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Household Oil from Concepción Will Be Transformed into Biodiesel
October 5, 2017 – 10:43 am | No Comment

(City of Concepción)  Enthusiastic leaders of different neighborhood councils in Concepción received containers to recycle their disused home oil, which will be transformed into clean fuel: Biodiesel.
The initiative is part of the actions developed by the Environment …

It’s Hard to Keep Up With All That Lithium Demand
August 22, 2017 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Laura Millan Lombrana and Jonathan Gilbert (Bloomberg)  As established players expand, some newcomers seen struggling; New mine teething problems tightening credit for projects  —  … Producers everywhere have struggled to keep up with demand as …

Could Clean Energy Spark A Mineral Boom?
July 31, 2017 – 12:21 pm | No Comment

(Energy Today/Oilprice.com) A new World Bank report released today (July 18, 2017) highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will have on demand for many minerals and metals.
Using wind, solar, …

Chilean Scientists Produce Biodiesel from Microalgae
July 3, 2017 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Caroline Stauffer (Reuters)  Biodiesel made from microalgae could power buses and trucks and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80 percent, Chilean scientists said, possibly curbing pollution in contaminated cities like Santiago.
Experts …

Micro-Algae Biodiesel Reduces up to 80 pct High-Powered Engines Contamination
June 26, 2017 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Fish Information & Services)  The first Chilean tests of microalgae biodiesel in high-powered diesel engines show that a reduction of gases emissions and particulate matter of up to 80 per cent can be achieved in …

Cornell Engineers Transform Food Waste into Green Energy
June 14, 2017 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Blaine Friedlander (Cornell University)  In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, according to a new …

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

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

Tossed Aside in the ‘White Gold’ Rush: Indigenous People Are Left Poor as Tech World Takes Lithium from under Their Feet
December 19, 2016 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

Story by Todd C. Frankel and Peter Whoriskey; Photos and videos by Michael Robinson Chavez; Video editing by Jorge Ribas (The Washington Post)  In the thin air of the salt flats here, nearly 13,000 feet above sea …

Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?
August 25, 2016 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  … Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we’re currently tapping into are finite—and that’s what investors can take to the bank. … And yet, despite this skepticism, lithium …

Seaweed Gains Ground as a Pillar of Food Security in South America
July 5, 2016 – 12:59 pm | No Comment

by Orlando Milesi (Inter Press Service)  Seaweed, a nutrient-rich foodstuff that was a regular part of the diet of several South American indigenous peoples, is emerging as a new pillar of food security in Latin America …

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

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

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

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

USTR Releases Special 301 Report on Protection of American Intellectual Property Rights Across the World
April 27, 2016 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Office of the United States Trade Representative)  Obama Administration unveils list of the world’s most significant challenges facing American intellectual property rights alongside bipartisan members of Congress and business community leaders  —  On the heels …

Tesla And Other Tech Giants Scramble For Lithium As Prices Double
April 14, 2016 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  Demand for lithium—the hottest commodity on the planet and the only commodity to show positive price movement in 2015—is poised to continue on its upward trajectory, becoming the world’s new gasoline …

Ethanol Industry Takes Part in USDA Trade Mission to Peru, Chile
March 16, 2016 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Several representatives of the biofuel industry are participating in a USDA trade mission to Peru and Chile March 14-18. The mission, led by Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack, aims to …

Biodiesel Opportunities Abroad
January 13, 2016 – 7:35 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Several U.S. producers, including Genuine Bio-Fuel, Hero BX and the now-defunct Promethean Biofuels, in addition to Miami-based biodiesel exporter and hopeful technology provider Lagosur, sketch out overviews of international developments.

“Taxation, …

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

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

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

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

Lagosur Confirms Commitments of Biofuel Sales via Alianza Pacifco
December 3, 2015 – 11:52 am | No Comment

(PR Newswire/Sys-con/Lagosur)  Lagosur is pleased to announce the business arrangements and initial sales in collaboration with Alianza Pacifco representing continued momentum to bring clean green fuels to Latin America. Lagosur has concluded business preparations to …

20-Nation Mission Innovation Coalition Launches to Spur Clean Energy R&D, Investment
November 30, 2015 – 9:21 am | No Comment

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 …

Leaders Call for Carbon Pricing Worldwide
October 20, 2015 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Agence France-Presse/Global Post)  A group of world leaders called Monday for countries around the world to put a price on carbon to strengthen the international fight against climate change.
As a week of talks on a …

Suspected Biodiesel Fraud Scheme on 3 Continents Puts Man before Portland Jury
September 29, 2015 – 8:17 pm | No Comment

by Bryan Denson (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)  Jack Holden is either a big-dreaming businessman whose failure to cash in on the biodiesel wave separated investors from more than $1 million, or he’s a skilled con man …

Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade
September 3, 2015 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Jayson Beckman (US Department of Agriculture)  Global biofuel production rose tremendously over 2001-13, led largely by rapid growth in the United States and the European Union (EU). Brazil, the second largest biofuel producer, doubled its …

Lagosur Breaks New Ground – Exporting Biofuel to Latin America
July 21, 2015 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

(Lagosur) Lagosur is proud to announce the first business focused on the exportation of biodiesel to Latin America. As part of a two-part strategy and innovative business model, Lagosur has launched part one of the business …

What’s New, Different and Hot in Military and Aviation Biofuels
February 20, 2015 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

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 …

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels
January 16, 2015 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

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) …

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

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

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

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

The 10 Hottest Trends in Algae
March 4, 2014 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algae has been touted as the ultimate platform for fuels, chemicals, nutraceuticals, proteins — even cancer therapies.
There’s been a rate of progress that would impress any devotee of Moore’s Law …

From the Sea to the Pump: Is Kelp a Viable Biofuel?
March 4, 2014 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Bruce Dorminey (RenewableEnergyWorld.com)  Brown kelp macroalgae — the strange, foul-smelling seaweed so often found washed up on the Pacific Northwest’s volcanic sand beaches — could ultimately offer an almost unlimited global supply of commercial-quality ethanol …

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

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

Toyota to Race Biodiesel SUV in 2014 Dakar Rally
December 18, 2013 – 7:20 pm | No Comment

(Japan Times)  Toyota Auto Body Co. has entered a team in the 2014 Dakar Rally, the subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp. said.
The team plans to run a Toyota Land Cruiser 200 sport utility vehicle in …

Brown Algae Being Engineered for Food and Bio-Ethanol
December 3, 2013 – 6:11 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  European Biotechnology News reports that researchers, together with Norwegian and Chilean bioethanol producers, have developed advanced techniques to produce food and bio-ethanol from brown algae, which does not require arable land, fresh …

Seaweed Biofuels: A Green Alternative that Might Just Save the Planet
July 2, 2013 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian)  Producing biofuels in the sea removes at a stroke many of the serious problems with conventional biofuels
“It’s best to get it out of the water now or it’ll start getting grazed …

International Regulation of Microorganisms for Biofuel or Chemical Production: North and South America and Africa
March 19, 2013 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

by David Glass (DGlassAssociates.com)  … The use of genetically modified microorganisms (GMOs) in manufacturing will likely face a fairly straightforward regulatory process in most countries, because such “contained” uses will generally pose far fewer hypothetical …

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

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

Brazilian Biofuels That Cause Land-Use Change May Have Much Larger Non-GHG Air Quality Emissions Than Fossil Fuels
September 21, 2012 – 10:09 am | No Comment

by C.-C. Tsao , J. E. Campbell, M. Mena-Carrasco, S. N. Spak, G. R. Carmichael, and Y. Chen  (Environmental Science and Technology)  Although biofuels present an opportunity for renewable energy production, significant land-use change resulting from …

Hey Kids! Grab Your Scissors and Glue! Fun, Transformative Things to Do with Bacteria!
July 5, 2012 – 11:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Of all the microbes we know – and, basically, the human body is a boutique hotel for hosting them, with researchers now estimating that for every human cell in a …

Tobacco, Alcohol And … Seaweed? Three Innovative Methods For Producing Biofuels
June 14, 2012 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Max Frankel (ThinkProgress)   …But in the world of science, researchers around the world are working on some very innovative ways to produce gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from more sustainable feedstocks.
Here’s a look …

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

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

LAN Chile, Air BP Copec Operate First South American Biofuels Flight
March 8, 2012 – 5:11 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Chile, Netherlands-based SkyNRG has supplied LAN Chile and Air BP Copec for its first commercial flight with second generation jet fuel. The flight, which operated between the Chilean cities of Santiago and …

Increased Estimates of Air-Pollution Emissions from Brazilian Sugar-Cane Ethanol
December 29, 2011 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

C-C. Tsao, J. E. Campbell, M. Mena-Carrasco, S. N. Spak, G. R. Carmichael & Y. Chen  (Nature Climate Change)  Accelerating biofuel production has been promoted as an opportunity to enhance energy security, offset greenhouse-gas emissions and support rural economies. However, large …

Algae Biofuel Pilot Plant Construction Starts
December 23, 2011 – 1:33 pm | No Comment

by Analia Murias (FIS Worldnews)  The Biotechnology Consortium (Bal Biofuels) began the construction of the Experimental Centre of Algae (CEA) in Puerto Montt Campus of the University of Los Lagos. The plant is expected to be …

The 10 Top Unanswered Biofuels Questions for 2011
December 14, 2011 – 9:07 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Your calls and emails are always the highlight of our days. Most questions can be answered johnny-on-the-spot. Some are still out there and well worth arguing over. Here are the …

Algae Farming Boosted for Biofuel Production
September 29, 2011 – 7:49 am | No Comment

(FIS.com)  BAL Chile SA is dedicated to farming algae on the island of Chiloé, and in a second stage, plans to produce biofuels for industrial use.
This was announced by Benjamin González, the company manager of …

Fraunhofer Opens Center for Systems Biotechnology in Chile
September 23, 2011 – 9:36 am | No Comment

(EurekAlert!)  The Fraunhofer Center for Systems Biotechnology is the first research center to be launched by the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation which was established on October 4, 2010. The research carried out at the new …

Chilean Energy Companies Copec, E-CL Join For Biodiesel Venture
December 12, 2010 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Esposito  (Fox Business/Dow Jones)   Two of the most important players in Chile’s fuel and energy market, fuel and forestry conglomerate Empresas Copec SA (COPEC.SN) and power generator E-CL SA (ECL.SN), will team up …

Algae Highlights from Around the World
December 8, 2010 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Australia  Australian scientists are claiming the world’s best production rates of oil from algae grown in open saline ponds, following a joint $3.3 million project led by Murdoch University and involving the University …

PetroAlgae and Sky Airline to Collaborate on Offtake Strategy to Bring Green Jet Fuel to Chile
November 21, 2010 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(PetroAlgae)   Joint Effort with Leading Airline Focuses on Renewable Jet Fuel
PetroAlgae Inc., a leading U.S. renewable energy company that licenses its commercial micro-crop technology globally, today announced it has entered into a non-binding offtake supply …

Development of Technology to Produce Biodiesel from Microalgae
October 18, 2010 – 3:37 pm | No Comment

(FIS Worldnews)   A new project, which is financially supported by the Chilean government, will promote the diversification of energy through the production of biofuels from microalgae.
The main objective of the initiative is to develop algae …

Chile Invests US$30 Million In Biofuels
January 21, 2010 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

by Kamilla Go (Santiago Times) Chile’s Energy Minister Marcelo Tokman and a Corporation for Public Works (Corfo) vice president announced a US$30 million investment in biofuel research in 2010.  The project will be funded by …

Future Algae Bio-Fuel Production Confirmed in Southern Chile
November 30, 2009 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(MercoPress)  United States corporation Bio Architecture Lab (BAL) has founded a subsidiary, BAL Chile, through which the company has already begun cultivating 100 hectares of seaweed on the island of Chiloé, with the aim of …

Prospects for Chilean Coastal Algae as Energy Feedstock under Review
June 18, 2009 – 7:27 am | No Comment

Biofuels Digest summarizes conversations from its LinkedIn Group about development of Chilean coastal algae and biodiesel developments in other South American countries.   READ MORE