Bioenergy

Briefly Noted … Environment

Briefly Noted … Environment

– The Swiss company Resotec will invest US$11 million in two chemical waste-to-energy plants in Brazil. The firm can turn class 1 industrial waste such as inks, solvents and contaminated soil into fuel. The plants should be commissioned by December, and companies such as chemical makers Rhodia and Dow Chemical, automobile manufacturers General Motors and Fiat, Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras and others, will pay Resotec to receive their waste. – The 18th World Energy Congress in Buenos Aires (October 21 – 25) is expected to attract 3,000 energy officials from around the world. The conference will concentrate on the development of energy markets and will discuss environmental issues. – The head of a company that develops ethanol fuel has been named as the top entrepreneur of the year in Ontario. Ken Field is chairman of Commercial Alcohols, a company that has pioneered development of the fuel ethanol industry in Canada, and is a key proponent of renewable energy. The award was presented by Ernst & Young.