Bioenergy News for November 2009

Bioenergy News Archive

BP and DuPont cooperate on biobutanol biofuel

BP and DuPont will focus on the commercialisation of advanced biofuel technology biobutanol through their joint Kingston Research Ltd, at a £25 million purpose-built development and demonstration facility at BP’s Saltend site, near Hull, UK.

Bioenergy infrastructure grants of £1.5m available in England

Bioenergy infrastructure grants of £1.5 million are now available to farmers, foresters and local authorities to help develop the supply of biomass, such as wood chips or energy crops like miscanthus, in England through round three of the Bioenergy Infrastructure Scheme.

Algae biofuel from space… – almost

NASA has applied space technology to a process that links the production of algae based biofuel with an inexpensive method of sewage treatment.

REF Webinar: "Renewable energy in the Middle East" - speakers confirmed

Helene Pelosse, interim Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is confirmed as one of the guest speakers for Renewable Energy Focus’ next interactive webinar taking place on Wednesday 9 December (10.00 EST/15.00 GMT/19.00 UAE), in association with the World Future Energy Summit.

Half of US states generate at least 1 GW from non-hydro renewable energy

Development of renewable energy is spreading rapidly across the United States, often in conjunction with public policies that are designed to spur such growth, according to a state-by-state analysis by the Department of Energy's (DoE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Six renewable energy sources judged to be best prospect for future, says report

The best prospects for large-scale renewable energy production and net-energy performance remain wind and certain forms of solar, according to a study released by two California-based think tanks.

Women and older people are less likely to support renewable energy in UK

Men are more likely to say they support the use of renewable energy than women, according to an opinion survey conducted by the UK Department of Energy & Climate Change.

UK target for biomass is hampered by supply chain issues, suggests report

Unresolved supply issues may block the British plans to have 15% of renewable energy come from biomass, according to an independent research firm.

DoE and USDA invest over US$24m in biomass R&D

The US Departments of Agriculture and Energy has selected biomass projects for more than US$24 million in grants to research and develop technologies to produce biofuels, bioenergy and high-value bio based products.

Invicta Capital launches £300m biomass fund

Invicta Capital, a provider of investment opportunities for private clients, has launched a £300 million fund dedicated to the construction and operation of an identified portfolio of biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plants in Scotland.

Renewable energy grow slowly in Asia-Pacific region

New and renewable energy sources will increase at an annual rate of 1.3% in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).