Author Archive: Helena Tavares Kennedy

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Making it to Market – Global Bioenergies and SkyNRG team up to make it happen

Making it to Market – Global Bioenergies and SkyNRG team up to make it happen

April 22, 2018 |

In France, Global Bioenergies and Amsterdam-based SkyNRG are collaborating on ASTM-certification of a bio-isobutene feedstock and conversion process for the production of sustainable aviation fuel. You may know Global Bioenergies for their breakthrough process converting renewable resources into isobutene, and SkyNRG as a global leader in sustainable aviation fuel, but this new collaboration is quite […]

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Construction begins on first of its kind biogas project

Construction begins on first of its kind biogas project

April 22, 2018 |

In Wisconsin, Dane County began construction for a project that will turn garbage and cow manure into renewable fuel for thousands of vehicles. This project is the first in the nation to be able to receive biogas from multiple off-site locations and connect that renewable gas with CNG gas stations locally and across the nation. […]

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below50 report shows progress towards low-carbon transport fuels

below50 report shows progress towards low-carbon transport fuels

April 22, 2018 |

In Switzerland, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development released its first below50 insights report, outlining key insights on the status of the low-carbon transport fuels sector. This report is a first attempt to offer viewpoints from across the transport fuels sector, designed to offer a better understanding of the current low-carbon transport fuels landscape. […]

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Ontario amends renewable fuel regulations

Ontario amends renewable fuel regulations

April 22, 2018 |

In Canada, the government of Ontario amended its regulation of renewable content in gasoline and diesel fuel sold in the province. Starting in 2020, the province will double the required renewable content in regular gasoline to 10%, require minimum greenhouse gas reductions for all biofuels, and expand renewable fuel options to include emerging low-carbon fuel […]

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Certification Program Launched to Help Biodiesel Producers Meet FSMA Requirements

Certification Program Launched to Help Biodiesel Producers Meet FSMA Requirements

April 22, 2018 |

In Iowa, the Iowa Biodiesel Board developed a biodiesel Food Safety Program to help producers get into compliance with the new requirements for food-grade ingredients. Biodiesel producers who want to sell glycerin that can end up as an animal food ingredient will soon be up against the deadline to comply with new government regulations. The […]

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E15 debuts in St. Louis metro region year-round

E15 debuts in St. Louis metro region year-round

April 22, 2018 |

In Missouri, E15 has debuted in the St. Louis area and will be available throughout the year, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. Home Service Oil Co. now offers both E15 and E85 at 1707 Hwy Z in Pevely, Mo., just off Interstate 55. The company, which operates nine convenience stores, plans to offer both […]

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Global soybean crop smaller than expected

Global soybean crop smaller than expected

April 22, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the world’s 2017/18 soybean output will be significantly smaller than previously expected. Argentina is set to harvest one third less than initially projected. Larger harvests in Brazil and the U.S. will not suffice to offset the shortfall. In many parts of Argentina in the past months, field crops were adversely […]

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Researchers improving wood properties, lignin biosynthesis, for biofuels

Researchers improving wood properties, lignin biosynthesis, for biofuels

April 22, 2018 |

In North Carolina, researchers at the Forest Biotechnology Group at North Carolina State University are speeding up the process of engineering trees for specific needs in timber, biofuel, pulp, paper and green chemistry applications. Scientists can now predict the effects of altering 21 pathway genes involved in producing lignin a component of wood that needs […]

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Agriculture Energy Coalition Comments on Farm Bill Markup

Agriculture Energy Coalition Comments on Farm Bill Markup

April 22, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing to mark up the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 – draft farm bill legislation. Lloyd Ritter, director of the Agriculture Energy Coalition, released this statement in reaction: “The House Agriculture Committee has a long history of working in a bipartisan manner to support […]

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BayoTech closes $12.5M Series B financing, gets fertilizer partner

BayoTech closes $12.5M Series B financing, gets fertilizer partner

April 15, 2018 |

In New Mexico, BayoTech, Inc., developer of advanced chemical reactors for the distributed production of hydrogen and fertilizers, closed a $12.5 million Series B round of financing. BayoTech also welcomed one of the world’s largest fertilizer companies as a strategic partner and investor. The partner participated in the Series B round of financing along with […]

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