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  • Global Renewable Energy Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   Global Renewable Energy Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Germany: renewable energy - an overview

    Germany’s renewable energy goals are ambitious. In order to cut 270 million metric tons of CO2 emissions between 2006 and 2020, the federal government announced an action program that fosters the production and consumption of energy produced from renewable sources, thereby encouraging a significant increase in energy efficiency. Germany strives to be the worldwide leader by 2050 in all ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Bloomberg New Energy Finance Honors Ten New Energy Pioneers

    Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the world's leading provider of news, data and analysis on the clean energy and carbon markets, today announced its selections of 2011 New Energy Pioneers at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City. In its second year, the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Pioneers program identifies companies from across the world that are ...


    By Bloomberg

  • Scientists work to plug microorganisms into the energy grid

    Researchers of the University of Seville and IRNASE (Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology), of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have verified in controlled trials the efficiency of Erica andevalensis, or heather from Andévalo -- an endemic shrub from the province of Huelva and the Portuguese area of the Alentejo -- in the recovery of soils contaminated with heavy ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Energy Department announces selections for U.S.-India joint clean energy research and development center

    The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the selections for three consortia that will make up the $125 million U.S.-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center (JCERDC). These consortia – led in the U.S. by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the University of Florida, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) – will bring together experts from ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • US energy department to invest up to $33.8m in renewable fuels

    US Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Andy Karsner has announced that DOE will invest up to $33.8, over four years, (Fiscal Years 2008-2011) for four projects that will focus on developing improved enzyme systems to convert cellulosic material into sugars suitable for production of biofuels. Building on President Bush’s goal of making ...

  • Primus Green Energy Joins NEWBio Consortium as Industry Collaborator

    Primus Green Energy, a New Jersey alternative energy company based in Hillsborough, New Jersey, has signed on to the Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio) as an industry collaborator. The company will provide technical insight to the group as it develops perennial feedstock production systems and supply chains for biomass ...


    By 3BL Media

  • DSM enzymes for cellulosic ethanol qualified by DONG Energy

    Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, has been qualified as supplier of enzymes for DONG Energy - Inbicon's wheat straw to cellulosic ethanol process. The enzymes have been successfully used in the demonstration scale biorefinery of DONG Energy - Inbicon in Kalundborg, Denmark. The qualification reconfirms the high ...


    By DSM

  • New techniques create butanol, a superior biofuel

    The fuel is butanol; it can be derived from lignocellulosic materials, which are plant biomass parts that range from woody stems and straw to agricultural residues, corn fiber and husks, all containing in large part cellulose and some lignin. Butanol is considered to be a better biofuel than ethanol because it's less corrosive and has a higher caloric value, giving it a higher energy value. Like ...

  • USDA and DOE partnership seeks to develop better plants for bioenergy

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced research awards under a joint DOE-USDA program aimed at improving and accelerating genetic breeding programs to create plants better suited for bioenergy production. The US$8.9 million investment is part of the Obama Administration's broader effort to diversify the nation's energy portfolio and to accelerate the ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Bioethanol technology in Canada: the business case

    Because of Canada's increasing need for energy, and a desire to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, the Canadian biofuels industry could go through a radical transformation in the next few years. Bioethanol, the most widely used liquid biofuel, is expected to attract substantial investment in the coming years. To evaluate the challenges and opportunities in this and other ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Where does bioenergy fit into a low-carbon future?

    Original story at MIT News Biofuels like ethanol and other forms of bioenergy are often seen as a key part of a low-carbon future. But large-scale production of these fuels, which are usually made from either food crops like corn and sugar cane, or from woody plants and grasses, would represent a major shift in ...

  • DOE Hosts Alternative Aviation Fuels Workshop, New LUC Emissions Research Discussed

    On September 14-15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) hosted a two-day workshop with lead experts on aviation biofuels exploring opportunities to increase competitiveness of alternative jet fuels. The Alternative Aviation Fuel Workshop was organized in four parallel breakout ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Advanced Biofuels, tool to combat climate change

    COP21 has just reached its midpoint and progress has been encouraging. However, concrete targets and policy measures are still to be agreed during the second half of the negotiations. Every region and nation needs to deliver in every sector, including transport. Here EU can take the lead and at the same time, increase its competitiveness. Today transport is responsible for around 25 % of the ...

  • Biorenewable chemicals: a review of technologies and feedstocks

    Growing demand for biorenewable chemicals could lead to conflicts with food production and unwanted environmental impacts. Against this context, this study investigated different types of feedstock and conversion technologies. The authors recommend use of only non-edible feedstock alongside green and carbon neutral conversion technologies, such as algal fermentation. Concerns over dependence on ...

  • Key to using local resources for biomass may include waste - US study

    The US 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, according to a report issued by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. It will be difficult for the Northwest to create a significant biofuels industry based on today's land use ...

  • Compostable plastics have a sweet ending

    Food packaging and other disposable plastic items could soon be composted at home along with organic waste thanks to a new sugar-based polymer. The degradable polymer is made from sugars known as lignocellulosic biomass, which come from non-food crops such as fast-growing trees and grasses, or renewable biomass from agricultural or food waste. It is being developed at Imperial College ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • US biomass industry should use municipal waste - new study

    The northwestern US 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, according to a report issued by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. It will be difficult for the Northwest to create a significant biofuels industry based on today's land use ...

  • Research and Markets: Advanced Biofuels Market Guide

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cb2577/advanced_biofuels) has announced the addition of the "Advanced Biofuels Market Guide" report to their offering. With rising demand for energy ...


    By Research and Markets

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