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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 60, March 2017

Category: biofuels
Published: 30/03/2017
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

Foreword 

One biofuels story this month seriously impressed us in the office, not so much due to its findings per se, as they were unsurprising, but for the way in which they came about. NASA has recently conducted a study into emissions from aviation biofuels, finding that biofuels used in jet engines reduce particle emissions by up to 70%, a result that will come as no surprise to anyone even vaguely familiar with biofuels. While it is great to have an organisation as prominent as NASA come out with information in favour of biofuels, what impressed us most about this study was........

Other news this month includes:

Policy

  • US Biofuels industry wants no change to Renewable Fuel Standard
  • Large support for biofuels across EU consumers
  • Identification of barriers to US Advanced Biofuels industry
  • How do biofuels affect food security?

Markets 

  • Biodiesel prices set for uncertain times

Research & Development

  • DISCOVR project to improve algae yields for biofuels

Bioethanol

  • Alliance Bioenergy makes offer for ethanol plant
  • Greenbelt Resources develops ethanol-producing "ecosystem"
  • Clariant releases new catalyst for methanol production
  • Abengoa sells bioethanol plants to private equity firm

Biodiesel

  • Amsterdam's patrol fleet now powered by biodiesel
  • Insight of seven kinds of biofuel crop

Aviation Fuel

  • Aviation Biofuel emission reductions tested… In-Flight!
  • ICAO deal only covers CO2 emissions
  • Discussion of biofuel prospects for aviation

Other Fuels

  • UK gets first Hydrogen filling station
  • UK Government announces fund for Hydrogen fuel development

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