June 12, 2017
A senior official from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has said sugar cane cultivation can supply both food and fuel without harming the environment. Speaking at a 7 June EURACTIV event, Olivier Dubois said Brazil shows that biofuel production doesn’t necessarily... [Read More]

June 12, 2017
Biofuels have the potential to improve the carbon footprint of the aviation industry and make the sector more environmentally friendly, according to a new study from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Lufthansa Technik. The DLR and Lufthansa investigated the chemical and physical properties of “promising” biofuels.... [Read More]

June 9, 2017
Scientists in Texas have found that a product of bioethanol production can be used as a suitable cattle feed supplement. Feeding cattle can be a surprisingly complex task, the animals requiring specific diets for nutrition and weight gain. The new research found that as the seasons progress,... [Read More]

June 9, 2017
The government of Queensland, Australia has announced it will inject $8.64 million (€5.8 million) into a proposed $50 million (€33.7 million) biorefinery, in a bid to help accelerate the project’s development and construction. It is hoped the new biorefinery could create up to 115 jobs, positioning Queensland’s... [Read More]

June 8, 2017
Avril, Europe’s largest biodiesel producer, says a rebound in oil prices since early 2016 has improved the industry outlook. However, the company also warned that an EU proposal to cap crop-based ‘first generation’ biofuels could harm the biodiesel sector in the long term, according to Reuters. Following... [Read More]

June 8, 2017
The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) has announced that it will give $500,000 in funding to Renaissance BioScience Corp (RSBC). The non-repayable contribution will support RSBC’s research and development of a proprietary, non GMO yeast strain development platform. A global yeast technology... [Read More]

June 7, 2017
Newly discovered enzyme complexes in the digestive tracts of herbivores could hold promise for the future of sustainable fuels, according to new research from the University of California – Santa Barbara. Assistant engineering professor Michelle O’Malley from UCSB and 20 other scientists have collaborated on a study... [Read More]

June 7, 2017
A ground-breaking new study has characterised the molecular features that make cellulose resistant to degradation. The findings could be hugely significant in the quest to develop cost-effective means of producing biofuels, as well as various valuable chemicals. A vital structural component of plant cell walls, cellulose is... [Read More]

June 6, 2017
MEP Bas Eickhout has proposed sweeping reforms to EU legislation regarding bioenergy and biofuels. They come amid the Dutch politician’s proposals for increasing the EU’s renewable energy share target for 2030 from 27% to 45%. "The entire energy sector must be sustainable by 2040 one hundred percent." Eickhout... [Read More]

June 6, 2017
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CTFC) has said it is not investigating biofuels credits, despite eight Democrat senators having called for Carl Icahn’s activity in the market to be scrutinised. According to an article from Reuters, the news agency gained access to a letter saying the... [Read More]

June 6, 2017
Spanish renewables and engineering company Abengoa has completed the sale of its bioethanol operations in Spain and France to private equity firm Trilantic Europe. The buyout firm has acquired the shares of Abengoa Bioenergy France , Biocarburantes de Castilla y Leoon , Bioetanol Galicia , Ecocarburantes Espanoles... [Read More]

June 6, 2017
Finnish advanced biofuels producer Neste is putting a large amount of resources into research on waste and residue raw materials and promoting the circular economy. In addition to biofuels, also bioplastics can be produced from waste and residues in the future. The company is also focusing its... [Read More]

June 6, 2017
Colombian biofuels company Bioenergy will begin selling bioethanol to Bogotá-based oil and gas leader Terpel, according to media reports. According to a report in Finance Colombia, the move marks the beginning of the Bioenergy’s commercialisation process. Bioenergy has the capacity to produce up to 504,000 litres of ethanol per... [Read More]

June 6, 2017
More consumers in the UK are purchasing petrol and electric vehicles and shunning diesel cars. Diesel car sales fell by around 20,000 from just under 102,000 in May 2016 to 81,489 last month. In the same period, sales of petrol cars increased slightly to 96,518.  A total of... [Read More]

June 5, 2017
Biodiesel and bioethanol use is declining in the German oil industry, according to official mineral oil data published by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control for the first quarter of 2017. Even though German diesel consumption rose by 7.4% to 9.3 million tonnes by March,... [Read More]

June 2, 2017
Americans want to know when they’re power is coming from renewable sources, according to a new study from Washington State University (WSU). Interestingly, this concern over energy use isn’t connected to political beliefs, the sociologists behind the research finding both Democrats and Republicans were interested in using... [Read More]

June 2, 2017
The US’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, announced by President Donald Trump yesterday, “is a saddening turn for the international battle against climate change” according to advanced biofuels producer Neste. Nevertheless, the Finnish company points out that the US withdrawal doesn’t have to signal the end... [Read More]