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2009-06-25 06:30:00

New state-of the-art gasification facility gasifies a range of biomass feedstocks to produce renewable fuels and clean energy DURHAM, N.C., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoChem Recovery International (TRI), a leading renewable energy technology company headquartered in Baltimore, MD, today announced that it successfully launched operation of its new, large-scale state-of-the-art biomass gasification process demonstration unit (PDU) in Durham, North Carolina. The PDU transforms biomass into a...

2009-05-20 10:49:10

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have discovered a new eco-friendly way of dissolving wood using ionic liquids that may help its transformation into popular products such as bio fuels, textiles, clothes and paper. Dr H©ctor Rodríguez and Professor Robin Rogers from the University's School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering worked along with The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, to come up with a more cost and energy efficient way of processing wood....

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2009-05-05 11:04:55

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced plans Tuesday to provide nearly $800 million in biofuels research and commercialization funding. The money is designed to stimulate research leading to the increased use of domestic renewable fuels. Chu said his department plans to provide $786.5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to, among other things, provide additional support for commercial-scale biorefinery demonstration projects. Developing the next...

2009-01-19 09:30:00

BROOMFIELD, Co., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Range Fuels, Inc., a company focused on low-carbon fuels and the production of cellulosic ethanol, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded the company a conditional commitment for an $80 million loan guarantee to assist construction of Range Fuels' commercial cellulosic ethanol plant near Soperton, Georgia, the first phase of which is under construction and on track to begin production in 2010. The loan guarantee is...

2008-10-11 03:00:18

By Anonymous CONTAINERBOARD Packaging Corp of America (PCA) started up a biorefinery to produce methane gas at its Filer City, MI, semichemical corrugating medium mill that is to nearly eliminate the complex's natural gas use as well as reduce production costs. Using a proprietary process, the biorefinery takes byproduct liquor of the pulp cooking process and uses bacteria to convert the liquor directly to methane gas. The methane is then burned as fuel in an existing power boiler to...

2008-09-09 09:00:44

Range Fuels, Inc., a company focused on green energy and the production of cellulosic ethanol, announced today that it is collaborating with Ceres, Inc., the leading company in the research, development and commercialization of purpose-grown herbaceous biomass feedstocks. Range Fuels will explore the role that non-invasive, high-yield, non-food sources of biomass might play in Range Fuels' plans to produce cellulosic ethanol on a commercial basis. Ceres is primarily focused on the development...

2008-09-08 09:00:44

VeraSun Energy, an ethanol producer, has announced the startup of its 110 million gallon-per-year ethanol biorefinery located near Dyersville, Iowa. The Dyersville production facility marks the 14th VeraSun biorefinery in operation, increasing the company's annual production capacity to more than 1.4 billion gallons. Located on approximately 200 acres west of Dyersville, construction on the facility began in October 2006. The biorefinery will annually process approximately 39 million...

2008-09-05 18:00:23

BROOKINGS, S.D., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VeraSun Energy Corp. , one of the nation's largest ethanol producers, today announced the startup of its 110 million gallon per year (MMGY) ethanol biorefinery located near Dyersville, Iowa. The Dyersville production facility marks the 14th VeraSun biorefinery in operation, increasing the company's annual production capacity to more than 1.4 billion gallons. "We are pleased to bring another large-scale, environmentally friendly ethanol...

2008-08-27 12:01:19

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Niels Henriksen, president and CEO of Inbicon, a biotech spin-off owned by Danish energy giant DONG Energy (dongenergy.com), today announced the next step in its marketing strategy of partnering with North American biofuels companies and licensing its second-generation cellulosic technology for commercial-scale production of ethanol and livestock feed. "By partnering with Thomas Corle and his U.S.-based G-team," says Inbicon's Henriksen, "we're...

2008-08-15 06:00:35

VeraSun Energy, a US-based ethanol producer, has announced the startup of its 110 million gallon per year ethanol biorefinery located near Hartley, Iowa. The Hartley production facility marks the 13th VeraSun biorefinery in operation, increasing the company's annual production capacity to more than 1.3 billion gallons. Located on a 350-acre site west of Hartley, construction on the facility began in November 2006. The biorefinery will annually process approximately 39 million bushels of...


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