Neste to explore UCO’s potential as biodiesel feedstock

Plantations International Agarwood Gaharu News Finnish gas manufacturer Neste is readied to start a trial project to transform used cooking oil (UCO) into biodiesel at its biorefinery in Finland. The trial, to be held at the company's Kilpilahti refinery in Porvoo and also expected to last until the end of 2017, will check out just how UCO could be most efficiently useded as a biofuel feedstock. Neste aims to refine 20,000 tonnes of the material yearly-- obtained mainly from Finnish resources, including rapid food restaurants-- to create its NExBTL brand name biodiesel. During the trial period, UCO will comprise at most [...]

Record: The golden state not making full use of biofuels potential

Plantations International News The golden state has actually not maximized possibilities to boost its in-state manufacturing of biofuel, in spite of state policies that motivate biofuel usage, according to a report by the Environment Modification and also Company Research Campaign at the UCLA as well as UC Berkeley law institutions. Coming on the heels of new Epa rules on biofuels requirements, the record highlights the importance of neighborhood manufacturing of low-carbon biofuel. It recommends that the state can decrease discharges by not shipping feedstocks from out-of-state or overseas, stimulating growth of carbon-reducing byproducts like biochar garden compost, and decreasing the risk [...]

Indonesia’s very first ‘conservation district’– a potential model for change

Plantations International News Initially released on the Preservation International Blog. By Bruno Vander Velde The world enjoyed as wildfires raged partly of Indonesia last month, loading the skies with smoke and even causing the nation's head of state to shorten a journey to Washington. Not making headings, nonetheless, is a recent little good news from the Southeast Oriental nation. In October, West Papua proclaimed itself a "preservation district," developing a legal structure for preservation initiatives in among Indonesia's most stunning areas-- as well as a possible model for a lot more reliable conservation throughout the island chain. "It's a bold vision [...]