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Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2017
December 29, 2016 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 64 countries.

The bulk of mandates continue …

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 …

Breaking Europe’s Addiction to Oil
February 23, 2016 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Peder Holk Nielsen (Novozymes)  Former Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Novozymes’ CEO take steps to highlight Europe’s problematic addiction to oil – and what can be done …

Bet on Biofuels, Not Russian Gas, Former NATO Chief Tells EU
February 16, 2016 – 10:22 am | No Comment

by Ewa Krukowska (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  European Union governments and companies would do better increasing production of renewables, such as biofuels, than counting on a natural-gas pipeline from Russia to ensure energy security, former NATO …

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 …

Time Running out to Sell Ukraine’s Ethanol-Producing Monopoly
October 14, 2015 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Ilya Timtchenko  (Kyiv Post)  An estimated 600 million hryvnias ($28 million) in losses last year and 41 rundown factories – that’s what Roman Ivaniuk inherited at the beginning of January, when he accepted his …

Kyoto Protocol’s Carbon Credit Scheme ‘Increased Emissions by 600m Tonnes’
August 25, 2015 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Arthur Neslen (The Guardian)  Major UNFCCC carbon trading scheme hit by serious corruption allegations involving organised crime in Russia and Ukraine — A key carbon offsetting scheme was so open to abuse that three quarters …

Understanding Global Agriculture in 15 Minutes
July 17, 2015 – 10:09 am | No Comment

by By Tom Schenk (Agriculture 2.0)  Over the past ten years, scores of articles have been written about the merits of investing in farmland as well as the challenges of producing enough food to feed a …

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Has Forbidden Distillery Plants to Produce Biofuels
June 30, 2015 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

(Ukrainian Biofuel Portal)  According to the decree №319 from May 20, 12 distilleries owned by the state have been excluded from the list of companies eligible for the production of bioethanol.

This document  change the decree “On …

Pew Report Tracks Bioenergy Investments in Emerging Markets
June 3, 2015 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Pew Charitable Trusts has released a report, titled “Power Shifts: Emerging Clean Energy Markets,” that shows clean energy investment in developing countries has grown in real and relative terms.

The …

4 Minutes with… Martysh Eugene, Professor, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (KNU)
June 3, 2015 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … There are a lot of biofuel sources in Ukraine. And KNU is the center of fundamental and applied researches at this field (formation, reforming, etc.)  READ MORE

The Production of Biofuel as a Single Possible Way to Rescue of SE Ukrspirt
April 21, 2015 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(Ukrainian Biofuel Portal)  According to official statistics, in 2014 the production volumes and alcohol sales exceedingly declined, which posed the menace for the domestic industry existence.

Last year the export volume of alcohol reached only 200 …

Alliance Congratulates Winners of Pilot Innovation Fund
February 10, 2015 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

(Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves)  This year marks the third round of the Pilot Innovation Fund (PIF), which provides funding and capacity building to organizations and entrepreneurs to develop and test game-changing ideas for the …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015
January 5, 2015 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of …

KSG Agro Expert Believes the Production of Biofuels Should Not Disturb the Eco-Balance of Land
December 18, 2014 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(KSG Agro)  In the production of biofuels one should take into account the need to maintain soil fertility. This was mentioned by KSG Agro Holding’s CEO Mr. Sergey Mazin during the V Ukrainian Grain Congress, …

New EU Sanctions against Russia Impact European Biofuel Companies
October 29, 2014 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by Richard Weiner  (Fredrikson & Byron/Biodiesel Magazine)  The Council of the European Union has recently enacted regulations that require the member states of the European Union to impose sanctions against Russian individuals and companies in response …

4 Minutes With…Svitlana Kroll, Senior Research Scientist, Southwest Research Institute
October 14, 2014 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … With more than 65 years of experience in automotive and fuels research and development, SwRI is uniquely positioned as an international expert in the research, development and testing of renewable …

WEBINAR–Black Sea: New Production and the Hunt for New Markets September 23, 2014 3:00PM GMT
September 17, 2014 – 1:05 pm | No Comment
WEBINAR–Black Sea: New Production and the Hunt for New Markets   September 23, 2014     3:00PM GMT

The Black Sea region has seen significant investment and development undertaken in the agriculture sector – with Russia and Ukraine driving huge growth in export volumes, primarily of wheat and corn. Looking beyond the region, …

Renewable Fuel Makes Ukraine Less Vulnerable
July 11, 2014 – 6:34 pm | No Comment

by Jerry Perkins (Des Moines Register)  If Ukraine can build a renewable energy sector based on its vast agricultural production, it won’t need Russian energy and could, perhaps, protect its sovereignty to a much greater …

VI Ukrainian Biofuel Forum April 15-16, 2014 Kiev, Ukraine
March 24, 2014 – 4:19 pm | No Comment
VI Ukrainian Biofuel Forum    April 15-16, 2014   Kiev, Ukraine

The main objective of the Forum: the development of the biofuel industry in Ukraine by establishing a strong information and communication business platform. Provide companies with effective management of opportunities and gain a competitive advantage in …

Why Fuel Subsidies in Developing Nations Are an Economic Addiction
March 14, 2014 – 11:48 pm | No Comment

by Brendan Greeley (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  … In the developing world, it’s tempting for a country to keep the price of fossil fuels artificially low. The subsidy can take the form of a price cap, preventing oil …

Biofuel Breaththrough
October 31, 2013 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

(KyivPost)  Ukraine’s government-owned ethanol producer Ukrspyrt and several smaller private producers announced on Oct. 29 that they’re prepared to produce enough bioethanol to meet the need for biofuel as of next year. In 2014, a …

Biofuels Producers Hunting Foreign Fields
October 25, 2013 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

by Mackinnon Lawrence (Forbes)  … Companies like SG Biofuels, Ceres, and others are squarely focused on biotechnology innovation, involving complex biological modifications at the crop’s cellular and genetic level.  The central focus of these efforts is the optimization of …

Molasses Can Supply 1/3 of Ukraine’s Biofuel Need, Says Official
October 18, 2013 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

(Ukrainian  Journal)  The volume of molasses made in Ukraine in a year is enough to produce only 100,000 tons of bioethanol, which is one third of the country’s needs for 2014, Director of Ukrprodspilka Mykola …

Ukrainian Grain Company Wins Certificate for EU Biofuel Supplies
September 18, 2013 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Alexander Bor  (Platts)  Ukraine’s State Food Grain Corporation, one of the country’s largest grain traders, has won a certificate allowing it to export raw materials for biofuel production in the EU, the company said …

Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine : Bioethanol Production Will Boost the Alcohol and Sugar Industries
April 5, 2013 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

(www.4-Traders.com)  This year the Government continues to develop alternative fuel sources, in particular, to increase the production of bioethanol.  It is provided by the State Program of activation of the economic development for 2013-2014. To …

Did Little Algae Freedom Fighters Win the Cold War?
March 19, 2013 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …This past week in Rotterdam, I ran into algae biofuels’ very own “Dr. No”, John Benemann — known for his succinct and characteristic analysis of new ventures aimed at making …

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 …

Beta Renewables Sees 2015 as Boom Year for Cellulosic Biofuels
March 5, 2013 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Nina Chestney (Reuters)  * U.S. cellulosic biofuel goals not reached

* Beta sees industry stepping up output by 2015

* New players could emerge from eastern Europe

Biofuels made from wood waste and sugarcane have languished well …

“Ukroliya” Asks to Limit the Export of the Promising Crop
August 9, 2012 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

Complications connected with export of the national grain lead to the idea to change the structure of agricultural production. Some experts think that grain could be substituted by rape, as this crop is always in …

Ukrainian Bioenergy Business Forum 2012 September 27-28 Kiev, Ukraine
March 28, 2012 – 12:13 pm | No Comment
Ukrainian Bioenergy Business Forum 2012    September 27-28     Kiev, Ukraine

Over 200 bioenergy experts are expected to join the Ukrainian Bioenergy Business Forum 2012 conference cum exhibition. Taking place in Kiev on 27-28 September 2012, this strictly B2B conference focuses on commercial opportunities and challenges brought about by the …

Chinese Investors to Launch Biofuel Production in Sumy Region
March 7, 2012 – 4:06 pm | No Comment

(Kyiv Post)  Chinese investors are to change the line of business of a distillery in the Village of Popovka in Konotop district (Sumy region) to the production of bioethanol, reads a posting on the Web …

In Ukraine Sugar Beets Will Be Used in the Production of Biofuel
February 20, 2012 – 10:34 am | No Comment

(Pellets-Wood.com)  The Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine announced that it intends to allocate 40 million tons of sugar beet for the production of biofuel. It will reduce the volume of imports of fuel and, in …

Ukraine: Regulation On The Tax-Exempt Import Of Biofuel Equipment Adopted
June 27, 2011 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Olexander Martinenko, Vitaliy Radchenko, Volodymyr Kolvakh and Tetyana Rabczak  (Mondaq)  The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has recently adopted Resolution No. 581, establishing a procedure for tax exempt import of machinery, vehicles and other …

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

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

PhotoFuels, a Belgian-Ukrainian …

Ukraine Considering Production of Biofuel from Fodder Potato Crop
May 2, 2011 – 12:58 pm | No Comment

(GreenCarCongress/FavStocks)  The Ukraine is considering using part of its crop of fodder potatoes—i.e., potatoes used for animal feed—for the production of biofuel. The Ukraine is one of the top potato producers in the world, ranking …