Volume 10, Issue 4
Published: July 25, 2016
It seems we are indeed doomed to repeat history. Everybody in the biofuel industry surely remembers the controversy a year ago when the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was preparing to retroactively... [Read more]
After nearly 20 years of policy work on Capitol Hill, at USDA, and the association world, I moved the family to Lincoln, Nebraska, to become the executive director of the Association of Nebraska Ethanol... [Read more]
At the heart of Hull, in the northeast of England, lies oneof Europe’s biggest producers of bioethanol. Liz Gyekye caught up with Vivergo Fuels’ managing director, Mark Chesworth to find out... [Read more]
Lack of access to reliable and clean energy is a worldwide problem – particularly for people living in developing countries. In Africa, the challenges are even greater. More than 630 million people... [Read more]
Ugandan local sugar companies are racing against time to diversify into commercial ethanol production as they look to tap into the country’s increasingly lucrative energy sector. Leading the pack... [Read more]
Although the advantages of torrefaction are tremendous, well recognised, and enumerated in publication after publication, the process of safely and efficiently producing torrefied biomass has proven difficult.... [Read more]
Earlier this year a Fortune Magazinearticle (4 February,2016) announcedthat “ethanol’s days are numbered”. According to the magazine’s theory, the outlook for ethanol is bleak due... [Read more]
US company Vertimass was organised in 2012 to commercialise game-changing technology invented at Tennessee-based Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) for ethanol conversion into jet fuel, as well as petrol... [Read more]
The US Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 mandates the development of 79 billion litres of second-generation biofuels annually by 2022. As a result, approximately 56 million tonnes of lignin,... [Read more]
An Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to San Francisco made history as the first commercial flight to use renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel(ATJ) based on isobutanol. This new fuel, recently incorporated into... [Read more]
Microbiological contaminationin biodiesel/gasoil mixtures represents a major operative and qualitative problem both at a refinery level and along the fuel distribution system.Bacterial proliferation can... [Read more]
Microbial infection can create serious risks to any fuel storage operations. Microbes occur naturally in the water phase found within fuel supplies. They multiply inthe water and at the fuel/water interface... [Read more]
Tank Storage Asia2016, the leading event for the Asian tank storage industry, returns to The Marina BaySands, Singapore, on 27-28 September with an expanded show floor, improved conference programme, and... [Read more]
Despite research advances on conversion of biomass residues into so called second-generation biofuels, vegetable oils remain a preferred raw material, especially for the production of bio-middle-distillate... [Read more]
Most fuel ethanol plants use a chemical extraction aid to increase the amount of corn oil they extract as a by-product of their manufacturing process. Their goal is to create a corn oil revenue stream,... [Read more]
At Borderview Farm in Alburgh,Vermont, US, Roger Rainville’s dairyturned-energy farm makes biodiesel from locally-grown sunflower seeds. In 2008, when diesel prices in the US rose from $4 to $5 per... [Read more]
In the South American sugarcane ethanol industry, sugarcane cannot be stored and must be harvested and taken immediately to a sugar mill or ethanol plant for processing. During the non-growing season and... [Read more]
In August 2011, the first voluntary sustainability schemes (VSS) were recognised by the European Commission (EC) for verifying compliance of biofuels with the sustainability requirements of the Renewable... [Read more]