solid biofuel Articles

  • Converting plant waste into biofuels

    Promising advances using yeast and fungi. Written by Nancy W. Stauffer. You can read the original story in MIT News MIT researchers are genetically engineering yeast to break down stubborn plant fibers into sugars that it can then ferment — a first ...

  • Spray drying of microalgae biomass for biofuel production

    BUCHI Mini Spray Dryer B-290: Yield and total yield determination in spray dried microalgaes Recently, microalgal biomass has been recognized as a promising alternative source of raw material for biofuel production. Algal biomass has several advantages that may help to meet the need for the global demand of transport fuels, such as rapid growth rate, high lipid content, small land usage, ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Amit Kumar and Gregory Stephanopoulos on turning waste gases into biofuels

    Research conducted by Kumar, along with a team led by Professor Greg Stephanopoulos, looks to the future of emissions reduction and recycling. Original story at MIT News One of the most promising ways to combat carbon emissions is to transform those emissions into ...

  • Focus Bioenergy No 10 2004: Good examples for a sustainable energy system

    Over the past 25 years, bioenergy has become a large and obvious component of the Swedish energy system. There are applications of all scales, as gas or in solid or fluid forms used with modern and commercial technology. Biofuels are renewable fuels suitable to use within the energy market’s three fields – industry, residential and transport. Used with steering instruments that take the ...


    By Elmia AB

  • USDA Promotes Development Of More Efficient Biomass Drying Systems

    On August 3, 2015, Forest Concepts, LLC received a two-year, $499,997 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The contract will support the development of predictive control systems for biomass dryers that will increase energy efficiency and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Honduras: Generating bioenergy from polluting waste ...

    The idea came up during the latest Expobioenergía Workshop The baselines of this idea were drawn up during the Expobioenergía 2010 Workshop, “at some stage of the tour we made of the various companies and projects we had the chance to visit during the event”, explains Julio César Lucas, a member of the Honduran firm Quimys’ Oil S. de R.L. Following its visit ...

  • Walki biomass cover: easy cover-up improves drying process and energy content of energy wood

    Logging residue is an inexpensive and easily accessible source of biofuel, but to improve the energy content it must first dry on the ground and after that it can be stored in piles for several months. To shelter the piles from moisture through rain, snow and ice, Walki has developed a paper-based, waterproof cover that can be chipped and burned together with the residue. The importance of ...


    By Walki Group Oy

  • International diesel standart, with biodiesel blending

    Rates of use of biological raw materials in a fuel sector are achieved by fast turns. Leading positions in production of bioethanol, absolutely are belonged to Brazil and the USA, development of BioDiesel blend fuel solid grows in the different European Union countries. What is the biofuel? This fuel doesn’t possess a benzol smell and is made from oils as raw materials for which the plants ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Senate passes bill extending energy tax credits

    On July 21, 2015, the Senate Finance Committee voted to pass a $96 billion package of tax extenders. The tax credits in the package include Individual Tax Extenders, Business Tax Extenders, and $16.4 billion in Energy Tax Extenders. The wind production tax credit, a $1.01 per-gallon production credit for second generation biofuels, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • A possible solution: Biodiesel made with garbage `the fuel of the future`

    A group of Spanish developers working under the company name Ecofasa, headed by chief executive officer and inventor Francisco Angulo, has developed a biochemical process to turn urban solid waste into a fatty acid biodiesel feedstock.Here is a translated description of the tecnology:ECOFA is a new fuel, which due to its origin, its production, and its solution to the inherent problems in any ...


    By Ecofa

  • International diesel standart, with biodiesel blending

    Rates of use of biological raw materials in a fuel sector are achieved by fast turns. Leading positions in production of bioethanol, absolutely are belonged to Brazil and the USA, development of BioDiesel blend fuel solid grows in the different European Union countries. What is the biofuel? This fuel doesn’t possess a benzol smell and is made from oils as raw ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

  • Kinetics of transesterification crude soybean oil to biodiesel catalysed by magnesium methoxide

    The apparent activation energy of transesterification of soybean oil with methanol was investigated by the use of magnesium methoxide as solid base catalyst. The effect of variations in reaction time and temperature (50-65°C) on the macro reaction rate were studied while the molar ratio of methanol to oil (9 : 1) and the mass ration of catalyst to oil (8 wt%) were held. The experimental data were ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Executive Order and Proposed Bill Will Boost Biobased Products and Bioenergy

    Developments in the world of biobased products and bioenergy have flourished in recent years, as reported by sources such as The Carbohydrate Economy newsletter, the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, the New Uses Council, and In Business magazine, among others. But while each new use for crop residues or another cellulosic ethanol project brings encouragement to sustainability proponents, the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Ethanol, Biomass Plants Planned for Minnesota

    Proposed facilities prepare to turn organic residuals into electricity, methane and synthesis gas “with minimal emissions and more profit.” AN ETHANOL plant in Little Falls, Minnesota is building an on-site gasifier that will convert wood waste and distiller's grains to gas for generating electricity and heat to serve the needs of the Central Minnesota Ethanol Cooperative. At the same time, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • For a Green Future: an Overview of Biomass Energy in China

    Biomass energy Biomass refers to biological materials or organic materials which is renewable and sustainable and could be used as a fuel source. The energy derived from the biomass materials  is called biomass energy. Biomass energy as one type of renewable energy has be developed with priorities in China. Current situation of Biomass resource in China ...


  • Commericalizing cellulosic ethanol

    Cellulosic biofuels, produced from nonfood feedstock, are expected to play a critical role in reducing the country's dependence on imported oil. EISA, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, calls for the production of 100 million gallons per year (mgpy) of cellulosic biofuels by 2010, with a longer term goal of 16 billion gallons by 2022.Achieving these goals will not be easy. Several ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case study - Keeping ethanol production green

    OVERVIEW Originally published in Pollution Engineering Magazine. In an effort to reduce the world’s dependence on fossil fuels, there has been a major push towards alternatives. Ethanol has been at the forefront of this movement because it reduces greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles and its production has a positive net energy balance. The homegrown fuel also ...

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