Researchers at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) claim to have developed a fairly cost-effective process to produce biodiesel from washed municipal secondary sludge fortified with crude glycerol mediated by the oleaginous yeast, Trichosporon oleaginosus.
The Canadian biofuel start-up FORGE Hydrocarbons Corp recently announced an equity investment from Shell Ventures and a follow-on contribution from Valent Low-Carbon Technologies, which will help build a first-of-its-kind CA$30 million (US$22.4 million) commercial-scale, biofuel production plant in Sombra, Ontario, Canada.
Researchers from the universities Illinois’ (Prairie Research Institute) and Massachusetts (Lowell) report that they have succeeded in converting wet biowaste, such as swine manure and food scraps into biodiesel.
New Planet Energy is proposing to build a US$700 million recycling plant that will convert the region’s municipal garbage into fuel in Stony Point.
First quarter data on biofuels output in Argentina suggests that it will be a record according to the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC).
The Premier of Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk inaugurated a pilot biodiesel plant in Gladstone on 1st June that will process a variety of feedstocks deemed to be waste products.
Using a microwave and catalyst-coated beads, researchers from Israel and Taiwan have devised a new way to convert waste cooking oil into biodiesel.
The plant will produce 200,000 t/y of second-generation biofuels, 75% of which will be biodiesel and the remainder biogasoline. The biorefinery will be the largest single investment ever made by a Chinese company in Finland, and Kaidi has established a Finnish subsidiary to oversee the project.