News Category: Biodiesel News
June 16, 2016
In Brazil, 646.6 million litres of biodiesel have been contracted under the Brazilian Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels’ (ANP) 49th biodiesel auction. ANP also reports that the entire volume carries the Social Fuel Stamp, a certificate part of Brazil’s National Programme of Biodiesel Production and... [Read More]

June 15, 2016
Greentech Biofuels, an Irish firm specialising in green energy solutions, has teamed up with Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro in order to bring biofuel-powered floodlights to one of the stadiums hosting Euro 2016. The three organisations will join forces to produce large amounts of biodiesel, which will... [Read More]

June 15, 2016
A team of three Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) students have come up with a prototype called FAME One to convert waste cooking oil into biodiesel. The invention, which outwardly resembles a washing machine, is not only eco-friendly but also affordable, which open doors for its... [Read More]

June 9, 2016
Diesel car owners could face a tax hike in order to tackle the rising problem of air pollution, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has indicated. McLoughlin said that it had been a mistake for former Prime Minister Gordon Brown to cut taxes on diesel. In an interview with the... [Read More]

June 6, 2016
Researchers at South Korea-based Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have created a waterless toilet system that can convert human waste into biofuels. The system is part of a wider creative studio and research lab called the ‘Science Walden Pavillion’, which is now open to... [Read More]

June 2, 2016
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Justice (DOJ) have settled an environmental enforcement case with Newport Biodiesel, resulting in reduced air emissions and improved safety controls at the company’s biodiesel manufacturing plant in Newport, Rhode Island. EPA and DOJ alleged that Newport Biodiesel... [Read More]

June 2, 2016
Finnish fuel producer Neste is set to start a trial project to turn used cooking oil (UCO) into biodiesel at its biorefinery in Finland. The trial, to be held at the company’s Kilpilahti refinery in Porvoo and expected to last until the end of 2017, will examine... [Read More]

June 1, 2016
UK import and consumption of palm oil-based biodiesel has fallen dramatically, and currently stands at zero, according to statistics from the UK’s Department for Transport. The government department has recently published statistics on the UK’s biodiesel industry, analysing the period from 15 April, 2015 to 14 April,... [Read More]

May 27, 2016
The Governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, has signed a bill that extends biodiesel incentives in the US state through to 2024. The bill, called 2309, includes a tax credit that helps keep the state's 13 biodiesel producers competitive on a national scale. It also includes a retailer's... [Read More]

April 28, 2016
German automaker Mercedes-Benz is probing the possibility to shift its diesel cars and other vehicles in India to biodiesel.  "Mercedes has given me a letter that they can use 100% biodiesel in their cars and buses," Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari told the India Times... [Read More]

April 27, 2016
The palm oil industry in Indonesia may experience a further decline after last year’s dry spell if the rain-bringing La Nina weather phenomenon kicks in, an expert says. Franky Oesman Widjaja, chairman of Sinar Mas Agribusiness & Foods, expects Indonesia's crude palm oil production in 2016 to... [Read More]

April 27, 2016
Renewable Energy Group (REG) has formally opened its REG Madison biorefinery and also announced upgrades to the plant. REG leaders were joined by state and local business, government, and community leaders for the opening ceremony, recognising the transition to REG’s ownership of the 20 million gpy nameplate... [Read More]

April 26, 2016
Biodiesel used in transport is helping to increase Europe’s overall transport emissions by around 4%, according to a new study by environmental group Transport & Environment (T&E). These extra emissions are equivalent to putting around 12 million additional cars on Europe’s roads in 2020, according to T&E.... [Read More]

March 31, 2016
Emerging opportunities for algal biofuels, particularly in the Persian Gulf region, may propel the success of the industry, a new market study by Future Market Insights finds. Algae was first discovered as a fuel alternative in 1978 under the leadership of US president Jimmy Carter at a... [Read More]

March 30, 2016
Crude palm oil (CPO) production in Indonesia and Malaysia is expected to decline due to the impact of the El Nino weather phenomenon that has brought a prolonged dry season to Southeast Asia. Malaysia may only produce 19 million tonnes this year, while Indonesia's output is estimated... [Read More]

March 29, 2016
The government of Brazil has enacted legislature to increase the country’s blend mandate for biodiesel is diesel fuel from 7 to 8%. With the move, the South American country hopes to boost both commercial agriculture and biodiesel production within its borders. Brazil has required a blend of renewable... [Read More]

March 29, 2016
Southern Oil Refining, an Australian oil recycling company, has secured a contract to build a AUS$16 million (€10.7m) biofuel pilot plant in Australia. The facility, titled Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant, will be built in Gladstone, Queensland, and will produce biodiesel from sugarcane bagasse. The pilot plant... [Read More]