Tag: biofuels

Why and When You Need a Project Consultant

Why and When You Need a Project Consultant

July 18, 2016 |

By Wayne Lee, CEO, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest As the CEO of the world’s largest bioenergy consulting group, I am fortunate to have a unique opportunity to view alternative fuels projects from many different perspectives. Within our group, now numbering over 75 experts, I find that each member has his or her […]

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ASTM proposes standard to evaluate metals in biofuels

ASTM proposes standard to evaluate metals in biofuels

July 14, 2016 |

In Pennsylvania, proposed ASTM standard will provide a means to test and evaluate alternate fuel sources, such as biofuels, for metals. The proposed standard (WK54683 Test Method for Determination of Metals in Biofuels by Microwave Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (MPAES)) is being developed by Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants. The standard […]

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Biofuels seen key to achieving ICAO GHG goals

Biofuels seen key to achieving ICAO GHG goals

July 13, 2016 |

In Belgium, biofuels remain the likely lynchpin to reducing aviation carbon emissions as efficiency in design reducing fuel consumption can’t outpace the increase in air traffic. When the International Civil Aviation Organization meetings in late September to finalize an agreement on the creation of a global market-based mechanism to offset CO2 emissions from international flights, […]

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What’s Changing in Biofuels? The Top 10 Trends for 2016

What’s Changing in Biofuels? The Top 10 Trends for 2016

July 11, 2016 |

A Digest reader writes: I’m looking to summarize the changes over the last 2-3 years in the biofuels market.  Are you aware of any articles or summaries on this topic? It’s a good question without a ready resource to point to. So, here’s our summary of the Top 10 Trends in Biofuels.

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Finnish economy minister says advanced biofuels key to achieving climate goals

Finnish economy minister says advanced biofuels key to achieving climate goals

June 30, 2016 |

In Finland, the country’s economic affairs minister and former European Commissioner Olli Rehn says that liquid biofuels for transport and especially second-generation biofuels are vital in order to achieve the country’s energy and environmental goals for 2030. They are seen as a main way to cut vehicle emissions in line with the aim to end […]

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European Parliament calls for improved policies for high GHG saving biofuels post-2020

European Parliament calls for improved policies for high GHG saving biofuels post-2020

June 26, 2016 |

In Belgium, the European Parliament has adopted an own-initiative report on the European Commission’s 2015 Renewable Energy Progress report. In the transport sector, which is now the single biggest emitter of GHG emissions in Europe, the Parliament notes that the target for 10% renewables by 2020 is “significantly lagging behind, partly owing to the challenges […]

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Knock on wood: why trade and brand will trump tech in the advanced bioeconomy

Knock on wood: why trade and brand will trump tech in the advanced bioeconomy

June 22, 2016 |

Adapted from remarks by Digest editor Jim Lane at the 2016 International Bioenergy Conference. Knock Knock Who’s there? Noah. Noah who? Noah good low carbon technology? Well, yes, you do. Lucky you. With all the uncertainty about the future of the world in the face of trade issues, immigration woes, energy and national security concerns, […]

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Leaked data on European palm oil use shows 45% goes towards biofuels

Leaked data on European palm oil use shows 45% goes towards biofuels

June 1, 2016 |

In Belgium, in 2014, 45% of all the palm oil used in Europe ended up in the tanks of cars and trucks, data from EU vegetable oil industry association Fediol and obtained by green group Transport & Environment has revealed. Europe’s use of palm oil in diesel increased six fold between 2010 and 2014. This explosion […]

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Where did biofuels technologies come from?

Where did biofuels technologies come from?

June 1, 2016 |

By Gerald Kutney. VP, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest In the modern world, fuels are often equated with fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas.  However, fossil fuels only came into their own during the 20th century. From the time of the caveman until the early Industrial Revolution, biofuels – namely wood and […]

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Competing With Sub $50 Oil: A Strategy for the Biofuels Industry

Competing With Sub $50 Oil: A Strategy for the Biofuels Industry

May 26, 2016 |

By Irshad Ahmed, Consultant with Lee Enterprises Consulting and Member of MITSBAA Entrepreneurs Group, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Special to The Digest If bioenergy represents a sustainable energy future for the planet, then why must it compete with oil prices to be deemed a feasible energy alternative for the society? The answer is simple: It […]

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