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Jul 22, 2020
New collaboration to drive forward Australian biofuels industry
Biodiesel News
Jul 22, 2020
US energy giant Marathon has purchased a Beatrice biodiesel plant. The Duonix facility in Nebraska, was owned by Flint Hills Resources, has been idled for several months. The 50 million gallon plant produced biodiesel using a variety of waste fats and oils such as recycled cooking oil, vegetable oil, tallow, and distillers’ corn oil but had become uncompetitive. It... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 17, 2020
Germany exported the largest amount of rapeseed meal in five years from July 2019 to April 2020. During this period, Germany exported around 1.5 million tonnes of rapeseed meal. According to information published by the German Federal Statistical Office, this was up about 24% year on year and the largest tonnage in five years. The Netherlands was the main recipient,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 16, 2020
Malaysia plans legal action against the European Union's proposal to phase out palm oil-based biofuels by 2030 in a dispute settlement mechanism under the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Plantation industries and commodities minister Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali said the legal action was in keeping with the trade principles within the WTO. The EU policy was adopted to... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 15, 2020
Green Fuels’ joint venture company in the Sultanate of Oman, Wakud International, has signed a lease on its new facilities at the Khazaen Economic City. Wakud will process locally-collected waste oils into biodiesel and other biofuels. “Wakud will set up a state-of-the-art biodiesel plant. The aim behind the establishment of this plant is to optimise the utilisation... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 14, 2020
More than 37,000 tonnes of biofuels have been handled at Klaipėda oil terminal operated by KN since the beginning of the year. This is up from just over 5,000 thousand tonnes that were handled throughout last year at the Lithuanian port. Two types of biofuels are handled at the terminal - ethanol and fatty acid methyl ester, better known as biodiesel. During the... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 9, 2020
European Union rapeseed imports from non-EU countries increased substantially in the 2019/20 marketing year. The underlying reason was the decline in EU rapeseed production over recent years and the largest supplier was Ukraine. The small 2019 rapeseed harvest, which according to information published by the EU Commission was down around 14% from a year earlier at 17.1... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 7, 2020
Neste has opened Finland’s first low-emission service station. Climate-friendly solutions have been used in the construction, operations and product range of the station. The station features Neste MY Renewable Diesel and fast charging for electric vehicles. In early autumn, biogas and natural gas filling points will also be opened at the station. Katri Taskinen,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 6, 2020
Dubai’s Public Transport Agency (RTA) together with ENOC Group embarked on a pilot to power traditional Abras using biodiesel. The CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency, Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan said the initiative of using Biodiesel5 to fuel traditional Abras was part of RTA’s plans to curb harmful emissions. “We have embarked on this project in collaboration with... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 3, 2020
The EU-27 and the UK imported around 5.5 million tonnes of palm oil between July 2019 and the end of June – a drop of around 0.7 million tonnes or 11% year-on-year. The Netherlands (1.61 million tonnes), Spain (1.52 million tonnes) and Italy (1.35 million tonnes) remained the largest importers. Germany only imported around 0.2 million tonnes. According to EU Commission... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 3, 2020
Colonial Terminals Operating Company – a subsidiary of Colonial Enterprises and an affiliate of Colonial Pipeline Company – has agreed to purchase three refined product terminals from Lincoln Terminal Company. Two of the terminals from the South East products and biofuels marketing and logistics company located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Chattanooga, Tennessee,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 2, 2020
The provinces of Groningen and Fryslân has seen the completion of a trial using cleaner biodiesel trains. Following this two-year trial with Arriva, new rolling stock will use this cleaner fuel. The switch from ordinary diesel to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil biodiesel (HVO) reduces CO2 emissions by 89%. The rail fleet will be expanded with new trains called WINKs. The... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 30, 2020
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has thanked the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, which issued a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The governors noted: “Approving prior-year SREs in this manner ignores the court’s decision and congressional intent and will... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 30, 2020
Brazilian ethanol production achieved the highest level recorded in May as sugarcane harvest and biodiesel output rebounded from COVID-19, according to the country’s National Petroleum Agency (ANP). Sugar mills produced 8.46 billion litres of ethanol in May - double the 4.05 billion litres over the same period last year. May's ethanol production also more than doubled... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 29, 2020
Green Biofuels, a provider of low emission fossil-free fuel for fleet and infrastructure operators, has teamed up to reduce carbon emissions across VolkerFitzpatrick’s UK Rail enterprise. GreenD+ is the leading hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel that significantly reduces notrogen oxide and total particulates, as well as carbon emissions, giving the lowest emission... [Read More]


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