Bioenergy News for January 2012

Bioenergy News Archive

UK anaerobic digestion industry under threat from EU proposal

The UK anaerobic digestion (AD) industry is under threat from proposed changes to the EU Waste Framework Directive, according to the UK Renewable Energy Association (REA).

ZeaChem gets US$232.5m loan guarantee for cellulosic biorefinery

ZeaChem Inc has been selected for a US$232.5 million loan guarantee from the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program, for its first commercial-scale cellulosic biorefinery.

OriginOil and DoE to convert algae into renewable crude oil

OriginOil Inc plans to co-develop an integrated system with the US Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for the direct conversion of raw algae into renewable crude oil that can be used by existing petroleum refineries.

Telgenco launches 5 kW 48 V DC renewable energy generator

Telgenco of Cambridge, UK, has launched a 5 kW 48 V DC generator targeted specifically for renewable energy deployments and remote telecoms sites.

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Genetics aid grass for bioenergy

A family of genes that could help improve grasses for bioenergy has been discovered by researchers from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Sustainable Bioenergy Centre (BSBEC), UK.

Lufthansa trial runs out of biofuel

Lufthansa has to end its trial of bio-based aviation fuel as it has run out of certified biofuel.

ClearEdge Power in $500m deal for 50 MW of fuel cells to Güssing Renewable Energy

US-based fuel cell manufacturer ClearEdge Power is to supply Güssing Renewable Energy GmbH in Austria with 50 MW worth of continuous onsite power fuel cell systems.

WHEH and Prime Inc to develop 250 acre algae biodisel farm in India

World Health Energy Holdings Inc (WHEH) has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Prime Inc India to develop a US$100 million, 250 acre algae biodiesel and fish food production facility.