Tag: Latvia

Latvia’s 2015 biofuel consumption soars 203% on year

Latvia’s 2015 biofuel consumption soars 203% on year

September 5, 2016 |

In Latvia, the European Union’s second-highest consumer of renewable energy has seen biofuel consumption soar nearly 20 times in the past decade while 2015 consumption compared to 2014 was 203% higher. Biofuel remains a small portion of the country’s overall renewable energy consumption, with fuelwood making up a significant majority, followed by hydro and wind […]

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Latvia’s biodiesel production remains around 60% of installed capacity

Latvia’s biodiesel production remains around 60% of installed capacity

July 19, 2016 |

In Latvia, the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service said in a recent report that biodiesel production grew 7% in 2015 over the previous year to 85,000 metric tons while no ethanol was produced during either year yet installed production capacity is 156,000 tons. Biodiesel is produced from rapeseed oil, and half of the country’s oil production […]

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Neste expands Pro Diesel into Latvia

Neste expands Pro Diesel into Latvia

April 21, 2016 |

In Latvia, Neste Pro Diesel is now available from the most of the Neste stations in Latvia. Neste Pro Diesel supplements the range of high-quality Futura fuels launched previously in the Baltic region and Russia. Neste Pro Diesel is available in Finland, Lithuania and Latvia. Neste Pro Diesel always contains Neste Renewable Diesel, and it […]

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Latvian researchers may have broken the ethanol and furfural co-production conundrum

Latvian researchers may have broken the ethanol and furfural co-production conundrum

August 25, 2015 |

In Latvia, researchers led by the University of Latvia Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology have demonstrated the viability of a technique that produces both ethanol and furfural from wheat straw. Producing furfural from biomass typically involves destroying up to half of the cellulosic material, reducing yields for ethanol production significantly but the researchers claim to […]

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