Bioenergy News for April 2009

Bioenergy News Archive

Intel tops list of USA green power purchasers

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a list of the USA’s top green power purchasers.

DARPA looks into biofuel for jets

A research programme at the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is looking into biofuel for US military jets.

King County, PSE, and Bio Energy-Washington generate power from landfill gas

King County, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and Bio Energy-Washington, a company specialising in building landfill gas-to-energy systems, are joining forces to produce green energy from landfill gas.

Renewable Energy Focus to twitter

Renewable Energy Focus has now joined the twitter network...

Algae to fuel research enjoys resurgence at NREL Algae to fuel research enjoys resurgence at NREL

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the USA are accelerating efforts to identify and characterise the most promising strains of algae for fuel production. The work has resumed more than a decade after its original algae fuels programme was curtailed because the algae fuels were considered too costly to compete with petroleum.

UK's biggest Energy from Waste project gets go ahead

Keppel Seghers has secured a US$518 million contract to build combined heat and power/energy from waste (CHP/EFW) facilities, as part of one of the largest waste and renewable energy projects in the UK.

Students scoop building award with system that uses hydrogen and renewables

The Hydrogen Education Foundation, part of the National Hydrogen Association, has announced the winners of the 2008-09 Hydrogen Student Design Contest.

Electricity from renewables rise 11.7% in UK

Electricity supply from renewable energies including wind and hydro in the UK rose by 11.7%, or 2.2 TWh, to 20.7 TWh in 2008.

POET and Magellan Midstream Partners to assess ethanol pipeline

Magellan Midstream Partners has signed a joint development agreement with POET to continue assessing the feasibility of constructing a dedicated ethanol pipeline.

Enerkem plans second-generation biofuels production in the USA

Enerkem Inc plans to build and operate a second-generation biofuels production facility located in Pontotoc, Mississippi, USA, recycling and converting 60% of the Three Rivers region’s waste material.