biofuel from waste News

  • 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. ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Energy From Waste (Efw)

    What to do with all those non-recyclable plastic forks, toys and broken patio chairs in our garbage? Canada and its G7 partners are looking at burning such plastics for energy — but the idea is still controversial. ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cars to run on fuel from household waste within two years, say INEOS

    INEOS, the world’s third largest chemical company, announced this week that it is aiming to produce commercial quantities of bioethanol fuel from biodegradable municipal waste within around two years. INEOS’ new technology will produce bioethanol in large quantities from municipal solid waste, organic commercial waste and agricultural residues amongst other things. According to Peter Williams, ...


    By INEOS

  • Using Anaerobic Biomass Digestion to Produce Hydrogen and Biofuel

    For many years, hydrogen has been considered as an alternative to fossil fuels. Now, Scientists are aiming to develop an environmentally friendly method to produce hydrogen from biomass by optimizing anaerobic digestion systems.1 Climate change, dwindling fuel resources and energy prices have spearheaded intensive efforts to detect and optimize alternative fuel options. As a ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • From Waste to Value - Vendors, Buyers, Energy Consumers Meet at the EBW Expo & Conference in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pittsburgh, PA / Alpen, Germany - While many still regard waste as a liability, an increasing number of proponents of clean, domestically available fuels see it as an asset. Energy recovery from waste can help reduce the dependence on oil imports and protect the environment.At America's first international exhibition and conference on 'energy from biomass and waste', EBW, manufacturers of ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • Partnerships Drive Biofuels and Other Alternative Fuels to Scale

    Bringing new alternative fuel technologies like biofuels to scale poses technical, financial, and market hurdles that few companies – large or small – can tackle alone. Not surprisingly, the industry has already seen a wave of strategic partnerships form to navigate these challenges. The breakaway success stories yet to be written will be based on ...


    By Lux Research

  • USDA Announces Availability of Funding to Develop Advanced Biofuels Projects

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of $181 million to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities with appropriate technology to develop advanced biofuels. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today's announcement is one part of the ...

  • 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.

  • Waste-to-Ethanol venture attracts investors

    Waste Management, Inc. and Enerkem Inc., today announced a strategic investment by Waste Management in Enerkem, as part of Enerkem's new financing round. The closing of this new round of financing which generated CDN $53.8 million comes from Enerkem's existing institutional investors, Rho Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures and BDR Capital as well as from new investors, Waste Management and Cycle ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • How green is ethanol made from sugarcane?

    A recent study has concluded that expanding the amount of land in Brazil used to grow sugarcane for ethanol could have serious environmental and social consequences. It could lead to more pressure on natural rainforest if sugarcane displaces other crops northwards, degraded soil and water supplies, and exploitation of workers in the industry. Brazil provides an important case-study for policy ...

  • Veolia launches second waste manifesto

    Commingled collections and incentivised recycling are two key areas Veolia Environmental Services will be focusing on going forward as announced in their second waste manifesto. Launched at waste management event Futuresource, the Waste Manifesto 2  -  following on from the first one last year - highlights VES’s areas it hopes to work on over the next year. These includ ...

  • Converting municipal solid waste to biomass feedstock

    CleanTech Biofuels, Inc., an early stage provider of cellulosic biomass feedstock derived from municipal solid waste (MSW) for renewable energy and bio-based chemical production, has received a US patent for its process and apparatus for converting MSW into cellulosic biomass feedstock, known collectively as the Biomass Recovery Process. The Biomass Recovery Process is carried out by the angled ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Unilever’s ice cream factory in Holland to derive green energy from wastewater with installation from Paques

    Press release Balk, January 14th 2011 - Unilever, together with Paques, started the construction of a bio-digester at its Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory in Hellendoorn, the Netherlands. In the bio-digestion process, waste products that are released during the production of ice cream are converted into ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Crafting a carbon market from India’s grassroots

    In India, the carbon market is starting to take root. The country is now home to a large share of carbon-offset projects, many of which are certified under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. Yet forests remain poorly represented in these efforts. This may not be the case for long, however, if one of India's climate-focused entrepreneurs has his way. M. Satyanarayanan is ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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