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UK electricity generator to use 1.5 m tonne renewable biomass

Drax, a UK electricty generator, will use up to 1.5m tonne/year of renewable biomass under plans for a £50m deal to produce 10 per cent of its electricity from biomass, according to yesterday’s Guardian Newspaper. The Drax Power station consumes between 7m and 11m tonne coal/year. Drax, a large coal-fired powerstation in the UK, is moving […]

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Wood processing waste is a biofuel source

Wood processing waste is a biofuel source, accordding to the Energy blog which says Adding a little coal and processing the papermaking industry’s black liquor waste into synthesis gas is a better choice than burning it for heat, improves the carbon footprint of coal-to-liquid processes, and can produce a fuel versatile enough to run a […]

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Conoco-Phillips funds coal to ethanol technology

Conoco-Phillips is helping fund University research into converting coal into ethanol, according to two posts conveniently pulled together on Doug Williams’ blog No 1203: Biofuels, ethanol, biodiesel, clean energy. Green car Congress talks about DOE and Conoco-Phillips Funding Research on Conversion of Coal-Derived Syngas to Ethanol Lousiana Sate University, will be carrying out the work […]

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Sensible biofuel points

Over on Climate Policy you can find Daniel Kammen, a professor at Berkeley – which recently won a $500m donation from BP to look at alternatives to traditional gasoline —  make a number of very sensible biofuel points… He outlines exactly the kind of green fuel we don’t want… Ethanol, made from corn and refined to ethanol […]

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