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Princeton University biofuels

Glowing yeast lights the way to better biofuels

Deploying a technique that promises to supercharge the development of biofuels, researchers at Princeton University have found a way to make yeast cultures glow when producing next generation fuels that could power cars and airplanes. The glowing cultures address a major challenge that has slowed biofuel production: developing yeast strains that produce valuable chemicals and […]

The Climate Investment Funds backs forest dwellers to reverse deforestation

Strengthening the capacity of forest dwellers to sustainably manage their ancient home. In the Peruvian Amazon, 652km drive East of Lima, lies Atalaya; aptly translating to ‘watchtower’ in Spanish, the town stands sentinel over an important Peruvian forestry region covering 3.98million hectares. This corner of Peru’s wider Amazonian Forest (an area totalling 73million hectares and […]

Forestry fund offers carbon fight at 5% above inflation

Investors worried by climate change and rising inflation are being offered a chance to combat both with the launch of a forestry investment trust from infrastructure and real estate specialist Foresight Group. The Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company believes it can remove four million tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere, while generating inflation-beating returns not linked […]

Work starts on major new South Australia wind farm

Early work has begun on a new 412-megawatt wind farm in South Australia, with its operators already securing a long-term contract to provide electricity to the ACT government. The Goyder Renewables Zone project near Burra in SA’s mid-north is expected to be operational by 2024. The 75 wind turbines will be connected to ElectraNet’s Robertstown […]

Shell Recharge Charging Station

From pump to plug: Shell powers up its first EV charging hub in Britain

Anglo-Dutch energy major switches on ultra-rapid charging points at London station forecourt where petrol pumps once stood, as group’s energy transition accelerates Petrogiant Shell has switched on its first-ever EV charging hub in Britain, swapping out petrol and diesel pumps on the forecourt of one of its stations in London with high-speed plug-points. The global […]

Indian refinery to produce bioethanol from bamboo

Sulzer technology is helping to convert bamboo into bioethanol in a pioneering Indian refinery. India’s national objective of achieving self-sufficiency in energy and reducing its fossil fuel footprint is being supported by Sulzer’s expertise in pump manufacturing and refinery processes. The country’s first biorefinery, Assam Bio Refinery, built by Chempolis technology, is a new joint […]

ePURE members produced 5.5 billion litres of ethanol in 2020

European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.57 billion litres of ethanol and 6.16 million tonnes of co-products in 2020, according to new data. The figures showed a significant increase in production of ethanol for industrial use. The new statistics confirm the importance of European renewable ethanol biorefineries to achieving EU Green Deal objectives by […]

Wind Island

Njord Group consortium chooses NIRAS as advisor on tender for world’s first energy island in Denmark

NIRAS will be the advisor of a consortium called Njord Group that consists of ACCIONA, Boskalis, DEME, and MT Højgaard International. The four companies will develop a joint tender for the future energy island in the North Sea in support of Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners that are acting as project developer on behalf of the investor […]