According to Sandeep Chaudhary, President of Biofuel Association of India, The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has given a big push for the ethanol blending programme, and is close to achieving 5% blending at national level. The biodiesel blending programme, which was started on August 10, 2015,… read more →
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On the lines of ethanol, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has started the process to launch the nation's first biogas and biodiesel city buses. The two new biofuel buses will also be introduced on pilot basis in line In association with Swedish-bus maker Scania Commercial Vehicles India Limited, NMC… read more →
Finland-based biorefining technology Chempolis, has signed a partnership agreement with Numaligarh Refinery (A Government of India Enterprise). The duo will build a bioethanol biorefinery in Northeast India. Using Chempolis' formicobio technology, the plant will also produce furfural and acetic acid… read more →
The synergy between the palladium and the iron is incredible,” said lead researcher Yong Wang from the Washington State University in the US. One of the biggest challenges in biofuel production is obtaining carbon for fuel while removing oxygen at the same time. High oxygen content makes biofuel less… read more →
Italy will become the first country in Europe to legally require "advanced biofuels" in cars and trucks, the BBC has learned. Made from waste, the new fuels are said to reduce the amount of land taken out of food production. The world's first commercial scale plant making fuel from straw opened in Italy… read more →
U.S. Energy companies Emerald Biofuels LLC, Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. and Red Rock Biofuels LLC have been awarded $210 million by the U.S. Department of Defense to build refineries that produce biofuels for the military, Biofuels Digest reports. The funds were given under the Defense Production Act to… read more →
Growing demand for fossil fuels landed up in finding a renewable source of energy. Biofuels are the promising alternative for fossil fuels. Researchers from New York University Abu Dhabi presented a review on major computational tools and approaches developed, and used in the optimization of biofuel… read more →
Political officials from around the world attended the opening of the largest cellulosic ethanol fuel plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Dubbed 'Project Liberty,' the 250 million dollar project was funded half by POET, a 25 year veteran company in biofuels, and half by DSM of the Netherlands. Standard ethanol… read more →
The various agreements involved in the deal encompass a subscription agreement and technical and equipment supply agreements. They also discuss conditions for future commercial algae plants following the successful completion of the pilot plant. Shares to the value of $1.5 million will be issued with… read more →
Bhavnagar-based research institute Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI) has developed a 'green plastic' using the residues of bio-fuel that is made from a tropical weed jatropha. What's more, the institute has been granted an European patent for its bio-degradable plastic in… read more →