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Austrian firm to develop Brazil’s first algae biomass plant

An Austrian firm is to develop Brazil’s first algae biomass plant. Firm See Algae Technology (SAT) and JB, a leading Brazilian ethanol producer, are working together to develop the algal production plant in Pernambuco.

US sets up $41m of R&D projects to advance biofuels

USD 41m of R&D projects have been set up to develop biofuel production in the US. As part of the Obama Administration, the US Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy has announced the investment into 13 projects to drive more efficient biofuels production and feedstock improvements.

French firm uses tech to boost biocoal production

The tech produces biocoal through a torrefaction process

A French energy company has acquired technology to develop biocoal production. Paris firm Areva will use the technology to produce a replacement for fossil coal for bioenergy power generation.

German pilot plant to develop Swiss “biofuel of the future”

A biofuel plant has been opened to trial sunliquid tech

A Swiss chemical company has opened a biofuel pilot plant to develop its biofuel technology. Muttenz-based Clariant will trial its sunliquid technology at the plant in Straubing, Germany.

German institute in geothermal tech world first

A German geophysics institute will use 3D seismic survey technology to explore geothermal reservoirs. The Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics (LIAG) project in Saxony, Germany, will be the first to use these techniques to locate petrothermal sites.

UK research hub to advance bioenergy tech

The research hub will advance boienergy plant technology

A research hub has been set up in the UK to accelerate the deployment of sustainable bioenergy technologies. The SUPERGEN hub, which spans six research institutions and 10 industrial partners, aims to focus on advancing bioenergy processes, developing techniques and boosting efficiency.

US enzyme tech to boost biofuel production

The enzyme product developed will boost biofuel production

A US biotechnology company has advanced its enzyme technology to boost biofuel production. Firm Dyadic’s next generation enzyme solution, “AlternaFuel CMAX3”, has increased performance over broader pH and temperature ranges.

US-tech to develop Italian firm’s geothermal plant

The tech will be used to construct a geothermal plant

An Italian renewables firm is using US geothermal technology to build a plant in Utah. Italy’s Enel Green Power has selected technology of Nevada firm Ormat technologies to develop its 25 MW Cove Fort geothermal plant in the US. 

Austrian biomass tech could be attractive to Brazilian biofuel production says CSO

The biomass to diesel technology could be good for biofuel production in Brazil

Austrian technology to convert biomass into diesel could be attractive to biofuel companies in Brazil. The technology, which is being trialled at an Austrian pilot plant, involves a “unique” innovative biomass conversion process.

Indian firms to build Netherlands-tech biomass plant

The biomass plant will use Netherlands-tech

Two Indian energy firms are working together to build a biomass gasification plant in the country using Dutch technology. Thermax India will construct the 1 MW plant with technology acquired from the Energy Research Centre and firm Dahlman, both based in the Netherlands.

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