Tag: biofuel

Kuwait biofuel plant aims to export to EU and US

Kuwait biofuel plant aims to export to EU and US

September 28, 2016 |

In Kuwait, the Mina Al-Ahmadi biofuel plant has its sights on the European and US markets for exporting the fuel it will produce when online in 2018. The facility is about 65% completed and should produce 800,000 barrels of biofuels per day at full production capacity. The fuel will seek compliance with European environmental standards […]

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Nordic countries look to create regional biofuel blending mandates through 2030

Nordic countries look to create regional biofuel blending mandates through 2030

September 27, 2016 |

In Finland, the country is encouraging its neighbors in the Nordic region to raise their bets on biofuels by creating a regional blending mandate of 20%, double the European Union’s mandate for 2020 that has no specific target through to 2030. The plan goes beyond the 20% mandate with a proposal for 40% by 2030. […]

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ICCT slams LUC emissions of Indonesian biodiesel policy

ICCT slams LUC emissions of Indonesian biodiesel policy

September 15, 2016 |

In Washington, the ICCT has hit out hard at Indonesia’s plan to boost its biofuel blending policy, showing analysis that the carbon dioxide emissions associated with land use change far outweigh any potential GHG emissions reductions that the biodiesel as such would create. In fact, it says the B30 planned for 2020 would boost carbon […]

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Latvia’s 2015 biofuel consumption soars 203% on year

Latvia’s 2015 biofuel consumption soars 203% on year

September 5, 2016 |

In Latvia, the European Union’s second-highest consumer of renewable energy has seen biofuel consumption soar nearly 20 times in the past decade while 2015 consumption compared to 2014 was 203% higher. Biofuel remains a small portion of the country’s overall renewable energy consumption, with fuelwood making up a significant majority, followed by hydro and wind […]

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Bumper Midwest crops to keep feedstocks low for biofuels

Bumper Midwest crops to keep feedstocks low for biofuels

August 30, 2016 |

In Illinois, a bumper corn crop is expected to keep prices below $3 per bushel even with current ethanol demand, providing an opportunity to pump out even more ethanol thanks to cheap prices. Growers expected a La Niña weather event to negatively impact crops this season but that didn’t materialize and the crops have been […]

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US Geological Survey study says biofuel crops in the Dakotas harming bees

US Geological Survey study says biofuel crops in the Dakotas harming bees

August 29, 2016 |

In Virginia, Northern Great Plains of North and South Dakota, which support over 40 percent of United States commercial honey bee colonies, are quickly becoming less conducive to commercial beekeeping as a result of land-use changes, according to a U.S. Geological Survey study published Monday. The USGS scientists found that landscape features favored by beekeepers […]

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University of Michigan study says biofuel worse than fossil fuels while Growth Energy hits back

University of Michigan study says biofuel worse than fossil fuels while Growth Energy hits back

August 25, 2016 |

In Michigan, new study from University of Michigan researchers challenges the widely held assumption that biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are inherently carbon neutral. Contrary to popular belief, the heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas emitted when biofuels are burned is not fully balanced by the CO2 uptake that occurs as the plants grow, according to […]

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Kuwait negotiating with lenders for $5.6 billion biofuel complex

Kuwait negotiating with lenders for $5.6 billion biofuel complex

August 22, 2016 |

In Kuwait, the country’s national petroleum agency is negotiating with agencies in Korea, Japan, Britain, Holland, and Italy as well as 20 international banks to fund a $5.6 billion biofuel plant. Between three and five banks will be the ultimate lenders for the project that should be online by the end of 2018. Spanish company […]

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HECO and the Army break ground on $167-million Hawaiian biofuel-powered plant

HECO and the Army break ground on $167-million Hawaiian biofuel-powered plant

August 22, 2016 |

In Hawaii, the state’s electric company HECO and the Army held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday for a $167 million biofuel-powered plant at the Army’s Schofield Barracks on Oahu. The facility is being sited in an area that is the safest on the island away from potential tsunami threats and storm surges. It will be supplied […]

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Texas A&M to hold practical short course on biofuel facility plant operations

Texas A&M to hold practical short course on biofuel facility plant operations

August 22, 2016 |

In Texas, the Process Engineering R&D Center, a part of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station at Texas A&M, is offering a short course, entitled “Practical Short Course on Plant Operations and Process Engineering for Solvent and Biofuel Facilities,” Oct. 16-19 at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. The course objectives are to receive comprehensive […]

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