Tag: biofuel

Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia call for support of biofuels as part of RED II

Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia call for support of biofuels as part of RED II

April 17, 2019 |

In Belgium, taking into account the commitments of the EU on climate change emerging from various binding documents, which have already been adopted such as the Paris Agreement, Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED II) as well as the proposed new […]

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Queensland’s quest for a circular bioeconomy

Queensland’s quest for a circular bioeconomy

April 14, 2019 |

It’s the land of the Queen, and Queensland, Australia is investing big in the bioeconomy. Named in honor of Queen Victoria who allowed separation of the colony from New South Wales back in 1859, it’s now the 2nd largest and 3rd most populous state in Australia. With over 5 million people, it’s often called the […]

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Colorado resident pleads guilty to money laundering using biofuel tax credits

Colorado resident pleads guilty to money laundering using biofuel tax credits

March 25, 2019 |

In Colorado, a Colorado resident pleaded guilty last week in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado to conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Matthew Taylor and co-conspirators worked together to […]

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Lallemand and Toyota sign agreement for new cellulosic yeast strains

Lallemand and Toyota sign agreement for new cellulosic yeast strains

March 24, 2019 |

In Georgia, Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits signed an agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation to produce and market a new portfolio of yeast strains “TOYOTA XyloAce” for cellulosic ethanol production in North America. Toyota, through the use of gene recombination technology, has recently developed new yeast strains that will play an important role in the […]

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New biofuel from cactus plants called “green gold”

New biofuel from cactus plants called “green gold”

March 24, 2019 |

In Mexico, Nopalimex is taking the prickly pear cactus, or Opuntia, pulping its flesh, fermenting it and mixing it with manure to create methane and water and converting it to biofuel. Nopalimex is now supplying the fuel to Zitácuaro city authorities to use in a fleet of its vehicles, according to World Economic Forum. “At […]

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World’s largest maritime biofuel pilot launched by DSGC

World’s largest maritime biofuel pilot launched by DSGC

March 24, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, a group of Dutch multinationals – FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever – all members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC), will join forces with A.P. Moller – Maersk to take a tangible step towards the decarbonization of ocean shipping via the world’s largest maritime biofuel pilot. A pilot, using […]

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Engineered microbe may be key to producing plastic from plants

Engineered microbe may be key to producing plastic from plants

March 9, 2019 |

In Wisconsin, researchers at the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and the Wisconsin Energy Institute have developed a strategy for employing the bacterium N. aromaticivorans to turn lignin into a more valuable commodity. This can help turn woody plants into a replacement for petroleum in the production of fuels, plastics and other chemicals. The bacterium, […]

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Praxair expands Louisiana CO plant to better supply biofuel producers

Praxair expands Louisiana CO plant to better supply biofuel producers

February 20, 2019 |

In Louisiana, Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, has announced the completion of a major investment project at its Geismar, Louisiana facility, bringing a new plant online that will increase carbon monoxide supply to customers in the Geismar area. The plant incorporates a new carbon monoxide purification train with more than 13 million […]

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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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