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Iowa congressional delegation invite acting EPA administrator to see biofuels in action

Iowa congressional delegation invite acting EPA administrator to see biofuels in action

July 17, 2018 |

In Washington, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and the entire Iowa Congressional delegation invited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Iowa to meet with those who are counting on EPA to uphold the President’s commitments to maintain the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “Renewable fuels are critical to achieving energy […]

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Indonesia wants to roll out B30 a year early

Indonesia wants to roll out B30 a year early

July 17, 2018 |

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the government is pushing its plan to roll out B30 to 2019 rather than wait until 2020 as originally planned. Tests operating vehicles using the higher blends have so far proven successful and a road test set for August is set to pave the way for early implementation […]

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Mexican researchers look at biomimicry traits of Cocoyol palm fruit

Mexican researchers look at biomimicry traits of Cocoyol palm fruit

July 17, 2018 |

In Mexico, researchers from the Center for Scientific Research of Yucatán are leading an international team looking at the Cocoyol palm fruit as a potential feedstock for solid biofuel but also at the possibility of developing advanced composite materials with high strength and low density using the fruit. A number of biomimicry tests have been […]

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Queensland as Asia Pacific biofuels hub takes a step forward with the Navy

Queensland as Asia Pacific biofuels hub takes a step forward with the Navy

July 17, 2018 |

In Washington, Queensland’s potential as the biofuel hub of the Asia Pacific has taken center stage in Washington this week at a meeting with the US Department of the Navy. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick met at the Pentagon Monday with advanced biofuel experts and announced the appointment of Queensland’s […]

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Carbio says Argetine biodiesel reduces GHG emissions 70%

Carbio says Argetine biodiesel reduces GHG emissions 70%

July 16, 2018 |

In Argentina, Carbio and INTA have calculated greenhouse gas reductions associated with the country’s soy-based biodiesel to be 70% at 26 g CO2/MJ Compared to 83.8 g CO2/MJ for fossil diesel, more than sufficient to achieve the European Union’s 60% reduction threshold. The study showed that positive results were largely a result of advanced agricultural […]

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India looking to subsidize all cleaner cooking fuels including biofuels

India looking to subsidize all cleaner cooking fuels including biofuels

July 16, 2018 |

In India, the Press Trust of India reports that the government is currently exploring the expansion of its current subsidy on LPG use to include biofuel and piped natural gas for cooking in an effort to boost their consumption for clean cooking. There are concerns that the LPG subsidy was discriminating against biofuel use in […]

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Nigerian cassava growers look to develop five ethanol plants in Edo State

Nigerian cassava growers look to develop five ethanol plants in Edo State

July 16, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the cassava growers association in Edo State are promoting the implementation of five ethanol pilot plants in three districts of the state in an effort to boost cassava production. The facilities are expected to require 1.25 million in total investment. Some regions suffer from a glut while in other regions processors have a […]

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Senator Heitkamp calls on acting EPA administrator to stick up for year-round E15

Senator Heitkamp calls on acting EPA administrator to stick up for year-round E15

July 16, 2018 |

In Washington, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp urged Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and live up to the administration’s commitment to a strong RFS and the yearlong sale of E15. Heitkamp invited Wheeler to visit North Dakota to see firsthand the impact of […]

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NNPC begins community consultations on planned Cross River palm oil biodiesel project

NNPC begins community consultations on planned Cross River palm oil biodiesel project

July 16, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company has started community consultations in three areas of Cross River state where it plans to develop a palm oil-based biodiesel project. About 26,000 ha of oil palm is anticipated for the project that will be processed into biodiesel later used for 20% blending into fossil diesel as well […]

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Malaysian investors to put $15 million into W2E plant to power eco resorts

Malaysian investors to put $15 million into W2E plant to power eco resorts

July 16, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Syonku Group with team with Hira Energy to invest $15 million in the country’s first waste-to-energy pilot plant and will be the third in Asia using the specific technology, following Thailand and Indonesia. Hira Energy has been licensed a US technology that will be implemented for the project, first processing up to 300 […]

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