Archive for the ‘agroenergy’ Category

  • Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation Releases Results of Biogas Survey

    Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

    The Wisconsin Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) recently released the results of its Wisconsin Biogas Survey, which provides a comprehensive look into the state’s biogas industry. The goal of the survey was to identify primary operational challenges, key financial barriers to project development and opportunities for future industry development. OEI surveyed representatives from 146 facilities, including those in the [...]

  • Brazilian researchers to assess bioenergy for UNESCO

    Saturday, April 6th, 2013

    Agência FAPESP – The Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), which is part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), invited researchers from FAPESP’s Research Programs on Bioenergy (BIOEN), Biodiversity (BIOTA) and Climate Change to conduct a Rapid Assessment Process on biofuels and sustainability.
    The evaluation is the result of a [...]

  • The quest for sugarcane-based energy

    Monday, January 7th, 2013

    Within the next decade, sugarcane could be a very different plant: more drought resistant and less dependent on fertilizers and agricultural inputs and with a greater fiber content and a cellular wall that is more easily broken down to facilitate ethanol extraction from bagasse.
    If the genetic improvement projects conducted under the auspices of BIOEN, FAPESP Bioenergy [...]

  • Proposed new Biofuel Policy doesn’t cause job losses, report says

    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

    Brussels — Biodiesel industry claims that addressing indirect land-use change (ILUC) emissions from biofuels would cause massive job losses in rural areas are groundless, a recent study shows.
    The report, authored by consultancy Ecofys (1), concludes that it is possible to account for ILUC (2) emissions in EU biofuel legislation while maintaining employment in the industry [...]

  • Brazil set to be a protagonist in biofuels for aviation

    Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

    Agência FAPESP – Brazil could take the lead in research on biofuels for aviation, following its own example in the auto sector, in which it became one of the first countries in the world to have its auto fleet fueled by biofuel.
    Nevertheless, the country will have to overcome several obstacles in the areas of science, [...]

  • Research institute intends to master biomass gasification by 2020

    Friday, October 12th, 2012

    Agência FAPESP – The Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas (IPT) is about to secure financing on a pilot plant for biomass gasification expected to be built by 2016 and to be in operation the following year in Piracicaba, upstate São Paulo. IPT President Fernando Landgraf presented the project during the Biomass Gasification Symposium held at FAPESP [...]

  • Ethanol Fuel Mix to be Raised to 25%

    Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Monday, July 9th, Brazil’s Minister of Mines and Energy, Edison Lobão said that the government may increase the percentage of ethanol to 25 percent in gasoline sold, if there is sufficient production of ethanol in the country. Currently, gasoline sold at gas stations have twenty [...]

  • Brazil’s first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant

    Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

    Cellulosic biomass technology developer GraalBio is planning to help build Brazil’s biorefinery industry with a R$300m ($146m) investment of a new 22m gallons/year cellulosic ethanol plant to be constructed in Alagoas using sugarcane bagasse and straw for initial feedstock.
    GraalBio is also developing a new type of cost-competitive biomass [...]