Africa & The Middle East

September 24, 2014

Schott, Algatech sign new R&D agreement following 1-year study

BY Schott AG Schott and Algatechnologies, a biotechnology company specializing in algae production, have signed an R&D agreement to strengthen their partnership following a successful one-year study of new glass tubes at Algatech's algae production facility. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Tobacco-to-biojet partnership announced

BY Ron KotrbaBoeing, South African Airways and SkyNRG are collaborating to produce biojet fuel from a hybrid tobacco plant known as Solaris READ MORE

August 12, 2014

Florida Biodiesel delivers plant to Avandith Energy in Nigeria

BY Ron KotrbaFlorida Biodiesel Inc. announced it has completed sale of a B-60 biodiesel processor to Avandith Energy in Lagos, Nigeria. The unit will be used for Avandith Energy's pilot transesterification facility. The B-60 will also be used for education. READ MORE

July 16, 2014

Petrixo to build biojet fuel refinery in UAE using UOP technology

BY Ron KotrbaThe Honeywell company UOP LLC announced this month that its green fuels process technology has been selected by Dubai-based Petrixo Oil & Gas to produce biojet fuel and renewable diesel at a new refinery to be built in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. READ MORE

May 01, 2014

New TV ad exposes Saudi oil money bankrolling RFS smear campaign

BY Americans United for Change A new Sunday show TV blitz is being launched to help educate the public and decision makers in Washington about who is really behind the anti-RFS campaign and why: foreign oil interests wanting to keep America dependent on their dirty energy product. READ MORE

April 29, 2014

Global diesel engine sales forecast to rise 7.7 percent a year

BY The Freedonia Group Inc. Global diesel engine sales are forecast to rise 7.7 percent per year through 2017 to $248.5 billion, representing a marked acceleration from the 2007-'12 pace, according to "World Diesel Engines," a report published this month by The Freedonia Group. READ MORE

April 16, 2014

Portuguese firm delivers 2.4 MMgy biodiesel plant to Tunisia

BY Ron KotrbaPortugal-based biodiesel technology provider IncBio announced it has completed construction of an 8,000 ton per year (2.4 MMgy) biodiesel plant and has delivered the unit to Biokast Energy S.A., to be installed in Tunis, Tunisia, in North Africa. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

2012 global biodiesel production rises slightly

BY Ron KotrbaWhile overall global biofuel production fell in 2012 for the first time since 2000, biodiesel production rose slightly, according to a recent Worldwatch Institute report. READ MORE

March 31, 2014

Florida Biodiesel delivers biodiesel plant to Ivory Coast, Africa

BY Ron KotrbaFlorida Biodiesel Inc. recently announced it has completed sale of a B-500 biodiesel plant to the Lorymat Corp. in Ivory Coast, Africa. The company has chosen the B-500 biodiesel processor for its primary transesterification facility. READ MORE