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Algae as a source of energy: the price is (still) too high

by Wageningen University and Research Centre  (Jul. 28, 2015)

As part of the EnAlgae project, Wageningen UR has devised bio-economic models for calculating the cost price of micro-algae under various conditions. In addition, downstream process models have been developed for the manufacture of diesel, ethanol and methane on the basis of algae. A study conducted using these new models gives an idea of the ...

BETO Partners Win 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 23, 2015)

Two of the six winners of the 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards—LanzaTech and Algenol—have active projects with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). The ...

BETO-Funded Study Finds Increased Carbon Intensity from Canadian Oil Sands

by US Department of Energy  (Jul. 15, 2015)

A recently released study from Argonne National Laboratory shows that gasoline and diesel refined from Canadian oil sands have a higher carbon impact than fuels derived from conventional domestic crude sources. Michael Wang, a leading expert on fuel cycle analysis, stated in ...

Stepping up Investments for Anaerobic Digestion

by GPT Waste Management Ltd  (Jul. 8, 2015)

The industry awaits news in the government’s forthcoming Budget on 8 July of future funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Ex energy minister and ADBA advisor, Chris Huhne, warned of policy changes ahead while reassuring delegates of the government’s stated commitment to renewables in general and to its climate change ...

Pyrolysis plant TDP-2-200 at the international oil and gas exhibition MIOGE-2015

by IPEC  (Jul. 6, 2015)

TDP-2-200 is the solution for critical waste management in oil and gas industry. It processes drilling waste and oil sludge and converts them into valuable substances: boiler fuel, gas and high quality biochar. The final products of pyrolysis process are not only excellent substitute for fossil fuels but as commodity yielding significant ...

ENER-G wins UK Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Industry Award

by ENER-G  (Jul. 3, 2015)

ENER-G has won a top renewable energy industry award for innovation in anaerobic digestion and biogas CHP generation. The UK-based renewable energy specialist won the ...

Innovative Breakthrough Demonstrated for Biological Ethanol Production

by US Department of Energy  (Jun. 30, 2015)

Microvi Biotechnologies, a leading innovator of biocatalytic processes, together with the Advanced Biofuels Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), has demonstrated a major breakthrough to biological ethanol production. Compared with a conventional yeast ethanol production, a preliminary ...

United Airlines investing $30 million in biofuels producer

by Associated Press  (Jun. 30, 2015)

United Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes. United officials said Tuesday that they expect to begin receiving fuel from Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. in 2018 and could be taking 90 million gallons a year by 2021. That's enough fuel for ...

BETO Seeks Stakeholder Input on the Use of Advanced Biofuel Blends in Small Engines

by US Department of Energy  (Jun. 22, 2015)

The U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking stakeholder input on the following topics related to the use of advanced biofuel blends in small engines: The potential to optimize and/or modify small engines to utilize ...

Department of Energy Announces 18 New Projects to Accelerate Technologies for Efficient Residential Combined Heat and Power Generation and Bioenergy Crop Development

by US Department of Energy  (Jun. 18, 2015)

The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced $55 million in funding for 18 innovative projects as part of ARPA-E’s two newest programs: GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS) and Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA). GENSETS projects are ...

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