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Jun 14, 2018
Preliminary RED II deal agreed – what’s the biofuels industry saying?
BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 13, 2018
Finland’s government has sold 5% of its stake in Neste, Reuters reports. The Government, described by Reuters as ‘centre-right’, sold the 5% stake in the oil refiner and biofuel company for €861 million. The Finnish state’s stake in Neste has now fallen to 44.7%. Opposition parties... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jun 12, 2018
The US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and its industrial partner LanzaTech claim that their new technology is helping clear the way to ethanol derived jet fuel. In April, the ASTM International revised ASTM D7566 Annex 15 – the Standard Specification for... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 12, 2018
BASF Enzymes and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) have formally entered into a marketing and sales collaboration agreement with the aim to ‘maximise value to customers in the ethanol market in the United States.’ In the collaboration, BASF’s enzyme portfolio will be used for applications in... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 12, 2018
A series of engineered proteins could improve biomanufacturing processes for the production of biofuels and other products including pharmaceuticals and commodity chemicals, according to researchers. Kevin Solomon, an assistant professor in Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and colleagues have developed a series of engineered... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 11, 2018
LanzaTech and Shougang Group have announced the successful start-up of what they claim to be the world’s first commercial facility converting industrial emissions to sustainable ethanol. Carbon recycling company Lanzatech and Chinese iron and still producer Shougang created the facility in a joint venture. The facility is... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 5, 2018
Shell Aviation and SkyNRG have announced a long term strategic collaboration aimed at promoting and developing the use of sustainable fuel in aviation supply chains. In the agreement, Shell Aviation and SkyNRG will work to develop ‘long-term opportunities for low-carbon solutions.’ These efforts will, according to a... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jun 5, 2018
In Porto Marghera, Italy, Eni has started collecting used cooking oil (UCO) from the homes of its employees to be used as feedstock for advanced biofuels. According to the Italian oil and gas giant, it is the first company in the world to take a traditional refinery... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jun 4, 2018
Total’s La Mede biodiesel refinery is facing controversy, with France’s largest farmer’s union calling for a nationwide blockade of oil refineries in response to the facility’s intention to use imported palm oil. Last week the French government allowed limited use of palm oil feedstock at the oil... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jun 4, 2018
Polls sponsored by the US National Biodiesel Board show that voters in three Midwestern states think it is important that President Donald Trump keeps his campaign promise to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard. While campaigning to be president, Trump told the January 2016 Iowa Renewable Fuels... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jun 1, 2018
According to a new poll, US consumers feel that E15 should be available year-round at the pump, scrapping the summer barrier on the fuel. Each summer, from 1 June to 15 September, fuel stations across the US are forced to stop sales of E15 fuel blends. This... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jun 1, 2018
 A campaign calling on the UK government to support the introduction of E10 blended petrol has been launched. The #BE10%Good campaign is being heavily backed by the UK’s bioethanol industry. According to a statement, it will run across PR, digital and social media channels. It is lobbying... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 31, 2018
Preem and RenFuel, in collaboration with Rottneros, are constructing what they say is the world's first lignin plant for biofuels. The plant is to produce 25-30,000 tonnes of lignin each year and is expected to be completed by 2021. The pair is acting through their co-owned company, called... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 31, 2018
Scientists use technique to automatically predict the amount of biofuel produced by microbes. Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory say they have developed a way to use machine learning to dramatically accelerate the design of microbes that produce biofuel. Their computer algorithm starts with... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 31, 2018
A problem facing biorefinery operations is the flow of biomass into and throughout facilities. Lignocellulosic biomass, often made up of post-harvest agricultural materials such as corn stover and soybean hulls, often accumulates and compacts while moving through augers, forcing shutdowns for maintenance. A team led by Purdue... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
May 31, 2018
A group of representatives from the US ethanol industry is suing the EPA for its use of waivers from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The plaintiffs are Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and National Farmers... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
May 30, 2018
Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and NextStep Renewable Energy (NSRE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to bring low-carbon renewable fuels into the aviation and airport sectors. The pair hopes to create jobs, diversify the economy and encourage economic growth. “We look forward to working with NSRE as... [Read More]