Researchers at Penn State University claim to have made significant strides in converting carbon dioxide into methanol by developing a new catalyst that uses a specific formulation of palladium and copper.
Brazil – Ethanol reserves rising, prices falling, increased sugar production likely [Full subscriber]
As ethanol prices tumble amidst rising stockpiles and storage capacity becoming increasingly limited, the prospect of sugar output increasing seems likely, according to Bloomberg.
The Indian government has decided to increase the ex-mill price of ethanol derived out of the C-molasses, by almost INR3 per litre to INR43.70 (USȼ64) per litre for the next contract period starting from December 1, 2018 in a bid to cut India’s oil import dependence as well as support the sugarcane industry, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal told reporters after a meeting of the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27th June.
Researchers at the Imperial College London claim to have successfully modified an enzyme that is able to break down lignocellulosic feedstock 30 times faster than previously possible.
After several failed attempts to sell its sugar business, the BK Birla Group is setting up a distillery at an estimated cost of INR800 million (US11.8 mln) to make the unit viable, according to local press reports.
Environmental sustainability of EU’s biofuel regulation questioned in a doctoral thesis [Registered]
The EU biofuel regulation does not guarantee a reduced climate impact – nor does it address the key issue of substantially reducing transport emissions, according to David Harnesk’s doctoral thesis at Lund University in Sweden.
Swedish companies Preem and RenFuel are partnering with the pulp producer Rottneros for the construction of the world’s first lignin-to-biofuels plant at its pulp mill in Vallvik, Söderhamn, according to local press reports.
Researchers at the Chalmers University of Sweden have demonstrated a new approach to gasification technology which would enable existing power facilities to incorporate biomass gasifiers.
Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a new, stable artificial photosynthesis device doubles the efficiency of harnessing sunlight to break apart both fresh and salt water, generating hydrogen that can then be used in fuel cells.
US-based Ace Ethanol recently announced that it will integrate the patented D3MAX technology with its existing corn dry mill.