Tag: biofuels

Report says maritime industry must follow aviation’s footsteps on switch to biofuels

Report says maritime industry must follow aviation’s footsteps on switch to biofuels

July 7, 2020 |

In the UK, the international shipping industry will fail to tackle their global greenhouse gas emissions unless they put in place rules that truly reflect the climate impact of shipping fuels, according to a report released by Environmental Defense Fund and University Maritime Advisory Services. As the International Maritime Organization meets for informal discussions on […]

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German Council Presidency sets course for a future-proof biofuels industry

German Council Presidency sets course for a future-proof biofuels industry

July 5, 2020 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the semi-annual EU Council Presidency of the German government which began on July 1st needs to set the course for a “future-proof biofuels industry,” saying that biofuels are essential for meeting the climate protection goals in the commitment period 2021 to 2030. The German Federal Government has set a goal […]

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Researchers describe how biofuels can achieve cost parity with petroleum fuels – pre-Covid-19

Researchers describe how biofuels can achieve cost parity with petroleum fuels – pre-Covid-19

April 19, 2020 |

In California, Berkeley Lab researchers answered two questions regarding biofuels –what amount of bioproduct a plant needs to produce in order to make the process of extracting it worthwhile, and what amount needs to be made in order to reach the target ethanol selling price of $2.50 per gallon which was the average cost in […]

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Brazil development bank says money for ethanol COVID-19 support depends on consortium of banks

Brazil development bank says money for ethanol COVID-19 support depends on consortium of banks

April 19, 2020 |

In Brazil, EPBR reports that the Brazilian Development Bank, BNDES, does not have the resources to fulfill the financing line demanded by the ethanol sector to help with the Covid-19 impact of drastic price and demand drops for ethanol and that the initiative will depend on a consortium of public and private banks. “We don’t […]

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Great Plains Institute’s Latest Report: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to A Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest

Great Plains Institute’s Latest Report: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to A Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest

April 9, 2020 |

The Midwestern Clean Fuels Initiative, facilitated by the Great Plains Institute, is a broad coalition of fuels producers and marketers, nonprofit and research organizations, scientists and engineers, and agriculture and industry stakeholders. The coalition works to create economic benefits for the region through policy, research, and education on the production and use of cleaner fuels.

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U.S. biofuels industry asks for USDA funds to survive decreased demand from coronavirus

U.S. biofuels industry asks for USDA funds to survive decreased demand from coronavirus

April 5, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., Reuters reports that a letter addressed to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue from representatives in the biofuels industry asked the Trump administration for funds to help survive the decreased demand prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. The letter asks for funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation to help the biofuels […]

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How badly is COVID-19 slamming biofuels industry? 30% reduction of ethanol production capacity, nearly half offline in coming weeks?

How badly is COVID-19 slamming biofuels industry? 30% reduction of ethanol production capacity, nearly half offline in coming weeks?

April 5, 2020 |

COVID-19 is creating a rocky road for everyone but is it all gloom and doom? RFA told The Digest that about 4.4 billion gallons of capacity has come offline since March 1, plus what was already idle, the total is about 5.2 billion gallons idle – that’s approximately 30% of the industry’s total. Growth Energy […]

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European biofuels value chain concerned about derogation of biofuel policies

European biofuels value chain concerned about derogation of biofuel policies

April 2, 2020 |

In Belgium, last week a consortium of associations representing the European biofuels value chain wrote a letter to the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal to highlight the challenges the value chain is facing, especially the proposed derogations of biofuel blending mandates, saying they can provide both fuel as well as feedstock […]

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Clariant expands production and launches new products for edible oils and biofuels market

Clariant expands production and launches new products for edible oils and biofuels market

February 9, 2020 |

In Switzerland, Clariant is investing in additional production capacity at their Yuncos, Spain plant for edible oils and biofuels market products, is adding a new product line that extends their portfolio of highly activated bleaching earths, and is adding production & service closer to customers in Spain of products for 3-MCPD reduction in edible oils. […]

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Report shows importance of agriculture in production of sustainable food and raw materials

Report shows importance of agriculture in production of sustainable food and raw materials

January 18, 2020 |

In Germany, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants published a Report on Global Market Supply which indicates the particular importance of agriculture in the production of sustainable foodstuffs and renewable raw materials. Biofuels from cultivated biomass play a leading role when these are being produced according to the legal specifications of […]

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