Bioethanol Production from Corn and Sugarcane

What is bioethanol? Bioethanol refers to the ethanol produced from starch/sugar rich crops. It is used for fuel purposes. Bioethanol Production from Corn and Sugarcane Bioethanol Produced from starch and sugar rich crops such as Corn and Sugarcane make the first generation of biofuels.  One common feature of first generation biofuel crops is the requirement of suitable arable fertile land to grow them. Bioethanol Feedstock Corn is the most utilized crop for fuel ethanol production although its use is mostly […]

Biodiesel Production Process and Biodiesel Fuel Sources

What is Biodiesel?  ‘Biodiesel’ refers to diesel produced from bioresource. Biodiesel is similar to diesel in fuel properties. but But diesel is a fissile fuel like coal and natural gas and is produced by natural processes such as by anaerobic decomposition of organisms over millennia. While it is nature that converts the dead biomass into diesel taking long course of time, in the case of biodiesel it is done by chemical processes which converts the plants and animals oil/fat into […]

Biogas Plants in India: List, Status and Commercial Production Capacity

Biogas in India is being produced using degradable organic waste like cattle dung (gobar), poultry waste, kitchen waste etc as raw material. The waste generated  is also used as bio-fertilizer. The compressed biogas can be used as substitute not only for LPG but also for electricity generation, transportation, etc. Bio-fertilizer increases the natural fertility of the soil with its high macro & micro nutrients content and also give benefits to the farmers with its easy to applied application. A list […]

List of Algae Biofuel Companies

Algae biofuel companies in USA Algenol Algenol was founded in 2006. It has it’s headquarter in Fort Myers, Florida, United States. Algenol focuses on ethanol production from algae through its proprietary ‘Direct to Ethanol’ technology. 16121 lee Road Fort Myers, FLorida, USA 33912 (239) 498-2000 Sapphire Energy Sapphire Energy is San Diego, California, United States based algae biofuel producer company . It was founded in 2007. The Sapphire Energy’s Integrated Algal Bio Refinery, also famous as Green crude farm, is situated […]

Top Biofuel Producer Companies in Brazil

List of top biofuel producer companies in Brazil is given below: Raizen Raizen is Brazil’s leading manufacturer of sugarcane ethanol. Its  production capacity is about 2.1 billion litres of biofuel per year. Raizon is based from the merger of Shell and Cosan and  is now the Brazil’s fifth largest company in terms of billable revenues GranBio GranBio is a Brazilian biotech company.  Granbio has experties in transforming biomass into renewable products such as biofuels, biochemicals, nano materials and nutrients. It produces […]

Municipal Solid Waste to Biofuel Companies and Projects

Municipal solid waste is the trash we generate everyday. It consists of variety of materials such as paper, plastic, cloths, food scrapes, metals, appliances, rubber, leather, wood, glass, packaging material, paints etc. Their composition varies but on an average organic material has the biggest share. The most popular destination of the MSW is landfill sites around the world. The dumped sites release variety of harmful chemicals. These chemicals get mixed in the air and reach ground water and are a […]

Biofuel Projects in India

Some Ongoing and Upcoming  Biofuel Projects in India Second Generation Biofuel Refinery for Punjab In October 2015 Punjab signed MOU for setting up of second generation bioethanol refinery with consortium of Beta Renewables, Novozymes and CVC India Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. The estimated worth of the project is Rs 950 crore and will use the huge amount of wheat and rice straw generated in the area as feedstock to produce bioethanol. The utilization of these agriculture wastes has been a major […]

Renewable fuel Oil from Ensyn Corporation

Ensyn has mastered its RTPTM (Rapid Thermal Processing) technology to convert lignocellulosic biomass such as wood and agriculture waste to its key cellulosic biofuel product named RFOTM (Renewable fuel Oil). RFO has many applications. Ensyn has been selling this liquid as heating fuels that directly displaces petroleum based heating fuels and as feedstock for production of renewable chemicals. Now RFO has find its application as renewable feedstock for conventional petroleum refineries. Feedstock The feedstock suitable for Ensyn’s RTP technology includes […]

Granbio’s Cellulosic Ethanol From Sugarcane Straw

Brazil’s Granbio is the producer of second generation ethanol from sugarcane straw on a commercial scale (Click here to know more about third and fourth generation biofuels). Founded in 2011, this biotech company is controlled by Gran Investimentos S.A. Headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the company also has an office in San Francisco, CA, USA. Granbio owns a synthetic biology research center and an experimental station to develop new sources of biomass.The Company uses Beta Renewables’ pretreatment technology Proesa®. Feedstock  Granbio makes use […]

Joules Unlimited

Joules Unlimited has developed proprietary Helioculture process to produce fuels such as ethanol and other infrastructure compatible hydrocarbon-based fuels through photosynthetically active genetically highly modified organisms. It operates from Bedford, Massachusetts, USA and from The Hague, Netherlands. The company’s production operation is in Hobbs, New Mexico. The Helioculture Process of Joules Unlimited for CO2-to-fuel Production Joules unlimited’s  process known as ‘Helioculture’ uses proprietary organisms that are genetically modified in such a way that they act as catalyst in the presence of […]