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Sep 27, 2017
EBB pushing to fast-track countervailing duties on Argentinian biodiesel
BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 27, 2017
Scania will provide ‘clean’ buses to 20 major cities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Australia, and has called for more investment in cleaner fuels.   The ‘soot-free’ buses are designed to address the issue of black carbon – fine particulate matter (PM2.5) outdoor air pollution which... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 26, 2017
Scientists from Michigan State University (MSU) are looking for new algae-based technologies to capture power plant emissions and convert them into a range of products including biofuels and other chemicals. “We’ve been running bioenergy experiments with algae on campus for over a decade,” said Wei Lao, associate... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 25, 2017
Fourth graders in Seoul, South Korea, have been learning how to make biodiesel at a bio-energy farm run by the Gangdong-gu office in Eastern Seoul, according to the Korea Times. The workshop on renewable energy saw students from Seoul Hansan Elementary School taking turns to stir canola... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 25, 2017
A biofuels bunkering pilot project has been agreed in Singapore, and is expected to take place early in 2018. The agreement comes after a closed door roundtable between the Marine and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), BHP and GoodFuels Marine. The event brought together shipowners of different... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 22, 2017
US-based biofuels producer Cargill has announced plans to produce a $90 million (€75 million), “state-of-the-art” biodiesel plant in Wichita, Kansas. Set to open in January 2019, the new biodiesel facility will produce 60 million gallons of biodiesel annually. “This new facility will enable Wichita to be a competitive... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 22, 2017
Britain’s biggest congealed mass of fat, oil and wet wipes, is to be transformed into biofuels. The fatberg, which was found beneath the streets of Whitechapel, east London, weighs around 130 tonnes and is 250 metres long. It will be turned into around 10,000 litres of biodiesel. The... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 20, 2017
New research into the thermal decomposition of a potential fuel additive has shown it could deliver cleaner and more efficient combustion. The authors of the study claim their findings have the potential to shed new light on the applicability of biofuels. Scientists have long been researching additives... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 14, 2017
The governor of New York has signed a bill to increase the use of biodiesel in domestic heating oil. In a statement, trade body National Biodiesel Board said this “Bioheat” fuel will help New Yorkers to benefit from cleaner air. The legislation was signed by New York governor... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 11, 2017
Biodiesel is helping improve air quality in the US’ most visited national park Visited by more than 11 million people each year (according to National Geographic), Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee is a sight of spectacular natural beauty, one which actively works to reduce its... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 5, 2017
Scania is set to deliver 140 buses to Norway, all of which can run on biodiesel and 70 of which have hybrid technology. The buses will be used in the public transport system of Kristiansand, a town south-west of the Norwegian capital Oslo. “This is an example of... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 1, 2017
The US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has formally called for higher volumes of advanced biofuels and biomass based diesel in the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard RFS for 2018 and 2019. “NBB is extremely concerned with the proposed rule’s unprecedented cut to... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 31, 2017
The benefits of biodiesel are even better than previous models have suggested, according to new scientific research. New modelling from Purdue University suggests the advantage of using biodiesel has been underestimated by 10%. “This latest research verifies biodiesel is an ideal option to support American-made energy and... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 29, 2017
A new catalyst made from palladium metal and bacteria could make the production of biofuels cleaner and greener, according to researchers from the University of Illinois Prairie Research Institute. Biofuels are costly to produce because the precursor product, bio-oil, must be processed before it is sent to... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 24, 2017
US based HelioBioSys has patented a group of three single celled, algae like organisms that, when grown together, produce high quantities of sugar just right for making biofuels. Sandia National Laboratories is now working with HelioBioSys to determine whether farming the organisms on a large scale would... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 24, 2017
US soyoil prices rose by 1.8%, while biomass-based diesel fuel credits also gained, following Washington’s decision to impose duties on Argentine and Indonesia biodiesel imports, according to Reuters. The gains come as investors and industry expect an increased demand for domestic supplies following the issuing of the... [Read More]