June 20, 2017
Dubai based Neutral Fuels is set to use crowd funding platform Eureeca to expand production and meet the ever growing demand for clean, green biofuels. It is believed to be the first time a biofuels company has raised capital in this way.   The company,... [Read More]

June 19, 2017
Scientists in Germany have found a way to refine biodiesel so that it works in standard diesel car engines, according to an article appearing on Live Science. Differences in molecular structure mean that biodiesel made from plant material burns at a different temperature to petrodiesel. As... [Read More]

June 19, 2017
A decade ago, the production of renewable diesel began at the Neste Porvoo refinery in Finland. Since then, Neste’s renewable biofuels have reduced greenhouse gas emissions from traffic by more than 33 million tons. That figure is close to the total annual CHG emissions from road... [Read More]

June 16, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release it proposals for renewable fuel use requirements for 2018 soon, perhaps within a matter of days, according to Reuters. Traders are apparently expecting no changes to conventional targets, and modest increases to biofuels volumes, the Reuters article... [Read More]

June 16, 2017
A waste to fuel start-up is preparing to move to the next level, following substantial investment. British company Envirofuel has received a £250,000 loan from Lancashire Rosebud Finance. The funding boost will allow the company to expand its operations. Envirofuel recycles household waste into fuel to minimise landfill.... [Read More]

June 15, 2017
Malaysian palm oil futures have recovered from a ten month low, following a stronger performance from soy oil on the Chicago Board of Trade and China’s Dalian Commodity Exchange, according to The Star Online. Shifts and changes in the soy oil market usually have repercussions on palm... [Read More]

June 15, 2017
Oslo airport is using renewable jet fuel made from waste cooking oil as part of its fuel mix, but the fact this fuel is being imported from California has led to question marks about its real environmental credentials, according to Reuters. In 2016, Oslo became the first... [Read More]

June 14, 2017
Rayeman Elements is expanding its business to include a biofuels division, intended to deliver a ‘bolt-on’ technology for the production of biodiesel at existing ethanol plants. It is hoped that this technology will allow ethanol facilities to diversify their product offerings, in turn increasing the value... [Read More]

June 14, 2017
The Norwegian parliament voted today to ban the public procurement and use of palm oil-based biofuel, according to media reports. According to media reports in Mongabay, the move may make Norway the world’s first country to ban palm oil in its public procurement. “The [Parliament] calls on the... [Read More]

June 14, 2017
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is aiming to use B10 biofuel for all of its diesel-powered vehicles by the end of the year, according to a press release from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board. DBKL’s Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Department engineer Muhammad Alif Muhammad Noor said that... [Read More]

June 14, 2017
Brazil-based ethanol specialist Raízen has offered 823 million reais (€221/$248 million) to buy two ethanol mills from Tonon Bioenergia, according to media reports. Raízen is a joint venture between Cosan SA Indústria e Comércio and Royal Dutch Shell. According to Reuters, Cosan said in a securities filing on... [Read More]

June 14, 2017
Alliance BioEnergy Plus has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, AMG Energy Group, has entered into a sublicensing agreement with California-based Earth's Renewable Energy. The sublicense agreement permits Earth's Renewable Energy to use the company's patented cellulose to sugar (CTS) technology at a soon-to-be-built plant in Bakersfield, California. Alliance... [Read More]

June 13, 2017
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced up to $6 million (€5.35m) in available funding for research to support the next generation of sustainable biofuels and biomaterials. Funding is made through USDA’s Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI), a joint initiative... [Read More]

June 13, 2017
US ethanol trade body Growth Energy has released a new survey showing that US small engine owners are pleased with the performance of their fuel and find it easy to pick the best option, including regular unleaded blends of 10% ethanol (E10). Conducted by Quadrant Strategies, the random poll... [Read More]

June 13, 2017
Renewable European ethanol achieved its highest greenhouse gas (GHG) savings yet in 2016, according to the latest producer data. A European association of renewable ethanol producers, ePure says that the new figures mark “another increase in ethanol’s EU decarbonisation performance.” European renewable ethanol delivered an average of... [Read More]

June 13, 2017
Researchers from the University of Minnesota are piloting a new plant which can convert by-products of wastewater treatment into biodiesel. A white, muddy substance produced during wastewater treatment, scum presents a significant waste disposal challenge. In general it is either sent to anaerobic digestion facilities to produce... [Read More]

June 13, 2017
Edeniq, a US-based cellulosic technology company, and Siouxland Energy have announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency has approved Siouxland Energy’s registration of its 60 million gallon per year (MGPY) corn ethanol plant for generation of D3 RINs from cellulosic ethanol. Siouxland Energy is the fourth plant... [Read More]