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Feb 19, 2019
Eni and RenOils to promote reusing oils for biofuel
BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 18, 2019
Five senators of the Republican party have issued a warning to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting administrator Andrew Wheeler that their pending support over his nomination to lead the EPA will be contingent on his biofuels policy, Reuters reports. The five senators are listed as:... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
Feb 18, 2019
A biorefinery pilot plant in Gladstone, Queensland has been given the go-ahead after a funding injection from the Palaszczuk Government. The biorefinery will be the trail site for jet fuel and diesel production from agricultural and forestry waste. Construction is due to begin this month and will... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 15, 2019
The US’ Montana State University (MSU) researchers are exploring a potential breakthrough in producing biofuels from algae. Supported by a $3 million grant from the US Department of Energy, the research team announced that they are in the early stages of a three-year project focused on developing... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 14, 2019
Renewable ethanol association ePure’s secretary general Emmanuel Desplechin has responded to the EU Commission’s draft surrounding high risk indirect land-use change (ILUC) biofuels and the shift of focus away from unsustainable sources of palm oil. The draft details curbing any biofuels with a high ILUC-risk and its... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 14, 2019
A letter has been sent to US congress about a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax incentive. The letter was written by 44 members of the House of Representatives and stated that after letting the biodiesel tax incentive for 2017 expire for 2018 and beyond, “the industry... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 13, 2019
Ethanol trade association Growth Energy announced that it has filed a lawsuit challenging the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ‘failure’ to address small refinery exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in its 2019 renewable volume obligation (RVO) rulemaking. The current lawsuit continues the longstanding dispute between... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 12, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering the release of its draft proposal to expand the sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline without including measures it promised to the oil industry to restrain biofuel credit speculation, Reuters reports. The move, according... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 12, 2019
According to the official journal, the EU has exempted eight Argentine biodiesel producers from paying duties, as long as they export to Europe at a minimum sell price, Reuters reports. In January, Biofuels International reported that the EU had become prepared to accept a... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 11, 2019
The Times of India, reports that managing director of Muenzer Bharat, Sanjay Shrivastaava said that it will start converting used oil into 100% water-based biodiesel. According to The Times of India, Muenzer Bharat is a biodiesel manufacturing facility that has been set up under the ‘National Used... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 7, 2019
Major oil and gas companies Eni and Pertamina have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The deal has been made to investigate synergies of their respective technologies, expertise and know-how. The evaluation of new circular economy collaboration opportunities that would make for strategic development for Eni and... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
Feb 7, 2019
The Finnish Parliament has approved a law that is set to see biofuels targets gradually increase for 2030. The new law has made for a world-leading advanced biofuels target of 10% in 2030. Finnish parliament’s approval of the law will increase the share of biofuels used in... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 6, 2019
According to Reuters, the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) reports that Indonesia’s 2018 exports of palm oils, oleochemical and biodiesel shipments, has risen 8% from 2017 to 34.6 million tonnes.   Reuters reports GAPKI chairman, Joko Supriyono said that shipments to China and Pakistan rose last year... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 6, 2019
Next Renewable Fuels has announced that it has entered a long-term purchase and sale agreement for the purchase of renewable diesel from its planned Port Westward, Oregon facility. The company states that it has an investment of over $1 billion (€878 million) to continue the development of... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 6, 2019
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has sent a letter to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting administrator Andrew Wheeler regarding the biomass-based biodiesel blending obligations for 2021 and 2022. With the obligations being calculated for a release in spring 2019, which is deemed in the letter... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
Feb 6, 2019
Finnish fuel firm Neste has published its financial report, with its CEO Peter Vanacker describing the year of 2018 as ‘very strong’ for the company. According to the report, Neste posted a €320 million increase in comparable operating profit from 2017 which it outlines as a record-high. Regarding... [Read More]

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