GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme. It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions.
Biofuels from algae
Biofuels from algae
- Type:OrganisationKnowledge partnerCountry of registration:NorwayRelation to CTCN:Network MemberKnowledge PartnerSector(s) of expertise:
- Type:OrganisationKnowledge partnerCountry of registration:CanadaRelation to CTCN:Network MemberKnowledge Partner
Viresco Solutions is a consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Its core business is greenhouse gas offset policy development and implementation, greenhouse gas emissions quantification, sustainable supply chain development, environmental offset methodology development, and providing technical assistance to others undertaking carbon offset project development. Its clients include industry and non-governmental associations, large private sector companies, and local, provincial and federal governments.
- Type:OrganisationKnowledge partnerCountry of registration:EcuadorRelation to CTCN:Network MemberKnowledge PartnerTA 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.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:ItalyRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
With a history going back 150 years, the RINA Group is a global corporation that provides engineering and consultancy services, as well as testing, inspection and certification.
Background: Whether we are past right on top of or heading towards peak oil production we are experiencing a consistent increase in demand for renewable energy sources as our dependence on oil becomes more prominent. There is much need for biofuel as a renewable source of energy as it has positive sustainability factors. Shell ExxonMobil and British Petroleum have made substantial investments in algal biofuel production. Any amount of fuel produced would be easily consumed by the market. Current methods of biofuel production utilize crops that could otherwise be used for agriculture.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:CameroonRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
S2 Services Sarl serves as a north-south and south-south bridge by creating and developing a cooperation platform between different parties and stakeholders. Main activities of S2 Services Sarl are consulting, capacity building and project development in the following fields: climate change, renewable rnergy and energy efficiency, policy development, green buildings, sustainable development, CSR, CDM, NAMA, Gold Standard, INDC, MRV and LEDS among others.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:AustraliaRelation to CTCN:Network Member
CleanTek Market is an on-line marketplace for the global clean technology industry. Its marketplace matches organisations together through a specified criteria (eg. projects with investors), and channels them with key market news, tenders, grants, intelligence and events. The Platform has been in operation since March 2017.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:SwitzerlandRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
CCN has developed a method to improve the environment by producing microalgae biomass through the neutralization of greenhouse gases that is profitable due to the sale of products obtained from biomass. The main objective is to develop an efficient, competitive and versatile industrial production method, adaptable to the needs of each client, with which to reduce CO2 and other harmful gases, simultaneously producing microalgae biomass, transformable in products with high economic value.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:South AfricaRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
EcoMetrix Africa is a South African greenhouse gas management consultancy assisting organisations in greenhouse gas emissions inventories, defining mitigation strategies and developing renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Moreover, they advise organisations in determining how to respond to the changing regulatory landscape as for example the carbon tax and the national energy efficiency strategy.
This Algae pilot is the first of its kind in Sweden. The algae convert unwanted substances to utilities. The goal is that algae cultivation will reduce our emissions of carbon dioxide and purify waste water to minimize over-fertilization of our waters and at the same time produce an energy-rich algae mass that is raw material for biodiesel (algae with high fatty acid content), animal feed (protein-rich algae) etc.