BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFIncBio, a Portuguese engineering company specializing in state of the art fully automated industrial ultrasonic Biodiesel plants, has just secured an agreement to supply a 55,000 MT/year transesterification plant, for an undisclosed client in South America. It will incorporate IncBio’s ultrasonic technology to produce biodiesel from locally produced palm oil, and Ion Exchange resin towers for purification. IncBio expects the plant to be complete by December 2014.
  • Energy efficiency targets implemented in half of U.S. states in 2012 saved enough electricity to power 2 million homes for a year. These are the findings of Energy Efficiency Resource Standards: A New Progress Report on State Experience, a new report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, based on the most recently available data. The report also finds that most states met or exceeded their targets and that these targets are making substantial contributions to national energy savings.
  • According to a recent report from Navigant Research, worldwide sales of electric and alternative fuel vehicles will grow from 6.6 million in 2014 to nearly 12.4 million in 2022. Government incentives, consumer desire for more fuel-efficient, cleaner forms of transportation, and fleet managers’ interest in lower-cost operations are all driving growth in electric vehicles (EVs) and alternative fuel vehicles, including ones powered by fuel cells and natural gas.
  • To commemorate the official unveiling of the Solar Impulse 2, Altran is offering viewers the opportunity to discover Bertrand Piccard’s new plane in a special “behind-the-scenes” program to be broadcast on altran.tv on April 10, 2014. This program will be available in replay. At the end of the program Altran will be unveiling the first images from Mission Altran, The Solar Impulse Experience, a large-scale simulation game that will be launched on Facebook.

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