biofuel technology Articles

  • Commercialising Aviation Biofuels

    Aviation currently produces 2 per cent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. To tackle this issue the industry has set itself a target to cut emissions by 50 per cent by 2050, compared to 2005 levels. The production and use of sustainable quantities of aviation biofuels is key to meeting industry's ambitious carbon reduction targets and British Airways (BA) wants to pioneer the move towards ...


    By NNFCC

  • Biofuels not as green as they sound

    Untitled Document EEB Position Paper on the Draft Directive on the promotion of the use of biofuels for transport and the Draft Directive amending Directive 92/81/EEC with regard ...

  • Biofuels - case study

    As part of the Kyoto Protocol, the United Nations has called for the introduction of fuels obtained from biomass in order to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. The increasing scarcity of worldwide oil reserves associated with the increase in crude oil prices has created the necessity for an increased utilisation of alternative fuel sources. These biofuels will become a fundamental component ...


    By AVA GmbH u. Co. KG

  • Bioenergy Technologies Office Releases Bioproducts To Enable Biofuels Workshop Report

    On December 10, 2015, DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released a summary report of the Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop, held on July 16, 2015. The workshop, co-sponsored by DOE and EERE, was held to receive input from stakeholders about the possible ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Biofuel - Energy Supplier of the Future?

    Biofuel like biodiesel, plant oil, ethanol, bio methane or the synthetic biomass- to- liquid (BtL)- fuels everyone is talking about them. They are at present the only renewable alternative in the mobility sector and already today make up 6.1 % of the fuel consumption in Germany. However, in the past months and years biofuels had the reputation to generate a social- und environmental dilemma. ...


    By Fritsch Milling and Sizing

  • Bioproducts to enable biofuels workshop announced

    On July 9, 2015, the DOE announced a public workshop to collect information about challenges that occur during coproduction of biobased chemicals, products, and biofuels. The Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Workshop was organized by the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and will cover the following topics: Identifying and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Cellulosic biofuel plant - Case study

    Cellulosic Biofuels meets National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants A multitude of new cellulosic bio-fuel processing facilities across the country are now faced with having to meet new National Emission Standards for Miscellaneous Organic Chemical Manufacturing. One specific NESHAP is 40 CFR part 63, subpart FFFF. The applicability of meeting this NESHAP is: A facility must be a ...

  • The viability of the South African biofuels industrial strategy

    South Africa aims to replace 2% of its total liquid transportation fuels in the short term through a newly introduced biofuels industrial strategy. It is envisaged that this target is achievable without excessive economic support by utilising surplus agricultural capacity. The target is based on local production, both agricultural and manufacturing, to provide the benefits of employment, economic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The production of biofuels and renewable chemicals by fast pyrolysis of biomass

    Bio-energy can provide more renewable energy requirements than any other technology. This paper focuses on fast pyrolysis as the only thermal process that directly delivers a high yield of liquid. This can be used on site or transported to centralised facilities for utilisation. This offers the potential for optimisation, greater economies of scale and exploitation of bio-refineries. The overall ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Economic evaluation and environmental benefits of biofuel: an Indian perspective

    Biomass based fuel technologies are rapidly developing and the barriers in implementing such technologies are being identified to achieve their widespread commercialisation. The two most common biofuels are biodiesel and bioethanol. About 500 million litres of ethanol is required in India itself for 10% blending to gasoline. Indian Planning Commission sees tremendous potential in Jatropha curcus ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Plants at the pump: Reviewing biofuels` impacts and policy recommendations

    As biofuels become a larger part of the social, economic, and environmental strategies of countries around the world, standards and regulations are needed to ensure that biofuels do in fact reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and promote sustainable development. In a world of rapidly rising GHG emissions and growing unease about imported oil, the appeal of renewable fuels is growing apace. ...

  • Biofuels: Let`s look before we leap

    by David Dickson, Science and Development Network A commitment to biofuels should be based on a careful assessment of their prospective benefits and costs, not a blind leap of faith. Several years ago, faced with growing food shortages, the government of Burma — now Myanmar — ordered farmers throughout the country to start growing rice, whatever type of land they owned. But rice proved to be ...

  • Global poverty and biofuel production: food vs. fuel

    From early 2008, the issue of rising global food prices moved to the forefront of the international political agenda. As a result of higher food prices, tens of millions of people were pushed into hunger and poverty around the world. Civil unrest flared up in North Africa, Vietnam and Haiti as countries introduced export restrictions on food subsidies and instituted price controls. Food price ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Australian Renewable Energy Agency announces funding for biofuel production

    On February 24, 2015, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced $5.2 million in funding that would go to the design and construction of a pilot scale ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

    The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel. They have no other choice. As people in countries such as China, India and Indonesia get wealthier they are increasingly turning to air travel for vacation or ...


    By Associated Press

  • Biofuel, Corn, And Sorghum Farmers Challenge Lowered RFS Volumes

    On January 8, 2016, seven biofuel and agriculture groups requested the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to review the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) for 2014, 2015, and 2016. The Petition was filed by Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Americans for Clean ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Evaluating technologies in automobile markets

    A new approach has been developed for the comprehensive comparison of competing technologies. It combines two well-established tools: life-cycle assessment (LCA) and energy-engineering models (EEM). The approach has been applied to evaluate different car powertrains and fuels. The results show how the ranking of different technologies depends on assumptions and the value system of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Opportunities and challenges of transitioning to sustainable next-generation transportation biofuels

    A growing desire to reduce petroleum dependence and an increasing awareness that first-generation biofuels are unlikely to provide sustainable alternatives have spurred interest in next-generation biofuels. High production costs have been central in preventing their commercial viability thus far, yet other potential obstacles remain including feedstock availability, farmer adoption of biomass ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • DOE Extends Biofuel And Bioproduct Facilities Request For Information Deadline

    DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) has announced the extension of the response deadline for a request for information (RFI) about public and private sector capabilities in pilot scale verification of biofuels and bioproducts processes. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Biofuel production in a kraft pulp and paper Mill: Evaluation of the potential and profitability

    “Our team popped up” to address the main goal of greenhouse gas reduction through the production of biodiesel at kraft pulp and paper mills (KPPM), said Merja Strengell. Strengell summarized future challenges for integrated biorefineries and biofuel plants.Challenges include competition for raw material; process technology, which “doesn’t exist yet at the industrial scale”; the complex process ...

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