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Special Issue: Using an Ecosystem Services Perspective to Assess Biofuel Sustainability

(SEI.org)  This special issue of the journal Biomass and Bioenergy attempts to fill research gaps on the sustainability implications of liquid biofuel production, applying an ecosystem services perspective  —  …  The 14 papers

September 5, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

India to Soon Announce Bio Jet Fuel Policy, Says Nitin Gadkari

by Bhanvi Arora (Bloomberg Quint)  India will soon announce a policy—including deciding on a Goods and Services Tax rate—on the use of bio-fuel in aviation to reduce oil imports, said Union Minister

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Jatropha Biodiesel Project Back on Track

by Debra Matabvu (Sunday Mail)  Conceived 12 years ago when the country was in the throes of biting fuel shortages, the jatropha biodiesel project – which was premised on cutting the country’s

August 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Japanese Startup Cultivates E-Money Platform for Asian farmers

by Akane Okutsu (Nikkei Asian Review)  Japanese startup Nippon Biodiesel Fuel is set to launch its AgriNet website that connects farmers with other sectors — such as agrimarkets, equipment dealers and banks

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Diversification: FG to Boost Jatropha Production

by O.C. Cluss (Daily Trust)  The Federal Government is to focus more on the development of jatropha production as part of efforts to diversify the nation’s economy, the Director-General, Raw Materials

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Diesel Tree: Fuel for the Alternative Energy Sector

by Glenneis Kriel (Farmer’s Weekly)  Christo Smit, a former researcher at the Agricultural Research Council, is working on developing a sustainable biofuel industry from the diesel tree.  —  The South African government

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Grasping at Straws: Pathetic State of Biofuels in India

by Ramya Natarajan (Economic Times/Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy)  For the past several winters, Delhi has drawn global attention for its life-threatening smog levels. This is attributed, in

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Commonwealth Countries Get Knocked Down, But Get Up Again

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

April 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Boeing Promotes Aviation Biofuel in Africa

by Kaleyesus Bekele (AIN Online)  The Boeing Company has teamed with the South African government, South African Airways (SAA), the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the World Wide Fund for

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

UIA Enters $70 Billion Development Deal with Malaysian Firm

by Bridget Asiimwe (The Observer)  Uganda Investment Authority has entered a multi-billion deal with a Malaysian firm with an aim of transforming the country into a green economy by 2040 through

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuel Market Foraying Into Emerging Economies 2017-2027

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

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Nigeria: Malaysian Bionas to Build $2.5bn Bio-Fuel Factory in Kaduna State

by Gwladys Johnson (Ecofin Agency)  Malaysian firm Bionas plans to build plant where it will produce bio-fuel from Jatropha plant, in Zaria, Kaduna State. “Jatropha plant could produce aviation fuel and sell

September 27, 2017 Read Full Article

What Is the Future of Bio-diesel in India?

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

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Donald Trump Ignores Biodiesel and the Loyal Voters behind It

by Lindsey Rae Gjording (DW) The Midwest vote helped elect Trump, but his campaign promises to defend ethanol have fallen short. Farmers struggle to get by with declining crop sales and outpricing

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Edmonton Biofuel Businessman Fined for Breaching Securities Laws

by Jonny Wakefield (Edmonton Journal)  An Edmonton businessman has settled with the province’s securities regulator after admitting to misleading investors.  On Thursday, the Alberta Securities Commission announced it concluded a

August 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Is It the End or Just the Beginning for Jatropha?

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

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

African Oil Trader Taleveras Takes First Step into Biofuels

by Anna Hirtenstein  (Bloomberg)  Taleveras signs joint venture with Global Green Development; First phase of biofuels project seen costing $400-$600 million  —  Taleveras Group, the African oil trading company, is making

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

RSB Report Outlines 2016 Achievements

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Biomass Magazine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials recently released a report reviewing its 2016 activities and highlighting its increased impact and presence in the global

June 8, 2017 Read Full Article

With Air Traffic on the Upswing, Global – and Indian – Interest Picks up in Aviation Biofuels

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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Production of Biofuels in Mozambique Is No Longer Viable Following Drop in Oil Prices

(Macau Hub)  The production of biofuel from Jatropha mollissima “is something to forget,” said Almirante Dima, the deputy national director of Hydrocarbons and Energy at the Ministry of Mineral Resources

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Survival at a Crossroads

by Larry R. Knight* (Reciclaje Pura Vida for Advanced Biofuels USA) There are those who would argue that global warming is not occurring.  While the evidence suggests otherwise, it would be

April 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Seven Cool Biofuel Crops That We Use for Fuel Production

by Christopher McFadden (Interesting Engineering)  Biofuels and biofuel crops have been vaunted by politicians, journalists and scientists for years. A method of producing fuel from plants or other sources could

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia Attract International Interest in Developing Homegrown Jet Biofuels

(GreenAir Online)  A year after issuing a joint Request for Information (RFI) from parties interested in supporting the development and production of sustainable aviation fuel in the region, Air New

April 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Couple Biodiesel Oil Crops Technology Provides More Oil per Acre, Advanced Biofuel Center Announces

(Advanced Biofuel Center/AltEnergyMag.com)  … The Advanced Biofuel Center (ABC) recently announced progress on its work with its mission “more Biodiesel oil per hectare” by developing two or more dedicated Biodiesel Crops

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article

The Potential of Biofuels in China

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

March 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Two Percent Bio-Diesel Blending before Year-End

(The ManicaPost)  Government is targeting two percent blending of bio-diesel extracted from the jatropha plant with imported diesel by year end through its parastatal, the National Oil Infrastructure Company (NOIC)

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Cabinet Approves Closure/Winding up of CREDA HPCL Biofuel Ltd (CHBL) and IndianOil – CREDA Biofuels Ltd. (ICBL)

(Business Standard)  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved closure/winding up of CREDA HPCL Biofuel (CHBL) and IndianOil – Chhattisgarh Renewable

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

A Global Synthesis of Jatropha Cultivation: Insights into Land Use Change and Management Practices

David C. Walmsley Rob Bailis, and Alexandra-Maria Klein (Environmental Science & Technology) Despite setbacks, interest in Jatropha cultivation remains high. This study addressed the question to what extent Jatropha cultivation

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Egypt Produces Jet Biofuel from Jatropha

(SciDev.Net) Research team produces aviation fuel from jatropha plants grown in desert with sewage water; Aim is to cut aviation emissions, but high cost remains a challenge for use by the end

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Investor to Build N5.2bn Biofuels Refinery in Kogi State

by Festus Okoromadu (Leadership)  The managing director of Biodiesel Nigeria Limited, Engr. Hussaini Solomon, has said his company has concluded arrangement to establish a mini-biodiesel refinery in Lokoja, Kogi state worth

February 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Rwanda Abandons $35m Biodiesel Pilot Project

by Johnson Kanamugire (The East African)  More than $35 million was initially invested in setting up the pilot plant for biofuel mass production plant, a diesel station and a bus, but

February 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Plant Opening up in Eastern Cuba

(Radio Havana Cuba)  Industrial scale biodiesel production will begin this year in the Cuban province of Granma, where a bio-fertilizer, bio-stimulant and bio-pesticide factory will also be built. Engineer Ídel

February 8, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

UAS Researcher Gets Biodiesel Project Financing

(Millenni um Campus (Google Translation))  …In the Rectors’ Hall of the Central Building, the university leader recognized Ignacio Contreras Andrade, a researcher at the Faculty of Biological Chemistry Sciences, for

January 4, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Ashraf Visits PSO’s Biodiesel Project

(The News) Pakistan State Oil (PSO) has taken an initiative towards alternative fuels by launching a pilot project for production of bio-diesel. For this purpose, the PSO has developed Jatropha

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Closing Arguments Begin in Yearslong Biofuel Fraud Case

by Ouch Sony (Cambodian Daily)  Prosecutor asks for conviction for military general alongside U.K. businessman  —  … Mr. (Gregg) Fryett and his Cambodian-American associates Um Sam Ang and Soeun Denny, and

December 15, 2016 Read Full Article

BioJet Fuel, Water and Food – Turf Feeding Systems Is Changing the Yucatan with a New Project

(Turf Feeding Systems/PR Web)  Turf Feeding Systems, a Houston company, is starting a new project and is contracted to design, build and manage the agriculture for a special BioJet fuel

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Nigeria Needs 2.4m Litres of Biodiesel Daily

(Punch)  Nigeria needs 2.4 million litres of biodiesel daily to successfully implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the Jatropha Growers, Processors and Exporters Association of Nigeria has said. The National

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Jatropha Oil: Ghana’s Next Potential Source of Biofuel

by Theophilus Kumah* (Advanced Biofuels USA) With the issue of biofuels and renewable energy making waves all over the globe, it is therefore not surprising when Africa (particularly Ghana) is

November 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Food Security Benefits Found in African Biofuels Production

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biofuels operations under the right conditions can lead to improved household food security in developing countries, concludes a new study. Irish university research is

November 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Nigeria Releases Guidelines for N78b Green Bonds Projects

by Chinedum Uwaegbulam (The Guardian)  … Plans to fund projects that have environmental benefits have begun with the Federal Government’s release of guidelines for the Green Bonds that target N78 billion in

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

University of Botswana Unveils Experimental Biodiesel Vehicle

(Univeristy of Botswana)  The University of Botswana took its research programme to loftier heights when it launched an experimental vehicle that uses biodiesel fuel on November 14, 2016. The vehicle

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

CEC to Conduct Biodiesel, By-Product Survey

(Zambia Daily Mail)  Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC) intends to conduct a survey for biodiesel and its by-product to enable the firm establish market for potential customers. The firm’s biodiesel

November 8, 2016 Read Full Article

East Africa: Lack of Common Policy Delays Use of Clean Fuel in East Africa

by Kennedy Senelwa  (AllAfrica)  Lack of common standards for blending ethanol with petrol is limiting East Africa’s ability to use biofuels in reducing the carbon emissions from fossil fuels in

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

OMCs Are Buying Biodiesel to Blend with Regular Diesel

by Kalpana Pathak (Live Mint)  Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum plan to buy a total of 20 million litres of biodiesel from local manufacturers  —  Oil marketing companies

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Centre to Invest 15 Thousand Crore to Expand Panipat Refinery

(Times of India)  The Union government will invest Rs 15,000 crore to increase the capacity of Panipat oil refinery in Haryana from existing 15 million tonnes (MT) to 25 MT

October 12, 2016 Read Full Article

NNPC to Commence Commercial Bio-Fuel Project in Nigeria, Says GMD

(Vanguard)  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)will soon commence the first large scale commercial bio-fuel venture as alternative to fossil fuel, Dr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director (GMD), has disclosed.

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Monarca BioFuel Project in Mexico Expands, Adding Another 33,000 Hectares of Jatropha

(PR Web)  Monarca BioJet fuel project in the Yucatan of Mexico is adding another 33,000 hectares of Jatropha to produce seed oil feedstock so they can export directly to the

October 1, 2016 Read Full Article

CSMCRI Scouts for Alternative Uses of Jatropha Crop to Make Bio-Fuel Production Viable

by Sohini Das (Business Standard)  Bhavnagar-based research institute Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI), that has a US patent for manufacturing jatropha-based bio-fuel and has already partnered with automotive

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Security®, a U.S. Organization, Has Certified Zphere Work’s Sustainable Agriculture & Biofuel Project in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico

(PR Web/Zphere Work)  Zphere Work’s “Monarca Project”, a new sustainable Agriculture & Biofuel project in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, has been certified by Green Security®, a forward thinking U.S.

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Love of Fried Food Could Curb India’s Crude Oil Imports

by Saket Sundria, Debjit Chakraborty (Bloomberg)  India says cooking oil can make 2 million tons of biodiesel; Government is trying to curb crude imports as economy grows  —  The nation of 1.3

August 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Production from Crude Jatropha Oil Using a Highly Active Heterogeneous Nanocatalyst by Optimizing Transesterification Reaction Parameters

by Reddy, M. Amaranadha and Ahmed, Abu Saleh and Islam, Md. Saiful and Hamdan, Sinin andMaleque, Md Abdul (Universiti Putra Malaysia)  Various heterogeneous catalysts are often used to produce biodiesel from

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Algae Biofuel Technology Transferred to Zimbabwe

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Zimbabwe, technical capacity for biodiesel production from algae has been successfully transferred to Harare Polytecnic and the fuel has passed B100 quality standards. The

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

High Diesel Price: FG Considers Biofuel Alternative for Farmers

by Gabriel Ewepu (Vanguard)  Following the high cost of diesel, Federal Government is considering bio-diesel as an alternative source of fuel for farmers to enhance food production and supply. The

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Zim Sitting on 130 Tonnes of Jatropha Seed‘

by Xolisani Ncube (NewsDay)  Zimbabwe has stockpiled over 130 tonnes of jatropha seeds for biodiesel production, but cannot commercialise the product due to lack of funding to blend the fuel

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Why Airbus Wants Slime from Green Algae to Fuel Its Planes

by Ben Rosen (Christian Science Monitor)  Algae grows faster and produces higher energy yields than other plants, but is much more expensive to turn into fuel than traditional petroleum byproducts.

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Govt Moves to Revive Plan to Make Biodiesel

(Katmandu Post) The government has formed a committee to study the possibility of making biodiesel from jatropha seeds.  Jatropha oil, which is extracted from the seeds of the plant known locally

June 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Jet Fuel, Competitive Cost, at Scale: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In March, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

What Price Feedstock?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …  In all, respondents foresaw an $11.352 billion feedstock bioeconomy, at $57 per ton for advanced feedstocks — based on reaching that 200 million ton

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Could Renewable Diesel’s Boom Be Cut Short by Feedstock Access and Availability?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Renewable diesel demand is booming, booming, booming. We’ve tipped it repeatedly in The Digest, not

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

RSB Certification of Jatropha Oil from Manabi/Ecuador as Sustainable Fuel for Combustion Engines on Galapagos Islands

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) In the small country of Ecuador, all environmental risks of the production and consumption of fossil

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Fly the Eco-Friendly Skies: United to Launch 50% Jet Biofuels on LAX-SFO Route

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, United Airlines will be using jet biofuels produced by AltAir using Honeywell UOP

March 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Whatever Happened to Jatropha, and All Those Other Wonder Feedstocks?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … If jatropha faltered, never mind, went the argument, we’ll always have switchgrass. Or giant miscanthus,

March 7, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Benefits and Ordeals of a Biofuel Project in Nigeria

by Oladunjoye A. Waleola (Avandith Renewable Energy Limited Nigeria; special to Advanced Biofuels USA)  Avandith Renewable Energy Limited Nigeria is

February 29, 2016 Read Full Article

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

(Boeing/PR Newswire)  Initiative supports Mexico’s aviation sector, environmental and socio-economic goals  —  Boeing [NYSE: BA], Aeromexico and Mexico’s Airports and

February 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Book Review: Biofuels, Food Security and Developing Economies

(merinews)  …  Giving the intensity of debate of food versus fuel debate, Naziz (Mintz-Habib)’s fascinating study explores how and in

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Moment of Truth for Pioneering Biofuel Project

by Mbongeni Mguni  (Mmegi Online)  A one-hectare plot containing 1,526 Jatropha trees bears the country’s hopes for greater energy diversity and

February 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Flex Fuel Policy of Government to Curb Pollution Worry Automakers

by Sriram Lakshman (The Hindu Business Line)  The move will decrease pollution and encourage a diversion in the sugar industry’s output

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

FOS Orders IFA to Pay Redress over Sipp Biofuel Investment

by Charles Walmsley (CityWire)  The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has ordered a Rugby-based advice firm to compensate a client who invested

January 13, 2016 Read Full Article

UTM and Cambridge University to Research Jatropha Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  A team of experts from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the University of Cambridge in the UK are

December 14, 2015 Read Full Article

With Its First Biodiesel-Fuelled Train, Bengaluru Division to Join Green Wagon

by S Lalitha (The New Indian Express)  An eco-friendly initiative will be launched at City Railway Station on Monday when

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

RIL Tanks up on Biofuels to Cut Emissions

Kalpana Pathak (Business Standard)  In this last of a 5-part series, we look at Reliance Industries and the steps it

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Restauranteur Says Biodiesel Answer to Fuel Shortage

by Shreejana Shrestha (My Republica)  …  When most of the vehicles are in queue at fuel stations, BA 1 Cha 6355

November 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Merging Refinery Tech with Biofuels: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Honeywell’s UOP

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Honeywell’s UOP has developed a renewable jet fuel processing technology, a renewable diesel process, as

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Hassan’s Bio-Fuel Model May Be a Game-Changer

by Dipankar Chakraborty (Bangalore Mirror)  This may reduce country’s dependence on imported fossil fuel to meet energy needs, say experts With

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA: Jatropha-Based Biofuels Could Qualify as Biomass-Based Diesel or Advanced Biodiesel under RFS

(Green Car Congress)  Based on its analysis of the production and transport components of the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of

October 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Suspected Biodiesel Fraud Scheme on 3 Continents Puts Man before Portland Jury

by Bryan Denson (The Oregonian/Oregon Live)  Jack Holden is either a big-dreaming businessman whose failure to cash in on the

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

CBDA to Source Jatropha Seeds for Bio-Diesel Plant

(The Pioneer)  The Chhattisgarh Biofuel Development Authority (CBDA) will be sourcing huge amount of Jathropha curcas seed (Ratanjot) for its

September 28, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

India Targets 20% Blending of Diesel to Biodiesel by 2017

by Zandile Mavuso (Engineering News)  The Indian government is planning to boost the use of biofuels in transport fuels after

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Zambian Entrepreneur on Running a Biodiesel and Soap Production Business

by Kate Douglas (How We Made It In Africa)  Soon after Mutoba Ngoma finished studying aeronautical engineering in the UK,

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Gulf Bay Consulting Applauds Indian Government Decisions Regarding Biodiesel

(Gulf Bay Consulting/PR.com)  With the rapid growth of global biodiesel consumption, emerging market countries like India are paving the way

August 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Have Miles to Go for Biofuels

by V. Nilesh (Deccan Chronicle)  The government’s national policy on biofuels which aims to blend 20 per cent biofuels by 2017

August 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Co-Processing of HEFA feedstocks with Petroleum Hydrocarbons for Jet Production

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI))  On June 19th, Alisdair Clark of BP and Joseph Sorena of Chevron presented “Co-processing

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

India Closer to Nod for 100% Biofuel

by Dipak K Dash  (Times of India)  Setting the stage for manufacturing of vehicle engines that can ply on 100%

August 3, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Oladunjoye A. Waleola, Managing Director, Avandith Renewable Energy Limited

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We are a biofuels technology company, who specialises in Jatropha curcas and the extraction of

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Zimbabwe: Biofuels – Zim Losing Billions

by Stephen Tsoroti (Financial Gazette/All Africa)  Hamstrung by debilitating liquidity challenges, Zimbabwe is missing the chance to improve its revenue position

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Joule Wins Key Patent for Direct Conversion of CO2 to Hydrocarbon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts, Joule, the pioneer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, announced the issuance of

June 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Sustainable, Available, Reliable Affordable Bioeconomy Feedstocks: The Hottest Slides from ABFC 2015

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the advanced bioeconomy, the question for some time has been “how do you fund

June 11, 2015 Read Full Article

TSCA Nomenclature May Be Barrier for Advanced Biofuels

(The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group/The Oil Price Information Network)  (The Oil Price Information Network (OPIS) spoke with BRAG’s

April 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Transesterification of Jatropha and Karanja Oils by Using Waste Egg Shell Derived Calcium Based Mixed Metal Oxides

by Girdhar Joshi, Devendra S. Rawat, Bhawna Y. Lamba, Kamal K. Bisht, Pankaj Kumar, Nayan Kumar, Sanjay Kumar (Energy Conversion

April 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethiopia: Ministry to Step Up Bio-Fuel Development Efforts

by Daniel Beyene  (AllAfrica/Ethiopian Herald)  The Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy announced that the ongoing efforts in tapping the

April 7, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with…Michael Sweet, Managing Director, Brilliant Adventures Australia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Jatropha agriculture in Fujian Province. Brilliant Australia came first in 2004 in Madagascar where plantations were

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels

by Keith Campbell  (Engineering News)  On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification,

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

The 41 Weirdest Things Ever Used to Make Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Bunnies, liposuction fat, Prince Charles’ leftover wine, day-old whale, the human poo bus, fire ants

December 31, 2014 Read Full Article

A New Three-Legged Platform for the Advanced Bioeconomy? The Castor, Jatropha, Pongamia Strategy.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Castor, jatropha, pongamia — the three steps that Bosques Energeticos is taking in piloting its

December 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Three Convicted in £23m Biofuel Fraud

by Peter Walker (FT Advisor)  Three directors were convicted on Friday (5 December) as part of the Serious Fraud Office’s

December 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Study Underway to Select Local Crops for Biofuel Production

(Jamaica Observer)  A study is underway to select local crops for biofuel production, in an effort to expand Jamaica’s sources

November 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Animal Fat in Airplanes: Could Biofuels Help Airlines’ Bottom Lines?

by Benét J. Wilson (BusinessJournalism.org)  Right now, oil prices are down, but nobody expects them to stay there. That is

November 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Government to Promote Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Engines

(Business Standard)  Speaking during the Conference on Biofuel 2014 here today, the Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Nitin

November 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Indian Government Stings Company Cheating Investors with Jatropha

(BiofuelsDigest) In India, the government regulator Sebi has found Sunshine Global Agro Limited (formerly known as Sunshine Forestry Private Ltd) cheated 40,000

October 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Airlines Fly the Skies on a Sugar High

by Amy Yee (The New York Times)  The red-and-white Boeing 737 looked like any other plane on the tarmac at

October 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Lufthansa Operates Commercial flight using new sugar-based biofuel and signs jatropha agreement

(GreenAir Online)  Following its recent approval by international fuel standards body ASTM, the sugar-based biofuel developed by the Total oil

September 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Energy Policy to Be in Place by 2015

by Pauline Dikuelo  (MmegiOnline)   The Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Kitso Mokaila has revealed that government is currently drafting

August 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Japanese Initiative Launched to Develop Next-Generation Sustainable Aviation Biofuel Sector by 2020

(GreenAir Online) Japan has become the latest country to launch a government-backed initiative to investigate the potential of developing a domestic

August 11, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Regulations Needed to Identify Potentially Invasive Biofuel Crops

(University of Illinois  College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences/EurekAlert!)  If the hottest new plant grown as a biofuel crop

August 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Florida Biodiesel, Inc. Has Delivered a Biodiesel Plant to Avandith Energy in Nigeria

(Florida Biodiesel, Inc./PR.com)  Florida Biodiesel, Inc. has completed a B-60 Biodiesel plant sale to Avandith Energy in Lagos, Nigeria. The

August 7, 2014 Read Full Article

All-in-One Energy System Offers Greener Power for Off-Grid Homes, Farms

(Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)  An innovative ‘trigeneration’ system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential

August 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethiopia Continues Jatropha Biodiesel Production

by Zerihun Getachew (All Africa)  Ethiopia is producing biodiesel from jatropha plant with 56 million birr said Water, Irrigation and

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Advanced Drop-In Biofuels for Commercial Aviation, Marine Shipping, and Military Applications: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

(Navigant Research)  Viewed as a game changer in the race to commercialize advanced biofuels, aviation and marine biofuels represent a

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Legendary Investments Rises As Bosques Progresses Jatropha Cultivation

by Steve McGrath  (LSE/Alliance News)   Legendary Investments PLC saw its shares rise early Monday after it said that Bosques Energeticos

July 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Don't Count It Out: Biofuels Industry Holds Much Promise

by Shankar Rampalli (Mordor Intelligence/Renewable Energy World)   The verdict on biofuels is in, and the catchphrase seems to be over-promised

June 18, 2014 Read Full Article

18 Free Studies on 21 Next-Wave Biofuels Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Thought you knew everything there was to know about some of biofuels’ favorite feedstocks?  Here

June 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Haiti’s First Biofuel Project Steps Up

by (Biofuels International)  Illinois Sustainable Technology Centre (ISTC) along with non-for-profit business, Jatropha Pepinyè, has been working on achieving a

June 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Mozambique Plans to Start Ethanol Production

(Biofuels International) xperts in Mozambique are meeting to discuss strategies for producing clean energy to reduce pollution and costs in the

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Discussions at Annual China International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit

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

May 6, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

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

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, Biofuels Digest reports that 9 biobased ventures raised $391 million in new capital

April 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Springboard Biodiesel Donates Processor to Nonprofit Organization

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel equipment manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel has donated a BioPro 380 processing unit to the Center for Sustainable Energy

April 2, 2014 Read Full Article

PCJ Biofuel Research Favours Chinese Castor Bean

by Avia Collinder (The Gleaner)  The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica’s (PCJ) research on oilseeds from three geographical sources as biofuel

March 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Biocombustibles y Mercado

(Global BioBusiness) The main problem in the biofuels industry is the lack of understanding about the market in general. The

February 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Low-Cost Biodiesel Production

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  As federal biodiesel policy uncertainty rises, low-cost biodiesel production with new technologies to allow processing

January 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Obtained a Biofuel that Extends the Life of Vehicles

(Iberio-American Agency for the Diffusion of Science and Technology)  Entrepreneurs get a biodiesel with higher qualities traditionally  … However, the

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Start-Up Uses Plant Seeds for a Biofuel

by Todd Woody (New York Times)  … Hailed about six years ago as the next big thing in biofuels, jatropha attracted

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

JOil Demonstrates Strong Trend of Improving Yields from Large Scale India Field Trials

(JOil) JOil (S) Pte. Ltd., a scientific bioenergy crop developer of a new generation of Jatropha, has achieved an average seed

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

AFAI Initiates 3-Phase Trial Production Run of Jatropha Biodiesel

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Alternative Fuels Americas Inc. announced it is beginning a three-phase trial production run of jatropha-based

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Americas Initiates Jatropha Based Biofuel Production Trials

(Sacrament Bee)/PR NewsWire)    Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (OTCQB: AFAI) announced today that it has initiated trial production runs of

December 11, 2013 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Americas' Planned $20+ Million Annual Biofuel Operation Advanced by 150 Supply Contracts

(PR NewsWire/Alternative Fuels America)  Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (OTCQB: AFAI), an advanced biofuels company, confirmed the extension of 150 agreements

December 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Americas Successfully Recruits United Biofuels of America for “Project Jetropha”

(Alternative Fuels Americas/BusinessWire)  Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (AFAI), an advanced biofuels company, announced today that United Biofuels of America (UBA)

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Industrial Biobased Ventures Raise $364M in Q3 2013; 5-Minute Guide to the Bioinvesting Landscape

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biobased investing continues surging, both direct and via strategics.  The Digest has the data and

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Pacific Biodiesel, HIPPO Host Hawaii Sustainable Agriculture Tour

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)   On Oct. 10, Pacific Biodiesel, Big Island Biodiesel and Hawaii Pure Plant Oil hosted a tour

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Jatropha Project in Guatemala Gets Additional Funding

(Biofuels International)  SG Biofuels (SGB), an energy crop company has signed a mandate letter with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Americas To Launch Project Jetropha, Completes DTC Eligibility

(The Wall Street Journal/Alternative Fuels America)  Alternative Fuels Americas, Inc. (AFAI), an advanced biofuels company, announced today that it is

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Highlights from 2013 ABLC-Next; Hot Slides, Hot Perspectives, Parts I, II, III, IV and V

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) As ABLC-Next concludes, here is the first installment in a review of the hottest slides, stories,

October 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Solazyme, LanzaTech, KiOR, Sapphire Energy and Gevo Take Top Slots in The 50 Hottest Companies in Bioenergy for 2013-14

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “This year, the voters went global in picking four companies out of the top 10

October 11, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy Crops Could Cover Energy Demand in Surplus Agricultural Lands

(BioenergyCrops.com)  A brand new study (2013) found that the projected energy demand (2035) in developing countries, can be covered with

September 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy as Easy as Waffles

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Long-term, there are numerous opportunities for developing the right kind of renewable feedstocks based on

September 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Trains to Be Trialed on Jatropha Biodiesel

(Biofuels International)  Biodiesel made via jatropha has been cleared for field trials on trains in India. The Research Design Standard

September 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Southeast Asian Airlines Drafting Biofuel Roadmap

by Boonsong Kositchotethana  (Bangkok Post)  Airlines in Southeast Asia have begun to draw up plans to develop affordable and sustainable

September 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Project on Bioenergy in Africa Successfully Completed

(Netzwerk Biotriebstoffe)  The ERA-ARD project “Bioenergy in Africa: Opportunities and Risks of Jatropha and Related Crops” was officially closed at

September 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Call Waiting, Biofuels, Genetics and You

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …The company (Kaiima) started up in 2006, and by 2009, the results were starting to

September 4, 2013 Read Full Article

Agreement Set to Boost Jatropha Growth in Ghana

(Biofuels International)  Ghana-based Smart Oil, active in the production of renewable energy from jatropha curcas and subsidiary of Italian company

August 29, 2013 Read Full Article

SGB Germination, Direct Seeding Drive Improved Jatropha Economics

(SG Biofuels/Biodiesel Magazine)  Energy crop company SGB Inc. (SG Biofuels) announced it has achieved consistent germination rates of more than

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Canadian Scientists Unravel Camelina Biofuel Genome

(UPI)  Saskatchewan scientists have sequenced the camelina sativa genome. Saskatchewan scientists say they have sequenced the camelina sativa genome, an

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

UK to Request Extradition of Biofuel Company’s Chairman

by Simon Lewis  (Cambodia Daily)   The U.K.’s fraud office plans to request the extradition of a British national currently detained

August 28, 2013 Read Full Article

The Hurtlin’, Tumblin’, Twistin’ of the Big Energy Rollercoaster

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But is the real RINsanity the focus on RINsanity itself? We might be more focused

August 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Puna Farm to Supply Jatropha Feedstock to Big Island Biodiesel

(Pacific Biodiesel Technologies/Biodiesel Magazine)  Jatropha harvesting began last week at the Hawaii Pure Plant Oil (HIPPO) farm founded in 2008

August 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Bio Diesel Fuel Project Gains Momentum

by Keikantse Lesemela (The Monitor)  In support of the bio diesel fuel project in Botswana, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

August 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Thailand Plans to Raise Biodiesel Output Target to 7.3 mil liters/d by 2021: source

by Esther Ng (Platts)  Thailand is planning to revise upwards its biodiesel production target to 7.3 million liters/d by 2021,

August 14, 2013 Read Full Article

7 Hot Energy Crops for Advanced Biofuels: What’s Happening?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Miscanthus, sorghum, switchgrass, jatropha, camelina, carinata, and arundo. Who’s doing what to bring these crops

August 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Greengold Ray Energies Responds To Increased World Jatropha Oil Demands: To Become One Of The Global Jatropha Feedstock Growers And Producers

(Virtual Strategy Magazine)  GreenGold Ray Energies, Inc. {GREENGOLD} is “Fueling the Future” on the brighter side of GREENGOLD the Company

August 7, 2013 Read Full Article

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