An international collaboration led by RMIT University has developed a powerful, low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel and turning food scraps and plastic rubbish into high-value products.
A new single-phase catalyst that enables the conversion of renewable and waste carbon into sustainable diesel fuels has been developed through a collaboration between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and two US Department of Energy (DOE) consortia, Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy (ChemCatBio) and the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative.
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.