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Jun 3, 2019
EPA approves year-round use of E15 fuel blend
POLICY NEWS
Jun 3, 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has approved a resolution calling on governments to continue working towards the implementation of CORSIA, the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation. CORSIA, which was agreed through the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will cap net carbon... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
May 31, 2019
Oil and gas industry giant ExxonMobil has announced it is progressing plans to increase earnings and cash flow potential, while continuing to research technology breakthrough that will lead to emission reductions. During the company’s annual meeting, chairman and CEO Darren Woods told shareholder: “We are committed to... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
May 30, 2019
European renewable ethanol association ePURE has welcomed the recent news that European renewable ethanol resulted in an average of over 71% greenhouse gas (GHG) savings compared to fossil fuels in 2018. New certified data from ethanol producers has shown that 2018 was the seventh year in a... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
May 30, 2019
The US Grains Council (USGC) has revealed that non-beverage ethanol has taken the top spot as the fastest growing US agricultural export over the past 10 years. Last year, exports totalled over 6.5 billion litres of US ethanol, worth $2.7 billion (€2.4 billion). Analysis of trade data from... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 29, 2019
New data from the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) programme has revealed that biodiesel and renewable diesel have delivered the largest-ever reduction in transport-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the state. According to the figures for 2018, California’s use of biodiesel and... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 29, 2019
Advanced biofuels producer NEXT Renewable Fuels (NEXT) has entered into a long-term feedstock supply agreement with BP Products North America (BP). Under the agreement, NEXT will purchase approximately 2 million metric tons of renewable feedstocks annually for NEXT’s planned renewable diesel facility in Port Westward, Oregon, US. Feedstock... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
May 28, 2019
Last week, Chairman of the US House Committee on Agriculture, Collin Peterson, together with Representatives Dusty Johnson, Dave Loebsack, Rodney Davis and Roger Marshall introduced the bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019. The legislation aims to bring transparency to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 28, 2019
Amsterdam-based sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer SkyNRG has selected Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ technology for its planned renewable diesel and jet fuel facility at Delfzijl in the Netherlands. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has committed to purchase 75,000 tonnes of SAJ per year over a ten-year peiod. The fuel... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 28, 2019
BASF, The Estée Lauder Companies and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) have teamed up with civil society organisation Solidaridad to promote sustainable palm oil production in Lampung, Indonesia. The project, which is based in the Waykanan district of Lampung, supports independent Indonesian smallholder farmers to... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 23, 2019
The German Association of Biodiesel Producers (Verband der Deutschen Biokraftstoffindustrie, VDB) has released its 2018 biodiesel production figures, with 3.2 million tonnes of biodiesel produced by German companies throughout the year. Of this total, rapeseed and used cooking oil accounted for the highest proportion of raw materials... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
May 23, 2019
Federated Cooperatives Limited (FCL) has agreed to acquire Terra Grain Fuels’ (TGF) 150 million litre per year ethanol plant, located near Belle Plaine in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. This will enable co-ops in Western Canada to continue to offer transportation fuels to members so they can... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 23, 2019
Major American airline United Airlines has expanded its commitment to biofuel through the renewal of a contract with World Energy. Under the contract, the airline will purchase up to 10 million gallons of sustainable aviation biofuel over the next two years. According to a release, United uses biofuel... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 23, 2019
Thirteen trade groups from across the US agriculture industry, including farmers and biodiesel producers, have called on Congress to take action on bipartisan legislation to extend the biodiesel tax incentive. Addressed to leaders of the House of Representatives and Senate, the letter states: “America’s farmers and rural... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 22, 2019
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released 2018 data that shows the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is continuing to drive production of cleaner fuels for the transport sector. According to CARB, almost 3.3 billion gallons of petroleum diesel have been replaced by cleaner low-carbon alternative... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 21, 2019
Engine developer Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has announced a collaboration with shipowner Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) for the research and development of a biofuel test engine. The two companies plan to carry out engine testing using biofuel supplied by GoodFuels, a leading biofuel supplier based in... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 20, 2019
Renewable fuels producer Neste has teamed up with AirBP to offer an option to refuel with sustainable aviation fuel at Caen airport in France. Produced by Neste, the sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) is being supplied to Caen Carpiquet airport by AirBP. The fuel is produced from non-palm... [Read More]