Tag: biofuels

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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Answers for your Questions about the Bioeconomy, biofuels, renewable chemicals and bioproducts

Answers for your Questions about the Bioeconomy, biofuels, renewable chemicals and bioproducts

August 13, 2014 |

Amazing questions get asked at industry conferences — and except for attendees, you generally don’t hear them, or the answers. With great sessions at conferences, delegates are usually keen to get a hold of the powerpoint decks. But how do you get a hold of the great Q&A that follows the presentations — or the […]

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Biofuels International Fiji loses $500,000 in pongamia trees due to fire

Biofuels International Fiji loses $500,000 in pongamia trees due to fire

August 7, 2014 |

In Fiji, Biofuels International Fiji says it has lost about a half million dollars’ worth of pongamia trees due to arson. About 200,000 trees have been planted, but repeated arson attacks since 2012 has led to the loss of thousands of trees. Local police authorities say that fires resulted from neighboring farms whose fires burning […]

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Namibian cement company to use 80% biofuels to reduce energy costs

Namibian cement company to use 80% biofuels to reduce energy costs

July 9, 2014 |

In Namibia, Ohorongo Cement plans to boost its biofuel consumption to 80% of its energy needs from a current 30% using blackthorn as feedstock. The investment, which is expected to be competitive in the long term, is meant to reduce costs and dependence of imported oil and coal. The company is currently facing threat from […]

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