News Category: Biodiesel News
December 8, 2017
An innovative gene editing technique could allow algae to produce ‘vast’ quantities of renewable fuels, new research claims. The method, developed by scientists at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, could lead to cheap ways of producing fuels, medicine, and products to be used in the cosmetics,... [Read More]

December 5, 2017
According to a press release from Tri Delta, a bus company who conduct 3 million journeys a year, the switch has meant lower emissions and a better customer experience. Tri Delta says that the new fuel will mean a more comfortable experience for riders due to reduced... [Read More]

November 29, 2017
100 members of the US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) headed to Washington DC on 28 November to participate in the biannual ‘fly-in' to the country’s capital. According to a statement, NBB members plan to ‘storm the hill’ to encourage the reinstatement of the biodiesel tax credit... [Read More]

November 28, 2017
An engineer at Washington University in St. Louis has refined the process of engineering pathways of microbes for biofuel production. Fuzhong Zhang, an associate professor at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, has ‘stitched together’ the best bits of several different bacteria to synthesize a... [Read More]

November 24, 2017
Sweden increased use of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) diesel is helping to boost its biofuels industry, according to new research. HVO diesel is a renewable diesel made from different bio-based raw materials. Sales of HVO diesel increased by 24% during the third quarter of 2017 compared with the... [Read More]

November 21, 2017
Biodiesel producers in Indonesia are looking for new export markets, according to Indonesia Investment. In early November, the US Commerce Department set anti-subsidy rates in the range of 34.45-64.73% for palm oil-based biodiesel imports from Indonesia. This final ruling was slightly lighter compared with the preliminary 41.06-68.28%... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
Germany-based engine specialist DEUTZ has approved the latest generation of its entire TCD engine range for operation with alternative fuels, including paraffinic diesel fuels and biodiesel or biodiesel blends. This will make a further significant reduction to the carbon footprint of combustion engines and even raises the... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
Biofuel created from waste coffee grounds is helping to power some of London’s buses, the BBC reports. Technology firm bio-bean creates a biofuel by blending oil extracted from coffee waste with diesel. According to the company, it has now produced enough coffee oil to power one bus... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
Medford Township Public Schools, a community public school district in Medford, New Jersey, has been celebrating twenty years of using biodiesel in its fleet of school buses. Medford is the nation’s longest continuous user of biodiesel in a student transportation fleet, according to US trade body National... [Read More]

November 15, 2017
CRI/Criterion Catalyst Company (CRIUK) has awarded an FEL-2 license agreement for the IH2* technology which converts biomass to liquid transportation fuels, to Biozin Holding AS (BZH). CRI is a global catalyst company wholly owned by Royal Dutch Shell. It operates research laboratories, development facilities, manufacturing plants and... [Read More]

November 15, 2017
Newly published research has demonstrated the importance of microbial communities as a source of stable enzymes that could be used to convert plants to biofuels. The research was carried out by scientists from the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) based at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory.... [Read More]

November 15, 2017
Hawaiian Electric Company and Pacific Biodiesel Technologies have reached a new agreement for the Maui-based biofuel company to supply biodiesel processed from recycled waste cooking oil and other local feedstocks for the 50-MW Schofield Generating Station, 8-MW Honolulu International Airport Emergency Power Facility, and other O’ahu... [Read More]

November 14, 2017
Austria-based plant engineering company BDI has been awarded a new contract to help build a biodiesel plant for Crimson Renewable Energy in the US. The plant will be recycling waste oils and fats into high-quality biodiesel using patented BDI RepCAT technology. Crimson claims to be the largest biodiesel... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
Carl Icahn has been subpoenaed by the US Justice Department in relation to his efforts to overhaul the US biofuels programme while an unpaid advisor to President Trump, according to Reuters. A securities filling from Icahn’s company, Icahn Enterprises, revealed the court summons, Reuters reports. Earlier this year,... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
The US Commerce Department has issued a final determination in a case brought by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition regarding subsidised biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. Earlier this year, the Commerce Department made a preliminary finding that Argentina and Indonesia provide subsidies to... [Read More]

November 8, 2017
US advanced biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group has unveiled its third quarter financial result, reporting a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $11.4 million (€9.86m), compared to net income of $22.9 million in the third quarter of 2016. All figures refer to the quarter ending 30... [Read More]

November 3, 2017
ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group (REG) have worked together to use REG’s patented fermentation technology to convert sugars from a variety of non-edible biomass sources into biodiesel. The companies came together to produce research on this area.  "Our first challenge during the initial research was to determine technical... [Read More]