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2018 130

Upcycling polyethylene plastic waste into lubricant oils

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Researchers in the US have developed a catalytic upcycling process using platinum nanoparticles supported on perovskites to convert single-use polyethylene (PE) (such as grocery bags) into value-added high-quality liquid products (such as motor oils and waxes). These liquids could be used as motor oil, lubricants or waxes, or further processed to make ingredients for detergents and cosmetics. Catalysts Lubricating Oils Plastics Recycling

2019 60

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China researchers hydrotreat waste engine oil and scrap tire oil blend to produce diesel- and jet-range fuel

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In a paper in the journal Fuel, they report that among the catalysts, Rh/C showed the highest performance for sulfur removal from the resulting upgraded oil (UPO). The liquid-state product, generally called oil, is one of the most promising feedstocks for use in fuels or chemicals.

2019 102

Biogas2PEM-FC project converts waste from olive oil production to electricity

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An EU-funded project, Biogas2PEM-FC , has developed a system to convert the toxic waste from olive oil production into electricity. Currently the waste is turned to landfill; this is very costly and can become a major environmental problem.

2014 104

ElectraTherm and Navy to demonstrate shipboard waste heat recovery

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ElectraTherm, a leader in distributed, waste heat to power generation, is working with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Creare, and the US Naval Academy (USNA) to demonstrate gas turbine waste heat recovery as part of a Small Business Innovation Research project. The demonstration will take place at the USNA in Annapolis, Maryland to prove the potential for waste heat recovery onboard ships. Ports and Marine Waste Heat Recovery

2018 69

Eni and Hera Group partner on conversion of used vegetable oil to renewable diesel for waste collection vehicles

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In Italy, Eni and Hera signed a partnership agreement with the aim of converting used vegetable oil into renewable diesel for Hera’s waste collection vehicles. The agreement revolves around household waste vegetable oil, such as that used for frying, collected by Hera in around 400 roadside containers and about 120 collection centres. Enidiesel+ will power Hera’s urban waste collection vehicles.

2018 75

Novozymes launches commercial enzyme technology to convert waste oils into biodiesel

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Biodiesel producers can thereby use cooking oil or other lower grade oils as biodiesel feedstock, reducing their raw material costs. Most of the oils currently used in biodiesel production are sourced from soybeans, palm or rapeseed, and typically contain less than 0.5%

2014 104

Plastic Propaganda Proven Phony, Oil Red Coats Still Willing To Sell Out Their Neighbors

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Happily covering themselves in toxic waste, E&B Oil Drillers and their paid mercenaries in Hermosa Beach have been trying to float a b t story about a world made of plastic dependent on oil for its every need. . Without Oil A Day At The Beach Wouldn’t Be Much Fun.

2015 163

Alphabet Energy introduces PowerModules for modular thermoelectric waste heat recovery; partnership with Borla for heavy-duty trucks

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Compared to other waste heat recovery systems, the E1 requires only minor up front engineering scope and no operation by the customer. It has long been our goal to be known as the ‘Intel Inside,’ or in our case, the ‘Alphabet Inside’ of waste heat recovery.

2015 111

REMONDIS and Neste partner to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste; targeting >200 kilotons/year

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Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel, and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, and REMONDIS, one of the world’s largest privately owned recycling, service and water companies, have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of chemical recycling of plastic waste.

2019 60

Brightmark Energy closes $260M in financing for first US commercial-scale waste-plastics-to-fuel plant; ULSD and naphtha

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Brightmark Energy , a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, closed a $260-million financing package for the construction of the US’ first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant, which will be located in Ashley, Indiana.

2019 119

IEA: Petrochemicals set to be the largest driver of world oil demand

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Petrochemicals are rapidly becoming the largest driver of global oil demand. Petrochemicals are set to account for more than a third of the growth in world oil demand to 2030, and nearly half the growth to 2050, adding nearly 7 million barrels of oil a day by then.

2018 123

Neste Oil now the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues

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Over the last few years, Neste Oil has become the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues. billion liters, 423 million gallons US) of renewable fuel from waste and residues. In practical terms, this is enough to power for two years all the 650,000 diesel-powered passenger cars in Finland with NEXBTL renewable diesel manufactured from waste and residues. With regard to crude palm oil, Neste Oil only uses certified feedstock.

2015 76

Dalian team devises two-step method for synthesis of jet-range polycycloalkanes under mild conditions from plastic waste

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Researchers at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in China report a two-step method for the synthesis of jet-fuel-range high-density polycycloalkanes from polycarbonate waste under mild conditions. Strategy for the synthesis of jet fuel range C 13 -C 15 polycycloalkanes with PC wastes.

2019 97

BMW provides an update on waste heat recovery projects; Turbosteamer and the Thermoelectric Generator

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The company says that some of the most promising projects are the Turbosteamer ( earlier post ); the Thermoelectric generator (TEG) ( earlier post ); engine encapsulation; and a waste heat exchanger for oil heating. Thermoelectrics Waste Heat Recovery

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ORNL-led team uses carbon material derived from tire waste to convert used cooking oil to biofuel

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Using a novel, reusable carbon material derived from old rubber tires, an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)-led research team has developed a simple method to convert used cooking oil into biofuel. The team’s approach combines modified, recovered carbon with sulfuric acids, which is then mixed with free fatty acids in household vegetable oil to produce usable methyl ester biofuel.

2017 60

Neste Oil inaugurates Europe’s first pilot plant for producing microbial oil from waste and residues

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Neste Oil celebrated the official opening of Europe’s first pilot plant for producing microbial oil from waste and residues at its site in Porvoo, Finland. Microbial oil produced from industrial and agricultural residues such as straw represents one of the most promising future raw materials for NExBTL renewable diesel, the company said. Increasing the use of waste and residues in the production of NExBTL renewable diesel is one of our most important goals.

2012 76

Alphabet Energy closes $23.5M Series C; thermoelectric waste-heat-to-power for oil & gas and automotive

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Schlumberger, a new investor from the oil and gas industry, led the round with participation from GM Ventures and Osceola Capital Management, LLC. The new capital will be used to scale Alphabet Energy’s production for the oil and gas and automotive industries, both under intense regulatory pressure to curb emissions. For example, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced new regulations to limit methane emissions in the oil and gas industry.

2016 60

New microwave-based pyrolysis process for recycling waste automotive engine oil to fuels

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Researchers from the University of Cambridge (UK) have developed a new high-yield process for recycling waste crankcase oil into gasoline-like fuel based on microwave pyrolysis—i.e., The recovered pyrolysis oils contain substantial concentrations of paraffinic hydrocarbons with low sulphur and oxygen content, and a density and calorific value comparable to traditional liquid fuels derived from fossil fuel. Fuels Lubricating Oils

2011 76

First reference installation of Opcon Waste Heat Recovery technology for ships; potential for 5–10% fuel savings

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Opcon, in collaboration with Wallenius Marine, recently completed the first reference installation of its Waste Heat Recovery technology for ocean-going vessels in a project supported by the Swedish Energy Agency. Engines Fuel Efficiency Ports and Marine Waste Heat Recovery

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Siemens introduces new Organic Rankine module for waste heat recovery

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Siemens recently introduced an Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) module for industrial plants or power stations for the conversion of waste heat to electricity. The Siemens system can generate electricity from waste heat of only about 300 ?C.

2014 104

QUT, Mercurius Australia partner on pilot plant to convert sugarcane waste to jet and diesel fuel; REACH

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In Australia, QUT researchers and Mercurius Australia are partnering on a pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into either jet and diesel fuel or chemicals that could be used to make plastic soft drink and beer bottles.

2019 112

Brazil’s Nutec launches system to convert fish waste into oil for biodiesel feedstock

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Brazil’s Industrial Technology Core Foundation of Ceará (Nutec), an entity linked to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the State (Secitece), launched Biopeixe Machine, which converts 50% of fish viscera into fats for the production of oil which will, in turn, be converted into biodiesel. It is estimated that a range of 50 to 70% of the total mass of the viscera can be converted into fish oil.

2012 91

Neste exploring ways to use waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and plastics

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, is now exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The company’s target is to process annually more than one million tons of waste plastic by 2030. Neste has been ranked the world’s second most sustainable company and we are already the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel from waste and residues.

2018 69

Neste Oil produces NExBTL renewable diesel from waste fat sourced from the fish processing industry

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Neste Oil has again expanded the range of renewable raw materials it uses by beginning to produce NExBTL renewable diesel from waste fat sourced from the fish processing industry at its Singapore refinery. The fat comes from the gutting waste generated when processing freshwater pangasius farmed in Southeast Asia after the fillets have been removed for human consumption. After the fillets have been removed, the fat content of the gutting waste can be as high as 30-35%.

2012 83

BTG and GoodFuels exploring options for joint investment to convert pyrolysis oil to low-carbon fuel for ships

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Biomass technology group BTG plans to set up a new high-tech technology company that can convert crude pyrolysis oil into diesel fuel suitable for the shipping sector. It will be the first refinery in the world for an advanced marine biofuel based on pyrolysis oil.

2019 90

Sinopec reports bio-jet test flight successful; hydrotreated palm and waste cooking oil

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Sinopec, China’s top oil refiner, announced the success of the first test flight powered by the company’s newly developed drop-in aviation biofuel product. An Airbus A320 owned by China Eastern Airlines completed an 85-minute flight using a 50% blend of Sinopec’s aviation biofuel, made from hydrotreated palm oil and recycled cooking oil feedstocks and produced by Sinopec Zhenhai Refining and Chemical Company.

2013 87

A*STAR team combines fungal culture and acid hydrolyses for cost-effective production of fermentable sugars from palm oil waste

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Researchers from A*STAR in Singapore have developed a fungal culture for use in a cheap and efficient method to transform waste oil palm material into biofuels and environmentally friendly plastics. After the harvest of the fruit from oil palm trees, large amounts of leftover biomass known as empty fruit bunch remain. The palm oil waste contains cellulose and hemicellulose that can be broken down into sugars for use in fuel and plastic production.

2015 76

Jumbo and Goodfuels partner to test drop-in Bio-Fuel Oil on offshore decommissioning project

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Leading global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor Jumbo, and commercial, sustainable marine biofuel company GoodFuels, are partnering to test Goodfuels’ marine Bio-Fuel Oil on an offshore decommissioning project.

2019 97

Neste Oil de-emphasizing microbial oil R&D for renewable diesel; seeking other uses for cellulosic biomass

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Neste Oil produces NExBTL diesel (and its other renewable fuel cousins such as jet fuel) by using a proprietary process to hydrogenate vegetable oil or animal fat feedstocks. The time is not yet ripe for a commercial-scale microbial oil plant, however. 14 kg technical corn oil.

2014 133

Neste Oil Looking to Waste-based Microbial Oil As Feedstock for NExBTL Renewable Diesel

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Neste Oil has applied for patents to cover technology developed to produce microbial oil from waste and residues with the help of various yeasts and molds for use as a feedstock for its NExBTL renewable diesel. Microbial oil produced in this way has already been successfully refined into NExBTL renewable diesel. The process can use a flexible input of any vegetable oil or animal fat to produce a product with characteristics similar to Fischer-Tropsch output.

2010 73

GE GHG Ecomagination Innovation Challenge for higher value use of low grade waste heat from oil sands production

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NineSigma, representing the General Electric Company, is inviting participation in a GE GHG Ecomagination Innovation Challenge to create value from excess low grade heat resulting from Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) oil sands production and/or related surface facility operations. Topic 1, “Higher Value Uses of Low Grade Heat,” aims to create new uses for low grade heat resulting from oil sands production, thereby utilizing a by-product that is typically wasted.

2014 80

Neste Oil more than doubles use of waste- and residue-based inputs for renewable fuel to 742,000 tons

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Neste Oil succeeded in achieving its target of increasing its use of waste and residue raw materials for refining into NExBTL renewable fuels by more than 400,000 tons in 2012: a total of 742,000 tons of these raw materials were used compared to 330,000 tons in 2011. Neste Oil increased its use of waste animal fat in particular last year and added waste fat from the fish processing industry to its feedstock base. Neste Oil used a total of 2.1

2013 76

Greenius Says No to Offshore Drilling. Mr. President, You Are Following A Failed Strategy & Wasting Time

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It’s perfectly obvious that President Obama is attempting to reach out to the right and members of Congress who are owned by the oil industry with his move this week to make offshore drilling part of his energy mix. New technologies will prevent oil spills.

2010 219

Gasoline Substitute Made From Plant Waste Developed By UC-Davis

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Plant-based diesel has been available for many years now but making a true gasoline-like hydrocarbon from plant oils has proven a lot more difficult. Chemists at the University of California, Davis think they''ve cracked it, though, using a new technique to make "biogasoline" from plant waste. Biodiesel will be familiar to many readers

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TGI’s waste cooking oil to fuel firm’s trucks

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Sustainable energy firm Convert2Green and food service company 3663 have secured a contract with restaurant chain TGI Friday’s to collect and turn waste cooking oil from around 50 branches in the UK into carbon savings. The waste oil will be collected by Convert2Green, refined into bio-diesel at its plant in Cheshire and will be used [.]. Green cars Latest news 3663 bio-fuel carbon emissions Convert2Green Cooking oil fuel TGI Fridays

2011 53

Eni and RenOils to boost collection of used cooking oil for biofuel production

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Eni and RenOils, the Italian national vegetable and animal oils and fats Consortium established in 2016 to ensure the correct management of the collection, transport, storage, processing and reuse of vegetable oils and animal fats, are promoting the recovery of used cooking oils (UCO) for biofuel production. The goal is to increase collection and proper disposal, since used oils from households are currently wasted almost entirely.

2019 85

BP and Johnson Matthey license Fischer-Tropsch technology to waste-to-biofuels producer Fulcrum BioEnergy for biojet

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BP and Johnson Matthey (JM) have signed an agreement with Fulcrum BioEnergy to license their Fischer Tropsch (FT) technology to support Fulcrum’s drive to convert municipal solid waste into biojet fuel. The Sierra plant will be the first commercial-scale plant in the US to convert municipal solid waste feedstock, or household garbage that would otherwise be landfilled, into a low-carbon, renewable transportation fuel.

2018 79

LanzaTech and Sekisui advance conversion of municipal solid waste to ethanol

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Sekisui , a multibillion dollar Japanese diversified chemicals company and LanzaTech report making significant progress on a waste-to-chemicals platform converting municipal solid waste (MSW) to ethanol or other new products.

2017 78

Neste Oil to increase its use of waste in renewable diesel production

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Neste Oil will increase its use of waste as a raw material for producing NExBTL renewable diesel in 2011. Palm oil will continue to be the single largest raw material input, and is expected to account for just under half of the total raw material used in renewable diesel production in 2011. The use of sidestreams generated during palm oil production, such as palm fatty acid distillate, and waste such as animal fat, will increase.

2011 73

Cyclone Power Technologies and Phoenix Power Group reach milestone with waste oil engine system

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and Phoenix Power Group LLC have successfully completed fabrication, assembly and initial testing of the first pre-production Waste Heat Engines (WHE-25) manufactured by TopLine Energy Systems.( The Phoenix-10 Waste Oil Power Generator (P-10) is scheduled for commercial production in 2012. Cyclone Power Technologies Inc.

Neste, ReNew ELP and Licella to collaborate in utilization of waste plastic as a raw material for fuels and chemicals

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Neste, the leading producer of renewable diesel, UK-based chemical recycling company ReNew ELP, and Australian technology developer Licella are collaborating in a development project to explore the potential of using mixed waste plastic as a raw material for fuels, chemicals, and new plastics.

2018 65

HEET to conduct first Boeing-COMAC Technology Center aviation biofuel research project focused on waste cooking oil

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HEET, a company with experience developing alternative energy technologies, will focus on ways to convert discarded cooking oil into a component of sustainable aviation biofuel at the Boeing-COMAC Aviation Energy Conservation and Emissions Reductions Technology Center. The project aims to identify contaminants in waste cooking oil, which often is described in China as “gutter oil,” and processes that may treat and clean it for use as jet fuel.

2012 78