News Category: Other News
November 18, 2016
Global Bioenergies, a French renewable fuels firm, has completed the construction of its Leuna demo plant in eastern Germany that converts renewable resources into high-purity isobutene for use in a number of industries, including the fuel sector. The plant will be switched on over the coming weeks... [Read More]

November 17, 2016
EXCLUSIVE - The European Commission (EC) is set to publish phase two of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) on 30 November and may set out plans to phase out crop-based biofuels from 2021. Market analyst Platts stated the news in a biofuels webinar, held on 17 November,... [Read More]

November 16, 2016
Denmark-based Novozymes will be establishing a new enzyme production facility near Mumbai on India’s west coast. With an initial investment of approximately DKK 300 million (Rs. 300 crore) the company plans to establish a new enzyme production and supply chain plant that is expected to be ready... [Read More]

November 16, 2016
Six UK-based development and environmental organisations, including Greenpeace and Christian Aid, are calling on the Chancellor of Exchequer to use his Autumn Statement to announce new investment on low-carbon infrastructure. The groups announced this call in a new study they published showing how far the government has... [Read More]

November 15, 2016
Five new global companies have joined the sustainable fuels initiative called below50, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has said. The companies are LGE Fund, Scania, United Airlines, UPM and UPS. These companies are some of... [Read More]

November 14, 2016
US biofuels company Gevo has announced that the first commercial flight using Gevo's cellulosic renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) is expected to take place today originating in Seattle and flying to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Previously, on 11 October 2016, Gevo announced that it had completed production... [Read More]

November 14, 2016
Biofuels producer Gevo announced that gasoline blended with its isobutanol and marketed for use in automobiles has begun to be sold in Texas, Houston, US.   This marks the first time that Gevo’s isobutanol has been specifically targeted towards on-road vehicles, the company said in a statement. Previously, Gevo and... [Read More]

November 14, 2016
A new competitor to biofuels may be creeping up from the left field in the form of hydrogen-powered vehicles, which are breaking into the UK market. Arcola Energy, the UK’s hydrogen energy specialists, have sold or leased 32 of Renault’s Kangoo ZE-H2 electric vans with fuel cell... [Read More]

November 14, 2016
Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels have seen "almost no growth" for three years in a row, despite economic growth, scientists have said. Emissions did not increase in 2015 and are expected to rise only 0.2% in 2016, according to new data from the University of... [Read More]

November 9, 2016
Two men based in Florida, US, were each sentenced to more than a decade in prison in a more than $46 million (€41m) biodiesel fraud scheme, the US Department of Justice reported. Thomas Davanzo of Estero and Robert Fedyna of Naples were sentenced on Monday for a... [Read More]

November 8, 2016
Fulcrum BioEnergy and BP have signed a major strategic partnership that includes a $30 million (€27m) equity investment in Fulcrum by BP. With Fulcrum's first plant under construction, the company says the partnership accelerates the construction schedule for its next renewable jet fuel plants. Fulcrum and Air BP, the aviation... [Read More]

November 7, 2016
Indian bioenergy crop research and development company Advanced Biofuel Center (ABC) has reached a breakthrough in the use of moringa oil in biofuel production. ABC has developed a new variety of moringa tree seed, named Maru-Moringa (MOMAX3) after the location of its discovery, after several years research... [Read More]

November 7, 2016
The European Commission (EC) has approved an investment package of €222.7 million from the EU budget to support Europe's transition to a more sustainable and low-carbon future. The EU funding will spur additional investments leading to a total of €398.6 million to be invested into 144 new... [Read More]

November 4, 2016
The Paris agreement on climate change has come into force today (4 November, 2016). This marks the first time that governments have agreed legally binding limits to global temperature rises. Under the agreement, all governments that have ratified the accord, which includes the US, China, India and the... [Read More]

November 3, 2016
Crude oil prices have continued to fall after data showed the biggest weekly US crude surplus on record. According to Wall Street Journal, the supply data prompted investors to reduce expectations that two years of oversupply in the oil markets is coming to an end. US prices... [Read More]

November 3, 2016
Renewable Energy Group reports a strong third quarter 2016, with revenues of $624.6 million (€562.8,) and 163.1 million gallons of fuel sold. Net income attributable to common stockholders was $22.9 million, compared to a net loss of $15.7 million in the third quarter of 2015. REG sold 36%... [Read More]

November 1, 2016
A new report by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, finds that Egypt’s cement producers could save money and lower greenhouse gas emissions by using waste, so-called alternative fuels, to power their production facilities.  The study, Unlocking Value: Alternative Fuels for Egypt’s... [Read More]