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Apr 3, 2020
That’s the spirit – agave plant outperforms sugar and corn in biofuels study
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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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Mar 25, 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... [Read More]

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Mar 18, 2020
In light of today’s concerns about climate change and generating clean energy, there has been increased discussion involving alternative fuels such as biodiesel. Biodiesel, which is derived mainly from vegetable oils and animal fats, is taking the stage as a popular candidate for replacing petroleum diesel for a variety of well-supported reasons. Perhaps the most... [Read More]

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Mar 10, 2020
This year is going to be a massive 12 months for biofuels in Brazil, with the launch on Christmas Eve 2019 of the government backed RenovaBio carbon credit programme, the country’s ambitious national biofuels policy, which has been in the making since December 2016, writes Colin Ley. Following three years of heated debate concerning what impact the new policy will have... [Read More]

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Feb 27, 2020
As we enter a new decade, the world’s energy sector stands at a crossroads in its efforts to improve the sustainability of its supply. The case for greener, cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels was made many years ago, but the growing calls for significant action on climate change have pushed this issue to the forefront of the industry’s strategy for 2020 and beyond. The... [Read More]

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Nov 1, 2019
Discovering the world, working with people across the globe, commuting to work every day or consuming exotic fruits imported to Europe – nearly every European is used to at least one of these habits producing a significant amount of carbon emissions. On the road to decarbonising transport and reaching climate targets, the market uptake of renewable fuels is essential. The... [Read More]

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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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