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Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture-Europe — May 9-10, 2017 — Utrecht, Netherlands
March 14, 2017 – 5:00 pm | No Comment
Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture-Europe   —   May 9-10, 2017   —   Utrecht, Netherlands

From exhibitions and scientific displays to discussion forums and live demonstrations, we have challenged ourselves to offer something of interest to visitors right along the value chain.

When GFIA was launched in 2014 at the invitation …

Port of Amsterdam Reduces CO2 Footprint
March 14, 2017 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(GoodFuels)  Port of Amsterdam reduces CO2 footprint by 25% through fleet-wide use of advanced marine biofuel from GoodFuels Marine.  Following a previous successful pilot, GoodFuels Marine has also won Port of Amsterdam’s tender for its …

Insights about Feedstock from the Advance Bioeconomy Leadership Conference
March 10, 2017 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Biofuels Digest’s Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference started with an afternoon ABLC Feedstock Summit at the US Department of Agriculture.  Three points jumped out.  The value of the farmers/growers perspective …

German Biodiesel Imports Rise Sharply, Exports Grow Modestly
March 8, 2017 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  …  According to the government figures, U.S. imports of German biodiesel were topped only by those of the Netherlands and Poland, reaching 85,000 tons (25.5 million gallons)—nearly seven times the …

Government Policy Action Is Key to the Large-Scale Deployment of Aviation Biofuels, Hears ICAO Seminar
February 24, 2017 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Although sustainable alternative fuels are key to meeting the aviation sector’s long-term emissions goals, supportive government policies are required to bring these fuels to global deployment. This was a central theme of last …

New Investigative Report Launched on Nidera’s Biofuels Trading Loss
February 8, 2017 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A new investigative report has been unveiled revealing more information about Nideria’s biofuels trading loss, often dubbed as one of the biggest scandals in the history of the Dutch market.

Last year, the Dutch …

Imagine, with Us!: AkzoNobel Issues an Innovation Challenge to the Advanced Bioceconomy
February 7, 2017 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  AkzoNobel is launching Imagine Chemistry, an exciting opportunity to partner with start-up firms, students, research groups and career scientists from across the world to jointly exploit the knowledge of chemistry …

Global Bioenergies Finalizes Acquisition of Syngip Access to Third-Generation Resources
February 3, 2017 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

(Global Bioenergies)  Process expected to be profitable starting at $45 per barrel – Further improved
environmental benefit; Dilution of 1.1% for existing shareholders, possibly reaching 3.1%  —  Global Bioenergies (Alternext Paris: ALGBE) has finalized the acquisition of Syngip …

Algae Production Started on Bonaire
January 24, 2017 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Emmy Koeleman  (All about Feed)  Wageningen University & Research (UR) in the Netherlands is building a small-scale algae pilot on the isle of Bonaire. The Dutch University is partnering with the Council of International Education …

From Waste CO2 to Everyday Products: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Liquid Light Technology
January 13, 2017 – 3:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We reported this week that Avantium has acquired Liquid Light’s assets and will take the technology forward. Liquid Light developed electrocatalytic technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally abundant …

Global Bioenergies to Acquire Gas Fermentation Start-Up Syngip
December 23, 2016 – 11:30 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Syngip talked here about the possibility of producing liquid hydrocarbons from waste feedstocks at costs as low as €100 per ton. … What’s this deal all about? In two words, cheaper …

The Port of Amsterdam Pursues a Bio-based, Circular Economy
December 6, 2016 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by John J. Berger (Renewable Energy World)  … According to its Vision 2030 statement, the port seeks to become “an innovative hub for [an] energy transition [and a] circular and bio-based economy” that will create jobs, new products, …

Global Biobased Business Competition (G-BiB)
December 1, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(BE-Basic Foundation)  The Global Biobased Business competition (G-BiB) is a competition for Master and PhD students from universities and universities of applied sciences in Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil. The objective of G-BiB is to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation producing a biorenewable …

Shell Studies Green Energy Deals to Prepare for Future after Oil
November 30, 2016 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Karolin Schaps and Ron Bousso (Reuters/Yahoo! Finance)  Royal Dutch Shell, the world’s second-biggest publicly listed oil company, is studying acquisitions in the green energy sector, its CEO told Reuters, as it bows to shareholder …

Dutch Researchers Use Sugar Alcohols to Store Solar and Wind Energy
November 6, 2016 – 7:50 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, saving up excess solar and wind energy for times when the sun is down or the air is still requires a storage device. Batteries get the most …

Reverdia, Gingko BioWorks, Rennovia, Leaf Resources, Mango Materials Take Top Slots in The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2016-17
November 4, 2016 – 9:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   In Florida, Reverdia took the #1 spot in the 2016 “40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest and Nuu, the world’s most widely-read advanced …

Reverdia Tops the Bioeconomy Hot 40
November 3, 2016 – 9:42 pm | No Comment

(Reverdia)  Reverdia has been awarded the #1 spot in this year’s ‘40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy’. The ranking is an important industry endorsement of innovation and achievement in bio-based chemicals and materials.

This recognition …

With Biofuels, We Are Heading at Full Speed Down a Dead-End Street
October 21, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Jan Paul van Soest (Gasterra/De Gemeynt)  …  The link to the original aims disappears. Some biofuels which fall into the ‘conventional’ category are more effective at reducing CO2 than some ‘advanced’ biofuels. There is always …

Shell Oil Company Agrees to Buy Kansas Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
October 14, 2016 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

(DTN/Progressive Farmer/KOOL)  Shell Oil Company has agreed to buy Abengoa Bioenergy’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, for what could be a significantly discounted price of $26 million, according to court documents filed Wednesday in …

Rotterdam Is Proposed Location for Waste-to-Chemicals Plant
October 10, 2016 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

by AkzoNobel/Van Gansewinkel/Air Liquide/AVR/Enerkem/Havenbedrijf Rotterdam/gemeente Rotterdam/provincie Zuid-Holland/InnovationQuarter en Clean Tech Delta/Port of Rotterdam)  The construction of a waste-to-chemicals plant in the Netherlands that will produce methanol from synthesis gas generated from residual waste is a …

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 …

10-Year Anniversary Videos Offer Unique Glimpse inside REG
October 5, 2016 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. is quietly celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a series of videos being released to commemorate the company’s—and the biodiesel industry’s—significant growth and maturation over the past decade. …

Can the Aviation Industry Finally Clean up Its Emissions?
September 30, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  With biofuel potential limited and emissions rising, the need for industry to act is urgent. Hopes rest on a global UN carbon offset scheme to be negotiated at the ICAO …

IBBESS SymbioSUM
September 30, 2016 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(IEA Task 42)  Task42 supported the 1st International Bio-Based Economy Student SymbioSUM in Wageningen, the Netherlands, 29-31 August 2016. In this SymbioSUM – organised by students for students – the attendees were involved in an …

Greenpeace Blocks IOI’s Palm Oil Refinery at Port of Rotterdam
September 29, 2016 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Ilari Kauppila (Biofuels International) Activists from Greenpeace blocked entry to a palm oil refinery at the Port of Rotterdam for seven hours on Tuesday due to claims of the plant being linked to Indonesian environmental concerns.

A …

Henrik Erämetsä from Neste to Co-Chair EU Initiative for Advanced Biofuels in Aviation
September 29, 2016 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(Neste)  Henrik Erämetsä, Head of Aviation Regulation at Neste has been appointed Co-Chair of the EU initiative ‘the European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath’ as a representative of the biofuels industry. Mr. Erämetsä will co-chair together with …

KLM and Lufthansa Sign Long-Term Agreements with US Sustainable Biofuel Producers AltAir and Gevo
September 23, 2016 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online) European airlines KLM and Lufthansa have each signed agreements with US biofuel companies for supplies of locally-produced sustainable fuels. KLM has agreed to purchase through a three-year offtake agreement an undisclosed quantity of used cooking …

Marine Fuels and Lubricants Conference — December 7-8, 2016 — Rotterdam, Netherlands
September 19, 2016 – 10:36 pm | No Comment
Marine Fuels and Lubricants Conference   —   December 7-8, 2016   —  Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Marine Fuels and Lubricants Conference is designed to set the scene for discussion of the most important issues in maritime industry and its prospects: from financial and economic overviews of marine fuels and lubricants …

7th Biobased Delta Business Development Day — September 28-29, 2016 — Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands
September 19, 2016 – 10:30 pm | No Comment
7th Biobased Delta Business Development Day   —   September 28-29, 2016   —   Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands

The Finance Academy: selected companies will gain access to a free coaching session on ‘VC-pitching’ during the pre-event. In addition, and on the Business Development Day these companies will be given a unique opportunity to present their business projects and to …

Global Biofuels Market Will Gain Momentum Due to Increasing Energy Security Until 2020, Says Technavio
September 18, 2016 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Technavio)  The global biofuels market is expected grow at a CAGR of nearly 6% during the forecast period, according to Technavio’s latest report.

In this report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the …

GoodFuels Marine and Boskalis Have Successfully Tested UPM’s Sustainable Wood-Based Biofuel for Marine Fleet
September 9, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(UPM)  Boskalis, the leading global dredging and marine expert, and GoodFuels Marine, the leading provider of sustainable marine biofuels to the global commercial shipping fleet, today announced to have performed successful live tests on a …

Dutch Company Secures US Patent for Hydrous Ethanol Blends between 60% and 95%
September 9, 2016 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, SHE Blends BV has been awarded a US patent for high level hydrous ethanol fuel blends between 60% and 95% with an eye on the E85 market. …

KLM to Operate LAX Biofuel Flights
September 8, 2016 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

by Linda Blachly (Air Transport World)  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has signed a three-year contract with Los Angeles-based refinery AltAir Fuels and SkyNRG for the supply of sustainable biofuel on all flights between Los Angeles International …

Technip Signs Agreement with BTG Bioliquids to Design and Build Pyrolysis Plants for Biomass-to-Oil Production
August 30, 2016 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(btg-btl)  Technip announced … that it has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with BTG BioLiquids B.V. (BTL) to provide EPC(1) services for its modular pyrolysis plants. The plants will be based on BTL’s Fast Pyrolysis …

Ants! Run for Your Lives! Or, Perhaps, Are Ants the Key Players in the Hydrogen Economy?
August 5, 2016 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Could be that formic acid provides a vital energy storage medium for hydrogen. when H2 is used for transportation fuel.  … As this article notes, Storage and transportation of hydrogen is …

Report Features Data on EU Pellet, Biogas Markets
August 2, 2016 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union’s biofuel market, including data on wood pellets and biogas.

Regarding …

Airports Going Green Conference — October 31- November 2, 2016 — Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 8, 2016 – 5:00 pm | No Comment
Airports Going Green Conference  —  October 31- November 2, 2016  — Amsterdam, Netherlands

The American Association of Airport Executives, the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are pleased to present the 9th Airports Going Green Conference, to be held October 31 – November 2, 2016, in Amsterdam, …

Send the Marines: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to GoodFuels Marine
July 5, 2016 – 7:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Netherlands-based GoodFuels Marine and its partners, Boskalis, the leading global dredging and marine expert and Wärtsilä, the global supplier of engines and power systems to the marine industry, announced in …

GoodFuels Marine Signs up Dutch Dredging as Second Major Dredging Customer on Sustainable Marine Biofuels
July 5, 2016 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

(Dutch Dredging)  Dutch Dredging has kicked off its year round operation on sustainable “drop-in” marine biofuel out of the Dutch Port of Moerdijk. The Alouette, permanently stationed in the port of Moerdijk will operate on …

Alur Completed a Major Export of Biodiesel to Holland
June 24, 2016 – 2:10 pm | No Comment

(La Hoja Dario (Google translation))  ALUR completed a new Biodiesel export to Holland. This time around 140,000 liters were sent with a competitive price internationally.

Since late 2015 specifying exports come to this country, a product …

Cover Crop Work Continues as Part of Biomass Research for Cellulosic Ethanol
June 22, 2016 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

(POET)   POET is expanding its cover crop research as part of soil sustainability work in Emmetsburg, Iowa for cellulosic ethanol development. The work is part of an ongoing commitment to helping farmers make sound …

CO2 Injected Deep Underground Turns to Rock – and Stays There
June 10, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

by Michael Le Page (New Scientist)  A small pilot project in Iceland has shown that carbon dioxide can be safely stored in basalt rocks.

The finding could help tackle climate change, especially in countries such as India …

Oil Prices Are Rising. But All Those Jobs Aren’t Coming Back.
June 9, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Lydia DePillis (Houston Chronicle)  Rigs can run with fewer people now, so they won’t need to be re-hired. — … A “full recovery” would do wonders for the economy of Houston and Texas as a whole.

As …

Shell Confirms Plans to Boost Low-Carbon Biofuels Portfolio as It Unveils New Energies Plan
June 8, 2016 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Anglo-Dutch oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has announced that it intends to build a new energies portfolio that would include biofuels, hydrogen, solar and wind assets.

The company recently unveiled a new medium-term strategy …

Evolva, Wageningen and Algae.Tec Advance on High-Margin Bio-Opportunities
May 27, 2016 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sweeteners, acrylic, and nutraceuticals led the news at the end of this week, with key announcements out of Evolva, Wageningen and Algae.Tec.

All the announces are developmental in  nature — patents, …

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe
May 20, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the mid-2000s. According to preliminary statistics from SPBI, the share of renewable energy in the road …

AkzoNobel Teams up with Royal Cosun to Develop Sustainable Cellulose Products from Sugar Beet Processing
May 19, 2016 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Dutch chemicals giant AkzoNobel and agro-industrial cooperative Royal Cosun have formed a new partnership to develop novel products from cellulose side streams resulting from sugar beet processing.

The partnership will combine Royal Cosun’s specialist …

Levulinic Acid as a New Platform for Green Chemistry: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to GF Biochemicals
May 18, 2016 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In February, GFBiochemicals announced at ABLC 2016 that it has acquired the assets and intellectual property of Segetis, a US-based, venture-backed levulinic acid derivatives producer Segetis has more than 50 patents …

Commercializing in a World of $30 Oil: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Reverdia
May 12, 2016 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reverdia is a joint venture between Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company. Reverdia is dedicated to be …

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) — May 9-10, 2017 — Utrecht, The Netherlands
April 7, 2016 – 6:38 pm | No Comment
Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA)   —  May 9-10, 2017  —  Utrecht, The Netherlands

First launched in 2014 in the City of Abu Dhabi, the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) is the world’s largest showcase of sustainable agriculture innovations and the most influential series of events for …

Circling Opportunity
April 7, 2016 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Blue Sphere Corp.’s two-prong business development strategy in the global waste-to-energy industry is proving to be fruitful.  —  … Blue Sphere’s first two stateside anaerobic digestion (AD) projects have reached final …

KLM Launches New Series of Biofuel Flights from Oslo to Amsterdam
March 31, 2016 – 7:08 pm | One Comment

(Newswire.com)  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines today launched a series of around 80 biofuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam operated with an EMBRAER 190. The flights are marking yet another step in the right direction towards …

Going to Scale: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Avantium
March 16, 2016 – 10:22 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BASF and Avantium have now signed a letter of intent and entered into exclusive negotiations to establish a joint venture for the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA), as …

Fly Green Fund Wins Biofuel Partnership of the Year Award
March 15, 2016 – 4:54 pm | No Comment

(SkyNRG) During the award ceremonies at the World Biofuel Markets conference, the Fly Green Fund was announced as the winner of the Biofuel Partnership of the Year Award.

The Fly Green Fund was launched in June …

Researchers ‘Explode’ Sugar Beet Cells for Faster Fermentation
February 15, 2016 – 8:44 pm | No Comment

(Wageningen University/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The European ERA-NET innovation project ChemBeet is developing a very promising technology in which cells are exploded to create a faster and cheaper fermentation process.

“The sugar from sugar beet can be …

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 …

Neste Biofuel to Fuel Vehicles Based at Italian Cross-Country Ski Race
January 28, 2016 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Netherlands-based oil and energy company Tamoil has begun selling arctic diesel containing Neste’s renewable diesel to its corporate customers in the northern Italian Alps region, which will be used to fuel vehicles servicing …

GoodFuels Marine Receives Highest Standard Certification for Its Sustainable Marine Biofuels
January 25, 2016 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

(GoodFuels Marine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials’ (RSB) 12-point certification is considered having the strictest sustainability criteria, guaranteeing the sustainability of biofuels  —  GoodFuels Marine, the first marine biofuel company focused on the global commercial …

ABN AMRO Bank New Partner in KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Program for Biojet Fuel
January 19, 2016 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

(KLM)  The KLM Corporate BioFuel Programme has welcomed its 12th partner: the ABN AMRO bank today officially joined the group of trendsetting corporations who share KLM’s vision on sustainability and are striving to reduce their …

Argus Emissions Markets — March 2-3, 2016 — Amsterdam, Netherlands
January 15, 2016 – 2:41 pm | No Comment
Argus Emissions Markets  —  March 2-3, 2016  —  Amsterdam, Netherlands

The 5th Argus Emissions Markets conference will be held on 2-3 March in Amsterdam 2016 and brings together industry leaders, regulators and market facilitators from across the continent.

The event gives you the opportunity to discuss …

ANCAP Effect: ALUR Start Selling Biodiesel Abroad
December 30, 2015 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by Andrew Oyhenard  (El Observador (Google Translation))  Just a week after the executive define a brake on the mixture of bioethanol with gasoline and biodiesel with diesel, under the process of reorganization and adjustment costs ANCAP …

Cyanobacteria Efficient at “Harvesting” Light
December 21, 2015 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, have an ingenious system to prepare themselves for the coming daylight when it is dark by setting up a large “antenna.” This antenna helps them capture …

U.S., Japan, Germany Among 18 Nations to Build Carbon Markets
December 15, 2015 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Mathew Carr (BloombergBusiness)  Markets will help drive emission reductions under Paris deal;
Rules needed to ensure markets have environmental integrity —  Eighteen nations including the U.S., Japan and Germany will work together to develop international …

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) — June 6-9, 2016 — Amsterdam, The Netherlands
December 14, 2015 – 4:35 pm | No Comment
European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE)  —  June 6-9, 2016  —  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Join us in Amsterdam for the 24th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, the leading international platform for dialogue between research, industry, policy and biomass businesses.

The EUBCE represents one of the key events on both a …

Panning for Green Gold: Developing the Algal Bioeconomy–VIDEO
December 3, 2015 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

(Enalgae)  EnAlgae has been about finding sustainable pathways for algal biomass. Initially the focus was all about energy, specifically as a biofuel. But our journey over the past four years shows that there’s likely to …

11 Top Low-Carbon Fuel Players, WCSBD Publish COP 21 Guide to Slashing Transport-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions
November 24, 2015 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, 11 leading low carbon fuel companies present a comprehensive guide that identifies a variety of available and accessible low carbon fuel solutions.

Today, only 3% of transportation fuels are low …

Electric Cars and the Coal that Runs Them
November 24, 2015 – 10:01 am | No Comment

by Michael Birnbaum (The Washington Post)  Cheap electricity, a changing climate This is part of a series exploring how the world’s hunger for cheap electricity is complicating efforts to combat climate change.  —  …  But …

Mathieu Flamini’s No Fuel
November 19, 2015 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(The Sun)  Mathieu Flamini has kept a big secret from family, friends and team-mates for SEVEN years.  But today in an exclusive SunSport interview the Arsenal ace reveals that, along with a close pal, he …

Merging Refinery Tech with Biofuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Honeywell’s UOP
October 30, 2015 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies and equipment for generating …

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 …

EcoBio 2016: Challenges in Building a Sustainable Biobased Economy — March 6-9, 2016 — Rotterdam, Netherlands
October 22, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment
EcoBio 2016: Challenges in Building a Sustainable Biobased Economy  —  March 6-9, 2016  —  Rotterdam, Netherlands

With fossil fuels becoming more and more limited and global change having unmistakable effects on our everyday lives, working toward a suitable future for both humans and all ecosystems of the world becomes essential.

Biobased Economy …

Leaders Call for Carbon Pricing Worldwide
October 20, 2015 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Agence France-Presse/Global Post)  A group of world leaders called Monday for countries around the world to put a price on carbon to strengthen the international fight against climate change.
As a week of talks on a …

Boskalis, Wärtsilä, GoodFuels Marine Launch Sustainable Marine Biofuels Program
October 7, 2015 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(Wärtsilä)  A consortium comprised of Wärtsilä, GoodFuels Marine, and Boskalis will head a two year pilot programme to accelerate the development of sustainable, scalable and affordable marine bio-fuels. Bio-fuels are today not part of the …

Joule Achieves U.S. EPA Registration for CO2-Recycled Ethanol
October 2, 2015 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(Joule/BusinessWire)  Joule, the pioneer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, today announced that its fuel grade Sunflow®-E ethanol has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for commercial use in E10 and E15 …

MTA Wins Round in Biodiesel Battle
September 28, 2015 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Bray (Truck News)  … That’s according to Terry Shaw, executive director of the Manitoba Trucking Association, who told Truck West recently that after the Manitoba government decided to up the biodiesel mandate above the …

Sustainable Marine Fuel Initiative Consortium to Launch 2-Year Testing, Certification, Scaling Effort for Drop-In Marine Biofuels
September 28, 2015 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, the Sustainable Marine Fuel initiative will be launched on October 7th by Boskalis, Wärtsilä, and GoodFuels Marine and supported by Carbon War Room, Zero and both the …

Association Partners EAIF to Establish Ethanol, Power Plant
September 22, 2015 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(News Agency of Nigeria)  The Nigerian Cassava Growers Association of Nigeria (NCGA) on Wednesday said it would partner with the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) to establish an ethanol plant.  The National President of the …

Nidera Earns RSB Certification For Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil
September 22, 2015 – 8:59 am | No Comment

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials)  Nidera has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification for the production and trading of biofuels from used cooking oil. Nidera operates worldwide as a commodity service and solutions provider …

Algae Fuel, Algae Research Clusters: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to BIOFAT
September 21, 2015 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BIOFAT is a microalgae-to-biofuel FP7 demonstration project that integrates the entire value chain of algae process from optimized growth, starch and oil accumulation, to downstream processing (biorefinery) including biofuel production …

Neste Breaks Ground on World’s First Bio LPG Facility in Rotterdam
September 15, 2015 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Neste Corporation)  The ground-breaking ceremony held today at Neste’s renewable product refinery in Rotterdam marks the beginning of construction for the world’s first Bio LPG production facility. The EUR 60 million facility will start production …

Is HVO the Holy Grail of the World Biodiesel Market?
September 8, 2015 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

(Greenea)  Overcapacity, shortage of sustainable feedstock, blending wall… they all contribute to the increasingly challenging situation on the biodiesel market in Europe. At the same time, new HVO investments start to pop up like mushrooms …

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 …

Gasification 2016 — March 23-24 — Rotterdam, Netherlands
August 11, 2015 – 10:36 pm | No Comment
Gasification 2016 — March 23-24 — Rotterdam, Netherlands

ACI’s 5th Annual Gasification Summit, taking place on 23rd and 24th of March 2016 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, will comprise two days of formal presentations, interactive roundtable discussions and excellent networking opportunities, providing an ideal …

Fly Green Fund Launched to Help Kick-Start Sustainable Jet Fuel Market in Nordic Region
August 10, 2015 – 7:54 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  In efforts to kick-start a local sustainable jet fuel market, aviation and biofuel interests in the Nordic countries have launched the Fly Green Fund, which will enable organisations and individuals when taking flights …

The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis Projects in Renewable Fuels
August 4, 2015 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been around for a generation or so — fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in the original low-tech incarnation — known as “cooking fire” — pyrolysis has been around since …

Promising Projects: A Report from BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2015
July 31, 2015 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  If one is looking for an international gathering of leaders in industrial biotechnology to expand their professional network and form new partnerships, the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is …

Aston University Bioenergy Technology Embarks on European Tour
July 29, 2015 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

(Aston University)  Pre-testing of waste materials using prototype Pyrofab technology was underway today ahead of a summer tour to evaluate sustainable sources of bioenergy from waste across north-west Europe. The Pyrofab is based on PyroformerTM …

Seeking Success in Succinic, Succinctly, Sustainably
July 29, 2015 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The real deal is succinic acid and polybutylene succinate. The latter found in everything from boxes, bags, tableware, even mulching films. If we haven’t seen SucciniMania quite yet, well, it’s …

World’s Largest Alternative & Renewable Fuels Consulting Group Announces Strategic Alliance with Zeton Inc
July 27, 2015 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

(Digital Journal/Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc.)  Lee Enterprises Consulting Adds World Leader in Pilot Plant Design and Fabrication to Team of Experts — Lee Enterprises Consulting, the world’s largest alternative and renewable fuels consulting group, is pleased …

The Future of Aromatics 2016 — January 13-14 — Amsterdam, Netherlands
July 17, 2015 – 4:00 pm | No Comment
The Future of Aromatics 2016 — January 13-14 — Amsterdam, Netherlands

ACI’s The Future of Aromatics 2016 will be taking place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 13th — 14th January 2016. The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the aromatic and petrochemical …

Pulp2Value: European Project Realises New Value Chains for Sugar Beet
July 16, 2015 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

(Wageningen UR) Wageningen URFood & Biobased Research is launching a large-scale European project in collaboration with Cosun (coordinating partner) and ten businesses from the Netherlands and abroad to extract more value from sugar beet pulp. After …

US and Netherlands Researchers Identify Chemical Transformations in Zeolites
July 15, 2015 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

(Chemicals-Technology)  Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), UOP and Netherlands-based Utrecht University have found a way to understand chemical transformations occurring within zeolites.

Zeolites are crystalline solid structures made up of …

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 …

What’s up with Algae Now?
July 10, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? … Here’s our company by company guide to 31 of the players on the scene — project …

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 …

Virent, Coca-Cola Hit Key Production Milestone with the 100% Biobased Plant Bottle
June 8, 2015 – 9:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Production goes from pilot to demonstration scale as Coca-Cola “makes it happy,” showcasing its newest Plant Bottles at Expo Milan

News has arrived from Europe that Coca-Cola is displaying 100% bio-based …

Dyadic Receives Funding for New Advanced Biofuels Program
May 14, 2015 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

(Dyadic/PR Newswire)   Dyadic International, Inc. (“Dyadic”) (OTCQX: DYAI), a global biotechnology company focused on the discovery, development, manufacture and sale of enzymes and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemicals, biopharmaceutical, food and feed industries, …

For Biofuels and Climate, Location Matters
May 11, 2015 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(Phys.org)  A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change shows that, when looking at the production site alone, growing biofuel crops can have a significant impact on climate depending on location and crop …

Taurus Energy and Partners in Tough Competition Awarded EU Financing for 2nd Generation Ethanol Project
May 11, 2015 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(Taurus Energy)  The EU-Commission has awarded 20 million EURO in financing for the development of a strategically important 2nd generation ethanol demo plant in France. The award is shared with French production companies CIMV (group …

The DOE’s 12 Top Biobased Molecules – What Became of Them?
May 4, 2015 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … If they handed out Platinum and Gold certification to scientific papers as we do with recorded music, “Top Value Added Chemicals from Biomass” would be a multi-platinum chart-busting monster. This …

Netherlands-Based Firm to Open Ethanol Plant
April 6, 2015 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

(Sun Star)  A Netherlands-based firm is set to pour in P13.5 billion investments in the eastern coast of Zamboanga City.  Second district Representative Lilia Nuño said the Van Kessel Inc. is putting up an Ethanol …

Investors and Certification Event March 30-31, 2015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
March 17, 2015 – 11:53 am | No Comment
Investors and Certification Event   March 30-31, 2015     Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Today: RSB offers a high quality certification system providing projects with a stable framework to ensure sustainability.

Today: the financial sector is increasing its focus and interest in investing in international sustainable projects.

How can RSB contribute …

Neste Oil Claims World Leadership in Biofuels from Waste, Residue
March 10, 2015 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil/Biodiesel Magazine)  Over the past few years, Neste Oil has become the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues. In 2014, Neste Oil produced nearly 1.3 million tons (more than 420 …

4 Minutes with…Hans Heinerman, Managing Director, BiCHEM Technology
March 9, 2015 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … BiCHEM produces platform chemicals from biomass. It uses an inexpensive, recyclable solvent to break down cellulose and hemicellulose into sugars. These sugars are converted into base chemicals for amongst others the …

The Latest Addition to the List of Renewable Fuels – Biopropane – Will Soon Be Available
February 27, 2015 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil)  A new renewable fuel will enter the market when Neste Oil starts the manufacture of biopropane. The investment will be made at the Rotterdam refinery. The market for propane in LPG applications is …

What’s New, Different and Hot in Military and Aviation Biofuels
February 20, 2015 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of aviation biofuels, the bands and the bunting are rolling out less frequently. But mostly, because the sector has moved out of a noise-filled early R&D phase …

World Bio Markets March 2-4, 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands
February 13, 2015 – 7:42 pm | No Comment
World Bio Markets March 2-4, 2015    Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bio-economy’s ONLY leading event:

Combined technical and commercial focus to help your commercial scale role out
New, exciting, revamped formats: over 50% of agenda led by you!
No more boring presentations! Only practical, solution led content
No more diluted …

A Biofuel Debate: Will Cutting Trees Cut Carbon?
February 11, 2015 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

by Eduardo Porter (The New York Times)  Does combating climate change require burning the world’s forests and crops for fuel? …
Absent a big increase in bioenergy supplies, the climate change panel’s analysis reported, it would …

NRDC Airline Scorecard: First-Ever Ranking of Airline Biofuel Use
February 6, 2015 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(National Resources Defense Council)  Certification critical to ensuring aviation biofuels deliver on promise of long-term sustainability

Air travel emits more than 650 million metric tons of carbon pollution annually –  equivalent to the pollution from 136 …

IEA Task 39 Newsletter #38 Online Focuses on Netherlands
January 20, 2015 – 1:07 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  This issue features a Biofuels country update from the Netherlands, an update on Task 39’s ongoing work, and a short summary of some of other relevant news in the Biofuels area (such as …

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels
January 16, 2015 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Keith Campbell  (Engineering News)  On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) …

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014 (EU, Middle East and Africa)
December 29, 2014 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aviation biofuels on the rise, in the skies” tops the trend list; drop-in and cellulosic ethanol projects; M&A and cap raises, and action from strategic investors and customers dominate the …

4 Minutes with… Hans van Klink, Director Project Development, Dutch Sustainable Development BV
December 23, 2014 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Betaprocess is a vacuum extraction technology which opens cells of organic material. Ideal for the production of green chemicals.
NewFoss is a technology which via acidification and filtration split organic …

Amyris Renewable Jet Fuel Receives Regulatory Approval in Brazil
December 17, 2014 – 11:34 am | No Comment

(Amyris)  Brazil Now Cleared for Flying With Locally-Produced, Sugarcane-Derived Jet Fuel as Study Indicates That Amyris’s Renewable Fuels Greatly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Compared to Fossil Fuels

Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS) welcomed the approval of its renewable …

Applied CleanTech Transforms Wastewater Into Raw Materials and Generates Revenue For Major Waterboard In The Netherlands
December 15, 2014 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Applied CleanTech) Applied CleanTech (ACT) (www.appliedcleantech.com) had run a successful trial of its Sewage Recycling System (SRS) with the Dutch Waterschap Aa en Maas (WSAM), who just released its exciting report about the great commercial …

Fuel4me Consortium Targets 2017
December 15, 2014 – 2:36 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  … The overall aim of Fuel4me is to establish a sustainable chain for continuous biofuel production using microalgae as a production platform, thereby making 2nd generation biofuels competitive alternatives to fossil fuels. …

Bioasphalt Made with Lignin under Development in the Netherlands
December 5, 2014 – 8:08 pm | No Comment

(Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research/Biomass Magazine)  Bioasphalt for roads in Zeeland, a Dutch province, is being developed by Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research, the Asfalt Kennis Centrum (Asphalt Knowledge Centre, AKC) and the …

Good Neighbors (Anaerobic Digesters)
November 21, 2014 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher  (Biomass Magazine)  Lately, cellulosic ethanol plant startups have basked in the bioenergy limelight. While less celebrated, anaerobic digesters are adding value to operations and seem to be trending in blueprints.

When ethanol plants …

Oslo to Become 5% Biohub for Lufthansa, SAS & KLM – Powered by SkyNRG Nordic and Avinor
November 19, 2014 – 2:31 pm | No Comment

(SkyNRG Nordic/Statoil) SkyNRG Nordic, the partnership between SkyNRG and Statoil Fuel & Retail Aviation, announced the supply of the first commercial quantities of sustainable bio jet fuel to Avinor’s airport Gardermoen in 2015. Lufthansa has signed …

European Algae Biomass April 22-23, 2015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
November 14, 2014 – 3:32 pm | No Comment
European Algae Biomass April 22-23, 2015  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Maximising Commercial Successes in Algae Biomass by Combining Focussed R&D with Business Strategy.   ACI’s 5th annual European Algae Biomass Conference will once again bring together senior executives from industry and academia to discuss the latest …

4 Minutes With…Joost Dubois, Director Branding & Communications, Bio-based Products, DSM
October 20, 2014 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  I am responsible for developing the communication & branding approach to ensure delivery of DSM’s messages on the bio-renewable age to all internal & external stakeholders, including marketing communications …

KLM Picks Amyris-Total Renewable Jet Fuel as Climate Takes Center Stage in NY and at the UN
September 25, 2014 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable jet fuel makes another remove forward — as a new study concludes that delay on implementing RFS2 could be the equivalent of building 5.5 new coal-fired power plants in …

POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY Opens, as Fantasy Becomes Real
September 8, 2014 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) POET-DSM’s 20 million gallon cellulosic ethanol plant opens with hoopla, and heartfelt messages about the spirit of innovation, and a time for technology change and policy firmness.
“Once, we all lived …

2 New Type Ethanol Plants to Open in Iowa
August 29, 2014 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(AP/AgriNews)  A new era of ethanol fuel production will begin soon as Iowa refineries begin full operation using materials other than corn kernels.

Iowa has two major cellulosic plants under construction that will use corn plant …

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 …

Five Environmentally Sustainable Startups Compete for $680,000 Prize
August 13, 2014 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(Postcode Lottery Green Challenge/WNEM.com)  Five eco-friendly startups from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom,France and Vietnam will compete in the finale of the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, an annual worldwide competition for startups with environmentally sustainable business plans. One of these …

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 …

More Energy from a Litre of Biofuel
July 22, 2014 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(University of Twente)  Catalyst developed at University of Twente helps achieve European 2020 objective

Oil produced from biomass – such as wood chips or plant residues – seldom has the same quality and energy content as …

International Seagriculture Symposium September 24-25, 2014 Terneuzen, The Netherlands
July 11, 2014 – 2:59 pm | No Comment
International Seagriculture Symposium    September 24-25, 2014   Terneuzen, The Netherlands

At this interactive edition of Seagriculture, professionals from the international seaweed industry give you a clear insight into the potential, technological developments, the economic outlook and the international developments in the field of seaweed.

Seaweed Information Market
An excellent platform where …

Sustainable Algae Cultivation Making Headway
July 9, 2014 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(Phys.org) Four years after the first optimistic calculations, the experimental cultivation of algae appears to be meeting expectations. Production costs have been more than halved, while the profit made on some crop components already exceeds production …

Joule’s Quest for Fuels from CO2, Sunlight and Water
July 3, 2014 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … From Massachusetts, word arrived from Joule this week that the EPA has favorably reviewed the company’s Microbial Commercial Activity Notice for Joule’s first commercial ethanol-producing catalyst. This clears the catalyst …

Airbus, KLM Complete 10 Hours Flight on Biobased Jet Fuel
July 1, 2014 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Airbus/Biomass Magazine) An Airbus A330-200 of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (flight KL767) has commenced the longest commercial flight with sustainable jet fuels ever performed by an Airbus aircraft. The aircraft took off with a 20 …

Delta Signs with Carbon War Room to Advance Renewable Jet Fuel
June 17, 2014 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Delta Air Lines is partnering with the Carbon War Room, a nonprofit organization founded by Sir Richard Branson, in an effort to accelerate low-carbon jet fuel production worldwide.

This is part …

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 …

KLM Embarks on Transatlantic Biofuel Trial
May 22, 2014 – 2:00 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) KLM has launched a six month biofuel trial using an A330-200 on flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Aruba and Bonaire in the Netherlands Antilles.  The Initiative Towards Sustainable Kerosene for Aviation (ITAKA) sourced the …

Biobased Delta Teams up with Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
May 19, 2014 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

(Biorizon)  South-western Netherlands-based Biobased Delta Foundation has agreed to work closely with the Canadian sustainable chemistry alliance Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. Together they aim to accelerate the international commercialization of advanced new technologies. Biorizon is one …

SkyNRG Supplies KLM’s New Series of Transatlantic Biofuel Flights to Aruba and Bonaire
May 16, 2014 – 9:56 am | No Comment

(SkyNRG)  SkyNRG, the global market maker for sustainable fuels, will supply sustainable jet fuel to a new series of KLM flights from Amsterdam to the Caribbean islands Aruba and Bonaire. The program will run for …

International VDI Conference – Biofuels 2014 July 15-16 Rotterdam, Netherlands
April 15, 2014 – 3:48 pm | No Comment
International VDI Conference – Biofuels 2014     July 15-16    Rotterdam, Netherlands

The international VDI conference will discuss major issues for the biofuel markets, in technical, political and business areas, drawing on leading experiences from all over Europe. The event aims to encourage an international exchange of …

DSM to Make Biofuel by July as EPA Considers Cutting Requirement
April 3, 2014 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

by Ehren Goossens  (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Royal DSM NV (DSM), the world’s largest vitamin manufacturer, expects to begin producing cellulosic ethanol in the U.S. by July as the government considers reducing the amount of renewable fuel …

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 …

FGVB Delivers First 48 MT PME To Kuantan Fuel Terminal
March 14, 2014 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Bernama)  Felda Global Ventures Biotechnologies Sdn Bhd (FGVB) has delivered its first 48 metric tonnes (MT) of palm methyl ester (PME) under the B5 programme to a client at the Kuantan Fuel Terminal.

In a statement, …

U.S. Ethanol Exports Hit 25-Month High; Brazil is Top Customer
March 11, 2014 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Ann Lewis (Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol shipments in January rocketed to 86.2 million gallons (mg), marking the highest monthly export volume since December 2011, according to government data released last week. Exports were …

From the Sea to the Pump: Is Kelp a Viable Biofuel?
March 4, 2014 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Bruce Dorminey (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)  Brown kelp macroalgae — the strange, foul-smelling seaweed so often found washed up on the Pacific Northwest’s volcanic sand beaches — could ultimately offer an almost unlimited global supply of commercial-quality ethanol …

Vessel Loads Rotterdam Ethanol for Export to UAE: Sources
February 28, 2014 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Chemical tanker Bochem Oslo is preparing to load a substantial volume of ethanol from Rotterdam before heading to Fujairah, in the United Arab Emirates, as multi-year low European prices beat competition from the US …

Hansa Green Tour June 25-28, 2014 Netherlands, Germany, Denmark
February 24, 2014 – 3:17 pm | No Comment
Hansa Green Tour     June 25-28, 2014   Netherlands, Germany, Denmark

by Bradley Frieze* (Advanced Biofuels USA)        The Hansa Green Tour, although not a race, is a business-boosting automobile event to promote sustainable technology in northern Europe. The Hansa Green Tour is a …

Algae Research Gives Hope for Renewable Carbon-Negative Source of Food and Medicines
February 20, 2014 – 11:56 am | No Comment

(University of Greenwich)  Bright pink-orange microalgae found in salt lakes and coastal waters could become a renewable source of food, plastics, health products and fuel as a result of new research announced this week.

The University …

Biofuels, and the Crossing of the Rind
February 18, 2014 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  New separation technologies offer a route to massive cuts in the cost of biofuel production, by changing the way we extract useful sugars.

Which brings us to the separation of lignin …

2013 Pacific Rim Biofuels and Biotechnology Summit Report: the Golden Age of Advanced Biofuels Is Coming
February 13, 2014 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Danilo Gusmão de Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Good news for mankind worried about getting a more sustainable world: it is expected that the next few years will be decisive for the future of advanced biofuels …

Record Ethanol Cargo Loaded at Peruvian Port
February 6, 2014 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

(Tank Storage Magazine)  Peruvian terminal operator Penta Tanks Terminals reportedly loaded the largest ethanol cargo ever in Peru at the end of 2013.  Around 15,200m3 of ethanol, owned by Maple Energy, were loaded into a …