News Category: Other News
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]

August 24, 2016
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide BRL 150 million (€41m) of long-term financing to CerradinhoBio, an ethanol and biomass-based electricity producer operating in the state of Goias, in Brazil. This investment will support the growth of the sugar and ethanol industry and help... [Read More]

August 22, 2016
The EPA’s Office of Research and Development has not complied with the requirement to provide a report every three years to Congress on the impacts of biofuels, a new report by the EPA’s own Office of Inspector General (OIG) has found. In the report, OIG said... [Read More]

August 18, 2016
A Nigerian sponsorship group for oil-based projects pledged its commitment to sponsor more research on the production of biofuels and biogas from non-edible fruits, in response to focus on non-fossil fuel sources. Local website Vangaurd.com reported that the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) made the commitment on... [Read More]

August 18, 2016
The Australia-based Queensland government has made a deal with the US Navy to supply it with biofuels for its Asia-Pacific fleet. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and United States Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy for Management Thomas Hicks signed a Statement of Cooperation as part of the Great... [Read More]

August 17, 2016
Envergent Technologies, a joint venture of Honeywell UOP and Ensyn Corp., has begun construction on a renewable fuels facility in Quebec, Canada. The project, located at Port Cartier, will incorporate Envergent's proprietary RTP technology and will convert forest residues from local sources into liquid green fuel for institutional and industrial heating. The... [Read More]

August 17, 2016
US cellulose technology provider Alliance BioEnergy Plus has entered into a Letter of Intent agreement with DcR Engineering Services (DCR) to introduce Alliance’s cellulose-to-sugar (CTS) technology to DCR’s client base. DCR is a US-based heavy industrial engineering, fabrication and construction company serving the chemicals, fertilisers, food, water... [Read More]

August 17, 2016
Both US corn and soybean growers are expected to harvest record-high crops this year, according to a new report issued by the US Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). US corn production is forecast at 15.2 billion bushels, while soybean growers are expected to harvest... [Read More]

August 16, 2016
The European Commission has opened an in-depth probe to assess whether the proposed merger of Dow and DuPont is in line with the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission will investigate further whether the deal may reduce competition in areas such as crop protection, seeds and certain petrochemicals. The... [Read More]

August 16, 2016
Renewable energy giant Abengoa has struck a €1.17bn restructuring deal with its creditors, ensuring the survival of the debt-laden Spanish renewables group after a year of financial instability that pushed it to the brink of bankruptcy. Spain-based Abengoa - an engineering business which borrowed heavily over the past ten... [Read More]

August 16, 2016
Finnish biofuels producer Neste has said that its renewable diesel is now being used by the County of Sacramento, California. In doing so, the County of Sacramento will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its fleet by up to 80%, according to Neste. The County estimates that it will... [Read More]

August 15, 2016
US researchers from Washington University have developed a new way to harness the chemical production properties of E.coli bacteria, making the production of certain biofuels from the bacteria more efficient. The new method, described in a paper published in the journal Metabolic Engineering, involves the development of... [Read More]

August 11, 2016
A new renewable energy research centre, called VILLUM Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals, has opened in Copenhagen, Denmark. The new centre at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) will be headed by Professor Ib Chorkendorff who will bring together a team of researchers from... [Read More]

August 11, 2016
India has set out plans to boost its biofuels market over the next few years in an effort to beef up its energy security. Blending 5% of biodiesel with regular diesel and 10% ethanol with gasoline could boost the market to 500 billion rupees (€6.7 billion) by... [Read More]

August 10, 2016
Denmark-based biotechnology company Novozymes has reported half year pre-tax tax profit up 6% to DKK 1,906 million (€256m), compared to DKK 1,792 a year earlier, helped by strong sales growth. The firm’s net profit was DKK 1,496 million, an increase of 8% from DKK 1,389 million in... [Read More]

August 10, 2016
Gevo has reported a 10% decrease in revenue to $8.1 million (€ 7.2m) for the second quarter of 2016, compared to $8.9 million the year before. The company’s net loss for the quarter was $21.5 million, compared with $14.4 million during the same period in 2015. The... [Read More]

August 9, 2016
Amyris, a US industrial bioscience company, has announced that it has won a three-year multi-million dollar contract from the US Department of Energy (‘DOE') to further the manufacturing of cellulose-derived farnesene for biofuels. Amyris, in cooperation with Renmatix and Total New Energies USA, will work to develop a manufacturing-ready... [Read More]