News Category: Other News
August 3, 2017
Renewable diesel producer Neste has published its financial results for the first half of 2017. The Finnish company reports a continuation of its ‘solid’ performance alongside record sales volumes in renewables. These results have come despite the uncertainty in early 2017 surrounding the US Blender’s Tax Credit. "Neste's... [Read More]

August 2, 2017
Scientists from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory-led research team have developed a simple method to convert used cooking oil into biofuel. Bizarrely, the system uses reusable carbon material derived from old rubber tyres. The Oak Ridge team’s approach combines modified, recovered carbon with sulphuric acids, which is... [Read More]

August 2, 2017
The Biofuels International Conference, a world leading biofuels event, will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 4 and 5 October 2017, covering the whole biofuels supply chain. The show will focus on all the new developments and the latest challenges. Topics covered in the seminars include global... [Read More]

August 1, 2017
Nine EU Member States have asked the European Commission (EC) for permission to pollute above national limits set in EU law, according to the European Environmental Bureau (EBB). Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland and Luxembourg have all asked for the limits that should have... [Read More]

July 31, 2017
According to trade body Renewable Energy Association (REA), the UK government should consider enforcing E10 to boost the biofuels industry. The UK’s biofuel industry employs more than 10,000, largely in the North-East of England. ‘Warning of closures’ More than £1bn (€800 million) has been invested in existing production facilities,... [Read More]

July 31, 2017
Scientists in Russia have used high-resolution mass spectrometry to determine the composition of a biofuel obtained from the microalgae Spirulina platensis. Two biofuel fractions obtained using a special algal mass treatment method were studied, allowing the researchers to prove algae biofuel has little in common with... [Read More]

July 28, 2017
Los Angeles is to transition to a fully electric, zero-emissions bus fleet by 2030, according to recently announced plans. The Californian city has a reputation for extreme bouts of smog, something city authorities hope the electricity transition will help to alleviate. 2,200 vehicles will be purchased as part... [Read More]

July 27, 2017
A researcher at Queen's University Belfast has discovered a way to convert aluminium foil waste into a biofuel catalyst, which could help to solve global waste and energy problems. In the UK, around 20,000 tonnes of aluminium foil packaging is wasted each year - enough to stretch... [Read More]

July 26, 2017
The UK government is set to announce a ban on new diesel and petrol cars and vans in the country from 2040, according to the BBC. A £225m fund to help tackle emissions from diesel vehicles, as part of a £3 billion package on air quality spending,... [Read More]

July 25, 2017
India-based bioethanol company Praj Industries will be working with US-based advanced biofuels company Gevo to use Gevo’s proprietary isobutanol technology to process sugarcane juice and molasses. This follows on the back of Praj's development work, adapting Gevo's technology to sugar cane and molasses feedstocks. The announcement was made... [Read More]

July 25, 2017
US-based Washington State University researchers have developed a way to grow algae more efficiently — in days instead of weeks — and make the algae more viable for several industries, including biofuels. Their work was reported in the journal Algal Research.   Environmental benefits Researchers would like to produce... [Read More]

July 21, 2017
US advanced biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) marked the completion of upgrades at its Ermden, Germany biorefinery with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with government and community members. "This investment is another milestone in REG's European strategy to be a leader in delivering high quality biofuels," said Jean... [Read More]

July 21, 2017
Aviation biofuels can be priced competitively to help decarbonise air travel, a new study has found. The study was conducted by US-based NGO Carbon War Room (CWR), Netherlands-based sustainable jet fuels SkyNRG and the Port of Seattle. The study unveils recommendations for long-term mechanisms that could supply all... [Read More]

July 18, 2017
Modern diesel cars emit less pollution in general than cars that run on gasoline, according to a new international study published in the journal Scientific Reports. According to Patrick Hayes, a scientist at University of Montreal who worked on the research, the results of the study suggest... [Read More]

July 14, 2017
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has published its July Short-Term Energy Outlook, which among other things shows the administration’s expectations for bioenergy and biofuel’s roles in the US energy supply. In the report, EIA says total generation from renewables in the electric power sector is set... [Read More]

July 14, 2017
Biofuels are needed to meet the UK’s commitments to mitigating climate change, according to a new report requested by the county's government. Second generation biofuels, made from wastes and by-products of other sectors, will be especially important according to the major new review of the sustainability pros... [Read More]

July 13, 2017
Danish methanol fuel cell manufacturer SerEnergy has launched a commercial reformed methanol fuel cell vehicle with a driving range of up to 800km on a tank of methanol. The engineers and mechanics at SerEnergy’s mobility development centre, located in Aalborg, Denmark, have developed a reformed methanol fuel... [Read More]