Biodiesel
September 10, 2014 - Norfolk council has turned down a proposal for an innovative biodiesel refinery on the south side of Waterford. Council members expressed support for the concept Tuesday. However, they balked because the proposed location on Old Highway 24 is surrounded by residential housing, new housing developments and…
Researchers conducted study in consultation with agriculture industry groups, through the federal National Renewable Diesel Demonstration Initiative. OTTAWA - In the Off-Road Biodiesel Demonstration - Agriculture Sector, conducted by the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) from August 2009 to November 2010, farmers using biodiesel blends in agricultural equipment ranging in age…
Randy Duffy, research associate, University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus, sees potential for corn stover beyond bedding and feed.Photo by Janet Kanters. If green chemistry sounds more like an oxymoron than an opportunity, be prepared for some big surprises in the not-so-distant future.Innovators within the manufacturing industry are getting back to…
Turning lower-grade canola into biodiesel presents some challenges, but Prairie researchers are finding innovative ways to overcome those challenges. They’re developing new approaches that are more efficient, produce better biodiesel and valuable byproducts, and help improve the economics of biodiesel production from damaged canola seeds. “In the short term, we’re…
Oct. 1, 2013, Guelph, Ont. – Great Lakes Biodiesel has begun production in Welland, Ont., creating a potential new market for Ontario soybeans.The facility will be Canada's largest biodiesel plant, producing 170 million litres of biodiesel annually, according to a press release from Grain Farmers of Ontario. The feedstock for this…
July 17, 2013, Halifax – The Government of Canada is investing toward the canola and soybean industries in Eastern Canada, announced Gerry Ritz, minister of agriculture, in Halifax today.The Eastern Canada Oilseeds Development Alliance (ECODA) will receive an investment of up to $3.3 million from the AgriInnovation Program's industry-led research and development stream under Growing…
Jun. 21, 2013 - A 16-year-old high school student has created, after four years, a new way to grow algae, extract the oil and use it as biodiesel. Evie Sobczak, a senior at Shorecrest Prepatory School in St. Petersberg, Florida, has been interested in generating power from renewable sources. According…
No one wants to buy soybeans at a roadside stand, so there are fewer opportunities for grain farmers who want to capture more value at the farm gate. But a cleverly designed processing unit is helping some growers earn direct sales and become more self-sufficient with little extra effort or…
Apr. 1, 2013 - When blessed with a resource in overwhelming abundance it's generally a good idea to make valuable use of that resource and lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant organic material on Earth. For thousands of years it has been used as animal feed, and for the past…
Mar. 25, 2013, Denver, CO - Vista International Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in efficient Waste-to-Energy technology, has begun construction on the company's previously announced northeastern US pilot Waste-to-Energy project. This project will utilize the next generation of Vista's gasification technology, the MFG-8 Thermal Gasifier, and is the beginning of a…
Mar. 22, 2013 - Researchers at the UAB's Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) and the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), have analysed the potential of different species of microalgae for producing biodiesel, comparing their growth, production of biomass and the quantity of lipids per cell (essential for obtaining…
Mar. 14, 2013, Manhattan, KS - A Kansas State University biochemical engineer is part of a national collaboration working to advance biomass as a leading source for more efficient drop-in biofuels, bio-power and animal feed. Biomass can be converted into biofuels, such as drop-in renewable biodiesel, and other energy sources.…
Mar. 8, 2013 - The search for a less-expensive, sustainable source of biomass, or plant material, for producing gasoline, diesel and jet fuel has led scientists to duckweed, that fast-growing floating plant that turns ponds and lakes green. That's the topic of a report in ACS' journal Industrial & Engineering…
Mar. 6, 2013 - A screening tool from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) eases and greatly quickens one of the thorniest tasks in the biofuels industry: determining cell wall chemistry to find plants with ideal genes. NREL's new High-Throughput Analytical Pyrolysis tool (HTAP) can thoroughly…
Feb. 25, 2013, Ottawa, ON - The federal government is formally shutting down its controversial biofuels subsidy program, saying companies producing biodiesel have failed to meet ambitious production targets. Read the full story here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ottawa-ending-biofuels-subsidy-over-unfulfilled-industry-promises/article8983024/  
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