Tag: biofuel

Fish model shows forest management can produce biofuels and restore salmonids

Fish model shows forest management can produce biofuels and restore salmonids

February 10, 2019 |

In Washington, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have been modeling to understand the costs and benefits of thinning forests and the potential for improving habitat, yielding benefits not only for the environment, but also for the economy. Decision models linking process-based and […]

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India allows restricted biofuel exports from export zones

India allows restricted biofuel exports from export zones

February 6, 2019 |

In India, the government has lifted its restrictions on the export of biofuels for non-fuel purposes when they are produced in special economic zones and export-oriented units—under certain conditions—following outcry from producers when biofuel export was prohibited in August. The easing of restrictions was due to the realization that biofuels produced in those zones used […]

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CEC grants wishes to some for biofuels projects

CEC grants wishes to some for biofuels projects

February 3, 2019 |

Wishes are coming true for some California bioenergy projects. Aemetis, Oberon Fuels and others will receive millions from the California Energy Commission for their bioenergy projects, from DME to advanced ethanol. As Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” One thing he forgot to […]

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“Ethanol in India” portal launched to promote biofuels on the ground

“Ethanol in India” portal launched to promote biofuels on the ground

January 31, 2019 |

In India, the transport minister has launched a web portal intended to promote information about and uptake of ethanol across the country. “Ethanol in India” looks at a wide range of ethanol feedstocks from corn to sugarcane and some non-traditional crops as well to encourage farmers and project developers alike. The portal was launched in […]

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CEMILAC approves use of biofuel for Indian Air Force aircraft

CEMILAC approves use of biofuel for Indian Air Force aircraft

January 25, 2019 |

In India, the use of biofuel in Indian Air Force military aircraft has been cleared by the Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification after months of trials and is expected to start with the transport fleet and helicopters. The biofuel being uses is produced from jatropha seeds sourced within India. “The indigenously produced biofuel has […]

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Finance series on biofuels and biochemical sectors

Finance series on biofuels and biochemical sectors

January 19, 2019 |

In Iowa, Lee Enterprises Consulting completed a series on due diligence within the biofuels and biochemical sectors. The 12-part series on “Bioeconomy Project Financing & Due Diligence” was published in 2018 by several members of the Lee Enterprises group. The topics include an Introduction to Bioeconomy Project Financing & Due Diligence, Expanded Technology Readiness Level […]

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Royal Netherlands Air Force to fly on 5% aviation biofuel from Leeuwarden Airbase

Royal Netherlands Air Force to fly on 5% aviation biofuel from Leeuwarden Airbase

January 16, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, starting January 14, the Royal Netherlands Air Force operates her flights from Leeuwarden Airbase on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The SAF is supplied by SkyNRG and Shell Aviation and produced in the US by World Energy, at this moment the only producer of SAF worldwide. The sustainable aviation fuel is used by […]

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Final version of EU RED II published

Final version of EU RED II published

January 13, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the final version of the Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED II) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Member States must transpose the Directive into national law by End of June 2021. It should be noted that third countries […]

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EIA seeking public comment on proposed changes to biofuel and petroleum reporting

EIA seeking public comment on proposed changes to biofuel and petroleum reporting

January 9, 2019 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Administration is requesting a three-year extension with changes for the Petroleum Supply Reporting System (PSRS). The PSRS consists of six weekly surveys that make up the Weekly Petroleum Supply Reporting System (WPSRS), eight monthly surveys, and one annual survey. The weekly petroleum and biofuels supply surveys collect data on petroleum […]

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USGC Finds Potential for Growing Ethanol Markets in Nigeria and Ghana

USGC Finds Potential for Growing Ethanol Markets in Nigeria and Ghana

January 6, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council conducted a market assessment mission to Nigeria and Ghana gauging the potential for U.S. ethanol exports to these countries. “The mission identified a need for higher ethanol volumes and engaged government and industry directly on enforceable biofuels policy as well as demonstrated the United States’ role as a […]

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