Tags: biofuel

Sugar is Key Factor in Ideal Feedstock for Biofuels: NREL

Popular wisdom holds that tall, fast-growing trees are best for biomass, but new research by two U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories reveals the size of trees is only part of the equation. Of equal economic importance, according to scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Oak Ridge National […]

Read more

India should now focus on alternative biofuel technologies: Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that the country should now focus on using more of alternative biofuel technologies. Speaking at the virtual Annual Convention of the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the Minister for Road Transport, Highways and MSMEs said: “Industry has come to global standards on many regulatory fronts.” “As a […]

Read more

Covid-19 PPE can turn into biofuel demonstrates Indian researchers

Plastic from used personal protective equipment (PPE) can and should be transformed into renewable liquid fuels, according to Indian researchers. The study, published in the journal Biofuels, suggested a strategy that could help to mitigate the problem of dumped PPE – currently being disposed of at unprecedented levels due to the current Covid-19 pandemic – […]

Read more

GAIL to invest in start-ups operating in area of bio gas

GAIL India on Friday opened a fresh round for solicitation of investment proposals from start-ups operating in the area of compressed bio gas (CBG). The solicitation round is open till July 24. Start-ups operating in providing technology, planning to expand their existing CBG plants or planning to set-up new CBG plants can apply. GAIL had […]

Read more

IIT Hyderabad uses artificial intelligence to study supply chain network of biofuels

Bio-derived fuels are gaining widespread attention among the scientific community across the world. The work on biofuels is in response to the global call for reducing carbon emissions associated with the use of fossil fuels. In India too, biofuels have caught the imagination of researchers. For instance, researchers of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) […]

Read more

IIT-M researchers develop microwave process to make biofuel oils

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) on Monday said its researchers have developed a simple microwave process to produce biofuel oils. In a statement issued here the IITM said the biofuel oils with high energy values were produced from two waste products — agricultural waste such as rice straw and bagasse and discarded plastics. […]

Read more

Eminent Speakers came together to decode the nuances of financing in Bio-CNG sector

Amidst the pandemic situation, which has deeply affected the economy word-wide, it is heartening to learn of India gearing up for the paradigm shift towards being self-dependent through the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”. With reference to this context, on 6th June, Indian Biogas Association (IBA) organised a webinar on “Decoding the nuances of Financing in biogas/ […]

Read more

Siemens AG sells 24 per cent stake in Indian unit for Rs 8,520 cr to group firm

German conglomerate Siemens Aktiengesellschaft on Tuesday sold shares worth over Rs 8,500 crore in its listed Indian subsidiary Siemens Ltd, amounting to about 24 per cent stake, to another group firm Siemens Gas and Power Holding BV. Siemens Aktiengesellschaft is the parent company of Siemens Ltd, which is listed in India. While there was no […]

Read more

Biofuels can greatly reduce carbon emissions: Study

Biomass fuels derived from various grasses could significantly mitigate global warming by reducing carbon, according to a long-term field study by a group of researchers. In a recent paper published in Environmental Science and Technology, the researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Michigan State University (MSU), examined a number of different cellulosic […]

Read more

Scientists designs new materials to enhance natural gas storage, reduce global warming

Scientists have designed plastic-based materials that can effectively store natural gas. The materials can not only make large-scale, cost-effective, and safe natural gas storage possible, but further hold a strong promise for combating global warming, suggests a study. The study was published in the journal ‘Natural Energy’. Natural gas (predominantly methane) is a clean energy […]

Read more