Tag: biofuel

Finns want to reduce the CO2 impact of flying and 55% prefer biofuels

Finns want to reduce the CO2 impact of flying and 55% prefer biofuels

July 22, 2018 |

In Finland, airline Finnair’s consumer research study shows that the majority of Finns are ready to pay to reduce the emissions caused by air travel, but want the proceeds from possible additional charges to go directly to environmental work. Almost all Finns (94 %) want to reduce the emissions of air travel, and many are […]

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Biochemtex, Beta Renewables, IBP and Italian Bio Products to be auctioned off

Biochemtex, Beta Renewables, IBP and Italian Bio Products to be auctioned off

July 22, 2018 |

In Italy, Biochemtex S.p.A., Beta Renewables S.p.A., IBP Energia S.r.l. and the Italian Bio Products S.r.l. companies belonging to the industrial group Mossi & Ghisolfi S.p.A., will be auctioned off en bloc in an inseparable sale to the highest bidder. The four bioenergy and biofuel companies will be auctioned off in Italy’s Court of Alessandria […]

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Latest research says biofuel production won’t seriously affect forestry industry

Latest research says biofuel production won’t seriously affect forestry industry

July 14, 2018 |

In Sweden, researchers from Luleå University of Technology (LTU), IIASA, and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden found that increased biofuel production will not affect the production of wood products and that increased biofuel targets will introduce fringe feedstocks to the fuel mix. An opportunity that the forest industry, including sawmills and pulp mills, provides is […]

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From water to hydrogen biofuel – ASU uses light-driven energy extraction

From water to hydrogen biofuel – ASU uses light-driven energy extraction

July 8, 2018 |

In Arizona, Arizona State University researcher Kevin Redding is working on biological, light-driven energy extraction. Redding, a biochemist who leads the Center for Bioenergy and Photosynthesis at ASU, is producing hydrogen biofuel from water instead of from natural gas which is a fossil fuel. Redding said, “I’m trying to redirect the natural photosynthesis pathway to […]

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Heating up in Hawaii – Hot news from sea to shore

Heating up in Hawaii – Hot news from sea to shore

June 24, 2018 |

With summer heating up and many headed to shorelines and beaches all around the world, we focus on Hawaii which has been surfing up lots of news lately. Just a few days ago, the United States Geological Survey revealed that the Kilauea volcano is undergoing the “largest scale collapse” of its summit in recent history. […]

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Bosnian government reaches deal with fuel distributors

Bosnian government reaches deal with fuel distributors

June 17, 2018 |

In Bosnia, fuel distributors in Bosnia’s autonomous Bosniak-Croat Federation agreed a deal with the regional government to cut fuel prices after drivers repeatedly blocked roads in protest against rising prices, a government minister told Reuters. The Federation government decided to take action after traffic jams disrupted life in several Bosnian cities after prices were first […]

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Biofuels and biomass are big losers in Senate Ag Committee’s draft farm bill

Biofuels and biomass are big losers in Senate Ag Committee’s draft farm bill

June 10, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., the Senate Agriculture Committee released their draft farm bill on Friday afternoon, The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, which includes serious blows for biofuel and biomass funding, while offering positive changes and expansions for dairy producers, the Agriculture Risk Coverage program, Conservation Reserve Program and other programs. The Senate Agriculture Committee is […]

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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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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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Swedish researcher says EU biofuel regulations don’t guarantee sustainability

Swedish researcher says EU biofuel regulations don’t guarantee sustainability

May 30, 2018 |

In Sweden, EU biofuel regulation does not guarantee a reduced climate impact – nor does it address the core issue of substantially reducing transport emissions, according to a new doctoral thesis from Lund University in Sweden. “On a smaller scale, biofuels can be a good alternative for public transport, but we cannot solve the climate […]

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