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New research commissioned into second-generation biofuels

Apr 24 2013 Read 2749 Times

Air Liquide has signed a new biofuel research contract with the Commission for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies (CEA) in France. The research is aimed at creating a second-generation biofuel production pilot unit.

Air Liquide is working towards using oxygen instead of air in a new combustion technology so as to turn solid biomass - such as wood - into synthesis gas. This gas can then be used to create a purer, more energy-efficient fuel. The research will be taking place at Paris Saclay (France), Newark (USA) and Frankfurt (Germany) and will also be in partnership with several international research institutes.

The research should produce a new way to create second-generation biofuel, which uses forestry and agricultural waste as opposed to food based first-generation biofuels. It is helping to work towards the European Union's policy to reduce carbon emissions and increase use of renewable energies.

Francois Darchis, senior vice-president of Air Liquide, said: "We are delighted about this research partnership with the CEA, which is a leading French player in the field of energy. Air Liquide is involved in concrete projects that aim to develop cleaner energies: second-generation biofuels and hydrogen energy will help to reduce CO2 emissions in the coming years. Innovation is at the core of Air Liquide's strategy."  

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