The University of Hohenheim opens a technology center to demonstrate a small-scale biorefinery concept
How do you convert an oil refinery to a biorefinery?
Late last month, the Chancellor of the University of Hohenheim officially opened the on-farm biorefinery technology center at the research station Unterer Lindenhof. This facility is destined to demonstrate a small-scale biorefinery concept for the conversion of all components of lignocellulosic biomass into platform chemicals.
Miscanthus New Zealand says renewable diesel can be competitive with fossil fuels
How do you convert an oil refinery to a biorefinery? In this presentation given at an IEA Bioenergy Task 43 workshop, the research team examines the case of Hungary’s INA oil refinery and a project called BIO-CCUS.
Bioenergy Europe – Statistical Report with indicators
Miscanthus New Zealand says that small-scale renewable diesel production using 50,000 metric tons dry weight of forestry waste or biomass such as miscanthus could be produced at prices equal to current fossil fuel prices and locked in for 12 months at that price—as long as the rest of the supply chain was also locked into […]
European Parliament approves REDII
Read accurate, up-to-date information on the overall EU energy system, the current state of play of bio-heat and bio-electricity, the availability and dynamics of supply, and much more on the situation of bioenergy in Europe.
Energy crops used to remediate heavy metal sites
On Nov. 13, the European Parliament approved new targets for renewables, energy efficiency and second-generation biofuels when it voted to confirm a provisional agreement reached with the European Council in June on a revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). Members of the parliament voted 495 to 68 to approve a binding target that will require renewables […]
Iowa State University scientists examine perennial grass as an option for flood-prone land
European plant researchers developed and tested under field conditions a method of biomass production on heavy metal contaminated (HMC) sites that simultaneously improves soil quality and function.
Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament
Low-lying fields often flood after heavy rains, sometimes requiring those acres to be replanted or even leading to total crop losses. The problem occurs often enough that some Iowa State University scientists wonder if planting grasses in those flood-susceptible sections might make more sense than corn and soybeans.
The European Parliament has voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans.