BASF develops methanol process without greenhouse gas emissions

BASF announced that it has developed a process for the production of methanol without any greenhouse gas emissions. It has applied for patents covering the technology. The company says that if the process can be successfully implemented at an industrial scale, the entire production process - from syngas production to pure metanol - will not release any carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

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Advantages of Flexitank to import bulk liquids

The use of Flexitank to import liquids is the optimal and cost-effective solution since it allows conventional containers to be used, which reduces costs of shipping by sea.

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UK biodiesel consumption hits new record in 2018

The U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released new energy data for 2018, reporting that ethanol consumption increased last year, while biodiesel consumption hit a new record high.

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Palm oil slides on overnight soy oil losses

Malaysian palm oil futures charted a third session of loses in four on Thursday evening, tracking weakness in overnight U.S. soy oil prices and on forecasts of slower-than-expected declines in output.

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Federal agencies release framework for advancing the bioeconomy

The federal Biomass Research and Development Board unveiled a multiagency strategy March 5 to accelerate innovative technologies that harness the nation’s biomass resources for affordable biofuels, bioproducts and biopower. The Bioeconomy Initiative: Implementation Framework was developed by the B&RD Board - an interagency collaborative co-chaired by USDA and U.S. DOE - to guide such efforts.

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Biodiesel’s past, present and future

If done sustainably, biofuels are one of many solutions to reduce petroleum dependency and carbon emissions contributing to global warming. The most known biofuels today are ethanol from sugarcane and corn (30 billion gallons annually) and biomass-based diesel - including methyl ester biodiesel and renewable diesel - from vegetable oils and animal fats (10 billion gallons per year).

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Meridional conquers Halal and Kosher certificates for consumption attestation

Meridional TCS, a multi-national company that produces and distributes ingredientes and oleochemical products for various markets ranging from animal nutrition to industrial and biofuel markets, closes the year 2018 with two important achievements.

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Meridional Ingredients presents its Best Lec® line with certified Soy Lecithin food or non-GMO option

Aware of the progressive need to offer complete and versatile solutions, Meridional Ingredients is a division of Meridional TCS Group, specializing in products for human and animal feed added to logistic services with excellency and international recognition.

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Bolsonaro to push forward giant Brazil oil sale, adviser says

Jair Bolsonaro’s energy team is keen to push for the sale of prized Brazilian crude deposits in an auction that could give Big Oil access to more black gold than all of Mexico’s proved reserves.

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Glycerin becomes the basis for the production of insulating ceramic

A group of researchers from Spain and Greece are using glycerine co-product of biodiesel to substantially improve the thermal properties of ceramics. The new technique may be employed in the production of insulating bricks for the building industry.
 

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Global Oleochemicals Fatty Acids Market expected to reach $30.62 billion by 2022

The Global Oleochemicals Fatty Acids Market is valued at $16.4 billion and is expected to reach $30.62 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 8.1% from 2014 and 2022. Some of the key drivers of the market include consumer-driven demand and recyclability.

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Meridional TCS announced as winner at the 4th Prize Export is Innovate by Apex-Brazil

By invitation of the Brazilian Agency for Export and Investment Promotion (Apex-Brazil) and the Brazilian Ministry of Development, Meridional TCS received the trophy as winner of the 4th Prize Export is Innovation at a ceremony held in São Paulo, Brazil.

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“If you’re not going to be green, you’re going to lose business", says specialist Ed Davey

In his interview, Edward Davey analyzes the ‘bottom-up’ approach that has characterized the COP21, with individual countries called to put forward their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to tackle climate change. “Clearly it wasn’t my preferred approach,” he says, “and it wasn’t what the UK really wanted".

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RSPO sets new targets for sustainable palm oil

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and its members announced new commitments to reduce the industry’s environmental impact, but warned that their efforts would only make a dent in global sustainability goals if they had government support.

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