Archive for the ‘agroenergy’ Category
Agência FAPESP – The Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE), which is part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), invited researchers from FAPESP’s Research Programs on Bioenergy (BIOEN), Biodiversity (BIOTA) and Climate Change to conduct a Rapid Assessment Process on biofuels and sustainability.
The evaluation is the result of a [...]Leia mais
Within the next decade, sugarcane could be a very different plant: more drought resistant and less dependent on fertilizers and agricultural inputs and with a greater fiber content and a cellular wall that is more easily broken down to facilitate ethanol extraction from bagasse.
If the genetic improvement projects conducted under the auspices of BIOEN, FAPESP Bioenergy [...]Leia mais
Brussels — Biodiesel industry claims that addressing indirect land-use change (ILUC) emissions from biofuels would cause massive job losses in rural areas are groundless, a recent study shows.
The report, authored by consultancy Ecofys (1), concludes that it is possible to account for ILUC (2) emissions in EU biofuel legislation while maintaining employment in the industry [...]Leia mais
Agência FAPESP – Brazil could take the lead in research on biofuels for aviation, following its own example in the auto sector, in which it became one of the first countries in the world to have its auto fleet fueled by biofuel.
Nevertheless, the country will have to overcome several obstacles in the areas of science, [...]Leia mais
Agência FAPESP – The Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas (IPT) is about to secure financing on a pilot plant for biomass gasification expected to be built by 2016 and to be in operation the following year in Piracicaba, upstate São Paulo. IPT President Fernando Landgraf presented the project during the Biomass Gasification Symposium held at FAPESP [...]Leia mais
Agriculture and Energy Departments Announce New Investments to Drive Innovations in Biofuels and Biobased ProductsFriday, July 27th, 2012
WASHINGTON — As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to enhance U.S. energy security, reduce America’s reliance on imported oil and leverage our domestic energy supply, while also supporting rural economies, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Energy today announced a $41 million investment in [...]Leia mais
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Monday, July 9th, Brazil’s Minister of Mines and Energy, Edison Lobão said that the government may increase the percentage of ethanol to 25 percent in gasoline sold, if there is sufficient production of ethanol in the country. Currently, gasoline sold at gas stations have twenty [...]Leia mais
Cellulosic biomass technology developer GraalBio is planning to help build Brazil’s biorefinery industry with a R$300m ($146m) investment of a new 22m gallons/year cellulosic ethanol plant to be constructed in Alagoas using sugarcane bagasse and straw for initial feedstock.
GraalBio is also developing a new type of cost-competitive biomass [...]Leia mais
New scientific advances have made cellulosic ethanol production a reality, but more focused research is needed to make it economically viable on an industrial scale.
The shortest path to achieving this goal is to intensify studies to perfect the enzyme cocktails that are used to degrade the cell walls of [...]Leia mais
Renewable energy and nuclear power projects that are currently awaiting final investment decisions could soon receive specially tailored support from the government under controversial proposals set out in today’s draft Energy Bill.
The bill sets out long-awaited electricity market reforms (EMR) based on new contract for difference (CfD) incentives that [...]Leia mais