Tag: biofuels

NEXT signs agreement with labor union for operating renewable fuels plant

NEXT signs agreement with labor union for operating renewable fuels plant

July 14, 2019 |

In Oregon, NEXT Renewable Fuels signed a peace agreement with UFCW 555, agreeing to remain neutral in any future union organizing efforts for operating staff at their planned biofuels manufacturing plant at Port Westward in Columbia County. The agreement allows future NEXT plant workers and UFCW representatives to work together during any future organizing and […]

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Netherlands on target for 10% biofuels for 2020 as consumption hits 8.9% in 2018

Netherlands on target for 10% biofuels for 2020 as consumption hits 8.9% in 2018

July 11, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, the country is on track to reach the European target for renewable energy for transport of 10% in 2020. This means that in 2018, the Netherlands will be well above the European average at 8.9%. This is apparent from the total report on the deployment and origin of renewable energy for transport, […]

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Jersey looks to biofuels to solve algae plague

Jersey looks to biofuels to solve algae plague

July 10, 2019 |

In the UK, a new report from the Jersey government shows that sea lettuce and other species of macroalgae that plague the island’s waters and shores every summer are among those that are ideal for producing ethanol and biogas due to their high levels of sugars. Getting technology to scale in order to rid the […]

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New strategy for efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels from glucose

New strategy for efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels from glucose

July 7, 2019 |

In South Korea, researchers from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) presented a new strategy for efficiently producing fatty acids and biofuels that can transform glucose and oleaginous microorganisms into microbial diesel fuel, with one-step direct fermentative production. The newly developed strain, created by Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee and his team, showed […]

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Finland to join Nordic forefront in reducing aviation emissions

Finland to join Nordic forefront in reducing aviation emissions

June 9, 2019 |

In Finland, Neste said that Finland’s incoming government has introduced its Government Programme which includes ambitious climate targets and a goal for carbon neutral Finland in 2035. As part of reducing transport-related emissions, the share of biofuels in aviation is targeted at 30% through a blending obligation. “This is a significant goal, enabling Finland to […]

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New research says RFS is impacting monarch butterfly habitat

New research says RFS is impacting monarch butterfly habitat

March 31, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., new research prepared by the University of California-Davis, Kansas State University, and University of Wisconsin provides the most detailed and comprehensive assessment to date of the direct connection between U.S. biofuels policy and specific economic and field-level environmental changes following passage of the Renewable Fuel Standard 10 years ago, according to the […]

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High-level switches that control wood formation have applications in biofuels

High-level switches that control wood formation have applications in biofuels

March 17, 2019 |

In North Carolina, researchers at North Carolina State University uncovered how a complex network of transcription factors switch wood formation genes on and off, which has applications for modifying wood properties for timber, paper and biofuels, as well as making forest trees more disease- and pest-resistant. The new study upends ideas about transcriptional regulatory networks […]

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5% coconut biodiesel proposal to be reviewed by government oversight panel

5% coconut biodiesel proposal to be reviewed by government oversight panel

March 9, 2019 |

In the Philippines, the government’s Congressional Oversight Committee on Biofuels will conduct a hearing on the Department of Agriculture’s proposal to increase the amount of coconut in biodiesel from the current 2% to 5%. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol has been pushing for a higher coconut content in biofuels in order to help improve copra […]

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UK implementing EU fuel pump rules to help drivers identify biofuel blends

UK implementing EU fuel pump rules to help drivers identify biofuel blends

February 27, 2019 |

In the UK, drivers are set to benefit from new labels to help them to easily identify the right fuel for their vehicle, thanks to new rules being rolled out by the Department for Transport. The labels, which will be accompanied by a wider public information campaign later this year, will also help drivers understand […]

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Finnish Parliament approves 30% biofuel mandate for 2030

Finnish Parliament approves 30% biofuel mandate for 2030

February 7, 2019 |

In Finland, the Finnish Parliament on February 6 approved a law that sets a gradually increasing 30% biofuels target for 2030. Furthermore, the law sets a world-leading advanced biofuels target of 10% in 2030. UPM welcomes the Finnish government’s ambition to take transport decarbonization seriously: “UPM is a leading producer of advanced biofuels as defined […]

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