Volume 4, Issue 3
Published: April 7, 2010
The newly titled Bioenergy International expo & conference will now have three streams exploring the advanced biodiesel, ethanol and bioenergy markets in Europe. The timing couldn’t be more perfect.... [Read more]
A biofuels obligation, very similar in nature to the UK Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, is due to come into effect from July 2010. It will set an initial 4% fossil-fuel displacement obligation. According... [Read more]
Croton megalocarpus grows well in semi-arid climates on marginal lands, producing 25-50 kg seeds annually with 32% oil content and reaches full maturity 11 years after planting. It is also inedible and... [Read more]
QWhat is the status of EU biogas regulations? A There is no common EU biogas regulation but biogas is included in some European legislation. The most important is the EU directive on renewable energy (2001),... [Read more]
During the food price spikes in 2008, the negative press that surrounded the issue – combined with the significant reduction in investment due to the global financial crisis – made some wonder if Africa... [Read more]
The vast majority of the world’s production of biodiesel has been sourced from edible oil seeds. This, of course, is not sustainable and increasingly not economically feasible; and the use of non-food... [Read more]
Approaching a bulk liquid fuel storage terminal it would be no surprise to see rows of great conical steel structures emerging from the ground, but just around the corner green shoots are appearing. Indiana-based... [Read more]
As with the steel industry, ‘big oil’ is concentrated at deep-water ports and any biofuels producer selling into the oil majors for blending needs to be close enough to pipe product straight in, or... [Read more]
Between 2008-2009 there was a 6.6% dip in clean energy investment as a result of the recession, according to research by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. But if greenhouse gas emissions goals are to be met,... [Read more]
In the world of biofuel, pyrolysis is normally thought of as a large-scale process where heating occurs in an inert atmosphere, ultimately producing an end product – typically a biodiesel. However, the... [Read more]
An elastomer or rubber is a polymer with the property of elasticity. It is typically made up of carbon, hydrogen and sometimes fluorine, or in the case of silicone, oxygen and silicon atoms. Chemical or... [Read more]
Anaerobic digestion (AD) is usually used to produce renewable energy from organic wastes in decentralised sites, producing a methane rich biogas from human and animal waste as well as crop residues. However... [Read more]
To lessen the reliance on petroleum-based fuels, governments around the world are calling for the development of second generation biofuels as soon as possible. One technology, RTP, or rapid thermal processing,... [Read more]
The use of biomass as a fuel, or to produce heat and / or electricity is rapidly expanding but use on an industrial scale is still limited. This is in large part due to the low energy, density, structure,... [Read more]
Molinos Río de la Plata, Argentina’s leading soyabean and sunflower seed processor, has implemented a new enzymatic degumming process at its San Lorenzo facility in Argentina. The Purifine phospholipase-... [Read more]
As governments around the globe clamour for more sustainable energy options than petrol and diesel, more and more focus is on the biofuels industry — especially advanced biofuels, which use non-food... [Read more]