Qantas uses mustard seeds in first ever biofuel flight between Australia and US

Posted on Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by

A Qantas plane powered partly by mustard seeds has become the world’s first biofuel flight between Australia and the United States, after landing in Melbourneon Tuesday. The 15-hour flight used a blended fuel that was 10% derived from the brassica carinata, an industrial type of mustard seed that functions as a fallow crop – meaning […]

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Maryland could generate electricity from … chicken waste

Posted on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 by

CleanBay Renewables is seeking to construct an anaerobic digestion facility in Sussex County, MD, as reported by Delmarva Now. The location would be purposed to process chicken litter into methane. The proposed facility would have a yearly capacity of 90,000 tons and produce around 9.6 MW of energy from AD, Andy Hallmark, a spokesman for […]

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Toyota Drives the Future of Zero Emission Trucking

Posted on Friday, December 1st, 2017 by

Toyota is building a massive power plant that will churn out 1.2 tons of hydrogen every single day. That’s enough for the daily driving needs of almost 1,500 cars. They described the project as the “world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant” – and it will allow them to power their operations at the Long Beach Port entirely with renewable […]

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This Renewable ‘Instant Coal’ Could Be The Fuel of The Future

Posted on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 by

The world is shifting from fossil fuels to renewable energy in a big way right now, but a group of scientists has come up with a new kind of material that works like a renewable substitute for coal. This ‘instant coal’ biofuel brings the high energy efficiency of coal without the usual damaging side-effects – such […]

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Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

Posted on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 by

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (Reuters) – What’s made of sugar, can carry four people and travel at 50 miles (80 km) per hour? A biodegradable car, whose inventors say could be the next step in environmentally friendly motoring. The lightweight electric car, created by students in the Netherlands, is made of a resin derived from sugar […]

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Norway’s Statkraft to make biofuel from wood chips and other waste

Posted on Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 by

Norwegian utility Statkraft has found a way to produce biofuel from wood chippings and other solid organic waste, which it says replicates in minutes a process that made crude oil underground over millions of years. Using high temperatures and pressure, Statkraft’s “hydro thermal liquefaction” process turns wood and organic waste into diesel, […]

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100% Biodegradable Potato Plastics

Posted on Friday, June 2nd, 2017 by

Biofuels, bioplastics, Moss-based drugs and algae for food. All of these are pioneering areas of GreenTech progress.  So what are the major developments in this forward-thinking field? 1. 100% Biodegradable Potato Plastics The Italian company Bio-On from Bologna is specialized in the production of environmentally sustainable materials, including Minverv PHAs. These are ‘green’ biopolymers with […]

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US start-up turns costly byproduct into ‘green’ growing aid

Posted on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 by

Biofuel production may save precious fossil fuels but it produces a lot of waste in the form of lignin, the pulpy, fibrous mass that’s left over once the plants have been processed. As much as 70 percent of the material created by biofuel refining is lignin waste. And even more lignin is wasted in […]

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Biofuels, bioplastics, Moss-based drugs and algae for food

Posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by

All of these are pioneering areas of GreenTech progress this year.  So what are the major developments in this forward-thinking field? 1. 100% Biodegradable Potato Plastics The Italian company Bio-On from Bologna is specialized in the production of environmentally sustainable materials, including Minverv PHAs. These are ‘green’ biopolymers with the same thermo-mechanical properties of the […]

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What the green airplane of the future could look like

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

The green airplane of the future will tackle some of aviation’s biggest environmental challenges including fuel efficiency, noise and plane washing. New developments in technology will make it quieter, cleaner and cheaper, allowing it to fly more frequently and burn less fuel. The Embraer E170 is the prototype unveiled by Boeing and its Brazilian manufacturers […]

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