News Category: Biodiesel News
November 1, 2017
US scientists have developed a new technique to accelerate the production of renewable jet fuel from corn cobs and wood chips. Globally, air travel contributed 815 million US tons of CO2­ emissions in 2016, 2% of the global manmade total, according to the International Air Transport Association... [Read More]

October 24, 2017
The US Department of Commerce has imposed preliminary anti-dumping duties on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia ranging from around 50 to 70%. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition is claiming victory on the news. The Commerce Department found that biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia... [Read More]

October 23, 2017
A new charge which will see owners of the most polluting vehicles pay a daily fee of £21.50 to drive in London, has come into effect. Under the new scheme, brought in by Mayor Sadiq Khan in order to improve air quality in the UK capital, drivers... [Read More]

October 20, 2017
New York City’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS NYC) is ‘pushing back’ against proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which it labels in a statement ‘threats to reduce environmental standards’. On 19 October DCAS NYC submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protesting... [Read More]

October 17, 2017
Four Republican governors have sent a letter to US President Trump expressing concern over the changes recently proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to the US’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The renewable fuels industry in our states, and others, is poised to grow if the EPA sends... [Read More]

October 16, 2017
A general ban on palm oil in biofuels in Europe punishes the wrong producers while having little impact on reducing deforestation, according to Jaboury Ghazoul, a professor of ecosystem management at ETH Zurich. He claims in an article published by the university that banning palm oil... [Read More]

October 13, 2017
Scientists have gained new insight into the functioning of hydrolytic enzymes, in a study that could pave the way to more competitive biofuels. The current technical complexity and costs of obtaining biofuels from biomass restrict their cheap, efficient and sustainable production. At a time when oil prices... [Read More]

October 11, 2017
Republican Senator Chuck Grassley has joined biodiesel producers and agricultural leaders to urge President Trump to reject the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). On Tuesday (10/10/17), Grassley spoke about this issue and addressed his concerns to biofuel stakeholders... [Read More]

October 10, 2017
California-based biorefining company Aemetis has announced that its Universal Biofuels plant in India has achieved a major milestone in the commercial production of advanced enzymatic biodiesel by processing one million pounds of low-cost waste feedstock unsuitable for use in traditional biodiesel production facilities and achieving high biodiesel yields... [Read More]

October 6, 2017
Nordic energy company St1 has signed an engineering design package and licence agreement with Haldor Topsoe for a renewable diesel production unit, which will be integrated with its refinery based in Gothenburg, Sweden. The construction of the plant will be subject to final investment decision after completion... [Read More]

October 5, 2017
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and other leading biofuels advocates in the US have sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging the White House to “act quickly to prevent actions” at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that ‘threaten jobs in rural America, freeze innovation in... [Read More]

October 5, 2017
The US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has reacted positively to the confirmation of Stephen Censky to be the US’ Deputy of Agriculture. Censky has substantial experience in both the soybean and biodiesel industries, something which the NBB’s CEO, Donnell Rehagen, believes makes him well suited to the... [Read More]

September 29, 2017
Renewable diesel Neste and US-headquartered Jacobs Engineering Group have agreed that Neste acquires the 40% shareholding of Jacobs in Neste Jacobs Oy. After this transaction, Neste holds all shares in Neste Jacobs. "Neste Jacobs is the leading company specialising in process industry technology, engineering and project management services... [Read More]

September 27, 2017
The European Biodiesel Board (EBB) is preparing to launch an anti-subsidy case against Argentinean biodiesel imports, following the recent decision by the European Union to substantially lower anti-dumping duties for the country. According to a statement, the move comes in response to EBB’s growing concerns about the... [Read More]

September 27, 2017
Scania will provide ‘clean’ buses to 20 major cities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Australia, and has called for more investment in cleaner fuels.   The ‘soot-free’ buses are designed to address the issue of black carbon – fine particulate matter (PM2.5) outdoor air pollution which... [Read More]

September 26, 2017
Scientists from Michigan State University (MSU) are looking for new algae-based technologies to capture power plant emissions and convert them into a range of products including biofuels and other chemicals. “We’ve been running bioenergy experiments with algae on campus for over a decade,” said Wei Lao, associate... [Read More]

September 25, 2017
Fourth graders in Seoul, South Korea, have been learning how to make biodiesel at a bio-energy farm run by the Gangdong-gu office in Eastern Seoul, according to the Korea Times. The workshop on renewable energy saw students from Seoul Hansan Elementary School taking turns to stir canola... [Read More]