Author Archive: Helena Tavares Kennedy

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Roadchef partners with bio-bean for biofuel

Roadchef partners with bio-bean for biofuel

June 2, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Roadchef, a motorway service operator, is partnering with bio-bean to convert coffee grounds into biofuel. Olleco, a resource recovery company, transports the used coffee grounds from 28 Roadchef sites to bio-bean’s facility in Cambridgeshire where they are then converted into biofuel. Roadchef estimates about 7 million cups of coffee are drunk […]

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10 green chemicals driving industry in UK

10 green chemicals driving industry in UK

June 2, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, a new report by The Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network, a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Network in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy, highlights how to ensure Britain becomes a world leader in bio-based chemicals. According to the report, the UK government should focus on 10 specific bio-based chemicals, in order to boost […]

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Ethanol production reaches 9-week high

Ethanol production reaches 9-week high

June 2, 2018 |

In Washington, DC, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 1.041 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.72 million gallons daily. averaged 1.041 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 43.72 million gallons daily. That is a 13,000 b/d jump from the week before. The four-week average for ethanol production reached a […]

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German biodiesel exports rose strongly

German biodiesel exports rose strongly

June 2, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in the first three months of 2018, German exports of biodiesel rose strongly. Above all, demand from the U.S., but also from Belgium and Austria saw a sharp increase. In the first quarter of 2018, biodiesel exports increased just less than 31 per cent from same period last year to […]

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U of I Faculty Member Gets $750K to Study Biofuels

U of I Faculty Member Gets $750K to Study Biofuels

June 2, 2018 |

In Idaho, University of Idaho College of Natural Resources (CNR) Assistant Professor Tara Hudiburg was awarded $750,000 to study the sustainability of biofuels. The grant, award by the Department of Energy (DOE), is part of a $104 million project to create a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy. Hudiburg is a co-principal investigator […]

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Farmers request block for French oil refineries using palm oil

Farmers request block for French oil refineries using palm oil

June 2, 2018 |

In France, the largest farmers’ union asked that French oil refineries be blocked in protest at a decision allowing Total to use imported palm oil at a new biofuel production site. Earlier in May, the French government gave Total permission to use palm oil as a feedstock at its La Mede biofuel refinery. Farmers who […]

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E15 – People are pissed, tempers flare, the heat gets hotter as requests flood into EPA’s Scott Pruitt to lift barrier to summertime E15

E15 – People are pissed, tempers flare, the heat gets hotter as requests flood into EPA’s Scott Pruitt to lift barrier to summertime E15

June 2, 2018 |

June 1st has come and gone and the E15 debate is hotter than ever as the weather also starts to heat up in most parts of the U.S. The influx of releases and news about E15 sales, recently allowed by the White House, and uproar that the EPA still has not lifted the outdated regulatory […]

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King County purifying biogas into RNG

King County purifying biogas into RNG

May 27, 2018 |

In Washington, at its South Treatment Plant in Renton, King County is purifying the biogas into renewable natural gas, an alternative to fossil fuels that generates revenue for the county while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. King County — which has converted methane to natural gas for more than 30 years — is now a leading […]

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Neste to acquire the share majority of the Dutch animal fat trader IH Demeter B.V.

Neste to acquire the share majority of the Dutch animal fat trader IH Demeter B.V.

May 27, 2018 |

In Finland, Neste, a producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues, and IH Demeter B.V., a trader of animal fats and proteins, have agreed that Neste acquires sole control and 51 % of the shares of IH Demeter B.V., making Neste the controlling shareholder. The current owners shall remain as co-owners. The transaction is […]

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Hydrous ethanol sales grow 35% for Brazil’s Centre-South

Hydrous ethanol sales grow 35% for Brazil’s Centre-South

May 27, 2018 |

In Brazil, Centre-South ethanol producers have sold 759.75 million litres (200.70 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the domestic market in the first 15 days of May, which is a 34.68% year-on-year increase, according to Renewables Now. “Anhydrous ethanol sales amounted to 327.29 million litres for a 9.87% decrease from the volume registered in the […]

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