July 31, 2017
Scientists in Russia have used high-resolution mass spectrometry to determine the composition of a biofuel obtained from the microalgae Spirulina platensis. Two biofuel fractions obtained using a special algal mass treatment method were studied, allowing the researchers to prove algae biofuel has little in common with... [Read More]

July 28, 2017
The European Commission (EC) has postponed a vote designed to set its response to Argentina's successful World Trade Organization (WTO) challenge to EU anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports, according to media reports. The vote was postponed on Thursday 27th July, 2017. The current anti-dumping duties for Argentina amount... [Read More]

July 28, 2017
Los Angeles is to transition to a fully electric, zero-emissions bus fleet by 2030, according to recently announced plans. The Californian city has a reputation for extreme bouts of smog, something city authorities hope the electricity transition will help to alleviate. 2,200 vehicles will be purchased as part... [Read More]

July 27, 2017
The UK government’s decision to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040 risks “handcuffing” the country to an “unrealistic policy”, according to renewable energy expert Devin Walker. Significantly, Walker also notes that in some circumstances the manufacture of electric cars themselves can actually produce even more... [Read More]

July 27, 2017
A researcher at Queen's University Belfast has discovered a way to convert aluminium foil waste into a biofuel catalyst, which could help to solve global waste and energy problems. In the UK, around 20,000 tonnes of aluminium foil packaging is wasted each year - enough to stretch... [Read More]

July 27, 2017
Vivergo Fuels has responded to the UK government’s recently announced intention to ban petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040 as part of its Clean Air Plan. The UK based biofuels producer stresses that E10 fuel, containing 10% bioethanol, is a solution to air quality and climate change... [Read More]

July 27, 2017
Air Canada and other Canadian airlines are seeking to procure biofuels from local sources instead of transporting it from abroad to meet demand, according to reports from Canadian Press Enterprises. The country’s top airlines say resource-rich Canada has the potential to become a biofuel superpower by transforming... [Read More]

July 27, 2017
The Executive Management Committee of CAMEX, Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade, has announced that a decision on a pending proposal to impose a 20% tariff on US ethanol imports will be delayed for 30-days. The proposal would allow 500 million litres annually of US ethanol imports (132.1... [Read More]

July 26, 2017
The UK government is set to announce a ban on new diesel and petrol cars and vans in the country from 2040, according to the BBC. A £225m fund to help tackle emissions from diesel vehicles, as part of a £3 billion package on air quality spending,... [Read More]

July 26, 2017
The California Air Resource Board (CARB) has certified a biodiesel additive that will make B20 blends in California the ‘cleanest’ proven and tested diesel fuel with the lowest emissions profile available anywhere in the US. “Biodiesel has been a key to help California meet its intense carbon... [Read More]

July 25, 2017
India-based bioethanol company Praj Industries will be working with US-based advanced biofuels company Gevo to use Gevo’s proprietary isobutanol technology to process sugarcane juice and molasses. This follows on the back of Praj's development work, adapting Gevo's technology to sugar cane and molasses feedstocks. The announcement was made... [Read More]

July 25, 2017
Jeff Broin, CEO of US bioethanol producer Poet, has received a George Washington Carver Award at a ceremony at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology in Montreal, Canada. He received the award for r Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology. The Carver Award recognises “significant contributions by individuals in... [Read More]

July 25, 2017
US-based Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently — in days instead of weeks — and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels. Their work was reported in the journal Algal Research.   Environmental benefits Researchers would like to produce... [Read More]

July 25, 2017
Motorists are backing E10 fuel, according to a new poll. A survey of over 25,000 motorists by Fair Fuel UK, the ‘independent voice of UK drivers’, revealed that over 82% of motorists supported the Government promoting E10 – a more environmentally friendly fuel consisting of 10% ethanol... [Read More]

July 24, 2017
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has released a statement in response to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works’ (EPW) decision to not consider the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S. 517) before Congress adjourns for the August recess. The statement from the US... [Read More]

July 24, 2017
US production of bioethanol has continued to grow in 2017, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Through the first six months of 2017, US weekly ethanol production averaged 1.02 million barrels per day (b/d), an increase of 5% over the same period in 2016. On a... [Read More]

July 24, 2017
The European biodiesel industry is urging the European Commission to stop its proposal to radically lower the anti-dumping duties on Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel imports. Member States are to decide on the Commission’s proposal to radically lower the anti-dumping duties on Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel imports. The European... [Read More]