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Jan 24, 2020
WPI chemical engineers awarded $2 million grant for biofuel research
Biodiesel News
Jan 24, 2020
The US Department of Energy (DOE) plans to invest almost $300 million (€271.9 million) in research and development of sustainable transportation resources and technologies, including drop-in biofuels. The investment, which was announced by under secretary of energy Mark W. Menzes, supports the DOE’s goal of ensuring that as the transportation system transforms,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 23, 2020
US biodiesel association the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has welcomed new fuel quality reports published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which are making information about the quality of biodiesel more accessible than ever. NREL’s statistical analysis, which is supported with funding from the NBB, is based on thousands of data points that were... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 22, 2020
New research has revealed that diesel powertrains are expected to remain popular for years to come, with the use of biodiesel blends in diesel equipment remaining the preferred choice for fleets looking to improve the sustainability of their operations. Attendees at the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo heard from John Eichberger, executive director of the Fuels... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 22, 2020
Sustainable aviation fuel producer Gevo has welcomed Alaska Airlines’ and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s support of the introduction of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard in Washington State. Commenting on the news, Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo, said: “The Pacific Northwest, and the Seattle area in particular, is a leader to make our world more sustainable. The... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 21, 2020
Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group (REG) have decided to discontinue their joint effort to build a large-scale renewable diesel plant in Ferndale in the US state of Washington. According to a statement from the partners, the project has been cancelled due to permitting delays and uncertainties. Originally announced in 2018, the 250 million gallon per year facility... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 21, 2020
Renewable fuels producer Neste will deliver sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Zurich Airport during this year’s World Economic Forum, taking place in Davos, Switzerland later in January. This is the first time SAF has been made available in Switzerland. The fuel, which is known as Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel, has up to 80% smaller carbon footprint compared to fossil... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 21, 2020
A new study carried out by economic modelling experts from Purdue University in the US has found the impacts of US biofuel policy on deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia to be insignificant. The study, titled ‘US Biofuel Production and Policy Implications for Land Use Changes in Malaysia and Indonesia’, considered concerns from renewable fuel opponents claiming... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 20, 2020
The Mexico Supreme Court has ruled against the regulation allowing for higher ethanol content in gasoline, based on the way in which the country’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) implemented the change in 2017. The CRE decided to increase the maximum content of ethanol in gasoline as an oxygenate to 10% in July 2017, up from 5.8%, outside of the major urban areas... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 20, 2020
The Italian Competition and Market Authority (all'Autorità Garante per la Concorrenza e il Mercato in Italian) has fined Italian oil major Eni for deceiving consumers over its ‘green’ diesel in TV, newspaper, digital media and petrol station advertisements. In Italy’s first ever ruling against greenwashing, the watchdog ruled that Eni’s advertisements falsely... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 17, 2020
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued request for public input to help with the creation of the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), which aims to expand the availability of US ethanol and biodiesel by incentivising the expansion of sales of renewable fuels. “Feedback from farmers, retailers and biofuels producers is critical to the... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 16, 2020
Oilseed processor Crown has introduced a new pretreatment system for renewable diesel, which doubles hydrotreater catalyst life, yields high output of pretreated product and guarantees product quality specifications with any feedstock. Through maximising contaminant removal, the company’s renewable diesel pretreatment system delivers clean feedstock to renewable diesel... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 16, 2020
World Energy and World Fuel Services have launched a World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme designed to increase SAF availability and supply chain efficiency within the aviation industry. The programme will be available for business jets travelling to the WEF 50th annual meeting, enabling lower carbon emissions on all flights departing... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 16, 2020
The United Arab Emirates’ national airline, Etihad Airways, has become the latest to commit to a minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050. The airline plans to halve its 2019 net emission levels by 2035 through a combination of internal initiatives, collaboration with industry partners, as well as the adoption of a comprehensive programme of relevant carbon... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 15, 2020
The US Grains Council (USGC) has welcomed Elite Octane as its newest member. The company operates a dry mill ethanol plant located near Atlantic in the US state of Iowa. The plant, which has been in operation since July 2018, produces over 140 million gallons of ethanol annually. In December 2019, USGC welcomed another new member, Adams Grain Company. The privately-owned... [Read More]


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