Russian Biofuels Association

Russian National Biofuels Association promotes renewable fuels in Russia. To achieve its goals the Association works with various government and non-government stakeholders in Russian and neighboring countries. More...


VIII Russian Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy "Graintek-2016" will be held on November 9-10, 2016 in the Azimut Olympic Hotel in Moscow, Russia. More...
Technical Workshop "GrainExpert" for technical specialists of grain processing & fermentation plants will be held on November 11, 2016. More...

Technical workshop "Spirtmaster" on ethanol production, technologies & operations

will be held on November 15, 2016. More...




International Congress & Exhibition "BIOMASS: Fuel & Power"
April 19-20, 2017 in Moscow.

The previous Congress gathered more than 200 senior executives from over 15 countries to discuss a variety of topics from feedstock to marketing of liquid and solid biofuels. More...


Introducing speaker:  

Professor Patrice MANGIN, chemical engineering department, holds the bio-economy/bioenergy chair at University of Quebec Trois-Rivières. He is the CEO of BioEnergy La Tuque with objective to set-up a large-scale biorefinery in the Haut-Saint Maurice (Quebec), and CEO of Effensys, a start-up which develops/manufactures high energy efficiency systems. As CEO, he built/launched the Integrated Pulp and Paper Centre in Trois-Rivières (85+ M$Can project).

Introducing speaker:

Professor Eduard Akim
Member of the UN FAO Advisory Committee on Wood and Paper Products
Saint Patersburg State Technological University of Plant Polymers
All-Russian Research Institute of Pulp and Paper Industry. 

Introducing speaker:

Sergey Dzhurinskiy, Director General of the Cluster Foundation for Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency, Bright Capital venture fund

Began working at Bright Capital in 2011. Prior to this position was Senior Investment Manager at the company. Has a 7-year-old entrepreneurial experience.
Before Bright Capital he was the director of development of innovative electronics distributor (2nd place in Russia in the industry), was a brand manager of one of the 5 largest producers of vitamins in Russia, he was a senior analyst in RUSNANO.

Presentation: Venture capital investments in the biofuel industry: status and prospects.

Comments of our past attendees:  

Martin Gürtler, Business Development Manager Biomass Conversion, Novozymes A/S

Daniel Cobelo, Senior Business Developer, Hamrick Engineering,  CelloFuel


Biofuels news

USDA GAIN report highlights Russian pellet potential

In 2016 and 2017, wood pellet production is forecast to increase 5-7 percent, due to strong EU demand, interest from Asian markets, competitive export prices, increasing local production, new capacity, as well as the Russia's energy goals.

25 July 2016

US ethanol production sets new weekly record

The U.S. ethanol industry set a new weekly ethanol production record the week ending July 15, with production reaching an average of 1.029 million barrels per day, according to information published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The previous record was set approximately one month earlier, when production averaged 1.013 million barrels per day the week ending June 10.

25 July 2016

Cathay sets biofuels-based flight record, as new A350 ushers in renewable jet era at Hong Kong

BD TS 060116 Cathay smThese days, Cathay Pacific trades under the slogan "Life Well Travelled" and the delivery of the first of 48 super-modern, super-quiet, super-chic Airbus 350-900s is another milestone for that branding - but it might as well be "Life Sustainably Travelled" because the plane that arrived in Hong Kong last night on delivery from Toulouse flew on a 10% biofuels blend.

1 June 2016

Diesel prices rally substantially

Prices for partially taxable agricultural diesel are on a firm trend, moving closer to those for biodiesel and almost reaching the level of rapeseed oil. The trend is driven by a massive rise in crude oil prices. The nearby futures price on the NYMEX currently stands at just under the mark of 50 USD per barrel, hitting a eight-month high.

26 May 2016

Conference CIS Sugar Market 2016 will begin in 7 days !!!

The International Sugar Organization and Eurasian Sugar Association together with will hold the Fifth joint conference "CIS Sugar Market 2016" in Moscow at the Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel on March 17th, 2016.

10 March 2016

Gasoline is 30% dirtier than 10 years ago: new UCS report

BD-TS-021116-UCS-smIt's not your Dad's gasoline. In fact, it's worse, says the Union of Concerned Scientists in a new report. But the good news is that alternatives, by contrast, are getting cleaner.In Washington, the Union of Concerned Scientists reports that the gas pumped by American motorists is 30 percent dirtier to extract and refine than it was just ten years ago, according to an analysis released by the Union of Concerned Scientists .

12 February 2016 : 1

Prices for vegetable oils remain at a record low

The vegetable oil price index of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) rose by almost 2 per cent in December 2015, but continues at a nine-year low even though biodiesel production has increased.

14 January 2016

The Looming Octane Shortage?

In a time of rising gasoline demand and targets for higher engine efficiencies, the world could use more octane.What about ethanol, and what about iso-octane itself? The Digest looks at the economics and the supplies.

29 December 2015 : 1

Eugene Lopatin: What is the future of bioeconomy in Russia?

In October 2014, a new law allowing biodiesel and bioethanol to be used for transportation was approved in Russia. Oil price reduction, the costs of the Crimean crisis and the large outflow of capital have caused a reduction in the 2015 Russian state budget. In contrast, companies exporting wood-based products had large revenues due to weak rouble. Their costs inside the country were almost the same as before but the value of sales doubled. In the forestry sector, sawmilling and production of pellets for export gained highest revenues. The owners of companies in these industries are still surprised by the high revenues and are crazy about deciding whether to buy a second helicopter.

1 June 2015

US Companies Invest Millions in Ukraine Bioenergy Despite Turbulent Policy

Massachusetts-based Briggs Capital plans to invest US$250 million in the Ukraine bioenergy sector within the next several years, according to its CEO Rhode Robertson. The announcement was made amid significant problems in Ukraine's renewable energy industry, namely the sharp decrease in the "green tariff," which occurred in early 2015.

29 May 2015

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