Monthly Archives: November 2019

CO2 eating bacteria could be key to develop carbon-neutral fuels

In Israel, scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science were able to get bacteria to eat carbon dioxide from their environment – essentially building all of their biomass from air. This feat involved nearly a decade of rational design, genetic … Continue reading

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MNRE looking for bidders on biogas and thermal energy evaluation study

In India, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy issued a request for expression of interest for an independent third-party evaluation study of its biogas-based power generation (off-grid) and thermal energy applications program (BPGTP). The program is for the dissemination … Continue reading

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4-week ethanol production rises by 1.4%

Renewable Fuels Association reports that ethanol production increased 26,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 2.5%, to 1.059 million b/d—equivalent to 44.48 million gallons daily. The four-week average ethanol production rate rose by 1.4% to 1.034 million b/d, equivalent to an … Continue reading

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Stora Enso collaborates with HSMG on plant-based barrier coatings and fiber packaging

In Finland, Stora Enso entered into a strategic collaboration with HS Manufacturing Group, producer of plant-based barrier coatings, to develop Stora Enso’s formed fiber offering. Stora Enso will leverage HSMG’s PROTĒAN technology for food contact packaging applications. The technology offers … Continue reading

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Biomass fuels and biofuels in Germany report published

In Germany, the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) published their 8th annual report on the evaluation and progress of biomass fuels and biofuels in Germany, and also on the flow of goods to other countries. This Evaluation and … Continue reading

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Cielo enters multi-year feedstock supply agreement with Canadian Pacific

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. entered into a Supply of Services Agreement with Canadian Pacific, which entitles Cielo to receive scrap rail ties from CP to use as feedstock in the production of high-grade renewable fuels, in one of … Continue reading

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B30 vehicle test completed, shows similar performance to B20

In Indonesia, the Jakarta Post reports that the five-month road test using 30% blended biodiesel, B30, has been completed and showed similar performance in in power, emissions and fuel consumption compared to B20. The test used 11 vehicles that were … Continue reading

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Air Leap partners with Fly Green Fund and pushes for biofuels on domestic flights

In Sweden, Air Leap, a new regional airline in the Nordic countries and wholly owned by Ryggefjord AS, has chosen to support the Fly Green Fund by campaigning for the possibility of climate-reducing air travel, which, in addition to the … Continue reading

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Avantium secures $27.5M funding for FDCA flagship plant

In the Netherlands, Avantium secured a significant financial milestone of €25 million (about USD $27.5 million) in its mission to fund its FDCA flagship plant. Thanks to this grant, Avantium are well on the road to make plant-based FDCA (furandicarboxylic … Continue reading

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SkyNRG and Waterfall Group team with Vancouver airport on aviation biofuel

In Canada, the Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), SkyNRG, Waterfall Group and Vancouver Airport Authority announced the launch of BioPortYVR, an industry-led project to increase the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). BioPortYVR supports provincial and federal government climate … Continue reading

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Australia to requests ARENA to develop bioenergy roadmap

In Australia, the government has announced the development of a new roadmap to enhance the growth of Australia’s bioenergy sector and identify the role bioenergy can play in Australia’s future energy mix. Bioenergy is a renewable energy source created from … Continue reading

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Uttar Pradesh wants at least one 2G ethanol plant in every district

In India, the Business Standard newspaper report that Uttar Pradesh announced it is development an action plan to speed up the development and implementation of ethanol produced from crop waste in response to the government’s ordering it, Punjab and Haryana … Continue reading

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Malaysia helping to create smallholder oil palm cooperatives to organize production

In Malaysia, the Malay Mail newspaper reports that the government plans to help smallholder oil palm farmers set up cooperatives in an effort to improve production planning and in turn increase efficiency in the sector. Ten cooperatives have already been … Continue reading

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U.S. Court of Appeals dismisses ABFA’s suit against EPA but concerned about agency’s actions

In Washington, DTN reports that U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed the Advanced Biofuels Association’s May 2018 lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency that claimed the agency overstepped its bounds granting so many hardship waivers … Continue reading

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Brazil breaks monthly hydrous ethanol sales record in October at 2.11 billion liters

In Brazil, Renewables Now reports that hydrous ethanol production between April 1 and November 1 was 20.61 billion liters while anhydrous production during the same period was 8.95 billion liters. During October, 2.11 billion liters of hydrous ethanol was sold, … Continue reading

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Pacific Ethanol renegotiating debt for Pekin ethanol plant with CoBank

In California, the Sacramento Business Journal reports that Pacific Ethanol is still having a hard time meeting its debt repayment schedule and is currently trying to renegotiate with CoBank the debt on the purchase of its ethanol plant in Pekin, … Continue reading

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Argonne researchers develop highly selective adsorbent material to boost bioproduction efficiencies

In Illinois, researchers from two divisions at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory who have joined forces to develop a highly selective adsorbent material called EZ Select to tackle inefficiencies in bioproduct extraction. Combining the laboratory’s expertise … Continue reading

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Manitoba canola farmers call for B5 nationwide to reduce exports

In Canada, the Calgary Herald newspaper reports that Manitoba canola farmers are trying to encourage Alberta to boost its biodiesel blending mandate to 5% from the current 2% in an effort to absorb some of the canola that is no … Continue reading

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Top 5 Tips How to Fund Your Project

By CJ Evans, Managing Director, American Diversified Energy Consulting Services and Executive Director, Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition Special to The Digest Let’s be honest.  It doesn’t matter how revolutionary or good your technology or product is if you cannot secure … Continue reading

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40% Biomass Boost for Bioethanol: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Aequor’s Green Chemistry

A Wonder Woman Power Duo spoke at the recent ABLC NEXT in San Francisco and in case you missed it, this is one presentation you won’t want to miss. It’s got the goods on green chemicals and how we can … Continue reading

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