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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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • NREL Refines Method to Convert Lignin to Nylon Precursor

    A new study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) demonstrates the conversion of lignin-derived compounds to adipic acid, an important industrial dicarboxylic acid produced for its use as a precursor to nylon, plasticizers, lubricants, polyesters, and other popular products and chemicals. The demonstration is an important step toward the goal of garnering more ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Biofuel Enzymes Market Available At Researchmoz.us

    This report is an effort to identify the performance of biofuel enzymes in the global scenario. The report is segmented by type, application and geography in terms of revenue estimated from 2010 and forecasted till 2018. The market by types is segmented by amylases, industrial lipases and others. COMPLETE REPORT WITH TOC: ...


  • 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 ...


  • ANDRITZ to supply pressurized refining system to MDF customer in Mexico

    International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Maderas y Sintéticos de México to deliver a chip washing system and a 54”-1CP pressurized refining system to the MDF production site in Las Morales, Mexico. Start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2016. Maderas y Sintéticos de México is a member of the Masisa Group, a leading producer of ...

  • NPRA Calls on EPA to Reconsider Cellulosic Biofuel Volumes

     The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, American Petroleum Institute and Western States Petroleum Association jointly filed a petition today requesting that the Environmental Protection Agency waive the 2011 cellulosic biofuel volume mandate in its entirety, because it appears no ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • Seaweed problem could provide algae biofuel solution

    It has often been used as a farmland fertilizer, and in some communities it is eaten as a vegetable, but now researchers believe that seaweed could power our cars and heat our homes too. One species of algae in particular, sugar kelp (Laminaria saccharina), is exciting scientists from Norway. ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 ...


  • API: EPA out of touch with reality by deciding to continue mandating imaginary biofuels

       WASHINGTON, May 25, 2012/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today denied the American Petroleum Institute's (API's) request to eliminate mandates for biofuels that do not exist, and the agency continues to fine refiners for not using them. "EPA's mandate is out of touch with reality and forces refiners to pay a penalty for not ...

  • Boeing Conducts World`s First Flight with `Green Diesel` as Aviation Biofuel

    Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed the world's first flight using "green diesel," a sustainable biofuel that is widely available and used in ground transportation. The company powered its ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test airplane yesterday with a blend of 15 percent green diesel and 85 percent petroleum jet fuel in the left engine. "Green diesel offers a tremendous opportunity to make sustainable ...


    By The Boeing Company

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