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April 29, 2015
China has renewed and lowered government subsidies for developing shale gas over 2016–20, the ministry of finance said today. From 2016 to 2018, the subsidies will be reduced to...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/China-renews-and-lowers-subsidies-for-developing-shale-gas_69917.html
April 28, 2015
The European Parliament today accepted a proposal on a directive relating to the biofuels and indirect land-use change (ILUC). The compromise text was proposed in March by the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/European-Parliament-approves-proposal-on-biofuels-and-indirect-land-use-change_69878.html
April 15, 2015
The European Parliament’s voted today in support of an agreement struck by legislators. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and ministers moved closed to an agreement on...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/EU-Parliament-committee-agrees-on-plan-to-cut-use-of-traditional-biofuels-accelerate-shift-to-advanced-biofuels_69410.html
April 13, 2015
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) say that the US EPA has agreed to issue final rules implementing the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014 and 2015 by 30 November. The two organizations last month filed a lawsuit aimed at forcing EPA to finalize rules. AFPM and API filed a draft consent decree to resolve the case on 10 April....
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/EPA-agrees-to-issue-2014-2015-RFS-rules-by-30-November_69351.html
March 24, 2015
Biobased chemicals and fuels firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Praj Industries (Pune, India) for the latter to become a...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Gevo-licenses-iosbutanol-technology-to-Praj-Industries_68849.html
March 18, 2015
UPM Group, one of the world’s largest pulp and paper companies, has recently commissioned the first wood-based biorefinery producing renewable diesel at Lappeenranta, Finland...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/UPM-commissions-biorefinery-in-Finland_68666.html
March 17, 2015
Ceres (Thousand Oaks, CA) and Raízen (São Paulo) have signed a multiyear collaboration agreement to develop and produce sweet sorghum on an industrial scale. Sweet...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Raizen-Ceres-agree-to-scale-up-ethanol-production-from-sweet-sorghum_68632.html
February 25, 2015
Deinove (Montpelier, France), a biotech company that develops innovative processes to produce biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, today...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Deinove-granted-patent-in-the-US-for-second-generation-bioethanol-production-process_68076.html
February 19, 2015
Evogene's (Rehovot, Israel) wholly owned subsidiary, Evofuel; and Insolo Agroindustrial (Sao Paulo) have signed a collaboration agreement for the selection and optimization of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Evogene-signs-castor-bean-collaboration-deal-with-Brazilian-agribusiness-firm_67889.html
February 18, 2015
CropEnergies (Mannheim, Germany) has temporarily paused production at its Ensus (Wilton, UK) bioethanol subsidiary. The production facility was taken offline a few days ago for...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/CropEnergies-pauses-bioethanol-production-at-UK-site-citing-low-prices-euro-weakness_67857.html
February 18, 2015
The use of renewable energy resources is successfully driving down carbon emissions in Europe, according to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen). EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/EEA-report-Increasing-use-of-renewable-energy-results-in-falling-carbon-emissions-in-Europe_67856.html
February 16, 2015
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates) says that renewable energy can fuel India’s economic growth, and that the country “boasts some of...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Irena-renewable-energy-can-fuel-Indias-economic-growth_67812.html
February 3, 2015
Biologists at Indiana University (IU; Bloomington) believe they have found a faster, cheaper, and cleaner way to increase bioethanol production by using nitrogen (N2) gas, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/US-researchers-find-potentially-faster-cheaper-way-to-produce-cellulosic-bioethanol_67441.html
January 30, 2015
Greenergy (London) has acquired Harvest Biofuels' (London) biodiesel manufacturing facility at Seal Sands in the Teesside region of the United Kingdom. The acquisition of Harvest's...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Greenenergy-acquires-biodiesel-manufacturing-facility-in-UK_67362.html
January 19, 2015
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates) has announced the reappointment of Adnan Amin as director general to a second four-year term, to run from April...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/International-Renewable-Energy-Agency-reappoints-director-general_66961.html
January 16, 2015
Boeing and Embraer have opened a joint sustainable aviation biofuel research center in Brazil—a collaborative effort to establish further the aviation biofuel industry. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Boeing-Embraer-in-biobased-aviation-fuel-R-and-D-partnership_66935.html
January 13, 2015
The Lufthansa Group says it will fuel its aircraft at Oslo airport with a biobased kerosene mixture. The company recently became the first airline group to sign this type of contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Lufthansa-Group-to-use-biobased-fuel-on-flights-out-of-Norway_66791.html
January 13, 2015
Petrobras has signed a deal to provide technical assistance to fish farmers operating in the Castanhão dam, in Brazil, as the company accelerates its efforts to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Petrobras-steps-up-efforts-to-produce-biofuels-from-fish-innards_66790.html
January 12, 2015
The United States could more than triple the level of renewable energy in its overall energy by 2030, according to a report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/Report-US-could-triple-renewable-energy-by-2030_66747.html
January 12, 2015
UPM's (Helsinki) biorefinery at Lappeenranta, Finland, has commenced commercially producing wood-based renewable diesel. The biorefinery is based on a hydrotreatment process...
http://www.chemweek.com/envirotech/alternative_fuels/UPM-starts-commercial-production-of-wood-based-biodiesel-at-site-in-Finland_66740.html
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