Tag: biofuels

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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Aviation execs push support of global carbon scheme for air transport

Aviation execs push support of global carbon scheme for air transport

May 15, 2016 |

In Canada, a High Level Meeting being convened by the International Civil Aviation Organization sector encouraged governments to progress their deliberations on a global carbon offsetting scheme for air transport. The ICAO discussions have been gathering pace since the UN specialised aviation agency agreed to the development of an economic mechanism at its Assembly in […]

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Cruz aims to declaw energy security hawks with appropriations amendment

Cruz aims to declaw energy security hawks with appropriations amendment

May 12, 2016 |

In Washington, news arrived from Advanced Biofuels USA that the “Defense Department Budget put together by Republican leadership would stop the US Navy from buying biofuels for the Fleet. This would end the “Great Green Fleet” and related projected that Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has heroically pushed despite great opposition.” The Def Con […]

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D-Day: DOE offers $90M for advanced biofuels pilots and demonstrations, starting June 6

D-Day: DOE offers $90M for advanced biofuels pilots and demonstrations, starting June 6

May 9, 2016 |

In Washington, the US Energy Department is making $90 million in project funding available, focused on designing, constructing and operating integrated biorefinery facilities. Project Development for Pilot and Demonstration Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower is a funding opportunity meant to assist in the construction of bioenergy infrastructure to integrate cutting-edge pretreatment, process, and […]

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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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