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Closed Doors, Open Windows: Tariffs in China and Brazil …

by Lisa Gibons (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Tariffs in China and Brazil have deeply affected U.S. ethanol exports, but other markets remain, new ones are opening and opportunities still abound for the world’s lowest-cost octane. Despite a 20 percent tariff rate quota implemented in 2017, Brazil has continued to purchase significant amounts

December 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Etihad Airways and Tadweer to Study Recycling Household Waste into Jet Fuel

by Sarah Townsend (The National)  Research aims to explore how municipal waste can be converted into jet fuel  —  Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi’s flag carrier, and the Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) are launching a research project to explore how municipal waste from homes and other city buildings can be converted

November 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Sharing The Octane Advantage Of Ethanol With World Markets

(U.S. Grains Council)  … Global markets vary greatly in their experiences with ethanol, from fully realizing the advantages of increased ethanol use to continued reliance on expensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuel additives. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) wants countries around the world to look to ethanol when their government and

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article
    WFES (World Future Energy Summit)   —   January 14-17, 2019   —   Abu Dhabi, UAE

WFES (World Future Energy Summit) — January 14-17, 2019 — Abu Dhabi, UAE

WFES (World Future Energy Summit) is a global industry platform connecting business and innovation in energy, clean technology and efficiency for a sustainable future. WFES Expo hosts over 850 exhibiting companies from more than 40 countries; The Future Summit; the unique WFES Forums, covering everything from disruptive technologies to future cities; a set of ground-breaking WFES Initiatives;

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Emerging Markets for Ethanol Discussed at USGC Meeting in Denver

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In a global trade environment challenged by tariffs and tensions, emerging markets for grains and ethanol provided a bright spot for U.S. farmers, agribusinesses and industry officials at the U.S. Grains Council’s 58th Annual Board of Delegates meeting in Denver. The Council’s Middle East and Africa

August 8, 2018 Read Full Article

The Sustainable City further Reduces Its Carbon Footprint by Adopting B100 Bio-Diesel

(Go Dubai) The renewable fuel alternative is manufactured from the used cooking oil produced by restaurants at The Sustainable City  —  The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community, has adopted B100 biodiesel to fuel the construction of the new buildings in phase 2 including Fairgreen International School, Hotel

July 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Recycled Frying Oil Fuels 10-Million-Km Journey to Improve Local Air Quality – McDonald’s UAE

(Zawaya/McDonalds UAE)  Biodiesel initiative saves CO2 equivalent of burning over 4-million kilos of coal since launching  —  McDonald’s UAE today announced that its logistics fleet of biodiesel delivery trucks have clocked a whopping 10,000,000 kilometers since the launch of the initiative seven years ago, saving 8,563 tonnes of carbon dioxide in

June 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Nestlé Unit Rolls out 10 Biofuel Trucks in Dubai

by Neha Bhatia (Construction Week)  A unit of food and drink giant, Nestlé, has rolled out biofuel trucks in Dubai to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its operations. The company hopes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10% between 2014 and 2020. As part of the programme, Nestlé Waters is collaborating

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Enoc Group Pilots Biodiesel Project for Dubai Municipality’s Fleet

(albawaba.com)  ENOC Group, in collaboration with Dubai Municipality recently launched a pilot project using Biodiesel5 to fuel Dubai Municipality’s fleet of trucks at its Umm Ramool facility.  Biodiesel5 is an advanced alternative green fuel launched by ENOC in the UAE to reduce carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. His Excellency Saif

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Council Assesses Ethanol Market Potential In UAE, Pakistan

(U.S. Grains Council)  The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently undertook a market assessment mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan to analyze the ethanol demand potential in both countries and engage with policymakers and industrial officials.  This in-country assessment followed previous research conducted by the Council to better understand

February 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Safran Pursues Its Commitment on the Biofuel Trail

(Safran Group)  Safran, which is already involved in the development of biofuels for aeronautics, is supporting an initiative led by the Masdar Institute’s Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) in the Abu Dhabi desert to produce a salicornia-based biofuel. This sector is a part of a comprehensive and sustainable ecosystem incorporating aquaculture

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

POET and Al Dahra ACX Partner to Grow Distillers Grains Use in the Middle East

(POET)   Distillers grains use is growing under a new partnership that will expand availability of premium Dakota Gold feed in the Middle East. U.S.-based POET, the largest biofuels producer in the world, has signed a partnership agreement with U.S.-based Al Dahra ACX, a subsidiary of Al Dahra Holding and a leader

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

UAE University Scientists Test Potential of Date Palms as Source of Biodiesel

by Daniel Bardsley (The National)  Oil extracted from the date pits of Khalas dates can be converted to biodiesel with an efficiency of about 90 per cent  —  … For example, scientists at UAE University in Al Ain, the Masdar Institute in Abu Dhabi and Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus have been looking at

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article
  Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture   —   February 5-6, 2018   —   Abu Dhabi, UAE

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — February 5-6, 2018 — Abu Dhabi, UAE

Born with the belief that continuous innovation in agriculture is the only way to sustainably feed nine billion people by 2050, the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture has emerged as a global authority on sustainable food production, driving innovation through exhibitions and conferences across the Middle East, Europe and

November 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Imdaad Furthers Its Environmental Drive With Launch of a Biofuel Station in Jebel Ali

(Albawaba.com)  Affirming its commitment to playing an active role in UAE’s sustainability drive, Imdaad, a Dubai-based integrated facilities management (FM) solutions provider with a strong presence in the GCC, has launched a new biofuel station in Dubai, which will provide an eco-friendly source of fuel to run Imdaad’s waste compactor trucks.

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Enerwhere Powers DIFC Construction Site with Largest Lithium-Ion Battery in the Middle East

(PV Magazine)  Enerwhere recently completed the installation of a solar hybrid generator system for Multiplex’ site offices at ICD Brookfield Place in the Dubai International Financial Centre. A first in the Middle East, the power system uses a combination of solar PV panels, batteries and generators running on biodiesel produced by

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article
  World Future Energy Summit   —   January 15-18, 2018   —   Abu Dhabi, UAE

World Future Energy Summit — January 15-18, 2018 — Abu Dhabi, UAE

The World Future Energy Summit is the leading event worldwide that connects hundreds of international suppliers, decision makers and thought leaders across the entire renewable energy industry. Network, do business and gain insights into the latest industry trends and advancements in dedicated energy sectors in one place over four fully

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

USGC Sets Sights on Kenya for Potential Ethanol Market

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council is working to develop ethanol markets in east Africa, which are accessible through the Persian Gulf. Brian Healy, USGC’s vice president of ethanol market development, traveled to Kenya recently to speak at a regional ethanol conference, and used the opportunity to

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Masdar Institute’s SEAS Harvest Marks Critical Milestone In Development Of Sustainable Aviation Biofuel

by Erica Solomon (Masdar Institute News)   Harvesting of the First Crop of Oil-Rich Plants Grown in the Desert Using Seawater Brings the UAE Closer to Fueling Aircraft with Locally-Produced Biofuel  —   Masdar Institute of Science and Technology’s Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) – a non-profit entity supported by Etihad Airways,

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

UAE Algae Could Produce Alternative to Palm Oil

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in collaboration with other groups have discovered that the unique genomic traits that allow local green algae to survive in a desert climate may have far-reaching potential for biotechnical applications. … “It has demonstrated particularly diverse properties to suit

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Exports Needed to Boost Ethanol

by Bill Tiedje  (Missouri Farmer Today)  With U.S. ethanol plants churning out record-high production, new export markets will be key for demand to keep pace with supply, industry experts say. George Hayes, global ethanol trade coordinator with CHS, said first-quarter ethanol blending lagged last year’s pace, but the pace of

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Exports Dip in April, as India and Philippines Disappear from Market

(Renewable Fuels Association)  … Noticeably absent from the April roster were India and the Philippines. Together, the two counties imported more than 50 mg of U.S. ethanol in March, and India had been the third-leading market for U.S. export in the first quarter. … Not a drop of fuel ethanol imports

June 5, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Neutral Fuels Unveils ‘World’s First’ Commercialised Enzymatic Biofuel

(Biofuels International)  Neutral Fuels, a biodiesel producer based in the UAE, has become the first company in the world to commercialise an enzymatic biofuel. For six years Neutral Fuels has been producing biodiesel using cooking oil, supplying high profile clients such as McDonalds UAE, which runs a fleet of renewably

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Children Helping UAE Biofuels Industry

(Biofuels International)   Children in the UAE have been recycling cooking oil to make biofuels as part of a new initiative. The programme was set up by the Blue waste management company in Dubai, and involves pupils of all ages, from kindergarten to teenagers. According to the National UAE, Delhi Private

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Etihad Airways and Boeing Check on Biofuel Progress at Masdar

(Ehihad Airways)  Peter Baumgartner, Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, and Mohammad Al Bulooki, Executive Vice President Commercial, joined Scott Fancher, Boeing Senior Vice President, at the integrated seawater and agriculture system facility within Masdar City to check on the project’s progress this week. The facility is a world first,

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Neutral Fuels Pioneers Dairy Waste As New Biofuel Feedstock

(Neutral Fuels)  Recycling waste dairy products to help meet Dubai ‘ s Zero Waste target  — After two years of research into new and improved ways to create biofuels, Neutral Fuels has become the first company to successfully use butter, cream and ghee waste as a feedstock for creating commercial

February 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Life Cycle Assessment of Integrated Seawater Agriculture in the Arabian (Persian) Gulf as a Potential Food and Aviation Biofuel Resource

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, and mangrove silviculture, termed an Integrated Seawater Energy Agriculture System (ISEAS) in order to investigate

December 27, 2016 Read Full Article
  World Future Energy Summit (WFES)  Sustainable Transport   —   January 16-19, 2017   —   Abu Dhabi

World Future Energy Summit (WFES) Sustainable Transport — January 16-19, 2017 — Abu Dhabi

The 2016 World Future Energy Summit (WFES) saw the launch of the first dedicated Sustainable Transport zone – a forum of regional and international manufacturers and distributors to discuss the latest developments and generate new business opportunities. Sustainable Transport offers a platform for unlocking direct financial savings and new business

December 15, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Birth of Mideast Renewables?

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Squeezed budgets from low oil prices since mid-2014, combined with rising energy demand, will boost demand for renewable energy and efficiency technologies across the Middle East, according to a white paper published Monday following a roundtable discussion hosted by Lloyd’s Register. Most participants in

December 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Masdar Institute Faculty Wins 2016 L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship Award

by Clarence Michael (Masdar Institute)  Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi Presents Award to Dr. Hanifa Taher Al Blooshi for Research in Designing A NEW Novel System for Enzymatic Biodiesel Production – Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, and President of Zayed

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

The Aviation Biofuels Partnership Kings: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Boeing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Whether it is partnering with COMAC to research aviation biofuels, launching a biojet program with Aeromexico and Mexico’s Airports and Auxiliary Services, or with the Port of Seattle and Alaska Airlines — or launching a Canadian aviation biofuel project using forest waste, it’s clear. Where

November 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Masdar Institute Develops Novel Biodiesel Chemical Reactor

(Emirates News Agency/Zawya)  A team of researchers from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, in collaboration with Tadweer – Abu Dhabi’s Centre of Waste Management, are testing an integrated chemical reactor they have designed to produce high-quality biodiesel from fats, including waste cooking oil, in less time and with

September 2, 2016 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  3rd Annual Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy   —   April 27-28, 2017   —   Dubai, UAE   DEADLINE: unclear

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 3rd Annual Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy — April 27-28, 2017 — Dubai, UAE DEADLINE: unclear

3rd Annual Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy, will be organized around the theme “Endowing a footprint of accountable economical evolution” Biofuels Conference 2017 is comprised of 13 tracks and 101 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Biofuels Conference 2017. Submit your abstract to any of

August 3, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article
  4th Annual Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy   —   April 27-28, 2017   —   Dubai, UAE

4th Annual Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy — April 27-28, 2017 — Dubai, UAE

Conferences series LLC invites all the participants from all over the world to attend  3rd Annual Congress on Biofuels and Bioenergy during April 27-28, 2017 in Dubai, UAE. Which includes prompt keynote presentations, Oral talks, Poster presentations and Exhibitions. Join us for two intensive and interesting days of discussing contemporary research. We invite you

August 3, 2016 Read Full Article
  Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture   —   March 20-21, 2017   —  Abu Dhabi, UAE

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — March 20-21, 2017 — Abu Dhabi, UAE

When the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) was launched in 2014 it leveraged partnerships with over 40 influential organisations, such as the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the World Bank, that wanted a platform to show the world how technology

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Up, Up & Away: The Top 10 Magic Moments in Aviation Biofuels in 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia formed a partnership to investigate options for locally produced aviation biofuel. The trans-Tasman alliance partners are issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to the market to explore the opportunity to procure locally produced aviation biofuel. A few years ago,

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa Corn Feeds Brazil’s Fuel Tanks as Demand Spurs Import Surge

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Sao Paolo ethanol now 39% more expensive than fuel from Iowa; American glut also spurs exports to China, Philippines, India  — At the Plymouth Energy LLC plant in the heart of the U.S. corn belt — where home-grown fuel from grain was supposed to ease American

April 5, 2016 Read Full Article

One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Air: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Honeywell UOP renewable fuels technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as well as a joint venture, Envergent Technologies, that will market technologies and equipment for generating power, transportation fuel and heating oil from biomass using pyrolysis.  READ MORE  

March 10, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article
  2nd World Bio Summit & Expo  —  October 10-12, 2016  —  Dubai, UAE

2nd World Bio Summit & Expo — October 10-12, 2016 — Dubai, UAE

OMICS International a pioneer in organizing scientific conferences all around the world is gearing up for 2nd World Bio Summit & Expo which is schedule to be held during October 10-12, 2016 in Dubai, UAE.  Bio Summit-2016 is a specially designed cluster conference with a theme: Recent advances in Bioscience.

March 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Boeing, Aeromexico, Mexican Government Collaborate on Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Research and Development

(Boeing/PR Newswire)  Initiative supports Mexico’s aviation sector, environmental and socio-economic goals  —  Boeing [NYSE: BA], Aeromexico and Mexico’s Airports and Auxiliary Services (ASA) will collaborate with a biojet program supported by Mexico’s Sector Fund for Energy Sustainability (SENER-CONACYT) to advance research and development of sustainable aviation biofuel in Mexico. The

February 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Abu Dhabi Goes Green! Used Cooking Becomes Biodiesel in New Project

by Sarvy Geranpayeh  (Albawaba)  Tadweer, the Centre of Waste Management Abu Dhabi, has launched an initiative to convert household’s cooking oil waste into biodiesel for vehicles. The project has been started in Abu Dhabi’s Al Raha area whereby residents are provided with a five litre container to keep in their homes

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Abu Dhabi Claims World’s First Bioenergy Facility to Produce Both Food and Aviation Fuels

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), a non-consortium supported by Etihad Airways, Boeing and Honeywell UOP, claims that it will soon launch the world’s first bioenergy research facility using desert land, irrigated by seawater, to produce both food and aviation fuels in Abu Dhabi. The facility will be

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Takreer Refinery Blends Biofuel

(Khaleej Times)   The BIOjet Initiative is aligned with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, which seeks to develop sustainable energy sources to diversify the UAE economy and increase workforce opportunities for Emiratis.  —   For the first time ever in the UAE, biofuel was produced at the Takreer Research Center (TRC)

January 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Arid Farm Can Soon Produce Aviation Biofuel at Masdar

by Haseeb Haider  (Khaleej Times)  The two-hectare farm at Masdar City will experiment using seawater and organic waste to help grow native halophytes for generating biofuel, while producing fish and shrimps. A research facility to develop biofuels will be operational at Masdar City in March. The two-hectare farm at Masdar

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Port of Seattle Partners with Alaska Airlines and Boeing on Plan to Supply Sustainable Aviation Biofuel at Sea-Tac Airport

(PR NewsWire)  The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines [NYSE: ALK] and Boeing [NYSE: BA] are partnering to move toward a significant environmental goal: powering all flights by all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable aviation biofuel. Sea-Tac is the first U.S. airport to lay out a long-term roadmap to

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

The 2016 US Outlook for Ethanol and Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “In the old days, ethanol was a political commodity,” Informa Economics Senior VP Scott Richman told the crowd assembled at the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference in Vancouver this week, organized by the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association. “Now, it’s a commodity with a political element but not purely

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

McDonald’s UAE Completes 5 Million Kilometres on McFuel Biodiesel

by LeAnne Graves (The National)  … McDonald’s UAE fleet will complete 5 million kilometres this month, or the distance to Mars and back, fuelled entirely by biodiesel, thanks to a partnership formed four years ago between the world’s largest fast-food chain and the Dubai-based biodiesel producer Neutral Fuels. Sixteen vehicles collect cooking

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

20-Nation Mission Innovation Coalition Launches to Spur Clean Energy R&D, Investment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, President Obama and French President Hollande, along with a wide range of other top global leaders, are announcing today the launch of “Mission Innovation,” a 20-country initiative to dramatically accelerate public and private global clean energy innovation to address global climate change, provide

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

New Biobased Projects Around the World

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas Despite low oil prices, first-gen biofuels and advanced biofuels continue to develop, and especially in the developing world. In this report, we

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Lootah Biofuels(LBF)Biodiesel Is the Cheapest Diesel in the UAE

(MENAFN Press) Lootah Bio Fuel LLC (LBF), a fully owned subsidiary of the S.S. Lootah Group, is one of the leading manufacturers in the waste-to-energy and alternative fuel industry in the UAE. Headquartered in Dubai, LBF manufactures pure biodiesel (B100) from used cooking oil (UCO) and is cheaper than the

October 23, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuel Buses: Transguard UAE Biodiesel Case Study

by John Bambridge  (Construction Week Online)  Operating in any sector presents both challenges and opportunities to cut costs. When a large part of your business involves the management of a fleet of vehicles, alternatives to conventional fuel are worth considering.  Such is the case with Transguard Group’s CSR-driven biofuel initiative

October 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Abu Dhabi Bio Jet Fuel Project Nears Test Stage

by Alexander Cornwell (Gulf News Aviation )  Boeing, together with Etihad Airways, Takreer, Masdar and Total, has been working since January 2014 to develop biofuel in emirate — An initiative to produce environmentally friendly aviation jet fuel in Abu Dhabi is progressing. Construction on a one-acre trial farm located in Abu

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article
  World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2016  —  January 18-21, 2016  —  Abu Dhabi, UAE

World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2016 — January 18-21, 2016 — Abu Dhabi, UAE

The UAE Ministry of Energy, ADNOC and ENOC recently coordinated on removing transport fuel subsidies, by aligning petrol and diesel prices to global price indices and operating costs – according to Fitch Ratings, which predicts that fellow GCC countries could join the UAE in reforming energy subsidies. Meeting the growing

September 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Is HVO the Holy Grail of the World Biodiesel Market?

(Greenea)  Overcapacity, shortage of sustainable feedstock, blending wall… they all contribute to the increasingly challenging situation on the biodiesel market in Europe. At the same time, new HVO investments start to pop up like mushrooms after a rain. But can this be the golden mean to what is happening in

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Relevance of Biofuel as UAE Petrol Sector Evolves

by Alexander Pieri  (ConstructionWeekOnline)  … But when a large part of your business involves the management of a fleet of vehicles, a viable alternative to costly petrol needs to be considered. Such is the case with Transguard Group’s CSR-driven biofuel initiative that is helping to cut costs, while also significantly reducing the

September 4, 2015 Read Full Article
  World Alternative Transport Fuels Conference  —  December 8-9, 2015 — Dubai, UAE

World Alternative Transport Fuels Conference — December 8-9, 2015 — Dubai, UAE

The World Alternative Transport Fuels Conference is designed to provide a crucial insight into the alternative fuel industry giving a brand new vision of the potential and challenges that the fuel industry faces in the constantly changing milieu. More than 100 major fuel industry figures will gather to prepare an

August 20, 2015 Read Full Article
  12th Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference — January 31 – 3 Feb, 2016 — Dubai, UAE

12th Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference — January 31 – 3 Feb, 2016 — Dubai, UAE

The Platts 12th annual Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference has earned its place as the preeminent sugar conference for sugar professionals in the world. Now in its 12th year, the conference attracts over 600 senior industry professionals every year to hear from leading sugar experts from all over the world –

August 18, 2015 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — February 16-18, 2016 — Abu Dhabi, UAE   DEADLINE: September 4, 2015

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — February 16-18, 2016 — Abu Dhabi, UAE DEADLINE: September 4, 2015

Theme for 2016: Rethinking Global Food Security. Collaborative approaches to sustainable agriculture innovation. Providing enough safe, nutritious food to a growing population is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Food and agricultural sectors are central to eradicating hunger and poverty, but current farming practices and climate change

August 11, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article
  Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — February 16-18, 2016 — Abu Dhabi, UAE

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture — February 16-18, 2016 — Abu Dhabi, UAE

Theme for 2016: Rethinking Global Food Security. Collaborative approaches to sustainable agriculture innovation. Providing enough safe, nutritious food to a growing population is one of the greatest challenges facing the world today. Food and agricultural sectors are central to eradicating hunger and poverty, but current farming practices and climate change

August 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Promising Projects: A Report from BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology 2015

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  If one is looking for an international gathering of leaders in industrial biotechnology to expand their professional network and form new partnerships, the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the place to be. “I have been attending this conference for years because this is

July 31, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Why Airlines Keep Pushing Biofuels: They Have No Choice

by  Jonathan Fahey and Scott Mayerowitz (Associated Press) The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel.

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Gulf Petrochem to Set up Rs 1,000-crore Ethanol Plant in India

by Rachita Prasad (Economic Times/India Times)  Gulf Petrochem will set up a Rs 1,000-crore ethanol manufacturing plant in India, according to a top company executive, as the UAE-headquartered entity seeks to leverage on the government’s mandate to blend ethanol with petrol. It has been a decade since the government opted for

July 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Etihad, Partners Unveil Biofuel Production Roadmap

(Etihad Airways/Trade Arabia News Service)  UAE’s Etihad Airways, in collaboration with Boeing, Takreer, Total and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, has launched a joint industry roadmap for the sustainable production of aviation biofuels in the UAE. The BIOjet Abu Dhabi: Flight Path to Sustainability report outlines a set

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

US Aims to Increase Ethanol Sales to PH

(Business Inquirer)  Ethanol producers in the United States are keen on doubling exports to the Philippines under an aggressive expansion program that is centered on opening up the Asian market. Edward S. Hubbard Jr., general counsel for the US Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) told the Inquirer that the US RFA

June 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Could Middle East Switch From Oil to Renewable Superpower?

by Darrell Delamaide (Oilprice.com/Time Magazine)   Decreasing prices in solar power could provide opportunities for oil-poor countries … The recent decline in oil prices won’t make solar power uneconomic, the influential official said. “I believe solar will be even more economic than fossil fuels,” (Saudi Arabian oil minister Ali al-)Naimi told those attending

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

The Aviation Renewable Fuels Imperative

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From remarks by Antonio De Palmas — president, Boeing Italy, at the World Bioenergy Leadership Forum … Aviation is 2% of all 2010 CO2e emissions, expected to grow to 3.5% by 2030. We cannot accept the status quo, because if we don’t do something to

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Now Exported to Many Markets

(National Corn Growers Association)  A recent chart from the U.S. Grains Council illustrates the wide range of markets for U.S. ethanol exports in 2014. This is a change from just four years ago, when more than 80 percent of U.S. ethanol was exported to Brazil, Canada and the European Union.

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Middle East Turns to Biofuels Amid Rocky Oil Prices and Environmental Awareness

Imran Khan (Lootah Biofuels/Renewable Energy World)  … Crude oil is refined to produce diesel and petrol and the cost of crude oil is the most crucial factor affecting fuel prices over time. However, with the shortage of refineries to refine the crude, the Middle East is in a situation where the

March 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Louis Dreyfus Ships Big U.S. Ethanol Cargo to Middle East -Traders

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)    Louis Dreyfus Commodities has shipped a large cargo of U.S. ethanol worth over $17 million to the Middle East, traders said, stoking hopes among U.S. producers of renewed appetite from some buyers overseas. Dreyfus, one of the world’s largest commodities merchants and a major ethanol

March 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Lootah Biofuels Joined Hands with Dubai Driving Center to Provide Clean and Reliable Fuel

(Lootah Biofuels)  Lootah Biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of the SS Lootah group and Dubai Driving Center, a leading driving school of Dubai will collaborate to support environmental friendly and sustainable fuel produced from used cooking oil (UCO) for the latter’s vehicles in the UAE. The historic accord will make

March 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels For A Greener Dubai

by Imran Khan (Forbes/Lootah Biofuels) The Dubai Supreme Council of Energy has set an ambitious target for 2030: reduce demand for energy by 30% and diversify its renewable energy sources. Effectively being implemented in the power sector, the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy calls for all-encompassing efforts from stakeholders to achieve the

March 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Middle East OPEC Countries See a Future in Algae

by Imran Khan (Algae Industry Magazine)  The global demand for fossil fuels is swelling against a tight economic environment and the Middle East is no exception. The domestic consumption of energy in the region is increasing at an astonishing rate. Saudi Arabia’s consumption of oil and gas has risen by

February 25, 2015 Read Full Article

What’s New, Different and Hot in Military and Aviation Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of aviation biofuels, the bands and the bunting are rolling out less frequently. But mostly, because the sector has moved out of a noise-filled early R&D phase and is heading towards deployment. Someday, aviation biofuels will be as routine as topping off

February 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Digest’s Advanced Bioeconomy Awards for 2015

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Project of the Year, Deal of the Year, Partnership of the Year, Chemical of the Year, and Cap Raise of the Year — who are the big winners?  Each year, the Digest recognizes projects, feedstocks, processing technology breakthroughs, novel or improved molecules, and bioeconomy pioneers in

February 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Dubai Municipality to Use Locally Produced Biofuel

by James Morgan  (Construction Week Online)  Dubai Municipality and Neutral Fuels have penned an agreement concerning the supply of locally produced biodiesel for municipal vehicles. The deal was signed during festivities for the Emirate’s sixth Car Free Day, and makes way for the provision of biodiesel produced exclusively in Dubai.

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Expands Global Reach, RFA Releases New 2014 Export/Import Publication

(Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol exports reached near-record levels in 2014, sending 836 million gallons of ethanol worth $2.1 billion to international markets, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) explained today in its new publication “2014 U.S. Ethanol Exports and Imports: Statistical Summary.” The publication offers a succinct overview of the

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium Awards Contract to Construct Innovative Agriculture and Energy Pilot Project at Masdar City

(Masdar Institute)  Research puts UAE at forefront of global movement to create sustainable, alternative fuels that do not compete with food production Based on ground-breaking research at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) today announced it is awarding a contract to International Mechanical

January 21, 2015 Read Full Article
  Kingsman Sugar Dubai Conference    January 31-February 3, 2015    Dubai, UAE

Kingsman Sugar Dubai Conference January 31-February 3, 2015 Dubai, UAE

Kingsman Dubai Sugar Conference has earned its place as ‘the must attend’ event for sugar professionals. Now in its 11th year, the conference is world-renowned and attracts over 650 senior industry professionals every year to hear from leading sugar experts from all over the world. This leading event provides the

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels

by Keith Campbell  (Engineering News)  On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) EMB-202A Ipanema crop duster. This is the most recent version of a design that first

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Shale vs OPEC: What’s Going on with Oil Prices? Will the Bleeding Stop, and When?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Here’s what’s going on, as illustrated in this EIA chart, which shows the imbalance between increases in demand and the increases in non-OPEC production. In short, non-OPEC oil is being dumped on the market faster than rising demand can catch up with it: And we

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014 (EU, Middle East and Africa)

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aviation biofuels on the rise, in the skies” tops the trend list; drop-in and cellulosic ethanol projects; M&A and cap raises, and action from strategic investors and customers dominate the headlines this year. You might know it as EAME or EMEA, but its some combination

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

SS Lootah Subsidiary to Collaborate on Green Fuel Initiative

(Khaleej Times)  Lootah biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of SS Lootah group and Emirates Transguard, a leading security service provider will collaborate on a new initiative to support a sustainable fuel produced from used cooking oil for the latter’s vehicles in the UAE. The agreement was signed by Yousif bin

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Abu Dhabi Pushes forward with Second Generation Biofuels Efforts

(Biofuels International)  Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, and Tadweer, the Center of Waste Management, have signed a two-year research agreement. This research will focus on improving the production process of converting waste cooking oil (WCO) to biodiesel through

December 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Troll the Ancient Waste-Oil Carol : FFA la la la la la la la la la

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “On the way” forever, talked up by all, deployed by some – technologies that handle high free fatty acid feedstocks like used cooking oil are coming into their hey-day, via players like REG, Novozymes, Pacific Biodiesel, Blue Sun, Piedmont, COMAC and more. … For example,

December 4, 2014 Read Full Article
  Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture   March 9-10, 2015   Abu Dhabi, UAE

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture March 9-10, 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE

Innovation in agriculture gives us a real chance of feeding nine billion people using less resource and with no environmental damage. It has the potential to offer solutions to combat global warming, provide technologies that can improve nutrition and social prosperity in developing countries, be an unlimited source of clean energy, and

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Lootah Biofuels and Emirates Transguard Collaboration towards Green Initiative

(Lootah Biofuels)  Lootah biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of SS Lootah group and Emirates Transguard, a leading security service provider  will collaborate on a new initiative to support a sustainable fuel produced from used cooking oil for the latter’s vehicles in UAE. The agreement was signed by Mr.Yousif Bin Saeed

October 31, 2014 Read Full Article

Egypt Proposes $490 Million in Ethanol Investments to UAE

(Biofuels Digest) In Egypt, the government has proposed the UAE invest $250 million in a 100,000 ton per year molasses-based ethanol plant as well as a $240 million ethanol plant that would use 100,000 tons per year of rice straw as feedstock…READ MORE

October 20, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article
  World Future Energy Summit    January 19-22, 2015    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

World Future Energy Summit January 19-22, 2015 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the world’s foremost event dedicated to renewable energies, energy efficiency and clean technologies. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, WFES includes a world-class Conference,

September 9, 2014 Read Full Article

8 Trends Driving Aviation Biofuels Today

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  SkyNRG is undertaking its first major feedstock project in South Africa, featuring a nicotine-free energy tobacco crop that’s developed by Sunchem under the name of Solaris. Which is an excellent reminder of how much activity is going on in aviation biofuels to solve the

August 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuel Takes Flight

by Zoe Martin (Iowa Farmer Today)MONTICELLO — After years of research, biofuels in the aviation industry are almost ready for take off. The requirements to replace jet fuel at 40,000 feet present a challenge, but airplane manufacturers such as Boeing have set goals for sustainable air travel by the end

August 6, 2014 Read Full Article

UOP’s Ecofining Tech Linked to Massive Renewable Diesel Project in Ohio

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Will the old Buckeye Ethanol site in South Point, Ohio be transformed into an ultra-modern base for renewable diesel and jet fuel blendstocks? That’s the vision for a new project origination team that is talking about 1.2B gallons of capacity. Possible? The Digest investigates. From

August 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuel Takes Flight

By Zoe Martin (Iowa Farmer Today) After years of research, biofuels in the aviation industry are almost ready for take off. The requirements to replace jet fuel at 40,000 feet present a challenge, but airplane manufacturers such as Boeing have set goals for sustainable air travel by the end of the

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Honeywell's UOP Green Fuels Technology Selected By Petrixo To Produce Renewable Jet Fuel And Diesel

(Honeywell UOP/MarketWatch)  Facility will be the first commercial-scale renewable jet fuel production facility outside of North America UOP LLC, a Honeywell HON +0.06% company, announced today that its green fuels process technology has been selected by Petrixo Oil & Gas to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel at a

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

RTA Expands Green Bus Fleet

by Shafaat Shahbandari  (Zawya/Gulf News)  Dubai: A total of 118 biodiesel-powered green buses will be in operation in Dubai by the end of this year as the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) expands its green fleet in phases, Gulf News can reveal. … “We are currently in the process of

May 27, 2014 Read Full Article

New Horizons

By Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Renewable Fuels Association is working to expand ethanol export markets, says Bob Dinneen, president and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association. For example, the group has led trips abroad to connect U.S. ethanol producers with new customers. … Last year, the United States exported 621.5 million

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

UAE Scientists Create Biodiesel from Lamb Fat

(7DaysInDubai)  Scientists have created a new fuel from the fat wastage of slaughtered lambs.  The boffins, from UAE University, have invented a new way to extract lamb fat and turn it into biodiesel that can be used in cars and trucks. And they’re so confident of it becoming a fuel

April 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Biobased Investment Triples, to $391M for Q1; Biofuels Digest’s 5-Minute Guide to the Investment Landscape

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that 9 biobased ventures raised $391 million in new capital in Q1 2014, while 8 biobased ventures raised $128.6 million in Q4 2013. This compares to $363.8M million in Q2, $435M in Q2, and $434M in Q4 2012 and Q1

April 3, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Exports Hit 25-Month High; Brazil is Top Customer

by Ann Lewis (Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol shipments in January rocketed to 86.2 million gallons (mg), marking the highest monthly export volume since December 2011, according to government data released last week. Exports were up a third from December 2013, while imports remained sparse, meaning the United States was

March 11, 2014 Read Full Article

BRICS and Mortar: The Fast-Growing BRIC Economies Take Aim at Aviation Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Brazil, Russia, India and China — and throw in South Africa for a complete BRICSA set.  The vaunted new economic engines for the 21st century — and, lately, home to a beehive of activity around drop-in, sustainable, aviation biofuels.  What’s up, with whom, where, when and

March 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Petrixo to Invest $800 Million in Fujairah Bio-Fuel Refinery

(Arab News)  Dubai-based Petrixo Oil & Gas has decided to invest $800 million in bio-fuel refinery in Fujairah. The company, which has been investing in the green fuels for several years, has plans to be a leader in bio-fuel production in the Middle East. Petrixo announced on Tuesday that it

March 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Big Plans to Power the Future with Microscopic Algae

by Christian Ludwig (The National)  … In order to offer a viable alternative to oil or natural gas, the microalgae have to be produced sustainably, and fuels derived from them have to be compatible with today’s distribution grid, while also being able to power a wide range of applications, from power plants

March 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Vessel Loads Rotterdam Ethanol for Export to UAE: Sources

(Platts)  Chemical tanker Bochem Oslo is preparing to load a substantial volume of ethanol from Rotterdam before heading to Fujairah, in the United Arab Emirates, as multi-year low European prices beat competition from the US and Brazil, market sources said Thursday. European ethanol trading sources said that one or more

February 28, 2014 Read Full Article

Boeing Joins New BIOjet Abu Dhabi Team to Grow Biofuel Supply Chain in United Arab Emirates

(Boeing/PR NewsWire)  – Collaboration focuses on research, feedstock production and refining capability  – Announcement follows Etihad 777 biofuel demonstration flight in Abu Dhabi  Boeing [NYSE: BA], Etihad Airways, Takreer, Total and the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology today announced they will collaborate on a new initiative to support a

January 20, 2014 Read Full Article

RTA Powers 11 Buses By Biofuel, 60 In 3 Years

(Middle East Events)  The number of Green Buses powered by biofuel within the fleet of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)has risen to 11 buses under a plan based on the Green Economy initiative launched in January 2012 by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister

January 15, 2014 Read Full Article
  Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture    February 3-5, 2014   Abu Dhabi, UAE

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture February 3-5, 2014 Abu Dhabi, UAE

Hosted by the City of Abu Dhabi and in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture will present the world’s largest collection of sustainable agriculture innovations and pool together the highest level of expertise, investors and suppliers to show the world how

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article
  Elimu's Algae EMEA Summit 2014    May 20-21   Dubai, UAE

Elimu's Algae EMEA Summit 2014 May 20-21 Dubai, UAE

Algae EMEA will focus on latest R&D methods and new groundbreaking technologies.The two days conference will highlight latest algae projects within the EMEA region. It will bring together both commercial companies and R&D companies in order to network, share and exchange knowledge. The conference will provide an excellent platform for

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Abu Dhabi Institute Aiming to Produce Aviation Fuel from Plants

(Biofuels International) Scientists at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology have acquired 200 hectares of coastal land in the Western Region to set up a demonstration farm with aims to start producing sustainable jet fuel from plants. The Integrated Seawater Energy and Agriculture System Project plans to be 100% sustainable

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article
  EcoWASTE 2014   January 20-22      Abu Dhabi, UAE

EcoWASTE 2014 January 20-22 Abu Dhabi, UAE

Hosted by Masdar and held in partnership with Tadweer, EcoWASTE is designed to cover the entire solid waste management services and solutions required to address the dramatic increase per capita of waste production in the region and the new methods of reusing, reducing and recycling whilst maintaining a sustainable environment,

August 2, 2013 Read Full Article

McDonald's UAE Supplier Del Monte Adopts Pioneering Biodiesel Campaign

(AMEInfo.com)  McDonald’s UAE announced that Del Monte, its fresh produce supplier, recently implemented the pioneering biodiesel initiative originally campaigned across the UAE by McDonald’s in 2011 in partnership with Neutral Fuels. A total of 20 vehicles from Del Monte’s logistics fleet are currently running on biodiesel made from McDonald’s UAE‘s used

July 2, 2013 Read Full Article
  World Future Energy Summit   January 20-22, 2014   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

World Future Energy Summit January 20-22, 2014 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the world’s foremost event dedicated to renewable energies, energy efficiency and clean technologies. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, WFES includes a world-class Conference,

April 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Algae from UAE Desert Saltflats Could Be Biofuel of the Future

by Dr. Hector Hernandez (The National)  …One area of particular interest is the energy potential of algae that live in the desert’s saltflats – known as sabkha. Algae is one of the many forms of plant life that can be used as an alternative source of energy to drive growing

March 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Masdar Institute Presents Experts Details on UAE’s Biofuel-from-Algae Potential

(AMEInfo.com)  Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies announced it presented details on the UAE’s growth and export potential in the biofuels-from-algae sector to a delegation of industry and academic experts. …Currently, the Algae Research Laboratory and Microbial Environmental

March 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Searching the Mangrove and the Desert for a Native Biofuel

by Dr Andreas Henschel (The National)  …The UAE, recognising the potential of biofuel, is now looking to discover its own plant-based sources of energy. And it is trying to mitigate some of the challenges posed by the first generation of biofuels – namely agricultural land use. Researchers at the Masdar

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Dubai Giant Invests in Algenol

by Jeff Lytle (NaplesNews.com)  …Paul Woods, founder and CEO of Algenol Biofuels, which is making ethanol from algae and is about to go into major production, said global giant Reliance Industries Limited has put up $100 million. That, he said, is enough to move the groundwork, testing and pilot research

February 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Great Big Things from Tiny Lil’ Algae: 10 Algae Trends for 2013

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 big deal. …While fuels remain the driver at Sapphire Energy and a key part of

February 21, 2013 Read Full Article

McDonald’s UAE, Emirates Transport Discuss Biodiesel Initiative

by Weber Shandwick (MENA/Biodiesel Magazine)  McDonald’s UAE this week showcased its successful biodiesel initiative to executives from Emirates Transport, the leading transportation company in the country, during a visit to the Neutral Fuels biorefinery in Dubai. The visit was set up following the success of McDonald’s UAE’s biodiesel initiative, which

February 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuels Key to Economy and Clean Energy Future: GRFA

(Commodities Now) Today (January 16, 2013)  the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance called on the policy development, business and technology sector leaders attending the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi, to commit to increasing biofuels’ share of the future global energy mix. “The GRFA has demonstrated that increasing biofuels production and

January 18, 2013 Read Full Article

‘Eureka Moment’ Gives Home a New Fuel for the Future

by Zarina Khan (The National)  A simple suggestion during a standard orientation presentation led to one student’s discovery of a potential alternative energy source available in the open deserts of his home emirate of Abu Dhabi. “Dr Robert Baldwin was presenting the subject of algal biofuels and their potential in the

January 18, 2013 Read Full Article

McDonalds Fleet Traveled 800,000 Miles With Recycled Biofuel

by Tafline Laylin (GreenProphet.com)  It has been just 17 months since McDonalds announced its intention to recycle all of its vegetable oil for use as biofuel in its own fleet. Officially launched in July, 2011, the United Arab Emirates’ biodiesel program – the first of its kind in the region –

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article
  World Future Energy Summit    January 15-17, 2013  Abu Dhabi, UAE

World Future Energy Summit January 15-17, 2013 Abu Dhabi, UAE

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the world’s foremost annual event, dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technologies. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, WFES includes a

December 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Australia : Coalition Supports International Biodiesel Plant in Dandenong

(Equities.com)  Innovation, Services and Small Business Minister Louise Asher today officially launched, in conjunction with McDonald s Australia, Neutral Fuels new biodiesel processing facility in Dandenong. Neutral Fuels has secured McDonald s as a major customer able to use converted waste cooking oil as biodiesel to fuel its vehicle fleet

December 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Camels' Stomachs Could Provide Key to Cheap, Renewable Biofuel

by Alya Al Tunaiji (The National)  …At the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, I am currently focusing my master’s thesis research on the biogas-producing potential of the microbes that live in camels’ stomachs. Large ruminants – plant-eating mammals such as cows, goats and camels – have a unique ability to turn the

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article
  AlgaeWorld MENA February  25-26, 2013 – Dubai, UAE

AlgaeWorld MENA February 25-26, 2013 – Dubai, UAE

Does the region have the potential for Sustainable Microalgae mass cultivation? Regional highlights – Leading developments in Sustainable Algae biojet fuels in Qatar – Algal biorefinery concept in Saudi Arabia – Screening and Bio-engineering strains for higher lipid – Integrating microalgae Co2 mitigation with waste water and produced oil &

November 9, 2012 Read Full Article

Climatic Conditions Make Abu Dhabi Ideal for Commercial Production of Biofuels from Algae

(United Arab Emirates/AMEInfo.com)  Abu Dhabi’s abundant sunshine and climate make it a near-ideal location for growing algae for commercial production of biofuels. Such unique geographic and climatic conditions further enhance the opportunity for the Emirate to become a leading developer of clean and sustainable technologies. An interdisciplinary research team assembled

November 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Must be a Larger Part of Future Energy Mix: Global Renewable Fuels Alliance

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Renewable Fuels Association)  As world and energy industry leaders gather today (october 22, 2012) in Dubai at the World Energy Forum to chart a roadmap for a sustainable energy mix, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) renewed its call for the adoption of policies that ensure biofuels

October 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Lootah Biofuels to Jointly Collaborate with AlgaOil and Plan to Extract Biofuel from Algae

(AMEInfo.com)  Both Lootah Biofuels and AlgaOil Ltd. announced the entry into a new project in which the two companies will merge their expertise together to develop new high oil content raw material for Biofuels such as Algae Oil. …The agreement framework will allow Lootah Biofuels to combine its local knowledge

October 15, 2012 Read Full Article

Jet Fuel Crop Plan in Abu Dhabi Ready for Take-Off

by Caline Malek (The National)  Scientists at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology hope to acquire 200 hectares of land they need to set up a demonstration farm in Abu Dhabi. “Once we get it, we can start producing aviation biofuels,” said Dr Jonathan Jed Brown, the director of the Integrated

October 8, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

SS Lootah Offers Automated Biofuel Plants to GCC

(ConstructionWeekOnline.com)  S Lootah International has teamed up with Germany company Arndt GmbH to offer fully automatic locally-manufactured biodiesel plants for the Middle East. The plants convert used cooking oil into biodiesel, which can be used to run many commercial vehicles. …Arndt has been producing biodiesel reactors and biodiesel process equipments

September 17, 2012 Read Full Article
  World Future Energy Summit  2013   January 15-17   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

World Future Energy Summit 2013 January 15-17 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) 2013 will bring together global leaders in policy, technology and business to discuss the state of the art, develop new ways of thinking and shape the future of renewable energy. Building on the high profile successes of WFES 2012, the sixth annual gathering of

July 24, 2012 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels: Which Airlines Are Doing What, with Whom?

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 and will be used during a demonstration flight on an Azul Embraer 195 aircraft

June 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Garners More Attention in the Middle East

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel seems to be gaining more traction in the United Arab Emirates. On Feb. 22 the Dubai Road and Transport Authority recognized McDonald’s UAE and biodiesel refiner Neutral Fuels for their commitment to sustainable transport. …McDonald’s UAE’s biodiesel initiative was launched last July. Under the

February 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Gargash Enterprises to Use Biodiesel for Internal Fleet of 11 Commercial Vehicles

(AME Info) Gargash Enterprises has pledged support to HH Shaikh Mohammed’s ‘UAE Strategy for Green Development’ campaign with the introduction of the first new commercial vehicle in the UAE running on biodiesel to reduce carbon emissions. It will serve as a shuttle bus service, transporting service customers from the Gargash Enterprises

February 22, 2012 Read Full Article

United Arab Emirates School Buses to Fill up on Biodiesel Blends

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A fleet of school buses in the United Arab Emirates will soon be fueled by a biodiesel blend. Lootah Biofuels, a fully owned subsidiary of S.S. Lootah Group, and School Transport Services LLC recently signed a cooperation agreement that aims to reduce the carbon footprint

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

SkyNRG Serves First Middle Eastern Airline Etihad Airways via Boeing “Fuel from the Factory” Option

(SkyNRG)  SkyNRG, the Amsterdam-based global market maker in sustainable jet fuel has supplied its first customer via a “fuel-from the factory ” option made possible with U.S. partners EPIC Aviation and Boeing. Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates becomes the first airline to fly directly from

January 25, 2012 Read Full Article

UAE Says Days of Easy Oil Nearly Over; EOR and Sour Oil/Gas Needed

(Platts)  UAE Oil Minister Mohammed Bin Dhaen al-Hamli said Monday that the days of easy oil were coming to an end and the UAE and fellow oil producers are having to resort to enhanced oil recovery and development of complex ultra sour oil and gas reservoirs in order to meet

December 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Algal Genetic Research Coming to Abu Dhabi

(Algae Industry Magazine)   …Dr. Salehi-Ashtiani plans to expand the sequencing to other algae from labs to be built in Abu Dhabi. Working with researchers, he would study strains of the genus in 20 or 30 locations around the world to understand how the genome varies in different environments. By

August 16, 2011 Read Full Article

United Arab Emirates Seeks $100b Investment

by Shehab A. Makahleh (Zawya)  The UAE government wants to attract $100 billion (Dh367 billion) worth of investment in alternative and sustainable energy projects by 2020. Feras Dahlan, CEO of Dar Al Tawasol and First Deputy Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Investment Map Conference (IMC), told Gulf News

July 18, 2011 Read Full Article

McDonald’s UAE in Venture to Make Biodiesel From Cooking Oil

by Vivian Salama (Bloomberg)  McDonald’s UAE and privately held Neutral Fuels LLC formed a venture to produce biodiesel using recycled vegetable oil from the fast-food retailer’s outlets in the United Arab Emirates, the companies said. The venture involves the Gulf nation’s first plant licensed to make biodiesel, the partners said today at

July 5, 2011 Read Full Article

Algae Could Make Biofuel Cheaper than Oil

by Megan Detrie  (The National)  Algae that thrive in sun-drenched wildernesses are an important source of natural nutrition and biofuel. But while most projects have grown algae in closed conditions, there is hope that the open environment of the UAE desert might also be suitable. …The desert might not seem

April 5, 2011 Read Full Article

S.S. Lootah to Introduce Compact Biodiesel Processor to UAE

(Zawya)  The UAE-based conglomerate S.S. Lootah Group will introduce biodiesel processor known as the Biobot to the UAE, in cooperation with UK- based Practical Energy Solutions. The compact processor is fitted with a unique feature that accelerates the reaction and settling time in the production of biodiesel from hours to just

February 22, 2011 Read Full Article

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