Tag: biofuel

Report says high aviation biofuel costs and regulation over airport spending obstacles for fuel uptake

Report says high aviation biofuel costs and regulation over airport spending obstacles for fuel uptake

July 19, 2017 |

In Washington state, the two biggest challenges facing broader adoption of sustainable aviation fuel at Sea-Tac are the higher cost compared with petroleum jet fuel, and the constraints imposed by state and federal regulations on use of airport funds. A report, titled Innovative Funding for Sustainable Aviation Fuel at U.S. Airports: Explored at Seattle-Tacoma International, […]

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Two Indiana biofuel producers sentenced for RIN fraud

Two Indiana biofuel producers sentenced for RIN fraud

July 18, 2017 |

In Indiana, the co-owners of an Indiana biofuel producer were sentenced Tuesday in the Northern District of Indiana by Senior Judge James T. Moody, announced the Justice Department. Fred Witmer, 46, and Gary Jury, 58, of Triton Energy LLC and Gen2 Renewable Diesel LLC pleaded guilty to conspiracy, fraud, and false statements in October 2016. […]

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French biofuel consumption rises despite falling fossil fuel demand

French biofuel consumption rises despite falling fossil fuel demand

July 13, 2017 |

In France, biofuel consumption rose in 2016 despite falling gasoline and diesel consumption in line with blending mandates. Fossil fuel consumption has fallen in line with increased fuel efficiency in vehicles along with slower economic growth. The country mandates 8% ethanol and 7.8% biodiesel blending, and achieved 8.8% and 8.7% respectively. The additional ethanol consumption […]

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Research Study Shows Corn More Valuable as Food than Fuel

Research Study Shows Corn More Valuable as Food than Fuel

July 8, 2017 |

In Illinois, the food versus fuel debate gets a new research study supporting the food side. Researchers at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign completed their three year study to assign a dollar amount to each step in corn production for both food and biofuel measuring its value economically and environmentally. The study focused specifically on corn […]

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E5 Biofuel Requirement in Vietnam Deadline Approaches

E5 Biofuel Requirement in Vietnam Deadline Approaches

July 8, 2017 |

In Vietnam, the Ministry of Industry and Trade is not extending the January 1, 2018 deadline for petrol wholesalers to switch to E5 biofuel made from cassava. The E5 biofuel requirement is an attempt by the government to hit two birds with one stone – protect the environment and rely less on fossil fuels and […]

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New Planet Energy Moves Forward on $700 Million Biofuel Plant

New Planet Energy Moves Forward on $700 Million Biofuel Plant

July 8, 2017 |

In New York, New Planet Energy is moving forward with a 250,000 square-foot processing facility on 39 acres to sort through trash and convert an impressive estimated 86.5 percent of it into fuel using a steam reformation system gasification process. They estimate that half the materials will be recycled into EPA certified solid recovered fuel, […]

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Network Rail and Bio-Bean Ramp Up Coffee Grounds Collection to Power Trains

Network Rail and Bio-Bean Ramp Up Coffee Grounds Collection to Power Trains

July 8, 2017 |

In the UK, Network Rail and Bio-Bean are expanding their coffee grounds to biofuel initiative to include two new stations in Bristol and Reading. By the end of this year, they plan to have coffee ground collections in place nationwide at all their rail stations. Since launch in 2015, they have prevented an estimated 5,500 […]

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Researchers modify enzyme surfaces to reduce biofuel production costs

Researchers modify enzyme surfaces to reduce biofuel production costs

July 6, 2017 |

In New Jersey, biofuels like the ethanol in U.S. gasoline could get cheaper thanks to experts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Michigan State University. They’ve demonstrated how to design and genetically engineer enzyme surfaces so they bind less to corn stalks and other cellulosic biomass, reducing enzyme costs in biofuels production, according to a study […]

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Discarded biomass biofuel fuels fire near Cypriot cement factory

Discarded biomass biofuel fuels fire near Cypriot cement factory

July 5, 2017 |

In Cyprus, solid biofuel has been found to be the culprit for the fire that broke out at near the Vassiliko cement factory. The company uses the fuel in conjunction with discarded electricity poles to power operations, but fuel was found to be scattered around the area. High temperatures likely caused the fire to begin […]

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Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission comes out swinging against biofuels again

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission comes out swinging against biofuels again

June 8, 2017 |

In Canada, the Ecofiscal Commission has come out with another scathing report against biofuels subsidies and blending mandates, this time favoring carbon taxes over other policy measures to achieve decarbonization in transportation. Its report last year estimated CO2 reduction costs C$180 to C$185 per metric ton using ethanol and C$128 to C$165 per ton using […]

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