Tagged Biofuel

Development of Biogas in Colombia: Phase 1 Legislation

By Niyireth Torres Currently this is the ideal time to promote the progression of biogas for urban utilization in Colombia. Global power markets are in favor of sustainable infrastructure, with trends that suggest a permanent shift towards natural gas and renewable. An indication of this shift is the growth of electrification of the world’s secondary…

Jumbo and Goodfuels partner to test drop-in Bio-Fuel Oil on offshore decommissioning project

By mmillikin Leading global heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor Jumbo, and commercial, sustainable marine biofuel company GoodFuels, are partnering to test Goodfuels’ marine Bio-Fuel Oil on an offshore decommissioning project. Bio-Fuel Oil has already undergone three years of intensive testing with marine engine manufacturers. The second-generation drop-in Bio-Fuel Oil—a replacement for…

‘Orphaned’ renewable credits get reprieve in House bill #USA

By National Wind Watch An assortment of expired renewable energy sources would see long-term extensions under new bipartisan House legislation introduced this week. The “Renewable Electricity Tax Credit Equalization Act,” introduced Tuesday by Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and Scott Peters (D-Calif.), would extend the investment tax credit (ITC) and production tax credit (PTC) for qualified…

Key factors in how some algae harness solar energy

Scientists have discovered how diatoms — a type of alga that produce 20 percent of the Earth’s oxygen — harness solar energy for photosynthesis. The discovery could help lead to more efficient and affordable algae-based biofuels and combat climate change from fossil fuel burning. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy News…

Flexible energy: the new “animal”

By Rafael Herzberg Flexible energy: the new “animal”The flourishing of renewable energy has brought a new challenge: how to deal with intermittence?The sun and wind have grown exponentially as sources in Brazil but bring with them the need of backup power.How much would flexible energy cost?1 MW of local generation based on gas or biodiesel…

EIA data shows renewables now outpower nuclear

By Kelsey Misbrener Renewable energy sources such as biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) accounted for more than a fifth (20.3%) of net domestic electrical generation during the first five months of 2019, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The latest issue of EIA’s “Electric…

Wind-farming daydream becomes a nightmare (letters) #AUS

By National Wind Watch Environment protection groups and Greens politicians have no interest in the environment or biodiversity preservation (“The ill winds of hypocrisy”, 26/7). Their encouragement of wind farms in western Victoria has led to the killing of the peregrine falcon, other raptors, brolgas and bats, as well as the destruction of local wetlands….

Solar energy becomes biofuel without solar cells

Soon we will be able to replace fossil fuels with a carbon-neutral product created from solar energy, carbon dioxide and water. Researchers have successfully produced microorganisms that can efficiently produce the alcohol butanol using carbon dioxide and solar energy, without needing to use solar cells. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Energy…

BP, Bunge create biofuels joint venture in Brazil

By Marta Ady UK energy major BP has agreed to form a 50/50 joint venture (JV) with US agricultural trader Bunge, creating a bioenergy company in Brazil.The JV, which will be known as BP Bunge Bioenergia, will operate 11 mills across the southeast, north and Midwest regions of Brazil, one of the largest fast-growing markets…

Setting the bar for utilities of 100% renewable electricity

By Michelle Froese A new standard in clean energy has been set. The benchmark: 100% renewable electricity for all utility customers — no extra charge. E.ON has done what many are still contemplating. The global utility provider is supplying millions of its residential customers solely with renewable electricity and without a surcharge. Most of the…

Will renewable natural gas credits help jumpstart new market for biogas?

By ENN Contributor WRITTEN BY Frank JossiPHOTO BY Tech. Sgt. Brian Ferguson/ U.S. Air ForceAn excavator crushes trash at an Alaska landfill that provides methane to power a nearby Air Force base.Critics say tracking renewable natural gas production and sales will be difficult and present opportunities for fraud.North America’s first pilot project allowing companies to…

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