Tag: biofuel

NREL looking for help with biorefineries survey

NREL looking for help with biorefineries survey

February 17, 2018 |

In Washington, DC, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is asking for help in gathering information to better understand the existing and next generation biofuel industry and its contributions to the local, state and national economy. If you are in the planning stage, under construction or are currently operating a biorefinery, please consider helping in […]

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Trash to Treasure – From Canada to Europe, Enerkem turns trash to cash

Trash to Treasure – From Canada to Europe, Enerkem turns trash to cash

February 17, 2018 |

In Canada, more big news is coming out of Enerkem with the latest waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam to be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable wastes, converting waste plastics and other mixed wastes into new raw materials. Background In case you’ve been hibernating this winter and […]

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PTT teams with academia and private sector to improve biofuel catalysts

PTT teams with academia and private sector to improve biofuel catalysts

February 15, 2018 |

In Thailand, PTT has teamed with the Thai Research Fund, Chulalongkorn University, SCG Chemicals, IRPC, Global Green Chemical, and TPK Ethanol in a project that seeks to improve production efficiency, extend lifespan, and reduce costs for importing catalysts and absorbents in biodiesel and ethanol industries. The CAT-REAC Industrial Project is set to cost $2.1 million […]

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Valero reports ethanol production up but operating income down due to lower ethanol prices

Valero reports ethanol production up but operating income down due to lower ethanol prices

February 11, 2018 |

In Texas, Valero Energy Corporation reported net income attributable to Valero stockholders of $2.4 billion, or $5.42 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to $367 million, or $0.81 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2016. Biofuel blending costs were $311 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, which is $94 million […]

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Indian transport minister wants states to go all in on biofuel public transport

Indian transport minister wants states to go all in on biofuel public transport

February 8, 2018 |

In India, the transportation minister is promoting the uptake of biofuel buses not on a trial basis but on a commercial, large-scale basis such as 5,000 buses for Uttar Pradesh, as a way to ensure viability. Some states, such as Karnataka, have rolled out biofuel bus trials only to back away when they didn’t work […]

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Diesel importers fined for not complying with biofuel requirement

Diesel importers fined for not complying with biofuel requirement

February 3, 2018 |

In Portugal, five petrol station operators are charged with not adding the required amount of biofuel required by law to the diesel they import from Spain. When diesel reaches Portugal from Spain, it sometimes has biofuel already in it, but not enough to meet the legally required 7.5% by Portugal. The importers who have not […]

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UK 2016/17 RTFO shows 3% biofuels use

UK 2016/17 RTFO shows 3% biofuels use

February 1, 2018 |

In the UK, biofuel consumption during the ninth year of the Renewable Fuel Transport Obligation between April 15, 2016 and April 14, 2017 reached 3% at 1.541 million liters, all but 1 million liters of which complied with sustainability criteria while more than 66% counted for double-counting. Of the total, 49% was ethanol, 47% was […]

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Phytoplankton research could improve biofuel yields

Phytoplankton research could improve biofuel yields

January 27, 2018 |

In Connecticut, Yale University researchers in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology found that by accounting for changes in an organism’s plasticity they can develop better population predictions for phytoplankton, which can prove beneficial for biofuel operations. Higher biofuel yields could be obtained by growing algae in environments with fluctuating temperatures rather than by […]

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Indian transportation ministers insists auto industry transition to biofuels

Indian transportation ministers insists auto industry transition to biofuels

January 22, 2018 |

In India, the transportation minister has called on the automotive industry to pick up the pace in introducing biofuel-powered vehicles in an effort to support the underlying drive for reducing fossil fuel imports and replacing them with biofuels. He said that there is no timeline for the introduction of biofuel vehicles because sooner or later […]

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SynSel secures $300M in construction funds for biofuel plant

SynSel secures $300M in construction funds for biofuel plant

January 21, 2018 |

In Michigan, SynSel has secured $300 million in construction funds to move forward on a former paper mill site that SynSel is converting to a biofuel plant. While taking longer than planned, the Synsel plant is expected to bring hundreds of new jobs to the Ontonagon area but will require expansions to local rail systems […]

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