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Aug 4, 2020
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Bioethanol News
Aug 3, 2020
The Canadian city of Calgary and Steeper Energy Canada have announced a new agreement to transform sewage sludge and waste for the production of sustainable biofuels like renewable diesel or jet fuel. The agreement will see the development of a demonstration plant at the Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in the city. The city will supply a small portion of its primary... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 31, 2020
The Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) estimates the consumption of biodiesel at about 2.6 million tonnes for 2020. Compared with 2019, this would mean an increase of about. 0.3 million tonnes. But according to UFOP, this sales volume can only be achieved if sustainably certified hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) or vegetable oil can be processed... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 31, 2020
Growth Energy has responded to the Senate statement concerning the next round of COVID-19 relief to producers. This includes US biofuels producers who are eligible entities under the recently released agriculture assistance programme. “This is a good first step towards healing the damage wrought by COVID-19, but falls short of providing the necessary clarity that... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 29, 2020
The German rapeseed harvest will probably be lower than average this year. But according to the Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) this was not due to shrinking demand in the biodiesel industry's feedstock requirements. In 2019, the industry produced 3.4 million tonnes of biodiesel. Due to the poor growing conditions, the latest estimate of the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 28, 2020
Swedish agricultural cooperative Lantmännen has forecast that the annual harvest will amount to 6.1 million tonnes in total this year. Lantmännen said the forecast for the annual harvest of grain, oilseed crops and pulses would be lower than last year’s bumper harvest but slightly above the five-year average. “We are expecting a good harvest in Sweden this year,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 23, 2020
A study conducted by Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) showed British Columbia (BC) to be leading the nation in clean fuel investment projects. The study revealed that firms planning to increase feedstock and advanced biofuel/synthetic fuel production capacity in BC was equivalent to 40% of all Canadian projects identified. In early June, ABFC joined with a broad group... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 22, 2020
The Clean Energy Council and Bioenergy Australia have announced that a memorandum of understanding between the two organisations has been signed. The aim of the collaboration is to drive an increased level of understanding, uptake and engagement in renewable energy generation in Australia. “Bioenergy can operate across the entire energy system and supports domestic... [Read More]

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]


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