Tag: Europe

Some EU countries cutting back on biofuels short-term due to war in Ukraine

Some EU countries cutting back on biofuels short-term due to war in Ukraine

May 23, 2022 |

Across Europe, Stratus Advisors says that eight of the European Union’s 27 member states have either lowered biofuel blending mandates for the near term or are in discussions to do so in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and concerns about food security, but believes that the RePower policy will help to decarbonize Europe and […]

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Living glue could one day be used to restore landmarks

Living glue could one day be used to restore landmarks

February 1, 2021 |

In Europe, conservationists are evaluating the use of living, self-repairing glue to help lower the region’s high costs of preserving historic buildings and monuments. The bacterial paste, being researched at Bath University, may be able to regenerate ancient stone, according to the European Commission. The university has shown that injecting bacterial spores into concrete can […]

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Turmeric root eyed as natural bioplastics dye

Turmeric root eyed as natural bioplastics dye

November 23, 2020 |

In Europe, a multi-country collaboration is looking to replace synthetic dyes in bioplastics with non-toxic alternatives made from turmeric. The Interreg Northwest Europe project CurCol includes partners from research labs in Ireland, Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands and is looking to develop biodegradable yellow  pigments based on curcuma, or turmeric root. Curcumin is found mostly […]

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US ethanol shipment into Europe puts market on edge

US ethanol shipment into Europe puts market on edge

November 22, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that a cargo of 25,000 cu m of ethanol has been booked to the ARA hub from the US to be loaded during the second half of December which immediately pushed January T2 ethanol prices lower by EUR8/cu m to EUR508/cu m despite it not being clear if the entire […]

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RIN prices fall so low to encourage gasoline imports from Europe and Canada

RIN prices fall so low to encourage gasoline imports from Europe and Canada

November 12, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that RIN prices trading at a fraction of what they were a year ago— just 1.74 cents/gal last week compared to 94.5 cents/RIN on October 23, 2017—have encouraged imports of gasoline from Europe and Canada into East Coast ports, especially since many refiners are running below capacity and Philadelphia Energy Solutions […]

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European drought pushing biofuel feedstock prices higher

European drought pushing biofuel feedstock prices higher

August 9, 2018 |

Across Europe, Platts reports that the ongoing drought continues to push up ethanol feedstock prices from corn to wheat as stocks tighten ahead of a potentially small harvest in many parts of the region. With the drought also impacting feed availability for livestock in many regions, demand for DDG has also increased, helping to offset […]

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Industrial biotech sector calls for an ambitious revision of EU Bioeconomy Strategy

Industrial biotech sector calls for an ambitious revision of EU Bioeconomy Strategy

November 22, 2017 |

In Brussels, on the EU Bioeconomy Policy Day, EuropaBio called for an ambitious revision of the European Bioeconomy Strategy. Such a revision would help tackle climate change and meet the needs of a growing population whilst boosting Europe’s resource efficiency, competitiveness and long-term economic growth. “To achieve this, the revision must put in place a […]

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The Digest’s 2017 Guide to the 20 Top European biorefinery projects

The Digest’s 2017 Guide to the 20 Top European biorefinery projects

November 22, 2017 |

You won’t hear it from the NGOs orbiting Brussels who have long figured out that bashing biotechnology is good for the fund-raising cash register, but Europe has become the hottest geography on the planet for deploying advanced bioeconomy projects. What was once a great place to develop R&D (and still is) is becoming a great […]

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Beet-based ethanol production seen returning after quotas end in September

Beet-based ethanol production seen returning after quotas end in September

August 21, 2017 |

In Europe, the ending of sugarbeet production quotas the end of September has lead the market to expect a return of ethanol production from beet as a way to absorb production excesses. Backwardation into the ethanol market from October partly reflects these additional beet-based supplies, combined with the Salamanca ethanol plant formerly owned by Abengoa […]

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New Study Shows Industrial Biotech Set to Drive Jobs and Growth Creation in EU

New Study Shows Industrial Biotech Set to Drive Jobs and Growth Creation in EU

October 6, 2016 |

In Europe, on the 27th September, 2016, EuropaBio launched the findings of a new study at the European Parliament as part of European Biotech Week celebrations across Europe. The Chair of EuropaBio’s Industrial Biotech Council and Managing Board member of Royal DSM, Stephen Tanda made a few comments about the report. He said it is […]

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