Biofuels are Taking Off with the Airline Industry On Board

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The airlines are trying to go green -- to use more biofuels on their flights. The post Biofuels are Taking Off with the Airline Industry On Board appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Air Clean Energy Environmental Management Transportation Aviation Biofuel

Biofuel Engine Technology Could Speed Heavy Truck Sustainability Transition

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An engine technology that lets heavy-duty trucks use biofuels instead of diesel could make transport more efficient. The post Biofuel Engine Technology Could Speed Heavy Truck Sustainability Transition appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Biofuel Engine Technology Could Speed Heavy Truck Sustainability Transition

Environment + Energy Leader

An engine technology that lets heavy-duty trucks use biofuels instead of diesel could make transport more efficient. The post Biofuel Engine Technology Could Speed Heavy Truck Sustainability Transition appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Biofuels are Taking Off with the Airline Industry On Board

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The airlines are trying to go green -- to use more biofuels on their flights. The post Biofuels are Taking Off with the Airline Industry On Board appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader. Air Clean Energy Environmental Management Transportation Aviation Biofuel

Carbon-neutral biofuel from lakes

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In a new study, environmental scientists at the University of Basel offer suggestions for how it can be extracted and used as an energy source in the form... The post Carbon-neutral biofuel from lakes appeared first on successful GREEN. Lakes store huge amounts of methane.

Biofuels are taking off with the airline industry on board

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The goal is that biofuels will fully power the airline industry by 2050. Aerospace industry BiofuelsRead the full story at Environment + Energy Leader. When United Airlines took off from Chicago for Washington, DC last December, it landed a significant development: the use of 100% sustainable aviation fuel.

Program to Build Forestry Feedstock Data for Biofuel Creation Underway

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The project is to collect advanced information to help biofuel production meet federal standards. The post Program to Build Forestry Feedstock Data for Biofuel Creation Underway appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Engineered bacteria show promise for sustainable biofuel industry

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Read more → Biofuels Green chemistry PublicationsRead the full story from Hiroshima University. Acetone, a volatile solvent used for everything from removing nail polish and cleaning textiles to manufacturing plastics, could get a sustainability boost from a new strain of engineered bacteria.

New process recovers materials for reuse in batteries, biofuels

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Researchers at Argonne … Continue reading New process recovers materials for reuse in batteries, biofuels. Read the full story in Centered. Car batteries contain valuable materials including cobalt, manganese, and nickel. But getting those materials out of the battery to recycle them is expensive and challenging. For example, car batteries are shredded at their end of life, which mixes together all of the components that previously were separated.

UK and Germany could lower fuel and food prices by cutting biofuels

New Scientist

The G7 group of nations reportedly rejected a proposal from the UK and Germany to lower biofuel production, but the two European nations could still go it alone

DOE’s ARPA-E awards $35 million to 15 biofuel projects

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Department of Energy (DOE) announced $35 million in funding that will help slash carbon emissions and scale up the volume and efficiency of renewable biofuel. The 15 awarded research projects, housed at colleges, universities, and labs across nine states, will advance new technologies to decarbonize biorefining processes used across the… Read more → Biofuels Chemical manufacturing FundingOn May 14, the U.S.

ExxonMobil Expands Interest in Biofuels, Acquires Large Stake in Biojet AS

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ExxonMobil is expanding its interests in biofuels that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, acquiring a 49.9% The post ExxonMobil Expands Interest in Biofuels, Acquires Large Stake in Biojet AS appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Cutting biofuels can help avoid global food shock from Ukraine war

New Scientist

The US and Europe can compensate for the loss of Ukraine’s grain exports by scrapping biofuel mandates, helping to avoid a food price shock

Termite gut microbes can help turn toxic wood into biofuels

New Scientist

Microbes isolated from the stomachs of termites can decontaminate timber that's been treated with toxic preservatives, enabling it to be converted into biofuels more easily

A Transformative Climate Action Framework for Transportation

Union of Concerned Scientists

Transportation biofuels EVs zero emission vehicles Zero emissionsWe can do a lot to make our transportation work better for everyone and reduce pollution by increasing access to different mobility options and reducing the overall need for driving.

ExxonMobil Expands Interest in Biofuels, Acquires Large Stake in Biojet AS

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ExxonMobil is expanding its interests in biofuels that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, acquiring a 49.9% The post ExxonMobil Expands Interest in Biofuels, Acquires Large Stake in Biojet AS appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

EMSA Publishes Update on Potential of Biofuels in Shipping

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On October 6, 2022, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) announced the availability of a report entitled Update on Potential of Biofuels in Shipping , updating a previous study developed by EMSA on biofuels and examining the full range of biofuels from the perspective of current production capacity, storage and distribution infrastructure, and power-generation technologies. By Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton.

Biofuel, Transportation Companies Ask Congress To Exclude Co-Processed Petroleum from Sustainable Aviation Fuel Credit

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The post Biofuel, Transportation Companies Ask Congress To Exclude Co-Processed Petroleum from Sustainable Aviation Fuel Credit appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Biofuel producer Poet debuts solar farm, leads sustainability efforts in Sioux Falls

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Biofuel producer Poet cut the ribbon on its first Solar Farm at its Sioux Falls headquarters Wednesday, part of a goal of making its business have zero impact on the climate. Read the full story in the Argus Leader. Read more → Solar

Biofuel, Transportation Companies Ask Congress To Exclude Co-Processed Petroleum from Sustainable Aviation Fuel Credit

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The post Biofuel, Transportation Companies Ask Congress To Exclude Co-Processed Petroleum from Sustainable Aviation Fuel Credit appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Dept. of Energy Awards $6 Million to Univ. Professor for the Development of Biofuels and Bioplastics from Food Waste

Environmental Leader

Stephanie Lansing, professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland (UMD), is leading two new grants totaling $6 million from the US Department of Energy to develop sustainable products like biofuels and bioplastics from food waste.

USDA Accepting Applications for $100 Million in Biofuel Infrastructure Grants

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Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on August 23, 2022, that USDA is accepting applications for $100 million in grants to increase the sale and use of biofuels derived from U.S. The program seeks to market higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by sharing the costs to build and retrofit biofuel-related infrastructure such as pumps, dispensers, and storage tanks. By Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton. The U.S.

Dept. of Energy Awards $6 Million to Univ. Professor for the Development of Biofuels and Bioplastics from Food Waste

Environmental Leader

Stephanie Lansing, professor in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology at the University of Maryland (UMD), is leading two new grants totaling $6 million from the US Department of Energy to develop sustainable products like biofuels and bioplastics from food waste.

BETO Achieves Major Biofuel Technology and Production Milestone

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Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced on July 26, 2022, that it “has achieved a significant milestone in decreasing the minimum fuel selling price (MFSP) of drop-in biofuels, which are fuels made from biomass and other waste carbon sources, and that are compatible with existing petroleum fuel infrastructure and conventional vehicles.” By Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton. The U.S.

Low- and zero-carbon fuels critical to meeting aviation decarbonization needs

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would have to more than double its biofuel production to meet domestic aviation energy demand, despite being the global leader in biofuel production. Aerospace industry BiofuelsRead the full story at GreenBiz. The U.S.

Senator Daley Introduces Bill To Boost Michigan Biofuels

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On January 11, 2022, Michigan State Senator Kevin Daley (R, 31st Senate District) introduced a bill focused on growing alternative fuel production in Michigan and providing cleaner and cheaper options for Michigan drivers using biofuels produced with renewable energy from Michigan farms. Senator Daley highlighted that “Biofuels are a major economic engine for rural communities across Michigan, and they help position our state to rely less on foreign oil.” By Lynn L.

EPA Announces Virtual Meeting On Biofuel GHG Modeling

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On December 28, 2021, EPA announced that it will hold a public virtual meeting to discuss biofuel greenhouse gas (GHG) modeling. EPA is soliciting information on the current scientific understanding of GHG modeling of land-based biofuels used in the transportation sector. Of particular interest to EPA, is input on: How to incorporate the best available science into an update of EPA’s biofuels lifecycle analysis (LCA); and. By Lynn L. Bergeson.

USDA Takes Steps To Implement President Biden’s Plan To Boost Homegrown Biofuels

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Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary, announced steps that USDA is taking to implement President Biden’s plan to enable energy independence by boosting homegrown biofuels. By Lynn L. Bergeson and Ligia Duarte Botelho, M.A. On April 12, 2022, U.S.

U.S. Senators Introduce Bill To Replace Russian Oil With U.S. Biofuels

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Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced the Home Front Energy Independence Act that would ban Russian oil and replace it with the use of biofuels produced in the United States. Senator Klobuchar stated that this bill will help to hold Vladmir Putin accountable for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while also investing in affordable, readily available biofuels produce in the United States By Lynn L. Bergeson and Ligia Duarte Botelho, M.A.

Peoria Ag Lab scientists using soybean oil to develop a better jet biofuel

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Read the full story from Illinois Newsroom. Soybean oil offers a lot of potential in blending up a cleaner jet fuel. But to date, wide-scale adoption has presented problems. Unlike traditional biodiesel blending, a jet fuel blend requires breaking down the soybean oil molecules into their most basic structures through an entirely different chemical process,… Read more → Aerospace industry

Qatar Fuel Additives Company is Reducing Natural Gas Flaring and Emissions 

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Air Chemical Management Conventional Energy Energy Management Environmental Management Biofuel environmental data sustainability reportsIn 2021, the company completed the construction and commissioning of the Regenerate Gas Scrubber Unit.

PepsiCo UK swaps out diesel for cooking oil in green logistics roll-out

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Biofuels Food and beverage manufacturing United KingdomRead the full story at Food Navigator. The Quaker-to-Walkers manufacturer is rolling out new logistics initiatives, including replacing diesel with recycled hydrogenated vegetable oil in trips from Cupar to Leicester.

Making air travel more sustainable with soy-fuel innovations

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Scientists with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Peoria, Illinois, have developed a way to make a better jet biofuel from soybean oil. Read more → Aerospace industry Biofuels PublicationsRead the full story from the Agricultural Research Service.

Biden outlines a plan for cleaner jet fuel. But how clean would it be?

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Some biofuels may contribute to greenhouse gas emissions in ways that can significantly reduce, and sometimes offset, their advantages over fossil fuels, studies have shown. Read more → Aerospace industry BiofuelsRead the full story in the New York Times.

Qatar Fuel Additives Company is Reducing Natural Gas Flaring and Emissions 

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Air Chemical Management Conventional Energy Energy Management Environmental Management Biofuel environmental data sustainability reportsIn 2021, the company completed the construction and commissioning of the Regenerate Gas Scrubber Unit.

DOE Issues “Scale-Up Of Integrated Biorefineries” FOA To Accelerate Biofuels And Bioproducts Production

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” The FOA states that $59 million is available to expand the production of biofuels and bioproducts. DOE is focused on applied research, development, and deployment of such products to improve the performance and cost of biofuel production technologies and scale-up production systems in partnership with industry. By Lynn L. Bergeson and Ligia Duarte Botelho, M.A. On June 1, 2022, the U.S.

EPA Holds Webinar on TSCA Requirements and PMN Process for Biofuels

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a webinar on requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the premanufacture notice (PMN) process for biofuels. By Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton. On February 23, 2022, the U.S. As reported in our January 24, 2022, blog item , in January 2022, EPA announced an effort to streamline the review of new biobased or waste-derived chemicals that could displace current, higher greenhouse gas (GHG)-emitting transportation fuels.

Air Canada Aims to Decarbonize Using Electric-Hybrid Aircraft and Sustainable Aviation Fuels

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Air Energy Management Environmental Management Solar & Renewable Energy Waste & Recycling Water Management Aviation Biofuel Carbon Management Carbon Offsets/RECs PlasticsAir Canada is a signatory of the Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition.

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Corn-based ethanol may be worse for climate than gasoline, study reveals

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Corn-based ethanol may have worse environmental impacts than fossil fuels, according to a new study that concludes the United States biofuel program has failed to meet emissions targets while delivering negatives impacts on water quality, land used for conservation, and other ecosystem processes. Read more → Biofuels PublicationsRead the full story at The Energy Mix.

Maersk’s Mission to Decarbonize the Maritime Industry Remains a Challenge??

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Air Environmental Management Transportation Aviation Biofuel Carbon Management Sustainable Strategy & LeadershipIn 2018, Maersk set its sights on becoming carbon neutral by 2040. To that end, it has ordered 13 new ocean-going ships using only carbon-neutral fuels.

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Biogas Market Expected to Reach $61 Billion by 2031

Environmental Leader

biofuel Energy Management Solar & Renewable EnergyRenewable energy and clean fuel are expected to drive continued growth in the biogas market. The post Biogas Market Expected to Reach $61 Billion by 2031 appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

Air Canada Aims to Decarbonize Using Electric-Hybrid Aircraft and Sustainable Aviation Fuels

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Air Energy Management Environmental Management Solar & Renewable Energy Waste & Recycling Water Management Aviation Biofuel Carbon Management Carbon Offsets/RECs PlasticsAir Canada is a signatory of the Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition.

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Do Electric Vehicles Spell the End for Biofuels?

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It is, after all, a biofuel made from plants. A recent AgWeb article made a bold claim: Tesla is the biggest threat to farming today.

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