Tag: bioenergy

EIA says bioenergy accounted for 20% of 2019 US energy consumption

EIA says bioenergy accounted for 20% of 2019 US energy consumption

October 20, 2020 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says in its Monthly Energy Review that biofuels, including fuel ethanol, biodiesel, and other renewable fuels, accounted for about 20% of U.S. renewable energy consumption in 2019. Biofuels usually are blended with petroleum-based motor gasoline and diesel and are consumed as liquid fuels in automobiles. Industrial consumption of biofuels […]

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Biofuture Platform launches Clean Energy Ministerial workstream to accelerate bioenergy

Biofuture Platform launches Clean Energy Ministerial workstream to accelerate bioenergy

September 20, 2020 |

In Brazil, the Clean Energy Ministerial global forum officially launched the new Biofuture Platform Initiative, which will raise international ambition and advance sustainable bioenergy and biomaterials production, trade and use globally, via policies and programs to make sustainable bioenergy a key enabler in clean energy transitions. The workstream is a significant milestone for the four-year […]

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways report released from BETO

Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways report released from BETO

September 13, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office published a report, “Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Review of Technical Pathways,” that describes potential pathways to produce sustainable alternative fuels suitable for use by the commercial aviation sector. It also presents a vision of low-cost, clean-burning, and low-soot-producing jet fuel uniquely available from renewable and […]

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Novozymes delivers solid first half-year of 2020 considering COVID-19 challenges

Novozymes delivers solid first half-year of 2020 considering COVID-19 challenges

August 9, 2020 |

In Denmark, with 4% organic growth in first half-year of 2020, Novozymes delivered a solid first half-year performance despite headwinds in the Bioenergy business. Novozymes’ biggest business area, Household Care, performed very well with sales growth of 11%, Food & Beverages grew by 7%, and Agriculture grew by 17%, while Bioenergy and Technical & Pharma […]

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DOE selects 3 projects to get $1M for bioenergy and feedstock technologies

DOE selects 3 projects to get $1M for bioenergy and feedstock technologies

July 19, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy selected Catalyxx, Inc., Forest Concepts and Pyran as the three projects to receive approximately $1 million in funding to leverage the unique computational capabilities at DOE’s National Laboratories. The projects will address technical challenges in bioenergy feedstock handling and logistics, as well as catalyst design and development. […]

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IEA says stable policy key for bioenergy’s recovery post-pandemic

IEA says stable policy key for bioenergy’s recovery post-pandemic

May 21, 2020 |

In France, the International Energy Agency says the Covid-19 crisis has radically changed the global context for biofuels, which are a key element in the shift to more sustainable transport. The sharp fall in demand for gasoline and diesel also hurts biofuel consumption driven by policies requiring suppliers to blend a set amount of biofuels […]

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New land use report urges increase of bioenergy crops in the UK

New land use report urges increase of bioenergy crops in the UK

February 23, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, the UK should increase its use of bioenergy crops to deliver carbon savings, according to a new report issued by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), entitled “Land use: Policies for a net zero UK”, stating that expanding biomass crops by around 23,000 hectares each year would deliver 2MtCO2e emissions savings […]

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Big Bucks coming from DOE – $300M for sustainable transportation includes $100M for biofuels

Big Bucks coming from DOE – $300M for sustainable transportation includes $100M for biofuels

January 26, 2020 |

No, we aren’t going to be riding on the backs of big bucks for transportation, but transportation will be changing with the big news from Washington, D.C. at the Washington Auto Show, that the U.S. Department of Energy is investing nearly $300 million in funding for research and development of sustainable transportation resources and technologies. […]

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Proteins shape and structure research will help maximize biofuel production

Proteins shape and structure research will help maximize biofuel production

September 7, 2019 |

In Missouri, researchers at the University of Missouri College of Engineering, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are looking at how the shape and structure of proteins determine their function which will help produce the types of algae and other plants that will have the properties best suited for […]

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DOE announces $64 million for 25 university-led genomics research projects to boost bioenergy

DOE announces $64 million for 25 university-led genomics research projects to boost bioenergy

August 28, 2019 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $64 million in funding for 25 university-led genomics research projects on plants and microbes for bioenergy and bioproducts. The plant research—12 projects totaling $29 million over three years—focuses on expanding knowledge of gene function in plants to be grown for bioenergy and bioproducts.  The aim is […]

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