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Oct 29, 2020
Researchers develop new method to turn used cooking oil into biodiesel
Bioethanol News
Oct 29, 2020
According to the German Federal Statistical Office around 94,100 tonnes of soybeans were harvested in Germany in 2020 - the largest quantity ever. Production grew 12% on the year despite, on average, lower yields and increased as much as 60% compared to 2018. German soybean production has increased more than tenfold since 2012 due to a steady expansion in production... [Read More]

Features
Oct 28, 2020
A new report from the European Commission underlined the importance and sustainability of renewable ethanol, but also revealed its contradictory stance wanting to minimise the role of biofuels in achieving the EU Green Deal. This was the view of ePURE after the Commission’s Renewable Energy Progress Report was published on 14 October that included an assessment of progress... [Read More]

Other News
Oct 28, 2020
Free trade agreement partners purchased more than half of all US exports of grains in all forms (GIAF) in the 2019/2020 marketing year, according to the US Department of Agriculture and analysis by the US Grains Council (USGC). The US has 14 official FTAs in place with 20 countries. These trading partners represent some of the largest and most loyal customers for exports... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 27, 2020
Cleantech innovators Celtic Renewables has launched its Crowdcube funding campaign as investor appetite to fund companies with environmental, social and governance factors grows. With commissioning of its refinery in Scotland on track for spring 2021 and on the back of £30 million (€33 million) funding already raised, the business, awarded the most innovative biotech... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Oct 27, 2020
Preem will be undertaking the large-scale production of renewable fuels at its Lysekil refinery. Preem has launched a new project to rebuild its Swedish refinery to become Scandinavia’s largest producer of renewable fuels. In an initial phase, Preem plans to carry out the redevelopment of its existing Synsat plant, which produces environmental class 1 diesel. The... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 27, 2020
Although fossil fuels have been an essential energy source for many centuries, they come with many disadvantages that do more harm than good in the long run. Algae biofuels may be the future of alternative, renewable energy resources. Still relatively new to the research and energy industry, algae biofuels have the potential to produce a lot of energy while being sustainable... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 26, 2020
Neste and All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, are entering a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. This partnership will see ANA become the first airline to use SAF on flights departing from Japan and also represents Neste’s first SAF supply to an Asian airline. ANA plans SAF-fuelled flights from both Haneda International Airport and Narita... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 26, 2020
Energy company Repsol is constructing a new production plant for advanced biofuels in Spain. Repsol will be able to supply 250,000 tonnes of advanced biofuels for aircraft, trucks, and cars from its Cartagena refinery annually. The €188 million project is part of Repsol's commitment to the energy transition and its goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Repsol... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Oct 23, 2020
Cargill is constructing a multi-waste and residues-based biodiesel plant at its existing integrated oilseeds crush and Bioro biodiesel site in Belgium. The $150 million (€126 million) project in Ghent will help meet global renewable energy demands while protecting natural resources. This project enables Cargill to maintain its leading position across Europe, both... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 23, 2020
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor joined veteran Iowa farm and biofuel leader Kelly Nieuwenhuis for a virtual conversation on the biofuel landscape and top priorities for the agricultural community leading into the new year. Nieuwenhuis is president of the board at Siouxland Energy, a member of Growth Energy, as well as a farmer near Primghar, Iowa, and chair of Iowa Corn... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 23, 2020
Canada's largest fuel ethanol producer has revealed it will acquire the 182 million litre (48 million gallon) per-year Corn Plus ethanol facility. The Corn Plus facility in Winnebago, Minnesota, makes ethanol for blending into petroleum, but has been mothballed since last year. "This ushers in a new era of North American production for Greenfield," said Howard Field,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 22, 2020
Brisk demand from China and dry weather conditions in Brazil have sent soybean prices on a sharp rise. Soybean prices at the Chicago Stock Exchange have soared since August, but this rally could soon be over as harvest pressure in the US increases. Prices have risen 20% to the equivalent of €325 per tonne - the highest level since May 2018. The driving factor in... [Read More]

Policy News
Oct 22, 2020
Thailand has set a target of achieving 30% of its power generation from renewables by 2036 as part of its low carbon transition plan. The renewable growth will be led by biofuels followed by solar PV and then wind. Palm oil among others are the major potential biomass energy sources in the south-east Asian state. Thailand’s power sector is heavily dependent on fossil... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 21, 2020
European and US refineries face closure threats due to falling fuel demand - prompting some to produce biofuels instead. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit global demand and the International Energy Agency (IEA) said that by 2030 around 14% of current refining capacity in advanced economies “faces the risk of lower utilisation or closure”. Shutting down refineries is... [Read More]


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