biofuel from biomass News

  • Eliminate biofuel or not?

    Last summer, the island of Lindau on Lake Constance was - for the 57th time - a meeting place for young and talented intellectuals. Coming from all over the world, the 567 young researchers met 18 Nobel prize-winners and representatives of various well-known university departments. This year, medicine was the main theme, but numerous medical biologists and chemists were also present since the ...


  • Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Technologies to Produce Advanced Biofuel Products from Biomass

    The Energy Department today announced up to $10 million in funding to advance the production of advanced biofuels, substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks, and bioproducts made from renewable, non-food-based biomass, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass. This supports the Department’s efforts to make drop-in biofuels more accessible and affordable, as well as meet the cost ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • NRC drives strategy to commercialize biofuel from algae

    Canada"s National Research Council is collaborating with a number of industrial partners to commercialize technologies for algae cultivation, biomass handling, oil extraction and ultimately, fuel production. NRC is committing approximately $5M in funding through the National Bioproducts Program and the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Research and Markets: Global Biomass Industry - Biomass to Grow within the Biopower, Biofuels and Bioproduct Sectors in the Years to come

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/q9rrz8/global_biomass_ind) has announced the addition of the "Global Biomass Industry" report to their offering. Over the years to come, biomass ...


  • Call for Papers: Energy from Biomass and Waste London

    "Don't Waste Waste" - Deadline for abstract submissions: September 30, 2010   The 2nd international exhibition and conference "energy from biomass and waste" (EBW UK) will be held on January 25 to 26, 2011 in London. Under the tagline "Don't waste Waste" the event shows how waste and biomass as domestically available resources can be utilised to reduce emissions, save money and generate ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • Microbes produce fuels directly from biomass

    A collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass. Deploying the tools of synthetic biology, the JBEI researchers engineered a strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria to produce biodiesel fuel and other important chemicals derived from fatty acids. “The ...

  • Grass Is Greener For Biofuels Future

    A genetically-engineered bacterium developed by scientists in the US can produce ethanol biofuel from coarse, wild-growing switchgrass, rather than using vital food crops such as maize. Scientists in the US claim they have developed a simple, one-step process that turns plant tissue into biofuel. A genetically-engineered bacterium can convert switchgrass into ethanol directly, without any ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Biofuel – Boilers - Ligna 2015

    One of the most important exhibitions for woodworking industry LIGNA 2015, which attracts the representatives of this industry all over the world, was held in Hannover from 11 till 15 May 2015.   ...


    By ICK GROUP

  • Food as fuel - are biofuels to blame?

    The United Nations has accused the US and the European Union of having taken the "criminal path" by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels. This comes in the wake of skyrocketing prices and plummeting food supplies in the developing world. But many questions remain as to whether biofuels are the root cause of the current world food ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Abengoa will build the First Biorefinery Producing Biofuels from MSW in the USA

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B / P SM / NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc., to build the first biorefinery using gasification technology to convert municipal solid waste (MSW) into syncrude that will be upgraded into jet fuel. The contract is worth ...


    By Abengoa

  • U.S. navy to power its fleet with biofuels, with help from the USDA

    The U.S. Department of the Navy has set a goal to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels from volatile areas of the world, in part by increasing its use of biofuels. The Navy recently announced five energy targets for the Navy and Marine Corps, and biofuels are a major component of four of those five energy targets. The five goals are: including energy efficiency and the energy footprint in ...

  • German-American Partnership To Promote Energy From Biomass and Waste

    Freesen & Partner and Steel City Biofuels sign agreement to promote green energy, create international marketplace Alpen, NRW (Germany) / Pittsburgh, PA (USA) – The benefits of biofuels seem clear enough: they can provide a safe, sustainable domestic resource. But what does this mean for the business owner, for municipalities, the farm economy? How can the utilization of oilseed ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

  • Towards a more sustainable future with biofuels

    Biofuels have a role in future energy production. However, the way in which they are produced and managed can determine if they benefit society, the economy and the environment, concludes a recent report on the sustainable production and use of biofuels. The report examined the life cycle of biofuels for impacts on the climate and environment, focusing on first generation biofuels, such as ...

  • Berkeley lab news release:microbes produce fuels directly from biomass

    A collaboration led by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has developed a microbe that can produce an advanced biofuel directly from biomass. Deploying the tools of synthetic biology, the JBEI researchers engineered a strain of /Escherichia coli/ (/E. coli/) bacteria to produce biodiesel fuel and other important chemicals derived from fatty acids. ...

  • IEA technology roadmap biofuels for transport

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA)<http://www.iea.org/> says that the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector and enhancing energy security, when produced sustainably. With the transportation sector growing considerably, and demand for transport fuels rising globally, the IEA ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Invest in `green` biomass fuels

    With the right policies and investment in research, developing nations can turn their dependence on biomass fuels into a renewable and sustainable energy supply, says Duncan Macqueen. Fuels derived from biomass — mainly wood, but also plant and animal matter — produce lower greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels, and can be converted into heat, electricity, liquid or gas. Yet they ...


    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

  • $11 Million to Advance Renewable Carbon Fiber Production from Biomass

    The Energy Department announced today up to $11.3 million for two projects that aim to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable, non-food-based feedstocks, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass. Carbon fiber – a strong, lightweight material that can replace steel and other heavier metals – can lower the cost and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Fuels from biomass: New technique can fast-track better ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatments

    They’ve been dubbed “grassoline” - second generation biofuels made from inedible plant material, including fast-growing weeds, agricultural waste, sawdust, etc. - and numerous scientific studies have shown them to be prime candidates for replacing gasoline to meet our transportation needs. However, before we can begin to roll down the highways on sustainable, carbon-neutral grassoline, numerous ...

  • Greenland explores shark-based biofuels

    Researchers in Greenland are looking into whether or not one of the world’s largest species of sharks could be a source of biofuel for the native Inuit population. The Greenland shark causes problems for fishermen, with thousands of them dying in nets off of Greenland every year, the Ottawa Citizen newspaper reports. And while the shark’s oily meat is toxic to humans, researchers at Greenland’s ...

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