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Biodiesel News
Mar 19, 2021
National Biodiesel Day took place on March 18 in honour of Rudolf Diesel’s birthday. In the 1890s, Rudolf invented the diesel engine, which was designed to run on peanut oil. The inventor knew early on about the prominent role renewable plant oils could play in fuelling the future’s better, cleaner vehicles. With this thought of innovation in mind, the National... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 19, 2021
Covenant Energy is progressing with its plans for a new renewable diesel facility. The processing plant, which is planned to be constructed in southern Saskatchewan will produce 6,500 barrels a day of renewable diesel, with a production capacity of 300-325 million litres per year. Additionally arctic-grade renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) are all... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 18, 2021
The incorporation of biofuels in diesel fuel blends reached its highest level in the past year at about 3.025 million tonnes since the quota regime was introduced in 2007. The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) saw this as confirmation that the greenhouse gas reduction target, which was raised from 4 to 6% for 2020, would be easily met. The adequate... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 17, 2021
Wakud is nearing completion of its plant at Khazaen Economic City, which will be the first facility in Oman to recycle used cooking oil (UCO) into biofuel. The plant, for which Wakud International signed an industrial lease agreement with Khazaen, is expected to be operational by June. The project will be implemented as a joint venture in partnership with UK company... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 16, 2021
Aemetis has announced that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary in Andhra Pradesh state of India has been selected to supply approximately 800,000 gallons per month of biodiesel to fuel public transport buses in the region. The arrangement with the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corp (APSRTC) is expected to be ongoing to meet the demands of a population of 84 million... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 12, 2021
EWABA has expressed its concerns regarding the expected diversion of waste lipid feedstocks from the road and maritime sector to aviation. The European association representing more than 30 organisations from the waste-based and advanced biodiesel supply chain said it was critical of a policy promotion measure such as the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blending mandate... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 11, 2021
Indonesia's state energy company PT Pertamina has revealed plans to make oil products such as diesel and jet fuel out of palm oil. Indonesia, the world's biggest producer of palm oil, has a mandatory biodiesel programme with 30% palm oil content known as B30, but the government is keen to expand the use of the vegetable oil for energy. Ifki Sukarya, a senior Pertamina... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 11, 2021
Alfa Laval will soon start testing two new types of marine fuels - biofuels made from waste and methanol at its test and training centre in Denmark. To make these non-carbon fuels commercially viable can have a big impact on the marine industry as it strives towards zero carbon shipping. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) targets a 50% reduction of vessel-related... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 10, 2021
In the past decade, we have seen technological advancements in motor vehicles that run on renewable energy sources. The increasing threat of fossil fuel depletion coupled with the need to maintain renewable sources continues to push for the demand for biofuel. We live in a world where the global market for biofuels and renewable sources continues to grow in order to... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 9, 2021
A new collaboration between the biggest commercial vessel operator on the Thames and Green Biofuels will see increased usage of biodiesel. GPS Marine and Green Biofuels, the UK’s leading provider of clean advanced fuel GreenD+, will help reduce London’s carbon emissions and boost the Thames’ drive to clean up and reduce pollution. GPS Marine and Green Biofuels... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 9, 2021
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) has announced that it has approved plans to convert its Martinez refinery into a renewable fuels manufacturing facility. Converting the California facility from refining petroleum to manufacturing renewable fuels signals MPC’s strong commitment to producing a substantial level of lower carbon-intensity fuels. “Marathon Petroleum... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 5, 2021
Cielo Waste Solutions plans to build a new renewable fuel facility in Canada. The site near Edmonton, Alberta, will be used for Cielo’s proposed 100% waste to high grade renewable fuel. The company has revealed it has secured $10 million (€6.6 million) in loans to purchase the site. This marks the beginning of Cielo’s expansion plans, which is ahead of its previous... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 26, 2021
Germany has underlined its importance for the production and marketing of biodiesel in the European Union with exports of 2.33 million tonnes and an export surplus of approximately 0.9 million tonnes. These figures from Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) also revealed German biodiesel imports totalled approximately 1.45 million tonnes last year.... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 23, 2021
Agroforestry and research company Investancia has signed a 30-year offtake deal with ECB Group for 300,000 tonnes of ‘reforestation oil’ from the pongamia tree. The Investancia tree propagation and R&D centre, located near Carmelo Peralta, Alto Paraguay, is the world’s largest dedicated elite pongamia tree production site. Its current annual production capacity... [Read More]


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