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Children Helping UAE Biofuels Industry
April 24, 2017 – 7:14 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)   Children in the UAE have been recycling cooking oil to make biofuels as part of a new initiative.

The programme was set up by the Blue waste management company in Dubai, and involves pupils …

Etihad Airways and Boeing Check on Biofuel Progress at Masdar
April 3, 2017 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

(Ehihad Airways)  Peter Baumgartner, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, and Mohammad Al Bulooki, Executive Vice President Commercial, joined Scott Fancher, Boeing Senior Vice President, at the integrated seawater and agriculture system facility within Masdar …

Neutral Fuels Pioneers Dairy Waste As New Biofuel Feedstock
February 23, 2017 – 10:49 am | No Comment

(Neutral Fuels)  Recycling waste dairy products to help meet Dubai ‘ s Zero Waste target  —
After two years of research into new and improved ways to create biofuels, Neutral Fuels has become the first company …

Life Cycle Assessment of Integrated Seawater Agriculture in the Arabian (Persian) Gulf as a Potential Food and Aviation Biofuel Resource
December 27, 2016 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Brian Warshay, J. Jed Brown, Sgouris Sgouridis (The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment)  Prospective evaluation of the lifecycle impacts of aviation biofuel production in Abu Dhabi, UAE based on a production system that integrates aquaculture, saltwater agriculture, …

World Future Energy Summit (WFES) Sustainable Transport — January 16-19, 2017 — Abu Dhabi
December 15, 2016 – 9:02 pm | No Comment
World Future Energy Summit (WFES)  Sustainable Transport   —   January 16-19, 2017   —   Abu Dhabi

The 2016 World Future Energy Summit (WFES) saw the launch of the first dedicated Sustainable Transport zone – a forum of regional and international manufacturers and distributors to discuss the latest developments and generate new …

Birth of Mideast Renewables?
December 13, 2016 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Squeezed budgets from low oil prices since mid-2014, combined with rising energy demand, will boost demand for renewable energy and efficiency technologies across the Middle East, according to a …

Masdar Institute Faculty Wins 2016 L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship Award
November 25, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Clarence Michael (Masdar Institute)  Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi Presents Award to Dr. Hanifa Taher Al Blooshi for Research in Designing A NEW Novel System for Enzymatic Biodiesel Production – Her Excellency …

The Aviation Biofuels Partnership Kings: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Boeing
November 23, 2016 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Whether it is partnering with COMAC to research aviation biofuels, launching a biojet program with Aeromexico and Mexico’s Airports and Auxiliary Services, or with the Port of Seattle and Alaska …

Masdar Institute Develops Novel Biodiesel Chemical Reactor
September 2, 2016 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(Emirates News Agency/Zawya)  A team of researchers from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, in collaboration with Tadweer – Abu Dhabi’s Centre of Waste Management, are testing an integrated chemical reactor they have designed …

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 3rd Annual Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy — April 27-28, 2017 — Dubai, UAE DEADLINE: unclear
August 3, 2016 – 12:44 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  3rd Annual Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy   —   April 27-28, 2017   —   Dubai, UAE   DEADLINE: unclear

3rd Annual Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy, will be organized around the theme “Endowing a footprint of accountable economical evolution”

Biofuels Conference 2017 is comprised of 13 tracks and 101 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions …

4th Annual Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy — April 27-28, 2017 — Dubai, UAE
August 3, 2016 – 12:42 pm | No Comment
4th Annual Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy   —   April 27-28, 2017   —   Dubai, UAE

Conferences series LLC invites all the participants from all over the world to attend  3rd Annual Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy during April 27-28, 2017 in Dubai, UAE. Which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions.

Join …

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — March 20-21, 2017 — Abu Dhabi, UAE
July 18, 2016 – 2:34 pm | No Comment
Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture   —   March 20-21, 2017   —  Abu Dhabi, UAE

When the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) was launched in 2014 it leveraged partnerships with over 40 influential organisations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, Bill & Melinda Gates …

Up, Up & Away: The Top 10 Magic Moments in Aviation Biofuels in 2016
April 6, 2016 – 1:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia formed a partnership to investigate options for locally produced aviation biofuel. The trans-Tasman alliance partners are issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to the …

Iowa Corn Feeds Brazil’s Fuel Tanks as Demand Spurs Import Surge
April 5, 2016 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Sao Paolo ethanol now 39% more expensive than fuel from Iowa;
American glut also spurs exports to China, Philippines, India  —

At the Plymouth Energy LLC plant in the heart of the U.S. …

One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Air: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Honeywell UOP renewable fuels technology
March 10, 2016 – 10:53 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 …

2nd World Bio Summit & Expo — October 10-12, 2016 — Dubai, UAE
March 2, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment
2nd World Bio Summit & Expo  —  October 10-12, 2016  —  Dubai, UAE

OMICS International a pioneer in organizing scientific conferences all around the world is gearing up for 2nd World Bio Summit & Expo which is schedule to be held during October 10-12, 2016 in Dubai, UAE. 

Bio …

Boeing, Aeromexico, Mexican Government Collaborate on Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Research and Development
February 25, 2016 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(Boeing/PR Newswire)  Initiative supports Mexico’s aviation sector, environmental and socio-economic goals  —  Boeing [NYSE: BA], Aeromexico and Mexico’s Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA) will collaborate with a biojet program supported by Mexico’s Sector Fund for …

Abu Dhabi Goes Green! Used Cooking Becomes Biodiesel in New Project
February 15, 2016 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

by Sarvy Geranpayeh  (Albawaba)  Tadweer, the Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi, has launched an initiative to convert household’s cooking oil waste into biodiesel for vehicles.

The project has been started in Abu Dhabi’s Al Raha area …

Abu Dhabi Claims World’s First Bioenergy Facility to Produce Both Food and Aviation Fuels
January 26, 2016 – 4:15 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a non-consortium supported by Etihad Airways, Boeing and Honeywell UOP, claims that it will soon launch the world’s first bioenergy research facility using desert land, irrigated by …

Takreer Refinery Blends Biofuel
January 22, 2016 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

(Khaleej Times)   The BIOjet Initiative is aligned with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, which seeks to develop sustainable energy sources to diversify the UAE economy and increase workforce opportunities for Emiratis.  —   For the …

Arid Farm Can Soon Produce Aviation Biofuel at Masdar
January 20, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Haseeb Haider  (Khaleej Times)  The two-hectare farm at Masdar City will experiment using seawater and organic waste to help grow native halophytes for generating biofuel, while producing fish and shrimps.

A research facility to develop …

Port of Seattle Partners with Alaska Airlines and Boeing on Plan to Supply Sustainable Aviation Biofuel at Sea-Tac Airport
December 16, 2015 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(PR NewsWire)  The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines [NYSE: ALK] and Boeing [NYSE: BA] are partnering to move toward a significant environmental goal: powering all flights by all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable …

The 2016 US Outlook for Ethanol and Biodiesel
December 3, 2015 – 10:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “In the old days, ethanol was a political commodity,” Informa Economics Senior VP Scott Richman told the crowd assembled at the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference in Vancouver this week, organized by the …

McDonald’s UAE Completes 5 Million Kilometres on McFuel Biodiesel
December 2, 2015 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by LeAnne Graves (The National)  … McDonald’s UAE fleet will complete 5 million kilometres this month, or the distance to Mars and back, fuelled entirely by biodiesel, thanks to a partnership formed four years ago between the …

20-Nation Mission Innovation Coalition Launches to Spur Clean Energy R&D, Investment
November 30, 2015 – 9:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, President Obama and French President Hollande, along with a wide range of other top global leaders, are announcing today the launch of “Mission Innovation,” a 20-country initiative to …

New Biobased Projects Around the World
November 18, 2015 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas

Despite low oil prices, first-gen biofuels and advanced …

Lootah Biofuels(LBF)Biodiesel Is the Cheapest Diesel in the UAE
October 23, 2015 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

(MENAFN Press) Lootah Bio Fuel LLC (LBF), a fully owned subsidiary of the S.S. Lootah Group, is one of the leading manufacturers in the waste-to-energy and alternative fuel industry in the UAE. Headquartered in Dubai, …

Biofuel Buses: Transguard UAE Biodiesel Case Study
October 7, 2015 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

by John Bambridge  (Construction Week Online)  Operating in any sector presents both challenges and opportunities to cut costs. When a large part of your business involves the management of a fleet of vehicles, alternatives to …

Abu Dhabi Bio Jet Fuel Project Nears Test Stage
September 22, 2015 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Alexander Cornwell (Gulf News Aviation )  Boeing, together with Etihad Airways, Takreer, Masdar and Total, has been working since January 2014 to develop biofuel in emirate —

An initiative to produce environmentally friendly aviation jet fuel …

World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2016 — January 18-21, 2016 — Abu Dhabi, UAE
September 9, 2015 – 3:27 pm | No Comment
World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2016  —  January 18-21, 2016  —  Abu Dhabi, UAE

The UAE Ministry of Energy, ADNOC and ENOC recently coordinated on removing transport fuel subsidies, by aligning petrol and diesel prices to global price indices and operating costs – according to Fitch Ratings, which predicts …

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 …

Relevance of Biofuel as UAE Petrol Sector Evolves
September 4, 2015 – 5:16 pm | No Comment

by Alexander Pieri  (ConstructionWeekOnline)  … But when a large part of your business involves the management of a fleet of vehicles, a viable alternative to costly petrol needs to be considered. Such is the case with Transguard …

World Alternative Transport Fuels Conference — December 8-9, 2015 — Dubai, UAE
August 20, 2015 – 7:54 pm | No Comment
World Alternative Transport Fuels Conference  —  December 8-9, 2015 — Dubai, UAE

The World Alternative Transport Fuels Conference is designed to provide a crucial insight into the alternative fuel industry giving a brand new vision of the potential and challenges that the fuel industry faces in the …

12th Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference — January 31 – 3 Feb, 2016 — Dubai, UAE
August 18, 2015 – 11:29 am | No Comment
12th Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference — January 31 – 3 Feb, 2016 — Dubai, UAE

The Platts 12th annual Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference has earned its place as the preeminent sugar conference for sugar professionals in the world. Now in its 12th year, the conference attracts over 600 senior industry …

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — February 16-18, 2016 — Abu Dhabi, UAE DEADLINE: September 4, 2015
August 11, 2015 – 9:59 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — February 16-18, 2016 — Abu Dhabi, UAE   DEADLINE: September 4, 2015

Theme for 2016: Rethinking Global Food Security. Collaborative approaches to sustainable agriculture innovation.
Providing enough safe, nutritious food to a growing population is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Food and agricultural sectors …

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — February 16-18, 2016 — Abu Dhabi, UAE
August 11, 2015 – 9:56 pm | No Comment
Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — February 16-18, 2016 — Abu Dhabi, UAE

Theme for 2016: Rethinking Global Food Security. Collaborative approaches to sustainable agriculture innovation.
Providing enough safe, nutritious food to a growing population is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Food and agricultural sectors …

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 …

Why Airlines Keep Pushing Biofuels: They Have No Choice
July 28, 2015 – 9:10 am | No Comment

by  Jonathan Fahey and Scott Mayerowitz (Associated Press) The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to …

Gulf Petrochem to Set up Rs 1,000-crore Ethanol Plant in India
July 8, 2015 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Rachita Prasad (Economic Times/India Times)  Gulf Petrochem will set up a Rs 1,000-crore ethanol manufacturing plant in India, according to a top company executive, as the UAE-headquartered entity seeks to leverage on the government’s mandate …

Etihad, Partners Unveil Biofuel Production Roadmap
June 30, 2015 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(Etihad Airways/Trade Arabia News Service)  UAE’s Etihad Airways, in collaboration with Boeing, Takreer, Total and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, has launched a joint industry roadmap for the sustainable production of aviation biofuels …

US Aims to Increase Ethanol Sales to PH
June 26, 2015 – 11:00 am | No Comment

(Business Inquirer)  Ethanol producers in the United States are keen on doubling exports to the Philippines under an aggressive expansion program that is centered on opening up the Asian market.
Edward S. Hubbard Jr., general counsel …

Could Middle East Switch From Oil to Renewable Superpower?
June 2, 2015 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Darrell Delamaide (Oilprice.com/Time Magazine)   Decreasing prices in solar power could provide opportunities for oil-poor countries … The recent decline in oil prices won’t make solar power uneconomic, the influential official said. “I believe solar will be …

The Aviation Renewable Fuels Imperative
May 26, 2015 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From remarks by Antonio De Palmas — president, Boeing Italy, at the World Bioenergy Leadership Forum … Aviation is 2% of all 2010 CO2e emissions, expected to grow to 3.5% …

U.S. Ethanol Now Exported to Many Markets
May 14, 2015 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

(National Corn Growers Association)  A recent chart from the U.S. Grains Council illustrates the wide range of markets for U.S. ethanol exports in 2014. This is a change from just four years ago, when more …

Middle East Turns to Biofuels Amid Rocky Oil Prices and Environmental Awareness
March 26, 2015 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

Imran Khan (Lootah Biofuels/Renewable Energy World)  … Crude oil is refined to produce diesel and petrol and the cost of crude oil is the most crucial factor affecting fuel prices over time. However, with the shortage …

Louis Dreyfus Ships Big U.S. Ethanol Cargo to Middle East -Traders
March 9, 2015 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)    Louis Dreyfus Commodities has shipped a large cargo of U.S. ethanol worth over $17 million to the Middle East, traders said, stoking hopes among U.S. producers of renewed appetite from …

Lootah Biofuels Joined Hands with Dubai Driving Center to Provide Clean and Reliable Fuel
March 9, 2015 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

(Lootah Biofuels)  Lootah Biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of the SS Lootah group and Dubai Driving Center, a leading driving school of Dubai will collaborate to support environmental friendly and sustainable fuel produced from used …

Biofuels For A Greener Dubai
March 1, 2015 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Imran Khan (Forbes/Lootah Biofuels) The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has set an ambitious target for 2030: reduce demand for energy by 30% and diversify its renewable energy sources.

Effectively being implemented in the power sector, …

Middle East OPEC Countries See a Future in Algae
February 25, 2015 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Imran Khan (Algae Industry Magazine)  The global demand for fossil fuels is swelling against a tight economic environment and the Middle East is no exception. The domestic consumption of energy in the region 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 …

Biofuels Digest’s Advanced Bioeconomy Awards for 2015
February 17, 2015 – 3:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Project of the Year, Deal of the Year, Partnership of the Year, Chemical of the Year, and Cap Raise of the Year — who are the big winners?  Each year, the …

Dubai Municipality to Use Locally Produced Biofuel
February 8, 2015 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

by James Morgan  (Construction Week Online)  Dubai Municipality and Neutral Fuels have penned an agreement concerning the supply of locally produced biodiesel for municipal vehicles.

The deal was signed during festivities for the Emirate’s sixth Car …

Ethanol Expands Global Reach, RFA Releases New 2014 Export/Import Publication
February 8, 2015 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol exports reached near-record levels in 2014, sending 836 million gallons of ethanol worth $2.1 billion to international markets, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) explained today in its new publication “2014 …

Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium Awards Contract to Construct Innovative Agriculture and Energy Pilot Project at Masdar City
January 21, 2015 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

(Masdar Institute)  Research puts UAE at forefront of global movement to create sustainable, alternative fuels that do not compete with food production

Based on ground-breaking research at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, the Sustainable …

Kingsman Sugar Dubai Conference January 31-February 3, 2015 Dubai, UAE
January 17, 2015 – 4:51 pm | No Comment
Kingsman Sugar Dubai Conference    January 31-February 3, 2015    Dubai, UAE

Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference has earned its place as ‘the must attend’ event for sugar professionals. Now in its 11th year, the conference is world-renowned and attracts over 650 senior industry professionals every year to …

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) …

Shale vs OPEC: What’s Going on with Oil Prices? Will the Bleeding Stop, and When?
January 14, 2015 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Here’s what’s going on, as illustrated in this EIA chart, which shows the imbalance between increases in demand and the increases in non-OPEC production. In short, non-OPEC oil is being …

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 …

SS Lootah Subsidiary to Collaborate on Green Fuel Initiative
December 16, 2014 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(Khaleej Times)  Lootah biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of SS Lootah group and Emirates Transguard, a leading security service provider will collaborate on a new initiative to support a sustainable fuel produced from used cooking …

Abu Dhabi Pushes forward with Second Generation Biofuels Efforts
December 16, 2014 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and Tadweer, the Center of Waste Management, have signed a two-year research agreement.

This research will focus …

Troll the Ancient Waste-Oil Carol : FFA la la la la la la la la la
December 4, 2014 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “On the way” forever, talked up by all, deployed by some – technologies that handle high free fatty acid feedstocks like used cooking oil are coming into their hey-day, via …

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture March 9-10, 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE
November 14, 2014 – 4:50 pm | No Comment
Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture   March 9-10, 2015   Abu Dhabi, UAE

Innovation in agriculture gives us a real chance of feeding nine billion people using less resource and with no environmental damage. It has the potential to offer solutions to combat global warming, provide technologies that can …

Lootah Biofuels and Emirates Transguard Collaboration towards Green Initiative
October 31, 2014 – 4:49 pm | No Comment

(Lootah Biofuels)  Lootah biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of SS Lootah group and Emirates Transguard, a leading security service provider  will collaborate on a new initiative to support a sustainable fuel produced from used cooking …

Egypt Proposes $490 Million in Ethanol Investments to UAE
October 20, 2014 – 1:47 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Digest) In Egypt, the government has proposed the UAE invest $250 million in a 100,000 ton per year molasses-based ethanol plant as well as a $240 million ethanol plant that would use 100,000 tons per …

World Future Energy Summit January 19-22, 2015 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
September 9, 2014 – 3:20 pm | No Comment
World Future Energy Summit    January 19-22, 2015    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the world’s foremost event dedicated to renewable energies, energy efficiency and clean technologies. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu …

8 Trends Driving Aviation Biofuels Today
August 7, 2014 – 4:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  SkyNRG is undertaking its first major feedstock project in South Africa, featuring a nicotine-free energy tobacco crop that’s developed by Sunchem under the name of Solaris.

Which is an excellent …

Aviation Biofuel Takes Flight
August 6, 2014 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

by Zoe Martin (Iowa Farmer Today)MONTICELLO — After years of research, biofuels in the aviation industry are almost ready for take off.

The requirements to replace jet fuel at 40,000 feet present a challenge, but airplane …

UOP’s Ecofining Tech Linked to Massive Renewable Diesel Project in Ohio
August 5, 2014 – 9:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Will the old Buckeye Ethanol site in South Point, Ohio be transformed into an ultra-modern base for renewable diesel and jet fuel blendstocks?

That’s the vision for a new project origination …

Aviation Biofuel Takes Flight
July 9, 2014 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

By Zoe Martin (Iowa Farmer Today) After years of research, biofuels in the aviation industry are almost ready for take off.

The requirements to replace jet fuel at 40,000 feet present a challenge, but airplane manufacturers such …

Honeywell’s UOP Green Fuels Technology Selected By Petrixo To Produce Renewable Jet Fuel And Diesel
July 9, 2014 – 11:03 am | No Comment

(Honeywell UOP/MarketWatch)  Facility will be the first commercial-scale renewable jet fuel production facility outside of North America

UOP LLC, a Honeywell HON +0.06% company, announced today that its green fuels process technology has been selected by …

RTA Expands Green Bus Fleet
May 27, 2014 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Shafaat Shahbandari  (Zawya/Gulf News)  Dubai: A total of 118 biodiesel-powered green buses will be in operation in Dubai by the end of this year as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) expands its green …

New Horizons
April 25, 2014 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

By Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Renewable Fuels Association is working to expand ethanol export markets, says Bob Dinneen, president and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association. For example, the group has led trips abroad to connect …

UAE Scientists Create Biodiesel from Lamb Fat
April 3, 2014 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

(7DaysInDubai)  Scientists have created a new fuel from the fat wastage of slaughtered lambs.  The boffins, from UAE University, have invented a new way to extract lamb fat and turn it into biodiesel that can …

Biobased Investment Triples, to $391M for Q1; Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to the Investment Landscape
April 3, 2014 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that 9 biobased ventures raised $391 million in new capital in Q1 2014, while 8 biobased ventures raised $128.6 million in Q4 2013. This compares …

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 …

BRICS and Mortar: The Fast-Growing BRIC Economies Take Aim at Aviation Biofuels
March 11, 2014 – 11:10 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Brazil, Russia, India and China — and throw in South Africa for a complete BRICSA set.  The vaunted new economic engines for the 21st century — and, lately, home to a …

Petrixo to Invest $800 Million in Fujairah Bio-Fuel Refinery
March 6, 2014 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(Arab News)  Dubai-based Petrixo Oil & Gas has decided to invest $800 million in bio-fuel refinery in Fujairah. The company, which has been investing in the green fuels for several years, has plans to be …

Big Plans to Power the Future with Microscopic Algae
March 4, 2014 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Christian Ludwig (The National)  … In order to offer a viable alternative to oil or natural gas, the microalgae have to be produced sustainably, and fuels derived from them have to be compatible with today’s distribution …

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 …

Boeing Joins New BIOjet Abu Dhabi Team to Grow Biofuel Supply Chain in United Arab Emirates
January 20, 2014 – 8:33 pm | No Comment

(Boeing/PR NewsWire)  – Collaboration focuses on research, feedstock production and refining capability  – Announcement follows Etihad 777 biofuel demonstration flight in Abu Dhabi
 Boeing [NYSE: BA], Etihad Airways, Takreer, Total and the Masdar Institute of Science …

RTA Powers 11 Buses By Biofuel, 60 In 3 Years
January 15, 2014 – 11:51 am | No Comment

(Middle East Events)  The number of Green Buses powered by biofuel within the fleet of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)has risen to 11 buses under a plan based on the Green Economy initiative launched …

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture February 3-5, 2014 Abu Dhabi, UAE
December 23, 2013 – 1:28 pm | No Comment
Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture    February 3-5, 2014   Abu Dhabi, UAE

Hosted by the City of Abu Dhabi and in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture will present the world’s largest collection of sustainable agriculture innovations and …

Elimu’s Algae EMEA Summit 2014 May 20-21 Dubai, UAE
December 13, 2013 – 4:33 pm | No Comment
Elimu’s Algae EMEA Summit 2014    May 20-21   Dubai, UAE

Algae EMEA will focus on latest R&D methods and new groundbreaking technologies.The two days conference will highlight latest algae projects within the EMEA region. It will bring together both commercial companies and R&D companies in …

Abu Dhabi Institute Aiming to Produce Aviation Fuel from Plants
October 31, 2013 – 11:22 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International) Scientists at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have acquired 200 hectares of coastal land in the Western Region to set up a demonstration farm with aims to start producing sustainable jet fuel …

EcoWASTE 2014 January 20-22 Abu Dhabi, UAE
August 2, 2013 – 4:33 pm | No Comment
EcoWASTE 2014   January 20-22      Abu Dhabi, UAE

Hosted by Masdar and held in partnership with Tadweer, EcoWASTE is designed to cover the entire solid waste management services and solutions required to address the dramatic increase per capita of waste production in the …

McDonald’s UAE Supplier Del Monte Adopts Pioneering Biodiesel Campaign
July 2, 2013 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

(AMEInfo.com)  McDonald’s UAE announced that Del Monte, its fresh produce supplier, recently implemented the pioneering biodiesel initiative originally campaigned across the UAE by McDonald’s in 2011 in partnership with Neutral Fuels.

A total of 20 vehicles …

World Future Energy Summit January 20-22, 2014 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
April 8, 2013 – 6:30 pm | No Comment
World Future Energy Summit   January 20-22, 2014   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the world’s foremost event dedicated to renewable energies, energy efficiency and clean technologies. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu …

Algae from UAE Desert Saltflats Could Be Biofuel of the Future
March 15, 2013 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Dr. Hector Hernandez (The National)  …One area of particular interest is the energy potential of algae that live in the desert’s saltflats – known as sabkha.

Algae is one of the many forms of plant …

Masdar Institute Presents Experts Details on UAE’s Biofuel-from-Algae Potential
March 12, 2013 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

(AMEInfo.com)  Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies announced it presented details on the UAE’s growth and export potential in the biofuels-from-algae sector to …

Searching the Mangrove and the Desert for a Native Biofuel
February 25, 2013 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Dr Andreas Henschel (The National)  …The UAE, recognising the potential of biofuel, is now looking to discover its own plant-based sources of energy. And it is trying to mitigate some of the challenges posed …

Dubai Giant Invests in Algenol
February 22, 2013 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Lytle (NaplesNews.com)  …Paul Woods, founder and CEO of Algenol Biofuels, which is making ethanol from algae and is about to go into major production, said global giant Reliance Industries Limited has put up …

Great Big Things from Tiny Lil’ Algae: 10 Algae Trends for 2013
February 21, 2013 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  22 projects around the world show the multi-faceted promise of algae.  Concrete, polyurethane, bioplastics, cosmetics and, oh, fuels — so many big things to make from algae, it’s become a …

McDonald’s UAE, Emirates Transport Discuss Biodiesel Initiative
February 13, 2013 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Weber Shandwick (MENA/Biodiesel Magazine)  McDonald’s UAE this week showcased its successful biodiesel initiative to executives from Emirates Transport, the leading transportation company in the country, during a visit to the Neutral Fuels biorefinery in …

Biofuels Key to Economy and Clean Energy Future: GRFA
January 18, 2013 – 3:23 pm | No Comment

(Commodities Now) Today (January 16, 2013)  the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance called on the policy development, business and technology sector leaders attending the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, to commit to increasing biofuels’ share …

‘Eureka Moment’ Gives Home a New Fuel for the Future
January 18, 2013 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Zarina Khan (The National)  A simple suggestion during a standard orientation presentation led to one student’s discovery of a potential alternative energy source available in the open deserts of his home emirate of Abu Dhabi.

“Dr …

McDonalds Fleet Traveled 800,000 Miles With Recycled Biofuel
December 17, 2012 – 11:24 am | No Comment

by Tafline Laylin (GreenProphet.com)  It has been just 17 months since McDonalds announced its intention to recycle all of its vegetable oil for use as biofuel in its own fleet. Officially launched in July, 2011, the …

World Future Energy Summit January 15-17, 2013 Abu Dhabi, UAE
December 12, 2012 – 5:52 pm | No Comment
World Future Energy Summit    January 15-17, 2013  Abu Dhabi, UAE

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the world’s foremost annual event, dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince …

Australia : Coalition Supports International Biodiesel Plant in Dandenong
December 9, 2012 – 9:32 pm | No Comment

(Equities.com)  Innovation, Services and Small Business Minister Louise Asher today officially launched, in conjunction with McDonald s Australia, Neutral Fuels new biodiesel processing facility in Dandenong.

Neutral Fuels has secured McDonald s as a major customer …

Camels’ Stomachs Could Provide Key to Cheap, Renewable Biofuel
November 27, 2012 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Alya Al Tunaiji (The National)  …At the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, I am currently focusing my master’s thesis research on the biogas-producing potential of the microbes that live in camels’ stomachs.

Large ruminants – plant-eating mammals …

AlgaeWorld MENA February 25-26, 2013 – Dubai, UAE
November 9, 2012 – 11:19 am | No Comment
AlgaeWorld MENA February  25-26, 2013 – Dubai, UAE

Does the region have the potential for Sustainable Microalgae mass cultivation?

Regional highlights
– Leading developments in Sustainable Algae biojet fuels in Qatar
– Algal biorefinery concept in Saudi Arabia
– Screening and Bio-engineering strains for higher lipid
– Integrating …

Climatic Conditions Make Abu Dhabi Ideal for Commercial Production of Biofuels from Algae
November 1, 2012 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

(United Arab Emirates/AMEInfo.com)  Abu Dhabi’s abundant sunshine and climate make it a near-ideal location for growing algae for commercial production of biofuels. Such unique geographic and climatic conditions further enhance the opportunity for the Emirate …

Biofuels Must be a Larger Part of Future Energy Mix: Global Renewable Fuels Alliance
October 26, 2012 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Renewable Fuels Association)  As world and energy industry leaders gather today (october 22, 2012) in Dubai at the World Energy Forum to chart a roadmap for a sustainable energy mix, the Global …

Lootah Biofuels to Jointly Collaborate with AlgaOil and Plan to Extract Biofuel from Algae
October 15, 2012 – 6:47 pm | No Comment

(AMEInfo.com)  Both Lootah Biofuels and AlgaOil Ltd. announced the entry into a new project in which the two companies will merge their expertise together to develop new high oil content raw material for Biofuels such …

Jet Fuel Crop Plan in Abu Dhabi Ready for Take-Off
October 8, 2012 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Caline Malek (The National)  Scientists at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology hope to acquire 200 hectares of land they need to set up a demonstration farm in Abu Dhabi.

“Once we get it, we can …

SS Lootah Offers Automated Biofuel Plants to GCC
September 17, 2012 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(ConstructionWeekOnline.com)  S Lootah International has teamed up with Germany company Arndt GmbH to offer fully automatic locally-manufactured biodiesel plants for the Middle East.

The plants convert used cooking oil into biodiesel, which can be used to …

World Future Energy Summit 2013 January 15-17 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
July 24, 2012 – 7:15 pm | No Comment
World Future Energy Summit  2013   January 15-17   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2013 will bring together global leaders in policy, technology and business to discuss the state of the art, develop new ways of thinking and shape the future of renewable …

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 …

Biodiesel Garners More Attention in the Middle East
February 29, 2012 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel seems to be gaining more traction in the United Arab Emirates. On Feb. 22 the Dubai Road and Transport Authority recognized McDonald’s UAE and biodiesel refiner Neutral Fuels for …

Gargash Enterprises to Use Biodiesel for Internal Fleet of 11 Commercial Vehicles
February 22, 2012 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

(AME Info) Gargash Enterprises has pledged support to HH Shaikh Mohammed’s ‘UAE Strategy for Green Development’ campaign with the introduction of the first new commercial vehicle in the UAE running on biodiesel to reduce carbon emissions. …

United Arab Emirates School Buses to Fill up on Biodiesel Blends
January 25, 2012 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A fleet of school buses in the United Arab Emirates will soon be fueled by a biodiesel blend. Lootah Biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of S.S. Lootah Group, and School …

SkyNRG Serves First Middle Eastern Airline Etihad Airways via Boeing “Fuel from the Factory” Option
January 25, 2012 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

(SkyNRG)  SkyNRG, the Amsterdam-based global market maker in sustainable jet fuel has supplied its first customer via a “fuel-from the factory ” option made possible with U.S. partners EPIC Aviation and Boeing.

Etihad Airways, the national …

UAE Says Days of Easy Oil Nearly Over; EOR and Sour Oil/Gas Needed
December 8, 2011 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

(Platts)  UAE Oil Minister Mohammed Bin Dhaen al-Hamli said Monday that the days of easy oil were coming to an end and the UAE and fellow oil producers are having to resort to enhanced oil …

Algal Genetic Research Coming to Abu Dhabi
August 16, 2011 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)   …Dr. Salehi-Ashtiani plans to expand the sequencing to other algae from labs to be built in Abu Dhabi. Working with researchers, he would study strains of the genus in 20 or …

United Arab Emirates Seeks $100b Investment
July 18, 2011 – 7:51 am | No Comment

by Shehab A. Makahleh (Zawya)  The UAE government wants to attract $100 billion (Dh367 billion) worth of investment in alternative and sustainable energy projects by 2020.

Feras Dahlan, CEO of Dar Al Tawasol and First Deputy …

McDonald’s UAE in Venture to Make Biodiesel From Cooking Oil
July 5, 2011 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Vivian Salama (Bloomberg)  McDonald’s UAE and privately held Neutral Fuels LLC formed a venture to produce biodiesel using recycled vegetable oil from the fast-food retailer’s outlets in the United Arab Emirates, the companies said.

The venture involves …

Algae Could Make Biofuel Cheaper than Oil
April 5, 2011 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Megan Detrie  (The National)  Algae that thrive in sun-drenched wildernesses are an important source of natural nutrition and biofuel. But while most projects have grown algae in closed conditions, there is hope that the …

S.S. Lootah to Introduce Compact Biodiesel Processor to UAE
February 22, 2011 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Zawya)  The UAE-based conglomerate S.S. Lootah Group will introduce biodiesel processor known as the Biobot to the UAE, in cooperation with UK- based Practical Energy Solutions. The compact processor is fitted with a unique feature that …