June 30, 2017
As 4th July draws closer, the National Biodiesel Board says biodiesel is central to the US’ economic independence. According to a statement from NBB, US produced biodiesel is supporting more than 64,000 jobs throughout the supply chain. “Biodiesel showcases the heart of July 4th – American independence. We are... [Read More]

June 29, 2017
A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, Shell International Exploration and Production B.V., has reached an agreement with SBI Bioenergy giving Shell exclusive development and licensing rights for SBI’s biofuel technology. Edmonton, Canada based SBI has a patented process that can convert a wide range of waste oils,... [Read More]

June 29, 2017
The National Biodiesel Board is considering legal action over what it labels a constant flood of Argentinian biodiesel into the US market. In March 2017, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition filed petitions with the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission... [Read More]

June 29, 2017
The renewable ethanol association ePURE has responded to Hans-Olaf Henkel and Marijana Petir, two MEPs in the European Parliament who recently stressed the importance of biofuels in the decarbonisation of the EU’s transport sector. In a recent article  in The Parliamentarian, Petir and Henkel... [Read More]

June 28, 2017
Congealed lumps of fat, sanitary items and wet wipes stalk the sewers of London and the surrounding area, causing blockages and damage to water infrastructure. Now, Thames Water is working on an innovative solution to fight these fatbergs by turning them into biodiesel. The water utility has... [Read More]

June 28, 2017
In an interview with The Parliamentarian two MEPs have argued that biofuels have “an essential part” to play in the EU’s energy transition. German MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel, Parliament's ECR group shadow rapporteur on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources; and Croatian MEP Marijana Petir,... [Read More]

June 27, 2017
A new passenger train system currently under development in Florida will run on biodiesel fuel, according to the South Florida Business Journal. The Miami based company developing the Brightline train system has teamed up with Florida Power & Light Co. to use clean energy alternatives for fuel.... [Read More]

June 27, 2017
Mexico’s energy regulator, CRE, has approved an increase in the ethanol content in gasoline for domestic consumption to as high as 10% from the current 5.8%, according to Reuters. The move has been made despite environmental groups warning that the action could cause more pollution. The change... [Read More]

June 26, 2017
Counties in downstate New York are set to join New York City in providing cleaner air through increased use of biodiesel in home heating, with a product called Bioheat fuel. Legislation passed by Assemblyman Steve Englebright and Senator Phil Boyle would expand the state’s commitment to renewable... [Read More]

June 26, 2017
A planned political protest by Neste employees, set to have started on 26 June, has been cancelled. Personnel groups at the Finnish sustainable fuels provider announced on 20 June that they planned to arrange a political protest against the ownership policy in Finland. Representatives of employee groups... [Read More]

June 23, 2017
Members of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB) have gone to Capitol Hill in Washington to urge Iowa’s Congressional delegation to keep fighting for a reformed biodiesel tax incentive. The two biodiesel bodies claim that the changes to the incentive would save... [Read More]

June 23, 2017
A controversial new study claims that using corn for biofuels comes with greater environmental costs and fewer benefits than using it for corn. The study from researchers at the University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign has been published in the journal Earth’s Future. It aims to determine whether... [Read More]

June 22, 2017
International energy and climate consultancy Ecofys has completed a new study into crude tall oil (CTO) availability, current usage, whether the feedstock creates additional demand for land, and if the use of CTO in advanced biofuels can have a distortive effects on markets. The study was commissioned... [Read More]

June 22, 2017
Expanding growth output at the UK’s bioethanol plants is driving up wheat consumption, contributing to the country becoming a net wheat importer for only the fourth time in 25 years, according to an article on Agrimoney.com. Defra, the UK’s farming ministry, pegged the country’s wheat exports... [Read More]

June 21, 2017
The Impact Assessment Institute (IAI) has raised serious questions about the ways the European Commission reached its proposed Renewable Energy Directive revision (dubbed RED II). Suggested changes to the Directive under RED II would see a gradual phase out of crop-based biofuels such as ethanol from the... [Read More]

June 21, 2017
The government of Queensland, Australia has announced plans for a new biorefinery in the state. The new facility, which will be built and operated by US company Amyris, suggests the drive to attract biorefinery investors to Queensland is starting to pay off. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, speaking... [Read More]

June 20, 2017
Scientists from ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics (SGI) have taken a huge step towards producing algae biofuels on an industrial scale, developing a strain of algae capable of converting carbon into a record amount of energy rich fat. This fat can then be turned into biofuels. Using CO2... [Read More]