In the UK, an innovative ‘trigeneration’ system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad. Developed by a consortium led by Newcastle University and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) through the RCUK Energy […]
In the UK, researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking at how to turn straw from oilseed rape into biofuel. Preliminary findings are pointing at ways the process could be made more efficient, as well as how the straw itself could be improved. Straw from crops such as wheat, barley, oats and oilseed […]
In France, the growth of biofuel consumption for use in transport in the European Union (EU-28) has dwindled in the past few years and finally dropped by about one million tonne oil equivalent (toe, 6.8 percent) between 2012 and 2013 according to EurObserv’ER, to a consumption level of 13.6 million toe. Nevertheless, sustainable biofuel consumption, […]
In the UK, in its discussion paper, “Fuelling the Future”, published by Sustainable Aviation on the eve of the Farnborough International Airshow, the industry coalition sets out its views on the vital and increasing role of sustainable aviation fuels in significantly cutting carbon emissions from UK aviation. It also explores the contribution – up to […]
In the Philippines, the government may suspend the country’s biofuels law that requires power plants to blend with 2% biodiesel to protect the efficiency of the 1,200MW Ilijan natural gas plant in Batangas. Apparently the facility will produce just 480MW of 600MW installed capacity on the one side if it begins using 2% coconut-based biodiesel […]
In Norway, the Supervisory Committee For Judges has said that a judge overseeing a case of alleged corruption against biofuel entrepreneurs should not have been on the case because the allegations came from Statoil while the judge had been hired by Statoil—but continued serving as a district judge for another half a year.
In Thailand, Sahacogen (Chonburi) Plc plans to build a 600 metric ton per day biofuel facility on the Myanmar side of the Thai border with the intention of serving both markets. Feedstock nor biofuel type were specified.
In the UK, biofuel consumption rose 22% on the year during the first quarter at 387 million liters. Growth in biodiesel consumption accounted for most of the increase with 195 million liters consumed, up 52% on the year and accounting for 3% of UK diesel consumption. Ethanol consumption was negligible, accounting for 4.5% of gasoline […]
In Florida, beginning this fall, South Florida State College (SFSC) will offer a Bioenergy Education Program to provide students with a foundation of environmental sciences and renewable energy. SFSC’s district of Hardee, Highlands, and DeSoto counties, has the ideal climate, soil composition, available agricultural land, local infrastructure, and potential workforce to quickly emerge as a thriving […]
In New York state, the assembly has passed a bill that would extend the 15 cent per gallon biofuel producer tax credit as well as introduce a 25 cent per gallon tax credit for cellulosic ethanol or renewable fuel oil as well as $15 per ton for solid biofuel. The bill would support pellets producers […]