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Coffee beans to biofuels

A multi-million rand coffee-waste-to-biofuels plant is being built by South African recycling company Verda Waste. Based in Johannesburg, the plant is scheduled to be up and running by mid-2019. 320 more words

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Research Chemist Interview

This article was originally published by Akshath Rathi in InfoChem.

Please tell us about yourself

Oliver Williams has been working as a chemist at the BP Technology Centre at Pangbourne for nearly two years on their graduate rotation scheme. 520 more words

Research/PhD

Airlines' Biofuel-Powered Flights Might Soon Take Off

For years, airlines have experimented with biofuels, aiming to reduce both carbon emissions and their reliance on fossil fuels. It’s been a turbulent journey, buffeted by inconsistent investment and the periodic lure of cheap oil. 17 more words

Transportation

Europe's renewable energy directive poised to harm global forests, say experts


Whether wood is truly renewable or not is a matter of opinion. Trees can be burnt in minutes but regrowth obviously takes many years. Theory has it that new trees can over time recover the carbon dioxide from tree burning but how realistic is that? 488 more words

Energy Policy

Semi-artificial photosynthesis: Sunlight into fuel

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis is the process in which light energy is converted to chemical energy in the form of sugars. In a process driven by light energy, glucose molecules are constructed from water and carbon dioxide, and oxygen is released as a byproduct. 939 more words

Plant Biotechnology

Virgin Australia leads Australian first with delivery of sustainable aviation fuel at Brisbane Airport

Virgin Australia today announced it has achieved an Australian first, with the successful completion of a trial to deliver sustainable aviation fuel through Brisbane Airport’s general fuel supply system. 602 more words

Virgin Australia Airlines