Tagged Biofuel

PG&E hits California’s 2020 renewable energy goal

By Michelle Froese Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has reached California’s 2020 renewable energy goal three years ahead of schedule, and now delivers nearly 80% of its electricity from greenhouse-gas (GHG) free resources. PG&E delivers nearly 80% of its electricity from emissions’ free sources. The company announced that 33% of its electricity came from…

Renewables account for half of new U.S. electrical generation in 2017

By Kelly Pickerel According to the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) “Energy Infrastructure Update” (with data through December 31, 2017), renewable sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for half (49.85%) of the 24,614 MW of new U.S. electrical generating capacity placed into service in 2017. New natural gas capacity…

Waste-to-biofuels company Enerkem raises C$280M, its largest financing round

By mmillikin Canada-based Enerkem Inc., a leading waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, has completed a C$280-million (US$223 million) investment round—its largest to date. In addition to new investors BlackRock and Sinobioway, existing investors also participated in this financing. In January, Enerkem signed an agreement with Sinobioway Group worth more than C$125 million (US$100 million) in the…

These Drones Plant Trees & Deliver Profits

By Guest Contributor BioCarbon Engineering, an ecosystem restoration company.has developed a 30-pound unmanned aerial vehicle nicknamed “Robin.” It can fly over the most rugged landscapes on earth, planting trees in precise locations at the rate of 120 per minute Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Clean Technica

The biocomposite market cannot grow fast enough

Fibre reinforced polymers (FRPs) are predominantly made of synthetic fibres, such as glass or carbon, and a petrochemically sourced thermosetting resin or thermoplastic matrix. However, natural fibres and resins are on the rise because of their beneficial properties, competitive cost, legislative drivers, and consumer preferences. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles…

UCSC team develops high-performance nanostructured composite catalyst for water-splitting to produce hydrogen

By mmillikin A low-cost, nanostructured composite material developed by researchers at UC Santa Cruz has shown performance comparable to Pt/C as a catalyst for the electrochemical splitting of water to produce hydrogen. An efficient, low-cost catalyst is essential for realizing the promise of hydrogen as a clean, environmentally friendly fuel. Researchers led by Shaowei Chen,…

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