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How Gold Can Recycle Biofuel Waste into Useful Additive
May 23, 2017 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org/Tomsk Polytechnic University)  Gold nanoparticles serve as catalysts for obtaining valuable chemical products based on glycerol. Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and their international colleagues are developing gold catalysts to recycle one of the main …

Turning Sewage Sludge into Fuels and Hydrogen
May 17, 2017 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(Recycling Magazine)  TO-SYN-FUEL is a project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s new research and innovation programme, with the aim to build-up, operate and demonstrate the production of Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen from waste biomass.

Twelve …

EC Drops Antitrust Investigation into Ethanol Firms
May 4, 2017 – 4:32 pm | No Comment

(Argus Media) The European Commission (EC) says it has closed an antitrust investigation that involved unannounced inspections of premises of ethanol producers and trading companies in April 2015.

The investigation concerned EU antitrust rules that prohibit …

Orchard Waste Could Be a Fruitful Source of Biofuel
May 3, 2017 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

(IneffableIsland.com)  Waste prunings from orchards, vineyards and olive groves could be a valuable source of biomass energy and help boost rural economies, say EU-funded researchers. The key ingredient is a sustainable supply chain.

As the EU …

From Wastewater to Sustainable Fuel
April 11, 2017 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

(SEAT)  Turning wastewater into sustainable fuel. This is the answer to two environmental challenges, namely reusing an increasingly scarce resource, water, and finding alternative energies to counter episodes of severe pollution that impose traffic restrictions …

Dropet Ethanol Conference — May 10-11, 2017 — Marbella, Spain
April 10, 2017 – 5:16 pm | No Comment
Dropet Ethanol Conference    —   May 10-11, 2017   —  Marbella, Spain

With a decade of solid presence in the global industrial and fuel ethanol markets, Dropet is proud to keep the tradition and to bring you this important market event on these days in the spring …

Breakthroughs for Biofuel in Aviation and Transport Sectors
March 27, 2017 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

(Edie.net)  SEAT originally partnered with Spanish firm Aqualia to launch the SMART Green Gas project, aimed at creating 100% renewable biofuels to be used in compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

The partnership sees wastewater turned into …

Zaragoza: Continuous Commitment to Recycle Used Oil with Labor Integration
December 28, 2016 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Javier Rico (Energias Renovables)  Despite the fact that the European Commission is not very likely to focus on biodiesel from waste oils in the reform of the directive on renewable energies, its collection and …

Researchers Collaborate with AST to Develop Lignin-Based Products
December 12, 2016 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

(American Science and Technology/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Science and Technology, a sustainable technology company, has teamed up with Terma Group, a team of Waste and Environmental Technology researchers at the University of Malaga in Spain, …

Mayors of Paris, Madrid, Athens & Mexico City Stumble; African Nations Get It Right on Policies for Cleaner Air with Cleaner Diesel Fuel & Technology
December 7, 2016 – 2:13 pm | No Comment

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Last week, the mayors of four cities – Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens – announced they had pledged to remove diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025.  Last week, five African countries …

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 …

Green Hydrogen, Courtesy of Algal Proteins
October 21, 2016 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Since hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity, we are increasingly thinking about hydrogen as a successor to crude oil. But where will the hydrogen come from? Its ecologically cleanest source could be from …

AlgaEnergy Wins Business Award for the Environment
October 11, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  AlgaEnergy, a Madrid, Spain-based company that develops and commercializes high-quality nutritional, cosmetic and energy products derived from microalgae, has been awarded the European Business Awards for the Environment 2015/2016 – Section Spain, …

FCC and Seat Partner in Project to Drive Biogas Production for Vehicular Use
October 4, 2016 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)   …  The project seeks to develop an innovative process for enhancing bioenergy production from municipal, agricultural, and industrial waste, and a progress report was presented at Biometa 2016, held in Barcelona in …

Algae Europe — December 13-15, 2016 — Madrid, Spain
September 19, 2016 – 8:25 pm | No Comment
Algae Europe   —   December 13-15, 2016   —   Madrid, Spain

Algae Europe offers a unique opportunity for the exchange between academia and industry will be established in a networking based environment that will allow to discuss the evolution of the Algae Biomass sector worldwide and understand the …

The High-Flown Fantasy of Aviation Biofuels
September 12, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Almuth Ernsting (Biofuelwatch/The Biomass Monitor)  …  As far as Branson and his airline, Virgin Atlantic, were concerned, the flight was indeed no more than a stunt: The “biofuel test flight” burned 95% ordinary kerosene and …

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 …

Andalusian Researchers Create Bricks with Biodiesel Waste
August 16, 2016 – 9:49 am | No Comment

(ABC Andalusia (Google Translation))  The element is used to make bricks glycerin, a fatty organic byproduct production companies  —  Researchers of the group ‘ Advanced Materials ‘ Institute of Materials Science of Seville (ICMS-CSIC) and …

1st Thematic SuperBIO Workshop — September 12, 2016 — Seville, Spain
August 12, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment
1st Thematic SuperBIO Workshop —   September 12, 2016   —   Seville, Spain

The 1st Thematic SuperBIO Workshop”, titled “Valorization of Residues from Intensive Horticulture: A Business Opportunity for Bio-Based Industries”, which will take place in Seville (Spain) the 12th of September 2016 from 15h30 to 18h. The …

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 …

Direct Conversion of Methane to Aromatics in a Catalytic Co-Ionic Membrane Reactor
August 5, 2016 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Science Magazine)  Methane gas is expensive to ship. It is usually converted into carbon monoxide and hydrogen and then liquefied. This is economically feasible only on very large scales. Hence, methane produced in small amounts …

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 …

The European CYCLALG Project Will Develop an Algae-Based Biorefinery
July 26, 2016 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by Elhuyar Fundazioa (EurekAlert!) A consortium of six R&D centres in the Basque Autonomous Community, Navarre and France -NEIKER-Tecnalia, National Centre of Renewable Energies (CENER), Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Association of Industry of Navarre (AIN), Association …

A Paradigm Shift in Microalgal Biotechnology Could Be On The Cards Thanks To A University of Cologne Breakthrough
July 19, 2016 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Gaynor Selby  (FoodIngredientsFirst)  A team of scientists and researchers at the University of Cologne believe they have made a breakthrough which could lead to cultivating algae on a commercial scale in a much cheaper …

Abengoa’s Hugoton Cellulosic Ethanol Project Goes on the Block
July 19, 2016 – 10:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, Ocean Park Advisors has been retained by Abengoa Bioenergy to find a strategic partner or to complete a sale of Abengoa cellulosic ethanol plant, electricity cogeneration plant and …

Report Provides Update of India’s Ethanol Industry
July 3, 2016 – 11:43 am | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A decline in Indian sugarcane acres during the past two growing seasons is expected to result in a decline in the country’s ethanol production in 2017, a report filed …

Volkswagen Showcases Algae Biogas-Powered Vehicles at Green Project in Spain
June 29, 2016 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  German carmaker Volkswagen has showcased its algae biogas-powered vehicle at a biogas project based in El Torno Chiclana, a town in south-west Spain.

The presentation of the test vehicle was unveiled at a biogas …

Sevilla Buses Tested in 2017 a New Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil
June 24, 2016 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

(Geregras (Google translation))  The ecological fuel obtained from recycling used cooking oils is becoming a reality thanks Life Bioseville an EU – funded project that will be tested in the fleet of city buses in …

Banana Power: Researchers Explore Use of Banana Waste to Boost Bioenergy in Ecuador
June 22, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Researchers from the Agro-Energy Group at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) have used geographic information systems to assess the potential use of the residual biomass of bananas produced in the province of El Oro, based in the …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: International Conference on Sustainable Bioplastics — November 10-11, 2016 — Alicante, Spain — DEADLINE: uncertain
June 16, 2016 – 4:59 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  International Conference on Sustainable Bioplastics — November 10-11, 2016 — Alicante, Spain   —   DEADLINE: uncertain

International Conference on Sustainable Bioplastics, will be organized around the theme“Bioplastics: A Genuine Alternative”  Bioplastics 2016 is comprised of 12 tracks and 62 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Bioplastics …

International Conference on Sustainable Bioplastics — November 10-11, 2016 — Alicante, Spain
June 16, 2016 – 4:53 pm | No Comment
International Conference on Sustainable Bioplastics  —   November 10-11, 2016   —  Alicante, Spain

With the successful journey of Bioploymers & Bioplastics conferences in USA, Conference Series LLC conferences planned to continue its Biopolymers conference series in Europe from 2016.

International Conference on Sustainable Bioplastics, will be organized around the …

CAAFI Celebrates 10th Anniversary!
May 27, 2016 – 1:30 pm | No Comment

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) We are proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of the initiation of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) as of May 24, 2016, and more importantly, to reflect on the …

KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong– Parts 1 and 2
May 18, 2016 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels DIgest)  … Old KiOR was exciting, dramatic, and fast, and the headlines it produced between 2008 and 2011 were candy for a renewables-hungry world.

A Breakthrough in Catalytic Pyrolysis to make cost-competitive, drop-in …

Alkol Biotech Sells Large Batch of Sugarcane Bagasse for 2G Ethanol Testing
May 17, 2016 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Alkol Biotech, a UK-based biofuels research specialist, has announced that it has sold 500 kilos of EUnergyCane’s sugarcane bagasse for scientific cellulosic ethanol technology testing.

The EUnergyCane consortium is a group of companies, universities, …

Scania Delivers 51 Biodiesel And Vegetable Oil Hybrid Buses to Madrid
May 13, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

(The Auto Channel)  In a major commercial breakthrough, Scania will in June start delivering 51 hybridised Scania Citywide buses to Madrid. These complete buses feature cost saving and emission educing hybrid technology that meets the …

Boom-boom: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Diesel’s Growth and Horizons
April 11, 2016 – 10:08 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we held a well-attended webinar on the boom on in Renewable diesel. Here below is a slide deck presented on the day, from Will Thurmond, President of Emerging Markets Online — …

“Lack of Collateral” Damage: Abengoa’s Descent into Fiscal Hell, and Its Hopes for Redemption
March 8, 2016 – 1:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Last week, we reported that potential buyers of Abengoa Bioenergy’s six first generation ethanol facilities have been looking at acquiring the assets even before the company’s announcement that they would …

Abengoa Bioenergy Files for Chapter 11 for Parent and 5 Subsidiaries
February 25, 2016 – 8:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding, LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on behalf of itself and 5 of its …

Analyst: Biofuels Consolidation Will Continue in 2016
February 22, 2016 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

(Ocean Park Advisors/Ag Professionals)  … “Our experience leads us to believe there will be an increased number of owners and boards of renewable fuel companies evaluating their options in 2016, if not testing the market for …

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 …

SAS Takes off with Biofuel in the Tank
January 26, 2016 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(SAS)  SAS is the only Scandinavian airline to be taking part in Avinor’s biofuel project at OSL, which from January 22 will ensure regular delivery of the most eco-friendly aircraft fuel. This will make OSL …

Abengoa to Sell off Bioenergy Arm for a Billion Bucks
January 22, 2016 – 5:30 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Spain, as part of its complete restructuring to avoid bankruptcy, Abengoa has decided to sell off Abengoa Bioenergy—possibly in three parts: Europe, Brazil and the US—for a total of roughly …

Cellulosic Biofuels Outlook: Abengoa Doubts May Not Affect Biofuels Industry
January 19, 2016 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) Although the cellulosic ethanol industry has had some challenges, there is hope for the year ahead.  For some Midwest farmers, cellulosic ethanol’s launch in the past two years has allowed …

Spanish Company Receives Patents for 2G Biodiesel from Glycerin
December 28, 2015 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, the European patents office has approved a Europe-wide patent forInKemia IUCT Group’s production process that creates second-generation biodiesel from glycerin through 2033. The patent was developed as part …

Kansas Ethanol: Closing of Abengoa Plant at Hugoton Shouldn’t Dash Hopes for Cellulosic Ethanol
December 14, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by John Montgomery (The Hutchinson News)  …  Abengoa shut down the plant last month – eliminating about 50 jobs – a little more than a year after a grand opening celebration featuring high-level state and …

Spain Mandates 8.5% Biofuel Mix in Gasoline and Diesel by 2020
December 7, 2015 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg)  Spain approved a mandate for biofuels in its transportation sector with a target of blending at least 8.5 percent of the cleaner fuel in with gasoline and diesel by 2020.

The mandatory minimum …

Abengoa Contagion Spreads to U.S. Biofuel Plants, Causing Layoffs and Shutdowns
December 7, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Rob Nikolewski (Kansas Watchdog.org)  … “I think we have to see how this thing plays out. In the short run, of course, it’s a devastating blow,” said Neal Gillespie, Stevens County Economic Developmentdirector. “In the long …

Rep. Pompeo Investigates Failing Obama-Backed Green Energy Company
December 4, 2015 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

(The Daily Caller News Foundation)  Rep. Mike Pompeo is demanding information on Abengoa, a Spanish green energy firm on the brink of bankruptcy that could leave U.S. taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars.

The …

Abengoa Shuts Down Hugoton, Colwich, St Louis HQ
December 4, 2015 – 10:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Kansas, Abengoa has decided to suspend production at its new cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton as well as its corn-based ethanol plant in Colwich as part of the recent …

Abengoa Seeks Insolvency Protection, Takes a Voyage to the Bottom of the Bond Markets
November 28, 2015 – 12:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, NASDAQ shares in Abengoa SA plunged 49% in Wednesday trading after the embattled renewable energy developer said it would seek bankruptcy protection as it seeks to reorganize …

Abengoa to Launch Bio-Alcohols Production in Early 2016
October 22, 2015 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

by  Yana Palagacheva (ICIS News)  … After successfully establishing its alternative ethanol production route, Abengoa is now seeking to diversify its portfolio with its bio-alcohols project, particularly bio-butanol.

“We have quite a wide branch of final products and …

Uncertainty for Alleged Fraud in the Biodiesel Plant Barajas de Melo
October 22, 2015 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(El Dario (Google translation))  …  “What matters to Barajas de Melo and all its neighbors is that this plant is definitely over. They take four or five years building it and are talking about an …

Biofuels Maker Paid Back Its Federal Loan Without Selling Any Ethanol
October 22, 2015 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Michael Bastasch (Daily Caller)  Abengoa Bioenergy got nearly $230 million in federal loans and grants to build a massive cellulosic biofuel refinery capable of producing 25 million gallons of ethanol every year. The company, however, …

Spanish Company Launches Energy Island Project Using 100% Renewables
September 29, 2015 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, PlanetEnergy has launched its energy island project, producing 100% of household energy requirements from organic waste, wastewater, and manure waste with solar, wind, batteries and biodiesel backup. 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 …

Abengoa Advancing: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to the Hugoton Cellulosic Ethanol Project
September 16, 2015 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The goal of the Abengoa project in Hugoton, Kansas? To design, build and operate a commercial scale bioethanol facility that uses sustainable biomass feedstock, drastically reduces green house gas emissions …

The Digest’s 2015 6-Minute Country Guide to Spain’s Advanced Bioeconomy
September 16, 2015 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mandates and national consumption  — Key takeaway: Spain is part of the EU and the overall Renewable Energy Directive; the country has struggled to meet its targets, but is ramping up …

The New Tobacco Road: A Path beyond Smoking for America’s Traditional Cash Crop
September 10, 2015 – 10:11 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Tobacco’s been re-thought, re-engineered and re-invented as a platform for sustainable, low-carbon fuels, and green chemicals – who’s doing what, where and how?  … If tobacco’s reputation has fallen into disrepute …

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 …

Abengoa: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide
July 31, 2015 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Abengoa is active in three areas in biofuels: a. Traditional fermentation of cereal grains and sugar cane for the commercial production of bioethanol; b. Traditional transesterification for the production of …

Spain Increases Biofuel Targets to Meet European Standards
July 27, 2015 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

(PetrolPlaza)  Spain´s government is setting an increased national target for biofuel or ethanol composition of gasoline and diesel fuels to 8.5% by the year 2020, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism  —  In an …

International Congress and Expo on Biofuels & Bioenergy — August 25-27, 2015 — Valencia, Spain
June 12, 2015 – 5:03 pm | No Comment
International Congress and Expo on Biofuels & Bioenergy — August 25-27, 2015  —  Valencia, Spain

The theme of the conference is “Accelerating Advancements and Frontiers in Biofuels & Bioenergy”
 Biofuels-2015 is an extraordinary event designed for the International professionals to facilitate the dissemination and application of research findings related to Biofuels …

BDI Successfully Completes RetroFit Project in Spain
May 14, 2015 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

(BDI)  BDI – BioEnergy International AG has successfully completed the expansion of a BioDiesel plant in Spain. Oils and animal fats with very high FFA-content will in the future be converted into second-generation standards-compliant BioDiesel.

Implementation …

Beyond Boats To China
January 19, 2015 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After halting distillers grains imports late last year, the world’s top DDGS buyer is poised to resume business, but on what terms?

The prospect of China reissuing distillers grains import …

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) …

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Aided by Controversial Federal Program
December 30, 2014 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

by Henry C. Jackson (Capital Press/Associated Press)  The refinery in Hugoton, Kan., built by Seville, Spain-based Abengoa, is the largest cellulosic biorefinery in the world.

At the RV Park he owns in a remote corner of …

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. …

Consortium Creates Sugarcane Research Center in Spain
November 25, 2014 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

(Global BioBusiness)  The EunergyCane Consortium officially started operations with the signing of an agreement with the city of Motril in Spain which will create Europe’s first sugarcane research center.

The consortium is a group of public …

To Use Sewage Sludge to Obtain Bioenergy
November 21, 2014 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(Nanowerk News) Researchers from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Universidad Miguel Hernández of Elche have found a way to increase biomass production by using sewage sludge as energy crop fertilizers.

The Agroenergy Group from …

‘Welcome to the Future’
November 20, 2014 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Construction on Abengoa’s self-powered cellulosic ethanol facility is complete. But that doesn’t mean efforts to innovate are over.

Javier Garoz Neira, CEO of Abengoa Bioenergy, told attendees at the company’s …

European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy October 20-22, 2015 Madrid, Spain
November 14, 2014 – 2:29 pm | No Comment
European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy   October 20-22, 2015   Madrid, Spain

As always at EFIB, we are on the eternal quest to create more dynamic biobased markets, jobs and growth and products that bring real benefits to communities and to the environment.

SAVE THE DATE   READ …

PhD Thesis Proposes Use of Ethanol and Heterogeneous Catalysts for Biodiesel Production
November 12, 2014 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(Basque Research)   … Chemical engineer Inés Reyero Zaragoza proposed the substitution of methanol by ethanol for the production of biodiesel and the use of a heterogeneous catalyst, which will “result in a reduction of costs …

4 Minutes With…Sebastian Scaparro, Business Developer and Administration Manager, ALS Bioenergy
October 21, 2014 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … ALS Bioenergy is a company that develops and commercialize technologies for biofuels, agroindustrial and bioproducts. Our technology is multifeedstock, glycerin free and has a much lower cloud point then the …

Biodiesel Companies Want Stricter Regulation on Waste Oil
October 21, 2014 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Elaine Yau (South China Morning Post)  The recent gutter oil scandal leads to calls to set up a licensing system

Last month’s scandal over sales of tainted lard from Taiwan has been a source of …

Abengoa Celebrates Grand Opening of Its First Commercial-Scale Next Generation Biofuels Plant
October 17, 2014 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

(Abengoa/GlobeNewswire)  U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas Senator Pat Roberts offer remarks during on-site event commemorating landmark occasion for advanced biofuels industry.

Abengoa’s proprietary enzymatic hydrolysis technology turns crop …

Alkol Biotech to Develop Sugarcane Research Lab in Europe
August 22, 2014 – 11:10 am | No Comment

(Global BioBusiness)  … Alkol Biotech, signed an agreement with the council of the city of Motril in the Andalusia region of Spain to develop what could be Europe’s first sugarcane development lab.

The lab will develop …

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Forum October 20-22, 2014 Madrid, Spain
August 15, 2014 – 5:49 pm | No Comment
Sustainable Aviation Fuels Forum   October 20-22, 2014     Madrid, Spain

The projects CORE-JetFuel, FORUM-AE and ITAKA are pleased to announce the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Forum taking place in Madrid on 20th – 22nd October 2014.

This Sustainable Aviation Fuels Forum will focus on recent progress and …

European H1 Ethanol Market Weak, Lacking Political Support: Abengoa CEO
August 14, 2014 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  Fuel ethanol consumption in Europe in the first half of 2014 was low and the sector lacked the political support to meet Europe’s renewable energy targets, Manuel Sanchez-Ortega, CEO of Spain-based ethanol producer Abengoa, …

Ripe for Ethanol Innovations: Midlands Research Is Boosting Value of Corn Distillation Process
August 8, 2014 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Russell Hubbard  (Omaha World-Herald)  It starts out as freeze-dried fungus or bacteria from Denmark and ends up being one of the key ingredients in what some are calling Nebraska’s and Iowa’s shot at the …

Ireland Forced to Import 84% of Biofuel Needed
August 6, 2014 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by Margaret Donnelly (Agriland) Ireland imported 126 liters of biofuels in 2013, 84% of what we used, according to An Taisce.

An Taisce says the EU biofuels policy is failing to meet one of its key aims, namely, …

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 …

Questions and Answers on the Outcome of the Second Call for Proposals under the NER 300 Programme
July 10, 2014 – 10:47 am | No Comment

(Europa.EU)  … NER 300 is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon energy demonstration projects. The programme aims to successfully demonstrate environmentally safe carbon capture and storage (CCS) and innovative renewable energy (RES) …

The Greensome Foursome: POET, Novozymes, Abengoa, NexSteppe on the Industry Outlook for 2014
July 2, 2014 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As several major cellulosic biofuels ventures head for scale in 2014, we look at the companies, the major barriers (as they see them) for further capacity-building, sources for future investment, …

Enerkem’s Family Affair
June 18, 2014 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

by Tim Portz (Biomass Magazine) Enerkem President and CEO Vincent Chornet and his team have driven Enerkem along a commercialization pathway for the past 10 years. As Enerkem’s first commercial-scale deployment in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, enters …

The United States Patent Office Grants Neol Biosolutions the Patent for the Technology MicroBiOil-1®
June 18, 2014 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

(Neol) Neol Biosolutions (Neol) a 50:50 joint venture between the Neuron Bio Group and Repsol has been granted the patent in USA for its technology MicroBiOil 1®. This technology makes possible to obtain oils from crude glycerine …

Japanese Cars Soda Drinks Show Future for Abengoa Biofuel
June 12, 2014 – 11:59 am | No Comment

by Rodrigo Orihuela (Bloomberg)  Abengoa SA (ABG/P), the Spanish renewable energy company investing in biofuels, is in talks with Japanese car manufacturers and soft-drink makers to help them develop products ranging from bottles to chemicals.

“All …

Deinove Signs Bioethanol Research Deals with Suez, Abengoa
June 4, 2014 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(Reuters Africa)  French green biotech firm Deinove said on Tuesday it had signed research agreements with France’s Suez Environnement and Spanish energy company Abengoa to develop bacteria-based second generation bioethanol.

The company, which develops biofuels and …

Neol Biosolutions to Scale up Microbioil-2.0 Process at CB2G
June 2, 2014 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

(Neol Biosolutions/Biomass Magazine)  Neol Biosolutions, a 50/50 joint venture between Repsol and Neuron Bio, has reached an agreement with the Center for Second Generation Biofuels (CB2G) of CENER, the Spanish National Renewable Energy Centre, in order …

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Lignofuels 2015 January 21-22 Madrid, Spain DEADLINE: uncertain
May 9, 2014 – 10:29 am | No Comment
CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS:  Lignofuels 2015 January 21-22  Madrid, Spain   DEADLINE: uncertain

Following the success of the previous events in London, Stockholm and Copenhagen we are delighted to announce that Lignofuels 2015 will be returning to Madrid, Spain, on the 21st- 22nd of January 2015.

On its 6th …

Lignofuels 2015 January 21-22 Madrid, Spain
April 17, 2014 – 6:05 pm | No Comment
Lignofuels 2015   January 21-22    Madrid, Spain

Following the success of the previous events in London, Stockholm and Copenhagen we are delighted to announce that Lignofuels 2015 will be returning to Madrid, Spain, on the 21st- 22nd of January 2015.

On its 6th …

EurObserv’ER Annual Report Highlights EU Bioenergy Sector
April 15, 2014 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) EurObserv’ER has released the 2013 edition of its annual renewable energy report, which determined that final energy consumption from renewable resources increased significantly in 2012. The report, titled “The State of …

Transgenic Trees Make Easy-Chew Wood for Biofuels
April 4, 2014 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Richard Van Noorden (Science Magazine)  The poplars in the greenhouse near John Ralph’s laboratory show no outward signs of weakness, but they have a secret soft spot. Thanks to genetic engineering, their wood contains an …

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, …

Cellulosic Ethanol Fights for Life
March 13, 2014 – 12:47 am | No Comment

by Mark Peplow (Nature)  Pioneering biofuel producers hope that US government largesse will ease their way into a tough market.

…Thousands of tonnes of corn stover — the leaves, stalks and husks left over after the maize …

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 …

Alkol, U of Madrid to Develop Sugarcane Varieties for Spain
March 4, 2014 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Alkol Bioenergy and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have signed an agreement to develop a Brazilian sugarcane variety for Spain.  The School of Forestry, ETSI, at UPM, will conduct …

Iberdrola-Backed AlgaEnergy May Build Mexico Biomass Plant
February 28, 2014 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Stefan Nicola (Bloomberg)  AlgaEnergy SA, part-owned by Spain’s Iberdrola SA (IBE) and Repsol SA (REP), is in talks with potential partners to set up a plant in Mexico to supply the American markets with …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 3rd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development June 24-26, 2014 Valencia, Spain DEADLINE: uncertain
February 14, 2014 – 4:20 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  3rd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development June 24-26, 2014 Valencia, Spain   DEADLINE: uncertain

OMICS Group is delighted to invite you to attend the 3rd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development which is going to be held on June 24-26, 2014 Valencia, Spain.

International Conference on Biodiversity & …

3rd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development June 24-26, 2014 Valencia, Spain
February 14, 2014 – 4:14 pm | No Comment
3rd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development     June 24-26, 2014      Valencia, Spain

OMICS Group is delighted to invite you to attend the 3rd International Conference on Biodiversity & Sustainable Energy Development which is going to be held on June 24-26, 2014 Valencia, Spain.

International Conference on Biodiversity & …

Biocombustibles y Mercado
February 10, 2014 – 10:50 am | No Comment

(Global BioBusiness) The main problem in the biofuels industry is the lack of understanding about the market in general. The publications on biofuels being offered do not also tackle this problem, focusing too much on …

Ennovor Secures Tolling Contracts With Specialist Biodiesel Refineries Across Europe
February 5, 2014 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

(Ennovor Group/PR NewsWire)  Ennovor Group, a global sustainable biofuels company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a rolling tolling contract with one of Spain’s largest biodiesel refiners.
An innovator of feedstock procurement, supply chain development and …

F.O. Lichts’s World Biofuels June 3-4, 2014 Seville, Spain
February 5, 2014 – 12:22 pm | No Comment
F.O. Lichts’s World Biofuels   June 3-4, 2014   Seville, Spain

Organised by F.O. Licht and Focus-Abengoa, World Biofuels 2014 is one of the most important fixtures in the biofuels calendar.  A dynamic and highlyauthoritative global biofuels conference, the 2 days in Seville are dedicated to giving you …

2013 Report on the International and Chinese Biodiesel Industry
January 14, 2014 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire/Research and Markets)  Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “2013 Report on the International and Chinese Biodiesel Industry” report to their offering.

“2013 Report on the International and Chinese Biodiesel Industry”, provides an overview of …

Special EU Biofuels Report: The Top 10 Stories of the Year, and More
December 27, 2013 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The technology is there. Demand for alternative fuels, chemicals and materials is there. Feedstock is expensive.   In so many of the signature developments announced around the world this year, there’s …

CRG Researchers Sequence and Analyse For the First Time Sugar Beet Genome
December 20, 2013 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

(Alpha Galileo/Centre for Genomic Regulation)  The study, published in Nature today, describes the sugar beet reference genome sequence generated by researchers both from the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG),  the Max Planck Institute for Molecular …

10th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 4-6, 2014 Valladolid, Spain
November 19, 2013 – 11:01 am | No Comment
10th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries    June 4-6, 2014     Valladolid, Spain

The 10th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Valladolid, Spain, from Wednesday June 4 until Friday June 6, 2014.

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

European Algae Biomass Conference May 5-7, 2014 Seville, Spain
November 18, 2013 – 6:27 pm | No Comment
European Algae Biomass Conference  May 5-7, 2014   Seville, Spain

Maximising Commercial Successes in Algae Biomass by Combining Focussed R&D With Business Strategy
ACI’s 4th annual European Algae Biomass Conference will once again bring together senior executives from industry and academia to discuss the latest commercial and …

A Systematic Review of Biochar Research, with a Focus on Its Stability in situ and Its Promise as a Climate Mitigation Strategy
October 30, 2013 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

by Noel P. Gurwick, Lisa A. Moore, Charlene Kelly, Patricia Elias (PLOSone)   Claims about the environmental benefits of charring biomass and applying the resulting “biochar” to soil are impressive. If true, they could influence land management worldwide. Alleged benefits …

Integrating Place-Specific Livelihood and Equity Outcomes into Global Assessments of Bioenergy Deployment
October 30, 2013 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Felix Creutzig, Esteve Corbera, Simon Bolwig and Carol Hunsberger (IOP Science)    Integrated assessment models suggest that the large-scale deployment of bioenergy could contribute to ambitious climate change mitigation efforts. However, such a shift would …

Camelina Company Earns RSB Certification
October 17, 2013 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(RSB Services Foundation)  The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), a global sustainability standard and certification system for biofuels and biomaterials production, is pleased to announce that Camelina …

A Piece of Research Shows that Genetically Modified Tobacco Plants Are Viable as Raw Material for Producing Biofuels
October 17, 2013 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(Basque Research)  In her PhD thesis Ruth Sanz-Barrio, an agricultural engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre and researcher at the Institute of Biotechnology (mixed centre of the CSIC-Spanish National Research Council, Public University of …

Report: Carbon Taxes, Trading Bring Most Cost-Effective Pollution Cuts
October 15, 2013 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

by Ben Geman (The Hill E2Wire)  A new report finds that the most cost-effective climate change policies are the ones with the least political traction in the United States.

Imposing an explicit cost on carbon pollution …

Catalan Schools Collect Used Oil to Produce Biodiesel
October 4, 2013 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

(LaVanguardia.com)  The project was born in the Bages and extends to eight counties more | It aims to raise awareness of the importance of recycling

About 25,000 students from schools from nine counties Catalonia , Central …

Abengoa Plans to Process All the Garbage from Sevilla to Make Biofuel
October 2, 2013 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Carlos Piza (Eleconomista)    A plant of 120 million, a pioneer in the world, eliminate the landfill

Abengoa Seville wants to give another leading pioneer in the technologies working after thermal Platform in Sanlucar la …

New Algal Species for Biofuel Production
September 26, 2013 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

(Cordis) …The EU-funded project ‘Biodiesel production from microalgae’ (ALGFUEL) investigated new species and processes for the production of next-generation biofuels. The project aimed to identify promising new candidates for biofuel production, and to improve the …

First Steps Towards Achieving Better and Cheaper Biodiesel
September 24, 2013 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily)  …Acetals are chemical compounds found in many wines, like port, for example, which give it a unique, sweet smell. However if acetals are blended with biodiesel, they improve its properties. The SUPREN research …

Patented Bacteria Capable of Producing Biodiesel More Efficiently and Cleanly than Current
August 27, 2013 – 3:28 pm | No Comment

(University of Seville)  The invention, jointly owned by the University of Seville and Cordoba University, identifies in a mill gender microbial strain that produces biodiesel Terribacillus cleanly, with higher performance and lower production cost than …

European All-Gas Project Produces First Algae Crops for Bioenergy
August 14, 2013 – 1:56 pm | No Comment

(FCC Aqualia/Biodiesel Magazine)  The EU-backed All-gas project, the world’s largest project to convert algae into clean energy using wastewater, has successfully grown its first crop of algae biomass at its site in Chiclana, Southern Spain. …

Europe’s Transport Sector Sluggish in Adopting Biofuels, Report Finds
August 7, 2013 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

by Tildy Bayar (Renewable Energy World)   In advance of a vote on a European directive that will shape the Union’s future policy for biofuel use in the transport sector, an annual report published today by …

The Top 10 Jet Biofuels Advances of the Year
July 26, 2013 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Here are the biggest pacts and advances, tests, investments and grants with the likes of Amyris, Total, Airbus, Solena Fuels, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, AltAir Fuels, the US Navy, Emerald Biofuels, Natures BioReserve and Fulcrum Biofuels, Virent, …

Abengoa Foundation Opens First Technology Demonstration Plant ‘Waste to Biofuels’ (W2B)
July 5, 2013 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

(Ecoticias.com)  The production of ethanol from municipal solid waste is a major technological advance in the waste management model. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), a company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and …

Cellulosic Ethanol: Scale-Up and Commercialization – Part 2
June 21, 2013 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by David Glass (D Glass Associates)  In the final breakout session of the BIO World Congress on June 19, there was a second panel on scale-up and commercialization of cellulosic ethanol. As with the session …

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Lead Auditor Training September 3-5, 2013 Madrid, Spain
June 15, 2013 – 3:36 pm | No Comment
Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Lead Auditor Training    September 3-5, 2013    Madrid, Spain

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is an international multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together farmers, companies, non-governmental organizations, experts, governments, and intergovernmental agencies concerned with ensuring the sustainability of biofuels production and processing. Since 2006 …

Biofuel Based on Banana Waste
May 1, 2013 – 11:59 am | No Comment

(Fresh Plaza)  Bananas in poor condition could become a type of biofuel thanks to a study by the Canary Islands Technological Institute (ITC) with the support of the DISA Foundation.

Douglas Escalante (an intern of the …

National Associations Refuse Commission’s Proposal on iLUC
April 30, 2013 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

(Asociación de Productores de Energías Renovables Biocarburantes – Spain; Associação Portuguesa de Produtores de Biocombustíveis – Portugal; Krajowa Izba Biopaliw – Poland; Renewable Energy Association – United Kingdom; Verband der Deutschen Biokraftstoffindustrie – Germany)  We support the current target …

Dinoflagellate Microalgae Show Biofuel Potential in Spanish Study
April 23, 2013 – 6:49 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Researchers at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) and the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC), in Spain, have analyzed the potential of different species of microalgae for producing biodiesel, comparing …

Abengoa Begins Operating the First Demonstration Plant Using Waste-to-Biofuels Technology
April 8, 2013 – 11:55 am | No Comment

(ENP Newswire/Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production)  Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has started operations at the demonstration plant that uses …

Barcelona Researchers Focus on Dinoflagellate Microalgae
April 5, 2013 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

(Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona/Biodiesel Magazine)  Dinoflagellate microalgae could be used as a raw material to obtain biodiesel easily and profitably. This is the conclusion of a study led by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) scientists, …

Camelina on the Move: Global Clean Energy Holdings Acquires Sustainable Oils
March 15, 2013 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In California, Global Clean Energy Holdings announced that it has acquired Sustainable Oils, a leader in Camelina genetics and production. The acquisition includes 100% ownership interest of Sustainable Oils and the …

FAA and Spain Cooperate in Alternative Aviation Fuels
February 14, 2013 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

(Federal Aviation Administration) The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Spanish Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) signed a Declaration of Cooperation to promote the development and use of sustainable alternative aviation fuels in the …

Neste Oil Ups Algae Research for Biodiesel
February 2, 2013 – 6:43 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Neste Oil, ranked the world’s fourth most sustainable company on The Global 100 list at the World Economic Forum in Davos, has been investigating the suitability of algae for its renewable fuels …

Life Cycle Assessment of Transportation Fuels from Biomass Pyrolysis
January 17, 2013 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Diego Iribarren, Jens F. Peters, Javier Dufour  (Fuel/Science Direct)  This article evaluates the environmental performance of a biofuel production system based on the fast pyrolysis of short-rotation poplar biomass using a Life Cycle Assessment …

Up, Up and Away: Aviation Biofuels Players Start Building Capacity
January 11, 2013 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Now – it’s all about organizing sustainable, affordable feedstock and building capacity. And, airlines providing capital for the first commercial projects — to ensure that capacity building reaches levels in …

USDA GAIN Report Outlines Status of Spain’s Ethanol Industry
October 29, 2012 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The UDSA Foreign Agricultural Service recently published a Global Agricultural Information Network report outlining Spain’s ethanol industry. The report,” titled “Spain’s Bioethanol Standing Report,” notes that the country is …

Why Cellulosic Ethanol Depends on a Renewable Fuel Standard
October 29, 2012 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

by RP Siegel (TriplePundit)  … 3p: If you look at where we today relative to the RFS, it says that by the year 2022, a total of 21 billion gallons of biofuel needs to be provided by something other …

Congratulations DeltaWing!!! “Best Fifth Place Ever!”
October 21, 2012 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  From hopes that it would be the new IndyCar, to a wild ride at the 24 Hours at Le Mans, through a frightening crash during practice on Wednesday at …

Industry Seeks to Weaken EU Cap on Crop-Based Fuels
October 15, 2012 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

(Reuters)  …The European Commission is under strong pressure from industry groups and some of its own departments to weaken a planned cap on the use of biofuels made from food crops such as rapeseed and …

Milestones Reached: Cellulosic Ethanol Is Arriving, with Commissioning under Way and More Than 100 MMgy under Construction.
October 14, 2012 – 7:14 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The next five years—the often scoffed mantra of cellulosic ethanol developers—is getting whittled down to the next year or two. A milestone was reached this year when Blue Sugars …

Biodiesel Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
July 26, 2012 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(PhysOrg)  Researchers in Spain have discovered that greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced through the use of biodiesel. The group from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Spain investigated the benefits of using biodiesel by …

New S50 Biofuel from Glycerol, Vegetable Oils, Animal fats or Used Cooking Oil
July 25, 2012 – 11:04 am | No Comment

(Innoget.com) IUCT has developed a technology to produce different biofuels in biodiesel plants and oleochemical production facilities. Our technology is very flexible because the starting raw materials may be glycerol, vegetable oils, animal fats or …

The University of Murcia Biodiesel Obtained by Green Chemistry
July 24, 2012 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Expansion.com)  Murcia University research has developed a process which allows the production of biodiesel in a single step and continuously through a combination of enzymes (biocatalysts) and solvent “green” nonaqueous ionic liquids such as carbon …

Boom Times for Argentina and Biofuels, But Can It Last?
July 18, 2012 – 2:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As Argentina’s monetary policies run into big trouble, inflation mounts and the peso sinks, can the biofuels boom keep going?

…To keep the biodiesel industry growing and reduce diesel import costs, …

Aviation Biofuels: Which Airlines Are Doing What, with Whom?
June 5, 2012 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …(M)ore than 30 airlines now trialing, deploying biofuels – but who’s doing what, exactly?

In Brazil, Azul Airlines announced that Amyris’s innovative renewable jet fuel sourced from Brazilian sugarcane has passed all required testing …

EU Biodiesel Makers Expect to Boost Sales in Spain
May 2, 2012 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Martin Roberts (Reuters)  …European biodiesel makers will be able to sell an additional one million tonnes a year in Spain after new measures which effectively shut out Argentine and Indonesian imports, an industry spokesman …

Aqualia Eyes Large-Scale Algae Biofuel Production
March 6, 2012 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

by Nina Chestney (Reuters)  Water management company Aqualia plans to launch a commercial-scale demonstration project using waste water to cultivate algae for biofuel production, which could fuel 400 vehicles, the firm said on Monday.

Spain’s Aqualia, …

Spanish Biofuel Producer to Invest 150 Million Euros in Congo
February 28, 2012 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Robert Mbakou (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)   Spain’s Biocongo Global Trading will spend 150 million euros ($201 million) developing 60,000 hectares (148,000 acres) of palm oil plantations and two processing plants in Congo Republic over the next …

Cepsa Useful Microalgae Grown to Produce Biodiesel
January 24, 2012 – 10:04 am | No Comment

(EuropaPress)  Research Center and the Department Cepsa Cepsa working since 2010 in a research project to evaluate the feasibility of using microalgae in obtaining useful fatty acids for the production of biodiesel.  READ MORE

Abengoa Selected by the Brazilian Development Bank to Develop a Second Generation Ethanol Plant in Brazil Based on Sugar Cane
January 13, 2012 – 9:34 am | No Comment

(Abengoa)  Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainable development in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) and FINEP, the promotion and investment agency …

Who’s in the Lead? Algae around the World
January 12, 2012 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Williams (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s in front in the development of algal-based fuels and biomaterials? India, China, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, Israel, the EU, or the US. The NAABB’s globe-trotting chief parses it out.

In New …