The partnership between the Spanish car manufacturer SEAT and the water services company Aqualia has led to the production of a new biofuel resulting from the conversion of wastewater. The new biofuel reduces CO2 emissions by 80% compared to vehicles using gasoline.
The World Trade Organization, WTO, released on Thursday the report that the Appeal Body has issued regarding the antidumping duties imposed since 2013 by the EU on biodiesel from Argentina declaring it incompatible with the AD Agreement and GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade) of 1994.
APPA Biofuels totally rejects the potential phasing out of conventional biofuels that the European Commission would be envisaging to introduce in future legislation on renewable energy for the period post 2020, reports this sector of the Association of Renewable Energy in a press note.
Croatia, one of the last countries to become a member of the European Union (1 July 2013), is immersed in the adaptation of its energy mix to achieve the goals set for 2030. Biomass, biogas and cogeneration, along with small hydro are the core assets of a government that supports new green capacity installation with FEDER subsidies.
Abengoa shells the plants of Madison (Illinois), York (Nebraska) and Mount Vernon (Indiana) with a combined annual production capacity of 236 million gallons per year. The purchase was agreed at $ 237 million, approximately 209.16 million euro.
A study of the UPM reveals that 55% of electricity demand in the province and 10% of the demand for bioethanol of all country could be met through the use of waste from bananas produced in the province of El Oro in Ecuador.
The Spanish Technology Platform of CO2 (PTECO2) and the Spanish Technology Platform of Biomass (BIOPLAT) have held this week the conference "CO2 fixation in bioenergy technologies", a system for bioenergy generation with CO2 capture that turns biomass into electricity or biofuels and into chemicals.
The Finnish company Wärtsilä won last December the development of an order to supply a biogas liquefaction plant. The plant will produce fuel for public transport vehicles, mainly Norwegians. The supply contract was signed in Sweden with the company Purac Puregas AB. The project is being implemented urgently and its installation is expected to be completed within fifteen months.
Energy self-consumption is not just based on PV nor is it only designed for homes. SMEs also see it as a more environmentally and economically sustainable alternative. According to the Biogás3 project, more than 300 European agrifood SMEs declare being interested in implementing a biogas plant on the small-scale at their facilities. Over 300 European […]