March 16, 2018
Renewable Identification Numbers produced at Velocys’ ENVIA Energy plant have been verified by an independent third party auditor. Auditing company Weaver has delivered the verification under the Quality Assurance Program approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Provided the Oklahoma City located ENVIA plant continues operating within... [Read More]

March 16, 2018
A representative from the US biodiesel industry has testified before the Ways and Means Subcommittee on the need to renew the biodiesel blender’s tax incentive through to at least 2018. Cal Meyer, CEO of Ag Processing, was acting as witness for the National Biodiesel Board (of which... [Read More]

March 15, 2018
The US biofuels industry has slammed the decision to relieve the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery of roughly half of its $350 million (€283 million) in outstanding Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance obligations. On 12 March, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Carlyle Group backed Philadelphia Energy Solutions... [Read More]

March 14, 2018
Stakeholders in the US biodiesel industry have called for the biodiesel tax credit to be extended until 2018 “as soon as possible”. The call comes in a letter from the US National Biodiesel Board, addressed to a range of high-ranking US politicians including Speaker of the... [Read More]

March 14, 2018
UPM has joined forces with Norwegian packaging company Elopak and chemical producer Dow to convert its renewable naphtha into cartons. Alongside renewable diesel, the Finnish company’s UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery produces naphtha, an excellent raw material for bioplastics. The naphtha can be converted into renewable resins which can... [Read More]

March 9, 2018
The companies ICM and The Andersons are planning to build a combined heat and power plant in Colwich, Kansas and intend the facility to be ‘the most advanced ethanol plant in the world’. The venture, dubbed ELEMENT is meant to see the construction of a plant capable... [Read More]

March 9, 2018
The Growing Renewable Energy through Existing and New Environmentally Responsible (GREENER) Fuels Act is the most recent proposal to reform the long-contested Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Talks have been going on for some time about the RFS. Now the minority Democratic Party... [Read More]

March 8, 2018
The CO2 has been contracted by Airgas USA. The company will liquefy the gas at a nearby facility that is expected to begin operation by the end of 2018. The US-based biofuel producer Pacific Ethanol has reached an agreement with Airgas USA to sell it CO2 out... [Read More]

March 7, 2018
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) in the US is anticipating consistent growth in ethanol production and consumption through 2019 thanks to mandated production under the Renewable Fuel Standard and stable corn prices. In its newest Short-Term Energy Outlook, the EIA is projecting continued growth in ethanol... [Read More]

March 6, 2018
The oil and gas company and its partner Synthetic Genomics has advanced to testing naturally occurring algae strains in California. The test will inform how the project scales up the technology in the commercial phase. The companies announced 6 March that their biofuels project has proceeded to... [Read More]

March 5, 2018
The mandate was increased 1 March after the country’s National Energy Policy Council approved the measure at the end of 2017. Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy anticipates that the new blend will see demand for biodiesel grow by 1 billion litres in 2018.  This introduction of... [Read More]

March 2, 2018
A cap on RIN prices and a waiver of the Environmental Protection Agency’s E15 ban were discussed to try and reach a ‘win-win’ solution to the competing interests of Big Corn and Big Oil in the biofuels debate. The meeting was of a mix of industry... [Read More]

March 1, 2018
The project will see the co-generation of fuel and power, and comes as part of a wider push to industrialise Nigeria’s agriculture. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Kogi State Government for the development of a cane-fed... [Read More]

February 28, 2018
SIKB, a ‘network organisation’ based out of the Netherlands, has observed accelerated corrosion in uncoated steel tanks when they store biofuels and has released a report into the causes. The aim of the report is to adjust legislation related to storage, says the organisation. ... [Read More]

February 27, 2018
A study from a government-owned research group is urging increased biofuel use to develop a renewable low-carbon transport sector. The report follows two years of research by Crown Research Institute Scion and looks at how New Zealand could grow and refine feedstocks into biofuels for heavy... [Read More]

February 27, 2018
The grass is native to the US, non-edible and grows across North America. Fuel produced from the plant emits far less CO2 than gasoline. Researchers from Colorado State University (CSU) in the US have studied switchgrass as an alternative biofuel feedstock to corn (corn often comes under... [Read More]

February 26, 2018
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has granted a team of researchers money to create enhanced sugarcane (also called ‘energycane’) and elephant grass to increase the production of green fuels. The new crops can reach up to 20% oil content, compared to less than an tenth... [Read More]