Biofuels Market Studies

Biofuels market studies are useful in many ways.  Let’s start at the beginning. Biofuels are fuels produced from renewable organic material, commonly referred to as biomass which includes plant materials, crops and animal waste. Secondary biofuels include transportation biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. Biofuels are substitutes for conventional fossil fuels, such as petroleum, propane,…

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Bunker Fuel Market Studies

As bunker fuel oil is the primary fuel used by the marine shipping industry to power their ships and move cargo and people around the globe, bunker fuel market studies are of particular importance to many.  Biobased bunker fuel is a rapidly emerging alternative to fossil oil fuels. The bunker fuel market is currently dominated…

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Advanced Biofuels. Now? Later? Never?

By Terry J. Mazanec, PhD Advanced Biofuels. Now? Later? Never?  Biofuels are not new, of course. Our earliest ancestors mastered fire in prehistoric times, and the use of wood for heat and light was established. The first “man-made” fuel was char produced by the slow pyrolysis of wood or other vegetable matter. Liquid fuels have…

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Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

It appears that low carbon fuel standards continue to spread, as even the historically most polluting companies seem to be embracing the idea that the health benefits and sensitivity to global warming are good for their bottom line. There continues to be ever-greater goodwill seen by companies that show progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.…

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RIN Experts

What do RIN experts do? A Renewable Identification Number (or RIN) is a serial number assigned to the volume of a batch of biofuel for the purpose of tracking its production, transfers, trading, and ultimate use or retirement.  This is required by the U.S. EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) which was implemented as a result…

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Cellulosic Ethanol

This is a PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Dr. Doug Rivers, about the past, present and future of cellulosic ethanol in the U.S. It discussed the history of cellulosic ethanol, cellulosic feedstocks, cellulosic conversion technology, cellulosic by products, and commercialization of cellulosic technologies. See here for more on Cellulosic Ethanol Experts.

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Ethanol in the U.S.

This is a PowerPoint by Lee Enterprises Expert, Dr. Doug Rivers, about the past, present and future of ethanol in the U.S.  It discusses the history of ethanol, feedstocks currently used to produce ethanol, and the byproducts, as well as new ethanol developments.

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