India starts building first rice straw ethanol refinery

In India, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd’s commissioning of its second generation ethanol bio refinery will start building the proposed plant this week in Baulsingha...

Sugarcane and ethanol production slows in Brazil

In Brazil, Unica reported that the amount of sugarcane processed in Brazil’s Center-South totaled 27.64 million tons in the second half of September, 31.68%...

RFA welcomes four new members

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association has new four new members - Ringneck Energy, Wisconsin Agri-Business Association, Nebraska Ethanol Board, and Advanced Fuel...

House runs on Dunkin’ – tiny home powered by Dunkin’ coffee grounds

In New York, Ohio-based Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee at Home introduced a biofuel-powered home in New York City’s Madison Square Park that is literally running...

Over $3M given to boost R&D on greener marine fuels

In Singapore, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore set aside S$5 million (about $3.6 million) to co-fund research and development on cleaner marine...

Key gene controls stem juiciness in sorghum

In China, scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences discovered the gene controlling the stem juiciness trait in sorghum, the fifth most popular crop...

UFOP and EOA say EU failed to defend its agriculture

In Germany, UFOP and European Oilseed Alliance (EOA) issued a statement saying that the European Commission’s recent decision to hold off on imposing anti-dumping...

New “Biodiesel by a Mile” video highlights benefits of biodiesel

In Illinois, a new video, entitled “Biodiesel by a Mile” that promotes the advantages of biodiesel fuel use versus traditional fuel was produced and...

Pertamina falls 62% short of biodiesel target

In Indonesia, three weeks after the government launched a new mandate to boost biodiesel consumption, Pertamina has only received about two-thirds of its targeted...

MSU researchers harness algae and fungi to create new biofuel system

In Michigan, Michigan State University scientists found a solution using two species of marine algae and soil fungi to enhance oil production and harvest...

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