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Total Says French Palm Oil Curb Threatens Biofuel Facility

(The Star) French energy group Total said a move by lawmakers to exclude palm oil from raw materials approved for use in biofuel would put at risk its La Mede facility

January 15, 2019 Read Full Article

France Increases Biofuel Mandates

(Biofuels International)  French deputies’ vote for the country’s 2019 finance bill has led to France increasing its biofuel mandates. This means that the minimum amount of biofuels that is incorporated into

January 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Welcomes France’s Decision to Increase Biofuel Mandates

(Global Bioenergies/Globe Newswire)  Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth: ALGBE) welcomes the French deputies’ vote for the country’s 2019 finance bill, which stipulates an increase in the minimum amount of biofuels to be

January 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Biodiesel’s Past, Present and Future

by Marc Kellens (Biodiesel Magazine)  Marc Kellens, the global technical director for Desmet Ballestra, takes us through the history and future of biodiesel production, identifying key milestones and cultural shifts, including

January 5, 2019 Read Full Article

A Geospatial View of Biodiesel Activity

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine provides a visual of prominent project development activities over the past year. READ MORE

January 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Sanchez Plans to Impose on Airlines a Pioneer Green Fee of 2% on the Use of Biofuels

by Victor Martinez (El Mundo Google Translation)) The Spanish Government plans to introduce a goal of biofuel consumption to the airline sector within its environmental policies against climate change. The Ministry of

January 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Malaysia Says Norway Move to Ban Palm-Based Biodiesel Could Hinder EFTA Trade Talks

(Reuters/Investing.com)  Norway’s plans to ban biofuels containing palm oil from 2020 are set to provide a major obstacle to long-running trade talks between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and Malaysia,

December 28, 2018 Read Full Article

B100 Helps Phil Sharp Take 3rd Place in Route du Rhum Ocean Race

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel produced by Renewable Energy Group Inc. and purified with Cynersorb—a surface-functionalized diatomaceous earth from Imerys—helped skipper Phil Sharp of the U.K. take third place out

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Outlook 2019: European Fuel Ethanol Market to Focus on Supply Side

by  Sophie Byron and Chrysa Glystra (S&P Global Platts)   The dawn of 2019 will find European fuel ethanol trying to rebalance supply, while awaiting key developments with Brexit and US

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Malaysia, Indonesia, Colombia to Meet over French Anti-Palm Oil Vote

(Free Malaysia Today/Bernama)  Malaysia is scheduled to hold a meeting with Indonesia and Colombia in Jakarta next February to discuss the French National Assembly’s decision to exclude the use of palm

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Enemy Submarine Detecting Microorganisms, Algae-Based Polymers, Edible Antimicrobial Film, Limestone-Based Bags, Soybean Oil Based Road Sealant: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of December 26th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of December 26th. In today’s Digest,

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Newsletter IEA Bioenergy Task 37: 12/2018

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  The latest IEA Bioenergy Task 37 Newsletter has been released. Highlights from the newsletter are: 11% more Swiss biogas injected in 2017 – In 2017, 11 percent more Swiss biogas

December 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Researchers at IT Tralee Secure over €1.2m in Funding for Research in Bioeconomy and Marine Sectors.

(Institute of Technology Tralee) Institute of Technology Tralee has been awarded €1.26 million in new funding to partner in two new research initiatives. This brings to over €11m the total

December 13, 2018 Read Full Article

G20 Countries Must Act Quickly to Decarbonise The Transport Sector

(Agora Verkehrswende)  According to a new report, CO2 emissions from transport are still rising. If immediate action is not taken, more radical measures will be unavoidable in the future.  —   To

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

BioLNG EuroNet Will Drive forward Decarbonisation of Road Transport across Europe with LNG

(BioLNG EuroNet) BioLNG EuroNet today (December 6, 2018) announced a commitment to the further expansion of LNG (liquefied natural gas) as a road transport fuel across Europe with new infrastructure

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

The Hypocrisy Award II, EU Edition: 

(American Energy Society) 2nd place: More than nine countries and a dozen cities in Europe have announced they are going to ban internal combustion engines or diesel powered vehicles (including Paris,

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Paris Riots over Fuel Taxes Dim Hopes for Climate Fight

by Seth Borenstein and Angela Charlton (Associated Press)  The “yellow vests” in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes,

December 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Xebec Will Deliver Multiple Biogas Upgrading Units to France

(Xebec/NGV Journal)  Xebec Adsorption Inc. announced strong order activity for France with a C$5.9 million order for multiple biogas upgrading Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) units to be delivered in 2019. Xebec’s

December 7, 2018 Read Full Article

‘A Kind of Dark Realism’: Why the Climate Change Problem Is Starting to Look too Big to Solve

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  … William Nordhaus, the Yale University professor who just won the Nobel Prize for his work on the economics of climate change, recently described his outlook like

December 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Commercializing 2nd-Gen Biofuels: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide ABLC Guide to Axens

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Following the acquisition of Heurtey Petrochem and the integration of 50% of Eurecat, Axens Group now provides a complete range of solutions including: technologies, equipment, furnaces,

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article

SEAT and Snam Join Forces to Boost Sustainable Mobility in Europe

(SEAT/NGV Journal)  SEAT President Luca de Meo and Snam CEO Marco Alverà signed a strategic agreement in Milan to promote the use of CNG and biomethane for sustainable mobility, as well

December 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Newsletter IEA Bioenergy Task 37: 11/2018

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  The recent Newsletter of IEA Bioenergy Task 37 has been released in November 2018. News on reports, studies and more were presented: The future role of gas from a

November 30, 2018 Read Full Article

European Bioeconomy University: UEF and UNIBO Join Four Universities to Form International Alliance with Focus on Bioeconomy

(Science/Business)  Europe’s leading universities in the field of the bioeconomy are looking to further intensify their existing cooperation to develop common problem-solving approaches for society’s most urgent challenges. JOINT PRESS RELEASE

November 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel-Powered Race Boat Takes Third Place in Trans-Atlantic Challenge

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, the Imerys Energy Challenge, centered on clean innovation and energy efficiency, is a self-sufficient, CO2-free energy production and storage system tested aboard the Class40

November 22, 2018 Read Full Article

France Sets Out Plan to End ‘Imported Deforestation’

(France 24 with Reuters)  France set out plans on Wednesday to tackle deforestation around the world, saying it would look to curb imports of products such as palm oil, soy and

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

UK Publishes Updated Data on Sustainable Biofuel Supply

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.K. Department for Transport has published preliminary data on its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation for a portion of 2018, including data on how much

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Oilseed Group Avril Launches 100 pct Biodiesel Fuel in France

by Sybille de La Hamaide (Reuters) Oilseed processor Avril launched France’s first biodiesel-only fuel on Thursday, which it said should help the group drive sales growth at a time when it

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

The Complex Dynamics of Coprocessing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  While oil refiners adding a small percentage of renewable feedstock to their operations sounds simple, the political, economic, technical, societal and market consequences are anything but. 

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Climeworks Launches Latest DAC Plant in Italy

by Rob Cockerill (GasWorld) Switzerland-based Climeworks has just launched another of its second-generation Direct Air Capture plants (DAC-3) in Troia, Apulia in Italy. Climeworks has been developing the technology since 2009

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

For the Times They Are a Changin’ – Conversions Abound from Diesel to Renewable Diesel

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Phillips 66 and REG’s announcement about a new renewable diesel plant on the U.S. West Coast planned for 2021 comes after a notable increase in refineries that

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Total Delays Start up of La Mede Biodiesel Refinery to Q1 2019

(Reuters) French oil and gas major Total has delayed the startup of its planned 500,000 tonnes capacity La Mede biofuel refinery to the first quarter of 2019, the company’s Chief Financial

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

As Fuel Prices Rise, Biodiesel Production Margins Widen

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Crude oil prices recently reached a four-year high, helping drive up biodiesel fuel prices and improve biodiesel manufacturing margins. … As in the U.S., where off-road

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Waste Gasification: 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to 2-Stage Incineration and “True” Gasification

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) IEA Bioenergy Task 33 is a working group of international experts with the aim to promote the commercialization of efficient, economical and environmentally preferable thermal biomass

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

World’s First Hydrogen Train Leaves Station in Germany

by Sam Morgan (EurActiv)  The world’s first hydrogen-powered passenger train service began operating in Germany on Sunday (16 September), while EU ministers debated the future potential of the clean fuel at

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

EU’s Biofuel Transport Consumption on the Increase

(Biofuels International)  Biofuel consumption for transport in the European Union increased by 9.2% between 2016 and 2017, according to new data in EurObserv’ER’s 2018 Biofuels Barometer. Between 2014 and 2016 biofuel

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Singapore’s HES Unveils Plans for Regional Hydrogen-Electric Passenger Aircraft

(Business Wire/HES Energy Systems) One century after the start of commercial aviation, HES is joining forces with a variety of partners to pioneer a new form of aerial mobility: quiet and

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

First Monoploid Reference Sequence of Sugarcane

(U.S. Department of Energy/Joint Genome Institute/Phys.Org) … For the highly polyploid sugarcane, an international team of researchers has successfully assembled a first monoploid reference sequence using a targeted approach that focused

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesia Halts All New Palm Oil Plantations for 3 Years

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The battle continues between the European Union and its anti-palm oil stance due to deforestation and environmental issues, and Indonesia, the leading palm oil producing

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Agrisoma, United Airlines and World Energy Complete Longest Transatlantic Biojet Flight

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Carinata is proving that it is a feedstock to be reckoned with, a compelling catalyst for change, with the latest news that Agrisoma, United Airlines

September 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Analysis: Where Are We with E10 Gasoline in Europe?

by  Chrysa Glystra (S&P Global/Platts)   Increasing biofuel mandates across Europe for 2019, combined with navigating the complexities of the post-2020 renewable energy framework (RED II), have brought discussions over wider adoption

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

The Wonder of Winery Waste

(Scania)  The vineyards of Bordeaux are doubtless best known for the fine wines they produce. But they are getting things right in more ways than one. With grape marc, the

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Enzyme Discovery Could Boost Biofuel Production

(European Commission) EU-funded researchers have discovered a new family of enzymes able to break down wood into its chemical components. The findings may lead to more efficient production of biofuels and

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Belgium Urges Malaysia to Open Diplomatic Mission to EU to Lobby for Palm Oil

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malaysia, the Borneo Post reports that the Belgian ambassador to Malaysia suggested the country set up a separate diplomatic mission in Brussels specifically to lobby the European

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies: France Grants to Two Renewable Isobutene Derivatives the Benefit of Public Support for Sustainable Biofuels.

(Global Bioenergies)  Bio-isobutene incorporated in the form of ETBE and isooctane is on the list of biofuels in the order related to the General Tax on Polluting Activities (TGAP) published in

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

SoCalGas, Énergir, GRDF & GRTgaz Join to Promote Biogas Development

(SoCalGas/NGV Journal)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Canadian natural gas utility Énergir, and French utilities GRDF and GRTgaz announced a new collaboration aimed at advancing the research and development of renewable

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

First Single Site with Biomethane Value Chain Launched in France

(CNH Industrial/NGV Journal)  In Cestas, southwest France, the CNH Industrial brands, including IVECO, New Holland and FPT Industrial, are partners in an initiative promoted by Pot au Pin Energie (a local

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

France: Palm Oil Sustainability Still a Concern for Consumers

by Rachel Lau (Borneo Post)  Palm oil will not be discriminated as a biofuel in the European Union, but the oil’s sustainability remains a key concern for its consumers and its industries.

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomethane Refueling Station Opens near Bordeaux

(Bioenergy Insight)  Air Liquide has recently inaugurated a biomethane production unit in Cestas, near Bordeaux, France. The new biomethane production unit uses organic matter from the agricultural sector to produce biogas,

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Air Liquide Inaugurates a Biomethane Production Unit in France

(Air Liquide/Biomass Magazine)  On June 22, in Cestas, near Bordeaux, France, Air Liquide inaugurates a biomethane production unit and a multi-energy distribution station nearby. Thanks to its complete mastery of the

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Backs Industrial-Scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Project and Camelina Cultivation Research

(GreenAir Online)  A new EU-backed project has been launched to demonstrate the first industrial-scale production and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Europe. The four-year BIO4A initiative will also investigate

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Partly Powers Cathay Pacific Flight from Airbus

by Grant Bradley (New Zealand Herald)  When a brand new Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-1000 flies from France to Hong Kong on Wednesday it will be partly powered by biofuel. The 334-seat

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

French Partners to Build Photovoltaic Greenhouses for Microalgae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Global EcoPower (GEP), of Aix-en-Provence, France, has signed a 5-year partnership contract with the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). This partnership, launched with the

June 12, 2018 Read Full Article

US Still Subsidizing Fossil Fuels To Tune Of $27 Billion

by Joshua S Hill (Clean Technica)  New research has shown that the United States continues to subsidize the production and consumption of fossil fuels to the tune of $27 billion, despite

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Pushes Back against Weakening of Aviation Emissions Deal

by Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  European countries are pushing back against any weakening of the rules underpinning a landmark global agreement to cap airline emissions at 2020 levels, especially those related to the

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Total Keeps Biorefinery Launch on Track Despite Farmer Blockade Threat

by Bate Felix (Reuters)  French oil major Total is continuing talks with farmers opposed to its planned La Mede biodiesel refinery and plans to use 50,000 tonnes of French rapeseed to

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Bizav Industry Launches Sustainable Fuel Initiative

by Thierry Dubois  (Aviation Week)  Business aviation’s alphabet groups have launched the “sustainable alternative jet fuel” (SAJF) initiative, an awareness effort to curb the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions. EBAA, NBAA, the

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

SEKAB Receives Major EU Funding to Demonstrate the Production of Isobutene-Derived Gasoline and Jetfuel from Wood

(SEKAB)  European financing package amounting to €13.9 million, of which €4.2 million for SEKAB E-Technology AB. Industry consortium led by Global Bioenergies and bringing together SEKAB E-Technology, Graanul Invest, Neste Engineering

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Gov’t Considering Increasing Ethanol Blend In Petrol

(The Gleaner)  Science, Energy and Technology Minister Dr Andrew Wheatley has indicated that the Government is contemplating an increase in the percentage of ethanol used in petrol, in order to reduce

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-France Allows Total’s La Mede Refinery to Partly Run on Palm Oil

(Reuters)  France caps use of crude palm oil in La Mede refinery;  Says at least 25 percent should come from recycled oil;  Total commits to lower volumes than France requested;  French farmers condemn French

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Drop-in Fuels and Biomaterials: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Global Bioenergies is a pioneer in the development of one-step fermentation processes for the direct and cost-efficient transformation of renewable resources into light olefin hydrocarbons, the

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuel Plant Planned to Open in 2022

(Catalan News)  Pioneering Canadian/French joint project aims to build recycling centre in Tarragona region for €250m  —  A Canadian company and a

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Air Canada, Red Rock and SkyNRG Move forward on biofuel Initiatives While Air New Zealand Takes Longer View

(GreenAir Online)  … Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI) is a three-year project between 14 stakeholder organisations, including Air Canada, which are

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Air Liquide Doubles Its Biomethane Production Capacity

(Air Liquide/Biomass Magazine)  Since the beginning of 2018, Air Liquide has commissioned three new biomethane production units, in the U.S, France,

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Your Regular Audi Could Run on Straw Soon

by Francois De Beaupuy and Ania Nussbaum  (Bloomberg)  Global Bioenergies looks to extract fuels from non-food crops; Unlike ethanol, fuel works in any

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

RED II Perpetuates Advanced Biofuel Trade Distortions and Incentivises Fraud

(Ethanol Europe Renewables/EurActiv) The Energy Directive (RED 2) transport decarbonisation ambitions ostensibly promote major capital investment in truly advanced biofuels

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomethane Injection Surges in France

(Bioenergy Insight)  The amount of biomethane injected into French gas networks almost doubled between 2017 and 2016, according to a new

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

First Car Driving with Global Bioenergies’ Renewable Gasoline

(Global Bioenergies)  First Audi car to drive at the Montlhéry circuit using over 34% renewable gasoline; One-cylinder engine testing results confirm

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies to Present Results of Engine Testing with Renewable Fuels

(Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth: ALGBE) will present engine testing results on April 5th. Its commercial partner Audi, and German

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Defence Ministry Upholds ‘Palm Oil First Call’ in Proposed Jet Buy Deals with France

by Sangeetha Amarthalingam (The Edge Markets)  The proposed palm biodiesel ban by the European Union (EU) parliament has bearings on negotiations

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Report on 8th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference; Presentations Published

(International Sustainability and Carbon Certification)  Tuesday 20 February 2018, Brussels, Belgium high profile speakers discussed on the latest updates on a

March 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Key Milestone Reached in the Audi – Global Bioenergies Partnership

(Global Bioenergies/Globe Newswire)  Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth: ALGBE) and German carmaker Audi today announced that a key milestone was reached in

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

EV Bash: Moving Emissions from Tailpipes to Smokestacks

by Kelsey Tamborrino  (Politico’s Morning Energy)  ME never thought global oil companies would be huge fans of electric vehicles, but the regularity

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

A Newly Identified Photoenzyme Helps Algae Pump Out Fuel

by Katarina Zimmer (The Scientist)  The finding could lead to a new way of producing “green” alternatives to fossil fuels.  —

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomethane Market Development Gains Momentum in Italy

(Xebec/NGV Journal)  Canada-based Xebec has signed an exclusive three-year agreement with SAPIO Produzione Idrogeno Ossigeno Srl, distributor of technical gases, to

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Fungal Enzymes Could Hold Secret to Making Renewable Energy from Wood

(Phys.Org/University of York)  An international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of York, has discovered a set of enzymes

February 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport Rolls out Biomethane Shuttle Buses

(VINCI Airports/NGV Journal) As part of its commitment to environmental responsibility, the Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport is launching of a fleet

February 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance Has Classes in Nice and Berlin

Understanding the complexity of current energy transformation in Europe and worlwide 1 language (English) 2 places (Nice and Berlin) A

February 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Yay or Nay – Will EU Really Say No More Palm-Based Biodiesel?

by Helena Taveres Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Environmental groups have long been against palm oil plantations on these crucial climate fighting

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Palm Oil to Be Phased out as Biodiesel Feedstock?

by Cheryl Kalisch Gordon (Rabobank/The Land)  Only a month after the European Union confirmed Australian canola would satisfy the new

January 31, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Swansea Takes Lead in ALG-AD Sustainability Project

(Algae Industry Magazine) Scientists at Swansea University are taking the lead on a €5.5 Million eco-innovative project developing new technology

January 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Flex-Fuel Kits Seen Boosting French Demand for Ethanol

by Sybille de La Hamaide  (Reuters)  France’s approval of conversion kit allowing petrol cars to use fuel containing up to 85 percent

January 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Despite EU Palm Oil Ban, Biofuel Problems Will Continue

(Deutsche Welle) Members of the European Parliament have rejected an attempt to phase out support for crop-based biofuels. So what’s next

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Calculating the CO2 Emissions of Biofuels Is Not Enough

(Science Daily/Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL))  A new EU regulation aims to shrink the environmental footprint of biofuels starting in

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Legal GHG Reduction Requirement for Biofuels Rises to 50 Percent

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants, UFOP) (google translation))  The Union

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Estimation of a 69 % Reduction in Greenhouse Gases Emissions for Fully Renewable ETBE Compared to Fossil Gasoline

(Global Bioenergies) Global Bioenergies (Euronext Growth: ALGBE) has entrusted EVEA, a company specialized in calculation of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), with

January 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

France Requires 60pc GHG from Ex-EU Biodiesel Imports

(Argus Media)  French biodiesel imports from outside the EU must have a minimum 60pc greenhouse gas (GHG) savings value from 1

January 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Air France Initiative Promotes Development of Aviation Biofuel

(Air France/Biomass Magazine)  At the World Efficiency Fair in mid-December, Air France presented an Engagement for Green Growth (ECV) with the

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

At Last, the Age of the Electric Car Really Arrives

by Jack Stewart (Wired)  For all the hype, electric cars still make up a tiny percentage of global vehicle sales. Like, less

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuel – An Engagement for Green Growth

(WebWire)  At the World Efficiency Fair, Air France today presented an Engagement for Green Growth (ECV) with the French Ministry for Ecological and

December 20, 2017 Read Full Article

France to Ban All Oil, Gas Production by 2040

(CBS News/Associated Press)    France’s parliament has approved a law banning all exploration and production of oil and natural gas by

December 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Notes from Scaleville: The Global Bioenergies, Gevo and Siluria Stories

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week we’ve received news from three companies that have struck out in search of new

December 20, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Major Countries Agree To Develop Sustainable Biofuels Targets And Scale Up Low Carbon Bioeconomy

Countries representing half of the global population and 37% of the global economy today (November 16, 2017) agreed to scale

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Scania Ethanol Truck Brings Triple Benefits for French Haulier

(Scania)  First came Nicolas, then Jérôme and finally Sophia. Today, the Faramia triplets have reached the age of 31 and are

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

UN Conference Closes with Renewed Urgency for Greater Ambition to Tackle Climate Change

(UN News Centre)  …  The 19 Member countries of the ‘Biofuture Platform,’ including Brazil, China, Egypt, France, India, Morocco, Mozambique,

November 20, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

30 Hot Cellulosic Technologies, 30 Quick Takes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week, DowDuPont said it was exiting the cellulosic biofuels business and you’d think that the

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol-Based Fuel Becomes Top-Selling Petrol in France

by Sybille de La Hamaide  (Reuters)  Gasoline containing up to 10 percent of ethanol has become the top-selling petrol in France, its

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Planes across Europe to Start Running on Vegetable Oil and Animal Fat in Bid to Tackle Climate Change and Toxic Air

by Ben Chapman (Independent)  With long-distance electric-powered transport still a long way off, can advances in renewable fuel made from vegetable

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Fiat Launches Activity to Promote Biomethane Adoption in France

(FCA Group/NGV Journal)  FCA has been the leader in Europe for bi-fuel gasoline/CNG vehicles for over 20 years, with over 720,000

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Governments, International Agencies Affirm the Need to Massively Increase Bioenergy and Byproducts to Fight Climate Change

(BioFuture Platform)  According to projections of international energy agencies, the use of bioenergy as a share of the world’s energy usage

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Hilton Partners with Tagaddod to Generate Biodiesel in Support of Environmental Sustainability

(Albawaba Business/Hilton Worldwide)  Hilton, one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, is further demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainability

October 26, 2017 Read Full Article

A Dozen Global Cities Commit to Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets

(Next-Gen Transportation News)  The mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland and Cape

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Industry in Full Court Press on DC Priorities

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  … Our big three in D.C. remain the Renewable Fuel Standard, the trade case and

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

These Countries Want to Ban Gas and Diesel Cars

by Alanna Petroff (CNN) China, the world’s largest car market, is working on a plan to ban the production and sale of

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-Paris Plans to Banish All but Electric Cars by 2030

by  Brian Love (Reuters)  Target is 10 years ahead of national deadline;  Goal is to fight smog in host city of 2024

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

GM’s Barra Skeptical of Electric Car Mandates

by Keith Laing (Detroit News)  General Motors Co. CEO Mary Barra said Tuesday that Chinese officials should consider whether there is

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

A Blustery Day in the Bioeconomy’s Billion Acre Wood: The Latest from EPA, POET, Fuels America, Calyxt, Eligo Bioscience, Queensland, Gevo, Virgin, and Unilever

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Headwinds — US road transport biofuels producers are up in arms this week. There are reports of

October 4, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Bioenergy and Biofuel Projects Win DOE Support

(Bioenergy Insight)  A number of research projects focused on bioenergy and biofuels have been selected for the US Community Science Programme

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Olive Mill Wastewater Transformed: From Pollutant to Bio-Fertilizer, Biofuel

(American Chemical Society/Canada Free Press) Olive oil has long been a popular kitchen staple. Yet producing the oil creates a vast

October 2, 2017 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-French President Macron Says Europe Needs Significantly Higher Carbon Price

by Bate Felix (Reuters)  French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that Europe needed a significant minimum carbon price to boost

September 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Scientists Show Renewable Biocell Is Possible

(Bioenergy Insight)  … Over recent years, growing knowledge of biocatalysts and enzymes has revitalised interest in fuel cells, with research showing

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

China Looks at Plans to Ban Petrol and Diesel Cars

(BBC)  China, the world’s biggest car market, plans to ban the production and sale of diesel and petrol cars and

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

A Photoenzyme Allows Microalgae to Produce Hydrocarbons

(ESRF)  Chlorella is a single-cell freshwater alga belonging to a type of microalgae which are cultivated on an industrial scale

September 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Norwegian and French Researchers Discover a Novel Enzymatic Mechanism that May Revolutionize Biorefining and Sustainable Production of Biofuels

by Ruth Lothe (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)  In 2010, researchers at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) were

September 6, 2017 Read Full Article

France Plans to End Sales of All Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2040 (and UK)

by Bate Felix and Simon Carraud  (Reuters)  France aims to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040 and

July 11, 2017 Read Full Article

France to Restrict Use of Palm Oil in Biofuels: Minister

by Sybille de La Hamaide (Reuters)  France will take steps to restrict the use of palm oil in producing biofuels

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

In Search of Lowest Cost Hydrocarbons: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Global Bioenergies is a pioneer in the development of one-step fermentation processes for the direct

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Aux Farms, Citoyens! France’s Bioeconomy Plan Is a Stirring Call to Action on Jobs, Climate, Innovation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  t took a long time, but France in the past year published a national bioeconomy

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

France’s Avril Sees Improved Outlook for Biodiesel

by Sybille de La Hamaide (Reuters Africa)   Europe’s largest biodiesel maker Avril said a rebound in oil prices since

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Low pH Edge: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Reverdia

by Eduardo Baral (Novvi/Biofuels Digest)  Reverdia is a joint venture between Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Airbus Demonstrates Regular Customer Delivery Flights with Sustainable Jet Fuel

(Airbus)  15 A350 XWB deliveries already dispatched to Cathay Pacific all with jet fuel blend  —  Showing its strong commitment

June 2, 2017 Read Full Article

PLV Alum Awarded Fulbright for Plant Research

by Rachel George (Papillion Times)  … Jason Thomas, currently a doctoral student of plant biological sciences at the University of Minnesota

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies, Clariant and INEOS Receive Major EU Funding to Demonstrate the Production of Isobutene Derivatives from Straw

(Global Bioenergies)  European financing package amounting to €9.8 million, of which €4.4 million for Global Bioenergies; Industry consortium led by Global

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

E10 Triumphs in France, Ethanol Demand Rises

(Argus Media)  E10 is about to be crowned the biggest selling gasoline grade in France in early 2017, following an

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

EC Drops Antitrust Investigation into Ethanol Firms

(Argus Media) The European Commission (EC) says it has closed an antitrust investigation that involved unannounced inspections of premises of

May 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Orchard Waste Could Be a Fruitful Source of Biofuel

(IneffableIsland.com)  Waste prunings from orchards, vineyards and olive groves could be a valuable source of biomass energy and help boost

May 3, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Improving Policies in Support of Shared Pilot Facilities to Increase Their Impact on the Key Enabling Technology Industrial Biotech and the European Bio-Economy

(Smart Pilots/Interreg Europe)  SmartPilots’ objective is to improve regional policies in support of Shared Pilot Facilities (SPF) to increase their impact

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

CHASSY – New EU Yeast Biotech Project

(CHASSY)  … Yeast is already the powerhouse behind many food flavourings, the anti-aging compound Resveratrol, the malaria drug Artemisinin, the grapefruit

May 3, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Consortiapalooza: TWB Points a Way towards the New Industrial Biotech Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The evidence is mounting up, and another set of it arrives via the reports from

April 27, 2017 Read Full Article

The 4C-able Future: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Butanol and Other 4C Molecules

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In our March Madness webinar series, a popular entry has been the session on “butanol

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies’ First Success in Scaling up the Isobutene Process in the Leuna Demo Plant

(Global Bioenergies)  Global Bioenergies today announces that it has succeeded in producing Isobutene by fermentation at the scale of the

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

The EU’s Sweet 16: 16 of the Most Fascinating Projects under Development and in Deployment in Europe

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Europe is often thought of as a dead-end for biofuels, owing to a thorny debate

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

MIT Study Estimates That VW’s Dieselgate Scandal Will Send 1,200 Europeans To An Early Grave

by David Tracy (Jalopnik)  In 2015, Researchers from MIT, Harvard and Hasselt University (in Belgium) estimated that VW’s 482,000 cheating diesels

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Two-Thirds of Europeans Want More Biofuels

(German Bioethanol Industry Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A large majority of Europeans want biofuels production and use to grow, according to

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Fact Sheet: Jobs in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (2017)

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines green jobs as either “jobs in businesses

February 17, 2017 Read Full Article

French, German Farmers Urge EU to Keep 7 Percent Biofuel Target

(UFOP/Biodiesel Magazine)  … UFOP and FOP focused their meeting in Berlin on the last energy proposals from the European Commission. In

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Unleaded with 10% Ethanol Near to Become the Preferred Gasoline of Motorists

(RTL (Google Translation)) Unleaded petrol containing up to 10% ethanol (SP95-E10), is about to become the first gasoline used in France,

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

First Production in History of Fully Renewable ETBE

(Global Bioenergies)   In a historic first, Global Bioenergies today announces the production of ETBE purely from renewable resources. The

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Finalizes Acquisition of Syngip Access to Third-Generation Resources

(Global Bioenergies)  Process expected to be profitable starting at $45 per barrel – Further improved environmental benefit; Dilution of 1.1% for

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

LEAF Opens New Yeast Facility and Launches New Product

by Doris de Guzman (Green Chemicals Blog) Leaf – Lesaffre Advanced Fermentations has inaugurated its the new Lesaffre Yeast Corporation drying

January 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Hydrocarbons from Cheap Renewable Carbon: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Global Bioenergies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Global Bioenergies is a pioneer in the development of one-step fermentation processes for the direct

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies to Acquire Gas Fermentation Start-Up Syngip

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Syngip talked here about the possibility of producing liquid hydrocarbons from waste feedstocks at costs

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Mayors of Paris, Madrid, Athens & Mexico City Stumble; African Nations Get It Right on Policies for Cleaner Air with Cleaner Diesel Fuel & Technology

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Last week, the mayors of four cities – Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens – announced they had

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Suez and Total Partner to Recycle Cooking Oil into Biofuel

(Total)  Signature of a 10-year agreement to increase the amount of used cooking oil collected by 20% and supply the La Mède

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Renmatix Turns Biowaste into Plastic. Can the King of Prussia Firm Help Save the Planet?

by Aswin Mannepalli (Philadelphia Inquirer)  The King of Prussia company takes biowaste and converts it into useful materials such as

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Shell Studies Green Energy Deals to Prepare for Future after Oil

by Karolin Schaps and Ron Bousso (Reuters/Yahoo! Finance)  Royal Dutch Shell, the world’s second-biggest publicly listed oil company, is studying

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

BIOHEC-LIFE – Advanced Biodiesel in Circular Economy for Low Carbon Public Transports.

(European Commission)  …   Used cooking oils (UCOs) are processed from food industry and catering waste; cheap and widely available,

November 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Reverdia, Gingko BioWorks, Rennovia, Leaf Resources, Mango Materials Take Top Slots in The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2016-17

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   In Florida, Reverdia took the #1 spot in the 2016 “40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Hydrogen, Courtesy of Algal Proteins

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Since hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity, we are increasingly thinking about hydrogen as a successor to crude

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Come to Bioenergy Country: or, the Bioenergy Countries’ Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the International Energy Agency has released its Bioenergy Countries’ Report, outlining the national

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies, Clariant Produce Isobutene from Wheat Straw

(Global Bioenergies/Biomass Magazine)  Global Bioenergies and Clariant are proud to announce the first isobutene production from a wheat straw hydrolysate,

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

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