Volume 9, Issue 5
Published: September 8, 2015
2015 is an important year for the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in many ways. First of all, it marks the programme’s 10th anniversary. Signed into legislation in 2005 as part of the Energy Policy... [Read more]
The US Senate Finance Committee (SFC) has passed a package of $95 billion (€86 billion) in tax credit extensions. The bill contains a provision extending the $1.01 per gallon production tax credit... [Read more]
Physical shortages in Rotterdam combined with stronger end user demand and consequently higher blending levels saw the European ethanol market improving its already impressive summer performance. Production... [Read more]
The downtrend in US and global oil prices was expected to incentivise demand for refined fuels. Petrol demand in the US has responded, running 4.2% higher in 2015 through late August than year prior at... [Read more]
The stock market turmoil which hit China in August will have rung alarm bells for investors across many sectors, including those who are committed to biofuels development within the country or whose business... [Read more]
Organisations of all kinds are increasingly aware of the need to maximise the value of their asset base. Manufacturers – particularly those with multiple-phase processes such as those required for... [Read more]
When it comes to creating ethanol, production efficiency is key. When a machine breaks down, having it repaired quickly is a must. One thing that makes repairing equipment and preventing future breakdowns... [Read more]
As the world continues to seek long term, sustainable and healthy options for food, fuel and energy, the potential of algae is increasingly being seen as a key solution. Algae can contain high levels of... [Read more]
Around 3.6 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) burden and fill the atmosphere each year from stationary sources in the US alone. When expanding to a global scale and including non-stationary sources,... [Read more]
How far can we go in our quest for large-scale biofuel production? It is a question regularly posed by industry and the science community, as the world seeks alternative fuel sources. The search is a complex... [Read more]
The Integrated Seawater Energy and Agriculture System (ISEAS) launched earlier this year at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, and is expected to be up and running by October 2015. The research is being conducted... [Read more]
Jatropha curcas is an important feedstock for the future production of renewable energy. It is still in the early stages of domestication, however, giving hope of improved performance in the future. Another... [Read more]
Biodiesel (fatty acids short-chain alkyl esters) obtained from renewable sources such as vegetable oil is a promising alternative fuel to replace petroleumbased diesel. With the hiking prices of vegetable... [Read more]
The use of distillers corn oil for the production of biodiesel has increased dramatically in recent years. In this same period ethanol plants have begun recovering their corn oil in mass, going from just... [Read more]