Tag: biodiesel

Liverpool’s giant 90-ton fatberg has a future as biodiesel

Liverpool’s giant 90-ton fatberg has a future as biodiesel

February 21, 2019 |

In the UK, an 84-meter long, 90-metric ton fatberg has been found in the sewers of Liverpool which will be converted into biodiesel after removal and elimination of objects like wet wipes. After failing to remove it with high pressure water guns, it will now have to be removed manually using pickaxes and shovels, an […]

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Louisiana State University researcher optimizing E. coli to produce biodiesel better

Louisiana State University researcher optimizing E. coli to produce biodiesel better

February 21, 2019 |

In Louisiana, a Louisiana State University Mechanical Engineering graduate student Is currently working on genetically engineering and optimizing E. coli bacteria to produce bioproducts, like biodiesel, in a cost-effective manner. The main goal is to create Malonyl-CoA bioproducts, such as biodiesel, plastics, polymers, and pharmaceuticals. Malonyl-CoA is found in bacteria from humans and has important […]

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Eni teams with RenOils to collect UCO for biodiesel production

Eni teams with RenOils to collect UCO for biodiesel production

February 19, 2019 |

In Italy, Eni and RenOils, the Italian national vegetable and animal oils and fats Consortium established in 2016 to ensure the correct management of the collection, transport, storage, processing and reuse of vegetable oils and animal fats, signed a collaboration agreement to promote the recovery of used vegetable oils. Eni currently makes use of approximately […]

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Rising biodiesel blends sees production rise and prices fall

Rising biodiesel blends sees production rise and prices fall

February 18, 2019 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that data from the energy ministry shows increasing the biodiesel blending mandate to 10% with an eye to further increases in the mandate has encouraged increased production which in turn has reduced prices, falling recently to an 18-month low. Biodiesel production rose 25% on the year in 2018 to 5.35 billion […]

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Brazilian car manufacturers aim to stop planned 15% biodiesel blend

Brazilian car manufacturers aim to stop planned 15% biodiesel blend

February 18, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that the national association of automobile manufacturers has recommended the government not boost the biodiesel blending mandate to 15% by 2023 as proposed by the biodiesel industry, a move which unsurprisingly has the industry in an uproar. The car manufacturers claim that boosting the biodiesel blend can have a number of […]

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Pilot plant pushes forward economic research on sugarcane waste to biofuels

Pilot plant pushes forward economic research on sugarcane waste to biofuels

February 17, 2019 |

In Australia, QUT researchers and Mercurius Australia have commenced work on a pilot plant to prove the economic viability of turning sugarcane waste into either biojet and biodiesel fuel or biochemicals. Their patented REACH technology, developed by U.S. parent company Mercurius Biorefining, has the potential to convert sugarcane bagasse and other biomass into cost effective […]

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India considering mandating UCO feedstock for biofuel

India considering mandating UCO feedstock for biofuel

February 17, 2019 |

In India, Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the government is “considering mandating biofuel from used cooking oil as advanced biofuel which can be blended with biodiesel,” which will help the government reach their goal of 20% ethanol and 5% biodiesel by 2030 under their biofuel policy, according to News18. “We have set a target […]

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Aemetis plant expands biodiesel sales to retail fuel stations in India

Aemetis plant expands biodiesel sales to retail fuel stations in India

February 17, 2019 |

In California, Aemetis, Inc. said that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary has built distribution tanks and other infrastructure to begin sales of biodiesel to retail fuel stations from the Kakinada, India biodiesel plant. Recently, the Aemetis plant in India completed installation of a pre-treatment unit to process lower-cost and waste feedstock into oil; expand boiler and […]

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Gladstone pilot biorefinery to trial Mercurius jet fuel and biodiesel technology

Gladstone pilot biorefinery to trial Mercurius jet fuel and biodiesel technology

February 14, 2019 |

In Australia, the Gladstone pilot biorefinery that will be the trial site for jet fuel and diesel production from agricultural and forestry waste is set to go ahead after a funding injection from the Palaszczuk Government. US company Mercurius has commenced detailed design of the pilot biorefinery and will begin construction in months. Premier Annastacia […]

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Brazil’s ANP sees 977.5 million liters of biodiesel sold at latest auction

Brazil’s ANP sees 977.5 million liters of biodiesel sold at latest auction

February 14, 2019 |

In Brazil, RenewablesNow reports that the national oil agency ANP facilitated the sale of 977.5 million liters of biodiesel valued at $608.5 million at its most recent auction. The average price was near 63 cents per liter. Nearly all of the 1.12 billion liters of fuel offered by 40 producers carried the social seal indicating […]

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