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Advanced biofuels

Advanced biofuels

  • Feasibility study to use waste as fuel for cement factories in Mozambique

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    Technical Assistance
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    Completed
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    This Technology Transfer Advances Mozambique's:

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  • Renewable Energy: NCF

    Type: 
    Product

    NCF develops a system that dissociates CO2 and H2O into Syngas and Oxygen using concentrated solar energy. The obtained syngas is then converted into liquid fuels or methanol an excellent alternative fuel and the one of the building block in many chemical processes. The oxygen can be used for clean fuel combustion. The system is self-contained extracting all necessary energy for the process from the solar energy. Eventually the product will be in the form of large plants installed in high solar radiation areas producing hundreds of thousands of tons of fuel per year.

  • Instituto de Investigación Geológico y Energético

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    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Ecuador
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    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
    TA proponent

    IIGE is a research institute that promotes development, innovation and transmission of technology focused on energy efficiency and renewable energy. The institute aims to contribute to the sustainable development of the Ecuadorian society, through the implementation of energy efficient and energy renewable policies and projects.

  • Global Environment Centre Foundation

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.

  • Advanced biofuels

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    Technology
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    Advanced bio-hydrocarbons are second generation biofuels and are derived from lignocellulosic biomass such as trees, grasses, waste, agricultural or forest residues, or algae. These fuels are not produced using the agricultural commodities like corn, sugarcane, soybean, etc.

  • Cement production

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    Technology
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    Cement is a global commodity, manufactured at thousands of plants. The industry is consolidating globally, but large international firms account for only 30% of the worldwide market. The principal and most visible market for cement is the construction industry in a multitude of applications where it is combined with water to make concrete. Most modern civil engineering projects, office buildings, apartments and domestic housing projects use concrete, often in association with steel reinforcement systems.

  • Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as fuel

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    Technology
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    The use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) as a transport fuel is a mature technology and widely used in parts of the world. Although compressed natural gas is a fossil fuel, it is the cleanest burning fuel at the moment in terms of NOx and soot (PM) emissions.

  • Alernative Energy Sources in Cement Manufacturing

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    Publication
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    This report address two questions: What are the environmental, social and economic impacts of using alternative fuels compared with conventional fuels in cement manufacturing? How does the use of alternatives in cement manufacturing compare with other possible end-of-life options like recycling or disposal in landfills? Systematic reviews collate, analyze and synthesize the body evidence from both academia and practice on a topic. As a result, they provide a powerful tool in moving forward research, business practice and public policy.

  • Brazil : Just Not That Into Second - Generation Biofuels

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    This report studies the situation of biofuels in Brazil. Some of the conclussions arrising from the article are: first the development of first generation ethanol implementation has not provided stimulus to spur cellulosic or advanced biofuel legislation and developement. Second, if cellulosic or advanced biofuels are to be developed to large scale and play an important role in the future fuel transport mix, Brazil should be taking more steps into the promotion of such fuels, helping to diversity the feedstock sources as it currently does with sugarcane in first generation.

  • Advanced Biofuel Technologies: Status and Barriers

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    Publication
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    This paper--a product of the Environment and Energy Team, Development Research Group--is part of a larger effort in the department to analyse economic, social and environmental impacts of biofuels.