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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 …

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 …

European Commission Slams Portugal for Failing to Comply with the RED
May 4, 2016 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the European Commission has sent to Portugal a reasoned opinion urging the Member State to ensure the full compliance of its biofuel legislation with the Renewable Energy Directive. …

Drop-In Renewable Fuels, Competitive with $30 Oil: The Digest’s 20-Slide Guide to the Correia Process
February 10, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany and Portugal, a new drop-in biofuels process has emerged which is cost compettive with $30 oil, according to the inventors. The process breaks even with crude oil, on …

A New, Renewable, Drop-In, Waste-Based Fuel Emerges, Competitive with $30 Oil
February 10, 2016 – 11:54 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Out of the EU comes a biogasoline blendstock made from waste residues in a novel process that promises to radically slash the cost of bioconversion. The Digest reports.

In Germany and …

Algae Europe — December 1-3, 2015 — Lisbon, Portugal
September 24, 2015 – 9:01 am | No Comment
Algae Europe —  December 1-3, 2015  —  Lisbon, Portugal

ALGAE EUROPE 2015 reunites
ALGAE EUROPE brings together the 2nd EABA and EC Algae Contractor´ Conference and the 9th International Algae Congress. The Conference is organized by EABA, the European Commission and DLG BENELUX. The Conference …

Biofuels Capacity to Grow to 61 BGY in 2018
September 22, 2015 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(Lux Research/MarketWired)  Ethanol and Biodiesel Continue Their Domination but Remain Relatively Flat, While Novel Fuels and Novel Feedstocks Grow at Double-Digit Rates, Says Lux Research

Global biofuels capacity will grow to 61 billion gallons per year …

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 …

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 …

8th Biofuels International Conference September 22-24, 2015 Porto, Portugal
January 20, 2015 – 4:04 pm | No Comment
8th Biofuels International Conference   September 22-24, 2015    Porto, Portugal

This year’s event is in association with biodiesel production equipment specialist IncBio. The company supplies biodiesel plants across Europe, incorporating some of the most advanced and efficient technologies in the world. On day one of …

Innovative Integrated Microalgae Cultivation to Be Demonstrated at One-Hectare Unit in Southern Portugal
December 23, 2014 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research)   A consortium of biotechnology experts, including experts of Wageningen UR, has started to build a one-hectare pilot unit for the production of microalgae in Portugal. This unit will demonstrate …

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 …

IncBio Has Delivered a 120,000MT/Year Ultrasonic Reactor for South America
July 1, 2014 – 6:56 pm | No Comment

(IncBio) IncBio, a leading Portuguese engineering company, who specializes in state of the art, fully automated ultrasonic Biodiesel plants, has delivered a 120,000MT per year ultrasonic transesterification reactor to be installed in South America.

The reactor will …

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 …

Research Cutting Biodiesel Water Usage
March 25, 2014 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(Process Engineering)  Scientists at the University of Porto are currently developing water-free methods to produce biodiesel using waste vegetable oils, animal fats and fatty wastes derived from industrial processes.

Traditional methods of biodiesel production use large …

Algae for Value Added Applications – 15 Years Down the Road – What Have We Achieved? What Technology Can Make It Work? June 12-13, 2014 Lisbon, Portugal
March 6, 2014 – 5:48 pm | No Comment
Algae for Value Added Applications – 15 Years Down the Road – What Have We Achieved? What Technology Can Make It Work?      June 12-13, 2014    Lisbon, Portugal

In this program, Smart Short Courses joins forces with Algae entrepreneur Dr. Koen Van Houtte. This is the 5th Algae Technology program after four successful editions in Europe (May 2011), San Diego, CA (April 2012), …

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 …

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 …

12 MMgy Ultrasonic Biodiesel Facility Planned for Saudi Arabia
February 6, 2014 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Portugal-based biodiesel technology provider Incbio announced it has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia-based Bio Renewable Energy Factory to supply a 40,000 ton per year (12 MMgy) ultrasonic biodiesel refinery. …

An Enzymatic Route to H2 Storage
December 13, 2013 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Inês A. C. Pereira  (Science Magazine)  Electricity is increasingly produced from renewable sources, but it remains difficult to store electric power at a large scale. Hydrogen is a strong candidate for energy storage, but there …

New Biodiesel Facility for Tunisia
September 19, 2013 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Incbio, a Portugal-based biodiesel technology provider, has signed a contract with Biokast Energy to supply an 8,000 tonne capacity a year ultrasonic biodiesel plant for installation in Tunisia, North Africa.

The pair expect the …

Algae Aquaculture for Bioethanol Production
September 19, 2013 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(The Fish Site)  A team of European scientists is on a mission to prove that microalgae can be used to produce bioethanol as a biofuel for less than €0.40 a litre.

… The EU-funded project DEMA (‘Direct …

New Biodiesel Facility for Tunisia
September 13, 2013 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Incbio, a Portugal-based biodiesel technology provider, has signed a contract with Biokast Energy to supply an 8,000 tonne capacity a year ultrasonic biodiesel plant for installation in Tunisia, North Africa.

The pair expect the …

Enerfuel’s 7.5 MMgy Biodiesel Plant in Portugal Begins Operations
July 22, 2013 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  After years in the works, Enerfuel S.A.’s 25,000 ton (7.5 MMgy) multifeedstock biodiesel plant in Sines, Portugal, has officially begun production. …

The newly operational biodiesel refinery is using animal fats …

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 …

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 …

INCBIO Has Secured an Order for the Supply of an 8,000MT/year High FFA Biodiesel Plant from Green Energy Group Limited in Hong Kong
March 1, 2013 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

(INCBIO)  Incbio, a leading Portuguese engineering company, who specializes in state of the art fully automated industrial ultrasonic Biodiesel plants, has signed a contract with Biofuel Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Energy Group Limited, …

European Biodiesel 2013 June 12-13 Lisbon, Portugal
February 11, 2013 – 4:55 pm | No Comment
European Biodiesel 2013  June 12-13    Lisbon, Portugal

Reviewing the Latest Technologies, Policies & Strategies Shaping the Future of First & Advanced Generation Biodiesel & Bio-Oil Derived Jet Fuel in Europe

A unique and highly-focused event, ACI’s 6th annual European Biodiesel conference will comprise two …

Algarve University Develops Bio Ethanol Using Carobs
January 15, 2013 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(The Portugal News Online)  Researchers from the University of the Algarve have presented a pioneering research project in which bio ethanol was produced from carobs.

Researcher Maria Emília Costa from the Centre of Marine and Environmental …

Incbio Awarded Biodiesel Plant Contract for a Norwegian Client
July 18, 2012 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

(OpenPR)  Incbio (www.incbio.com), a leading company in design, build and start-up of biodiesel plants with state of the art ultrasonic reactor technology has been awarded a contract to supply a turnkey transesterification unit for N3Pharma …

Portugal’s Galp Energia to Head up Scientific Project in Mozambique
February 8, 2012 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(Macau Hub)  Portuguese group Galp Energia plans to head up a project for second generation biofuel produced using cultivated jatropha in Mozambique, the Portuguese press reported.

The project, which is projected to cost 2 million euros, …

European Commission Funds Global Project to Produce Ethanol, Biodiesel and Bioproducts from Algae
May 24, 2011 – 5:38 am | No Comment

(PR-Inside)  Nine partners from seven countries have joined in an innovative project to show that ethanol, biodiesel and bioproducts can be produced from algae on a large scale. The BIOfuel From Algae Technologies (BIOFAT) project, largely funded by …

Algae Holds Promise as Renewable Fuel — Just Not Yet
April 28, 2011 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Abby Schultz  (CNBC.com)  …“There’s a significant amount of capital required for algal oil producers to scale up to commercial meaningful quantities,” says Jim Rekoske, general manager at Honeywell’s UOP division, which provides technologies to the …