biofuel project News

  • Next-generation biofuels project funded

    A technology that could allow biofuels producers to increase both their profitability and competitiveness has been given a boost. Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has awarded a project led by SunOpta BioProcess Inc. up to $5.5M in funding for the construction of a facility to demonstrate its integrated process that aims to produce both food grade xylitol - a healthy sugar ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Global Biofuels demand projected to grow by 133 percent

    Despite recent challenges of financing and debate about overall greenhouse gas (GHG) benefits, global biofuels demand is still projected to grow by an impressive 133% by 2020 - primarily by government policies and market mandates. However, given the current state of the market, biofuels supply will be short by more than 32 billion liters (8.5 billion gallons) over the same period. These are the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Finnish project turns commercial waste into biofuel

    The UK could benefit from commercial waste turned into fuel to power cars. Finnish-based magazine paper company UPM Kymmeneand renewable fuel supplier Lassila & Tikanoja are currently running pilot tests to produce bioethanol from the pulp-based waste created by the paper industry. In the production concept developed by UPM and L&T, ethanol and energy are produced from commercial and ...

  • Tiny algae loom large in biofuel pilot projects

    The production of biofuels from algae gained new prominence this summer when ExxonMobil announced that it will invest up to $600 million in the technology. ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI) formed a research and development alliance in July to explore the production of biofuels from photosynthetic algae. Photosynthetic algae—such as single-celled 'microalgae' and blue-green algae—are ...

  • Vietnamese manure biofuel project scoops prize

    A scheme that harnesses biogas to improve the quality of life for Vietnamese smallholders is one of six projects recognised in an international awards ceremony. Vietnam"s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) teamed up with the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) in 2003 to create a countrywide biogas programme that takes Vietnam"s human and animal waste and turns it into a ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Colorado Center For Biorefining and Biofuels Funds 10 Projects

    BOULDER, Colorado, November 1, 2007 (ENS) - A joint center of the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado State University, the Colorado School of Mines, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL, and industry has announced $500,000 in grants to 10 teams pursuing renewable energy research. The projects range from the solar conversion of plant material for fuels to genetic crop ...

  • Boeing-COMAC Technology Center Announces First Biofuel Research Project

     A newly formed technology center created by Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) has announced that Hangzhou Energy Engineering & Technology, Co., Ltd., (HEET) will conduct the center's first research project. HEET, a company with experience developing alternative energy technologies, will focus on ways to convert discarded cooking oil into a component of ...


    By The Boeing Company

  • I-75 Project Brings Biofuels to one of the Nation’s Longest Highways

    With the launch of the I-75 Clean Fuels Corridor, drivers in Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Georgia, and Florida can fill up their vehicles at stations in the world’s longest biofuels corridor. Supported by a 2009 award from the Energy Department’s Clean Cities program, the 1,786 mile route includes 26 retail stations ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Biofuels Commercialization by Oil Majors

    At 30 billion gallons in 2011, the global biofuels industry has become big business. Although conventional biofuels derived from commodity crops account for the bulk of production today, a proliferation of national blending mandates have triggered a stampede to commercialize advanced conversion pathways that rely on low cost, non-food feedstocks. Currently valued at over $2 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Biofuels - A Global Market Overview

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rnhj5m/biofuels_a) has announced the addition of the "Biofuels - A Global Market Overview" report to their offering.      (Logo: ...


    By Research and Markets

  • Biofuels Market In Finland

    Biofuels Market - Finland Description The biofuels market in Finland is in a nascent stage with strong potential for growth in the future. Government initiatives and the large demand for green fuel are expected to attract investments in the sector. The country has a large untapped ...


  • ReportsnReports - Understanding Biofuels

    Understanding Biofuels  The topic of biofuels has drawn increased interest worldwide in the wake of steeply-climbing fossil fuel prices in 2005-2006. In late 2006/early 2007 prices began to subside, but are unlikely to return to their former levels. The painful experience of national economies at the mercy of ...


  • World Biofuels Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   World Biofuels Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • BIO Applauds DoD’s Announced Advanced Drop-In Biofuel Production Project

    The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) today applauded the Department of Defense’s announced public-private partnership opportunity to support an integrated domestic advanced drop-in biofuel biorefinery. The funding opportunity is designed to share the cost of establishing one or more first-of-a-kind biorefineries and feedstock supply chains to ...

  • Market Research Projects Algae Biofuels Technologies Market at $1.6 Billion in 2015

    MarketResearch.com has announced the addition of the new report "SBI Bulletin: Algae Biofuels Technologies - Global Market and Product Trends 2010-2015," to their collection of Ethanol market reports. For more information, visit: ...


    By MarketResearch

  • Biofuel to power dover port

    Renewable Energy Generation Group, owner of biofuel manufacturer REG Bio-Power, has signed a five-year contract to supply the Port of Dover with heat and electricity. REG has constructed a combined heat and power plant at Dover Docks, which will be powered with fuel derived from waste cooking oil. As part of the firm’s first independent ...

  • An economical method of biofuel production

    Fuels made from plant materials could play a role in the move to more sustainable energy production. A new costing study suggests that large-scale biomass-to-liquid (BTL) plants, could manufacture such synthetic fuels ('biosynfuel') at a cost of about 1 Euro per kg in central Europe. Under the EU Climate Action and Renewable Energy package1, Member States need to source a minimum of 10 per cent ...

  • Biofuels searching for a place in the sun

    Biofuels have long been viewed as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. However recent research indicates that extracting this fuel from plants has the potential to release more greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than the burning of fossil fuels. This is just one of many problems facing biofuels as it seeks to find a place in the renewable energy landscape. Currently the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The Indirect Land Use Change Impact of Biofuels – IEEP Launches Analysis of EU Nations Projected Use of Biofuels and their Consequences

    A new IEEP report analyses the indirect land use change (ILUC) impact of the substantial additional biofuel usage that will be generated up to 2020 by the targets under the EU renewable energy Directive. Plans from national governments setting out how they will reach these targets, which are only now becoming available, confirm that conventional biofuels will be the primary technology used in ...

  • Algae.Tec Appoints Veteran Aviation Project Engineer for Global Biofuels Commercialisation Program

    Algae.Tec (ASX:AEB, FWB:GZA:GR, OTCQX :ALGXY) the advanced algae to biofuels company with a high-yield, enclosed and scaleable algae growth and harvesting system today announced the appointment of Colin McGregor as General Manager Project Operations. McGregor, an award winning project manager and manufacturing engineer, with over 20 years aviation experience in both the defense and commercial ...


    By Algae.Tec Ltd.

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