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Feb 28, 2020
Diamond Green Diesel, IMTT sign lease agreement to support renewable diesel facility
Biodiesel News
Feb 27, 2020
Japan Airlines, Marubeni, JXTG Nippon Oil and Energy and JGC Japan have agreed to carry out a feasibility study on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production and sales in Japan from industrial and municipal waste, including plastic waste. The companies will evaluate the feasibility of the entire supply chain for the production of SAF from industrial and municipal waste,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 25, 2020
Swedish forest-owner association Södra has made a pilot delivery of biomethanol from the world’s first commercial plant for the sustainable fuel. Customer Emmelev plans to use the biomethanol in its biodiesel production process. The commercial biomethanol plant, which is based at Södra’s pulp mill in Mönsterås, Sweden, uses forest biomass as feedstock. The company... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 24, 2020
Waste gasification to energy company EQTEC has been awarded a contract for the upgrade of the existing syngas research and development facility at the University of Extremadura in Badajoz, Spain. The university was recently successful in a funding application to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support the testing of the production of biofuels from syngas... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 24, 2020
Volvo CE’s customer centre in Eskilstuna, Sweden is paving the way for a sustainable future by running its demonstration machines on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). The biodiesel fuel is now used in all machines at the customer centre, with the move forming part of the company’s commitment to a more sustainable future. HVO produces very low volumes of carbon dioxide,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 21, 2020
A partnership led by ADM and Optimus Technologies plans to carry out a year-long validation project of new biodiesel technology to demonstrate its viability in real-world, high-mileage fleet applications. Five trucks owned by ADM will be fitted with Optimus’ Vector fuel system, which enables diesel engines to run almost entirely on sustainable biodiesel (B100). The... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 21, 2020
IKEA Finland has partnered with Neste to reduce the carbon footprint of home deliveries by using Neste’s MY Renewable Diesel. Since 2019, the furniture giant has been introducing the renewable diesel to its home delivery vehicles in the Helsinki capital region, as well as around the town of Raisio in southwestern Finland. Neste’s cleaner burning fuel is already... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 20, 2020
BioEconomy Solutions, a technology leader in sustainable agricultural crops for biofuels, animal feed and food products, has been awarded an investment by Carolina Opportunity Funds, which is expected to support its planned renewable diesel facility in South Carolina, US. The investment is the first to be awarded under Carolina Opportunity Funds’ IMPACT Carolina Fund,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 20, 2020
Iowan senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley have urged Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig to quickly process 2018-19 claims for the biodiesel tax credit. In December 2019, US Congress retroactively reinstated the biodiesel tax incentive for 2018 and 2019, extending it through to 2022. Earlier this year, the IRS issued guidance for biodiesel... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 20, 2020
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed an open-source simulation software package that can be used to analyse the economics of biofuels and bioproducts. Known as BioSTEAM, the new software package in Python can be used by scientists, engineers, biotechnology companies and funding agencies as a quick and flexible tool to analyse... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 19, 2020
Fintoil, a biofuel producer based in Finland that is partly owned by investment company Taaleri, has invested over €100 million in a biorefinery in Hamina, Finland. The company plans to build a crude tall oil refinery in Hamina, having recently signed a lease agreement with the Port of HaminaKotka for a site located in the Hamina oil port area. Neste Engineering... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 19, 2020
ASTM International has approved a new production pathway for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), created by Applied Research Associates (ARA) and Chevron Lummus Global (CLG). The new production pathway, which is called catalytic hydrothermolysis jet (CHJ), is expected to help meet the global need for more sustainable aviation fuels. “Commercial volumes of competitively... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 18, 2020
Following the success of its first biodiesel conversion centre in St. Lucia, Sandals Resorts is now considering ways to expand the project throughout its resorts across the Caribbean region. Since 2015, a biodiesel plant at the company’s dive centre in Pointe Seraphine has been converting used vegetable oil from the kitchens at the three Sandals resorts on the island... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 17, 2020
North Dakota Soybean Processors (NDSP) has been forced to abandon efforts to build a large-scale soybean crushing facility in North Dakota, US, after more than three years and $6 million (€5.5 million) of investment. The decision on the plant, which was to be located at the Spiritwood Energy Park in Spiritwood, North Dakota, was made earlier in February. “We... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 13, 2020
Italian energy transition company NextChem has teamed up with US Saola Energy to license technology for the production of renewable diesel from vegetable oils and residual fats. The two companies will combine forces to deliver a comprehensive solution. NextChem will act as licensor of the combined technology, providing clients with engineering, procurement and construction... [Read More]


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