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  • Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels welcome Commission proposal on advanced biofuels specific target to decarbonise transport sector

    Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB) welcome the European Commission proposal for a review of the Renewable Energy Directive, which sets the legislative framework for the implementation of the EU 2030 Climate and Energy policy objectives. We believe that by recognizing the role of advanced biofuels as a fast track option for the decarbonisation of the EU transport sector, the ...

  • Commercialisation of Algaculture production of Biofuels

    We are currently seeking investors for the construction of a pilot plant to be situated in South Australia. It will commercialise a method to produce cost effective microalgae culture for processing into biofuels. For further information visit: ...

  • Biofuel Production Declines

    In 2012, the combined global production of ethanol and biodiesel fell for the first time since 2000, down 0.4 percent from the figure in 2011. Global ethanol production declined slightly for the second year in a row, to 83.1 billion liters, while biodiesel output rose fractionally, from 22.4 billion liters in 2011 to 22.5 billion liters in 2012. Biodiesel now accounts for over 20 percent of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • An economical method of biofuel production

    Fuels made from plant materials could play a role in the move to more sustainable energy production. A new costing study suggests that large-scale biomass-to-liquid (BTL) plants, could manufacture such synthetic fuels ('biosynfuel') at a cost of about 1 Euro per kg in central Europe. Under the EU Climate Action and Renewable Energy package1, Member States need to source a minimum of 10 per cent ...

  • Making biofuels production more sustainable

    International Environmental Organizations' Joint Statement on the Launch of the Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels Certification System The Roundtable for Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), a leading multi-stakeholder initiative that supports the development of sustainable biofuels, launched its global certification system during the World Biofuels Markets Congress in Rotterdam on March 22, ...

  • Algae Biofuels Production Technologies Worldwide

    Involvement in the algae biofuels industry shot up by companies 550% between 2005 and 2007, driven by environmental concerns and high crude oil prices. However, oil prices have since declined, and the recent global financial crisis stymied many industries. Currently there seems to be continued interest in algae biofuels, but the industry is also plagued by excessive hype… So what is the ...


  • Biofuel production `needs ethical policies`

    Existing biofuel policies in developing countries encourage unethical practices and offer few incentives to develop new, more ethical technologies, a major report has concluded. "The rapid expansion of biofuels production in the developing world has led to problems such as deforestation and the displacement of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Algae biofuels

    Biofuel from algae could be a meaningful part of the solution in the future because of its potential as an economically viable, low emissions transportation fuel. As part of the program, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company is teaming up with Synthetic Genomics (SGI) to develop, test, and produce biofuels from photosynthetic algae. Algae produce bio-oil that can be processed into biofuels ...

  • 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 ...

  • Vermeer introduces innovative drum specifically for biofuel production

    Suitable for everything from large land-clearing jobs to green-waste recycling, the Vermeer Tier 4i (Stage IIIB) HG6000 and HG6000TX horizontal grinder features a number of features that make it ideal for a wide array of operators. Among the innovations that already make the HG6000 horizontal grinder a remarkable machine is the all-new chip drum, which allows the grinder to produce a consistent ...


    By Vermeer

  • ReportsnReports - Algae Biofuels Production Technologies Worldwide

    Involvement in the algae biofuels industry shot up by companies 550% between 2005 and 2007, driven by environmental concerns and high crude oil prices. However, oil prices have since declined, and the recent global financial crisis stymied many industries. Currently there seems to be continued interest in algae biofuels, but the industry is also plagued by excessive hype… So what is the ...


  • 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

  • Global Biofuels Market: Opportunities, Emerging Technologies and Production

    Global Biofuels Market: Opportunities, Emerging Technologies and Production This report is the most comprehensive treatment of the biofuels market available. Worldwide data is provided on biorefineries, conversion and separation technologies, manufacturing, research and ...


  • BESC, Mascoma develop Revolutionary Microbe for Biofuel Production

    Biofuels pioneer Mascoma LLC and the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have developed a revolutionary strain of yeast that could help significantly accelerate the development of biofuels from nonfood plant matter.   The approach could provide a pathway to eventual expansion of biofuels production beyond the current output limited to ethanol derived from ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • Biofuels - A Global Market Overview

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rnhj5m/biofuels_a) has announced the addition of the "Biofuels - A Global Market Overview" report to their offering.      (Logo: ...


    By Research and Markets

  • Advanced biofuels factsheet launched

    World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is pleased to announce the release of the factsheet ‘Advanced Biofuels’ – the seventh in the series of publications. This succeeds the release of the summary of oil price drop survey conducted by WBA to understand the effects of oil price drop on bioenergy industry. The WBA factsheet aims to ...

  • Biofuel use to double 2015

    Global biofuel use is expected to increase twofold by 2015 and Brazil will remain the world's top exporter of biofuel, according to a report released Wednesday by Hart Energy Consulting. The U.S. is expected to see the largest increase in biofuel use per country, increasing its current consumption by more than 30 percent, according to data from the 'Global Biofuels Outlook: 2009-2015' report. ...

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