Volume 5, Issue 3
Published: April 20, 2011
At the beginning of 2009, the EU opened its doors to the introduction of E10 in Europe as part of the climate and energy package. However, as yet only a few member states have introduced the new fuel.... [Read more]
Trade sources anticipate a short squeeze developing in the US biodiesel market in the coming months that will support higher prices for not just supply but also a federal compliance credit that trades... [Read more]
REACH is one of the most complex regulations to affect companies involved in importing and transporting biofuels within the EU. To achieve REACH compliance any company involved in the sector will need... [Read more]
Successful biodiesel production and marketing within the US demands a high level understanding of two basic cash flows that stem from government subsidy and mandate. First, there is the deferred cash flow... [Read more]
With the world’s population set to rise from around 7 billion today to around 10.5 billion by 2050, producing enough food to eat whilst increasing biofuel production, places increasing pressure on land... [Read more]
South Africa’s Department of Energy said in March this year it would make an announcement on regulated bioethanol and biodiesel prices by the same time next year, a sign that support for renewable fuels... [Read more]
Back in the 1970s, while much of the world was reeling from the effects of the oil crisis, countries like Brazil but also Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe looked for ways to protect itself. It was this event... [Read more]
Shell is the world’s biggest distributor of biofuels. Last year alone the oil giant distributed 9.5 billion litres of the renewable fuel and has no plans to stop there. The company has laboratories around... [Read more]
It has been a long time coming, but it finally looks like the race to producing commercial volumes of second generation ethanol is nearly over as the first wave of cellulosic ethanol plants are slated... [Read more]
Over the last few months, news stories covering biofuels plants lying idle have become more and more frequent. Last year the National Biodiesel Board estimated 25% of US plants had idled or closed permanently,... [Read more]
Last year, the US military announced plans to use biofuels for 50% of its fuel by 2016. These plans, while ambitious, seem to make perfect sense when one factors in the rising cost of fuel, as well as... [Read more]