Biofuel
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.
Jan. 12, 2015 – Iris Solutions, part of waste-to-product business Shanks Group, in a consortium led by Orgaworld Canada has been chosen to design, build, maintain and operate the first closed-loop, fully-integrated organics waste management system in North America.
Jan. 6, 2015 – Researchers at the Univerity of Guelph are pressure cooking farm waste to make it more feasible for energy production. The university told Waste Management World that cooking the farm waste yields compact, easily transportable material that won't degrade during transport.
Jan. 5, 2015 – Lufthansa has announced their intent to switch to a biokerosene mixture in its aircraft at Oslo airport as of March 2015. This fuel switch will be used for approximately 5,000 flights from the Norwegian airport. The contract with Statoil Aviation will supply 2.5 million gallons of cerfitied biofuel.
Dec. 18, 2014 --The global second generation biofuels market (also known as advanced biofuels) will reach $23.9 billion by 2020, according to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global Second Generation Biofuels - Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 - 2020." Currently, Biodiesel garners the largest market share; however, the latest and the most commercially viable cellulosic ethanol would surpass biodiesel and eventually lead the market by 2020. North America generated largest revenue, as it has over 50% of the globally installed capacity base.
Dec. 18, 2014 - University of Guelph researchers are looking into whether farm waste can be transformed into energy cost-effectively. The focus is on creating a demonstration site before establishing commercially-viable operations.
Dec. 18, 2014 - Iogen Corporation, a leading developer of cellulosic biofuel technology, and Raízen, one of the world's largest producers of sugarcane ethanol, have begun production of cellulosic ethanol on schedule at Raízen's newly expanded Costa Pinto sugar cane mill in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil.
Dec. 8, 2014 – An economic research group released a report stating that the proposed rules on rail tank cars could cost the U.S. economy as much as $60 billion. The projected costs for the ethanol industry would increase by almost $5.3 billion at its peak year in 2019. 
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November 25, 2014, Belgium - Researchers at Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven’s Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, in Belgium, have successfully converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline. Using a new chemical process, they were able to convert the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon chains. These hydrocarbons can be used as an additive in gasoline, or as a component in plastics. The researchers reported their findings in the journal Energy & Environmental Science.
November 19, 2014, Tokyo, Japan – Scientists at Japan’s Mie University are conducting research on biofuel opportunities from inedible oranges.
November 19, 2014, Oslo, Norway – Oslo Gardermoen airport has become the first airport in the world to offer a full-time supply of bio jet fuel for commercial flights.
November 11, 2014, Calgary, Alta. – Foyson Resources Limited has entered into an agreement with Integrated Green Energy Limited (IGE) to acquire exclusive licenses to commercialize initially IGE's plastics to fuel technology and then its biomass to both fuel and energy conversion technologies. 
November 10, 2014, New York, NY - Ensyn announced that it has initiated the generation and sale of its first RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers) under the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) and that Ensyn's D7 cellulosic RINs have received QAP certification.
November 7, 2014, La Jolla, Calif. - Trestle Energy announced that B.C. has officially approved its process for producing advanced biofuel, clearing the way for Trestle to begin producing and selling its low-emissions biofuel in B.C. With this approval, Trestle Energy is now recognized by B.C. as the lowest emissions ethanol producer in America. 
November 5, 2014, Aylmer, Ont. - IGPC Ethanol Inc.'s fuel ethanol facility in Aylmer, Ont. has now produced over one billion litres of ethanol, a substantial milestone in IGPC's history. For over six years of operation, IGPC Ethanol Inc. has been a significant contributor to Canada's domestic supply of ethanol, producing in excess of 170 million litres of corn-based ethanol per year.
October 30, 2014, Ottawa, Ont. - The Board of Directors of the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) today announced the appointment of Andrea Kent as its President.

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