Bioenergy News for September 2013

Bioenergy News Archive

Algae biofuel could cut CO2 emissions by 68% compared to petroleum

Algae-derived biofuel can reduce life cycle CO2 emissions by 50 to 70 per cent compared to petroleum fuels, according to a new peer-reviewed paper published in Bioresource Technology journal.

Latest White Paper Download: Using LEAN techniques to cut VOC emissions

This white paper from Kimberly-Clark looks at how organisations can adopt ‘Lean’ systems to get to grips with the problem of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions reduction.

New biotech converts wastewater to hydrogen gas

Researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Florida-based Chemergy Inc plan to demonstrate a bioenergy technology that converts wastewater treatment plant byproducts into hydrogen gas to produce electricity.

Bid to build world’s first plant producing marine biofuel

Denmark’s Port of Frederikshavn, Aalborg University and energy specialist Steeper Energy, have partnered to establish the world’s first biomass-based plant producing a sustainable marine fuel.

Four new biogas plants in France

Weltec Biopower GmbH and partner Domaix Energie in have begun rolling out four agricultural biogas plant projects in France.

New faces at Renewable Energy Focus

We welcome Reginald Tucker and Amanda Jacob to the editorial team...

Clariant ethanol plant certified as sustainable Clariant ethanol plant certified as sustainable

Chemicals specialist Clarian has received International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant in Straubing, Germany, which was opened in July 2012.

62 countries have biofuels friendly policies

According to the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), 62 countries now have biofuels friendly policies in place, by which ethanol production alone has replaced the need for over 2 million barrels of crude oil per day.

Insurance helps guard against feedstock supply chain failures

Savills and R K Harrison have developed a new UK-based insurance product to support developers and operators of bioenergy plants by providing insurance against lost income arising from previously uninsurable failures within the feedstock supply chain.