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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.

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.

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.

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.

Oil firm and university team up to open Brazil’s first biofuels research centre

A Brazilian oil firm and state university have joined forces to open Latin America’s first biofuels research facility.

Chinese engineering firm upgrades landfill gas into renewables fuel with Canadian technology

The landfill gas will be upgraded to produce a renewable fuel

Canadian technology is being used to upgrade landfill gas into renewable fuel in China. Xebec Adsorption Inc, based in Quebec, Canada, is to install the system at Chinese engineering firm Golden Green’s Anshan city landfill site early next year.

EU firms to develop “world class” biofuels facility in Brazil

Developments are set to see a series of biofuel facilities built in Brazil

Danish and Italian firms are working with a Brazilian bioenergy company to develop a biofuels facility in Brazil. Brazilian firm GraalBio will construct a commercial scale cellulosic ethanol facility in the Latin American country by 2013.

US and India join up to advance clean energy technologies

Energy bodies from India and the US will lead research on developing renewables

Three expert energy bodies from India and the US have been chosen to lead research on developing renewable energy technologies, including bioenergy.

Indian algae-based biodiesel plant commissioned

Technology company, World Health Energy Holdings has agreed with Indian industrial and transport company, Prime to build a biodiesel production facility fuelled by algae.

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