Sep 28, 2020
Renovare helps fuel the debate
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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Sep 3, 2020
The aviation industry is synonymous with producing high volumes of carbon emissions. In 2019, flights produced 915 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) according to the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). As such, making air transport ‘green’ has become a top political priority, with the UK Government recently announcing funding to support these efforts. Matthew... [Read More]

Sep 2, 2020
Aviation accounts for around 15% of global oil demand growth up to 2030 in the International Energy Agency (IEA) New Policies Scenario, a similar amount to the growth from passenger vehicles. Such a rise means that aviation will account for 3.5% of global energy related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2030, up from just over 2.5% today, despite ongoing improvements... [Read More]

Aug 24, 2020
Advancing Africa’s biofuels potential has been a long, slow process with the continent’s various country-by-country development plans tending to sit in their respective government in-trays for far too long. At the point, however, where there is finally evidence of real biofuels’ development intention being seen across the continent, especially in South Africa,... [Read More]

Aug 5, 2020
When the world’s economy was placed into deep freeze for the COVID-19 lockdown, people stopped moving. Without the normal demand for fuel, the world’s energy market froze as well - extreme price falls across the commodity space became the norm. But not all price falls were the same. Major structural shifts in the economy, already underway for years, suddenly accelerated.... [Read More]

Aug 4, 2020
A major component of today’s global society is undeniably air transport. It is indispensable to every economic, social and cultural facet of our lives. Air travel has completely revolutionised not only the way we travel, but also how we interact. The air transport sector directly employs 8.4 million people and tens of millions are supported directly and tangentially... [Read More]

Jul 30, 2020
According to the World Wildlife Fund, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) once had the largest ecological footprint per capita in the world. Today it has become a regional role model for clean and renewable energy and the green economy. Neutral Fuels stated that its actions have resulted in over 15 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) savings in the region since... [Read More]

Jul 27, 2020
Although corn has a wide-ranging climatic adaptability, it shows considerably higher yield in hot regions. Ideally, corn requires higher day and night temperatures, but the temperature should not be excessively high, because it will lead to root rot. Corn also requires sufficient moisture in the soil because its root system is shallow and the roots cannot traverse very... [Read More]

Jul 16, 2020
The German Federal Government’s six month presidency of the Council of the European Union began on 1 July. As a goal of its agenda, the Federal Government stated that it wishes to “work towards climate-friendly, sustainable and affordable mobility”. The biofuel associations welcome this objective and point out that openness to technological ideas and the sustainably... [Read More]

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