Tag: biofuel

Stora Enso invests in sludge separation technology at mill resulting in biofuel

Stora Enso invests in sludge separation technology at mill resulting in biofuel

December 15, 2018 |

In Finland, Stora Enso will invest $24.8 million (EUR 22 million) at Skoghall Mill in Sweden in an expansion of the existing water treatment plant which is used in the production of cartons where small particles of wood fiber remain. By expanding the plant, the separation of sludge is improved, which in turn improves the […]

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CleanBC looks to strengthen low carbon fuel standard and boost biofuel production

CleanBC looks to strengthen low carbon fuel standard and boost biofuel production

December 10, 2018 |

In Canada, the Government of British Columbia released on December 5th its CleanBC climate plan, which charts a path to 19 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions reductions by 2030—an ambitious yet achievable set of measures that put low-carbon biofuels at the forefront of the Province’s climate efforts. It also puts BC firmly in a […]

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Norway first country to ban biofuel from palm oil

Norway first country to ban biofuel from palm oil

December 9, 2018 |

In Norway, the Parliament voted to no longer allow biofuel from palm oil into the country in an effort to stop deforestation in Indonesia and other countries that export palm oil. The decision is set to go into force in 2020. The recent vote came after earlier attempts at slowly phasing out palm oil, like […]

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Biofuel refinery opponents say state is ignoring their appeal hearing request

Biofuel refinery opponents say state is ignoring their appeal hearing request

December 9, 2018 |

In Delaware, the Delaware Audubon and the League of Women Voters of Delaware who won a ruling in January to keep their appeal in a lawsuit against Delaware City Refinery’s plan to expand its ethanol biofuel operation, said the state has not yet scheduled a hearing for their appeal. “We still don’t have a resolution […]

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Queensland becomes first government in the world to sign below50 agreement

Queensland becomes first government in the world to sign below50 agreement

December 9, 2018 |

In Australia, the Queensland Renewable Fuels Association (QRFA) and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) welcomed the Queensland Government’s signing of the below50 campaign at Parliament House in Brisbane. The Queensland Government were the first jurisdiction in the World to sign on to the low-carbon emissions initiative, highlighting their commitment to a more […]

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Biofuel opportunities could abound with Maersk’s net zero CO2 target

Biofuel opportunities could abound with Maersk’s net zero CO2 target

December 9, 2018 |

In Denmark, Maersk aims at having carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030, net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, and calls for strong industry involvement. Maersk said in their press release, “an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required. Climate is one of the most important issues in the world, and […]

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University of York researchers find key to producing biofuel from wood in the gut of curious wood-eating crustacean

University of York researchers find key to producing biofuel from wood in the gut of curious wood-eating crustacean

December 3, 2018 |

In the UK, scientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into biofuel. Gribble are small marine invertebrates that have evolved to perform an important ecological role eating the abundant supplies of wood washed into the sea from river estuaries. They can […]

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Bamboo for bioenergy a viable option in Indonesia

Bamboo for bioenergy a viable option in Indonesia

December 2, 2018 |

In Indonesia, bamboo is being looked at as a sustainable alternative bioenergy source, especially considering the country’s palm oil for biofuel being attached for deforestation and other impacts. Researchers from Australia’s RMIT University and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) consider bamboo a viable alternative since it grows fast, has a long root system, […]

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EPA RVO – Details on the digits and reactions ‘round the country

EPA RVO – Details on the digits and reactions ‘round the country

December 2, 2018 |

What a whirlwind weekend after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced their final renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for 2019. “It’s just numbers,” some say, but oh no, not in the biofuels world. It’s never just numbers. This time it’s about waivers, fixing the damage done, and ensuring a bright future […]

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CSIR looking for commercial partners to bring its aviation biofuel to market

CSIR looking for commercial partners to bring its aviation biofuel to market

November 26, 2018 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that the Council on Scientific and Industrial Research is looking for a partner to help it commercialize aviation biofuel for civil and military applications. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited together with the CSIR-National Aerospace Laboratories were the partners for the trial test flight last month that Spicejet undertook using the research […]

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