News Category: Other News
December 14, 2017
In a press release, Catherine McKenna MP gave the framework for the legislation and talked about greater demand for biofuels. The move is a first step in increasing green fuel consumption. The framework will allow legislators and experts to work out the final form of the regulations,... [Read More]

December 12, 2017
Researchers have gained insights that could be used to improve enzyme performance in breaking down biomass and converting waste plant matter into renewable fuels and products. The scientists from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), have studied how glycosylation – the natural... [Read More]

December 11, 2017
Researchers have carried out systematic analysis of the latest scientific evidence on indirect land use change (ILUC) greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of biofuels and bioliquids. Experts from the Biomass Department of CENER (National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain) have coordinated the project, which was... [Read More]

December 4, 2017
US President Donald Trump is set to meet representatives of the oil refining industry and their legislative backers to discuss the US biofuels programme, Reuters reports, citing two sources briefed on the matter. According to Reuters, the White House meeting could set the stage for negotiations over... [Read More]

December 1, 2017
Major US biofuel trade associations have responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement on final required volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. EPA has set a total renewable fuel blending obligation of 19.29 gallons, of which 4.29 billion gallons should be advanced biofuels including... [Read More]

November 29, 2017
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has used one of its modelling scenarios to predict that bioenergy will provide nearly 17% of final global energy demand in 2060, compared with 4.5% in 2015. In its latest Technology Roadmap, entitled ‘Delivering Sustainable Bioenergy’, the IEA provides the technology... [Read More]

November 28, 2017
The European Parliament’s energy committee ITRE has adopted changes to the EU’s renewable energy directive (RED) to include a new binding 35% green energy target for 2030 as well as a new set of principles on future financial support to renewable energy sources. Spanish S&D member José Blanco... [Read More]

November 27, 2017
One of Europe’s largest private sector forest owners and a major player in the bioeconomy, Bergvik Skog is undergoing structural changes as part of a plan to acquire new forest assets and secure its supply of feedstock. Bergvik Skog owns approximately 2.3 million hectares of land in... [Read More]

November 23, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied requests from petitioners to change the point of obligation for compliance under the Renewable Fuels Standards (RFS) programme. Major oil companies had petitioned to relieve refiners of their obligation to fulfil annual biofuel quotas under the RFS. The move... [Read More]

November 23, 2017
PowerHouse Energy Group moves forward with waste-to-hydrogen system design London-based clean energy company PowerHouse Energy Group announced that it had completed early design work on its UK-based 25 tonne-per-day synthetic gas (syngas) plant, according to news channel ProActive Investors. The pre-front-end engineering and... [Read More]

November 21, 2017
EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, has called for an ambitious revision of the European Bioeconomy Strategy. According to the trade body, such a revision would help tackle climate change and meet the needs of a growing population whilst boosting Europe’s resource efficiency, competitiveness and long-term economic... [Read More]

November 17, 2017
Scientists in Russia are proposing to turn food waste into liquid biofuels through a process called hydrothermal liquefaction. UN studies have revealed that around a third of all food products made for human consumption are discarded. In Europe and North America, the average discarded volume of food... [Read More]

November 17, 2017
A scientist from the University of Manchester has argued that developing a modern bioenergy and biofuels system “has huge potential for providing sustainable, low-carbon energy facilitating a range of key sustainable development goals.” Dr Mirijam Roeder is a scientist from the University of Manchester’s School of Mechanical,... [Read More]

November 17, 2017
Advanced Biofuels USA has made a new appointment to its board of directors. Chris Tindal, former director for Operational Energy working for the deputy assistant secretary for the Navy for Energy, has joined the nonprofit’s board. Frederick, Maryland based Advanced Biofuels USA is an educational organisation dedicated to... [Read More]

November 16, 2017
A bio-based process to create crude oil from lignin could soon be ready for commercialisation following extensive development at Chemelot InSciTe (the Chemelot Institute for Science & Technology) in the Netherlands. Researchers in the Lignin RICHES project are working on a thermo-catalytic chemical process invented at the... [Read More]

November 16, 2017
Giant clams in the Indian and Pacific Oceans could provide insights into improving biofuel production processes, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) are claiming. Alison Sweeney, an assistant professor of physics in the Penn School of Arts and Sciences, and her collaborator Shu Yang, a professor... [Read More]

November 16, 2017
Britain’s power supply is now the seventh cleanest in the world after climbing 13 places in a global league table, according to a new Electric Insights report. The report was  produced by researchers at Imperial College London, who in collaboration with power giant Drax, compared the carbon... [Read More]