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Jun 27, 2019
Norway’s Avinor commits to biomass-based sustainable aviation fuel
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Jun 26, 2019
Energy services provider Aggreko has renewed its contract with Glastonbury Festival to offer a number of emission-reducing power solutions at this year’s music festival. The company has been the exclusive power supplier for the UK festival since 2007, with this year seeing the introduction of generators powered by hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), a clean-burning... [Read More]

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Jun 19, 2019
Plant cell walls contain a renewable, nearly limitless supply of sugar that can be used in the production of chemicals and biofuels. However, retrieving these sugars isn't all that easy. Imidazolium ionic liquid (IIL) solvents are one of the best sources for extracting sugars from plants. But the sugars from IIL-treated biomass are inevitably contaminated with residual... [Read More]

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May 31, 2019
Oil and gas industry giant ExxonMobil has announced it is progressing plans to increase earnings and cash flow potential, while continuing to research technology breakthrough that will lead to emission reductions. During the company’s annual meeting, chairman and CEO Darren Woods told shareholder: “We are committed to sharing the company’s success with... [Read More]

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May 28, 2019
BASF, The Estée Lauder Companies and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) have teamed up with civil society organisation Solidaridad to promote sustainable palm oil production in Lampung, Indonesia. The project, which is based in the Waykanan district of Lampung, supports independent Indonesian smallholder farmers to improve their production of palm oil... [Read More]

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May 17, 2019
The California Energy Commission has approved almost $11 million (€9.8 million) for projects in clean energy, including biofuels, renewable gas and microgrids. Technology & Investment Solutions was awarded a $2 million grant to demonstrate a more sustainable and cost-effective method for creating biomethane from food waste using an existing anaerobic digester... [Read More]

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May 9, 2019
Multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil has committed to investing up to $100 million (€89.3 million) over a ten-year period into the research and development of lower emissions technologies, including biofuels. Through collaborations with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory, ExxonMobil... [Read More]

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May 8, 2019
Lecturers from Loughborough University in the UK have been awarded £200,000 from the Department for Transport (DfT) for research into the development of sustainable bioenergy systems. The grant has been granted to Dr Jin Xuan, senior lecturer in low carbon processes, Dr Tanja Radu, lecturer in water engineering, and Dr Jonathan Wagner, lecturer in chemical engineering. It... [Read More]

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Apr 17, 2019
Irish university NUI Galway has announced the official opening of a new research laboratory to generate biofuels from waste products. A team of 25 PhD and post-doctoral researchers will work in the new laboratory under Professor Piet Lens in the Department of Microbiology. The researchers are undertaking a major research project to transform waste and wastewater treatment... [Read More]

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Apr 15, 2019
Renewable fuel producer Neste has announced an agreement with aviation fuel supplier Air BP to deliver sustainable aviation fuel to Swedish customers. This latest agreement will build on their existing partnership, which was established last year to develop solutions to deliver sustainable aviation fuel to airports and airlines, according to Neste. “I am very happy... [Read More]

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Apr 12, 2019
SJR Tank Construction and HES International subsidiary HES Botlek Tank Terminal (HBTT) have announced a new partnership relating to the construction of biofuel storage tanks. HBTT has contracted SJR Tank construction to build six high quality tanks to store biofuel. The agreement builds on an earlier contract signed in 2017, under which seven tanks with a combined capacity... [Read More]

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Apr 10, 2019
Car manufacturer Seat announced that it will be launching a project converting organic waste into biomethane in Barcelona. According to the release, the Life Methamorphosis project uses five steps: recycling, transforming, refining and compressing, refuelling, and ‘driving off’. “With all the organic waste that is generated we can produce enough biomethane... [Read More]

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Apr 8, 2019
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding of up to $59 million (€52.5 million) for research into new advanced vehicle technologies. The funding opportunity, which is being offered through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is aimed at projects related to co-optimised advanced engine and fuel technologies, as well as alternative fuels... [Read More]

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Apr 3, 2019
Energy firm Geminor announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with fellow Norwegian advanced biofuel producer Quantafuel to secure deliveries of plastic waste for Quantafuel’s plants for biofuel production. “Quantafuel’s fuel production is groundbreaking and an industry we want to be part of,” said Geminor CEO Ralf Schopwinkel. “It... [Read More]

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Mar 29, 2019
The British Columbia Bioenergy Network (BCBN) and the government of British Columbia (BC) are seeking a contractor to undertake an analysis of the biorefinery market. Under the CleanBC Plan, the provincial government has committed to increasing production of renewable fuels to 650 million litres annually, as well as increasing the Low Carbon Fuel Standard to 20% by 2030. According... [Read More]


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