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  • Crunch year for US biofuels

    US biofuel policies are set to collide this year – with each other and with reality – Bloomberg New Energy Finance finds in new “What to Watch for” biofuels white paper. New York, 25 February 2013 – Policies that govern the use of US corn-based ethanol – one which calls for a minimum amount of consumption, and another which limits how much can go into ...


    By Bloomberg New Energy Finance

  • Green Biofuels turning Environmentalists Red

    Many well-known industry analysts have voiced over the issue of fast divergence of food crops toward biofuel production for automobiles. Lester Brown, the founder of WorldWatch Institute, US, long worried about the sustainability of global food supplies, cautions in a statement reported by TechNewsWorld on March 18, 2007, “Cars, not people, will claim most of the increase in grain production ...


    By RNCOS

  • Introduce sustainable biofuels for aviation to meet 2050 emissions target says think tank

    A new report recommends the wide-scale deployment of sustainable bio-jet fuels which would result in emission reductions worth £37.41 billion in the UK between 2020 and 2050, as well as making a significant contribution to meeting the UK’s 2050 emission reduction target. Green skies thinking recommends the setting of achievable and enforceable targets for replacing standard kerosene jet fuel with ...


    By Policy Exchange

  • EU agrees to Stop Bad Biofuels after 2020

    The full European Parliament today agreed to cap the use of land-based biofuels in transport, with the aim of being a check on the growing consumption of biofuels that increase carbon emissions compared to conventional diesel and petrol. Today’s vote marks the endgame for the EU’s public ...

  • Biofuel labeling often inaccurate, new study claims

    Biofuel blends may not always be what the label claims. A study at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that many smaller distributors could be 'splash blending.'  While sampling blended biodiesel fuels purchased from small-scale retailers, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution found that many of the blends do not contain the advertised amount of biofuel. Marine ...

  • How will the US produce 36bn gallons of biofuel by 2022?

    The new U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), signed into law last month as part of the revised Energy Bill, sets high goals for the U.S. biofuels industry. It calls for the production of 36 billion gallons of biofuels—mainly ethanol and biodiesel—annually by 2022, with 21 billion gallons coming from so-called “advanced biofuels,” which can be produced using a variety of new feedstocks and ...

  • Energy department announces new advance in biofuel technology

    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today congratulated a team of researchers at the Department's BioEnergy Science Center who have achieved yet another advance in the drive toward next generation biofuels: using bacteria to convert plant matter directly into isobutanol, which can be burned in regular car engines with a heat value higher than ethanol and similar to gasoline. This research is part of ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • IDB launches interactive Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard

    The Inter-American Development Bank released an interactive tool known as the Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard on September 9th, as part of a comprehensive effort to ensure that biofuel investments produce social, economic and environmental benefits. Biofuels have received increasing global attention due to rising oil prices, awareness of global warming and the need for energy security. ...

  • Vietnamese manure biofuel project scoops prize

    A scheme that harnesses biogas to improve the quality of life for Vietnamese smallholders is one of six projects recognised in an international awards ceremony. Vietnam"s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) teamed up with the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) in 2003 to create a countrywide biogas programme that takes Vietnam"s human and animal waste and turns it into a ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...


  • Chemineer, Inc. provides cost-effective solutions for the biofuels industry

    Chemineer, Inc. has the process application experience coupled with field-proven product performance advantages to deliver significant benefits to businesses in the biofuels industry. As a leader in mixing technology, Chemineer has experience with corn-based or cellulosic ethanol and multiple feedstocks for biodiesel such as soybean, canola, fish oil, and waste vegetable and animal oils. ...


    By National Oilwell Varco

  • Chemineer, inc. provides cost-effective solutions for the biofuels industry

    Chemineer, Inc. has the process application experience coupled with field-proven product performance advantages to deliver significant benefits to businesses in the biofuels industry. As a leader in mixing technology, Chemineer has experience with corn-based or cellulosic ethanol and multiple feedstocks for biodiesel such as soybean, canola, fish oil, and waste vegetable and animal oils. ...


    By National Oilwell Varco

  • UN-backed expert group takes steps to establish new biofuel standard

    A United Nations-backed group of international experts has endorsed a first draft of a new global sustainability standard for biofuels to assess their economic, social and environmental effects. The Steering Board of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), which includes an expert from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), has signed off on the draft criteria, called “Version Zero,” which is ...


    By United Nations

  • Richard Branson`s new push on biofuels makes history

    Richard Branson, the business man that makes headlines seemingly every week. This time, it is for a green cause, he made history by becoming the first commercial airliner owner to fuel a flight with a partial load of biofuels. The debatable point is this, it took the oil of 150,000 coconuts and some babassu palm oil to power only 20% of one of four fat tanks on one of his 747 Virgin Atlantic ...

  • Ensuring Accurate, On-Site Biofuels Blend Measurements in Under One Minute

    Globally, governments are putting more emphasis on sustainable energy sources and are creating energy policies that promote the production and use of biofuels.  With the Renewable Fuels Standard-2 (RFS-2), the US set biofuels blending volumes to 12.95 billion gallons for 2010 increasing to 36 billion gallons by 2022.  With similar mandates or guidelines coming from other countries, the ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • The ecological way of filling your tank

    The fair trade organisation Gebana and Migrol have just launched the first fair trade organic fuel. Biofuel causes 70% less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional diesel. Migrol supplies petrol stations, and Gebana ensures that small farmers and their families make a profit. Depending on the product, prices are guaranteed to be between 20% and 70% more than the local market price. They also ...


  • Berkeley Lab Science at the Theater: Hope or Hype? What’s next for biofuels?

    From the sun to your gas tank: A new breed of biofuels may help solve the global energy challenge and reduce the impact of fossil fuels on global warming. KTVU Channel 2 health and science editor John Fowler will moderate a panel of three Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists who are developing ways to convert the solar energy stored in plants into liquid fuels. ...

  • W2 Energy Signs Agreement To Purchase 51% Of AM BIofuels

     W2 Energy, Inc. (OTC: WTWO) is pleased to report it has signed a binding memorandum agreement to purchase 51% of AM Biofuels http://www.ambiofuels.com.my of Pasir Gudang Port of Johor Malaysia. The company has signed and Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to buy 51% of the company from the shareholders of AM Biofuels. This strategic ...


    By XFuels Inc.

  • U.S. navy to power its fleet with biofuels, with help from the USDA

    The U.S. Department of the Navy has set a goal to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels from volatile areas of the world, in part by increasing its use of biofuels. The Navy recently announced five energy targets for the Navy and Marine Corps, and biofuels are a major component of four of those five energy targets. The five goals are: including energy efficiency and the energy footprint in ...

  • Algae.Tec Announces Commencement of Australian Advanced Biofuels Facility Commissioning

     Algae.Tec (ASX:AEB, FWB:GZA:GR, OTCQX:ALGXY), an advanced algae to biofuels company with a high-yield enclosed algae growth and harvesting system today announced commissioning for its showcase biofuels facility Shoalhaven One in Nowra Australia started this week. Algae.Tec Executive Chairman Roger Stroud said the ...


    By Algae.Tec Ltd.

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