News Category: Other News
August 29, 2017
Norway-based secondary fuels specialist Geminor has secured a major contract with UK-based Hull City Council. The agreement, which is for an initial seven-year term (with extensions for a further three and two-year period), will see Geminor implement an integrated waste processing solution to divert more than 80%... [Read More]

August 29, 2017
Passenger planes in the UK could be powered by biofuels made from waste under a scheme to cut emissions, according to the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT). In an announcement, the DfT said that it was keen to cut carbon emissions, which contribute to climate change. Aircraft... [Read More]

August 23, 2017
Leading US advocates for advanced liquid and gasified biofuels have united to urge the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stand behind President Trump’s commitment to driving investment in the next generation of ‘homegrown’ fuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Leaders of the American Biogas Council, Advanced... [Read More]

August 21, 2017
A consortium led by Macquarie has completed the acquisition of the UK’s Green Investment Bank. Macquarie Group (Macquarie), Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (MEIF5) and Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) have paid the UK government £2.3 billion to purchase the institution, which was set up in 2012 to... [Read More]

August 18, 2017
A newly discovered reaction mechanism could be used to improve catalyst designs for pollution control systems in vehicles, reducing the emissions of nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust. The research from Purdue University focused on a type of catalyst known as zeolites, already used in petroleum and chemical... [Read More]

August 17, 2017
The Biofuels International Conference, a world leading biofuels event, will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 4 and 5 October 2017, covering the whole biofuels supply chain. The show will focus on all the new developments and the latest challenges. Topics covered in the seminars include global... [Read More]

August 17, 2017
Scientists at Clemson University have received a federal grant to evaluate the effectiveness of producing biofuels to mitigate climate change. The development of effective land-use policies could be greatly aided by quantifying the net impact that growing biomass feedstock for biofuel has on local temperature and carbon... [Read More]

August 16, 2017
Danish biotechnology company Novozymes has published its interim financial report for the first half of 2017, revealing better than expected growth from the company, including a strong showing from its Bioenergy division. Bioinnovator Novozymes specialises in developing enzymes and microorganisms for industrial applications, replacing chemicals to accelerate... [Read More]

August 16, 2017
The UK government has proclaimed that high environmental standards will be maintained post Brexit. The Brexit paper entitled ‘Future customs arrangements: A future partnership paper’ details the UK government’s aspirations for the UK’s future customs arrangements. As the UK leaves the European Union and therefore the EU... [Read More]

August 15, 2017
Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA). Fulfilling the region’s biofuel potential would depend on increased residue collection... [Read More]

August 15, 2017
Lais Forti Thomaz, a researcher at Sao Paulo State University (Unesp) specialising in International Relations and Foreign Trade, is joining the Advanced Biofuels USA board of directors.   Advanced Biofuels USA, an educational non-profit dedicated to the understanding, development and use of advanced biofuels, welcomes Thomaz, a... [Read More]

August 14, 2017
Through ‘bold leadership’, airports can accelerate the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in the aviation industry, according to a newly published report. The new study, a collaboration between the Carbon War Room, Sky NRG and Port of Seattle, confirms the financial viability of supplying advanced biofuels... [Read More]

August 11, 2017
New research claims that air pollution policy reduces the extent to which population growth in urban areas results in increased pollution emissions, without disrupting the economic growth resulting from this urbanisation. More than half of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, and the United Nations... [Read More]

August 10, 2017
Former US Vice President Al Gore has arrived in the UK to address how the perils of climate change can be overcome as he promotes his new documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. The film is a follow-up to his blockbuster 2006 global warming film, An... [Read More]

August 9, 2017
Algal biofuel production is “neither environmentally nor commercially sustainable”, claims a marine biologist from Swansea University in an article appearing on The Conversation. Professor Kevin Flynn claims the hype surrounding the potential of third-generation algal biofuel has been ‘misplaced’. He notes that millions of dollars and... [Read More]

August 8, 2017
Greenbelt Resources Corporation has received “Eco Friendly Technology” registration for its ECOsystem process. Greenbelt claims that the certification gives the company a greenlight to offer its waste-to-energy process as a solution available to address Indonesia’s food waste challenge. Indonesia is the world’s second biggest ‘food waster’... [Read More]

August 4, 2017
A team of chemists have discovered a new way to produce carbon-based liquid fuels from CO2. The new additive, identified by a team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), selectively converts CO2 ­fuels containing multiple carbon atoms, a step towards producing renewable liquid fuels... [Read More]