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Jul 23, 2021
Why recycling used cooking oil into biodiesel is better for the environment
Bioethanol News
Jul 23, 2021
Net zero aviation becomes one step closer as eight companies have been shortlisted to receive a share of £15 million (€17.5 million) to develop first-of-a-kind production plants across the UK that will turn waste into jet fuel. Announced as part of the Prime Minister’s 10 point plan, the Green Fuels, Green Skies (GFGS) competition will support these companies as... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 23, 2021
Renewable Energy Group (REG), a leading producer of renewable fuels, has partnered with Manchester United to reinforce their commitment to environmental sustainability. REG recycles waste and by-product fats and oils into sustainable fuels. This enables organisations and individuals to become more environmentally friendly, without sacrificing quality or performance. The... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 22, 2021
Forecourt petrol retailers in the UK have urged motorists not to panic about fuel availability after BP was forced to close several sites due to shortages. BP has confirmed the temporary closure of some petrol stations after a growing shortage of HGV drivers and the ‘Pingdemic’ disrupted supply chains, leaving neither biofuel-blended unleaded or diesel fuel available. There... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 22, 2021
Growth Energy has launched a new digital ad campaign urging President Biden and leaders in Congress to stop oil industry handouts and uphold their commitments to reduce carbon emissions and support low carbon biofuels. The ads, appearing online, will run until August and will direct readers to an action page focused on restoring year-round sales of E15 and emphasising... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 22, 2021
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is planning to petition the US Court of Appeals for a rehearing of an E15 case that could jeopardise the year-round sale of the 15% ethanol blend of gasoline starting next year. The RFA may be petitioning the DC Circuit for a rehearing before all 11 judges of the court and may possibly petition the Supreme Court on the case, the head... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 21, 2021
Guala Closures Group announced it has joined the Air France-KLM Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme. The Group sees its membership of the SAF programme as a natural extension of the commitment to sustainability in its own production and product design. The aim of the SAF programme is to reduce carbon emissions in the aviation sector. This is an alternative fuel... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 21, 2021
A group of US senators introduced legislation that would eliminate a national mandate requiring oil refiners to blend corn-based ethanol into their fuel mix. Republican Senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania and Democratic Senator Bob Menendez from New Jersey, part of the group introducing the bill, represent states with oil refineries. Lawmakers from both states have... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 21, 2021
Prospects of tight rapeseed supply at the world's biggest rapeseed exporter has driven up prices also in the EU - a major recipient of Canadian commodity. In Winnipeg, the July contract reached a new record high at the equivalent of just less than €661 per tonne on 13 July. An exceptional increase had already been recorded in the days before, the limit-up price and... [Read More]

Features
Jul 20, 2021
Biofuels International speaks to Frederik van de Ven, sustainability lead at AIR France KLM Martinair Cargo, about their new collaboration. Can you explain a bit about the history of AIR France KLM Martinair Cargo? AIR France KLM Martinair (AFKLMP) Cargo is a key player in the air cargo industry. Through the combined fleet of our three airlines, we transport a... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 20, 2021
The Brazilian government that mandated the percentage of vegetable oil blended into Brazil’s biodiesel be reduced from 13% (B13) to 10% (B10) has now reconsidered that position and indicated the mixture will be increased to 12% (B12) for the months of September and October. The government justified the reduction due to the high prices for soybean oil which makes up... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 20, 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that the reliance on taxation as the solution for cutting aviation emissions in the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ proposal is counter-productive to the goal of sustainable aviation. EU policy needs to support practical emission reduction measures such as incentives for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and modernisation... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 19, 2021
Kao Data has taken a further step towards its Net Zero ambitions by becoming the UK’s first data centre to transition all backup generators at its Harlow campus to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). This move, made possible by partnering with Crown Oil, means Kao Data will eliminate up to 90% of net CO2 from their backup generators and significantly reduce nitrogen... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 19, 2021
The downstream oil sector - the supplier of 96% of the UK’s transport fuels – said it was committed to working with the UK Government to decarbonise the transport system following the release of the Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP). The announced changes to the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RTFO), will see a steady increase in renewable fuel content blended... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 19, 2021
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has expressed disappointment in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit’s decision on the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard rule. NBB joined other biofuel industry associations after the case known as Growth Energy v Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to challenge the EPA’s failure to account for a flood of retroactive small refinery... [Read More]


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