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 […]

Butamax Retrofit for Biobutanol Production

Butamax is a joint venture of two giants in the field of biofuel namely BP and DuPont.  The company has developed a retrofit technology for biobutanol production from existing bioethanol production facilities. Butamax™ Advanced Biofuels LLC has its experimental station in Wilmington, USA. Feedstock The biomass feedstock includes corn and sugarcane. Butamax Retrofit Technology The advantage of butanol is that it contains much more energy than ethanol and it can be blended with gasoline up to 16% by volume as against the […]

Neste Oil is turning Vegetable Oil into Renewable fuel

Neste Oil has developed a NExBTL renewable diesel production technology.  NExBTL renewable diesel is produced by hydrotreating vegetable or waste oils. Based on the production process it is classified as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). It is a drop-in substitute of diesel which means that it is hydrocarbon oil with chemical composition comparable to fossil fuel.  Started in 1948 as a state petroleum company, Neste Oil’S headquarter is in Espoo, Finland. Neste Oil Feedstocks Neste Oil’s NExBTL renewable diesel production technology is feedstock […]

Biofuel Research Institutes in Australia

A list of biofuel research institutes in Australia is given below: 1. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) CSIRO is Australia’s national science agency. Its Energy Flagship aims at developing 1) cost competitive low emission energy from coal and 2) algal biodiesel as a means to return to natural resources for energy production. http://www.csiro.au/Outcomes/Energy.aspx 2. South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) SARDI is based in Adelaide and focuses on the research and development of new and improved feedstocks […]

Biofuel related companies in India

A list of biofuel related companies in India is given below:  Click here to know about some ongoing and upcoming  biofuel projects in India 1. SHIRKE Energy Pune, Maharashtra based Shirke Energy  is  active in Biomass Field establishment. It is a biodiesel manufacturer and supplier. They produce biodiesel from Jatropha, Pongamia, Castor, Palm and other Non edible oils. The company involves in export and import of biofuels and provide technical consultation to biofuel Industry. They also buy and supply Jatropha […]

Solena Fuels is Converting Urban Waste to Drop-in fuels

Solena Fuels specializes in the conversion of non recyclable urban waste to drop-in fuels. It’s headquarter is in  Washington, USA. Feedstock Solena Fuels feedstock utilizes heterogeneous biomass. The non recyclable urban waste including garbage, wood waste and agricultural waste can be used in Selena’s process interchangeably. These wastes otherwise do not find any taker and are destined to go to landfills.  Solena Fuels Integrated Biomass-Gas to Liquid (IBGTL) Technology Solena’s IBGTL technology to convert low carbon bearing organic waste into fuels is based […]