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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 …

Jamaica Conducting Study on Castor Oil Industry
August 12, 2016 – 10:28 am | No Comment

(Jamaica Observer)  Jamaica has undertaken a study on the local castor oil industry as the country moves to take advantage of a global market expected to value an estimated US$1.81 billion by 2020.

The study was commissioned …

Jamaica Still Not Producing Ethanol 8 Years On
May 19, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(Jamaica Observer)  ‘We are yet to see that,’ says economist as he outlines vision for sugar sector  —  Jamaica is still not producing ethanol for the E10 mix of petrol which the Government introduced into …

Biofuel Manufacturer to Invest US$95 Million in Jamaican Plant by 2017
March 8, 2016 – 10:27 am | No Comment

(South Florida Caribbean News)  As renewable energy demands increase globally, biofuel developer Benchmark Renewable Energy LLC has officially announced plans to develop a large scale bio-ethanol operation in Jamaica.
The company has confirmed that the project …

Biodiesel Opportunities Abroad
January 13, 2016 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Several U.S. producers, including Genuine Bio-Fuel, Hero BX and the now-defunct Promethean Biofuels, in addition to Miami-based biodiesel exporter and hopeful technology provider Lagosur, sketch out overviews of international developments.

“Taxation, …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016
January 4, 2016 – 11:41 am | 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 biofuels mandates …

Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade
September 3, 2015 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Jayson Beckman (US Department of Agriculture)  Global biofuel production rose tremendously over 2001-13, led largely by rapid growth in the United States and the European Union (EU). Brazil, the second largest biofuel producer, doubled its …

Production of Biofuel Still in the Mix
July 8, 2015 – 11:16 am | No Comment

(Jamaica Observer)  The country is looking to produce its own biofuel and increase the current mix of ethanol in petrol to about 20 per cent.  This is according to Principal Director, Policy, Planning, Development and …

Petrojam Ethanol Reluctant To Relocate
May 19, 2015 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Avia Collinder (The Gleaner)  The planned expansion of the Petrojam oil refinery will result in the physical displacement of sister company and tenant Petrojam Ethanol Limited (PEL), but the biofuel trader says it is yet …

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 …

Solanbridge Group Announces Reseller Agreement With Vega Biofuels SLNX to Market Biochar in Canada, Jamaica, and South Central Asia
December 8, 2014 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

(Accesswire/Solanbridge Group)  Solanbridge Group Inc (OTC: SLNX) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Reseller Agreement with Georgia-based Vega BioFuels, Inc (OTC: VGPR) where Solanbridge has the opportunity to market Vega’s Biochar product …

Study Underway to Select Local Crops for Biofuel Production
November 20, 2014 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(Jamaica Observer)  A study is underway to select local crops for biofuel production, in an effort to expand Jamaica’s sources of energy supply.   Manager for renewable energy and energy efficiency at the Petroleum Corporation …

State of the Algae Industry: 10 Top-Level Commercial Leaders Look at the Path to Scale
October 2, 2014 – 11:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  10 leaders, 10 enterprises, 10 paths to scale — what’s really key to making algae a commercial crop for feed, fuel and pharma, soon?

This week at the Algae Biomass Summit, …

Ethanol Producer Looks Inward For Feedstock
July 1, 2014 – 10:44 am | No Comment

by Avia Collinder (The Jamaica Gleaner) Discussions are under way between energy and sugar interests for local sugar estates to set aside about one million tonnes of cane annually for the production of wet ethanol.

But at least …

JB Ethanol In Maintenance Mode
March 27, 2014 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Avia Collinder (The Gleaner)  JB Ethanol Limited, which processes and sells fuel-grade ethanol, has seen production fall to lower levels year over year as overseas contractors say no to price increases attached to Brazilian-sourced …

PCJ Biofuel Research Favours Chinese Castor Bean
March 11, 2014 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Avia Collinder (The Gleaner)  The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s (PCJ) research on oilseeds from three geographical sources as biofuel has so far favoured the Zibo 8 variety of castor bean from China that was …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014
January 2, 2014 – 3:08 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 62 countries.

The bulk of mandates …

Government and Noranda Collaborate on Biofuel Project
July 16, 2013 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

(Jamaica Information Service)  The Government is collaborating on a project with Noranda Jamaica Bauxite Partners, to demonstrate the viability of the biofuels industry, using mined out bauxite lands to grow oil-producing crops.

Minister of Science, Technology, …

Are We Really Exporting Ethanol So It Will Not Compete With Imported Gasoline?
March 8, 2012 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

by Stu Ellis (FarmGateBlog)  Every day supertankers full of $100 per barrel oil are docking at US ports where other supertankers full of $1 per gallon ethanol have just departed for overseas markets.  While some …

Jamaica: Russians Interested in Setting up Ethanol Plant
March 7, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by S. Coward (Caribbean Press Releases)  Jamaica could soon benefit from significant new investment in a number of sectors, coming out of the just concluded Jamaica Investment Forum.

A number of the investors, who attended the …

Jamaica Ethanol Shuts Down Plant, Cuts 31 Jobs
August 9, 2011 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Julian Richardson  (Jamaica Observer)  Jamaica Ethanol Processing has shut down its ethanol plant and terminated 31 jobs after 26 years in the business.
The move was completed last week after three consecutive years of rising …

Petrojam Ethanol Shifts From Processing To Imports – Idled Plant Cuts Into Profit
June 27, 2011 – 8:51 am | No Comment

by Steven Jackson (The Gleaner)  A shortage of raw material has pushed Petrojam Ethanol Limited out of the business of manufacturing fuel-grade ethanol into imports and distribution, a shift that is projected to produce a small …

Jamaica Looks at Castor Oil as a Biofuel
February 22, 2011 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(Jamaica Information Service)  A $10.3 million research partnership agreement for a small scale biodiesel pilot project, using Jamaican oilseed bearing plants to produce fuel, was signed Friday February 11 between the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s …

OAS to Provide Technical Assistance for Biofuels Development in Jamaica
May 21, 2010 – 8:28 am | No Comment

(Caribbean Net News) The Organization of American States (OAS), through its Department of Sustainable Development, on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, launched in Jamaica a project that supports the development and implementation of biofuels policies and programs in the …

Jamaica Seeking to Boost Ethanol Production for Export under CBI
December 29, 2009 – 10:34 am | No Comment

(Caribbean Daily News) The Jamaica government says it will continue to develop the biofuels industry so as to boost exports under the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI). Jamaica, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Tobago and …