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Spanish Energy Companies Increase Efforts towards Renewable Gas Development

(Enagas/NGV Journal)  Enagás’ CEO Marcelino Oreja and Ence’s CEO Ignacio de Colmenares have signed an agreement to develop projects that aim to obtain renewable gases from biomass. The goal is to

November 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Report on the Thermochemical Sciences Symposium at Auburn University

by Leyla Battista-Channell*  (Advanced Biofuels USA) Auburn, Alabama: Home to the Auburn tigers, the “loveliest village on the plains,” and this year’s host to the Thermochemical Sciences Symposium. Previously held

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

APPA Claims Biofuel a Key Ingredient in Spain’s Energy Plan

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  Even if the ambitious goal to reach five million electric vehicles in Spain by 2030 is fulfilled, the reality is that, according to all forecasts, between 70 percent

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

AlgaEnergy and Yokogawa Sign Strategic Partnership & Equity Agreement to Accelerate Growth of the Microalgae Biotech Sector

(AlgaEnergy/Yokogawa/BusinessWire)  AlgaEnergy, a Spanish biotechnology company specializing in the production and commercial applications of microalgae, and Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6841), a leading provider of industrial automation, control, and measurement technology, announce

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Spain: New Collaboration Will Develop H2 and Biogas Projects

(Enagás/NGV Journal)  The Regional Minister for Economy, Industry and Employment of the Government of Aragon Marta Gastón and the CEO of Enagás, Marcelino Oreja signed in Madrid an agreement to develop

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Galicia Government Opens Renewable Gas Unit, Able to Supply 3,000 NGVs

(Xunta de Galicia/NGV Journal)  The Minister of Economy, Employment and Industry, Francisco Conde, said the new Mixed Research Unit (UMI) of Renewable Gas, located in A Coruña, has the potential to

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Israeli Scientists Develop Method to Produce Fuel from Olive Waste

(Xinhua)  Israeli researchers have discovered a method to turn the waste generated by olive oil production into fuel used by vehicles, the news website Ynet published Friday. During the olive oil

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Enagás and Ferrovial Partner to Develop New Biogas Projects in Spain

(Enagás/NGV Journal)  Enagás and Ferrovial have signed a collaboration agreement in order to explore together opportunities that boost the production and distribution of biogas. Specifically, both companies will analyze projects for

October 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Chemists Develop Nanocatalysts for Continuous Biofuel Synthesis

(RUDN University/Phys.Org)  A chemist from RUDN synthesized new catalysts with ruthenium (Ru) nanoparticles for producing biofuel from organic biowaste. Nanocatalysts support more intensive and sustained reactions than the compounds currently available

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Abengoa, Alcogroup Face Charges of Ethanol Benchmark Rigging: Sources

by Foo Yun Chee (Reuters)  Spanish ethanol producer Abengoa and Belgium peer Alcogroup have been charged by European Union antitrust regulators with rigging ethanol benchmarks and are likely to face fines next

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

27 Technologies to Produce Lower Carbon Fuels from “Second Chance Carbon” — and Its Practicioners. Who’s Doing What, Where, When, Why and How?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, perhaps the most comprehensive and useful guide to fuels and chemicals produced from “Recycled carbon fuels”, such as those produced from waste plastics

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Spanish Collaboration Will Develop More Renewable Gas Projects

(Enagás/NGV Journal)  The Director General for Industry, SMEs, Commerce and Crafts of the Government of Aragón Jesús Sánchez Farraces and Enagás’ CEO Marcelino Oreja have signed an agreement at Fundación Hidrógeno

August 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGI) is a leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services. The company is a major  international producer of

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Repsol Is Developing Technology to Produce Renewable Hydrogen

(Enagás/Repsol/NGV Journal)  Repsol and Enagás have signed an agreement to continue developing technology that allows for the production of renewable hydrogen. This technology, which was originally developed by Repsol, will drive

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon Capture, Solar Fuels, Fossil Bubble

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, BIOCON-CO2, a new €7 million EU Horizon 2020-funded research project, has recently kicked-off with intentions of supporting EU leadership in carbon dioxide (CO2) re-use technologies. BIOCON-CO2

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Fueled for the Future Red Rock Biofuels Facility Breaks Ground in Lakeview

by Kurt Liedtke (Herald and News)  On Wednesday, members of Red Rock Biofuels, political dignitaries, corporate representatives and a large community contingent gathered on the outskirts of Lakeview for a

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Spain’s Billion-Dollar Ethanol-Powered S-80 Super-Submarines Are Too Big to Fit in their Docks

by Sebastien Roblin  (The National Interest/Yahoo!) …Originally the S-80 was going to be a joint development of the French Scorpene-class submarine, which uses the MESMA steam turbine to provide air-independent propulsion.

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Chart of the Week (23) — Argentina Accounts for Almost Two Thirds of EU Biodiesel Imports − Indonesia Is the Largest Palm Oil Exporter to the EU

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP))  Biodiesel imports from Argentina have increased considerably over the past several months. In contrast, imports of soybean oil as feedstock from Argentina have

June 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Carbon Rescuers: 20 Top Waste Projects and Breakthroughs that Capture Used Carbon from the Waste Pile for New Uses

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In these top 20 projects, we usually say that we are using waste, but really we are converting something from a state of waste to a

June 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Biomethane Production Project Can Supply 10,000 Vehicles in Spain

(Aqualia/NGV Journal)  Aqualia is developing numerous projects aimed at the production of renewable energy from the use of wastewater. Thanks to the technology developed within the CIEN Smart Green Gas project,

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel from Algae: CUK Scientist Finds Key to Increase Yield by 30 Per Cent

by George Poikayil (Indian Express)  The “path-breaking” findings were published in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Plant Physiology in May.  —  A team of 14 scientists from Korea, Spain and India discovered a

May 21, 2018 Read Full Article

New Hydrogen Project Launched on Scotland’s Orkney Islands

(Grupo Industrial Calvera/NGV Journal)  The equipment for the road transport of gases at high pressure developed by Grupo Industrial Calvera, company based in Zaragoza (Spain), are a key element for the

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Artificial Intelligence Combats the Noise from Diesel Engines

(Unidad de Cultura Científica y de la Innovación (UCCi))  Several University of Cordoba research teams have created a new system to predict the sound from these engines depending on the chemical

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuel Plant Planned to Open in 2022

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

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Siemens Unveils Natural Gas Engines Capable of Running on Different Fuels

(Siemens Spain/NGV Journal)  Siemens  presented  its  new  high-efficiency,  low-emission  gas  engines  at  the  6th China International Bioenergy and Biomass Utilization Summit in Shanghai. One of the advantages of these new engines is

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Project to Produce Industrial Products from Olive Mill Wastewater Gets EU Support

by Sevil Erkuş (Hurryiet Daily News)  A project initiated by Turkish experts to turn olive mill wastewater from olive production into industrial raw materials and products such as biodiesel and animal feed

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

The H2020-Funded Project greenGain Was Successfully Completed

(International Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V)  The project greenGain was funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement

February 27, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Alkol Biotech Agrees to Supply 500,000 Tonnes of Biomass to Europe’s ‘Largest’ Biorefinery

(Biofuel International)  Alkol Biotech and Bio Refinery Development have signed a letter of intent (LOI) for the sourcing of up to 500 thousand tonnes of non-woody lignocellulosic biomass for what would

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

A New Catalyst to Produce the Biodiesel of the Future

(FGUSAL/DICYT)  Researchers at the University of Salamanca test a catalyst to produce biodiesel more efficiently and economically in accordance with the requirements imposed by the regulations for the coming years — 

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Limited Progress in Calculation of ILUC Effects from Biofuel Production, Study Finds

(Biofuels International)  Researchers have carried out systematic analysis of the latest scientific evidence on indirect land use change (ILUC) greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of biofuels and bioliquids. Experts

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

TO-SYN-FUEL Project: First Consortium Meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands

(TO-SYN-FUEL) Members of twelve SME, industrial, and scientific partners, co-ordinated by Fraunhofer UMSICHT, and representatives of the European Commission participated in the first consortium meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on the

November 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Abengoa to Build MSW-to-Biofuels Plant for Fulcrum BioEnergy

(Abengoa/Biomass Magazine)  Abengoa, the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in infrastructures, energy and water sectors, has received notice to proceed on what will be the first plant

November 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Are Electrics a Bridging Technology, and Hydrogen Fuel Cells the Future?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Recently, Lexus’ Paul Williamsen told Australia’s CarAdvice team: “Both hybrid and EVs are merely bridging technologies on the way to the solution, which is hydrogen. The problem

November 4, 2017 Read Full Article

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

(Next-Gen Transportation News)  The mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland and Cape Town have signed the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration. Under the declaration, the

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

These Countries Want to Ban Gas and Diesel Cars

by Alanna Petroff (CNN) China, the world’s largest car market, is working on a plan to ban the production and sale of vehicles powered only by fossil fuels.  It has plenty of

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Growing Diesel-Side Demand: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) is the biggest US-based producer of biomass-based diesel, and leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services.

September 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Getting to the Point (Mutations) in Re-Engineering Biofuel-Producing Bacterial Enzymes

(Newswise/U.S. Department of Energy)  Researchers from Spain, Poland and Ireland have developed a new computational method to rapidly screen the effects of point mutations in bacteria to make biofuel production

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

New Wastewater Treatment System Runs on Algae

by  Julia Mericle (The Hawk Eye)  If Columbus Junction City Council approves the project, they could be first to install new technology in Iowa.  —  Columbus Junction could count itself

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Report Discusses Future of Ethanol Market in Spain

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Information Network provides insight into the future ethanol market in Spain following the

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

How Gold Can Recycle Biofuel Waste into Useful Additive

(Phys.Org/Tomsk Polytechnic University)  Gold nanoparticles serve as catalysts for obtaining valuable chemical products based on glycerol. Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University and their international colleagues are developing gold catalysts to

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Turning Sewage Sludge into Fuels and Hydrogen

(Recycling Magazine)  TO-SYN-FUEL is a project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s new research and innovation programme, with the aim to build-up, operate and demonstrate the production of Synthetic Fuels and

May 17, 2017 Read Full Article

EC Drops Antitrust Investigation into Ethanol Firms

(Argus Media) The European Commission (EC) says it has closed an antitrust investigation that involved unannounced inspections of premises of ethanol producers and trading companies in April 2015. The investigation

May 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Orchard Waste Could Be a Fruitful Source of Biofuel

(IneffableIsland.com)  Waste prunings from orchards, vineyards and olive groves could be a valuable source of biomass energy and help boost rural economies, say EU-funded researchers. The key ingredient is a

May 3, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

From Wastewater to Sustainable Fuel

(SEAT)  Turning wastewater into sustainable fuel. This is the answer to two environmental challenges, namely reusing an increasingly scarce resource, water, and finding alternative energies to counter episodes of severe

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Breakthroughs for Biofuel in Aviation and Transport Sectors

(Edie.net)  SEAT originally partnered with Spanish firm Aqualia to launch the SMART Green Gas project, aimed at creating 100% renewable biofuels to be used in compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Zaragoza: Continuous Commitment to Recycle Used Oil with Labor Integration

by Javier Rico (Energias Renovables)  Despite the fact that the European Commission is not very likely to focus on biodiesel from waste oils in the reform of the directive on

December 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Researchers Collaborate with AST to Develop Lignin-Based Products

(American Science and Technology/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  American Science and Technology, a sustainable technology company, has teamed up with Terma Group, a team of Waste and Environmental Technology researchers at the

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

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

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Last week, the mayors of four cities – Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens – announced they had pledged to remove diesel vehicles from their cities by 2025. 

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Bacteria Turn Trees into Pollution-Eating Machines

by Anthony King (Horizon Magazine)  Hacking trees by adding bacteria to their roots could help scrub contaminated soil clean of chemicals and metals from industrial spillages and fallouts, a process

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Green Hydrogen, Courtesy of Algal Proteins

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Since hydrogen fuel cells produce electricity, we are increasingly thinking about hydrogen as a successor to crude oil. But where will the hydrogen come from? Its ecologically

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

AlgaEnergy Wins Business Award for the Environment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  AlgaEnergy, a Madrid, Spain-based company that develops and commercializes high-quality nutritional, cosmetic and energy products derived from microalgae, has been awarded the European Business Awards for the

October 11, 2016 Read Full Article

FCC and Seat Partner in Project to Drive Biogas Production for Vehicular Use

(Bioenergy Insight)   …  The project seeks to develop an innovative process for enhancing bioenergy production from municipal, agricultural, and industrial waste, and a progress report was presented at Biometa

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

The High-Flown Fantasy of Aviation Biofuels

by Almuth Ernsting (Biofuelwatch/The Biomass Monitor)  …  As far as Branson and his airline, Virgin Atlantic, were concerned, the flight was indeed no more than a stunt: The “biofuel test flight”

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

SuperBIO Project to Support EU Bioeconomy Innovation

(Bio Base Europe/Biomass Magazine)  SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The € 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value

September 3, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Andalusian Researchers Create Bricks with Biodiesel Waste

(ABC Andalusia (Google Translation))  The element is used to make bricks glycerin, a fatty organic byproduct production companies  —  Researchers of the group ‘ Advanced Materials ‘ Institute of Materials

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

SuperBIO: Building and Supporting New Bio-Based Value Chains with SMEs

(SuperBIO) The project runs from 1st of June 2016 until 30th of November 2018. Applications can be submitted until 31st of July 2018.  Project background and aim:  SuperBIO is a Horizon2020

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Direct Conversion of Methane to Aromatics in a Catalytic Co-Ionic Membrane Reactor

(Science Magazine)  Methane gas is expensive to ship. It is usually converted into carbon monoxide and hydrogen and then liquefied. This is economically feasible only on very large scales. Hence,

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Report Features Data on EU Pellet, Biogas Markets

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union’s biofuel market, including data

August 2, 2016 Read Full Article

The European CYCLALG Project Will Develop an Algae-Based Biorefinery

by Elhuyar Fundazioa (EurekAlert!) A consortium of six R&D centres in the Basque Autonomous Community, Navarre and France -NEIKER-Tecnalia, National Centre of Renewable Energies (CENER), Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Association of

July 26, 2016 Read Full Article

A Paradigm Shift in Microalgal Biotechnology Could Be On The Cards Thanks To A University of Cologne Breakthrough

by Gaynor Selby  (FoodIngredientsFirst)  A team of scientists and researchers at the University of Cologne believe they have made a

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Abengoa’s Hugoton Cellulosic Ethanol Project Goes on the Block

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, Ocean Park Advisors has been retained by Abengoa Bioenergy to find a strategic

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Report Provides Update of India’s Ethanol Industry

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A decline in Indian sugarcane acres during the past two growing seasons is expected

July 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Sevilla Buses Tested in 2017 a New Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil

(Geregras (Google translation))  The ecological fuel obtained from recycling used cooking oils is becoming a reality thanks Life Bioseville an

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Banana Power: Researchers Explore Use of Banana Waste to Boost Bioenergy in Ecuador

(Bioenergy Insight)  Researchers from the Agro-Energy Group at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) have used geographic information systems to assess the potential use of

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

CAAFI Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) We are proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of the initiation of the Commercial Aviation Alternative

May 27, 2016 Read Full Article

KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong– Parts 1 and 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels DIgest)  … Old KiOR was exciting, dramatic, and fast, and the headlines it produced between 2008 and

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Alkol Biotech Sells Large Batch of Sugarcane Bagasse for 2G Ethanol Testing

(Biofuels International)  Alkol Biotech, a UK-based biofuels research specialist, has announced that it has sold 500 kilos of EUnergyCane’s sugarcane

May 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Scania Delivers 51 Biodiesel And Vegetable Oil Hybrid Buses to Madrid

(The Auto Channel)  In a major commercial breakthrough, Scania will in June start delivering 51 hybridised Scania Citywide buses to

May 13, 2016 Read Full Article

USTR Releases Special 301 Report on Protection of American Intellectual Property Rights Across the World

(Office of the United States Trade Representative)  Obama Administration unveils list of the world’s most significant challenges facing American intellectual

April 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Boom-boom: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Diesel’s Growth and Horizons

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we held a well-attended webinar on the boom on in Renewable diesel. Here below is

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

“Lack of Collateral” Damage: Abengoa’s Descent into Fiscal Hell, and Its Hopes for Redemption

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Last week, we reported that potential buyers of Abengoa Bioenergy’s six first generation ethanol facilities

March 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Abengoa Bioenergy Files for Chapter 11 for Parent and 5 Subsidiaries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Missouri, Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding, LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief in the US Bankruptcy

February 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Analyst: Biofuels Consolidation Will Continue in 2016

(Ocean Park Advisors/Ag Professionals)  … “Our experience leads us to believe there will be an increased number of owners and boards

February 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ultimate Review: The Unlimited Biotech Potential of Algae

(Labiotech.eu)  Is the Future of Biotech…Green? The Algae Industry ranges from Biofuels to Nutrition to Fashion and Microalgae hold lots

February 8, 2016 Read Full Article

SAS Takes off with Biofuel in the Tank

(SAS)  SAS is the only Scandinavian airline to be taking part in Avinor’s biofuel project at OSL, which from January

January 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Abengoa to Sell off Bioenergy Arm for a Billion Bucks

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Spain, as part of its complete restructuring to avoid bankruptcy, Abengoa has decided to sell

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Biofuels Outlook: Abengoa Doubts May Not Affect Biofuels Industry

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) Although the cellulosic ethanol industry has had some challenges, there is hope for the year

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Spanish Company Receives Patents for 2G Biodiesel from Glycerin

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, the European patents office has approved a Europe-wide patent forInKemia IUCT Group’s production

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Kansas Ethanol: Closing of Abengoa Plant at Hugoton Shouldn’t Dash Hopes for Cellulosic Ethanol

by John Montgomery (The Hutchinson News)  …  Abengoa shut down the plant last month – eliminating about 50 jobs –

December 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Spain Mandates 8.5% Biofuel Mix in Gasoline and Diesel by 2020

by Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg)  Spain approved a mandate for biofuels in its transportation sector with a target of blending at least

December 7, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Abengoa Contagion Spreads to U.S. Biofuel Plants, Causing Layoffs and Shutdowns

by Rob Nikolewski (Kansas Watchdog.org)  … “I think we have to see how this thing plays out. In the short run,

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

Abengoa Shuts Down Hugoton, Colwich, St Louis HQ

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Kansas, Abengoa has decided to suspend production at its new cellulosic ethanol plant in

December 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Aora Tulip To ‘Grow’ Over Ethiopia For Solar Power

by Abigail Klein Leichman (Jewish Business News)  Israeli solar-biogas technology developer Aora Solar will develop renewable energy installations in Ethiopia.

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Abengoa to Launch Bio-Alcohols Production in Early 2016

by  Yana Palagacheva (ICIS News)  … After successfully establishing its alternative ethanol production route, Abengoa is now seeking to diversify its portfolio

October 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Uncertainty for Alleged Fraud in the Biodiesel Plant Barajas de Melo

(El Dario (Google translation))  …  “What matters to Barajas de Melo and all its neighbors is that this plant is

October 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Spanish Company Launches Energy Island Project Using 100% Renewables

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Spain, PlanetEnergy has launched its energy island project, producing 100% of household energy requirements

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Nidera Earns RSB Certification For Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials)  Nidera has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification for the production and trading of

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Algae Fuel, Algae Research Clusters: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to BIOFAT

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BIOFAT is a microalgae-to-biofuel FP7 demonstration project that integrates the entire value chain of algae

September 21, 2015 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2015 6-Minute Country Guide to Spain’s Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Mandates and national consumption  — Key takeaway: Spain is part of the EU and the overall

September 16, 2015 Read Full Article

The New Tobacco Road: A Path beyond Smoking for America’s Traditional Cash Crop

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Tobacco’s been re-thought, re-engineered and re-invented as a platform for sustainable, low-carbon fuels, and green

September 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Is HVO the Holy Grail of the World Biodiesel Market?

(Greenea)  Overcapacity, shortage of sustainable feedstock, blending wall… they all contribute to the increasingly challenging situation on the biodiesel market

September 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Abengoa: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Abengoa is active in three areas in biofuels: a. Traditional fermentation of cereal grains and

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

Spain Increases Biofuel Targets to Meet European Standards

(PetrolPlaza)  Spain´s government is setting an increased national target for biofuel or ethanol composition of gasoline and diesel fuels to

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

What’s up with Algae Now?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? … Here’s

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

BDI Successfully Completes RetroFit Project in Spain

(BDI)  BDI – BioEnergy International AG has successfully completed the expansion of a BioDiesel plant in Spain. Oils and animal

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Beyond Boats To China

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After halting distillers grains imports late last year, the world’s top DDGS buyer is

January 19, 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

Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Aided by Controversial Federal Program

by Henry C. Jackson (Capital Press/Associated Press)  The refinery in Hugoton, Kan., built by Seville, Spain-based Abengoa, is the largest

December 30, 2014 Read Full Article

Fuel4me Consortium Targets 2017

(Algae Industry Magazine)  … The overall aim of Fuel4me is to establish a sustainable chain for continuous biofuel production using

December 15, 2014 Read Full Article

REG Acquires Majority Stake in Petrotec; Tender Offer for All Shares Imminent

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  US biodiesel leader heads for the EU – what’s up with used cooking oil, and

December 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Consortium Creates Sugarcane Research Center in Spain

(Global BioBusiness)  The EunergyCane Consortium officially started operations with the signing of an agreement with the city of Motril in

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

To Use Sewage Sludge to Obtain Bioenergy

(Nanowerk News) Researchers from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and the Universidad Miguel Hernández of Elche have found a way

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

‘Welcome to the Future’

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Construction on Abengoa’s self-powered cellulosic ethanol facility is complete. But that doesn’t mean efforts

November 20, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

PhD Thesis Proposes Use of Ethanol and Heterogeneous Catalysts for Biodiesel Production

(Basque Research)   … Chemical engineer Inés Reyero Zaragoza proposed the substitution of methanol by ethanol for the production of biodiesel

November 12, 2014 Read Full Article

4 Minutes With…Sebastian Scaparro, Business Developer and Administration Manager, ALS Bioenergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … ALS Bioenergy is a company that develops and commercialize technologies for biofuels, agroindustrial and bioproducts.

October 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Companies Want Stricter Regulation on Waste Oil

by Elaine Yau (South China Morning Post)  The recent gutter oil scandal leads to calls to set up a licensing

October 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Abengoa Celebrates Grand Opening of Its First Commercial-Scale Next Generation Biofuels Plant

(Abengoa/GlobeNewswire)  U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas Senator Pat Roberts offer remarks during

October 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Alkol Biotech to Develop Sugarcane Research Lab in Europe

(Global BioBusiness)  … Alkol Biotech, signed an agreement with the council of the city of Motril in the Andalusia region

August 22, 2014 Read Full Article

European H1 Ethanol Market Weak, Lacking Political Support: Abengoa CEO

(Platts)  Fuel ethanol consumption in Europe in the first half of 2014 was low and the sector lacked the political

August 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Ripe for Ethanol Innovations: Midlands Research Is Boosting Value of Corn Distillation Process

by Russell Hubbard  (Omaha World-Herald)  It starts out as freeze-dried fungus or bacteria from Denmark and ends up being one

August 8, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Ireland Forced to Import 84% of Biofuel Needed

by Margaret Donnelly (Agriland) Ireland imported 126 liters of biofuels in 2013, 84% of what we used, according to An

August 6, 2014 Read Full Article

New Council of International Biotech Associations Formed

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  An international confederation of biotechnology trade associations announced today the ratification of bylaws creating the International Council

July 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Questions and Answers on the Outcome of the Second Call for Proposals under the NER 300 Programme

(Europa.EU)  … NER 300 is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon energy demonstration projects. The programme aims

July 10, 2014 Read Full Article

The Greensome Foursome: POET, Novozymes, Abengoa, NexSteppe on the Industry Outlook for 2014

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As several major cellulosic biofuels ventures head for scale in 2014, we look at the

July 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Enerkem’s Family Affair

by Tim Portz (Biomass Magazine) Enerkem President and CEO Vincent Chornet and his team have driven Enerkem along a commercialization pathway

June 18, 2014 Read Full Article

The United States Patent Office Grants Neol Biosolutions the Patent for the Technology MicroBiOil-1®

(Neol) Neol Biosolutions (Neol) a 50:50 joint venture between the Neuron Bio Group and Repsol has been granted the patent in USA

June 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Japanese Cars Soda Drinks Show Future for Abengoa Biofuel

by Rodrigo Orihuela (Bloomberg)  Abengoa SA (ABG/P), the Spanish renewable energy company investing in biofuels, is in talks with Japanese

June 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Deinove Signs Bioethanol Research Deals with Suez, Abengoa

(Reuters Africa)  French green biotech firm Deinove said on Tuesday it had signed research agreements with France’s Suez Environnement and

June 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Neol Biosolutions to Scale up Microbioil-2.0 Process at CB2G

(Neol Biosolutions/Biomass Magazine)  Neol Biosolutions, a 50/50 joint venture between Repsol and Neuron Bio, has reached an agreement with the

June 2, 2014 Read Full Article

EurObserv'ER Annual Report Highlights EU Bioenergy Sector

by Erin Voegele  (Ethanol Producer Magazine) EurObserv’ER has released the 2013 edition of its annual renewable energy report, which determined that final

April 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Transgenic Trees Make Easy-Chew Wood for Biofuels

by Richard Van Noorden (Science Magazine)  The poplars in the greenhouse near John Ralph’s laboratory show no outward signs of weakness,

April 4, 2014 Read Full Article

FGVB Delivers First 48 MT PME To Kuantan Fuel Terminal

(Bernama)  Felda Global Ventures Biotechnologies Sdn Bhd (FGVB) has delivered its first 48 metric tonnes (MT) of palm methyl ester

March 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol Fights for Life

by Mark Peplow (Nature)  Pioneering biofuel producers hope that US government largesse will ease their way into a tough market. …Thousands

March 13, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Exports Hit 25-Month High; Brazil is Top Customer

by Ann Lewis (Renewable Fuels Association)  U.S. ethanol shipments in January rocketed to 86.2 million gallons (mg), marking the highest

March 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Alkol, U of Madrid to Develop Sugarcane Varieties for Spain

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Alkol Bioenergy and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid have signed an agreement to develop

March 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Iberdrola-Backed AlgaEnergy May Build Mexico Biomass Plant

by Stefan Nicola (Bloomberg)  AlgaEnergy SA, part-owned by Spain’s Iberdrola SA (IBE) and Repsol SA (REP), is in talks with

February 28, 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

Ennovor Secures Tolling Contracts With Specialist Biodiesel Refineries Across Europe

(Ennovor Group/PR NewsWire)  Ennovor Group, a global sustainable biofuels company, is pleased to announce that it has signed a rolling

February 5, 2014 Read Full Article

2013 Report on the International and Chinese Biodiesel Industry

(PR NewsWire/Research and Markets)  Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “2013 Report on the International and Chinese Biodiesel Industry” report

January 14, 2014 Read Full Article

The Digest's Bioeconomy Achievement Awards for 2013-14

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Beta Renewables, Abengoa, Enerkem, Proterro among the winners for Project of the Year — as

January 3, 2014 Read Full Article

Special EU Biofuels Report: The Top 10 Stories of the Year, and More

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The technology is there. Demand for alternative fuels, chemicals and materials is there. Feedstock is

December 27, 2013 Read Full Article

CRG Researchers Sequence and Analyse For the First Time Sugar Beet Genome

(Alpha Galileo/Centre for Genomic Regulation)  The study, published in Nature today, describes the sugar beet reference genome sequence generated by

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

A Systematic Review of Biochar Research, with a Focus on Its Stability in situ and Its Promise as a Climate Mitigation Strategy

by Noel P. Gurwick, Lisa A. Moore, Charlene Kelly, Patricia Elias (PLOSone)   Claims about the environmental benefits of charring biomass and applying the resulting

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Integrating Place-Specific Livelihood and Equity Outcomes into Global Assessments of Bioenergy Deployment

by Felix Creutzig, Esteve Corbera, Simon Bolwig and Carol Hunsberger (IOP Science)    Integrated assessment models suggest that the large-scale deployment

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Camelina Company Earns RSB Certification

(RSB Services Foundation)  The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), a global sustainability

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

A Piece of Research Shows that Genetically Modified Tobacco Plants Are Viable as Raw Material for Producing Biofuels

(Basque Research)  In her PhD thesis Ruth Sanz-Barrio, an agricultural engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre and researcher at

October 17, 2013 Read Full Article

Catalan Schools Collect Used Oil to Produce Biodiesel

(LaVanguardia.com)  The project was born in the Bages and extends to eight counties more | It aims to raise awareness

October 4, 2013 Read Full Article

Abengoa Plans to Process All the Garbage from Sevilla to Make Biofuel

by Carlos Piza (Eleconomista)    A plant of 120 million, a pioneer in the world, eliminate the landfill Abengoa Seville

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

New Algal Species for Biofuel Production

(Cordis) …The EU-funded project ‘Biodiesel production from microalgae’ (ALGFUEL) investigated new species and processes for the production of next-generation biofuels.

September 26, 2013 Read Full Article

First Steps Towards Achieving Better and Cheaper Biodiesel

(Science Daily)  …Acetals are chemical compounds found in many wines, like port, for example, which give it a unique, sweet

September 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Patented Bacteria Capable of Producing Biodiesel More Efficiently and Cleanly than Current

(University of Seville)  The invention, jointly owned by the University of Seville and Cordoba University, identifies in a mill gender

August 27, 2013 Read Full Article

European All-Gas Project Produces First Algae Crops for Bioenergy

(FCC Aqualia/Biodiesel Magazine)  The EU-backed All-gas project, the world’s largest project to convert algae into clean energy using wastewater, has

August 14, 2013 Read Full Article

Europe's Transport Sector Sluggish in Adopting Biofuels, Report Finds

by Tildy Bayar (Renewable Energy World)   In advance of a vote on a European directive that will shape the Union’s

August 7, 2013 Read Full Article

The Top 10 Jet Biofuels Advances of the Year

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Here are the biggest pacts and advances, tests, investments and grants with the likes of Amyris, Total, Airbus, Solena

July 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Abengoa Foundation Opens First Technology Demonstration Plant 'Waste to Biofuels' (W2B)

(Ecoticias.com)  The production of ethanol from municipal solid waste is a major technological advance in the waste management model. Abengoa (MCE:

July 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Cellulosic Ethanol: Scale-Up and Commercialization – Part 2

by David Glass (D Glass Associates)  In the final breakout session of the BIO World Congress on June 19, there

June 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuel Based on Banana Waste

(Fresh Plaza)  Bananas in poor condition could become a type of biofuel thanks to a study by the Canary Islands

May 1, 2013 Read Full Article

National Associations Refuse Commission’s Proposal on iLUC

(Asociación de Productores de Energías Renovables Biocarburantes – Spain; Associação Portuguesa de Produtores de Biocombustíveis – Portugal; Krajowa Izba Biopaliw – Poland; Renewable

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Dinoflagellate Microalgae Show Biofuel Potential in Spanish Study

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Researchers at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) and the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC),

April 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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