Tag: biofuel

Hawaiian company edging closer to growing seawood for food and biofuel

Hawaiian company edging closer to growing seawood for food and biofuel

June 17, 2019 |

In Hawaii, local press reports that Kampachi Farms is seeking a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy and federal permission to farm four species of edible limu seaweed more than a mile off Kaiwi Point near Kailua on Hawaii Island with the intention of eventually getting to commercial scale and using the crop […]

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Norden embarks on second biofuel trial

Norden embarks on second biofuel trial

June 12, 2019 |

In Denmark, World Maritime News reports that Norden confirmed via Danish social media that it was a launching a second biofuel trial with GoodFuels, this time on the 49,600 dwt tanker Nord Sustainable that left Latvia on its way to Algeria where it is expected to arrive on June 17. Nord Highlander, a handysize vessel, […]

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Indian navy follows air force in use of biofuels

Indian navy follows air force in use of biofuels

June 5, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that the country’s navy is following in the footsteps of its air force and the US Navy by introducing 5% biodiesel into its High Speed Diesel for its naval fleet. The navy will replace around 315,000 liters of fossil diesel annual as a result of the shift. Biogas plants […]

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Formula 1 jumping into 20% biofuel blending by 2021 with an eye on 100% some day

Formula 1 jumping into 20% biofuel blending by 2021 with an eye on 100% some day

June 4, 2019 |

In Germany, Formula 1 is reported to be looking at how to get to 20% biofuel blending by 2021 as part of its efforts to become more carbon neutral, saying that if one is going to get to 100%, they need to start with 20%. Currently, F1 blends small amounts of biofuel into its racing […]

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Poland doesn’t agree with EU ban on palm oil for biofuels

Poland doesn’t agree with EU ban on palm oil for biofuels

May 29, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the Borneo Post newspaper reports that the Polish Ambassador to Malaysia says his country opposes the European Union’s plan to ban the use of palm oil as biofuel feedstock and as such doesn’t intend to reduce its imports, even though it is one of the EU’s largest rapeseed producers. He said that the […]

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Houston we have a problem…

Houston we have a problem…

May 26, 2019 |

By Doug Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition & Dave VanderGriend, Urban Air Initiative Special to The Digest Actually we all do, it has just reared its ugly head in poor Houston. That famous line from the Apollo 13 Space Flight radio communication between astronauts and mission control, and immortalized in the film of the same […]

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CEC awards nearly $11M for clean energy projects

CEC awards nearly $11M for clean energy projects

May 19, 2019 |

In California, the California Energy Commission approved nearly $11 million for clean energy demonstration projects, including biofuels, renewable gas, and microgrids. The Energy Commission approved a $2 million grant to Technology & Investment Solutions to demonstrate a more sustainable and cost-effective process of creating biomethane from food waste at an existing anaerobic digester in El […]

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Finnair expands Push for Change CO2 offsetting including biofuel purchasing

Finnair expands Push for Change CO2 offsetting including biofuel purchasing

May 12, 2019 |

In Finland, Finnair is expanding its Push for change CO2 offsetting service for customers, including both CO2 offsetting and biofuel purchasing. Air travelers can offset the CO2 emissions of their flight by supporting CO2 reduction projects, or decrease the CO2 emissions of their flights by purchasing biofuel. “Last summer, we asked Finns how they view […]

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USGC, USDA promote fuel ethanol in South Korea

USGC, USDA promote fuel ethanol in South Korea

May 12, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council staff is working with U.S. government officials in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service to support South Korean government and industry as they discuss the use of ethanol as a fuel alternative. South Korea currently ranks as the fifth largest international market for U.S. ethanol but […]

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Zambia finally develops biofuel blending and pricing policy but no details yet

Zambia finally develops biofuel blending and pricing policy but no details yet

May 7, 2019 |

In Zambia, the National Broadcasting Corp. reports that the government is finally set to implement a biodiesel blending policy after many years of deliberations and false starts. The government has determined the blending level for biodiesel and has established a pricing mechanism for the biodiesel as well, but the levels weren’t reported. The Brazilian government […]

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