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Oil’s Well?
August 7, 2018 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Poltico’s Morning Energy) Does the world have enough oil to go around if 2.5 million barrels of Iranian petroleum is put behind a wall of U.S. sanctions? That’s the questions oil traders …

Iran to Trump: Oil Will Cost $100 per Barrel, and It Is Your Fault
July 6, 2018 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Alex Lawler (Reuters)  Oil will soon cost $100 per barrel due to supply disruptions caused by U.S. President Donald Trump, Iran’s OPEC Governor told Reuters on Thursday, as he warned expectations that Saudi Arabia and …

India-Iran Proposals for Joint Research Projects into Biofuels, Waste and Agriculture
January 24, 2018 – 8:41 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The governments are calling for cooperative research into subjects including cellulosic biofuel, management of waste resources, crop productivity and transgenetic crops.
According to the Iranian Ministry of Science Research and Technology, the goal of the programme …

Techno-Economic Analysis of Biofuel Production from Macroalgae (Seaweed)
November 28, 2017 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

by Mohsen Soleymani and Kurt A. Rosentrater (Bioengineering)  A techno-economic evaluation of bioenergy production from macroalgae was carried out in this study. Six different scenarios were examined for the production of different energy products and by-products. …

OPEC Will Extend The Cut
November 27, 2017 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Zainab Calcuttawala (  There will be an OPEC deal extension—no matter the public tussling between opposing forces in the industry cartel—if the world’s largest oil producers are really determined to end the supply glut.
A failure …

Tehran City Buses to Run on Biodiesel
October 24, 2017 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(Tehran Times)  … About 300 diesel buses are running in Tehran and 20 buses are now running on biodiesel, he (Peyman Sanandaji, the director of Tehran bus transport company affiliated with the municipality) added.

 It has proven …

Italy to Invest $450m in Biofuel Project in Iran
August 3, 2016 – 10:39 am | No Comment

(Tehran Times)  The Italian private sector will invest $450 million in the establishment of a bioethanol fuel production plant in the Amirabad Special Economic Zone (ASEZ), north of Iran.

As per the agreement, biofuel will be …

AP Interview: Corruption Probe Holds Lessons for Monaco
April 1, 2016 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Angela Charlton (Associated Press/Washington Post)  Monaco’s government says it’s investigating how an alleged vast oil corruption scandal involving a Monaco-based company long went unnoticed, even though the principality has opened up its financial sector …

Biodiesel in a Caustic Flash
February 29, 2016 – 7:30 pm | No Comment

(  Biodiesel represents a potentially cleaner and more sustainable fuel than those derived from crude oil. Now, scientists have developed a high-speed conversion that turns waste cooking oil into fuel using ultrasound and caustic soda. …

To Have and Have Not: Energy Security vs Energy Independence in a World Awash in Cheap Oil
February 24, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The following slides and comments are excerpted and expanded from remarks by Digest editor & publisher Jim Lane at the Energy Security Breakfast at ABLC 2016, held last week in …

Mixed-Growth Microalgae Starch for Biodiesel
February 8, 2016 – 2:14 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  The MEHR News Agency reports that two Iranian researchers, Morteza Hassanpour and Mahsa Abbasabadi, are pursuing a project to enrich starch-producing microalgae in a mixed growth medium for manufacturing biodiesel fuel.
The starch stored …

Oil Rout Threatens to Scupper Demand for Palm Oil in Biofuel
January 19, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Anuradha Raghu and Yoga Rusmana  (Bloomberg Business)  Crude oil’s slump has been so severe that it’s now threatening the government-aided biodiesel programs in the world’s top producers of palm oil.
Indonesia may miss its target of …

Why Oil Is Cheap in October 2015 (Part 1 of 2)
October 27, 2015 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Robert E. Kozak* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Conventional wisdom about declining oil prices, mostly originating from US Department of Energy/Energy Information Administration (DOE/EIA), says the fall of oil prices over the past fifteen months is …

A Biorefinery Approach for Castor Biodiesel — Whole Plant Used for 100% Renewable Biodiesel
September 30, 2015 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

by Helen Tunnicliffe (The Chemical Engineer Today)  Chemical engineers from Iran have found a way to produce biodiesel from castor oil without the need for extra petrochemical methanol, using a biorefinery set-up.
Producing biodiesel from vegetable …

Iran Researchers Make Biodiesel from Weed
August 10, 2015 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

(Press TV)  Iranian researchers have produced biodiesel from the flixweed crop as a potential renewable energy substitute for non-renewable fossil fuels.
Under a project to deliver a new generation of green transport fuel, researches at the Islamic …

Top 6 Myths Driving Oil Prices Down
August 4, 2015 – 10:03 am | No Comment

by By Leonard Brecken (  … Earlier in the year I documented half a dozen media reports which turned out to be 100 percent false. Now I expose another half dozen in just the past few weeks. …

Iran’s Algiran Teams with Indian Scientist
July 20, 2015 – 5:35 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  lgiran, an Iranian algal biotech company, has recently established a pilot scale algal cultivation demonstration facility at the Chabahar Free Zone, in the Baluchistan Province of Iran. …

The team is looking at …

Iranian Scientists Synthesize Biodiesel Fuel from Soya Oil Using Nanocatalysts
January 5, 2015 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

(Fars News)  Iranian researchers from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad succeeded in the production of biodiesel fuel from soya oil to reduce pollutions caused by fossil fuels.  They have suggested a nanocatalyst that facilitates and speeds …

QMAB Launches BAYA® Microalgal Biofuel
November 17, 2014 – 4:48 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  ran-based Qeshm Microalgae Biorefinery Co. (QMAB) has launched a biofuel being marketed as BAYA®, produced from a species of Nannochloropsis (strain 6016) isolated from the Persian Gulf, and employing QMAB’s unique process …

Biodiesel Production Plant Opens in Central Iran
March 1, 2013 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

(Press TV)  Iran has inaugurated a biodiesel production plant in the central province of Isfahan as the country attempts to increase reliance on environment-friendly fuels.
… The Tiran and Karvan plant has been built at the cost …

IKCO Adapts Engines for Ethanol
January 1, 2013 – 6:58 pm | No Comment

(  A mutual collaboration between IKCO (Iran Khodro) and Bio-energy Research Center of Tarbiat Modares University, has provided the ability of using ethanol in IKCO cars.
Mehrdad Elyasi, design manager of powertrain and control systems in IKCO …

Iran Plans to Produce Biodiesel
December 27, 2012 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

(FARS News Agency)  Head of Iran’s Fuel Conservation Company (IFCO) Abbas Kazzemi announced that his company has set up a specialized workgroup in cooperation with Ministry of Agricultural Jihad to produce biodiesel.
…”With regard to increasing …

Iran to Start Making Bio-Ethanol from Cellulose Material
May 21, 2012 – 7:13 pm | No Comment

(Payvand Iran News) Iran will start producing industrial bio-ethanol from cellulosic material soon.
Bio-ethanol can be used as petrol supplementary and it will increase the octane number of petrol as it is added to the fuel. It will lead to the …

Iran Becomes Biofuel Producer
March 27, 2012 – 11:06 am | No Comment

(Trend)  …Iran produced a sample of biofuel six months ago and is preparing to start its production. Located in the Khuzestan Province’s Haft-Tapeh, a new 10,000 liter capacity biofuel facility will begin operating in the …

Iran Produces Biodiesel Fuel
February 21, 2011 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

(Trend)  Iranian experts and scientists for the first time managed to produce biodiesel fuel using the oil extracted from Jatropha curcas plant cultivated in Southern Iran, FARS news agency reported.
“Iran could produce biodiesel fuel through …

14.4 Mgy Iranian Ethanol Project Advances
August 23, 2010 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Iran, reports that Iran Ethanol is underway with construction at its 14.4 Mgy ethanol plant in Khuzestan province, which could be used as a big potential source of …