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Mar 5, 2019
Coconut biodiesel increase suggested by lawmaker in Philippines
BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 4, 2019
Representative Deborah Ruggiero has introduced a legislation that could help Rhode Island meet its carbon emissions reduction goals by phasing in higher percentages of biodiesel in heating oil sold in the state. The New England state already requires heating oil to be sold as a mix that... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 4, 2019
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ranking Member Ron Wyden of Oregon have introduced bipartisan legislation to retroactively extend tax provisions that expired at the end of 2017 and 2018. The legislation will also provide disaster tax relief benefits to individuals and businesses... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 1, 2019
The Local has reported that an investigator appointed by the Swedish government is to propose requiring airlines to use carbon neutral biofuels, but only expects a reduction of 1 to 5% by 2025. Former Green Party leader, Maria Wetterstrand was tasked with investigating measures in order to... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 28, 2019
According to Xinhuanet News China Southern Airlines has announced that it has successfully completed its first intercontinental flight with aviation biofuel. The Airbus A320neo single-aisle airplane was delivered from Toulouse, France to Guanazhou in southern China’s Guangdon Province through ferry flight. The flight used aviation fuel with... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 27, 2019
Political party, Australia-first are trialling the use of 100% renewable diesel to fuel a Scania test engine, with support from the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund. Southern Oil’s Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant at Yarwun, near Gladstone, is pioneering the refining of renewable diesel fuel made... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 25, 2019
International marketer and distributor of biodiesel fuel Targray has announced the opening of its EU biodiesel trading desk in Geneva, Switzerland. The company states that this is part of a broader investment plan that aims to meet demand for low-carbon fuels in the EU. The Geneva trading... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 22, 2019
In the US, a federal judge has resentenced a 78-year old man for his role in a fraudulent biodiesel scheme after an appeals court dismissed his 2016 sentence, Oregon Live reports. Jack Holden from Eugene, Oregon, and co-defendant Lloyd Benton Sharp defrauded 12 people who... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 15, 2019
The US’ Montana State University (MSU) researchers are exploring a potential breakthrough in producing biofuels from algae. Supported by a $3 million grant from the US Department of Energy, the research team announced that they are in the early stages of a three-year project focused on developing... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 14, 2019
A letter has been sent to US congress about a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax incentive. The letter was written by 44 members of the House of Representatives and stated that after letting the biodiesel tax incentive for 2017 expire for 2018 and beyond, “the industry... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 12, 2019
According to the official journal, the EU has exempted eight Argentine biodiesel producers from paying duties, as long as they export to Europe at a minimum sell price, Reuters reports. In January, Biofuels International reported that the EU had become prepared to accept a... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 11, 2019
The Times of India, reports that managing director of Muenzer Bharat, Sanjay Shrivastaava said that it will start converting used oil into 100% water-based biodiesel. According to The Times of India, Muenzer Bharat is a biodiesel manufacturing facility that has been set up under the ‘National Used... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 6, 2019
According to Reuters, the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) reports that Indonesia’s 2018 exports of palm oils, oleochemical and biodiesel shipments, has risen 8% from 2017 to 34.6 million tonnes.   Reuters reports GAPKI chairman, Joko Supriyono said that shipments to China and Pakistan rose last year... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 6, 2019
Next Renewable Fuels has announced that it has entered a long-term purchase and sale agreement for the purchase of renewable diesel from its planned Port Westward, Oregon facility. The company states that it has an investment of over $1 billion (€878 million) to continue the development of... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 6, 2019
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has sent a letter to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting administrator Andrew Wheeler regarding the biomass-based biodiesel blending obligations for 2021 and 2022. With the obligations being calculated for a release in spring 2019, which is deemed in the letter... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jan 30, 2019
According to Revista Cultivar, Brazil’s railroad operator, Rumo Logística has increased the transported volume of biodiesel B100 by 74% last year.   The fuel used by Brazil’s distributors is loaded at terminals in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and is sent to the... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jan 30, 2019
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that its G280 jet has just set a city-pair record using sustainable alternative jet fuel. The record was set whilst flying to California’s Van Nuys Airport to participate in ‘Business Jet Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability,’ which was held to promote the... [Read More]