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Nov 7, 2018
Prospects raised for large scale algae biofuel production
BIO-OTHER NEWS
Nov 6, 2018
A red pigment naturally produced by strains of wild yeast could play a pivotal role in developing isobutanol into a large-scale biofuel, according to new research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) revealed a study detailing a new red pigment, pulcherrimin, and... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 31, 2018
One of the world’s largest biofuel producers Poet has announced that it has begun construction on a new biofuel plant in Shelbyville, Indiana. Poet is going ahead with its plans to add another biofuel plant to its already established network of 28. The construction has... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 30, 2018
Car manufacture Mazda has announced its involvement in joint research projects and studies that aim to promote the wide-spread adoption of biofuels from microalgae growth. The company has become involved with the ongoing industry-academia-government studies as they coincide with its ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’ long... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 25, 2018
Renewable diesel producer Neste has announced its new site, Zerobnb. The Finnish company has presented the site as a place where people from across the world are able to list sustainable alternatives for holiday lodging.   Neste’s Zerobnb site displays sustainable housing for travel accommodation by private owners.... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 23, 2018
According to Forest News, both Indonesia’s landscape restoration targets and growing energy demands could be met with the help of biofuel plantations.  Scientists with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the Korean National Institute of Forest Science (NIFOS) and Indonesia’s University of Muhammadiyah Palangkaraya (UMP) are... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 23, 2018
Located in the central province of Quang Ngai, Vietnam, the Dung Quat Biofuel Plant has produced its first batch of E100 ethanol fuel since April 2015. According to the Nhân Dân, the plant was completed in 2012 and cost VND 1.887 trillion ($81 million) however, was forced... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 18, 2018
According to the Aiken Standard a 36,000 square foot recycling facility is to be built by Green Energy Biofuel in Warrenville, Illinois. The plant is expected to provide more than 40 new jobs over the next five years and is scheduled to be up and running... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 8, 2018
Verbio Vereinigte BioEnergie has published its 2017/2018 financial reports. Company CEO Claus Sauter states that the financial year was characterised by market upheavals and changes to political conditions, both of which have had large implications on the sales markets of Verbio’s biodiesel and biomethane segments. Nevertheless,... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 3, 2018
Biofuel consumption for transport in the European Union increased by 9.2% between 2016 and 2017, according to new data in EurObserv’ER’s 2018 Biofuels Barometer. Between 2014 and 2016 biofuel usage remained relatively stable in the EU, something EurObserver’ER puts down to ‘a period of uncertainty’ surrounding the... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 1, 2018
In a public release by the University of Michigan (UM), research professor at the U-M Institute, John DeCicco argues that growing and harvesting bioenergy and biofuels from crops is a ‘poor use of land’. The UM researcher said that untampered green areas such as forests and fields... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Sep 27, 2018
A Johnson Matthey (JM) press release announced that British Petroleum (BP) and JM have co-signed an agreement with biofuels producer Fulcrum BioEnergy to license their Fischer Tropsch (FT) technology and assist Fulcrum to convert municipal solids into biojet fuel. The FT technology, described by JM as ‘cost-advantaged’... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Sep 27, 2018
Scientists at Michigan State University have revealed a way to enhance oil production and harvest using ‘sea sludge’. The biofuel production platform that uses two species of marine algae and soil fungi has been published in Biotechnology for Biofuels. That platform lowers the... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Sep 24, 2018
Finnish renewable diesel producer UPM has been recognised by the United Nations for its commitment to what’s been dubbed the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The company is one of only 34 to be labelled a Global Compact LEAD company for its commitment to the UN’s Global... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Sep 20, 2018
At the G7 Environment, Energy and Oceans Ministerial Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, global waste-to-biofuels and chemical producer Enerkem announced that it will be exploring opportunities to act against oceans plastic waste and marine litter. After constructing the ‘world’s first’ waste-to-biofuels facility in Edmonton, Canada, Enerkem is... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Sep 11, 2018
Virgin Australia announced the completion of a trial to deliver biofuel through Brisbane Airport’s fuel supply system. This marks the first time in the country’s history that sustainable aviation fuel has been delivered through a general fuel supply system and marks Brisbane Airport as one of the... [Read More]