Biofuels, Environment

Bioenergy Insight Conference to be held in Edinburgh

The Bioenergy Insight Conference & Expo will take place in Edinburgh from 4-5 Oct. The conference is organized by the Bioenergy Insight Magazine.

In the EU, Bioenergy will make up 50% of the 20% renewable energy target, according to the EU’s 2020 objectives. Moreover, biogas plants in Europe has tripled in the last 6 years. This year’s conference will bring together producers and stakeholders.

“We’re hugely excited about hosting the event in Edinburgh. Our research amongst last year’s delegates showed great interest in the city and Edinburgh has a rich heritage for attendees to enjoy and explore before, after and even during the meeting,” stated publisher of Biofuels International and Bioenergy Insight Peter Patterson


$10.73 Bl Algae Biofuel Market by 2025

New report by Grand View Research, Inc., estimates a global algae biofuel market worth $10.73 Billion by 2025. Environmental awareness and depleting fossil fuels will be the main factors for this growth. Algae has 2-20 times more yield than present biofuels, including corn, beet and sorghum.

Currently, the algae biofuel industry is facing three challenges including consistency in algae biomass cultivation in different regions and climates, high water requirement for production and insufficient technology for commercial production. Due to these factors, the market will make regional partnerships and collaborations for large scale productions.


Alternative Sources of Energy – Biofuels

Biofuels are an alternative to fossil fuels. They include aegis ethanol and derivatives of plant sources such as sugar cane, and vegetable oils. According to The International Energy Agency (IEA), biofuels may comprise as much as 10% of the global gasoline supply by 2025.

However, we are still in the process of developing biofuels that have the same energy efficiency of petroleum-based gasoline. Many nations are investing in biofuels. For example, Brazil has an ethanol output of 3 ½ billion tones/ year.