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Cyprus government getting flack for higher fuel prices after boosting biofuel blend

Cyprus government getting flack for higher fuel prices after boosting biofuel blend

January 21, 2020 |

In Cyprus, local press reports that the government is coming under fire for boosting the amount of biofuel blended with fuels in order to comply with the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive that calls for 10% renewable energy in transportation by 2020. Last Friday that blend was increased to 7.3% from the previous 5% which […]

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EU project looks to include 3D printing in biofuel production

EU project looks to include 3D printing in biofuel production

February 27, 2019 |

In Cyprus, Omni3D Ltd, which is specialized in the production of industrial 3D printing, is conducting an innovative project in collaboration with the Cyprus University of Technology within the European M-Era net. The participants of the project “The production of biofuel in process using BioElectroCathodes and CO2” include Research and Innovation Centre Pro-Akademia – subordinate […]

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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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Discarded biomass biofuel fuels fire near Cypriot cement factory

Discarded biomass biofuel fuels fire near Cypriot cement factory

July 5, 2017 |

In Cyprus, solid biofuel has been found to be the culprit for the fire that broke out at near the Vassiliko cement factory. The company uses the fuel in conjunction with discarded electricity poles to power operations, but fuel was found to be scattered around the area. High temperatures likely caused the fire to begin […]

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Cyprus aims for algal biofuels

Cyprus aims for algal biofuels

January 25, 2012 |

In Cyprus, the ministry of agriculture is starting to explore the possibility of producing biofuels from microalgae since the island doesn’t have enough land to use for arable-based biofuels. The research is part of a six country, 12 organization research project 90% funded by the European Commission.

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