On the road to a more efficient biofuel cell

In Germany, researchers combined two concepts that make the biofuel cell system as efficient as noble metal catalysts. The team combined a bioanode with...

Biomass-powered power plants offline for months

In Maine, Stored Solar LLC’s two wood-fired power plants, which received a $1.2 million state subsidy intended to keep them operating, were essentially offline...

Mahoney Environmental Acquires Green Oil

In Illinois, Mahoney Environmental, a recycler of used cooking oil, purchased Green Oil, LLC dba Green Dining, a used oil recycling and grease trap...

Global Bioenergies successfully moves its C3 process to Demo scale

In France, Global Bioenergies reached a new milestone in scaling up its C3 process converting renewable resources into isopropanol and acetone. These two biobased...

Oil and gas giant YPF to start producing biofuels

In Argentina, Miguel Gutiérrez, President of oil and gas company YPF, made a big announcement this week that YPF will start producing biofuels. “The...

Eni and Veritas turn trash to treasure with new bioeconomy agreement

In Italy, Eni and Veritas, a multiutility that collects, recycles and treats waste in the 51 Municipalities of the metropolitan area of Venice, signed...

Vertoro creating green gold from paper pulp

In the Netherlands, Vertoro, Spanish for “Green Gold” is turning lignin into crude lignin oil, or CLO which is similar to fossil crude oil....

From chicken fat to biodiesel, thanks to nanocatalysis-based synthesis

In Iran, researchers from the Islamic Azad University of Bushehr used nano-calcium oxide catalyst to produce biodiesel from chicken fat, making it a low...

BURN awarded Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers Award for clean cookstoves

In Kenya, BURN Manufacturing, makers of the Jikokoa and Kuniokoa cookstoves that run on biomass, were awarded this year’s Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers Award....

Wood awarded contract to expand world’s largest dissolving pulp mill

In the United Kingdom, Wood was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by Sappi Limited, a global producer of dissolving wood pulp,...

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Corbion to build new PLA plant, exit FDCA

In the Netherlands, food ingredients and biobased products major Corbion disclosed its 2020-2025 strategy, which includes increasing investments in natural food preservation and lactic...

Sweetgreens upgrades compostable bowls after PFAS revelation

In California, to-go salad mainstay Sweetgreens is set to launch new compostable fiber bowls after its previous version was called out for containing perfluoroalkyl...

Service allows parents to mail back dirty diapers for composting

In Arizona, a compostable diaper company has launched a subscription service to send clean diapers to parents and receive return shipments of the used...