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BP Helps Establish Coalition to Support Transportation Carbon Pricing Program

(BP) bp and five additional businesses from a range of industries announced they are launching an integrated advocacy campaign to encourage a group of East Coast states to enact the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), a regional carbon pricing policy designed to reduce emissions from the transportation sector. The Coalition for a

September 25, 2020 Read Full Article

European Commission Launches Investigation to Extend “B99” Measures against US Biodiesel Imports

(European Biodiesel Board)  On September 14th 2020, the European Commission formally launched an investigation review aiming at extending anti-dumping and countervailing measures applicable to imports of biodiesel originating in the United States of America (USA), the so called “B99” measures. The EBB welcomes this review, which was triggered by an

September 25, 2020 Read Full Article

Energy Transition: Total Is Investing More than €500 Million to Convert Its Grandpuits Refinery into a Zero-Crude Platform for Biofuels and Bioplastics

(Total) Within the framework of its net zero strategy, Total will convert its Grandpuits refinery (Seine-et-Marne) into a zero-crude platform. By 2024, following an investment totaling more than €500 million, the platform will focus on four new industrial activities:  Production of renewable diesel primarily intended for the aviation industry. Production of

September 25, 2020 Read Full Article

5 Opportunities to Create Sustainable Growth: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainability Leaps for Europe

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) VTT just released this short report on 5 unique opportunities Europe has to accelerate sustainability and what they call “exponential hope.” From biotech in food production to optimizing material usage for sustainable resource consumption, dive into VTT’s views on how to create entire paradigm shifts that lead

September 25, 2020 Read Full Article

Nordic Opportunities for SAF: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Finnair

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At ABLC Digital in July, Anne Larilahti, VP of Sustainability at Finnair shared this short but sweet presentation on what Finnair’s climate targets are for the coming years, the 3 big priorities for them to reach net zero, and more.  READ MORE

September 25, 2020 Read Full Article

Heating Oil Industry Launches Plan to Shift to 100% Renewable Fuels by 2050

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “Biofuels proven as most affordable, immediate path to net-zero carbon,” says NEFI.  —  In Washington, representatives from the National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) and global management consulting firm Kearney announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050. This will

September 25, 2020 Read Full Article
    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND POSTERS 9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals   —   March 23-24, 2021   —   ONLINE and On-Site in Cologne, Germany    DEADLINES:  November 27, 2020 and January 15, 2021

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND POSTERS 9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals — March 23-24, 2021 — ONLINE and On-Site in Cologne, Germany DEADLINES: November 27, 2020 and January 15, 2021

The conference is one of the oldest and most established worldwide and has developed into a unique meeting place for the entire Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CCU) and Power-to-X industry and its customers. The first day will focus on CO2-based transport and aviation fuels, the second on CO2-based bulk and

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article
    9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals   —   March 23-24, 2021   —   ONLINE and On-Site in Cologne, Germany

9th Conference on CO2-based Fuels and Chemicals — March 23-24, 2021 — ONLINE and On-Site in Cologne, Germany

The conference is one of the oldest and most established worldwide and has developed into a unique meeting place for the entire Carbon Capture & Utilisation (CCU) and Power-to-X industry and its customers. The first day will focus on CO2-based transport and aviation fuels, the second on CO2-based bulk and

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Transforming the Power Sector Alone Will Only Get the World One-Third of the Way to Net-Zero Emissions, New IEA Report Says, Highlighting the Need for Greater Efforts in Other Key Sectors

(International Energy Agency)  Reaching energy and climate goals demands a dramatic scaling up of clean energy technologies – starting now  — A major effort to develop and deploy clean energy technologies worldwide is urgently needed to meet international energy and climate goals, particularly in order to reduce carbon emissions from areas

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Intensive Monoculture Is Putting Water Systems in Peril

(University of Birmingham)  The global spread of vast forest plantations and agricultural monocultures are turning once diverse landscapes into areas of land supporting single plant species, with profound implications for our terrestrial water cycle, according to new research. A new paper published in Nature Geoscience, and written by a global collaboration of

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Hopper Dredger First to Sail 2,000 Hours on 100% Sustainable Marine Biofuel

(MAN Energy Solutions/PortNews)  Jan De Nul Group recently announced that its trailing suction hopper dredger, ‘Alexander von Humboldt’, had completed 2,000 hours operation on 100% renewable, second-generation Biofuel Oil (BFO). The vessel is powered by 2 × MAN 12V32/40 and 1 × MAN 7L32/40 main engines. Jan De Nul Group reports that this major

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Air bp Delivers 210 Tonnes of Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Stockholm Arlanda Airport

(Air bp) 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel has been purchased by Swedavia and its partners – SOS Alarm, Systembolaget and the 2030 Secretariat.  Purchase is part of an initiative to reduce the carbon emissions impact of their business travel  —  Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

VistaJet Announces New Market-Leading Sustainable Biofuel Partnership, Updates on Success of Its Current Sustainability Pledge and Calls for Further Action From Private Aviation Industry

(VistaJet/EIN News) • Introducing new partnership with SkyNRG, pioneer and global leader in sustainable aviation fuel  • Success of its current sustainability plan, which has seen 80% of Members join plan to reduce carbon footprint   • Technology-led optimization, reducing fuel consumption by an average of 8% per flight since January 2020

September 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Making Biodiesel with Green Solvents

by David Bradley (Inderscience/Phys.Org)  Green solvents for making biodiesel would reduce the environmental impact of such fuels still further. Writing in the World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, a team from India discussed the potential of ionic liquids in this field. … There is, however, a need for volatile

September 23, 2020 Read Full Article

NNPC Driving Nigeria’s Biofuel Agenda: Nowhere Near 2020 Target

by Ruth Olurounbi  (The Africa Report)  An oil-dependent Nigeria’s push to move away from “the uncertainties of absolute dependence on oil” with crude being its primary source of revenue has led to renewed efforts to push for the implementation of the national biofuel policy. That policy is seeking to “achieve 100% domestic

September 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Oyetola Flags off Osun Ethanol Bio-Refinery Factory

(The Paradigm) Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has flagged off the construction of Osun Ethanol Bio-Refinery Factory situated at Ayekale, along Egbeda-Iragbiji road, Iragbiji, Osun State. Laying the foundation of the factory on Thursday, Oyetola said his administration was poised to deliver the benefits of democracy. … He expressed confidence in the

September 23, 2020 Read Full Article

For a Climate-Friendly Industry: Using Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen as Raw Materials for Sustainable Chemicals

(Siemens)  Evonik and Siemens Energy put pilot plant into operations; Artificial photosynthesis closes carbon dioxide cycle; The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the various project stages with more than €6 million Evonik and Siemens Energy today commissioned a pilot plant sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of

September 23, 2020 Read Full Article

AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2020 Shortlist Revealed

(Bioenergy Insight) … The awards, run by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), recognise achievements in biogas innovation, clever use of outputs, international knowledge exchange and collaboration, financing and more. Originally launched by ADBA in 2010 for the UK market, the awards became

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Powerzeek Adds Liquefied Biogas to Marine Fuel Platform

(Bioenergy Insight)  Powerzeek, a platform company offering an online market place for cleaner energy, has added liquefied biogas (LBG) to its marine fuel platform. The addition follows requests from the shipping market, as well as Powerzeek’s mission to make it easier to source cleaner fuels. Powerzeek launched its digital marine

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

‘Pioneering’ Biomethane Project Progresses in Cornwall, UK

(Bioenergy Insight)  Green fuel generated from agricultural waste in Cornwall, UK, will be used to power the region’s road maintenance vehicle fleet.  Working with Cormac, which looks after the fleet, Cornwall Council has joined forces with six of its Cornwall Council Farms estate-owned dairy farms and a Cornish technology company

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Clean Fuels Standard Misses the Mark on Biofuels

(Grain Farmers of Ontario/Globe Newswire)  Grain Farmers of Ontario opposed to land use restrictions, and seek transparency on certification criteria —  Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province’s largest commodity organization, representing Ontario’s 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat farmers today has deep concerns about the current Clean Fuels Standard (CFS) proposed

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Exclusive: Shell Launches Major Cost-Cutting Drive to Prepare for Energy Transition

by Ron Bousso  (Reuters)  Royal Dutch Shell is looking to slash up to 40% off the cost of producing oil and gas in a major drive to save cash so it can overhaul its business and focus more on renewable energy and power markets, sources told Reuters. … Shell’s new cost-cutting

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Better Catalysts for a Sustainable Bioeconomy

by Brigitte Osterath (The Federal Council Swiss Government/Paul Scherrer Institute)  Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and from ETH Zurich want to make so-called zeolites more efficient. Today, these compounds are already indispensable additives in the chemical industry and have been used as catalysts in oil refineries since the 1960s. Now,

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Clean Fuel Standard a Second Carbon Tax, says Saskatchewan’s Minister of Energy and Resources

by Brian Zinchuk (MSN/The Canadian Press/Estevan Mercury) In its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 million tonnes per year, the federal government is working developing a new “Clean Fuel Standard,” and that is ringing alarm bells for the  Saskatchewan government, as expressed by Energy and Resources Minister Bronwyn

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

European Renewable Ethanol Industry Launches New Resource for Consumer Information on E10 Fuel

(ePURE)  E10info.eu answers common questions about production, use and availability of ethanol petrol blend that helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions  —  E10info.eu, a new online resource for consumer information about the widely available E10 fuel blend, launched today (September 17, 2020) as part of a broader effort to highlight the importance

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Plug-in Hybrids Called a ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’ as Study Claims Emissions Are Higher than Thought

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC) Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles have an internal combustion engine as well as a battery-powered electric motor. Some view them as an important tool in the transition toward low- and zero-emission forms of transport. — Carbon dioxide emissions from plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are more than two-and-a-half-times

September 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Business Trends: The Impact of a Carbon Tax on the European Chemical Industry

Saxton, D., FaÍsca, N.,  (Nexant Energy and Chemicals Advisory/Hydrocarbon Processing) Over the past several years, greenhouses gas (GHG) emissions have become a pressing global issue. Europe is leading global efforts to become climate-neutral by 2050 but may do so at the expense of its chemical industry. Private and public stakeholders are

September 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuture Launches Clean Energy Ministerial Initiative to Accelerate Bioenergy in Energy Transition

(BioFuture Platform)  In a high-level launch event, government representatives, the International Energy Agency and top industry leaders called for international collaboration and engagement with private sector to achieve global climate and energy transition goals  — The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) high-level global forum has officially launched the new Biofuture Platform Initiative.

September 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste: Sweden Becomes a Frontrunner in Sustainable Aviation

(Neste) Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045. As a part of the initiative, the Swedish Government announced on 11 September 2020, to introduce a greenhouse gas reduction mandate for aviation fuel sold in Sweden in 2021. The reduction level will be 0.8% in 2021, and gradually

September 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Celtic Renewables Biorefinery Sparks Boost For Scotland’s Green Economic Recovery

(Celtic Renewables) The first sign that the Scottish economy is on track for a green recovery became evident today as the construction of Scotland’s first biorefinery took a significant step forward with the arrival of six purpose-built 130,000 litre fermentation vessels from the Netherlands. The implementation of Covid-19 restrictions in March

September 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Now: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Energy for Airlines

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The consortium concept is not new, so what is different now? Energy for Airlines tackles the answer and shares what the SAF Now Consortium is and what it means for the aviation and biofuels industries. Michael Baer, President of Energy for Airlines, shared this illuminating presentation

September 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Response to Federal Government Investment Package for New & Emerging Technologies and Fuel Security

(Bioenergy Australia/Mirage News) Bioenergy Australia welcomes the Federal Government announcement for investment in new and emerging technologies, including $1.62 billion for the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), and the expansion focus of ARENA and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to back new technologies that will cut emissions in agriculture, manufacturing, industry and transport.

September 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Big Oil’s Green Makeover: Can BP Master New Disruptive Technologies or Will It Go the Way of Typewriter Makers?

by Steven Mufson (Washington Post)  … BP, one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, is aiming to ride the waves of disruption instead of being crushed under them. Led by a new chief executive, BP is trying to reinvent itself as an energy company in the age of

September 17, 2020 Read Full Article

BASF Partner with New Energy for Uptake of Pyrolysis Oil Derived from Waste Tires.

by Luke Upton (BioMarket Insights) BASF has signed an uptake supply agreement with the Hungary based New Energy, a technology company specialized in the pyrolysis of waste tires. According to the agreement, New Energy will supply BASF with up to 4,000 metric tons of pyrolysis oil per year derived from waste

September 17, 2020 Read Full Article

ECB Group and Government of Paraguay Sign Free Zone Contract for Installation of Green Biofuel Plant

(Bnamericas)  Brazilian businessman Erasmo Carlos Battistella, president of ECB Paraguay, an ECB Group company, signed a contract with the government of Paraguay that authorizes a Free Zone regime for the Omega Green project, an advanced biofuel plant in the district of Villeta, on the banks of the Paraguay River. …

September 17, 2020 Read Full Article

R&D Advances Abound LanzaTech’s India Contract, NovoNutrients’ Food & Feed from CO2, Industrial Microbes’ New Methane Related Patent

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) LanzaTech’s 2G Ethanol India contract, NovoNutrients’ food & feed from CO2, Industrial Microbes’ new methane related patent  —   In just the last 24 hours or so there has been a flurry of R&D news. LanzaTech was awarded a contract to commence basic engineering for

September 17, 2020 Read Full Article

WTO Rules Against Trump China Tariffs

by Larry Lee (Brownfield Ag News) The World Trade Organization has ruled in favor of China, saying President Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods violates international regulations for trade.  The WTO panel says the U.S. could not prove the tariffs were necessary, but the ruling also does not force the U.S. to

September 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Bestseller Foundation in Collaboration with Intellecap Africa Launches the First of Its Kind Accelerator for Waste Value Enterprises

(Intellecap)  Based on the aspiration to support enterprises and build the waste sector in East Africa, BESTSELLER FOUNDATION in collaboration with Intellecap Africa launched the Waste to Value Challenge in December 2019. The Challenge was launched across four countries; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda, and received over 400 applications out of

September 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Solving the Low Carbon Shipping Fuel and Energy Algorithm – Quickly!

by Adrian Tolson (BLUE Insight/Biofuels Digest) BLUE Insight’s Low Carbon Shipping Fuels and Energy Guide 2020 is a market first assessment of the leading low carbon marine fuels with potential to replace fossil fuels as the marine fuel of the future and analyses the companies, the R&D projects and collaborations, producing and supplying

September 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuel Facility Gets Green Light in India

(Lanza Tech)  Distributed Approach Enables Local Production of Ethanol from Agricultural Residues  — Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), a leading Indian Refining company based in Mangalore, is planning to install a second generation (2G) ethanol facility in the State of Karnataka, India. MRPL has awarded LanzaTech the contract to commence

September 16, 2020 Read Full Article

New Green Fuel Product for Off-Road Market in the UK

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  FuelBox and Green Biofuels have launched a new renewable, fossil-free, low emission fuel product for off-road vehicles which has already been taken up by Speedy Hire, the UK’s leading tools and equipment leasing company. Speedy has chosen the FuelBox Green D+ HVO as its preferred low-emission fuel

September 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Japanese Producers Buck Weak Demand for Algae-Based Biofuel

(Nikkei Asian Review)  Southeast Asian production rises while palm oil waste also takes the spotlight  — Japanese biofuel companies are expanding their production of fuel from sources such as algae and palm oil waste, despite the current lack of demand from the aviation industry and falling oil prices due to the

September 15, 2020 Read Full Article
    Biofuture Platform Joins Clean Energy Ministerial to Create Powerful Change Agent and Ambitious Engine for the Global Bioeconomy   —   September 16, 2020   —   ONLINE

Biofuture Platform Joins Clean Energy Ministerial to Create Powerful Change Agent and Ambitious Engine for the Global Bioeconomy — September 16, 2020 — ONLINE

by Gerard J. Ostheimer (Global Biofuture Solutions) On Wednesday September 16th the Biofuture Platform will become an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial. The 1-hour launch event is available to the public online and will be co-hosted by Brazilian Minister of Mines, Minerals, and Energy Bento Albuquerque and IEA Director General Dr. Fatih Birol. The event will feature

September 15, 2020 Read Full Article

2019 May Have Been Peak Year for Oil Demand, BP Trying to Pivot

(Our Daily Planet) Yesterday, the world’s leading oil producers, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), projected a larger decrease in oil demand than was predicted earlier in the pandemic, The Hill reported. OPEC also predicts an increase in demand next year, but that increase will not be as large as this year’s drop.

September 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Greener Flights from Greener Fields – Using Aviation Biofuel

(European Commission)  Jet fuel from renewable sources holds the key to significantly reducing the environmental impact of aviation. EU-funded researchers have set out to boost Europe’s production capacity, and are also developing a process that would leverage the growing of feedstock to rehabilitate land at risk of desertification. To fully

September 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Brazil Agrees to Extend US Ethanol Quota for 90 Days

by Bill Tomson (Agri-Pulse) The U.S. and Brazil have agreed to revive for 90 days the expired tariff rate quota that allows some U.S. ethanol to flow to the South American country duty free, the two countries said in a joint statement Friday night. It’s a stopgap deal that takes effect

September 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Adding AD to Composting Facility Footprint

by Nora Goldstein (BioCycle Magazine)  New municipal projects in Belgium are putting in high solids anaerobic digesters at their existing composting sites. — Europe is home to a much greater number of facilities that combine the two technologies to process source separated organics (SSO) and produce renewable power and/or renewable

September 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Turning Waste into Energy: How Banana Skins and Manure Are Being Re-Used to Help Power Homes

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC) Blessed with a wide variety of landscapes, the African country of Uganda produces everything from bananas and coffee to tea and cocoa. … Vianney Tumwesige is managing director of Green Heat International, a firm which wants to take the waste produced from sectors like agriculture and

September 11, 2020 Read Full Article

PKN ORLEN to Be Emission-Neutral by 2050

(Orlen) PKN ORLEN is the first oil company in Central Europe to declare aspiration to achieve emission neutrality by 2050. In order to reach this goal, by 2030 the company will reduce CO2 emissions from its current refining and petrochemical assets by 20% and emissions from power generation by 33% CO2/MWh. The

September 11, 2020 Read Full Article

ExxonMobil’s First Marine Bio Fuel Oil

(ExxonMobil) ExxonMobil Completes Successful Sea Trial of its First Marine Bio Fuel Oil:  Successful sea trial completed with leading tanker shipping company Stena Bulk; Fuel can help deliver carbon dioxide emission reduction benefits to ship operators; Fuel will be available in select European ports starting later this year  — ExxonMobil has completed a

September 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Canada Touts Plan to Cut Fuel Carbon Intensity; Refiners Fret about Costs

by Rod Nickel, Steve Scherer, Jeff Lewis  (Reuters)  The Canadian government says its plan to require reductions in carbon intensity of fuels will boost the economy as it recovers from the coronavirus pandemic, but oil and chemical companies say they are worried it will boost their costs as they struggle to

September 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Faces Multiple Issues as Harvest Just around Corner

by Lori Potter (Kearney Hub) … There are tariff and other trade issues that make U.S. ethanol less competitive in export markets. Also, industry leaders continue to wait for Environmental Protection Agency officials to rule on a growing number of applications from small fuel refineries seeking waivers to Renewable Fuels

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Biodiesel from Coconut Oil: An Eco-Friendly Alternative Fuel for Diesel Engine

by Victoria Sinla (Nature World News)  A recent study shows that coconut oil could be used as biodiesel: renewable and alternative energy for diesel engines. The study findings suggest that coconut oil biodiesel is capable of running an engine and other properties showed promising results. Production of biodiesel from coconut oil is

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Wakud and Modern Arabian Agree Partnership to Turn UCO into Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  Wakud International has signed a partnership agreement with Modern Arabian Projects for the collection of used cooking oil (UCO) in Oman for conversion into biodiesel. Modern Arabian, the largest collector in the Sultanate, has been collecting UCO throughout the country for over 14 years. Wakud is building a

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Renovare Fuels’ Chairman Explores How Aviation Can Go Green

(Biofuels International)  The aviation industry is synonymous with producing high volumes of carbon emissions. In 2019, flights produced 915 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) according to the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). As such, making air transport ‘green’ has become a top political priority, with the UK Government recently

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Ethanol and India’s Quest for a Low-Carbon Future

(Energy Infra Post)  …  Pollution caused by fossil fuel vehicular exhaust is a big part of the problem, contributing a significant percentage of greenhouse emissions, and a much larger percentage of carbon monoxide pollution. Are EVs The Solution? Electric mobility is touted by many as a long-term solution to this problem,

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuels Annual Report: Brazil

(U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agriculture Service) Brazil’s commitment to ethanol and biodiesel despite this year’s market uncertainties is one focus of the “Brazil: Biofuels Annual” report released earlier this month by the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The report also looks at rising corn ethanol production in Brazil. Despite lower

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

EECi Biorefinery Project almost 50% Complete

(The Nation/Thailand) The Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation (EECi) project is 45 per cent complete and will be ready for operation by June 2021, EECi director Jengrit Khanatharana, who is also the National Science and Technology Development Agency deputy director, said. The project area will cover 3,454 rai in Rayong. “In

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Update 2-Indonesia to Revamp Palm Oil Levy to Support Biodiesel Programme

(Reuters)  Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil producer, plans to revise its palm oil export levy rules to allow higher collection when prices increase, a senior cabinet minister told Reuters, as part of moves to underpin an ambitious biodiesel programme. Since June this year, Indonesia has collected a maximum $55

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Argus Launches Renewable Transport Fuel Prices for Europe

(Argus Media/PR Newswire) Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has launched new price assessments for renewable diesel in Europe. As countries seek to transition away from fossil fuels, hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) is becoming increasingly popular as a renewable alternative to traditional petroleum diesel. It can be blended into the existing

September 9, 2020 Read Full Article

How Has Covid-19 Impacted the Future of Fuel?

(Business Airport International)  The impact of Covid-19 on the fuel market has been pronounced, but the virus could also spur a move to more sustainable sources of fuel. … Avfuel has experienced interest in the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from business aviation operators, airports and maintenance stakeholders during the

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Scania Finland Delivers Biomethane Buses to Hämeenlinna Transit Agency

(Gasum/NGV Journal) Six new biogas-powered buses of Vekka Group (Hämeenlinnan bussiliikenne) started service in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Supplied by Scania Finland, the vehicles will operate in the city’s public transport services 1, 3 and 11, the contract for which was awarded to the Vekka Group in competitive tendering last year. The buses

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Using Light-Harvesting Polymers to Speed up Photosynthesis in Algae

by Bob Yirka (Phys.Org)  A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences has found a way to speed up photosynthesis in algae by applying a conjugated polymer. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group describes experiments with applying polymers to algae and what they learned from

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

New Biomethane Station Opens Near the Largest Port in the Nordics

(Gasum/NGV Journal) Gasum has opened a LNG and bio-LNG station in Tuve, Gothenburg, located at a major heavy transport hub near the Volvo truck plant and close to the Port of Gothenburg, the largest port in the Nordics. Developed in cooperation with truck manufacturer Volvo, the new facility further enables the

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Gadkari Asks Automakers to Build Flex-Engines to Promote Alternative Fuel

(Business Standard)  Alternative fuel like ethanol, methanol, bio diesel, electric and bio CNG besides LNG were the fuel for future and should be promoted, he said and added a roadmap was being readied for fuel policy — Promising all support to the automobile industry, Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday encouraged automakers to

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plant to Be Set up on PPP Model in Kawardha

(The Pioneer) In a first of its kind, an ethanol plant is to be set up soon on public–private partnership (PPP) model at the Bhoramdev Cooperative Sugar Factory in Chhattisgarh’s Kawardha district.  The plant will generate employment opportunities and will financially benefit sugarcane farmers and sugar factories, an official statement said on

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

50,000th Nairobi Household Switched on by IoT & KOKO Fuel

by Sid Chudasama (CIO East Africa)  The solution provides a safer, more eco-friendly alternative to domestic cooking, without the need for firewood or charcoal.  — KOKO fuel from KOKO Networks Limited is one of the only, and most prominent, agrofuel in the country. Made from liquid bioethanol, a combination of highly

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

In COVID-19 World, Biobased Industries Key to Rebuilding a Strong, Sustainable Economy

by Matt Lipscomb (DMC Bio/Biofuels Digest)  …   One of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the realization of the fragility of current global supply chains. As consumers and companies begin to value supply chain stability and robustness in addition to competitive prices, there is an opportunity for biobased industries

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

CBBD Establishes a Cooperation with HCH to Offer an International Platform to Its Best Practices.

(Circular Biobased Delta) Maybe known, CBBD is a partnership of three Dutch provinces, companies and knowledge institutions within the southwestern Delta region. It aims to stimulate the use of more biobased/renewable raw materials in the transition to a sustainable, circular, biobased and green economy. The Circular Biobased Delta is a frontrunning

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

United Kingdom: New Pilot Supports Biogas as Vehicle Fuel in Cornwall

(Cornwall Council/NGV Journal) Cornwall Council is combining ambitious plans to introduce renewable fuel sources for its vehicle fleet with a ground-breaking scheme to boost the future of farming and create more green jobs for residents. Together with Cormac, which looks after its fleet, the authority has joined forces with six of its Cornwall Council Farms estate-owned dairy farms and a Cornish technology company to trial the

September 7, 2020 Read Full Article

Testing Household Food Waste Bin Behavior Change in Ireland

(BioCycle Magazine)  The Food Waste Recycling Project is an initiative of Cré (Composting & Anaerobic Digestion Association of Ireland), the Regional Waste Management Planning Lead Authorities Connacht Ulster, Eastern Midlands, Southern (WMPLA) and the Irish Waste Management Association. With funding from the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE),

September 7, 2020 Read Full Article

Scientists Develop Technique to Produce Biofuel from Algae to Boost India’s Clean Energy Efforts

by Ankita Singh (The Logical Indian) The ministry said in that the use of microalgae has been strongly considered for the production of biofuels. —  Indian scientists have developed low-cost biodiesel from microalgae under the INSPIRE programme of ministry of science and technology. The Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (Inspire) is

September 7, 2020 Read Full Article

Council Discusses How to Boost Demand for U.S. Ethanol in Asia

(U.S. Grains Council) A boom in demand for hand sanitizer in South Korea since the outbreak of COVID-19 is no shocker, but the related jump in U.S. ethanol imports to the country to meet that need may be more surprising. Even more importantly, this uptick in demand is opening doors for

September 7, 2020 Read Full Article

From Americas to EU, Asia, Africa, Who’s Got What?: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuel Mandates Around the World 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today, biobased mandates around the world. Where are the markets you can count on, how much can you count on? 65 countries in all, We’ll be focusing especially on new information out of Argentina, Brazil, Britain after Brexit, Canada, the European Union, China, India, Indonesia,

September 7, 2020 Read Full Article

Argentine Biodiesel Production Fell to One of the Lowest Levels in the Last 10 Years

by Gabriela Origlia (La Nacion (Google Translation)) The idle capacity of the biodiesel industry is around 60% , the production is the lowest in the last ten years. Meanwhile, in the case of bioethanol, the drop in demand reaches 30% . The panorama was defined as “complex” by Claudio Molina

September 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Australian JV Launched to Develop Novel Waste-to-Fuels Technology

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Australia, Epichem has entered into a partnership agreement with Obsidian Minerals to establish Perren to develop a novel and disruptive waste to fuels technology using oxidative non catalytic dissolution. Perren will endeavor to develop and commercialize the biomass/feedstock oxidative process that can turn waste into fuels.

September 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Lignocellulosic Platform Goes Beyond Biofuels: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant’s Sunliquid

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Chemicals, catalysis, additives – At ABLC Digital this July, Clariant shared how they are working on advancing biofuels globally and details on their sunliquid technology to decarbonize transportation. A fully integrated and carbon negative process, sunliquid is a platform for sustainable biobased products too like cosmetics,

September 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Bloom Biorenewables Receives Investment for Alternative Fuel Pilot

(Biofuels International)  Swiss firm Bloom Biorenewables has received a major investment to complete its biomass fractionation pilot project, which will produce alternative fuel.  Yokogawa Electric Corporation’s investment brings Bloom’s seed funding round to a total of €2.9 million. Bloom and Yokogawa, a global automation and industrial production processes firm, also

September 5, 2020 Read Full Article

The Quest for Renewable Energy Could Wreak Havock on Wildlife, Report Warns

(Mic.com)  … But these safer, smarter, and more efficient forms of energy can have significant negative environmental impacts of their own, depending on how they’ve developed. A new study published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications highlights the significant amount of mining for metals that must occur to meet the demand of building

September 5, 2020 Read Full Article

Report Addresses Impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s Biofuel Industry

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted ethanol and biodiesel producers in Canada. According to the report, a biodiesel plant in Quebec idled in April. The nation’s remaining biofuel

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

‘Energy Coming out of Our Butts’: Alberta Firms Convert Human Waste into biofuel

(Calgary CTV News) A new pilot program in a community east of Calgary aims to revolutionize the way humans treat raw sewage by transforming it into raw water, fertilizer and biofuel. Through a partnership with the City of Chestermere, MAGNA Engineering and Eco-Growth Environmental Inc. are using engineered wetlands and dehydration technology

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

ePURE: EU Ethanol Production Helps Achieve Green Deal Goals

(ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine) European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.6 billion liters (1.48 billion gallons) of ethanol and 5.33 million metric tons of co-products in 2019, according to new audited data released on Sept. 1 by the industry group. The new figures confirm the importance of European renewable ethanol biorefineries to achieving

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

USGC Examines Opportunities for Ethanol Expansion in Asia

(Feed & Grain News)  Boom in demand for hand sanitizer in South Korea is related to jump in U.S. ethanol imports to the country — A boom in demand for hand sanitizer in South Korea since the outbreak of COVID-19 is no shocker, but the related jump in U.S. ethanol imports

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Enhanced Biodiesel Programme, New Markets Help Boost Palm Price, Says Deputy Minister

(Malay Mail/Bernama)  The biodiesel improvement programme and initiatives in the country as well as opening of new markets have contributed to the increase in palm oil price currently, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Deputy Minister Willie Mongin. … “We are optimistic and confident of at least maintaining the price at

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Competitive Edge: Velocys

by Helena Tavares Kennedy  (Biofuels Digest)  … Velocys is delivering the next generation of sustainable fuels to decarbonize aviation. We were founded from spinouts of Oxford University in the UK and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the USA, developing a proprietary technology which enables the production of sustainable transport fuels

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article
    WEBINAR:  Energy Crops for Bioenergy Projects: Prospects for Ukraine    —   September 9, 2020   —   ONLINE (free)

WEBINAR: Energy Crops for Bioenergy Projects: Prospects for Ukraine — September 9, 2020 — ONLINE (free)

The online seminar will take place within the BIOPLAT-EU project. Learn more about legal support, barriers, and prospects for growing energy crops in Ukraine, as well as the experience of leading Ukrainian companies in building their own business for growing energy crops. For whom is this seminar? For biomass suppliers, government

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

About 4 Millions Hectares of Land Are Suitable for Growing Energy Crops in Ukraine

(UABIO)  About 4 millions hectares of land are suitable for growing energy crops in Ukraine. However, this direction is not developing enough. Among the barriers: legislative; administrative; financial. … Such draft Law “On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine and Other Legislative Acts of Ukraine to Promote the Development of

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Green Hydrogen VS Biomethane

(UABIO) Recently, we have noticed an informational boom about the prospects for green hydrogen. UABIO supports the development of hydrogen technologies as one of the areas of production and use of renewable gases. However, we believe that biomethane has even more prospects. These are the main: the density of biomethane [kg

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Aviation Is Responsible for 3.5 Percent of Climate Change, Study Finds

(National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration (NOAA)) New research that provides the most comprehensive calculations of aviation’s impact on the climate finds that global air travel and transport is responsible for 3.5 percent of all drivers of climate change from human activities. The study, published in the journal Atmospheric Environment, evaluated all of

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article
    Lignofuels 2021   —   February 10-11, 2021   —   Helsinki, Finland

Lignofuels 2021 — February 10-11, 2021 — Helsinki, Finland

Building on the success of Lignofuels annual conference series which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year by bringing 140+ senior level attendees to Helsinki, we are looking forward to returning to Helsinki for the 11th edition which will take place on the 10th and 11th of February 2021. The 2021 edition

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuels Policy Progress in Africa

(Biofuels International)  Advancing Africa’s biofuels potential has been a long, slow process with the continent’s various country-by-country development plans tending to sit in their respective government in-trays for far too long. At the point, however, where there is finally evidence of real biofuels’ development intention being seen across the continent,

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Shell & Air Liquide Facilitate Access of Trucks to Biomethane Refueling

(Air Liquide/NGV Journal) Air Liquide and Shell have signed an agreement giving heavy-duty trucks with the Shell card access to Air Liquide’s network of multi-energy stations in France. This means they will be able to refuel in particular with biomethane. Thanks to this agreement, trucks with the Shell card crossing France

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

EC Launches Public Consultation on Potential Revision of REDII DEADLINE: September 21, 2020

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The European Commission in August launched a public consultation on the potential revision of the 2018 Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) to better align the policy with the European Union’s new Green Deal and its goal of making the EU climate neutral by 2050. The REDII is

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Are All Renewable Aviation Fuels Equally Sustainable?

by Michael Fiedler-Panajotopoulos (Renewable Energy Group Europe/European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association /EurActiv)  A recent European Commission inception impact assessment on “ReFuelEU Aviation” presents ideas about a future EU law to promote renewable aviation fuels, labelled as “Sustainable” Aviation Fuels (SAF). These offer a legitimate way to reduce GHG emissions and deserve

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

The Use of Forest Biomass for Climate Change Mitigation: Dispelling Some Misconceptions

(IEA Bioenergy) Articles and statements in the media have raised concerns over the climate effects of bioenergy from managed forests2. As some of these statements seem to reflect misconceptions about forest bioenergy, IEA Bioenergy has prepared a brief document presenting key facts about the use of forest biomass for climate

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Finnish City to Welcome Biogas-Fuelled Buses

(Bioenergy Insight)  Six new biogas-fuelled buses will be introduced in the city of Hämeenlinna, Finland at the end of August. The buses, which belong to Vekka Group and were developed in collaboration with Gasum, will reduce public transport emissions in the city by almost 500 tonnes, supporting its objective to

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-Brazil Drops Zero-Tariff Ethanol Import Quota Enjoyed by U.S. Producers

by Rodrigo Viga Gaier  (Reuters) Brazil allowed a non-tariff quota for ethanol imports to expire on Monday, which will result in U.S. producers having to pay a 20% tariff unless the Brazilian government takes new action. “The expiry date was today and nothing was decided, but that does not stop the

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Increasing Bio-LNG Refueling Infrastructure in Belgium

(NGV Journal/Rolande) Rolande has opened its first LNG station in Belgium together with partner G&V Energy Group, joining forces to be able to create a covering LNG network in this country. The years of experience of Rolande and the strategical network of G&V combined, made it possible to move forward fast.

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

SFU Researchers Develop Essential Roadmap to Drive down B.C. Vehicle Emissions

(Simon Fraser University) …  In a study funded by the Pacific Institute for Climate Change Solutions, Axsen (Jonn Axsen, an associate professor in SFU’s School of Resource and Environmental Management) and collaborators Michael Wolinetz, an SFU adjunct professor, and Patrick Plötz, from the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, carried out an in-depth evaluation of policies

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Fueling the Sustainable Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 2019 was a banner year for RSB that saw growing recognition of RSB’s leadership in the circular and bio-based economy, as well as engagement of new sectors and overall expansion of their global footprint. Check out their just released annual report that dives into their exciting

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Hemp Farm in Ohio Shows Possible New Source of Low Cost, Easily Processed Biomass

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) “They seem to be serious,” said Atlantic Biomass’ Bob Kozak reflecting on a tour of a hemp farm in central Ohio.  He noted, “They are going all-in, putting their own money into this—no grants and planting 26 acres the first year.”  Kozak was there

September 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuel Records Growing Demand in Rural Areas of DK

by Deepthi Sanjiv  (Times of India)  There is a growing demand for renewable automotive fuel in Puttur and Bantwal taluks of Dakshina Kannada district. Recently, Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari called for switching to bio-fuels, CNG, and electricity as a transportation fuel not only to save

August 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Brazil Should Not Renew Ethanol Quota and Will Negotiate with US, Says Source

(BOL/Reuters (Google translation))  Brazil is unlikely to renew the tariff-free quota for ethanol imports that expires today, and as a result, purchases from outside Mercosur should start paying a 20% tax, a government source with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. With the end of the quota, which would mainly

August 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Making Enzymes Fit for Industrial Applications

(Ruhr University Bochum) Bacterial enzymes are often powerful but also very sensitive catalysts. They therefore need a special environment in order to access their performance.  Researchers at RUB have developed new techniques with which bacterial enzymes can be efficiently coupled to electrodes. Together with a team from the University of

August 31, 2020 Read Full Article

World-Leading New Law to Protect Rainforests and Clean up Supply Chains DEADLINE October 5, 2020

(U.K. Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)  Legislation would make it illegal for larger businesses to use products unless they comply with local laws to protect natural areas.  —  Plans to clamp down on illegal deforestation and protect rainforests have been published by the government today (25 August) as it

August 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Haldor Topsoe Joins Ambitious Sustainable Fuel Project in Denmark

by Svend Ravn  (Haldor Topsoe)  – The project aims to develop a ground-breaking hydrogen and sustainable fuel facility based on electrolysis in the Greater Copenhagen Area.  -The project is expected to be executed by 2030 in three stages, achieving the capacity of 10 megawatts (MW) in 2023, 250 MW in 2027,

August 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Follow the Rainbow! The Digest Interview: Dr. Chaudhari at Praj Industries on 2020 and What the Future Holds

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The recent launch of Praj’s Bio-Prism platform comprises of renewable chemicals and materials (RCM) solutions and promises sustainability while reimagining nature. We are witnessing strong interest from various stakeholders and some of the initial discussions have steadily progresses into serious conversations about potential

August 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Bloom Biorenewables Secure Funding to Prove Biomass Valorization at Pilot Scale.

by Luke Upton (BioMarket Insights)  … Bloom’s ( @BloomBiorenewa1 ) patented mild lignin extraction method uses stabilizing molecules that prevent lignin (a major fraction in plants) from condensing during extraction. The company will use its latest investment to prove its technology on pilot project, which was kicked off in January 2020 in

August 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Work on Sustainable Aviation Fuels Continues Unabated

(National Business Aviation Association)  Despite the pandemic, technologies continue to advance and more OEMs and operators are embracing sustainable aviation fuel.  — Even though COVID-19 has slowed or halted many business initiatives, efforts to promote the development and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) have continued throughout the pandemic, demonstrating the

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Green Hydrogen Project Will Ensure Refueling of Beijing Public Transport

(Siemens Energy/NGV Journal) Siemens Energy and Beijing Green Hydrogen Technology Development Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Power International Development Ltd., signed an agreement on providing a hydrogen production system for a filling station. Located in Yanqing District, Beijing, one of the three main competition areas for a major sporting event

August 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Regenerative Farming: Let’s Look Forward, Not Backward

by John Fargher (AgFunderNews/AgriWebb) Regenerative farming has often been a controversial topic – largely due to confusion regarding its true definition. Some believe that it involves a return to pre-industrial farming techniques, and fear it’s about pursuing sustainability instead of profits. This is simply untrue. In fact, the term was popularized

August 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuels Digest Published Library of Recorded Presentations on Multitude of Bioeconomy Topics

(Biofuels Digest)  Recorded presentations for your on-demand review and enjoyment. Just Pick and Click! On BioChannelTV RENEWABLE DIESEL & DME Saola Energy – Adam Belyamani Axens- David Schwalje Oberon – Rebecca Boudreaux Honeywell UOP-Dan Szeezil NextChem-Valerio Coppini Velocys – Jeff McDaniel   ENGINE TECH What if everything with a diesel

August 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Narrower Access Into Brazil

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On top of the slowdown, the world’s No. 2 ethanol nation is holding strong on policies that check robust U.S. imports. In addition to its tariff rate quota, tough feedstock traceability requirements place another roadblock in front of U.S. ethanol. … Leticia Phillips, North

August 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Brazil Legislators Press President to Keep Ethanol Tariff

by Ricardo Della Coletta (Associated Press/U.S. News and World Report) A group of Brazilian lawmakers made a final push Thursday to try to convince President Jair Bolsonaro not to reduce tariffs on American ethanol, a major Trump administration request. —  A group of Brazilian lawmakers made a final push Thursday

August 28, 2020 Read Full Article

British Trader Czarnikow Enters Brazil’s Ethanol, Power Markets

by Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters) British food trader and supply chain services provider Czanikow Group Ltd said on Thursday it will start operations in the Brazilian ethanol and power markets, as it expands its business with local sugar mills that also produce fuel and electricity. Czarnikow has been granted the green light

August 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Daimler: Jatropha Plant Opens up New Prospects

(Auto123.com/Daimler)  The seedlings for the first 100 hectares (250 acres) have been planted. Daimler AG has started a new project for the cultivation of the biodiesel raw material jatropha in the south of India. The company is supporting several village communities in the state of Tamil Nadu with funds and expertise from its already

August 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Rep. Marshall Works to Boost Ethanol Exports

by Sarah Motter (WIBW) Congressman Roger Marshall says Kansas is home to 10 biofuel facilities providing high-quality jobs for plant workers in rural communities throughout the state, along with thousands of bushels of soybeans and milo each year. He says overall, the biofuels industry is responsible for about $4 billion in

August 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Etihad and Boeing Extend Partnership with Sustainability-Focused ecoDemonstrator Testing

(Etihad) Etihad Airways and Boeing will work together starting in August on the seventh iteration of the ecoDemonstrator programme to test innovative technologies in the air, building on the core innovation and sustainability tenets of their strategic partnership signed in November 2019. The ecoDemonstrator programme utilises commercial aircraft as flying testbeds

August 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Renewable Transport Fuel Association: Green Fuel Firms Launch New Trade Body

(Business Green) RTFA aims to drive uptake of low-carbon fuels such as bioethanol, biomethane, biodiesel and biopropene  —  Twelve companies have joined together to form the Renewable Transport Fuel Association (RTFA), a new trade body launched this week for producers and suppliers of greener transport fuels. The founders include all the UK’s

August 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Indonesia Aims to Finish Research on 40%-Palm-Based Biodiesel in November

by Fransiska Nangoy (Reuters) Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil exporter, plans to finish research into biodiesel containing 40% palm oil by November, the head of the energy ministry’s research department said on Wednesday. The country will implement the mandatory use of biodiesel containing 40% palm oil, known as B40, in

August 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Show Real Promise for Replacing Some Fossil Fuels

(Colorado State University/Science Daily)  A new study predicted significant climate benefits stemming from the use of advanced biofuel technologies.  — Biofuel and bioenergy systems are integral to scenarios for displacing fossil fuel use and producing negative emissions through carbon capture and storage. But the net greenhouse gas mitigation benefit of these

August 26, 2020 Read Full Article

With Colombia and Argentina as a Base, Experts Highlight Potential of Biodiesel in Latin America and the Caribbean

(Clarin (Google translation)) Jens Mesa Dishington, executive president of Fedepalma and Luis María Zubizarreta, president of Acsoja and Carbio, called for the promotion of biodiesel production in the region.  — In a forum organized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Jens Mesa Dishington, executive president of FEDEPALMA

August 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Milk Tanker Drivers Learning to Save on Fuel and Reduce Emissions

(Stuff) … But in a statement, Fonterra’s National Transport and Logistics General Manager Barry McColl said using biodiesel had become “uneconomic”. Z Energy stopped production at its Manukau plant in March, after a sharp rise in global prices for tallow, the fat waste product from meatworks used to make biodiesel. Then,

August 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Need For Modernising Public Transport, Increasing Use of Biofuels: Nitin Gadkari

(News18) Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said there is a need to modernise the public transport fleet and promote use of green fuel like bio-CNG, ethanol, methanol as well as electricity. — Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said there is a need to modernise the public

August 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blog: Members of Congress Press Lighthizer on Brazilian Ethanol Trade

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) A group of federal lawmakers is asking United States’ lead trade representative to push Brazil to either eliminate its ethanol-import tariffs or face retaliation, in a letter sent to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Thursday. Time is running out on Brazil’s current ethanol tariff

August 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Deadline for Oman Biodiesel Project Extended DEADLINE: August 31, 2020

(Trade Arabia) Oman Environmental Services Holding Company (be’ah), a leader in solid waste management, said that the deadline for the submission project proposals to convert used-cooking oil (UCO) into biodiesel has been extended to August 31. Offers, originally due by August 16, may now be handed in by August 31, 2020,

August 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Follow the Money: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Industrial Bioeconomy Revolution

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Will Canada transform? Or stand on the sidelines?That’s the question asked by Jeff Passmore, CEO of Passmore Group who shared this illuminating “Follow the Money” slide guide that asks how tenable is fossil fuel’s future? Where could some of this repositioned investment capital go? What’s

August 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Captain Canola – Yield10 Biosciences One Step Closer to Canola Feedstock Superhero

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) News just in from Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., a Massachusetts-based agricultural bioscience company, that they have obtained a positive response from USDA-APHIS’s Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS) for its CRISPR genome-edited trait C3007 in canola plant lines developed for increased oil content and now have plans for

August 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Innovative CO2 Recycling for Liquid Detergent and Cleaning Products

(Mibelle Group)  The Mibelle Group uses novel technology to obtain alcohol from CO2.  — The Mibelle Group has recently started to use alcohol (ethanol) obtained directly from exhaust gases, which would otherwise pollute the environment and damage the climate, in its liquid detergents and cleaning products. With this innovative CO2 recycling technology,

August 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Can the U.S. Take Tips from Stockholm to Reduce Our Fossil Fuel Dependence?

by Sadie Tetreault (George Washington University/Planet Forward)  … He (tour guide Zennid) outlined how the metro system in Stockholm is electric and how the public buses run on biofuels. Additionally, most car owners power their vehicles with electricity or biofuels. One challenge that he identified was making this work for

August 21, 2020 Read Full Article

IEA Plan Looks to Biofuels to Help Rebuild Post-COVID World

(Solutions from the Land) As dire as the COVID-19 pandemic appears today, there are many who are looking beyond the crisis, exploring ways not only to recover from this tragedy, but to rebuild our capabilities to an even higher level beyond what they were before the outbreak. The International Energy Agency’s

August 21, 2020 Read Full Article

RFA Safety Programs the Hottest Ticket in Town

(Renewable Fuels Association) Within the course of a week, the Renewable Fuels Association provided ethanol safety training to nearly 600 participants across the United States and in nine other countries around the world. “We’re thrilled to see this participation in our safety programs,” said RFA Director of Safety and Technical Programs

August 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuels for Cleaner Skies and Healthier People

by Goncalo Pereira (Times of India)  … We have long known that the burning of fossil fuels in vehicles is one of the major causes of atmospheric pollution. What have we done about it, though? And, more importantly, what can we do about it now? The use of biofuels made

August 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Fuels for Ireland Calls for Switch from E5 to E10

(Petrol Plaza)  The national organisation is pushing the fuelling industry to be carbon neutral by 2050.  — Fuels for Ireland, an organisation representing companies that provide energy for transport, heating, business, agriculture, maritime and aviation, has set out its plans for the industry to become carbon neutral by 2050. The new

August 21, 2020 Read Full Article

India Sets Ethanol Price for Five Years to Give Mills Stability but Raises Cane Price

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In India, the Business Standard newspaper reports that the government has agreed to set the ethanol price for five years, which is expected to give sugar mills stability and increase revenues. Yet at the same time, the government has also increased the price mills must pay

August 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Better Business with Biology: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Novozymes’ Enzymes and Microbes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Novozymes has a solid first-half of 2020, as demonstrated in this just released roadshow presentation highlighting their 4% organic sales growth, esp. due to their household care, food & beverages and agriculture & feed sectors. They also reinstated their 2020 outlook. Get a look at their

August 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Greenpeace Urges Denmark to End Fossil Fuel Production

(Energy Market Price/ReNews.Biz) Four activists have swum to the Dan Bravo oil rig for several days of peaceful protest  —  reenpeace activists are peacefully occupying the Dan Bravo oil rig to demand a complete phase out of fossil fuel production in Denmark and a “massive expansion” of offshore wind power.

August 21, 2020 Read Full Article

EU Commission Targets Quotas to Increase Use of SAF

(Biofuels Digest)  The European Union is considering the use quotas to force airlines to use more sustainable aviation fuel as it seeks to reduce carbon emissions. The European Commission said that flights within Europe had climbed every year from 2013-2019 and the sector was off track for the EU’s goal to

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

#Trending: Chemical Recycling of Plastics – The Missing Link in the Puzzle to Enhance Plastics Circularity

by Sreeparna Das (BioMarket Insights) … The collection & sorting of plastics waste is quite far from being at the required level. And, the recycled grades often don’t stand a chance against their low-cost virgin counterparts because of certain technical limitations, such as: ➔ Quality concerns: ◆ Thermal & mechanical degradation

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Ubrabio’s Biodiesel Week Discussed the Production, Regulation and Trade of Biodiesel and Biojet

by Helton Chaves* (Federal University of Goiás/Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Brazilian Union of Biodiesel and Biojetfuel (Ubrabio) and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation held between August 10th and 14th the first Biodiesel Week, an event promoting the International Biodiesel Day, celebrated on August 10th, the date that Rudolf Diesel invented

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Lowering Carbon Emissions Using Sustainable Diesel Alternative

(Farmers Guide/Farm Ads) Fuel & Lubricant distributor, New Era Fuels Ltd., has teamed up with Green Biofuels to provide Green D+ (an enhanced form of HVO – hydrotreated vegetable oil), a low emission fossil-free diesel alternative, so that New Era’s infrastructure and construction customers can significantly and instantly lower their

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Austrocel to Kick off Bioethanol Production at the End of Year

(EUWID Pulp and Paper News) Dissolving pulp producer Austrocel has a multi-year bioethanol supply agreement with Austria’s oil and gas company OMV. — Austria’s dissolving pulp producer Austrocel is making progress with the construction of the 30 million litres production facility for bioethanol at the pulp mill in Hallein. According to

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste and Air bp to Offer Increased Volume of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Europe

(Neste) Air bp and Neste agree to offer a five-fold increase in volume of sustainable aviation fuel.  Deliveries due to start in the coming weeks.  —  Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from waste and residue raw materials and Air bp, the international

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Guide: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to SAF Coalition’s Fueling the Future

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition) released yesterday a new informational guide detailing how industry leaders can incorporate SAF into their operations and accelerate the adoption of low-carbon fuels, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The guide focuses on the practicalities of SAF

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Indonesia Mulls Palm Oil Levies Increase to Support Biodiesel Plans

(Today/Reuters) Indonesia may further increase palm oil export levies in future to support its ambitious biodiesel programme as the price of crude oil is expected to remain weak next year, a senior Finance Ministry official said on Wednesday. Indonesia collects levies from palm oil exports to fund the cost difference between

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Celebrating National Aviation Day … and Commenting on How Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Is Tied to Future Sustainability, and Success, of the Enterprise

by Steve Csonka (Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuel Initiative)  Today is National Aviation Day in the U.S., a recognition instituted by FDR in 1939, honoring the birthday of Orville Wright, but also creating awareness of, and celebrating the progress and vision associated with, the aviation industry. Today, that industry has become

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Enzyme Cocktail Developed in Brazil Powers Production of Second-Generation Ethanol

by Maria Fernanda Ziegler (Agência FAPESP/EurekAlert!)  Brazilian researchers used genetic engineering to develop a low-cost platform for the production of enzymes that break down sugarcane trash and bagasse for conversion into biofuel. The novel molecules have many potential industrial applications. Researchers at the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Gevo and Praj to Commercialize Sustainable Aviation Fuel in India

(Gevo)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) and Praj Industries Ltd. have announced that they have signed a binding, definitive Master Framework Agreement (MFA) to collaborate on providing renewable, low carbon, low particulate, Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and renewable premium gasoline in India and neighboring countries. This follows an earlier announcement in April

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Nova Pangaea Set for Expansion Following Latest Funding Round

(Nova Pangaea) Nova Pangaea Technologies, the UK company which sustainably converts biomass into valuable feedstocks for biofuels, biochemicals and biopolymers, has raised a further £900,000 from investors following successful trials of its technology. The latest funding has come from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Lummus Technology Announces Successful Start-up of CDTaee® Bio-ethers Unit

(Lummus Technology/PR Newswire) – CDTaee part of Lummus’ clean fuels technology portfolio in the production of bio-ethers. – Technology helps Hellenic Petroleum meet biofuels requirement in Greece. – Process is part of Lummus’ etherification technology portfolio, where the company has a leading position.  Lummus Technology today announced the successful start-up of its CDTaee unit

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article
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