Researchers at the Technical Research Institute of Finland (VTT) and the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) have developed a pilot plant that will capture carbon dioxide from thin air and turn it into fuels and other hydrocarbons using LUT’s solar power plant in Lappeenranta as the energy source.
The Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk inaugurated a pilot biodiesel plant in Gladstone on 1st June that will process a variety of feedstocks deemed to be waste products.
n the production of cellulosic biofuels, finding cost-effective ways to break apart polysaccharides is a key challenge. Using neutron crystallography, a Los Alamos research team has mapped the three-dimensional structure of a protein that breaks down polysaccharides could help bring down the cost of producing cellulosic biofuels.
Less than five years after Novozymes opened a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility in Blair, Nebraska, the company has selected the site for its most recent expansion efforts in North America. The company’s new US$36 million investment in the facility will increase the plant’s capacity.
A major new report on the biofuels sector in the country paints a bleak picture for the industry, noting fuel-grade ethanol use at a six-year low and a collapse of […]
Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister – Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, inaugurated Praj Industries cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant near Pune, Maharashtra on 4th May.
Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi has asked Brazil’s foreign trade council to impose tariffs on ethanol imports following a surge in shipments from the United States, an official said on 27th April, reported Reuters.
The Brazilian government is evaluating setting biofuel mandates to fuel distributors with the aim of increasing consumption of renewable fuels and cutting carbon emissions, the country´s biofuels director Miguel de Oliveira said on 25th April, reported Reuters.
The Brazilian sugar industry group, Unica wants an introduction of an ethanol import tariff of 16%.
Butamax Advanced Biofuels has acquired natural gas supplier Nesika Energy and its and its state-of-the-art ethanol facility in the US state of Kansas for an undisclosed price.