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November 20, 2017
Medford Township Public Schools, a community public school district in Medford, New Jersey, has been celebrating twenty years of using biodiesel in its fleet of school buses. Medford is the nation’s longest continuous user of biodiesel in a student transportation fleet, according to US trade body National... [Read More]

November 15, 2017
CRI/Criterion Catalyst Company (CRIUK) has awarded an FEL-2 license agreement for the IH2* technology which converts biomass to liquid transportation fuels, to Biozin Holding AS (BZH). CRI is a global catalyst company wholly owned by Royal Dutch Shell. It operates research laboratories, development facilities, manufacturing plants and... [Read More]

November 15, 2017
Newly published research has demonstrated the importance of microbial communities as a source of stable enzymes that could be used to convert plants to biofuels. The research was carried out by scientists from the Department of Energy’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) based at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory.... [Read More]

November 15, 2017
Hawaiian Electric Company and Pacific Biodiesel Technologies have reached a new agreement for the Maui-based biofuel company to supply biodiesel processed from recycled waste cooking oil and other local feedstocks for the 50-MW Schofield Generating Station, 8-MW Honolulu International Airport Emergency Power Facility, and other O’ahu... [Read More]

November 14, 2017
Austria-based plant engineering company BDI has been awarded a new contract to help build a biodiesel plant for Crimson Renewable Energy in the US. The plant will be recycling waste oils and fats into high-quality biodiesel using patented BDI RepCAT technology. Crimson claims to be the largest biodiesel... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
Carl Icahn has been subpoenaed by the US Justice Department in relation to his efforts to overhaul the US biofuels programme while an unpaid advisor to President Trump, according to Reuters. A securities filling from Icahn’s company, Icahn Enterprises, revealed the court summons, Reuters reports. Earlier this year,... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
The US Commerce Department has issued a final determination in a case brought by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition regarding subsidised biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. Earlier this year, the Commerce Department made a preliminary finding that Argentina and Indonesia provide subsidies to... [Read More]

November 8, 2017
US advanced biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group has unveiled its third quarter financial result, reporting a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $11.4 million (€9.86m), compared to net income of $22.9 million in the third quarter of 2016. All figures refer to the quarter ending 30... [Read More]

November 3, 2017
ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group (REG) have worked together to use REG’s patented fermentation technology to convert sugars from a variety of non-edible biomass sources into biodiesel. The companies came together to produce research on this area.  "Our first challenge during the initial research was to determine technical... [Read More]

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]