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Aug 21, 2019
Europe’s first waste to jet fuel plant submits planning application
Biodiesel News
Aug 20, 2019
German airline Lufthansa has unveiled its ‘Compensaid’ sustainability platform, which focus on carbon-neutral fuels and offers travellers the option to fly with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Launched by the airline’s Innovation Hub, the new platform will allow airline passengers to offset their individual carbon footprint by using SAF, reducing up to 80% of... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 19, 2019
Boston, US-based low-carbon fuel supplier World Energy has announced that three of its biodiesel facilities in North America will be shut down temporarily, following the latest round of refinery exemptions. The company issued a statement announcing its intention to ‘immediately cease production and furlough employees’ at its facilities in Natchez, Mississippi; Rome,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 15, 2019
Renewable fuels producer Neste has entered into a partnership with US distributor McCall Companies to distribute its Neste MY Renewable Diesel to fleet owners in Oregon, US. This marks the first time the fuel has been available in the state. "Neste MY is a drop-in fuel, meaning no engine or infrastructure modifications are needed to make the switch," said Jeremy Baines,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 15, 2019
Gulfstream Aerospace has been recognised for its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) initiatives, having earned a 2019 Sustainability Leadership Award from Business Intelligence Group. The award recognises organisations that make sustainability an essential part of their operations. “Innovation is at the core of our business, including our environmental strategy,” said... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 14, 2019
The European Commission has imposed countervailing duties of 8-18% on imports of subsidised Indonesian biodiesel, in an attempt to ‘restore a level playing field’ for biodiesel producers in the European Union (EU). Following an investigation, the Commission found that Indonesian biodiesel producers currently benefit from grants, tax benefits and access to feedstock... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 8, 2019
The state of California in the US has approved the storage of biodiesel blends of up to 20% (B20) in underground storage tanks, removing the final barrier to ensuring the state has access to sufficient volumes of the biofuel. The campaign began over 10 years ago, with the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), several member companies and the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 7, 2019
The Brazilian Government has approved a 1% increase in the minimum amount of biodiesel to be blended into diesel sold in the South American country to 11%, as reported by Reuters. The country’s National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) also announced the approval of the sale and use of B15 fuel, a blend of 15% biodiesel. The 1% increase in blend... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 6, 2019
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has awarded four grants totalling over $500,000 (€446,888) to expand biofuel access and production. Under its Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) programme, the MDA awarded grants to four recipients through two competitive review processes. A bioenergy/biochemical pilot project grant worth $150,000 (€134,060)... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 6, 2019
Finnish airline Finnair has flown the first biofuel flight supported by its ‘Push for Change’ carbon reducing initiative. On 5 August, a Finnair flight departing from San Francisco Airport to Helsinki in Finland was fuelled with a 12% biofuel blend. Another flight will depart on 7 August, with the total carbon dioxide emission from the two flights reduced by around... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 5, 2019
Cielo Waste Solutions has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Renewable U Lethbridge to build a renewable diesel refinery in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. The two companies intend to enter a joint venture (JV) agreement to enable the construction and operation of a refinery that will convert waste into high grade renewable fuels, using Cielo’s conversion... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 2, 2019
Renewable fuels producer Neste has announced the appointment of Thorsten Lange as executive vice-president for renewable aviation, and member of the company’s executive committee. Lange will join Neste in February 2020 at the latest, and will report to president and CEO Peter Vanacker. He is moving to Neste from a position with German airline Lufthansa Group. “I... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 31, 2019
Brazilian meat processing company JBS plans to invest in a biodiesel plant through its processed foods unit, Seara Alimentos. Seara will invest R$180 million ($47.5 million; €42.6 million) in a new plant, which will convert fat and scraps from pork and poultry into biodiesel, Reuters reported. The new plant will be located in Brazil’s Santa Catarina state, and... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 31, 2019
Renewable diesel producer Neste has celebrated the expansion of capacity at its refinery in Singapore with the laying of a foundation stone. Construction on the expansion project started at the beginning of 2019. The €1.4 billion investment will be used to expand Neste’s renewable products production capacity in Singapore. “The Singapore expansion marks an... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 30, 2019
The Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany (aireg) has welcomed two new members: Rosneft Deutschland and BP Europa. Founded in 2011, the German initiative aims to promote the research, production and usage of sustainable aviation fuels in Germany. Members of aireg include universities, research institutions, plant manufacturers and operators, petroleum... [Read More]


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