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  • Eliminate biofuel or not?

    Last summer, the island of Lindau on Lake Constance was - for the 57th time - a meeting place for young and talented intellectuals. Coming from all over the world, the 567 young researchers met 18 Nobel prize-winners and representatives of various well-known university departments. This year, medicine was the main theme, but numerous medical biologists and chemists were also present since the ...


  • Biofuel breakthrough

    Doncaster based biofuel manufacturer, Amplefuel is set to produce 40 million litres of biofuel each year, focusing on making it from used cooking oil and solid fats. The plant, which utilises a variety of feedstocks from waste products, is one of a handful of firms that is able to break the solid fats down to a liquid biodiesel that does not solidify to later cause ...

  • Canada Publishes Draft Assessment Of Fungus For Biofuels Production

    On February 4, 2017, the Canadian Department of the Environment and the Department of Health published in the Canada Gazette the draft screening assessment of the commercially relevant fungus, Trichoderma ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Goals for Biofuel Production Could Collide with Market Realities

    Hart Energy's newly released study, Global BiofuelsOutlook to 2025, finds a disconnect between mandates (Renewable Fuels Standard in the U.S. and Renewable Energy Directive in the European Union) and actual market demand. This has been known for some time but not acknowledged and addressed. The study analyzes local and global drivers, public and fiscal policy developments, ...


    By Hart Energy

  • Biofuels Commercialization by Oil Majors

    At 30 billion gallons in 2011, the global biofuels industry has become big business. Although conventional biofuels derived from commodity crops account for the bulk of production today, a proliferation of national blending mandates have triggered a stampede to commercialize advanced conversion pathways that rely on low cost, non-food feedstocks. Currently valued at over $2 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Grass Is Greener For Biofuels Future

    A genetically-engineered bacterium developed by scientists in the US can produce ethanol biofuel from coarse, wild-growing switchgrass, rather than using vital food crops such as maize. Scientists in the US claim they have developed a simple, one-step process that turns plant tissue into biofuel. A genetically-engineered bacterium can convert switchgrass into ethanol directly, without any ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Biofuels Market In Finland

    Biofuels Market - Finland Description The biofuels market in Finland is in a nascent stage with strong potential for growth in the future. Government initiatives and the large demand for green fuel are expected to attract investments in the sector. The country has a large untapped ...


  • When biofuels and biosecurity meet

    “New agricultural non-food crops, especially those developed to meet the growing demand for biofuels and other renewable industrial needs in the 21st Century, will have to meet triple bottom line – people, planet, profit – criteria,” says CSIRO Entomology’s Dr Andy Sheppard. “Sustainable management of pests in new crops and minimisation of any invasive threats these crops pose to the environment ...

  • Wastepaper could be biofuel source

    Converting waste such as paper and cardboard into biofuel is a neglected option that could provide clean energy, cut the amount of municipal waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say. Around 83 billion litres of ethanol could be produced from waste paper, according to their model. This could replace five per cent of the world's global petrol demand. Moreover, ethanol produced ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Crunch year for US biofuels

    US biofuel policies are set to collide this year – with each other and with reality – Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds in new “What to Watch for” biofuels white paper. New York, 25 February 2013 – Policies that govern the use of US corn-based ethanol – one which calls for a minimum amount of consumption, and another which limits how much can go into ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • Biofuel – Boilers - Ligna 2015

    One of the most important exhibitions for woodworking industry LIGNA 2015, which attracts the representatives of this industry all over the world, was held in Hannover from 11 till 15 May 2015.   ...


    By ICK GROUP

  • Butanol as Biofuel for Vehicles

    Butanol shows strong potential to be used as a biofuel. Now, a new ASTM International standard covers butanol that is intended to be blended with gasoline at 1 to 12.5 volume percent for use as an automotive spark-ignition engine fuel. D7862, Specification for Butanol for Blending with Gasoline for Use as Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel, was developed by ...


    By ASTM International

  • Food as fuel - are biofuels to blame?

    The United Nations has accused the US and the European Union of having taken the "criminal path" by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels. This comes in the wake of skyrocketing prices and plummeting food supplies in the developing world. But many questions remain as to whether biofuels are the root cause of the current world food ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Biofuels benefit billionaires

    Biofuels will serve the interests of large industrial groups rather than helping to cut carbon emissions and ward off climate change, according to research to be published in the International Journal of Environment and Health this month. Simone Vieri of the University “La Sapienza” of Rome, Italy, explains that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • UN rapporteur says biofuel production `criminal path` to global food crisis

    The United States and the European Union have taken a 'criminal path' by contributing to an explosive rise in global food prices through using food crops to produce biofuels, the United Nations special rapporteur on the right to food said this week. At a press conference in Geneva, Jean Ziegler of Switzerland said that fuel policies pursued by the US and the EU were one of the main causes of the ...

  • Lab Discovery: Water Leads to Chemical that “Gunks Up” Biofuels Production

    Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have determined that water—a prevalent component of biofuel conversion processes—turns the pyrolysis oil component, phenol, into a highly reactive molecular structure that polymerizes, or “gunks up” the conversion process, thereby slowing down key chemical reactions. The ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • South Africa Accepting Proposals For Funding Of Advanced Biofuel Production

    On November 16, 2015, The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) of South Africa called for submissions of Statements of Interest focusing on the demonstration of 2nd and 3rd generation biofuel production technologies. TIA manages the Biofuels Technology Demonstration ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Towards a more sustainable future with biofuels

    Biofuels have a role in future energy production. However, the way in which they are produced and managed can determine if they benefit society, the economy and the environment, concludes a recent report on the sustainable production and use of biofuels. The report examined the life cycle of biofuels for impacts on the climate and environment, focusing on first generation biofuels, such as ...

  • Calculating carbon payback times for biofuels

    Biofuels can only contribute to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions if crop production does not lead to further deforestation in tropical regions. New research introduces the concept of ecosystem carbon payback time (ECPT), which can be used to help identify the best means of expanding biofuel production worldwide, without causing unacceptable levels of carbon emissions from crop production. ...

  • 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

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