November 8, 2017
US advanced biofuels company Gevo announced that its alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) derived from renewable isobutanol is being used today by eight commercial airlines for Fly Green Day, sponsored by the O'Hare Fuel Committee, at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.   This event is the first time renewable jet fuel... [Read More]

November 8, 2017
New research into the properties of oil from recycled tyres will evaluate the performance and emissions of commercial vehicles under actual operating conditions including engines that are representative of heavy duty trucks, light weight commercial vehicles, 4Wds and SUVs. The “on-truck” tests have been conducted on a... [Read More]

November 8, 2017
US advanced biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group has unveiled its third quarter financial result, reporting a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $11.4 million (€9.86m), compared to net income of $22.9 million in the third quarter of 2016. All figures refer to the quarter ending 30... [Read More]

November 8, 2017
Researchers from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) have received a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin a three-year project to perform a multitude of techno-market analyses of US biorefinery supply chains from feedstock to alternative jet fuels. The amount of worldwide air... [Read More]

November 7, 2017
E10 fuel (a mixture of regular unleaded fuel and ethanol) has become the number one fuel in France after financial incentives made the biofuel more affordable and attractive, according to a report in Reuters. France is the largest ethanol market in the European Union. According to statistics... [Read More]

November 7, 2017
Enerkem, a Canadian waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, has announced that it has received approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, Canada facility under the US Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Enerkem's state-of-the-art advanced biofuels facility has successfully completed... [Read More]

November 6, 2017
US cellulose technology provider Alliance BioEnergy Plus has inked an exclusive brokerage agreement with Progressive Fuels, an independent interdealer broker specialising in wholesale physical and financial over-the-counter (OTC) biofuels. The agreement is for five years and will automatically renew at the end of the initial term or... [Read More]

November 6, 2017
A partnership between government-backed green finance initiatives in the UK and China have made a number of recommendations in a report that will help grow green finance across the globe. The ‘Turning Green Momentum into Actions’ report is the latest contribution from the UK-China Green Finance Taskforce. The... [Read More]

November 6, 2017
US ethanol trade body Growth Energy  has announced that in just five months, American drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15, bringing the total miles driven across the US to 2 billion. This comes on the heels of Growth Energy’s recent announcement that more than 1,000 stations across... [Read More]

November 3, 2017
ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group (REG) have worked together to use REG’s patented fermentation technology to convert sugars from a variety of non-edible biomass sources into biodiesel. The companies came together to produce research on this area.  "Our first challenge during the initial research was to determine technical... [Read More]

November 3, 2017
DuPont Industrial Biosciences has said it plans to sell its cellulosic ethanol plant in Iowa, US. The move comes almost exactly two years after the company celebrated the grand opening of the facility in October 2015. In a statement, DuPont said: “As part of DowDuPont’s intent to... [Read More]

November 2, 2017
Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels has achieved a major breakthrough in cellulosic biofuels production at its Project Liberty plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa, US. In a statement, the US-based advanced biofuels producer said it had solved the “critical challenge in pretreatment, overcoming what has been the number one hurdle to... [Read More]

November 1, 2017
US scientists have developed a new technique to accelerate the production of renewable jet fuel from corn cobs and wood chips. Globally, air travel contributed 815 million US tons of CO2­ emissions in 2016, 2% of the global manmade total, according to the International Air Transport Association... [Read More]

November 1, 2017
Local media are reporting that the Beta Renewables cellulosic ethanol plant in Crescentino, Italy has been shut down. The €250 million ethanol refinery has the capacity to produce 40,000 tonnes of bioethanol per year, from around 270,000 tonnes of biomass. Established in 2011, it was the world’s... [Read More]

October 31, 2017
Speciality chemicals producer Clariant has announced approval from its board of directors to invest in a new full-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania. When complete, the new facility will produce cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues using sunliquid technology. With an annual production capacity of 50,000 tonnes, the... [Read More]

October 30, 2017
Renewable fuel producer Neste has released its interim report for the period January to September 2017. The results show that the Finnish company is set for a positive year, despite uncertainties hitting the European renewable fuels industry. “Neste's strong performance continued in the third quarter, and we... [Read More]

October 27, 2017
It will be easier for cities to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions coming from residential energy use rather than transportation, new research claims. This reduction will happen thanks to more efficient building practices and not greater housing density, the study, published in the Journal of Planning Education... [Read More]