Tag: biofuel

below50 report shows progress towards low-carbon transport fuels

below50 report shows progress towards low-carbon transport fuels

April 22, 2018 |

In Switzerland, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development released its first below50 insights report, outlining key insights on the status of the low-carbon transport fuels sector. This report is a first attempt to offer viewpoints from across the transport fuels sector, designed to offer a better understanding of the current low-carbon transport fuels landscape. […]

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Ontario amends renewable fuel regulations

Ontario amends renewable fuel regulations

April 22, 2018 |

In Canada, the government of Ontario amended its regulation of renewable content in gasoline and diesel fuel sold in the province. Starting in 2020, the province will double the required renewable content in regular gasoline to 10%, require minimum greenhouse gas reductions for all biofuels, and expand renewable fuel options to include emerging low-carbon fuel […]

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Researchers improving wood properties, lignin biosynthesis, for biofuels

Researchers improving wood properties, lignin biosynthesis, for biofuels

April 22, 2018 |

In North Carolina, researchers at the Forest Biotechnology Group at North Carolina State University are speeding up the process of engineering trees for specific needs in timber, biofuel, pulp, paper and green chemistry applications. Scientists can now predict the effects of altering 21 pathway genes involved in producing lignin a component of wood that needs […]

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New biofuel targets go into effect in UK

New biofuel targets go into effect in UK

April 15, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, British biofuel targets that took effect over the weekend “will double the use of renewable fuels in the UK transport sector in 15 years and reduce reliance on imported diesel,” the government told Reuters. The new targets demand transport fuel suppliers that sell at least 450,000 liters a year or more […]

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95% wooden pallets recycled into biofuel, mulch, animal bedding

95% wooden pallets recycled into biofuel, mulch, animal bedding

April 15, 2018 |

In Virginia, a new study conducted by Virginia Tech on the disposal of wood pallets at landfill sites reveal that 95% of wooden pallets are being recycled. Wooden pallets get used, reused, and when they are no longer useful, they are converted to mulch, animal bedding or biofuel. Both municipal and solid waste (MSW) and […]

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Greener, cheaper technique for biofuel production from mushroom crop residue

Greener, cheaper technique for biofuel production from mushroom crop residue

April 7, 2018 |

In Singapore, a team of engineers from the National University of Singapore discovered that a naturally occurring bacterium, Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum TG57, isolated from waste generated after harvesting mushrooms, is capable of directly converting cellulose, a plant-based material, to biobutanol. Associate Professor He Jianzhong from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NUS Faculty of […]

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Australian MP says biofuel key to national security

Australian MP says biofuel key to national security

March 19, 2018 |

In Australia, KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Hon Bob Katter MP says that when it comes to national security there is only one answer; Australia must produce its own fuel. Katter’s comments come in response to Parliament’s National Security Committee who last week said Australia’s low fuel supplies need to be bolstered within six months […]

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Brews, bangers and biofuels – Ireland’s bioeconomy looking up

Brews, bangers and biofuels – Ireland’s bioeconomy looking up

March 18, 2018 |

With many people recovering from a weekend celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, we turn our attention to the land of saints and scholars, of legends and leprechauns…Éire, otherwise known as Ireland. It’s not just about Irish beer, though it sure is a part of why some celebrate St. Patrick’s Day these days. How can you […]

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USDA labs convert almond waste to beer, plastic and fuel

USDA labs convert almond waste to beer, plastic and fuel

March 18, 2018 |

In California, USDA researchers are converting almond hulls and waste that is otherwise discarded into useful products like bioplastics, beer and biofuels. With two pounds of hulls for every pound of almonds produced, farmers would love to be able to use or sell the hulls. The hulls could be used in a digester to make […]

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RenovaBio to be regulated by ANP

RenovaBio to be regulated by ANP

March 18, 2018 |

In Brazil, President Michel Temer signed a decree to regulate the National Biofuel Policy (RenovaBio), according to an announcement made by Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy. Evaluation and accreditation of producing firms will be handled by the National Petroleum Agency (ANP). The National Energy Policy Council (CNPE) is set to be responsible for defining […]

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