Tag: biofuels

TotalEnergies and FNSEA join forces to support biomethane, biofuels

TotalEnergies and FNSEA join forces to support biomethane, biofuels

March 13, 2022 |

In France, TotalEnergies and the National Federation of Farmers’ Unions (FNSEA) are forging a partnership with a view to supporting and accelerating the energy, environmental and economics of the agricultural sector in France, aiming in particular at the development of biomethane, renewable energies and biofuels. Under the terms of the agreement, TotalEnergies and the FNSEA […]

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Green electricity opens doors to low-emission alternatives for making fuels and chemicals

Green electricity opens doors to low-emission alternatives for making fuels and chemicals

February 27, 2022 |

In Colorado, National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientists and collaborators stake the boundaries of producing chemicals and fuels from carbon dioxide, biomass, and renewable electricity with extensive data, broad analyses, and detailed models. “Essentially, we are talking about an intersection of electrification and utilization of low-carbon feedstocks like carbon dioxide and biomass,” said Joshua Schaidle, National […]

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster to invest $51.1M in advanced biofuels project

Canada’s Ocean Supercluster to invest $51.1M in advanced biofuels project

February 10, 2022 |

In Canada, the Ocean Supercluster announced its largest project to date, the C$65 million Clean Ocean Advanced Biofuels Project. In the project, Ontario-based Valent will work with a pan-Canadian team to produce Canada’s first renewable diesel from abundantly available agricultural and forestry by-products. A major ocean industry challenge is the need for a range of […]

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Iowa House Passes Biofuels Bill

Iowa House Passes Biofuels Bill

February 6, 2022 |

In Iowa, the Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill proposed by Governor Kim Reynolds to increase consumer access to higher biofuel blends like B20. House File 2128 now moves on to the state senate. Grant Kimberley, Iowa Biodiesel Board executive director, issued the following statement: “We commend the House for passing this common sense, […]

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Botswana launches biofuels guidelines for investors

Botswana launches biofuels guidelines for investors

January 31, 2022 |

In Botswana, the Xinhua news agency reports that the government, with the support of the United Nationals Development Program, has launched guidelines to help support domestic and international investors interested in developing biofuel production in the country. Already the country has established a biogas program to promote production from agri waste in the southeastern part […]

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Only 7 percent of global crops is used for biofuels production

Only 7 percent of global crops is used for biofuels production

January 23, 2022 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in 2020, 1.4 milliards ha of crops such as grain, oilseeds, protein, sugar and fibre plants, fruits, vegetables, nuts and others were grown worldwide. Most of this produce is used as food. Only around 7 percent go into biofuels production. Biofuel production is mostly located in countries where there is […]

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Controversy continues regarding Argentine biofuel blending mandates

Controversy continues regarding Argentine biofuel blending mandates

January 5, 2022 |

In Argentina, El Tiempo reports a regulation issued on Wednesday of last week by the ministries of Mines and Energy, Environment and Agriculture regarding biofuel blending levels sparked a debate among producer unions. It is about Resolution 40421 of 2021, whose rules seek not only to bring the level of biodiesel to 12% and then […]

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Australia to raise biofuels consumption in 2022

Australia to raise biofuels consumption in 2022

December 26, 2021 |

In Australia, Argus Media reports that Australia’s federal government will implement new fuel standards for gasoline from 1 January 2022, which may significantly raise the ethanol blend rate in the country and boost demand for imports. Under the new fuel quality standard, Australia aims to reduce maximum aromatics content in the gasoline pool to 35pc […]

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Stanlow Terminals to develop UK’s largest biofuels storage hub over next three years

Stanlow Terminals to develop UK’s largest biofuels storage hub over next three years

December 13, 2021 |

In the UK, Stanlow Terminals Limited (STL) announced it will make investments over the next three years to develop the UK’s largest biofuels storage hub located in the North West of England. The major investment is a key pillar in Stanlow Terminals’ strategic objective to become the UK’s largest bulk liquid storage and energy infrastructure […]

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Auburn University awarded $1.6M in grants for biofuels, biomaterials and bioeconomy research

Auburn University awarded $1.6M in grants for biofuels, biomaterials and bioeconomy research

December 1, 2021 |

In Alabama, Auburn University has been awarded $1.6 million in research grants from the state of Alabama through the Alabama Research Development and Enhancement Fund. The grants, administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, are earmarked for research and development of four different sustainability projects housed in the Samuel Ginn College of […]

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