Tag: biofuel

SAS passengers can now buy biofuel

SAS passengers can now buy biofuel

September 18, 2019 |

In Sweden, travelers flying with SAS can now voluntarily choose to buy biofuel and so help reduce climate-affecting CO2 emissions by up to 80 percent. The new non-profit service aims to pioneer a large-scale and competitive market for biofuel within aviation, in line with SAS’ sustainability strategy. SAS is now launching a new ancillary product […]

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President Trump tired of dealing with biofuel issues

President Trump tired of dealing with biofuel issues

September 17, 2019 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that President Trump is tired of dealing with the ongoing ethanol dispute between oil refiners and biofuel producers, supposedly saying that he has spent more time on the issue than on China and Iran. In total, more than a half dozen meetings to try to reach a compromise that satisfies both […]

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Oil-accumulating fungi research could help biofuels production

Oil-accumulating fungi research could help biofuels production

September 15, 2019 |

In Germany, mushroom genetics research, conducted by Ruhr-Universität Bochum researchers and others, could help biofuel production. Some species of trichosporonales fungi can store large amounts of lipids in their cells, and are so-called oil-accumulating fungi, which have therefore been increasingly analyzed in recent years as potential producers of biofuels. Trichosporonales fungi are widespread in the […]

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Indonesian palm oil industry haunted by EU and looks to biofuel as a solution

Indonesian palm oil industry haunted by EU and looks to biofuel as a solution

September 15, 2019 |

In Indonesia, at a palm oil conference held by the Indonesian Journalists Association, palm oil and biodiesel leaders spoke about how palm oil is facing a price fluctuation issue, especially in the last few months because of policies and regulations from several export destination countries like the United Kingdom and the European Union, but that […]

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MBP Solutions launches new corporate identity

MBP Solutions launches new corporate identity

September 15, 2019 |

In Switzerland, MBP Solutions, which handles collection, handling, processing, production and application of biological by-products and converts waste to biofuels, biogas, biomethane and other products, celebrated its 20th anniversary and revealed its new, updated corporate identity – developed to support the continuing growth of the business based on turning one industry’s by-product into another industry’s […]

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Clean fuel and electric vehicle use in Canada can reduce GHGs by over 50 million tons by 2030

Clean fuel and electric vehicle use in Canada can reduce GHGs by over 50 million tons by 2030

September 15, 2019 |

In Canada, several national clean fuels associations forecast greenhouse gas emissions reductions of over 50 million tonnes (Mt) per year by 2030 through greater production and use of renewable energy in Canada. One of the associations, Advanced Biofuels Canada, estimates that 15 Mt of reductions per year are achievable by 2030 by incorporating modest levels […]

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Mazda funds Japanese universities for microalgae biofuel research

Mazda funds Japanese universities for microalgae biofuel research

September 15, 2019 |

In Japan, Autocar reports that Mazda is working on carbon-neutral biofuel by giving funding to the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Hiroshima University so researchers can look at genome editing and plant physiology, including microalgae specifically for biofuel. Autocar reports that “Mazda anticipates a gradual transition to biofuel, if that path is taken, with both […]

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White House wants a biofuel deal by week’s end

White House wants a biofuel deal by week’s end

September 12, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the White House told biofuel companies at a meeting on Wednesday that it wants them to accept the proposed 5% increase to biofuel blending next year, far below what the industry was looking for to make up for demand destruction resulting from Environmental Protection Agency policies, and that they want […]

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Iowa governor says Trump biofuel announcement delayed by Labor Day and Hurricane Dorian

Iowa governor says Trump biofuel announcement delayed by Labor Day and Hurricane Dorian

September 4, 2019 |

In Iowa, the governor says that President Trump’s attention is currently on Hurricane Dorian which will delay any announcements regarding increased biofuel demand in an effort to reduce the demand destruction caused by the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent approval of 31 hardship waivers for small refiners. She also blamed the Labor Day three-day weekend as […]

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New research shows 78% of Iowa voters support boosting the RFS

New research shows 78% of Iowa voters support boosting the RFS

September 3, 2019 |

In Iowa, new public opinion research shows a decisive 78 percent of voters in Iowa support expanding biofuel usage in the U.S. through the federal Renewable Fuel Standard. In addition, 77 percent of voters said it’s important to them that the president keep his promises on supporting the RFS. The Iowa Biodiesel Board commissioned the […]

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