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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels, Issue 54, September 2016

Category: biofuels,nnfcc
Published: 27/09/2016
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

Forward

More attempts to discredit the biofuels industry emerged last month with the rather dubious conclusion of a recently published academic paper claiming that biofuels actually increase rather than decrease CO2 emissions. Conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, the paper refutes the point of biogenic carbon emissions neutrality and claims that in the United States between 2008 and 2013, the amount biogenic CO2 emissions from biofuels was greater than the CO2 absorbed from the biofuel crops. It didn’t take long for cracks in the paper to appear.....

Policy

  • Seaweed for biofuels
  • UK will miss EU renewable heat and transport targets
  • Industry experts back UK’s ECCC report on 2020 renewable energy targets

Research & Development

  • BIOFOREVER starts demonstration project for converting woody biomass to chemicals
  • Advanced Biofuels USA receives funds for study on beet-to-jet fuel project
  • Advanced biofuels biorefinery proposed for eastern North Dakota to run on green wastes
  • GoodFuels Marine and Boskalis have successfully tested UPM’s sustainable wood-based biofuel for marine fleet
  • New study shows biofuels are not contributing to the decline in bee habitat
  • Ionic liquids for biomass pre-treatment

Bioethanol

  • Potential of bracken biofuel examined in Scotland
  • Green Plains to purchase three Abengoa ethanol plants for $237m
  • Canadian research network slams ‘biofuels are worse than gasoline’ study
  • Damning biofuel report dismissed
  • INEOS Bio selling Indian River County biofuel plant

Biodiesel

  • Renewable Energy Group reaches biomass-based diesel sales milestone
  • US biodiesel production increases in June

Aviation Fuel

  • Fulcrum to convert municipal solid wastes into advanced aviation biofuels

Events

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