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Sep 3, 2018
SpiceJet successfully completes India’s first biofuel flight
BIO-OTHER NEWS
Aug 30, 2018
The US Department of Energy has announced a $1.1 million (€940,000) grant for research into sorghum disease resistance led by the University of Illinois, reflecting the growing interest in the crop as a feedstock for renewable fuel and energy. Earlier this year, the US Environmental... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Aug 30, 2018
Scientists at the University of Kent, UK, have developed a new technique for manipulating small cell structures for use in a range of applications, including the production of biofuels and vaccines. Key to the breakthrough are tiny bacterial cellular structures known as organelles, which the researchers redesigned... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Aug 15, 2018
All diesel vehicles in the City of Vancouver’s fleet will be fuelled by 100% renewable diesel, according to a statement. The City has signed a new supply contract with integrated energy company, Suncor. “This new contract concretely demonstrates our commitment to greening our operations and deriving 100%... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Aug 13, 2018
In a bid to reduce its crude oil imports over the next four years, India is set to invest heavily in biofuels. Various media outlets are reporting that on 10 August, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the plans to build the country’s biofuel capacity through 100... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Aug 9, 2018
Researchers claim to have found a way to protect yeast from damage inflicted by pretreatment chemicals in the biofuel production process. Pretreatment chemicals are used in biofuel facilities to accelerate the breakdown of plant material, however, these chemical are sometimes poisonous to the yeasts that turn the... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Aug 7, 2018
A public school district in San Diego, California, has switched its fleet of 53 school buses to run on Finnish company Neste’s renewable diesel. The Vista Unified School District (VUSD) is the fourth largest in San Diego County, comprising 32 schools with programmes ranging from kindergarten through... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Aug 7, 2018
The US Department of Agriculture has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the environmental assessment report for Velocys’ planned Bayou Fuels biorefinery in Natchez, Mississippi. Velocys is describing the FONSI as a significant step towards the permitting of the Bayou Fuels facility. It was... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Aug 1, 2018
Findings from a ground breaking study could prove crucial in boosting the ‘economic viability’ of algae biofuel, showing for the first time that raw plants can be used as a carbon energy source for cultivation of a strain of microalgae. In a study recently published in the... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Aug 1, 2018
Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) has announced a significant expansion to its membership. ABFC is the industry association for biofuels in Canada. According to a statement, the new members include fuel distributors, global technology developers and strategic compliance services providers. These include Canada Clean Fuels, Canfor Pulp, EcoEngineers... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jul 27, 2018
$4 million AUD (€2.5 million) in funding is set to be provided to Australia’s Southern Oil Refining for a pilot plant which will turn biosolids from sewage to crude oil. According to a statement, the demonstration plant will be the first step towards developing biosolid waste... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jul 25, 2018
Velocys intends to raise £6 million (€6.7 million) through a placing, according to an announcement from the company. The renewable fuels specialist will place 60,000,000 new Ordinary Shares at a placing price of 10 pence per share. This represents a 0.52p discount to the closing mid-market price... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jul 18, 2018
Finnish renewable diesel producer Neste is exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastics as a raw material for fuels and plastics, according to a statement. The company has ambitious goals for the project, aiming to proceed to industrial scale trial during 2019. Longer term, Neste’s target is... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jul 18, 2018
Cars and trucks used record amounts of biofuels in California in 2016, according to new figures. A total of 1.5 billion gallons were used, avoiding 14 million metric tons of carbon dioxide being emitted into the atmosphere. The reductions are a result of California’s... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jul 11, 2018
UPM has joined Together for Sustainability, a chemical industry initiative designed to promote and improve sustainability practises within supply chains. TfS has set up a standard approach to evaluate and improve the sustainability performance of suppliers. These evaluations cover areas such as environmental impact, health and safety,... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 29, 2018
A study led by Professor John McGeehan from the University of Portsmouth has discovered a type of enzyme with the unique ability to break down lignin – a key component in plants. The discovery paves the way for plant waste to be recycled in such a... [Read More]