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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 […]

Cool Planet Energy Systems: Biogasoline from Biomass

Cool Planet Energy Systems has it’s headquarter in Greenwood Village, Colorado, United states. Its proprietary process for conversion of biomass into biogasoline involves thermo-mechanical fractionation of biomass and catalytic treatment of the resultant volatile components. The  biochar  CoolTerra™ is the byproduct of the process. The company claims that it is able to produce 1 gallon of biogasoline with […]

Virent Inc.

Virent is Madison, Wisconsin, United States based Sugars to renewable fuel producer company . It has received fuel registration from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its Gasoline which can now be used in 45% blend in cars and trucks. Feedstock Virent’s sugars to drop-in fuels process is compatible with the sugars derived from traditional sources […]

Blue Petroleum from Microalgae

Bio Fuel systems (BFS) Bio Fuel systems (BFS) is Alicante Spain based microalgal biofuel producer company. The biocrude oil from its proprietary microalgal species is named as ‘Blue Petroleum’ and the industrial plant of the company is called ‘Blue Petroleum ONE’. BFS has developed and patented accelerated conversion systems to convert CO2 into energy. Blue Petroleum […]

Algae Biofuel from Solazyme Inc.

Solazyme Inc. is South San Francisco, California, United States based algae biofuel producer company. Technology: Dark Fermentation Solazyme’s proprietary technology utilizes the oil producing ability of heterotrophic microalgae through their fermentation in the dark. This means that microalgae are fermented without the access to sunlight inside huge stainless-steel fermentors. The ingredients necessary for their growth are […]

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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/