Russian Biofuels Association
Russian National Biofuels Association promotes renewable fuels in Russia. To achieve its goals the Association works with various government and non-government stakeholders in Russian and neighboring countries.
Pyrolysis - a process of biomass decomposition - can be organized automatically for heat generation out of the most common type of biomass such as peat and straw. That is, it is sufficient to heat biomass to a certain temperature and then the process proceeds in the autothermal mode due to its own heat release. This technology was studied by scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University in the article published in the Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry.Read more
Plans to lift a hefty excise tax on fuel ethanol by the Russian government are being called revolutionary. Recent statements from the office of Alexander Tkachev, Russia Minister of Agriculture, indicate the government plans to lift the excise tax on domestic ethanol by the end of the year with the goal of stimulating production. It will help implement one of the more ambitious state goals to increase the share of ethanol in the domestic motor fuel up to 10 percent by 2020.Read more