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Apr 20, 2021
Malaysia eyes African and Middle East markets for its palm oil
Bioethanol News
Apr 16, 2021
Bioethanol imports from the EU increased in February this year, latest figures reveal. However, levels were below from a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic while imports were hit in January as new Brexit import rules came into force and led to delays at the border crossings. A total of 11,000 tonnes of bioethanol arrived from EU member states in February an increase... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 15, 2021
Global resources company BHP started a pilot project using biofuel to power a bulk carrier on the second leg of its journey from Australia to Europe. The advanced biofuel, supplied by GoodFuels, reduces CO2 emissions by 80-90% well-to-exhaust compared with conventional fuel, and uses sustainable waste and residue streams as feedstock. The 81,290 deadweight tonne dry... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 15, 2021
Topsoe has signed a contract with Tidewater for the delivery of Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology in Canada. The technology will be utilised in a new 3,000 barrels per day renewable diesel facility that, subject to a final investment decision, will be constructed at the site of Tidewater’s existing Prince George refinery in British Columbia, Canada. When operational,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 14, 2021
Belgium is set to ban biofuels made from soy and palm oil from next year over concerns about deforestation. The country’s Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Zakia Khattabi said: “These fuels have little or no advantage over conventional fossil fuels from a climate point of view, but lead to deforestation, loss of biodiversity and even human rights violations.... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 12, 2021
The US Department of Energy has announced $61.4 million funding (€51 million) for technologies that produce low-cost, low-carbon biofuels. Biofuels are derived from renewable resources, and can power heavy-duty vehicles that are difficult to electrify with current technologies—including aircraft and ships to help accelerate America’s path to a net-zero emissions... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 9, 2021
New data from the UK’s liquid biofuel consumption in the transport sector has been released. Provisional figures for 2020 showed that biofuel consumption was 2,210 million litres – a 5.9% or 140 million litre decrease compared with 2019. This was a strong shift from the increasing trend observed in the past four years and could be attributed to the COVID-19 restrictions... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 8, 2021
The CSL Group will be testing second generation biodiesel on half of its fleet this year. These tests are a follow-up to the successful trials of B100 biodiesel fuel on the main engines of two CSL ships last year. “Replacing fossil fuel with biodiesel on vessels requires no modification of existing equipment and provides a viable carbon neutral fuel source over its... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 8, 2021
According to the International Grains Council (IGC), slightly more rapeseed will be harvested worldwide in the upcoming crop year, while consumption is seen to remain virtually unchanged. The ICG has forecast that the world's four largest rapeseed producers - Canada, the EU, China and India - will harvest more rapeseed in the 2021/22 crop year than the previous year.... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 7, 2021
Stolt-Nielsen subsidiary Stolt Tankers is teaming up with alternative fuels pioneer GoodFuels to test the use of marine biofuel. The biofuel, produced from feedstocks, such as used cooking oil, tallow and waste animal fats, will be used on board the 37,000 dwt chemical tanker Stolt Inspiration on its journeys between Rotterdam to Houston. “This is just one of the areas... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 1, 2021
Renewable Energy Group (REG) fleet customers in Iowa, Washington, DC and Massachusetts are ramping up the use of 100% biodiesel (B100) in their fleets. Through a partnership with Optimus Technologies, REG is helping fleets achieve their sustainability goals and reach near-zero emissions. Biodiesel is a cleaner alternative to petroleum diesel that is readily available.... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 31, 2021
Canada exported more canola oil in the last 12 month than in previous years. The largest volumes pf the rapeseed crop went to the US and China, but the EU-27 also reappeared as a buyer. Canadian canola oil exports reached just less than 3.4 million tonnes in the calendar year 2020. This translated to an increase of 7% on the previous year and of no less than 13% compared... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 26, 2021
Höegh Autoliners accelerated its decarbonisation efforts successfully completing its first carbon neutral voyage from Europe to South Africa earlier this month. During the voyage, the New Horizon vessel Höegh Trigger ran on advanced biofuels meeting the highest sustainability standards. The successful trial voyage showed that biofuel is a viable choice for vessels... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 25, 2021
The share of foreign rapeseed being processed by German oil mills was at the highest level in the first half of the 2020/21 season. This was despite the fact that feedstock availability had increased due to the larger 2020 rapeseed harvest. In the first half of the crop year, German oil mills processed around 4.8 million tonnes of rapeseed. This was up 5% year-on-year... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 24, 2021
Malaysia’s exports of palm-based biodiesel are likely to fall this year to their lowest since 2017 due to European Union restrictions and the COVID-19 pandemic, the Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA) revealed. Exports from Malaysia are estimated to fall to 350,000 tonnes from 378,582 tonnes in 2020, MBA president UR Unnithan said at the Virtual Palm and Lauric Oils... [Read More]


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