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Manitoba Government Working On Amendments to Biofuels Mandates

(National Law Review/Bergeson & Campbell)  The government of Manitoba, Canada, is currently working to amend three regulations under the Biofuels Act. The amendments will update Manitoba’s clean fuel standards by increasing the ethanol and renewable fuel content in gasoline. The proposed amendments include: “Ethanol General Regulation is amended to: Include the

November 25, 2020 Read Full Article

Uniper Energy Dubai & Neutral Fuels Join Forces to Deliver Maritime Biofuel in Fujairah

(Uniper Energy)  Uniper Energy DMCC (UED) and Neutral Fuels have announced that they will collaborate to provide maritime biofuel in Fujairah, UAE. Both leaders in their fields, UED supplies very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO), and Neutral Fuels, winner of the ADIPEC 2020 Company of the Year Award in the

November 25, 2020 Read Full Article

Cielo Announces Pre-Sale of Renewable Diesel and Provides Business Update

(Cielo/MarketWatch) Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. (“Cielo” or the “Company”) announces it has received pre-payment in full for a 60,000 litres of renewable diesel, which is now being produced at the Company’s Aldersyde waste to renewable fuel facility (“Aldersyde Facility”). The renewable diesel will be shipped to a third party of the

November 25, 2020 Read Full Article

The TIPping Point: Technology, Investment, Policy, and the advanced bioeconomy, Dioxide Materials, Genomatica, ADM, InnovaFeed, Aemetis, Nova Pangaea, and the UK Are Showing the Way

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s possible to summarize the advanced bioeconomy in three words, technology, investment, policy. These are the sine qua non, the foundational forces. Technology without investment and policy is a bunch of pretty things on a shelf, policy without technology or investment is bound to fail, and

November 25, 2020 Read Full Article

USGC: COVID-19 Weighed on 2019-’20 Global Ethanol Trade

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine) At the close of the most recent marketing year, U.S. ethanol exports were down 12 percent year-over-year according to data from the USDA, weighed on by COVID-19 and the global issuance of stay-at-home orders. Over the course of the marketing year (September 2019-August 2020), U.S. ethanol

November 25, 2020 Read Full Article

Researchers Develop Effective Solid Carbonation Module to Recycle Industrial Exhaust Gas and Byproducts

by Park Sae-jin (Aju Business Daily)  … The Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) said on November 23 that its research team led by Koh Dong-yeun has developed a solid carbonation technology that uses a hollow fiber module based on an ultrapermeable membrane synthesized with the polymers of

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Clean Fuel Standard Model Demonstrates Biofuel Demand, Signals Need to Expand Production Capacity in Canada

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN Presswire)  WAEES incorporates Canada’s CFS into their global model to profile impacts on supply chains, biofuels, and compliance credit markets — Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release of detailed expert modelling of Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). The modelling, conducted by Dr. John Kruse, Principal and Director of

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

3-D Printed Corals, New Bioreactors to Boost Microalgae Production for Biofuels

by Fintan Burke (Horizon Magazine/Phys.Org) Using light as an energy source, photosynthetic microalgae can be used to produce products like biofuels and cosmetics. But algae grown in a reactor block out the light on which they feed. New reactor designs could solve this problem and help the industry move forward. Photosynthetic

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

UK Ban on ICE Vehicles Highlights How ‘Policymakers Need to Pay Attention to What’s Working Today’

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  … U.K.’s government announced it is going one step further by banning the sale of new spark- and compression-ignition vehicles by 2030. A two-phased approach was announced Nov. 18. Phase 1 will see the phase-out date for the sale of new petrol and diesel cars

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Humber’s Renewable Ambitions Make Grand Entrance

(Biobased Diesel Daily) The Phillips 66 Humber Refinery in the U.K. recently welcomed the latest addition to its growing renewable fuels infrastructure―a massive processing unit that will convert used cooking oil (UCO) into low-carbon fuel. “We are pleased to take delivery of our new UCO module at our Humber Refinery,” said

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste Acquires Seattle-based General Biodiesel

(Biobased Diesel Daily/Neste) This is Neste’s and Mahoney’s first entry into Washington and part of a bold ambition to establish a circular economy along the U.S. West Coast that can reduce emissions from transportation, a major contributor to climate change. General Biodiesel will operate under the Mahoney brand, collecting UCO from

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Industry Asks EU to Include Biogas in New Sustainable Mobility Strategy

(NGV Journal/NGVA Europe) Gas Distributors for Sustainability (GD4S), the European Biogas Association (EBA) and NGVA Europe co-signed a joint letter to the Executive Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson, and Transport Commissioner Adina-Ioana Vălean, to call them to build the upcoming Sustainable and Smart Mobility

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

New Biofuel-Trading Venue Sees Untapped Demand in Green Revival

by Kim Chipman (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance) The U.S. market for biofuel credits has long drawn calls for reform over lack of transparency. Trading-technology expert Julian Anstes says he has the answer. Anstes and the firm he runs, London-based OTC Direct Markets Ltd., have developed an online trading platform set to go live Dec.

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Emissions Scandal Fears as Tests Suggest Plug-in Hybrids Emit ‘More Pollution than Advertised’

by Madeleine Cuff (iNews) The tests found that even when the cars had a fully charged battery and were driving in optimal conditions, emissions were still 28-89% higher  — Plug-in hybrid cars might not be as green as manufacturers let on. Tests on three of the most popular plug-in models reveal emissions are far

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Renewi, Nordsol, Shell to Produce Bio-LNG in Amsterdam Westpoort

(Bioenergy Insight)  Renewi, Nordsol, and Shell have started construction on the first bio-LNG installation in Amsterdam Westpoort.  The new bio-LNG installation is an extension for the current processing of, among other things, outdated supermarket products. With a multi-million-euro investment, technical partner Nordsol will be the first to produce bio-LNG in

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Air Liquide to Build Two Biomethane Production Units in Italy

(Bioenergy Insight)  Air Liquide will build its first two biomethane production units in collaboration with its local partner Dentro il Sole (DIS) in Italy.  The two units will be built in Truccazzano, Milan, and Fontanella (Bergamo), recycling organic material from agricultural and livestock activities to convert it into biomethane. The

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Climate Protection Contribution from Biofuels Rises to 9.7 Million T CO2 Equivalent

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFPOP) (Google translation)) BLE report for 2019 confirms effective contribution to climate protection in the transport of biofuels.  — Sustainably certified biofuels reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 9.7 million t CO 2 equivalent in the 2019 reporting year (previous year 9.5 million t). The contribution to the

November 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Carbios Will Knock Your Socks off, Produces First Clear Plastic Bottles from Enzymatically Recycled Textile Waste

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Carbios will knock your socks off with their enzyme tech that is now converting textile waste and your old polyester socks and sweaters into clear plastic bottles. We’ve heard of clothing made from plastic bottles like Patagonia’s fleece vests, but now Carbios is making it

November 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Qatar Airways Launches Passenger Carbon Offset Programme in Partnership with IATA and ClimateCare

(GreenAir Online)  Qatar Airways has launched a voluntary carbon offset programme for passengers in partnership with IATA and ClimateCare. The programme has been developed through IATA’s Carbon Offset Program, which aims to bring standardisation to airline passenger offset programmes and share best practice in the structure and implementation of carbon offsetting.

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

EU Aviation Sector Calls for Policy Support and Investment to Help Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050

(GreenAir Online) Over 20 European aviation and travel associations have called for a joint commitment between industry and policymakers to achieve net zero CO2 emissions from all flights within and departing from the EU by 2050. As signatories to  an ‘Aviation Round Table Report’, they have urged EU leaders to join

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Outlines 2021 Biofuel Policy Priorities

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor today outlined the biofuels industry’s top federal priorities for 2021, highlighting key measures that elected leaders must take to protect the climate, revitalize rural communities, and offer more consumers clean, affordable options to fuel their cars. “Biofuels, including plant-based ethanol, are critical

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Finland’s First Liquefied Biogas Production Plant Starts Operations

(Gasum/NGV Journal) Gasum has completed the modernization of its biogas plant in Turku, Finland, which has now become the country’s first to produce bio-LNG for transport, industrial and maritime needs. The expansion of the Turku biogas plant was one of the Sipilä’s Finnish Government key projects, Bioeconomy and clean solutions, the

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

New Membrane Could Pave Way for Cheap, Efficiently Made Biofuels

by Sara West (Imperial College London) Scientists have developed a cost-effective method of biofuel extraction which could make them viable alternatives to fossil fuels in transport. Biofuels, which are made from renewable organic matter, hold great potential as green alternatives to fossil fuels in the aviation and transport industries. However, although

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

German Industry against Multipliers in Biofuels Law

by Sophie Barthel (Argus Media)  The planned introduction of multipliers for electricity and hydrogen in a draft law for the use of renewables in transport published by the German environment ministry (BMU) will remove first generation biofuels from the market by 2025, according to a joint statement of eight agricultural

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Optimising Miscanthus for a Sustainable Bioeconomy

(Terravesta) The growing global bioeconomy has an indispensable role in tackling the climate crisis, and key to delivering a low carbon economy is securing enough supply of sustainable raw materials and linking them with a near-industrial scale of various bio-based products and end-markets. Miscanthus is a perennial energy crop with a

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Clean Skies for Tomorrow: Sustainable Aviation Fuels as a Pathway to Net-Zero Aviation

(World Economic Forum) … The World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow coalition recognises that the most immediate action to achieve carbon-neutral flying is the investment in, and rapid scale-up, of sustainable aviation fuel production and use. This foundational report demonstrates the feasibility, scalability and potential cost of different technological pathways

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Nova Pangaea Technologies Completes Successful E10 Biofuel Trial

(Nova Pangaea Technologies) Nova Pangaea Technologies, the UK based cleantech company, has successfully developed and trialled its first E10 fuel on a motorcycle at its headquarters in Redcar, UK. The trial which took place on 30th October featured Nova Pangaea’s breakthrough process, REFNOVA, which converts 2nd generation non-food feedstocks such as woody

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

OMV Petrom: Investments of EUR ~21 mn at Petrobrazi to Increase the Bio-Blending Capacity

(OMV Petrom)  OMV Petrom increased the annual bio-blending capacity at Petrobrazi from 200 kilotons to approximately 350 kilotons in order to supply fuels with increased quantities of bio-components into finished products;  The use of fuels with increased bio-content contributes to achieving the EU targets of reducing greenhouse gas emissions OMV

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Chhattisgarh Seeks Centre’s Nod to Make Bio-Ethanol from Surplus Paddy

by Ritesh Mishra (Hindustan Times) Bhupesh Baghel informed Pradhan that an estimated 6 lakh tonnes of surplus paddy will be made available by the state government to ethanol plants for production. — Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel met Union petroleum, natural gas and steel minister Dharmendra Pradhan in New Delhi

November 19, 2020 Read Full Article

UK 10-Point Plan Addresses SAF, Move to Zero-Emissions Vehicles

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.K. government on Nov. 18 issued its 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution, which addresses sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and an accelerated phase-out of the sale of new gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles. Point six of the plan focuses specifically on “jet zero and

November 19, 2020 Read Full Article

UK Refiners Push Back over 2030 Ban on New Fossil Fuel Cars

by Robert Perkins  (S&P Global Platts) Refiners call for more biofuels support; Move seen displacing 60,000 b/d of oil demand; Hybrids get reprieve until 2035, EV sales booming — The UK’s refining sector has voiced its opposition to the UK plans to bring forward a ban on sales of new gasoline and diesel

November 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Study Confirms Contribution of Bioenergy to Climate Change Mitigation

by Elton Alisson (Agência FAPESP) … Some argue, for example, that biofuels are not sustainable because the conversion of non-agricultural land to grow energy crops could lead to a significant initial decrease in carbon storage, creating what is known as a “biofuel carbon debt”. A study by a cross-border group of

November 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Farm Support Holds for Trump, but Biden May Find Inroads: End to Aid Payments in 2021 Could Cut Deeply into Incomes

by Ellyn Ferguson (Roll Call)  … Despite the mixed performance, Trump’s policies on trade, regulation and other areas maintained his popularity in rural and farm communities, winning their support in the Nov. 3 election. Joe Biden nevertheless has a chance to do as president what he didn’t manage as a

November 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Utilizing CO2, as the Cause of Global Warming, as the Source for Fuel and Energy? Green Science Alliance Confirmed Artificial Photosynthesis with their Original Catalyst

(Green Science Alliance Co./CISION/PR Newswire) … Artificial photosynthesis is one of the innovative technologies to clean up our atmosphere. Just like plants, this technology utilizes the energy of sun light and from CO2 and water, they can produce organic substances including the raw material of fuel and chemical products, as well

November 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Germans Want to Fill up with More Biofuels

(UFOP (Google translation)) According to a current representative survey, two thirds of all Germans have a positive view of biofuels. Almost half consider biofuels to be of growing importance for climate protection in the future. Associations demand appropriate political consideration.  65 percent of Germans generally rate biofuels positively. This is the result

November 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Spectrolytic Launches FAME% Analyser for Biodiesel Blends

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Germany, Spectrolytic developed a completely portable analyser to measure FAME% content in a biodiesel blend. With each country’s own restrictions on the amount of FAME allowed in the biodiesel blend, Spectrolytic ‘s FAME analyser is calibrated for B0-B100 applications and can be tailored to the

November 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Sustainable Chemicals and Polymers: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RSB

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials may have started in biofuels, but their latest work to transform the chemicals and polymers industry by ensuring sustainability is of note and goes across the supply chain. For example, RSB-certified bio-naphtha is mixed with virgin fossil naphtha from UPM when it

November 19, 2020 Read Full Article

How to Build a Green Hydrogen Economy for the US West

by Jeff St. John (GreenTechMedia)  The Intermountain and ACES projects may be the start of a regionwide green hydrogen generation and transmission network.  — Out in Utah, a coal-fired power plant supplying electricity to Los Angeles is being outfitted with natural-gas-fired turbines that will eventually be able to run on hydrogen,

November 19, 2020 Read Full Article

LIFE SMART AgroMobility Project Will Produce Biomethane to Fuel Agricultural Vehicles

(UPM/Gasnam/NGV Journal) The LIFE SMART AgroMobility project will work and research for the next three years in the production of biomethane from the processing of agricultural waste to later be used as fuel for agricultural vehicles and for biofertilizers. Its main objective is to demonstrate the viability of a new model

November 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Banking on Climate

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) U.N. special envoy for climate change Mark Carney will tell the Bloomberg New Economy Forum today that central banks can take a more proactive role in defending the financial system from climate change shocks while simultaneously ushering in a greener economy, according to a transcript

November 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Carbon-Capture Breakthrough Could Be a Game-Changer in Utilising CO₂

by Matthew Hill and Munir Sadiq (Monash University) The CSIRO and Monash University have developed a revolutionary device that captures carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere. Its inventors say it’s the most cost-effective method of capturing CO₂ yet devised. In the short term, they hope their Airthena device will be used to produce the 100

November 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Bharat Petroleum Confident of Meeting 10pc Ethanol Blending Target by 2022

(PTI/Outlook India)  Bharat Petroleum, which is the national coordinator for ethanol blending by state-owned refiners, is confident of meeting the new government target of blending 10 per cent biofuel with petrol by 2022 with the latest addition of maze to the list of feedstock for the green fuel. State-run oil

November 18, 2020 Read Full Article

CMA CGM Launches ACT with CMA CGM+, a Full Range of Value-Added Services Enabling Its Customers to Reduce Their Environmental Impact

(CMA CGM Group)  ACT with CMA CGM+ comprises four services, enabling its customers to analyze, reduce and offset the environmental footprint of goods’ transport.  The complete range is available throughout all the Group’s shipping subsidiaries and in all the markets it serves.  —  A peerless CMA CGM Group offering, helping its

November 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Gasum Opens Turku Liquefied Biogas Plant in Finland

(Bioenergy Insight)  Gasum has opened its Turku biogas plant – the first in Finland to produce liquefied biogas (LBG). The plant opened on 12 November and will produce LBG for the transport, industrial, and maritime sectors. The major expansion and modernisation of the facility in Topinoja, Turku, was one of

November 17, 2020 Read Full Article

IIT-G Develops Method to Transform Industrial Wastes into Chemicals

(The Tribune) The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) on Monday said its researchers have formulated efficient ‘pincer’ catalytic systems that transform industrial/biomass wastes into valuable chemicals. According to the research team, tiny amounts of these ‘pincer catalysts’ repeatedly convert large amounts of industrial waste such as glycerol into lactic acid

November 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Bioo Launches Biological Battery that Feeds on Soil and Uses Plants to Produce Electricity

by Helena Tavares Kennedy) In Spain, Bioo, a biotech startup that generates electricity from nature, has developed Bioo Panel, which collects the electrons liberated in soil from the breakdown of organic substances by its natural microorganisms. Installed underground, Bioo Panel visually fits into the landscape of any yard, garden or park and constantly

November 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Rising Deforestation to Draw US Scrutiny

(Argus Media) Brazil’s shrinking Amazon rainforest is expected to draw intense scrutiny from the incoming US administration of president-elect Joe Biden, who has pledged to incorporate environmental commitments into trade policy. The controversy over deforestation is a window into broader energy transition challenges facing developing countries such as Brazil, which is

November 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Asia’s RCEP Trade Deal to Remove Biofuel Tariffs

by Amandeep Parmar (Argus Media) A new free-trade agreement (FTA) between 15 Asia-Pacific countries will phase out tariffs on a host of biofuels and feedstocks, although existing trade flows may limit the immediate market impact. The Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership (RCEP) was signed yesterday by China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New

November 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Brazil Eyes Sustainable Shipping Fuel Market

(Argus Media) Brazil is looking to ride a wave of sustainable marine fuel as part of the shipping industry’s effort to halve maritime carbon emissions by 2050. Talks are still underway on which new fuels will dominate the international shipping industry in the coming decades, but Brazil’s pioneering role in biofuels

November 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Policymakers Urged to Support Biofuels to Meet Transport’s Green Goals

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EURACTIV.com) Governments around the world need to urgently address this year’s 11.6% drop in biofuel output, caused by the pandemic, in order to meet transport’s decarbonisation goals, the head of the renewable energy division at the International Energy Agency (IEA) told EURACTIV in an interview. Paolo Frankl said

November 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Call for Action as Pandemic ‘Sets Back’ Biofuel Industry Growth

(Biofuels International) The Biofuture Platform is leading calls for urgent collaboration from policymakers following a 12% drop in biofuel output this year announced in the International Energy Agency.  The multi-stakeholder initiative designed to take action on climate change by promoting international coordination on the sustainable low-carbon bioeconomy, has labelled this

November 17, 2020 Read Full Article

PRIO Takes the First Step in Decarbonizing Maritime Transport in the Iberian Peninsula

(PRIO; Google translation) PRIO will launch Eco Bunkers, a green fuel for ships with 15% biodiesel incorporation, developed from recycling processes of residual raw materials, produced at the PRIO Biodiesel plant, in Aveiro. This new product, innovative in the Iberian Peninsula, marks the entry of PRIO in the “green” segment of

November 17, 2020 Read Full Article

It’s Electric

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  IT’S ELECTRIC: A coalition of utilities, electric vehicle makers and mineral producers have formed a new association to push for 100 percent electric vehicle sales by 2030, Pro’s Anthony Adragna reports this morning. The group, dubbed the Zero Emission Transportation Association, will seek policies to help the growing

November 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Indonesia Says B40 Biodiesel Programme Unlikely to Proceed Next Year

(Today Online/Reuters) Indonesia is unlikely to proceed with plans to raise the bio-content of its palm oil-based biodiesel to 40% next year as it struggles to fund the programme, an energy ministry official told parliament on Monday. Instead, the Southeast Asian country will retain its biodiesel B30 programme which makes

November 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Council Outlines Trade Barriers In Comments Submitted To USTR

(U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently submitted comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) highlighting significant trade barriers facing exports of U.S. coarse grains, ethanol and co-products. The Council has contributed comments on this topic to USTR for more than a decade, detailing constraints the

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Have You Ever Wondered How a Biogas to Biomethane Upgrading Plant Works?

(Bioenergy Insight/Biogas Channel)  There are several stages between the production of biogas in an anaerobic digester and the injection of biomethane into the national gas grid. Learn more about this process by watching this video from our friends at Biogas Channel who visited a membrane upgrading plant in Northern Italy,

November 14, 2020 Read Full Article

VIDEO: Producing Biogas from Olive Pomace

(Bioenergy Insight/Biogas Channel) Pomace is a by-product that can be used for the production of biogas, particularly in countries like Italy.  WATCH VIDEO

November 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Titan LNG Receives EU Funding for Biogas Bunkering Project

(Bioenergy Insight) Dutch gas supplier Titan LNG has signed a deal to receive European Union funding for its Bio2Bunker biogas project.  Titan LNG, a major supplier of liquefied natural gas to the marine and industrial markets in Europe has been granted €11 million in funding from the EU’s Connecting Europe

November 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Scaling Cleantech — What’s Next for Canada: GLOBE Advance 2020 Summary Report

The Scaling Cleantech — What’s Next for Canada session at GLOBE Advance sought to build on previous discussions and progress by focusing on three topics: • The current state of Canadian cleantech and lessons learned to date • Challenges in scaling companies and exporting technologies • Solutions to accelerate commercialization

November 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Canola Seen Gaining Ground as Biofuel during COVID-19

by Sean Pratt (Western Producer) A drop in used cooking oil supplies because of the pandemic’s effect on restaurants has opened a door for the oilseed  —  COVID-19 is boosting the use of canola oil in the biofuel sector, says an industry official. That is because production of one of

November 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Norway: Unesco World Heritage City Uses Biogas to Run Public Transport

(MAN Truck & Bus/NGV Journal)  MAN has delivered 125 new biomethane-powered vehicles to Norwegian operator Tide Buss AS. The MAN Lion’s City buses will service the northern part of Bergen, namely the areas of Åsane, Arna and Osterøy, where Tide Buss took over operation of the bus routes in October

November 13, 2020 Read Full Article

University of Eastern Finland Announces partnership with European Bioeconomy University’s Erasmus+ project to bring together bioeconomy studies

(Science Business/University of Eastern Finland) The School of Forest Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland is a partner in a new Erasmus+ project of the European Bioeconomy University, EBU, which seeks to develop a mechanism to enhance bioeconomy students’ cross-sectoral mindset. Thanks to a shared platform for online learning and

November 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuel Demand and Consumption Hits Slump in Australia

(Consultancy Australia) Biofuel consumption in Australia is shrinking, challenging the country’s ambitions to move towards renewables. A new report from APAC Biofuel Consultants suggests that Australians don’t yet trust biofuel in their vehicles. A joint venture between two Australian consultancies – energy advisory firm EnergyQuest and oil & gas consultancy Ecco

November 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Rolls-Royce to Test 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Next Generation Engine Demonstrator

(WebWire)  Ground tests with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to demonstrate Rolls-Royce engines can unlock SAF’s potential to reduce emissions  —  As part of its ongoing decarbonisation strategy, Rolls-Royce is to use 100% sustainable aviation fuel for the first time in engine ground tests on next-generation engine technology. The tests will

November 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Petrom Wants to Build a Bioethanol Plant, Investment of 1.2 Billion Lei, Partly with European Money – Sources

by Mihai Nicut (Economica.net (Google Translation) OMV Petrom, the largest energy company in Romania, intends to build a bioethanol plant, partially using European money, according to sources close to the situation. Petrom submitted a project worth 1.2 billion lei to the Ministry of Economy and Energy, to be partially financed from

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GPS Group and VARO Energy Embark on Further Expansion: Port of Amsterdam Set for New Rail System

(Varo) Through their close partnership GPS will develop a rail handing system as well as dedicated ethanol storage for VARO.  The expansion follows GPS-A having commissioned c.134 thousand m3 of Class 1 storage for VARO in December 2019 and extends the relationship. The Rail system will unlock important trading opportunities and a

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Dalai Lama Joins Pope as Religious Leaders Campaigning against Climate Change

by Natasha Lasky (Our Daily Planet) In an interview with Channel 4 News and the Guardian, the Dalai Lama put out a call to action to fight climate change. He urged world leaders to take immediate action, emphasizing that the effects of global warming would disrupt billions of people’s lives, and would

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Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany, aireg, Welcomes reisetopia as a New Member

(aireg)  aireg and its members are happy to welcome reisetopia as a new member. The biggest German website for luxury travel has been advocating a stronger focus on sustainability in the travel industry for a long time. As of now, reisetopia supports the goals of aireg by providing in-depth coverage

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Kerala to Convert Used Cooking Oil into Biodiesel

(The New Indian Express)  Around 60 tonnes of used cooking oil will be repurposed to biodiesel as part of the initiative. — To ensure food safety and prevent health hazards owing to the consumption of used cooking oil, food business operators(FBOs) in the state comprising caterers, restaurants, hotels and bakers have

November 13, 2020 Read Full Article

IEA Cuts Global Biofuels Forecast as Pandemic Hits Transport Fuel Demand

by Robert Perkins (S&P Global Platts) Pandemic to shrink biofuel output for first time in two decades; Global transport biofuels to reach 3.21 million b/d in 2025; Biofuels seen recovering from pandemic by 2022 — The International Energy Agency has cut its near-term forecast for global biofuels production as the COVID-19 crisis triggers

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Indonesia May Cut Biodiesel Use Target as Subsidy Fund Depletes

(Fitch Ratings)  The Indonesian government may rein in its push to increase use of biodiesel as it now comes at higher cost following a fall in crude oil prices and sustained strength in crude palm oil (CPO) prices, Fitch Ratings says. Biodiesel is now much more expensive than regular diesel,

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Hydrogen Production to Double by 2030 as the World Advances towards a Sustainable Energy Economy

(Frost & Sullivan/PR Newswire/Investors Hub)  The shift towards hydrogen-based economy arises due to the growing concerns over increasing carbon emissions, energy security, and climate change, says Frost & Sullivan. —  Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Growth Opportunities in the Hydrogen Market for the Global Power Sector, finds that there has been a

November 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Porsche Begins Investing in Synthetic Fuels to Keep Classics on the Road

by Ronan Glon (Hagerty) Let’s leave 2020 behind for a moment and travel to 2040. Government regulations have escorted the internal combustion engine off of the global stage, every car sold new is powered by either electricity or hydrogen, and you’re still holding on to the stunning 912 your grandfather purchased

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Dutch Post to Fuel Vehicles with Waste Oil Used for French Fries

by Agnieszka Kulikowska – Wielgus (Trans.info) The Dutch post is taking its first steps towards emission-free transport on its last mile delivery by using a biofuel produced with oil previously used for cooking french fries. The pilot project will see PostNL’s lorries and delivery trucks run on the biofuel in

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Renewable Fuel Production Begins at Preem’s Refinery in Lysekil

(Lysekil) For the first time, renewable raw materials are being converted to Swedish Environmental Class 1 diesel at Preem’s refinery in Lysekil. The aim is to annually produce up to 950,000 cubic meters of renewable fuel by 2024. This is part of a larger project that intends to rebuild the existing

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NextChem Is Growing in Circular Economy and Launches MyRechemical, Its Subsidiary for Waste to Chemical Technologies

(NextChem)  Maire Tecnimont Group’s company for energy transition strengthens its corporate structure to meet the market with the most innovative technological solutions for circular economy: the new subsidiary MyRechemical is entirely dedicated to the technologies for chemical conversion of waste for the production of hydrogen, methanol, ethanol and “circular” derivatives.

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“The Time Is Right Now”, Sekab Announce Green Tech Investment Plans, Including a Production Plant for Chemicals and Biofuels.

by Luke Upton (BioMarket Insights) Bold news this week from Sekab, the Swedish chemical and cleantech company, who are responding to increasing demand for green chemicals and a growing focus on the impact on climate change by  a major green tech investment by building a plant to produce them from residual

November 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Munich Airport Receives Award for Its Biomethane Bus Pilot Project

(Munich Airport/NGV Journal) The Association of the German Gas Industry has awarded this year’s Innovation Prize in the “Mobility & Transport” category to the pilot test of a passenger bus that is used at Munich Airport and runs on LNG. The “Gas Innovations for the Energy Turnaround” project was developed in

November 12, 2020 Read Full Article
    A Swirling and Sensational Virtual Visit to the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant   —   December 1, 2020   —

A Swirling and Sensational Virtual Visit to the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant — December 1, 2020 —

Get your free (virtual) boarding pass, buckle up and join the BioBase Europe Pilot for a 60 minute voyage into a particular universe brought to live, in a unique way, by: Exclusive and unreleased video footage, Smart interventions of scale-up experts And live interviews around the globe. Learn everything about our

November 12, 2020 Read Full Article
    Gasification India and Waste-to-Energy 2020  —   December 15-16, 2020   —   ONLINE

Gasification India and Waste-to-Energy 2020 — December 15-16, 2020 — ONLINE

As world energy demand continues to grow, it is ever more important that the environment is safeguarded and that energy production and use become sustainable. Renewable energy will, in the longer term, play a significant role. In the meantime, we continue to rely on traditional resources, including fossil fuels, which

November 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Green Hydrogen Project Combining Tidal Power and Battery Tech Aims for Continuous Production

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC)  Hydrogen has a diverse range of applications and can be deployed in a range of sectors, including industry and transport. Green hydrogen is produced using renewable sources such as wind, solar and tidal power.  — A project located on an archipelago north of mainland Scotland plans to

November 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Orsted and BP Look to Develop Major Renewable Hydrogen Project in Germany

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC)  The last few years have seen a number of projects connected to green hydrogen take shape. BP and Orsted sign letter of intent to collaborate project at a refinery in Germany. — Orsted and BP are to work together on the development of a large-scale renewable hydrogen project at a

November 12, 2020 Read Full Article

S&P Global Platts Launches First Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) Values in Europe

(Markets Insider)  S&P Global Platts (“Platts”), the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, has launched first-to-market hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) values in Europe. These daily assessments, which have been provided to the market since August 17, bring additional transparency to the market as the

November 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Ireland’s GBI Opens Dubai Office for Sourcing Biodiesel Feedstock

(Globally Today) Irish biodiesel manufacturer, Green BioFuels Ireland (GBI), has opened a new office in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) to study the sourcing of biodiesel feedstock in the Middle East. The JAFZA office will carry out a feasibility study of sources for sustainable waste oils and residues in the

November 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Zero Wants Portugal to Confirm the End of Palm Oil in Biodiesel as Determined by the EU

(Destak.pt)  The environmental association Zero was satisfied today with the end of palm oil in biodiesel in Europe, in 2022, and wants Portugal to confirm the abandonment of this product by transposing the European directive into national legislation. In a statement, the non-governmental organization said it warned, in July, of

November 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Petrobras to Create Climate Change Department to Oversee Transition to Low Carbon

by Jeffrey T. Lewis (Morningstar/Dow Jones/Petrobras) Brazilian oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, said Tuesday it is creating a new department for climate change to oversee and boost efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon capture. The department will be charged with developing targets and commitments related to

November 10, 2020 Read Full Article

IEA Cuts Global Biofuels Forecast as Pandemic Hits Transport Fuel Demand

by Robert Perkins  (S&P Global Platts)  Pandemic to shrink biofuel output for first time in two decades; Global transport biofuels to reach 3.21 million b/d in 2025; Biofuels seen recovering from pandemic by 2022  READ MORE

November 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Nano Grain-Based Ethanol Unit Opened at NSI

(Times of India)  A nano grain-based ethanol unit, installed at the National Sugar Institute-Kanpur, was inaugurated by the vice-chancellor of the Harcourt Butler Technological University Kampur, on Thursday This unit is integrated with existing molasses-based ethanol unit and thus now the system would be ‘Multi Feed Stock Based Ethanol Unit’

November 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste Takes Allegations on Sustainability Violations Seriously – Credible Allegations on Suppliers’ Sustainability Violations Always Investigated

(Neste) A study report produced by Profundo, commissioned by Milieudefensie, has been published on 5 November 2020. The report claims that Neste’s raw material suppliers have been involved in serious sustainability violations, such as deforestation, fires, peat destruction, community and labor rights violations. Neste welcomes all efforts to monitor its raw

November 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Strong Renewables, Resiliency During COVID-19: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Neste

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Q3 2020 was rough for many companies, but not for Neste who recorded a solid quarter despite COVID-19. “Renewable Products was very resilient and improved its sales margin and sales volume compared to the corresponding period last year. Oil Products continued to suffer from a

November 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Repsol to Build €188 Million Biofuels Plant as It Commits to Net Zero Target

(Biofuels International)  Energy company Repsol is constructing a new production plant for advanced biofuels in Spain. Repsol will be able to supply 250,000 tonnes of advanced biofuels for aircraft, trucks, and cars from its Cartagena refinery annually. The €188 million project is part of Repsol’s commitment to the energy transition

November 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuels in Prime Position to Deliver on Short-Term Climate Goals: Goodfuels CEO

by Tom Washington (S&P Global) Could slash shipping’s emissions over the decade; Biofuels’ market share remains limited for now; Coronavirus has made biofuels less competitive  —  As transport industries look to slash greenhouse gas emissions and examine alternative power options, biofuels are well-placed to meet short-term international emissions goals, Dutch biofuels provider GoodFuels

November 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Praj Unveils Technology to Produce Biogas from Biomass

(Praj/The Hindu Business Line)  Praj Industries’ demonstration plant that deploys innovative technology for the production of Compressed Biogas (CBG) was inaugurated today by Union Min. Shri Prakash Javadekar. Located in the Praj Matrix R&D campus, the plant deploys Praj’s technology which utilises a proprietary microbial consortium made from feedstock such

November 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Embrapa Agroenergia Starts Research to Produce Green Diesel from Poultry Carcasses

(Embrapa) Embrapa Agroenergia, in partnership with the company Haka Bioprocessos, headquartered in Catanduva (SP), starts this October research that may result in a green diesel obtained from the hydrogenation of bio-oil from bone waste from birds.  The Unit will characterize the chemical components of the raw material (bio-oil), pre-treatment, hydrogenation and

November 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Green Fuels and Aris Bioenergy Sign MOU Committing to Refining of Biodiesel in India

(Green Fuels)  Green Fuels, the world’s leading distributed-scale biodiesel and advanced biofuels company, today signed a memorandum of understanding with Aris Bioenergy Pvt Ltd, having a large-scale network of used cooking oil aggregation, committing the two companies to a biodiesel refining joint venture in India. Under the agreement, Green Fuels and Aris have formed a company that will leverage Aris’s considerable experience in used cooking

November 6, 2020 Read Full Article

JAL to Use Biofuels Made from Household Garbage in 2022

(Kyodo News/Bangkok Post)  Japan Airlines will use biofuels made from household garbage starting as early as fiscal 2022 as part of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, company sources said on Thursday. The airline plans to refuel in San Francisco its aircraft connecting the United States and Japan and will use

November 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Petronas Looks to Achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions Status by 2050

by Sambit Mohanty (S&P Global Platts)  Malaysia’s state-run Petronas has set a target to achieve net zero carbon emissions status by 2050 as it steps up efforts to embrace cleaner forms of energy, joining a growing list of global oil firms looking to transform themselves into integrated energy firms in

November 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste and LG Chem Building a Strategic Partnership to Drive the Polymers and Chemicals Industry Transformation towards a Circular Bioeconomy

(Neste) LG Chem will start replacing fossil feedstock commonly used in the manufacturing of polymers and chemicals with Neste Renewable Hydrocarbons in the upcoming months. — Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and a forerunner as a provider of renewable and circular solutions for the

November 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Maire Tecnimont Group’s NextChem and Indian Oil Corporation Sign India’s First Circular Economy MoU

(NextChem) Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that NextChem, the Group’s subsidiary dedicated to green chemistry and technologies for the energy transition, and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IndianOil), today have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of industrial projects using NextChem technologies to foster the industrialization of circular economy in India. The projects will be focused on

November 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Neutral Fuels Launches Mobile App to Better Control UCO for McDonald’s

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In the UAE, Neutral Fuels has created a bespoke mobile app to enable tighter control of the collection and delivery of used cooking oil for its flagship UAE customer, McDonald’s. Thousands of liters of used oil are collected from McDonald’s Dubai restaurants every day and delivered

November 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Marine Biofuel Testing Set to Begin at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre

( gCaptain)  As the marine industry races to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre is taking a key role. The 2800 m2 testing space – already equipped for today’s oil and gas fuels – has been readied for testing with biofuels. In coming years,

November 6, 2020 Read Full Article

EU Starts Monitoring Bioethanol to Prevent Import Surge

by Philip Blenkinsop (Reuters) The European Union has begun monitoring incoming renewable ethanol used for fuel to see if measures are needed to prevent a surge of imports from U.S. and other producers, the EU official journal said on Wednesday. The surveillance system, designed to provide information more rapidly than

November 5, 2020 Read Full Article

Government of Canada Announces over $100M to Spur Job Creation in Alberta and Fight Climate Change

(Environment and Climate Change Canada/Business Insider)  The Government of Canada is committed to supporting Albertans during this economically challenging time caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. That is why today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, announced approximately $100 million from the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund to support

November 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste to Acquire Bunge’s Refinery Plant in Rotterdam to Increase Raw Material Pretreatment Capacity for the Production of Renewable Products

(Neste) Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste and residue raw materials, has agreed to acquire Bunge Loders Croklaan’s refinery plant located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands for a purchase price of 258 million euros. The refinery plant is located next to Neste’s existing

November 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Hydrothermal Liquefaction Technology: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Steeper Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Hydrofaction is Hot! Don’t take our word for it – dive into this new slide guide from Steeper Energy’s CEO Perry Toms who takes us through the progress towards commercial scale of Steeper’s hydrofaction technology as it cracks low-value waste feedstocks into high-value fuels. Find

November 4, 2020 Read Full Article

New Bio-LNG Station Becomes Operational in Southern Sweden

(Gasum/NGV Journal) Gasum has opened a new natural gas filling station in Helsingborg, one of the biggest logistics hubs in the Nordics and a major food distribution center for Sweden. The facility strengthens the availability of alternative fuel options in the south of the country by providing LNG and bio-LNG for

November 4, 2020 Read Full Article

UK Food Waste Recycler Expecting to Process 10 Tonnes of Pumpkins

(Bioenergy Insight)  Food waste recycler Warrens Group says more than 10 tonnes of perfectly edible pumpkins are likely to end up at its facility in County Durham, UK. The firm will recycle the pumpkins to fuel its growing fleet of collection vehicles and heat peoples’ homes. Environmental charity Hubbub predicts

November 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Improving the Performance of AD Plants

(Bioenergy Insight)  Could biochar be the solution for AD plants with minor gas yields? 4CleanTech, a joint venture between Biogas Clapton and CleanTech Leasing, shares its findings.   After investing in an AD plant, the majority of operators are confronted with the fact that the gas yield is not nearly

November 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Biden Energy Plan May Be More Similar to Trump Policy than Expected

by Patti Domm (CNBC) • Former Vice President Joe Biden may have greener goals for U.S. energy, but he will not end or sharply curtail oil and gas fracking, energy experts concur.  • His $2 trillion plan would encourage investment in infrastructure, electric vehicles, renewable energy, efficient buildings and in

November 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Proposal to Mix Ethanol with Fuels

(Central America Data/prensalibre.com)  Since the pilot plan to test the efficiency of ethanol use in gasoline in Guatemala has yielded the first positive results, the authorities plan to present a bill to regulate its use in the first quarter of 2021. — In 2014 and 2015 a pilot plan had

November 3, 2020 Read Full Article

BP to Halt Production at Kwinana Refinery

by Amanda Doyle (The Chemical Engineer)  … BP is also exploring additional options for the site, such as a clean energy hub that could produce and store low carbon fuels. This could include sustainable aviation fuels and renewable diesel.  READ MORE HOYER PETROLOG SECURE NEW BP CONTRACT DELIVERING BIO-ETHANOL (Hoyer

November 3, 2020 Read Full Article

RNG Biogas, Low-Carbon Ethanol: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  If you missed DigestConnect last week, take a look at this illuminating slide guide from Aemetis CEO Eric McAfee on their newest biogas venture, making renewable natural gas from dairy waste, the switch to making hand sanitizer as they adapted to COVID-19, and future plans

November 3, 2020 Read Full Article

China’s Ethanol Blending Plans Face further Hurdles

by Lauren Moffitt (Argus Media) Faltering 10pc ethanol blending (E10) because of tight and high-priced corn feedstock is fuelling doubts about China’s transport decarbonisation strategy. State-controlled Sinopec’s Jiangsu subsidiary will halt sales of #92 ethanol blended gasoline from November, citing inadequate ethanol supplies because of lower production rates upstream this year.

November 2, 2020 Read Full Article

U.S., Brazil See Room for Global Ethanol Growth before Transition to EVs

by Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters) The United States and Brazil, the two leading ethanol producers, see potential for a large increase in global use of the biofuel as an outright way to cut carbon emissions while the world transitions to all-electric cars, according to industry representatives this week. “There is a lot of

November 2, 2020 Read Full Article

U.S.-Vietnam Ethanol MOU Aims to Support Partnerships between Countries, Industries

(U.S. Grains Council) The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) signed an official memorandum of understanding (MOU) this week on expanding the use and availability of ethanol in Vietnam. The agreement promises to further a strong partnership between the two nations and encourage expanded ethanol

November 2, 2020 Read Full Article

Yield10 Bioscience Announces Start of Field Tests of Winter Camelina Varieties

(Yield10 Bioscience)  Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:YTEN), an agricultural bioscience company, today announced that it has begun field testing to evaluate the emergence and agronomics of winter Camelina sativa varieties. The testing of these winter varieties in the 2020/2021 winter season is part of Yield10’s continued development of Camelina sativa in the medium term for use at

November 2, 2020 Read Full Article

New VTT-Based Startup Company eniferBio Producing Protein from Biorefinery By-products Received More than One Million Euros in Funding

(VTT Research) The growing demand for food and sustainable food production are global challenges. A significant part of the problem is the lack of sustainably produced protein feed. eniferBio has developed a new and sustainable production process for a high-quality fish feed ingredient and recently received funding for its solution

November 2, 2020 Read Full Article

Disrupting, Scaling Up, Numbering Up: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) COVID-19 continues to change how we do things, and LanzaTech shared this illuminating slide guide on how it is changing road and air activity and what that means for biofuels. Disrupting how we think about carbon, alcohol-to-jet, the latest on LanzaJet, putting carbon in the circular economy,

November 2, 2020 Read Full Article

Is Seaweed the Future of Fuel?

by Rebecca Pool  (Engineering and Technology) A growing band of scientists and engineers wants to feed and fuel the world with seaweed. –… The last decade has seen a surge in seaweed aquaculture, driven by a rising interest in using the aquatic plant as a biofuel. It’s easy to see

October 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Spain: Chiclana Debuts Urban Public Transport Fueled by Biomethane

(Chiclana City Council) The Mayor of Chiclana José María Román, the Municipal Delegate for Mobility José Manuel Vera, the President of Ferrosite Jesús Salmón, and the Manager of Belizón and Rodríguez Nicolás Rodríguez visited the facilities that host the All-Gas project, at the El Torno WWTP, to present the first bus

October 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Promise and Peril: California’s EV-Only Policy

by Leticia Phillips (Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, UNICA /Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Any EV solution should consider a combined approach of the available alternatives and technologies. It is important to remember that vehicles powered by ethanol are already among the best performers in the world and are helping to reduce GHG

October 30, 2020 Read Full Article

Green Plains, Hayashikane Form Exclusive Partnership

(Green Plains, Inc./Ethanol Producer Magazine) Green Plains Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Optimal Aquafeed, on Oct. 27 announced the formation of an exclusive partnership with Hayashikane Sangyo of Japan, one of the oldest and most successful integrated aquafeed companies in the world. The companies have come together to deliver innovative solutions for fast-growing

October 30, 2020 Read Full Article

Sunbird to Supply Indeni with Ethanol for Fuel Blending

by Michael Kaumba (ZNBC) ZANIS-Indeni Petroleum Refinery Company Limited has engaged Sunbird Bioenergy Africa in Kawambwa to supply the first consignment of ethanol that will be used in a large-scale pilot test on the feasibility of ethanol and gasoline blending. Head of Research and Development at Indeni, Zebed Mwiche was speaking shortly

October 30, 2020 Read Full Article

Denmark Announces New Biomass Sustainability Requirements

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Danish government announced a political agreement on Oct. 3 that establishes new sustainability requirements for woody biomass used to produce heat and electricity in Denmark. The U.S. Industrial Pellet Association applauded the agreement, calling the sustainability criteria strict but workable. … Under the agreement,

October 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Posti Deploys Finland’s Largest Biomethane-Powered Truck Fleet

(Gasum/NGV Journal) Posti Freight Services has acquired 10 new bio-LNG trucks, as part of the company’s aim to achieve carbon-neutrality in its own operations by 2030, and now has Finland’s largest biomethane fleet operated by a logistics company. Posti already operates six LNG trucks from earlier, and the company’s total fleet

October 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Govt May Extend Soft Loans to Grain-Based Units to Spur Ethanol Output

(Business Standard/Trust of India)  Under the scheme, the government has extended twice the interest subvention that comes up to Rs 4,600 crore for a loan amount of Rs 22,000 crore  — To boost ethanol production in the country, the government is considering extending subsidised loans to grain-based distilleries also under the ongoing scheme,

October 29, 2020 Read Full Article

European Commission Confirms Sustainability of European Biofuels, Yet Sends Mixed Messages on Their Future

(ePURE) A new report from the European Commission underlines the importance and sustainability of renewable ethanol, but also reveals yet again the Commission’s strangely contradictory stance wanting to minimise the role of biofuels in achieving the EU Green Deal. Published on 14 October, the Commission’s Renewable Energy Progress Report includes an assessment of

October 29, 2020 Read Full Article

7 Big Deals, and Why They’re Big — Microsoft, Cargill, ADM, Aemetis, Lygos, Alaska Airlines, SkyNRG, Biofine, and Ways2H

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) There’s been a barrage of big deals this week and here’s The Digest’s exclusive take on the biggest 7 deals, why they are big, and more. In today’s Digest, we’ve got the latest deal details that include Microsoft, Cargill, ADM, Aemetis, Lygos, Alaska Airlines, SkyNRG, Biofine,

October 29, 2020 Read Full Article

India Can Stop Palm Oil Deforestation in Southeast Asia

by Tammy Klein (Future Fuel Strategies)  … India is the largest consumer of palm oil. It is an extremely versatile ingredient that is firmly a part of our daily lives. According to WWF, palm oil is present in close to 50% of the packaged goods we regularly buy from supermarkets or online

October 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Top 5: Solar Costs Are Dropping. How Does It Impact Fuels?

by Tammy Klein (Future Fuel Strategies) … Items I selected this month include: •  Solar Costs Declining Quickly: More quickly than even the IEA has projected. That will have consequences in transport that includes cheaper EV charging, green hydrogen and electrofuels. Car Bans in the U.S.: Could we see other states follow

October 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Rich Nations Have Sold 14 Million “Dirty and Dangerous” Vehicles to Developing Nations

by Amy Lupica (Our Daily Planet) A new report from the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) found that rich nations, including the United States, Japan, and the Netherlands, are exporting “dirty and dangerous” cars to developing countries en masse. Between 2015 and 2018, an estimated 14 million vehicles were “dumped” in Asia and Africa. 80% of those

October 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Pandemic Slashes Biofuels Usage across the Board in the UK

(Biofuels International)  Transportation biofuels’ usage in the UK fell steeply during the second half of this year mainly due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and its repercussions. The pandemic resulted in global lockdown measures, disrupted economic growth, led to serious job losses and severely cut domestic and international travel, according

October 29, 2020 Read Full Article
    Oleofuels 2021   —   June 9-10, 2021   —   Marseille, France

Oleofuels 2021 — June 9-10, 2021 — Marseille, France

The European HVO market has seen substantial growth over the last 5 years, with more and more oil majors, such as Neste, Total, ENI and dedicated fuels producers alike continuing to invest heavily in HVO production units. With the continued focus on reducing GHG and CO2 emissions both in Europe,

October 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels, Avoiding a Second Missed Opportunity

by Kyriakos Maniatis, Lars Waldheim, Ingvar Landälv, Eric van den Heuvel and Stamatis Kalligeros (Subgroup on Advanced Biofuels (SGAB)/EurActiv)  The recast of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) marks the first time that a European Directive needs to be significantly amended just a year and a half after its adoption and before

October 29, 2020 Read Full Article

European Commission Accused of ‘Mixed Messaging’ over Sustainability of Continent’s Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  A new report from the European Commission underlined the importance and sustainability of renewable ethanol, but also revealed its contradictory stance wanting to minimise the role of biofuels in achieving the EU Green Deal. This was the view of ePURE after the Commission’s Renewable Energy Progress Report was

October 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Bioeconomy South Africa Portal Launched

(Republic of South Africa) Businesses and individuals involved in bio-innovation are invited to register on the Bioeconomy SA Portal, a web-based platform that collects information from different sources and integrates it into a single, uniform and secure user interface. The portal, an initiative of the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI),

October 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Combining Agricultural Emissions Reduction Policies to Balance Biodiversity Conservation and Food Security

(CIRAD) Sharing efforts between biofuel production, the transition to reduced-meat diets and the reforestation of pastures would be a far better option for tomorrow’s agriculture than focusing on just one of these strategies. This mix would simultaneously address the goals of food security, biodiversity conservation and emissions reductions, according to a

October 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Ethanol Use Seen Growing Quickly in India, Not as Much in Thailand

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters) Ethanol production and consumption in India, the world’s third largest fuel market, is expected to increase quickly in coming years as the government seems keen to push the industry to higher blend rates, an industry official said on Monday. Abinash Verma, general director for Indian Sugar Millers Association

October 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Automakers Shift Hydrogen Focus From Cars to Semis Hydrogen-Powered Big Rigs Would Emit No Pollutants—Just Water Vapor.

(NACS) Automakers have spent decades developing hydrogen fuel cells as a sustainable alternative for use in cars. But now, they’re turning their attention to semi-trucks, according to the Wall Street Journal. Fuel cells draw hydrogen gas from tanks on board the truck, mix it with oxygen and convert it to electricity,

October 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Making Biodiesel from Dirty Old Cooking Oil Just Got Way Easier

(RMIT University/EurekAlert!)  New ultra-efficient catalyst can recycle old cooking oil into biodiesel and turn food scraps into high-value complex molecules  — Researchers have developed a powerful, low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel, and turning food scraps and plastic rubbish into high-value products. The method harnesses

October 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste and All Nippon Airways (ANA) Collaborate on First Supply of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Asia

(Neste) ANA has established a procurement supply chain together with Neste and with support of Itochu Corporation. Ahead of its mid-to-long term collaboration, ANA and Neste will supply the first flight powered by Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ in Japan. Despite disruptions caused by COVID-19, ANA will adhere to its

October 27, 2020 Read Full Article

New Volkswagen Golf TGI Designed to Run on Biomethane

(Bioenergy Insight)  The new Volkswagen Golf TGI is equipped with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine and three natural gas fuel tanks, which can utilise biomethane.  The tanks are integrated into the underbody and permit a range of approximately 400 kilometres in pure natural gas mode. The engine of the ‘quasi-monovalent’ drive

October 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Climate Benefits of Agricultural Biogas Greater than Previously Thought

(Bioenergy Insight)  A report by Aarhus University for the Danish Energy Agency has concluded that the climate effect of biogas in the agricultural sector is greater than previously assumed. Previous analyses have shown that the production of biogas can provide several benefits to the environment and for the climate. The Aarhus

October 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Sweden’s First Pyrolysis Oil Plant for Biofuel Production Proceeds with AFRY’s Support

(AFRY) Pyrocell AB will build the first plant in Sweden for processing sawdust into renewable bio-oil at Kastet’s sawmill outside Gävle in Sweden. The construction project is run by Pyrocell AB, which is a company jointly owned by Setra and Preem. The idea is that Preem will process the bio-oil

October 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Sweden Targets World’s Highest Biofuel Blending

Tomas Ekbom and Cecilia Higa (Swedish Bioenergy Association/IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter) …  In the beginning there was ethanol In 1907, there were only 662 vehicles registered in Sweden. The fuel, “Benzin” (the word initially taken from the German language, i.e. petrol) was purchased then at the pharmacy, paint store

October 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuels Policies that Have Encouraged Their Production and Use: An International Perspective

MahmoodEbadian, Susanvan Dyk, James D.McMillan and JackSaddler (Energy Policy) Biofuels policies have played an important role in developing biofuel markets. Combinations of demand-pull and technology-push policies has been most successful. Policies have primarily promoted the production and use of road transport biofuels. Biofuel blending mandates are the primary biofuels policies use by most countries.  There

October 26, 2020 Read Full Article
    Future of Biogas Europe 2021   —   October 27-28, 2021   —   Berlin, Germany

Future of Biogas Europe 2021 — October 27-28, 2021 — Berlin, Germany

The two day event will bring together senior executives and experts from the full value chain to provide a forum for all parties active in the field of anaerobic digestion of organic matter and renewable energy production in the form of biogas. The conference will provide our delegates with interactive

October 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Report Quantities GHG Benefits of Biofuel Use in Canada

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Advanced Biofuels Canada on Oct. 19 announced the release of its Biofuels in Canada 2020 report, which shows that biofuels accounted for 6.5 percent of Canada’s gasoline pool and 2.5 percent of the nation’s diesel pool in 2018. According to the report, Canadian ethanol consumption

October 26, 2020 Read Full Article

RFA Calls on President Trump to Level Playing Field for Ethanol Exports to Brazil

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association called on President Trump to move forward in seeking reciprocity and fairness in ethanol trade policy with Brazil. In a letter to the president, the association highlighted his August pledge to consider reciprocity with respect to Brazilian ethanol imports

October 26, 2020 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant Chemtex Approach

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Two world leaders in cellulosic deployment – Jeff Taylor from Chemtex and Paolo Corvo from Clariant – talked about how cellulosic fuels are on the march on last week’s DigestConnect. Check out this exclusive slide guide on 1G/2G biofuels integration opportunities, what are the models,

October 26, 2020 Read Full Article
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