Volume 3, Issue 8
Published: October 21, 2009
The public comment period on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s ) proposals for the expanded Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) closed on 25 September 2009, and comments came from as far as... [Read more]
A large share of biofuels production capacity in southeast Asia is targeted at export markets. In weak domestic markets many producers are hoping for an upturn in demand in Europe as well as further opportunities... [Read more]
Two French sugar manufacturers Champagne Cereales and Cristal Union opened an 80 million gallon a year ethanol facility, termed Cristanol, in Bazancourt-Pomacle, France in June 2007, dedicated to the production... [Read more]
The EU and the US are the two largest consumers of petroleum fuels, yet they remain paralysed by indecision on the proper definitions for sustainable biofuels regulations, land use criteria, mandates,... [Read more]
Vance Bioenergy is one of the first large-scale biodiesel producers in southeast Asia. The group is based in the Asian financial capital of Singapore and has its state-of-the-art production facilities... [Read more]
Australia’s widelydispersed population accounts in part for the nation’s dependency on petroleum. Motorists frequently navigate the isolated roads which cross vast expanses of empty agricultural land... [Read more]
It seems that for every potential biofuel feedstock, there is an argument to counter it. Palm oil and sugarcane farming poses the issue of clearing valuable rainforests, corn-based ethanol production sparks... [Read more]
In the US and Brazil, the majority of ethanol and biodiesel production capacity is geographically removed from high fuel consuming population centres and export terminals. This stresses reliance on rail... [Read more]
As utilities rack up their renewable credentials, an effi cient plan for collecting the agricultural material, transporting, processing, storing and burning it is essential. Green power plant operators... [Read more]
Back in 2002 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began investigating noncompliance with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) within the ethanol industry. At the time the largest company... [Read more]