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Oct 10, 2017
Algae biofuel waste converted to ‘valuable’ commodity
BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 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]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 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]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 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]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 6, 2017
The impending trade deal between the EU and Mercosur (South America’s trading block) for an annual quota of ethanol imports from Brazil would be a serious blow to Europe’s farmers and ethanol industry unless measures are taken to ensure a level playing field. “By agreeing to open... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 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]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 6, 2017
Nordic energy company St1 has signed an engineering design package and licence agreement with Haldor Topsoe for a renewable diesel production unit, which will be integrated with its refinery based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The construction of the plant will be subject to final investment decision after completion... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 5, 2017
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and other leading biofuels advocates in the US have sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging the White House to “act quickly to prevent actions” at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that ‘threaten jobs in rural America, freeze innovation in... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 5, 2017
The US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has reacted positively to the confirmation of Stephen Censky to be the US’ Deputy of Agriculture. Censky has substantial experience in both the soybean and biodiesel industries, something which the NBB’s CEO, Donnell Rehagen, believes makes him well suited to the... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 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]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 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]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 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]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 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]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Sep 29, 2017
The US Grains Council (USGC) has announced that it is looking to identify new market opportunities for US ethanol to be exported to Africa, which it says represents a significant potential source of demand.     According to the export-orientated trade body, efforts include promoting the development of... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 29, 2017
Renewable diesel Neste and US-headquartered Jacobs Engineering Group have agreed that Neste acquires the 40% shareholding of Jacobs in Neste Jacobs Oy. After this transaction, Neste holds all shares in Neste Jacobs. "Neste Jacobs is the leading company specialising in process industry technology, engineering and project management services... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Sep 29, 2017
China’s plant to increase the use of bioethanol will not have a significant impact on the grain market, and it would be unrealistic for the country to import large amounts of corn for the industry’s development, a government official told Xinhua Net. "The government plan to increase... [Read More]