Tag: biofuel

UC Riverside gets $1.3 million from USDA to research waste plant biofuel and chemicals processes

UC Riverside gets $1.3 million from USDA to research waste plant biofuel and chemicals processes

May 17, 2016 |

In California, researchers from the University of California at Riverside have received a $1.3 million award from the USDA that will fund research on developing commercially viable processes to create biofuels and chemicals from waste plant materials. The award will support a project that aims to convert poplar wood into ethanol and polyurethanes based on […]

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South African company trials biofuel feedstocks on mine tailings

South African company trials biofuel feedstocks on mine tailings

May 17, 2016 |

In South Africa, G-Tech has teamed with mines to trial growing feedstock for ethanol and biodiesel on mine tailings. The plants are grown with a PLA layer to protect them from the poor quality land to get them a head start in establishment. G-Tech planted about an acre with dryland sorghum and soybean to see […]

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Anti-biofuel congressmen introduce bill to cap ethanol blends at 9.7%

Anti-biofuel congressmen introduce bill to cap ethanol blends at 9.7%

May 11, 2016 |

In Washington, biofuel critics Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Jim Costa (D-Calif.) introduced legislation that would cap ethanol blends in the U.S. transportation pool to no more than 9.7 percent by volume. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen had the following statement: “Passage of this bill would […]

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Hawaii approves $1.5 million towards zero waste conversion biofuel project

Hawaii approves $1.5 million towards zero waste conversion biofuel project

May 10, 2016 |

In Hawaii, the state’s budget bill for 2015-2017 is heading to the governor for signature which includes $1.5 million in capital funding for the state’s ongoing development of a facility in Keaau to plan, design and build a biofuel and animal feed plant as part of a zero waste conversion project. The project was allotted […]

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Increased biofuel demand supporting global micronutrients market

Increased biofuel demand supporting global micronutrients market

May 2, 2016 |

In the UK, according to the latest research study released by Technavio, the global agricultural micronutrients market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 8% until 2020 in large part thanks to growing demand for biofuels. This research report titled ‘Global Agricultural Micronutrients Market 2016-2020’, provides an in-depth analysis of market growth in […]

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Study shows biofuel movements through Iowa via rail

Study shows biofuel movements through Iowa via rail

April 26, 2016 |

In Iowa, a new study released by the Iowa departments of Transportation and Homeland Security and Emergency Management reveals insights into the transportation by rail of crude oil and biofuels around and through Iowa. The study, thought to be the first of its kind in the nation, used a series of interviews and meetings with […]

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Argentine biofuel industry says E26 policy impossible to achieve in 2017

Argentine biofuel industry says E26 policy impossible to achieve in 2017

April 25, 2016 |

In Argentina, the country’s biofuel industry says the government’s ambitions to boost the ethanol blend to 26% next year are impossible to achieve. The government’s commitment to the industry is appreciated, but more time and significant amounts of investment are required in order to achieve the targets for 2017. The government has raised the blend […]

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India inaugurates first second generation biofuel plant

India inaugurates first second generation biofuel plant

April 25, 2016 |

In India, the country has inaugurated its first second generation biofuel production facility that processes 10 metric tons of cellulosic feedstock per day using domestically-developed technology. Developed by DBT-ICT Centre for Energy Biosciences at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai, supported by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology and the Biotechnology Industry […]

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Total aims to be global biofuel leader by 2035

Total aims to be global biofuel leader by 2035

April 21, 2016 |

In France, Total is betting on the future of renewables by developing a Gas, Renewables & Power segment as part of its current restructuring process that will be implemented by Sept. 1. With an eye on becoming the leading global player in biofuels, the company plans to invest $500 million annually in renewables in order […]

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Iowa’s 2015 biofuel production soards

Iowa’s 2015 biofuel production soards

April 12, 2016 |

In Iowa, a report from the state’s department of revenue found during 2015 the amount of E10 gasoline sold equaled 1,319.4 million gallons, E85 gasoline sold equaled 13.2 million gallons, E20 gasoline sold equaled 2.5 million gallons, and E15 gasoline sold equaled 6.2 million gallons, with 90.3% sold through registered pumps. Combined, the five ethanol […]

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