10 de outubro de 2016

New York: Council votes in favor of increased biofuel in home heating oil

New York City took another step toward a greener future last week when the City Council voted overwhelmingly to pass the Clean Oil Heating Bill sponsored by Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria). The legislation ensures more sustainable energy consumption by increasing the use of biodiesel fuel in home heating oil from the current standard of 2 percent to a 5 percent blend by October 2017 and then raises that blend up to 20 percent by 2034 on an incremental basis.

6 de outubro de 2016

In 2014, the biobased products industry contributed $393 billion (€350bn) and 4.2 million jobs to US economy

A new report by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that in 2014, the biobased products industry contributed $393 billion (€350bn) and 4.2 million jobs to US economy. The Economic Impact Analysis of the US Biobased Products Industry also indicates that the sector grew from 2013 to 2014, creating or supporting an additional 220,000 jobs and $24 billion over that period.

28 de setembro de 2016

IncBio confirms presence in Argus Biofuels and Feedstocks 2016

IncBio, a leading Portuguese engineering company, who specializes in state of the art fully automated industrial ultrasonic Biodiesel plants, has confirmed it will be exhibiting at the Argus Biofuels and Feedstocks 2016 in London between the 18th and 20th of october 2016.

20 de setembro de 2016

Brazil's Petrobras to exit biofuels production

Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA said Tuesday it will exit the biofuels sector, as the heavily indebted company seeks to prioritize investment in crude oil and gas production. Petrobras, as the company is known, said biofuels would be one sector it plans to unload as part of sweeping asset sales plan. 


19 de setembro de 2016

Global biofuels market to gain momentum

The global biofuels market is expected grow at a CAGR of nearly 6% during the 2016 - 2020 period, according to Technavio’s latest report, which covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global biofuels market. The market is categorised into two fuel type segments, including ethanol and biodiesel, of which the ethanol segment dominated the market, with almost 70% of the overall market share in 2015.

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2 de setembro de 2016

Biodiesel producers seek legislation to tap used cooking oil from restaurants

Biodiesel producers are seeking policy that will give them more access to used cooking oil from the food processing industry. Used cooking oil can be processed to make biodiesel, which is derived from renewable bio-mass resources. In India, cooking oil accounts for 20% of the total output of biodiesel.

18 de agosto de 2016

UK biodiesel eradicates use of palm oil

UK now biodiesel contains no palm oil, for the first time since new legislation in 2008. Since the start of the UK’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation in 2008, volumes have dropped sharply and UK biodiesel is now largely made from waste feedstocks, in particular used cooking oil.