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Urban Biorefineries in the EU: From Blueprint to Implementation

(World Bio Market Insights) Cities are overflowing with valuable biomass if you look in the right places: namely, in their sewage systems. The organic materials in urban wastewater can provide cheap, local, and abundant raw materials for biobased and circular fuels,

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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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Funding Notice: U.S. Department of Energy Announces $17.5 Million to Support Cost-Effective Waste-to-Energy Solutions for Local Communities DEADLINE June 19, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) announced up to $17.5 million in federal funding to develop cost-effective strategies for communities to sustainably manage and recover potential clean energy sources from their waste

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2023 Billion-Ton Report

(U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy KDF) The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO's) 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23) is an assessment of renewable carbon resources potentially available in the United States. BT23 explores these resources in terms of quantity, price,

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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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2024 Waste-to-Energy Technical Assistance Program Expands Resources and Eligibility DEADLINE April 15, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are launching the next phase of Waste-to-Energy Technical Assistance. The 2024 program eligibility has been expanded to include state governments and the program’s scope now includes

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Renewable Natural Gas and Biogas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the challenges faced by global RNG and biogas producers in shifting energy towards low carbon alternatives — new processes, advances in AD yields, new feedstocks, the role of low carbon standards,the

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Gasum Starts an Expansion Project at Riihimäki Biogas Plant

(Gasum) To enhance production efficiency, Gasum’s Riihimäki biogas plant in Finland is undergoing a significant conversion focused on the treatment of the digestate. The project demonstrates Gasum’s commitment to increasing the production of biogas to bring more renewable energy to the

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Is There a Future for Biodiesel in Europe?

by Edgar Ahn (BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH/Biobased Diesel Daily)  A comprehensive look at the policy landscape and market opportunities for fatty acid methyl esters in the European Union. --  ... A group of experts from the Dutch Rabobank anticipates a sharp decline in

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Bioenergy Ibérica Develops a Biogas Plant from Cheese Production Waste

(Residuos Profesional (Google Translation)) The new facilities of the Galician Queizuar cheese factory will generate 3,000,000 kWh of clean energy per year from its own byproducts, such as lactose and sewage sludge. -- Bioenergy Ibérica, a company specialized in the construction of

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Wizz Air Invests £5 Million in Firefly Green Fuels

by Beth Anton (Renewable Energy Magazine)  Wizz Air, has announced a £5 million investment in biofuel company, Firefly. This is Wizz Air’s first equity investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) research and development. The partnership with Firefly will allow the airline to supply

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SAF Industry Needs to Upscale 1,600 Times to Meet Net Zero Targets

by William Hallowell (Airline Routes and Ground Services)  The sustainable aviation fuel industry would have to increase by 1,600 times its current size to meet the aviation sector’s 2050 net zero carbon emissions target, according to one UK-based SAF producer. James Hygate,

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Adsorptive De-Nitrogenation as a Pathway to SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Bioprocessing Separations Consortium is a National Laboratory-led effort, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, that is dedicated to identifying and overcoming separations challenges associated with the conversion of biomass into fuels

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Exploring SAF Feedstock Markets

by Katie Schroeder (Biomass Magazine) ... Trip Jobe, vice president of sales with ResourceWise’s Forest Value Chain, explained the importance of doing a feedstock availability assessment to better understand the market dynamics around feedstocks SAF producers may be interested in utilizing.

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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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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Systems Development and Integration – Emerging and Supporting Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) SDI directly supports BETO’s strategic goal to decarbonize the transportation sector through R,D, &D to produce cost-effective, sustainable aviation and other strategic fuels – By 2030, SDI aims to support scale-up of multiple biofuel production pathways

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Systems Development and Integration – Scale-Up Portfolio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) SDI directly supports BETO’s strategic goal to decarbonize the transportation sector through R,D, &D to produce cost-effective, sustainable aviation and other strategic fuels – By 2030, SDI aims to support scale-up of multiple biofuel production pathways

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Advanced Biorefineries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here’s the State of Advanced Biorefineries presentation from the ABLC CONNECT series episode. Current and expected demand, technologies, supply chain, projects of note, current news, key players — a comprehensive but compact look at the industry in this

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Launch of Demonstration Experiment for CO2 Capture from Waste-to-Energy Plant Flue Gas for Use in Methanation

(Mitsubishi Heavy Industries) Joint Project by the City of Yokohama, Tokyo Gas, and MHI Group to Establish a CCU Chain Based on Regional Cooperation -- The City of Yokohama and Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Gas), together with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of RNG and Biogas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Here’s the State of RNG and Biogas presentation from the ABLC CONNECT series episode. Available supply, conventional feedstocks, prices, current and expected demand,key players — a comprehensive but compact look at the industry in this year of

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ACT now: Aries Clean Technology on the Cusp of Its Destiny

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... For the love of sludge and the carbon possibilities, I have long kept an eye on Aries Clean Technology and it has not been an easy ride for this company in its journey to first

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Hydrogen and Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Wizz Air’s Vision for the Future

by Miquel Ros (Aerotime Hub)  ... In June 2023, Wizz Air was awarded the title of ‘Most Sustainable Low-Cost Airline’ at the World Finance Sustainability Awards 2023 for the third year in a row.    The award follows other forms of recognition

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University of Illinois Study: Turning Food Waste into Bioenergy Can Become a Profitable Industry

(Newswise) Food waste is a major problem around the world. In the United States, an estimated 30 to 40% of edible food is lost or wasted, costing billions of dollars each year. One potential solution is to divert food waste from landfills

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BETO Launches New Renewable Carbon Resources Web Page

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (B&C Biobased and Sustainable Chemicals Blog) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has launched a new, comprehensive web page dedicated to one of its priority subprograms, Renewable Carbon Resources (RCR), which

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New Record for Biomethane Production in Europe, 30% More Plants

(European Biogas Association/AltFuels)  According to a new EBA/GIE Biomethane Map 2022-2023, there is nearly 30% more biomethane production plants compared to the 2021’s edition. The Biomethane Map is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the EBA (European Biogas Association)

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Rå Biopark and Barents NaturGass Partner to Build Bio-LNG Stations in Norway

(Barents NaturGass/AltFuels)  Rå Biopark, the largest environment project in Northern Norway, and Barents NaturGass have signed a Letter Of Intent for the sale and distribution of biogas. The agreement has a duration of 10 years with options for renewal. The frame

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SPIE and C-Green Develop a Modular Plant for the Processing of Sewage Sludge into Biofuel

(Port of Rotterdam)  SPIE Netherlands and C-Green are collaborating on the first Dutch modular plant to convert sewage sludge into biofuel. The innovative system – developed by C-Green – converts wet biomass (sludge) into the dry product hydrochar in an energy-efficient

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Crud-to-Crude: The Global Potential of Biofuels Made from Human Waste

by Sean Mowbray (Mongabay) • Creating liquid biofuels from human waste shows promise as a way to meet one of alternative energy’s greatest challenges: reducing the transportation sector’s heavy carbon footprint. The good news is there is a steady supply

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In the Palm of Your Hand

(Biofuels International) ... Waste and residues from agricultural activities have the best potential to deliver zeroemissions energy as traditional sources of farm emissions from the biodegradation of farm wastes are converted into renewable sources of energy. The European Union, in its

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Wizz Air Invests £5m in Bristol-Based Biofuel Company Firefly Green Fuels

byAbigail Turner (Business Live) Firefly specialises in a process, which converts sewage sludge, a low-value waste product available in large quantities, into SAF --  A Bristol-headquartered biofuel company has secured a £5m investment from sustainable airline Wizz Air. Firefly Green Fuels, based

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Commonly Overlooked Reasons for Anaerobic Digester Failures

by David Ellis, James Arambarri and Michael Nelson (Azura Associates/Biomass Magazine) Digester operators can help safeguard plant performance by improving awareness of the most overlooked causes of failure.  --  Process upsets and failures of anaerobic digesters (AD) present significant headaches

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DOE Helps Industry Leverage Bioenergy Feedstock Expertise DEADLINE April 14, 2023

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has launched an initiative that aims to help industry and universities leverage the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium’s capabilities to help solve real-world problems that the bioenergy and bioproduct

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First Plant Producing Sewage Sludge-Based Biomethane for Vehicle Use Opens in Spain

(Cetaqua/AltFuels) The consortium of the European LIFE NIMBUS project put into operation a biomethane production plant from sewage sludge, which will supply a public bus in the Barcelona metropolitan area. This vehicle, part of the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) fleet,

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EU Biodiesel Industry Concerned on Import Labelling

by John Houghton-Brown (Argus Media) European producers and traders of biodiesel say Chinese product entering the EU is being wrongly labelled as an 'advanced' biofuel, and sold into Germany where it is counted twice towards emissions savings targets in transport. This,

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Advanced Biorefining and Cellulosic Refineries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... This week we looked at the world of Cellulosic and Multi-Technology Biorefineries — markets, players, technologies, policy and more. Digest editor Jim Lane presented this State of the Sector presentation as part of the

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Adding a Surfactant to Sewage Boosts Biofuel Production

by Benjamin Plackett (Chemical & Engineering News)  Rhamnolipids help turn human wastewater into both hydrogen and biodiesel -- The waste people flush down the drain is rich in energy, and its contents can be used to develop renewable fuels. But

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Biogas and RNG

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) RNG and it’s companion product biogas have taken the project and sustainable power sectors by storm — there’s project action, fast-developing technology, M&A activity, and policy advances of the first magnitude, in the United States

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Hydrothermal Liquefaction for SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The US generates ~10 million tons municipal wastewater sludges/year Disposal to land or landfills is limited, expensive. The Opportunity is to convert sludges to fuels using Hydrothermal Liquefaction. Conversion of sludges to ‘biocrude’, for upgrading

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A New EPA Proposal Is Reigniting a Debate about What Counts as ‘Renewable’

by John McCracken (Grist) The agency wants more ethanol, biogas, and wood pellet power in the nation's fuel mix. But is that actually a good thing? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new standards for how much of the nation’s fuel supply

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Biofuel Processor Closes Loop With Composting

by Nora Goldstein (BioCycle Magazine) Acquisition of a composting facility to handle solids from used oil processing has led to a full-service organics recycling enterprise. -- Joe Renwick got his feet wet in the biofuel business when he bought 55-gallon drums

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The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Genifuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Genifuel Corporation produces equipment to convert wet organic wastes into renewable fuels and other valuable byproducts. The wet waste material is completely eliminated. The Genifuel process has been tested with over 100 materials, including wastewater

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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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Finland’s First Biogas Plant Producing Liquefied Biogas

(UABio/Gasum) Turku biogas plant is the first in Finland to produce liquefied biogas for transport, industrial and maritime needs. The plant in Turku is an excellent example of the implementation of the circular economy. The major expansion and modernization of Gasum’s biogas

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Green Living: Award-Winning Hong Kong Scientist’s Innovation Turns Sewage Sludge into Energy, Slowing Down the Impact of Climate Change

by Eric Ng (South China Morning Post) Sewage sludge used as feedstock to make methanol cuts down carbon emissions by a quarter compared to coal as the raw material, Polytechnic University professor Ren Jingzheng says; If all 1,200 tonnes of

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New Fuels Required to Achieve Shipping’s Decarbonisation Goals

(Biofuels International/GoodFuels)  ... 2021 once again confirmed the maritime industry’s swelling appetite for biofuels, with another formidable growth in demand. Companies turning to biofuels to decarbonise their activities now span all shipping segments, including dry bulk, containerships, tankers, and ro-ro

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Univerity of Hull Biohydrogen Research Focuses on Unlocking Potential of Biorefinery Waste Streams

(University of Hull) The University of Hull has been awarded £245,000 to investigate the possibility of producing hydrogen from the waste streams produced by biorefineries. The funding was awarded by the UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

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St1 to Construct a Biogas Upgrading and Liquefaction Refinery in Sweden

(St1)  Energy company St1 has made an investment decision to construct a biogas upgrading and liquefaction refinery in Sobacken, Borås. A prerequisite for the biorefinery investment decision is the long-term off-take contract to buy raw biogas, which St1 has signed with

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New Jersey and New York Communities to Benefit from EPA Grant to Support Anaerobic Digestion Technology

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a $200,000 grant to the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) to support anaerobic digestion technology in 11 states in the Northeast, New England the Mid-Atlantic, including New Jersey

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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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Producing Biofuels from Waste Coffee and Alcohol Products

by Reginald Davey (AZO Materials) Research into utilizing waste products has benefited several industries in recent years, improving their sustainability. Writing in the journal Energies, a team of scientists from Armenia and Poland has investigated the use of waste coffee and

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Plant Manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER Presents Its Biogas Technologies at INT‘L BIOMASS EXPO in Japan

(WELTEC BIOPOWER) Individual solutions for wastewater, waste and agriculture -- For the first time WELTEC BIOPOWER will exhibit at the INT‘L BIOMASS EXPO at the Makuhari Messe near Tokyo. From the 31st of August to the 2nd of September 2022, the

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Spain: Pamplona Says Goodbye to Diesel, Adds First Renewable Gas Buses

(Commonwealth of the Pamplona Region (MCP)/NGV Journal) The Commonwealth of the Pamplona Region (MCP) presented 13 buses powered by CNG with Renewable Guarantee of Origin (GdO) that will form part of the fleet of the Regional Urban Transport (TUC). The new

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Ethanol vs. Petroleum-Based Fuel Carbon Emissions

by Valerie Sarisky-Reed (U.S. Department of Energy) Biofuels have been proven to emit significantly lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than petroleum-based fuels, and recent scientific studies indicate that net-zero emission biofuels are not only possible, but achievable. Corn ethanol and other biofuels are

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Waste-to-Fuels Demo Plant, Research Facility Opens in Vienna

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) A demonstration facility has opened in Vienna, Austria, at the site of a waste-incineration plant where syngas from wood waste, sewage sludge and paper-industry residues is cleaned and, using a gas-to-liquid process such as Fischer-Tropsch,

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Iberian Peninsula’s First BioLNG Production Plant Was Announced

(DAM Group/NGV Journal)  SOLOGAS, a subsidiary of the DAM Group, presented the potential of the first biomethane plant in the Iberian Peninsula, located in As Somozas, province of A Coruña. The facility, which will be ready by 2023, will have a

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Decarbonization Specialist Helps Spearhead Green Transition for Denmark-Based Shipping Firm

(Norden/Biobased Diesel Daily) “The exciting thing about advanced biofuel is that it’s turning waste product into energy,” said Federica Conti, a decarbonization specialist helping to spearhead a green transition for Denmark-based shipping company Norden through her research and development of advanced

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H2 Industries to Develop US $1.4 Billion Waste-to-Hydrogen Plant in Oman

(H2 Industries/BCM Public Relations/CISION) H2-Industries and Public Establishment For Industrial Estates – Madayan have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a waste-to-hydrogen plant in conjunction with PV solar power plants with base-load capacity in the Sultanate of Oman. The proposed US $1.4 billion facility will be

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Rural Partners Network Launched: Empowering Rural Communities to Access Federal Resources

(U.S. Department of Energy) The Rural Partners Network is a new collaboration to strengthen the link between federal agencies and rural communities. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is proud to join this effort to help create jobs, build

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Pilot Program Works to Turn Algae from Florida Waterways into Fuel

by George Waldenberger and Sarah Wilson (WFTV.com) From fish kills to ongoing high manatee mortality, algae is a major problem for Florida waterways. A pilot program to fight the issue at Lake Jesup is in its second phase, turning algae into biofuel. A

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Vow ASA: Builds Large Scale Pyrolysis Reactor to Meet Increased Demand for Advanced Carbon Products and CO2 Neutral Energy

(Vow ASA) Large and increasing demand from industry to decarbonise, recycle carbon, and to secure access to reliable and locally produced CO2 neutral energy, has motivated cleantech provider Vow ASA (“Vow” or the “Company”) to start building a large scale pyrolysis

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Spain Approves Biogas Roadmap, Focused on Mobility and Industry

(MITECO/NGV Journal) The Council of Ministers, at the proposal of the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO), has approved the Biogas Roadmap, which identifies the challenges and opportunities for the development of this renewable gas and proposes

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EPA Announces Selection of 11 Organizations to Receive $2 Million to Help Tackle the Climate Crisis Through Food Diversion

(Environmental Protection Agency) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the selection of 11 organizations expected to receive a total of approximately $2 million in funding to divert food waste from landfills by expanding anaerobic digester capacity nationwide. Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a process

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Spanish Project Will Allow to Produce Biogas and Renewable H2 at Low Cost

(Aqualia/FCC Medioambiente/NGV Journal) The ECLOSION project will develop new materials, technologies and processes for the generation, storage, transport and use in different applications, including vehicle fuel, of renewable hydrogen and biomethane, obtained from bio-waste (urban, agri-food, wastewater and sewage sludge). The consortium,

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Climate Friendly Jet Fuel: 3 Strategies for Accelerating Its Production

(U.S. Department of Energy) Supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is striving to bring more low- and zero-net-carbon sustainable aviation fuel to the market. The equivalent of 30,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools—that’s how

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Sucros Oy to Switch to LNG and Liquefied Biogas with Gasum

(Bioenergy Insightl) Finnish sugar company Sucros Oy will switch from using heavy fuel oil and coal to LNG and liquefied biogas (LBG) at its sugar beet factory in Säkylä. Supplied by Gasum, the fuel will help Sucros, part of Nordzucker,

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Pablo de Olavide University Produces Fat for Biodiesel from Sewage Sludge

(EFE VERDE) Researchers at Pablo de Olavide University produce fatty matter for biodiesel that does not come from growing plants but from human-generated waste that circulates through urban wastewater treatment plants. Aware of the serious environmental and economic problem caused by the

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Reganosa to Test New Green Hydrogen Production and Storage Technologies

(Reganosa/NGV Journal) Reganosa will test new technologies for the production and storage of green hydrogen in Spain. Together with the Technological Institute of Industrial Mathematics (Itmati) and within a consortium of leading companies in the sector, the Galician energy multinational will

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Argus Launches Biomethane Guarantee of Origin Price Assessments

(Bioenergy Insight) Global energy and commodity intelligence company Argus has launched biomethane guarantee of origin price assessments. Biomethane can be used as an alternative or as a supplement to natural gas in industry, transport and heating. The new Argus Renewable

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Advanced Feedstocks Represent a Generational Opportunity – Here’s How to Take It

by Mikala Grubb  (Haldor Topsoe)  The global transition to sustainably produced fuels offers refiners, biorefiners, and investors a once-in-a-generation-sized opportunity. The key to taking it will be advanced feedstocks, as detailed in this column which uncovers how to make the

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Blending of Hydrothermal Liquefaction Biocrude with Residual Marine Fuel: An Experimental Assessment

by Andrea Maria Rizzo and David Chiaramonti (Energies Special Issue Hydrothermal Liquefaction for Aviation and Maritime Sustainable Fuels) ... As sustainable biofuels will be used as blend components in the case of large-scale deployment, it is necessary to investigate the

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Top 10 Predictions for the Advanced Bioeconomy in 2022

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2022? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our predictions for the year ahead. As the sunset of 2021 gives

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Decoupling Carbon from Commercial Flight Fact Sheet

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) empowers energy companies and aviation stakeholders by supporting advances in research, development, and demonstration to overcome barriers for widespread deployment of low-carbon sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). SAF made from renewable biomass and

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New Statewide Mandatory Organic Waste Collection

(CalRecycle) Beginning in 2022, SB 1383 requires every jurisdiction to provide organic waste collection services to all residents and businesses.   “Jurisdiction” means a city, county, a city and county, or a special district that provides solid waste collection services.  “Organic waste”

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The Economics of Poop for Creating Biofuels

by Asanga Padmaperuma (U.S. Department of Energy) Techno-economic analysis is the first to model PNNL technology across wastewater facilities -- Wastewater—American households produce billions of gallons of it daily, from flushing toilets to cleaning clothes. But wastewater is not just a waste. The

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Finland: Gasum and Metsä Fibre Join to Produce Biomethane for Vehicles

(Gasum/NGV Journal) Gasum and Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, have agreed on cooperation in biomethane production at the biogas plant operating as part of Metsä Fibre’s Äänekoski bioproduct mill, in the Central Finland region. The facility will use wood-based sludge

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Advancing the Bioeconomy in TX, CA, and OH: Comprehensive Geospatial Biomass Feedstock Inventories for Potential Conversion to Biofuels, Biochar, Co-products

by : Richard J. Brenner, Wes Jurey and Todd Campbell (Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership)  Introduction. The ATIP Foundation (Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership) conducts projects in multi-county regions of 3 states to “advance the rural bioeconomy,” using a replicable model we developed

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PNNL Bioenergy Team Releases Report on Path to Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Mary Ann Showalter (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Bioenergy experts identify critical areas, opportunities for bringing technology to aviation industry  -- A report has been published summarizing a workshop designed to accelerate the commercialization of hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) technology for producing

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EU’s Strict Green Criteria for Biofuels Will Hinder Supply, MEPs Warn

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com) The EU’s “restrictive” approach to biofuels sustainability criteria will harm producers’ ability to meet increased demand for green fuels coming from the transport sector, says Henna Virkkunen, a Finnish lawmaker in the European Parliament. Speaking at a

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Smell that Smell! Perfume Made from CO2 Derived Ethanol, Poop Pigments, Cell-Culture News and More: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the Week of October 27th

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Perfume made out of thin air, well, made from ethanol derived from carbon dioxide anyway, is being made by a startup in New York. Poop pigment – a new pigment produced from sewage sludge in

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Potential Future Regulation Addressing Pyrolysis and Gasification Units Public Comments DEADLINE: November 8, 2021

(Federal Register) A Proposed Rule by the Environmental Protection Agency -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting information and requesting comments to assist in the potential development of regulations for pyrolysis and gasification units that are used to convert solid

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Works4Impact: New JV Will Promote Biomethane Green Mobility in France

(SUEZ/PROVEDAL/NGV Journal)  To support local communities and SUEZ’s large customers in their regional decarbonization objectives, SUEZ and PRODEVAL, a key player in the development of biomethane sector, combine their expertise and create a new joint venture (60% SUEZ – 40% PRODEVAL).

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Transforming Collected Organic Waste into Insect Feed and Organic Fertilizer in Kenya: Impact Investing in Sanergy (Private Sector Investment Finance)

(Japan International Cooperation Agency)  On Oct. 8, JICA made an investment of $2.5 million in Sanergy, Inc., a US company which promotes an innovative circular-economy approach in the developing world, including Nairobi, Kenya. Sanergy collects human waste from sanitary toilets

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Waste to Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Ways2H

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Ways2H has overcome issues associated with conventional gasification and are creating value out of waste with their waste-to-hydrogen tech. From the Japan Blue Energy project and input/output options to how the process of taking various

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Cities in Southern Finland Use Biogas Fueled Fleet to Transport Biowaste

(Gasum/NGV Journal) From the beginning of October 2021, six cities in the outer zone of Uusimaa – Hanko, Hyvinkää, Lohja, Loviisa, Porvoo and Raasepori – will use vehicles powered by low-emission biomethane to transport wastewater plant sewage sludge as well as

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Aqualia Now Producing Biogas at Spanish WWTP

(Bioenergy Insight)  Water company Aqualia is now producing biogas at the Guijuelo wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Spain. The new biofactory project in Salamanca, north-western Spain, transforms waste generated by the agri-food industry, together with sludge from the WWTP, into

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The Guijuelo Biofactory Transforms Waste from the Agri-Food Industry into Biofuel to Travel to the Moon

(Aqualia (Google Translation)) • Aqualia has presented this morning (September 16, 20212) at the Guijuelo (Salamanca) treatment plant the biofactory project in which the waste generated by the agri-food industry, together with the sludge from the plant, is transformed into

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Advanced Biofuels, Solid to Liquid Tech, Biocrudes: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Haldor Topsoe

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you missed this slide guide from ABLC Digital on what it will take for advanced biofuels to take off further, here’s your chance! Haldor Topsoe leaders cover thoughts on legislation, feedstocks, biofuel production, solid

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EPA Opens Comment Period Related to Pyrolysis, Gasification Regs DEADLINE: November 8, 2021

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. EPA on Sept. 8 issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking public comments to assist in the potential development of regulations for pyrolysis and gasification units that are used to convert solid

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Portugal: Dourogás Supplies First Truck with 100% Renewable BioCNG

(Dourogás/NGV Journal) Dourogás GNV, in collaboration with HAVI Logistics, will take another step towards the decarbonization of the economy, by supplying the first refueling of a heavy-duty vehicle with biomethane from a totally renewable source at the Santo António dos Cavaleiros

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Chinese Biodiesel Producers Chase High-Value Feedstocks

by Amandeep Parmar (Argus Media) Chinese biodiesel and feedstock suppliers are diversifying to get more value for their money with ever-evolving European legislation regarding waste feedstock incentives. Brown grease is becoming increasingly fashionable among suppliers, of which 18 in China are now

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Biogenic Carbon Fuels, Co-Processing Strategies: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Coprocessing Bio-oils in Refineries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Leveraging existing refining infrastructure leverages billions US$ in CAPEX and 5 million bpd of crude refining. NREL, PNNL, and LANL is tackling how to accelerate adoption of co-processing biomass-derived feedstocks with petroleum streams in operating

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Circla Nordic Debuts, Backed by ECCO Investment, Utilizing Bio2Oil Hydrothermal Liquefaction Technology for Biocrude

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Denmark, ECCO Investment has made a key investment in Bio2Oil technology and a new company has been formed, Circla Nordic, to stress the circular nature/sustainability of the technology. The company has also received notice of

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Will Biorefineries Meet Air Quality Regulations?: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuels Air Emissions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can biofuels production meet federal air quality regulations? At what cost? What are the emissions across the biofuels supply chain? What are the economic and human health impacts? Are there mitigation opportunities and approaches that work? 

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DOE Announces Technical Assistance for Local Governments on Waste-to-Energy

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are pleased to announce the Phase 1 selections for the Waste-to-Energy Technical Assistance for Local Governments Program.  This technical assistance program was created to mobilize national

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from Liquefaction

by John Holladay and Zia Haq (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and U.S. DOE, Bioenergy Technologies Office) In November 2020, PNNL facilitated an international workshop on HTL for SAF production. Present an overview of findings • Quick overview of HTL • Details from the

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Fuels and Products from Waste: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Organic Waste Conversion

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Wet waste, municipal sludge residuals, animal manure, food waste, inedible fats/oils/greases – all things we used to throw away, but now can be converted into valuable bioproducts. Check out this illuminating slide guide on BETO’s

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Potential Biofuel Production Pathways in Indonesia: Overview of Processes, Feedstocks, and Types of Fuel

by Tenny Kristiana and Chelsea Baldino  (International Council on Clean Transportation) Because of its abundant biofuel feedstocks, Indonesia has the potential to produce biofuels via a number of pathways, including using different technologies and feedstocks to create different fuels. There is strong

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New Paper Shows High Potential of Biogas Production from Industrial Wastewater

(European Biogas Association)  The EBA is launching today a new paper providing a comprehensive analysis of the potential of biogas production from industrial wastewater to reduce methane emissions. • The paper demonstrates that it is possible to recover around 14 Mtoe

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Progress at the Pump

(North Carolina State University Campaign News) Professor Sunkyu Park, who has deep NC State roots, is working to turn waste from the pulp and paper industry into the biofuel of the future. Boosted by private support, his research could revolutionize

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Waste-to-Hydrogen Tokyo Facility Ready to Rock – Is 2021 the Year of Hydrogen?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) News comes from the Land of the Rising Sun that a first-of-its-kind Tokyo facility will convert sewage sludge into renewable hydrogen fuel is now complete. Ways2H Inc. and its shareholder and technical partner Japan Blue

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Biocrude Passes the 2,000-hour Catalyst Stability Test

by Karyn Hede (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)  Sewage and food waste biocrude conversion process reaches major milestone -- A large-scale demonstration converting biocrude to renewable diesel fuel has passed a significant test, operating for more than 2,000 hours continuously without

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Researchers Are Turning Kitchen Waste into Biofuels

by Steven Ashby (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/Phys.Org) When we eat, our bodies convert food into energy that fuels our lives. But what happens to the energy stored in the 80 billion pounds of food thrown away annually in America? As part

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Biofuel Opportunities for Marine Sector: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to ORNL

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Mike Kass shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC 2020 as part of the marine and heavy duty biofuel opportunities panel. Dive into marine cargo vessel fuels, the advantages of using

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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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European Biogas Production Could Double by 2030

(EnergyMarketPrice) Biogas and biomethane production in Europe could double by 2030 and more than quadruple by 2050, according to the European Biogas Association (EBA). Around 19,000 biogas plants and 725 biomethane plants are already in use in Europe, producing around 167TWh of

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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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Biomethane-Powered Railcars Could Be Introduced in the UK

(Bioenergy Insight)  Lightweight railcars powered by biomethane derived from human, farm, and food waste could be introduced in the UK. Ultra Light Rail Partners has received a £60,000 (€66,700) Innovate UK grant to develop a feasibility study and design for

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Green Energy Biofuel Expands Waste Processing Capabilities, Seeks New Markets

(Bio-Based Diesel Daily/Green Energy Biofuel) Green Energy Biofuel stands ready to provide waste recycling solutions for a variety of businesses and industries in the Southeast by turning costly liabilities into savings. Companies can leverage Green Energy Biofuel to help meet their

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These Metal-Based Catalysts Can Boost Biofuel Yields

by Mike Timko (Worcester Polytechnic Institute/Biofuels Digest)  A recent study led by a team from Worcester Polytechnic Institute shows that metal-oxide-based catalysts reduce char build up during biofuel conversion processes, increasing bio-crude oil yield and decreasing yields of low-value byproducts. ... Utilizing

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Mixed Renewable Gas Unit: Galician Project Will Now Investigate Creation of Green Hydrogen and Synthetic Gas

(Edar Bens / Naturgy / EnergyLab / NGV Journal) The research project Mixed Renewable Gas Unit, funded by the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN) and developed by Naturgy, EnergyLab and Edar Bens, continues its R&D&I work after receiving additional funding for its

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Anaergia Begins Construction of California RNG Project

(Anaergia Services/Biomass Magazine) Anaergia Services LLC and veteran impact investing firm North Sky Capital LLC, are pleased to announce the start of construction of a renewable natural gas facility at the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority, located in San Bernardino County, California. The

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RNG Revolution: The North American Renewable Natural Gas Industry Has Boomed over the Past Decade and Potential Remains Vast.

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine) ... Particularly for those feeling the heat when it comes reducing carbon footprints, interest in renewable natural gas (RNG) as an alternative vehicle fuel is an all-time high, and for good reason. Not only does

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Cargill Invests to Promote Circular Economy with Its First Multi Waste- and Residues-Based Biodiesel Plant

(Cargill/WEBWIRE) $150 million investment in Belgium helps customers remove carbon emissions from their supply chains using innovative technology that supports new regulations  -- In a move to further strengthen its commitment to fight climate change and deliver a more circular economy,

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California Bill Expands Definition of RNG

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Sept. 30 that significantly expands the definition of renewable natural gas (RNG) to include energy that comes from additional forms of organic waste, including vegetation removed for wildfire

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Renewable Energy Is More than Renewable Electricity: Renewable Gas and Fuel Highlighted as Key Opportunities to Put Tasmania on the World

(BioEnergy Australia)  - Consultation has recently closed on the Tasmanian Government draft Renewable Energy Action Plan, which identifies renewable energy as a key economic driver to rebuild a stronger Tasmania in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. But Bioenergy Australia, the

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LIFE NIMBUS: Circular Economy and Renewable-Fueled Buses in Barcelona

(Cetaqua)  Cetaqua has launched LIFE NIMBUS, a project that improves the circular economy between the city and the wastewater treatment plants through the implementation of a new sustainable model: the ecofactory, a concept that turns the traditional treatment plant into a

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Commercial Status of Direct Thermochemical Liquefaction Technologies

(EIA Bioenergy) Direct thermochemical liquefaction (DTL) of biomass is an important pathway to bioenergy and biochemical production in the circular economy. The aim of this report is to highlight how DTL technologies currently have a role to play in mobilising

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Hydrothermal Liquefaction Waste to Fuel: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Bio2Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Bio2Oil takes biomass to crude oil, like our planets process, just faster. Their technology can convert sewage sludge, municipal solid waste, industrial waste biomass, and other biomass streams into fuel. While they have a continuously operating pilot

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways report provides an overview of commercial jet aviation fuel and summarizes learnings from three BETO-supported workshops. In addition, the report focuses on insights for reducing costs and optimizing the value

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Competitive Edge: Ways2H, Inc.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We started Ways2H to improve the global environment by eliminating waste while producing carbon-negative renewable hydrogen. There’s an urgent need to scale up clean hydrogen production to replace fossil fuels used for mobility, power generation and

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Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the City of Calgary with Steeper Energy Canada Ltd.

(Steeper Energy Canada)  The City of Calgary “The City” and Steeper Energy Canada Ltd. (“Steeper Energy”) are pleased to announce a new cooperation agreement, by way of an MoU, regarding the future transformation of The City’s sewage sludge and other

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New Ecological Process for Producing Cheaper Biofuel

(Institut national de la recherche scientifique/Phys.Org)  Professors Rajeshwar Dayal Tyagi and Patrick Drogui, researchers at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), have developed a new approach to biodiesel production that uses microbes, sewage sludge, and a biofuel byproduct. ... Plants

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Biodiesel from Food Waste and Used Cooking Oil

by Akhtar Ali (The Express Tribune)  ...  There are six possible raw material routes for making biodiesel. These are vegetable sources – palm oil, rapeseed, sunflower, cottonseed, canola, jojoba, jatropha and others; waste vegetable oil or used cooking oil as it

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Walking the Fine Line: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Maximizing Anaerobic Digester Output

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Everyone wants to lower their risk. But how do you do that? Just ask John Forcier from Forcier Consulting Engineers and an Associate at Lee Consulting, who gave this illuminating presentation at ABLC NEXT in

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Sludge Tanker Powered by Biomethane Completes Successful UK Trial

(Bioenergy Insight)  A sludge tanker powered by bio-CNG (compressed natural gas) from CNG Fuels has completed a successful trial with UK firm GENeco, Wessex Water’s renewable energy company. The truck runs on 100% renewable and sustainable biomethane which is derived

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The Race Is on to Repurpose Garbage

by Marc S. Reisch (Chemical & Engineering News)  Despite a spotty track record, companies keep trying to convert trash into energy, fuels, and chemicals  --  ... Local press reports noted weather-related construction delays, a challenge to the plant’s environmental permits,

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UK Gas Supplier FloGas Adds Liquid Biomethane to Its Range

(Bioenergy Insight)  FloGas, a supplier of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and liquid natural gas (LNG) in the UK, has added liquid biomethane to its range, claiming to be the first to supply this type of fuel off-grid. The company provides

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$73 Million, 35 Projects, Who Won, for What and Why: The DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office 2019 Project Selections

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy has selected 35 projects totaling $73 million for bioenergy research and development support. Funded through the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, these projects will help reduce

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What Happened to Anaerobic Digestion in Rhode Island?

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Today it seems that the use of anaerobic digestion in the Ocean State is not as widespread as it once was. According to a recent survey conducted by the Narragansett Bay Commission (NBC), owner

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Biomethane Business Is Booming – From Waste to Watts and Wonder Chemicals

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... First, let’s make sure we aren’t confusing biogas with biomethane. Biogas is mostly methane and carbon dioxide but that doesn’t mean it’s biomethane. You see, biogas is produced from organic matter breaking down in the absence

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SoCalGas Wins $3 Million CEC Grant to Advance New RNG Technology

(Southern California Gas Co./Biomass Magazine)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced the California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded the company a $3 million grant to fund the next phase of development of a new technology that doubles the amount of renewable energy created

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CENER is Developing Technology for Future Urban Biorefineries, to Move towards a Circular Bioeconomy

(Bio-based News)  CENER is involved in 4 specific initiatives, in order to develop the most adequate management and valorization routes of different urban biowastes  --   The Biomass Department of CENER (National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain) is convinced of the need to

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The Latest on Biogas: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) .. Terry Mazanec, Principal of T-MAZ LLC and Executive Vice President at Lee Enterprises Consulting gave this illuminating overview of biogas production, treatment and utilization, potential, and more, at ABLC Global 2018 in San Francisco.

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Project Wheatland Biofuels Facility Receives CAD$5 Million in Funding

(Biofuels International)  A wheat-based biofuels facility in Alberta, Canada has received CAD$5 million in funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) in an effort to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the province, ERA has announced. Known as Project Wheatland, the CAD$285 million

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Biogas Business: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas Conversion

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Terry Mazanec, a member of Lee Enterprises Consulting offers this illuminating overview of biogas, what it’s good for, scale, bio-methane, what to do with it, key players, and more. Lee Enterprises Consultingis the world’s largest bioeconomy consulting

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EPA Could Immediately Increase Volume of Low-Carbon Biofuels by Over 50 Percent

by Jesse Stolark (Energy and Environmental Study Institute)  The EPA is leaving 200 million gallons of cellulosic biofuels on the table, according to the newly formed Biomass Power Coalition, a group of biomass trade organizations, biomass power producers, and supporters (EESI is

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Biogas Innovations: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy Task 37

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy has several member countries involved in Task 37 which aims to improve innovations in biogas systems. Professor Jerry Murphy from IEA Bioenergy Task 37 gave this illuminating presentation on innovations in biogas systems at ABLC Global 2018

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Stora Enso Will Invest EUR 22 Million (SEK 232 million) at Skoghall Mill in Sweden in an Expansion of the Existing Water Treatment Plant.

(Stora Enso)  Stora Enso makes an environmental investment in Sweden --  Increased capacity and new, modern technology will enhance the water treatment process at the mill. This will reduce the environmental impact of the operations and help to meet future environmental requirements. In

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Israeli Researchers Create Hydrochar from Human Waste

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Israel, researchers at the Ben-Gurion University Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research have published a study in the Journal of Cleaner Production showing the use of hydrothermal carbonization to transform human waste into hydrochar for use as biofuel.

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The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Anaergia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Anaergia is the world leader in solving waste problems by recovering energy, water, and fertilizer from virtually any waste stream. While Anaergia was built on the foundations of highly capable and experienced acquisitions, focused investments on

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The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Optimizing Lignocellulosic Cropping Systems

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  How attractive are systems for Bioenergy Feedstock Production in Sustainably Managed Landscapes for Rural Development? Ioannis Dimitriou, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Dep. of Crop Production Ecology offered this illuminating overview at a recent IEA Bioenergy

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Pöyry Awarded EPC Contract for Biogas Plant Expansion in Finland

(Pöyry/Biomass Magazine)  Gasum Ltd has awarded Pöyry with the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services assignment for Topinoja biogas plant expansion project in Turku, Finland. The work will be carried out between May 2018 and June 2019.  The energy company Gasum

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EERE Success Story—From Breakfast to Biocrude: Study Identifies Production Potential across Nation

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Cattle waste and wastewater. Sludgy grease ensconced in restaurant and cafeteria grease traps.  Food waste—uneaten leftovers or culinary mistakes. Contrary to the lyrics in The Sound of Music, these aren’t a few of our favorite things. But when paired with

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Biodiesel Mandate to Take Effect from 1st September

(EU Scoop)   Bulgaria is expected to implement a minimum of 6% biodiesel blend requirement for all transportation fuels from 1st September 2018. At least 1% of the blend will come from new generation biofuels. The mandate comes through a new regulation

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Weltec Biopower Showcases Biogas Solutions in Munich

(Weltec Biopower/NGV Journal)  At the IFAT, trade fair for environmental technologies in Munich, Germany, the German company WELTEC BIOPOWER will exhibit its technologies for the energetic use of organic waste and wastewater to a broad industrial and municipal audience. From 14

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Veolia Launch New Online Marketplace for Organic Resources in the UK

(Veolia)  As part of the drive to increase the circular economy global resource management company, Veolia, is launching an online trading platform that makes it easier to sell and buy organic resources. Designed to save users time and money, BioTrading will

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1+1=3: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas Production With Mixed Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Does 1+1=3? That’s the premise of this ABLC 2018 presentation from LEC’s John Forcier which looks at the challenges and opportunities in anaerobic digesters. There’s a significant energy gain (3 to 10 times manure/sludge only) from adding appropriate feedstocks,

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WesTech, USU, CVWRF Collaborate on Algal Research Project

(WesTech Engineering/Biomass Magazine)  The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative, a technology-based economic development program funded by the state of Utah, has awarded a $175,320 grant for development of a commercial algal application in the removal of nitrogen and phosphorus from

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Q&A with Bioenergy Researchers: Making Biocrude and Biofuel from Human Waste

by Erik Hyrkas (U.S. Department of Energy)  Did you know that the Energy Department is working to create biofuel from resources like human waste? In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office works with national laboratories to research the

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TO-SYN-FUEL Project: First Consortium Meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands

(TO-SYN-FUEL) Members of twelve SME, industrial, and scientific partners, co-ordinated by Fraunhofer UMSICHT, and representatives of the European Commission participated in the first consortium meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on the 26th of October 2017. Discussions took place regarding the progress

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