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  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Alter NRG Announces Commissioning of Biomass Gasifier at Waste to Liquids Facility in China

      TSX - NRG OTCQX - ANRGF (TSX: NRG; OTCQX: ANRGF) Alter NRG Corp. ("Alter NRG" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that Wuhan Kaidi ("Kaidi"), which purchased a Westinghouse Plasma gasifier design, and plasma torch systems, from Alter NRG in 2010, has successfully completed the commissioning of the unit at its demonstration facility in Wuhan, ...


    By Alter NRG Corp

  • 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. ...

  • `Biomass market on the rise`, NRG Expert`s biomass market research reveals

    NRG Expert, the energy market research company, researches the biomass market and reveals the key findings from their latest Biomass Market Research. With interest in the biomass market on the increase it is a good time for companies to review these findings. NRG Expert, the energy market research company analyses the biomass market to help companies better understand the future prospects for the ...


    By NRG Expert

  • 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

  • Biomass Energy Market in China now available at ReportsandReports

    Dallas, ReportsandReports Announce it Will Carry Biomass Energy Market in China  Market Research Report in its Store. Browse the complete Report on: ...


  • Alter NRG Corp. to build biomass plants in China

    Alberta-based Alter NRG Corp. has signed an agreement to construct a demonstration facility and also a letter of intent for licensing and development of future biomass-to-energy projects in the Chinese market. The agreement with Wuhan Kaidi Holding Investment Co., involves construction of one facility to process approximately 50 to 100 tons per day of varying biomass materials before the end of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • CENER (Spain) to Acquire Equipment for Biomass Pretreatment Research

     AdvanceBio Systems, LLC today announced that the National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain (CENER) selected, in a global competitive bidding process, AdvanceBio Systems' SuPR2G Bench Scale Pretreatment Reactor to conduct basic research and development work, related to the production of fermentable sugars from lignocellulose rich biomass feedstocks. "CENER and AdvanceBio Systems ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • `World`s first` whiskey-fuelled biomass CHP plant

    The ‘world’s-first’ whiskey-fuelled biomass CHP plant is to be built in Scotland. The GreenSwitch CHP plant, which is capable of using wet biomass, will be powered using whiskey distillery by-products to create enough electricity for 9,000 homes. This GBP50m joint venture between Helius Energy and The Combination of Rothes Distillers (CoRD) called Helius CoRDE, will use ...

  • DOE announces awards for up to $16.5 million for biomass research and development

    U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the investment of up to $16.5 million for two major research and development (R&D) initiatives that will support the expansion of renewable transportation fuels production. The first initiative will invest up to $12 million over three years for four projects to advance technologies for the thermochemical conversion of biomass into ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Fluor Awarded Renewable Fuel Production Plant by Joule

    Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract by Joule to design and build a renewable fuel production facility in New Mexico. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2011. The facility is intended to test and scale up a process for the ...


    By Fluor Corporation

  • Envirotherm And ZeroPoint Clean Tech To Build New Biomass Power Plants

     Envirotherm, an Allied Technologies company, and ZeroPoint Clean Tech, the world's leading biomass gasification technology company, have announced they will join forces to build turn-key, biomass power plants. These combined heat and power (CHP) plants are the first standardized biomass gasification plants in the global renewable energy market to be fully EPC delivered with performance ...


    By ZeroPoint Clean Tech, Inc.

  • Bionic leaf can fuel energy revolution

    Scientists in the US claim to have beaten nature at its own game. They have created a “bionic leaf” that exploits sunlight to create biomass − and they say their invention is now 10 times more effective than an oak or maple leaf. Two separate laboratories at ...


    By Climate News Network

  • GLOBAL BIOENERGIES reports first isobutene production from waste biomass

    As a first step in its pioneering journey to manufacture bio-sourced isobutene, Global Bioenergies has been using first generation feedstock, such as wheat-derived glucose, to set-up and optimize its bio-isobutene process. However, the process was designed to be versatile in terms of feedstock. With the right technical adaptations, it would indeed be well suited to the usage of non-edible ...


    By Global Bioenergies SA

  • New UGA biomass technology dramatically increases ethanol yield

    University of Georgia researchers have developed a new technology that promises to dramatically increase the yield of ethanol from readily available non-food crops, such as Bermudagrass, switchgrass, Napiergrass—and even yard waste. “Producing ethanol from renewable biomass sources such as grasses is desirable because they are potentially available in large quantities,” said Joy Peterson, ...


  • Renewable Fuels from Algae Boosted by NREL Refinery Process

    A new biorefinery process developed by scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has proven to be significantly more effective at producing ethanol from algae than previous research. The process, dubbed Combined Algal Processing (CAP), is detailed in a new paper by NREL's Tao Dong, Eric Knoshaug, Ryan Davis, Lieve Laurens, Stefanie Van Wychen, Philip ...

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