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Nosak Group Set to Invest in Edo State: Invites Officials for a Tour of Its Facilities

(Bella Naija)  In line with the goal of supporting the Federal Government’s backward integration agenda, Nosak Group hosted officials from the Edo State Government for a facility tour in Lagos State as a

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

The Bumpy Road of Common Ethanol Fuel Mixture

(Vietnam.net)  Common ethanol fuel mixture (E5 RON 92 gasoline) has been receiving many incentives from the State. However, high prices of materials for ethanol production and relevant materials plus the high

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

FG Dedicates $30m To Cassava Ethanol Project In Ondo

(Economic Confidential) … The federal government has dedicated $30 million for the Cassava Ethanol Project at Okeluse in Ose Local Government area of Ondo State. The project, which would be sited

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Boosting Crop Yields

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have engineered tiny carbon-capturing engines from blue-green algae into plants, in an innovation that can help boost the yields of important

October 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Asia’s Climate Arsenal: Are Biofuels Back?

by Beth Walker (The Third Pole)  Biofuels will dominate future growth in renewables and are essential for decarbonizing the most difficult sectors; China and India should lead the way, argues new

October 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Rotten Potatoes: That’s the Government’s Answer to Your Rising Fuel Bill

by Garima Singh (Economic Times)  … While the government is hoping the rally in global rates declines soon, it is also looking at alternatives to lessen future pinches. This explains its current

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

USGC Joins USDA Trade Mission to Promote Ethanol

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council and ethanol industry partners added an octane enhancer to the USDA’s Agricultural Trade Mission to Indonesia in July, led by USDA Undersecretary

August 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels to Boost Farm Income, Energy Security, Help Create Jobs: PM Modi

by Utpal Bhaskar  (Live Mint)  Centre plans to invest Rs 10,000 crore and build 12 biofuel refineries  —  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said biofuels will help boost farm income, aid India’s

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

NNPC Pledges 5 Million Jobs With Bio-Fuels Soon

(NTA)  The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), on Wednesday pledged that more than five million jobs would soon be created to alleviate the unemployment levels in the country. The Group Managing

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Thai Ethanol Producers Mull Resuming Exports after 5 Years Amid Ample Supply

by Christina Siantar (S&P Global/Platts)  Thailand’s ethanol producers are exploring the possibility of resuming ethanol exports after a five-year hiatus due to ample supply in the domestic market, trade sources said Tuesday.

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Edo Farmers Mull Establishment of N450m Ethanol Plants

by Frank Eleanya (Business Day)  Cassava farmers under the aegis of Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA), Edo State chapter, mull plans to establish N450 million ethanol plants in the three senatorial

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Cabinet Approves National Biofuel Policy

(Times of India)  The Cabinet today approved the National Policy on Biofuels which allows doping of ethanol produced from damaged foodgrains, rotten potatoes, corn and sugar beet with petrol to cut

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Thailand Lowers Sugar Export Volume, Sets Aside Extra for Ethanol Production

by Panarat Thepgumpanat and Patpicha Tanakasempipat (Reuters)  Thailand has allocated an additional 300,000 tonnes of raw sugar for ethanol production this year, the country’s cane and sugar regulator said on Tuesday, amid

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Commonwealth Countries Get Knocked Down, But Get Up Again

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  With 195 countries on the planet today, an impressive 53 countries are Commonwealth countries, including countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific.

April 16, 2018 Read Full Article

St1’s Pilot to Produce Advanced Ethanol from Cassava Waste Starts in Thailand

(St1/Global Newswire)  Nordic energy group St1 has completed the construction of Etanolix® pilot plant at Ubon Bio Ethanol Ltd’s starch and ethanol plant site in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. In the project

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Oyo Compensates Owners of Land Acquired for Cassava Plantation

(The Guardian Nigeria)The Oyo State government has paid compensation to about 77 families whose lands were acquired recently for mass production of cassava in Otu, near Iseyin. The Commissioner for

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Sakol Energy Poised to Become a Fully Integrated Power Provider

(Sakol Energy) Sakol Energy PLC (SKE), a natural gas provider, has successfully acquired the last biomass licence with high FIT rate as the firm moves to become an integrated power producer

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel to Supplement Oil Supplies

by Tryness Tembo (Zambia Daily Mail Limited) For any economy to grow, stable supply of fuel at affordable prices should be guaranteed hence for all sectors need readily -available fuel to operate

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

NNPC, Kogi to Produce 84 Million Litres of Bio-fuel

(Nigerian Natinal Petroleum Company)  Sign MoU on Fuel-Ethanol Project to Create 2 Million Jobs  —  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Kogi State Government have executed a Memorandum of

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Converting Cassava to Ethanol

by Daniel Essiet (The Nation)  In Cross River State, an innovator Emmanuel Ntiti has fabricated machines that convert cassava to ethanol, writes Daniel Essiet.   —  …  A Cross River State-based innovator and

January 18, 2018 Read Full Article

US Grains Council : USGC Explores Potential For Ethanol Use in Indonesia, Thailand

(U.S. Grains Council/4 Traders)  Representatives from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently traveled to Indonesia and Thailand to visit with ministry and industry officials there and gain a better understanding of

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 10 Asia Bioeconomy Trends

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With apologies to every other region around the world. we continue to see Asia as the epicenter of the biobased revolution over the next 20 years.

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 17 for 2017

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  2017 was a roller coaster year. There was a paradigm shift in biofuels, technology advancements, innovations abounded, politics chaotic. Some companies shut down and disappeared

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Dar, Chinese Firm Deal to Revitalise Cassava Farming

Pius Rugonzibwa In Mwanza  (Daily News)  The production of cassava in the country has received a major boost after the government recently signed a deal with a Chinese firm worth over

December 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Rockin’ the Cassava: The Shareef Don’t Like It but Nigeria Does

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kebbi State Government to build an 84 million litres per annum capacity fuel-ethanol

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Sona Group Beefs up Production at Nigeria-Based Ethanol Plant

(Biofuels International)  India-headquartered Sona Group has announced that it has beefed up the production at its Nigeria-based ethanol plant, according to media reports from Business Day. The website reported that Sona ethanol

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuel Market Foraying Into Emerging Economies 2017-2027

(SB Wire)  Future Market Insights has announced the addition of the “Aviation Biofuel Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012 – 2016 and Opportunity Assessment; 2017 – 2027″ report to their offering.  ‘Green

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Nigeria’s NNPC Signs MoU to Build Biofuel Plant

(Platts)  Nigeria plans to build a 65 billion liters/year biofuel plant to boost supply of clean fuels in the country, state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. said Wednesday. NNPC signed a Memorandum of Understanding

November 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Eliminating Crude Ethanol Imports through Enhanced Cassava Production

by ‎Abdallah el-Kurebe  (Vanguard)  … Ethanol is also produced from cassava and is used as fuel, alcoholic beverages, perfumes, cosmetics, medicaments, etc. Nigeria is the largest producer of cassava but the

November 1, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Obstacles Hinder the Switch to E5 Biofuel

(Vietnam.net)  There are only two months left until January 1, 2018, the date set for the nation to switch from RON A92 petrol to bio-fuel E5, but the plan is facing

October 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century – GCP21 Creating Database about Cassava Projects around the World

by Angela Fernando (Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century) The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century – GCP21 is creating a formal database on the GCP21 website called Membership

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

‘We Want Sweeter Ethanol Law’

by Tinashe Makichi (The Sunday Mail)  The Zimbabwe Energy Council will engage the Energy and Power Development Ministry over relaxation of legislation compelling investors to enter joint ventures with Government

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Nigeria: Experts Fault Proposed Field Trial of Genetically Modified Cassava

by Cornelius Essen (The Guardian/All Africa)  Experts have condemned an alleged move by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, (IITA) and Zurich, Switzerland-based ETHZ Laboratories to carry out confined field trial

September 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Status of Biofuels in China

by Susan van Dyk (IEA Bioenergy Task 39/University of British Columbia)  … Recent heavy pollution in urban areas of China have led to the adoption of stricter fuel specifications to lower

August 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Nigeria Loses Billions of Naira Due to Shortages of Cassava Plantation

(TVC News)  One of the manufacturers in Nigeria who specialised in the use of cassava for the production of Ethanol has said that the country is losing billions of naira

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Sunbird Bioenergy Africa Launches Cassava Out-Grower Programme for Bioethanol Project

(Biofuels International)  Sunbird Bioenergy Africa has commenced work on a cassava out-grower programme to provide sustainable feedstock for a bioenergy project expected to eventually produce 120 million litres per year

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Cassava Bioethanol Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2021

(Absolute Reports)  Cassava Bioethanol Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2021 is a professional and in-depth research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing

July 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Strengthening Value Chain Linkages to Improve Profitability and Sustainability of Cassava Production Systems in SE Asia

by Jonathan Newby (Capacities Development for Agriculture Innovation System (CDAIS))    Throughout Southeast Asia, cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) is an increasingly important crop in terms of both rural livelihoods and regional

July 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Cassava Potential Can Save FG N800bn If Tapped – Association

(PMNewsNigeria.com)  The Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA) says the country can save over N800 billion foreign exchange, hitherto used for ethanol importation, by exploiting the potential of cassava. Pastor Segun

July 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Biomass and Biofuels in the EU: Emotion-Based Policymaking?

by Francis X. Johnson (Stockholm Environment Institute/Euractiv)  The European Commission’s tinkering on biomass policy effectively promotes oil over economically viable and sustainable biofuels …  —  … In its proposed legislative changes, the

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Japan Firm Backs Plan for Cassava Fuel Plant

(The Phnom Penh Post)  Representatives of Japanese petroleum firm Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd met with the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) earlier this week to discuss potential plans to

June 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Fourth Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st – GCP21-IV — June 11-15, 2018 — Cotonou, Benin DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2018

  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:  Fourth Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st – GCP21-IV — June 11-15, 2018 — Cotonou, Benin   DEADLINE:   MAY 15, 2018

SAVE THE DATE After Ghent, Belgium in 2008, Kampala, Uganda in 2012 and Nanning, China in 2016, come and join us for the Fourth Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Fourth Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st – GCP21-IV — June 11-15, 2018 — Cotonou, Benin (And Photo Contest Deadline May 1, 2018)

  Fourth Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st – GCP21-IV   —   June 11-15, 2018   —    Cotonou, Benin  (And Photo Contest Deadline May 1, 2018)

After Ghent, Belgium in 2008, Kampala, Uganda in 2012 and Nanning, China in 2016, come and join us for the Fourth Scientific Conference of the Global Cassava Partnership for the

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Activities in South Korea, Vietnam Highlight Importance of Policy’s Role In Trade

(U.S. Grains Council)  Developing markets for U.S. ethanol involves a complex combination of trade policy and marketing work. Two U.S. Grains Council (USGC) activities this past week aimed to not

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

“The Belt and Road Initiative” Improved Trade between China and Cambodia; North Asia Resources Holdings Limited (00061) Takes Advantage of the Opportunity

(ACN Newswire)  At 24 March 2017, the Big Data Report of Trade Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative 2017 released. According to the figures, It was reported that the

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

KNM’s Phase 2 of Bio Ethanol Project to Provide Long Term Recurring Income

by Daljit Dhesi (The Star) : KNM Group Bhd’s investment in the second phase of its bio ethanol plant project in Thailand is expected to provide long term recurring income for

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Potential Biofuel Feedstocks and Production in Zambia

by Paul C. Samboko, Mitelo Subakanya, Cliff Dlamini  (United Nations University-WIDER)  The need for energy security and climate change mitigation have increased blending mandates worldwide; in Southern Africa, demand for biofuels could

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Here Comes BioChina: Amyris, Others Bypass the 4 Myths of Business in the Middle Kingdom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From California arrives the very interesting news that Amyris has entered into an agreement with Blue California whereby its affiliates will provide access to its

April 19, 2017 Read Full Article

China New Energy Scores $12.5 Million in Contracts to Build Cassava Ethanol Plant in Ghana

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, China New Energy announced it has won a number of contracts with Supercare Group Limited of Ghana and CNBM General Machinery Co.,

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

The Potential of Biofuels in China

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe) This IEA Bioenergy Task 39 report looks at the potential of biofuels in China. Although climate change and energy security are of concern to China, it is not clear

March 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Problem of Producing Cheap Biofuel from Cassava Solved

(Bangkok Post)  New yeast species is key to cutting cost  —  … After 18 months of research and experiments, the Thailand Institute of Science and Technological Research (TISTR) has found that

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Is Nigeria’s New Economy –Shidok, PPPRA Boss

(The Sun) From Uche Usim, Abuja  —  When the Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, assumed office in 2015, one of the programmes he highlighted the Muhammadu Buhari

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

St1 Signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Bioethanol Pilot Project in Thailand

(St1)  Finnish technology turns cassava waste into ethanol  —  St1 signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a bioethanol pilot project in Thailand.  St1, a Finnish energy company, has signed a

January 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Thailand Announces $11.3 Billion 10-Year Plan to Build Sugarcane and Cassava Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week we reported from Thailand:  “The government launched its 10-year plan to build a bioeconomy hub for the region with private and public sector investment

January 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Ghana’s First Ethanol Producer Diversifying and Seeking More Cassava

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Ghana, the country’s only ethanol producer—Caltech—has produced 150,000 liters of ethanol from cassava since starting up the 3 million liter per year facility in August.

January 20, 2017 Read Full Article

PTG to Make Ethanol from Cassava Pulp

(Bangkok Post) PTG Energy Plc (PTG), a SET-listed oil retailer, and Eiamburapa Co (EBP), a top producer of tapioca products, have teamed up to develop what they say will be the

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Makers to Ink Cassava Deal

by Phusadee Arunmas (Bangkok Post)  Ethanol makers have agreed to buy 10,000 tonnes of cassava root a day from farmers at 1.9 baht a kilogramme in a bid to raise farm

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

World Petroleum Council Guide to Biofuels

(World Petroleum Council)  ‘Biofuels’ will be the 6th in the series of the WPC’s educational guides and will focus on the use of biofuels and their role in our current

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Accelerated Cassava Breeding Coming Via OHV Technology Collaboration

(Dow AgroSciences/Business Wire) Dow AgroSciences, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University and Agriculture Victoria Working Together on Essential African Root Crop  —  More productive cassava plants, a root crop that is foundational

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-China Aims to Double Ethanol Output to 4 Mln Tonnes by 2020 – Agency

by Dominique Patton (Reuters)  China is aiming to produce 4 million tonnes of ethanol by 2020, doubling output from the current level, even as it keeps tight control over the use

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Vietnam to Replace Most Popular Petrol with E5 Biofuel

(Tuoi Tre News)  Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade will force consumers to switch from the popular A92 gasoline to

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Cross River Ethanol Processing Plant to Be Ready in December — Aide

(Premium Times)  Augustine Oqua, the Special Assistant to Gov. Ben Ayade on Religious Matters, says the proposed Cross River Ethanol

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Vietnam Fuel Giant Asks for Tax Support to Keep Unpopular Biofuel in Business

(VN Express International)  The government continues to miss its targets for the cleaner, cassava-based fuel. State-owned fuel giant PetroVietnam has asked

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Ogun 6,000-Hectare Cassava Farm to Produce 1.5m Tonnes of Ethanol, Starch

(Vanguard)  Over 130 farmers were present at the official launch of Mokk Investments 6,000 hectares of cassava farming project, an

September 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Nigeria’s Ethanol Production to Hit 75m Litres by 2020

(Naija247 News)  Allied Atlantic Distilleries Limited, the only ethanol manufacturing company in Nigeria, says the company will improve ethanol production

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Union Dicon, Delta Govt Partner over 10,000 Hectares of Cassava Production

by Peter Egwuatu  (Vanguard)  Delta State Government has agreed to provide enabling environment for the Union Dicon Salt Plc to

September 9, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Baseline Report of Clean Cooking Fuels in the East African Community

(Project Gaia)  Ethanol fuel production represents a significant opportunity for economic and social development in the East African Community (EAC) region.

September 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Cambodia-Thai Cassava Woes

by Sok Chan (Khmer Times) The value of Cambodia’s cassava exports to Thailand is being adversely affected by Thailand’s periodic closing

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

NNPC to Set Up Energy Renewable Plant In Benue – Official

by NAN (Leadership)  The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says plans are underway to set up an energy renewable plant

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Study Helps Map Path to Improved Cassava Production

by  Robert Sanders (UC Berkeley/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new analysis of the genetic diversity of cassava will help improve strategies

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

China’s Grain Reforms to Boost Depressed Corn Processing Industry

by Niu Shuping and David Stanway (Reuters/AgWeek)  China’s plan to let the market set corn prices is bad news for

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Cassava May Help Support Ethanol Needs

by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat (Bangkok Post) Rising ethanol demand this year, coupled with expected sugar-cane production cuts due to the severe drought,

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Malawi: Must Hands Over Ethanol Stoves to Farmers in KK

by Anastazio Mpumulo  (AllAfrica)  Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) has handed over ethanol stoves to 36 households in

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Korean Company Enters JV to Produce Bioethanol in Laos

(Biofuels International)  South Korea’s TN Energy has entered into an agreement with Lao State Fuel to set up a joint

March 11, 2016 Read Full Article

The Latest in Gevolution

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Meanwhile, Praj and Gevo announced a monster hook-up here for converting ethanol distilleries to isobutanol.

February 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Ghana’s First Ethanol Plant to Begin Production

(GhanaWeb)  Caltech Ventures, a cassava cropping and processing company at Hodzo, in the Ho Municipality, is to begin the production

February 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Any Alcohol into Jet Fuel: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Byogy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Byogy has developed a catalytic platform that converts any source of ethanol, butanol, mixed alcohols,

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

TAE Seeks Ethanol Factory

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Thailand, Thai Agro Energy has teamed with Kamphaengphet Bio Power—a major producer and exporter

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

14 More Answers for your Burning Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, the New Agriculture, and Biobased Products

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Q. How have the US elections and the regulatory situation in the US impacted development

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels May Curb Carbon Dioxide Levels

by Jeannine Otto (AgriNews)  “What is it that can do better than corn? We only know one plant right now, and

December 15, 2015 Read Full Article

CNE and Sunbird to Develop Bioethanol Facilities in Zimbabwe and Zambia

(Biofuels International)  China New Energy has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Sunbird Bioenergy Africa for the development of

December 10, 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,

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

VIETNAM PRESS-Ethanol project faces problems on low demand, high costs – Vietnam Economic Times

(Daily Mail/Reuters)  Four of Vietnam’s six ethanol plants have been inactive as a deadline set by the government to switch

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

British Firm Partners Government to Set up $150mln Ethanol Plant

(The Source/New Zimbabwe)  … Sunbird Bioenergy has partnered government to set up a $150 million ethanol operation in Zimbabwe next year,

October 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Govt Resumes E85 Promotion with Additional Bt2/Litre Subsidy

by Pichaya Changsorn (The Nation)  The government yesterday agreed to resume its promotion of E85 gasohol, via the injection of an

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Association Partners EAIF to Establish Ethanol, Power Plant

(News Agency of Nigeria)  The Nigerian Cassava Growers Association of Nigeria (NCGA) on Wednesday said it would partner with the

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

China: Biofuels Annual

(US Department of Agriculture)  China is a major producer of biofuels and production continues to increase. However, it is unclear

September 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Cassava Ethanol Plant on Cards

by Victoria Mtomba  (News Day)  Zimbabwe is set to have a cassava ethanol producing plant to boost ethanol output as the

July 31, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Looks at Commercial-Scale Success

by Joanna Schroeder (Biofuels Journal)  Greenbelt Resources Corp. has developed a feedstock testing program so potential cellulosic ethanol producers can

July 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Plan to Convert Deteriorated Rice into Fuel

by Erich Parpart (The Nation)  The Energy Ministry has been assigned by the government to help off-load around 5.89 million tonnes

July 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Cassava-Run Biomass Plant Closer to Fruition

by Chan Muyhong (Phnom Penh Post) A planned biomass plant run on cassava in Battambang province looks ever more likely after a

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Thailand Set to Become Regional Bioenergy Hub

by Krissana Parnsoonthorn (Bangkok Post)  Thailand has high potential to transfer biomass and biogas technology to other Asean members in

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Ezekiel Oyediji, Managing Director/CEO, Elzek Multilink Services & Investment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Elzek Multilink Services & Investment[E M S I]LTD.is a private limited liability company duly registered

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Netherlands-Based Firm to Open Ethanol Plant

(Sun Star)  A Netherlands-based firm is set to pour in P13.5 billion investments in the eastern coast of Zamboanga City.

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

China New Energy Making Progress on Hungarian and Thai Ethanol Projects

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, China New Energy reports that its projects in Hungary and Thailand are

April 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Report Highlights China’s Growth in Biodiesel, Ethanol Production

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Information Network shows that

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

First Cassava Shipment of Major Deal Leaves Port

by George Styllis and Ouch Sony (The Cambodian Daily)  The first shipment of cassava in a major deal between a

January 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Ho Chi Minh City Switches to Biofuel

(Thanh Nien News)  Filling stations across Ho Chi Minh City will begin selling biofuel this week.  Under a government plan

December 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Is the Next “Green Revolution” Right Around the Corner?

by Caitlin Kennedy (Biotech NOW)  National Geographic’s October issue contains an in-depth article, “The Next Green Revolution” on how plant biotechnology will

October 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Quang Ngai Offers Biofuel

(Eco-Business)  All 150 petrol stations in the central province of Quang Ngai began selling a new, cleaner brand of petrol

September 16, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Innovations in PLA Technology: Review of OBIC Webinar

by Milsa Vijayadharan* (Advanced Biofuels USA) PLA (Polylactic Acid) is a polyester derived from renewable raw materials such as corn,

August 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Thailand Looking to Produce Ethanol from Rotten Rice Stocks – Officials

by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat  (Reuters)  Thailand’s military government is studying a plan to use rotten rice from state stocks to produce

August 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Mahtani Group to Build $150m Ethanol Plant

by Kalonde Nyati(Zambia Daily Mail)  Mahtani Group of Companies has partnered with Sunbird Group of the United Kingdom to develop

August 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Bangchak Buys B765m Ethanol Plant

(Bangkok Post)  SET-listed Bangchak Petroleum Plc (BCP), a majority state-owned refiner, has signed an agreement to buy most of a

August 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Producers, Industry Veterans Describe Opportunities in Ethanol

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Ethanol has gone through many cycles, said Lucy Norton, managing director of Iowa Renewable

June 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Discussions at Annual China International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Concerns about air pollution in China were voiced by a number of speakers at

May 6, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

China New Energy Jumps on New Biorefinery Contract

(IFA Magazine)  The share price of AIM-listed China New Energy (CNE) rose by a tenth on Monday after the bioenergy

March 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Edo Signs MoU Worth N85.5 Billion to Develop Agricultural Projects

(Biofuels International)  The Edo State government has signed a Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) worth N85.5 billion (€380 million), with four

March 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Cassava-Based Ethanol Set to Boom in 2014 Tied to Crop Income Guarantee Scheme

(Bangkok Post)  The amount of cassava used in producing ethanol will nearly double to 3 million tonnes next year, driven

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Cassava World Africa March 20-21, 2014 Lusaka, Zambia

  Cassava World Africa   March 20-21, 2014    Lusaka, Zambia

“Transforming Cassava in Africa – Enhancing Food Security to Agro-Industrial Products!” Global starch market outlook & feedstock economics Cassava projects

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Cassava for Ethanol Promotion Encouraged in Thailand

(Biofuels International)  In Thailand, the ministries of Commerce and Energy are reportedly set to cooperate to develop a strategy to

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article

Bio-Fuel Production Threatens Ghana’s Agriculture – Director

(Ghana Business News)  Mr Cyril T. Quist, Brong Ahafo Regional Director of  Agriculture,  has said mining and biofuel  production in

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Plants Mired in Troubles

(Saigon Times Online)  The ethanol plants of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN) are facing numerous difficulties due to slow

July 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Scientists Alarmed by Rapid Spread of Brown Streak Disease in Cassava

(EurekAlert!)  World’s cassava experts to wage war against cassava viruses; introduction into Nigeria, the largest cassava producer in the world,

May 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Phycal Captures CO2 Funding for Biofuel

by Debra Fiakas (Alt Energy Stocks)  As part of its program to promote beneficial reuse of carbon dioxide, the Department of

March 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Kittiratt Urges Ethanol for Buses

(Bangkok Post)  Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong wants new passenger buses in Thailand to run on ethanol

March 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Asia Special Biofuels Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s only one complete region for biofuels where abundant feedstock, lack of oil & gas

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Idemitsu, Cambodia Sign Biofuel Production Deal

(Daily Yomiuri)  Idemitsu Kosan Co. said Monday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Cambodian government to promote

December 11, 2012 Read Full Article

Cote d’Ivoire Launches PPP for Biofuels

(Alternative Energy Africa)   A public-private partnership (PPP) has been launched to promote the production of ethanol from cassava and sugarcane

December 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Lack of Bio Fuel Demand Puts Cassava Farmers in Quandary

(Saigon GP Daily)  …The Department of Agro-Forestry Processing and Salt Industry, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, was

November 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Agro2 Achieves Sustainability Certification for Cassava in Panama

(Agro2/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Agro2 S.A., located in Veraguas, Panama, is proud to be the first company in Panama to be

November 5, 2012 Read Full Article

3rd Commercial Farm Africa March 19-20, 2013 Accra, Ghana

  3rd Commercial Farm Africa  March 19-20, 2013    Accra, Ghana

“Into Africa- Building Local Markets, Improving Farm Productivity & Increasing ROI” “ Key highlights Climate change and the impact on

November 2, 2012 Read Full Article

2nd Starch World 2013 January 21-23 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  2nd Starch World 2013  January 21-23   Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

CMT’s first Cassava Starch World (tinh bột sắn) was launched in February 2012 and established itself as the region’s pioneer

November 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Government Funding Goes into Filipino Bioethanol Research

(Biofuels International)  The Filipino Department of Energy (DoE) is to collaborate on a new bioethanol research project with Xavier University.

October 25, 2012 Read Full Article

Soros Economic Development Fund and IFU Invest Millions in Food Security and Clean Cooking Venture in Africa

(Soros Economic Development Fund)  Soros Economic Development Fund and IFU Invest Millions in Food Security and Clean Cooking Venture in

September 20, 2012 Read Full Article

The Top 10 Advanced Biofuels and Biorefining Companies in Asia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …While the economic growth in China has been drawing virtually all the headlines in recent

September 4, 2012 Read Full Article

Agro2 Expands Cassava Production Due to High Demand

(Digital Journal)  Agro2, S.A., a leading cassava producer located in Veraguas, Panama, is expanding its current cassava production due to

August 2, 2012 Read Full Article

Growing Better Biofuel Crops

by Heather Youngs and Chris Somerville  (The Scientist)   Research is underway to reduce the use of food crops for biofuels

July 5, 2012 Read Full Article

CLC bio Collaborates with Donald Danforth Plant Science Center on the Virus Resistant Cassava for Africa Project

(CLC bio)  Today CLC bio and the International Laboratory for Tropical Agricultural Biotechnology (ILTAB) at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, announced

July 4, 2012 Read Full Article

CleanStar Launches First Cooking Fuel Facility in Mozambique; Alternative to Charcoal Cooking, Health Risks, at Hand in Africa

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Mozambique, the first sustainable cooking fuel facility was inaugurated by Federal Minister of Agriculture José

May 25, 2012 Read Full Article

TMO Renewables Expands Production of 2G Ethanol with Cassava Stalk

(Business Wire)  TMO Renewables (“TMO Group”), a leading technology provider for cellulosic biofuels production, today announced the company has advanced

May 4, 2012 Read Full Article

US Ethanol Industry Re-tools As Biofuels Struggle To Scale Post-IPO

by Felicity Carus (Aol Energy)  Now that almost all the gasoline in the United States is blended with up to

March 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Scientists Say Cassava Will Thrive in Climate Change, Best Bet for African Farmers

(The Washington Post/AP)  Calling cassava “the Rambo of food crops,” scientists Monday said the long-neglected root becomes even more productive

March 5, 2012 Read Full Article

Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale Power Generation

(Project Gaia)  Nigerian Government Agency Launches Microdistillery and Stoves to Provide Sustainable Ethanol Fuel for Household Cooking, Lighting and Small-Scale

February 28, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Sino-Swedish Biomass Fuel Research Project Fruitful

(Shanghai Daily)  A bilateral cooperative project on the study of biomass fuel sponsored by the Chinese and Swedish governments has

February 28, 2012 Read Full Article

Vietnam’s Ethanol Plant Produces First Batch of Bio-Fuel

(Asia News Network)  Dung Quat Bio-Ethanol Plant, located in the Dung Quat Industrial Zone in the central province of Quang

February 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Eastern Scraps Plan to Build Ethanol Plant

by Euan Paulo C. Añonuevo  (The Manila Times)  Eastern Petroleum Corp. has dropped plans to put up an ethanol production facility

February 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Cassava Starch World 2012 February 22-24 Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  Cassava Starch World 2012   February 22-24  Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Centered around the theme on Finding Value Added Applications for Cassava, CMT’sCassava Starch World conference is a must attend event for the entire supply

December 30, 2011 Read Full Article

ICM Designs Cassava Ethanol Plant in Mozambique

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com) Ethanol plant design company, ICM, Inc., of Colwich, Kansas, has designed and constructed equipment for a

November 2, 2011 Read Full Article

UBE Signs B2.4bn Ethanol Deal with China

(Bangkok Post)  Ubon Bio Ethanol Co (UBE), an affiliate of Bangchak Petroleum Plc (BCP), has won a deal to ship

October 27, 2011 Read Full Article

Map Identifies Potential Areas for Boosting Biofuel Crop Yield

(EnvironmentalResearchWeb.org)  A global map that identifies areas of low-yielding biofuel crops whose productivity could be increased through intensification has been

October 11, 2011 Read Full Article

Novozymes Invests in CleanStar Mozambique for Food, Fuel Production

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Novozymes announced its investment in CleanStar Mozambique at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. CleanStar

September 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Study Finds More Effective Way to Dry Ethanol, Reduce Costs

by Brian Wallheimer   (Purdue University)  Purdue University researchers have found an alternative environmentally friendly and energy-efficient way to dry corn ethanol,

September 14, 2011 Read Full Article

Panama: $2 Million for Cassava Ethanol Plant

(Central America Data)  The company Agro 2 has opened the first plant of its kind in Santiago, province of Veraguas.

September 8, 2011 Read Full Article

China’s Vision for Renewable Energy: The Status of Bioenergy and Bioproduct Research and Commercialization

Elizabeth R. Nesbitt, Paul Thiers, Johnway Gao, Sharon Shoemaker, Manuel Garcia-Perez, Julie Carrier, Joy Doran-Peterson, John Morgan, Guangyi Wang, Pierre Christian Wensel, Shulin Chen  (Journal of International Commerce and Economics)

August 30, 2011 Read Full Article

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by Jonathan Williams (Algae Industry Magazine)   Dr. Richard Sayre keeps his plate full as both the Director of the

August 15, 2011 Read Full Article

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by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The drivers for biofuels and cleantech as a whole? According to the 2010 China Statistical

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

The Rising Tigers of the China Bioenergy Trade

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … That the freighters out of China contain low-cost manufactured goods would surprise no one.

July 5, 2011 Read Full Article

PetroVietnam to Export 85% of Fuel Ethanol Production over 2011-2013

by Michelle Ho (Platts)  State-owned refiner PetroVietnam plans to export around 85% of its fuel-grade ethanol production upon its startup

May 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Vietnam’s Dung Quat Ethanol Plant Set for October Start

(Argus Media)  State-owned Vietnamese oil firm PetroVietnam is on track to start production at its 100mn litre/yr (1,700 b/d) Dung

May 19, 2011 Read Full Article

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