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Jan 24, 2020
US Department of Energy to invest $300 million in sustainable transportation research
Biodiesel News
Jan 23, 2020
US biodiesel association the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has welcomed new fuel quality reports published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which are making information about the quality of biodiesel more accessible than ever. NREL’s statistical analysis, which is supported with funding from the NBB, is based on thousands of data points that were... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 22, 2020
New research has revealed that diesel powertrains are expected to remain popular for years to come, with the use of biodiesel blends in diesel equipment remaining the preferred choice for fleets looking to improve the sustainability of their operations. Attendees at the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo heard from John Eichberger, executive director of the Fuels... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 21, 2020
Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group (REG) have decided to discontinue their joint effort to build a large-scale renewable diesel plant in Ferndale in the US state of Washington. According to a statement from the partners, the project has been cancelled due to permitting delays and uncertainties. Originally announced in 2018, the 250 million gallon per year facility... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 21, 2020
Renewable fuels producer Neste will deliver sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Zurich Airport during this year’s World Economic Forum, taking place in Davos, Switzerland later in January. This is the first time SAF has been made available in Switzerland. The fuel, which is known as Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel, has up to 80% smaller carbon footprint compared to fossil... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 21, 2020
A new study carried out by economic modelling experts from Purdue University in the US has found the impacts of US biofuel policy on deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia to be insignificant. The study, titled ‘US Biofuel Production and Policy Implications for Land Use Changes in Malaysia and Indonesia’, considered concerns from renewable fuel opponents claiming... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 20, 2020
The Italian Competition and Market Authority (all'Autorità Garante per la Concorrenza e il Mercato in Italian) has fined Italian oil major Eni for deceiving consumers over its ‘green’ diesel in TV, newspaper, digital media and petrol station advertisements. In Italy’s first ever ruling against greenwashing, the watchdog ruled that Eni’s advertisements falsely... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 16, 2020
Oilseed processor Crown has introduced a new pretreatment system for renewable diesel, which doubles hydrotreater catalyst life, yields high output of pretreated product and guarantees product quality specifications with any feedstock. Through maximising contaminant removal, the company’s renewable diesel pretreatment system delivers clean feedstock to renewable diesel... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 16, 2020
World Energy and World Fuel Services have launched a World Economic Forum (WEF) Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme designed to increase SAF availability and supply chain efficiency within the aviation industry. The programme will be available for business jets travelling to the WEF 50th annual meeting, enabling lower carbon emissions on all flights departing... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 16, 2020
The United Arab Emirates’ national airline, Etihad Airways, has become the latest to commit to a minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050. The airline plans to halve its 2019 net emission levels by 2035 through a combination of internal initiatives, collaboration with industry partners, as well as the adoption of a comprehensive programme of relevant carbon... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 13, 2020
Finnish company UPM has marked the five-year anniversary of the start of operations of the first biorefinery in the world to produce wood-based advanced biofuels, the Lappeenranta Biorefinery. The facility uses wood-based residual raw material crude tall oil to produce renewable fuels that decrease emissions and mitigate climate change. The biorefinery currently... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 13, 2020
The National Farmers Union of Scotland (NFU Scotland) is currently pursuing high-level solutions to the machinery problems many Scottish and UK farmers have been experiencing, linked to the biofuel content in fuel. As fuel is a reserved issue, NFU Scotland is seeking support from both the Scottish and UK Governments to find a solution and mitigate the problem. At the... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 10, 2020
Cielo Waste Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Renewable U Halifax to build a renewable diesel refinery in, or within 150km of, Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada. A framework is expected to be provided for the construction and operation of a 4,000-litre-per-hour joint venture refinery in Nova Scotia at an estimated cost of CAD$50 million (€36.5... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 9, 2020
A team of researchers from Tokyo Tech and Taiwan Tech have discovered a way to efficiently use the surplus glycerol produced in the production of biodiesel. Biodiesel, which is made using vegetable oils through a process known as transesterification, produces excessive amounts of glycerol. In Europe alone, it is estimated that the biodiesel industry produces a surplus... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 9, 2020
Canada-based Cielo Waste Solutions and its contractors have completed optimisation of the design of the world’s first waste to renewable fuels refinery at Aldersyde in Alberta, Canada. The work required extensive changes to the process, as well as the installation of multiple new pieces of equipment required before being able to bring Cielo’s green refinery back... [Read More]


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