Tag: France

Ireland and France continue to hold up EU-Mercosur trade deal

Ireland and France continue to hold up EU-Mercosur trade deal

December 12, 2017 |

In Argentina, Reuters reports that Ireland and France continue to stand in the way between the European Union and Mercosur countries concluding a multilateral trade deal before the end of the year. European ethanol producers have complained about increased import quota, saying an increased quota in a stagnant market will push them out of business. […]

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IEA Bioenergy Technology Roadmap shows major potential for biofuels in the future

IEA Bioenergy Technology Roadmap shows major potential for biofuels in the future

November 29, 2017 |

In France, the International Energy Agency released its bioenergy technology map where modeling indicates that modern bioenergy is an essential component of the future low carbon global energy system if global climate change commitments are to be met, playing a particularly important role in helping to decarbonize sectors such as aviation, shipping and long haul […]

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French haulage company become the first in the country to deploy a Scania ethanol truck

French haulage company become the first in the country to deploy a Scania ethanol truck

November 23, 2017 |

In France, Transports NJS Faramia has taken the bold decision to become France’s first haulage company to deploy a Scania ethanol truck. The truck will be used for temperature-controlled deliveries in the Marseille area. Faramia will have its own ED95 filling pump at their main depot in Vitrolles. The ED95 fuel will be produced from […]

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E10 France’s favorite fuel thanks to tax breaks

E10 France’s favorite fuel thanks to tax breaks

November 7, 2017 |

In France, E10 has become the most popular fuel on the retail market, accounting for more than 38%, seven points higher than its 95-octane competitor that contains just 5% ethanol. A tax break makes E10 up to 5 cents per liter cheaper depending on the region and is available at more than half of the […]

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Saipol to cut 2018 biodiesel production by 54% due to Argentine imports

Saipol to cut 2018 biodiesel production by 54% due to Argentine imports

October 9, 2017 |

In France, Avril’s Saipol says it will cut biodiesel production to 700,000 metric tons next year from 1.3 million tons in 2017 in light of increased imports expected from Argentina following the reduction of anti-dumping duties the end of September. The company says it was already facing hard times before the duty decision was taken […]

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European Parliamentarians stand up for biofuels in REDII

European Parliamentarians stand up for biofuels in REDII

October 5, 2017 |

In France, the European Parliament’s AGRI committee rapporteur and shadow rapporteurs for ITRE and TRAN committees for the Renewable Energy Directive II echoed the need for policy stability for sustainable conventional biofuel producers through 2030 if there was to be hope that they would invest in advanced biofuels. At an event sponsored by the EU […]

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IEA sees biofuels as main renewable fuel through 2022 despite increased EVs

IEA sees biofuels as main renewable fuel through 2022 despite increased EVs

October 4, 2017 |

In France, the International Energy Agency says in its new Renewables 2017 report that biofuels are expected to remain 90% of the renewable energy used in transport by 2022 despite a growing share of electric vehicles. Biofuel production is expected to grow 16% during the period as well with Asia taking the lead thanks to […]

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French researchers discover enzyme that allows microalgae to produce hydrocarbons

French researchers discover enzyme that allows microalgae to produce hydrocarbons

September 6, 2017 |

In France, an international team has discovered an enzyme which allows microalgae to convert some of their fatty acids into hydrocarbons using light. This enzyme, which has been named “FAP” (Fatty Acid Photodecarboxylase), is of an extremely rare type, as only four enzymes powered by light have been identified to date. Chlorella is a single-cell […]

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Sunlight converts algae fats directly into hydrocarbons for speedy biofuel production

Sunlight converts algae fats directly into hydrocarbons for speedy biofuel production

September 2, 2017 |

In France, researchers discovered that certain species of algae can convert fats directly to hydrocarbons that can come in handy for biofuel production. Using sunlight as an input and filtering the contents of algae to leave them with protein solutions with some cell contents, they tested them for how well they converted to fats. They […]

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French rapeseed yields seen meeting or beating 2009 record

French rapeseed yields seen meeting or beating 2009 record

August 1, 2017 |

In France, rapeseed production is expected to reach a record high with the latest tests showing an average of 3.8 metric tons per hectare, matching the 2009 record, with some regions showing yields as high as 4.5 tons per hectare or even 5 tons in those grown in deep soil. The farm ministry estimated average […]

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