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World’s first advanced biofuels facility opens

The world’s first advanced biofuels facility

The world's first advanced biofuels facility has opened which is set to present a "leap forward" for the bioenergy sector. The facility in Italy has been developed by Italian cellulosic biofuels firm Beta Renewables.

US firm Ormat to develop 60MW Indonesia geothermal power project

US firm Ormat Technologies has signed a contract to develop a geothermal power project with up to 60MW capacity in Indonesia. Ormat has announced it has signed an agreement for the development of the Hu'u Dompu project on Indonesia's Sumbawa Island.

China waste to energy market share to double by 2018

Waste landfill

China is all set to speed up the growth rate of global waste-to-energy plants market and expected to increase its market share up to double by the end of 2018, according to research.

Airbus and Russia’s Rostec cooperate for aviation fuels

airplane above fields

French aircraft manufacturer Airbus and RT-Biotekhprom of Russia's Rostec are working together to research and develop aviation fuels. The two companies have signed an agreement to launch a large-scale analysis on sustainable fuels for aviation.

CPFL’s 50MW biomass plant starts operation in Brazil

biomass plant

Brazilian renewable energy firm CPFL Energias Renováveis has started running its 50MW biomass-based power plant Coopcana. The company has announced the biomass-fired thermoelectric plant has started operations in southern Brazilian state Paraná.

US firm LanzaTech partners with India's centre for advanced bioenergy for new biofuel supply

US low-carbon fuel and chemicals producer LanzaTech has partnered with India's Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy to develop a new supply of biofuels for the BRIC country. LanzaTech has teamed up with the centre to produce low carbon fuels from industrial waste CO2gas.

Brazil and US to boost biofuel technology trade

For the first time, a trade mission has been launched to boost trade in biofuels and associated technology between Brazil and the US.

Brazil and Belgium firms to build world’s first biomass-based butanol plant

Firms in Brazil and Belgium are working together to build a world first biomass plant to produce renewable chemicals.

Austrian algae tech shortlisted for Brazilian bioenergy innovation of the year award

An Austrian algae technology firm has been shortlisted for a major award for bioenergy innovation in Brazil.

UK firm to develop advanced biofuel facilities in China

A UK biotechnology developer is working with authorities in China that will lead to a series of second generation biofuel facilities for the BRIC country.

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