Tag: biofuel

GRFA calls for policies to kick-start Africa’s biofuel sector

GRFA calls for policies to kick-start Africa’s biofuel sector

October 28, 2014 |

In Kenya, as the first African Sustainable Transport Forum gets under way in Nairobi, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) called on forum attendees to adopt biofuels friendly policies and regulations that would kick-start the increased use of sustainable biofuels in Africa’s transport sector. While biofuel production in Africa has remained relatively low when compared […]

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EU’s biofuel supply chain group demands 2030 blending targets

EU’s biofuel supply chain group demands 2030 blending targets

October 23, 2014 |

In Belgium, ahead of the European council of head of state this week, the European biofuels supply chain group representing feedstock producers and biofuel processors demanded specific targets for renewables and specifically biofuels in the 2030 Climate and Research framework. They say that without specific transport targets in the 2030 Energy Package, biofuels would disappear […]

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Air France launches 10% blend route to spotlight need for more supply

Air France launches 10% blend route to spotlight need for more supply

October 21, 2014 |

In France, Air France will begin flying one flight a week between Paris and Toulouse on a 10% biofuel blend in an attempt to show governments the need to develop aviation biofuel supplies for industry. The biofuel route is planned through September 2015.  

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USDA ARS researchers looking into boost cellulosic biofuel yields

USDA ARS researchers looking into boost cellulosic biofuel yields

October 21, 2014 |

In Illinois, at the Agricultural Research Service’s Bioenergy Research Unit in Peoria, one recent research focus has been on determining how switchgrass plant maturity at harvest affects ethanol yields. Chemical engineer Bruce Dien led a study that evaluated samples of two different switchgrass varieties that were harvested at three different points in plant development and […]

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Iowa legislature to look at tax credits for using biofuel byproducts in chemicals

Iowa legislature to look at tax credits for using biofuel byproducts in chemicals

October 21, 2014 |

In Iowa, the state’s Economic Development Authority Board wants to see the legislature take up a proposal next year that would establish a tax credit for companies using productions derived from ethanol production for chemicals, such as corn oil for plastics. The policy is aimed at supply chain companies, not “anchor companies” like ADM and […]

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Institute for Energy Research says new definition of cellulosic shows RFS broken

Institute for Energy Research says new definition of cellulosic shows RFS broken

October 20, 2014 |

In Washington, the Institute for Energy Research has released a new analysis regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s move to change the definition of cellulosic biofuels to include liquefied and compressed natural gas produced from biogas and landfills, and the impact it will have on the RFS, saying it is more proof that the policy is […]

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Italy sets first advanced biofuel mandate in Europe

Italy sets first advanced biofuel mandate in Europe

October 15, 2014 |

In Italy, the government has created a 0.6% advanced biofuels blending mandate by 2018, the first in Europe to set up such a policy to boost demand for next generation fuels. That figure will increase to 1% by 2022. Beta Renewables produces 75 million liters per year at its facility in Crescentino and the country […]

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New report shows biofuels CAGR globally at 9.6% between 2013-19

New report shows biofuels CAGR globally at 9.6% between 2013-19

October 15, 2014 |

In New York state, in its latest market research report published recently, Transparency Market Research, a U.S.-based market intelligence firm states that the global biofuels market is estimated to grow at CAGR 9.6% between 2013 and 2019. The report, titled “Biofuels Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 – 2019,” […]

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Michigan State discovery boon for biofuels and even cancer treatment

Michigan State discovery boon for biofuels and even cancer treatment

October 15, 2014 |

In Michigan, discovery of a cellular snooze button has allowed a team of Michigan State University scientists to potentially improve biofuel production and offer insight on the early stages of cancer. The discovery that the protein CHT7 is a likely repressor of cellular quiescence, or resting state, is published in the current issue of the […]

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New Zealand programs give the thumbs’ up for forestry-based biofuels

New Zealand programs give the thumbs’ up for forestry-based biofuels

October 14, 2014 |

In New Zealand, work by two recently completed Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) programs will pave the way for future efforts towards a potential biofuels industry in New Zealand from forestry residues and reduced emissions from the fumigant methyl bromide. The Stump to Pump PGP program, led by Norske Skog Tasman and Z Energy, has concluded […]

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