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Jan 19, 2021
Bilfinger supports Clariant in building of new advanced biofuels plant
Features
Jan 19, 2021
Methane emissions from the global oil and gas industry fell by an estimated 10% in 2020 as producers slashed output in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the International Energy Agency (IEA) revealed. The organisation warned that these emissions could rebound strongly without greater action by companies, policy makers and regulators to transition to ‘greener’ fuel... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 19, 2021
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it was proposing changes regarding E15 labelling on fuel dispensers. The organisation was also proposing to modify underground storage tank (UST) regulations for the safe storage of E15 in existing tank systems. In the proposed E15 rule, the EPA offered two paths forward on E15 labelling at the pump, while proposing... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 18, 2021
Aemetis’ exclusively licensed technology for the production of below zero-carbon renewable fuel has been awarded a US patent. With the US Patent No. 10907184, the company can now launch Aemetis Carbon Zero production plants to commercialise its technology. The first Aemetis Carbon Zero production plant — Carbon Zero 1 — is planned for the 140-acre Riverbank Industrial... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 18, 2021
Malaysia is set to take legal action at the global trade watchdog against the European Union and member states France and Lithuania for restricting palm oil-based biofuels in an ongoing row about access to markets. The world’s second largest palm oil producer behind Indonesia, which has called a EU renewable-energy directive “discriminatory action”, is seeking consultations... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 18, 2021
Rolls-Royce has successfully completed the first engine run on its new Testbed 80, which will be the largest aerospace facility in the world. With an internal area of 7,500m2, making it larger than a Premiership football pitch, the testbed conducted its first run on a Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine at the facility in Derby, UK. The versatility of the testbed means it... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 15, 2021
Indonesia's state energy company PT Pertamina has started trials on diesel made entirely out of palm oil. The work is being carried out at its Cilacap refinery on Java island after conducting trials on jet fuel late last year. The state-controlled company began the trials of the green diesel on January 9. Trials for the jet fuel took place at the end of December. "This... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 15, 2021
US ethanol producers have lost $3.8 billion (€3.1 billion) since the start of the pandemic up to November last year, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. With COVID-19 cases on the rise again, consumption of ethanol-blended petrol is rapidly falling again, threatening to derail the economic recovery in the ethanol industry. In response to reduced travel and... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 15, 2021
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it would propose to extend deadlines for refiners to prove compliance with biofuel laws. However, but the EPA said it would not decide on pending waiver requests submitted by the industry. The agency’s proposal represented mixed news for refiners hit by slumping energy demand during COVID-19 and want to sidestep regulatory... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 14, 2021
The draft act transposing the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) was presented by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment at the end of last year. It was appraised and criticised at a press conference hosted by the organisers of the 18th International Conference on Renewable Mobility - Fuels of the Future 2021. The press conference was held in the run-up... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 14, 2021
Soybean meal prices have strengthened recently leading to a rise in prices in the German spot market. Prices for rapeseed meal and especially GMO-free soybean meal increased significantly in the second half of the year 2020. At the beginning of the crop year in July 2020, GMO-free soybean meal with 48% crude protein was worth €456 per tonne. Six months later, it... [Read More]

Features
Jan 14, 2021
The rising presence of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not a new problem and it is widely known. Last year in 2019, a new record amount of carbon dioxide was recorded in the atmosphere at around 409 ppm, and it will be increasing every year if past trends continue. Carbon dioxide emissions have also been increasing every year with an increase of approximately 12 billion... [Read More]

Features
Jan 13, 2021
Many European governments are getting serious about developing sustainable jet fuels to tackle the climate impact of flying. But a new report shows Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden and Finland risk repeating the biofuels fiasco with plans to promote crop-based fuels that cause more carbon emissions than the fossil fuels they replace. Transport & Environment (T&E), which... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 13, 2021
CropEnergies generated revenues of €625 million in the first nine months of 2020/21. This was lower than the €668 million generated in the previous year by the Mannheim-based company. Due to higher ethanol sales prices and lower raw material prices than in the previous year, profits increased in the first three quarters to €109 million, €102 million in the previous... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 13, 2021
A coalition of senators sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden requesting stronger support for farmers and the biofuels industry and to restore the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The senators, led by Senator Tammy Duckworth, called on the Biden Administration to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject pending Small Refinery Exemptions... [Read More]


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