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Oct 28, 2020
European Commission accused of ‘mixed messaging’ over sustainability of continent’s biofuels
Bioethanol News
Oct 27, 2020
Although fossil fuels have been an essential energy source for many centuries, they come with many disadvantages that do more harm than good in the long run. Algae biofuels may be the future of alternative, renewable energy resources. Still relatively new to the research and energy industry, algae biofuels have the potential to produce a lot of energy while being sustainable... [Read More]

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Oct 20, 2020
The corn-based ethanol industry is about to get a much-needed boost. New breakthroughs in corn dry fractionation are going to provide a tremendous boost to yields and the bottom line. Cereal Process Technologies (CPT) uses dry fractionation technology prior to the ethanol process to separate components without liquids. The technology is operational in four commercial... [Read More]

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Oct 15, 2020
There is growing evidence that many Asian governments are committed to enabling the enhanced development of bioenergy and biofuels to play a major part in the region’s rebuild from the economic impact of COVID-19. While the coronavirus pandemic has clearly inflicted a severe economic hit across Asia, widespread resilience and determination is already being shown by... [Read More]

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Oct 8, 2020
With global markets frozen amid the turmoil and uncertainty fueled by COVID-19, elected officials around the world face rising pressure to keep local industries open for businesses. Unfortunately, that pressure does not always translate into wise decisions on the trade front, where protectionist policies can quickly derail decades of work towards free, fair trade. For... [Read More]

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Oct 6, 2020
We saw the news recently that Nova Pangaea had received some substantial investment from the UK government’s Future Fund and also your existing investors, tell us about that? I’m delighted to say that we have raised a further £900,000 (€1.012 million) from investors following some very successful trials of our technology. This latest funding for Nova Pangaea has... [Read More]

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Oct 1, 2020
Moving away from the traditional fossil fuel paradigm that powers global transportation is a slow and incremental process. Achieving this transition over the next decade requires the coordination of many things. Consistent technology development, innovation, and a progressive replacement of conventional fuels with renewable alternatives are all needed as we phase towards... [Read More]

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Oct 1, 2020
Despite the current crisis facing the global aviation industry, its commitment to pursuing sustainability remains strong, particularly as the sector starts to recover. Speaking at the Global Sustainable Aviation Forum, industry leaders reiterated that long-term climate action should be a priority alongside economic recovery in the coming years. Executive director of... [Read More]

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Sep 28, 2020
In January 2021 fuel suppliers are required to increase the amount of renewable fuel they use to comply with latest updates to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The scheme, introduced in 2008 by the UK Government to drive Greenhouse Gas Emission (GHG) reductions in the transport sector, mandates the adoption of renewable fuels for road vehicles, non-road... [Read More]

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Sep 25, 2020
Between November 2015 and June 2019 a market driven study focused on gasoline fuels having midrange ethanol concentrations. It was performed under the EU Horizon 2020 funding scheme Engine tests with new types of biofuels and development of biofuel standards. NEN, the Netherlands Standardisation Body, studied the overall sensitivity of future (Euro 6c technology) vehicles... [Read More]

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Sep 21, 2020
Biorefinery, per definition “the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of bio-based products”, is not just a fancy new word for a fuel alcohol plant, but a description of recent developments in this industry. Producers must respond to rapidly changing conditions of supply and demand on the market and aim to have highly flexible production plants in terms... [Read More]

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Sep 18, 2020
Novozymes has launched Fiberex, a comprehensive platform based on novel enzymes and yeast strains to convert corn fibre into ethanol. Fiberex is specifically aimed at breaking down tough fibres in the corn, providing producers with greater operational flexibility. The technology converts a low-value by-product into high-value, low-carbon fuel while also enabling the... [Read More]

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Sep 14, 2020
Like every other industry, biodiesel has been reeling since COVID-19 started engulfing the world. From a biodiesel producer’s perspective, the situation is troubling because fuel demand has been low. The pandemic has also caused supply chain disruptions affecting some feedstocks putting even more pressure on biodiesel margins. At the same time, a substantial drop in... [Read More]

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Sep 7, 2020
As policymakers and public health experts dig deeper into the human costs of air pollution, including heightened risk from COVID-19 among vulnerable communities, a rapidly growing body of research is raising awareness of the threat posed by toxic fuel additives, including benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylene (BTEX). These petroleum-based aromatic compounds play... [Read More]

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Sep 4, 2020
Several research groups at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology are passionate about producing crops that can be used as fuel to create clean and sustainable energy. And now with the help of a newly awarded Department of Energy (DOE) grant, they can move one step closer to this goal. The grant is part of a DOE project that will provide $68 million (€57 million)... [Read More]


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