Tag: France

Sugar beet yields in France hurt by black leaf spot disease

Sugar beet yields in France hurt by black leaf spot disease

October 13, 2018 |

In France, sugar beets are taking a hit due to stronger than usual black leaf spot disease that is hurting sugar beet yields and could further lower forecast estimates for the 2018-2019 production year. Europe’s sugar beet production forecast was already lowered by around 2 million metric tons (about 2.2 tons) after the summer’s hot […]

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IEA says modern bioenergy will see biggest growth among renewables 2018-2023

IEA says modern bioenergy will see biggest growth among renewables 2018-2023

October 9, 2018 |

In France, modern bioenergy will have the biggest growth in renewable resources between 2018 and 2023, underscoring its critical role in building a robust renewable portfolio and ensuring a more secure and sustainable energy system, according to the International Energy Agency’s latest market forecast. Renewables will continue their expansion in the next five years, covering […]

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Sorghum genome sequence helps researchers with sugarcane genome

Sorghum genome sequence helps researchers with sugarcane genome

September 25, 2018 |

In France, researchers from the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development worked on sequencing and assembling fragments of sugarcane chromosomes into the first monoploid reference of the gene-rich part of the sugarcane genome. The project was part of a proposal by the DOE’s Joint BioEnergy Institute. “Their approach relied in part on having a […]

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French bus company operating buses on ethanol made from grape marc

French bus company operating buses on ethanol made from grape marc

August 29, 2018 |

In France, with Raisinor France Alcools’s ethanol produced from grape marc, the residue produced in the wine-making process, Citram Aquitaine is running the ED95-driven Scania’s Interlink LD Euro 6 bus between Bordeaux and Blaye. The collaboration between Scania and Citram is enabled by the key contribution of Raisinor France Alcools, which supplies the biofuel required […]

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EU-funded ZYBIOM project discovers enzymes that can double amount of glucose from wood

EU-funded ZYBIOM project discovers enzymes that can double amount of glucose from wood

August 29, 2018 |

In France, by studying a particular fungus, scientists in the EU-funded ZYBIOM project have discovered a family of enzymes that can double the amount of glucose extracted from wood. Although biofuels are the most immediate application, as their production from glucose is already well understood, the new enzymes could also have a part to play […]

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France approves bio-isobutene and isooctane in list of biofuels

France approves bio-isobutene and isooctane in list of biofuels

August 1, 2018 |

In France, bio-isobutene incorporated in the form of ETBE and isooctane is on the list of biofuels in the order related to the General Tax on Polluting Activities (TGAP) published in the Journal Officiel dated 18 July 2018 (text #8). Thanks to public support, the road fuels consumed in France – gasoline and diesel – […]

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Avril back to producing biodiesel at 100% capacity for at least two months

Avril back to producing biodiesel at 100% capacity for at least two months

July 25, 2018 |

In France, Reuters reports that Avril has been able to run at full production capacity since June thanks to increased demand and will continue to for another two months, but it plans to scale back down to running at half capacity for the next six months as it waits to see what the European Commission […]

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French E10 sales break record again in June at 393,000 cu m

French E10 sales break record again in June at 393,000 cu m

July 24, 2018 |

In France, Platts reports that an all-time high for E10 sales was set in June at 393,000 cubic m, up more than 12% on the year and up 1.3% from the record set in May. Even though gasoline demand rose, market share for E10 still rose slightly to 41.4% from 41.2% in May. E85 demand […]

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France warns Malaysia to keep its nose clean on palm oil

France warns Malaysia to keep its nose clean on palm oil

July 11, 2018 |

In Malaysia, the Borneo Post reports that the French ambassador has sent a strong warning to palm oil producers and the national government that if the production of palm isn’t done sustainably, even though the ban on palm oil has been postponed until 2030, European consumers won’t stand for it. France’s Total plans to use […]

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IUCN says banning palm oil would displace risks to other feedstocks

IUCN says banning palm oil would displace risks to other feedstocks

July 3, 2018 |

In France, banning palm oil would most likely increase the production of other oil crops to meet demand for oil, displacing rather than halting the significant global biodiversity losses caused by palm oil, warned an IUCN report published last week. The IUCN report, Palm Oil and Biodiversity, is an objective analysis of palm oil impacts […]

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