The recent discussions on renewable energy are mostly focused on the rapid growth of wind and solar deployment and their impressive drop in cost. While these developments are remarkable, they also overshadow what remains the most important source of renewable energy today – bioenergy. One unique feature of bioenergy compared to other renewable energy technologies...
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed an increase in the volume of biofuels that refiners must blend into fuel they produce for 2020, Reuters reports. The agency has proposed an increase to 20.04 billion gallons per year for 2020, up from current levels of 19.92 billion gallons this year. https://biofuels-news.com/display_news/14665/us_epa_proposes_biofuels_blend_increase_for_2020/
Freight and passenger ferry operator DFDS has announced its investment in start-up biofuels producer Mash Energy. Mash Energy produces biofuel from agricultural waste, which it currently sources from the by-product of nut processing in Tanzania and India https://biofuels-news.com/display_news/14607/ferry_operator_dfds_invests_in_biofuel_producer_mash_energy/
Cummins, Ruan Transportation, U.S. EPA and Diesel Technology Forum to Speak on Emissions Reduction Strategies and Best Practices for Fleets, Freight Carriers and Engine Manufacturers https://www.dieselforum.org/news/fhwa-talking-freight-webinar-may-15-the-use-of-emission-reduction-technologies-in-freight-vehicles
Aumento progresivo de la biomasa eléctrica hasta los 1.677 megavatios (MW); unos escasos 235 MW para el biogás; y un descenso desde el 6,42% de consumo ﬁnal de energía en el transporte y unos 2.283 kilotoneladas equivalentes de petróleo en 2020, hasta un 5,73% y 1.568 ktep en 2030 para los biocarburantes. A través de...
Para celebrar el día de la Tierra, Pacific Biodiesel llevó a cabo la bendición de la primera granja industrial de cáñamo con licencia estatal de Maui. La primera granja industrial de cáñamo en EEUU se impulsa con biodiesel
Renewable energy employs about 32% women, compared to 22% in the energy sector overall. Still, within renewables, women’s participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs is far lower than in administrative jobs. https://irena.org/publications/2019/Jan/Renewable-Energy-A-Gender-Perspective
The oil and gas industry is facing unprecedented pressure to prove its business model is compatible with the goals of the Paris climate agreement. https://www.ft.com/content/08453afc-61e8-11e9-b285-3acd5d43599e
German chemical producer BASF has announced plans to increase production capacity at its sodium methylate plant in Guaratinguetá, Brazil. https://biofuels-news.com/display_news/14566/basf_expands_production_of_biodiesel_catalyst_in_brazil/
Washington State Ferries (WSF)announced that it will be launching a Sustainability Action Plan that outlines objectives for more renewable ferries and terminals, which includes a commitment to using a 10% biodiesel mix. https://biofuels-news.com/display_news/14593/washington_state_ferries_commits_to_10_biodiesel_blend/1/