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Jul 6, 2020
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Features
Jul 6, 2020
New data from the Transport & Environment (T&E) shows the amount of palm oil used to make EU biodiesel increased 7% last year - hitting an all-time high of 4.5 million tonnes. The use of palm oil to make everyday products such as bread, ice cream, hazelnut spread, chocolate, margarine, shampoo and detergent dropped to an all-time low of 2.8 million tonnes, according to... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 3, 2020
Colonial Terminals Operating Company – a subsidiary of Colonial Enterprises and an affiliate of Colonial Pipeline Company – has agreed to purchase three refined product terminals from Lincoln Terminal Company. Two of the terminals from the South East products and biofuels marketing and logistics company located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Chattanooga, Tennessee,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
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]

Biodiesel News
Jul 3, 2020
The EU-27 and the UK imported around 5.5 million tonnes of palm oil between July 2019 and the end of June – a drop of around 0.7 million tonnes or 11% year-on-year. The Netherlands (1.61 million tonnes), Spain (1.52 million tonnes) and Italy (1.35 million tonnes) remained the largest importers. Germany only imported around 0.2 million tonnes. According to EU Commission... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
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]

Biodiesel News
Jul 2, 2020
The provinces of Groningen and Fryslân has seen the completion of a trial using cleaner biodiesel trains. Following this two-year trial with Arriva, new rolling stock will use this cleaner fuel. The switch from ordinary diesel to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil biodiesel (HVO) reduces CO2 emissions by 89%. The rail fleet will be expanded with new trains called WINKs. The... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
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]

Bioethanol News
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]

Bioethanol News
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]

Bioethanol News
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]

Biodiesel News
Jun 29, 2020
The Indonesian government approved regulations regarding the use of biodiesel as a substitute for fossil fuel across all economic sectors in 2018. Recently the South East Asian government mandated to mix 20% biodiesel with 80% fossil fuel (B20). And at the end of last year the country launched biodiesel containing 30% palm-based fuel – the highest mandatory mix in... [Read More]

Features
Jun 29, 2020
Where do you source feedstock for the biofuel production process? To start with, there is a vast potential for agricultural byproducts in several regions globally – in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Numerous studies regarding the feedstock availability and potential have been published and if you take a closer look at some of the more conservative ones,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 29, 2020
Green Biofuels, a provider of low emission fossil-free fuel for fleet and infrastructure operators, has teamed up to reduce carbon emissions across VolkerFitzpatrick’s UK Rail enterprise. GreenD+ is the leading hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel that significantly reduces notrogen oxide and total particulates, as well as carbon emissions, giving the lowest emission... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
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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