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May 6, 2021
New €580 million renewable diesel plant in the pipeline
Biodiesel News
May 5, 2021
Ocean Network Express (ONE) has successfully completed a second trial of sustainable marine biofuel onboard the M/V MOL Experience. The specifications of the second trial were different from the first trial, with the mixing ratio three times higher in biofuel content, taking ONE another step closer to reducing its carbon footprint. M/V MOL Experience was refuelled... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 5, 2021
Goodyear Tyre and Rubber has revealed it aims to replace petroleum oil in its tyres by 2040. The company said this announcement will help its supply chain associates to establish practices and make sound environmental decisions related to the growing, harvesting and processing of soybeans. Maureen Thune, VP and chief procurement, said: “Goodyear’s use of soybean... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 30, 2021
Prices for both rapeseed and soybeans have been on an uptick for several months with the former at record levels. Paris rapeseed futures have rallied significantly since the beginning of the year and on 22 April they reached a record high at €595 per tonne. They have maintained this level since then and the reason for latest sharp price surge was the cold snap that... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 29, 2021
The Continental Refining Company (CRC) announced it is moving forward with plans to invest an additional $20 million (€16.5 million) to acquire and install a soybean crushing, biodiesel refining and blending facility. CRC has completed its evaluation of the project feasibility at the current CRC oil refinery in Somerset, Kentucky. It is making progress with detailed... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 27, 2021
ExxonMobil will purchase renewable diesel from Global Clean Energy’s biorefinery which is on schedule to begin production early next year. The renewable diesel at the Bakersfield, California, facility leverages Global Clean Energy’s patented camelina crop, which can significantly reduce life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions. The Bakersfield biorefinery will process... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 27, 2021
Italy’s largest energy company Eni is producing renewable fuels at its refinery in Gela using the Ecofining technology jointly developed with UOP. The production of biofuels at the Gela and Venice refineries is helping Eni meet the growing demand for alternative fuels in Europe. UOP provided technology licensing, basic engineering, specialty equipment, catalysts... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 23, 2021
A major slump has been recorded in deliveries of biodiesel from Malaysia and Indonesia in 2020. This follows a sharp decline in biodiesel imports from Argentina to the EU-27 two years ago. Last year, the EU-27 imported a total of 3.1 million tonnes of biodiesel from non-EU countries. This was down around 16% year-on-year and down 13% compared to 2018. Whereas Argentina... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 22, 2021
EWABA has responded to claims made in a T&E report that raised concerns about Europe’s imports of dubious used cooking oil (UCO). The new research questioned the environmental impact the use of UCO in the UK and European markets was having. In a statement, EWABA said UCO was one of the most highly regulated commodities in the world and that complete traceability exists... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 22, 2021
Cargill has entered into a joint venture to produce and market renewable diesel. The joint venture is called Heartwell Renewables and will see the construction of a new production plant and will create more than 50 jobs in Hastings, Nebraska. The plant will have the ability to produce approximately 80 million gallons annually of renewable diesel. As part of the joint... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 21, 2021
New research has questioned the environmental impact the use of used cooking oil (UCO) in the UK and European markets is having. The EU promotes used cooking oil under its green fuels law which is pushing up demand for the 'waste' product. Although Europe can increase the amount of UCO that can be sourced locally, this is limited by both the capacity of local authorities... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 20, 2021
Malaysia said it was not affected by Belgium’s decision to ban the use of palm oil as a biofuel in the country from next year. The Minister for Plantation Industries and Commodities Khairuddin Razali said this was because the country’s palm oil market was large and there were many other countries importing the country’s product. He added that the country was marketing... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 16, 2021
Bioethanol imports from the EU increased in February this year, latest figures reveal. However, levels were below from a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic while imports were hit in January as new Brexit import rules came into force and led to delays at the border crossings. A total of 11,000 tonnes of bioethanol arrived from EU member states in February an increase... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 15, 2021
Global resources company BHP started a pilot project using biofuel to power a bulk carrier on the second leg of its journey from Australia to Europe. The advanced biofuel, supplied by GoodFuels, reduces CO2 emissions by 80-90% well-to-exhaust compared with conventional fuel, and uses sustainable waste and residue streams as feedstock. The 81,290 deadweight tonne dry... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 15, 2021
Topsoe has signed a contract with Tidewater for the delivery of Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology in Canada. The technology will be utilised in a new 3,000 barrels per day renewable diesel facility that, subject to a final investment decision, will be constructed at the site of Tidewater’s existing Prince George refinery in British Columbia, Canada. When operational,... [Read More]


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