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Volume 3, Issue 5
Published: June 26, 2009
This month saw the return of the 2nd annual Biofuels International expo & conference in Amsterdam in the stunning venue of the Beurs van Berlage, the city’s former stock exchange. And despite the overall... [Read more]
Manning Feraci, VP of Federal Affairs for the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), has again outlined his fears this month regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Renewable Fuel Standard... [Read more]
Spot prices for FAME biodiesel – now the dominant biodiesel type traded – have outpaced the advance by the index setting heating oil contract, which is used as the benchmark price for diesel fuel sold... [Read more]
Producing biodiesel from algae is the latest craze in the US, brought to the forefront again this month by the high profile demise of Massachusettsbased Greenfuel. The company, which struggled for eight... [Read more]
Soyabean has been a key part of the recent economic miracle in Argentina, the world’s largest exporter of soya oil and the third biggest global producer. With its enormous feedstock cost advantage over... [Read more]
Crime, drugs and violence are usually the first things to spring to mind when someone mentions Colombia, but the situation is changing. The country is now emerging as a safe and vibrant travel destination,... [Read more]
Producing biobutanol from traditional ethanol feedstocks may not seem that far off, but when you hear what Richard Branson is planning to do with it, it does start becoming a little far-fetched. Virgin... [Read more]
Biofuels International magazine’s twoday conference and exhibition in Amsterdam attracted over 200 delegates from around the globe, and sparked discussions on new EU policies, the effects of splash ‘n’... [Read more]
While the amount of enzymes needed to produce ethanol from starch-based substrates is very low, relative to the amount of feedstock used, the complexity of cellulosic-based feedstocks can require as much... [Read more]
The use of waste vegetable and animal oils and fats to make fuel is not to everyone’s tastes. Animal hides, skins and tendons, used chip fat and waste frying oil full of takeaway food remnants do not... [Read more]
In his ethanol industry address on 24 February 2009 Renewable Fuels Association CEO Bob Dinneen summed up the state of the industry – 23 plants were idled and more may well follow. Prevailing low oil... [Read more]
A new study Algae 2020 (June 2009), has identified five key strategies: fatter, faster, cheaper, easier, and fractionation marketing approaches to help producers to reduce costs and accelerate the commercialisation... [Read more]
Biofuel critics often complain about the energy consumed during bioethanol production. Indeed, the distillation process accounts for a significant percentage of the energy consumed. Fortunately, installation... [Read more]