News Category: Other News
May 8, 2017
Friends of the Earth has criticised the decision to carry out open pond trials of genetically engineered microalgae, as well as the development of genetically engineered (GE) algae for biofuels in general. Scientists from the University of California at San Diego and Sapphire Energy recently carried out... [Read More]

May 5, 2017
A recent discovery by US-based Sandia National Laboratories researchers may unlock the potential of biofuel waste — and ultimately make biofuels competitive with petroleum. Fuel made from plants is much more expensive than petroleum, but one way to decrease the cost would be to sell products made... [Read More]

May 5, 2017
US advanced biofuels Renewable Energy Group (REG) reported a first-quarter 2017 net loss of $15.9 million (€14.49m), widened from the $6.9 million loss for the first quarter of 2016. The results for the first quarter ended 31 March, 2017 were published yesterday (4 May, 2017). Revenues for the... [Read More]

May 4, 2017
The largest port in Europe, the Port of Rotterdam, has announced an increase in the throughput of biofuels through the port over the past year. The total throughput volume rose to 4.8 million tonnes – an increase of over 6% compared to 2015. The strongest growth in the... [Read More]

May 3, 2017
Singapore Airlines (SIA), in partnership with the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), has started operating a series of 12 biofuels-powered flights over a three-month period on its non-stop San Francisco-Singapore route.  Featuring SIA’s latest-generation and most fuel-efficient aircraft – the Airbus A350-900 - the... [Read More]

May 2, 2017
The Swedish Bioenergy Association, Svebio, is organising the 2nd edition of the advanced biofuels conference. It will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 17-19 May. The conference is intended for those who are interested in creating a sustainable transport sector. Speakers and delegates will be policy makers and... [Read More]

April 27, 2017
Compared to a year ago macroeconomic outlook globally has significantly improved, but the political risks have increased, an economics expert said at the S&P Global Platts EU Biofuels Seminar. Jean-Michel Six, managing director and chief European economist at S & P Global Rating, made the statement during... [Read More]

April 25, 2017
The CEO of Gevo will speak at Biofuels International 2017. Patrick Gruber is the CEO of Gevo and has served as a director of the company since 2007. Previously, he was the president and CEO of Outlast Technologies Inc., a technology and marketing company primarily serving the... [Read More]

April 24, 2017
The price of Malaysian palm oil has hit its lowest value in eight months, according to Nikkei Asian Review. The falling price has been triggered by an expectation of rising palm oil production. Good weather conditions in major palm oil exporting countries mean there is a good... [Read More]

April 24, 2017
Children in the UAE have been recycling cooking oil to make biofuels as part of a new initiative. The programme was set up by the Blue waste management company in Dubai, and involves pupils of all ages, from kindergarten to teenagers. According to the National UAE, Delhi Private... [Read More]

April 20, 2017
A Japanese research team has revealed the oil synthesis mechanism in microalgae cells, a discovery which could aid in the development of biofuels. The amount of biomass on earth is approximately ten times the amount of energy currently consumed on the planet, and half of that biomass... [Read More]

April 18, 2017
Pharoah Le Feuvre, market analyst at International Energy Analyst (IEA), will speak at this year’s Biofuels International Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland. The 10th anniversary edition of the leading Biofuels International Conference & Expo, for the first time held in partnership with Bioenergy Insight Conference & Expo, will focus... [Read More]

April 12, 2017
Carl Icahn’s oil refining company CVR Energy made a massive bet in 2016 that prices for US government biofuels credits would fall, shortly before he became an advisor to President Donald Trump on regulations driving the market, according to Reuters. The US’ biofuels credit system is meant... [Read More]

April 12, 2017
The global automotive biofuels market is likely to expand at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 8.37% from 2017 to 2021, according to a new market study. Produced by, the new study claims the market growth will be driven by the trend of producing biofuel... [Read More]

April 11, 2017
Lux Research’s Senior Analyst Yuan-Sheng Yu will speak at the tenth Biofuels International Conference, which will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland. Yuan-Sheng Yu is a Senior Analyst based in Lux Research's Singapore office. He leads Lux's Asia-Pacific research initiative, providing strategic advice and on-going intelligence for emerging... [Read More]

April 7, 2017
AB Mauri, a well-known specialist in yeast and bakery ingredient products, has launched a new business unit that will develop yeast solutions for the biofuel, liquor and nutrition industries. The new division will be called AB Biotek.  “AB Mauri has a long history of providing leading-edge products to... [Read More]

April 7, 2017
The world's first research facility to grow both food and fuel, using desert lands irrigated by seawater, will begin its first harvest in June, according to Etihad Airways.  The biomass will be harvested and the oil extracted from the seeds. The plan is to have this oil refined... [Read More]