July 12, 2017
A new biorefinery project has been proposed in the Atherton Tablelands of Queensland, Australia. According to a statement, the regional government is “throwing its support” behind the new multi-million dollar project. The $60 million Atherton Tableland biorefinery could generate 130 regional jobs and also encourage diverse cropping... [Read More]

July 11, 2017
The National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition has filed a new allegation with the US Department of Commerce claiming that “critical circumstances” exist regarding biodiesel imports to the US from Argentina. In US antidumping and countervailing duties laws, “critical circumstances” provision allows for the imposition of duties... [Read More]

July 10, 2017
Scientists have demonstrated how to design and genetically engineer enzyme surfaces to bind less with corn stalks and other cellulosic biomass, reducing enzyme costs in the production of biofuels such as ethanol. A study detailing the research by scientists from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Michigan State University,... [Read More]

July 10, 2017
The European Biodiesel Board (EBB) has heavily criticised what it deems unfairly low priced biodiesel exports from Poland, claiming they are causing serious harm to the EU internal market for renewable fuels, and to fuel operators in many countries. For more than a year Polish ‘fuel market... [Read More]

July 7, 2017
France is set to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040. The move is part of the country’s renewed commitment to the Paris climate deal under the leadership of new President Emmanuel Macron. Nicolas Hulot, France’s ecology minister, has hailed the move as a... [Read More]

July 6, 2017
The US Enviornmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed a proposed rule setting the minimum amount of renewable fuels that must be supplied to the market in calendar year 2018 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) programme. This includes setting the renewable volume obligations (RVOs), along with the... [Read More]

July 6, 2017
Biomass-based diesel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has announced that Daniel J. Oh has resigned as president and CEO and as a member of the company's board of directors.  The resignation was effective 3 July, 2017. "The board appreciates Dan's work in guiding REG to its position... [Read More]

July 5, 2017
In an interview with Reuters, the CEO of commodity trader Louis Dreyfus has said he is “confident” Argentina would prevail in fighting what he labelled an “unjust” biodiesel dumping case in the US. Speaking at the Financial Times Commodities Americas Summit, Dreyfus’ Gonzalo Ramirez Martiarena told Reuters... [Read More]

July 5, 2017
According to a new study, Neste MY Renewable Diesel usage reduces particulate emissions in working machines by up to 60%. The study, led by Tampere University of Technology, indicates that the usage of pure Neste MY Renewable Diesel in working machines such as street sweepers efficiently reduces... [Read More]

July 4, 2017
EU sugar and renewable ethanol producers, sugar beet farmers and workers have called for no concessions on sugar and ethanol in the EU-Mercosur negotiations between the European Union and Brazil. Globally, Brazil is the largest producer and exporter of sugar, and the second largest producer and exporter... [Read More]

July 4, 2017
A team of scientists from Arizona State University are working to break through the innovation bottleneck for renewable bioproduction of fuels and chemicals, to create a renewable biofuel technology that would lead to a cheaper alternative to gasoline. Reed Cartwright and Xuan Wang have focused on the... [Read More]

July 3, 2017
US-based Envia Energy has produced its first gas-to-liquid product at its Oklahoma plant with the help of Velocys technology. Fischer-Tropsch products are now being fractionated to produce premium, renewable waxes, diesel and naphtha, meeting customer product specifications. The on-site operations team has completed the debugging of several units... [Read More]

July 3, 2017
US-based Blue Flint Ethanol has celebrated a successful ten years of operations during an onsite celebration at its ethanol biorefinery near Underwood, North Dakota. “We are proud to be celebrating ten years of successful operations at our Blue Flint facility. This success has been a team effort... [Read More]

July 3, 2017
InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy innovation engine, is making its “Investment Round”, for supporting and launching revolutionary clean energy innovations, open year-round to offer flexibility to businesses to shorten the journey from lab to launch. During 2017, the Investment Round has already supported seven new projects in the... [Read More]

July 3, 2017
US biofuels producer Pacific Ethanol has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Illinois Corn Processing, for $76 million (€66m), which includes $15 million in working capital. ICP is a 90 million gallon per year fuel and industrial alcohol manufacturing, storage and distribution facility adjacent to the... [Read More]

July 3, 2017
UPS has announced “aggressive” new sustainability goals to add more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet while increasing its reliance on renewable energy sources. The goals, available in the company’s 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report, support UPS’s commitment to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions... [Read More]

June 30, 2017
Cellulosic biofuels could provide an environmentally sustainable way of meeting energy needs, providing certain principles are met, according to an article appearing on Science Daily. “The climate benefit of cellulosic biofuels is actually much greater than was originally thought,” Phil Robertson, professor of Ecosystem Science at Michigan... [Read More]