Volume 4, Issue 9
Published: November 10, 2010
Over the last few years the number of ethanol associations in the US has increased from one to three. Europe is moving in the opposite direction. The European Bioethanol Fuel Association (eBIO) has... [Read more]
In October 2009 it was reported that the nation’s B5 blending target would expand its production of biodiesel in 2010. And yet further expansion is on the horizon as at least one new biodiesel facility... [Read more]
Brazil is globally recognised for its renewable resource contributions in its energy supply, which has continued to increase in recent years. As of 2009, renewable resources have contributed 43.7% to Brazil’s... [Read more]
Located in the industrial area of Baleycourt in Verdun, France, a subsidiary of the UK company Ineos has been producing biodiesel from rapeseed for more than 10 years. The company decided that it wanted... [Read more]
For decades the biofuels sector has really offered a partnership of products: the green liquid fuel, and the by-product, whether it be dried distillers grains (DDGs), bagasse, or glycerine for the pharmaceutical... [Read more]
The aviation industry has agreed on a set of global climate change targets which would cap net carbon emissions from 2020 and see net emissions from aviation reduce by 50% below their level in 2005, by... [Read more]
There are somewhere between 15 and 20 cellulosic ethanol demonstration plants operating or being built in the US and Canada. The mandate for E15 may have just been passed in the US but producers and governments... [Read more]
Business in the construction industry is still difficult and some engineering companies are comparing their order books over the years only to conclude the recession is not completely over. This is down... [Read more]
The expected strong growth of the biosector puts huge pressure on biomass supply and logistics and challenges investors to seek the right implementation paths from the variety of biorefinery operations. Success... [Read more]
Faced with volatility in demand for biofuels, renewable producers are increasingly looking at producing chemicals or other bio-based materials to generate revenue. Some companies like Elevance, Segetis... [Read more]
Feedstocks contain varying levels of impurities and gums. These can include phosphatides, free fatty acids, pigments (such as chlorophyll), odours and flavours (including aliphatic aldehyde and ketone)... [Read more]