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

by Zainab Calcuttawala (OilPrice.com)  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 …

Life Cycle Assessment of Integrated Seawater Agriculture in the Arabian (Persian) Gulf as a Potential Food and Aviation Biofuel Resource
December 27, 2016 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Brian Warshay, J. Jed Brown, Sgouris Sgouridis (The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment)  Prospective evaluation of the lifecycle impacts of aviation biofuel production in Abu Dhabi, UAE based on a production system that integrates aquaculture, saltwater agriculture, …

QU Makes Headway on Algae Project
February 24, 2016 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Joey Aguilar (Gulf Times)  Qatar University (QU) project to develop sustainable technologies from algae has entered the second phase, officials have said.
The Algal Technologies Programme (ATP), of  the university’s  Centre for Sustainable Development, seeks to …

Special Asia Biofuels Report: The Top 10 Stories of the Year, and More
December 26, 2013 – 5:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Asia looks at petroleum reserves and exploration and concludes: our future is in biomass.
As we wrote in 2012: “There’s only one complete region for biofuels where abundant feedstock, lack of oil …

Algal Biofuel Technology in the State of Qatar
May 10, 2013 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

by Matthew Landau (Aquatic Biosystems) In 2010, Qatar University initiated an algal biofuel project funded by Qatar Airways, and Qatar Science and Technology Park with a 3-year budget of USD 12 million. Completion of the first …

Great Big Things from Tiny Lil’ Algae: 10 Algae Trends for 2013
February 21, 2013 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  22 projects around the world show the multi-faceted promise of algae.  Concrete, polyurethane, bioplastics, cosmetics and, oh, fuels — so many big things to make from algae, it’s become a …

Sahara Forest Project Aims to Use Algae, Renewable Technologies to Bloom Deserts
January 28, 2013 – 10:35 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The metrics? A commercial scale project of 4,000 hectares would supply enough power for the project and export 325GWh a year in addition to 7,500 tonnes of algae oil, and hundreds of …

Sahara Forest Project Launched
December 18, 2012 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

by Mohammad Shoeb  (The Peninsula Qatar)  Qatar has launched a novel pilot project, ‘Sahara Forest’ in collaboration with a Norwegian company, which will help produce food crops (such as tomatoes, cucumber, melon), fodder crops, freshwater, …

Qatar University Reveals Progress of Aviation Biofuels Project
November 27, 2012 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

(The Peninsula) …This was the first time the team publicly detailed the progress of the state-backed QR45.5m biofuel project – the first time in the region. The university’s project, in collaboration with Qatar Airways and …

Gas-to-Liquids: A Risky Investment?
November 18, 2012 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Biofuels Digest)   …Oxford Catalysts claims that with natural gas at $3.89 per million BTU (MMBTU), they can produce diesel for $1.57 per gallon. But I would caution investors in this situation.
Without …

Sahara Forest Project Launches
June 12, 2012 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

(Sahara Forest Project)…A one hectare site outside Doha, Qatar, will soon host the SFP Pilot Plant. It will contain a unique combination of promising environmental technologies carefully integrated in a system to maximize beneficial synergies. A wide …

Aviation Biofuels: Which Airlines Are Doing What, with Whom?
June 5, 2012 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …(M)ore than 30 airlines now trialing, deploying biofuels – but who’s doing what, exactly?
In Brazil, Azul Airlines announced that Amyris’s innovative renewable jet fuel sourced from Brazilian sugarcane has passed all required testing …

Byogy Seeks up to $30 Million to Market Alcohol-Based Jet Fuel
December 8, 2011 – 9:06 am | No Comment

by Christine Boynton  (Air Transport World)  California-based Byogy Renewables will seek as much as $30 million in funding from private equity and strategic investors by mid-2012, Bloomberg reported. The funds will be used to commercialize …

Biofuels’ Potential to Transform the Global Economy
August 9, 2011 – 9:27 am | No Comment

by John C.K. Daly (Oilprice.com)  After years of existing largely as an environmentalist’s fantasy, commercial production of biofuels for the world civil aviation industry is slowly becoming a fact, with production starting up across three …

Middle Eastern Airlines Studying Biofuels as Efficient Alternative
May 31, 2011 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Ivan Gale  (The National)  Middle Eastern airlines are being urged to invest in biofuels programmes to help their industry achieve ambitious targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Aviation produces about 2 per cent of global …

Focus on Cost and Sustainability Issues as Aviation and Biofuel Sectors Meet Face to Face in Rotterdam
March 28, 2011 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(GreenAirOnline)  Sustainability and economics dominated debate at last week’s World Biofuels Market (WBM) event in Rotterdam as airlines gathered to make the case for aviation biofuels commercialisation to a wider biofuels industry audience. In a …