Bioeconomy: $369bn and 4 Million Jobs Added to US Economy in 2013

Each job in the US bioeconomy adds 1.64 jobs in adjacent sectors. An economic impact analysis of the US biobased products industry showed that in 2013 4 million jobs and  US$369bn were added to US economy. In Africa, we can expect an even higher job creation rate (See: GreenEnergyPark™ biorefinery). The following report was obtained…Read more Bioeconomy: $369bn and 4 Million Jobs Added to US Economy in 2013

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Carving out a future for biomass conversion to jet fuel

A pioneering study has proposed a new integrated method for producing aviation fuels from woody feedstock by considering all downstream processing stages and carrying out a detailed economic analysis. Lignocellulose, a raw material in biomass, can be converted to biofuels and is often considered a long-term alternative to the diminishing supply of fossil fuels. The conversion process…Read more Carving out a future for biomass conversion to jet fuel

New catalytic process to convert furfural to octane at high yields

New catalytic process to convert furfural to octane at high yields 3 November 2011 Researchers at the Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Research Institute of Industrial Catalysis, East China University of Science and Technology, report on a catalytic process to convert biomass-derived furfural (earlier post) into octane in high yields at relatively low pressures and…Read more New catalytic process to convert furfural to octane at high yields

Study Concludes That Best Way for a Biorefinery to Exploit Potential of Biomass Feedstock Is To Produce Ethanol, Furfural and FT-Diesel

Study Concludes That Best Way for a Biorefinery to Exploit Potential of Biomass Feedstock Is To Produce Ethanol, Furfural and FT-Diesel 18 March 2010 Results obtained for the selected biorefinery systems. Credit: ACS, Cherubini and Strømman. Click to enlarge. Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have developed a calculation procedure to…Read more Study Concludes That Best Way for a Biorefinery to Exploit Potential of Biomass Feedstock Is To Produce Ethanol, Furfural and FT-Diesel