April 29, 2013

Biofuel News Roundup

Waste-to-fuel plant in Maui
The County of Maui, Hawaii, has awarded an integrated waste conversion and energy project at the Central Maui Landfill in Puunene to Anaergia Services, the California-based subsidiary of Anaergia Inc. Anaergia will design, build, own, operate and privately finance the renewable fuel facility that converts Maui's waste streams including municipal solid waste, food waste, sewage sludge, oils and grease into liquified natural gas and refuse-derived fuel (RDF).

VTT's cellulosic ethanol tech on Brazil
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has partnered with Odebrecht, a Brazilian diversified conglomerate for the use of its biomass processing technology in Odebrecht's planned  construction of a demonstration plant in Brazil producing cellulosic ethanol. VTT's research centre in Brazil has been granted BRL 10m (EUR 3.8m) in funding by the PAISS programme, established by the Brazilian Development Bank BNDES and the Brazilian technology financing organization FINEP.

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