Bioenergy News for August 2010

Bioenergy News Archive

Shell and Cosan JV on sugarcane ethanol

Shell and Cosan have signed a US$12 billion joint venture (JV) agreement to produce and commercialise ethanol and power from sugarcane.

Advances made on next generation biofuel

Life Technologies and SG Biofuels report completion of sequencing the Jatropha curcas genome.

Food crisis caused by biofuels?

There are conflicting opinions over a World Bank report which suggests biofuels have forced global food prices up by 75%.

Drink-driving? - Whisky biofuel for cars Drink-driving? - Whisky biofuel for cars

Biofuel made from whisky by-products could be used to fuel cars, according to Edinburgh Napier University in the UK.

Quercia and ENER-G waste-to-energy plant in UK

Quercia Ltd, part of Neales Waste Management Ltd, and ENER-G Natural Power Ltd are cooperating on capturing methane gas from landfill waste and converting it into electricity to feed into the National Grid.

Looking at biogas in Central Europe

Biogas could be an important part of EU’s 2020 targets for renewable energy, and the EU project Sustainable and Innovative European Biogas Environment (SEBE) is now looking at technology and regulatory frameworks for biogas.

Major advances in bioenergy production Major advances in bioenergy production

A process that uses anaerobic microorganisms and mimics the digestive processes of cattle could change the way organic waste and biomass crops are converted into bioenergy.

Photosynthetic bioenergy foam competes for US$50,000

New bioenergy production platform 'Photosynthetic Foam' has been shortlisted in the Today The Earth Awards 2010 for sustainable design.

Biofuels demonstration plant up and running

A biomass-to-liquids (BTL) demonstration plant operated by the Oxford Catalysts Group and the Portuguese incorporated holding company SGC Energia (SGCE) is now up and running at a biomass gasification facility in Güssing, Austria.

Helius gets site for 100 MW biomass power plant

Helius Energy PLC has signed an option to lease a 20 acre site located in the Port of Southampton, UK, for a proposed 100 MW biomass power plant.

Large-scale micro-algae biodiesel production in 15 years Large-scale micro-algae biodiesel production in 15 years

It could be possible to produce biodiesel from micro-algae on a large scale within 10-15 years, according to researchers.

Making bio-oil more efficient than diesel

Bio-oil could become a more efficient source of renewable energy with a potential of replacing fossil fuels such as diesel, according to a £1.4 million project.

Cargill receives ISCC certification for palm oil

Cargill’s refined oils business has received official certification for its sustainable palm oil supply chain according to the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) standards.

50 MW biomass plant to be built in Scotland

Saxlund International Ltd and Canning Conveyor Ltd will design, deliver and commission a biomass fuel handling system at a 50 MW biomass plant in Scotland.