News Category: Other News
September 13, 2016
Edeniq, a US cellulosic and biorefining technology company, has announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Pacific Ethanol’s Stockton, California, plant using Edeniq’s Pathway Technology, allowing the facility to generate D3 cellulosic renewable identification numbers (RINs) for its cellulosic output under the renewable... [Read More]

September 13, 2016
The US Department of Agriculture has provided $16,893 (€15,000) to Advanced Biofuels USA, a Maryland-based non-profit educational organisation, for a feasibility study of producing bio-jet fuel from energy beets grown on the eastern shore of Maryland. The study will look at the technical and economic aspects of... [Read More]

September 12, 2016
Airliner KLM has signed a three-year biofuel offtake agreement with biojet fuel specialists SkyNRG and AltAir. As part of the agreement, KLM will purchase sustainable jet fuel for all flights departing from Los Angeles, US. The fuel, produced by AltAir Fuels and supplied by SkyNRG, is made from... [Read More]

September 12, 2016
Boskalis, a Netherlands-based global dredging and marine expert, and GoodFuels Marine, a provider of marine biofuels to the global commercial shipping fleet, has tested UPM’s new sustainable wood-based drop-in biofuel on a marine vessel. The drop-in biofuel is called UPM BioVerno. The tests were conducted on a vessel... [Read More]

September 7, 2016
Petroleum products refiner Tesoro Corp. has agreed to acquire renewable fuels and chemicals company Virent to support Virent's success in bringing biofuels technology to commercial scale. Virent's BioForming technology can convert sugars and other biomass derived feedstocks into renewable petrol blendstocks and aromatics, which are fully compatible... [Read More]

September 7, 2016
Biofuels producer Gevo has entered into a heads of agreement with German airline Deutsche Lufthansa to supply Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel. The fuel will be produced at Gevo’s first commercial hydrocarbons facility, intended to be built in Luverne, Minnesota, US. The terms of the agreement contemplate Lufthansa purchasing... [Read More]

September 7, 2016
BioFuelNet Canada, a Canadian research network on advanced biofuels, has slammed the findings of a recent study by Professor John DeCicco from the University of Michigan and colleagues which states that biofuels are worse than gasoline in terms of greenhouse gas emissions. In the study, when... [Read More]

September 6, 2016
Bioforever, a consortium of 14 European companies, has announced the start of a demonstration project for the conversion of woody biomass to biochemicals. Bioforever is an acronym for bio-based products from forestry via economically viable European routes. The consortium intends to demonstrate the feasibility of various new value... [Read More]

September 6, 2016
Energy-intensive industries and the products they make can play a considerable role in the global effort to tackle climate change, according to a new report from the World Bank Group, CLASP and Carbon Trust. Making them part of the solution while helping them stay competitive is a... [Read More]

September 6, 2016
Latvia has boosted its biofuel production over the past decade, according to official statistics from the country’s Central Statistical Bureau (CSM). According to the CSM, Latvia has seen its production soar nearly 20 times in the past decade while 2015 consumption compared to 2014 was 203% higher. Biofuels... [Read More]

September 5, 2016
Large-scale seaweed farms could become an important source for biofuels production in the UK, a new report by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) suggest. The government department recently unveiled a report entitled, Seaweed in the UK and abroad – status, products, limitations, gaps... [Read More]

September 5, 2016
Increasing biofuels production in the US could be posing a threat to the country’s already troubled bee population, a new study finds. The Northern Great Plains of North and South Dakota, which support over 40%of US commercial honey bee colonies, are quickly becoming less conducive to commercial beekeeping... [Read More]

September 2, 2016
If bioenergy represents a sustainable energy future for the planet, then why must it compete with oil prices to be deemed a feasible energy alternative for the society?  The answer is simple: It is because the value of bioenergy is indexed on to the cheapest source of... [Read More]

August 26, 2016
Ethanol and biodiesel are not inherently carbon neutral as the widely held assumption states, s new study from University of Michigan (U-M) researchers says. Contrary to popular belief, the heat-trapping CO2 gas emitted when biofuels are burned is not fully balanced by the CO2 uptake that occurs... [Read More]

August 25, 2016
Oil from recycled tyres has been overlooked as a potential biofuel source, yet it is the most reliable and easiest to refine of all, according to oil expert Tim Rose of Southern Oil. Rose said that the future of this source of feedstock is “immense” and preferable... [Read More]

August 24, 2016
Enerkem, a Canadian waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer, announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada. According to Enerkem, this biorefinery will now become the first ISCC certified plant... [Read More]

August 24, 2016
Investors managing more than $13 trillion of assets urged leaders of the Group of 20 to ratify a global climate deal by the end of 2016 and to step up efforts to shift from fossil fuels. According to media reports, a total of 130 investors, grouped in... [Read More]