-Derived Biodiesel

by Tom Bradley et al (International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment)  Microalgae-derived biofuels are considered a low-carbon alternative to fossil fuels. Nevertheless, as with all biofuels, there is still uncertainty around their sustainability. Most life cycle assessments (LCA) of microalgae biofuels

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Researchers Track Yeast Population Dynamics in Fuel Bioethanol Production

by Julia Moióli (FAPESP/Phys.Org) Researchers at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in Brazil, in collaboration with colleagues at Harvard University in the United States, conducted an innovative study of the DNA and population dynamics of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the yeast used

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CU Boulder’s Weimer Lab Unveils Economical Method for Producing Clean Fuel

by Susan Glairon  (University of Colorado Boulder)  The University of Colorado Boulder’s Weimer Lab has introduced an efficient and economical method to use renewable energy to produce fuel, opening doors to clean and sustainable energy sources for a wide array of industries,

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Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation Select Three Projects to Accelerate Biomanufacturing Innovation and Advance the U.S. Bioeconomy

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Biotechnology and biomanufacturing continue to offer vast opportunities to advance science and engineering, support a growing U.S. bioeconomy, and provide solutions to our nation’s climate change challenges. To help accelerate innovation and develop new biomanufacturing approaches, three

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How a Bacterial Enzyme Could Revolutionize Aviation Biofuels

by Rizwan Choudhury (Interesting Engineering) A breakthrough discovery by a team of Brazilian researchers could open up new biotechnological pathways to produce renewable hydrocarbons for aviation from different feedstocks. Scientists have found an enzyme that can replace the traditional metal-based catalysts used in

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Ethanol-Fueled Solid Oxide Fuel Cells with HEA Internal Reforming Catalyst for Transportation Applications

(Green Car Congress) Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of Connecticut have demonstrated high-performance metal-supported solid oxide fuel cells (MS-SOFC) with an integrated high entropy alloy (HEA) internal reforming catalyst (IRC) for transportation applications using ethanol and methanol

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NewHydrogen Announces Disruptive Technology to Produce the World’s Cheapest Green Hydrogen

(NewHydrogen/Globe Newswire) Working with a team of world-class chemical and materials engineers at UC Santa Barbara, the Company is developing a better way to efficiently split water into cheap green hydrogen with a thermochemical approach, using heat instead of electricity NewHydrogen, Inc. (OTC:NEWH), the developer of a

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Sustainable Science: BYU Professors Use Special Bacteria to Turn Waste into Renewable Energy

by Shelby Clark (Brigham Young University) For years, farming facilities across the country have utilized anaerobic digesters to convert cow manure into renewable energy. However, these digesters have been limited to a modest 30–40% efficiency. Now, groundbreaking research led by a

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Making Aviation Fuel from Biomass

by Nancy W. Stauffer (MIT Energy Initiative) MIT researchers are converting the plant material lignin into hydrocarbon molecules that could help make jet fuel 100 percent sustainable. ... Aviation fuel is a combination of two large classes of chemical compounds. Some 75 to

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Polyhydroxybutyrate Synthesis in Camelina: Towards Coproduction of Renewable Feedstocks for Bioplastics and Fuels

Meghna R. Malik, Nii Patterson, Nirmala Sharma, Jihong Tang, Claire Burkitt, Yuanyuan Ji, Matthew Martino, Andrew Hertig, Dirk Schweitzer, Oliver Peoples, Kristi D. Snell (Plant Biotechnology Journal)  Plant-based co-production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) and seed oil has the potential to create a

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