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  • SCS Global Services Issues First Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification in Northern Hemisphere to Global Clean Energy Holdings

     SCS Global Services (SCS) announced that it has issued Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) certification to Global Clean Energy Holdings (GCEH), a California-based producer of non-food based biofuels, biomass and renewable chemical feedstocks. They are the first North American company to achieve RSB ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Roundtable reveals international biofuel standard

    Biofuels offer the promise of a low-carbon fuel that could power vehicles and stimulate the world's rural economies. Yet biofuels are also among the most vilified of environmental technologies. Ethanol refineries are not always clean. The labor on biofuel farms is not always fair. The diversion of feedstocks from food to fuel may be driving up global commodity prices. And the forests, fields, and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • IEA technology roadmap biofuels for transport

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA)<http://www.iea.org/> says that the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector and enhancing energy security, when produced sustainably. With the transportation sector growing considerably, and demand for transport fuels rising globally, the IEA ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Solid Biofuels map for the Iberian Peninsual and South America

    Since we published the latest Solid Biofuels Map for the Iberian Peninsula and South America in April 2014, new pellet factories have been built with large production capacities through the Spanish area. A major one, for example, is the Naturpellet plant in Segovia, with 30,000 t/year; Ebinor in La Rioja, which began activity at 10,000 t/year and plans to increase that to 20,000 ...

  • Biofuels an important step in achieving a greener aviation industry

    Aircraft emissions, ground transportation and related travel in the airline and airports business contribute to air pollution and global warming, and carbon reduction in this area has long been an area of research. In 2008 alone, U.S. passenger and cargo airline operations required 16.1 billion gallons or approximately 382.4 million barrels of jet fuel. Commercial aviation consumes 3.0 million ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • UK MPs call for moratorium on EU biofuel targets

    The UK Parliament's Select Committee on Environmental Audit has just published its first report on the sustainable use of biofuels. Below Environmental Expert publishes the conclustions and recommendations of this report, which calls for stricter standards in the production of biofuels to prevent environmental damage, calling for a moratorium on EU biofuel targets in the meantime: 1.  Biofuels ...


    By UK Parliament

  • Piedmont Biofuels is Certified by SCS Global Services Under the Prestigious Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Program

     Piedmont Biofuels of Pittsboro, North Carolina has been certified under the internationally recognized Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Program following a third-party assessment conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS).  Piedmont Biofuels collects used cooking oil from restaurants in the ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • NRDC Report Helps Guide Major Fuel Buyers to Sustainable Biofuels Procurement

    Amid increasing interest in alternative transportation fuels, a new report shows how federal agencies and other large commercial customers can buy sustainably produced biofuels and avoid those linked to major deforestation, destroyed wildlife habitat and fouled waterways. The report “Biofuel Sustainability Performance Guidelines,” was commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense ...

  • Biofuels can provide up to 27% of world transportation fuel by 2050

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says that the widespread deployment of biofuels can play an important role in reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector and enhancing energy security, when produced sustainably. With the transportation sector growing considerably, and demand for transport fuels rising globally, the IEA ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • First U.S. Commercial Scale Advanced Biofuels Plant Opens

    Dynamic Fuels Producing World's Leading Fuels From Non-Food Fats, Greases GEISMAR, LA - Operations are underway at the new Dynamic Fuels plant, which is successfully converting animal fats and greases into high quality renewable fuels, officials from Syntroleum Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNM) and Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) announced today. Production began in early October and the volume being ...


  • Airlines Can Use a 50 Percent Blend of Hydro Processed Biofuel in Planes

    Biobased jet fuel is poised for takeoff in the commercial market as the ASTM International Committee on Petroleum Products and Lubricants has approved the addition of an annex to the biojet fuel specification D7566. Titled "Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons," the annex will set fuel properties for hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids fuel ...


  • Energy Department Joins Farm to Fly 2.0

    During Biomass 2014, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy David Danielson announced that the Energy Department is joining Farm to Fly 2.0 to support the development of sustainable biofuels that require no jet engine ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Mission Signs Biodiesel Contract with Global Oil Major

    Mission NewEnergy Limited (Nasdaq:MNEL)(ASX:MBT), a global provider of energy from renewable sources and one of the world’s largest Jatropha plantation companies, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract to supply sustainability-certified biodiesel to a global oil major. The six month contract will commence in January 2012 and is expected to ...


    By Mission NewEnergy Limited

  • Participants and speakers at the 3rd International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources, 24-26 April 2007

    Only a month away, the 3-rd International Congress for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Sources is gaining speed. List of participant is filling as power companies, renewable energy industries, energy market advisors, financial institutions and consultants, etc., making a start on these new markets. Up to now there are registered experts, entrepreneurs, investors and governmental and ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • INEOS Bio Facility Receives Registrations from U.S. EPA for Production and Sale of Next Generation Cellulosic Ethanol

     Today INEOS Bio announced that its joint-venture project, INEOS New Planet BioEnergy (INPB) has been granted Parts 79 and 80 registration from the U.S. EPA for the production and sale of advanced bioethanol from non-food waste materials.  The notice of registration came after the successful completion of the construction of the Indian River ...


    By INEOS

  • PhD thesis proposes use of ethanol and heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel production

    For her PhD thesis, chemical engineer Inés Reyero Zaragoza proposed the substitution of methanol by ethanol for the production of biodiesel and the use of a heterogeneous catalyst, which will “result in a reduction of costs and in the environmental impact associated with the production of this biofuel”. One of the novel contributions of her research has been the synthesis and ...

  • COMAC of China, Boeing Open Energy Conservation Technology Center

    Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) and Boeing [NYSE: BA] today opened the Boeing-COMAC Aviation Energy Conservation and Emissions Reductions Technology Center, a collaborative effort to support commercial aviation industry growth. The two companies also announced that the Boeing-COMAC Technology Center's first research project will explore opportunities to refine waste cooking oil, often ...


    By The Boeing Company

  • How to adapt to the new market regulation for biomass towards 2020

    Keys to the new European strategy and challenges for the sector over the coming years. The 10th International Bioenergy Congress (10ºCIB) organised by AVEBIOM, on 22nd of September in Valladolid within the framework of ...


    By SMA Solar

  • Solarexpo and Greenbuilding open bookings for 2010

    Solarexpo, the international exhibition and conference on renewable energy and distributed energy, and Greenbuilding, its sister event dedicated to energy efficiency and sustainable architecture, opened bookings for 2010 on 14 September. After only three days, the first three exhibition halls have already sold out. Solarexpo and Greenbuilding will be held at Verona Exhibition Centre, Italy, on ...


    By Expoenergie srl.

  • Consumer attitudes about energy environment

    The clean energy industry faced several challenges in 2012, including the demise of some high profile solar energy firms and concerns around smart grids/smart meters and consumer privacy. Public sentiment about issues related clean energy and the environment, however, has not always reflected developments in the market and in the political sphere. To gain a better understanding of consumer ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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