Tag: Portugal

All about that (lab-grown) bass: Lisbon spin-out targets cultivated fish

All about that (lab-grown) bass: Lisbon spin-out targets cultivated fish

January 3, 2022 |

In Portugal, University of Lisbon spinout Algae2Fish has received funding to advance cultivated seabass. The unspecified funds from the Good Food Institute will be used  to first cultivate seabass cells and then develop a process to 3D print those cells into boneless filets on a scaffolding made of algae and other plant-based materials.  “At this […]

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Vegan sneaker newcomer launches crowd-funding campaign

Vegan sneaker newcomer launches crowd-funding campaign

June 7, 2021 |

In Portugal, Undo for Tomorrow has launched a crowd-funding campaign for a vegan sneaker comprised of natural materials, including a bamboo lining, a tow cap made of natural rubber, and an insole made from castor oil.  Dubbed Nuven, the shoe also incorporates discarded party balloons, rubber tires, and vegan suede from recycled plastic. They are […]

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PRIO launches Eco Bunkers green shipping fuel, incorporates biodiesel

PRIO launches Eco Bunkers green shipping fuel, incorporates biodiesel

November 16, 2020 |

In Portugal, PRIO will launch Eco Bunkers, a green fuel for ships with 15% biodiesel incorporation, developed from recycling processes of residual raw materials, produced at the PRIO Biodiesel plant, in Aveiro.  This new product, innovative in the Iberian Peninsula, marks the entry of PRIO in the “green” segment of maritime transport, with a highly […]

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Portugal looks to ban palm oil for biofuels by January 1, 2022

Portugal looks to ban palm oil for biofuels by January 1, 2022

November 9, 2020 |

In Portugal, the Portuguese government, in the context of discussion of the State Budget for 2021, decided that during 2021 steps should be taken to restrict the commercialization of fuels and the production of biofuels containing palm oil from January 1, 2022. The shift is in line with the European decision to ban the use […]

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EIB helps The Navigator Company to decarbonize with major biomass boiler investment

EIB helps The Navigator Company to decarbonize with major biomass boiler investment

August 6, 2020 |

In Portugal, the European Investment Bank (EIB) will support The Navigator Company, a major Portuguese industrial group and Europe’s leading pulp and paper manufacturer, with a EUR27.5 million loan for the construction and operation of a new biomass boiler at their integrated mill facility located in Figueira da Foz, a cohesion region in Portugal. This […]

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Portuguese consortium developing advanced biofuels from vine and tree trimmings

Portuguese consortium developing advanced biofuels from vine and tree trimmings

January 28, 2020 |

In Portugal, the Lusa news agency reports that the BLC3 association is working to produce advanced biofuels from vine and fruit tree and olive tree waste. More than half a million hectares of land grow these crops around the country, providing sufficient sources of biomass. The drop-in fuel that could also use crop waste as […]

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Lisbon launches B100 bus routes

Lisbon launches B100 bus routes

December 12, 2019 |

In Portugal, the “Biodiesel Powered” project is a joint initiative between CARRIS and PRIO launched to promote sustainable mobility in the city of Lisbon. The 702 route Marquês Pombal <> Serafina – R. Igreja is supplied with a new fuel specially produced by PRIO from waste cooking oils, which reduces the greenhouse gas emissions of […]

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Portuguese biofuel producers say they don’t use palm oil as feedstock

Portuguese biofuel producers say they don’t use palm oil as feedstock

January 22, 2019 |

In Portugal, Ojogo reports that the Portuguese Association of Biofuel Producers, which accounts for 80% of biodiesel incorporated in diesel in Portugal, said none of its member companies uses palm oil in the production of its biofuels. On Monday, environmental protesters focused on European Commission representations in several European capitals, including Lisbon, to protest against […]

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Portugal sees biofuels at up to 25% of fuel demand by 2030

Portugal sees biofuels at up to 25% of fuel demand by 2030

December 25, 2018 |

In Portugal, the country is looking to have at least a quarter of its transportation fuel across all sectors come from biofuel by 2030 as it looks to convert 90% to renewable energy by 2040 and total decarbonization of its public transportation system. It sees electromobility as a key part of this transition but as […]

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Diesel importers fined for not complying with biofuel requirement

Diesel importers fined for not complying with biofuel requirement

February 3, 2018 |

In Portugal, five petrol station operators are charged with not adding the required amount of biofuel required by law to the diesel they import from Spain. When diesel reaches Portugal from Spain, it sometimes has biofuel already in it, but not enough to meet the legally required 7.5% by Portugal. The importers who have not […]

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