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Feb 7, 2018
New revenue stream? Bioethanol waste product turned into paint primer
BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 6, 2018
Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB), a coalition of 12 advanced biofuels producers and technology developers, is calling on EU institutions to set its new advanced biofuels mandate to begin in 2021. According to the coalition, chaired by UPM’s Public Affairs director Marko Janhunen, this move would... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 6, 2018
Novozymes has unveiled its new yeast platform for starch-based ethanol, designed to help ethanol producers ‘get more’ from their raw materials. The first product in the new yeast platform is Innova Drive, a new yeast strain designed to reduce fermentation time by up to two hours compared... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 5, 2018
Finnish forest industry company and biofuel producer UPM has started an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a possible biorefinery in Mussalo, Kotka, in the southeast of Finland. The proposed site is in the area of a dismantled power plant formerly run by the Pohjolan Voima energy... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 5, 2018
In a Thursday 1 February interview with Fox News, US Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt said that the country’s biofuel policy was in need of an overhaul. The EPA administrator’s comments were in response to the recent bankruptcy of Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest oil... [Read More]

BIOMASS NEWS
Feb 2, 2018
A $115 million bionenergy research centre has opened at the University of Illinois in the US. The new Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation had its opening ceremony on the 1 February 2018. A collaboration between the University’s Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 2, 2018
Contanda has officially withdrawn a permit application to handle and store crude oil at its Grays Harbor terminal in Washington, US. The storage and logistics service provider states that it now intends to pursue permits to expand the facility to handle and store a portfolio of... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 1, 2018
A partnership between Samsung Electronics and Rural Development Solutions is set to deliver 10,000 bioethanol stoves to households in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Situated on the outskirts of Kakuma town, in north-west Kenya’s Turkana County, the Kakuma refugee camp had a population of 185,154 registered... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 1, 2018
The EU Commission has initiated an anti-subsidy investigation into whether Argentinian biodiesel exporters are benefitting from unfair subsidies. The move has been launched following a complaint in December from the European Biodiesel Board (EBB). In 2013, the EU set anti-dumping duties on Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jan 31, 2018
Newly published research explains for the first time how plants switch from photoprojection to photosynthesis when transitioning from darkness to daylight. The authors of the study, from the University of Sheffield, claim that the new insight could have a host of benefits, including for the biofuels... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jan 30, 2018
The first biofuel powered flight from the US to Australia has been completed. Qantas announced last year that biofuels would be used on its QF96 route from Los Angeles to Melbourne. On 29 January, the first flight to be fuelled by biofuels departed from LAX. According to... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jan 30, 2018
600,000 tonnes of Argentinian biodiesel were sent to Europe between September 2017 and mid-January 2018, according to Reuters. The wire service cites Argentina’s main biofuel group, Carbio, for the figures. The surge in imports came after the EU lowered import duties on Argentinian biodiesel, Reuters reports. In September,... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jan 30, 2018
Researchers in Canada claim to have found a simpler, cleaner way to produce fuel from biowaste such as sewage. Currently, biowaste is converted into biofuel with a two-step process. Biomass is converted into a biocrude oil with a chemical and thermal process. The second stage is refining,... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
Jan 29, 2018
The model takes a holistic approach to emissions from second generation biorefineries, from production of feedstock, to refining and consumption. The goal is to give engineers a better idea of how to minimise greenhouse gases and make their refineries more economically viable. By incorporating multiple sources of... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
Jan 26, 2018
Indonesia introduced the case to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2014, a year after the anti-dumping taxes on Indonesia and Argentina were introduced. The EU’s taxes were a reaction to what they saw as the unfairly low prices (also known as ‘dumping’) of the two countries’... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jan 26, 2018
REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine have entered into a partnership, meaning GoodFuels marine advanced biofuels are now available at the port of Rotterdam. The partnership, which aims to make European inland shipping more sustainable, will also see GoodFuels Marine biofuels available along inland shipping routes in... [Read More]