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Mar 22, 2019
GoodFuels and Varo extend partnership to scale biofuels
BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 22, 2019
A new study has shown the first evidence of programmed cell death, or apoptosis, in algae, which could have wide-reaching implications for the production of biofuels. Results of the research carried out by University of Alberta (UAlberta) microbiologists were published in a paper titled ‘Phaeobacter inhibens induces apoptosis-like... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 22, 2019
Members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) have partnered with A. P. Moller – Maersk on the world’s largest maritime biofuel project. Dutch companies FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever will work with Maersk on a pilot, which will use up to 20% sustainable second-generation... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 21, 2019
Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS), the renewables division of Canadian firm Lallemand, announced that it has signed an agreement with car manufacturer Toyota. The agreement regards the production and marketing of Toyota’s XyloAce yeast strains for cellulosic ethanol production in the US. Lallemand describes XyloAce as ‘highly... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 21, 2019
Gulfstream Aerospace has made its first sale of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to a US-based Gulfstream operator. The customer bought 20,000 pounds of Gulfstream’s bio-jet fuel from its facility in Long Beach, California for its Gulfstream G550 aircraft. “This sale is a direct result of our efforts... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 21, 2019
A recent study commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has found that biofuels contribute over $5 billion (€4.38 million) to Iowa’s GDP, equivalent to 3%. The ‘Contribution of the renewable fuels industry to the economy of Iowa’ report, authored by John Urbanchuck, managing partner... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 20, 2019
Dutch biofuel producer GoodFuels has fuelled the first inland vessel from Combined Cargo Terminals (CCT) with 100% sustainable biofuel, the company has announced. Together with partner REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker, GoodFuels has demonstrated up to a 90% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, compared to fossil fuels, on... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 20, 2019
Brazil-based GranBio announced that it has completed the acquisition of 100% equity in US biotechnology company American Process and affiliate companies, for an undisclosed sum. Assets acquired by GranBio include the Alpena Biorefinery in Michigan, the Thomaston Biorefinery and research and development (R&D) centre in Georgia, in... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 19, 2019
Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that sustainable jet fuel made from plants could offer a competitive alternative to fossil fuels, if current scale-up continues. In a report titled ‘Techno-economic analysis and life-cycle greenhouse gas mitigation cost... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 19, 2019
A wheat-based biofuels facility in Alberta, Canada has received CAD$5 million in funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) in an effort to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the province, ERA has announced. Known as Project Wheatland, the CAD$285 million biofuels plant is being developed by Carbon... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 15, 2019
Swedish furniture group Ikea announced that it has invested into a pilot programme to bring biofuels to the shipping industry. Ikea’s Transport & Logistics Services division revealed that it will be investing in the ‘first-ever’ fuelling of a container vessel with biofuel oil. “Our long-term ambition at IKEA... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 15, 2019
The All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol (APPG for British Bioethanol) announced that it has launched an inquiry into introducing E10 into the UK. “The British Bioethanol industry - which is worth a billion pounds to the UK economy - is in a state of collapse... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 14, 2019
Technology holding company Attis Industries (Attis) revealed that it is still on track to acquire  and operate a corn ethanol plant from Texan fuel supplier Sunoco LP. While the acquisition itself hasn’t been finalised, Attis claims that the transaction is still on track to close upon the... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
Mar 13, 2019
The EU Commission doubled down on their assault upon palm oil, releasing its Delegated Regulation over indirect land use change (ILUC). In February, Biofuels International reported that ePure’s secretary general Emmanuel Desplechin argued that despite the original delegated draft’s promising goals of removing palm oil as a... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 13, 2019
Kenya-based KOKO Networks announced that it has launched a ‘state-of-the-art’ production facility in Ruaraka, Nairobi, The Exchange reports. In a partnership with African Shell licensee Vivo Energy, KOKO will be mainstreaming bioethanol cooking fuel in Kenya through a network of shopkeepers. According to the report, KOKO has released... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 13, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will be allowing the year-round sale of E15, a 15% ethanol blend mix of gasoline. “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol to take advantage... [Read More]

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