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Jan 16, 2020
Crown introduces new pretreatment system for renewable diesel industry
Biodiesel News
Jan 16, 2020
World Energy and World Fuel Services have launched a World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme designed to increase SAF availability and supply chain efficiency within the aviation industry. The programme will be available for business jets travelling to the WEF 50th annual meeting, enabling lower carbon emissions on all flights departing... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 16, 2020
The United Arab Emirates’ national airline, Etihad Airways, has become the latest to commit to a minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050. The airline plans to halve its 2019 net emission levels by 2035 through a combination of internal initiatives, collaboration with industry partners, as well as the adoption of a comprehensive programme of relevant carbon... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 13, 2020
Finnish company UPM has marked the five-year anniversary of the start of operations of the first biorefinery in the world to produce wood-based advanced biofuels, the Lappeenranta Biorefinery. The facility uses wood-based residual raw material crude tall oil to produce renewable fuels that decrease emissions and mitigate climate change. The biorefinery currently... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 13, 2020
The National Farmers Union of Scotland (NFU Scotland) is currently pursuing high-level solutions to the machinery problems many Scottish and UK farmers have been experiencing, linked to the biofuel content in fuel. As fuel is a reserved issue, NFU Scotland is seeking support from both the Scottish and UK Governments to find a solution and mitigate the problem. At the... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 10, 2020
Cielo Waste Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Renewable U Halifax to build a renewable diesel refinery in, or within 150km of, Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada. A framework is expected to be provided for the construction and operation of a 4,000-litre-per-hour joint venture refinery in Nova Scotia at an estimated cost of CAD$50 million (€36.5... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 9, 2020
A team of researchers from Tokyo Tech and Taiwan Tech have discovered a way to efficiently use the surplus glycerol produced in the production of biodiesel. Biodiesel, which is made using vegetable oils through a process known as transesterification, produces excessive amounts of glycerol. In Europe alone, it is estimated that the biodiesel industry produces a surplus... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 9, 2020
Canada-based Cielo Waste Solutions and its contractors have completed optimisation of the design of the world’s first waste to renewable fuels refinery at Aldersyde in Alberta, Canada. The work required extensive changes to the process, as well as the installation of multiple new pieces of equipment required before being able to bring Cielo’s green refinery back... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 8, 2020
Shell Aviation has teamed up with World Energy to develop a scalable supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), some of which will be provided to Lufthansa Group at San Francisco Airport in the US. The supply of SAF to Lufthansa at San Francisco has already been initiated, with the cleaner fuel expected to reduce the airline’s carbon emissions on intercontinental... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 8, 2020
By converting its fleet to renewable diesel fuel, the University of California, Santa Cruz (UC Santa Cruz) has significantly reduced its carbon footprint. Campus vehicles, which include student shuttles and other fleet vehicles, used around 72,000 gallons of diesel in 2019, according to fleet manager Theo Diamantopoulos. He estimated that be switching to renewable biodiesel,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 7, 2020
JetBlue has announced plans to offset carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from jet fuel for all domestic flights from July 2020, becoming the first major US airline to take this step towards reducing its carbon footprint. The airline also plans to start flying with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from mid-2020 on flights from San Francisco International Airport in the US. The... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 7, 2020
FinCo Fuel Group has expanded its network with the acquisition of a majority stake in GoodNRG, holding company of renewable fuels producer GoodFuels. The acquisition will enable GoodFuels to access FinCo Fuel Group’s sourcing, supply management and logistics expertise. Both parties expect to contribute to a further reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and to accelerate... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 19, 2019
US clean fuel association Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has thanked Congressional leaders for renewing and extending certain biofuel tax provisions in an agreement reached earlier this week. The amendment would retroactively reinstate the second-generation biofuel producer credit, the special allowance for second-generation biofuel plant property and the alternative... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 18, 2019
Fuel company Broco Oil has been contracted to provide bio-based heating oil for use in the US city of Boston’s city-owned buildings, including fire stations, police stations and other municipal facilities. The heating oil is a B20 Bioheat® fuel blend, containing 20% biodiesel, which significantly reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared with petroleum-based... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 18, 2019
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s fleet has flown over one million nautical miles – or 1.85 million kilometres – on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The company has used SAF for its corporate, demonstration, customer support and flight test fleets since March 2016. Over 550 flights have been flown with blended fuel, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by around... [Read More]


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