July 21, 2017
US advanced biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) marked the completion of upgrades at its Ermden, Germany biorefinery with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with government and community members. "This investment is another milestone in REG's European strategy to be a leader in delivering high quality biofuels," said Jean... [Read More]

July 21, 2017
Aviation biofuels can be priced competitively to help decarbonise air travel, a new study has found. The study was conducted by US-based NGO Carbon War Room (CWR), Netherlands-based sustainable jet fuels SkyNRG and the Port of Seattle. The study unveils recommendations for long-term mechanisms that could supply all... [Read More]

July 19, 2017
The co-owners of a Waterloo, Indiana based biofuel producer have been formally sentenced after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy and fraud, according to Inside Indiana Business. Fred Witmer and Gary Jury were the owners of Triton Energy and Gen2 Renewable Diesel. Witmer has been sentenced to... [Read More]

July 18, 2017
Finnish firm Suomen Bioetanoli is looking for substantial new funding for two new biofuels plants, following the withdrawal of a major investor on the project. According to yle.fi, a €200 million deal with Chinese investor fell through because the Chinese financier was unable to together the funding... [Read More]

July 18, 2017
Modern diesel cars emit less pollution in general than cars that run on gasoline, according to a new international study published in the journal Scientific Reports. According to Patrick Hayes, a scientist at University of Montreal who worked on the research, the results of the study suggest... [Read More]

July 18, 2017
ExxonMobil and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have announced a two-year renewal of an agreement to research the fundamental chemistry of converting biomass into transportation fuels. The research forms part of a bigger drive to identify scalable, commercially viable solutions to meet growing global energy demand with... [Read More]

July 17, 2017
New research claims that the concentration of ultrafine particles less than 50 nanometres in diameter, which studies have shown to be harmful to human health, increases in the air when motorists switch from ethanol-to-gasoline. Carried out by Franz M Geiger, a professor of chemistry at the National... [Read More]

July 17, 2017
North Dakota’s Tesoro Refinery is looking to develop a vegetable oil-to-fuel facility, according to the Associated Press. The Dickinson, North Dakota based oil refinery is planning to implement an 8,000 barrel-per-day diesel hydrotreater to process soy or distillers corn oil into renewable diesel, a recent article in... [Read More]

July 14, 2017
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has published its July Short-Term Energy Outlook, which among other things shows the administration’s expectations for bioenergy and biofuel’s roles in the US energy supply. In the report, EIA says total generation from renewables in the electric power sector is set... [Read More]

July 14, 2017
Biofuels are needed to meet the UK’s commitments to mitigating climate change, according to a new report requested by the county's government. Second generation biofuels, made from wastes and by-products of other sectors, will be especially important according to the major new review of the sustainability pros... [Read More]

July 13, 2017
Arriva has been named as the winner of the next contract to operate regional passenger rail services in Groningen and Friesland, the Netherlands. The move will see 18 new biodiesel trains added to the busy rail network in the area, a precursor to eventually transitioning to... [Read More]

July 13, 2017
MEP Sean Kelly, the lead negotiator for the largest group in the European Parliament on the Renewable Energy Directive, has heavily criticised the European Commission’s proposal to phase out conventional biofuels made from food or feed crops. Proposed changes to the Renewable Energy Directive, dubbed ‘RED II’,... [Read More]

July 13, 2017
German biofuels producer CropEnergies has reported strong first quarter results. In the company’s statement for the first quarter of the current financial year 2017/18 , CropEnergies said revenues increased by 38% to €231 million, compared to €168 million the year before. The main reasons for the growth were... [Read More]

July 13, 2017
Danish methanol fuel cell manufacturer SerEnergy has launched a commercial reformed methanol fuel cell vehicle with a driving range of up to 800km on a tank of methanol. The engineers and mechanics at SerEnergy’s mobility development centre, located in Aalborg, Denmark, have developed a reformed methanol fuel... [Read More]

July 12, 2017
Following France’s recent announcement that it will take steps to restrict the use of palm oil in biofuels, Malaysia has said it may review its trade with France, and possibly cut down on buying French products. Recently, Nicholas Hulot, the French Minister of Environment suggested measures should... [Read More]

July 12, 2017
New research shows that biogas generated from food and drink byproducts has growing potential as a low-carbon alternative to diesel in HGVs and other commercial vehicles. Published this week, the study was performed by Aker Associates for British bioenergy company Clearfleau. The focus of the report is biomethane... [Read More]

July 12, 2017
Fuel retailer the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and carbon-recycling company Lanzatech have signed a statement of intent to build what they claim is the world’s first refinery for off gas-to-bioethanol production in India. The new facility is set to be constructed at IOC’s Panipat refinery Hayrana, at... [Read More]