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2014-02-04 08:32:40

VANCOUVER, Feb. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Lignol Energy Corporation (TSXV: LEC) ("LEC" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has closed the transaction previously announced to acquire all of the current outstanding and issued ordinary shares of Territory Biofuels Limited ("TBF"), increasing its ownership of TBF from 55% to 100%. TBF owns the largest biodiesel plant in Australia with an annual capacity of 140 million litres with plans to re-start operations in the latter half of...

2014-02-04 08:24:30

GreenWood Resources Earns both Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials and Forest Stewardship Council Certifications EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The GreenWood Tree Farm Fund, LP (GTFF) has become the first short rotation forest plantation worldwide to earn certification under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB). The RSB certification covers GTFF's cultivation, management and harvesting of coppiced poplar trees, used as biomass feedstock for the...

New Technique Turns Plant Waste Into Biogasoline
2014-02-04 07:17:39

University of California, Davis Gasoline-like fuels can be made from cellulosic materials such as farm and forestry waste using a new process invented by chemists at the University of California, Davis. The process could open up new markets for plant-based fuels, beyond existing diesel substitutes. "What's exciting is that there are lots of processes to make linear hydrocarbons, but until now nobody has been able to make branched hydrocarbons with volatility in the gasoline range," said...

2014-01-27 16:21:04

DUBLIN, January 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hlv2xx/biomass_to_energy) has announced the addition of the "Biomass to Energy (Analyst version) - The World Market for Biomass Power Plants 2013/2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/hlv2xx/biomass_to_energy ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The market for biomass power plants will grow...

Yeast Cells And Sugar Converted Into ‘Sweet Crude’ Biofuel
2014-01-22 12:12:28

The University of Texas at Austin Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have developed a new source of renewable energy, a biofuel, from genetically engineered yeast cells and ordinary table sugar. This yeast produces oils and fats, known as lipids, that can be used in place of petroleum-derived products. Assistant professor Hal Alper, in the Cockrell School’s McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, along with his team of students,...

2014-01-22 08:23:07

WALNUT, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the company has signed a Giant King Grass Supply Contract with Winergy Pakistan Private Limited of Karachi Pakistan. VIASPACE has received the contract payment. VIASPACE Director Khurram Irshad, a Pakistani American, is also a director of Winergy, and Winergy will represent VIASPACE in Pakistan. Mr. Khurram Irshad stated, "Winergy is setting up its own commercial Giant King Grass farms...

2014-01-22 04:20:19

This is due to higher population density - Plants are likely to be created in China, the United Kingdom, Central and Eastern Europe (especially Poland), and India LONDON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global shift from coal and nuclear power to renewable energy in order to lower carbon dioxide emission and ensure energy security is giving a boost to the waste to energy (WTE) plant market. While WTE plants in some geographies are already well developed and are in the process of being...

2014-01-21 08:21:27

MONTREAL, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSXV: PYR), an environmental solutions company that designs, develops and manufactures plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, announced today that it has been awarded a contract from a Global Oil & Gas Company ("Client"), whose name has been withheld for competitive reasons. This contract will determine the cost benefit of integrating PyroGenesis' plasma based technology...

2014-01-17 12:23:12

HARTSVILLE, S.C., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sonoco (NYSE:SON), a global provider of industrial products, consumer packaging, protective solutions and packaging services, today dedicated the new biomass facility at its Hartsville, S.C., plant. The biomass boiler is part of a $100 million investment in the Darlington County compound. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120403/CL80773LOGO ) "A key part of Sonoco's culture is our commitment to sustainability, including our...

Renewable Chemical Upgraded Into Biofuels
2014-01-17 10:25:37

University of Wisconsin-Madison Using a plant-derived chemical, University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed a process for creating a concentrated stream of sugars that's ripe with possibility for biofuels. "With the sugar platform, you have possibilities," says Jeremy Luterbacher, a UW-Madison postdoctoral researcher and the paper's lead author. "You've taken fewer forks down the conversion road, which leaves you with more end destinations, such as cellulosic ethanol and...


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