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Jun 7, 2021
Traditional Abras in Dubai to use biofuel after successful trial
Biodiesel News
Jun 4, 2021
Imports of Australian rapeseed to the German market have increased recently while Canadian supplies have lost pace since January, latest figures reveal. Although Germany's 2020 rapeseed harvest was larger than the previous year, it was nevertheless below average. This meant that large rapeseed imports have been required again in the 2020/21 marketing year. Canada, Ukraine... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 3, 2021
Vertex Energy will acquire an oil refinery in Mobile, Alabama and produce renewable diesel. A refiner and marketer of high-quality refined products, Vertex will acquire the Mobile Chemical LP Refinery from Equilon Enterprises, doing business as Shell Oil Products, Shell Oil Company and Shell Chemical, subsidiaries of Royal Dutch Shell, for $75 million (€61.4 million). Vertex... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 2, 2021
CVR Energy said it will focus on renewable fuels and is no longer interested in acquiring crude oil refineries. The company said it will set aside $10 million (€8.2 million) to progress its renewable diesel initiatives including the completion of process design to convert an existing hydrotreater at the Coffeyville refinery to renewable diesel service. The company... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 1, 2021
Abu Dhabi's waste management centre will start recycling waste cooking oil (UCO) from homes and restaurants to produce biofuels. Abdul Mohsin Al Katheeri, acting director of projects and facilities at Tadweer, said the doorstep project is expected to start next year. Residents will be provided with secure containers to safely dispose of their used oil. A licensed recycling... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 1, 2021
ACWA Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Neutral Fuels for future collaboration on the supply of its net zero biofuel for Saudi Arabia’s ambitious regenerative tourism project on the Red Sea coast. The ACWA Power-led consortium, a leading Saudi developer, investor and operator of power generation and desalinated water plants, was awarded the Red... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 27, 2021
Malaysia backs the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries’ (CPOC) move to submit an objection to Belgium, which is planning to ban the use of palm oil as a biofuel next year. CPOPC has made its objection through a letter to Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. Malaysia is one of the founding members of CPOPC. Commodities Minister Mohd Khairuddin said Belgium’s... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 26, 2021
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) expects increases in rapeseed harvests for the most important rapeseed-producing countries this year. According to an initial USDA assessment, the supply situation in the global rapeseed market will likely remain tense in the 2021/22 marketing year. Rapeseed output is anticipated to increase 2.5% to 73.2 million tonnes. However,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 26, 2021
Topsoe and Preem have successfully revamped the latter’s Gothenburg refinery. This is the second revamp of the hydrotreater, following work in 2010 that upgraded the unit to co-process 30% renewable feedstock using Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology. The unit was one of the first in the world capable of processing renewable feedstock. With the second revamp, Preem and... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 25, 2021
Eurotank Amsterdam (ETA) is investing in the conversion of its gas oil tanks, making them suitable for storing biofuels, mixed biofuels and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). This follows a successful pilot project by the storage company which is part of VTTI. The project will allow for storage capacity of 75,000 cubic metres and the first phase will be commissioned... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 20, 2021
UPM has moved forward with its biofuels growth plans and has begun the basic engineering phase of a next generation biorefinery. The potential biorefinery would have an annual capacity of 500,000 tonnes of high-quality renewable fuels including sustainable jet fuel (SAF). The products will significantly reduce carbon footprint in the road transport and aviation, as... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 19, 2021
The biggest increases in soybean production this year were recorded in Italy and Romania, according to current figures published by the EU Commission. These were the two major soy-producing countries, but soybean production in Germany has also risen strongly. According to estimates, the soybean production area in the EU-27 for harvest in 2021 for the first time exceeded... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 18, 2021
A global effort to reduce sulphur and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships has researchers from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and other Department of Energy facilities investigating the potential use of marine biofuels. “Biofuels turned out to be very good options because they have zero or very, very low sulphur compared to fossil fuels,” said... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 14, 2021
Topsoe will supply basic engineering, proprietary equipment, catalyst, and technical services for Seaboard Energy’s renewable fuels complex in Kansas. The project in Hugoton is based on HydroFlex, an industry-proven technology to produce renewable fuels from a wide variety of renewable feedstocks. Gary Louis, president and CEO of Seaboard Energy, said: “We chose... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 13, 2021
Bunker One bunkering vessel Amak Swan will soon be delivering biofuels to ships in the Skaw and Gothenburg regions. This signals marine fuels and lubricants supplier Bunker Holding’s move into bunkering markets for non-fossil-based fuels. The 3,500-mt capacity Amak Swan has also begun trials to use biofuel in its own engine. "We are a strong supporter of the move... [Read More]


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