Tag: biofuels

U.S. Department of Energy’s RFI for medium- and heavy-duty truck research and development

U.S. Department of Energy’s RFI for medium- and heavy-duty truck research and development

October 11, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced a request for information (RFI) from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to medium- and heavy-duty freight trucking. Trucks carry over 70% of the nation’s freight on a tonnage basis and 73% […]

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Heathrow CEO says aviation should get priority access to biofuels

Heathrow CEO says aviation should get priority access to biofuels

October 5, 2020 |

In the UK, Business Green reports that Heathrow Airport’s CEO believes that the aviation industry should have first dibs on limited biofuel resources due to the limited decarbonization options for airlines compared to other types of heavy transport who have more possibilities such as electric and hydrogen. The UK’s airline industry has teamed with supply […]

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Vilsack and Judge say the damage is done, Trump actions still hurt farmers and biofuels

Vilsack and Judge say the damage is done, Trump actions still hurt farmers and biofuels

September 20, 2020 |

In Iowa, former Secretary Tom Vilsack and former Iowa Lt. Governor Patty Judge said that Trump’s $300 million aid package for oil and gas companies that may come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Commodity Credit Corporation, the same program that would assist struggling farmers and biofuels producers, is “insulting” when similar requests for farmers […]

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Japanese companies full steam ahead of algae and other biofuels despite low fuel demand

Japanese companies full steam ahead of algae and other biofuels despite low fuel demand

September 14, 2020 |

In Japan, the Nikkei newspaper reports that Japanese companies are bucking the trend and investing in algae-based and palm oil waste-based biofuels even though COVID-19 has negatively impacted fuel demand and there is limited market currently for aviation biofuels. Southeast Asia, rather than Japan, are keys areas for production expansion due to significantly more sunlight […]

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Follow the Rainbow! The Digest Interview: Dr. Chaudhari at Praj Industries on 2020 and what the future holds

Follow the Rainbow! The Digest Interview: Dr. Chaudhari at Praj Industries on 2020 and what the future holds

August 30, 2020 |

Praj’s strategy has been to broaden its horizons leveraging its innovative end to end technology solutions in Bioeconomy. Its vision is to make the world a better place by deploying these solutions for sustainability and conservation of the environment. But how will it do that? How has this crazy year of 2020 impacted their plans? […]

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Senate Climate Crisis Committee report supports biofuels in new report

Senate Climate Crisis Committee report supports biofuels in new report

August 26, 2020 |

In Washington, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Special Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), and U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), and Tina Smith (D-Minn.) released a comprehensive report on […]

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Iowa’s governor sets aside $21.5M of CARES funding for biofuels

Iowa’s governor sets aside $21.5M of CARES funding for biofuels

August 25, 2020 |

In Iowa, the governor has announced that $100 million of CARES funding will go to agriculture including the following support schemes for biofuels: $15.5 million — State Biofuel Grant Program — Biofuels producers were excluded from receiving aid under other parts of the CARES Act; this program will provide relief to those Iowa ethanol and […]

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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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