Tag: biofuels

Croatia approves 0.1% advanced biofuels mandate

Croatia approves 0.1% advanced biofuels mandate

July 19, 2018 |

In Croatia, not to be left behind as the European Union moves towards advanced biofuel consumption, the government has approved a 0.1% blending mandate for second generation fuels but it could be shifted higher in 2019 depending on availability of supplies. The government also implemented the 7% cap on conventional biofuels in line with the […]

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EPA publishes second triennial report to Congress on biofuels

EPA publishes second triennial report to Congress on biofuels

July 5, 2018 |

In Washington, last week the Environmental Protection Agency released its second triennial report to Congress on biofuels updating the findings of the first Report to Congress, published in 2011, with respect to environmental and resource conservation impacts, which together are intended to address the Section 204 statutory impacts since the passage of the EISA. This […]

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European ambassadors endorse EU agreement on biofuels

European ambassadors endorse EU agreement on biofuels

June 28, 2018 |

In Belgium. EU ambassadors endorsed the provisional agreement reached by the Bulgarian Presidency on the revision of the renewable energy directive. Negotiators of the Bulgarian Presidency reached a deal with the European Parliament at the fifth trilogue meeting, in the early morning of 14 June. The endorsement means that the Council has approved the deal. […]

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Consumers ask Cyprus to not use irrigated feedstocks for biofuels

Consumers ask Cyprus to not use irrigated feedstocks for biofuels

June 6, 2018 |

In Cyprus, the national consumers association has written to the House Energy Committee asking that potatoes and other potential feedstocks requiring irrigation not be allowed for biofuel production due to water scarcity on the island. Instead, the association suggested feedstocks such as bushes and trees. They’re also calling on the committee to use science-based policymaking, […]

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Researchers use light to boost biofuel production from yeast

Researchers use light to boost biofuel production from yeast

April 2, 2018 |

In New Jersey, researchers at the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment use light to enhance the production of biofuels, drugs and commercial chemicals in bioreactors, which contain microorganisms such as yeast that have been metabolically engineered to make biological products. The team uses a technology called optogenetics—involving light to control cellular processes—to turn […]

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Iowa blender pump founds run out again thanks to high demand

Iowa blender pump founds run out again thanks to high demand

March 29, 2018 |

In Iowa, due to rising retailer interest in offering higher blends of biofuels, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program Wednesday awarded all of its remaining FY18 funds during its third quarter meeting. During the third of its four scheduled meetings, the RFIP board awarded funds to 15 projects for retailers around the state to install […]

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DTU researcher combine pyrolysis with hydrogen-catalyst reaction to produce biofuels

DTU researcher combine pyrolysis with hydrogen-catalyst reaction to produce biofuels

March 29, 2018 |

In Denmark, researchers at DTU have combined the pyrolysis method and the catalyst reaction with hydrogen in a step called catalytic hydropyrolysis. It works by feeding a reactor with solid biomass, while the catalyst is in constant motion. Hydrogen is fed in to the base of the reactor, partially lifting the biomass so it can […]

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New edition of “Good Reasons for Biofuels” brochure published

New edition of “Good Reasons for Biofuels” brochure published

March 18, 2018 |

In Germany, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) updated and reissued its consumer information “Good Reasons for Biofuels”. The brochure provides the most important aspects on 24 pages justifying the need to continue promoting biofuels. These concern the desolate market situation in oilseeds and cereals, the importance of biofuels for […]

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Indian OMCs willing to pay more for biofuels thanks to government backing

Indian OMCs willing to pay more for biofuels thanks to government backing

March 15, 2018 |

In India, the petroleum minister said that oil marketing companies are willing to pay a premium for biofuels fuels and that the government is willing to help covering the difference in price. Additionally, it will set up a loan program for entrepreneurs to invest in biofuels production facility with up to $154,200 each available. The […]

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Colorado State University study shows switchgrass holds promise for biofuels

Colorado State University study shows switchgrass holds promise for biofuels

February 28, 2018 |

In Colorado, a study from Colorado State University finds new promise for biofuels produced from switchgrass, a non-edible native grass that grows in many parts of North America. Scientists used modeling to simulate various growing scenarios, and found a climate footprint ranging from -11 to 10 grams of carbon dioxide per mega-joule — the standard […]

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