One of the targets of second-generation biofuels is using what would usually be discarded to produce something to fill up our tanks. Well, good news arrive from the Institut Universitari de Ciència i Tecnologia (Universitary Institute for Science and Technology, IUCT) based near Barcelona, Spain. They have unveiled a method to transform glycerol into that something.
A joint project to commercialise bio-hydrofined diesel (BHD), a second generation biodiesel fuel, has been announced by partners the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Nippon Oil Corporation (ENEOS), Toyota Motor Corporation and Hino Motors, Ltd. The project was developed as part of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's 10 Year Project for Carbon Reduction in Tokyo designed to promote carbon reduction by private companies and citizens.