August 15, 2017
US biofuels producer Poet has announced that its Marion, Ohio-based bioethanol facility has expanded its production capacity from 70 million gallons per year to 150 million gallons per year. The project will also increase production of dried distillers grains from the current 178,000 tons annually to 360,000... [Read More]

August 15, 2017
SCB Brokers, the ‘world’s largest’ biofuel brokerage group of companies, has become the newest member of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). With a significant advocacy presence in Washington, SCB brings over a decade of experience in the biofuel industry to the NBB. “We are excited to have SCB... [Read More]

August 15, 2017
Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA). Fulfilling the region’s biofuel potential would depend on increased residue collection... [Read More]

August 15, 2017
Lais Forti Thomaz, a researcher at Sao Paulo State University (Unesp) specialising in International Relations and Foreign Trade, is joining the Advanced Biofuels USA board of directors.   Advanced Biofuels USA, an educational non-profit dedicated to the understanding, development and use of advanced biofuels, welcomes Thomaz, a... [Read More]

August 14, 2017
Increases in the greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction requirement have failed to prevent a fall in biodiesel consumption, according to the German Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen: UFOP). The GHG reduction requirement increased from 3.5% to 4%... [Read More]

August 14, 2017
Through ‘bold leadership’, airports can accelerate the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in the aviation industry, according to a newly published report. The new study, a collaboration between the Carbon War Room, Sky NRG and Port of Seattle, confirms the financial viability of supplying advanced biofuels... [Read More]

August 11, 2017
Researchers from Michigan State University are experimenting with harvesting seed oil in the hope of developing a biofuel that could one day power jets and cars. In a recently published study detailing their work, the scientists demonstrate how chloroplast, where photosynthesis occurs, participates in new ways to... [Read More]

August 11, 2017
US biorefining company Aemetis reported a net loss of $6 million (€5 million) for the three months ending 30 June, 2017, compared to a net loss of $5 million for the same period the previous year. Revenues were $40.8 million for the second quarter of 2017, compared to... [Read More]

August 11, 2017
New research claims that air pollution policy reduces the extent to which population growth in urban areas results in increased pollution emissions, without disrupting the economic growth resulting from this urbanisation. More than half of the world’s population currently lives in urban areas, and the United Nations... [Read More]

August 10, 2017
California-based biorefining company Aemetis is now producing cellulosic ethanol from orchard waste. The company has announced the news after successfully completing the construction and commencement of an integrated demonstration unit. The company said it produced the material from technologies from itself, LanzaTech and InEnTec. The plant is a... [Read More]

August 10, 2017
The UK Department for Transport has released its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) statistics for the period April 2016 to April 2017. The report shows 1,541 million litres of biofuels were supplied in the period. Under the RTFO, transport fuel suppliers have to ensure that a proportion... [Read More]

August 10, 2017
Former US Vice President Al Gore has arrived in the UK to address how the perils of climate change can be overcome as he promotes his new documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. The film is a follow-up to his blockbuster 2006 global warming film, An... [Read More]

August 9, 2017
EU ethanol production is expected to grow in 2017 and 2018, according to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s EU Biofuels Annual 2017. This growth will come despite bioethanol consumption being in decline since 2011. “In 2014, the sector benefitted from low feedstock prices and restrictive measures on... [Read More]

August 9, 2017
Algal biofuel production is “neither environmentally nor commercially sustainable”, claims a marine biologist from Swansea University in an article appearing on The Conversation. Professor Kevin Flynn claims the hype surrounding the potential of third-generation algal biofuel has been ‘misplaced’. He notes that millions of dollars and... [Read More]

August 8, 2017
Greenbelt Resources Corporation has received “Eco Friendly Technology” registration for its ECOsystem process. Greenbelt claims that the certification gives the company a greenlight to offer its waste-to-energy process as a solution available to address Indonesia’s food waste challenge. Indonesia is the world’s second biggest ‘food waster’... [Read More]

August 8, 2017
Scientists from Sandia National Laboratories are working to see if one of California’s most polluted lakes can be turned into a profitable source of algae biofuel. The 350-square-mile Salton Sea in Southern California has elevated levels of nitrogen and phosphorus due to agricultural runoff. Algae thrives in... [Read More]

August 7, 2017
A Jamaican biodiesel research programme is now in the vehicular trials phase, according to a press release from the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ). PCJ has been working on the research with Jamaica’s Ministry of Agriculture, Bodles Agricultural Research Station and the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development... [Read More]