In New Hampshire, Ensyn Fuels has signed a contract with Memorial Hospital of North Conway for the supply of RFO™, Ensyn’s advanced cellulosic biofuel. Ensyn’s RFO, produced from forest residues, will be used by Memorial as a heating fuel, replacing petroleum-based fuels. This initiative will lower Memorial’s environmental footprint and will provide Memorial with net […]
In the UAE, Petrixo Oil & Gas is preparing to invest $800 million to set up a one million metric ton per year biofuel facility in Fujairah that will produce a wide variety of production from aviation biofuel to bio-LPG and green diesel. Technologies for the facility have already been sourced and preparation studies as […]
In Texas, the Secretary of Agriculture told the annual Commodity Classic that he has been talking with the EPA Administrator in order to get her to back down from lowering the ethanol and biodiesel blending mandates. He assured the industry however that he is looking for ways to support biofuels no matter what the EPA […]
In France, researchers from the Laboratoire de Chimie-Physique at the Universite Paris-Sud have demonstrated the use of Streptomyces, a soil bacterium known for making antibiotics, for producing biofuels. The researchers used atomic force microscopy combined with infrared spectroscopy, a method that could be used by others to determine other microbes for biofuel production.
In Canada, Creative Energy Canada Platforms plans to open a call for proposals this spring to source the technology to convert Vancouver’s Central Heat Distribution heating oil-powered boilers to run on biofuels. Doing so would reduce 70,000 metric tons of GHG emissions per year. Conversion of other neighborhood systems are planned for the future
In the UK, bright pink-orange microalgae found in salt lakes and coastal waters could become a renewable source of food, plastics, health products and fuel as a result of new research announced this week. The University of Greenwich is leading a EUR10 million international project to develop the microalga Dunaliella as a sustainable raw material that […]
By Brent Erickson, Executive VP, Head, Industrial & Environmental Section, BIO It has been the winter of discontent for the biofuels industry, given EPA’s proposed RVO numbers for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). But in the midst of the winter chill the sun broke through the clouds and providence shined down on the biorefining industry […]
In South Africa, NAM Petroleum has won a start-up grant and 12 months of mentoring from SAB Miller to help the fledgling biofuel company grow through the KickStart program. The company focuses on producing fuels from non-virgin oils and non-food feedstocks.
In the UK, a new start-up called Bio-Bean has won an award from London mayor Boris Johnson’s new green entrepreneur scheme London Leaders for its innovative business model to produce biofuel and fertilizer from large-scale collection and processing of coffee grounds from the city’s coffee shops. The large-scale processing site in North London is set […]
In China, the Civil Aviation Administration of China has granted Sinopec Chinese Technical Standard Order Authorization (CTSOA) for aviation biofuels, certifying that the fuel has met all required industry standards. An April 2013 test flight using hydrotreated palm oil and recycled cooking oil feedstock on an Airbus 320 owned by China Eastern Airlines was the […]