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Copersucar sees E15 in the US boosting ethanol demand by 50%

Biofuels Digest - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:27pm

In Brazil, Reuters reports that Copersucar believes US ethanol demand will increase by 50% once year-round E15 is fully implemented with significant import demand ramping up over the next two to three years. The company’s subsidiary EcoEnergy imports Brazilian ethanol in the US and exports US ethanol to Brazil when arbitrage opportunities allow, with a total of 9 billion liters traded during the 12 months to March while Copersucar itself exported 700 million liters to the US.

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Malaysian waste-based biodiesel company sees rising EU demand

Biofuels Digest - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:26pm

In Malaysia, the Daily Times newspaper reports that Gamalux Oils expects biodiesel exports to jump 30% this year compared to 2018, with about 80% of its product going to the European Union thanks to the company’s sustainable waste oil-based fuels last year. The company has two factories with total installed capacity of 700 metric tons per day located in a key oil palm growing area, giving it easy access to the waste materials it uses as feedstock.

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KiwiRail and ferry to begin biodiesel trials despite lack of sufficient domestic supply to meet goals

Biofuels Digest - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:25pm

In New Zealand, local press reports that KiwiRail as well as the Interislander Kaiarahi ferry are set to trial biodiesel blends despite concerns about sufficient local availability should the trials go well. The rail trial is set to last between six to 12 months and should kick off anytime now while the ferry trial should start in September and last for a month. KiwiRail used 78 million liters of fuel last year but as Z Energy’s biodiesel facility will only produce 20 million liters, the railway’s desire to switch to 100% biodiesel is a long way off.

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Indonesia’s B30 trial kicks off with eyes on trains, ships and mining sector next

Biofuels Digest - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:24pm

In Indonesia, Reuters reports that the much talked about B30 trial kicked off last week and will last four months with different models of passenger cars and trucks tested. The country wants to boost blending to 30% from the current 20%, creating an additional 2.8 billion liters of demand. Trains, ships and mining machinery are next on the dock for the trials. The cars will run about 50,000km during the trials while trucks will run 40,000km.

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Hawaiian company edging closer to growing seawood for food and biofuel

Biofuels Digest - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:23pm

In Hawaii, local press reports that Kampachi Farms is seeking a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy and federal permission to farm four species of edible limu seaweed more than a mile off Kaiwi Point near Kailua on Hawaii Island with the intention of eventually getting to commercial scale and using the crop for electricity production. It already undertook a one-year lab-scale trial with seven limu varieties thanks to a $500,000 DOE grant.

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Ringneck Energy fully commissioned following weather delays

Biofuels Digest - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:22pm

In South Dakota, the Pierre Capital Press newspaper reports that Ringneck Energy in Onida has fully commissioned production after winter storms and rough spring weather got in the way of the facility’s completion. The company started receiving corn in March but production really kicked off on April 23, but it’s now running at nameplate capacity having passed its performance tests on June 4. With corn above $4 a bushel, Ringneck along with the other 20 ethanol plants whose ethanol is marketed by Renewable Products Marketing Group are all waiting with baited breath for the Chinese market to open back up.

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SkyNRG teams with University of Limerick to explore development of Irish aviation biofuel produciton

Biofuels Digest - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:21pm

In Ireland, the Bernal Institute at University of Limerick signed a deal with SkyNRG to explore the development of sustainable aviation fuel manufacturing in Ireland.

The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Bernal and the Netherlands-based firm SkyNRG was signed in the presence of Dutch Minister of Trade, Sigrid Kaag, during the Dutch Royal Visit and Trade Mission in the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin last Thursday.

The Bernal Institute at UL and SkyNRG will explore the potential of a regional Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) supply chain in Ireland, with a strong focus on academic collaboration at University of Limerick. The collaboration emerged from the industry drive for the development of SAF production capacity and an EU-wide call to reduce aviation emissions.

The signing took place during a seminar hosted in Dublin by Bernal as part of the Dutch Royal visit entitled ‘Sustainable Renewables for Energy and Environment’.

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Sweden needs to more than double biofuel consumption to achieve transportation goals

Biofuels Digest - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:19pm

In Sweden, a report by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences says the country must more than double its use of biofuels by 2045 if it’s going to meet its goal of using 40TWh of biofuels for transport, compared to 17TWh used currently. Yet even so, the researcher leading the study told The Local that biofuels will only likely be used for aviation, heavy transportation and old passenger vehicles by then with most passenger vehicles and public transport running on electricity.

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Bioprocessing in Iowa: Reflecting on our journey

Biofuels Digest - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:18pm

By Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority

Special to The Digest

As we draw closer to the 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, I can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic. Recently, I’ve been reflecting on all the hard work and dedication that led to Iowa becoming the first non-coastal or Canadian host of the event. While we presented a great pitch to organizers, what went into our selection as host was years in the making.

Iowa has long been recognized for its agricultural heritage, and rightfully so. We’re proud of the fields that dominate our landscape, but Iowa is so much more. For decades, we’ve applied our work ethic and expertise in laboratories, innovation centers and refineries throughout the state. As a result, we’ve become a leader in bioprocessing, in addition to our agrarian achievements.

There’s a lot happening on the biosciences front in the Hawkeye State. For starters, Iowa is home to more plant and soil scientists than any other U.S. state. Bayer, Corteva Agriscience, POET, REG, Syngenta and many more of the industry’s biggest players have operations in Iowa. And our universities are making new discoveries at their world-renowned bioprocessing research facilities.

So, though we expect our BIO World Congress guests to not only leave Iowa with a new appreciation for sweet corn and pork tenderloin, we’re also confident they’ll depart with an appreciation of Iowa’s standing as a biosciences leader. Here are three reasons that rise to the top:

  1. Business-friendly environment

Iowa’s pro-business government has been committed to advancing biosciences in the state for years. One way we’ve attracted new business is through competitive incentives, including America’s first Renewable Chemicals Production Tax Credit, which went into effect in 2016. This credit offers companies up to $1 million annually in tax benefits for producing renewable chemicals in Iowa derived from biomass feedstocks and has been hailed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as the “strongest” incentive package for the global bio-based chemical industry.

  1. Unmatched research and technological infrastructure

Across the state, our institutions of higher education have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to keeping Iowa’s innovation pipeline full and thriving. For example:

  • Founded in 2008, Iowa State University’s (ISU) Center for Biorenewable Chemicals conducts targeted engineering research to identify ways to help increase the range of valuable chemicals derived from renewable carbon sources. The center’s vision is to decrease our reliance on fossil carbon sources by building a more sustainable future through biorenewable chemicals.
  • ISU also is home to the BioCentury Research Farm (the first integrated research and demonstration facility in the nation dedicated to biomass production and processing) and the Bioeconomy Institute (which works to advance the use of biorenewable resources to produce fuels, energy, chemicals, and materials).
  • Not to be outdone by their in-state rivals, the University of Iowa’s Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, which dates back to 1983, is the first of its kind dedicated to biocatalysis, the use of natural substances to speed up chemical reactions. At its 13,000-square-foot laboratory, scientists perform state-of-the-art fermentation, downstream purification, bioprocessing and analytical services.
  1. Location, location, location

A great transportation network, affordable utilities and abundant biomass resources – Iowa has them all. And each play a vital role in fueling our state’s bioeconomy.

  • Major interstates and highways, more than 2,400 miles of railway tracks, 60 river barge terminals and international airports all serve Iowa. Furthermore, Iowa’s industrial electricity rates are 21 percent lower than the national average.
  • Iowa has 13.5 million acres of planted corn, the most of any state in the nation. We also have more than 9.8 million acres of planted soybeans – all of which means Iowa offers the second-highest number of acres of harvestable biomass in the country, and the ability to harvest 14.4 million dry tons of biomass per year.
  • Additionally, the state boasts 43 processing facilities that produce over a quarter of U.S. ethanol, and 12 refineries that produce 16 percent of U.S. biodiesel. The biofuel industry accounts for more than $5 billion, or about 3 percent, of Iowa’s gross domestic product.

As you can see, we have much to be excited about and we’re looking forward to sharing that excitement with the world. Business leaders, academics and decision makers from more than 20 countries will soon descend upon Iowa for a week’s worth of informative sessions, interactive workshops and presentations across six dynamic track topics. They’ll also be treated to a preview of “what’s-to-come” as the Start-Up Stadium brings forward 32 early-stage companies – including several based in Iowa – to present new technologies and value propositions before an audience of investors, analysts and strategists.

We’re looking forward to this one-of-a-kind exchange of ideas and showing the world everything Iowa has to offer in the industrial biotechnology sector. We hope to see you there!

Debi Durham was appointed to lead the Iowa Economic Development Authority by Governor Terry Branstad in January 2011 and as of 2019, also serves as the director of the Iowa Finance Authority. Previously, she served as president of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce and the Siouxland Initiative. Join Debi and other members of the Iowa Economic Development Authority in Des Moines for the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, July 8-11, 2019. For more information, visit https://www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/bioscience.

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Amazing Algaculture: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to MicroBio Engineering

Biofuels Digest - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:06pm

MicroBio Engineering works on facility designs, algae equipment, R&D, engineering consulting, techno-economic analyses, LCAs and wastewater treatment. Their focus on algaculture, specifically microalgae cultivation, is what the focus of this presentation is on.

John Benemann, CEO and Tryg Lundquist, CTO, both of MicroBio Engineering, gave this illuminating overview of today’s microalgae production systems and the battle of ponds vs. photobioreactors, what current production looks like, the question can algaculture be an answer to CO2 emissions, algae production for biofuels and animal feeds, fighting algae with algae, and more.

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4 Key Bioenergy Technologies: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to SoCalGas

Biofuels Digest - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 1:40pm

The Southern California Gas Company is the primary provider of natural gas to the region of Southern California and has a vision to become the cleanest natural gas utility in North America. As California works to achieve its climate change goals, SoCalGas is working on low carbon energy resources and energy conversion technologies to help California advance its clean energy agenda.

Ron Kent, Advanced Technologies Development Project Manager for Southern California Gas Company, a Sempra Energy Utility, gave this illuminating overview of 4 important technologies that are pathways for renewable fuels and GHG emissions mitigation—low-cost concentrated solar thermal, hydrothermal processing, biomethanation, and BECCS. Find out how these technologies perform and more.

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ANA and LanzaTech Sign Offtake Agreement for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Biofuels Digest - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 7:00am

In the land of the rising sun, things are looking a whole lot brighter for All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, and for LanzaTech and their sustainable aviation fuel. ANA and LanzaTech signed an offtake agreement for sustainable aviation fuel – a big step in ANA’s efforts to minimize its environmental impact and meet Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a target date of 2021 for the delivery of the sustainable aviation fuel.

Biofuels is not new for ANA, though. They purchased 70,000 gallons of sustainable aviation fuel from Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. earlier this year in January. “This bio jet fuel will be mixed to the current fuel ANA is using on the San Francisco flights and lead to the reduction of roughly 150 tons of carbon dioxide,” according to ANA.

As for U.S.-based LanzaTech, in case you have been stuck on a deserted island for the last few years and don’t know much about the #1 company of The Digest’s 2019 “50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, you can read The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide here.

In a nutshell, LanzaTech is using their advanced microorganism-powered gas fermentation technology to create ethanol and commercializing technology developed in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL) that allows for the production of sustainable aviation fuel. LanzaTech has already launched operations of a commercial plant in China, which uses this technology, and together with PNNL has also established catalyst technology to produce SAF fuel from ethanol, according to the Mitsui & Co., Ltd. press release. This is a huge win for the DOE and PNNL as it’s proof that research and work conducted in labs can lead to commercialization of new fuels technology.

“Also we have a grant from the DOE for Phase 1 work to get a demonstration plant shovel ready,” LanzaTech’s CEO Dr. Jennifer Holmgren told The Digest. “We will have completed that work later this year. It is going really well. So we are ready to start construction on our demonstration plant.” LanzaTech is now raising cash to build the demo and then quickly after that plan on building three commercial 30 million gallon per year plants, according to Holmgren.

Dr. Holmgren sees the big picture of all this too and is sharing that vision with others. “At a time when there is a real need to reduce our global carbon footprint, doing everything serially is not going to get us to where we need to be,” Holmgren told The Digest. “While I personally have burnt out on traveling, it would be a sad world, indeed, if travel becomes so expensive that the far reaches of our beautiful planet are not accessible to most people. This means that bold action is needed, so raising cash to enable building a demo and then 3 commercial plants in parallel will help change the dynamics of the sustainable aviation fuel market. We are talking a minimum of 100 million gallons per year of sustainable aviation fuel (aka LanzaJet) in ~ 4 years from today.”

And that is pretty incredible when you think about current SAF production.

LanzaTech Freedom Pines Biorefinery, Soperton, GA

So how is Mitsui involved? You may remember them as a lead investor in LanzaTech in 2014 and then as a strategic investor back in 2018. They are working with LanzaTech to jointly develop a sustainable aviation fuel manufacturing business that utilizes LanzaTech’s catalytic technology. ANA signed a partnership agreement with Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and “ANA plans to implement these exciting breakthroughs by testing LanzaTech’s sustainable aviation fuel made from industrial waste emissions on our new delivery flight this fall,” according to ANA’s press release.

According to Mitsui, “The companies are now progressing with business collaboration, and as part of the MOU Mitsui and ANA will jointly conduct a delivery flight of a newly built aircraft from the USA to Japan in fall 2019 using SAF produced by LanzaTech.”

Why LanzaTech? Why biofuel?

Curious on the why behind this latest decision? Did ANA choose LanzaTech because they were the #1 company of The Digest’s 2019 “50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy”? We’d like to think so, but here’s what we do know:

ANA knows sustainability for the aviation industry is of utmost importance right now. According to their press release, “As ANA increases its global presence, the airline is working to ensure that it maintains its reputation for global leadership on issues of sustainability. With sustainability emerging as a crucial question for all modern businesses, ANA remains committed to upholding its values and preserving our shared home. ANA has always aimed to challenge the norms and raise the bar in the airline industry, striving to set the standard for service, comfort and sustainability. By working with LanzaTech to implement sustainable aviation fuel, ANA hopes to enhance the quality of fuel used in its aircraft while also meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of its efforts to become the most eco-friendly airline group in the world.”

How’s that for a lofty goal? Most eco-friendly airline group in the world? Watch out KLM, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, JetBlue and all the others out there working on lowering their impact via aviation biofuels. All in all, it’s amazing to see the aviation industry coming together on sustainability and working to improve their products and services not just for people but for planet too.

So ANA’s focus on sustainability and wanting to be the most eco-friendly airline group in the world “led the airline to conduct a comprehensive search for the most efficient sustainable aviation fuel, selecting LanzaTech’s unique product for its flexibility and high energy density.”

So what did they love the most about LanzaTech’s fuel? “The sustainable aviation fuel developed by LanzaTech does not contain any sulfur and as per current international standards for all sustainable aviation fuel used in commercial flights will be blended with at least 50% conventional jet fuel, easing the transition to full sustainability,” according to ANA.

As for LanzaTech, they are super happy about seeing airlines talk about SDG goals. “More and more globally you see corporations trying to ensure they and their products meet these criteria,” Holmgren told The Digest. “It is an important focus and links beautifully to what we do and our ambitions as a company to make a better world for all. The ANA release also mentions RSB (Round Table for Sustainable Biomaterials) which is, of course, critical to getting it right.”

LanzaTech Freedom Pines Biorefinery, Soperton, GA

Reactions from the majors

ANA:

“ANA has always been guided by our values, and our decision to transition to sustainable aviation fuel reflects how seriously we take our commitment to the environment,” said Akihiko Miura, Executive Vice President of ANA. “Adopting this advanced fuel will allow us to reduce CO2 emissions and meet the ambitious sustainable development goals that we have set for the airline. At ANA, we seek innovative solutions to the most pressing problems, and we will continue looking for ways to reduce our ecological impact in order to create a better world.”

Mitsui:

“Amid an upward trend in demand for air freight, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has set a goal for the industry to cap CO2 emissions beyond 2020. Reflecting the growing need to align business activities with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Mitsui will work towards the successful establishment of a low-carbon society through the stable and long-term supply of SAF, and contribute to measures to tackle global warming and other challenges currently facing our planet.”

LanzaTech:

“LanzaTech is committed to scaling and commercializing Sustainable Aviation Fuel quickly to ensure gallons are available for airlines focused on meeting their CORSIA obligations,” Holmgren told The Digest. “Success is only possible through strong collaboration including the aviation industry and the environmental community. We are thrilled to be working with Air Nippon Airlines and Mitsui who are commitment to creating a low carbon future through the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel. These companies are well aligned with our vision of creating a better world for all through their commitment to following the guiding principles of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials.”

Bottom Line

ANA wants to be the most eco-friendly airline in the world.

LanzaTech wants no carbon left behind and wants to change the world for the better and bring sustainable aviation fuel to global commercialization asap.

Mitsui wants reduced CO2 emissions through its supply chain to Japan and other markets around the world.

Can it be done? Sure can, and these three companies are on the right path to making it happen. In the land of the rising sun, things are looking brighter indeed.

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Scientists better understand how proteins move out of cells

Biofuels Digest - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:46pm

In Missouri, Gavin King and a team of scientists at the University of Missouri used an atomic force microscope to study the movement of the E.coli proteins. Unlike previous studies where proteins were frozen, the atomic force microscope allowed researchers to observe the proteins moving in a fluid environment that closely resembles their natural environment.

These findings provide basic knowledge on how a cell sends and receives material and information. For instance, a drug can pass through membranes in order to affect a cell, and similarly, some information must pass through membrane channels to exit the cell. While other cells besides E.coli may not have E.coli’s exact protein transportation system, King said a similar system exists in all cells.

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Senate bill focusing on small refiner exemptions from RFS introduced

Biofuels Digest - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:43pm

In Washington, D.C., Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the RFS Integrity Act of 2019 on Friday. The bill sets a June 1 deadline for small refiners to submit petitions for exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), requires transparency in filing in place of the current confidential waiver process, requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to account for exempted gallons when determining annual renewable volume obligations (RVOs), and requires the EPA to report to lawmakers on the methodology used to determine granted waivers. The June 1 deadline would also give the EPA time to calculate the volumes waived and apply them to the next year’s blending mandates, the senators said in a statement according to Reuters.

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Largest volume in 44 weeks for ethanol production

Biofuels Digest - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:42pm

In Washington, D.C. ethanol production expanded by 52,000 barrels per day (b/d), a 5.0% increase, at an average of 1.096 million b/d—equivalent to 46.03 million gallons daily and the largest volume in 44 weeks, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association.

The four-week average ethanol production rate moved 2.5% higher to 1.067 million b/d, equivalent to an annualized rate of 16.36 billion gallons (bg). Ethanol stocks dropped 3.3% to 21.8 million barrels—the lowest volume in 46 weeks. Stocks declined across all five regions (PADDs). Imports of ethanol were 44,000 b/d, or 12.94 million gallons for the week. This was the first time in 30 weeks (and first of 2019) that import volumes were logged. (Weekly export data for ethanol is not reported simultaneously; the latest export data is as of April 2019.)

The volume of gasoline supplied rose 4.6% to 9.877 million b/d (414.8 million gallons per day, or 151.41 bg annualized). Refiner/blender net inputs of ethanol grew 2.4% to 953,000 b/d, equivalent to 14.61 bg annualized. Expressed as a percentage of daily gasoline demand, daily ethanol production increased to 11.10%.

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German biodiesel exports rose substantially in Q1 2019

Biofuels Digest - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:41pm

In Germany, UFOP reports that German biodiesel exports increased sharply in the first quarter of 2019, with exports to Great Britain seeing the biggest growth. In the first three months of 2019, German exports of biodiesel surged around 33 per cent to 581,248 tonnes year-on-year. Around 87 per cent of these exports were shipped to EU-28 countries. This was up just over 37 per cent from the previous year.

The top purchaser of German biodiesel was the Netherlands, with imports soaring 47 per cent to 230,465 tonnes. However, Great Britain recorded the biggest increase, purchasing 40,000 tonnes of biodiesel from Germany, which was more than five times as much as in the year-earlier period. Belgium, the US and Austria also recorded large quantities and strong growths. Belgium purchased a total of 88,350 tonnes, which means that the country almost doubled its imports year-on-year. On the other hand, exports to the US, at 53,696 tonnes, were up 26 per cent from the reference period. Austria followed with total imports of 43,450 tonnes in the period under consideration. This was also up almost 26 per cent year-on-year. According to Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (mbH) Sweden and the Czech Republic also imported larger amounts of German biodiesel compared to the same period a year earlier. In contrast, shipments to Switzerland and, first and foremost, France declined.

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Neste’s Zero Island project cuts emissions on Lidö by 78%

Biofuels Digest - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:38pm

In Sweden, Neste and its partners set to turn the island of Lidö in the Swedish archipelago into a climate neutral Zero Island in just 12 months. As a result of the project, the island’s emissions were brought down by an impressive 78 percent from their previous levels and included solutions like using Neste MY Renewable Diesel in vehicles as well as in Räfsnäs Sjöstranport ferry traffic to the island, and Fortum’s solar power solutions. Several solutions helped improve energy efficiency and reduce waste, and recycling was given extra thought. The island also switched to using fossil free green electricity.

Neste tapped into the expertise of cleantech and sustainability specialists from Solved and Aktea and worked closely with Skärgårdsstiftelsen to make sure none of the natural values were compromised.

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IRENA report shows cost of electricity from bioenergy down 14%

Biofuels Digest - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:35pm

In the United Arab Emirates, a new International Renewable Energy Agency report said that the global weighted-average cost of electricity from concentrating solar power (CSP) declined by 26%, bioenergy by 14%, solar photovoltaics (PV) and onshore wind by 13%, hydropower by 12% and geothermal and offshore wind by 1%, respectively.

The report, titled “Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018”, said that costs for renewable power reaffirms renewables as a low-cost solution to boost global climate action. The IRENA report also said that costs for renewable energy technologies decreased to a record low last year. Cost reductions, particularly for solar and wind power technologies, are set to continue into the next decade, the new report finds.

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Stora Enso to convert Oulu paper mill into packaging board mill

Biofuels Digest - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:33pm

In Finland, Stora Enso is investing approximately EUR 350 million (about $390 million) to convert the Oulu paper mill into packaging production. The typical end uses for kraftliner are in packaging segments that require high strength, quality and purity, such as food, fruit and vegetables as well as heavy duty packaging. Production will target global export markets.

Oulu Mill’s current capacity is 1 080 000 tonnes of woodfree coated papers annually. Typical end-uses for woodfree coated papers are e.g. high-quality advertising and magazines. Paper production is expected to continue until the end of September 2020.

The converted Oulu Mill will directly employ approximately 180 people. Wood consumption at the mill will increase by 0.5 million m3 to 2.4 million m3 annually. Wood will be purchased mainly from private forest owners in Northern Finland. Production on the converted machine is estimated to start by the end of 2020.

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Cielo Waste Solutions’ opens Aldersyde renewable fuels refinery

Biofuels Digest - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:32pm

In Canada, Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. is holding the “Grand Opening” of its renewable fuels refinery in Aldersyde, Alberta on July 11th. Cielo has been working diligently since its temporary shut-down of the Refinery, as announced on May 7, 2019, in order to facilitate the installation of its new heater equipment and waste recovery process. Tours will be offered to interested parties.

Cielo’s contractors have assured Cielo’s management that the equipment installation will be completed and continuous-flow of the Refinery’s production will be achieved in advance of July 11th, 2019.  Cielo continues to make progress with respect to implementing a cost-effective desulfurization solution of its renewable diesel.

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