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2009-10-22 10:01:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ - Vincent Chornet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Enerkem, a leading waste-to-biofuels and green chemicals technology company, speaks today at the Platts 4th Annual Cellulosic Ethanol and 2nd Generation Biofuels Conference. The US government has mandated the production of 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels by 2022, with 21 billion of these gallons required to qualify as advanced and cellulosic biofuels. These second generation biofuels are made from...

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2009-10-16 14:33:47

Governments should adopt a more sophisticated approach to developing biofuels, and should incorporate them into wider strategies for energy, climate, land-use, water and agricultural if their deployment is to be of maximum benefit to society, said the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) in a report issued Friday. The report, entitled "Towards Sustainable Production and Use of Resources: Assessing Biofuels", is the first by UNEP's International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management, and is...

2009-10-12 07:03:00

COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Renewable fuels provider New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGBF) ("NGBF" or the "Company") today announced that it has signed a Letter Of Intent (LOI) with Ace Biofuels of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Under this LOI, Ace Biofuels would license product formulations, manufacturing technology and know-how from NGBF with the intent of constructing a biofuel manufacturing facility and marketing NGBF biofuel in Puerto Rico. Under the...

2009-10-05 03:39:00

LONDON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The utilisation of second-generation bio feedstock, such as agricultural residue, forest residue and black liquor, is currently limited to power generation in combined heat and power (CHP) plants or regeneration units. Second-generation bio feedstock has been extensively researched in order to produce liquid fuels for transportation. Over time, technological advances are poised to make second-generation biofuels commercially viable. (Logo:...

2009-10-01 14:05:00

Enerkem's future biofuels plant will supply green energy to Strathcona county MONTREAL, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ - Enerkem, a leading waste-to-biofuels and green chemicals technology company, today participated in the announcement of a community energy initiative that will heat a Strathcona County neighbourhood, using the residual heat and synthetic gas from its process employed at its Edmonton waste-to-biofuels plant. The project received grant funding in the form of $7.45 million from...

2009-10-01 13:29:37

Singaporean and Swiss scientists say using trash to produce biofuels might help solve the world's growing energy crisis and also reduce carbon emissions. The researchers said current biofuels produced from crops require an increase in crop production, which has its own severe environmental costs. However, second-generation biofuels, such as cellulosic ethanol derived from processed urban waste, might offer dramatic emissions savings without the environmental catch. Our results suggest that...

2009-09-30 05:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a number of key issues such as land use and competition for feedstocks supplies for traditional food and feed uses, global use of biofuels is excepted to more than double from 2009 to 2015, according to a new global analysis released today by Hart's Global Biofuels Center. Leading the expansion is the United States with a growth of total biofuels use of more than 35%. Brazil will grow domestic supplies by 30% and more than double export volume....

2009-09-29 14:42:34

Waste-based biofuel could cut global emissions by over 80 percent Converting the trash that fills the world's landfills into biofuel may be the answer to both the growing energy crisis and to tackling carbon emissions, claim scientists in Singapore and Switzerland. New research published in Global Change Biology: Bioenergy, reveals how replacing gasoline with biofuel from processed waste could cut global carbon emissions by 80%. Biofuels produced from crops have proven controversial because...

2009-09-29 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite serious challenges to its development, the sub-Saharan African biofuels market should experience rapid growth in the next five years. The high targets set by the European Union and the United States for the inclusion of biofuels in their fuel supply are a key driver for biofuels projects in the region. In addition, intensified government support for the market has helped attract increased investment into production. (Logo:...

2009-09-14 14:45:00

MONTREAL, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ - Enerkem, a leading waste-to-biofuels and green chemicals technology company, today participated in the sod-turning event held by its partners, the City of Edmonton and the Government of Alberta, to signify the start of construction on their joint advanced energy research facility. The ceremony was hosted by the Honourable Doug Horner, Minister of Advanced Education and Technology in Alberta, and the Edmonton City Councillor, Mr. Tony Caterina. The research...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.