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‘India Should Promote Biofuel, Public Transport’
May 18, 2018 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

( Express News Service/Indian Express)  Rashmi Urdhwareshe, director of Automotive Research Association of India, spoke about different vehicle technologies that improve fuel efficiency through power train engineering. She spoke about possible alternative fuels that can be …

Cabinet Approves National Biofuel Policy
May 16, 2018 – 3:15 pm | No Comment

(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 oil imports by Rs 4,000 …

From Gen1 to High-Value: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis
May 11, 2018 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aemetis owns and operates 110 million gallons per year of ethanol and biodiesel facilities in the US and India, and is upgrading the plants using patented technology to produce lower carbon, …

Sugarcane’s Toxic Waste Can Turn into a Boon for Farmers
May 8, 2018 – 1:03 pm | No Comment

by Paul Johnl (Times of India)   Sugarcanemolasses-based distilleries in India are not only water guzzlers but purge a highly toxic residue— spent-wash or vinasse. This unusually viscous dark brown coloured pungent liquid after recovery of alcohol.
If let out untreated, …

Nitin Gadkari Grants Permission to Bajaj, TVS to Make Bio-Ethanol Vehicles Using Rice and Wheat Straw
May 7, 2018 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

(News 18)  Gadkari suggested that institutions engaged in agricultural research take up topics such as biofuel to reduce dependency on oil imports.  —  Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that his ministry has accorded permission to automakers Bajaj …

Burning of Biofuels, Suspended Dust Emit 48% of Total Pollution in Mumbai
May 7, 2018 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Virat A Singh (Daily News and Analysis India)  … “The sector-wise figures would not have changed substantially though its a 2016 study and one has to understand that apart from industries, the main contributor …

New Research Shows the Health Benefits of Ethanol-Fueled Cookstoves
May 7, 2018 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Jieyi Lu (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Today, about three billion people still cook and heat their homes with traditional stoves and solid fuels worldwide. These fuels and stoves are major contributors to household air …

Chempolis Seals Deal for Indian Biorefinery: A New Technology, Designed in Finland, Will Produce Bioethanol, Biochemicals, and Green Energy from Bamboo
May 4, 2018 – 11:40 am | No Comment

(Chempolis) The biorefining technology company Chempolis, the Finnish energy company Fortum, and Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), a state-owned Indian oil company, have formed a joint venture to construct a biorefinery in the state of Assam in …

Global Biofuels Market Outlook Report 2018
May 3, 2018 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(ResearchAndMarkets.com’s /EIN News/Globe Newswire) The “The Biofuels Global Market Outlook 2017-2021” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. 
The report gathers data on biofuel across the countries leading the market for biofuel. The report covers: costs, drivers, inhibitors, market growth, …

Upgraded Aemetis Plant in India Completes Biodiesel Production Using Lower Cost, High FFA Waste Feedstock
April 26, 2018 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

(EconoTimes/Aemetis)  Pre-treatment Unit Passes First Production Tests Required to Supply BP Singapore Under Three-year Agreement  —  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary completed the production of high quality distilled biodiesel from lower quality, high …

India’s Biofuels Horizons: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries
April 26, 2018 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Praj is an India-based process solutions specialist with continued leadership in ethanol & brewery space over many years — aiming to emerge as a significant water company within 5 years. The …

International Conference on Sustainable Biofuel 2018 (26-27 February 2018): A Report
April 23, 2018 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Gunjan Mukherjee (Advanced Biofuels USA/Chandigarh University Institute of Biotechnology (UIBT))  The International Conference on Sustainable Biofuel was held at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India.
The concept of the conference was that use of …

Ethanol Parity Has ‘Lost Relevance’ as Indicator of Sugar Price Lows
April 5, 2018 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Mike Verdin (AgriMoney)  Ethanol parity “has lost relevance” as a floor for world sugar prices, in a sign of Brazil’s reduced market grip, Rabobank said, as it hiked its forecast for the global output surplus …

Grass-Fed Cars Move From Sci-Fi to Reality in $15 Billion Market
April 3, 2018 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Debjit Chakraborty and Dhwani Pandya  (Bloomberg Markets) Indian refinery to make ethanol by crushing bamboo for biofuel; India’s PM Modi wants to boost biofuel use, cut crude imports  —  An oil refinery in a region in India …

My Eco Energy Eyes 10% of Telangana’s Diesel Market
April 3, 2018 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Y V Phani Raj (Telangana Today)  Santosh Verma, co-founder, My Eco Energy, told Telangana Today, “Indizel has an edge over other diesel brands as it is made from the biodegradable products. This fuel will …

Presentations Published for EU-India Conference on Advanced Biofuels
April 2, 2018 – 8:20 pm | No Comment

(European Commission) This event, jointly organised by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and India’s Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, aimed to facilitate the deployment of advanced renewable fuels in the EU and India. …

Economic Feasibility of Moringa- Castor Bean – Camelina: Dual Cropping in Same Acreage for Sustainable Biodiesel Production
April 2, 2018 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuel Center/AltEnergyMag.com)  With introduction of Camelina and Castor Bean crops with MOMAX3 Moringa, as much as 1450 gallon of oil can be produced per year from a well developed, properly cared and efficiently managed Moringa …

US Grains Body Wants to Supply Ethanol for Fuel Blending
March 30, 2018 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Tv Jayan (The Hindu Business Line)  Ethanol supplied by sugar producers is enough for around 4% blending, whereas India plans to blend 10% ethanol  —  A trade association representing US ethanol producers said recently it wants …

Alchemy for Modern Times: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to CRI/GTI’s IH2 Process
March 30, 2018 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The IH2 process was developed by Gas Technology Institute (GTI) of Des Plaines, Illinois—a research, development, and training organization serving energy markets.  GTI experts invented, tested, and patented IH2 technology and are providing …

Parliamentary Committee Raises Concern over Ethanol Blending Programme
March 23, 2018 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

(IANS /Moneylife)  Raising an alarm over slow ethanol procurement for blending with the petrol, a parliamentary committee has flagged loopholes in the government’s Ethanol Blending Programme (EBP).
The EBP, under Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, aims …

OMCs Ready to Pay Higher Offtake for Biofuel: Pradhan
March 15, 2018 – 11:24 am | No Comment

(The Siasat Daily)  The government is prepared to pay a higher offtake price to producers of biofuel than it does for fossil fuels in a bid to boost the use of clean energy, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra …

Praj in Advanced Stage of Discussion to Set up Two 2nd Gen Ethanol Plants in EU
March 9, 2018 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Jayashree Bhosale (Economic Times)  Pune-based PrajBSE -3.22 % Industries is in advanced stage of discussion to set up second generation ethanol plants in two counties of the European Union.
Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman of Praj commented …

Commercial Time: Aemetis Embarks on $158 Million Cellulosic Ethanol Project in California
March 8, 2018 – 10:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   … I’d start with the news from Aemetis that they are embarking now on a $158 million cellulosic ethanol plant — to be built in Riverbank, California, in partnership with LanzaTech.
Cellulosic …

Aemetis Completes Operation of Cellulosic Ethanol Integrated Demonstration Unit, Produced Record Yields
March 6, 2018 – 12:46 pm | No Comment

by Kelly Shaver (Aemetis)  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that the company successfully built and operated an integrated demonstration unit for more than 120 days of continuous operations with 94% uptime, meeting the requirements for a …

Scania India Bets Big on Biodiesel, Not Evs – Mr Palskog
March 6, 2018 – 10:51 am | No Comment

(Steele Guru/Auto News)  ETAuto reported that when the auto industry is going gung hu about electric vehicles, Swedish commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturer Scania India is still betting big on biodiesel fuel. Mr Stefan Palskog, President of …

ABLC 2018 Preview: Deployment Dawns, Products Proliferate, and Techs Land Major Venture Deals as the Bioeconomy Advances into a Big 2018
February 28, 2018 – 11:50 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, ABLC 2018 opens amidst a flutter of government rollbacks of deployment support but the hope of regulatory relief, breakthroughs in financial structuring, a decisive shift in early-stage projects to …

Biogas Will Help Solve Urban Sewage Crisis
February 27, 2018 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $1.14 million grant to install an innovative new sewage treatment solution to Durban, South Africa. The innovative generator is able to process sewage into nutrients, …

Ethanol Unit Will Come up at Harihar, Says MP
February 23, 2018 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

(The Hindu)  Cost of the unit, which will use agricultural waste, will be Rs. 966 crore; it is expected to provide jobs for around 80 persons
Since the Centre has given top priority for second generation (2G) …

Hot Spots Around the World: Who’s Adding What, Where in Biofuels
February 20, 2018 – 10:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  South America —  In Brazil, ICM has completed startup and commissioning of the FS Bioenergia dry-mill corn ethanol plant. 

The driver for corn ethanol in Brazil? In part, the country’s new RenovaBio policy, …

US Ethanol Export Sales Effort IBP ‘Rousing Success’ at RFA Event
February 17, 2018 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The meetings were scheduled as part of the Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program (IBP), a joint government-industry effort that increases U.S. export sales by promoting international attendance at major …

NGT Notice to MoEF, Assam on NRL’s Bio-Ethanol Project
February 13, 2018 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by PTI, Guwahati (India TV)  Numaligarh Refinery Ltd (NRL) will utilise bamboo as main biomass for producing bioethanol under the project at Owguri Chapori village in Golaghat (Assam).

The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by wildlife activist …

CBEC Exempt 5% Ethanol Blended Petrol from Additional Duty of Excise
February 8, 2018 – 9:46 am | No Comment

(Tax Guru)  Seeks to exempt 5% ethanol blended petrol from the additional duty of excise (road and infrastructure cess) levied under clause 110 of the Finance Bill 2018   READ MORE
Indian 2018 budget looks to drop …

10 Years After: Advanced Biofuels’ Status, Opportunities and Challenges
February 6, 2018 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)   In 2007 the US government established a national strategy for the development of advanced biofuels made using non-edible biomass. After 10 years we are still short of achieving …

Genetically Engineered Fungus Now Squeezes out More Biofuel from Farm Waste
February 5, 2018 – 11:27 am | No Comment

T V Jayannew (The Hindu Business Line)  India’s efforts to enhance biofuel production may get a boost from a work being done at a research laboratory in New Delhi.
Researchers at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering …

Which Tree? Where? Why?
February 5, 2018 – 11:12 am | No Comment

(World Agroforestry Centre)  While India has a world-first national policy for agroforestry, aka trees on farms, farmers in different agro-climatic zones need help with which trees to grow. A new book is now here to help.
“With …

Economic Survey Suggests Converting Agricultural Waste into Biofuels to Tackle Pollution
January 29, 2018 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Mayank Aggarwal (LiveMint)  Survey also recommends ‘congestion pricing’ for vehicles, expanding and improving public bus system to reduce private vehicle use, and phasing out old vehicles to reduce pollution  —  The Economic Survey released on Monday suggested …

100% Ethanol-Run Bikes to Be Launched this Month: Nitin Gadkari
January 26, 2018 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Swaraj Baggonkar (Money Control)  The ministry of road transport and highways is urging automotive companies to introduce flex engines that can run with ethanol content as high as 100 percent. — Union minister Nitin Gadkari has …

The Rise, Rise, Rise of Bio-Methanol for Fuels and Chemical Markets
January 25, 2018 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The clearest intersecting theme is bio-methanol. Let’s see why.
For one, Södra has much more going on than Silva, and we reported on a major development in December when we related …

India-Iran Proposals for Joint Research Projects into Biofuels, Waste and Agriculture
January 24, 2018 – 8:41 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The governments are calling for cooperative research into subjects including cellulosic biofuel, management of waste resources, crop productivity and transgenetic crops.
According to the Iranian Ministry of Science Research and Technology, the goal of the programme …

More Countries Adopting Ethanol Policies
January 22, 2018 – 1:24 pm | No Comment

by Bliss Baker (Global Renewable Fuels Alliance /Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Encouragingly, despite an extended period of uncertainty and less-than-ideal market circumstances, free trade has enabled global biofuel production to continue its incremental growth year after …

Nitin Gadkari Wants Cars to Run on Biofuels to Reduce Oil Bill Load
January 20, 2018 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

(Economic Times)  Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari Friday pushed for greater usage of biofuels to reduce India’s annual oil import bill of Rs 7 lakh crore, putting the onus on local car makers to make more …

International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels — February 26-27, 2018 — New Delhi, India
January 18, 2018 – 8:54 pm | No Comment
International Conference on Sustainable Biofuels   —   February 26-27, 2018   —   New Delhi, India

Jointly organised by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, India & Mission Innovation – India along with Biofuture Platform.
EVENT CONCEPT
Use of fossil fuels for transportation contributes significantly to global greenhouse gases (GHG) emission. The sustainable biofuels …

Drop GST on Bio-Diesel from 18 to 5 Percent, Demands Industry
January 17, 2018 – 4:17 pm | No Comment

by Arnima Dwivedi  (Newstrack)  Struggling to survive despite the government ‘s clean energy dream, biodiesel industries have demanded the Goods and Service Tax (GST) rate on them be slashed from the current 18 to 5 per …

How a Bengaluru-Based Company Is Working to Transform Sewage into Biodiesel
January 17, 2018 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

by Akshatha M. (Economic Times)  The fat and oil substances that enter some of Bengaluru’s lakes through the city’s broken sewage system may transform into biodiesel if a pilot project taken up at the Bellandur lake …

Hotels Unaware that Used Cooking Oil Can Yield Biodiesel
January 8, 2018 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

by Akshatha.M (Economic Times)  What happens to the edible oil in restaurants after it is used for frying? Apparently, it is sold to wedding caterers or street vendors for reuse, if it is still usable. If unusable, …

MKU Inks MoU with US-Based Institutions
January 8, 2018 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

(The Hindu)  Madurai Kamaraj University on Tuesday has signed memorandum of understanding with US-based institutions to facilitate collaborative research and faculty exchange.
According to a statement issued by the university here on Thursday, the first MoU was …

Indian Oil to Arrange Biomass-to-Ethanol Plant in Panipat
January 5, 2018 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

(Kaplan Herald)  The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) would initiate production of second generation ethanol by utilizing surplus crop residues and other biomass as feedstock at Baoli village in Panipat district. The capacity of the proposed …

CM Yogi Adityanath to Launch New Projects in Azamgarh
January 5, 2018 – 4:36 pm | No Comment

(Times of India)  Chief minister Aditya Nath Yogi will launch projects worth several crores of rupees at the Kisan Sahkari Chini Mill (sugar factory) of Sathiaon in Azamgarh on Thursday.

According to the official protocol received at …

U.S. Exporting Filthy Fuel to India–VIDEO
January 3, 2018 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press) WATCH VIDEO  Here

Eco-Friendly Method Can Turn Raw Biomass into High Value Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals
January 3, 2018 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

(IANS/Indian Express)  An international team of researchers, including from India and Bangladesh, has developed a cost-effective method of converting non-edible agricultural biomass, such as jute, or the waste by-product from food crops, into commercially valuable …

Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2018
January 3, 2018 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2018? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our predictions for the year ahead.
As …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2018
January 2, 2018 – 3:24 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 65 countries.
The bulk of mandates continue …

IndianOil to Start Production of Biomass-Based Ethanol
December 29, 2017 – 11:47 am | No Comment

(Economic Times)  Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) would initiate production of second generation ethanol by utilising crop residues and other biomass as feedstock at village Baoli in Panipat district of Haryana.
The capacity of proposed plant would be …

Inside Insight
December 27, 2017 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) To kick off the new year, we rounded up a few experts to discuss five main industry topics: exports, policy, production, finance and technology. Find out what they said.  —  As …

At Last, the Age of the Electric Car Really Arrives
December 27, 2017 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Jack Stewart (Wired)  For all the hype, electric cars still make up a tiny percentage of global vehicle sales. Like, less than one percent tiny. But there’s a growing movement around the world to put a …

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology Ink MoA for Research on Bio-Fuel
December 26, 2017 – 7:58 pm | No Comment

(New Indian Express)  After initiating the move to set up a second generation ethanol plant in Bargarh district with an investment of `750 crore, the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has partnered with Odisha University …

Top 10 Asia Bioeconomy Trends
December 26, 2017 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

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. The reasons are three and …

Top 17 for 2017
December 26, 2017 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

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 like the Hobo vanishing in …

Sugar Mills May Offer More Ethanol for Blending
December 15, 2017 – 11:18 am | No Comment

(The Hindu Business Line) Should the oil marketing companies (OMCs) go for a second round of tender, sugar mills may be able to offer some more quantity of ethanol for fuel blending, said a sugar industry …

GE Aviation Testing 100% Gevo ATJ Fuel
December 14, 2017 – 7:23 pm | No Comment

(GEVO)  Testing Being Performed as Part of FAA’s CLEEN Program to Promote the Use of Bio-Based Jet Fuels  —  Gevo, Inc.(NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today (December 11, 2017) that GE Aviation had commenced jet engine combustor component testing …

Government Planning to Blend Methanol in Petrol to Reduce Prices and Pollution: Nitin Gadkari
December 11, 2017 – 4:03 pm | No Comment

(News 18) … Union Roads Minister Nitin Gadkari has said the government will be soon announcing a policy which calls for 15 percent blending of methanol in petrol to make it cheaper and also reduce …

Indian Researchers Produce Chemicals from Glycerin
December 8, 2017 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In India, researchers from Chemical Engineering and Process Development Division together with colleagues from the National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms Center, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune have developed a method to produce …

BJP Blames Labour Minister Sushant Singh for Delay in Ethanol Plant
December 5, 2017 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(New Indian Express)  A day after Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan sought the assistance of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for setting up an ethanol plant in Bargarh district, the State BJP on Sunday targeted Labour Minister …

Major Countries Agree To Develop Sustainable Biofuels Targets And Scale Up Low Carbon Bioeconomy
November 30, 2017 – 4:41 pm | No Comment

Countries representing half of the global population and 37% of the global economy today (November 16, 2017) agreed to scale up the low carbon bioeconomy and develop collective targets prescribing the contribution of sustainable bioenergy to …

U.S. Ethanol Makers Call on Mexico, India to Reduce Biofuel Glut
November 29, 2017 – 7:42 pm | No Comment

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  U.S. ethanol producers, looking to relieve a growing domestic glut, are hunting for new international fuel markets to replace China and Brazil after trade disputes slashed exports to those top buyers.

Without new …

From Conventional to Advantaged: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis
November 29, 2017 – 11:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aemetis owns and operates 110 million gallons per year of ethanol and biodiesel facilities in the US and India, and is upgrading the plants using patented technology to produce lower carbon, …

‘Address Ethanol Availability Issues’
November 28, 2017 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Andhra Pradesh (The Hindu)  Chairman of the Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas Pralhad Joshi on Thursday wanted the State and Union governments to address the issues related to availability of ethanol for selling ethanol-blended …

Fuel Issues Leave KTC’s Rs 2 Crore ‘Green’ Buses Languishing
November 28, 2017 – 11:32 am | No Comment

by Nida Sayed  (Times of India)  Less than four months after being launched by the Goa government, two of the three eco-friendly ‘Scania’ buses lie defunct. On August 15, the three were launched by chief minister Manohar Parrikar …

Lead, Squabble or Waffle Away: Shuffling the Deck on Global Bioenergy
November 28, 2017 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Gerard Ostheimer and Douglas L. Faulkner (Biofuels Digest)  … In the U.S., fighting between Big Ag and Big Oil over first-generation biofuels is slowing the deployment of advanced biofuels projects. This further undercuts the industry in …

Make Ethanol from Surplus Food Grains: Draft Policy
November 27, 2017 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

(The Economic Times)  The government plans to allow foodgrains during surplus production years to be used for production of ethanol that can be blended with petrol, in a bid to widen the availability of raw materials …

NRL Pact with Biren on Bamboo
November 27, 2017 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

(The Telegraph)  Numaligarh Refinery Ltd on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with Manipur to source bamboo for its upcoming bio-refinery.
The MoU was signed between Bruno Ekka, the senior chief general manager (marketing and business development), …

Assured Offtake by OMCs to Boost Ethanol Supply
November 27, 2017 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

(Financial Express)  Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday emphasised the need for offtake guarantee by oil marketing companies (OMCs) to increase ethanol supply for blending with fuel.  Speaking at a consultative workshop of stakeholders to chalk out …

PetroMin Pushes OMCs to Buy Paddy Stubble
November 27, 2017 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Shine Jacob Sanjeeb Mukherjee & Shreya Jai (Business Standard)  A NITI Aayog suggests an estimated ~11,500 crore would be needed to permanently address the problem of stubble burning  —  After announcing early rollout of Bharat Stage …

UN Conference Closes with Renewed Urgency for Greater Ambition to Tackle Climate Change
November 20, 2017 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

(UN News Centre)  …  The 19 Member countries of the ‘Biofuture Platform,’ including Brazil, China, Egypt, France, India, Morocco, Mozambique, also announced on Thursday formal agreement on the development of targets for biofuels and to …

Better Soil Could Trap as Much Planet-Warming Carbon as Transport Produces: Study
November 20, 2017 – 11:09 am | No Comment

by Thin Lei Win (Reuters)  Improving soil health in farmlands could capture extra carbon equivalent to the planet-warming emissions generated by the transport sector, one of the world’s most polluting industries, experts said Tuesday.
Soil naturally absorbs …

Is This the Crop That Saves Florida Agriculture?
November 16, 2017 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Tom Schenk (Terviva/Biofuels Digest)  … Directly and indirectly, Florida’s citrus industry creates almost 45,000 jobs which translate to almost a $9 billion contribution into Florida’s economy. Today’s citrus industry has shrunk by well over half …

From Pollution to Products: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech
November 16, 2017 – 2:22 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no impact on food, water security or high biodiversity land use.
LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts the …

$2.25 Per Gallon Biohydrocarbon Fuels, Unsubsidized? Biozin Licenses IH2 Technology — Heads for Commercial-Scale in Norway
November 16, 2017 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, CRI/Criterion Catalyst Company has awarded an FEL-2 license agreement for the IH2 technology which converts biomass to liquid transportation fuels, to Biozin Holding.
The Front End Loading (FEL-2) package will be completed …

VTT to Develop Enzymes Found in Wildfire-Prone Areas
November 14, 2017 – 1:21 pm | No Comment

( VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Micro-organisms found in the wildfire-prone dry tropical forests of India are an exciting prospect for biochemical production, as they are accustomed to the challenging conditions following a …

30 Hot Cellulosic Technologies, 30 Quick Takes
November 14, 2017 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week, DowDuPont said it was exiting the cellulosic biofuels business and you’d think that the company just burned down the warehouse with the original text of the Renewable Fuels Standard …

USDA ERS Publishes Report on Ethanol, DDGS Export Opportunities
November 8, 2017 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In October, the USDA Economic Research Service published a report on global ethanol mandates that outlines the opportunities for exports of U.S. ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). 
According …

IIT-Roorkee Team Investigates the Use of Crude Glycerol for Production of Low-Cost Biofuel
November 6, 2017 – 10:20 am | No Comment

by Hemali Chhapia (Times of India) Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee have come up with a new, low-cost method for production of biofuels. The collaborative research team led by Dr Richa Katiyar, Centre …

MADURAI MKU Signs Agreement with US Start-Up
November 1, 2017 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(The Hindu)  Madurai Kamaraj University (MKU) on Saturday signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with Algoma Algal Biotechnology (AABT), a limited liability company (LLC) started through the research work at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (UWO) in the …

Affordable, Drop-In Hydrocarbons from Wood: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to CRI/GTI’s IH2 Process
November 1, 2017 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The IH2 process was developed by Gas Technology Institute (GTI) of Des Plaines, Illinois—a research, development, and training organization serving energy markets.  GTI experts invented, tested, and patented IH2 technology and are providing …

Beta Renewables in Cellulosic Ethanol Crisis, as Grupo M&G Parent Files for Restructuring
October 31, 2017 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “Italian newspapers reported over the weekend that cellulosic ethanol developer Mossi & Ghisolfi shuts down this week,” reported a source from Europe. “227 people of whom 121 from the Crescentino ethanol …

Governments, International Agencies Affirm the Need to Massively Increase Bioenergy and Byproducts to Fight Climate Change
October 30, 2017 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(BioFuture Platform)  According to projections of international energy agencies, the use of bioenergy as a share of the world’s energy usage needs to more than double by 2030 if the world is to avoid temperature rises …

Biofuel Production Growth Tapering off
October 30, 2017 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

(The Philippine Daily Inquirer)   Lower energy prices and tempered interest in biofuels have pushed down the growth in the global output of crop-derived fuel, but the Philippines is grouped among countries expected to drive continued …

New Absorbent Natural Gas System Will Store and Transport Biomethane
October 28, 2017 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

(Cenergy Solutions/NGV Journal)  Cenergy Solutions is introducing a complete adsorbent natural gas (ANG) system to capture, store, transport and utilize biomethane, which will help farms, communities and businesses around the world store and use their biogas, …

The South Pole Energy Challenge: The First-Ever Expedition to the Geographic South Pole Powered Only by Renewable Technologies, Including Advanced Biofuels
October 26, 2017 – 1:13 pm | No Comment

(South Pole Energy Challenge/PR Newswire)  his is a father-and-son story about an epic journey – putting human endurance to its ultimate test relying solely on renewable energy  —  On 15 November 2017, Robert Swan, OBE, 61 – the first …

Losses Mount for RTC as Biofuel Supply Cut Abruptly
October 24, 2017 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

by Abhinay Deshpande  (The New Indian Express)  As many as 18 biodiesel buses, operated by Greater Hyderabad zone of State Road Transport Corporation, are currently being run on conventional diesel owing to non-availability of biodiesel. This is …

Aemetis Signs Long Term Lease for Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Site in California
October 19, 2017 – 11:11 am | No Comment

(Aemetis)  55 year Lease Agreement at Former Army Munitions Facility  —  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that its Aemetis Advanced Products Keyes subsidiary signed a 55 year lease at a former US Army munitions facility located in …

A Perspective on the Value of Cooking with Off-Grid Power
October 18, 2017 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Mahesh Bhave (Renewable Energy World)  Why should rural electrification efforts worldwide — in Africa, India, Central and South America — isolate cooking from other core applications such as lighting, fans, phone charging, and TV? Why …

Oil Firms Float Country’s Biggest Ethanol Purchase Tender
October 18, 2017 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Ajay Modi (Business Standard)  Oil marketing companies — IndianOil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum — have floated the country’s biggest ethanol procurement tender to buy 3.13 billion litres.
The value of ethanol desired by companies for blending …

City Buses to Soon Run on Methane
October 17, 2017 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(The Hindu)  Mumbai: The State government will rely on Swedish biogas technology to make urban transport in Mumbai compliant with emission standards. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met officials in Sweden on Thursday and announced that sewage …

Ethanol Making Capacity Will Swell if There Are Incentives: ISMA D-G
October 14, 2017 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Kunal Bose (Business Standard)  Interview with Abinash Verma   —  Sugar prices at mill gate and retail outlets will remain at the levels seen in recent months, benefiting all stakeholders, says Abinash Verma, director-general of the Indian Sugar …

These Countries Want to Ban Gas and Diesel Cars
October 13, 2017 – 8:25 pm | No Comment

by Alanna Petroff (CNN) China, the world’s largest car market, is working on a plan to ban the production and sale of vehicles powered only by fossil fuels. 
It has plenty of company: India, France, Britain and Norway want to ditch gas …

Conventional and Cutting Edge Biofuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis
October 11, 2017 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aemetis owns and operates 110 million gallons per year of ethanol and biodiesel facilities in the US and India, and is upgrading the plants using patented technology to produce lower carbon, …

Biodiesel Plants Grown for Yangon Water Buses
October 10, 2017 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Hsan Htoo Aung (Eleven)  Plants that can produce biodiesel for Yangon water buses are to be grown along the banks of Yangon River with the help of an Australia-based company. 

“Within five years we will be …

Ethanol Fuel Market Size Worth $115.65 Billion by 2025 | CAGR: 6.7%: Grand View Research, Inc.
September 26, 2017 – 3:44 pm | No Comment

(Grand View Research/CISION PR Newswire)  The global ethanol fuel market is expected to reach USD 115.65 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6.7%, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Asia Pacific is estimated to witness …

India’s Biofuels Leader, Going beyond: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries
September 25, 2017 – 11:26 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Praj is an India-based process solutions specialist with continued leadership in ethanol & brewery space over many years — aiming to emerge as a significant water company within 5 years. …

What Is the Future of Bio-diesel in India?
September 18, 2017 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Bharat Jhunjhunwala (The Free Press Journal)  Recently,  Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India’s first refinery plant in Pune that will produce fuel oil from rice and wheat straw, cotton stalk, …

How Two Microbes Joined Forces to Produce Bio-diesel from Carbon Waste
September 15, 2017 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Tv Jayan (The Hindu)  JNU researchers discover bacteria from Rajasthan, Ladakh, use them as catalysts  —  Using microbes growing in two diverse climatic conditions, Indian scientists have found a way to convert carbon-rich waste …

Waste to Diesel Market Worth $942.78 Million By 2025 | CAGR: 10.4%: Grand View Research, Inc.
September 11, 2017 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(PRNewswire/Grand View Research, Inc.) The global waste to diesel market is expected to reach USD 942.78million by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing technologies for the conversion of waste owing to stringent environmental regulations has …

Aemetis Completes Enzymatic Biodiesel Production Unit at India Plant to Supply US and Europe
August 29, 2017 – 2:57 pm | No Comment

(Aemetis)  Company well positioned to fill expected supply gap caused by anti-dumping ruling against Argentina and Indonesian biodiesel in the U.S. market  —  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary in …

Toxic Algal Bloom Used to Cultivate Freshwater Algae with Biofuel Potential
August 25, 2017 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Scientists in India have investigated ways in which toxic algal bloom can be used for cultivating Chlorella pyrenoidosa, a freshwater algae increasingly considered a candidate for biodiesel production.

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology, …

Karnataka Scraps Excise Permits for Ethanol Supplies
August 16, 2017 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

by Banikinkar Pattanayak (Financial Express)  Karnataka has scrapped the requirement of permits from the excise department for the movement of ethanol, becoming the first state to implement the amendments to the Industries Development and Regulation (IDR) …

Goa Government Launches India’s First Bio-Fuel Bus
August 16, 2017 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Nida Sayed (Times of India)  The Goa government launched India’s first biogas-run bus as a pilot project on the occasion of Independence Day today. They intend to have approximately 40 such buses in the …

A First for India: Biodiesel Mission of over 5,000 Kilometres
August 15, 2017 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

(QS WOW News)  A 5,300 kilometre Indian Biodiesel Odyssey started in Bengaluru, Karnataka on 5 July and spanned across 11 Indian states, namely Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, …

India Set to Unveil New Biofuel Policy in Bid to Cut Oil, Gas, Coal Imports: Minister
August 10, 2017 – 6:29 pm | No Comment

by Sanjeev Choudhary (Economic Times)  The government will soon bring out a new policy on biofuel to incentivize the use of the cleaner fuel, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said.

Increased use of biofuel, along with …

Indian Scientists Turn Sugar Industry Waste Into Next-Gen Battery Material
August 10, 2017 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Sugar News)   Indian scientists have demonstrated that waste water from some of the dirtiest industrial processes can be turned into a carbon source for preparation of energy storage materials.
Researchers led by scientists from Bhavnagar-based …

Kuwait Seeks PFA Cooperation for Biodiesel
August 9, 2017 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

(Dawn)  The Kuwait Water Association (KWA) has sought cooperation of the Punjab Food Authority (PFA) for a plan to dispose of waste cooking oil for producing biodiesel.
The PFA continues to run a special drive in …

MPs Pitch for More Focus on Renewable Sources of Energy
August 7, 2017 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(Press Trust of India)  Opposition lawmakers today asked the government to put adequate focus on renewable sources of energy to cut dependency on fossil fuel, saying time has come to take the matter seriously.
During a …

Decarbonizing Transportation to Meet Climate Goals
August 4, 2017 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Leticia Phillips (Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, UNICA/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  As nations around the world begin implementing their Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris Agreement, decarbonizing transportation becomes increasingly important in limiting global warming to less …

Inside the Cellulosic Industry
August 4, 2017 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill and Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Producer Magazine provides an update on 10 cellulosic ethanol projects around the world striving for continuous, large-scale production.  —  Some things have changed in the …

Nitin Gadkari Pushes for Large-Scale Introduction of Biofuel Vehicles
August 3, 2017 – 11:29 am | No Comment

by Jyotika Sood (LiveMint)  Nitin Gadkari directs NITI Aayog to study automobile standards developed by China for various methanol-powered vessels like cars and ships, and prepare a report  —  Union minister for road transport and highways …

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, …

Heard on the Floor at the Bio World Congress: The Top Storylines from Day 2
July 26, 2017 – 9:39 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (T)te dialogue around advanced fuels has become about the actions of doers, rather than the aspirations of inventors.
3 Hot Newstories from the World Congress Floor
1. Praj-Gevo Going commercial with …

Is It the End or Just the Beginning for Jatropha?
July 25, 2017 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In Botswana, jatropha’s adventures are just beginning according to the Ministry of Minerals Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security’s advisor, Freddie Motlhatlhedi. He was referring to a joint research project done by …

Tata Motors Unveils India’s First Biomethane Bus and Engines
July 25, 2017 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

(Tata Motors/NGV Journal)  Tata Motors has unveiled the country’s first biomethane-powered bus at the Bio-energy program, called ‘Urja Utsav’, organized by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Tata Motors has pioneered the introduction of …

Gevo and Praj Link up to Push ahead with Isobutanol Technology
July 25, 2017 – 5:20 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  India-based bioethanol company Praj Industries will be working with US-based advanced biofuels company Gevo to use Gevo’s proprietary isobutanol technology to process sugarcane juice and molasses.
This follows on the back of Praj’s development …

India Gets Its First R&D Facility For BS-VI Fuels
July 25, 2017 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Rajkamal Narayanan (DriveSpark)  India has received its first R&D facility for high-end BS-VI (BS6) fuels, operated by the Indian Oil Corp (IOC). The facility is located in Delhi and was inaugurated by Dharmendra Pradhan, …

Indigenous Tech for Biofuels May Emerge Soon, Says Dharmendra Pradhan
July 20, 2017 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(Economic Times)  The government is hopeful that a new model regarding the use of biofuels and developed through indigenous technology would emerge in the coming days, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.
During the Question Hour …

Tata Motors Designs, Showcases Bio-Methane Bus Engines
July 20, 2017 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  Tata Motors says it has designed and developed bio-methane engines (5.7 SGI & 3.8 SGI) for light commercial vehicle, intermediate commercial vehicle and multi-axle commercial vehicle buses.
As reported, the commercial vehicle …

Becoming a Carbon Superhero: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech
July 12, 2017 – 8:56 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no impact on food, water security or high biodiversity land use.
LanzaTech’s gas fermentation platform disrupts …

Indian Oil’s Landmark Project for Fuels+, from Refinery Waste CO2: The Partner? It’s LanzaTech
July 12, 2017 – 8:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Turkey, at the World Petroleum Congress, India’s flagship national oil company Indian Oil Corporation and carbon recycler LanzaTech unveiled a Statement of Intent to construct the world’s first refinery …

Making Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil
June 29, 2017 – 8:28 pm | No Comment

by S. Bhuvaneshwari (The Hindu)  The Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy and Development (MGIRED) in Bengaluru has started manufacturing biodiesel from used cooking oil sourced from a five-star hotel.
In May, MGIRED sent a proposal …

Service Providers Partner to Build Ethanol Plants in India
June 28, 2017 – 11:08 am | No Comment

by Lisa Gibson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering in Mumbai is partnering with the Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai to build second-generation ethanol plants across India. ICT will provide its multi-feedstock technology and LTHE will …

Assam’ Oil Refinery Soon to Process Biofuel from Bamboo
June 12, 2017 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

(The Northeast Today) A biofuel refinery, the first of its kind in India, set up at the Numaligarh Refinery (NRL) in Assam, will soon process biofuel from bamboo, abundantly found in Arunachal Pradesh, Petroleum and Natural …

New Process Offers Hope for Grounded KSRTC Biodiesel Buses
June 9, 2017 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(Deccan Herald)  MGRIED shows the way to source raw material from hotels  —  All Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses running on biodiesel are now grounded. Reason: Fuel procurement problems.
But what if a fuel …

Exports Needed to Boost Ethanol
June 5, 2017 – 12:36 pm | No Comment

by Bill Tiedje  (Missouri Farmer Today)  With U.S. ethanol plants churning out record-high production, new export markets will be key for demand to keep pace with supply, industry experts say.
George Hayes, global ethanol trade coordinator …

Ethanol Exports Dip in April, as India and Philippines Disappear from Market
June 5, 2017 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  … Noticeably absent from the April roster were India and the Philippines. Together, the two counties imported more than 50 mg of U.S. ethanol in March, and India had been the third-leading market …

IIT-Kharagpur Develops Technology to Make Pollution-Free Biofuel
June 1, 2017 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

(Business Insider) … The ‘soil-to-soil’ manufacturing technology developed at the P.K. Sinha Centre for Bioenergy at IIT – Kharagpur is in the process of being patented.
Researchers say bioethanol can be produced from various naturally available …

Researchers Develop High-Oleic Safflower Strain
May 31, 2017 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Mary Hernandez (Olive Oil Times)  Researchers from Hyderabad’s Indian Council of Agriculture Research and Institute of Oilseeds Research have cultivated three non-genetically modified varieties of safflowers with an oleic content comparable to olive oil. …

Larsen Arm LTHE Inks Pact with ICT to Build Ethanol Plants
May 26, 2017 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(Business Standard/Press Trust of India)  L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering has signed an agreement with Institute of Chemical Technology to build ethanol plants based on indigenous technology.
“Today, India is producing about 3 per cent bioethanol blending with …

Aemetis Enters into Multi-Year Biodiesel Supply Agreement with BP
May 26, 2017 – 11:45 am | No Comment

(Aemetis, Inc.)  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary in India has signed a three-year biofuels supply agreement with BP Singapore Pte Limited (BPS), the regional trading arm of BP Plc, …

10 Industrial Biotechnology Wave Trends to Watch
May 26, 2017 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are news items, then there are trends, and finally there are wave trends — trends of critical importance and that carry the likelihood of having long-lasting impact. Like the fast ripples …

Calls for Indian Government to Lower Taxes on Biodiesel and Hybrid Cars
May 25, 2017 – 8:30 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Indian union minister Nitin Gadkari will urge the country’s finance minister to reduce the goods and services tax (GST) rates on cars that run on biodiesel, as well as hybrid vehicles, according to …

My Eco Energy to Set up a Network of Franchise Fuel Bunks for Biofuel Indizel
May 19, 2017 – 1:54 pm | No Comment

by V Rishi Kumar (The Hindu Business Line)  My Eco Energy plans to set up a network of franchisee operated fuel dispensing stations for its non-petroleum based fuel Indizel, which the company states can be …

HPCL to Set up Rs 600-Crore Bio-Ethanol Unit in Bathinda
May 19, 2017 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Aruna Sharma (khabar India/Tribune)  Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL) has roped in Engineers India Ltd (EIL), Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) for setting up India’s first …

Aemetis Wins $6 million Biodiesel Supply Contract with India Government Oil Companies
May 12, 2017 – 2:46 pm | No Comment

(Aemetis)  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today (May 10, 2017) that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary has won its first contract to supply biodiesel to the India government-owned Oil Marketing Companies (“OMC”) in a public tender …

Cooperative Sugar Mill Shahabad in Haryana Moving Forward with $12.7 Million Ethanol Plant
May 11, 2017 – 10:38 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In India, following the implementation of a 24MW cogeneration plant, the Cooperative Sugar Mill Shahabad in Haryana is looking to invest $12.7 million in a new 60,000 liter per day …

Praj Celebrates Inauguration of Second-Generation Ethanol Plant
May 9, 2017 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On May 7, Praj Industries Ltd. unveiled a demonstration-scale biorefinery capable of producing 1 MMly of cellulosic ethanol. The facility, located near Pune, India, is expected demonstrate the production …

In Jobs Push, PM Prioritises Solar Gear Manufacture, Drives Ethanol Blending
May 9, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

(The Hindu Business Line)  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasised that manufacturing of solar equipment should be given priority to drive employment generation.  In an official statement after a meeting to review the progress of …

Praj Commences 2G Smart Bio-Refinery
May 5, 2017 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(Business Standard/Press Trust of India)  Praj Industries, the global process solutions company, today said it has commenced its first integrated second generation technology (2G) smart bio-refinery to produce ethanol from agri-waste in Gujarat.
The 2G demo …

Haryana Government Agrees to Indian Oil’s 2G Ethanol Investment Plan
May 2, 2017 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In India, the Haryana state government has approved Indian Oil’s investment proposal for a $93.3 million 100,000 liter per day second-generation ethanol plant using crop waste including 50 acres of …

With Air Traffic on the Upswing, Global – and Indian – Interest Picks up in Aviation Biofuels
April 25, 2017 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Sapna Gopal (The Wire)  Bio-jet fuel is generally two- to seven-times more expensive than conventional fossil-derived jet fuels but can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 60-70%.  —  People in this industry are looking for ways …

Ethanol’s Opportunity in the Chemical Market
April 24, 2017 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A Nebraska-focused tech startup and a Latin American chemical supplier highlight two options for using ethanol as the building block for intermediate chemicals.  —  The future of ethanol for …

She Found a Way to Make Plastic Waste Useful
April 19, 2017 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Chandana Banerjee (Christian Science Monitor)  In 60 cities in India, 16,876 tons of plastic waste are generated each day, according to data from the country’s Central Pollution Control Board. Multiply that by 365, and …

ICGEB Scientists Identify Key Enzyme for Biofuel Production in Fungal Gene
April 13, 2017 – 11:07 am | No Comment

(Biospectrum)  The new fungal source Penicillium funiculosum could be a strong alternative in the industrial enzyme repertoire for biofuel production  —  Scientists at New Delhi-based International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) have peered …

Shell Opens Technology Hub in Bangalore Where IH2 Technology Is under Development
April 12, 2017 – 11:12 am | No Comment

(Shell) Shell today(March 31, 2017)  opened a new major technology hub in Bangalore – a 52 acre, custom built technology centre – that can house up to 1,500 experts, who would collaboratively work on worldwide innovative …