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Biofuel Palm Oil Ban ‘Has Little Impact on Reducing Deforestation’
October 18, 2017 – 11:37 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  A general ban on palm oil in biofuels in Europe punishes the wrong producers while having little impact on reducing deforestation, according to Jaboury Ghazoul, a professor of ecosystem management at ETH Zurich. He …

New Bioreactor to Speed Production of Microalgae for Feed, Fuel Uses
August 17, 2017 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Aerin Einstein-Curtis (Feed Navigator)  A team of researchers have developed a faster way to generate microalgae on a biofilm with potential applications for feed. READ MORE
 

Cheaper or Greener: Colombia Eyes US Ethanol with Trepidation
August 17, 2017 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

by Sophie Byron (Platts)  … As the 13th largest producer of sugar in the world, Colombia is sitting on a substantial natural resource. The production and processing of sugarcane as a feedstock is focused on a region …

A Micro Digester to Improve Accessibility to Biogas in Colombia
August 3, 2017 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Eric Charles Peterson (Biogas Channel)  At the University of Icesi a new project has begun to support rural communities in Colombia. This is a 200-litre capacity covered micro-digester, built using locally available materials and fuelled by …

Mexico’s Ethanol Boost Fuels Cross-Border Environmental Debate
July 31, 2017 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Emily Pickrell  (Bloomberg)  Mexico’s decision to nearly double the amount of ethanol permitted in gasoline is pitting two big winners—U.S. corn growers and ethanol producers—against some environmental activists and Mexico’s own auto industry.
Last month …

Colombia Eyes Higher Ethanol Blends in Gasoline
May 31, 2017 – 2:19 pm | No Comment

(Your Renewable News)  The start-up of commercial operations at Colombia’s largest ethanol plant will allow the blend of the biofuel in gasoline to be raised to 10% by year-end, senior official at biofuels federation Fedebiocombustibles …

Cattle Pastures and Other Degraded Lands Become New Oil Palm Plantations
February 17, 2017 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

(Phys.Org)  A new study published last week in the journal Environmental Research Letters by researchers at the University of Puerto Rico offers the first regional look at lands being converted to palm oil plantations in …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2017
December 29, 2016 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 64 countries.
The bulk of mandates continue …

Ethanol Workshop In Mexico City Offers Information, Expertise To Local Industry
November 2, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  Mexican authorities considering how ethanol fits into their country’s energy mix heard from U.S. researchers about air quality, lung health and other quality of life benefits and from Colombian and Paraguayan regulators …

Accepting Applications for 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships
October 21, 2016 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships. Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. …

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Publishes Regular GAIN Reports on Biofuels in Countries around the World
September 30, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service publishes regular GAIN reports on biofuels in countries around the world. Some of the recent reports included the European Union (download), Japan (download), Philippines (download), Brazil (download), Colombia (download), Canada (download), Thailand …

KL, Jakarta to Appoint ‘Ambassador of Palm Oil’
September 1, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Daily Express)   Malaysia and Indonesia plan to appoint an “Ambassador of Palm Oil” to promote the benefits of consuming palm oil products in the international market.
Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mah …

Weltec to Develop AD Plant for Colombian Egg Producer
August 16, 2016 – 9:08 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  German bioenergy developer Weltec Biopower will shortly start building an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant for Colombia‘s largest egg producer.
The 800kW biogas plant is to go live in early 2017. In terms of the …

Earth Gen-BioFuel Inc. to Sponsor International Industry Symposium for Using Castor Bean Oil as a Biofuel Feed Stock
August 8, 2016 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

(Earth Gen-BioFuel)  Earth Gen-BioFuel (OTC PINK: EGBB), “EarthGen” or “the Company,” today announced that EarthGen is taking a leadership role to support the company’s expansion plans and to promote the use of castor bean oil in the …

USGC, Partners Build Relationships With Colombian Ethanol Industry
July 8, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(Public.org/U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and its domestic partners, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy, traveled to Colombia last week …

Alliance Receives Letter of Intent (LOI) For Plant Sub-License in Columbia
July 1, 2016 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

(Alliance Bioenergy +)  Alliance BioEnergy Plus, Inc. (OTCQB:ALLM) (the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has received an LOI from Smart Business International Trading, S.A.S (Smart Business) of Bogata, Columbia for the purchase of …

Glycerin from Biodiesel Advantage for Industrial Use
June 24, 2016 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

(Universidad National de Colombia (Google Translation))  solventogénicos microorganisms, whose main characteristic is that they grow in oxygen-free conditions, transform glycerine 1.3 propanediol, a molecule used, for example, to create textile fibers, the color and provide …

American Nations to Start Carbon-Price Talks, World Bank Says
June 2, 2016 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

by Mathew Carr (Bloomberg)  Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru plan July meeting in Santiago; Nations studying taxes, trading systems after Paris deal  —  Four American nations are set to start talks on ways to co-operate on carbon …

Ethanol Sets Sights on Asia-Pacific Region
May 18, 2016 – 4:55 pm | No Comment

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews)  The U.S. Grains Council has long served as an international promoter of corn and other grain exports and has expanded its efforts to include ethanol and dried distillers grains with …

Latest Diesel Quality Trends Revealed in Biennial Survey
April 28, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

(Infineum International Ltd./Biodiesel Magazine)  Infineum has revealed the initial results from its latest biennial global Winter Diesel Fuel Quality Survey, offering a unique update on the current trends in the industry across the global marketplace.
The …

Colombia’s Ecopetrol Granted Clean Diesel Patent in Malaysia
April 15, 2016 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(Latin American Herald Tribune)  Colombian state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol said it was granted a patent by Malaysia to produce diesel that is cleaner and comes from renewable sources.
“The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) granted …

Meet The New ‘Tool’ In Big Oil’s Efforts To Scuttle Ethanol +VIDEO: An Open Letter to George “David” Banks
March 22, 2016 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  I just finished reading your article “Renewable Fuel Standard Continues To Devastate,” published in February on the High Plains Leader & Times website. …  In fact, your article looks …

Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future
January 27, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Carlos Araujo (Biodiesel Magazine/Evonik Corp.)  Biodiesel is a real solution to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the threat of climate change the world over. Many countries are adopting plans to reduce greenhouse gases, and biodiesel …

Export Markets for ‘Liquid Corn’
January 22, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Global trade for U.S. ethanol has been trending up in the past decade, becoming an important part of the industry’s growth strategy.  —   Looking at the numbers, it doesn’t …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016
January 4, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?
In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates …

The Countries That Produce The Most Biofuels [Infographic]
December 18, 2015 – 8:50 pm | No Comment

by Niall McCarthy (Forbes) In 2010, global biofuel production reached approximately 28 billion gallons. Produced when biomass is converted directly into liquid fuel, ethanol and biodiesel are the two most common forms of biofuel in use …

U.S., Japan, Germany Among 18 Nations to Build Carbon Markets
December 15, 2015 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Mathew Carr (BloombergBusiness)  Markets will help drive emission reductions under Paris deal;
Rules needed to ensure markets have environmental integrity —  Eighteen nations including the U.S., Japan and Germany will work together to develop international …

La Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Biocombustibles — March 9-11, 2016 — Cartagena, Colombia
November 12, 2015 – 7:08 pm | No Comment
La Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Biocombustibles  —  March 9-11, 2016  —  Cartagena, Colombia

La Segunda Conferencia Internacional de Biocombustibles, que se realizará los próximos 9, 10 y 11 de marzo de 2016, en la ciudad de Cartagena, Colombia, organizada por la Federación Nacional de Biocombustibles de Colombia, se …

U.S. Oil Refiners Look Abroad for Crude Supplies as North Dakota Boom Fades
November 4, 2015 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Jarrett Renshaw and Catherine Ngai (Reuters) … North Dakota’s Bakken production peaked at 1.153 million barrels per day in June, and had fallen to 1.13 million barrels per day by August, according to state data.
The …

Biofuels Capacity to Grow to 61 BGY in 2018
September 22, 2015 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(Lux Research/MarketWired)  Ethanol and Biodiesel Continue Their Domination but Remain Relatively Flat, While Novel Fuels and Novel Feedstocks Grow at Double-Digit Rates, Says Lux Research
Global biofuels capacity will grow to 61 billion gallons per year …

US Biofuels Part of Food, Feed Global Solution
August 25, 2015 – 12:43 pm | No Comment

by Tom Buis (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Cleaner burning, higher performing fuels and their nutritious coproducts are valuable at home and abroad, and have the potential to resolve many issues around the globe, writes Tom …

IncBio to Supply 22.5 MMgy Biodiesel Plant to Colombia
July 14, 2015 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Portugal-based IncBio has secured an agreement to design and build a 75,000-ton-per-year (22.5 MMgy) biodiesel plant for Biocosta Green Energy S.A. in Santa Marta, Colombia.
The plant will produce biodiesel from …

4 Minutes with… Enrique Arrieta-Noguera, CEO, Ambientronika
June 3, 2015 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  (W)e are working in the project “4T-FF”, 4 trees species for fuel & food, where we will produce 100% biodiesel plus food in the form of forage, milk and meat.

We …

Positive Review of “Sustainable Development of Biofuels in Latin America and the Caribbean”
February 16, 2015 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Thomas N. Thompson  (Biofuels Digest/U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), Washington)  … This superb collection of essays shows that Latin America is emerging as a major global producer of biofuels as countries across the region seek to …

4 Minutes with… William Ramírez, President, COLBIOCEL
February 9, 2015 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Colbiocel is a Colombian company that is developing a cellulosic ethanol project with a production capacity of 28 million gallons using bagasse as feedstock  READ MORE

4 Minutes with… Johan Martinez, Director of Renewable Energy and New Business, Asocaña
February 6, 2015 – 2:04 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Asocaña is the association of Colombian sugarcane growers and sugarcane mills. … The competition with the fossil resources will always exist and make pressure to the governments to liberalize markets in …

Beyond Boats To China
January 19, 2015 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After halting distillers grains imports late last year, the world’s top DDGS buyer is poised to resume business, but on what terms?
The prospect of China reissuing distillers grains import …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015
January 5, 2015 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of …

In Colombia, a Palm Oil Boom with Roots in Conflict
December 31, 2014 – 12:12 pm | No Comment

by Nick Miroff (The Washington Post)  Long before the massacre, when Mapiripan was just a faraway little place not worth fighting for, Aida Gordilla and her family came to the wide-open grasslands outside town and …

USDA Report Highlights Impact of CTPA on Exports to Columbia
December 8, 2014 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network highlights the impact of the Columbia Trade Promotion Agreement on U.S. ethanol exports. The agreement …

Shift to Low-Carbon Systems to Save Future Financial, Environmental Costs: Report
September 16, 2014 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

(RIA Novosti)   Shifting to a low-carbon economy over the next 15 years could save worldwide financial and environmental costs, a report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate said on Tuesday.
“The next 15 …

Colombia’s Palm Oil Output Seen by Oil World Climbing to Record
August 7, 2014 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

(BlackSeaGrain/Bloomberg)  Palm oil production in Colombia will climb to a record this year as trees planted three years ago start to bear fruit, Oil World said.
Colombian output of palm oil, used for cooking and to …

Navy Looks to Biofuels in 2016
July 18, 2014 – 5:34 pm | No Comment

by Mark Matsunaga (U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs/The Lemoore Navy News)  Ships and aircraft in the next Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise could be running on biofuels, and they won’t even need to know …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014
January 2, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 62 countries.
The bulk of mandates …

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ Powers First Commercial Biofuel Flight In Colombia
October 18, 2013 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

(AviationPros.com/Honeywell)  One of the aircraft’s two engines was powered by a 30/70 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-derived jet fuel.
UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ …

LAN Celebrates Second-Generation Biofuel Flight
August 26, 2013 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Maryanne (Airline Fleet Management)  LAN as flown Columbia’s first flight using second-generation biofuel.  It operated an A320 between Bogota and Cali using fuel from a plant called (camelina)

LAN flew its first camelina biofuel flight …

F.O. Licht’s Ethanol Latin America December 2-4, 2013 Cali, Colombia
August 15, 2013 – 5:35 pm | No Comment
F.O. Licht’s Ethanol Latin America   December 2-4, 2013   Cali, Colombia

F.O. Licht’s Ethanol Latin America, which is now in its 3rd year, takes place at a time when new mandates, a push for higher blends and new trading opportunities are opening up across Central/South America …

Peruvian Sugar Giant Gears up for Ethanol Production
December 6, 2012 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

(Argus Media)  Peru’s Coazucar is set to become that country’s third producer of fuel-grade ethanol.
Coazucar, a subsidiary of Peru’s multinational Grupo Gloria and the country’s largest sugar producer, has secured the required permits to begin …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2012
November 28, 2012 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brazil, India, the US, China and the EU point the way towards a 60 billion gallon biofuels market by 2022 – but can the capacity be built, and can the …

Colombia’s Biofuels Ready for International Market: Study
May 21, 2012 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Rosemary Westwood (Columbia Reports)  Colombia’s biofuels exceed international standards for reducing greenhouse gas emissions – advancing the country’s goal to become a leading ethanol producer, according to a new government report.
The study commissioned by the …

Contribution of Biofuels to the Global Economy
May 21, 2012 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Association/Cardno ENTRIX)  …As is the case with virtually all other emerging and developing countries, biofuels offer the prospects of a new cash crop for farmers, increased employment in rural areas, expanded manufacturing output, reduced …

Boyacá Will Build First Beet Based Ethanol Plant
December 15, 2011 – 10:56 am | No Comment

(La Republica) Bogotá for the first quarter of 2012 would begin building the first plant producing ethanol from sugar beet, a project that has been brewing for four years, and became the first of its …

China Completes First Biofuel Jet Test Flight
November 2, 2011 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

by John C.K. Daly (http://oilprice.com)   On 28 October Air China conducted its first trial flight of a passenger jet powered by a mix of biofuel and traditional aviation fuel.
The Jet A-1 biofuel kerosene used in …

Streamlining a Community-Scale Solution
August 17, 2011 – 6:03 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  …According to Greg Springer, president of Green Fuels America Inc., interest in community-scale biodiesel production is increasing all around the world. He attributes this to both high fuel prices and …

Hydroelectricity, Biofuels To Lead Latam Renewables Growth
June 14, 2011 – 7:51 am | No Comment

by Ivan Castano (Renewable Energy World)  …Colombia, Argentina Advance in Biofuels
The biofuels race, meanwhile, is mostly making headlines in Colombia and Argentina, which have several large-scale projects up their sleeves. Brazil is the leader with a massive …

Colombia Pursues Sweet Dream of Becoming a Sugar-Cane Ethanol Powerhouse
May 10, 2011 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Nathanial Gronewold (Greenwire/New York Times)  …Though 85 percent of Colombia’s cane crop is harvested this old-fashioned way, industry leaders say they have no intention of mechanizing the harvest, for fear of mass unemployment in …

Biofuels Push Becomes Weapon in Colombia’s War on Narco-Traffickers
May 3, 2011 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

by Nathanial Gronewold (New York Times/Greenwire)  …Government support for biodiesel has spurred a robust demand for palm oil that has put 50 percent more income into the pocket of farmer Misael Monsalve Moreno. He is …

Europe’s Sugar Beets Produce Twice as Much Ethanol in the Tropics
May 30, 2010 – 11:40 am | No Comment

(ELMIA.se)  Sugar beets from Europe can help solve the conflict between food and bioenergy in the developing world.  “Sugar beets have greater energy content than sugar cane but require rotation with other crops,” explained Jan Öhrvall …