APPA recommends big biofuels push to reach Spain’s energy goals

In Spain, the Spanish Renewable Energies Association (APPA) said that biofuels will be the only renewable option for light vehicles with combustion engines, aviation,...

Mazda backs carbon-neutral biofuel research on microalgae

In the United Kingdom, Mazda is involved in joint research projects and studies as part of an ongoing industry-academia-government collaboration to promote the wide-spread...

India’s first ever center for advanced biofuels and biocommodities created

In India, the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India and The Energy and Research Institute (TERI) are setting up...

ESL Shipping and Nauticor sign LNG contract for Haaga and Viiki

In Finland, ESL Shipping Ltd., part of Aspo Plc., and Hamburg, Germany-based Nauticor GmbH & Co. KG, a 100% subsidiary of The Linde Group,...

Natural yeast-derived proteins curb bacterial contamination in ethanol production

In Illinois, researchers at the University of Illinois wondered if they could improve the battle over lactic acid bacteria that is a common issue...

From chicken fat to biodiesel, thanks to nanocatalysis-based synthesis

In Iran, researchers from the Islamic Azad University of Bushehr used nano-calcium oxide catalyst to produce biodiesel from chicken fat, making it a low...

Biofuel-friendly trees could help land restoration

In Indonesia, biofuel plantations could be central to meeting landscape restoration targets in Indonesia while helping the country meet growing energy demand. Scientists with...

World energy to invest $350M in refinery conversion

In California, World Energy is investing $350 million over the next two years to complete the conversion of its Paramount, California facility into one...

First fossil-free ocean freight transport thanks to GoodShipping

In the Netherlands, GoodShipping bunkered the first batch of biofuels into a container vessel that otherwise would have entirely run on fossil fuels. The...

Eni and Veritas turn trash to treasure with new bioeconomy agreement

In Italy, Eni and Veritas, a multiutility that collects, recycles and treats waste in the 51 Municipalities of the metropolitan area of Venice, signed...

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