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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 90, September 2019

Category: biofuels
Published: 26/09/2019
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

Foreword 

Choosing feedstocks for biofuels is an ongoing issue and making sure they don’t detract from food sources is one of the principal concerns. However, starchy and sugary crops like corn and potato can be some of the more straightforward crops for biofuel production. Advanced biofuels enable the use of non-food biofuel feedstocks, such as stems and leaves after harvesting for food, but these can be tough, woody fibres where the sugars and starches are trivial to extract. New research is experimenting with ways to unlock the useful materials contained in the lignin, hemicellulose and cellulose parts of plant waste – using microbes to break down this biomass for feedstocks in advanced biofuel production. Biodiesel is having an interesting month this September. Prices in Germany for biodiesel have increased by.........

Other news this month includes:

Policy

  • EU blending mandate presents challenge
  • US ethanol quota raised in Brazil

Markets

  • Wind powers biofuel production
  • Neste to open in China
  • Nova Pangea secures more funding for its waste to fuel technology​

Research and Development

  • Microbes to develop biofuel production
  • Hydrogen powers gin distillery
  • Coal waste to fuel investment​

Bioethanol

  • US ethanol exports growing commodity
  • Ethanol production in August

Biodiesel

  • Breakthrough of no-particulate renewable diesel
  • Germany sees biodiesel price increase
  • Trondheim rolls out biogas and biodiesel buses​

Aviation Biofuel

  • Gevo Supplies Avfuel with SAF for demonstration
  • Buy biofuel with SAS​

Other Biofuels

  • Industry-first Bio-LNG offering from Flogas

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