Tag: biofuels

Biofuels driving emissions cuts thru 2030, says Lux: but which feedstocks?

Biofuels driving emissions cuts thru 2030, says Lux: but which feedstocks?

April 26, 2016 |

Lux Research projects that the emergence of low-carbon fuels and vehicle efficiency will cut emissions by 29% in 2030 compared to a business as usual scenario, with biofuels and natural gas vehicles together accounting for 45% of potential fossil fuel displacement as nations look for new technologies to cut emissions. The sharp cut – exceeding […]

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EU biofuels: A lost opportunity?

EU biofuels: A lost opportunity?

April 20, 2016 |

By Dick Roche, former Irish Minister for Environment and EU Affairs Special to The Digest When the EU Commission produced its 2012 proposal to cap at 5% the contribution crop-based biofuels can make under the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), the logic of the Commission’s position was widely questioned. Critics, including this writer, challenged the extraordinary […]

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Nigeria issues call for strategic biofuels investors to implement projects

Nigeria issues call for strategic biofuels investors to implement projects

April 6, 2016 |

In Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has launched a call for strategic investors to fund and operate a variety of biofuels projects it has developed under the automotive biofuels industry program. One such project includes a sugarcane ethanol facility with at least 50,000 ha for cane already secured. The projects, which would be […]

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Biofuels Mandates Around the World: The 2016 Visual Guide

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: The 2016 Visual Guide

March 27, 2016 |

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Former NATO Sec Gen wants EU to mandate 5% advanced biofuels

Former NATO Sec Gen wants EU to mandate 5% advanced biofuels

February 29, 2016 |

In Belgium, the former head of NATO who is now advising the Danish biofuel industry wants the European Union to set a target for 5% advanced biofuel blending by 2030, despite the fuel being more expensive, saying the current non-binding 0.5% by 2020 isn’t enough to spur the investments required to transition towards even cleaner […]

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Only Results Count: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to success with a Section 9003 Loan Guarantee App

Only Results Count: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to success with a Section 9003 Loan Guarantee App

January 10, 2016 |

What is the Purpose of the Feasibility Study? How can I know if my project is feasible? What should I look for in choosing a feasibility study consultant? What does a successful proforma look like when oil prices are so low and predictions of future pricing so unpredictable? Why won’t lenders talk to me? (Recommendations and pointers from […]

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The 7 Flying Reindeer: Renewable Fuel Myths that continue to defy gravity

The 7 Flying Reindeer: Renewable Fuel Myths that continue to defy gravity

December 22, 2015 |

Food vs Fuel, biofuels causing corn planting to skyrocket, low oil prices killing off renewable fuels, the subsidy myth, the emissions myth, the “people won’t buy the fuels” myth, and the RINsanity myth. Ahem, here’s the hard data. It’s Christmas Week, and somewhere around the world this Thursday night some skeptical 9-year old is going to […]

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Alcoholes del Uruguay sets biofuel production record at 130 million liters

Alcoholes del Uruguay sets biofuel production record at 130 million liters

December 3, 2015 |

In Uruguay, Alcoholes del Uruguay expects to produce more than 130 million liters of biofuels this year, the highest on record for the company. About 70 million liters is ethanol, thanks to the country’s largest ethanol plant coming online earlier this year, while the remaining production is biodiesel. The country currently has a blending mandate […]

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Australian biofuels industry calling for stable policies and subsidies

Australian biofuels industry calling for stable policies and subsidies

November 30, 2015 |

In Australia, the national biofuels industry is calling for the state and federal governments to establish policy support and subsidies in order to promote the fledgling industry. Tasmania especially has no specific policy supporting bioenergy. The industry says that stable policies and other kinds of government support were necessary to get biofuels industries off the […]

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Nexant Petro-Bio Training returns in December

Nexant Petro-Bio Training returns in December

November 23, 2015 |

The next Nexant Petro-Bio Training course is being given in Chicago, December 8-10, 2015.  It is a briefing on the petrochemical and hydrocarbon sector that bio-based industrial chemicals and fuels seek to replace, juxtaposed with the bio-based sector itself. Last year, Nexant initiated this 50/50 version in San Francisco, attended by a diversity of people from the chemical and energy industry […]

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