Author Archive: Helena Tavares Kennedy

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ANA and LanzaTech Sign Offtake Agreement for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

ANA and LanzaTech Sign Offtake Agreement for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

June 16, 2019 |

In the land of the rising sun, things are looking a whole lot brighter for All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, and for LanzaTech and their sustainable aviation fuel. ANA and LanzaTech signed an offtake agreement for sustainable aviation fuel – a big step in ANA’s efforts to minimize its environmental impact and meet […]

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Scientists better understand how proteins move out of cells

Scientists better understand how proteins move out of cells

June 15, 2019 |

In Missouri, Gavin King and a team of scientists at the University of Missouri used an atomic force microscope to study the movement of the E.coli proteins. Unlike previous studies where proteins were frozen, the atomic force microscope allowed researchers to observe the proteins moving in a fluid environment that closely resembles their natural environment. […]

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Senate bill focusing on small refiner exemptions from RFS introduced

Senate bill focusing on small refiner exemptions from RFS introduced

June 15, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the RFS Integrity Act of 2019 on Friday. The bill sets a June 1 deadline for small refiners to submit petitions for exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), requires transparency in filing in place of the current confidential waiver process, requires the […]

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Largest volume in 44 weeks for ethanol production

Largest volume in 44 weeks for ethanol production

June 15, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C. ethanol production expanded by 52,000 barrels per day (b/d), a 5.0% increase, at an average of 1.096 million b/d—equivalent to 46.03 million gallons daily and the largest volume in 44 weeks, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. The four-week average ethanol production rate moved 2.5% higher to 1.067 […]

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German biodiesel exports rose substantially in Q1 2019

German biodiesel exports rose substantially in Q1 2019

June 15, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that German biodiesel exports increased sharply in the first quarter of 2019, with exports to Great Britain seeing the biggest growth. In the first three months of 2019, German exports of biodiesel surged around 33 per cent to 581,248 tonnes year-on-year. Around 87 per cent of these exports were shipped to […]

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Neste’s Zero Island project cuts emissions on Lidö by 78%

Neste’s Zero Island project cuts emissions on Lidö by 78%

June 15, 2019 |

In Sweden, Neste and its partners set to turn the island of Lidö in the Swedish archipelago into a climate neutral Zero Island in just 12 months. As a result of the project, the island’s emissions were brought down by an impressive 78 percent from their previous levels and included solutions like using Neste MY […]

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IRENA report shows cost of electricity from bioenergy down 14%

IRENA report shows cost of electricity from bioenergy down 14%

June 15, 2019 |

In the United Arab Emirates, a new International Renewable Energy Agency report said that the global weighted-average cost of electricity from concentrating solar power (CSP) declined by 26%, bioenergy by 14%, solar photovoltaics (PV) and onshore wind by 13%, hydropower by 12% and geothermal and offshore wind by 1%, respectively. The report, titled “Renewable Power […]

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Stora Enso to convert Oulu paper mill into packaging board mill

Stora Enso to convert Oulu paper mill into packaging board mill

June 15, 2019 |

In Finland, Stora Enso is investing approximately EUR 350 million (about $390 million) to convert the Oulu paper mill into packaging production. The typical end uses for kraftliner are in packaging segments that require high strength, quality and purity, such as food, fruit and vegetables as well as heavy duty packaging. Production will target global […]

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Cielo Waste Solutions’ opens Aldersyde renewable fuels refinery

Cielo Waste Solutions’ opens Aldersyde renewable fuels refinery

June 15, 2019 |

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. is holding the “Grand Opening” of its renewable fuels refinery in Aldersyde, Alberta on July 11th. Cielo has been working diligently since its temporary shut-down of the Refinery, as announced on May 7, 2019, in order to facilitate the installation of its new heater equipment and waste recovery process. Tours […]

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Novozymes says selected markets are creating headwinds for 2019

Novozymes says selected markets are creating headwinds for 2019

June 9, 2019 |

In Finland, Novozymes has experienced a decline of 2% in organic sales in the first five months of 2019. Although this is an improvement compared with the 4% decline reported for the first quarter, the softness in sales, particularly in May, reflects market headwinds. Severe weather in the US Midwest are impacting grain-processing volumes and […]

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