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  • BIO Responds to Petroleum Refiners’ Criticism of Navy Demonstration of Advanced Biofuels

    Brent Erickson, executive vice president of the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s (BIO) Industrial & Environmental Section, today issued the following statement in support of the Navy’s demonstration of advanced biofuels during the upcoming Rim of the Pacific international naval maneuvers: “Achieving energy security is critical to national ...

  • 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

  • Global Biofuels Center Director to address the World Biofuels Market Congress

    HOUSTON, TEXAS (Feb. 22, 2010) – Maelle Soares Pinto, Director, Biofuels Europe, Global Biofuels Center (GBC) will be addressing the World Biofuels Markets Congress on March 17, 2010 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The World Biofuels Markets Congress is Europe’s largest biofuels event with 1,500 attendees including 62 CEO’s and 50+ Vice Presidents addressing a global audience ...


    By Green Power Conferences Ltd.

  • Neste Oil to trial 100% biofuel

    Neste Oil CorporationPress Release26 April 2010 at 12 am (EET)Neste Oil to trial 100% biofuelNeste Oil has begun trials of Neste Green 100 diesel produced from 100% renewable raw materials and free of any fossil oil components in cars in Finland. ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Partnership Makes Biofuel Accessible to Everyone

    Of all resources used for global energy consumption, 19.3 percent is renewable energy, of which almost three-quarters is generated from biomass, according to the Renewable Energy Network (REN21). For the production of biocoal, at present woody waste ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Hart Releases Ethanol and Biofuels Outlook to 2015

    The challenges facing the ethanol industry are multifaceted.  U.S. ethanol production is approaching ever closer to an E10 "blend wall," and the adoption of higher E15 blends is likely to occur slowly.  The main federal incentive for ethanol expires at the end of the year, along with the tariff on foreign ethanol, and extensions of some form of incentive and tariff are likely to be at ...


    By Hart Energy

  • Chevron and Weyerhaeuser form biofuels joint venture

    Catchlight Energy LLC leverages world-class capabilities of both companies to develop renewable transportation fuels from non-food sources Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) and Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) have created a 50-50 joint venture company focused on developing the next generation of renewable transportation fuels from non-food sources. The joint venture, Catchlight Energy LLC, will ...


    By Chevron

  • US biofuels policies seriously flawed - study

    The United States needs to fundamentally rethink its policy of promoting ethanol to diversify its energy sources and increase energy security, according to a new policy paper by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. The paper, 'Fundamentals of a Sustainable U.S. Biofuels Policy,' questions the economic, environmental and logistical basis for the billions of dollars in federal ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EC criticises UK Parliament`s biofuels report

    Energy Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, responding to the report of the House of Commons which calls for a moratorium on biofuels, said: 'The Commission strongly disagrees with the conclusion of the Environmental Audit Committee of the British House of Commons report, where it says that the overall environmental effect of existing biofuel policy is negative. On the contrary, it is delivering ...

  • Sustainable corn production supports advanced biofuel feedstocks

    Researchers worldwide are trying to economically convert cellulosic biomass such as corn stover into 'cellulosic ethanol.' But Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have found that it might be more cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable to use corn stover for generating an energy-rich oil called bio-oil and for making biochar to enrich soils and sequester ...

  • USDA Announces Availability of Funding to Develop Advanced Biofuels Projects

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of $181 million to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities with appropriate technology to develop advanced biofuels. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today's announcement is one part of the ...

  • Neste Oil commits itself to 2020 targets for aviation biofuels

    Neste Oil CorporationPress release22 June 2011 at 1.00 p.m Neste Oil commits itself to 2020 targets for aviation biofuels Neste Oil committed itself today, 22 June, to a European Aviation Biofuels Flightpath  introduced in Paris aimed at increasing the use of aviation biofuels to ...


    By Neste

  • Houston to Host National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo in November

    BBI International announced this week that it will host the 2012 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo at the Hilton Americas - Houston, Nov. 27-29, 2012. The event will unite existing and future advanced biofuels producers with strategic petrochemical and agribusiness partners, government officials, investors and project finance professionals, technology and biomass supply-chain ...


    By BBI International

  • USDA Announces More Than 160 Payments to Biofuel Companies

    A number of pellet manufacturers are included in a list of companies that will receive payments from the USDA to expand production and availability of both solid and liquid biofuels. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the more than 160 recipients in 41 states Sept. 27, saying they will support America's growing biofuels industry. "Renewable energy production will create tens of thousands ...


    By BBI International

  • Neste Oil joined aireg promoting the deployment of biofuels in aviation

    Neste Oil CorporationPress release4 April 2012 at 11 am (EET) Neste Oil joined aireg promoting the deployment of biofuels in aviation Neste Oil has joined aireg, Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany, which advances the development and deployment of renewable liquid fuels ...


    By Neste

  • Metso to deliver biofuel-fired boiler to Jönköping Energi in Sweden

    /www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Metso to deliver biofuel-fired boiler to Jönköping Energi in Sweden Metso Corporation's press release on October 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. local time Metso will supply Jönköping Energi's combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Torsvik, Sweden, with a new biofuel-fired boiler. ...


    By Metso Corporation

  • Biofuels 2007 Announcement - 29-31 October 2007, Vienna, Austria

    BIOFUELS 2007 29-31 October 2007, Marriott Hotel, Vienna Building on the highly successful 2006 European Biofuels Forum which attracted over 300 attendees from 36 countries, The World Refining Association is delighted to announce that Biofuels 2007 will be taking place on 29-31 October in Vienna, Austria. Energy security issues, government policies and the strive towards more ...


    By World Refining Association

  • 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

  • Oil Incumbents Building Empires to Dominate Biofuels and Other Alternative Fuels

    Over the past decade, hundreds of start-ups, corporations, financiers, and universities have developed compelling alternative fuel technologies, such as bio-based jet fuel and cellulosic ethanol. Now, as alternative fuels march to scale, partnership networks in this field are increasingly dominated by the same giant multinationals that control petroleum, ...


    By Lux Research

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