News Category: Other News
October 13, 2017
 Alkol Biotech has been selected as a finalist for the 2017 edition of the Global Energy Awards. The prize, created by Platts, has been running yearly since 1999 and honours organisations and individuals who are dedicated to achieving excellence in the energy industry. Platts receives more than 200... [Read More]

October 13, 2017
Qantas has announced that its Los Angeles based aircraft will be powered by biofuels from 2020, in a bid to reduce the airline’s carbon emissions on its US to Australia services. Over the next ten years, Qantas will purchase eight million gallons (30 million litres) of renewable... [Read More]

October 12, 2017
A plan for cutting carbon emissions while growing the economy has been released by the UK government. ‘The Clean Growth Strategy: Leading the way to a low carbon future’ has been published by Greg Clark, the UK’s Business and Energy Secretary. It highlights progress already made in... [Read More]

October 12, 2017
Paris is planning to “banish” all non-electric cars by 2030, ten years earlier than the rest of France, according to an article by Reuters. Petrol and diesel fuelled cars will have all disappeared from the city by 2030, Paris City Hall has said. Earlier this year, the French... [Read More]

October 11, 2017
Several environmental groups have handed over a petition to the UN’s aviation body, ICAO, urging the agency to scrap its plan for the widespread use of biofuels in planes. Co-ordinated by the conservation group Rainforest Rescue, the petition has been signed by 172,000 citizens from across the... [Read More]

October 10, 2017
Researchers in the US have developed a method to convert a biofuel waste product into a ‘usable and valuable commodity’. Published in the journal Bioresources Technology, the research by scientists from Washington State University (WSU) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) could drastically change the economic... [Read More]

October 9, 2017
A four year, $6 million research project is aiming to determine how the US’ Upper Missouri Basin would be affected if biofuels were produced and carbon capture technologies implemented in the region. Experts from the Wyoming, South Dakota and Montana State Universities will generate economic models to... [Read More]

October 9, 2017
A major breakthrough has been made in the direct conversion of methane and carbon dioxide into liquid fuels and chemicals. Researchers claim that the new process could help industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions while producing vital chemical feedstocks. The researchers from the University of Liverpool have developed... [Read More]

October 9, 2017
The future of bioethanol, advanced biofuel developments and an uncertain policy landscape were some of the hot topics discussed at this year’s Biofuels International and Bioenergy Insight conference. The conference took place in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 4-5th October. Rob Wakely, head of low carbon fuels division, energy technology... [Read More]

October 6, 2017
US advanced biofuels company Gevo announced that it expects to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to the Virgin Australia Group, a well-known Australian airline group.  The Virgin Australia Group will be responsible for coordinating the purchase, supply and blending of the ATJ into the fuel supply... [Read More]

October 3, 2017
Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado are leading a project to improve how algae-based biofuels and bioproducts are made. The US Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced its support for the project, titled: “Rewiring Algal Carbon Energetics for Renewables,” in the... [Read More]

October 3, 2017
Jet biofuel produced by the oil extracted from ground seeds of camelina and carinata could be a step closer, thanks to new research from South Dakota State University (SDSU), reports Phys.org. Glucosinolate is one of the bioactive compounds that remains after oil has been extracted from the... [Read More]

October 2, 2017
Scientists have successfully converted the wastewater from olive oil production into a green biofuel. To create oil, olives are crushed and mixed with water in mills. The oil is then separated out of this mixture, and dirty water and solid residue discarded. The wastewater created can pollute... [Read More]

October 2, 2017
Developing better algae is a vital requirement in the quest to achieve sustainable algal biofuel. Now, researchers claim to have developed a new technology that could ‘revolutionise’ the search for the perfect algal strain – algal droplet bioreactors on a chip. In the new technology, developed by... [Read More]

September 28, 2017
Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) will use a $1.1 million (€930,000) U.S. Department of Energy grant to produce disease-resistant switchgrass in order to produce biofuels from it. It will use the grant to fight disease in switchgrass by identifying regions of the genome that cause disease... [Read More]

September 28, 2017
The price of oil has fallen back to around $58.59 a barrel after hitting a two-year high on 26 September, 2017, according to the BBC. Rising demand and geopolitical worries had fuelled the increase, along with indications that production cuts by Opec (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)... [Read More]

September 27, 2017
French renewable fuels company Global Bioenergies has announced that its demo plant, located at the Leuna refinery site, has successfully operated its entire technical process: fermentation, purification, and filling station. The first bottle containing renewable isobutene has been filled. The construction of the Leuna demo plant was completed... [Read More]