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Jul 15, 2019
Delta’s first carbon neutral flight powered by Air BP-supplied biofuel
BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jul 1, 2019
Japan’s largest airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced in June that it has signed an offtake agreement with LanzaTech for the purchase of sustainable aviation fuel. The agreement targets 2021 for the delivery of the fuel, according to the company, and is part of the airline’s efforts... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 27, 2019
Norwegian state-owned airport operator Avinor has partnered with Quantafuel to purchase sustainable aviation fuel derived from domestic biomass. According to Avinor, the biofuel will be produced in a pilot plant, which will be partly funded by Norwegian investment bank ENOVA. Avinor has committed to purchase fuel for... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 26, 2019
Energy services provider Aggreko has renewed its contract with Glastonbury Festival to offer a number of emission-reducing power solutions at this year’s music festival. The company has been the exclusive power supplier for the UK festival since 2007, with this year seeing the introduction of generators powered... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 19, 2019
Plant cell walls contain a renewable, nearly limitless supply of sugar that can be used in the production of chemicals and biofuels. However, retrieving these sugars isn't all that easy. Imidazolium ionic liquid (IIL) solvents are one of the best sources for extracting sugars from plants. But... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 28, 2019
BASF, The Estée Lauder Companies and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) have teamed up with civil society organisation Solidaridad to promote sustainable palm oil production in Lampung, Indonesia. The project, which is based in the Waykanan district of Lampung, supports independent Indonesian smallholder farmers to... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 17, 2019
The California Energy Commission has approved almost $11 million (€9.8 million) for projects in clean energy, including biofuels, renewable gas and microgrids. Technology & Investment Solutions was awarded a $2 million grant to demonstrate a more sustainable and cost-effective method for creating biomethane from food waste using... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 9, 2019
Multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil has committed to investing up to $100 million (€89.3 million) over a ten-year period into the research and development of lower emissions technologies, including biofuels. Through collaborations with the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and National Energy Technology... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 8, 2019
Lecturers from Loughborough University in the UK have been awarded £200,000 from the Department for Transport (DfT) for research into the development of sustainable bioenergy systems. The grant has been granted to Dr Jin Xuan, senior lecturer in low carbon processes, Dr Tanja Radu, lecturer in water... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Apr 17, 2019
Irish university NUI Galway has announced the official opening of a new research laboratory to generate biofuels from waste products. A team of 25 PhD and post-doctoral researchers will work in the new laboratory under Professor Piet Lens in the Department of Microbiology. The researchers are undertaking a... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Apr 15, 2019
Renewable fuel producer Neste has announced an agreement with aviation fuel supplier Air BP to deliver sustainable aviation fuel to Swedish customers. This latest agreement will build on their existing partnership, which was established last year to develop solutions to deliver sustainable aviation fuel to airports and... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Apr 12, 2019
SJR Tank Construction and HES International subsidiary HES Botlek Tank Terminal (HBTT) have announced a new partnership relating to the construction of biofuel storage tanks. HBTT has contracted SJR Tank construction to build six high quality tanks to store biofuel. The agreement builds on an earlier contract... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Apr 8, 2019
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding of up to $59 million (€52.5 million) for research into new advanced vehicle technologies. The funding opportunity, which is being offered through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is aimed at projects related to co-optimised advanced... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Apr 3, 2019
Energy firm Geminor announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with fellow Norwegian advanced biofuel producer Quantafuel to secure deliveries of plastic waste for Quantafuel’s plants for biofuel production. “Quantafuel’s fuel production is groundbreaking and an industry we want to be part of,” said Geminor CEO... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 29, 2019
The British Columbia Bioenergy Network (BCBN) and the government of British Columbia (BC) are seeking a contractor to undertake an analysis of the biorefinery market. Under the CleanBC Plan, the provincial government has committed to increasing production of renewable fuels to 650 million litres annually, as well... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 28, 2019
A senior Indonesian minister warned that the country could consider leaving the Paris Agreement if the EU continues its plans to phase out palm oil as a sustainable source of renewable fuel, Reuters reports. Earlier this month, Biofuels International reported that the EU had doubled... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 28, 2019
US biofuels producer Gevo announced its financial results from the fourth quarter of 2018, which includes its outlook for 2019. Revenues in the three months ending December 31, 2018 were $6.6 million (€5.8 million) compared with $6.7 million in 2017’s final quarter. Gevo attributes the $0.1 million... [Read More]