News Category: Other News
November 13, 2017
Trade associations representing key players in Europe’s energy transition have urged policymakers to take a step-wise approach towards the market integration of small-scale renewable and high efficiency cogeneration installations. Whilst the European institutions are negotiating the recast of the Electricity Market Design Regulation, the signatories of the... [Read More]

November 13, 2017
Global emissions of CO2 in 2017 are projected to rise for the first time in four years, dashing hopes that a peak might soon be reached, according to new research from UK-based Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. The main cause of the expected growth has been... [Read More]

November 10, 2017
Abengoa, the Spanish-based infrastructure, energy and water specialist, has announced that it will be helping to build a facility that will produce biofuels from municipal solid waste in the US with gasification technology. The news comes as Fulcrum BioEnergy recently announced that it had successfully reached financial... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
US advanced biofuels and biochemicals company Aemetis said its net loss widened to $8.2 million (€6.4 million) for the third quarter of 2017 from $4.1 million the previous year. The company published its financial results for 30 September, 2017. During the third quarter of 2017, year over year... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
The use of biodiesel and bioethanol in Germany avoided creating around 7.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in Germany in 2016, according to a new report from Federal Agency for Food and Agriculture (BLE). Biofuels consumed in Germany emits on average 77% less greenhouse gases than fossil... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
Policymakers in the European Parliament’s Transport Committee (TRAN) have rejected the opinion put forward by Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout on the revised Renewable Energy Directive, dubbed RED II. Due to a lack of agreement on the outcome of the Environment Committee’s (ENVI) proposal on the phase-out... [Read More]

November 8, 2017
US advanced biofuels company Gevo announced that its alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) derived from renewable isobutanol is being used today by eight commercial airlines for Fly Green Day, sponsored by the O'Hare Fuel Committee, at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.   This event is the first time renewable jet fuel... [Read More]

November 8, 2017
New research into the properties of oil from recycled tyres will evaluate the performance and emissions of commercial vehicles under actual operating conditions including engines that are representative of heavy duty trucks, light weight commercial vehicles, 4Wds and SUVs. The “on-truck” tests have been conducted on a... [Read More]

November 8, 2017
Researchers from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) have received a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin a three-year project to perform a multitude of techno-market analyses of US biorefinery supply chains from feedstock to alternative jet fuels. The amount of worldwide air... [Read More]

November 6, 2017
US cellulose technology provider Alliance BioEnergy Plus has inked an exclusive brokerage agreement with Progressive Fuels, an independent interdealer broker specialising in wholesale physical and financial over-the-counter (OTC) biofuels. The agreement is for five years and will automatically renew at the end of the initial term or... [Read More]

November 6, 2017
A partnership between government-backed green finance initiatives in the UK and China have made a number of recommendations in a report that will help grow green finance across the globe. The ‘Turning Green Momentum into Actions’ report is the latest contribution from the UK-China Green Finance Taskforce. The... [Read More]

October 30, 2017
Renewable fuel producer Neste has released its interim report for the period January to September 2017. The results show that the Finnish company is set for a positive year, despite uncertainties hitting the European renewable fuels industry. “Neste's strong performance continued in the third quarter, and we... [Read More]

October 25, 2017
A collaborative project to map open access pilot and demonstration infrastructure for bio-based industries across Europe has been launched. The Pilots4U project is funded by the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Launched when the eight project partners... [Read More]

October 25, 2017
Danish biotechnology company Novozymes has published its third quarter results, revealing better than expected growth from the company, including a strong showing from its “Bioenergy” division. Earnings before interest tax  (EBIT)increased by 5% to DKK 3,032 million (€407m) , up from DKK 2,884 million from the first... [Read More]

October 20, 2017
Renewable fuels company Velocys has confirmed the location for its first biorefinery in the US. The company has signed a site option agreement with Adams County in the State of Mississippi for the new facility to be built in the city of Natchez. Adams County has offered... [Read More]

October 19, 2017
Member states of the International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) have agreed on a new 2050 Vision for sustainable aviation fuels, which will help to ensure that conventional jet fuels are substituted with sustainable alternatives ‘to a significant percentage’ by 2050. The decision was formalised on 13 October... [Read More]

October 17, 2017
The US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded a five-year grant worth up to $15 million to the University of Arizona (UA) to lead a new centre focusing on the mass production of biofuels and bioproducts in the Southwestern US. According to... [Read More]