Author Archive: Helena Tavares Kennedy

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Argentina increases biodiesel blending mandate

Argentina increases biodiesel blending mandate

June 19, 2022 |

In Argentina, Reuters reports that Argentina’s chamber of grains processors and exporters CIARA-CEC said that an increase of the amount of biofuel in diesel would boost the soy crushing sector, though it called for the temporary measure to address fuel shortages to be made permanent. The government announced on Wednesday that it would raise required […]

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Research shows positive economic outcomes in green investments

Research shows positive economic outcomes in green investments

June 19, 2022 |

In the United Kingdom, a new Oxford report reveals green government investments are demonstrably superior to dirty investment options; they can be faster, create more jobs and boost economic growth. Brian O’Callaghan, lead author and head of the Oxford University Economic Recovery Project, asserts that green investment makes more economic sense and helps bolster energy […]

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Cielo’s Management Changes, Aldersyde Waste-to-fuel Production Updates

Cielo’s Management Changes, Aldersyde Waste-to-fuel Production Updates

June 19, 2022 |

From Canada comes news of several changes for Cielo Waste Solutions who you may know as the waste-to-fuel tech company. CEO and COO Gregg Gegunde resigned as did Chris Sabat as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. Anna Cheong, who was acting as interim Chief Financial Officer, returned to her position as Controller and an […]

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Cargill completes new advanced biodiesel plant

Cargill completes new advanced biodiesel plant

June 16, 2022 |

In Belgium, Cargill completed its first state-of-the-art advanced biodiesel plant in Ghent, Belgium which converts waste oils and residues into renewable fuel. The advanced biodiesel produced at the facility will be used by the maritime and trucking sectors. The groundbreaking project is the one of the largest waste-to-biofuel facility in Europe and Cargill’s first, employing […]

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Petrobras and Raízen sign agreement for biomethane production feasibility

Petrobras and Raízen sign agreement for biomethane production feasibility

June 16, 2022 |

In Brazil, Petrobras and Raízen signed an agreement to jointly evaluate potential businesses involving the production, purchase and sale of biomethane, a 100% renewable fuel produced by Raízen from sugarcane waste (vinasse and filter cake), generated in the agro-industrial operations of the company’s Energy Bioparks. The partnership also foresees studies for the development of logistics […]

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MSC encouraging biofuels for shippers

MSC encouraging biofuels for shippers

June 16, 2022 |

In Switzerland, MSC has been using blended biofuels to propel its ships and is promoting its MSC Biofuel Solution, their first carbon insetting program, to help their customers meet CO2 emission reduction goals. Available at selected world ports, MSC Biofuel Solution offers customers the opportunity to join forces with MSC to decarbonise their supply chains […]

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TritenIAG engaged by Heartwell Renewables for renewable diesel facility

TritenIAG engaged by Heartwell Renewables for renewable diesel facility

June 16, 2022 |

In Texas, TritenIAG and Heartwell project leadership created an integrated project management team of subject matter experts that collaborate on developing and planning the renewable diesel project. The new production plant will be able to produce approximately 80 million gallons of renewable diesel, annually. TritenIAG has provided value engineering, process design, and air permitting support. […]

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EU rapeseed crop 2022 projected at five-year high

EU rapeseed crop 2022 projected at five-year high

June 16, 2022 |

In Romania, UFOP reports that despite previously low rainfall in some regions, the EU Commission expects the German and French rapeseed harvests to be larger than the previous year, and could be the largest harvest since 2017. According to recent information published by the EU Commission, the EU rapeseed harvest in 2022 will likely exceed […]

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Concept papers for scale-up of integrated biorefineries funding opportunity due soon

Concept papers for scale-up of integrated biorefineries funding opportunity due soon

June 16, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., applications of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Scale-Up of Integrated Biorefineries FOA must submit a concept paper by 5 p.m. ET on or before July 8, 2022, to be eligible to submit a full application. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $59 million to accelerate the production of biofuels and […]

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Los Alamos National Lab makes a case for improving algae genome data

Los Alamos National Lab makes a case for improving algae genome data

June 16, 2022 |

In New Mexico, research by scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) suggest that, as the availability of algae genomes expands, the data about novel algae genome sequences is becoming increasingly unreliable and may leave out critical information about the strains’ DNA. Although there are more algae sequences available now than ever before, the […]

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