Tag: biofuel

Argentina expects biofuel exports to Europe to pass 500,000 tons in 2018

Argentina expects biofuel exports to Europe to pass 500,000 tons in 2018

November 7, 2017 |

In Argentina, following the drop in anti-dumping tariffs to a maximum of 8.1% in September, the biodiesel industry has already exported 300,000 tons to the European Union, and it expects exports will jump to at least 500,000 metric tons next year. Prior to 2013 when the tariffs of up to 25.7% were imposed, Europe had […]

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Crude glycerol as microalgae feedstock boosts biofuel production

Crude glycerol as microalgae feedstock boosts biofuel production

November 3, 2017 |

In India, a new low-cost method for producing biofuels using crude glycerol was developed thanks to researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee. The team used the algal based crude glycerol, which is a low-cost organic carbon source and the main by-product of the biodiesel production process as a main feedstock for microalgae cultivation […]

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EP Committee on Environment denies prospects for domestic biofuels

EP Committee on Environment denies prospects for domestic biofuels

October 28, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP published a letter expressing its disappointment in the result of the vote in the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment on Monday this week concerning the reform of the biofuel policy for the period from 2020 to 2030 (RED II). UFOP said that as a result of the decision, biofuels made from cultivated […]

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E4Tech report shows opportunity for advanced biofuels in UK but policy framework needed

E4Tech report shows opportunity for advanced biofuels in UK but policy framework needed

October 24, 2017 |

In the UK, the Department for Transport published a new report commissioned from E4Tech showing that advanced biofuels can play a key role in decarbonizing transportation by 2030. Gasification combined with Fischer Tropsch are seen as the rising start of technology to achieve those goals followed by fast pyrolysis and upgrading but that project finance […]

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China begins construction on ethanol plant and plans 5 more

China begins construction on ethanol plant and plans 5 more

October 21, 2017 |

In China, China’s State Development & Investment Corporation began construction of its first ethanol plant in the Liaoning province with 300,000 tons of capacity and is planning on building another five ethanol plants in other provinces as well as buying additional facilities. SDIC also plans on processing corn in the northeast China. SDIC is hoping […]

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Pulpwood biofuel being looked at in Revelstoke as replacement for propane

Pulpwood biofuel being looked at in Revelstoke as replacement for propane

October 21, 2017 |

In Canada, Revelstoke, a city in British Columbia, is looking at replacing its propane consumption with biofuel from pulpwood. A study from Canadian Biomass Energy Research was presented at a recent council meeting showing how Revelstoke could convert its own wood waste into energy and replace the more than $12 million used annually on imported […]

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Four Swedish NGOs write MEPs demanding a shift in biofuels policy

Four Swedish NGOs write MEPs demanding a shift in biofuels policy

October 19, 2017 |

In Sweden, a group of four NGOs have written an open letter to members of European Parliament urging them to rethink the proposals for the second version of the Renewable Energy Directive, claiming that Swedish forests are already in dire straights and that the RED proposals will only further diminish their quality. They want no […]

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Uruguay cuts transportation sector’s annual CO2 emissions by 7% thanks to biofuels

Uruguay cuts transportation sector’s annual CO2 emissions by 7% thanks to biofuels

October 14, 2017 |

In Uruguay, the government said that the country’s transportation sector has lowered CO2 emissions since 2015 by an average of about 7% each year as a direct result of increased use of biofuels. Uruguay is one of the world’s largest biofuel consumers, in part thanks to the agro-fuels laws which require a 6% mix of […]

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YMCA uses organic waste biofuel to heat pool and run boiler system

YMCA uses organic waste biofuel to heat pool and run boiler system

October 14, 2017 |

In Canada, the Northwest YMCA in Regina in Saskatchewan is now converting organic waste into biofuel to heat their swimming pool and fuel the boiler system. With a total project cost of $290,000, it will actually save the YMCA about $30,000 each year on natural gas costs. Because the project uses organic waste, it will […]

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Vegetable oil use in agriculture and tractors analyzed by OWI

Vegetable oil use in agriculture and tractors analyzed by OWI

October 14, 2017 |

In Germany, OWI reports that in agriculture, widening the use of vegetable oil as fuel in tractors could contribute to greater sustainability and climate protection within the framework of a resource-conserving bioeconomy. However, the compatibility of fuel-carrying components with vegetable oil fuel must be tested in order to ensure the operational safety and life of […]

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