Tag: biofuel

Europe’s 2014 biofuels consumption up more than 6%

Europe’s 2014 biofuels consumption up more than 6%

August 4, 2015 |

In Belgium, European biofuels consumption increased more than 6% in 2014, reversing the negative consumption trend seen in 2013, at 12.5 million metric tons oil equivalent. Ethanol consumption remained fairly flat while the increased in consumption came almost entirely from biodiesel. More than 89% of the biofuels consumed for transport were certified sustainable, accounting for […]

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UK´s first commercial algae farm to be set up off Scottish coast

UK´s first commercial algae farm to be set up off Scottish coast

August 3, 2015 |

In the UK, the country´s first commercial seaweed farm will be set up off the Scottish coast neary Argyll in hopes of supplying a future biofuel industry. The one hectare farm will produce up to 24 metric tons of seaweed annually and will first be used as a demonstration site. Brown and red varieties of […]

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UC Santa Cruz students look to crowdfunding to boost biofuels from MSW

UC Santa Cruz students look to crowdfunding to boost biofuels from MSW

July 23, 2015 |

In California, students at the University of California Santa Cruz are crowdfunding their summer research project that is looking to boost biofuel yields through manipulation and use of organisms to break down cellulose from MSW in hopes of making production more economically viable. Funds will also go towards sharing the results at an international synthetic […]

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Amylases biofuels enzymes market seen strengthening but policy a barrier

Amylases biofuels enzymes market seen strengthening but policy a barrier

July 22, 2015 |

In New York state, increasing demand for renewable energy source is expected to drive the demand for amylases biofuel enzymes market within the forecast period. Additionally, rising cost of fossil fuels is anticipated to augment the demand for amylases biofuels enzymes market. However, the machinery required to farm the plants for producing biofuels emit high […]

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Hawaii governor vetoes bill aiming to change biofuel tax credit

Hawaii governor vetoes bill aiming to change biofuel tax credit

July 15, 2015 |

In Hawaii, the governor has vetoed a bill meant to change the biofuel tax credit to only be applied for fuels produced in the state, as expected. The governor says the law would go against the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution and likely be open for a legal challenge. The bill also has […]

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Nebraska ethanol board sees biofuels as way to tackle pollution and ozone

Nebraska ethanol board sees biofuels as way to tackle pollution and ozone

July 9, 2015 |

In Nebraska, the state’s ethanol board is working with cities across the region to use agriculture and biofuels to make EPA’s proposed Ozone regulations more workable, such as using higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. By taking these small steps with renewable fuels, the board believes that there can be a significant impact on ozone […]

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Swedish energy agency to invest in two cellulosic biofuel R&D programs

Swedish energy agency to invest in two cellulosic biofuel R&D programs

July 8, 2015 |

In Sweden, the country’s energy agency will invest €16 million in two research programs it believes will help to achieve commercial viability of cellulosic biofuels with an eye on using forestry, agriculture and timber industry residual products. The programs will look at biochemical and thermochemical conversion of the waste streams to produce fuel.

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Japan looking to commercial aviation biofuel use by Tokyo 2020

Japan looking to commercial aviation biofuel use by Tokyo 2020

July 8, 2015 |

In Japan, the government wants to see aviation biofuel used during the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and as such as launched its first public private panel to look at opportunities and challenges. Beyond just seeing commercial flights running on biofuel by the start of the Games, the country also has ambitions to produce its own […]

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Survey shows 88% of Canadian want to see more homegrown biofuels

Survey shows 88% of Canadian want to see more homegrown biofuels

July 7, 2015 |

In Canada, a new, national survey, more than three quarters (88%) of Canadians believe more renewable fuels should be produced in Canada and that government should do more to promote the industry. The poll of 1,750 Canadians aged 18 and over showed that 85% of respondents feel pride in Canada’s biofuels industry. The survey also […]

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Florida county puts 18 month moratorium on new biofuel plants after Viesel fire

Florida county puts 18 month moratorium on new biofuel plants after Viesel fire

July 2, 2015 |

In Florida, Martin County has put a temporary 18 month moratorium on new biofuel plants in the county following the Viesel Fuel plant fire in April. Viesel Fuel and Genuine Bio Fuel are the only facilities currently operating in the county and won’t be affected by the moratorium.

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