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Feb 17, 2020
NDSP pulls plug on soybean crushing facility in North Dakota
Biodiesel News
Feb 13, 2020
Italian energy transition company NextChem has teamed up with US Saola Energy to license technology for the production of renewable diesel from vegetable oils and residual fats. The two companies will combine forces to deliver a comprehensive solution. NextChem will act as licensor of the combined technology, providing clients with engineering, procurement and construction... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 13, 2020
FORGE Hydrocarbons, a Canadian biofuel start-up company, has secured an equity investment from Shell Ventures and a follow-on contribution from Valent Low-Carbon Technologies, to help build a commercial-scale biofuel production plant. The facility, which is reportedly the first of its kind, will be built at a cost of CAD$30 million (€20.9 million) in Sombra, in the... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 4, 2020
Global shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has announced that one of its ships recently refuelled in Rotterdam, the Netherlands with a new biofuel, in an attempt to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by its vessels. For the first time, the company’s Montreal Express is being powered by B20 biofuel, a blend of 80% low-sulphur fuel oil and 20% biodiesel, made... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 31, 2020
US airline Delta has entered into one of the largest airline offtake agreements of its kind for the purchase of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), if produced, from Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels (NWABF). The offtake agreement builds on Delta’s $2 million (€1.8 million) investment for an ongoing feasibility study for the sustainable jet fuel with NWABF. The study,... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 30, 2020
The government of Manitoba, a province in Canada, has announced ambitious plans to achieve the cleanest fuel standards in the country. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister revealed plans to increase the ethanol and biodiesel content of the province’s transportation fuels, as it implements its ‘Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan’. “We have the cleanest electricity... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 29, 2020
HollyFrontier has selected Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex sustainable renewable fuel technology to produce renewable diesel from various feedstocks at the company’s renewable diesel unit, at the Artesia refinery in New Mexico, US. Under an agreement with HollyFrontier subsidiary Artesia Renewable Diesel Company, Topsoe will license and supply basic engineering, proprietary... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 27, 2020
Vehicle manufacturer Ford has approved the use of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) in its Transit vans, sourced from waste oils, including used cooking oil collected from restaurants and kitchens. The use of renewable diesel instead of conventional fossil fuels can contribute to improvements in air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% compared with... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 27, 2020
The government of Paraguay has recently granted a Free Zone regime for the Omega Green project, which is being touted as the first advanced biofuels plant in the southern hemisphere. The facility, which will be built by ECB Group at an estimated cost of $800 million (€725.7 million), will produce renewable diesel and renewable aviation kerosene. It is expected that... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 24, 2020
The US Department of Energy (DOE) plans to invest almost $300 million (€271.9 million) in research and development of sustainable transportation resources and technologies, including drop-in biofuels. The investment, which was announced by under secretary of energy Mark W. Menzes, supports the DOE’s goal of ensuring that as the transportation system transforms,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 23, 2020
US biodiesel association the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has welcomed new fuel quality reports published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), which are making information about the quality of biodiesel more accessible than ever. NREL’s statistical analysis, which is supported with funding from the NBB, is based on thousands of data points that were... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 22, 2020
New research has revealed that diesel powertrains are expected to remain popular for years to come, with the use of biodiesel blends in diesel equipment remaining the preferred choice for fleets looking to improve the sustainability of their operations. Attendees at the National Biodiesel Conference and Expo heard from John Eichberger, executive director of the Fuels... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 21, 2020
A new study carried out by economic modelling experts from Purdue University in the US has found the impacts of US biofuel policy on deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia to be insignificant. The study, titled ‘US Biofuel Production and Policy Implications for Land Use Changes in Malaysia and Indonesia’, considered concerns from renewable fuel opponents claiming... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 21, 2020
Renewable fuels producer Neste will deliver sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Zurich Airport during this year’s World Economic Forum, taking place in Davos, Switzerland later in January. This is the first time SAF has been made available in Switzerland. The fuel, which is known as Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel, has up to 80% smaller carbon footprint compared to fossil... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 21, 2020
Phillips 66 and Renewable Energy Group (REG) have decided to discontinue their joint effort to build a large-scale renewable diesel plant in Ferndale in the US state of Washington. According to a statement from the partners, the project has been cancelled due to permitting delays and uncertainties. Originally announced in 2018, the 250 million gallon per year facility... [Read More]


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