Monday, January 3rd, 2011
LanzaTech, a clean energy company that had its roots in a small New Zealand laboratory five years ago, is on the top of the biofuels world after winning a prestigious international “Technology of the Year Award”.
Dr Jennifer Holmgren, chief executive of LanzaTech, says last week’s Biofuels Digest Award tops off a fantastic year for the (more…)
Monday, December 27th, 2010
From wind turbines to solar photovoltaic cells, sustainable business ventures have produced a plethora of well-tested methods for converting renewable energy into electricity. Though much remains to be done when it comes to actually replacing coal and other fossil fuel-based electricity with a clean energy grid, there is little doubt (more…)
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
To address problematic issues related to indirect land use by biofuel crops, the European Commission today published a report on the topic related to both biofuels and bioliquids.
The Commission says it will conduct an impact assessment which may result in changes to existing legislation. (more…)
Wednesday, December 8th, 2010
Neste Oil (Neste) is a Finnish oil refining company that focuses on advanced, low-emission transportation fuels.
Neste has the distinction of starting up the world’s largest biodiesel plant, which began production last month in Singapore. The plant has an annual capacity of 800,000 tons and will produce biodiesel fuel using (more…)
Monday, December 6th, 2010
Algal technology company, Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation announced last week that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Impulse Devices, Inc (IDI) of California, United States.
Aquaflow director Nick Gerritsen says that the companies intend to work together to develop next generation technology to produce low-cost, renewable energy and (more…)
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
One of the most difficult areas for the development of green transportation so far has to be the aviation industry. Some examples of success do exist in that area when you consider that the United States Navy has had some success when it comes to flying a biofuel powered test fighter and a partially biofuel powered passenger airliner was flown back in 2008 by Virgin (more…)
Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
An organization called Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) this week said in a statement that it expects the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to “dramatically lower the amount of cellulosic biofuel companies are required to purchase under the federal renewable fuel standard.”
Cellulosic biofuel, also known as second- (more…)
Friday, November 26th, 2010
São Paulo, one of the world’s largest cities, is to become the first city in Brazil to have an ethanol-fueled bus fleet as part of the country’s carbon-reduction goal.
The bigger plan is to convert the whole country’s fleet to renewable energy by 2018. The agreement signed today anticipates that by May 2010 50 ethanol vehicles will be circulating in the city. (more…)
Saturday, November 13th, 2010
Algae biofuel is something of a dream renewable fuel source: it can thrive on non-agricultural land, use wastewater and absorb carbon dioxide. But development of cost-competitive algae biofuel production will remain a dream for years to come, according to a new report from the Energy (more…)
Monday, November 8th, 2010
Just over a week ago, Denmark became the first European country to make available to drivers second generation biofuel, fuel made of agricultural residues that do not compete with food crops. The fuel, called Bio95, is now on offer at 100 filling stations across the country on a 95% (more…)