News Category: Biodiesel News
July 4, 2016
In India, the Karnataka State Road Transport Corp. (KSRTC) is set to launch a 100% biodiesel bus as part of its efforts to reduce fuel expenditure and air pollution. This India’s first solely biodiesel-fuelled bus, operating a line between Bengaluru and Chennai, will be inaugurated by transport minister Ramalinga Reddy, according to The New Indian Express. Last... [Read More]

July 4, 2016
Pacific Biodiesel, Hawaii-based renewable fuels and the only commercial biofuel producer in the state, has rolled back the retail price of its Maui pump station biodiesel by 9 cents per gallon – the amount of the on-road biodiesel fuel tax exempted by Maui County in its fiscal year 2017 budget, which also took effect today. Maui... [Read More]

July 1, 2016
Fonterra, a New Zealand-based dairy cooperative, will be using biodiesel from Wellington-based Z Energy for its tankers. Z Energy is currently commissioning its $21 million Wiri plant and production is expected to start in mid-July. The plant can produce 20 million litres of biodiesel annually and that can be doubled if the energy company spends another $4 million... [Read More]

June 23, 2016
In Thailand, the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bangchak Petroleum and three logistics operators to use B20 biodiesel in their heavy vehicles. According to Energy Minister Anantaporn Kanjanarat, this pilot project will spend 115 million baht (€2.8m) from the Energy Conservation Promotion Fund... [Read More]

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June 23, 2016
In the US, disputes over the current state and the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) continue as the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) VP of federal affairs Anne Steckel testified to the US Congress about the benefits of biodiesel. Biodiesel is delivering the vast majority of advanced biofuel under the RFS and is poised for continued growth with strong policy,... [Read More]

June 22, 2016
Biox Corp., a Canadian renewable energy company, has acquired a 50 million litre nameplate capacity biodiesel facility in Ontario, Canada, from Methes Energies Canada. The 21-acre facility in the village of Sombra, near Sarnia, with good logistics including on site rail, changed hands at a price of US$4.5 million (€3.9m). Originally constructed in 2009, the facility... [Read More]

June 17, 2016
Malaysia is preparing to roll out B10 biodiesel to its national fuel supply, but the decision is causing controversy between the country’s automotive industry and biodiesel producers. B10 biodiesel, containing 10% biofuel, will be implemented in the Southeast Asian county this June as part of the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities’ biodiesel... [Read More]

June 16, 2016
In Brazil, 646.6 million litres of biodiesel have been contracted under the Brazilian Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels’ (ANP) 49th biodiesel auction. ANP also reports that the entire volume carries the Social Fuel Stamp, a certificate part of Brazil’s National Programme of Biodiesel Production and Use, that provides tax incentives to biodiesel... [Read More]

June 15, 2016
Greentech Biofuels, an Irish firm specialising in green energy solutions, has teamed up with Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro in order to bring biofuel-powered floodlights to one of the stadiums hosting Euro 2016. The three organisations will join forces to produce large amounts of biodiesel, which will be used to keep the floodlights at Stade Geoffroy Guichard... [Read More]

June 15, 2016
A team of three Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) students have come up with a prototype called FAME One to convert waste cooking oil into biodiesel. The invention, which outwardly resembles a washing machine, is not only eco-friendly but also affordable, which open doors for its use in rural setups to convert oil seeds into diesel. “We read somewhere... [Read More]

June 9, 2016
Diesel car owners could face a tax hike in order to tackle the rising problem of air pollution, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has indicated. McLoughlin said that it had been a mistake for former Prime Minister Gordon Brown to cut taxes on diesel. In an interview with the Evening Standard, McLoughlin said: "We have got to look at that. It is something the chancellor... [Read More]

June 6, 2016
Researchers at South Korea-based Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have created a waterless toilet system that can convert human waste into biofuels. The system is part of a wider creative studio and research lab called the ‘Science Walden Pavillion’, which is now open to the public. It is nestled in the centre of the UNIST campus. The... [Read More]

June 2, 2016
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Justice (DOJ) have settled an environmental enforcement case with Newport Biodiesel, resulting in reduced air emissions and improved safety controls at the company’s biodiesel manufacturing plant in Newport, Rhode Island. EPA and DOJ alleged that Newport Biodiesel violated various Clean Air Act (CAA)... [Read More]

June 2, 2016
Finnish fuel producer Neste is set to start a trial project to turn 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 expected to last until the end of 2017, will examine how UCO can be most effectively used as a biofuel feedstock. Neste aims to process 20,000 tonnes of... [Read More]

June 1, 2016
UK import and consumption of palm oil-based biodiesel has fallen dramatically, and currently stands at zero, according to statistics from the UK’s Department for Transport. The government department has recently published statistics on the UK’s biodiesel industry, analysing the period from 15 April, 2015 to 14 April, 2016. In the UK, the Renewable Transport... [Read More]

May 27, 2016
The Governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, has signed a bill that extends biodiesel incentives in the US state through to 2024. The bill, called 2309, includes a tax credit that helps keep the state's 13 biodiesel producers competitive on a national scale. It also includes a retailer's credit that entices fuel retailers to carry higher blends of biodiesel than they may currently... [Read More]