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Aug 23, 2019
Trump forced to act on biofuels policies after growing pressure from farmers
Bioethanol News
Aug 22, 2019
A type of petrol which contains 10% renewable bioethanol must be launched by 2020 to help the UK reach its net zero targets, according to the National Farmers Union (NFU). The NFU has written to UK Government ministers calling for E10 to be supported in favour of the more commonly sold E5, which only contains 5% renewable bioethanol. It’s estimated that doubling the... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 21, 2019
Velocys subsidiary Altalto Immingham, a collaboration with British Airways and Shell, has submitted a planning application to develop the first commercial scale household and commercial solid waste to sustainable fuels plant in Europe. The site, which is located near Immingham in North East Lincolnshire, UK, will be home to a plant able to convert half a million tonnes... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 21, 2019
Following the news that a further two small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the 2018 compliance year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has claimed that the recent trend of issuing exemptions has had no impact on ethanol producers. “There is zero evidence that EPA’s congressionally mandated... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 21, 2019
Global biofuels producer POET has announced its intention to idle production at its bioprocessing facility in Cloverdale, Indiana in the US, due to the latest round of small refinery exemptions (SREs) granted to oil companies by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The plant will be idled over a period of several weeks,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 20, 2019
German airline Lufthansa has unveiled its ‘Compensaid’ sustainability platform, which focus on carbon-neutral fuels and offers travellers the option to fly with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Launched by the airline’s Innovation Hub, the new platform will allow airline passengers to offset their individual carbon footprint by using SAF, reducing up to 80% of... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 20, 2019
The Nebraska Ethanol Board (NEB) will offer fuel retailer training to install ethanol blends of 15% (E15) and higher during a free workshop in August. The workshop is being offered in response to the recent lifting of a ban on the sales of E15 during the summer months by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Consumers driving vehicles manufactured in 2001 or... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 19, 2019
Heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor Jumbo will work with marine biofuel company GoodFuels on a project to test marine bio-fuel oil. The joint initiative, which will be trialled on an offshore decommissioning project, paves the way for a transition from fossil fuels to renewables in the offshore support sector. The decommissioning... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 19, 2019
Renewable fuels producer Neste has introduced a low-sulphur marine fuel, which is compliant with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) new global sulphur cap, effective from 1 January 2020. At the start of 2020, a 0.5% sulphur cap on fuel content will be imposed for areas currently within a 3.5% limit. All vessels operating in these areas will be required... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 19, 2019
Boston, US-based low-carbon fuel supplier World Energy has announced that three of its biodiesel facilities in North America will be shut down temporarily, following the latest round of refinery exemptions. The company issued a statement announcing its intention to ‘immediately cease production and furlough employees’ at its facilities in Natchez, Mississippi; Rome,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 16, 2019
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has urged Australia’s energy minister to consider US ethanol imports as a cleaner and more affordable alternative to purchasing oil from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The letter from RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper, which was addressed to Australia’s Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor, explained... [Read More]

Features
Aug 16, 2019
Trucent’s enhanced corn oil separation offering has three prongs: new corn oil separation chemistry, improved mechanical separation solutions, and optimisation services The story behind Trucent’s updated programme started with a basic question, says Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim, director of technical services. “Our clients were asking us, ‘Why does our corn oil... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 16, 2019
Waste to bioproducts producer Greenbelt Resources has opened a new assembly, fabrication and manufacturing facility to increase revenue from both equipment manufacturing and ethanol production. The company, which is currently converting its facility from biofuel to bioethanol solvent, made the expansion decision following a strong second quarter and in response to contracted... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 15, 2019
Gulfstream Aerospace has been recognised for its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) initiatives, having earned a 2019 Sustainability Leadership Award from Business Intelligence Group. The award recognises organisations that make sustainability an essential part of their operations. “Innovation is at the core of our business, including our environmental strategy,” said... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 15, 2019
Gevo and Air Total International have inked a partnership agreement to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use and distribution in France and elsewhere in Europe. Under the supply contract, Gevo will supply Air Total with SAF from its facility in Silsbee, Texas in the US, and later from the company’s expanded plant in Luverne, Minnesota. The expansion... [Read More]


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