Tag: biofuel

UK offering travel bourses for aviation biofuel mission to the US

UK offering travel bourses for aviation biofuel mission to the US

October 18, 2018 |

In the UK, Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network invites SMEs in the Sustainable Aviation Fuel supply chain to apply to take part in a mission to the USA to create strategic business connections. The Sustainable Aviation Fuel Special Interest Group (SAF SIG) and Innovate UK is offering SMEs the opportunity to apply to […]

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Scania, Lucketts and Green Biofuels partner up to trial HVO biofuel for coaches

Scania, Lucketts and Green Biofuels partner up to trial HVO biofuel for coaches

October 13, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, a partnership between Scania, Lucketts Travel and Green Biofuels has conducted what is believed to be the UK’s first trial of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) as a sustainable biofuel for scheduled intercity coach operations. The trial, which ran for three months, has provided like-for-like comparison data of seven National Express vehicles […]

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EU launches new fuel labels at the pump

EU launches new fuel labels at the pump

October 13, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European Commission launched new common and harmonized set of fuel labels throughout all 28 European Union member states, the EEA countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway), the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey. This should help alleviate EU consumer confusion when traveling across borders that had different labeling systems. The […]

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Indian Air Force to start using ethanol blend in aircraft

Indian Air Force to start using ethanol blend in aircraft

October 13, 2018 |

In India, in an effort to meet the government’s call to increase the use of biofuels, the Indian Air Force will start using ethanol blended air turbine fuel in its aircraft. A government official told Sputnik, “We have discussed the plan to use ethanol blended air turbine fuel on the Indian Air Force jet at […]

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JM and BP license waste-to-fuels technology to Fulcrum BioEnergy

JM and BP license waste-to-fuels technology to Fulcrum BioEnergy

September 30, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Johnson Matthey, alongside BP, signed an agreement with Fulcrum BioEnergy to license their Fischer Tropsch (FT) technology to support biofuels producer Fulcrum and their drive to convert municipal solid waste into biojet fuel. The simple to operate and cost advantaged FT technology can operate both at large and small scale to […]

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Biofuel-powered sensor monitors body’s signals and diagnose diseases

Biofuel-powered sensor monitors body’s signals and diagnose diseases

September 30, 2018 |

In Washington, researchers at Washington State University developed an implantable, biofuel-powered sensor that runs on sugar and can monitor a body’s biological signals to detect, prevent and diagnose diseases. A cross-disciplinary research team led by Subhanshu Gupta, assistant professor in WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, developed the unique sensor, which, enabled by […]

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U.S. talks with Japan, 2nd largest buyer of U.S. corn

U.S. talks with Japan, 2nd largest buyer of U.S. corn

September 30, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., leaders of the United States and Japan, one of the largest U.S. grain customers and second largest buyer of U.S. corn after Mexico, announced that the two countries would pursue trade talks. The impact on agriculture is to be determined in the talks. The country is also a strong purchaser of sorghum, […]

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Biofuel plant still on hold with vote delayed until Nov. 7

Biofuel plant still on hold with vote delayed until Nov. 7

September 27, 2018 |

In Kansas, residents in Sumner County met with the Sumner County Planning and Zoning Committee to talk about the proposed biomethane plant that VNA Corporation is trying to build in the area. The vote to change the zoning for more than 100 acres of land so that VNA Corporation can build the biofuel plant was […]

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Biofuel ignites during lab experiment

Biofuel ignites during lab experiment

September 26, 2018 |

In Oklahoma, a chemical being dried in an oven during a biofuel lab experiment by an Oklahoma University student at Sarkeys Energy Center caught fire, making it the second biofuel fire this week reported by The Digest after a Logistec biofuel facility had wood pellets catch fire. The student placed chemical called tetrahydrofuran in an […]

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State government taking deductions from staff salaries to pay for biofuel cookers

State government taking deductions from staff salaries to pay for biofuel cookers

September 22, 2018 |

In Nigeria, the state governor for Cross River, Ben Ayade, is requiring a salary deduction of every civil and public servant in the state for the purchase of biofuel cookers and lamps, which staff are not happy about. This comes after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Alvila Technologies Limited, supposedly a close associate of […]

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