Bioenergy News for August 2013

Bioenergy News Archive

FLI Energy builds 12 MW biomethane plant

FLI Energy has begun construction of a biomethane-to-grid anaerobic digestion (AD)plant in Suffolk, UK.

Gene discovery opens new possibilities for biofuels Gene discovery opens new possibilities for biofuels

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute, the University of Dundee, VIB and Ghent University (Belgium) and the University of Wisconsin (USA) have identified a new lignin gene which could improve the conversion of biomass to energy.

Biorefinery produces fully renewable paraxylene

Gevo, reportedly the world's only commercial producer of bio-isobutanol,has opened a demonstration-scale paraxylene plant in Silsbee, Texas.

Contract for Belgian biogas plant

Belgian investor and project developer NPG Energy has contracted WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH to set up a biogas plant.

New biofuel from corn stalks New biofuel from corn stalks

Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed what they say is a more efficient and less wasteful biofuel that uses corn stalks and leave waste to create isobutanol.

JV to develop ‘BioEnergy Zones’ in Haiti

Haiti-based Sonamar SA and Bangalore-based VayuGrid have signed a joint venture agreement to develop agricultural zones in Haiti to produce biofuels for the country.

RE capacity at 2252.3 gigawatts in 2020

According to a new report by Frost & Sullivan, renewable energy capacity will be at 2252.3 gigawatts in 2020, with a gradual shift in the market to emerging economies.

UK biomass industry required to show sustainability of fuel

From April 2015, biomass producers in the UK will be required to demonstrate their fuel is sustainable or lose financial support from the government.

LEC increases share in Australian biofuel

Lignol Energy Corporation (LEC), a specialist in advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals, plans to invest up to a further A$1,000,000 in Territory Biofuels Limited (TBF), the owner of the largest biodiesel plant in Australia.

Blog: Aston University seeks to transform life in rural India

In the latest Renewable Energy Focus blog, we learn about the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI)'s Pyroformer™, a mobile machine that uses a thermal treatment process for up to 100 Kg/h of biomass feed.

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All-gas project produces first biomass from algae All-gas project produces first biomass from algae

The EU-backed All-gas project, the world’s largest project to convert algae into low-cost clean energy using wastewater, has successfully grown its first crop of algae biomass at its site in Chiclana, Southern Spain.

NREL to develop biofuels in Colombia

The US Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working with Ecopetrol, the largest oil company in Colombia, to process the residue from sugar cane and palm oil harvesting into fuel ethanol for blending with gasoline.

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