Tag: biofuels

Eni signs MOUs with Congo and Angola to develop biofuels

Eni signs MOUs with Congo and Angola to develop biofuels

October 5, 2021 |

In Italy, in separate agreements, Eni Angola, ANPG and Sonangol as well as Eni and the Government of Congo have signed memorandums of understanding to develop biofuels in those countries. In Angola, under the MoU, Eni, ANPG and Sonangol will develop a de-carbonization path for the Republic of Angola through a circular economy approach, assessing […]

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro blames ethanol blend for high gasoline prices

Brazil’s Bolsonaro blames ethanol blend for high gasoline prices

September 26, 2021 |

In Brazil, Argus Media reports that President Jair Bolsonaro blamed Brazil’s anhydrous ethanol blend for high gasoline prices, hinting that he could push to reduce the blend, in yet another potential blow to the biofuels industry. In his weekly broadcast on social media, Bolsonaro said that “the price of gasoline could fall a little if […]

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ACE applauds push for historic biofuel infrastructure funds included in House version of the Reconciliation Bill

ACE applauds push for historic biofuel infrastructure funds included in House version of the Reconciliation Bill

September 12, 2021 |

In South Dakota, The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanks Senate and House biofuel supporters for pushing for the inclusion of biofuels infrastructure funding in the reconciliation package making its way through Congress. The House Agriculture Committee is set to mark up bill language that provides $960 million in competitive grants to install, retrofit or […]

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Klobuchar, colleagues urge Schumer, Pelosi to support homegrown renewable fuels in reconciliation package

Klobuchar, colleagues urge Schumer, Pelosi to support homegrown renewable fuels in reconciliation package

September 5, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA), Angie Craig (D-MN), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) urging […]

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Kansas biofuel projects announced with USDA’s over $5M investments

Kansas biofuel projects announced with USDA’s over $5M investments

August 22, 2021 |

In Kansas, United States Department of Agriculture Acting State Director for Rural Development Kansas Dan Fischer announced that USDA is investing $5.19 million to build infrastructure to expand the availability of higher-blend renewable biofuels through three projects in Kansas. USDA is making the awards under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The funding will help […]

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DOE announces $34M in funding for biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts projects

DOE announces $34M in funding for biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts projects

August 4, 2021 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nearly $34 million in funding for 11 projects that will support high-impact research and development to improve and produce biofuels, biopower, and bioproducts. These biomass resources, otherwise known as feedstocks, can be produced by municipal solid waste (MSW) streams and algae and converted into low-carbon fuels […]

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Biofine looks at new biofuel refinery development on former mill property

Biofine looks at new biofuel refinery development on former mill property

August 1, 2021 |

In Maine, the Bangor Daily News reports that Biofine Developments Northeast Inc. reached a tentative agreement with Lincoln and Lincoln Lakes Innovation Corp. to open a multi-phase biofuels refinery development on a former Lincoln mill property. “Biofine Developments Northeast, a Maine-based subsidiary of the Massachusetts company Biofine Technology, uses a technology that uses waste wood […]

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KPI OceanConnect launches future fuels division

KPI OceanConnect launches future fuels division

August 1, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, KPI OceanConnect launched its Alternative Fuels and Special Projects division to enhance its counterparts’ ability to achieve their sustainability ambitions and expand KPI OceanConnect’s future fuels capabilities. Bill Wakeling, an expert in marine fuels, will lead the new offering. As pressure intensifies for the shipping industry to become more sustainable, KPI […]

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USDA Secretary Vilsack says we need biofuels to Iowa crowd at USGC meeting

USDA Secretary Vilsack says we need biofuels to Iowa crowd at USGC meeting

August 1, 2021 |

In Iowa, the U.S. Grains Council is holding its annual meeting in person in Des Moines, Iowa, and online, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic and was joined by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary in the Biden Administration, Tom Vilsack, who addressed meeting attendees about the future of U.S. agricultural trade. […]

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PNNL researchers study plant material that offers clues for making sustainable bioproducts

PNNL researchers study plant material that offers clues for making sustainable bioproducts

August 1, 2021 |

In Washington, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory researchers are forming a clearer picture of how plant matter is transformed in the microbial gardens the ants create. This detailed understanding of how fungus degrades biomass could one day help scientists develop microbial systems for sustainable bioproduct production, such as biofuels or renewable chemicals. In the latest of […]

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