biofuel from waste News

  • Municipal waste to biofuels - now a reality

    Enerkem Inc., a leading waste-to-biofuels company, today held a groundbreaking ceremony to signify the start of construction of its municipal waste-to-biofuels facility with its partners, the City of Edmonton and the Government of Alberta. Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach, Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel and Enerkem Chief Executive Officer Vincent Chornet participated in the event. Enerkem's advanced ...


    By Enerkem

  • Biofuels: Researchers to turn waste into wealth

    Being launched today in Canberra, the A$8.3 million CSIRO Energy Transformed Cluster on Biofuels will develop new processes using enzyme biotechnology techniques to produce liquid fuels from waste plant feedstocks with the  potential to provide 30 per cent of Australia’s future transport needs. Transport is the third largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions in Australia after the ...

  • Green biofuel from waste to reduce UK transport carbon emissions

    A group of British businesses is to pioneer the development of a process to turn municipal and wood waste into transport biofuel which could potentially achieve a carbon saving of 95%. The consortium, led by Axion Energy, has been put together by The Carbon Trust and will work on an enhancement of the pyrolysis process which will turn waste biomass into a cheaper alternative to existing biofuels. ...

  • US biofuels industry could use municipal wastes

    The US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has released a new report outlining how the Pacific Northwest can have a sizeable biofuels industry based primarily on local resources -- if non-traditional feedstocks, such as municipal waste, and new conversion technologies are used. The report notes that it will be difficult for the Northwest to create a significant ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Waste tea leaves could brew up biofuel

    [ISLAMABAD] Waste tea leaves could be a cheap source of biofuel that does not compromise food security, according to Pakistani scientists. Researchers from the Nanoscience and Catalysis Division at Quaid-i-Azam University used a nanocatalyst, metal nanoparticles that accelerate reactions, to produce biodiesel from used tea leaves. 'The world today is consuming several million tonnes of tea ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Will asbestos mining waste yield plants, biofuels?

    CP - A federal government plan to transform mountains of asbestos mining waste in Quebec into lush greenery could pose a risk to citizens living nearby, according to internal documents. Ottawa is digging into tailings in the heart of Canada's asbestos country to see if they could one day yield plants, and even sprout biofuel crops. The Natural Resources Canada project in Thetford Mines also aims ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • From Waste to Resource

    Satisfied exhibitors at 'waste to energy', 2007 dates finalized Waste as a resource, or more specifically: as a substitute for coal, nuclear power and fossil fuels has become a much talked about issue among politics and energy consumers. Different waste materials can be utilized for power and heat generation. Agricultural residues can be employed for the production of biogas or alternative ...

  • Linde and Waste Management to highlight biofuel benefits at APEC Exhibition

    Waste Management (NYSE: WM) and ...


  • Nepal to generate electricity from waste

    Nepalis looking at waste-to-energy (WtE) technologies to address its huge energy deficit and also manage growing urban and industrial waste. Half of Nepal's households are off the national grid while supply shortfalls and interrupted power cause industries losses worth 60 billion Nepali rupees (US$ 700 million) annually. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • World Biofuels Markets Announces Winners of Sustainable Biofuels Awards

    World Biofuels Markets Congress & Exhibition 2012 (www.worldbiofuelsmarkets.com), Europe's largest congress and exhibition focused on biofuels, today announced the winners of the 2012 Sustainable Biofuels Awards ( ...


  • Biodiesel from microalgae: energy recovery and waste issues

    A recent French study explores ways to maximise the potential of using microalgae to produce biofuels. This includes issues surrounding management of the algal biomass waste, the reuse of the nitrogen and phosphorus inputs as fertilisers in cultivated production and recovery of methane as an additional source of energy from the algal waste. Microalgae contain oils, or 'lipids', that can be ...

  • Blears decision on Nottingham energy-from-waste challenged

    Campaigners against expansion plans at a Nottingham energy-from-waste plant say they will contest the Secretary of State’s decision to grant permission. The conflict between campaigners and waste management company WRG centres on plans to expand its Eastcroft energy-from-waste facility. The addition of a third processing line would increase capacity by a 100,000 tonnes a year to 260,000 tonnes a ...

  • Weyerhaeuser Announces Participation in Jet Biofuel Research

    Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) today announced that it is a participant in the portion of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance consortium led by Washington State University to study the feasibility of producing jet biofuel from woody feedstocks in the Pacific Northwest. The WSU-led project is one of two five-year, $40 million grants announced this morning in ...


  • Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Developed Technology That Can Convert Human Waste Into Sustainable Biofuel

    December 2, 2016 -- Last night's dinner could be tomorrow's liquid fuel. Yes, the technology to turn ordinary human waste into biocrude oil is here, thanks to developments at the Department of Energy'sPacific Northwest National Laboratory. The technology -- called hydrothermal liquefaction -- mimics the geological conditions the Earth uses ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • CleanTech Biofuels, Fiberight Agree to Create Municipal Solid Waste to Cellulosic Ethanol Demonstration Plant

    St. Louis, MO –  CleanTech Biofuels, Inc. (OTC: CLTH), an early-stage provider of technology to convert municipal solid waste into sustainable biomass for renewable energy production, has announced a joint research agreement with Fiberight, LLC (Fiberight), to establish the anticipated yields and operating costs from using biomass produced by CleanTech Biofuels (CleanTech) for the ...


    By CleanTech Biofuels, Inc.

  • Shell and Cosan: Fuelling a Lower-Carbon Future With Biofuels

    Shell (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) and Cosan today launched a multi-billion dollar joint venture that will become a leading producer of the low-carbon biofuel, ethanol made from sugar cane. Named Raizen, this major retail and commercial fuels company will operate in Brazil, one of the world's fastest-growing markets. To view the Multimedia News Release, ...


  • Don`t waste waste

    A novel forum where American and European stakeholders meet to discuss sustainable waste and biomass treatment comes to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 29 to 30, 2013. The program of the "bioenergy+recycling" conference with exhibition will consist of several thought-provoking panel discussions on what moves the bioenergy and recycling markets, and breakout sessions on all aspects of daily ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • EPA Announces Update Of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Guidance Documents For Biofuels

    On March 7, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the update of three greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory guidance documents. The documents have new emission factors and guidance on data estimation methods, with specific sections on waste and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Vega Biofuels Signs Agreement to Purchase Timber for Georgia Bio-Coal Plant

    VEGA BIOFUELS, INC. (PINKSHEETS: VGPR) announced today that it has entered into an Agreement with The Timber Group, LLC to purchase various forms of timber and timber waste. Vega recently announced its plans to build a manufacturing plant in South Georgia that when completed will produce green energy bio-coal for use in existing coal fired power plants. Bio-coal ...


  • Shell and HR Biopetroleum build facility to grow algae for biofuel

    Royal Dutch Shell plc and HR Biopetroleum have announced the construction of a pilot facility in Hawaii to grow marine algae and produce vegetable oil for conversion into biofuel.  The announcement is a further step in Shell’s ongoing effort to develop a new generation of biofuels using sustainable, non-food raw materials.  Algae hold great promise because they grow very rapidly, are ...


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