News Category: Other News
January 5, 2017
China will invest 2.5 trillion yuan ($361 billion) into renewable power generation by 2020, as it moves away from coal to renewable energy.  The investment will create more than 13 million jobs in the sector, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a document that lays out... [Read More]

January 4, 2017
The ‘climate protection rate’ in Germany is set to rise this year from 3.5 to 4% and biofuels is set to benefit from this, according to Germany’s biofuels trade association Verband der Deutschen Biofuelindustrie (VDB). According to this rise, oil companies will have to reduce greenhouse gas... [Read More]

January 4, 2017
Five palm oil mills at Cargill’s PT Hindoli and PT Harapan Sawit Lestari oil palm plantations in Indonesia were recently recognised for achievements in environmental management by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry and Ministry of Industry. Cargill’s Tanjung Dalam mill and Paku Juang and River... [Read More]

January 3, 2017
Swedavi, a state-owned group that owns, operates and develops ten airports across Sweden, has received sustainable aviation fuel at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, which has been supplied by SkyNRG and Air BP. It marks the start of deliveries of sustainable aviation fuel through the Fly Green Fund and... [Read More]

January 3, 2017
Finnish renewable diesel producer Neste has signed an agreement with Electrawinds ReFuel on the acquisition of a former biodiesel plant in Sluiskil in the Netherlands. Neste intends to use the Sluiskil plant for the storage and pre-treatment of renewable raw materials for the company's renewable diesel refineries. "By acquiring... [Read More]

January 3, 2017
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of six projects for up to $12.9 million (€12.4m) in federal funding, entitled, ‘Project Definition for Pilot- and Demonstration-Scale Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts, and Biopower’. These projects, required to share the cost at a minimum of 50%,... [Read More]

December 21, 2016
Germany-based multinational chemical company Linde and US industrial gas company Praxair have agreed to the outline of a deal that will combine the companies in a merger of equals under Linde’s name. Current Linde and Praxair shareholders will each hold about 50% of the merged company... [Read More]

December 21, 2016
Students in the US state of Iowa are being encouraged to enter a ‘Fuel the Future’ by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) video contest for a chance to win $1,000 (€961,000). Students have until 13 January, 2017, to create and submit a video that highlights the... [Read More]

December 21, 2016
Australia’s Queensland government is encouraging motorists to use E10 fuel when driving over the Christmas break. “During the festive season Queenslanders frequently get on the road to visit families and friends, as well as to take a well-earned holiday,” Queensland’s Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply... [Read More]

December 21, 2016
US cellulosic and biorefining technology company Edeniq has announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Flint Hills Resources’ registration of its 120 MGPY Shell Rock, Iowa, ethanol plant for cellulosic ethanol production using Edeniq’s Pathway Technology. Shell Rock is the second plant to receive... [Read More]

December 21, 2016
The US Enviornmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will extend the public comment periods for its Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support proposed rule and its proposed denial to change the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The original 60-day comment period on the proposed REGS... [Read More]

December 20, 2016
US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he is concerned about the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the federal mandate that requires ethanol and biodiesel to be blended into the nation's fuel supply, according to media reports in the Des Moines Register. President-elect Donald Trump nominated two... [Read More]

December 20, 2016
German biofuels producer CropEnergies has increased its forecast for revenue growth next year on the back of strong third quarter results, In the first nine months of the financial year 2016/17, the company generated revenues of €558 million, which were slightly above the previous year’s level. This... [Read More]

December 19, 2016
Anellotech has developed proprietary technology to extend catalyst lifetime in its Bio-TCat process for low cost conversion of biomass into valuable aromatic chemicals and renewable fuels. The new MinFree technology reduces mineral (ash) content of biomass feedstocks, thereby enabling economic catalyst lifetimes. “This is a breakthrough innovation for... [Read More]

December 19, 2016
Exhaust emissions from oil from recycled tyres have been found to have 30% less nitrogen oxide, which contributes to photochemical smog and lower particle mass than oil from fossil sources, but almost the same performance, according to research conducted by the Queensland University of Technology. Australia-based QUT... [Read More]

December 19, 2016
US renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company Gevo has announced that its stockholders approved an amendment to its Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation to effect a reverse stock split of the outstanding shares of common stock. This happened by a ratio of not less than one-for-two and not... [Read More]

December 16, 2016
Denmark has agreed plans to implement a 0.9% advanced biofuels blending mandate by 2020 for use in transportation. This news will provide a boost to second-generation biofuels. For example, biofuels made from waste materials. This puts Denmark ahead of European countries such as Italy, which has an advanced... [Read More]