Biofuels

April 23, 2019 - Vancouver-based Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. has achieved an important milestone by selling the first 5,000 litres of high-grade renewable diesel to its first customer at $1 per litre.
Dec. 18, 2018 - Researchers in Malaysia are investigating ways to improve biodiesel production by using electrical fields to break open microalgae cells, with varied results, according to a new study in the Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology.
Dec. 12, 2018 – Benefuel Inc. recently responded to British Columbia’s publicized climate change plan that included an expanded ‘Low Carbon Fuel Standard,' by announcing that they have begun a site search and discussions with interested parties on a few specific locations for their next state-of-the-art biodiesel facility. This announcement has assisted Benefuel in prioritizing its expansion efforts, given that British Columbia has specific target volumes for biodiesel blending and carbon reductions, as well as enticing funding support.
Sept. 12, 2018 - Enerkem has successfully produced a clean, renewable bio-dimethyl ether (Bio-DME), a by-product of biomethanol, that could help address global climate change efficiently by replacing the use of diesel fuel in the transportation sector.
Aug. 22, 2018 - The City of Vancouver has signed a contract with Suncor to transition all its city vehicles to 100 per cent renewable diesel. The city claims the move will reduce its vehicle emissions to 50 per cent below 2007 levels by the end of 2019.  
July 11, 2018 - Cherokee Freight Lines, a Northern California trucking company, has switched its entire fleet of more than 200 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel.
April 25, 2019 - Over the past two years, Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) has participated in extensive consultation with the government of Canada and an array of stakeholders on the development of the national Clean Fuel Standard (CFS), a regulation that will reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by 30 million tonnes by 2030.
April 22, 2019 - Taking a step closer to a “green” replacement for fossil fuels, a research team that includes a chemical engineer at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a novel process using an unusual solvent and an exotic microorganism that may make it possible to manufacture isobutanol and other biofuels more economically.
April 17, 2019 - Enerkem Inc., a global leader in biofuels production from solid waste, announces the closing of a new round of financing totalling $76.3 million. The financing comes from Enerkem’s existing investors, as well as a new investor, Suncor Energy Inc.
April 9, 2019 - Energy company Quantafuel and Geminor have entered a co-operation agreement to secure deliveries of plastic waste to Quantafuel's plants for low emission fuel production.
March 28, 2019 - Quebec's leading natural gas distribution company, Énergir, is pleased with the adoption of the regulation respecting the quantity of renewable natural gas to be delivered by a distributor. Announced earlier today by Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonatan Julien, this regulation establishes a governing framework for one of the objectives of the 2030 Energy Policy Action Plan.
March 18, 2019 - Strathmore, Alta., is the chosen site of a new $285-million construction project that will see first-of-its-kind wheat-based biofuels facility producing denatured ethanol, biogas, and electricity. 
April 11, 2019 - Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced the California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded the company a $3 million grant to fund the next phase of development of a new technology that doubles the amount of renewable energy created from the decomposition of organic material at wastewater treatment plants.
March 25, 2019 - Applications are now open for the AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2019, taking place on 3rd July at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, U.K.
March 21, 2019 – The government of Canada recently announced it is investing up to $2.7 million (subject to a formal funding agreement) to support climate action by ZooShare Biogas Co-operative.
March 6, 2019 - In winter 2019, the German biogas plant manufacturer Weltec Biopower has started building a biomethane plant near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, UK. The client is Lanes Farm Energy, a gas-to-grid project developed by Aqua Consultants.
Feb. 27, 2019 - Specific statistics for the use of heat in North American agriculture are hard to obtain. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) asserts that, ‘Energy for growing and harvesting crops is a large component of farm operating costs,’ while operations such as crop drying, livestock housing, water heating and greenhouse crop production consume considerable amounts of heat.
Feb. 26, 2019 - Clean Energy Technologies (CETY) has installed a Clean Cycle II Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) unit at Woolwich Bio-En, Inc. in Elmira, Ont.
March 18, 2019 - Biofuel experts have long sought a more economically viable way to turn algae into biocrude oil to power vehicles, ships and even jets. University of Utah researchers believe they have found an answer. They have developed an unusually rapid method to deliver cost-effective algal biocrude in large quantities using a specially-designed jet mixer.
Sept. 28, 2017 - Eat too much without exercising and you’ll probably put on a few pounds. As it turns out, plant leaves do something similar. In a new study at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientists show that retaining sugars in plant leaves can make them get fat too.
May 5, 2017 - A University of Washington team has made new headway on a solution to remove beetle-killed trees from the forest and use them to make renewable transportation fuels or high-value chemicals.
Aug. 8, 2016 - The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and University of Guelph researchers are currently investigating the potential of growing two unique plants, Euphorbia lagascae from the Mediterranean and Centrapalus pauciflorus from Africa, as sources of vernolic acid, a naturally occurring epoxidized fatty acid that can directly substitute for the synthetic vernolic acid made from petroleum, soy or linseed oil.
February 3, 2016 - Four parallel conference tracks at International Wood Biorefining Week will focus on bioenergy and biobased products and innovations.
November 8, 2013, Columbus, Ohio - Battelle engineers and scientists have developed a mobile device that transforms unwanted biomass materials such as wood chips or agricultural waste into valuable bio-oil using catalytic pyrolysis. As currently configured, the Battelle-funded unit converts one ton of pine chips, shavings and sawdust into as much as 130 gallons of wet bio-oil per day.

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