May 6, 2015 - North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB) has announced the construction of a bioethanol plant on the Renforsin Ranta industrial estate in Kajaani, Finland, which will use locally supplied sawdust as the raw material.
April 7, 2015 – U.S. ethanol producers exported approximately 85.2 million gallons in February, the largest amount ever exported in the month of February.
April 2, 2015 - Nova Scotia Power recently reported that the biomass boiler used to generate electricity for the province consumed 393,423 green tonnes of biomass in 2014, its first full year of operation. Not all the biomass originated in Nova Scotia; almost one quarter was imported.
March 26, 2015 - According to EIA monthly supply data through December 2014, which EIA released in late February, U.S. exports of fuel ethanol in 2014 reached their second-highest level at a total of 826 million gallons.
March 19, 2015 - Red Rock Biofuels, a biofuels startup company based in Fort Collins, Colo., recently received financing from a venture capital firm to assist in the construction of the company’s first production refinery in Lakeview, Ore.
Mar. 12, 2015 - Turns out growing willow at an angle will increase its usefulness as a biofuel feedstock. Researchers at Imperial College in London have used medical imaging to study why willows grown at sharp angles improve biofuel yields.
Feb. 23, 2015 - Use of US corn in ethanol production increased 5 percent in December while sorghum use for biofuel tumbled 57 percent from the previous month, the US Department of Agriculture said in a new monthly report on Thursday. The so-called Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report was the first in a suite of monthly reports that will be launched this year.
Feb. 19, 2015 - The Canadian Renewable Fuels Association is beginning the New Year with new leadership, a growing membership and an evolving focus.
Feb. 18, 2015 - The University of New Brunswick will receive a grant for technology to improve the process of developing renewable fuel from biomass, Pulp and Paper Canada reports. The $306,200 will be parceled out over three years in the hopes of improving quality, yield and reduce the amount of energy required in producing biofuels.
Feb. 10, 2015 - The advanced biofuel that is being fired in OPG's Thunder Bay Generating Station is steam-treated pellets made from sustainably-sourced sawmill residuals. This advanced biofuel is produced in Norway where it has been in use for a number of years.
Feb. 9, 2015 - This year’s big story has been the plunge in oil prices followed quickly by a fall in the Canadian dollar. As analysts watch to see how low prices will go, there has been a flurry of prediction about who will be the winners and who will be the ultimate losers in this altered economy. The energy sector looks glum while manufacturers are predicted to find some relief.
Feb. 3, 2015, Sao Paulo — The Brazilian government will raise the mandatory ethanol blend to 27 per cent from a current 25 per cent on 16 February, according to the presidential chief of staff Aloizio Mercadante.
Feb. 2, 2015 – Seed giant Syngenta has produced a hybrid corn that has an enzyme required to produce ethanol within the kernel, StarTribune reports.
Jan. 29, 2015 - A blog written by a senior scientist on the Union of Concerned Scientists website says a lot has changed to make biofuels a better choice in the past seven years of scientific discovery.
Jan. 29, 2015 - A new report brings up the subject of bioenergy competing with food for land use. It recommends policy changes to phase out forms of bioenergy that use crops or that otherwise make dedicated use of land.
Jan. 28, 2015 - U.S. regulators have given the green light for Argentina's biofuel makers to qualify for U.S. biofuel credits, Reuters reports. This will pave the way for South American exporters to sell into the U.S. market and it could price pressures on U.S. biofuel producers.
Jan. 21, 2015, Houston — Sheetz Convenience Stores, a Pennsylvania-based retailer, said it will introduce E15 fuels in its North Carolina stores this week.
Jan. 14, 2015 - A Finnish company that owns the first cargo ship in the world to operate on biofuel has ordered two 4,700 dwt VG EcoCoaster general cargo ships from Dutch shipbuilder Royal Bodewes.
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