Bioenergy News for October 2011

Bioenergy News Archive

EIB lends €53m for biomass boiler at Polish power station

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will lend PLN210 million (€53m) for the construction and operation of a biomass boiler at Jaworzno III Power Plant in Poland.

ZeaChem raises US$19m to advance commercial biorefinery production

ZeaChem Inc has raised US$19 million in Series C financing to advance commercial production of its biorefinery solutions.

Abengoa builds US$120m bioethanol plant in Uruguay

Abengoa is building a US$120 million bioethanol plant in Paysandú, Uruguay for Alcoholes de Uruguay (ALUR).

Bio-methanol fuel for IdaTech telecom backup power fuel cell systems

US-based fuel cell manufacturer IdaTech has announced the availability of bio-HydroPlus renewable fuel. This mixture of bio-methanol and deionized water can be used to power IdaTech fuel cell products for telecommunications and other critical backup power applications.

Thermal waste processing worth £5.6bn annually

An estimated €5.6 billion is invested annually in building, expanding, modernising and maintaining waste-incineration plant and power stations which use refuse-derivative fuel (RDF), according to IFAT ENTSORGA, the trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management.

FuturaGene and Guangxi develop eucalyptus biofuel process FuturaGene and Guangxi develop eucalyptus biofuel process

FuturaGene and the Guangxi Academy of Sciences (GXAS) will collaborate on the development and optimisation of second generation biofuel production from woody species, and eucalyptus in particular.

Bioenergy project awarded US$132m loan guarantee

Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas LLC (ABBK) has been awarded a US$132.4 million loan guarantee form the US Department of Energy (DoE) for the development of a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, USA.

Hawaii tests algae biofuel

Phycal Inc will supply 100,000-150,000 gallons of algae biofuel to Hawaiian Electric for testing at the Kahe Generating Station, Hawaii, USA.