Author Archive: Helena Tavares Kennedy

rss feed

SAF taking off in Brazil with Boeing, RSB, WWF collaboration

SAF taking off in Brazil with Boeing, RSB, WWF collaboration

June 22, 2019 |

Boeing announced a big bucks $1 million investment into the Brazilian bioeconomy, working with WWF and RSB. But these three amigos aren’t big cowboy movie stars from the silent era, but like the comedic Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short, these three powerhouses realize that working together gets a heck of a lot more done than working […]

Read More

NREL’s new nitrides could prove useful for many applications

NREL’s new nitrides could prove useful for many applications

June 22, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., scientists at NREL; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL); University of Colorado, Boulder (CU); and other partner institutions around the country created a large stability map of the ternary nitrides, highlighting nitride compositions where experimental discovery is promising, and other compositions where nitride formation would be unlikely. For chemists attempting to create new […]

Read More

Trump asks EPA to review expansion of biofuel waivers

Trump asks EPA to review expansion of biofuel waivers

June 22, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., back from his Midwest tour hearing from frustrated corn farmers and biofuel industry representatives, President Trump requested that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency review the expanded use of waivers that exempt small refineries from the Renewable Fuel Standard. According to Reuters, sources said that as soon as Trump returned from the Midwest […]

Read More

1.4% decrease in ethanol production this week

1.4% decrease in ethanol production this week

June 22, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C. ethanol production scaled back 15,000 barrels per day (b/d), a 1.4% decrease, at an average of 1.081 million barrels per day (b/d)— 45.40 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. However, the four-week average ethanol production rate moved 0.3% higher to 1.070 million b/d, equivalent to […]

Read More

Palm oil cheaper than diesel fuel

Palm oil cheaper than diesel fuel

June 22, 2019 |

In Germany, according to UFOP, selling prices for palm oil and diesel fuel have recently converged to the same level, after the former had even been at a lower price for six months. UFOP fears that the use of palm oil will increase, because palm oil prices have tumbled to a very low level since […]

Read More

IEA Bioenergy report on bioenergy supply chains

IEA Bioenergy report on bioenergy supply chains

June 22, 2019 |

In Ireland, IEA Bioenergy released its summary reports on Measuring, Governing, and Gaining Support for Sustainable Bioenergy Supply Chains. These reports summarize the efforts of an inter-task project designed to address the challenges associated with measuring and governing, as well as communicating, how bioenergy systems contribute to sustainable development. A multitude of studies were initiated […]

Read More

Novozymes releases strategy update for 2020-2022

Novozymes releases strategy update for 2020-2022

June 22, 2019 |

In Denmark, Novozymes updated their strategy for the three-year period 2020-2022 which focuses on better utilization of Novozymes’ core capabilities, making it possible to better prioritize high-impact pipeline projects, invest in new longer term strategic opportunity areas and drive stronger commercial execution. According to Novozymes, they serve many industries with different customer needs and the […]

Read More

BASF and Lutianhua to pilot new DME production process

BASF and Lutianhua to pilot new DME production process

June 22, 2019 |

In Germany, BASF and Sichuan Lutianhua Co., Ltd. signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop a pilot production plant, that will significantly reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency in producing dimethyl ether (DME) from syngas compared to the traditional process. DME is a methanol equivalent and can be used as an intermediate to produce […]

Read More

BNDES approves R$47 million for sugarcane bagasse energy cogeneration

BNDES approves R$47 million for sugarcane bagasse energy cogeneration

June 22, 2019 |

In Brazil, the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) approved a R$46.9 million ($12 million USD) financing for the Central Energética Tupaciguara Ltda. increase its cogeneration capacity and export electricity produced from sugarcane bagasse. Financing will allow the expansion of current capacity from 12 MW to 35 MW per year from 2023. Exports will increase from 5.5 […]

Read More

ANA and LanzaTech Sign Offtake Agreement for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

ANA and LanzaTech Sign Offtake Agreement for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

June 16, 2019 |

In the land of the rising sun, things are looking a whole lot brighter for All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, and for LanzaTech and their sustainable aviation fuel. ANA and LanzaTech signed an offtake agreement for sustainable aviation fuel – a big step in ANA’s efforts to minimize its environmental impact and meet […]

Read More