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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1NuBlu Energy has announced that it has begun the construction of a natural gas liquefaction plant in Port Allen, LA.  Strategically located along the Mississippi River, NuBlu’s flagship facility will support the region’s high-horsepower fueling applications such as rail, marine, long haul transportation, power generation, gas interruption, asphalt and other energy markets.  The facility is slated to be operational and producing high-quality liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the second quarter of 2017. Total planned capacity of the facility is 90,000 gallons per day with an initial start-up capacity of 30,000 GPD.
  • Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) has labelled a new report from Canada’s Ecofiscal commission one of the worst ever that falls short on accuracy, balance, scientific rigour and knowledege of subject. The report aims to provide guidance for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ABFC says if the recommendations in “Course Correction Why it’s time to rethink Canadian biofuel policies,” were followed, GHGs from the transportation industry would significantly increase and be a step backwards in meeting the country’s climate action commitments.
  • GreenWood Resources has licensed an Oak Ridge National Laboratory technology based on the discovery of a gene in poplar (Populus trichocarpa) that makes it easier to convert poplar trees into biofuels. GreenWood, a global timberland investment and asset management company based in Oregon, plans to commercialize the technology to select and breed better varieties of poplar with less lignin content, which simplifies the conversion process and ultimately lowers the overall costs of biofuel production.
  • The Times of India is reporting that the Union government will invest Rs 15,000 crore to increase the capacity of Panipat oil refinery in Haryana from existing 15 million tonnes (MT) to 25 MT to improve the quality of fuel and create more employment opportunities. As part of the plan, an ethanol plant would be built at a cost of Rs 500 crore by the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) in Panipat to generate alternative fuel from agricultural residue that would boost the farm sector.
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