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Jul 2, 2020
Seal of approval for AustroCel Hallein as new bioethanol plant nears completion
Biodiesel News
Jul 2, 2020
The provinces of Groningen and Fryslân has seen the completion of a trial using cleaner biodiesel trains. Following this two-year trial with Arriva, new rolling stock will use this cleaner fuel. The switch from ordinary diesel to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil biodiesel (HVO) reduces CO2 emissions by 89%. The rail fleet will be expanded with new trains called WINKs. The... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 1, 2020
The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has contracted aerospace engineers to continue biofuel testing of the RM12 engine. The testing is being carried out by GKN Aerospace Sweden and the biofuel for this test is manufactured by Swedish Biofuels AB. The test is part of a bilateral biojet-project collaboration between FMV and the US air force, which began... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 1, 2020
The UK Prime Minister’s ambitious plans to develop the world’s first zero emission long-haul flight has been welcomed by Sustainable Aviation. Boris Johnson made the announcement during his ‘New Deal’ speech, setting out plans to “rebuild Britain and fuel economic recovery” after the COVID-19 pandemic has been defeated. He said: “As part of our mission... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 30, 2020
Brazilian ethanol production achieved the highest level recorded in May as sugarcane harvest and biodiesel output rebounded from COVID-19, according to the country’s National Petroleum Agency (ANP). Sugar mills produced 8.46 billion litres of ethanol in May - double the 4.05 billion litres over the same period last year. May's ethanol production also more than doubled... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 30, 2020
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has thanked the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, which issued a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The governors noted: “Approving prior-year SREs in this manner ignores the court’s decision and congressional intent and will... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 29, 2020
The Indonesian government approved regulations regarding the use of biodiesel as a substitute for fossil fuel across all economic sectors in 2018. Recently the South East Asian government mandated to mix 20% biodiesel with 80% fossil fuel (B20). And at the end of last year the country launched biodiesel containing 30% palm-based fuel – the highest mandatory mix in... [Read More]

Features
Jun 29, 2020
Where do you source feedstock for the biofuel production process? To start with, there is a vast potential for agricultural byproducts in several regions globally – in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Numerous studies regarding the feedstock availability and potential have been published and if you take a closer look at some of the more conservative ones,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 29, 2020
Green Biofuels, a provider of low emission fossil-free fuel for fleet and infrastructure operators, has teamed up to reduce carbon emissions across VolkerFitzpatrick’s UK Rail enterprise. GreenD+ is the leading hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel that significantly reduces notrogen oxide and total particulates, as well as carbon emissions, giving the lowest emission... [Read More]

Features
Jun 26, 2020
Almost half of North America’s ethanol production facilities are either operating significantly below their normal capacity or shut down completely, all due to the devastating human and economic impact of COVID-19, writes Colin Ley. Furthermore, while US President Donald Trump talks about the country heading for a strong fourth quarter and a great 2021, ethanol sector... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 26, 2020
Information published by the German Federal Statistical Office revealed the area of land devoted to growing field beans for this year’s harvest amounted to 56,500 hectares. This translated to a 15% increase year-on-year and sets a new record as the field bean area has more than tripled over the past 10 years. The largest area is found in North Rhine-Westphalia, as... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 26, 2020
Velocys, the sustainable fuels technology company, has raised £20 million (€22 million) following the issuing of new shares. The company revealed in May that planning permission has been given to Altalto Immingham - the UK’s first commercial waste-to-jet-fuel plant. North East Lincolnshire Council has given the green light to the sustainable fuels technology company... [Read More]

Policy News
Jun 25, 2020
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor submitted comments to the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry hearing on the Growing Climate Solutions Act. The new act aims to accelerate innovations in climate-friendly farming. “With many states and localities increasingly exploring public policy options to lower carbon emissions, the use of biofuels can immediately... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 25, 2020
Production and use of renewable ethanol from ePURE members delivered an average of more than 72% greenhouse gas savings compared to fossil fuels in 2019, according new data. This record-high average performance continues an eight-year trend of annual improvements to the climate-change-fighting potential of EU ethanol. “Every year, renewable ethanol increases its greenhouse-gas... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 24, 2020
Neste, McDonald’s Netherlands and HAVI have joined forces to create a circular economic partnership. The collaboration will see McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands recycling the used cooking oil from french fries into Neste MY Renewable Diesel. The fuel will be used in HAVI trucks that deliver goods to McDonald’s. The renewable diesel enables customers... [Read More]


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