November 21, 2017
EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, has called for an ambitious revision of the European Bioeconomy Strategy. According to the trade body, such a revision would help tackle climate change and meet the needs of a growing population whilst boosting Europe’s resource efficiency, competitiveness and long-term economic... [Read More]

November 21, 2017
Biodiesel producers in Indonesia are looking for new export markets, according to Indonesia Investment. In early November, the US Commerce Department set anti-subsidy rates in the range of 34.45-64.73% for palm oil-based biodiesel imports from Indonesia. This final ruling was slightly lighter compared with the preliminary 41.06-68.28%... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
Germany-based engine specialist DEUTZ has approved the latest generation of its entire TCD engine range for operation with alternative fuels, including paraffinic diesel fuels and biodiesel or biodiesel blends. This will make a further significant reduction to the carbon footprint of combustion engines and even raises the... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
The US state of Iowa has 146 petrol stations that offer E15. The US state of Iowa has expanded the number of petrol stations that offer drivers E15. The news comes as petrol station Casey’s announced that it added two more petrol stations to its E15 portfolio in... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
Biofuel created from waste coffee grounds is helping to power some of London’s buses, the BBC reports. Technology firm bio-bean creates a biofuel by blending oil extracted from coffee waste with diesel. According to the company, it has now produced enough coffee oil to power one bus... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
Qantas Airlines and Quebec, Canada based Agrisoma Biosciences have signed what they claim is the ‘first-ever’ ‘farm-to-flight’ deal. The agreement will see farmers in Australia growing a Canadian oilseed used to make bio jet fuel. Agrisoma will work with Australian farmers to grow the Carinata seed, a... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
UK bioethanol producer Vivergo Fuel has announced plans to bring forward and extend its annual plant maintenance shutdown period as a result of poor market conditions and legislative uncertainty. The company’s bioethanol plant is based in Salt End, Hull, in the North East of England. ‘Serious consequences’ Speaking about... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
Medford Township Public Schools, a community public school district in Medford, New Jersey, has been celebrating twenty years of using biodiesel in its fleet of school buses. Medford is the nation’s longest continuous user of biodiesel in a student transportation fleet, according to US trade body National... [Read More]

November 17, 2017
Scientists in Russia are proposing to turn food waste into liquid biofuels through a process called hydrothermal liquefaction. UN studies have revealed that around a third of all food products made for human consumption are discarded. In Europe and North America, the average discarded volume of food... [Read More]

November 17, 2017
A scientist from the University of Manchester has argued that developing a modern bioenergy and biofuels system “has huge potential for providing sustainable, low-carbon energy facilitating a range of key sustainable development goals.” Dr Mirijam Roeder is a scientist from the University of Manchester’s School of Mechanical,... [Read More]

November 17, 2017
Advanced Biofuels USA has made a new appointment to its board of directors. Chris Tindal, former director for Operational Energy working for the deputy assistant secretary for the Navy for Energy, has joined the nonprofit’s board. Frederick, Maryland based Advanced Biofuels USA is an educational organisation dedicated to... [Read More]

November 16, 2017
Scientists in the US are working to produce biofuels from poplar that could compete with the oil industry. The US Pacific Northwest has an abundant supply of poplar, a fast growing and versatile tree whose wood can be transformed into biofuels and high value chemicals. However, even... [Read More]

November 16, 2017
A bio-based process to create crude oil from lignin could soon be ready for commercialisation following extensive development at Chemelot InSciTe (the Chemelot Institute for Science & Technology) in the Netherlands. Researchers in the Lignin RICHES project are working on a thermo-catalytic chemical process invented at the... [Read More]

November 16, 2017
The National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) governing board members have sent a letter to President Trump calling on him to protect renewable fuel standard (RFS) volumes. In the letter, the NBB’s governing board members thank the president for his leadership and support of the RFS programme, explain the... [Read More]

November 16, 2017
Giant clams in the Indian and Pacific Oceans could provide insights into improving biofuel production processes, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) are claiming. Alison Sweeney, an assistant professor of physics in the Penn School of Arts and Sciences, and her collaborator Shu Yang, a professor... [Read More]

November 16, 2017
American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), a US bioethanol trade body, has announced the first two in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website, part of a campaign to feature real world E15 and flex fuel retailer success stories. The series will address common marketer questions about... [Read More]

November 16, 2017
Britain’s power supply is now the seventh cleanest in the world after climbing 13 places in a global league table, according to a new Electric Insights report. The report was  produced by researchers at Imperial College London, who in collaboration with power giant Drax, compared the carbon... [Read More]