Tagged Biofuel

The Driven Podcast: Biofuels, batteries, or hydrogen

By Giles Parkinson With the energy transition in the main grid gathering pace, more focus is turning to de-carbonising transport. We talk to Australian engineer Stephanie Moroz, who has worked in all three sectors, about the pros and cons of biofuels, batteries and hydrogen. The post The Driven Podcast: Biofuels, batteries, or hydrogen appeared first…

Renewable Energy is Now a Third of All Energy Worldwide

By Ryan Austin Renewable energy capacity worldwide is at an all-time high of 2,351 GW, just over a third of the world’s total electricity capacity. According to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency, total renewable energy capacity grew from 2,127 GW in 2017 to 2,350 GW in 2018, a 10% increase over…

New PowerCone retrofit increases wind-turbine AEP by up to 13%

By Michelle Froese Biome Renewables is introducing a new retrofit turbine device, designed to optimize wind-power generation. The PowerCone attaches directly to a turbine’s hub and co-rotates with the rotor. With no moving parts, the PowerCone’s unique biomimetic design passively channels incoming wind onto turbine blades to help them capture more of the wind that’s…

Signed, €68m converting plant to 100% biomass

By Marta Ady Albioma Le Moule has taken out a 19-year term loan for its southern Caribbean Albioma Caraïbes power plant, the total amount being 68 million euros. The loan will facilitate new infrastructure and enable modifications to the power plant. The goal is to be operating with 100% biomass by 2020. Monies financing the…

Gulfstream makes first sale of sustainable alternative jet fuel

By Marta Ady Gulfstream Aerospace has made its first sale of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to a US-based Gulfstream operator. The customer bought 20,000 pounds of Gulfstream’s bio-jet fuel from its facility in Long Beach, California for its Gulfstream G550 aircraft. “This sale is a direct result of our efforts to increase the visibility…

Berkeley Lab researchers demonstrate bio-jet fuel competitiveness

By Marta Ady Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that sustainable jet fuel made from plants could offer a competitive alternative to fossil fuels, if current scale-up continues. In a report titled ‘Techno-economic analysis and life-cycle greenhouse gas mitigation cost of five routes to bio-jet.. Click…

Bright skies for plant-based jet fuels

With an estimated daily fuel demand of more than 5 million barrels per day, the global aviation sector is incredibly energy-intensive and almost entirely reliant on petroleum-based fuels. However, a new analysis shows that sustainable plant-based bio-jet fuels could provide a competitive alternative to conventional fuels if current development and scale-up initiatives continue to push…

Albioma secures €68 million loan for coal-to-biomass conversion

By Marta Ady French renewable energy producer Albioma announced that it has taken out a new long-term loan for its 34MW Albioma Caraïbes for a total of €68 million to convert the facility’s feedstock into 100% biomass. It will also be used to finance the works required for making the plant comply with the Industrial…

Indian biomass firm to raise $10 million in funding

By Marta Ady Mumbai-based biomass supplier Punjab Renewable Energy Systems (PRESPL) is planning to raise up to $10 million in a Series B funding round, Mercom India reports. PRESPL and the funding round is being promoted under the Bermaco Group. “The bioenergy, biofuel sector in India is looking very bullish right now,” PRESPL managing director…

Drax US plant’s high emissions could continue for another year

By Marta Ady According to The Times, Drax has failed its emissions test at a US pellets plant in Louisiana. The power station owner has admitted to breaching environmental rules in the US after one of its wood pellet plants significantly exceeded air pollution limits. The Times reports that Drax has admitted that its Morehouse…

Engineers lower energy costs of algae biofuel production

By Marta Ady The University of Utah revealed a study in which chemical engineers have developed a rapid method to deliver cost-effective algal biocrude in large quantities using a specially-designed jet mixer. The team has developed a new kind of jet mixer that extracts the lipids in seconds with much less energy than the older…

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