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Oct 16, 2017
Biofuel palm oil ban ‘has little impact on reducing deforestation’
BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 16, 2017
Through increased use of biofuels in the transport sector, Uruguay has achieved a 7% annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, according to a statement from the South American country’s government. In addition to using biodiesel and bioethanol as a substitute for gasoil and naphtha, emissions are reduced... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 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]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 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]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 13, 2017
Scientists have gained new insight into the functioning of hydrolytic enzymes, in a study that could pave the way to more competitive biofuels. The current technical complexity and costs of obtaining biofuels from biomass restrict their cheap, efficient and sustainable production. At a time when oil prices... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 13, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Flint Hills Resources’ registration of its 100 million gallons per year Iowa-based ethanol plant. The plant will use Edeniq’s technology. Flint Hills Resources’ Iowa Falls plant is the fifth existing ethanol plant to receive approval from the EPA for... [Read More]

PIPES NEWS
Oct 12, 2017
Concerns remain over the safety of rail to transport energy liquids and gases, according to a newly published report. The research from the US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine argues that both pipeline and maritime transportation have a more comprehensive safety system in place than... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 12, 2017
China has lowered its forecasts for its corn output, according to news agency Xinhua Net. The news agency reported that China’s output will now be 210 million tonnes in the 2017/18 crop year, down 2.37 million tonnes from predictions made last month. According to Xinhua, a committee from... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 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]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 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]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 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]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 11, 2017
Republican Senator Chuck Grassley has joined biodiesel producers and agricultural leaders to urge President Trump to reject the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). On Tuesday (10/10/17), Grassley spoke about this issue and addressed his concerns to biofuel stakeholders... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 11, 2017
US ethanol trade body Growth Energy announced that more than 1,000 fuel stations around the country are offering E15. In a statement, the trade body said that this number has doubled from the same time last year. “This spectacular growth is a testament to the value E15 brings to... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 11, 2017
German biofuels producer CropEnergies has reported strong first half of 2017/18 results. In the company’s financial statement, CropEnergies said revenue increased by 31% to €460 million, compared to €350 million for the same period the year before. In the second quarter of 2017/18, they grew to €229... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 10, 2017
California-based biorefining company Aemetis has announced that its Universal Biofuels plant in India has achieved a major milestone in the commercial production of advanced enzymatic biodiesel by processing one million pounds of low-cost waste feedstock unsuitable for use in traditional biodiesel production facilities and achieving high biodiesel yields... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 10, 2017
US advanced biofuels company Gevo has announced that it will be partnering with National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on a project to fine-tune the composition of the catalyst used in Gevo's proprietary ethanol-to-olefins (ETO) process, in... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 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]