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mei 22

UK researchers find ways to turn invasive seaweed into biofuel and fertilizer

UK researchers have developed a cheap and simple way of creating biofuel and fertiliser from seaweed, whilst removing plastic from the oceans and cleaning up tourist beaches in the Caribbean and Central America. Read the article here. In the Netherlands TNO also executes RD&D in its Seaweed Lab to convert…
mei 08

Updates on the status of advanced biofuels projects

In the coming decade the share of renewable fuels in transport needs to increase significantly to lower the climate impact of transport and mobility and  keep Europe on track to Paris. The Renewable Energy Directive for the periode 2021 to 2030 sets out a clear growth path for biofuels based…
mei 08

PBL doet verslag van zoektocht gedeelde feiten en meningen duurzame biomassa

PBL doet verslag van de zoektocht naar gedeelde feiten en meningen over beschikbaarheid en toepassingsmogelijken duurzame biomassa. Het eindrapport van PBL is hier te vinden. Voor biomassa lijkt in een klimaatneutrale, circulaire economie een belangrijke rol weggelegd. Tegelijkertijd is er veel maatschappelijke discussie over de wenselijkheid van (grootschalige) productie en…
mei 04

Diesel indispensable for a cleaner planet

The world is changing rapidly and this may well have a greater impact on our industry than others. The demand for sustainable fuel solutions is increasing and more and more alternative fuels are coming onto the market. But which alternatives offer the most opportunities? What are the possibilities? Today we…
mei 01

FuelEU Maritime Initiative – for more sustainable fuels in the maritime sector

The European Commission had started a process to draft a directive to increase the use of sustainable alternative fuels in European shipping and ports in the so-called FuelEU Maritime Initiative. The background for this action is  that ship traffic to or from ports in the European Economic Area accounts for…
apr 05

Potential of hydrogen enhanced biofuels

Illka Hannula of Finnish research institute VTT is one of the authors of the research on  'Hydrogen enhanced biofuels for transport via fast pyrolysis of biomass: a conceptual assessment".  In the paper, published at Elseviers Energy, he and his co-authors focus on the possibilities of boosting the carbon efficiency of a…
mrt 19

Plans for an advanced ethanol plant with negative CO2-footprint in Croatia

Croation oil and gas company INA has signed a license agreement with French group Axens for Futurol technology and a base design contract as a first step in the construction of an advanced bioethanol plant with a negative C02 footprint at the Sisak refinery site. Axens develops biofuel and bio-based…
mrt 17

De BNR Techniektour gaat in op ‘De techniek achter biobrandstof’

In de BNR Techniektour van 17 maart gaat het programma in op 'de techniek achter biobrandstof'. Het programma ging op bezoek bij het biobrandstoffenlab van ECN, part of TNO, waar ingegaan wordt op het proces van biomassavergassing en het verwerken van zeewier als grondstof. Vervolgens reisden ze af naar de…