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  • Solid Biofuels map for the Iberian Peninsual and South America

    Since we published the latest Solid Biofuels Map for the Iberian Peninsula and South America in April 2014, new pellet factories have been built with large production capacities through the Spanish area. A major one, for example, is the Naturpellet plant in Segovia, with 30,000 t/year; Ebinor in La Rioja, which began activity at 10,000 t/year and plans to increase that to 20,000 ...

  • Biofuel breakthrough

    Doncaster based biofuel manufacturer, Amplefuel is set to produce 40 million litres of biofuel each year, focusing on making it from used cooking oil and solid fats. The plant, which utilises a variety of feedstocks from waste products, is one of a handful of firms that is able to break the solid fats down to a liquid biodiesel that does not solidify to later cause ...

  • Global Liquid Biofuels Market

    Biofuels are a class of fuels whose energy is derived biologically from carbon fixation. They are derived from various conversion procedures from solid biomass, liquid fuels and various gases. Liquid biofuels are produced from various oil-rich crops and are grown in many regions across the globe. View Full Report:  ...


  • Algae: Biofuel of the future?

    In the world of alternative fuels, there may be nothing greener than pond scum. Algae are tiny biological factories that use photosynthesis to transform carbon dioxide and sunlight into energy so efficiently that they can double their weight several times a day. As part of the photosynthesis process algae produce oil and can generate 15 times more oil per acre than other plants used for biofuels, ...

  • 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.

  • Announcing the Spring Biofuel Congress 2008

    Russian biofuel branch is relatively young, however it has attracted attention of the business, government and NGOs and shows rapid growth. While benefits of the liquid biofuel are being debated by ecologists and NGOs, the perspectives of solid biofuel for private usage and communal services are evident. Presently, according to branch experts, solid biofuel can become the most effective ...


    By Wood Pellet

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Grape waste could make competitive biofuel

    The solid waste left over from wine-making could make a competitive biofuel, University of Adelaide researchers have found. Published in the journal Bioresource Technology, the researchers showed that up to 400 litres of bioethanol could be produced by fermentation of a tonne of grape marc (the leftover skins, stalks and seeds from ...


    By The University of Adelaide

  • Obama announces steps to boost biofuels, clean coal

    President Barack Obama has announced a series of steps his Administration is taking as part of its comprehensive strategy to enhance American energy independence while building a foundation for a new clean energy economy, and its promise of new industries and millions of jobs.  At a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors from around the country, the President laid out three measures ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • Novel Enzyme from Tiny Gribble could prove a boon for biofuels research

    Researchers from the United Kingdom, the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and the University of Kentucky have recently published a paper describing a novel cellulose-degrading enzyme from a marine wood borer Limnoria quadripunctata, commonly known as the gribble. Gribbles are biologically intriguing because they exhibit a relatively unique ability to produce ...

  • DOE to invest nearly $18 million for advanced biofuels user facility

    DOE announced on March 31 that its Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will build an advanced biofuels process development facility using $18 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. The new lab, called the Advanced Biofuels Process Development Unit, is designed to speed the commercialization of advanced biofuels by allowing researchers and the private sector to test and ...

  • US: Waste Connections and Fulcrum BioEnergy to supply household garbage to biofuels plant

    Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE: WCN) announced that in conjunction with Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc.'s entering into the final stage of financing for its Sierra BioFuels Plant, Waste Connections has entered into a strategic partnership with Fulcrum to supply municipal solid waste as feedstock for the project from its waste processing facility in El Dorado County, CA.  Yesterday, the U.S. ...


    By Waste Connections, Inc.

  • Energy Department Joins Navy and Agriculture Departments to Invest in Drop-In Biofuel for Military

    Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman joined Tom Vilsack, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Secretary Ray Mabus of the U.S. Department of Navy, on September 19, 2014, to announce awards for three commercial-scale biorefinery projects that will help meet the transportation needs of the U.S. military and private sector. Together these three projects will ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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 ...


  • USDA Announces More Than 160 Payments to Biofuel Companies

    A number of pellet manufacturers are included in a list of companies that will receive payments from the USDA to expand production and availability of both solid and liquid biofuels. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the more than 160 recipients in 41 states Sept. 27, saying they will support America's growing biofuels industry. "Renewable energy production will create tens of thousands ...


    By BBI International

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