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Dec 12, 2018
Shell starts supplying sustainable fuel at Californian airport
BIO-OTHER NEWS
Dec 11, 2018
After announcing the project in the summer of 2017, network airline Finnair has begun the first phase of its CO2 and biofuel offset service, selecting the partners that will collaborate on the initiative. The service will allow customers to offset the carbon emissions of their flight by... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Dec 10, 2018
The ongoing legal dispute between renewable fuels and chemicals company Aemetis and cellulosic and biorefining technology company Edeniq has “many years of litigation ahead”, according to Aemetis Chairman and CEO Eric McAfee. In a statement issued last week, Edeniq announced that Aemetis’ claims had been dismissed on... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Dec 7, 2018
North American fuel company Gevo announced that it has signed a joint agreement with technology licensor Renmatix to evaluate the commercial feasibility of creating renewable jet fuel with Renmatix’s Plantrose process and Gevo’s Gift technology. The Plantrose process involves converting biomass, mainly plant materials, into cellulosic sugar,... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Dec 7, 2018
Major US biofuel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has announced Cynthia CJ Warner as the company’s new president and chief executive officer. Warner's appointment was made by the company’s Board of Directors. She will take on the president and CEO positions effective 14 January 2019. Her predecessor, Randy... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Dec 6, 2018
Norway is planning to become the ‘first’ country to stop its biofuels industry from importing palm oil, due to its links with ‘catastrophic’ deforestation, according to The Independent. The vote obtained majority government support, covering Norway’s entire fuel market. According to the report, the vote took... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Dec 3, 2018
The EPA announced that it has finalised the required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2019, as well as biomass-based diesel for 2020. “Issuing the annual renewable volume obligations rule on time is extremely important to all stakeholders impacted by the Renewable Fuel... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Nov 30, 2018
Trials of the ‘world’s first’ zero emission drop-in marine biofuel have been completed, according to GoodFuels Marine. According to a statement, the trials of the fungible marine biofuel have been carried out with Norden, a bulker and tanker owner and operator. ‘Hundreds’ of tonnes of GoodFuels’ Bio-Fuel... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Nov 29, 2018
Reuters reports that BP’s chief executive for biofuels, Mario Lindenhayn has said that the latest biofuels policy in Brazil has improved the outlook for ethanol production. Brazil expects that by 2020 its policy, RenovaBio will be enacted. The policy should face no obstacles and won’ be stopped... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Nov 28, 2018
New research has evaluated a number of specific regions across the United States and concluded Florida is the best for algae production. According to a statement, the 19 month long study involving scientists from NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) and Arizona State University (ASU) concluded that Florida’s... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Nov 22, 2018
The world’s largest chemical firm BASF announced that it has started the production of methanol based on renewable raw materials according to the biomass balance approach. Named EU-REDcert-methanol, the product is made from second-generation raw feedstocks and uses waste as well as residual materials. BASF claims that as... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Nov 21, 2018
According to a study published on Phys.org, two researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) Industrial Ecology Programme have found that producing biojet fuels from forestry residues is good for the climate but can apply pressure to certain United Nations (UN)... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Nov 14, 2018
A technology to produce biofuel within ‘mobile production units’ has been developed by scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems (IMM). 12 research groups from the European Union’s Biogo project were involved in the development. The technology itself uses ingredients from local forests. “Wood waste and... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Nov 14, 2018
This week, the European Parliament voted and passed the revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) with goals set for post-2020. Included in the policy is an EU-wide increased renewable energy target of 32% by 2030, up from the 20% target in 2009. The directive also contains a binding... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Nov 9, 2018
In a press release, UK-based technology company Renovare announced that it has been awarded support by Innovate UK for aviation fuel testing through the Sustainable Aviation for Clean Growth programme. With an office based in London, the firm has developed a technology it describes as converting waste... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Nov 9, 2018
Global biofuel producer Verbio announced in a press release that it has signed a contract to acquire a cellulose ethanol plant from chemical conglomerate DuPont in Nevada, Iowa, US. The purchase includes 100,000 tons of baled corn stalks, located at several sites within a 50km radius around... [Read More]