Tag: biofuel

CEC awards nearly $11M for clean energy projects

CEC awards nearly $11M for clean energy projects

May 19, 2019 |

In California, the California Energy Commission approved nearly $11 million for clean energy demonstration projects, including biofuels, renewable gas, and microgrids. The Energy Commission approved a $2 million grant to Technology & Investment Solutions to demonstrate a more sustainable and cost-effective process of creating biomethane from food waste at an existing anaerobic digester in El […]

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Finnair expands Push for Change CO2 offsetting including biofuel purchasing

Finnair expands Push for Change CO2 offsetting including biofuel purchasing

May 12, 2019 |

In Finland, Finnair is expanding its Push for change CO2 offsetting service for customers, including both CO2 offsetting and biofuel purchasing. Air travelers can offset the CO2 emissions of their flight by supporting CO2 reduction projects, or decrease the CO2 emissions of their flights by purchasing biofuel. “Last summer, we asked Finns how they view […]

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USGC, USDA promote fuel ethanol in South Korea

USGC, USDA promote fuel ethanol in South Korea

May 12, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council staff is working with U.S. government officials in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service to support South Korean government and industry as they discuss the use of ethanol as a fuel alternative. South Korea currently ranks as the fifth largest international market for U.S. ethanol but […]

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Zambia finally develops biofuel blending and pricing policy but no details yet

Zambia finally develops biofuel blending and pricing policy but no details yet

May 7, 2019 |

In Zambia, the National Broadcasting Corp. reports that the government is finally set to implement a biodiesel blending policy after many years of deliberations and false starts. The government has determined the blending level for biodiesel and has established a pricing mechanism for the biodiesel as well, but the levels weren’t reported. The Brazilian government […]

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WWF digging into EU’s CAP reform to ensure an end to crop-based biofuel incentives

WWF digging into EU’s CAP reform to ensure an end to crop-based biofuel incentives

May 6, 2019 |

In Belgium, WWF has submitted a Freedom of Information request for a crucial assessment of EU farming policy’s impact on the climate. The assessment, carried out by external consultants, has been delivered to the European Commission and was due to be released in summer 2018. National agriculture ministers are set to discuss the reform of […]

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Norway requires 0.5% of aviation fuel to be advanced biofuels

Norway requires 0.5% of aviation fuel to be advanced biofuels

May 5, 2019 |

In Norway, starting from 1 January 2020, 0.5 per cent of aviation fuel sold in Norway will be advanced biofuels, and the regulatory changes will be introduced in the Product Regulation. Norway is one of the first countries in the world to introduce such a requirement in the aviation sector. Flights carried out by military […]

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Anellotech’s Bio-TCat technology viability confirmed during pilot plant campaign – moving forward with commercialization

Anellotech’s Bio-TCat technology viability confirmed during pilot plant campaign – moving forward with commercialization

May 5, 2019 |

We hear the theme song to Disney’s Carousel of Progress… “It’s a great big beautiful tomorrow…” but it’s also a great big beautiful today because the viability of Anellotech’s Bio-TCat technology has been proven by achieving commercially-targeted yields in its TCat-8 pilot unit in Silsbee, Texas during six months of continuous process operations. Anellotech’s website […]

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Biofuels in Canada 2019 report shows record reductions and effectiveness of renewable fuel regulations

Biofuels in Canada 2019 report shows record reductions and effectiveness of renewable fuel regulations

April 28, 2019 |

In Canada, Advanced Biofuels Canada released the Biofuels in Canada (BIC) 2019 report, which updates and expands upon previous reports by Navius Research. The 2019 report’s open-source database catalogs 2010-2017 biofuel blending rates, biofuel types, and feedstocks utilized at the provincial level, with aggregated Canadian results. GHG reductions are assessed annually by fuel type, with […]

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Maersk’s biofuel pilot reaches halfway point

Maersk’s biofuel pilot reaches halfway point

April 28, 2019 |

In Denmark, A.P. Moller-Maersk Mette’s Captain released video of their historic voyage running on biofuel. The Mette vessel reached Hong Kong, the half way point in their trial. So far it has traveled almost 12,000 nautical miles on the biofuel. It left the Port of Rotterdam on April 5th and is running on a cooking […]

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Malaysia looking at opportunities for palm oil in aviation biofuel

Malaysia looking at opportunities for palm oil in aviation biofuel

April 18, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the palm oil board believes that palm oil could be a good feedstock for aviation biofuels and trials are currently going on with an unidentified American company in Chicago to test the possibility. The country’s palm oil industry is suffering from oversupply and is looking at ways to use the fuel while improving […]

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