Tag: Portugal

Portuguese biofuel producers say they don’t use palm oil as feedstock

Portuguese biofuel producers say they don’t use palm oil as feedstock

January 22, 2019 |

In Portugal, Ojogo reports that the Portuguese Association of Biofuel Producers, which accounts for 80% of biodiesel incorporated in diesel in Portugal, said none of its member companies uses palm oil in the production of its biofuels. On Monday, environmental protesters focused on European Commission representations in several European capitals, including Lisbon, to protest against […]

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Portugal sees biofuels at up to 25% of fuel demand by 2030

Portugal sees biofuels at up to 25% of fuel demand by 2030

December 25, 2018 |

In Portugal, the country is looking to have at least a quarter of its transportation fuel across all sectors come from biofuel by 2030 as it looks to convert 90% to renewable energy by 2040 and total decarbonization of its public transportation system. It sees electromobility as a key part of this transition but as […]

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Diesel importers fined for not complying with biofuel requirement

Diesel importers fined for not complying with biofuel requirement

February 3, 2018 |

In Portugal, five petrol station operators are charged with not adding the required amount of biofuel required by law to the diesel they import from Spain. When diesel reaches Portugal from Spain, it sometimes has biofuel already in it, but not enough to meet the legally required 7.5% by Portugal. The importers who have not […]

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Incbio releases technology to boost CPO extraction with better environmental performance

Incbio releases technology to boost CPO extraction with better environmental performance

February 9, 2017 |

In Portugal, Incbio has developed a new technology capable of extracting 25% more crude palm oil compared to existing technologies. In Malaysia, for example, the industry average is about 20% oil extraction so using the technology could boost extraction by another 5%. In addition to boosting CPO extraction, the technology also consumes up to 60% […]

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European Maritime Safety Agency gives OK for methanol and ethanol in ships

European Maritime Safety Agency gives OK for methanol and ethanol in ships

June 9, 2016 |

In Portugal, a new report from the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) says methanol and ethanol are good potential alternatives for reducing both the emissions and carbon footprint of ship operations. As they are sulphur-free, use of methanol and ethanol fuels would ensure compliance with the European Commission Sulphur Directive. The EMSA commissioned a study […]

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European Commission slams Portugal for failing to comply with the RED

European Commission slams Portugal for failing to comply with the RED

May 3, 2016 |

In Belgium, the European Commission has sent to Portugal a reasoned opinion urging the Member State to ensure the full compliance of its biofuel legislation with the Renewable Energy Directive. The Directive sets the objective of reaching a 20% share of renewable energy in the EU’s final energy consumption in 2020 which includes individual national […]

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Portuguese researchers recognized for cellulosic biodetergent development

Portuguese researchers recognized for cellulosic biodetergent development

January 13, 2016 |

In Portugal, researchers at MIT Portugal have recently won the Jerónimo Martins/Green Project Award, a prize given by Quercus, the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA), and GCI, to reward and foster sustainable development for “Green Detergents: Biosurfactants from lignocellulosic biomass.” The mannosylerythritol lipids (MEL), which are glycolipids with biosurfactants properties, are produced biologically by gender Pseudozyma […]

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EU-funded BIOFAT project looks to tackle sustainability of algae for biofuel production

EU-funded BIOFAT project looks to tackle sustainability of algae for biofuel production

September 30, 2015 |

In Italy and Portugal, half-hectare pilot projects for algae production were set up under the European Union-funded BIOFAT project and a 10-hectare facility is now under development. The project that runs through April 2016 is putting a major focus on environmental and economic sustainability, attempting to further refine aspects of these issues that have been […]

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IncBio to design and build 75,000 ton per year Colombian biodiesel plant

IncBio to design and build 75,000 ton per year Colombian biodiesel plant

July 13, 2015 |

In Portugal, IncBio has secured an agreement to design and build a 75,000 MT/year Biodiesel plant, for Biocosta Green Energy SA in Santa Marta, Colombia. The plant will be producing biodiesel directly from Crude Palm Oil blended with Palm Acid Oil and PFAD up to a total of 25% FFA, and will include pre-treatment, acid […]

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IncBio sells biodiesel plant to Greece

IncBio sells biodiesel plant to Greece

September 23, 2014 |

In Portugal, IncBio has signed a contract with SPA Renewables S.A, to supply an 8,000MT per year biodiesel plant, to be installed in Corinth, Greece. This plant will use IncBio’s ultrasonic reactors to produce EN14214 biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO), collected locally. This will be one of the most advanced and efficient transesterification plants […]

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