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Call to Action for a Truly Sustainable Renewable Future
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-Include high octane/high ethanol Regular Grade fuel in EPA Tier 3 regulations.

-Use a dedicated, self-reducing non-renewable carbon user fee to fund renewable energy R&D.

-Start an Apollo-type program to bring New Ideas to sustainable biofuel and …

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Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe: Opportunities for People, Planet and Profit — September 26, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium
June 15, 2017 – 4:16 pm | No Comment
Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe: Opportunities for People, Planet and Profit   —   September 26, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

In the context of discussions regarding the draft EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe will provide a platform for discussions on the pros and cons of first …

Flightpath 2050 — A Long Term Vision for Alternative Fuels for Aviation — June 22, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium
June 12, 2017 – 1:28 pm | No Comment
Flightpath 2050 — A Long Term Vision for Alternative Fuels for Aviation   —   June 22, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

Recognising its potential environmental impacts, the aviation industry established proactively in 2008 a set of three ambitious goals to reduce its CO2 emissions. These included carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and subsequent halving of net CO2 …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 6th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol (6ICLE) — September 27-28, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium DEADLINE: May 31, 2017
May 12, 2017 – 4:01 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  6th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol (6ICLE) — September 27-28, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium     DEADLINE:  May 31, 2017

The Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission is pleased to invite you to the 6th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol (6ICLE) which will bring together the world’s experts in lignocellulosic ethanol, biomass pretreatment, enzyme …

6th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol (6ICLE) — September 27-28, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium
May 12, 2017 – 3:58 pm | No Comment
6th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol (6ICLE)   —   September 27-28, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

The Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission is pleased to invite you to the 6th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol (6ICLE) which will bring together the world’s experts in lignocellulosic ethanol, biomass pretreatment, enzyme …

Why Sustainable Chemicals? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Capricorn Venture Partner’s Sustainable Chemistry Fund
May 10, 2017 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Changing expectations, changing demographics in a fragile world. Those are just some of the drivers for sustainable chemistry. Performance or sustainability? Consumers demand both. Those drivers are behind a surge …

Global Bioenergies, Clariant and INEOS Receive Major EU Funding to Demonstrate the Production of Isobutene Derivatives from Straw
May 9, 2017 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies)  European financing package amounting to €9.8 million, of which €4.4 million for Global Bioenergies; Industry consortium led by Global Bioenergies and bringing together Clariant, INEOS, IPSB, TechnipFMC and Linz University; Aim: converting agricultural residues …

Euractiv Hosting Workshop on Benefits of Biofuels for Rural Areas — May 12, 2017 — Belgium
May 9, 2017 – 11:12 am | No Comment
Euractiv Hosting Workshop on Benefits of Biofuels for Rural Areas   —   May 12, 2017   —   Belgium

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, Euractiv is hosting an event on biofuels in rural areas on Friday, supported by Pannonia Ethanol. Emigration, unemployment, lack of services: these are among the many challenges faced …

European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB) 2017 — October 9-11, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium
May 3, 2017 – 2:43 pm | No Comment
European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB) 2017   —   October 9-11, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

EFIB is THE market leading annual event in Europe for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy.

Industrial Biotechnology is currently worth €23 billion representing just 6% in sales of the overall worldwide chemicals market. However, it is …

Improving Policies in Support of Shared Pilot Facilities to Increase Their Impact on the Key Enabling Technology Industrial Biotech and the European Bio-Economy
May 3, 2017 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

(Smart Pilots/Interreg Europe)  SmartPilots’ objective is to improve regional policies in support of Shared Pilot Facilities (SPF) to increase their impact on the Key Enabling technology (KET) Industrial Biotech and the bio-economy.

The bio-economy adresses societal challenges …

Bacteria Take a Deadly Risk to Survive
May 3, 2017 – 11:20 am | No Comment

by ​Ilse Frederickx. Translated by Katrien Bollen (KU Leuven)  Bacteria need mutations or changes in their DNA code to survive under difficult circumstances. When necessary, they can even mutate at different speeds. This is shown in …

F.O. Licht’s World Ethanol & Biofuels Conference and Ethanol Co-Products Forum — November 7-9, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium
April 14, 2017 – 10:32 pm | No Comment
F.O. Licht’s World Ethanol & Biofuels Conference and Ethanol Co-Products Forum   —   November 7-9, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

The global meeting place for the ethanol and biofuels community. You’ll be alongside 500+ international executives with a stake in this industry, covering ethanol, all biofuels, biochemicals and providing biorefinery solutions.

Be part of a truly global …

Scientists Develop ‘Grassoline’ to Power Airplanes of the Future
April 3, 2017 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(Indian Express Tech)  In the quest of more sustainable energy sources, scientists have developed ‘grassoline’ – a biofuel derived from grass that could one day power airplanes. Researchers investigated methods that can disintegrate and treat grass …

UPM Biofuels Wins Pulp and Paper Industry’s Bio Strategy Award 2016
November 28, 2016 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

(UPM)  UPM has received the PPI Bio Strategy Award 2016 for its biofuels business in Brussels, Belgium.The PPI Awards are the only global awards that are dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and …

Q&A: Alcogroup Says Ethanol Is Key to GHG Targets
November 18, 2016 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(Argus Media)  Belgium-based ethanol producer Alcogroup’s chief executive Charles-Albert Peers spoke to Argus about near-term prospects for the European ethanol market following the introduction of gasoline with a maximum blended volume of 10pc ethanol (E10) …

Bacteria Turn Trees into Pollution-Eating Machines
November 14, 2016 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Anthony King (Horizon Magazine)  Hacking trees by adding bacteria to their roots could help scrub contaminated soil clean of chemicals and metals from industrial spillages and fallouts, a process known as gentle remediation.

Once the …

BIOHEC-LIFE – Advanced Biodiesel in Circular Economy for Low Carbon Public Transports.
November 8, 2016 – 10:37 am | No Comment

(European Commission)  …   Used cooking oils (UCOs) are processed from food industry and catering waste; cheap and widely available, they are playing an increasing role in the development of advanced biofuels. However, although the …

Maersk, Cargill and 49 Others from Industry Call on International Maritime Organization to Set Ambitious Emissions Objective
October 20, 2016 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

(Hellenic Shipping News/Danish Shipowners’ Association)  The Danish Shipowners’ Association, Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association, Maersk, Scandlines, J. Lauritzen, Unifeeder, and 45 other businesses and organisations across the shipping and marine industry are calling for the International …

Come to Bioenergy Country: or, the Bioenergy Countries’ Report
October 6, 2016 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the International Energy Agency has released its Bioenergy Countries’ Report, outlining the national renewable energy targets, total primary energy supply and contribution of bioenergy.  We’ve presented the information …

European Biodiesel Supply Chain Organizes Sustainability Debate at European Parliament
September 30, 2016 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the European Biodiesel Board along with FEDIOL and the European Oilseed Alliance is organizing a dinner event in the European Parliament on October 12 discussing the future of …

SuperBIO Project to Support EU Bioeconomy Innovation
September 3, 2016 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(Bio Base Europe/Biomass Magazine)  SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The € 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. It …

From Bio-Waste to Bio-Based Products: The Potential for Regional Innovation Development — October 11, 2016 — Brussels, Belgium
August 12, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment
From Bio-Waste to Bio-Based Products: The Potential for Regional Innovation Development   —   October 11, 2016   —   Brussels, Belgium

The KEP Bioeconomy Showcasing Event will outline the optimal use of bio-waste for the production of a wide array of bio-based products.

It will present the European Commission’s research and innovation initiative on this value chain …

SuperBIO: Building and Supporting New Bio-Based Value Chains with SMEs
August 11, 2016 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

(SuperBIO) The project runs from 1st of June 2016 until 30th of November 2018. Applications can be submitted until 31st of July 2018.  Project background and aim:  SuperBIO is a Horizon2020 innovation project that aims to …

European Bioenergy Future 2016 — November 16-17, 2016 — Brussels, Belgium
July 18, 2016 – 2:41 pm | No Comment
European Bioenergy Future 2016 —   November 16-17, 2016  —  Brussels, Belgium

Europe is clearly stronger when policy and market are headed in the same direction. This is why European Bioenergy Future 2016 will feature debates and networking opportunities for business players to provide inspirational visions on …

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?
June 2, 2016 – 10:05 am | No Comment

by Gerald Kutney  (Lee Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and the advanced biofuel of the day, charcoal – reigned supreme.  Both fossil fuels and …

Core-JetFuel Final International Conference: Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward — June 16-17, 2016 — Brussels, Belgium
May 19, 2016 – 6:09 pm | No Comment
Core-JetFuel Final International Conference:  Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward   —    June 16-17, 2016   —   Brussels, Belgium

The Core-JetFuel Final International Conference titled Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward will take place on the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) on 16-17 June 2016 in Brussels, and follows …

14th Euro Fed Lipid Congress Fats, Oils and Lipids: Innovative Approaches towards a Sustainable Future — September 18-21, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium
May 11, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment
14th Euro Fed Lipid Congress Fats, Oils and Lipids:  Innovative Approaches towards a Sustainable Future  —  September 18-21, 2016   —   Ghent, Belgium

The theme of the symposium is dealing with innovations in sustainable food and non-food production from oils, fats and lipids, covering the integrated supply chain. Topics involve Analytics, Authenicity, Lipidomics, Biotechnology and Enzyme Technology, Health …

Enzyme Technology in Oilseeds, Oils & Fats Processing and Transformation — September 21-22, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium
May 11, 2016 – 1:16 pm | No Comment
Enzyme Technology in Oilseeds, Oils & Fats Processing and Transformation   —   September 21-22, 2016  —  Ghent, Belgium

Smart Short Courses is a joint operation of ID&A Ignace Debruyne & Associates and Filtration and Membrane World, represented by Ignace Debruyne, PhD and Sefa Koseoglu, PhD.

Smart Short Courses offers crash course programs for marketing, …

Report Quantifies Employment, Turnover Impacts of EU Bioeconomy
March 21, 2016 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent study commissioned by the Belgium-based Biobased Industries Consortium has determined the European bioeconomy employs 18.3 million people and results in €2.1 trillion ($23.14 trillion) in turnover.

Of the …

Ultimate Review: The Unlimited Biotech Potential of Algae
February 8, 2016 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

(Labiotech.eu)  Is the Future of Biotech…Green? The Algae Industry ranges from Biofuels to Nutrition to Fashion and Microalgae hold lots of potential for the industry to expand. But why? And do Venture Capitalists agree?

Microalgae have already …

European Bioenergy Future: Where Market and Policy Meet — November 16-17, 2016 — Brussels, Belgium
January 18, 2016 – 2:51 pm | No Comment
European Bioenergy Future: Where Market and Policy Meet  —  November 16-17, 2016  —  Brussels, Belgium

The AEBIOM team is pleased to announce the date for its 7th annual  conference: European Bioenergy Future, 2016 AEBIOM Conference, to be held in central Brussels on the 16th and 17th of November.
Market players, policy makers, …

12th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries — May 30-June 1, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium
December 11, 2015 – 5:09 pm | No Comment
12th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries    —   May 30-June 1, 2016   —   Ghent, Belgium

The 12th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium, from Monday May 30 until Wednesday June 1, 2016.

Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and …

CALL FOR PAPERS: 9th Biofuels International Conference — September 20-22, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium DEADLINE: unclear
December 10, 2015 – 7:45 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  9th Biofuels International Conference   —  September 20-22, 2016  —  Ghent, Belgium   DEADLINE: unclear

As biofuel producers, regulators and experts come together in Ghent to discuss the industry’s transition to advanced biofuels, where will you be?

2 great networking tours now included in your delegate ticket!

With the 2 day conference …

9th Biofuels International Conference — September 20-22, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium
December 10, 2015 – 7:40 pm | No Comment
9th Biofuels International Conference   —  September 20-22, 2016  —  Ghent, Belgium

As biofuel producers, regulators and experts come together in Ghent to discuss the industry’s transition to advanced biofuels, where will you be?

2 great networking tours now included in your delegate ticket!

With the 2 day conference …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 12th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries — May 30-June 1, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium DEADLINE: January 15, 2016
November 17, 2015 – 4:41 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  12th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries — May 30-June 1, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium   DEADLINE: January 15, 2016

The 12th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium, from Monday May 30 until Wednesday June 1, 2016.

Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and …

12th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries — May 30-June 1, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium
November 17, 2015 – 4:37 pm | No Comment
12th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries   —  May 30-June 1, 2016  — Ghent, Belgium

The 12th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium, from Monday May 30 until Wednesday June 1, 2016.

Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and …

Avril Targets France’s Higher Biodiesel Blending Needs with New Plant
October 29, 2015 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(Reuters)  Avril aims to meet demand from higher French biodiesel blending levels with output from a 100,000-tonne-per-year plant it opened on France’s Mediterranean coast on Wednesday, the chief executive of the European Union’s largest maker …

Ten Billion Euros of Investment in Advanced Biofuels
October 29, 2015 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by James Cogan  At a time when carbon emissions should be dropping by 40%-80% EU transport emissions will actually increase by that amount, becoming the number one EU contributor to catastrophic global warming. — Transport emissions …

More Biofuel, Using Less Land
October 28, 2015 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by Éanna Kelly (Science|Business)  The problem: Finding efficient ways of producing ethanol from cellulose plant material such as corn husks or stalks, is a long-term research objective.

The answer: Now scientists at KU Leuven have succeeded in …

Researcher Receives Grant to Improve Biofuel Production
October 26, 2015 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

by Michelle Fredrickson (WSU News)  A researcher at Washington State University has received a three-year $450,000 federal grant to develop computer models for using iron to more efficiently refine bio-oils and make better biofuels.

Jean-Sabin McEwen, …

Scania Showcases Broad Range of Alternative Fuel Vehicles at Busworld
October 2, 2015 – 10:44 am | No Comment

(NGV Journal)  Scania will unveil the industry’s broadest range of alternative fuel vehicles at Busworld in Kortrijk on 16-21 October. Scania now offers buses and coaches for all operations – from dense city traffic to …

Belgian Scientists Look for Biofuel Clues in Panda Poo
September 28, 2015 – 5:29 pm | No Comment

by Robert-Jan Bartunek  (Reuters)   Belgian researchers are examining the excrement of giant pandas to try to understand how they can digest tough bamboo, hoping for clues on how to develop new generations of biofuel.
The genetic make-up …

Belgian Solar Car Produced with Bio-Based rRsins to Compete at the World Solar Challenge 2015
September 28, 2015 – 10:59 am | No Comment

(Cardolite Corporation, SHD composite Materials Ltd and Solvay) Cardolite Corporation, SHD composite Materials Ltd and Solvay are supporting the Punch Powertrain Solar Team from the University of Leuven in building the PunchOne, a Belgian solar car based on …

Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade
September 3, 2015 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Jayson Beckman (US Department of Agriculture)  Global biofuel production rose tremendously over 2001-13, led largely by rapid growth in the United States and the European Union (EU). Brazil, the second largest biofuel producer, doubled its …

How The World’s Largest Steel Manufacturer Is Trying To Go Green
September 2, 2015 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Esha Chhabra (Forbes)  … Producing steel is a dirty business, yielding in massive quantities of carbon dioxide and monoxide.  In fact, over 50 percent of the carbon used in manufacturing steel turns into carbon monoxide.  Perhaps …

VITO’s Algae Research
August 24, 2015 – 11:27 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  VITO is a leading Belgium-based independent research and technology organization in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, and a pioneer regarding research into algae. They focus on the harvesting, medium reuse …

EnAlgae Research Points to Seaweed as Sustainable Feedstock of the Future
August 21, 2015 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(EnAlgae)  Studies conducted by EnAlgae partners in Ireland, France and Belgium point the way to seaweed being a viable and sustainable feedstock for the future in North West Europe (NWE).

This is the conclusion of a …

6.1% Increase in Consumption of Biofuels for European Transport
August 5, 2015 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Oscar Schneider  (The Burssels Times)  Use of biofuels for European transport increased by 6.1% in 2014 following a decrease in the previous year, according to initial estimates by EurObserv’Er, the renewable energy observatory.

It still remains …

New Holland Partners with State University of New York on Biomass Research
July 27, 2015 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

(New Holland)  Following the United States Department of Energy’s announcement to award State University of New York up to $3.5 million to fund a research project that seeks to develop ways to reduce the cost …

Seaweed as a Sustainable Feedstock of the Future
July 16, 2015 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Studies conducted by EnAlgae partners in Ireland, France and Belgium point the way to seaweed being a viable and sustainable feedstock for the future in North West Europe (NWE). This is the …

Steel’s Big Dog Jumps into Low Carbon Fuels: ArcelorMittal, LanzaTech, Primetals Technologies to Construct $96M Biofuel Production Facility
July 13, 2015 – 10:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   First plant will produce 14 million gallons per year by 2018; first production train online in 2017.  More plants to come? Up to 150 mgy potential in Europe, ArcelorMittal says; …

Flogas Group Signs Letter of Intent with Sparks-based Alkcon Corporation
July 10, 2015 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(Alcon Corporation)  Alkcon Corporation (the “Company”), a developer of natural gas
processing equipment, has entered into an exclusivity agreement and a Letter of Intent with Flogas Group
(“Flogas”) of Leicestershire, England. The agreement grants Flogas the exclusive …

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2015: Biomass: Challenges and Promises
June 29, 2015 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) held in Vienna 1-4 June was a massive event with nearly 1300 participants from 76 countries and some 800 presentations. The …

EnAlgae Research on Algae’s Sustainability
June 26, 2015 – 11:57 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Two research papers recently published by EnAlgae scientists point to real potential advantages in using algae as a feed ingredient and as a wastewater treatment, but only with further improvements in algal …

Nebraska Governor Talks Biofuels in Europe
June 18, 2015 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is on an agricultural trade mission trip to the European Union with stops in Italy, Belgium, and Denmark. The trade mission, being coordinated jointly by the Nebraska Departments of …

EnAlgae Close-Out Conference — September 29-30, 2015 — Brussels, Belgium
June 12, 2015 – 7:00 pm | No Comment
EnAlgae Close-Out Conference   —  September 29-30, 2015 — Brussels, Belgium

The EnAlgae close-out conference will be a day and a half long event at the end of September.

The plan currently is to have one day for scientific presentations of the project’s outputs, and a half …

5th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol — September 15-17, 2015 — Brussels, Belgium
June 12, 2015 – 5:13 pm | No Comment
5th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol — September 15-17, 2015  —  Brussels, Belgium

The Organising Committee will bring new subjects and challenging panel discussions to the programme and, in particular since Brussels is the site of the European Institutions, policy issues and discussions will be high on the …

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy October 27-29, 2015 Brussels, Belgium DEADLINE: February 28, 2015
February 13, 2015 – 6:35 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR SPEAKERS: European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy October 27-29, 2015 Brussels, Belgium  DEADLINE:  February 28, 2015

The plenary sessions will be developed by the advisory board on an invitation only basis; however, organisers welcome presentation proposals for this year’s innovation sessions, in addition to proposals for topic sessions covering finance, feedstocks …

European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy — October 27-29, 2015 — Brussels, Belgium
February 13, 2015 – 6:17 pm | No Comment
European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy    —  October 27-29, 2015 —  Brussels, Belgium

Industrial Biotechnology is currently worth €23 billion representing just 6% in sales of the overall worldwide chemicals market. However, it is significantly out-performing the overall chemicals market at an impressive 20% annual growth rate and has the potential to become the …

Researchers Find Way to Turn Sawdust into Gasoline
December 5, 2014 – 8:02 pm | No Comment

(KU Leuven/Biomass Magazine) Researchers at KU Leuven’s Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline. Using a new chemical process, they were able to convert the cellulose in …

4 Minutes with…Peter Brown, Founder, FFA Fuels and Euromarketingtools.com
November 18, 2014 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We are focussed on installing more diverse renewable energy solutions from methane digesters to biodiesel processors. Working on the idea of an energy farm where several fuels are made from …

Open Workshop on Microalgae Market November 12, 2014 Brussels, Belgium
October 20, 2014 – 4:08 pm | No Comment
Open Workshop on Microalgae Market     November 12, 2014   Brussels, Belgium

Venue: Scotland House – Rond Point Schuman, 6, B1040, Brussels.

Date: Wednesday 12th November 2014

The participation is free for all the participants

This Event aims to present the new EUBIA approach to microalgae and to show the …

EnAlgae Publishes “State of the Industry” Guides for NW Europe
August 28, 2014 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) EnAlgae, a research partnership drawing on expertise across seven EU Member States, has announced the publication of six reports on their website looking at the state of the algae industry across countries in …

En Algae Symposium September 18, 2014 Kortrijk, Province West-Flanders, Belgium
August 15, 2014 – 8:17 pm | No Comment
En Algae Symposium   September 18, 2014   Kortrijk, Province West-Flanders, Belgium

We would like to welcome you to our EnAlgae Pilot Symposium on the 18th of September 2014. In the morning, participants will be able to visit the algae pilot reactor of UGent, Campus Kortrijk, located …

Innovations in PLA Technology: Review of OBIC Webinar
August 15, 2014 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA) PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a polyester derived from renewable raw materials such as corn, cassava (tapioca) and other plants. Compared to other bio-based polymers (such as PET, PE) PLA …

New Council of International Biotech Associations Formed
July 22, 2014 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  An international confederation of biotechnology trade associations announced today the ratification of bylaws creating the International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA), with the expressed purpose of advocating for public policies that support …

8th International Algae Congress December 1-3, 2014 Florence, Italy
July 11, 2014 – 3:42 pm | No Comment
8th International Algae Congress    December 1-3, 2014    Florence, Italy

The European Algae Biomass Association and the Directorates General for Energy  and Research & Innovation of the European Commission in collaboration with DLG BENELUX are organising the 1st EABA and EC Algae Contractors’ Conference, and the  8th …

Celtic Renewables Raises $2M, Partners with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
June 26, 2014 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Celtic Renewables raises $2M, partners with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

Celtic Renewables, the Edinburgh-based biofuel company, has signed an agreement with Europe’s foremost biotechnology pilot facility to undergo next stage …

Fishing For Profit
June 4, 2014 – 2:15 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Ethanol producers looking for the next big market for distillers grains may want to seriously consider aquaculture feed. “For a variety of reasons, we’re just at beginning phases of seeing …

InteSusAl Project Building One-Hectare Demo Unit
May 22, 2014 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine) The InteSusAl Consortium of biotechnology experts has started building a one-hectare unit in Southern Portugal that will demonstrate an innovative integrated approach to produce microalgae biomass with biodiesel validation in a sustainable manner.

The demonstration …

Ethanol from Energy Beets: A Viable Option?
April 24, 2014 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Fuel World)  US farmers are exploring the use of energy beets to produce ethanol. Requiring less water and containing more sugar than corn, they could be just what the market needs.

Corn …

Axens, Total And IFPEN Launch Ethanol-To-Ethylene Technology
April 16, 2014 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

(Axens/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Axens, Total and IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) have launched Atol, an innovative technology for bioethylene production through dehydration of bioethanol. Atol is a technology for the profitable production of polymer grade bio-ethylene by …

Paraguay Exports Fuel Ethanol to Brazil: Sources
April 1, 2014 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Alessandra Rosete (Platts)  Small volumes of fuel ethanol from Paraguay were recently exported to Brazil, sources said Thursday.  Brazilian trading houses purchased 5 million liters (1.32 million gallons) to be delivered in trucks to the …

EU’s Struggle for E10
March 18, 2014 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

by Robert Vierhout (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For European ethanol producers, E15 is still a distant dream. In the EU, the struggle is to get from E5 to E10. The legislation to offer E10 has been in …

Lignin’s Big Leap
March 18, 2014 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Still seeking commercial-scale opportunities, Lignol continues to collaborate with companies that are eager to buy high-purity lignin in bulk. Is this abundant byproduct of pulp and paper milling and …

Greener Aviation: Clean Sky March12-14, 2014 Brussels, Belgium
March 6, 2014 – 3:48 pm | No Comment
Greener Aviation: Clean Sky   March12-14, 2014    Brussels, Belgium

Clean Sky is the largest aeronautical research programme in Europe and addresses ambitious environmental objectives through the integration of technologies in specific demonstrators. All sectors of aeronautics are concerned. The programme will be completed before …

Supercomputer Exposes Biofuel Enzyme’s Secrets
February 27, 2014 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Heather Lammers (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Renewable Energy World Magazine) Thanks to newer and faster supercomputers, today’s computer simulations are opening hidden vistas to researchers in all areas of science. These powerful machines are used for everything …

Field Trial with Lignin Modified Poplars Shows Potential for Bio-Based Economy, but Also that Work Still Needs to Be Done
January 2, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(VIB)  The results of a field trial with genetically modified poplar trees in Zwijnaarde, Belgium, shows that the wood of lignin modified poplar trees can be converted into sugars in a more efficient way. These …

Energy Forecast Paneuropean 2014 Outlook February 5-7 Brussels, Belgium
December 12, 2013 – 5:43 pm | No Comment
Energy Forecast Paneuropean 2014 Outlook    February 5-7   Brussels, Belgium

Addressing energy and environment issues requires a very long term view; not just to 2030 but beyond to 2050 and even to the end of the century. How will factors such as demography human capital …

7th Biofuels International Conference September 24-25, 2014 Ghent, Belgium
November 19, 2013 – 11:42 am | No Comment
7th Biofuels International Conference    September 24-25, 2014   Ghent, Belgium

The 7th Biofuels International Conference to be held at The Marriott Hotel, Ghent, Belgium 24-25 September 2014

Key sponsors the Port of Ghent, hosting the networking reception
Potential tour to be held by the Port of Ghent …

Communicating Sustainability in the Bio-Based Chemical Industry
October 17, 2013 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

by Kathryn Sheridan (Sustainability Consult/American Chemical Society)  In recent years, the bio-based chemical industry has experienced steady growth and interest in the ‘bioeconomy’, an economy based on the consumption and production of materials from renewable …

More Efficient Production of Biofuels from Waste with the Help of Modified Yeasts
August 30, 2013 – 9:12 am | No Comment

(Phys.Org)  … Researchers from VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) who are associated with KU Leuven have developed yeast strains that produce bio-ethanol from waste with an unprecedented efficiency. As a result, they are well placed to …

Want Better Biofuels? Get the Wood Out
August 19, 2013 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Science Magazine)  Addition by subtraction. By removing a specific gene, researchers reduced the amount of lignin (stained red) by 36% in cells in a plant’s stem, making it easier to recover sugar-rich parts of the plant …

Innovation Coupons Worth € 10.000 to Assess the Feasibility of an Innovative Bio-Based Idea
May 3, 2013 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(Bio Base NWE)  The project Bio Base NWE is funded under the Interreg IVB NWE framework and has the objective to support the development of the bio-based economy in North West Europe (see www.biobasenwe.org for …

Ministers Block EU Proposal to Limit Some Biofuels
March 26, 2013 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  Several European ministers are blocking the EU’s proposal to curb the use of conventional biofuels, while some dispute claims the demand for crop-based oils drives deforestation and food insecurity in other parts of the …

Energy Farms: Is the Time Ripe?
March 23, 2013 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

by Peter Brown (Biodiesel Magazine/ Euro Marketing Tools)  Biodiesel, ethanol and livestock production, wind turbines and photovoltaic installments situated in close proximity make energy—and economic—sense

The concept is that if alternate forms of energy can be produced …

Biofuels International 2013 September 11-12 Antwerp, Belgium
February 27, 2013 – 11:19 am | No Comment
Biofuels International 2013     September 11-12   Antwerp, Belgium

Now in its sixth year, Biofuels International 2013 attracts high-level companies involved in biofuel production, the operation of biofuel plants, transportation, aviation and storage, as well as attracting policy developers, R&D departments, company CEOs and …

Global Greenhouse Gas Implications of Land Conversion to Biofuel Crop Cultivation in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands – Lessons Learned from Jatropha
January 29, 2013 – 8:03 pm | No Comment

by W.M.J. Achten, A. Trabucco, W.H. Maes, L.V. Verchot, R. Aerts, E. Mathijs, P. Vantomme, V.P. Singh, B. Muys  (ScienceDirect.com/Journal of Arid Environments)  Biofuels are considered as a climate-friendly energy alternative. However, their environmental sustainability is …

CALL FOR PAPERS: 9th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 5-7, 2013 Antwerp, Belgium DEADLINE: January 15, 2013
December 19, 2012 – 5:52 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  9th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 5-7, 2013 Antwerp, Belgium   DEADLINE: January 15, 2013

The 9th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from Wednesday June 5 until Friday June 7, 2013.

Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and …

9th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 5-7, 2013 Antwerp, Belgium
December 19, 2012 – 5:49 pm | No Comment
9th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries    June 5-7, 2013    Antwerp, Belgium

The 9th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from Wednesday June 5 until Friday June 7, 2013.

Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and …

Algae Tehnology Europe December 5-7, 2012 Ghent, Belgium
October 31, 2012 – 11:37 am | No Comment
Algae Tehnology Europe   December 5-7, 2012    Ghent, Belgium

Algae Technology Platform Europe: Investors Meet Developers will be on Day 1, December 5, 2012. A practical short course on Algae Harvesting and Processing for Value Added Applications will be held on Day 2 & …

Heard it Through the Grapevine: Useful Facts and Scuttlebutt from the Algae Biomass Summit
September 27, 2012 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jobs, global expansion, proteins vs fuels, new R&D funding – all the big issues are under debate both on and off the floor at the Algae Biomass Summit.

…Jobs   Dr. John …

European Advanced Biofuels Congress December 4-5, 2012 Brussels, Belgium
July 26, 2012 – 4:25 pm | No Comment
European Advanced Biofuels Congress    December 4-5, 2012   Brussels, Belgium

 A conference like no other: A unique, high-level, interactive debate between the key parties that will drive the European advanced bioeconomy.

The European Union has as a priority aim, to build up a bio-based economy by …

Biofuels International Expo and Conference November 21-22, 2012 Antwerp, Belgium
April 30, 2012 – 3:56 pm | No Comment
Biofuels International Expo and Conference  November 21-22, 2012   Antwerp, Belgium

Now in its fifth year, Biofuels International 2012 attracts high-level companies involved in biofuel production, the operation of biofuel plants, transportation, aviation and storage, as well as attracting policy developers, R&D departments, company CEOs and …

CALL FOR PAPERS: 4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012 October 22-23 Brussels, Belgium DEADLINE: March 15, 2012
January 20, 2012 – 3:27 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS:  4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012 October 22-23 Brussels, Belgium   DEADLINE:  March 15, 2012

Every year a huge number of senior and serious refining professionals gather together at this summit to discuss and debate latest business issues and also the latest updates on technical developments along with technology showcase …

4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012 October 22-23 Brussels, Belgium
January 20, 2012 – 3:22 pm | No Comment
4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012   October 22-23    Brussels, Belgium

Only Global Conference on Refining Technology

200 + Delegates

One to One Meetings

World Class Speakers

 

Media Coverage & Speaker Longue

Exhibition

Business Card Exchange Session   READ MORE

3rd Biomass Trade & Power February 23-24, 2012 Brussels, Belgium
October 25, 2011 – 3:21 pm | No Comment
3rd Biomass Trade & Power      February 23-24, 2012  Brussels, Belgium

“Ensuring Operational Progress & SustainableGrowthAmidst Overcast Economy”

Insights on Global Biomass Trade & Power Generation Growth, EU, UK, Asia & US
Biomass’ Commodity Market Development: …

European Partnership to Unlock the Potential of Algal Bioenergy
September 7, 2011 – 7:35 am | No Comment

by Dr Matthew Aylott   (National Non-Food Crops Centre)  A major new €14 million (£12.3 million) initiative – bringing together experts from across North West Europe to develop the potential of algae as a source of …

Addax Bioenergy Signs Loan Agreement for €258 Million Renewable Energy Project in Sierra Leone
June 27, 2011 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

(Business Wire)  Addax Bioenergy S.A. (“Addax Bioenergy”), a subsidiary of the Swiss-based energy group, The Addax and Oryx Group Limited (AOG), announced today the signing of a loan agreement with seven European and African development …

Scientists to Grow Experimental Biofuel Grass at Chernobyl
May 19, 2011 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

(Monsters and Critics)  Scientists are to plant and harvest grass inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in an experiment to determine if biofuel can be safely produced in the region, an alternative-energy company said Monday.

PhotoFuels, a Belgian-Ukrainian …

Biofuels International expo & conference November 16-17, 2011 Antwerp, Belgium
May 4, 2011 – 2:39 pm | No Comment
Biofuels International expo & conference    November 16-17, 2011    Antwerp, Belgium

Hosted annually, Biofuels International expo & conference attracts biofuel producers and plant owners.  Organised by the leading publication, Biofuels International (www.biofuels-news.com), the event is now celebrating its fourth year in Europe.

After the global 2010 recession …

7th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 8-10, 2011 Bruges, Belgium
April 27, 2011 – 9:05 am | No Comment
7th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries     June 8-10, 2011    Bruges, Belgium

As a result of the growing impact of renewable resources, this conference aims at bringing together academic researchers, industrial experts, policymakers and venture capital providers to discuss the challenges emerging from the transition towards a …

Thailand to Shift Focus on Jatropha for Biofuel
November 21, 2010 – 1:59 pm | One Comment

(Financial Express)  Shifting focus to its biodiesel programme, Thailand is planning to open large scale jatropha seed based plants to produce the much needed commodity.

Analysts said long-neglected jatropha ready for a starring role and a …

Bio Base Europe’s GM Poplars Are Popular for Ethanol
March 23, 2010 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  According to Bio Base Europe the first crop of genetically modified poplar plants will be converted into ethanol in a Flemish-Dutch pilot installation.

The poplars were planted in May 2009 in an outside field …