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  • European Parliament votes to phase out first-generation biofuels after 2020

    Members of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted today to limit at 6% the use of land-based biofuels that can count toward the 10% renewable energy target in transport by 2020. They also approved accounting of indirect emissions (known as ILUC) [1] from biofuels under the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) ...

  • 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 ...


  • Third and fourth generation biofuels - forecasts to 2015

    First- and second-generation biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel have a number of inherent limitations that make them less than ideal as a long-term replacement for petroleum. The primary feedstocks for first-gen ethanol (corn and sugarcane) and biodiesel (rapeseed, soybeans, and palm) are all food-based crops that compete for scarce cropland, fresh water, and fertilizers. These fuels cannot be ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Abengoa celebrates grand opening of its first commercial-scale next generation biofuels plant

    Global leader in the development of new industrial biotechnologies debuts advanced biorefinery for cellulosic ethanol in Southwest Kansas. U.S. Secretary of Energy Dr. Ernest Moniz, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas Senator Pat Roberts offer remarks during on-site event commemorating landmark occasion for advanced biofuels industry. Abengoa’s proprietary enzymatic hydrolysis ...


    By Abengoa

  • Abengoa will build the First Biorefinery Producing Biofuels from MSW in the USA

    Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B / P SM / NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc., to build the first biorefinery using gasification technology to convert municipal solid waste (MSW) into syncrude that will be upgraded into jet fuel. The contract is worth ...


    By Abengoa

  • Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ Powers First-Ever Transatlantic Biofuel Flight

    Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Green Jet Fuel has successfully powered the first transatlantic biofuel flight, which landed today at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The Honeywell-operated Gulfstream G450 became the first aircraft to fly from North America to Europe with a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-based ...


    By Honeywell

  • Biofuel to power dover port

    Renewable Energy Generation Group, owner of biofuel manufacturer REG Bio-Power, has signed a five-year contract to supply the Port of Dover with heat and electricity. REG has constructed a combined heat and power plant at Dover Docks, which will be powered with fuel derived from waste cooking oil. As part of the firm’s first independent ...

  • 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

  • World Biofuels Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   World Biofuels Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • 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

  • ReportsnReports - Understanding Biofuels

    Understanding Biofuels  The topic of biofuels has drawn increased interest worldwide in the wake of steeply-climbing fossil fuel prices in 2005-2006. In late 2006/early 2007 prices began to subside, but are unlikely to return to their former levels. The painful experience of national economies at the mercy of ...


  • `The smart money is on second generation biofuels`, says Sir David King

    Second generation biofuels “will make a significant contribution” to the global battle to find a sustainable solution for transport fuels, believes Professor Sir David King. In his latest quarterly bulletin published by UBS Investment Bank he says in the report Biofuels: the route to a low carbon future?, ...

  • Biofuels: the Once and Future Energy Source?

    Biofuels such as wood and straw are the energy sources of our remote ancestors; will they become a primary fuel for our progeny? And will they be an environmental boon, limiting carbon emissions, or will they accelerate the crash of already threatened ecosystems? The new Issue Brief on biofuels published today by the WBCSD tries to put reality back into the discussion and looks at facts and ...

  • EPA proposes reducing biofuel mandate

    The Obama administration on Friday proposed to reduce the amount of ethanol in the nation's fuel supply for the first time, acknowledging that the biofuel law championed by both parties in 2007 is not working as well as expected. While the proposal highlights the government's struggle to ramp up production of homegrown biofuels that are ...


    By Associated Press

  • CORE BioFuel Inc. Selects Technip to Engineer the World's First Wood to Gasoline Biorefinery

    CORE BioFuel Inc. announced today that it has selected Technip, a world leader in engineering, construction and project management in the energy industry, to complete the construction engineering of their first wood to gasoline biorefinery. CORE's Green Gasoline plant will produce 67 million litres of renewable gasoline and generate over 20 million litres of water annually from wood waste. ...


  • 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 ...

  • Isolux Corsán Wins its First Large Electricity Generation Contract in Asia

        It will build a 180-MW generation plant in Khulna, the third biggest industrial city in Bangladesh, for €110.3m   The group has broad-ranging experience in generation projects, with aggregate electricity output of over 3,000 MW ...


    By Isolux Corsán

  • Frost & Sullivan: Next-Generation Biofuels Set to Displace Fossil Fuels in the Transportation Sector

    The development of second-generation biofuels, which are derived from cellulosic materials and third-generation biofuels developed from algae, has gained traction during the last few years. This is mainly due to strong governmental subsidies and funding programs in Europe and the United States. Second-generation biofuels will soon be available on a commercial scale. Third-generation biofuels ...


  • New Generation Biofuels Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results

    New Generation Biofuels Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: NGBF) (PINKSHEETS: NGBF) (the "Company"), a clean energy company deploying novel technologies to produce cleaner, renewable biofuels, today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2010 Financial Results New Generation Biofuels reported revenues of $9,095 and a net loss of ...


  • Environment Committee advocates promoting advanced biofuels

    Draft legal measures to cap traditional biofuel production and accelerate the switchover to a a new generation of products from other sources, such as seaweed and or certain types of waste, were approved by the Environment Committee on Thursday. These measures aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions due to the growing use of farmland to produce biofuel crops. I welcome the Environment ...


    By European Commission

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