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The Power of Recycling Could Fuel Vehicles in the Future
October 5, 2017 – 10:57 am | No Comment

by Peter Ehrhard (Missouri University of Science and Technology)  The idea of recycling waste cooking oil into biodiesel fuel is nothing new. For years, researchers have studied the process and companies have recycled when possible. However, …

RSB Report Outlines 2016 Achievements
June 8, 2017 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Biomass Magazine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials recently released a report reviewing its 2016 activities and highlighting its increased impact and presence in the global renewable fuels industry. The report …

How Gold Can Recycle Biofuel Waste into Useful Additive
May 23, 2017 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org/Tomsk Polytechnic University)  Gold nanoparticles serve as catalysts for obtaining valuable chemical products based on glycerol. Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and their international colleagues are developing gold catalysts to recycle one of the main …

Capital Corp Merchant Banking Gives Green Light to $18m Funding for Californian Biodiesel Project
March 8, 2017 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  US investment bank Capital Corp Merchant Banking has given the green light to help fund a biodiesel project in California.
In a statement, the bank said that the facility will be able to process …

CSMCRI Scouts for Alternative Uses of Jatropha Crop to Make Bio-Fuel Production Viable
September 29, 2016 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Sohini Das (Business Standard)  Bhavnagar-based research institute Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), that has a US patent for manufacturing jatropha-based bio-fuel and has already partnered with automotive original equipment manufacturers for testing …

Biodiesel Producers Set to Benefit from Green Partnership
August 4, 2016 – 12:48 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Biodiesel producers will benefit from a green partnership between Ireland-based industrial enzyme firm Monaghan Biosciences and Australia-based biochemicals specialist Leaf Resources, as Leaf Resources continues to seek glycerol for its …

Leaf Resources Expands Equity Stake in ZeaChem, Signs JV to Develop Celluosic Sugars Project in US
March 1, 2016 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, Leaf Resources and ZeaChem signed a joint venture agreement to establish a Glycell based project in the USA. The new agreenent advances the relationship between the two companies …

Abu Dhabi Goes Green! Used Cooking Becomes Biodiesel in New Project
February 15, 2016 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Sarvy Geranpayeh  (Albawaba)  Tadweer, the Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi, has launched an initiative to convert household’s cooking oil waste into biodiesel for vehicles.
The project has been started in Abu Dhabi’s Al Raha area …

The 30 Hottest Biobased Molecules for 2016
January 14, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest has released the 30 Hottest Biobased Molecules for 2016, as voted by the Digest’s global readership. The Readers were surveyed over December and January, and rated …

Bio-on: World First Facility for Producing Bioplastic from Biodiesel Co-Product Glycerol
December 23, 2015 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/NASDAQ) An agreement signed today by Bio-on and S.E.C.I. S.p.A. part of Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri holding, will see Italy’s and world’s first facility for the production of PHAs bioplastic from biodiesel production co-products, namely glycerol. …

Along Cyclotron Road: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Visolis
November 12, 2015 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Visolis process will enable production of bio-based elastomers, unsaturated polyester resins, super adsorbent polymers, and other products using a variety of feedstocks like agri-residues, dextrose, glycerol and syn-gas. As …

Biodiesel Made Easier, Cleaner with Waste-Recycling Catalyst
September 14, 2015 – 8:01 pm | No Comment

(Science News/Cardiff University)  Researchers have devised a way of increasing the yield of biodiesel by using the waste left over from its production process. Using simple catalysis, the researchers have been able to recycle a …

AGQM to Start First Glycerol Round Robin Test
September 11, 2015 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  For the first time ever, the German biodiesel quality management association AGQM will carry out a round robin test for pharmaceutical glycerol.   Round robin tests are used to check test …

Australian Research Develops New Fish-Free Omega-3 from Microalgae: New Food, Anti-Pollutant and Biofuel Side Benefits
June 2, 2015 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Andrea Hogan  (Australian Food News)  Tasmanian researchers at the CSIRO’s National Algae Culture Collection facility in Hobart  believe they are getting close to developing a Omega 3 supplement that does not come from fish.
Dr Susan …

The DOE’s 12 Top Biobased Molecules – What Became of Them?
May 4, 2015 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … If they handed out Platinum and Gold certification to scientific papers as we do with recorded music, “Top Value Added Chemicals from Biomass” would be a multi-platinum chart-busting monster. This …

Harper Government Investment Benefits Biofuels Sector
March 1, 2015 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(Western Economic Diversification Canada/MarketWired)  Biofuel producers in Western Canada will soon be able to purify and convert raw glycerol more cost-effectively thanks to an investment of $538,542, announced today by the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister …

Innovative Integrated Microalgae Cultivation to Be Demonstrated at One-Hectare Unit in Southern Portugal
December 23, 2014 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research)   A consortium of biotechnology experts, including experts of Wageningen UR, has started to build a one-hectare pilot unit for the production of microalgae in Portugal. This unit will demonstrate …

USDA Announces Support for Producers of Advanced Biofuel
December 3, 2014 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is making $5.6 million in grants to 220 producers across the nation to support the production of advanced biofuels, and is awarding more …

In Terms of Revenues, Glycerol Demand Is Set to Hit USD 2.1 Billion by 2018, Growing at a CAGR of 7.7% from 2012 to 2018
November 19, 2014 – 11:19 am | No Comment

(Transparency Market Research/Digital Journal)  Glycerol Market By Source (Biodiesel, Fatty Acids & Fatty Alcohols), By Applications (Personal Care, Alkyd Resins, Polyether Polyols, Others), Downstream Opportunities (Propylene Glycol, Epichlorohydrin, 1, 3 Propanediol And Others) – Global …

Global Glycerol Market Expected to Reach $2.52 Billion by 2020
August 13, 2014 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(Grand View Research Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)  The global market for glycerol is expected to reach $2.52 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Biodiesel emerged as the leading source of …

Adding Value to the Raw Glycerin from Biodiesel Plants
August 13, 2014 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

(Environmental-Expert.com/ABATEC SA) ABATEC SA introduces the BD4-MG system, to manufacture Methanol from raw Glycerol. It is an innovative way for adding value to the glycerol produced in the biodiesel plants. READ MORE

The Clean Plate Club: The Search for Value from Food Waste Finds a Center of Gravity in Hawaii
August 8, 2014 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  All that food waste, all that potential value. What’s being done about all that material heading from the garbage pail to the landfill?   Turns out, the State of Hawaii and …

World’s Cocoa Crop Could Get a Big Boost from a Simple, Non-Toxic Spray
July 3, 2014 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

by Seth Palmer  (Phys.Org)  Cocoa farmers this year will lose an estimated 30 to 40 percent of their crop to pests and disease, and with chocolate prices having risen globally by roughly two-thirds in the …

Water-Cleanup Catalysts Tackle Biomass Upgrading
July 1, 2014 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Jade Boyd (Rice University)  Rice University researchers register 4th ‘volcano plot’ for palladium-gold catalysts
Rice University chemical engineer Michael Wong has spent a decade amassing evidence that palladium-gold nanoparticles are excellent catalysts for cleaning polluted water, …

InteSusAl Project Building One-Hectare Demo Unit
May 22, 2014 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) The InteSusAl Consortium of biotechnology experts has started building a one-hectare unit in Southern Portugal that will demonstrate an innovative integrated approach to produce microalgae biomass with biodiesel validation in a sustainable manner.
The demonstration …

First Steps Towards Achieving Better and Cheaper Biodiesel
September 24, 2013 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  …Acetals are chemical compounds found in many wines, like port, for example, which give it a unique, sweet smell. However if acetals are blended with biodiesel, they improve its properties. The SUPREN research …

UNAM Researchers Constructed Pilot Plant for Biodiesel Production
August 29, 2013 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

(La Prensa)   UNAM researchers are in the process of design and construction of a pilot plant for the production of quality biodiesel, edible oil from waste collected from restaurants and hotels of the Federal District, …

Governor Awards $200K to Hawaii Isle Biofuels Initiative
April 8, 2013 – 10:41 am | No Comment

(Star-Advertiser)  The state has invested $200,000 toward a initiative that seeks to develop an economically sustainable zero-waste conversion project in Hilo that will turn unmarketable papaya into biofuel and high-protein animal feed.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie presented …

Novel Pretreatment for Cellulosic Bio-Ethanol Production “Glycerol Bio-Refinery Process”
December 6, 2012 – 7:26 pm | No Comment

(Leaf Energy)  The patent application titled “Methods for Converting Lignocellulosic Material to Useful Products” (“Glycerol Bio-refinery process”) describes the process developed at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) by Zhanging Zhang, Ian O’Hara and William …

New S50 Biofuel from Glycerol, Vegetable Oils, Animal fats or Used Cooking Oil
July 25, 2012 – 11:04 am | No Comment

(Innoget.com) IUCT has developed a technology to produce different biofuels in biodiesel plants and oleochemical production facilities. Our technology is very flexible because the starting raw materials may be glycerol, vegetable oils, animal fats or …

The Final Treatment: Washing or Polishing Followed by Distillation Offers the Purest Biodiesel Around
May 7, 2012 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

by Raj Mosali  (Jatrodiesel Inc./Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel is traditionally produced via esterification of fatty acids and transesterification of triglycerides with an alcohol such as methanol and sodium methylate. The transesterification of triglycerides is comprised of …

ACT Completes 20kW Crude Glycerol Burner, Using Biodiesel By-Product
January 9, 2012 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In North Carolina, Applied Combustion Technologies announced the completion of a DOE grant to build and test a prototype crude glycerol burner. The 20 kW burner utilizes a novel spray atomization, …

University of Manchester Team Solves Glycerol Problem
January 6, 2012 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

(MenMedia)  …Dr Constantinos Theodoropoulos and Prof Colin Webb from the University’s School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science decided to tackle the issue of a worldwide glut of glycerol.
Growing global demand for biodiesel means markets …

Search Produces Energy from Biodiesel Waste
July 14, 2011 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

(Correio do Brasil)  School of Engineering of São Carlos (EESC) of USP, a research proposes the production of energyfrom the gas released in the treatment of glycerol originating from the biodiesel. The residue is rich …

Austin Peay State University Professor and Students Author Paper on Groundbreaking Biofuel Research
February 22, 2011 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

(Clarksville Online)  …Dr. Sergi Markov, associate professor of biology at Austin Peay State University, has an idea that could help push the alternative fuel race to new levels of possibility. For the last several years, Markov …