Tag: biofuels

DOE jobs report says biofuels provides about 9% of energy jobs nationally

DOE jobs report says biofuels provides about 9% of energy jobs nationally

January 17, 2017 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy released its annual energy jobs report, showing corn ethanol employment represents about three percent of the nation’s Fuels workforce, accounting for 28,613 jobs while other ethanol and non-woody biomass including biodiesel equates to 23,088 jobs, another 2 percent of the Fuels workforce. Then woody biomass fuel for energy and […]

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Defense secretary nominee not clear if will support military biofuels

Defense secretary nominee not clear if will support military biofuels

January 17, 2017 |

In Washington, president-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for defense secretary, retired Marine Gen. James Mattis, has not clarified whether he will support renewable fuels for the ships and aircraft even though he has in the past been a supporter of renewable energy for troops in combat zones. Trump has said that he is against policies that […]

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The Industrial Status of Biofuel Technologies

The Industrial Status of Biofuel Technologies

January 11, 2017 |

By Gerald Kutney, Lee Enterprises Consulting Special to The Digest A myriad of biofuel technologies exist, but which ones are truly industrial processes? The question is not always easy to answer. And one must define what is meant by an industrial process. To facilitate this task, three classifications of industrial status are utilized: Established – […]

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Transport & Environment blasts EU for “stunning U-turn” crop-based biofuels

Transport & Environment blasts EU for “stunning U-turn” crop-based biofuels

January 10, 2017 |

In Belgium, Transport & Environment says food-based biofuels can still be counted towards the EU’s renewable energy target, the European Commission has proposed – in a stunning U-turn on its commitment to phase-out first-generation biofuels that are worse for the climate than fossil fuels. Member states will be able to use a maximum 3.8% share […]

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German biofuel consumption to increase in 2017 but challenges lie ahead

German biofuel consumption to increase in 2017 but challenges lie ahead

January 4, 2017 |

In Germany, biofuels are set to benefit from the country’s ‘climate protection rate’ that will raise to 4% in 2017 from 3.5% in 2016, meaning oil companies will have to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the fuels they sell by 4%. One such way to do so is to blend with ethanol or biodiesel. […]

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Canadian moves toward food sustainability look to biofuels for lessons

Canadian moves toward food sustainability look to biofuels for lessons

January 2, 2017 |

In Canada, a move towards sustainability criteria for food is looking to follow in the footsteps of similar programs for biofuels, especially looking at identifying greenhouse gas emissions associated with food production and establishing guidelines based on reducing those emissions or requiring food to be produced with methods that have emissions lower than a baseline. […]

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Global biofuels market to grow at 5.87% rate through 2020: Report

Global biofuels market to grow at 5.87% rate through 2020: Report

December 31, 2016 |

In New York, a report from Technavio concluded that the global biofuels market will grow at a CAGR of 5.87% during the period 2016-2020. The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global biofuels market for 2016-2020. The report also presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the […]

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Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2017

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2017

December 28, 2016 |

In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 64 countries. The bulk of mandates continue to come from the EU-27, where the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) specified a 10 percent renewable content by 2020 but has been scaled […]

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Ugandan opposition MPs want to slow down biofuels implementation

Ugandan opposition MPs want to slow down biofuels implementation

December 19, 2016 |

In Uganda, opposition MPs are calling for the new biofuels bill that will regulate the production, licensing and storage of biofuels be phased in over five years due to a lack of commercial production capacity currently in the country. The shadow minister for energy is calling for a food crop exclusion to be included in […]

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Queensland government opens Expressions of Interest process as drive for biobased industry gains momentum

Queensland government opens Expressions of Interest process as drive for biobased industry gains momentum

December 18, 2016 |

In Australia, the Queensland Government will target Australian and international biofutures investment to help boost the industry in regional Queensland. Speaking in Parliament today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that an Expression of Interest process to attract biofuels proponents to Queensland would start tomorrow. “We know if we want to unlock the jobs of tomorrow, we […]

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