December 14, 2017
In a press release, Catherine McKenna MP gave the framework for the legislation and talked about greater demand for biofuels. The move is a first step in increasing green fuel consumption. The framework will allow legislators and experts to work out the final form of the regulations,... [Read More]

December 14, 2017
The price of US renewable fuel credits has plummeted, hitting a two month low according to Reuters. Efforts by the White House to mediate talks between the oil and corn industries over the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) are said to be behind the fall in prices. The... [Read More]

December 13, 2017
Washington University in St Lois wants to use a specialised strain of bacteria to turn a by-product of paper production into sustainable fuel. The project has received $9.3 million from the US Department of Energy as to develop more forms of biofuel that are not dependent on... [Read More]

December 12, 2017
Researchers have gained insights that could be used to improve enzyme performance in breaking down biomass and converting waste plant matter into renewable fuels and products. The scientists from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), have studied how glycosylation – the natural... [Read More]

December 11, 2017
The Vietnamese Government announced the move to E5 in June, with the current 92 RON (research octane number) gasoline coming off the market in the new year. E5 is 5% ethanol blended with 95% gasoline. Businesses have complained that they are not prepared for the change to... [Read More]

December 11, 2017
Republican senators from the corn-producing Mid-West and Oil-producing South are split over the value of the mandate. Ultimately, it comes to who pays and who is paid. On 1 December, Texas Governor Greg Abbott wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt asking for... [Read More]

December 11, 2017
Researchers have carried out systematic analysis of the latest scientific evidence on indirect land use change (ILUC) greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production of biofuels and bioliquids. Experts from the Biomass Department of CENER (National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain) have coordinated the project, which was... [Read More]

December 8, 2017
An innovative gene editing technique could allow algae to produce ‘vast’ quantities of renewable fuels, new research claims. The method, developed by scientists at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, could lead to cheap ways of producing fuels, medicine, and products to be used in the cosmetics,... [Read More]

December 6, 2017
BP Biofuels and Copersucar have agreed to a new joint venture to own and operate a major ethanol storage terminal in Brazil. According to a statement from BP, the aim of the new terminal is to ‘better and flexibly’ connect ethanol production with the country’s main... [Read More]

December 6, 2017
Closure of the UK’s largest ethanol plant in the face of government inaction on policies signals the severity of an increasingly competitive ethanol marketplace. The price of ethanol commodities futures has fallen significantly this year, from $1.603 to $1.356 as of 6 December, a fall of almost... [Read More]

December 6, 2017
The trade association is trying to increase public awareness of the biofuel’s benefits while Canada’s future environmental policy is up for debate.   Called ‘The Fact’s Don’t Lie’ ad campaign, the group is promoting the expedient aspects of the technology. In a press release, they describe it as... [Read More]

December 5, 2017
According to a press release from Tri Delta, a bus company who conduct 3 million journeys a year, the switch has meant lower emissions and a better customer experience. Tri Delta says that the new fuel will mean a more comfortable experience for riders due to reduced... [Read More]

December 5, 2017
Vivergo Fuels has stopped production at its Hull ethanol plant in response to ‘legislative uncertainty’, according to a statement from the bioethanol producer. The company’s plant in East Yorkshire is the UK’s largest, and Europe’s second largest producer of bioethanol. The £350 million plant can produce up... [Read More]

December 4, 2017
US President Donald Trump is set to meet representatives of the oil refining industry and their legislative backers to discuss the US biofuels programme, Reuters reports, citing two sources briefed on the matter. According to Reuters, the White House meeting could set the stage for negotiations over... [Read More]

December 4, 2017
Scientists in Japan claim to have developed a solution to a problem that has long plagued the creation of second generation biofuels from non-food biomass like weeds, waste, and paper. The solvents needed for the creation of second generation biofuels tend to be highly toxic to microorganisms,... [Read More]

December 4, 2017
Miguel Arias Cañete, the European Union Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action, has inaugurated the new phase in the All-Gas project in the El Torno treatment plant in Chiclana, Cadiz. Co-financed by the European Commission with the Seventh Framework Programme, the All-Gas Project aims to demonstrate the... [Read More]

December 1, 2017
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has published draft amendments to Ontario’s Ethanol in Gasoline regulation which would double the mandated volume of ethanol in regular gasoline. If implemented, the changes would increase the mandated volume of ethanol in regular gasoline from 5%... [Read More]