Project BISIGODOS: Chemicals, Amino Acids and Bio-resins From Algae Biomass

BISIGODOS project aims to address the production of valuable algae derived chemicals, amino acids and high added-value bio-resins starting from algae biomass fed directly with CO2 from industrial emissions (cement, steel factory, thermal power plants, etc.) since its cost-effective and renewable. The process is assisted by solar radiation, nutrients and sea water microalgae. The presence of…

Europe should lead on advanced biofuels to achieve low carbon mobility

The advanced biofuels industry welcomes the publication of the ‘European Strategy for Low Emission Mobility’ and firmly stands behind the European Commission’s views that it is time to act quickly and in a targeted manner in order to ensure the much needed decarbonisation of the European transport sector. Our companies re-confirm the willingness to further deploy and supply the…

Africa’s first sustainable biofuel flight

The South African Airways Group (SAA) operated Africa’s first sustainable Biofuel flights.The SAA and Mango flights on Boeing 737-800s between Johannesburg and Cape Town made history as  the first sustainable biofuel flights to have taken place on the African continent. The flights used home-grown feedstock from the Marble Hall area in the Limpopo region of South…

US holds potential to produce billion tons of biomass, support bioeconomy

The 2016 Billion-Ton Report, jointly released by the U.S. Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, concludes that the United States has the potential to sustainably produce at least 1 billion dry tons of nonfood biomass resources annually by 2040.These renewable resources include agricultural, forestry and algal biomass, as well as waste. They encompass…

IKEA to Increase Investment in Fuel Cells

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, announced it is furthering its renewable commitment with plans for biogas-powered fuel cell systems at four more of its California stores. A year ago, IKEA completed installation of such a project at IKEA Emeryville, one of the Swedish company’s two San Francisco-area stores. IKEA now plans to expand…

Computational modelling for enhancing the soil carbon storage

To help stakeholders in government and business make smart decisions about the best types of land and local climates for planting bioenergy crops, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory are using computational modeling to predict which counties could see increases in soil organic carbon from cultivation of crops like switchgrass…

BIC and Vanguard Initiative sign Bioeconomy MoU

Two leading European bioeconomy players, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) and the Vanguard Initiative have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for better interregional cooperation on the bioeconomy. The collaboration will support improved access to funding and awareness-raising activities,marrying BIC’s bioeconomy expertise with the Vanguard Initiative’s regional network to help steer Europe away from its fossil-based…

World’s first fuel cell-powered vehicle running on bio-ethanol

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it is currently researching and developing a Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered system that runs on bio-ethanol electric power. The new system— a world first for automotive use—features an e-Bio Fuel-Cell with an SOFC power generator. SOFC is a fuel cell utilizing the reaction of multiple fuels, including ethanol and natural…