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EU Parliament committee agrees on plan to cut use of traditional biofuels, accelerate shift to advanced biofuels

11:03 AM MDT | April 15, 2015 | Michael Ravenscroft

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 plans to restrict production of “traditional” biofuels and to...


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EPA agrees to issue 2014, 2015 RFS rules by 30 November

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....

Gevo licenses iosbutanol technology to Praj Industries

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 Gevo licensee for the production of renewable isobutanol in sugar-based...

UPM commissions biorefinery in Finland

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. The diesel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 80% compared with conventional...

Raizen, Ceres agree to scale up ethanol production from sweet sorghum

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 sorghum can be grown to complement existing feedstock supplies for and extend the...

Deinove granted patent in the US for second-generation bioethanol production process

Deinove (Montpelier, France), a biotech company that develops innovative processes to produce biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, today announced that it has been granted a patent in the United States for its...

Evogene signs castor bean collaboration deal with Brazilian agribusiness firm

Evogene's (Rehovot, Israel) wholly owned subsidiary, Evofuel; and Insolo Agroindustrial (Sao Paulo) have signed a collaboration agreement for the selection and optimization of Evofuel's proprietary castor bean varieties in Insolo farms located in Piaui State...

CropEnergies pauses bioethanol production at UK site, citing low prices, euro weakness

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 cleaning and inspection. The decision reflects challenging conditions in Europe's...

EEA report: Increasing use of renewable energy results in falling carbon emissions in Europe

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 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could have been 7% higher in 2012 than...

Irena: renewable energy can fuel India's economic growth

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 the lowest development costs for renewable energy technologies...

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