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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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Demand for biofuels is increasing global food prices, says study
The Guardian • Tom Levitt
Enerkem begins commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from Canadian biofuels facility
Renewable Energy Mag • Robin Whitlock
Catalytic Fuel Precursors with High Yields: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to THF Co-Solvent Biomass Fractionation
Biofuels Digest • Jim Lane
New T&E/BirdLife Europe report attempts to reopen food vs fuel debate
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
Australian timber industry says incentives needed to enter power sector
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
Argent Energy to convert 250-meter long fatberg into 10,000 liters of biodiesel
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
European Union confirms reopening of market to Argentine biodiesel
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
European T2 ethanol prices jump to one-month high despite October bringing more supplies
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
UK sets out policy to raise biofuels blends through 2032
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
NREL finds CelA could be key to unlocking cellulosic biofuel viability
Biofuels Digest • Meghan Sapp
 
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Demand for biofuels is increasing global food prices, says study
The GuardianTom Levitt
Demand for biofuels made from food crops, such as palm and rapeseed oil, has led to an increase in global food prices and needs to be curbed, according to a new analysis. There has been a surge in the production of biofuels...
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Biofuels, Biomass
Enerkem begins commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from Canadian biofuels facility
Renewable Energy MagRobin Whitlock
Biofuels company Enerkem Inc. has announced the start of commercial production of cellulosic ethanol from its biofuels facility in Edmonton, Alberta. Enerkem's facility in Edmonton is the first commercial-scale plant in the world to produce cellulosic ethanol made from non-recyclable, non-compostable mixed...
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Biofuels, Biomass
Catalytic Fuel Precursors with High Yields: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to THF Co-Solvent Biomass Fractionation
Biofuels DigestJim Lane
The US Department of Energy is supporting a project to advance transformative Co-Solvent Enhanced Lignocellulosic Fractionation to achieve high yield production of “drop-in” oxygenated liquid fuels from poplar wood. The project also aims at high yield co-conversion of C5 and C6 sugars...
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Agriculture, Biofuels
New T&E/BirdLife Europe report attempts to reopen food vs fuel debate
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Belgium, despite industry’s efforts to deny the impact of biofuels on food prices, a new study shows there is wide scientific consensus that biofuels policies increase global food prices. The analysis, conducted by consultancy Cerulogy for BirdLife Europe & Central Asia...
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Biofuels, Coal Industry
Australian timber industry says incentives needed to enter power sector
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Australia, the timber industry says the government has stymied its potential growth as a green option for replacing coal-fueled power plants by not putting in place needed incentives to drive the transition. About 100MW of baseload power from a million metric...
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Biofuels, Energy & Utilities
Argent Energy to convert 250-meter long fatberg into 10,000 liters of biodiesel
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In the UK, the monster 250-meter long Whitechapel fatberg will be converted into around 10,000 liters of biodiesel, Thames Water has confirmed. The congealed mass of fat, oil, grease, wet wipes and sanitary products discovered blocking an east London sewer will create...
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European Union confirms reopening of market to Argentine biodiesel
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Belgium, the European Commission confirmed it would reduce anti-dumping import duties on Argentine biodiesel in line with the World Trade Organization ruling two years ago that said the duties were too high. The European biodiesel industry has voiced concerns that a...
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Biofuels
European T2 ethanol prices jump to one-month high despite October bringing more supplies
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In the Netherlands, European T2 ethanol prices are seeing some recovery thanks to maintenance season that took some production capacity offline, bringing prices back up to one-month highs. Beet-based ethanol producers are expected to ramp up production come October after the European...
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Biofuels, Biomass
UK sets out policy to raise biofuels blends through 2032
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In the UK, 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...
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Biofuels, Biomass
NREL finds CelA could be key to unlocking cellulosic biofuel viability
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Colorado, an enzyme discovered at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibers regardless of whether their crystalline structure is simple or highly complex. No other enzyme has shown that ability....
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