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If you are interested in the renewable energy sector then you need to stay current with the latest news, views and developments. The Wiser biofuels news email can help you do that. It delivers the most important news on the topic to your inbox every day so that you have the right information. The world uses more energy every year. As a result, the topics of energy production and the impact of that production on the environment are debated daily. For many people, biofuels are part of the solution. This is energy that is produced using plant or animal materials, so biofuels are a source of renewable energy. Examples include ethanol which is made from crops like corn, and biodiesel which is made from vegetable oils and liquid animal fats. They have become more popular and widely used, particularly during times of high oil prices. But they are not without their problems or critics, not least because of the cost of production. If biofuels news matters to you, sign up for the free, tailored email from Wiser today.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Tuesday, November 21, 2017
 
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Scale-Up: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to building industrial fermentation for world scale
Biofuels Digest • Jim Lane
Australia’s ARENA makes its largest bet on advanced biofuels, as Ethtec taps Aussie waste for fuels
Biofuels Digest • Jim Lane
Where unsellable wine goes to die
Quartz • John Capone
Australia-Australian Researchers Work to Develop Sustainable Biofuel Technology
Renewable Energy Mag • Dan Mccue
The Real Risk For Valero
Seeking Alpha • Aristofanis Papadatos
Fatbergs to fuel: London's blockage-busting battle in the sewers
CBC Radio-Canada • Thomas Daigle
Wärtsilä introducing first marine application of LNG-fueled version of world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel
Green Car Congress • Mmillikin
Philippines sets Q1 2018 local monthly allocation at 75,790 cu m
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
Shell teams with bio-bean to fuel London buses with coffee-based B20
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
Australian Renewable Energy Agency awards Microbiogen with A$4.03 million grant
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
 
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Biofuels, Manufacturing
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Scale-Up: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to building industrial fermentation for world scale
Biofuels DigestJim Lane
At ABLC Next, we invited Genomatica’s Jeff Lievense as part of a special session focused on the scaling-up of fermentation technologies — from the pitfalls to the pratfalls. Genomatica is a widely-recognized technology leader for the chemical industry, delivering new manufacturing processes...
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Biofuels, Emissions Trading
Australia’s ARENA makes its largest bet on advanced biofuels, as Ethtec taps Aussie waste for fuels
Biofuels DigestJim Lane
In Australia, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency has made its single largest direct investment in second-generation biofuels via $11.9M in funding support for Ethtec to complete the development and demonstration of its advanced biofuel production technology. The total project cost is $30M,...
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Biofuels
Where unsellable wine goes to die
QuartzJohn Capone
The first thing you notice is the smell. An acrid eau-de-wet-garbage mixed with electrical fire and burning diesel. Mad Max meets scratch and sniff. Breweries and distilleries have a distinct aroma, like moist bread. The backrooms of gin distilleries can fill with...
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Agriculture, Biofuels
Australia-Australian Researchers Work to Develop Sustainable Biofuel Technology
Renewable Energy MagDan Mccue
In partnership with the University of Newcastle, Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER) and Muswellbrook Shire Council, Ethanol Technologies (Ethtec) has received $11.9 million in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to establish a demonstration facility at Muswellbrook. In...
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Biofuels, Energy Regulation
The Real Risk For Valero
Seeking AlphaAristofanis Papadatos
Summary Most shareholders of VLO are worried about the increasing costs of biofuels credits. However, the company is facing a much greater risk. The higher the price of oil, the greater the pressure on the refining margins. While Valero (VLO) is trading...
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Biofuels, Water Resources
Fatbergs to fuel: London's blockage-busting battle in the sewers
CBC Radio-CanadaThomas Daigle
In London's 19th-century sewers, crews in coveralls are waging a 21st-century battle. They're blasting away a monster that feeds on grease and garbage, and its name reflects the beast's potency for revulsion: Fatberg. The monstrosity — a foul-smelling, congealed mass of grease,...
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Biofuels, Compressed Natural Gas
Wärtsilä introducing first marine application of LNG-fueled version of world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel
Green Car CongressMmillikin
« TransLink orders 106 New Flyer CNG buses with 2018 Cummins L9N ultra-low NOx engines | Main | Neste US partners with 4 distributors to provide Neste MY Renewable Diesel to California » The technology group Wärtsilä will supply the engines, the...
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Biofuels
Philippines sets Q1 2018 local monthly allocation at 75,790 cu m
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In the Philippines, oil companies will be required to purchase and blend 75,790 cu m of domestically-produced ethanol during Q1 2018, 7,040 cu m higher than 68,750 during Q4 this year but roughly in line with the 75,835 cu m set for...
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Biofuels, Oil & Gas
Shell teams with bio-bean to fuel London buses with coffee-based B20
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In the UK, Shell and bio-bean announce that together they are helping to power some of London’s buses using a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds. The B20 biofuel contains a 20% bio-component which contains part coffee oil. The biofuel is...
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Biofuels, Energy & Utilities
Australian Renewable Energy Agency awards Microbiogen with A$4.03 million grant
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Australia, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced A$4.03 million in funding for Australian yeast developer Microbiogen to make production of bioethanol from plant waste cheaper and more efficient. The project, totaling A$8.06 million, will aim to optimize biocatalysts targeted to...
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