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Czech Company to Produce Biofuels from Waste Cooking Oil
June 20, 2018 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by  Ruth Fraňková  (Radio Praha)  The Czech company Chemoprojekt, based in Ústí nad Labem in north Bohemia, is set to launch production of biodiesel made from waste frying oil, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported on Tuesday. …

NGOs Tell Commission to Listen to Science and Differentiate Biofuels
May 9, 2018 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

by Claire Stam (EurActiv)  A coalition of Czech and Slovak NGOs has called on the European Commission to draw a line in the Renewable Energy Directive revision (RED II) between more sustainable ethanol and the high greenhouse gas emitting …

As Petroleum Prices, Demand Soars, US, EU Dither on Biofuels
April 26, 2018 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … US gasoline prices are at a three-year high, says CNBC.
This time, the response has been to dither on biofuels and to point to reasonably dismal sales of EVs as evidence that …

A New Lithium War Is About To Begin
April 25, 2018 – 8:04 pm | No Comment

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  It’s the modern gold rush. Around the world, the most sought-after mineral isn’t a precious metal, nor is it oil and gas…it’s lithium. Lithium, or “white petroleum” as some call it, has become a crucial …

The H2020-Funded Project greenGain Was Successfully Completed
February 27, 2018 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(International Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V)  The project greenGain was funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement No 646443. Eight institutions from …

‘Greenwashed Oil’ Set to Win from Renewable Transport Targets, Biofuel Industry Claims
December 14, 2017 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

by Paola Tamma (EurActiv) Biofuel producers in the Visegrad countries plus Lithuania and Bulgaria have warned that a phase-out of biofuels will lead to a phase-in of ‘greenwashed’ fossil fuels under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), …

Visegrad and Balkans Hit out at Commission over Biofuels Phase-Out Proposal
September 25, 2017 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Sarantis Michalopoulos  (Euractiv)  The Visegrad group and two Balkan countries signed a joint declaration urging the European Commission to reconsider its proposal to gradually phase out first generation biofuels after 2020 and think about the …

Report: Czech Groundwater Pollution Worsening
August 23, 2017 – 11:29 am | No Comment

(Prague Daily Monitor)  The quality of groundwater worsened last year as against the previous years as experts found the values exceeding the permitted limits in some of the observed substances in 86.8 percent of the …

MIT Study Estimates That VW’s Dieselgate Scandal Will Send 1,200 Europeans To An Early Grave
March 8, 2017 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by David Tracy (Jalopnik)  In 2015, Researchers from MIT, Harvard and Hasselt University (in Belgium) estimated that VW’s 482,000 cheating diesels would lead to an estimated 59 premature deaths in the U.S. Now some of those …

Argus Emissions Markets 2017 — February 28-March 2, 2017 — Prague, Czech Republic
February 6, 2017 – 5:02 pm | No Comment
Argus Emissions Markets 2017   —   February 28-March 2, 2017   —   Prague, Czech Republic

The event brings together industry leaders, compliance buyers, global experts, regulators and market facilitators to discuss the development of emissions trading systems. An international meeting place for the global emissions market, the 2017 conference is well-timed …

Metabolomics Conference 2017 — August 29-30, 2017 — Prague, Czech Republic
December 8, 2016 – 10:42 am | No Comment
Metabolomics Conference 2017  —   August 29-30, 2017   —   Prague, Czech Republic

The European market is becoming the growth centre for the global market. Czech Republic is one of the most advanced and developed European economy is bound to hold chief share of metabolomics and Systems biology …

Czech Aid for Biofuels Approved by EU to Continue Through 2020
August 17, 2015 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by  Ewa Krukowska  (Bloomberg)  The Czech government won approval from the European Union to continue aid for some biofuels as the bloc seeks to meet a goal of boosting the share of renewable sources in …

Finance Minister Calls for End to Tax Support for Biofuel
May 11, 2015 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

(Radio Prague)  In a dramatic about turn, finance minister Andrej Babiš says he now wants to halt tax support for biofuel from July. He has been stung by charges that prolonging support puts him in …

HN: Babiš’s Interests behind Czech Gov’t Biofuel Support
March 27, 2015 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

(Prague Daily Monitor)  The Czech government’s decision to extend reduced taxation of biofuels seems to be clearly motivated by the fact that Finance Minister Andrej Babis (ANO) wants his oil-seed rape processing plant Preol to …

A New Source of Biofuel – Leather Sludge
March 4, 2015 – 7:33 pm | No Comment

(Reuters)  In the Czech Republic, researchers at Tomas Bata University are working with the fat leftovers from leather production called fleshings to produce biodiesel from an otherwise toxic waste. Burning fleshing releases dioxins and nitrogen …

Report from the 3rd Platts Biofuel Conference, Prague, 17-18 June 2014
February 7, 2015 – 10:07 am | No Comment

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Biofuel regulation with initiatives like ILUC (Indirect Land Use Change) and RED (renewable energy directive) were some of the key issues as the speakers in the 3rd Platts biofuel …

CALL FOR PAPERS: ACI’s 4th Annual Gasification Summit March 24-26, 2015 Prague, Czech Republic DEADLIINE: uncertain
September 15, 2014 – 3:33 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR PAPERS: ACI’s 4th Annual Gasification Summit March 24-26, 2015 Prague, Czech Republic    DEADLIINE: uncertain

ACI’s 4th Annual Gasification Summit, taking place on the first quarter of 2015 in Europe, will comprise two days of formal presentations, interactive roundtable discussions and excellent networking opportunities, providing an ideal setting to convene …

ACI’s 4th Annual Gasification Summit March 24-26, 2015 Prague, Czech Republic
September 15, 2014 – 3:32 pm | No Comment
ACI’s 4th Annual Gasification Summit    March 24-26, 2015   Prague, Czech Republic

ACI’s 4th Annual Gasification Summit, taking place on the first quarter of 2015 in Europe, will comprise two days of formal presentations, interactive roundtable discussions and excellent networking opportunities, providing an ideal setting to convene …

Platts 3rd Annual European Biofuels Conference June 17-18, 2014 Prague, Czech Republic
March 6, 2014 – 4:06 pm | No Comment
Platts 3rd Annual European Biofuels Conference     June 17-18, 2014    Prague, Czech Republic

Reassessing strategies in an evolving biofuels landscape
Platts 3rd annual European Biofuels Conference returns this year in the new location of Prague, featuring greater content and even more networking opportunities. This focused event assembles the industry’s …

V4 Agriculture Group Urge EU Support for Biofuel
September 12, 2013 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by MTI  (Politics.HU)  The agricultural chambers of the Visegrad Four countries called on European decision-makers to support sustainable, crop-based biofuels, at a meeting of their leaders in Szekszard in southern Hungary on Monday.
The V4 group …

Ministers Block EU Proposal to Limit Some Biofuels
March 26, 2013 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(EurActiv)  Several European ministers are blocking the EU’s proposal to curb the use of conventional biofuels, while some dispute claims the demand for crop-based oils drives deforestation and food insecurity in other parts of the …

University of Arkansas at Monticello Scientists Receive National Science Foundation Grant; Research May Impact Biofuels Industry
August 23, 2012 – 9:06 pm | No Comment

(My Monticello News)  The study of microscopic algae may seem to have little practical application to those unfamiliar with the science, but a current project being conducted by two University of Arkansas at Monticello scientists …

Biodiesel Feedstock Analysis 2nd Generation of Biofuels
March 12, 2012 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

(Mettler – Toledo Int. Inc/Environmental Expert)   The main obstacle in biodiesel production from waste fats and oils is their high free fatty acid content. Its precise measurement helps Professor Karel Kolomaznik’s Faculty of Applied Informatics team at …

Chemoprojekt Forms JV for Biodiesel Production
February 13, 2012 – 10:01 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Chemoprojekt, a Czech Republic-based company specialising in design, engineering and procurement, has formed a joint venture with Nationwide Asset Management.
The 50/50 joint venture has been named FAME Usti nad Labem and will be …

New Technology Revives Biofuels
August 10, 2011 – 8:51 am | No Comment

(Alpha Galileo)   Started three years ago, EQUIMOTOR PLUS, an R&D project financed through the EUREKA initiative, benefited from the brains of some of the brightest researchers in the four corners of Europe.  Together, technicians from …