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Nov 1, 2019
Renewable fuels: advancing European market uptake
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Oct 15, 2019
By Raj Shah, David Forester, Philip Iaccarino and Kareem Mehdi Bioenergy and biofuels are of increasing public and private interest as the world stands at a crossroads of rising energy demand and concerns over climate change. Biofuels are under an ever-brightening spotlight and touted as an ostensibly “cleaner” alternative to fossil fuels. However, in order to glean... [Read More]

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Sep 4, 2019
Deriving cooking energy from anything other than reticulated gas networks or reliable electricity grids seems alien to many in the West. But infrastructure, capital and technology deficits in many emerging markets mean millions are forced to rely on traditional, inefficient and polluting cooking fuel sources. In the largest African cities alone, cooking fuel is a $20... [Read More]

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Aug 16, 2019
Trucent’s enhanced corn oil separation offering has three prongs: new corn oil separation chemistry, improved mechanical separation solutions, and optimisation services The story behind Trucent’s updated programme started with a basic question, says Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim, director of technical services. “Our clients were asking us, ‘Why does our corn oil... [Read More]

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Jul 24, 2019
Lallemand offers a brief insight into the ever-changing world of industrial enzymes for alcohol production What do enzymes do? Why do we need them? Enzymes can be defined as any of a group of complex proteins or conjugated proteins that are produced by living cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions. What exactly are enzymes? So enzymes, despite... [Read More]

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Jul 10, 2019
There’s really no escaping international politics in the US at present, especially for businesses whose domestic opportunities are softening and who had been looking towards customers in China as a good way to keep sales and prices moving in the right direction. This is certainly the case for North America’s ethanol producers, who find themselves at the front... [Read More]

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Jun 19, 2019
Enerkem’s waste-to-biofuel technology chemically recycles carbon molecules in waste into added-value products Imagine giving your living room a makeover using a bright new coat of paint – made from rubbish. Fiction? Not anymore. As countries around the world look for ways to transition from a linear economy – in which we take, make, use and dispose –... [Read More]

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Jun 18, 2019
What you need to know now about Low Carbon Fuel Standards verifications Understanding the changes to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) verification process is important for all ethanol and biodiesel producers, even if you do not currently sell fuels in California. Several other regions around the world are in various stages of planning to incorporate... [Read More]

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Apr 30, 2019
The EU is committed to carbon neutrality by the middle of the century, but long-term objectives require ambitious action today. The clean energy and climate package, including a set of legislations to ensure the EU is on track to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 40% by 2030, have now all been adopted. An important legislation is the Effort Sharing Regulation... [Read More]

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Apr 25, 2019
With the entry into force of the revision of the renewable energy directive (REDII) in December 2018, following months of intense negotiations, the European Union (EU) biofuels industry at large entered a no less important phase in which Member States have to put in place the necessary national REDII implementing legislation ahead of the 31 June 2021 transposition deadline.... [Read More]

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Nov 26, 2018
Biorefineries are indispensable for hitting zero CO2 emissions, writes Novozymes’ Thomas Schrøder This article originally appears in the November/December issue of Biofuels International. Sign-up for a free copy here. The world has been discussing climate change for years. In the meantime, global temperatures have continued to rise at an alarming pace. Scientists... [Read More]

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Jun 21, 2018
California is becoming increasingly important for the biofuels industry. The state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is designed to encourage the use of cleaner, low carbon fuels. Biodiesel in particular stands to be a significant beneficiary, being one of the lowest cost compliance options for the standard. As a result, more and more producers are turning their... [Read More]

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Jun 21, 2018
International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) is a certification system dedicated to verifying fully traceable and deforestation free supply chains. The system has been used widely in the biofuels sector to verify a range of feedstocks, from crops to waste. This has included UK producer Argent Energy, which produces biofuel from fats, oils and grease (FOG)... [Read More]