Tag: EU

Kuwait biofuel plant aims to export to EU and US

Kuwait biofuel plant aims to export to EU and US

September 28, 2016 |

In Kuwait, the Mina Al-Ahmadi biofuel plant has its sights on the European and US markets for exporting the fuel it will produce when online in 2018. The facility is about 65% completed and should produce 800,000 barrels of biofuels per day at full production capacity. The fuel will seek compliance with European environmental standards […]

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Industrial biotech employment to triple to 1.5 million in the EU by 2030: new report

Industrial biotech employment to triple to 1.5 million in the EU by 2030: new report

September 28, 2016 |

In Brussels, EuropaBio released a report concluding that Industrial Biotech contributes over €30 billion to the EU economy and around 500 000 jobs. The new study was launched in the European Parliament as part of a series of activities across Europe celebrating European Biotech Week. The Report’s employment data The report found that the core […]

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European ethanol’s greenhouse gas savings increase 8.5% in 2015: new report

European ethanol’s greenhouse gas savings increase 8.5% in 2015: new report

September 25, 2016 |

In the EU, ethanol’s direct greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) savings compared to fossil fuel have increased from 59% in 2014 to 64% in 2015, an increase of 8.5% against the 2014 figure, according to new industry statistics published by the European renewable ethanol association ePURE. The European renewable ethanol industry – Annual statistics report 2016*, […]

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The EU aims for bioeconomy perfect, by tossing out the good

The EU aims for bioeconomy perfect, by tossing out the good

September 11, 2016 |

If you’ve been trapped in a sensory deprivation chamber the past few months, or simply tune out anything to do with the European Commission, you’ve probably not noticed that the EU has put itself on a fast-track to limit, if not abandon, first-generation biofuels and focus almost exclusively for its carbon future on advanced biofuels. […]

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The EU Commission has lost the Plot on Biofuels

The EU Commission has lost the Plot on Biofuels

September 6, 2016 |

  By Dick Roche, Special to The Digest Just as the EU institutions were shutting up shop for the long summer break the EU Commission issued its strategy to reduce transport emissions in the post 2020 period, ‘European Strategy for low Emission Mobility’. The strategy will ‘axe’ any support for conventional biofuels. This should come […]

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Petroleum Today, Bio Tomorrow, BIOFOREVER 

Petroleum Today, Bio Tomorrow, BIOFOREVER 

September 1, 2016 |

In Belgium, the BIOFOREVER  consortium of 14 European companies emerged from stealth with the news that they have started their demonstration project for the conversion of woody biomass to value adding chemical building blocks. BIOFOREVER intends to demonstrate the feasibility of various new value chains from lignocellulosic feedstocks to chemical building blocks like butanol, ethanol, […]

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EU appeals decision invalidating duties on US ethanol imports

EU appeals decision invalidating duties on US ethanol imports

August 29, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are disappointed with the Aug. 26 decision by the European Commission to file an appeal with the EU General Court related to its June 2016 ruling invalidating certain ethanol duties. That ruling annulled the European Union’s 9.5 percent antidumping duty on ethanol imported from the United […]

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European Parliament calls for improved policies for high GHG saving biofuels post-2020

European Parliament calls for improved policies for high GHG saving biofuels post-2020

June 26, 2016 |

In Belgium, the European Parliament has adopted an own-initiative report on the European Commission’s 2015 Renewable Energy Progress report. In the transport sector, which is now the single biggest emitter of GHG emissions in Europe, the Parliament notes that the target for 10% renewables by 2020 is “significantly lagging behind, partly owing to the challenges […]

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Brexit: What does it mean for the advanced bioeconomy?

Brexit: What does it mean for the advanced bioeconomy?

June 24, 2016 |

In the UK, the British people voted to exit the European Union in a historic vote which was announced in the early Friday hours. Following the vote, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said he would resign, and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said it was “highly likely” that the SNP would seek a referendum on leaving […]

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2,600 MW of new biogas will be constructed by 2025: report

2,600 MW of new biogas will be constructed by 2025: report

June 12, 2016 |

In Germany, a new market study by ecoprog concluded that 2,600 MW of new biogas will be constructed by 2025 and that Europe will remain the most important market for new biogas plants. More than 12,000 biogas plants are currently active worldwide, reaching a capacity of about 7,000 MW. Over 90% of these facilities are […]

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