Volume 10, Issue 5
Published: September 5, 2016
FAME 0c continues to be the most actively traded grade on a FOB ARA basis as oil companies continue to maximise their summer blending programmes. As aresult of this, the premium for RME over FAME 0c remains... [Read more]
Following progressively higher output of biomass-based diesel in the US during the first six months of 2016, producers dialled back their yield in July to a three-month low and shrunk the year-on-year... [Read more]
The prospect for biofuel developments across Asia is always interesting and exciting but not always as achievable in terms of real progress as the individual governments might like to believe. The enormous... [Read more]
It has been claimed that seaweed – or macro-algae– is the largest unexploited resource on our planet. Our oceans harbour more than 10,000 species, but we have just barely begun to harvest and... [Read more]
Sustainable production of high volumes of biofuels and bioproducts requires expanding beyond using solely traditional sugar and starch-based crops. The role microalgae can play in biofuels production has... [Read more]
To make diesel fuel and biodiesel (FAME) safe to use, a variety of additives can be used. Among these, middle distillate flow improvers (MDFI)or biodiesel flow improvers(BDFI) and wax anti-settlingadditives... [Read more]
Used cooking oils(UCO) are becoming more and more interesting for the production of biodiesel, especially after the restriction of the European Directive2015/1513, which limits theuse of biofuels deriving... [Read more]
With operational costs rising in many areasof an ethanol production facility, profit margins continue to get tighter and tighter. Enhancements made to the production process itself are one way that plant... [Read more]
Microbial control inthe cooling water systems of ethanol plants can be aschallenging as it is important. That was the recent casewith a 190 million lpy ethanol production facility in the US. As part of... [Read more]
Every day in the US, more than 355 billion gallons of water are withdrawn from surface and ground water sources to serve industry and the public, according to a 2010 report from the US Geological Survey.... [Read more]
Any water treatment professional can rapidly cite the benefits of controlling scale, corrosion, fouling, and microbial contamination prevention in cooling water systems. These issues have long been the... [Read more]
Sometime in the summer of 2015 a new icon appeared on Windows desktops worldwide. It announced the arrival of Windows 10, urging PC users to upgrade immediately, and thereby reap numerous performance benefitsat... [Read more]
Like any commodity-driven industry, ethanol production involves risk. Eroding profit margins, mismanaged buyingand selling decisions, and shifts in global supply and demand are all risks that threaten... [Read more]
Advanced biofuels are in the news asthe EU considers the role of biofuels in transport post-2020. The European Commission (EC) recently published a report titled European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility,which... [Read more]
On 9 August, International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) was re-recognised by the European Commission (EC). This occasion provides a good opportunity to draw conclusions from five years... [Read more]
The EU targets a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions by 2030 and strategies,including reducing the carbon intensity of transport, are being shaped during this year. In July 2016, the EuropeanCommission... [Read more]
Inbicon is a technology company, owned by Danish Dong Energy, specialising in technology and know how for converting non-food biomass to second-generation bioethanol and valuable products for renewable... [Read more]
B Green Group sees a future in converting restaurant waste oil, fat, and grease into biofuels. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL),1.81 billion kg of trap grease available in the... [Read more]