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    Gasification 2019   —   March 12-14, 2019   —   Brussels, Belgium

Gasification 2019 — March 12-14, 2019 — Brussels, Belgium

ACI’s 8th Gasification conference will be taking place on the 13th and 14th of March in Brussels, Belgium. Gasification offers advantages over competing technologies in the processing of a variety of feedstocks into a diverse range of desirable products with more value and potential applications than the raw material itself.

September 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Abengoa, Alcogroup Face Charges of Ethanol Benchmark Rigging: Sources

by Foo Yun Chee (Reuters)  Spanish ethanol producer Abengoa and Belgium peer Alcogroup have been charged by European Union antitrust regulators with rigging ethanol benchmarks and are likely to face fines next year, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The move by the European Commission followed a near three-year

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Energy Storage 2019 — January 23-24, 2019 — Brussels, Belgium   DEADLINE: uncertain

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Energy Storage 2019 — January 23-24, 2019 — Brussels, Belgium DEADLINE: uncertain

Comprehensive Market Analysis To Establish The Necessary Design Changes To The Existing Model ACI’s 9th Energy Storage 2019 Conference will be taking place on the 23rd and 24th of January in Brussels, Belgium. The conference will bring together senior representatives from European energy suppliers, developers of storage technologies and suppliers energy storage services, policy regulators

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article
    Energy Storage 2019   —   January 23-24, 2019   —   Brussels, Belgium

Energy Storage 2019 — January 23-24, 2019 — Brussels, Belgium

Comprehensive Market Analysis To Establish The Necessary Design Changes To The Existing Model ACI’s 9th Energy Storage 2019 Conference will be taking place on the 23rd and 24th of January in Brussels, Belgium. The conference will bring together senior representatives from European energy suppliers, developers of storage technologies and suppliers energy storage services, policy regulators

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Belgium Urges Malaysia to Open Diplomatic Mission to EU to Lobby for Palm Oil

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malaysia, the Borneo Post reports that the Belgian ambassador to Malaysia suggested the country set up a separate diplomatic mission in Brussels specifically to lobby the European Union’s 28 countries, especially on issues such as palm oil. The new Malaysian government is seen as more open to

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

This Start-Up Turns Pollution from Factories into Fuel That Powers Cars — and One Day Planes

by Catherine Clifford (CNBC)  A bacteria found in the gut of a rabbit can now help cars run in a more eco-friendly way.  The bacteria, identified by biotech start-up LanzaTech, helps turn factory carbon emissions, a.k.a. pollution, into ethanol …. … “While there are many sustainable sources of sugar-derived ethanol … it’s not enough

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 18th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In today’s Digest, wool without the sheep, fuels from water and C)2, bacteria-powered solar cells, spectral imagery in the sky, artificial intelligence in the crop field, sugar-based straws and more, ready for you now at The Digest online.  #1 Sheep-free wool nabs PETA prize  … #2

July 17, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article
    World Ethanol & Biofuels Conference   —   November 6-8, 2018   —   Brussels, Belgium

World Ethanol & Biofuels Conference — November 6-8, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium

From chop and change to a long-term view: covering policy and politics around the world and bringing together policy-makers and national government representatives. With the RFS in the USA on the move, Brazil implementing RenovaBio, China pushing on with E10 implementation, the finalising of RED II in Europe and international

June 19, 2018 Read Full Article

BASF Invests in LanzaTech, ArcelorMittal’s Underway on Advanced Fuels, Syngenta Breaks 3B Gallon Mark, Leaf Gets an Accelerator: Partnership Frenzy in the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But it shows also what smaller companies can do when they partner effectively – whether that means industrial giants like ArcelorMittal or BASF, technology accelerator schemes like Unreasonable Impact, or with the US ethanol industry. And BASF, Lallemand, Leaf Resources and Syngenta’s Enogen corn are

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Pushes Back against Weakening of Aviation Emissions Deal

by Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  European countries are pushing back against any weakening of the rules underpinning a landmark global agreement to cap airline emissions at 2020 levels, especially those related to the types of aviation biofuels that can be used. France, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Austria and the Netherlands have written to the

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land: European Biofuels and the Debate over the ‘Agreeable Corridor’

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) As Europe’s revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) plans are set into motion, disagreements about how biofuels are treated in the newly proposed legislation have sparked concerns that Paris’ target of holding global warming below two degrees (2DS) won’t be achieved. Curious to get an

May 16, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Building Out Biomass in the Land Down Under

by Patrick C. Miller (Biomass Magazine)  Will Australia use bioenergy to its full potential, or primarily serve export markets? — Australia’s bioenergy sector is alive and brimming with ideas about how to keep pace with progress being made internationally. However, biofuels advocates believe the country lacks a clear strategy, as well as

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article
  ETIP Bioenergy Workshop Emerging Technologies   —   June 4, 2018   —   Brussels, Belgium

ETIP Bioenergy Workshop Emerging Technologies — June 4, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium

ETIP Bioenergy will present several low TRL biofuel technologies during a workshop taking place on 4th June at the NH Brussels EU Berlaymont in Brussels, combined with offering opportunities for B2B (business-to-business) matchmaking.  The European Technology and Innovation Platform Bioenergy is an industry-led stakeholder platform that brings together relevant actors

April 26, 2018 Read Full Article
  Low Carbon Fuel Conference   —   April 10-11, 2018   —   Brussels, Belgium

Low Carbon Fuel Conference — April 10-11, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium

The role of low carbon fuels in decarbonising transport: the emerging consensus from international initiatives  —  “Low Carbon Fuel Conference” is organised in coordination with ENER.C and the ART Fuels Forum, Biofuture Platform, below50, IRENA, IEA Renewable Energy Division, IEA Bioenergy and FAO at the Crowne Plaza Le Palace in Brussels,

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article
  8th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting What is the Contribution of Biofuels to Achieve the 2 Degree Target of the International Climate Policy?   —   April 11-12, 2018   —   Brussels, Belgium

8th Stakeholder Plenary Meeting What is the Contribution of Biofuels to Achieve the 2 Degree Target of the International Climate Policy? — April 11-12, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium

EUROPEAN TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION PLATFORM BIOENERGY  —  There is a global agreement to combat fossil carbon emissions and keep global temperature increase below 2 degree C. Each economic sector needs to take its share in this. Transport represents almost one quarter of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions; these have been less declining

March 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article
  Innovation in the Bioeconomy: Overcoming Barriers for Sustainable Bio-Based Products and Biofuels   —   April 12, 2018   —   Brussels, Belgium

Innovation in the Bioeconomy: Overcoming Barriers for Sustainable Bio-Based Products and Biofuels — April 12, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium

G!E (Greenovate! Europe) is organising the final ButaNexT event, ‘Innovation in the bioeconomy: overcoming barriers for sustainable bio-based products and biofuels’, which will be held on 12 April 2018 at the Hotel Marriott Renaissance, in Brussels. Sustainable biomass that does not compete with food can be used in a wide variety

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Powers First 737 Max Delivery to TUI Nordic

(Flight Global)  Scandinavian operator TUI Nordic has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, the second to be received by the tourism group. The airline conducted the Max 8 delivery flight – from Seattle to Stockholm – using a 30% blend biofuel. “This was one of the most carbon-efficient flights

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Swansea Takes Lead in ALG-AD Sustainability Project

(Algae Industry Magazine) Scientists at Swansea University are taking the lead on a €5.5 Million eco-innovative project developing new technology to clean up waste. The ALG-AD project could potentially result in a circular economy solution whereby excess waste nutrients produced from anaerobic digestion of food and farm waste are used

January 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Biobased Buzz: Renewable Propylene Glycol – Early Success in Renewable Chemical Market

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … According to the Department of Energy, substitution of renewable propylene glycol made from biomass can reduce greenhouse gases by 61 percent, as compared to using petroleum-based propylene glycol.  The process for converting biomass to propylene glycol (PG) has been long understood. Scientists

January 26, 2018 Read Full Article
  Enzyme Technology in Oilseeds, Oils & Fats Processing and Transformation   —   March 19-20, 2018   —   Ghent, Belgium

Enzyme Technology in Oilseeds, Oils & Fats Processing and Transformation — March 19-20, 2018 — Ghent, Belgium

Day 1: Monday 19 March 2018 13:50 Opening remarks and introduction Session 1: Soft Extraction Technology 14:00 Enzyme Assisted Oil Extraction, Novozymes, Denmark Session 2: Enzymatic degumming 14:30 Expanding the Enzymatic Degumming Toolbox with Phospolipases C, Mr. Per Munk Nielsen, Novozymes, Denmark 15:00 Coffee/Tea Break – Networking 15:30 Oil Degumming using

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article
  Annual ISCC Global Sustainability Conference   —   February 20, 2018   —   Brussels, Belgium

Annual ISCC Global Sustainability Conference — February 20, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium

This year the overarching topic will be the future of bioenergy. We have invited high profile speakers from EU institutions and member states, United States, Brazil, associations and the industry. They will give you the latest updates on the RED II negotiations, the implementation of policies on advanced biofuels and waste/residues in Member States, insights

January 18, 2018 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  14th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries (RRB-14) — May 30- June 1, 2018 — Ghent, Belgium    DEADLINE:  January 25, 2018

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 14th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries (RRB-14) — May 30- June 1, 2018 — Ghent, Belgium DEADLINE: January 25, 2018

The 14th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium from Wednesday 30 May until Friday 1 June, 2018. Based on the previous RRB conferences, this conference is expected to welcome about 350 international participants from over 30 countries.  Delegates from university, industry, governmental and

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Guide to the 20 Top European Biorefinery Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You won’t hear it from the NGOs orbiting Brussels who have long figured out that bashing biotechnology is good for the fund-raising cash register, but Europe has become the hottest geography on the planet for deploying advanced bioeconomy projects. What was once a great place

November 23, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

From Pollution to Products: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no impact on food, water security or high biodiversity land use. LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts the current highly centralized global energy system by enabling the regional production of low-cost energy

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article
  14th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries (RRB-14)   —   May 30- June 1, 2018   —   Ghent, Belgium

14th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries (RRB-14) — May 30- June 1, 2018 — Ghent, Belgium

The 14th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium from Wednesday 30 May until Friday 1 June, 2018. Based on the previous RRB conferences, this conference is expected to welcome about 350 international participants from over 30 countries.  Delegates from university, industry, governmental and

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article
  Making Carbon Count: Pricing in Externalities to Drive the Circular Economy   —   December 11, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

Making Carbon Count: Pricing in Externalities to Drive the Circular Economy — December 11, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium

On the 20th anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol, WBA and the European Economic and Social Committee of the European Commission are meeting to discuss and analyse the current status on carbon pricing, carbon markets and how these could influence European policies on resource management and recovery. The conference will explore the

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article
  European Bioenergy Future   —   November 21-22, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

European Bioenergy Future — November 21-22, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium

European Bioenergy Future (EBF) is the European Biomass Association’s annual conference, the yearly bioenergy rendez-vous for market and policy players to share knowledge and engage in a series of constructive debates and interactive workshops: join this networking and learning opportunity in a key moment for bioenergy at international level. With

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article
  Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit   —   January 24-25, 2018   —   Brussels, Belgium

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit — January 24-25, 2018 — Brussels, Belgium

The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from all facets of the hydrogen industry to discuss the required economical and infrastructural innovations for a sustainable future energy carrier. The key discussions will involve monetisation, latest technologies implementations, material optimisation, production and transportation. The main objectives of the

August 2, 2017 Read Full Article
  Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe: Opportunities for People, Planet and Profit   —   September 26, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe: Opportunities for People, Planet and Profit — September 26, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium

In the context of discussions regarding the draft EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe will provide a platform for discussions on the pros and cons of first and second generation bioethanol. The conference will look at whether the RED II proposals deliver

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article
  Flightpath 2050 — A Long Term Vision for Alternative Fuels for Aviation   —   June 22, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

Flightpath 2050 — A Long Term Vision for Alternative Fuels for Aviation — June 22, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium

Recognising its potential environmental impacts, the aviation industry established proactively in 2008 a set of three ambitious goals to reduce its CO2 emissions. These included carbon-neutral growth from 2020 and subsequent halving of net CO2 emissions by 2050, compared with a 2005 baseline. The industry has made significant efforts to

June 12, 2017 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  6th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol (6ICLE) — September 27-28, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium     DEADLINE:  May 31, 2017

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 6th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol (6ICLE) — September 27-28, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium DEADLINE: May 31, 2017

The Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission is pleased to invite you to the 6th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol (6ICLE) which will bring together the world’s experts in lignocellulosic ethanol, biomass pretreatment, enzyme & yeast development, upgrading to biochemicals and the latest update to the flagship commercial and

May 12, 2017 Read Full Article
  6th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol (6ICLE)   —   September 27-28, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

6th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol (6ICLE) — September 27-28, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium

The Directorate General for Energy of the European Commission is pleased to invite you to the 6th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol (6ICLE) which will bring together the world’s experts in lignocellulosic ethanol, biomass pretreatment, enzyme & yeast development, upgrading to biochemicals and the latest update to the flagship commercial and

May 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Why Sustainable Chemicals? The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Capricorn Venture Partner’s Sustainable Chemistry Fund

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Changing expectations, changing demographics in a fragile world. Those are just some of the drivers for sustainable chemistry. Performance or sustainability? Consumers demand both. Those drivers are behind a surge in sustainable chemical venture investing, and Capricorn Venture Partners has been a leader in raising

May 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies, Clariant and INEOS Receive Major EU Funding to Demonstrate the Production of Isobutene Derivatives from Straw

(Global Bioenergies)  European financing package amounting to €9.8 million, of which €4.4 million for Global Bioenergies; Industry consortium led by Global Bioenergies and bringing together Clariant, INEOS, IPSB, TechnipFMC and Linz University; Aim: converting agricultural residues (wheat straw) into isobutene derivatives for use in numerous applications Global Bioenergies today announces the

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article
  Euractiv Hosting Workshop on Benefits of Biofuels for Rural Areas   —   May 12, 2017   —   Belgium

Euractiv Hosting Workshop on Benefits of Biofuels for Rural Areas — May 12, 2017 — Belgium

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, Euractiv is hosting an event on biofuels in rural areas on Friday, supported by Pannonia Ethanol. Emigration, unemployment, lack of services: these are among the many challenges faced by European rural areas. Biofuels have the potential to bring vital investment and growth to isolated regions,

May 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article
  European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB) 2017   —   October 9-11, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB) 2017 — October 9-11, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium

EFIB is THE market leading annual event in Europe for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy. Industrial Biotechnology is currently worth €23 billion representing just 6% in sales of the overall worldwide chemicals market. However, it is significantly out-performing the overall chemicals market at an impressive 20% annual growth rate and

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Improving Policies in Support of Shared Pilot Facilities to Increase Their Impact on the Key Enabling Technology Industrial Biotech and the European Bio-Economy

(Smart Pilots/Interreg Europe)  SmartPilots’ objective is to improve regional policies in support of Shared Pilot Facilities (SPF) to increase their impact on the Key Enabling technology (KET) Industrial Biotech and the bio-economy. The bio-economy adresses societal challenges such as climate change, sustainable economic growth and energy independence. The bio-economy enables the

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Bacteria Take a Deadly Risk to Survive

by ​Ilse Frederickx. Translated by Katrien Bollen (KU Leuven)  Bacteria need mutations or changes in their DNA code to survive under difficult circumstances. When necessary, they can even mutate at different speeds. This is shown in a recent study by the Centre of Microbial and Plant Genetics at KU Leuven. The

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article
  F.O. Licht’s World Ethanol & Biofuels Conference and Ethanol Co-Products Forum   —   November 7-9, 2017   —   Brussels, Belgium

F.O. Licht’s World Ethanol & Biofuels Conference and Ethanol Co-Products Forum — November 7-9, 2017 — Brussels, Belgium

The global meeting place for the ethanol and biofuels community. You’ll be alongside 500+ international executives with a stake in this industry, covering ethanol, all biofuels, biochemicals and providing biorefinery solutions. Be part of a truly global meeting place, bringing together representatives from over 60 countries, including ethanol and biofuels producers

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Scientists Develop ‘Grassoline’ to Power Airplanes of the Future

(Indian Express Tech)  In the quest of more sustainable energy sources, scientists have developed ‘grassoline’ – a biofuel derived from grass that could one day power airplanes. Researchers investigated methods that can disintegrate and treat grass until it can be used as a fuel. … To improve its biodegradability, the grass

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Wins Pulp and Paper Industry’s Bio Strategy Award 2016

(UPM)  UPM has received the PPI Bio Strategy Award 2016 for its biofuels business in Brussels, Belgium.The PPI Awards are the only global awards that are dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and individuals in the pulp and paper sector. The judges were looking for a company that

November 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Q&A: Alcogroup Says Ethanol Is Key to GHG Targets

(Argus Media)  Belgium-based ethanol producer Alcogroup’s chief executive Charles-Albert Peers spoke to Argus about near-term prospects for the European ethanol market following the introduction of gasoline with a maximum blended volume of 10pc ethanol (E10) in Belgium in 2017, and the outlook for conventional biofuels beyond 2020. Peers is also

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Bacteria Turn Trees into Pollution-Eating Machines

by Anthony King (Horizon Magazine)  Hacking trees by adding bacteria to their roots could help scrub contaminated soil clean of chemicals and metals from industrial spillages and fallouts, a process known as gentle remediation. Once the approach is refined, it could provide an alternative way of cleaning up at least

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

BIOHEC-LIFE – Advanced Biodiesel in Circular Economy for Low Carbon Public Transports.

(European Commission)  …   Used cooking oils (UCOs) are processed from food industry and catering waste; cheap and widely available, they are playing an increasing role in the development of advanced biofuels. However, although the legislative framework is in place, less than 40% of discarded UCOs are collected, and the

November 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Maersk, Cargill and 49 Others from Industry Call on International Maritime Organization to Set Ambitious Emissions Objective

(Hellenic Shipping News/Danish Shipowners’ Association)  The Danish Shipowners’ Association, Royal Belgian Shipowners’ Association, Maersk, Scandlines, J. Lauritzen, Unifeeder, and 45 other businesses and organisations across the shipping and marine industry are calling for the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to act on shipping emissions at the 70th meeting of its Marine

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Come to Bioenergy Country: or, the Bioenergy Countries’ Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the International Energy Agency has released its Bioenergy Countries’ Report, outlining the national renewable energy targets, total primary energy supply and contribution of bioenergy.  We’ve presented the information relating to EU counties, below. The complete report can be downloaded here. This report was

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

European Biodiesel Supply Chain Organizes Sustainability Debate at European Parliament

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the European Biodiesel Board along with FEDIOL and the European Oilseed Alliance is organizing a dinner event in the European Parliament on October 12 discussing the future of sustainable biodiesel. Speakers include Prof. Steve Kaffka from the University of California, the European Commission’s

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

SuperBIO Project to Support EU Bioeconomy Innovation

(Bio Base Europe/Biomass Magazine)  SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The € 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. It therefore engages with the EU biobased business community. The project provides 10 different types of

September 3, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article
  From Bio-Waste to Bio-Based Products: The Potential for Regional Innovation Development   —   October 11, 2016   —   Brussels, Belgium

From Bio-Waste to Bio-Based Products: The Potential for Regional Innovation Development — October 11, 2016 — Brussels, Belgium

The KEP Bioeconomy Showcasing Event will outline the optimal use of bio-waste for the production of a wide array of bio-based products. It will present the European Commission’s research and innovation initiative on this value chain and its policy framework; some case studies will be presented as well, such as

August 12, 2016 Read Full Article

SuperBIO: Building and Supporting New Bio-Based Value Chains with SMEs

(SuperBIO) The project runs from 1st of June 2016 until 30th of November 2018. Applications can be submitted until 31st of July 2018.  Project background and aim:  SuperBIO is a Horizon2020 innovation project that aims to develop and support at least 10 new, innovative, cross-border and cross-sectorial industrial value chains in the

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article
  European Bioenergy Future 2016 —   November 16-17, 2016  —  Brussels, Belgium

European Bioenergy Future 2016 — November 16-17, 2016 — Brussels, Belgium

Europe is clearly stronger when policy and market are headed in the same direction. This is why European Bioenergy Future 2016 will feature debates and networking opportunities for business players to provide inspirational visions on the future of bioenergy markets in Europe, and for policy makers to inform businesses and

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Where Did Biofuels Technologies Come from?

by Gerald Kutney  (Lee Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and the advanced biofuel of the day, charcoal – reigned supreme.  Both fossil fuels and biofuels originate from biomass.  The major difference between them is that fossil fuels are sequestered

June 2, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article
  Core-JetFuel Final International Conference:  Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward   —    June 16-17, 2016   —   Brussels, Belgium

Core-JetFuel Final International Conference: Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward — June 16-17, 2016 — Brussels, Belgium

The Core-JetFuel Final International Conference titled Sustainable Alternative Aviation Fuels – The Way Forward will take place on the occasion of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) on 16-17 June 2016 in Brussels, and follows up on a series of successful CORE-JetFuel events, namely the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Forum (SAFF)

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article
  14th Euro Fed Lipid Congress Fats, Oils and Lipids:  Innovative Approaches towards a Sustainable Future  —  September 18-21, 2016   —   Ghent, Belgium

14th Euro Fed Lipid Congress Fats, Oils and Lipids: Innovative Approaches towards a Sustainable Future — September 18-21, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium

The theme of the symposium is dealing with innovations in sustainable food and non-food production from oils, fats and lipids, covering the integrated supply chain. Topics involve Analytics, Authenicity, Lipidomics, Biotechnology and Enzyme Technology, Health and Nutrition, Lipids in Animal Science, Oleochemistry, Biofuel and Biosurfactants, Olive Oil and other Virgin

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article
  Enzyme Technology in Oilseeds, Oils & Fats Processing and Transformation   —   September 21-22, 2016  —  Ghent, Belgium

Enzyme Technology in Oilseeds, Oils & Fats Processing and Transformation — September 21-22, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium

Smart Short Courses is a joint operation of ID&A Ignace Debruyne & Associates and Filtration and Membrane World, represented by Ignace Debruyne, PhD and Sefa Koseoglu, PhD. Smart Short Courses offers crash course programs for marketing, technical and plant personnel. Short courses offer the opportunity for those who are experienced

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Report Quantifies Employment, Turnover Impacts of EU Bioeconomy

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent study commissioned by the Belgium-based Biobased Industries Consortium has determined the European bioeconomy employs 18.3 million people and results in €2.1 trillion ($23.14 trillion) in turnover. Of the €2.1 trillion in turnover, 19 percent is created by agriculture, 2 percent by forestry,

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Ultimate Review: The Unlimited Biotech Potential of Algae

(Labiotech.eu)  Is the Future of Biotech…Green? The Algae Industry ranges from Biofuels to Nutrition to Fashion and Microalgae hold lots of potential for the industry to expand. But why? And do Venture Capitalists agree? Microalgae have already been established as incredibly valuable to the biotech industry, in part due to their

February 8, 2016 Read Full Article
  European Bioenergy Future: Where Market and Policy Meet  —  November 16-17, 2016  —  Brussels, Belgium

European Bioenergy Future: Where Market and Policy Meet — November 16-17, 2016 — Brussels, Belgium

The AEBIOM team is pleased to announce the date for its 7th annual  conference: European Bioenergy Future, 2016 AEBIOM Conference, to be held in central Brussels on the 16th and 17th of November. Market players, policy makers, and all interested stakeholders are invited to network, share and learn about the future of

January 18, 2016 Read Full Article
  12th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries    —   May 30-June 1, 2016   —   Ghent, Belgium

12th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries — May 30-June 1, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium

The 12th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium, from Monday May 30 until Wednesday June 1, 2016. Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and venture capital providers will present their views on industrial biotechnology, sustainable (green) chemistry and

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR PAPERS:  9th Biofuels International Conference   —  September 20-22, 2016  —  Ghent, Belgium   DEADLINE: unclear

CALL FOR PAPERS: 9th Biofuels International Conference — September 20-22, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium DEADLINE: unclear

As biofuel producers, regulators and experts come together in Ghent to discuss the industry’s transition to advanced biofuels, where will you be? 2 great networking tours now included in your delegate ticket! With the 2 day conference focusing on the latest developments in biofuels policy, international biofuels trading, sustainability, solutions

December 10, 2015 Read Full Article
  9th Biofuels International Conference   —  September 20-22, 2016  —  Ghent, Belgium

9th Biofuels International Conference — September 20-22, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium

As biofuel producers, regulators and experts come together in Ghent to discuss the industry’s transition to advanced biofuels, where will you be? 2 great networking tours now included in your delegate ticket! With the 2 day conference focusing on the latest developments in biofuels policy, international biofuels trading, sustainability, solutions

December 10, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article
  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  12th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries — May 30-June 1, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium   DEADLINE: January 15, 2016

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 12th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries — May 30-June 1, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium DEADLINE: January 15, 2016

The 12th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium, from Monday May 30 until Wednesday June 1, 2016. Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and venture capital providers will present their views on industrial biotechnology, sustainable (green) chemistry and

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article
  12th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries   —  May 30-June 1, 2016  — Ghent, Belgium

12th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries — May 30-June 1, 2016 — Ghent, Belgium

The 12th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Ghent, Belgium, from Monday May 30 until Wednesday June 1, 2016. Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and venture capital providers will present their views on industrial biotechnology, sustainable (green) chemistry and

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Avril Targets France’s Higher Biodiesel Blending Needs with New Plant

(Reuters)  Avril aims to meet demand from higher French biodiesel blending levels with output from a 100,000-tonne-per-year plant it opened on France’s Mediterranean coast on Wednesday, the chief executive of the European Union’s largest maker of the biofuel said. The facility at Sete, where Avril’s Saipol oilseed processing and refining

October 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Ten Billion Euros of Investment in Advanced Biofuels

by James Cogan  At a time when carbon emissions should be dropping by 40%-80% EU transport emissions will actually increase by that amount, becoming the number one EU contributor to catastrophic global warming. — Transport emissions can only be reduced in the 2030 timeframe by traffic efficiencies, biofuels and lower tailpipe

October 29, 2015 Read Full Article

More Biofuel, Using Less Land

by Éanna Kelly (Science|Business)  The problem: Finding efficient ways of producing ethanol from cellulose plant material such as corn husks or stalks, is a long-term research objective. The answer: Now scientists at KU Leuven have succeeded in producing what they claim to be unprecedented efficiency in biofuel production. Their spin out,

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Researcher Receives Grant to Improve Biofuel Production

by Michelle Fredrickson (WSU News)  A researcher at Washington State University has received a three-year $450,000 federal grant to develop computer models for using iron to more efficiently refine bio-oils and make better biofuels. Jean-Sabin McEwen, assistant professor in the Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, will collaborate on

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Scania Showcases Broad Range of Alternative Fuel Vehicles at Busworld

(NGV Journal)  Scania will unveil the industry’s broadest range of alternative fuel vehicles at Busworld in Kortrijk on 16-21 October. Scania now offers buses and coaches for all operations – from dense city traffic to demanding coach operations – expressly designed for enhanced passenger experience, maximum uptime and minimal environmental

October 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Belgian Scientists Look for Biofuel Clues in Panda Poo

by Robert-Jan Bartunek  (Reuters)   Belgian researchers are examining the excrement of giant pandas to try to understand how they can digest tough bamboo, hoping for clues on how to develop new generations of biofuel. The genetic make-up of endangered pandas is that of a carnivore but the animals have adapted to

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Belgian Solar Car Produced with Bio-Based rRsins to Compete at the World Solar Challenge 2015

(Cardolite Corporation, SHD composite Materials Ltd and Solvay) Cardolite Corporation, SHD composite Materials Ltd and Solvay are supporting the Punch Powertrain Solar Team from the University of Leuven in building the PunchOne, a Belgian solar car based on bio-based resins. The Punch One, that will run the Solar Challenge in Australia in October, is

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade

by Jayson Beckman (US Department of Agriculture)  Global biofuel production rose tremendously over 2001-13, led largely by rapid growth in the United States and the European Union (EU). Brazil, the second largest biofuel producer, doubled its production in that span. A favorable business and policy climate from 2001 to 2010 helped

September 3, 2015 Read Full Article

How The World’s Largest Steel Manufacturer Is Trying To Go Green

by Esha Chhabra (Forbes)  … Producing steel is a dirty business, yielding in massive quantities of carbon dioxide and monoxide.  In fact, over 50 percent of the carbon used in manufacturing steel turns into carbon monoxide.  Perhaps that’s why ArcelorMittal, which manufactures over 90 million tons of steel every year, is looking

September 2, 2015 Read Full Article

VITO’s Algae Research

(Algae Industry Magazine)  VITO is a leading Belgium-based independent research and technology organization in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, and a pioneer regarding research into algae. They focus on the harvesting, medium reuse and downstream processing. VITO and Thomas More Kempen, the largest university college in Flanders, have

August 24, 2015 Read Full Article

EnAlgae Research Points to Seaweed as Sustainable Feedstock of the Future

(EnAlgae)  Studies conducted by EnAlgae partners in Ireland, France and Belgium point the way to seaweed being a viable and sustainable feedstock for the future in North West Europe (NWE). This is the conclusion of a new paper entitled “Comparative environmental life cycle assessment of two seaweed cultivation systems in

August 21, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

6.1% Increase in Consumption of Biofuels for European Transport

by Oscar Schneider  (The Burssels Times)  Use of biofuels for European transport increased by 6.1% in 2014 following a decrease in the previous year, according to initial estimates by EurObserv’Er, the renewable energy observatory. It still remains lower than in 2012. Consumption of sustainable biofuels reached its highest level with 12.5

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

New Holland Partners with State University of New York on Biomass Research

(New Holland)  Following the United States Department of Energy’s announcement to award State University of New York up to $3.5 million to fund a research project that seeks to develop ways to reduce the cost of delivering biomass for refinement, New Holland Agriculture announced plans to assist SUNY researchers in

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Seaweed as a Sustainable Feedstock of the Future

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Studies conducted by EnAlgae partners in Ireland, France and Belgium point the way to seaweed being a viable and sustainable feedstock for the future in North West Europe (NWE). This is the conclusion of a new paper entitled “Comparative environmental life cycle assessment of two seaweed cultivation

July 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Steel’s Big Dog Jumps into Low Carbon Fuels: ArcelorMittal, LanzaTech, Primetals Technologies to Construct $96M Biofuel Production Facility

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   First plant will produce 14 million gallons per year by 2018; first production train online in 2017.  More plants to come? Up to 150 mgy potential in Europe, ArcelorMittal says; culmination of work since 2011. In Belgium, ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading steel and mining company,

July 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Flogas Group Signs Letter of Intent with Sparks-based Alkcon Corporation

(Alcon Corporation)  Alkcon Corporation (the “Company”), a developer of natural gas processing equipment, has entered into an exclusivity agreement and a Letter of Intent with Flogas Group (“Flogas”) of Leicestershire, England. The agreement grants Flogas the exclusive right to market and sell the Company’s proprietary methane-to-propane gas conversion technology in

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition 2015: Biomass: Challenges and Promises

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The 23rd European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE) held in Vienna 1-4 June was a massive event with nearly 1300 participants from 76 countries and some 800 presentations. The event consisted of multiple parallel events, including oral presentations, workshops and poster exhibitions. In biomass

June 29, 2015 Read Full Article

EnAlgae Research on Algae’s Sustainability

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Two research papers recently published by EnAlgae scientists point to real potential advantages in using algae as a feed ingredient and as a wastewater treatment, but only with further improvements in algal technology. … The first paper is an environmental sustainability analysis of a protein-rich livestock feed

June 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Nebraska Governor Talks Biofuels in Europe

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is on an agricultural trade mission trip to the European Union with stops in Italy, Belgium, and Denmark. The trade mission, being coordinated jointly by the Nebraska Departments of Agriculture and Economic Development, includes a number of representatives from the state’s agriculture and biofuels

June 18, 2015 Read Full Article
  EnAlgae Close-Out Conference   —  September 29-30, 2015 — Brussels, Belgium

EnAlgae Close-Out Conference — September 29-30, 2015 — Brussels, Belgium

The EnAlgae close-out conference will be a day and a half long event at the end of September. The plan currently is to have one day for scientific presentations of the project’s outputs, and a half day of top level engagement publicising the project’s achievements. Further details will be published

June 12, 2015 Read Full Article
  5th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol — September 15-17, 2015  —  Brussels, Belgium

5th International Conference on Lignocellulosic Ethanol — September 15-17, 2015 — Brussels, Belgium

The Organising Committee will bring new subjects and challenging panel discussions to the programme and, in particular since Brussels is the site of the European Institutions, policy issues and discussions will be high on the agenda. Our host this time will be DuPont and the participants will have the opportunity

June 12, 2015 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR SPEAKERS: European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy October 27-29, 2015 Brussels, Belgium  DEADLINE:  February 28, 2015

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy October 27-29, 2015 Brussels, Belgium DEADLINE: February 28, 2015

The plenary sessions will be developed by the advisory board on an invitation only basis; however, organisers welcome presentation proposals for this year’s innovation sessions, in addition to proposals for topic sessions covering finance, feedstocks and more. In its 8th year, EFIB is clearly established as the market leading event

February 13, 2015 Read Full Article
  European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy    —  October 27-29, 2015 —  Brussels, Belgium

European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy — October 27-29, 2015 — Brussels, Belgium

Industrial Biotechnology is currently worth €23 billion representing just 6% in sales of the overall worldwide chemicals market. However, it is significantly out-performing the overall chemicals market at an impressive 20% annual growth rate and has the potential to become the dominant technology of tomorrow’s chemicals industry, representing a huge future opportunity. Delivering on this opportunity will require significant

February 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Researchers Find Way to Turn Sawdust into Gasoline

(KU Leuven/Biomass Magazine) Researchers at KU Leuven’s Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline. Using a new chemical process, they were able to convert the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon chains. These hydrocarbons can be used as an additive in gasoline, or

December 5, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Peter Brown, Founder, FFA Fuels and Euromarketingtools.com

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We are focussed on installing more diverse renewable energy solutions from methane digesters to biodiesel processors. Working on the idea of an energy farm where several fuels are made from similar sources and sold into similar outlets. I will also continue to write and support

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article
  Open Workshop on Microalgae Market     November 12, 2014   Brussels, Belgium

Open Workshop on Microalgae Market November 12, 2014 Brussels, Belgium

Venue: Scotland House – Rond Point Schuman, 6, B1040, Brussels. Date: Wednesday 12th November 2014 The participation is free for all the participants This Event aims to present the new EUBIA approach to microalgae and to show the present and potential impact of this sector in the European green economy.

October 20, 2014 Read Full Article

EnAlgae Publishes “State of the Industry” Guides for NW Europe

(Algae Industry Magazine) EnAlgae, a research partnership drawing on expertise across seven EU Member States, has announced the publication of six reports on their website looking at the state of the algae industry across countries in North West Europe. Produced by FNR in Germany, the inventories provide a list of key

August 28, 2014 Read Full Article
  En Algae Symposium   September 18, 2014   Kortrijk, Province West-Flanders, Belgium

En Algae Symposium September 18, 2014 Kortrijk, Province West-Flanders, Belgium

We would like to welcome you to our EnAlgae Pilot Symposium on the 18th of September 2014. In the morning, participants will be able to visit the algae pilot reactor of UGent, Campus Kortrijk, located at the production site of Alpro, a Flemish award-winning company that produces plant-based foods and

August 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Innovations in PLA Technology: Review of OBIC Webinar

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA) PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a polyester derived from renewable raw materials such as corn, cassava (tapioca) and other plants. Compared to other bio-based polymers (such as PET, PE) PLA is considered a greener alternative because it is biodegradable. Due to PLA’s compostable property it

August 15, 2014 Read Full Article

New Council of International Biotech Associations Formed

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  An international confederation of biotechnology trade associations announced today the ratification of bylaws creating the International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA), with the expressed purpose of advocating for public policies that support the growth of the innovative biotechnology industry worldwide. Jim Greenwood, BIO’s President and Chief Executive

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article
  8th International Algae Congress    December 1-3, 2014    Florence, Italy

8th International Algae Congress December 1-3, 2014 Florence, Italy

The European Algae Biomass Association and the Directorates General for Energy  and Research & Innovation of the European Commission in collaboration with DLG BENELUX are organising the 1st EABA and EC Algae Contractors’ Conference, and the  8th International Algae Congress in Florence. The objective of the joint Conference is to discuss with

July 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Celtic Renewables Raises $2M, Partners with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Celtic Renewables raises $2M, partners with Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant Celtic Renewables, the Edinburgh-based biofuel company, has signed an agreement with Europe’s foremost biotechnology pilot facility to undergo next stage testing of its process to turn whisky by-products into biofuel that can power current

June 26, 2014 Read Full Article

Fishing For Profit

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Ethanol producers looking for the next big market for distillers grains may want to seriously consider aquaculture feed. “For a variety of reasons, we’re just at beginning phases of seeing the potential for a significant amount of DDGS use in fish diets around the world,”

June 4, 2014 Read Full Article

InteSusAl Project Building One-Hectare Demo Unit

(Algae Industry Magazine) The InteSusAl Consortium of biotechnology experts has started building a one-hectare unit in Southern Portugal that will demonstrate an innovative integrated approach to produce microalgae biomass with biodiesel validation in a sustainable manner. The demonstration pilot unit is one of the milestones expected from the Integrated Sustainable Algae (InteSusAl)

May 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol from Energy Beets: A Viable Option?

by Bruce Dorminey (Renewable Fuel World)  US farmers are exploring the use of energy beets to produce ethanol. Requiring less water and containing more sugar than corn, they could be just what the market needs. Corn remains the undisputed ethanol king. But a growing number of U.S. sugar beet farmers,

April 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Axens, Total And IFPEN Launch Ethanol-To-Ethylene Technology

(Axens/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Axens, Total and IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) have launched Atol, an innovative technology for bioethylene production through dehydration of bioethanol. Atol is a technology for the profitable production of polymer grade bio-ethylene by dehydration of 1G and 2G-renewable ethanol. The bioethylene produced can be integrated in existing downstream

April 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Paraguay Exports Fuel Ethanol to Brazil: Sources

by Alessandra Rosete (Platts)  Small volumes of fuel ethanol from Paraguay were recently exported to Brazil, sources said Thursday.  Brazilian trading houses purchased 5 million liters (1.32 million gallons) to be delivered in trucks to the states of Mato Grosso do Sul and Sao Paulo until the end of the month.

April 1, 2014 Read Full Article

EU’s Struggle for E10

by Robert Vierhout (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For European ethanol producers, E15 is still a distant dream. In the EU, the struggle is to get from E5 to E10. The legislation to offer E10 has been in place since 2009 but its use, even five years after the legislation came into force,

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Lignin’s Big Leap

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Still seeking commercial-scale opportunities, Lignol continues to collaborate with companies that are eager to buy high-purity lignin in bulk. Is this abundant byproduct of pulp and paper milling and biorefining poised for new and higher uses? Lignin has long been considered an abundant, low-value

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article
  Greener Aviation: Clean Sky   March12-14, 2014    Brussels, Belgium

Greener Aviation: Clean Sky March12-14, 2014 Brussels, Belgium

Clean Sky is the largest aeronautical research programme in Europe and addresses ambitious environmental objectives through the integration of technologies in specific demonstrators. All sectors of aeronautics are concerned. The programme will be completed before end 2017 when all the demonstrators will have been tested. An extension of the research

March 6, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Supercomputer Exposes Biofuel Enzyme's Secrets

by Heather Lammers (National Renewable Energy Laboratory/Renewable Energy World Magazine) Thanks to newer and faster supercomputers, today’s computer simulations are opening hidden vistas to researchers in all areas of science. These powerful machines are used for everything from understanding how proteins work to answering questions about how galaxies began. Sometimes the data

February 27, 2014 Read Full Article

Field Trial with Lignin Modified Poplars Shows Potential for Bio-Based Economy, but Also that Work Still Needs to Be Done

(VIB)  The results of a field trial with genetically modified poplar trees in Zwijnaarde, Belgium, shows that the wood of lignin modified poplar trees can be converted into sugars in a more efficient way. These sugars can serve as the starting material for producing bio-based products like bio-plastics and bio-ethanol.

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article
  Energy Forecast Paneuropean 2014 Outlook    February 5-7   Brussels, Belgium

Energy Forecast Paneuropean 2014 Outlook February 5-7 Brussels, Belgium

Addressing energy and environment issues requires a very long term view; not just to 2030 but beyond to 2050 and even to the end of the century. How will factors such as demography human capital and economic growth drive energy demand in Europe and worldwide over the remainder of the

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article
  7th Biofuels International Conference    September 24-25, 2014   Ghent, Belgium

7th Biofuels International Conference September 24-25, 2014 Ghent, Belgium

The 7th Biofuels International Conference to be held at The Marriott Hotel, Ghent, Belgium 24-25 September 2014 Key sponsors the Port of Ghent, hosting the networking reception Potential tour to be held by the Port of Ghent 23 September 2014 Focusing on the latest developments in biofuels policy, international biofuels

November 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Communicating Sustainability in the Bio-Based Chemical Industry

by Kathryn Sheridan (Sustainability Consult/American Chemical Society)  In recent years, the bio-based chemical industry has experienced steady growth and interest in the ‘bioeconomy’, an economy based on the consumption and production of materials from renewable sources. Companies and consumers alike are looking for solutions that are more environmentally-conscious and contribute

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

More Efficient Production of Biofuels from Waste with the Help of Modified Yeasts

(Phys.Org)  … Researchers from VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) who are associated with KU Leuven have developed yeast strains that produce bio-ethanol from waste with an unprecedented efficiency. As a result, they are well placed to become important players on a global scale in this burgeoning industry. Johan Thevelein (VIB/KU Leuven):

August 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Want Better Biofuels? Get the Wood Out

(Science Magazine)  Addition by subtraction. By removing a specific gene, researchers reduced the amount of lignin (stained red) by 36% in cells in a plant’s stem, making it easier to recover sugar-rich parts of the plant that can be converted to automotive fuel. If the same technique works in biofuel crops

August 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Innovation Coupons Worth € 10.000 to Assess the Feasibility of an Innovative Bio-Based Idea

(Bio Base NWE)  The project Bio Base NWE is funded under the Interreg IVB NWE framework and has the objective to support the development of the bio-based economy in North West Europe (see www.biobasenwe.org for additional info). Within Bio Base NWE, innovation coupons providing access to the facilities of an

May 3, 2013 Read Full Article

Ministers Block EU Proposal to Limit Some Biofuels

(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 world. A majority of EU environment ministers expressed concern over the European Commission’s proposed 5%

March 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy Farms: Is the Time Ripe?

by Peter Brown (Biodiesel Magazine/ Euro Marketing Tools)  Biodiesel, ethanol and livestock production, wind turbines and photovoltaic installments situated in close proximity make energy—and economic—sense The concept is that if alternate forms of energy can be produced that are nonpolluting, renewable, provide jobs and are simple to manufacture, then it is

March 23, 2013 Read Full Article
  Biofuels International 2013     September 11-12   Antwerp, Belgium

Biofuels International 2013 September 11-12 Antwerp, Belgium

Now in its sixth year, Biofuels International 2013 attracts high-level companies involved in biofuel production, the operation of biofuel plants, transportation, aviation and storage, as well as attracting policy developers, R&D departments, company CEOs and management. With so much change happening in the European biofuels market, it is more important

February 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Global Greenhouse Gas Implications of Land Conversion to Biofuel Crop Cultivation in Arid and Semi-Arid Lands – Lessons Learned from Jatropha

by W.M.J. Achten, A. Trabucco, W.H. Maes, L.V. Verchot, R. Aerts, E. Mathijs, P. Vantomme, V.P. Singh, B. Muys  (ScienceDirect.com/Journal of Arid Environments)  Biofuels are considered as a climate-friendly energy alternative. However, their environmental sustainability is increasingly debated because of land competition with food production, negative carbon balances and impacts on

January 29, 2013 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR PAPERS:  9th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 5-7, 2013 Antwerp, Belgium   DEADLINE: January 15, 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS: 9th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 5-7, 2013 Antwerp, Belgium DEADLINE: January 15, 2013

The 9th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from Wednesday June 5 until Friday June 7, 2013. Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and venture capital providers will present their views on industrial biotechnology, sustainable (green) chemistry and

December 19, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article
  9th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries    June 5-7, 2013    Antwerp, Belgium

9th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 5-7, 2013 Antwerp, Belgium

The 9th edition of the International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from Wednesday June 5 until Friday June 7, 2013. Delegates from university, industry, governmental and non-governmental organizations and venture capital providers will present their views on industrial biotechnology, sustainable (green) chemistry and

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article
  Algae Tehnology Europe   December 5-7, 2012    Ghent, Belgium

Algae Tehnology Europe December 5-7, 2012 Ghent, Belgium

Algae Technology Platform Europe: Investors Meet Developers will be on Day 1, December 5, 2012. A practical short course on Algae Harvesting and Processing for Value Added Applications will be held on Day 2 & 3, December 6 & 7, 2012. The program will be held at the NH Hotel

October 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Heard it Through the Grapevine: Useful Facts and Scuttlebutt from the Algae Biomass Summit

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jobs, global expansion, proteins vs fuels, new R&D funding – all the big issues are under debate both on and off the floor at the Algae Biomass Summit. …Jobs   Dr. John Benemann projected on stage that, today, the global algae industry directly employs 10,000 people

September 27, 2012 Read Full Article
  European Advanced Biofuels Congress    December 4-5, 2012   Brussels, Belgium

European Advanced Biofuels Congress December 4-5, 2012 Brussels, Belgium

 A conference like no other: A unique, high-level, interactive debate between the key parties that will drive the European advanced bioeconomy. The European Union has as a priority aim, to build up a bio-based economy by 2020. Yet, building a European advanced biofuel industry remains extremely challenging and unless Europe is proactive,

July 26, 2012 Read Full Article
  Biofuels International Expo and Conference  November 21-22, 2012   Antwerp, Belgium

Biofuels International Expo and Conference November 21-22, 2012 Antwerp, Belgium

Now in its fifth year, Biofuels International 2012 attracts high-level companies involved in biofuel production, the operation of biofuel plants, transportation, aviation and storage, as well as attracting policy developers, R&D departments, company CEOs and management. An in-depth and thought provoking agenda is sure to stimulate debate amongst delegates with

April 30, 2012 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR PAPERS:  4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012 October 22-23 Brussels, Belgium   DEADLINE:  March 15, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: 4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012 October 22-23 Brussels, Belgium DEADLINE: March 15, 2012

Every year a huge number of senior and serious refining professionals gather together at this summit to discuss and debate latest business issues and also the latest updates on technical developments along with technology showcase and demonstration through exhibit space and interactive presentations. Only Global Conference on Refining Technology 200

January 20, 2012 Read Full Article
  4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012   October 22-23    Brussels, Belgium

4th Annual World Refining Technology Summit 2012 October 22-23 Brussels, Belgium

Only Global Conference on Refining Technology 200 + Delegates One to One Meetings World Class Speakers   Media Coverage & Speaker Longue Exhibition Business Card Exchange Session   READ MORE

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  3rd Biomass Trade & Power      February 23-24, 2012  Brussels, Belgium

3rd Biomass Trade & Power February 23-24, 2012 Brussels, Belgium

“Ensuring Operational Progress & SustainableGrowthAmidst Overcast Economy” Insights on Global Biomass Trade & Power Generation Growth, EU, UK, Asia & US Biomass’ Commodity Market Development: Standardisation, Feedstock Segmentation, Market Pricing, Liquidity & Trading Dynamics, Procurement Strategy Versus Trader’s Perspective Competitiveness of Wood Pellets Supply Usage Growth of Wood Chips, Torrefied Pellets &

October 25, 2011 Read Full Article

European Partnership to Unlock the Potential of Algal Bioenergy

by Dr Matthew Aylott   (National Non-Food Crops Centre)  A major new €14 million (£12.3 million) initiative – bringing together experts from across North West Europe to develop the potential of algae as a source of sustainable energy – has been announced today (September 6, 2011). A number of leading European

September 7, 2011 Read Full Article

Addax Bioenergy Signs Loan Agreement for €258 Million Renewable Energy Project in Sierra Leone

(Business Wire)  Addax Bioenergy S.A. (“Addax Bioenergy”), a subsidiary of the Swiss-based energy group, The Addax and Oryx Group Limited (AOG), announced today the signing of a loan agreement with seven European and African development institutions for an integrated renewable energy and agriculture project near Makeni, in Sierra Leone (the

June 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Scientists to Grow Experimental Biofuel Grass at Chernobyl

(Monsters and Critics)  Scientists are to plant and harvest grass inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in an experiment to determine if biofuel can be safely produced in the region, an alternative-energy company said Monday. PhotoFuels, a Belgian-Ukrainian joint venture, has obtained approval from the Ukraine government to plant several test fields

May 19, 2011 Read Full Article
  Biofuels International expo & conference    November 16-17, 2011    Antwerp, Belgium

Biofuels International expo & conference November 16-17, 2011 Antwerp, Belgium

Hosted annually, Biofuels International expo & conference attracts biofuel producers and plant owners.  Organised by the leading publication, Biofuels International (www.biofuels-news.com), the event is now celebrating its fourth year in Europe. After the global 2010 recession the biofuels market in Europe is looking forward to a prosperous 2011 and sustained

May 4, 2011 Read Full Article
  7th International Conference on  Renewable Resources & Biorefineries     June 8-10, 2011    Bruges, Belgium

7th International Conference on Renewable Resources & Biorefineries June 8-10, 2011 Bruges, Belgium

As a result of the growing impact of renewable resources, this conference aims at bringing together academic researchers, industrial experts, policymakers and venture capital providers to discuss the challenges emerging from the transition towards a biobased economy and to present new developments in this area. The conference is expected to

April 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Thailand to Shift Focus on Jatropha for Biofuel

(Financial Express)  Shifting focus to its biodiesel programme, Thailand is planning to open large scale jatropha seed based plants to produce the much needed commodity. Analysts said long-neglected jatropha ready for a starring role and a rival to palm oil as investors prepare to open large-scale plants in Thailand. …An

November 21, 2010 Read Full Article

Bio Base Europe’s GM Poplars Are Popular for Ethanol

(Biofuels International)  According to Bio Base Europe the first crop of genetically modified poplar plants will be converted into ethanol in a Flemish-Dutch pilot installation. The poplars were planted in May 2009 in an outside field in Ghent, Belgium. The crop has now been harvested…  READ MORE

March 23, 2010 Read Full Article

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