News Category: Biodiesel News
June 20, 2017
Dubai based Neutral Fuels is set to use crowd funding platform Eureeca to expand production and meet the ever growing demand for clean, green biofuels. It is believed to be the first time a biofuels company has raised capital in this way.   The company,... [Read More]

June 16, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to release it proposals for renewable fuel use requirements for 2018 soon, perhaps within a matter of days, according to Reuters. Traders are apparently expecting no changes to conventional targets, and modest increases to biofuels volumes, the Reuters article... [Read More]

June 15, 2017
Oslo airport is using renewable jet fuel made from waste cooking oil as part of its fuel mix, but the fact this fuel is being imported from California has led to question marks about its real environmental credentials, according to Reuters. In 2016, Oslo became the first... [Read More]

June 14, 2017
The Norwegian parliament voted today to ban the public procurement and use of palm oil-based biofuel, according to media reports. According to media reports in Mongabay, the move may make Norway the world’s first country to ban palm oil in its public procurement. “The [Parliament] calls on the... [Read More]

June 14, 2017
Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is aiming to use B10 biofuel for all of its diesel-powered vehicles by the end of the year, according to a press release from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board. DBKL’s Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Department engineer Muhammad Alif Muhammad Noor said that... [Read More]

June 13, 2017
Researchers from the University of Minnesota are piloting a new plant which can convert by-products of wastewater treatment into biodiesel. A white, muddy substance produced during wastewater treatment, scum presents a significant waste disposal challenge. In general it is either sent to anaerobic digestion facilities to produce... [Read More]

June 12, 2017
A senior official from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations has said sugar cane cultivation can supply both food and fuel without harming the environment. Speaking at a 7 June EURACTIV event, Olivier Dubois said Brazil shows that biofuel production doesn’t necessarily... [Read More]

June 9, 2017
The government of Queensland, Australia has announced it will inject $8.64 million (€5.8 million) into a proposed $50 million (€33.7 million) biorefinery, in a bid to help accelerate the project’s development and construction. It is hoped the new biorefinery could create up to 115 jobs, positioning Queensland’s... [Read More]

June 8, 2017
Avril, Europe’s largest biodiesel producer, says a rebound in oil prices since early 2016 has improved the industry outlook. However, the company also warned that an EU proposal to cap crop-based ‘first generation’ biofuels could harm the biodiesel sector in the long term, according to Reuters. Following... [Read More]

June 8, 2017
The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) has announced that it will give $500,000 in funding to Renaissance BioScience Corp (RSBC). The non-repayable contribution will support RSBC’s research and development of a proprietary, non GMO yeast strain development platform. A global yeast technology... [Read More]

June 6, 2017
Finnish advanced biofuels producer Neste is putting a large amount of resources into research on waste and residue raw materials and promoting the circular economy. In addition to biofuels, also bioplastics can be produced from waste and residues in the future. The company is also focusing its... [Read More]

June 6, 2017
More consumers in the UK are purchasing petrol and electric vehicles and shunning diesel cars. Diesel car sales fell by around 20,000 from just under 102,000 in May 2016 to 81,489 last month. In the same period, sales of petrol cars increased slightly to 96,518.  A total of... [Read More]

June 5, 2017
Biodiesel and bioethanol use is declining in the German oil industry, according to official mineral oil data published by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control for the first quarter of 2017. Even though German diesel consumption rose by 7.4% to 9.3 million tonnes by March,... [Read More]

June 2, 2017
The price of soybean oil could increase sharply in 2018 as a result of US anti-dumping action against vegetable oils for biodiesel produced by Argentina and Indonesia, according to forecasts by data analyst specialists Informa Agribusiness Intelligence. US action to impose countervailing duties against these countries on... [Read More]

June 1, 2017
Australia’s ‘first’ biofuels pilot plant has been officially opened in Gladstone, Queensland. The opening ceremony was presided over by Premier of Queensland and Minister for the Arts, the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk MP. The $18 million Northern Oil Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant is a joint venture between Southern... [Read More]

May 30, 2017
Neutral Fuels, a biodiesel producer based in the UAE, has become the first company in the world to commercialise an enzymatic biofuel. For six years Neutral Fuels has been producing biodiesel using cooking oil, supplying high profile clients such as McDonalds UAE, which runs a fleet of... [Read More]