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Apr 8, 2020
US biofuel industry fears: ‘Half the industry may be offline within weeks’
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Apr 7, 2020
Palm oil prices are expected to decrease slightly from its current levels over the next three to six months due to fall in demand caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. “Although palm oil supply is also being negatively impacted by government containment measures as plantation operations are being disrupted which could support prices in the very near term, we believe demand... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 6, 2020
A group of European biofuel trade groups have dispatched a letter to the European Union to voice their concerns that countries could cut back on blending commitments as the virus pandemic continues to spread. The letter was sent to Frans Timmermans, the executive vice president for the European Trade Deal at the European Commission, at the end of last month. The group... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 2, 2020
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has hit European used cooking oil supplies (UCO). Biodiesel producers who used UCO have confirmed that contracts for March have been fulfilled and plants are continuing to run smoothly. But as the scale of the pandemic continues to bite, producers have raised concerns that there could be a fall of 70-90 % of UCO in the coming months. This... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 31, 2020
Stena Bulk will perform a test running an MR tanker on 100% biofuel during the coming weeks. The fuel is the MR1-100 bio-fuel oil, produced from used cooking oil and supplied by GoodFuels in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It has been bunkered onto the Stena Immortal and will be used to power the main engine in normal operations to test and prove the technical and operational... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 30, 2020
A transport company has switched its entire fleet of more than 4,000 staff transport buses to biofuel in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. ServeU, which employs more than 5,000 people to manage the facilities of 600 of the UAE’s biggest government departments, banks and hotels, has moved from fossil diesel to B20 biofuel, a blend of 100% pure biodiesel and regular... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 23, 2020
One of the world’s largest producers of renewable diesel has delayed crucial work at one of its refineries due to the coronavirus outbreak. Neste Porvoo has announced that the implementation of the major turnaround of the Porvoo refinery as originally planned was being halted and delayed. The Government of Finland has declared a state of emergency around the country... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 19, 2020
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) celebrated National Biodiesel Day this year by kicking off its 2020 vehicle branding programme with the theme “Biodiesel: Better. Cleaner. Now!” The NBB is encouraging biodiesel users to promote their use of biodiesel and share its benefits by applying for matching funds to be used for vehicle branding initiatives which may include... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 11, 2020
The world's leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste and residue raw materials has agreed to acquire a collector and recycler of used cooking oil in the United States. The transaction by Neste for Mahoney Environment (Mahoney) is subject to the fulfillment of customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. “This is... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 6, 2020
Norwegian short sea roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) shipping line UECC has partnered with marine biofuel producer GoodFuels to trial biofuel oil on its ro-ro vessel M/V Autosky. The three-month trial using GoodFuels’ Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100, or BFO) will test 3,000 metric tonnes of sustainable biofuel on the vehicle carrier. The bio-bunkering of the vessel, which will take... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 6, 2020
The University of Southern California (USC) in the US has introduced compost collection bins at university-owned student housing, with collected waste to be used in the production of biofuels. Troy Hall and New North Residential College are the latest buildings to join the list, which already includes Marks Tower, Parkside Apartments, Nemirovsky and Bohnett residential... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 5, 2020
Finland-based airline Finnair has partnered with renewable fuels producer Neste to increase it use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in its operations. The new partnership is expected to contribute to Finnair’s long-term target of becoming carbon neutral. SAF reduces carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by up to 80% compared to fossil fuels. “We are excited about... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 5, 2020
Viva Energy Australia has teamed up with low-carbon fuels producer Gevo to investigate the feasibility of commercialising biofuels from regionally sourced resources within Australia. Commenting on the recently signed heads of agreement (HOA), Viva Energy CEO Scott Wyatt said: “Viva Energy has already shown a strong commitment in supporting biofuel initiatives around... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 5, 2020
CNH Industrial brand FPT Industrial is planning to explore the potential of macaúba as a feedstock for biodiesel production, with a view to scaling up production from this new source. Macaúba is a native palm tree to Brazil, the Caribbean and South Florida, which currently has multiple uses, including in construction, medical and cosmetic industries. More recently,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 5, 2020
Biodiesel producers, soybean farmers and other supporters in Iowa have urged state lawmakers to extend a break in fuel tax for diesel that contains at least 11% biodiesel. To date, the policy has almost tripled the number of retailers selling biodiesel fuel in the US state of Iowa, increasing availability for consumers while boosting Iowa’s farmers and economy. The... [Read More]


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