News Category: Other News
February 24, 2017
China is the global leader in methanol use and has recently expanded methanol production capacity, according to new figures from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The official energy statistics from the US government come from the EIA. Since the early 2000s, China’s methanol consumption in fuel products... [Read More]

February 23, 2017
Dubai-based Neutral Fuels has become the first company to successfully use butter, cream, and ghee waste as a feedstock for creating commercial biofuel. The new fuel is of the same quality as the vegetable oil-derived biofuel that Neutral Fuels produces and which has fuelled McDonald's UAE's... [Read More]

February 20, 2017
The development of large-scale energy projects, including the Site C hydroelectric dam, threatens to drive bioenergy and biofuel production away from British Columbia (B.C.), experts warn. Jack Saddler, a researcher at the University of B.C. and part of a project to convert forest residues to biojet fuel,... [Read More]

February 16, 2017
Overall global biofuel output is projected to reach 67 billion gallons per year (BGY) by 2022, from the 59 billion gallons achieved in 2016. According to a fresh market report by Lux Research, new biofuel technology is “finally” starting to push aside traditional biofuels, such as first-generation... [Read More]

February 14, 2017
US advanced biofuels company has announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with HCS Holding (HCS) to supply isooctane under a five-year offtake agreement.  HCS is a manufacturer of specialty products and solutions in the hydrocarbons sector, operating under the brands Haltermann Carless,... [Read More]

February 14, 2017
There have been at least four major power outages in several states in Australia over the last 5 months impacting millions of customers due the country’s switch from fossil fuels to renewable sources, according to UK-based union GMB. GMB, the union for workers in the energy sector... [Read More]

February 13, 2017
Coffee chain Caffè Nero has unveiled plans to recycle coffee grounds from 122 of its London stores to make coffee logs, which can be used in boilers and woodburners. The scheme, which was formally announced late last week but which has been running since July 2016, sees... [Read More]

February 10, 2017
India state-controlled oil and gas company Bharat Petroleum’s Assam based facility Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has signed a term sheet with Chempolis, a Finland -based bio refining technology for setting up a biorefinery unit.  The term sheet will be the basis for formation of a joint venture agreement for implementation... [Read More]

February 8, 2017
The Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, has said that biofuels would soon become the West African country’s foreign exchange earner, if “we can apply both our mind and might into it”. According to local newspaper Leadership, Kachikwu made the statement at a sensitisation... [Read More]

February 7, 2017
Will a possible US tax reform and border adjustability affect ethanol producers in the US? K·Coe Isom’s Brian Kuehl and Donna Funk, unpick this issue. As the 115th US Congress begins in Washington, DC, comprehensive tax reform is set to be one of the top priorities for... [Read More]

February 6, 2017
Sweden’s Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, has unveiled proposals to go carbon-neutral by 2045. Last week (2 February, 2017) Löfven set a statutory target to go carbon neutral will be trigged by 1 January, 2018. Under the proposed Climate Act, the government will be required by law to include a climate... [Read More]

February 6, 2017
UK-based gas-to-liquids firm Velocys and US-based ENVIA Energy have produced their first Fischer-Tropsch product at ENVIA’s Oklahoma City plant. The plant deploys a number of Velocys' full-scale commercial Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reactors. These Fischer-Tropsch products are fractionated on site to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha. The fuels produced... [Read More]

February 3, 2017
Republican Party Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner has introduced two bills aimed at reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the national biofuels mandate. The bills call for the additional study and evaluation of the ethanol mandate . According to Sensenbrenner, this is to ensure that the Environmental Protection... [Read More]

February 2, 2017
Coal generation in Europe is being phased out and will continue to do so due to competition from cleaner energy sources, such as natural gas and renewables, as well as governments efforts to cut emissions, according to a new study by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The UK... [Read More]

February 2, 2017
Finnish pulp and paper maker UPM-Kymmene is planning its next step in wood-based renewable fuel products after a successful ramp-up at its initial biofuels plant, UPM’s Biofuels VP, Sari Mannonen, said. In a statement, UPM stated the plant in Lappeenranta is the first in the world of... [Read More]

February 2, 2017
Swedish regional carrier BRA has operated a flight from Stockholm Bromma Airport to Umeå in northern Sweden with an ATR-72-600 using a fuel blend comprised 45% of used cooking oil. Turboprop manufacturer ATR said it was the first biofuel-powered flight of an ATR aircraft. “Sweden is currently debating a new... [Read More]

February 1, 2017
Hong-Kong headquartered Cathay Pacific will start to use biofuels on select long-haul flights in an effort to cut its carbon emissions, according to a media report in the South China Morning Post. Cathay flights to Hong Kong from the US, where the new fuel is produced, will use... [Read More]