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Apr 1, 2019
NBB calls on EPA to reform small refinery exemptions
Biodiesel News
Apr 1, 2019
Supply chain solutions provider Panalpina Singapore has announced the roll-out of a new fleet of biodiesel trucks to serve its customer L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific. By 2020, L’Oréal aims to include 100% of its strategic suppliers under its ‘Sharing Beauty with All’ sustainability initiative. These new biodiesel trucks will help... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 29, 2019
US biofuels producer NEXT Renewable Fuels announced that it will lease a 94-acre site from the Port of Columbia County for its Advanced Green Diesel production facility. The site is located next to 25 acres already owned by NEXT, providing a total of 119 acres on which the company will develop its green diesel facility. According to NEXT, the biorefinery will have a capacity... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 27, 2019
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB), together with members and stakeholders, has urged Congress to prioritise the extension of the multiyear biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive. The tax incentive was retroactively extended by Congress for 2017 in February last year, which has left it expired from 2018 onwards. In a letter to House leaders, the NBB and its stakeholders... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 7, 2019
Forest industry company UPM has announced that its latest results from the off-road vehicle test carried out at Vuosaari Harbour in Helsinki, confirm that renewable UPM BioVemo diesel reduces tailpipe emissions. The test on the Vuosaari Harbour focused on measuring the tailpipe emission of a Volvo wheel loader. UPM states that both the nitrogen oxide and particle emissions... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 5, 2019
The University of Utah revealed a study in which chemical engineers have developed a rapid method to deliver cost-effective algal biocrude in large quantities using a specially-designed jet mixer. The team has developed a new kind of jet mixer that extracts the lipids in seconds with much less energy than the older extraction method. Under current methods, it takes more... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 5, 2019
In a recent press release chairman of the senate committees on energy, and economic affairs in the Philippines, Senator Win Gatchalian, is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Biofuels Board (NBB) to study the proposal of the Department of Agriculture to increase coconut content in biodiesel. The increase would be from 2% to 5%. It was after Agriculture... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 4, 2019
Representative Deborah Ruggiero has introduced a legislation that could help Rhode Island meet its carbon emissions reduction goals by phasing in higher percentages of biodiesel in heating oil sold in the state. The New England state already requires heating oil to be sold as a mix that contains 5% biodiesel, including fuels derived from environmentally friendly biological... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 4, 2019
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ranking Member Ron Wyden of Oregon have introduced bipartisan legislation to retroactively extend tax provisions that expired at the end of 2017 and 2018. The legislation will also provide disaster tax relief benefits to individuals and businesses affected by major disasters occurring in 2018. In March of 2018... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 1, 2019
The Local has reported that an investigator appointed by the Swedish government is to propose requiring airlines to use carbon neutral biofuels, but only expects a reduction of 1 to 5% by 2025. Former Green Party leader, Maria Wetterstrand was tasked with investigating measures in order to promote biofuels in flights. Wetterstrand states that the report will suggest that... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 28, 2019
According to Xinhuanet News China Southern Airlines has announced that it has successfully completed its first intercontinental flight with aviation biofuel. The Airbus A320neo single-aisle airplane was delivered from Toulouse, France to Guanazhou in southern China’s Guangdon Province through ferry flight. The flight used aviation fuel with 10% biofuel that was made... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 27, 2019
Political party, Australia-first are trialling the use of 100% renewable diesel to fuel a Scania test engine, with support from the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund. Southern Oil’s Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant at Yarwun, near Gladstone, is pioneering the refining of renewable diesel fuel made from waste plastic, old tyres,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 25, 2019
International marketer and distributor of biodiesel fuel Targray has announced the opening of its EU biodiesel trading desk in Geneva, Switzerland. The company states that this is part of a broader investment plan that aims to meet demand for low-carbon fuels in the EU. The Geneva trading desk is being opened in hopes that it will leverage off Targray’s global franchise... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 22, 2019
In the US, a federal judge has resentenced a 78-year old man for his role in a fraudulent biodiesel scheme after an appeals court dismissed his 2016 sentence, Oregon Live reports. Jack Holden from Eugene, Oregon, and co-defendant Lloyd Benton Sharp defrauded 12 people who invested in a biofuels project to produce biodiesel in Ghana. When the project failed, Holden and... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 15, 2019
The US’ Montana State University (MSU) researchers are exploring a potential breakthrough in producing biofuels from algae. Supported by a $3 million grant from the US Department of Energy, the research team announced that they are in the early stages of a three-year project focused on developing a biofuel process that could bypass a limitation that has curbed the... [Read More]


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