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Jul 3, 2020
Colonial agrees to purchase three biofuels terminals
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Jul 3, 2020
THE US Grains Council (USGC) has welcomed the news that the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially enters into force. This agreement is a culmination of years of work to update and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), offering partners improved agricultural market access and freer, fairer trade between the countries. “This agreement solidifies... [Read More]

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Jul 2, 2020
AustroCel Hallein’s new bioethanol plant currently under construction is set to come on stream by the end of the year. The plant will produce up to 30 million litres of bioethanol annually and end product will be added to petrol and replaces about 1% of the annual petrol consumption in Austria. Such replacement of fossil fuel makes a saving of around 50,000 tonnes of... [Read More]

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Jul 1, 2020
The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) has contracted aerospace engineers to continue biofuel testing of the RM12 engine. The testing is being carried out by GKN Aerospace Sweden and the biofuel for this test is manufactured by Swedish Biofuels AB. The test is part of a bilateral biojet-project collaboration between FMV and the US air force, which began... [Read More]

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Jul 1, 2020
The UK Prime Minister’s ambitious plans to develop the world’s first zero emission long-haul flight has been welcomed by Sustainable Aviation. Boris Johnson made the announcement during his ‘New Deal’ speech, setting out plans to “rebuild Britain and fuel economic recovery” after the COVID-19 pandemic has been defeated. He said: “As part of our mission... [Read More]

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Jun 30, 2020
Brazilian ethanol production achieved the highest level recorded in May as sugarcane harvest and biodiesel output rebounded from COVID-19, according to the country’s National Petroleum Agency (ANP). Sugar mills produced 8.46 billion litres of ethanol in May - double the 4.05 billion litres over the same period last year. May's ethanol production also more than doubled... [Read More]

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Jun 30, 2020
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has thanked the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, which issued a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The governors noted: “Approving prior-year SREs in this manner ignores the court’s decision and congressional intent and will... [Read More]

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Jun 26, 2020
Velocys, the sustainable fuels technology company, has raised £20 million (€22 million) following the issuing of new shares. The company revealed in May that planning permission has been given to Altalto Immingham - the UK’s first commercial waste-to-jet-fuel plant. North East Lincolnshire Council has given the green light to the sustainable fuels technology company... [Read More]

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Jun 25, 2020
Production and use of renewable ethanol from ePURE members delivered an average of more than 72% greenhouse gas savings compared to fossil fuels in 2019, according new data. This record-high average performance continues an eight-year trend of annual improvements to the climate-change-fighting potential of EU ethanol. “Every year, renewable ethanol increases its greenhouse-gas... [Read More]

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Jun 24, 2020
Clariant is making good progress in building a new commercial-scale plant for the production of cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues based on its sunliquid technology. Paolo Corvo, Clariant’s head of sales and marketing, business line biofuels and derivatives, gave an update on the project during a webinar on how Europe can develop a market for advanced renewable... [Read More]

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Jun 23, 2020
A group of engineers and researchers were able to achieve the chemical storage of wind power into a liquid for the first time. BSE Engineering and the Institute for Regenerative Energy Systems at Stralsund University of Applied Sciences (IRES) have successfully demonstrated this conversion of wind power to methanol after the plant operation was launched for converting... [Read More]

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Jun 23, 2020
Georgia-based Attis Industries plans to invest up to €80 million (£72 million) in a new biofuels factory in northern Serbia. The Kula city government has said the new plant could be operational in two years after the green light for the project was given. Vanessa Bageto, a representative of Attis Industries, signed a memorandum of understanding with the city government... [Read More]

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Jun 22, 2020
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is reminding pesticide applicators of the restriction for the use of the herbicide dicamba on dicamba-tolerant soybeans for this year’s growing season. The product cannot be applied in Minnesota after June 20. The Minnesota restriction is in addition to those established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).... [Read More]

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Jun 19, 2020
Brazilian ethanol stocks added 4.63 billion litres at the end of May, the latest information released by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock showed. The volume was the record high for any end of May since S&P Global Platts started to track this data back in 2010. In the producing region of Central-South Brazil the total ethanol stocks were at 4.46 billion litres,... [Read More]

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Jun 18, 2020
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has thanked two US senators for introducing legislation to reduce Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) delays in the approval of applications to produce advanced biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “We applaud Senators John Thune and Jeanne Shaheen for working on a bipartisan basis to break the regulatory logjam holding back... [Read More]


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