Geothermal Projects Pick Up Steam in Japan

January 7, 2009 / No Comments

Mitsubishi Materials Corp, Electric Power Development Co, or J-Power, Nittetsu Mining Co Ltd and Kyushu Electric Power Co are stepping up efforts with the help of Tokyo to make more geothermal power stations. Why not? Japan has more than its share of active volcanoes. And Japan needs a home grown source of energy. What's more, geothermal power plants emit far less ...

Japanese Firm Sells CO2 Eating Carbon Offset Plants

October 30, 2008 / No Comments

I probably should have studied harder when I was in science class, but I seem to remember that all plants thrive on CO2. Even so, Ota Florticulture Auction Co., which is Japan's largest flower wholesaler, is planning to market a series of arrangements made up of potted plants that gobble up large amounts of CO2. There's always someone wanting to ...

$1B Biodiesel Plant in Rotterdam, Netherlands

June 18, 2008 / 1 Comment

Neste Oil will invest about $1 billion to build a new biomass-to-liquid diesel plant in Rotterdam, Netherlands that will manufacture NExBTL renewable diesel fuel. The goal, 800,000 tons per year by 2011. Palm oil, rapeseed oil and animal fats will be mixed to make a high-quality diesel fuel. Neste already has two such plants, though smaller, in Finland and Singapore. (GreenPeace demonstration ...