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  • Adding nanoparticles `makes for friendly biofuels`

    Adding 'nanoparticles' improves the ignition of biofuels and makes them emit less toxic fumes, Indian researchers report. The findings that adding alumina nanoparticles helps biofuels and conventional fuels release fewer toxic emissions and smoke when burned in internal combustion engines were published by Ramachandran Bhagavathiammal Anand, associate professor of mechanical engineering at the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

  • Calculating carbon payback times for biofuels

    Biofuels can only contribute to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if crop production does not lead to further deforestation in tropical regions. New research introduces the concept of ecosystem carbon payback time (ECPT), which can be used to help identify the best means of expanding biofuel production worldwide, without causing unacceptable levels of carbon emissions from crop production. ...

  • Biofuel gasification in unique CHP plant

    IQR Systems has developed a biofuel gasifier for 2-25 MWth production. The gasifier can be implemented in full scale CHP plants and the construction of plant number two is now up and running. The gasification unit that now is being built is going to use various kinds of biomass fuels - with a moisture contents of up to 60%. A similar 14 MW gasification unit is since 2008 ...


    By IQR Systems AB

  • Science article on GHG accounting misses the mark on biofuels

    Biofuels produced from biomass feedstocks (i.e. plant matter) are, by definition, carbon neutral because carbon dioxide tailpipe emissions from the combustion of biofuels are readily absorbed by growing plants. As such, the tailpipe emissions resulting from the use of a gallon of ethanol produced from corn grown on U.S. farmland are negated by the growing of the corn itself. Yet, in a newly ...

  • Suspend 10% biofuels target, says EEA`s scientific advisory body

    The EEA Scientific Committee has made public an opinion on the environmental impacts of biofuel use in Europe. The Scientific Committee recommends a new, comprehensive scientific study on the environmental risks and benefits of biofuels, and that the EU target to increase the share of biofuels used in transport to 10 % by 2020 should therefore be suspended.  The Scientific Committee assists ...

  • GREET Model Expanded to Better Address Biofuel Life-Cycle Analysis Research Questions

    The Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model allows researchers and analysts to fully evaluate the energy and emission impacts of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels. Argonne National Laboratory recently released a new version of GREET, funded in part by the U.S. Department of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Frost & Sullivan: Next-Generation Biofuels Set to Displace Fossil Fuels in the Transportation Sector

    The development of second-generation biofuels, which are derived from cellulosic materials and third-generation biofuels developed from algae, has gained traction during the last few years. This is mainly due to strong governmental subsidies and funding programs in Europe and the United States. Second-generation biofuels will soon be available on a commercial scale. Third-generation biofuels ...


  • Health & Environmental Effects of Biomass Burning Focus of Congress in Sweden

    An important aspect of providing methods and tools for conducting efficient and sustainable biorefinery—such as Bio4Energy does—is to keep the environmental and health impacts of biomass-based technologies in check. One such example is emissions from biomass combustion. To give a snapshot of the latest in that line of ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • A global window for Petrokraft

    World Bioenergy 2008 was a key platform for the launch of Petrokraft’s biofuel system PETRO Compact Ecoflame System, or PCES. One important use of the system is to convert industrial oil furnaces to biofuel. Now the Swedish company, which is a leader in the field of combustion and control engineering, is hoping to strengthen its international focus at World Bioenergy 2010. “The trade fair is an ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Bioelectricity generation technologies: actual vs. perceived impacts

    A recent study reviewed the lifetime environmental, social and economic impacts of 25 bioelectricity technologies. The technologies included gasification, combustion, pyrolysis and co-combustion technologies. Stakeholders were also questioned about their preferences. On 17th December 2008, the EU agreed that 20 per cent of its final energy consumption should be derived from renewable sources by ...

  • Gasification gives lower emissions, fewer particulates and a broader feedstock base

    A railway environmental problem and new combustion regulations encouraged the Swedish waste company IQR to develop new combustion technology. The result was lower emissions, a broader feedstock base and lower oil consumption. The new technology is being presented at the Elmia Recycling to Energy trade fair on 25-27 May in Jönköping, Sweden. Industrial ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Health & Environmental Effects of Biomass Burning Focus of Congress in Sweden

    An important aspect of providing methods and tools for conducting efficient and sustainable biorefinery—such as Bio4Energy does—is to keep the environmental and health impacts of biomass-based technologies in check. One such example is emissions from biomass combustion. To give a snapshot of the latest in that line of ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Stop by the poster exhibition to get a wider view on Bioenergy!

    The poster exhibition is giving you an in-depth look at the coming innovations and research. Take the opportunity to meet scientists and entrepreneurs during the conference breaks and exhibition hours to learn more about interesting scientific studies and new method innovations or policies from all over the world. The posters will be displayed in the fair hall, area B05:32. To high-light ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Elsevier and EI work together to publish Journal of the Energy Institute

    Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce that they have entered into a publishing agreement with the Energy Institute (EI) to publish its official journal, Journal of the Energy Institute. Journal of the ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • BBI International Announces Updated Agenda at the 2011 Northeast Biomass Conference & Trade Show

    Taking place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 11-13, 2011, the Northeast Biomass Conference & Trade Show will connect the area's current and future producers of biomass-derived electricity, industrial heat and power, and advanced biofuels, with waste generators, aggregators, growers, municipal leaders, utility executives, technology providers, equipment manufacturers, investors and policy ...


    By BBI International

  • Professor Kai Sipilä, Finland, awarded for Europe’s top bioenergy prize at the 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Berlin

    The Johannes Linneborn Prize for Achievements in Biomass Development was awarded today on the occasion of the 19th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition in Berlin, Germany, to Professor Kai Sipilä, Vice President Strategic Energy Research, Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT). The prize was awarded for his leadership in development of biomass conversion technologies and for ...

  • Biochemical, Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass in Focus at UREM 2015, Day Two

    Today (Mar 26, 2015) the Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting learned that while biomass gasification for the purpose of making fuels and chemicals would be used to produce biofuel in the Nordic countries, and preferably dimethyl ether (bioDME), countries in southern Europe might prefer to ...


    By Bio4Energy

  • Honeywell Green Diesel™ to be Produced From Bio Feedstocks in U.S. Facility

    UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that it has signed an agreement to license technology to Emerald Biofuels LLC to produce Honeywell Green Diesel™ at a facility in Louisiana. Emerald is expected to use Honeywell's UOP/Eni Ecofining™ process technology to produce 85 million gallons per year of Honeywell Green Diesel from non-edible, second-generation ...


    By Honeywell

  • 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 SERIES

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