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Jun 3, 2020
New sustainable aviation fuel company prepares for take-off
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Jun 1, 2020
Experts agree that achieving the EU Green Deal will require a massive increase in bioenergy, so it is important countries rely on renewable energy sources that are sustainable, preserving Europe’s biodiversity and protecting its food security, according to ePURE. Fortunately, the EU has already gone through a long process of setting criteria to distinguish good from... [Read More]

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May 22, 2020
The US grain trade has continued supplying countries with much-needed commodities during the COVID-19 pandemic. As many parts of the world are on the verge of reopening, the US Grains Council president and CEO Ryan LeGrand sat down with the National Association of Farm Broadcasting to discuss how the movement of grain has continued. He explained trains are continuing... [Read More]

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May 19, 2020
In this article, Hank A. Britain, director of optimisation and advanced control at OpX Control, reveals how the base control layer can be improved to reduce variability, and how many advanced process control (APC)-type functions can be done in the distributed control system (DCS), leading to improved control in ethanol plants. Part I: Begin with the base layer In a... [Read More]

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May 12, 2020
The aviation industry requires effective and sustainable solutions to meet its commitments – at national and international level – in a global effort to reduce the impacts of climate change. With the implementation of CORSIA, the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, over 85% of global... [Read More]

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May 6, 2020
Regulations driving mandatory blends of agricultural products into ground transport fuel makes for a heady cocktail of unintended consequences. Despite the best laid plans of the European Union, companies have learned from the original Renewable Energy Directive (RED) throughout the 2010s, that there is a lot of room for things to go awry at the intersection of two huge... [Read More]

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Apr 29, 2020
The challenge of compiling an overview of the current state of the European biofuels industry is as close to impossible as it gets at present, let alone delivering any degree of business accuracy to an analysis of the sector’s immediate future. As Covid-19 continues to sweep the world, the everyday reality for business leaders and politicians alike is that each new... [Read More]

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Apr 27, 2020
Back in 1994, I was at Cargill when John Elkington introduced his triple bottom line (TBL) concept. The TBL, as it came to be known, began to have an impact on my thinking almost immediately. Its ustainability framework encouraged businesses to measure not just economic impact, but also use a yardstick of equal importance on social and environmental scales. Over time,... [Read More]

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Apr 20, 2020
Redcar-based Nova Pangaea Technologies converts unwanted plant biomass into natural platform chemicals and biofuels. We spoke to Sarah Ellerby, the company’s CEO 1. Can you introduce yourself to our readers and tell us a bit more about Nova Pangaea Technologies? I was born and bred in Yorkshire and just returned to the area after 18 years in in the US. I’ve worked... [Read More]

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Apr 14, 2020
Sweden-based sustainable chemical and biofuels supplier Wibax AB has announced it is investing a total of SEK 15 million (€1.38 million) in two new terminals in the Port of Skellefteå, in the north of the country. These are near  Wibax's existing terminals in the area.   “Wibax continues to grow and with this investment, we want to further strengthen... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 8, 2020
A chemical company has announced it has started monthly production of 2 million litres of disinfectant at its facilities in Germany. This disinfectant made by Clariant in Gendorf will then directly, or via repacking partners, be sent to regional hospitals and other vital institutions in Bavaria, who are currently facing limited availability of this critical product during... [Read More]

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Apr 8, 2020
A new study carried out by economic modelling experts from Purdue University in the US has found the impacts of US biofuel policy on deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia to be ‘insignificant’. The study, titled ‘US Biofuel Production and Policy Implications for Land Use Changes in Malaysia and Indonesia’, considered concerns from renewable fuel opponents claiming... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 7, 2020
Palm oil prices are expected to decrease slightly from its current levels over the next three to six months due to fall in demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. “Although palm oil supply is also being negatively impacted by government containment measures as plantation operations are being disrupted which could support prices in the very near term, we believe demand... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 3, 2020
The agave plant used to make tequila could be used to make biofuels. Found in the semi-arid Australia, the plant could become an environmentally friendly solution to Australia's transport fuel shortage as reported in the Journal for Cleaner Production. A team of researchers at the University of Sydney, University of Exeter and University of Adelaide have been carrying... [Read More]

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Mar 31, 2020
The European Union’s (EU) new Green Deal, with its goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net-zero by 2050, has come to dominate policy discussions in Brussels. If implemented, it would be one of the most ambitious endeavours in the EU’s 70-year history and amount to a revolution for the transport sector. Electrification will be a fundamental contributor,... [Read More]


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