CleanTech Biofuels Advances MSW Biomass Project

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In New Jersey, CleanTech Biofuels has acquired a 99 percent membership interest in 25 Van Keuren, LLC. CleanTech Biofuels is focused on producing combined heat and power and advanced biofuels and biochemicals from municipal solid waste (MSW). The two companies, in partnership, will now move forward on the building of a transfer station and materials recovery facility that includes CleanTech …

advance biofuels, biomass, Cellulosic, Waste-to-Energy

Duke Energy to Capture Methane from Swine Waste

Joanna Schroeder

Duke Energy has finalized a deal to purchase captured methane gas derived from swine waste. The project will take place at farms located in Kenansville, North Carolina and its the second waste-to-energy project of its kind for Duke Energy. The captured methane will be treated, injected into a pipeline system and then used to produce renewable electricity at two power …

Agribusiness, biogas, Electricity, Waste-to-Energy

Biodico Awarded Net Zero Farm CEC Grant

Joanna Schroeder

Biodico has received a $1.2 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) to help fund its Zero Net Energy Farms project, which would enable farms to generate all electrical and heating power needs from on-site renewable resources. The monies were awarded under CEC’s Electric Program Investment Charge Challenge, a program designed to help develop advanced energy communities. Biodico is …

advance biofuels, biogas, Electricity, Solar, Waste-to-Energy, water, Wind

UCR Awarded $1.3 for Waste-to-Energy Research

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded two University of California Riverside (UCR) researchers with $1.3 million for waste-to-energy research focused on creating biofuels and biochemicals from waste plant materials. Charles Wyman, Distinguished Professor in Chemical and Environmental Engineering and holder of the Ford Motor Company Chair in Environmental Engineering at the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), …

advance biofuels, biochemicals, Ethanol, Research, Waste-to-Energy

Argent Energy Biodiesel Plant Adds Wastewater Tech

Joanna Schroeder

Argent Energy’s new biodiesel plant located in Cheshire, UK will be adding new wastewater treatment technology. Once in production, the biorefinery will use waste fats, oils and greases (FOG) to produce biodiesel. By adding the WPL Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) wastewater treatment system, WPL says the plant will be able to reclaim more of the waste fats for conversion to …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, Waste-to-Energy

Research Converts Tomato Paste to Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Researchers from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology have developed a way to convert tomato waste in electricity. Led by Venkataramana Gadhamshetty, Ph.D., he and his team used a biological-based fuel cell that uses tomato waste left over from harvests in Florida. The characteristics of the decomposing waste make it a “perfect fuel source” for enhancing electrochemical reactions, Gadhamshetty …

Electricity, Research, Waste-to-Energy

HCATT Sponsors Waste-to-Energy Demo

Joanna Schroeder

A waste-to-energy demonstration has kicked off on the campus of the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG). Sponsored by the High Technology Development Corporation’s (HTDC) Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies (HCATT) the $6.8 million project showcases the efficacy of converting 10 tons of waste per day to electricity to generate a net 200 to 300 kW of baseload power using …

bioenergy, biojet fuel, Hydrogen, Waste-to-Energy

USDA Scientists Develop Bio-Oil

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has been working on creating better crude liquid from renewable resources to replace fossil-based fuel. Coined “bio-oil,” the renewable fuel is derived from agricultural waste such as non-food-grade plant matter procured from agricultural or household waste residue such as wood, switchgrass, and animal manures. The advanced biofuel is now a few steps closer to …

advance biofuels, Agribusiness, biomass, Research, Waste-to-Energy

Waste Fat Biodiesel to Power London Buses

John Davis

About one-third of London’s buses will soon be running on biodiesel made from animal fat waste. This article from the Guardian says two bus operators, Stagecoach and Metroline, will get the green fuel from Argent Energy at a 20 percent biodiesel (B20) blend. By March next year, almost 3,000 of the capital’s 8,900 buses will be powered by the B20 …

Biodiesel, International, Waste-to-Energy

POM Wonderful Extends Partnership w/Greenbelt

Joanna Schroeder

POM Wonderful, the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the U.S., has extended its feedstock testing contract with Greenbelt Resources Corporation. Earlier this year, Greenbelt announced its confidential testing program, and the company has now released the news that POM Wonderful was one of its first clients. Using Greenbelt’s technology, the initial tests have successfully …

advance biofuels, bioenergy, Ethanol, Waste-to-Energy, water