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June 2, 2016
Finnish fuel producer Neste is set to start a trial project to turn used cooking oil (UCO) into biodiesel at its biorefinery in Finland. The trial, to be held at the company’s Kilpilahti refinery in Porvoo and expected to last until the end of 2017, will examine how UCO can be most effectively used as a biofuel feedstock. Neste aims to process 20,000 tonnes of... [Read More]

June 2, 2016
More countries around the world are investing in renewable energy and last year spent more than green sources than on new coal and gas-fired power plants, according to a new report. The report is entitled Renewables 2016 Global Status and was published by REN 21, an international body backed by the UN. An estimated 147 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable power generation... [Read More]

June 1, 2016
ICM, a US ethanol dryer specialist, has announced that its Selective Milling Technology (SMT) has allowed ethanol producers to boost their production. In a statement, the company said that it’s SMT has shifted from a new technology to a proven process at approximately 15% of the ethanol plants in the US and has allowed them to produce more than 300 million gallons... [Read More]

June 1, 2016
Gevo Inc., a US-based advanced biofuels company, has commenced a review of strategic alternatives and engaged Cowen & Company as a financial advisor to assist in the review. Gevo’s board of directors and its advisor have established a process for outreach to, and engagement with, interested strategic and financial parties. "After careful consideration, including... [Read More]

June 1, 2016
Alliance BioEnergy Plus, a US cellulose technology provider, has said that it has  is very pleased to completed phase one of a three-phase qualification process with one of the largest ethanol producers in the country, for its bolt-on, two step distillers grain process.     The firm does not disclose the producer it is working with. However, it said that... [Read More]

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June 1, 2016
Global heavyweights such as Audi, Novozymes, LanzaTech and DuPont are partnering with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) through a new global initiative called below50, to promote sustainable fuels that can achieve significant carbon reductions. According... [Read More]

June 1, 2016
UK import and consumption of palm oil-based biodiesel has fallen dramatically, and currently stands at zero, according to statistics from the UK’s Department for Transport. The government department has recently published statistics on the UK’s biodiesel industry, analysing the period from 15 April, 2015 to 14 April, 2016. In the UK, the Renewable Transport... [Read More]

May 31, 2016
Australia-based Licella Fibre Fuels and Canada-based Canfor Pulp Products, through its subsidiary Canfor Pulp, have signed an agreement to form a joint-venture under the name Licella Pulp Joint Venture. Licella Pulp Joint Venture will investigate opportunities to integrate Licella’s Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor (Cat-HTR) upgrading platform into Canfor Pulp's kraft... [Read More]

May 31, 2016
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing funds to strengthen biofuel production and keep people who work at renewable energy facilities employed, announced US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. In a statement, the Department said it will invest $8.8 million to boost the production of advanced biofuels in 39 states. In a statement, USDA said that it continues... [Read More]

May 27, 2016
The European Commission (EC) has announced that it will refer Poland to the European Court of Justice for restricting import access to its biofuel and feedstock markets. In a statement, the EC said that “Polish law is not fully in line with EU law”. Polish biofuels law gives preferential treatment to operators who source at least 70% of their liquid or gaseous... [Read More]

May 27, 2016
The Governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, has signed a bill that extends biodiesel incentives in the US state through to 2024. The bill, called 2309, includes a tax credit that helps keep the state's 13 biodiesel producers competitive on a national scale. It also includes a retailer's credit that entices fuel retailers to carry higher blends of biodiesel than they may currently... [Read More]

May 27, 2016
New Delhi-headquartered Sunlight Fuels has entered into a Front End Loading FEL-2 license agreement for IH2 technology with a Singapore-based affiliate of CRI Catalyst Company (CRI), a global catalyst technology company of the Shell Group. IH2 technology is a continuous catalytic thermo-chemical process which produces fungible hydrocarbon transportation fuels from agricultural,... [Read More]

May 27, 2016
US speciality chemical producer Solenis has announced that it has licensed the use of its corn oil extraction technology to speciality chemical maker Buckman Labortatories The news follows the resolution of a pending lawsuit filed by Buckman in the US District court of the Western District of Tennessee against Solenis regarding Solenis’ patent for using polysorbate... [Read More]

May 27, 2016
California’s biofuel industry is calling on state legislators to allocate $210m from a green fund run by the Governor of California to help incentivise in-state production of low carbon biofuels. For the first time, biodiesel, ethanol and biomethane trade associations and companies are united by the common goal of getting a biofuel initiative passed as part of this... [Read More]

May 20, 2016
US-based ethanol technology specialist ICM has said its partnership with Canadian equipment manufacturer Fournier Industries has been a success.  In a press statement, ICM said it continues to create advancements with its patent-pending Fiber Separation Technology (FST) now being operated at four major commercial plants in North America.   FST is part... [Read More]

May 20, 2016
A $140 million ethanol plant planned just outside of Onida, South Dakota, US, is having trouble getting off the ground due to legal, financial and regulatory hurdles, according to reports in the Associated Press. The news agency said according to its president and CEO, Walt Wendland,  Ringneck Energy had hoped to start construction this spring and have the plant... [Read More]