Tag: Russia

Russia looks to dump heavy excise tax on ethanol to stimulate production

Russia looks to dump heavy excise tax on ethanol to stimulate production

September 19, 2016 |

In Russia, to help its ethanol industry achieve a 10% blend by 2020, the government is preparing to lift a heavy $1.62 per liter excise tax currently levied upon domestic fuel ethanol by year’s end. Such a move will stimulate production as the tax represented 90% of the production price, bring investors to the table […]

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Green Ideas for Emerging Resources: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to VerdeNero, CelloFuel and Russian opportunity

Green Ideas for Emerging Resources: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to VerdeNero, CelloFuel and Russian opportunity

November 29, 2015 |

“We are a boutique technical consulting and service firm to the alternative energy and resources industry,” said the VerdeNero manifesto, adding: “We provide services in technology transfer, system analysis and integration. We operate at the boundaries between engineering, economics, environment and policy analysis.” Here’s a recent presentation on opportunities in Russia by VerdeNero and Hamrick Engineering.

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Russian biomass pellet exports to Europe soared in 2014

Russian biomass pellet exports to Europe soared in 2014

April 21, 2015 |

In Russia, biomass pellet exports to Europe continue to climb despite trade sanctions, with 2014 exports up 27% on the year to 825,210 metric tons. Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Finland and Germany were the main importing countries in 2014. Italian imports were up 202% on the year while German imports were up 178%.

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Poland using biodiesel as means to counteract impact from Russia import ban

Poland using biodiesel as means to counteract impact from Russia import ban

March 10, 2015 |

In Poland, the government is pushing for increased biodiesel blending in an effort to offset Russia’s import ban of agricultural goods. About 70% of the country’s rapeseed crop is going towards biodiesel, which reached 7% blending in 2014. The aim is still 10% for 2020. Corn is the main feedstock for ethanol, with both biofuels […]

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Russia sees Chinese as major biofuel export market

Russia sees Chinese as major biofuel export market

April 30, 2014 |

In Russia, biofuel producers see China is a potentially huge market for their production, especially thanks to low feedstock costs in more remote areas like Siberia or the Volga River areas but transportation challenges resulting from a lack of railroad options and political barriers remain obstacles to entering.

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BRICS and mortar: the fast-growing BRIC economies take aim at aviation biofuels

BRICS and mortar: the fast-growing BRIC economies take aim at aviation biofuels

March 10, 2014 |

Brazil, Russia, India and China — and throw in South Africa for a complete BRICSA set. The vaunted new economic engines for the 21st century — and, lately, home to a beehive of activity around drop-in, sustainable, aviation biofuels. What’s up, with whom, where, when and why? In the motion picture Casablanca, most of the […]

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US liquid fuel production to overtake Russia, thanks to biofuels

US liquid fuel production to overtake Russia, thanks to biofuels

September 16, 2013 |

In Russia, US liquid fuel production is expected to overtake Russian production this quarter as the US returns to prominence as a global fuel powerhouse, US media reports. Russia produces 10.81 million barrels per day, compared to America’s 10.28 mbpd, but with ethanol and biodiesel production accounted for, the US total is expected to reach […]

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Airbus and RT-Biotechprom sign aviation biofuel agreement

Airbus and RT-Biotechprom sign aviation biofuel agreement

September 2, 2013 |

In Russia, Airbus and RT-Biotechprom have signed an agreement to make aviation biofuel from Russian sources, planning to have results by the end of 2014. ‘This partnership will be a significant step in implementing our strategy of developing biotechnology in Russia, including deep processing of renewable biomass,’ RT-Biotechprom CEO Sergei Kraevoi was quoted as saying. […]

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Russians may invest in Jamaican sweet sorghum ethanol project

Russians may invest in Jamaican sweet sorghum ethanol project

March 7, 2012 |

In Jamaica, several Russian investors are interested to jointly develop a sweet sorghum-to-ethanol plant on the island with byproducts such as animal feed and brewing applications seen as potential benefits for using the crop rather than sugarcane. Discussions are already underway at ministerial level to develop the project.

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Tatarstan Clean Tech Fund targets biofuels

Tatarstan Clean Tech Fund targets biofuels

August 10, 2011 |

In Russia, Russian investment fund, Republic of Tatarstan and Wermuth Asset Management plan are setting up the Tatarstan Clean Tech Fund which is meant to invest in the mostly foreign companies which produce waste to energy technology, biodiesel fuel and nano fracking technologies who are interested to introduce their technologies to the oil-depleted region. So […]

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