cellulose-rich bioenergy source News

  • Food or fuel? The bioenergy dilemma

    The cost of grain-based staples–such as tortillas in Mexico, beef noodles in western China, and bread in the United States– has increased around the world. There are several reasons why prices have jumped, but there’s one getting a lot of attention: the global rush for bioenergy. Crops can be used as a food or fuel; both are important ecosystem services that nature provides to people. But as ...

  • New Zealand rich in renewable energy sources, says government agency

    Renewable energy comes from sources that are replenished as fast as they are used. Examples include energy from the sun (solar), wind, moving water, and plants such as pine forests, which supply firewood. This energy is harnessed to drive generators that produce electric power. Wind and solar energy are sustainable, clean sources of energy that have the potential to make a significant ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • £2million bioenergy scheme opens to applications

    Entrepreneurs across the nation are today being invited to bid for a share of £2million aimed at spurring on innovation in bioenergy. As set out in the Government’s 2012 bioenergy strategy, sustainably sourced bioenergy could contribute around 8-11% to the UK’s total primary energy demand by 2020. More investment is however needed in research, development and demonstration ...

  • Wastepaper could be biofuel source

    Converting waste such as paper and cardboard into biofuel is a neglected option that could provide clean energy, cut the amount of municipal waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say. Around 83 billion litres of ethanol could be produced from waste paper, according to their model. This could replace five per cent of the world's global petrol demand. Moreover, ethanol produced ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bioenergy Innovation Award 2012 goes to Cambi

    The award committee’s citation: The Bioenergy Innovation Award 2012 goes to a Norwegian technology enterprise founded in 1989, which has remained innovative for many years, and which still continues to rediscover itself. The company possesses a sound knowledge network and succeeds in generating commercial successes from the products it develops. It has become world-renowned in spite of ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Exploiting British Columbia`s bioenergy opportunities

    Natural gas and oil are hot topics in the media these days, but many investors are turning to British Columbia's bioenergy riches as a province-wide source of new jobs and real economic growth. So significant is BC's wealth in bio-energy resources that the Corporate Knights 2012 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Six final candidates for the World Bioenergy Award 2012

    The six final candidates to the World Bioenergy Award 2012 are now chosen. One of them will be announced as the winner on May 29 at the opening session of World Bioenergy 2012 in Jönköping, Sweden. This is the second time that the World Bioenergy Award is presented. “We can now present the six final candidates for the World Bioenergy Award 2012. They are entrepreneurs, ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Energy Department Announces $10 Million to Develop Innovative Bioenergy Technologies

    The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announces the selection of seven projects across the country to receive up to $10 million to support innovative technologies and solutions to help advance bioenergy development. These projects will support BETO’s work to develop renewable and cost-competitive biofuels from non-food biomass feedstocks by reducing the risk ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Air Products to Supply Industrial Gases to INEOS Bioenergy Plant

    Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced it has been awarded a contract to supply onsite oxygen, compressed dry air, and nitrogen to INEOS Bio's joint venture project for the first-of-its-kind waste to ethanol facility in Vero Beach, Florida.  Air Products will supply gaseous oxygen from a PRISM® VSA Oxygen Generation System as well as bulk liquid oxygen and liquid ...


    By Air Products

  • Why Dedicating Land to Bioenergy Won’t Curb Climate Change

    WRI – How does bioenergy contribute to a sustainable food and climate future? A new WRI paper finds bioenergy can play a modest role using wastes and other niche fuelstocks, but recommends against dedicating land to produce ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Tequila plant holds promise as arid biofuel source

    A plant more commonly known for its role in the production of the alcoholic drink tequila  has been overlooked as a source of biofuel that would not compete with food crops, say experts. Agave plants can sustain high yields while enduring extreme temperatures, droughts and CO2 increases, with little need for irrigation, according to a series of papers in a special issue of Global Change ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Department of Energy offers abengoa bioenergy a conditional commitment for a $133.9 million loan guarantee

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the offer of a conditional commitment for a $133.9 million loan guarantee to Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas LLC (ABBK) to support the development of a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant.  ABBK’s parent company and project sponsor, Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding, Inc., estimates the project will create approximately 300 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Energy Department finalizes $132 million loan guarantee to support the abengoa bioenergy project

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the Department finalized a $132.4 million loan guarantee to Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas, LLC (ABBK) to support the development of a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant.  ABBK’s parent company and project sponsor, Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding, Inc., estimates the project will fund approximately 300 construction jobs and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Kansas Gets First U.S. Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

    HUGOTON, Kansas, August 28, 2007 (ENS) - A Spanish energy company has selected the town of Hugoton in southwestern Kansas as the site of the first U.S. plant to turn corn stalks, switchgrass and other woody biomass into ethanol. Abengoa Bioenergy announced the $400 million ethanol project on Thursday. The facility will include an 85 million gallon per year corn-to-ethanol ...

  • Vogelbusch USA to Provide Distillation and Dehydration System to INEOS Bio JV BioEnergy Center

    Vogelbusch USA has been awarded a contract to supply the ethanol distillation and dehydration equipment for INEOS Bio's first-of-its-kind waste-to-bioenergy facility near Vero Beach, Florida.  Operations are on schedule to start in the 2nd Quarter of 2012. The project will use INEOS Bio's ...


    By Vogelbusch GmbH

  • German Day on Biomass highlights the global strategic role of sustainable bioenergy to achieve the transition to a low carbon economy

    More than 100 participants gathered today for the German Day on Biomass organized at the 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition. “We can cover the electrical demand with renewable energies in Germany by 2050”, said Jochen Flasbarth, President of the Federal Environment Agency, underlining the leading role that Germany plays in stimulating the development of ambitious energy ...

  • INEOS Bio Names AMEC as Its Global License Support Engineering Firm for Its Waste-to-Bioenergy Technology

    INEOS Bio (www.ineosbio.com) today announced it has selected AMEC (www.amec.com), an international engineering company, to be its global license support engineering firm, as the company rolls out its licensing program for the INEOS Bio advanced bioenergy technology. ...


    By Amec Foster Wheeler

  • Research and Markets: Analyzing the Market for Cellulosic Ethanol 2013

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xxzf3n/analyzing_the) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing the Market for Cellulosic Ethanol" report to their offering. The constantly upward ...


  • Cellulosic ethanol heads for cost-competitiveness by 2016

    The cost of enzymes, pre-treatment and fermentation have fallen significantly, but cellulosic biofuels still have some way to go to reduce project capital expenditure if they are to be competitive with corn-based ethanol and with gasoline Ethanol manufactured from non-food “cellulosic” feedstock is on course to be cost competitive with corn-based ethanol by 2016, according to an ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • BETO Project Improves Production of Renewable Chemical from Cellulosic Feedstocks

    Renewable chemical company Genomatica made significant progress toward increasing the range of feedstocks that can be used to commercially produce high-quality bio-based chemicals, in a project funded by the Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). Genomatica improved the biochemical conversion of ...


    By US Department of Energy

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