News Category: Other News
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]

February 1, 2017
US crude oil production is set to increase from an average of 8.9 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2016 to an average of 9.3 million b/d in 2018, primarily as a result of gains in the major US tight oil-producing states, according to US Energy... [Read More]

February 1, 2017
A new study shows Nova Scotia has strong potential to develop an innovative biorefinery that produces an advanced biofuels from renewable sources of fibre. The liquid biofuel could be used to heat homes and power marine vessels, among other potential uses, according to a study done by... [Read More]

February 1, 2017
US ethanol exports to China, which were at an all-time high in 2016, are likely to dry up in the coming year thanks to a 30% import tariff, industry sources told Platts. “You’re not going to get the trade flow to happen,” an analyst at a biofuels... [Read More]

February 1, 2017
Finnish renewable diesel Neste has sold its terminal in Pietarsaari to the Swedish company Wibax. The terminal has not been used for Neste's own operations for many years because the tanks and other facilities are not suitable for storing oil products without investments. Neste has been offering terminal... [Read More]

February 1, 2017
Jeremey Roswell, a UK-based pilot and environmentalist, has made history by flying a light aircraft more than 500 miles from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia, using fuel made from plastic waste. Conventional fuel was blended with 10% of fuel made from end-of-life plastic waste. UK-headquartered firm Plastic Energy... [Read More]

January 31, 2017
Britain is falling behind on its commitments to meet its 2020 renewable energy targets, while the European Union overall remains on track, according to a report by Reuters this morning. Other nations identified by the Commission as falling behind are Luxembourg and Ireland. Targets are set by the... [Read More]

January 26, 2017
 The number of cars made in the UK reached a 17-year high last year, according to the UK’s Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) About 1.7 million cars rolled off production lines in 2016, a rise of 8.5% on the year before. The Society of Motor Manufacturers... [Read More]

January 26, 2017
Europe’s renewable energy policy needs more of a “realistic mix of renewable energy solutions” and needs to move away from depending on oil if it wants to achieve its goal of decarbonising EU transport, according to speakers at a recent debate. Experts from the ethanol... [Read More]

January 26, 2017
UK-based gas-to-liquids (GTL) company Velocys has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with ThermoChem Recovery International (TRI), establishing a strategic alliance. TRI will be Velocys’ preferred supplier of gasification systems for its biomass-to-liquids (BTL) plants. The agreement will see the alliance partners rapidly... [Read More]

January 25, 2017
Chemicals giant DuPont has reported strong fourth-quarter results. The company swung to a fourth-quarter profit though sales slipped as it attempts to solidify its merger with Dow Chemical. The company earned $265 million ( €246m), or 30 cents per share, compared with a loss last year. Earnings, adjusted for... [Read More]

January 24, 2017
Oman has tremendous potential to be a leading exporter of energy based on renewable sources, an industry expert has said. David Rooney, director of sustainable energy research at the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast spoke at an event on renewable energy and... [Read More]

January 24, 2017
California-based synthetic biology specialist Synthetic Genomics and oil giant ExxonMobil announced that they have extended their agreement to conduct joint research into advanced algae biofuels after making significant progress in understanding algae genetics, growth characteristics and increasing oil production. ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics have been jointly... [Read More]

January 23, 2017
A UK sustainable energy company is the first ever to have successfully converted actual landfill gas into usable diesel fuel with no fossil fuel additives, during recent trials. Renovare Fuels, which has its headquarters in London, claims to have developed technology to produce middle distillate hydrocarbons with... [Read More]

January 23, 2017
UK-based Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has secured funding of £896,000 (€1m) for state of the art equipment to be installed within the industrial biotechnology and biorefinery facilities at Wilton, UK.  The targeted investment of £538K from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is matched with £358K... [Read More]

January 23, 2017
Chinese and Cuban firms have teamed up to sign agreements in order to strengthen renewable energy ties. The agreements were inked at a three-day renewable energy forum, which took place in Cuba. According to Xinhua.com, the form analysed cooperation strategies to expand the development of renewable energy... [Read More]

January 23, 2017
China’s exports are steadily falling as a share of gross domestic product in a decline that could soon make the country less reliant than India on sales abroad, according to the Financial Times. The shift highlights the growth in the Chinese domestic economy, which could make Beijing... [Read More]