News Category: Other News
July 12, 2017
Following France’s recent announcement that it will take steps to restrict the use of palm oil in biofuels, Malaysia has said it may review its trade with France, and possibly cut down on buying French products. Recently, Nicholas Hulot, the French Minister of Environment suggested measures should... [Read More]

July 6, 2017
The US Enviornmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed a proposed rule setting the minimum amount of renewable fuels that must be supplied to the market in calendar year 2018 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) programme. This includes setting the renewable volume obligations (RVOs), along with the... [Read More]

July 6, 2017
Biomass-based diesel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has announced that Daniel J. Oh has resigned as president and CEO and as a member of the company's board of directors.  The resignation was effective 3 July, 2017. "The board appreciates Dan's work in guiding REG to its position... [Read More]

July 3, 2017
US-based Envia Energy has produced its first gas-to-liquid product at its Oklahoma plant with the help of Velocys technology. Fischer-Tropsch products are now being fractionated to produce premium, renewable waxes, diesel and naphtha, meeting customer product specifications. The on-site operations team has completed the debugging of several units... [Read More]

July 3, 2017
InnoEnergy, Europe’s sustainable energy innovation engine, is making its “Investment Round”, for supporting and launching revolutionary clean energy innovations, open year-round to offer flexibility to businesses to shorten the journey from lab to launch. During 2017, the Investment Round has already supported seven new projects in the... [Read More]

July 3, 2017
UPS has announced “aggressive” new sustainability goals to add more alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles to its fleet while increasing its reliance on renewable energy sources. The goals, available in the company’s 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report, support UPS’s commitment to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions... [Read More]

June 21, 2017
The government of Queensland, Australia has announced plans for a new biorefinery in the state. The new facility, which will be built and operated by US company Amyris, suggests the drive to attract biorefinery investors to Queensland is starting to pay off. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, speaking... [Read More]

June 19, 2017
A decade ago, the production of renewable diesel began at the Neste Porvoo refinery in Finland. Since then, Neste’s renewable biofuels have reduced greenhouse gas emissions from traffic by more than 33 million tons. That figure is close to the total annual CHG emissions from road... [Read More]

June 15, 2017
Malaysian palm oil futures have recovered from a ten month low, following a stronger performance from soy oil on the Chicago Board of Trade and China’s Dalian Commodity Exchange, according to The Star Online. Shifts and changes in the soy oil market usually have repercussions on palm... [Read More]

June 14, 2017
Alliance BioEnergy Plus has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, AMG Energy Group, has entered into a sublicensing agreement with California-based Earth's Renewable Energy. The sublicense agreement permits Earth's Renewable Energy to use the company's patented cellulose to sugar (CTS) technology at a soon-to-be-built plant in Bakersfield, California. Alliance... [Read More]

June 13, 2017
The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced up to $6 million (€5.35m) in available funding for research to support the next generation of sustainable biofuels and biomaterials. Funding is made through USDA’s Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI), a joint initiative... [Read More]

June 6, 2017
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CTFC) has said it is not investigating biofuels credits, despite eight Democrat senators having called for Carl Icahn’s activity in the market to be scrutinised. According to an article from Reuters, the news agency gained access to a letter saying the... [Read More]

June 2, 2017
Americans want to know when they’re power is coming from renewable sources, according to a new study from Washington State University (WSU). Interestingly, this concern over energy use isn’t connected to political beliefs, the sociologists behind the research finding both Democrats and Republicans were interested in using... [Read More]

June 2, 2017
The US’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, announced by President Donald Trump yesterday, “is a saddening turn for the international battle against climate change” according to advanced biofuels producer Neste. Nevertheless, the Finnish company points out that the US withdrawal doesn’t have to signal the end... [Read More]

June 1, 2017
US Water, a subsidiary of Allete, a well-known provider of integrated solutions for water treatment, will give two technical presentations during the upcoming Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW), at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the FEW programme, US Water’s Monty McCoy, director of technology, Process... [Read More]

May 31, 2017
Breaking apart polysaccharides such as starches and cellulose in a cost-effective way is one of the biggest challenges facing biofuels scientists. Now, a team of scientists from the Los Alamos National Laboratory has mapped the three-dimensional structure of a protein that breaks down the enzyme, something... [Read More]

May 31, 2017
Andrew Murfin, general manager at Shell’s Advanced Biofuels division, has become the latest in a long line of people to declare that he will be taking part in this year’s Biofuels International Conference. Murfin joined Alternative Energies in 2009 and was appointed GM Advanced Biofuels at the... [Read More]