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13 Sep 17 China set for ethanol binge as Beijing pumps up renewable fuel drive

China’s bold plan to blend renewable fuels into its gasoline supply within three years will revolutionize its fledging biofuels industry, industry players said, likely spurring billions of dollars in investment in ethanol factories.

02 Aug 17 Bringing power to rural and undeveloped areas - Michela Morese visits The Global Energy Leaders Podcast

Maria Michela Morese, Executive secretary of the Global Bioenergy Partnership visited The Global Energy Leaders Podcast to discuss the birth of the G8, and three pillars of sustainable development in regards to bioenergy.You can find the podcast here

29 Jun 17 GBEP works with ECREEE to further sustainable bioenergy uptake in Western Africa

In Ghana, ECREEE collaborated with the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) and hosted the 5th GBEP Bioenergy Week in the ECOWAS region in Accra, Ghana (5th ECOWAS/GBEP Bioenergy Week) to provide an opportunity to share knowledge and experience with the ECOWAS ...

20 Jun 17 Exxon, Synthetic Genomics make algae biofuel research breakthrough

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. announced this week a breakthrough in joint research into advanced biofuels involving the modification of an algae strain that more than doubled its oil content without significantly inhibiting the strain’s growth. Using advanced cell engineering ...

10 May 17 Biofuels: could agave, hemp and saltbush be the fuels of the future?

Biofuels have long been touted as a carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels, doing for the world’s planes, ships and automobiles what windfarms and solar panels are doing for its electricity grids.But the past decade has seen the biofuel industry face ...

09 May 17 India’s ‘first’ second generation bio-refinery goes official

India’s first integrated bio-refinery for renewable fuels and chemicals has been inaugurated by the country’s minister for road transport, highways and shipping, Nitin Gadkari. Implemented by Indian process and project engineering company Praj Industries, the new facility will play a ...