Monthly Archives: June 2017

GBEP works with ECREEE to further sustainable bioenergy uptake in Western Africa

In Ghana, ECREEE collaborated with the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) and hosted the 5th GBEP Bioenergy Week in the ECOWAS region in Accra, Ghana (5th ECOWAS/GBEP Bioenergy Week) to provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experience with the ECOWAS member … Continue reading

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Finnish company pushing forward plans for 35 biogas filling stations

In Finland, Gasum opened its first biogas and CNG filling station in Pori, largest member of the Carbon Neutral Municipalities project, and one of 35 new biogas stations it plans to open around the country over the next few years. … Continue reading

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Brazilian ethanol production falls H1 June as rains hamper crush

In Brazil, ethanol production slid during the first half of June by more than 16% during the same period last year as the cane crush fell nearly 10% due to wet weather and mills continued to focus on sugar production. … Continue reading

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Downstate New York counties may get 5% bioheat by mid-2018

In New York state, Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties could follow in New York City’s footsteps and implement a 5% biofuel blend in heating oil by July 1, 2018 following a bill passed in the Assembly and the Senate. The … Continue reading

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Brightline teams with Florida Power & Light on biodiesel blend

In Florida, Brightline, the express train service that will run between West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, announced its partnership with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to provide clean biodiesel to fuel the trains. FPL, which has used … Continue reading

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Despite Abengoa’s collapse, EU ethanol production seen reaching record highs

In the UK, European ethanol production is ramping back up with gusto thanks to Ensus and Vivergo back online but beet and corn-based ethanol production are also seen helping the trade block reach a record high of nearly 6.3 billion … Continue reading

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Penn State researchers looking to boost aviation biofuel efficiencies

In Pennsylvania, slowed as much by extremely low oil prices as supply-chain and technological challenges, the effort to integrate biofuels into the nation’s aviation fuel supply is nonetheless progressing, according to a researcher in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. … Continue reading

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Louis Dreyfus confident Argentina will prevail in biodiesel spat with US

In Argentina, Louis Dreyfus’ CEO said he is confident the country will win its anti- antidumping case against the US currently under investigation by the US Department of Commerce. It is seeking to reopen the American market to its biodiesel … Continue reading

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From Coal-fired CO2: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to capturing flue gas via microalgae

A recent DOE project with MicroBio Engineering had the primary objective of a detailed techno-economic and life cycle assessment for a coal-fired power plant with two microalgae CO2 utilization and mitigation options. First, biogas production to replace coal for maximum … Continue reading

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9 Years Upon The Anvil: the baptism of renewable chemicals and the purification of its strategy

“We are always in the forge, or on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things” – Henry Ward Beecher By now, Tom Boussie of Rennovia has been 20 years in the forge of the chemicals business, … Continue reading

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Tasty Energy Treats You Can Make From Brownies

Terpenes may be the most unloved class of energy molecule of all time, if you compare R&D spending to potential. Even ARPA-E, the home of high-risk, high-reward government research into energy, hasn’t delved into terpenes since 2012’s OPEN invite, where … Continue reading

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“Not worth reducing indirect land use emissions” using California’s approach: new study

In Illinois, a team of researchers writing in Nature Communications concluded California’s indirect land use change factors in the Low Carbon Fuel Standard, applied nationally, would imply that the cost of reducing a ton of carbon is 20 percent higher … Continue reading

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Brazil sugar production soaring, up 104% in June

In Brazil, a S&P Global Platts survey of analysts concludes that “sugar production in Brazil’s key Center-South region in the first half of June is expected to be nearly 2.45 million metric tons “, up 104% on the year and … Continue reading

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Quebec’s escalates renewable fuel blending targets, unveils $1.5B clean energy action plan

In Canada, Quebec’s provincial government unveiled its said it will spend $1.5B between now and 2019 to spir clean energy and reduce oil dependency. As a part of the 2017-2020 Action Plan, Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Pierre … Continue reading

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Downstate New York to introduce biodiesel obligation for heating oil

In New York, downstate New York counties are set to join New York City as national leaders in providing cleaner air through increased use of biodiesel in home heating oil, a product called Bioheat fuel.   Legislation passed yesterday by … Continue reading

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Florida’s new high-speed intercity rail chooses biodiesel

In Florida, the new South Florida high-speed inter-city rail service Brightline will be utilizing biodiesel sourced from Florida Power & Light.  Brightline is expectedl reduce emissions by removing three million cars from Florida’s roadways annually. The train will tarvel at … Continue reading

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Penn State research on aviation biofuels focuses on regional supply chains

In Pennsylvania, researchers at Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences are evaluating regional supply chains that could be used for alternative jet fuel production, including feedstock production, transportation and fuel conversion. Researchers are examining fuel-production pathways, feedstock and infrastructure requirements, … Continue reading

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India’s GST tax plan may slow biodiesel, ethanol adoption

In India, the Times of India is reporting that a 18% GST tax that has been proposed for ethanol and biodiesel is expected to slow efforts to increae blending, according to experts and producers polled by the news outlet. G … Continue reading

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Genetics roadmap to develop more resilient farmed fish

In Scotland, researchers at WorldFish will embark on new research to create more resilient fish with characteristics such as disease resistance and more effective feed utilization, using advanced techniques such as genomic selection to introduce these characteristics into its improved … Continue reading

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N-butanol and beyond: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics

Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from various renewable feedstocks, including sugar (cane, molasses, beets), starch (corn) and cellulosic biomass (corn residues, sugar cane bagasse, forest materials and grasses). GBL works with … Continue reading

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