August 7, 2017
Biodiesel production in Malaysia for 2017 is expected to be little changed from 2016, according to Reuters. According to the Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA), forecasts have been revised down since the start of the year due to delays in meeting biofuel mandates. "(Last year) saw half a... [Read More]

August 4, 2017
Helsinki airport has been awarded the international Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate (ACA) to verify its carbon neutrality. “The ACA certificate awarded to Helsinki Airport is an important milestone in the implementation of Finavia’s accelerated climate programme at our airports.  Our climate programme comprises a number of different... [Read More]

August 4, 2017
Minnesota is set to double its biodiesel standards to a 20% blend, following endorsement from the commissioners of the state's agriculture, pollution and commerce departments From next summer the state’s biodiesel standard will be 20%, up from the current 10%, the administration of Governor Mark Dayton announced... [Read More]

August 4, 2017
A team of chemists have discovered a new way to produce carbon-based liquid fuels from CO2. The new additive, identified by a team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), selectively converts CO2 ­fuels containing multiple carbon atoms, a step towards producing renewable liquid fuels... [Read More]

August 3, 2017
The American Petroleum Institute (API) has reacted to the US Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit’s decision to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from lowering the Renewable Fuel Standard’s volume obligations. Although hailed as a significant victory by the biofuels industry, the Court’s decision is far... [Read More]

August 3, 2017
Sunbird Bioenergy Africa has commenced work on a cassava out-grower programme to provide sustainable feedstock for a bioenergy project expected to eventually produce 120 million litres per year of bioethanol for Zambia’s ethanol-fuel blending programme. The move came soon after Sunbird presented at the Luapula Expo, which... [Read More]

August 3, 2017
Renewable diesel producer Neste has published its financial results for the first half of 2017. The Finnish company reports a continuation of its ‘solid’ performance alongside record sales volumes in renewables. These results have come despite the uncertainty in early 2017 surrounding the US Blender’s Tax Credit. "Neste's... [Read More]

August 2, 2017
The Canadian government is set to invest $2.6 million (€1.8 million) into Sustane, a Halifax, Nova Scotia based waste-to-energy company. Sustane claims to have developed a new process which converts municipal solid waste into clean burning fuel and other recycled products. The investment will be used to... [Read More]

August 2, 2017
Green Plains, a Nebraska-based, US, ethanol producer, has reported a second-quarter loss for the three months ended 30 June, 2017, after profit margins collapsed amid abundant supplies. The company announced that it had a loss of $16.4 million (€13.83 million) for the second quarter compared with a... [Read More]

August 2, 2017
Scientists from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led research team have developed a simple method to convert used cooking oil into biofuel. Bizarrely, the system uses reusable carbon material derived from old rubber tyres. The Oak Ridge team’s approach combines modified, recovered carbon with sulphuric acids, which is... [Read More]

August 2, 2017
US researchers are examining discarded papayas as part of a zero-waste system to produce algal oils for biodiesel. In Hilo, Hawaii, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Lisa Keith is leading an effort to produce biodiesel using a type of green algae known as Auxenochlorella protothecoides (formerly Chlorella protothecoides). She... [Read More]

August 2, 2017
The Biofuels International Conference, a world leading biofuels event, will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 4 and 5 October 2017, covering the whole biofuels supply chain. The show will focus on all the new developments and the latest challenges. Topics covered in the seminars include global... [Read More]

August 1, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has held a public hearing on the proposal for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and has heard the views of industry experts. US trade body National Biodiesel Board (NBB) had several witnesses testify before the EPA staff and advocate for higher... [Read More]

August 1, 2017
Nine EU Member States have asked the European Commission (EC) for permission to pollute above national limits set in EU law, according to the European Environmental Bureau (EBB). Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland and Luxembourg have all asked for the limits that should have... [Read More]

August 1, 2017
The Biofuels International Conference, a world leading biofuels event, will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 4 and 5 October 2017, covering the whole biofuels supply chain. The show will focus on all the new developments and the latest challenges. Topics covered in the seminars include... [Read More]

July 31, 2017
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was mistaken to use the methodology it did for lowering the 2016 renewable fuel standard. The decision is being hailed as a major victory for the biofuels industry. The... [Read More]

July 31, 2017
According to trade body Renewable Energy Association (REA), the UK government should consider enforcing E10 to boost the biofuels industry. The UK’s biofuel industry employs more than 10,000, largely in the North-East of England. ‘Warning of closures’ More than £1bn (€800 million) has been invested in existing production facilities,... [Read More]