November 15, 2017
CRI/Criterion Catalyst Company (CRIUK) has awarded an FEL-2 license agreement for the IH2* technology which converts biomass to liquid transportation fuels, to Biozin Holding AS (BZH). CRI is a global catalyst company wholly owned by Royal Dutch Shell. It operates research laboratories, development facilities, manufacturing plants and... [Read More]

November 15, 2017
Newly published research has demonstrated the importance of microbial communities as a source of stable enzymes that could be used to convert plants to biofuels. The research was carried out by scientists from the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) based at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory.... [Read More]

November 15, 2017
Hawaiian Electric Company and Pacific Biodiesel Technologies have reached a new agreement for the Maui-based biofuel company to supply biodiesel processed from recycled waste cooking oil and other local feedstocks for the 50-MW Schofield Generating Station, 8-MW Honolulu International Airport Emergency Power Facility, and other O’ahu... [Read More]

November 15, 2017
CPL Industries, a well-known manufacturer and supplier of smokeless fuels and other carbon‐based products, has announced plans to install a commercial‐scale HTC facility at its production site in Immingham, North Lincolnshire, UK. This facility, scheduled to begin production in mid‐2018, will be the first commercial‐scale example of... [Read More]

November 14, 2017
Current methods to make aviation more sustainable, including subsidies for biofuels, will not be enough to meet climate targets, according to a PhD student from Delft University in the Netherlands. Paul Peeters, who has completed his PhD on the sustainability of the aviation sector, concludes that climate... [Read More]

November 14, 2017
Austria-based plant engineering company BDI has been awarded a new contract to help build a biodiesel plant for Crimson Renewable Energy in the US. The plant will be recycling waste oils and fats into high-quality biodiesel using patented BDI RepCAT technology. Crimson claims to be the largest biodiesel... [Read More]

November 14, 2017
India-headquartered Sona Group has announced that it has beefed up the production at its Nigeria-based ethanol plant, according to media reports from Business Day. The website reported that Sona ethanol will producing 120,000 litres daily, approximately 43.8 million litres per annum at its plant in Ogun state. The... [Read More]

November 13, 2017
Trade associations representing key players in Europe’s energy transition have urged policymakers to take a step-wise approach towards the market integration of small-scale renewable and high efficiency cogeneration installations. Whilst the European institutions are negotiating the recast of the Electricity Market Design Regulation, the signatories of the... [Read More]

November 13, 2017
US cellulosic and biorefining company Edeniq has joined forces with other biofuels stakeholders in Washington, DC, to call for Members of Congress to maintain “strong” 2018 cellulosic targets under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The group recently met with key Members of Congress to explain why it... [Read More]

November 13, 2017
Global emissions of CO2 in 2017 are projected to rise for the first time in four years, dashing hopes that a peak might soon be reached, according to new research from UK-based Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. The main cause of the expected growth has been... [Read More]

November 13, 2017
Ramkumar Nair, a Sweden-based doctoral student at the University of Borås, has carried out a research project to show it is possible to produce bioethanol from agricultural and industrial waste in existing plants in a socioeconomically sustainable way. “I have been verifying a process that we hope will... [Read More]

November 10, 2017
Abengoa, the Spanish-based infrastructure, energy and water specialist, has announced that it will be helping to build a facility that will produce biofuels from municipal solid waste in the US with gasification technology. The news comes as Fulcrum BioEnergy recently announced that it had successfully reached financial... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
US advanced biofuels and biochemicals company Aemetis said its net loss widened to $8.2 million (€6.4 million) for the third quarter of 2017 from $4.1 million the previous year. The company published its financial results for 30 September, 2017. During the third quarter of 2017, year over year... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
Carl Icahn has been subpoenaed by the US Justice Department in relation to his efforts to overhaul the US biofuels programme while an unpaid advisor to President Trump, according to Reuters. A securities filling from Icahn’s company, Icahn Enterprises, revealed the court summons, Reuters reports. Earlier this year,... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
The use of biodiesel and bioethanol in Germany avoided creating around 7.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in Germany in 2016, according to a new report from Federal Agency for Food and Agriculture (BLE). Biofuels consumed in Germany emits on average 77% less greenhouse gases than fossil... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
Policymakers in the European Parliament’s Transport Committee (TRAN) have rejected the opinion put forward by Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout on the revised Renewable Energy Directive, dubbed RED II. Due to a lack of agreement on the outcome of the Environment Committee’s (ENVI) proposal on the phase-out... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
The US Commerce Department has issued a final determination in a case brought by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition regarding subsidised biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. Earlier this year, the Commerce Department made a preliminary finding that Argentina and Indonesia provide subsidies to... [Read More]