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August 18, 2017
Danish biotechnology company Novozymes has launched two new enzymes which it claims could reduce the amount of residual sugars in ethanol production by up to 70%. The two products, Spirizyme 2.0 T and Spirizyme Ultra T, form part of Novozymes, Spirizyme T Portfolio, an advanced suite of... [Read More]

August 18, 2017
Researchers in Pennsylvania have developed a new method for converting potato waste into ethanol, a process they claim could reduce production costs for biofuels in the future and provide extra value for chip makers. The team from the Penn State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences used potato... [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
US biofuels marketer Targray has announced the launch of a new turnkey biodiesel solution for the convenience and fuelling retailing segment. The new ‘24/7 biodiesel solution’, aims to simplify biofuel procurement for the convenience store sector. Created following a two year pilot programme and a range of... [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 16, 2017
Canada ethanol giant Greenfield Global has announced that it has commenced a feasibility study to significantly expand operations for sustainable biofuel production at its biorefinery in Varennes, Quebec. According to Greenfield Global, the first ethanol plant built in Quebec — the Varennes distillery — is a model for... [Read More]

August 16, 2017
A German green group is pushing for court enforced diesel bans in 16 cities, according to Reuters. The news comes in the wake of prosecutors widening the investigation into German car manufacturer Volkswagen, which two years ago admitted to deliberately cheating US pollution tests. According to Reuters, the... [Read More]

August 16, 2017
Brazil’s ‘first’ large-scale corn ethanol production plant has started operations following a recent grand opening ceremony. The $115 million (€98 million) facility has been created to meet the country’s growing ethanol needs and introduce new feed options to the livestock industry. Located in Lucas do Rio Verde,... [Read More]

August 15, 2017
US biofuels producer Poet has announced that its Marion, Ohio-based bioethanol facility has expanded its production capacity from 70 million gallons per year to 150 million gallons per year. The project will also increase production of dried distillers grains from the current 178,000 tons annually to 360,000... [Read More]

August 15, 2017
SCB Brokers, the ‘world’s largest’ biofuel brokerage group of companies, has become the newest member of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). With a significant advocacy presence in Washington, SCB brings over a decade of experience in the biofuel industry to the NBB. “We are excited to have SCB... [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
Increases in the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirement have failed to prevent a fall in biodiesel consumption, according to the German Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen: UFOP). The GHG reduction requirement increased from 3.5% to 4%... [Read More]