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May 17, 2019
California Energy Commission awards $11 million for clean energy, biofuels projects
BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 9, 2019
Multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil has committed to investing up to $100 million (€89.3 million) over a ten-year period into the research and development of lower emissions technologies, including biofuels. Through collaborations with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Energy Technology... [Read More]

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May 8, 2019
Lecturers from Loughborough University in the UK have been awarded £200,000 from the Department for Transport (DfT) for research into the development of sustainable bioenergy systems. The grant has been granted to Dr Jin Xuan, senior lecturer in low carbon processes, Dr Tanja Radu, lecturer in water... [Read More]

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Apr 17, 2019
Irish university NUI Galway has announced the official opening of a new research laboratory to generate biofuels from waste products. A team of 25 PhD and post-doctoral researchers will work in the new laboratory under Professor Piet Lens in the Department of Microbiology. The researchers are undertaking a... [Read More]

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Apr 15, 2019
Renewable fuel producer Neste has announced an agreement with aviation fuel supplier Air BP to deliver sustainable aviation fuel to Swedish customers. This latest agreement will build on their existing partnership, which was established last year to develop solutions to deliver sustainable aviation fuel to airports and... [Read More]

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Apr 12, 2019
SJR Tank Construction and HES International subsidiary HES Botlek Tank Terminal (HBTT) have announced a new partnership relating to the construction of biofuel storage tanks. HBTT has contracted SJR Tank construction to build six high quality tanks to store biofuel. The agreement builds on an earlier contract... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Apr 8, 2019
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding of up to $59 million (€52.5 million) for research into new advanced vehicle technologies. The funding opportunity, which is being offered through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is aimed at projects related to co-optimised advanced... [Read More]

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Apr 3, 2019
Energy firm Geminor announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with fellow Norwegian advanced biofuel producer Quantafuel to secure deliveries of plastic waste for Quantafuel’s plants for biofuel production. “Quantafuel’s fuel production is groundbreaking and an industry we want to be part of,” said Geminor CEO... [Read More]

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Mar 29, 2019
The British Columbia Bioenergy Network (BCBN) and the government of British Columbia (BC) are seeking a contractor to undertake an analysis of the biorefinery market. Under the CleanBC Plan, the provincial government has committed to increasing production of renewable fuels to 650 million litres annually, as well... [Read More]

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Mar 28, 2019
A senior Indonesian minister warned that the country could consider leaving the Paris Agreement if the EU continues its plans to phase out palm oil as a sustainable source of renewable fuel, Reuters reports. Earlier this month, Biofuels International reported that the EU had doubled... [Read More]

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Mar 28, 2019
US biofuels producer Gevo announced its financial results from the fourth quarter of 2018, which includes its outlook for 2019. Revenues in the three months ending December 31, 2018 were $6.6 million (€5.8 million) compared with $6.7 million in 2017’s final quarter. Gevo attributes the $0.1 million... [Read More]

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Mar 27, 2019
New Zealand government-owned research institute Scion has welcome a new report that proposes to take a ‘landscape approach’ to managing the country’s climate and environmental issues. Commenting on the release, CEO Julian Elder said: “Scion has been championing the bioeconomy approach for a number of years now.... [Read More]

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Mar 26, 2019
Swedish forest-owner association Södra announced that it has set aside SEK 20 million (€1.9 million) to cover additional costs related to the development of new, sustainable transport solutions. The investment will be used to help the cooperative achieve its fossil-free transportation targets by 2030. This target was... [Read More]

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Mar 25, 2019
Renewable diesel producer Neste has opened its first cardlock in San Leandro, California that will offer the company’s MY Renewable Diesel. The milestone marks the first time that vehicles can fuel up with Neste’s renewable diesel, made from sustainable biomass, directly at a station. Cardlocks are unstaffed... [Read More]

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Mar 22, 2019
Dutch renewable fuel producer GoodFuels announced that it has extended its partnership with Varo Energy subsidiary Reinplus Fiwado Bunker to improve access to biofuels for deep sea vessels leaving from Rotterdam. According to the release, the partnership will see Varo assist GoodFuels with the production, blending and... [Read More]

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Mar 22, 2019
A new study has shown the first evidence of programmed cell death, or apoptosis, in algae, which could have wide-reaching implications for the production of biofuels. Results of the research carried out by University of Alberta (UAlberta) microbiologists were published in a paper titled ‘Phaeobacter inhibens induces apoptosis-like... [Read More]

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Mar 21, 2019
Gulfstream Aerospace has made its first sale of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to a US-based Gulfstream operator. The customer bought 20,000 pounds of Gulfstream’s bio-jet fuel from its facility in Long Beach, California for its Gulfstream G550 aircraft. “This sale is a direct result of our efforts... [Read More]