June 2, 2017
The price of soybean oil could increase sharply in 2018 as a result of US anti-dumping action against vegetable oils for biodiesel produced by Argentina and Indonesia, according to forecasts by data analyst specialists Informa Agribusiness Intelligence. US action to impose countervailing duties against these countries on... [Read More]

June 2, 2017
EXCLUSIVE - The biofuels industry has reiterated its commitment to tackling climate change in light of President Trump’s announcement that the US will withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor told Biofuels International: “Biofuels like ethanol stand ready to continue helping reduce greenhouse... [Read More]

June 1, 2017
One person has been killed and two are still missing following an explosion at a corn milling ethanol plant in Cambria, Wisconsin, according to WBAY.com. The explosion occurred late at night on 31st May, triggering a power outage in Cambria. Cambria’s sheriff told a news conference that 16... [Read More]

June 1, 2017
Australia’s ‘first’ biofuels pilot plant has been officially opened in Gladstone, Queensland. The opening ceremony was presided over by Premier of Queensland and Minister for the Arts, the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP. The $18 million Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant is a joint venture between Southern... [Read More]

June 1, 2017
US Water, a subsidiary of Allete, a well-known provider of integrated solutions for water treatment, will give two technical presentations during the upcoming Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW), at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the FEW programme, US Water’s Monty McCoy, director of technology, Process... [Read More]

May 31, 2017
Breaking apart polysaccharides such as starches and cellulose in a cost-effective way is one of the biggest challenges facing biofuels scientists. Now, a team of scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory has mapped the three-dimensional structure of a protein that breaks down the enzyme, something... [Read More]

May 31, 2017
Andrew Murfin, general manager at Shell’s Advanced Biofuels division, has become the latest in a long line of people to declare that he will be taking part in this year’s Biofuels International Conference. Murfin joined Alternative Energies in 2009 and was appointed GM Advanced Biofuels at the... [Read More]

May 31, 2017
The world needs to implement the Paris Agreement to meet the global challenge of climate change, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged. Guterres was highlighting the seriousness of the impact of climate change on the planet and its inhabitants.  “The effects of climate change are dangerous and they... [Read More]

May 31, 2017
Finnish consumers have already reduced emissions by an amount equal to 560 flights around the world, using Neste MY Renewable Diesel. This is despite the fuel only being released at the start of the year. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is produced 100% from waste and residues, and... [Read More]

May 31, 2017
India-based bioethanol producer Praj Industries has announced its fourth quarter and full-year 2017 results. Income from operations stood at Rs. 311.7 crore (€4.31m) compared to Rs. 345.9 crore the year before for the quarter. Q4 profit before tax stood at Rs. 36.8 crore for the period compared to... [Read More]

May 30, 2017
A new sustainable biofuels initiative has been launched with the intention of handing freight companies “control of their carbon footprint”. The GoodShipping programme from Dutch company GoodFuels is designed to ‘accelerate’ the amount of low-carbon fuels in the marine-fuel mix. Put simply, it allows the cargo owner... [Read More]

May 30, 2017
US advanced biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the company’s operations centre in Amsterdam. The team in Amsterdam will support the company’s international operations and work closely with the operations center in Ames, Iowa.  REG utilises an integrated... [Read More]

May 30, 2017
Bioenergy researchers are looking for ways to increase the efficiency of biofuel production in an unusual place – fungi. Finding a cost-effective way to breakdown bioenergy crops is one of the biggest obstacles to sustainable biofuels production. A team from the University of California, Santa Barbara are... [Read More]

May 30, 2017
UPM Biofuels has received an RSB (Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) certificate for its UPM BioVerno renewable diesel and naphtha and its production sidestreams turpentine and pitch (resin). RSB verifies the sustainability and reliability of feedstock sourcing and production.  In RSB certification, the sustainability of biofuels is evaluated... [Read More]

May 30, 2017
Zimbabwe will need more biofuels to blend into its fuel supply as it pushes ahead with ethanol production, according to the Zimbabwe Mail. Zimbabwe will now increase its mandatory petrol blending from 5% to 10%. This comes after government in March reduced to 5% from 15% the mandatory... [Read More]

May 30, 2017
Neutral Fuels, a biodiesel producer based in the UAE, has become the first company in the world to commercialise an enzymatic biofuel. For six years Neutral Fuels has been producing biodiesel using cooking oil, supplying high profile clients such as McDonalds UAE, which runs a fleet of... [Read More]

May 26, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency has published its Renewable Identification Numbers (RIN) generation data for April 2017. Created in 2005 under that year’s Energy Policy Act, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a national policy requiring a certain volume of renewable fuel to replace or reduce the... [Read More]