Category Archives: alternative energy

Types of heat generation in Ukraine in 2016 and their cost

In 2016, private consumers of heat in Ukraine receive the heat from the following sources: The most common one is electricity, which means electric boilers, electric fireplaces and heaters of different kinds. Skipping some details, in most cases the ultimate source is hydropower. Possible sources are nuclear power and thermal power stations. For the most of final consumers, the distributing […]

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Energy Capital Partners acquires Wheelabrator for $1.94 billion

In New Hampshire, Energy Capital Partners has closed on its acquisition of Wheelabrator Technologies for $1.94 billion. Wheelabrator, acquired from Waste Management, has 15 waste-to-electricity facilities that produce 768 MW per year. A new energy-from-waste facility is under construction in the U.K. and is scheduled to begin operations in 2015. They also recover metals from ash for recycling into commercial […]

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Growth Energy berates University of Minnesota report’s ethanol analysis

In Washington, the University of Minnesota recently released a report entitled “Life Cycle Air Quality Impacts Of Conventional And Alternative Light-Duty Transportation In the United States,” which contains significant flaws in regards to their analysis of ethanol. Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, released a statement regarding the report, railing it as “misleading, inaccurate” and running counter to a large […]

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Cellulosic will overtake biodiesel by 2020, according to Allied Market Research

In Oregon, the global advanced biofuels market is predicted to reach $23.9 billion by 2020, according to a new report from Allied Market Research. According to the predictions, biodiesel currently garners the largest market share; however, the latest and the most commercially viable Cellulosic ethanol would surpass Biodiesel and eventually lead the market by 2020. North America generated largest revenue, […]

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Bioenergy Association of California applauds passage of 250 MW feed-in-tariff program

In California, the Bioenergy Association of California has applauded the California Public Utilities Commission for its decision to launch a 250 megawatt feed-in-tariff program for small-scale bioenergy projects. The decision will assist in renewable electricity generation as a complement to wind and solar power, helping California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels, and helping California meet its waste […]

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Syngenta’s Enogen wins Agri Marketing Magazine’s Product of the Year award

In Minnesota, Enogen, from Syngenta, has been honored as Agri Marketing Magazine’s 2014 Product of the Year. Lynn Henderson, publisher of Agri Marketing, said that the product was chosen because of the benefits it delivers to farmers, ethanol plants and rural communities. “Nominations are judged on criteria that include sales and marketing goals, competitive pressure in the marketplace and effective […]

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Airbus signs MOU with Emerging Fuels for US sustainable aviation fuels

In the EU, Airbus has signed an MOU with Emerging Fuels for US sustainable aviation fuels production. EFT has developed an Advanced Fixed Bed F-T reactor and catalyst system that can convert synthesis gas from, it claims, virtually any carbonaceous feedstock into transportation fuels such as renewable diesel and sustainable jet fuel. The company recently signed a cooperation agreement with […]

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Residual biomass process proven at KIT’s bioliq pilot plant in Germany

In Germany, the bioliq pilot plant at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has launched successfully after EUR 64 million in investment. All of the plant’s stages, which produce synthetic fuels from residual biomass, have been successfully connected: flash pyrolysis, high-pressure entrained flow gasification, hot gas cleaning, and synthesis. As the bioliq process is based on straw and other biogenic residues, […]

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Growth Energy applauds USDA for helping lift China’s MIR 162 DDG ban

In Washington, China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang has committed to USDA Secretary Vilsack that China’s ban on U.S. DDGs containing the MIR 162 trait will be dropped. Tom Buise, CEO of Growth Energy, responded positively to the tentative event, saying “China has been the largest market for U.S. DDGs and with the restriction removed, we look forward to once again […]

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