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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, September 19, 2017
 
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More Good News About Solar Energy: Scientists Create Real Fuel With “Fake” Photosynthesis
CleanTechnica • Tina Casey
Kernels of Wisdom: Investigating Natural Variation in Corn
The New York Times • Holly Ojalvo, Jennifer Cutraro
Lifecycle of a diesel car produces more CO2 than petrol
Moneyinvesting | Mail Online • Rob Hull, Thisismoney.Co.Uk
UK Department for Transport announces biofuel reforms
Biodiesel Magazine • Nnfcc Ltd, September 19
Scientists harness power of photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into renewable fuels
International Business Times • Aristos Georgiou
Can we turn the Whitechapel fatberg into biodiesel?
The Guardian • Simon Usborne
French, German oilseed farmers ask EU to protect biodiesel market
Biodiesel Magazine
Biofuels Have Central Role in Low-Carbon Economy
Ethanol Producer Magazine • Bliss Baker, September 19
Innovation in the Lab
Ethanol Producer Magazine
Enviral licenses Clariant’s sunliquid technology for commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol project in Slovakia
Biofuels Digest • Jim Lane
 
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Biofuels, Cleantech
More Good News About Solar Energy: Scientists Create Real Fuel With “Fake” Photosynthesis
CleanTechnicaTina Casey
Researchers around the globe have been trying to create sustainable fuels by mimicking the natural process of photosynthesis. After all, if plants can use sunlight to transform carbon dioxide into hydrocarbons, why can’t we? In the latest development, a team of scientists...
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Agriculture, Biofuels
Kernels of Wisdom: Investigating Natural Variation in Corn
The New York TimesHolly Ojalvo, Jennifer Cutraro
Overview | Where did corn, or maize, originate, and how did its cultivation contribute to civilization? Why do botanists and agronomists continue to study and selectively breed corn today? How is variation important in this process? In this lesson, students use prior...
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Auto Industry, Biofuels
Lifecycle of a diesel car produces more CO2 than petrol
Moneyinvesting | Mail OnlineRob Hull, Thisismoney.Co.Uk
Buy diesel cars, their carbon dioxide emissions are lower. That's what motorists were told by successive governments, who incentivised the sale of diesel over petrol by offering lower annual tax costs based on CO2 levels. However, a new study by campaign group...
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Biofuels, Finance
UK Department for Transport announces biofuel reforms
Biodiesel MagazineNnfcc Ltd, September 19
Following years of policy uncertainty and market stagnation, the U.K.’s Department for Transport has announced its intention to raise the target under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, paving the way for future growth of the U.K. biofuels industry. The government response to...
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Biofuels, Climate Change
Scientists harness power of photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into renewable fuels
International Business TimesAristos Georgiou
New technique could help up us move away from reliance on greenhouse gas-emitting fossil fuels. Scientists have developed an artificial technique that mimics natural photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide into renewable fuels in a process that is more efficient than the equivalent...
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Biofuels, Oil & Gas
Can we turn the Whitechapel fatberg into biodiesel?
The GuardianSimon Usborne
For a 130-tonne mass of grease, bound as hard as concrete by thousands of tampons, wipes and used tissues, the Whitechapel fatberg is in surprisingly high demand. Last week, the Museum of London announced it wants to display a chunk of the...
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Agriculture, Biofuels
French, German oilseed farmers ask EU to protect biodiesel market
Biodiesel Magazine
On Sept. 7 member state representatives narrowly approved the proposal by the European Commission to reduce customs duties on biodiesel imports from Argentina by Sept. 28. The French union of oilseeds and proteins crops producers (FOP) and the German association for the...
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Auto Industry, Biofuels
Biofuels Have Central Role in Low-Carbon Economy
Ethanol Producer MagazineBliss Baker, September 19
FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: As the only commercially available and immediately dispatchable low-carbon transport fuel alternative to crude oil, biofuels are the obvious choice for countries to slash transport sector greenhouse gas emissions. What a difference a year makes. In 2016, the...
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Biofuels
Innovation in the Lab
Ethanol Producer Magazine
FROM THE OCTOBER ISSUE: Ethanol laboratories use HPLCs to find issues early in fermentation, but increasingly have been using the data for process optimization. High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is the workhorse of the lab, each day analyzing multiple samples used to monitor...
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Biofuels, Greenhouse Gases
Enviral licenses Clariant’s sunliquid technology for commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol project in Slovakia
Biofuels DigestJim Lane
In Slovakia, Enviral has acquired a license to use Clariant’s sunliquid technology as part of its goal to realize a full scale commercial cellulosic ethanol plant for the commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues. The new plant will be owned...
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