September 27, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has unveiled a notice of data availability (NODA) concerning potential reductions in renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2018 and 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). On July 21, 2017, EPA proposed reductions in the statutory volume targets for advanced biofuel... [Read More]

September 27, 2017
Brazilian sugar and ethanol producer Abengoa Bioenergia Brasil has filed for bankruptcy protection, according to Bloomberg. This follows on from the country’s economic crisis and slump in commodity prices, according to the news agency. The company, a unit of Spain’s Abengoa SA, requested judicial protection in a court... [Read More]

September 26, 2017
Gillian Harrison, CEO at Whitefox Technologies, will be speaking at this year’s Biofuels International Conference. Harrison started her career as a finance lawyer at global law firm Clifford Chance in London, where she focused on corporate finance, infrastructure projects, and cross border mergers and acquisitions. During her ten... [Read More]

September 26, 2017
Scientists from Michigan State University (MSU) are looking for new algae-based technologies to capture power plant emissions and convert them into a range of products including biofuels and other chemicals. “We’ve been running bioenergy experiments with algae on campus for over a decade,” said Wei Lao, associate... [Read More]

September 26, 2017
Scientists in the US have discovered that plant leaves retaining sugars ‘get fat’, something which could increase their biofuel and biochemical potential. The team from the US Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have worked to turn this fat accumulation into higher oil production in the leaves.... [Read More]

September 25, 2017
Fourth graders in Seoul, South Korea, have been learning how to make biodiesel at a bio-energy farm run by the Gangdong-gu office in Eastern Seoul, according to the Korea Times. The workshop on renewable energy saw students from Seoul Hansan Elementary School taking turns to stir canola... [Read More]

September 25, 2017
A biofuels bunkering pilot project has been agreed in Singapore, and is expected to take place early in 2018. The agreement comes after a closed door roundtable between the Marine and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), BHP and GoodFuels Marine. The event brought together shipowners of different... [Read More]

September 22, 2017
Biofuels group Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB) has welcomed Swedish company SEKAB as its new member. SEKAB is a producer of bio-based chemicals and biofuels and also commercialising in-house technologies to convert forestry and agriculture residues to cellulosic sugars, ethanol and lignin. LSB... [Read More]

September 22, 2017
US-based biofuels producer Cargill has announced plans to produce a $90 million (€75 million), “state-of-the-art” biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas. Set to open in January 2019, the new biodiesel facility will produce 60 million gallons of biodiesel annually. “This new facility will enable Wichita to be a competitive... [Read More]

September 22, 2017
Two technologies that could allow cars and trucks to run on seaweed biofuel are currently being developed by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The projects have received a combined $2.5 million (€2 million) in funding from the DOE. Macroalgae, to give... [Read More]

September 22, 2017
Britain’s biggest congealed mass of fat, oil and wet wipes, is to be transformed into biofuels. The fatberg, which was found beneath the streets of Whitechapel, east London, weighs around 130 tonnes and is 250 metres long. It will be turned into around 10,000 litres of biodiesel. The... [Read More]

September 21, 2017
Stuttgart Airport has started using Finnish company Neste’s renewable diesel in a bid to reduce its CO2 emissions. The move to Neste’s MY Renewable Diesel comes as part of the climate program of Baden-Württemberg's state airport in Germany. All the ground fleet vehicles at the airport in... [Read More]

September 20, 2017
New research into the thermal decomposition of a potential fuel additive has shown it could deliver cleaner and more efficient combustion. The authors of the study claim their findings have the potential to shed new light on the applicability of biofuels. Scientists have long been researching additives... [Read More]

September 20, 2017
  The European Union is lowering import duties on Argentinian biodiesel after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruled against initial measures taken against cheap imports from the South American country, Reuters reports. The European Biodiesel Board, an EU producer group, is now preparing to put together a new... [Read More]

September 20, 2017
A new All-Party Parliamentary Group has been launched for British bioethanol. The committee of MPs and Peers with an interest in promoting the benefits of the bioethanol industry and its products, will hold events and meetings to discuss policy, share news and report on relevant issues as... [Read More]

September 19, 2017
Texas-based biofuels producer White Energy has appointed Greg Thompson as president and CEO. Thompson, 44, was one of the original founders of Verdesian Life Sciences, a North Carolina-based agricultural technology company specialising in nutrient use efficiency technologies.  As president and chief operating officer, he led... [Read More]

September 19, 2017
Ethanol, a well-established biofuel additive for gasoline, is traditionally produced from biomass such as corn or sugar cane. New research however, claims to have developed a catalyst to produce the fuel directly from carbon dioxide. Scientists from the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have... [Read More]