Tag: biofuels

Southeast to get its own biofuels testing lab

Southeast to get its own biofuels testing lab

January 14, 2015 |

In North Carolina, the Enka campus of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is set to host the Southeast’s first biofuels testing lab, allowing local producers to have their batches tested quicker, easier and cheaper than having to send them to Iowa or Oregon for testing. The facility was partly funded by grants from A-B Tech and […]

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Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015

December 31, 2014 |

Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what? 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 […]

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Critics respond to study claiming poor GHG performance of cellulosic biofuels

Critics respond to study claiming poor GHG performance of cellulosic biofuels

October 30, 2014 |

In the UK, a slew of critical responses to a study published earlier this year by a University of Nebraska-Lincoln assistant professor has been published in the journal Nature Climate Change, the same journal where the controversial research claimed cellulosic biofuels don’t stack up as intended in regards to GHG emissions. The researcher and her […]

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Winery waste products diverted from landfill to make biofuels, chemicals

Winery waste products diverted from landfill to make biofuels, chemicals

September 28, 2014 |

In Australia, researchers at the Swinburne University of Technology and CSIRO, in partnership with the Australia Wine Institute, announced that they have developed a lab-scale technique for converting winery waste streams into fuels or sugar streams for biobased chemicals. Reporting in the Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Swinburne PhD candidate Avinash Karpe used four […]

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UK researchers call for policies to support biofuels at UN Climate Summit

UK researchers call for policies to support biofuels at UN Climate Summit

September 23, 2014 |

In the UK, as heads of government, business, and finance gather in New York for the annual United Nations Climate Summit September 23, University of Sheffield researchers back the economic benefits of global action on climate change verses the cost of inaction. Research at the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID), suggests there are a […]

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Finnair flies A330 from Helsinki to New York on biofuels

Finnair flies A330 from Helsinki to New York on biofuels

September 22, 2014 |

In Finland, Finnair flew a A330 from Helsinki to New York on Tuesday partially on used cooking fuel-based jet fuel to highlight the opening of the UN Climate Summit. The fuel was supplied by SkyNRG Nordic, a JV between SkyNRG and Statoil Aviation. The airline says it is hoping to set up a biofuel fueling […]

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Fuels, PVCs, polyols, enzymes headed up, as 4 new Outlooks appear for the advanced bioeconomy

Fuels, PVCs, polyols, enzymes headed up, as 4 new Outlooks appear for the advanced bioeconomy

September 2, 2014 |

Advanced fuels, PVC, Polyols, enzymes? The outlook is strong, according to these research reports hot off the presses. As we prepare for today’s opening of the POET-DSM cellulosic ethanol facility in Emmetsburg, Iowa — an event that is expected to temporarily double the population of the sleepy northern Iowa — it’s comforting to read in […]

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Taurus Energy notes global surge in cellulosic biofuels testing and partnering activity

Taurus Energy notes global surge in cellulosic biofuels testing and partnering activity

September 1, 2014 |

In Sweden, Taurus Energy has revealed that it is currently holding discussions and negotiations on XYLOFERM with over 10 companies, noting that “The level of interest in producing second-generation ethanol has increased over the past year, since a number of production facilities have come on-stream. Leaders in the industry no longer regard ethanol produced from […]

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IEA warns that policy uncertainty is global threat to advance of renewables

IEA warns that policy uncertainty is global threat to advance of renewables

September 1, 2014 |

From Brussels, the International Energy Agency has released its in its 3rd annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report — and the agency is becoming bearish on the expansion prospects for renewables unless policy constraints are addresses. According to the report, power generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro grew strongly in 2013, […]

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Chile, US to continue collaboration on Navy biofuels research

Chile, US to continue collaboration on Navy biofuels research

August 28, 2014 |

In Chile, the US Navy and the Chilean Navy will extend their four-year collaboration for mutual research on advanced alternative fuels. The latest agreement enables both nations to boost energy security and deliver an increased certainty of energy supply and cost; the US Navy aims to have 50% of overall organizational use powered by alternative […]

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