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LanzaTech is Turning Waste Gases of Steel Mills into Bioethanol

LanzaTech was founded in Auckland, New Zealand in 2005 and now it is headquartered in Chicago. The company has earned name through its gas fermentation process by virtue of which it turns waste gases of steel mills into bioethanol and other industrial chemicals.This Gas-to-Liquid technology has earned them a number of commercial agreements across a variety of […]

Enerkam joins hands with China to build waste to biofuels facility

In a press release dated 27th October 2014, Enerkam, known for converting non recyclable municipal waste to biofuels and renewable chemicals, announced to start a project in China in partnership with ShanghaiMarine Diesel Engine Research Institute ( SMDERI).The agreement was signed by SMDERI president Dr Donghan Jin and Enerkem President and CEO Mr Vincent Chornet. In the wake of its […]

Sea6 Energy: Seaweed to Ethanol

Sea6 Energy is a Bangaluru, India based startup attempting to produce ethanol from the fermentation of sugars extracted from seaweed. It was formed in 2010 by Mr. Shrikumar Suryanarayan a professor at Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Sea6 Energy’s laboratory is located at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (CCAMP), NCBS-TIFR, GKVK Campus, Bangalore, India. […]

Consolidated Bioprocessing: QTEROS

QTEROS is Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States based cellulosic ethanol producer company. It is applying ‘Consolidated bioprocessing’ to produce ethanol through its proprietary ‘biomass to cellulosic ethanol’ conversion process which is based on its patented ‘Q Microbe®’. The company is in its early-stage. Feedstock QTEROS is focusing on biomass feedstock such as wet distillers grains and sugar […]

Bioethanol from Waste Biomass: INEOS Bio

INEOS Bio has its headquarter in Rolle, Switzerland. It attempts combination of gasification and fermentation processes to produce bioethanol from lignocellulosic waste. Feedstock The organic part of municipal solid waste,  industrial wastes and other lignocellulosic waste including bark, saw dust, wood chips, agricultural residues and energy crops are suitable for INEOS bio ethanol production technology. INEOS Bio Ethanol […]

Cellulosic Ethanol production by POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels

POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, is Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States based collaborative venture of POET, LLC and Royal DSM. The two giants of bioethanol production arena joined hands with the aim to convert corn crop residues into cellulosic ethanol at a cost competitive with corn based bioethanol production. POET has expertise in organizing feedstock, conditioning […]

Abengoa Bioenergy: Ethanol from lignocelluloses

Headquarter in Spain, Abengoa Bioenergy focuses on the development of ethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass via biochemical route. Its rank is 14th in the Biofuel digest ranking of 50 hottest companies around the world related to biofuels. Lignocellulose to Ethanol: Biochemcal Conversion Technology Abengoa bioenergy utilizes lignocellulosic biomass such as corn stover and wheat straw to […]

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Karnataka to get $50 million dollars for biofuel

In India the Karnataka States’ Biofuel Development Programme  is set to get a boost in the form of  $50 million dollars from International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). The loan can be utilized in various activities such as plantation of biofuel crops and production. Biofuel Development Board of Karnataka has been active in promoting biofuels and  has established biofuel information and demonstration centres with about 100 l per day capacity in each district. These centres are being scaled up to 150-200 l capacity. The Board also owns a 500 litre biodiesel production plant at Hatti Gold Mines. The loan conditions include 1% interest with a 50-year repayment period.

China’s first commercial flight powered with biofuel was successfully completed

China's first commercial flight powered with biofuel was successfully completed between Shanghai and Beijing. The privately owned Hainan Airlines flight used biofuel made up from used cooking oil collected from the restaurants. The biofuel was supplied by China National Aviation fuel company and energy giant Sinopec. It was a Boeing 737 plane which used 50% biofuel blended in conventional jet fuel and carried more than 100 passengers to their destination.

India achieved only 1.4% ethanol blending this fiscal year

Problems between sugar mill owners and oil marketing companies have resulted in only 1.4% ethanol blending through february this fiscal year which is way less than the blending target of 5% and lesser than the last year's achieved blending level of 2%.The National Policy on Biofuels of India identifies the sugar cane molasses as the feedstock suitable under Indian conditions for ethanol production for blending purpose and that makes the sugarcane mills as the biggest suppliers of bioethanol. The high state-level levies on the biofuel and the requirement of obtaining permits from authorities have been sited as the major impediments for producing bioethanol by Sugar Mills. The government has set the selling price of ethanol for sugar mills @  Rs. 48.50/litre  if the depo of the oil marketing company is within 100 km from distillery and  @49.50/ litre  if the depo is beyond 300 km. The producers claim that the long distance transportation also reduces their margin. India needs approximately 115 crore litres of ethanol to meet the 5% target. Read more at http://www.financialexpress.com/article/markets/commodities/less-than-a-third-of-ethanol-blending-target-may-be-met/55503/