Biofuels News

  • Illinois State Senators Introduce Legislation To Boost Biobased Economy

    On February 9, 2017, Illinois State Senators Andy Manar and Chapin Rose introduced legislation aimed at growing Illinois’ biobased economy by providing incentives under the Renewable Chemical Production Tax Credit Program Act.  The ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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.

  • Neste Rebrands Its Renewable Product Family

    On January 17, 2017, Neste, a member of the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®), announced the rebranding of its “Neste Renewable Diesel” to “Neste MY Renewable Diesel,” and the updating of other names within the renewable products family to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Thermal pressure hydrolysis from EnviTec Biogas increases biogas plant efficiency

    High pressure plus high temperatures: the recipe for success from thermal pressure hydrolysis (TDH). The optimised process from the R&D division of EnviTec Biogas utilises high pressures and temperatures to digest biomass even more effectively. “Like EnviTec itself, thermal pressure hydrolysis is an all-rounder: the technique can be used universally for any biogas plant while also being ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • U.S. Air Force announces $55 million for Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Production

    On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory issued a $55 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to establish additional Integrated Biofuel Production Enterprise (IBPE) capabilities to increase the domestic production capacity of advanced biofuels.  The U.S. Air Force anticipates granting one award of up ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA seeks comments on GHG analysis of sugar beets for biofuel feedstock

    On January 18, 2017, Christopher Grundler, the Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), signed a notice inviting comment on its analysis of the upstream greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the production of sugar beets for use as ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Petition for Cellulosic Waiver

    On January 17, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wrote to the American Petrochemical and Fuel Manufacturers (AFPM) denying its petition for partial supplemental waiver of the 2016 cellulosic biofuel standard under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • IRPC Europe 2017

    IRPC Europe will be held in Vienna, Austria 6-7 June 2017. The conference and exhibition will provide a high-level technical forum in which key players in the petrochemical and refinery sector will meet to share knowledge and learn about best practices and the latest advancements in this developing sector of the oil and gas industry. The conference program will be put together by an esteemed ...


    By akvola Technologies

  • Clarke Energy at Energy Now 2017

    Clarke Energy is exhibiting for the eighth year at the Energy Now Exhibition in Telford Industrial centre 8th-9th February 2017. Energy Now continues to be the only renewables event organised exclusively for the agricultural and rural sectors, attracting farmers and landowners nationwide. A number of leading industry experts will discuss the issues facing different ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Fuels America Sends Letter To Trump On The RFS Program

    On December 15, 2016, Fuels America sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump on behalf of the nation's renewable fuels sector encouraging Trump’s continued commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program. Fuels America stated that the RFS Program has ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DOE Announces $8 Million In Funding For Algae-Based Biofuel Projects

    On December 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) of up to $8 million dollars, subject to appropriations, for innovative technologies that assist in the advancement of algae bioenergy and bioproducts. The FOA consists of two topic ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Ecofys methodology allows biofuel companies to demonstrate that biofuels are produced without indirect land use change effects

    Ecofys has developed a methodology that allows biofuel companies to demonstrate that biofuels are produced without indirect land use change (ILUC) effects. This will be especially relevant for conventional, land based biofuels which currently face limitations in the EU over concerns on their associated ILUC risks. The European Commission refers to the Ecofys study in its ...


    By Ecofys

  • University of Malaga Researchers Collaborate with AST to Develop New Lignin-Based Products

    American Science and Technology (AST), a sustainable technology company, has teamed up with TERMA Group, a team of Waste and Environmental Technology researchers at the University of Malaga, in Spain, to continue efforts on the development of new lignin-based products. Led by professors Tomás Cordero Alcántara and José Rodríguez Mirasol, TERMA Group has been working ...

  • BIOFUELS DIGEST - AST One Of "12 Hot Bio-Based Technologies Worth Watching"

    The technology Typically, bio-oil produced from fast pyrolysis consists of a complex mixture of aliphatic and aromatic oxygenates (e.g., acids, aldehydes, ketones) and particulates (solids). It is very viscous, acidic and unstable liquid with relatively low energy density (16-19 MJ/kg) compared to conventional fossil oil (42-45 MJ/kg). However, as scientists and industries are developing ...

  • GAO Testifies on the feasibility of the RFS Program

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) testified at a hearing before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs regarding the feasibility of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program .  GAO stated that the goals of the program, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Neste responds to EC proposal on revised renewable energy directive

    On November 30, 2016, Neste, a member of the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG), released a statement in response to the publication of the European Commission’s (EC) proposal on the revised Renewable Energy Directive (Directive) for 2021 to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • UK consultation on proposed changes to renewable transport fuel obligations

    On November 29, 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) Department of Transportation published proposed legislative changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), which is open for consultation until January 22, 2017.  Among the proposed changes is an increase in the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Expanding wood energy markets in the U.S.

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it will invest up to $7 million in grants to fund projects that support the expansion of wood products and wood energy markets. This initiative, which is being managed by the U.S. Forest Service’s Wood Innovations Program, will address three main priorities: ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Renewables Take the Lead in New Generating Capacity in 2016

    According to the latest issue of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) monthly "Energy Infrastructure Update" (with data through October 31, 2016), renewable energy now accounts for the largest share of new U.S. electrical generation put into service thus far in 2016. Combined, newly installed capacity from renewable sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) totals ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Production of Ethanol-Based Blended Fuel

    The number of motor vehicles in the world is constantly growing, along with the consumption of fuel. This causes the growing harmful emissions. One of the ways to tackle this problem is to replace the traditional fossil fuel with gasoline containing various additives. Using ethanol to produce fuel increases octane number and reduces the amount of harmful emissions by 30-50%. Regular refined ...


    By GlobeCore GmbH

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