bio fuels


French specialists announce Biofuel first

Global Bioenergies has revealed a breakthrough in biofuel development that could overcome "blend wall" limits.

Tags: bio fuels, Europe, Lubes tech

6th March, 2017        

Renewable Fuel Standard proposes increased biofuels volume

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)'s Renewable Fuel Standard is proposing ambitious increases in fuel production.

Tags: bio fuels, Lubes tech, N America

31st May, 2016        

Zeolite discovery turns bio-energy production thinking on its head

New scientific research has shown that biofuel-to-hydrocarbon conversion is possible without turning ethanol to ethylene.

Tags: bio fuels, bio lubes, Lubes tech, N America

27th November, 2015        

Key biofuel production enzyme structure revealed

Research has revealed the three-dimensional structure and mechanism of action of a key enzyme used in bio-fuel production.

Tags: bio fuels, Japan, Lubes tech

7th August, 2015        

World's largest steelmaker to produce low-carbon fuel

ArcelorMittal SA plans to use waste gases from its steel operations to produce low-carbon fuel for vehicles.

Tags: bio fuels, Europe, Lubes tech

7th August, 2015        

Brewtroleum: fuel from beer

DB Export in New Zealand has created a biofuel from leftover yeast from brewing beer.

Tags: Australasia, bio fuels, Lubes tech

6th August, 2015        

Bios gain manufacture boost from nano-tech & mould

Biofuels and lube producers are set to benefit from two new discoveries

Tags: Asia, bio fuels, bio lubes, Europe, nanocatalysts

6th July, 2015        

Biodiesel handling research highlights storage issues

Research shows biodiesel handling should be different from petroleum-based diesel.

Tags: bio fuels, Lubes tech, Scandinavia

5th June, 2015        

Moderate growth for global synthetic and bio-based lubricants

The global synthetic and bio-based lubricant market is set to grow at a moderate CAGR, over the next three to four years, according to Transparency Market Research.

Tags: Asia, bio fuels, bio lubes, Lubes marketing

11th May, 2015        

Caterpillar partners with First Solar to produce microgrids

Caterpillar’s Electric Power Division and First Solar have announced that they will develop an integrated photovoltaic (PV) solar solution for microgrid applications.

Tags: bio fuels, mining, OEM Equipment

8th May, 2015        

Solar stories - in the air and on the ground

The solar-powered Solar Impulse aircraft has just begun its global flight, while Nissan is using solar power for its glow-in-the-dark Leaf model.

Tags: And finally, Aviation, bio fuels, Middle East, Nissan

6th March, 2015        

Obama signs Bipartisan Alternative Fuel Vehicle Bill

The NDAA 2015 bill now includes bi-fuel natural gas vehicles.

Tags: bio fuels, electric vehicles, N America, OEM Equipment

9th January, 2015        

Good news for tractor seals?

A study has been carried into how elastomers are affected by biodiesel engine oil dilutions, with potentially positive results for tractor owners.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, Lubes tech, Lubricants

8th October, 2014        

Boeing and South African Airways develop jet fuel from tobacco

In an effort to cut carbon emissions, Boeing and South African Airways have developed a jet fuel made from a hybrid tobacco

Tags: Africa, Aviation, bio fuels, Lubes tech

11th August, 2014        

Alternative aircraft fuel and new aircraft engine concepts

ASTM has approved the use of Renewable Synthesized Iso-Paraffinic by airlines internationally while new aircraft engines can reduce consumption.

Tags: Aviation, bio fuels, Europe, Lubes tech, Lubricants

7th July, 2014        

Hydrogen cell powers Toyota cars and buildings

Toyota is using its soon-to-be launched hydrogen fuel cell technology to power its US HQ.

Tags: automotive industry, bio fuels, N America, OEM Equipment, Toyota

13th May, 2014        

View from the Bridge - Bulletin 160

Sebastian Crawshaw celebrates OATS' 30th Anniversary with a nostalgic look back and makes some predictions for the next 30 years of the lubricants industry.

Tags: bio fuels, bio lubes, China, Europe, Lubricants, N America, View from the Bridge

13th May, 2014        

Seawater into fuel is now possible

Navy researchers claim a method to convert seawater into engine fuel.

Tags: bio fuels, Lubes tech, marine, N America

8th May, 2014        

EPA consults on renewable fuel standards

US EPA is seeking input from industry on its proposed levels of renewable fuels to be blended into gasoline and diesel.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, Europe, Lubes tech, N America

7th January, 2014        

More hydrogen filling stations for Germany

Companies will invest in a network of hydrogen filling stations for fuel-cell electric vehicles in Germany

Tags: bio fuels, CO2 emissions, Daimler, Europe, Lubes tech, Shell

30th October, 2013        

US is the biggest producer of liquid fuels outside OPEC

Booming shale oil and biofuels changes the balance of global oil producers.

Tags: bio fuels, Lubes marketing, N America, OPEC, Russia

30th September, 2013        

USDA amends bio-specs for preferred procurement

US agency adds new product categories and changes the percentage levels for bio-content in lubes and cleaning materials.

Tags: bio fuels, bio lubes, North America, OEM Equipment

5th July, 2013        

Greedy gribbles may hold the answer

A tiny marine worm's eating habits could help fuel the cars of the future.

Tags: And finally, bio fuels

3rd July, 2013        

Greenhouse genie goes back into the bottle

US scientists claim process to convert CO2 into fuel.

Tags: bio fuels, CO2 emissions, innovation, North America

17th April, 2013        

Butanol instead of ethanol?

UK-based scientists have found a method of ethanol to butanol conversion that could make mass production viable.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, Europe, innovation, Lubes tech

17th April, 2013        

Science + fat = fuel?

Fuel for cars could be created from naturally-occurring fatty acids. according to new European research

Tags: bio fuels, Europe, innovation, Lubes tech, Scandinavia

29th January, 2013        

Audi turns water into fuel

Audi may have found the fuel equivalent of alchemy, converting water into petroleum and diesel.

Tags: automotive industry, bio fuels, Europe, innovation, N America

9th October, 2012        

Boeing to refine Chinese “gutter oil” into biofuel

Aircraft maker innovates with China's used cooking oil.

Tags: Aviation, bio fuels, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation

24th August, 2012        

New silicon and bio-diesel standards approved

A new standard for measuring silicon content in gasoline has been approved by the ASTM along with a voluntary standard for bio-diesel.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, Environment and Regulatory watch, North America, test

15th August, 2012        

BP biofuels rise to Olympic-sized challenge

BP provides a range of biofuels, including the highest-ever octane for the London 2012 Olympics.

Tags: bio fuels, BMW, BP, Castrol, Europe, innovation

14th August, 2012        

Cheap fuel cells could be a reality

US scientists discover low-cost catalyst for microbial fuel cells.

Tags: bio fuels, innovation, N America

10th July, 2012        

Ethanol plant gets go-ahead

Celanese gains approval for Najing ethanol plant

Tags: additives, bio fuels, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Environment, regulatory and standards

19th April, 2012        

Heckmann buys Thermo as One Equity gains Sonneborn

VC deals see waste fuel and chemical companies change hands.

Tags: bio fuels, Corporate News, North America

1st April, 2012        

Euro Biolubes will expand, economy permitting

The European market for biolubes is set expand over the next five years, providing short-term economic worries can be overcome according to a new report.

Tags: bio fuels, bio lubes, Environment and Regulatory watch

15th March, 2012        

World's clean energy spend passes $1 trillion

The trillionth dollar has been spent on clean energy according to a new report.

Tags: bio fuels, bio lubes, Environment and Regulatory watch

7th December, 2011        

China drives jet fuel development programmes

Scientists work on high performance fighter jet lubes and commercial biofuel testing.

Tags: Aviation, bio fuels, China, Environment, regulatory and standards, innovation, North America, PetroChina

14th November, 2011        

BP buys Brazil biofuel share

BP is to take complete ownership of joint venture ethanol operation Tropical BioEnergia.

Tags: bio fuels, BP, Brazil, S America

3rd October, 2011        

Neste renewable diesel plant onstream

Neste has fired up its renewable diesel plant in Rotterdam.

Tags: bio fuels, Europe, innovation

23rd September, 2011        

US DOE offers millions in vehicle innovation grants

The US Department of Energy has announced a multi-million dollar grants package for advanced vehicle research.

Tags: automotive industry, bio fuels, bio lubes, innovation, North America, Obama

22nd August, 2011        

Canada funds new bio projects

Canada has announced further funding for biofuel and refinery projects.

Tags: bio fuels, bio lubes, innovation, N America

8th August, 2011        

New one-stop catalyst from ethanol for biofuels

US researchers have discovered a catalyst to provide isobutene from Ethanol.

Tags: bio fuels, innovation, N America

4th August, 2011        

ASTM biofuel approval releases jet fuel stash

US-based Biojet has released 1bn gallons of bio-aviation fuel after ASTM approves aviation biofuels.

Tags: Aviation, bio fuels, Environment and Regulatory watch, North America

11th July, 2011        

Biofuels could supply 27% of transport market

The biofuels market could supply almost one third of the transport industry's needs by 2050 according to IEA forecasts.

Tags: bio fuels, China, Environment and Regulatory watch, Forecasts, India

11th May, 2011        

MSU offers fungus licence

Montana State University is offering a licence for a bio-fuel enhancing fungus.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, innovation, North America

4th April, 2011        

New 100-octane avgas additive

A new molecular additive could be a 100LL lead replacement for aviation fuel.

Tags: additives, Aviation, bio fuels

4th April, 2011        

Engine makers urge EPA to keep low ethanol fuel

US marine and other engine makers are calling on the EPA to keep low ethanol fuels available.

Tags: bio fuels, Environment and Regulatory watch, North America

31st March, 2011        

Amyris in finished lubes venture

Amyris is turning to a joint venture to enter the industrial and auto lubes sector

Tags: bio fuels, Lubricants, N America

25th March, 2011        

Alternative fuels could dominate by 2050

New European report says transport could be sustainable by 2050 from fossil fuel alternatives

Tags: automotive industry, bio fuels, E and R Watch, Europe

21st February, 2011        

Methanol markets set for growth

New report shows that the Methanol industry is set for signficant growth over the next few years.

Tags: additives, bio fuels, Lubes news

21st February, 2011        

USDA reveals bio label

The ESDA has launched a Biobased Product label.

Tags: bio fuels, Environment and Regulatory watch, grease, Lubricants, North America

24th January, 2011        

Legend to grow Castor in China

Singaporean company in joint venture to develop castor fields for bio projects.

Tags: Asia, bio fuels, China, Inovation and environment

24th January, 2011        

Cosan and Amyris partnership and new Clean Power brand

Bio-lubes producers Cosan and Amyris have formed a partnership, which Canada's Clean Power reveals new enviro-brands.

Tags: bio fuels, Inovation and environment, N America

5th January, 2011        

Canada invests in oil crops as camelina shines

Canada is investing millions of dollars in oil seed crop research including camelina, which has favourable reports for jet fuel.

Tags: Aviation, bio fuels, Environment and Regulatory watch, North America

22nd December, 2010        

Partnership and innovation required for low carbon future

ExxonMobil believes that strong partnerships and innovative technology and practice are the way forward to meet environmental pressures.

Tags: bio fuels, Environment, Environment and Regulatory watch, ExxonMobil

3rd November, 2010        

Microalgae biofuel contribution will be vital

A new report claims that microalgae technology will make a "vital but modest " contribution to the US biofuels industry.

Tags: bio fuels, Inovation and environment, N America

3rd November, 2010        

DME and Camelina oil head bio-fuel news

Bio-DME has been launched in Sweden, while DuPont turns to Camelina Oil as a possible bio solution.

Tags: bio fuels, Inovation and environment, N America, Scandinavia

20th September, 2010        

One for the road!

Whisky by-products could be the high road to biofuel.

Tags: And finally, bio fuels, Europe, Inovation and environment

25th August, 2010        

Bio method discovered for isobutane

A new bio-based technique has been discovered to manufacture isobutane.

Tags: bio fuels, Inovation and environment, N America

1st July, 2010        

Cheap hydrogen fuel from new catalyst?

A new catalyst has been discovered by the University of California that could lead to the production of low cost hydrogen fuel.

Tags: bio fuels, Inovation and environment, North America

5th May, 2010        

Innovation & Environment News - Bulletin 106 (Oct 09)

Big promises at the Climate Change conference, but what impact on fuel and lubes? Algae based fuel for the US Navy; new fluid power research shows promise; and there are innovations in lubricants and transmissions.

Tags: automotive industry, bio fuels, CO2 emissions

3rd October, 2009        

Environment News - Bulletin 104 (Jul 09)

This month is mostly about plans to reduce carbon emissions and the drive to find ever more ingenious ways of developing bio-fuels.

Tags: bio fuels, CO2 emissions

13th July, 2009        

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