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Nov 7, 2018
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BIO-OTHER NEWS
Nov 7, 2018
Large-scale production of algae derived starch could be possible, thanks to new research by the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Tohoku University, Japan. This algae derived starch is a valuable resource for the production of biofuels and other biomaterials. According to a statement, the team, led... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Nov 7, 2018
In a bid to boost engagement with EU citizens on the subject of renewable ethanol, ePURE has launched a new website named Ethanol Facts. The site is designed to serve as an online resource for information about renewable ethanol. Specifically, it aims to help inform the public about... [Read More]

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]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 31, 2018
Environmental and conservation groups have filed a petition with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleging it has ‘illegally’ allowed millions of acres of wildlife habitat to be converted into corn and soybean crops since the implementation of biofuel mandates in the US in 2007. The... [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]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 31, 2018
Reuters has reported that French oil & gas firm Total has chosen to delay its planned biodiesel refinery, named La Mede, until the first quarter of 2019. The news agency cites the company’s chief financial officer. The refinery is estimated to have a capacity of 500,000 tonnes of... [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]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 29, 2018
Researchers in Iran have developed a process to produce biodiesel out of chicken fat. The research intends to reduce the cost of biodiesel production as it is typically quite high. According to the Iran Front Page, Iranian researchers have carried out nanocatalysis-based synthesis that makes... [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]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 24, 2018
Growth Energy and Prime the Pump have announced that regional convenience store chain Cumberland Farms is to become the newest E15 retail partner to join the Prime the Pump program. Located in Massachusetts, Cumberland Farms will start to offer E15 at just over 120 of its Northeast... [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]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 23, 2018
Reported by Pakistani news outlet Daily Times, the Government College University (GCU) in Lahore has signed a joint research project with the Bartin University in Turkey, researching a cost-effective production of bioethanol. According to the report, Bartin University’s Dr. Ahmet Karada explained that both Turkey and Pakistan... [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]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 23, 2018
Major European bioethanol producer CropEnergies is to ‘pause’ production at its plant in Wilton, UK due to ‘difficult market conditions’, according to a company announcement. The plant, situated in the North-East of England, is operated by Ensus, a member of the Germany headquartered CropEnergies group since 2013.... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 22, 2018
An Austrian university of technology, TU Wien (TUW), announced in a public release that it has developed a diesel engine that utilises over 70% bioethanol. TUW detailed the technology used in the development of the engine, which uses both diesel and bioethanol in a ‘special’ dual-fuel combustion... [Read More]