Tag: biofuels

Ohio State University scientists discover cheaper way to produce biofuels

Ohio State University scientists discover cheaper way to produce biofuels

January 11, 2021 |

In Ohio, scientists at Ohio State University have figured out a cheaper, more efficient way to conduct a chemical reaction at the heart of many biological processes, which may lead to better ways to create biofuels from plants. At the heart of their discovery: A less expensive and simpler method to create the “helper molecules” […]

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Farm & biofuel coalition rejects EPA’s excuses for failing to comply with 2017 court order

Farm & biofuel coalition rejects EPA’s excuses for failing to comply with 2017 court order

January 10, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., a coalition of the nation’s largest biofuels and agricultural trade groups including Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, National Biodiesel Board, and others, filed its reply in support of its motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia, and reasserts that EPA’s delays in remedying the improper waiver are […]

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Brazil first of five countries IEA will analyze to improve biofuels policies

Brazil first of five countries IEA will analyze to improve biofuels policies

December 28, 2020 |

In Brazil, the FAPESP news agency reports that the International Energy Agency plans to do a deep dive into the Brazilian biofuel policies in an effort to figure out improvements to further support the expansion of renewable fuels across the country. The IEA analysis will look for ways to improve efficiencies amongst six different areas […]

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UPM joins the BIKE project promoting sustainable biomass value chains for biofuels

UPM joins the BIKE project promoting sustainable biomass value chains for biofuels

December 20, 2020 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels joined the BIKE project that promotes low-ILUC risk biofuels production for European Bioeconomy. The project brings together companies and research organizations who believe that novel, safe and reliable biomass value chains can be deployed to produce food, feed, biofuels and biomaterials with a low risk of generating indirect land use change. […]

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Van Oord orders green cable-laying vessel capable of running on biofuel

Van Oord orders green cable-laying vessel capable of running on biofuel

December 17, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Van Oord has ordered a next-generation custom-built green cable-laying vessel. The vessel will be delivered from VARD in Norway and equipped with the latest sustainable technologies. The vessel will be fully operational in 2023. This investment is part of Van Oord’s strategy to strengthen its leading position in the growing offshore wind […]

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Asian Development Bank approves $2.5M technical assistance for Indian advanced biofuels

Asian Development Bank approves $2.5M technical assistance for Indian advanced biofuels

December 7, 2020 |

In the Philippines, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $2.5 million technical assistance (TA) to support advanced biofuel development in India. The grant is funded from the Asia Clean Energy Fund, financed by the Government of Japan under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility, and the Republic of Korea’s e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership […]

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Co-Optima determines predictor of fuel performance, develops roadmap for biofuels design

Co-Optima determines predictor of fuel performance, develops roadmap for biofuels design

December 6, 2020 |

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers working alongside Co-Optima collaborators from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, determined it’s not so much the chemistry of a fuel that predicts performance, but rather its properties that hold the key to identifying a candidate with the potential for success, which […]

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FMV tests Swedish biojet fuel in the Gripen engine

FMV tests Swedish biojet fuel in the Gripen engine

December 6, 2020 |

In Sweden, the FMV project, which evaluates biofuels in bilateral cooperation with the United States, has taken another step. This time it was a biofuel produced by Swedish Biofuels that was tested in the Gripen engine RM12 at GKN in Trollhättan. No change in traction and fuel consumption was detected. Prior to the test, FMV, […]

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Advanced Biofuels Coalition calls on European Commission to stand behind biofuels

Advanced Biofuels Coalition calls on European Commission to stand behind biofuels

December 3, 2020 |

In Belgium, a coalition of nearly 40 associations and producer companies have sent a joint letter to the European Commission asking it to recognize and include the renewable fuel dimension in the revision of the CO2 emissions standard regulation for vehicles.  This recommendation aligns with the following principles, crucial to achieve a carbon neutral road […]

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Quebec awards $4.55M to non-profit demoing biofuels from forestry waste

Quebec awards $4.55M to non-profit demoing biofuels from forestry waste

December 1, 2020 |

In Canada, the Quebec Government has awarded funding totaling $4.55 million to non-profit organization Bioénergie La Tuque (BELT) under a program called Technoclimat from Transition Énergétique Québec (TEQ) for a project to develop and demonstrate the potential of producing advanced biofuels from locally-sourced forestry waste in La Tuque, Quebec, Canada. The funding will be used […]

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