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Mar 15, 2019
Ikea invests in biofuels for shipping vessel programme
BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 11, 2019
Airplane manufacturer Boeing announced that it will be offering airlines and operators the option of powering their new commercial jet with biofuel for return flights. Boeing claims that the initiative supports the industry’s drive to protect the environment, lowering emissions by up to 80%. “This is another step... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 8, 2019
The Renewable Energy Group (REG) revealed its fourth quarter and full 2018 results, which also included the announcement that the REG plans to sell its Life Sciences division. “REG generated $139 million of Adjusted EBITDA in 2018, an outstanding result reflecting strong operational performance and a favorable... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 28, 2019
Colorado-headquartered advanced biofuel producer Gevo announced that it has entered into a long-term renewable isooctane purchase and sale agreement with chemical manufacturing group HCS. Gevo claims that the agreement is an important step forward in its strategy to build out its advanced biofuels production facility in Luverne,... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 21, 2019
According to The Business Times distributors of environmental equipment, USP Group plans to sell its biofuels unit for $6 million (€5.2 million). USP Group is selling its 93.09% owned waste oil-to-biofuel subsidiary, Biofuel Research for $5.59 million (€4.9 million) to a joint venture between the founders of... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 19, 2019
Eni has announced that it has signed a deal with RenOils to collaborate on promoting the recovery of used vegetable oils. The new deal also includes information and environmental education campaigns in order to outline the benefits of reusing oil to produce fuel as an alternative... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 18, 2019
Five senators of the Republican party have issued a warning to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting administrator Andrew Wheeler that their pending support over his nomination to lead the EPA will be contingent on his biofuels policy, Reuters reports. The five senators are listed as:... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 7, 2019
Major oil and gas companies Eni and Pertamina have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The deal has been made to investigate synergies of their respective technologies, expertise and know-how. The evaluation of new circular economy collaboration opportunities that would make for strategic development for Eni and... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 4, 2019
Sustainable marine biofuel produced by Dutch company GoodFuels has been successfully delivered to a bulk carrier chartered by international mining company BHP. The vessel, Frontier Sky, is owned by Japanese shipping company NYK. CO2 savings from the fuel have been verified with BLOC’s blockchain fuels assurance programme. ... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jan 23, 2019
The Dutch Ministry of Defense announced plans that it will be gradually implementing biofuels into its aviation, Wings Herald reports. In conjunction with the announcement, it also revealed that it has begun to purchase biofuels for an air base in Leeuwarden which will fuel all... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jan 16, 2019
In a release by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), they announced that the state of Iowa’s governor, Kim Reynolds, released her 2019 Iowa budget proposal, which includes $3 million for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP). The programme provides cost-share grants to help Iowan retailers... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jan 9, 2019
A new research study from the University of Cambridge is arguing that sustainable choices on palm oil should be made easier to understand and more accessible to consumers. The study is to be published in Environmental Research Letters. The study outlines how consumer goods companies and retailers... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Dec 18, 2018
Finnish fuel producer Neste announced that it has entered a partnership with bunker and marine fuel provider ScanOcean AB to deliver and resell Neste’s low-sulfur marine fuel on the east coast of Sweden. "The re-seller partnership with ScanOcean is part of our marine fuel strategy as it... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Dec 18, 2018
The Indian Air Force (IAF) flew a military aircraft with blended biofuel for the first time, The Times of India reports. The Russian-sourced AN-32 transport plane was flight-tested with a 10% biojet fuel, created using Jatropha oil, in a sortie flown from the Chandigarh base. “The project to... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Dec 14, 2018
Biofuels producer Fulcrum BioEnergy (Fulcrum) announced that it has selected the city of Gary, Indiana as the location of its Centerpoint biofuels plant. The facility will convert municipal solid waste into low-carbon, renewable transportation fuel. “Launching our business in Indiana is an important next step in expanding Fulcrum’s... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Dec 12, 2018
Oil and gas company Shell announced that its aviation division, alongside Dutch jet fuel firm SkyNRG, has commenced the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to international airlines KML, SAS and Finnair at San Francisco Airport (SFO) in California. “With our focus on achieving zero net energy,... [Read More]