Tag: biofuel

Argonne releases new version of water consumption tool for biofuel developers

Argonne releases new version of water consumption tool for biofuel developers

January 15, 2015 |

In Illinois, a new version of an online tool created by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory will help biofuels developers gain a detailed understanding of water consumption of various types of feedstocks, aiding development of sustainable fuels that will reduce impact on limited water resources. The newest version of the Water Assessment […]

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Malaysian researchers looking at red algae for biofuel production

Malaysian researchers looking at red algae for biofuel production

December 24, 2014 |

In Malaysia, researchers at the Algae Research Lab in Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur are working with red algae to determine its suitability as feedstock for ethanol production. The species being tested is native to South Korea. Producing ethanol from agar, a byproduct after the algae is cooked, remains very expensive, however.  

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Biofuels proponents think 2015 might be their year with greener legislature

Biofuels proponents think 2015 might be their year with greener legislature

December 19, 2014 |

In Oregon, biofuels supporters expect to have a better go in the 2015 legislative session to get the Clean Fuels Act finally operational. Democrats picked up two state senate and one house seat, tipping the balance to a decidedly democratic majority, which is expected to help the policy that requires gas and diesel to low […]

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New market report looks at Chinese biofuels

New market report looks at Chinese biofuels

December 17, 2014 |

In New York state, Transparency Market Research added the “China Biofuels Market” report to its database. The research report provides insights into the global and China biofuels market with detailed overview and statistical data. The growing demand for alternative fuel has motivated the Asia-Pacific biofuels market. China and India in this region are emerging as […]

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Iowa’s biofuel jobs hits 4,737

Iowa’s biofuel jobs hits 4,737

December 11, 2014 |

In Washington, advanced energy employment in Iowa is more than 22,000 strong and on pace to reach nearly 24,000 jobs in 2015, according to the first-ever comprehensive industry survey conducted for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute. The AEE Institute is a nonprofit educational and charitable affiliate of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business association. […]

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Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels seeking a sub-target for advanced biofuels

Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels seeking a sub-target for advanced biofuels

December 8, 2014 |

In Belgium, Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB), an industry coalition to promote advanced biofuels, met on December 4th at the European Parliament with Members of the European Parliament, Commission representatives, and stakeholders in Brussels. LSB, chaired by UPM’s Marko Janhunen, is advocating for a strong EU-wide sub-target for advanced biofuels in the context of ILUC […]

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Port of Hull officially opens new biofuel port terminal

Port of Hull officially opens new biofuel port terminal

December 4, 2014 |

In the UK, the new biofuel port terminal at Hull has been officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Hull Mary Glew. The millions of metric tons of wood pellets imported from North America on an annual basis will power the nearby Drax Power Station. Plans are in place to develop biofuel port terminals at Immingham […]

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DEFRA shows 85% of UK biofuel consumption is imported

DEFRA shows 85% of UK biofuel consumption is imported

December 3, 2014 |

In the UK, a new report from DEFRA shows that about 85% of the biofuels consumed in the country are imported. Ukraine was the largest supplier during 2013/14 at about 185 million liters of corn-based ethanol. The US also exported 60 million liters of corn-based ethanol while France exported 71 million liters of sugarbeet-based ethanol, […]

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E2 data shows 3Q biofuel job creation second-highest since 2011

E2 data shows 3Q biofuel job creation second-highest since 2011

November 26, 2014 |

In California, Energy Entrepreneurs (E2) has released its third quarter clean energy jobs study that shows 849 advanced biofuel jobs were created during the period, the second-highest quarter on record since the organization began tracking jobs data in 2011. Most of those jobs came from the announcement of the Fulcrom Sierra Biofuels plant, which will […]

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UK DEFRA says just 0.8% of arable land used for bioenergy crops in 2013

UK DEFRA says just 0.8% of arable land used for bioenergy crops in 2013

November 26, 2014 |

In the UK, the Dept. for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs says about 51,000 hectares were dedicated to bioenergy crops in 2013, a total of about 0.8% of arable land. About 42,000 hectares, roughly 80% of the total, were used for producing biofuels for road transport, which produced about 787,000 metric tons of feedstock. This […]

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