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Jun 13, 2024
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Biodiesel News
Jun 11, 2024
Radius, owner and operator of the UK Fuels network, has expanded its Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) offering to give customers access to the sustainable fuel at more sites. Radius’s UK Fuels network is already one of the largest in the UK with over 3,700 fuel stations. With 45 of those sites now offering HVO, it is the largest HVO fuel card network in the UK. Paving... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 6, 2024
Chinese biofuel producers plan to invest more than $1 billion (€0.9 billion) in the country’s first plants to turn waste cooking oil into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), according to Reuters. China is the world’s second largest aviation market and the announcement of its policy on SAF use for 2030 could lead to billions of dollars of investment in the sector, it... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 31, 2024
Swedish bunker company ScanOcean has added a new biofuel blend to its suite of products. According to Ship & Bunker the fuel, B30-DMA, blends 0.1% sulphur marine diesel oil with hydrotreated vegetable oil. The fuel is "specially designed to meet the evolving needs of maritime sustainability" and is "both environmentally friendly and compliant with the latest regulations",... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 29, 2024
Neste welcomes the allowance of unrestricted sales of paraffinic diesel fuels according to the DIN EN 15940 fuel standard in Germany. The sales of unblended, 100% renewable diesel (also known as HVO100) has previously only been allowed in specific segments, such as in non-road vehicles and public transportation. The approval that has now come into force allows for... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 28, 2024
Norden has marked the first ever B100 biofuel bunkering in Singapore. The company was commissioned by Japan-based trading company ITOCHU Corporation to conduct the B100 biofuel bunkering, following the trial of a B24/VLSFO blend on Panamax vessel Nord Taurus. The bunkering was carried out with support from bunker supplier Mitsui & Co. Energy Trading Singapore (METS),... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 21, 2024
The 2M Group of Companies, in collaboration with Suttons Tankers as one of their major selected logistics partners, have embarked on a six-month trial using Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as an alternative fuel aimed at decreasing carbon emissions. As key players in the chemical and logistics industries, the 2M Group of Companies and Suttons Tankers jointly recognise... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 20, 2024
Royal Mail has hit its first milestone in its rollout of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to fuel its heavy goods vehicle (HGV) fleet, using over 10 million litres and saving over 30,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent. HVO is a renewable alternative to diesel that reduces up to 90% of direct greenhouse gas emissions compared to diesel. It was first introduced by... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 20, 2024
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) has successfully conducted its first trial use of marine B100 biofuel which was supplied by global energy management company World Fuel Services on the car carrier Apollon Highway. The marine B100 biofuel was delivered to the vessel at the Belgium port of Zeebrugge on March 31. After leaving the Europe Emission Control Area, the vessel... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 16, 2024
Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team is targeting 100% biofuel logistics for the 2024 European season. The team is working with PETRONAS and its logistics partners to extend the use of HVO100 biofuel as part of the ambition to achieve a fully biofuelled European season. Toto Wolff, team principal and CEO - Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, said: “Sustainable fuels powering... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 13, 2024
Trafigura has expanded its agreement with Brookfield Asset Management and its listed affiliate Brookfield Business Partners to include Greenergy’s Canadian supply operations for an undisclosed sum. This complements Trafigura’s proposed acquisition of Greenergy’s European operations announced on 4 March. Founded in 1992 to supply diesel with lower emissions,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 9, 2024
The EU Commission expects a decrease in rapeseed harvests in Romania, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic in 2024 compared to the previous year. Freezing temperatures and abundant rainfall have fuelled concerns over this year’s rapeseed harvest in many parts of the EU-27. There are fears of considerable declines in yield. The EU Commission assumes the 2024 EU rapeseed... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 8, 2024
The City of Lincoln has been awarded funding from the Nebraska Soybean Board (NSB) to begin incorporating B20 biodiesel in its municipal fleet. This biodiesel incentive program marks a significant milestone in the City's ongoing commitment to sustainability and reducing carbon emissions, replacing 215,000 gallons of petroleum diesel in nearly 130 fleet vehicles. Biodiesel... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 2, 2024
Quadrise has been collaborating with Vertoro since September 2022 to incorporate their novel and cost-effective sustainable biofuels in bioMSAR™. Quadrise Plc, the supplier of innovative energy solutions for a cleaner planet, has provided an update on its Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with the biofuel specialist. Following the successful production and testing... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 2, 2024
Marathon Petroleum continues to operate its Martinez renewable diesel facility in the San Francisco Bay area at about half of its nameplate capacity. However, it is expected to reach 100% by the end of the year, the company said. "We would expect to continue to operate at 50% for the second quarter, and then somewhere mid-third quarter, we would expect to see our capacity... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 30, 2024
Germany shipped around 2.9 million tonnes of biodiesel abroad last year - the largest quantity ever. Imports amounted to 1.6 million tonnes, falling 6.2% short of the previous year's volume. The figure does not include imports of HVO, as this is exclusively produced outside of Germany. In 2022, HVO imports totalled approximately 0.48 million tonnes. The Netherlands,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 29, 2024
Alfanar welcomed Transport Secretary Mark Harper MP to their Teesside site on the day the Government announced measures to give UK aviation and the SAF industry the certainty to create green jobs and cut sector emissions. Alfanar is a global renewables and engineering company headquartered in Saudi Arabia, developing a £1.5 billion (€2 billion) waste-to-sustainable... [Read More]


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