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Volume 3, Issue 1
Published: February 20, 2009
Both the RED and the FQD were adopted in December 2008 as part of a package of six laws on energy and climate. But it is the RED, in particular the section on biofuels, that has caused long, intensive,... [Read more]
Biofuels supply chains have developed over a number of years in response to market signals underpinned by developing policy measures in regions across the globe. These supply chains have at their origin... [Read more]
It has been tough sledding for the US biodiesel industry, with the economic recession compounding the woes for the nascent market. There have been a few bright spots, and market interest for the green... [Read more]
Renewable Energy Group (REG) markets more biodiesel than anyone else in the US, and is continuing to expand, despite diffi cult market conditions. So how does it do it? The company, like everyone, has... [Read more]
New markets all go through natural phases of expansion and contraction, weeding out the weak and creating new opportunities for the bold. The good news for beleaguered biofuels producers in the US is that... [Read more]
At the start of this year research into biofuels produced from algae was propelled sky-high by a test fl ight successfully undertaken by a Continental Boeing 737- 800. The jet fuelled with 50% algae and... [Read more]
The pathway to algae commercialisation is witnessing several breakthroughs and technological advances in synthetic biology, genomics, metabolic engineering, closedloop photobioreactor systems, raceway... [Read more]
Danish biotechnology company Novozymes’ recent launch of two enzyme products is one of the latest ground-breaking technologies predicted to propel the cellulosic ethanol industry towards commercial viability.... [Read more]
The glycerine market has undergone a radical transformation over the last 10 years. With the advent of largescale biodiesel production, the supply of glycerol has increased significantly. As a consequence... [Read more]
A report prepared by the Sandia National Laboratories1 in 2007 estimates that around 4 gallons of water is used per gallon of ethanol produced. For comparison water use in petroleum refining is about 1.5... [Read more]
Though biodiesel is gaining broad acceptance for use in transportation, there is still reluctance to convert to biodiesel for power generation. Green power is making some impact close to agricultural sources... [Read more]
The 2009 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo is over – the last stragglers have left the Moscone Center and the last booth packed up. The speakers have sheathed their laser pointers, and the exhibition... [Read more]