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Sep 19, 2018
Coffee waste biofuel plant in South Africa expects 2019 construction
BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 19, 2018
The Chamber of Commerce in Brazil published an article detailing a public hearing where the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) will discuss the schedule for raising the mandatory ratio of biodiesel to diesel. It is outlined that the government will be intending to understand whether the... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
Sep 19, 2018
Angel Alvarez Alberdi, Secretary General of the European Waste to Advanced Biofuels Association (EWABA) will be at the Biofuels International Conference discussing the renewable energy directive (REDII). Angel’s slot at the conference is titled, The Renewable Energy Directive: Providing clarity on the 2020-2030 regulatory frameworks, from... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 18, 2018
Wilmar International has said that the implementation of the biodiesel programme in Indonesia has proven that there should be no concern that the use of biodiesel will affect vehicle engines.   After concerns were raised by Malaysian hauliers and automotive manufacturers on the implementation of the biodiesel... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Sep 18, 2018
Prominent US ethanol producer Green Plains has planned the closure of two plants in Iowa. According to Reuters, the plants are to be shut due to low profit margins. Green Plains is the number 3 ethanol producer in the United States and has an annual... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 17, 2018
In an official statement, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) claims that Indonesia’s expansion of 20% biodiesel fuel (B20) has reached 80% of its target. The expansion involves the mandatory use of B20 as part of an effort to reduce the export of crude oil,... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Sep 14, 2018
As reported by Vietnamese news outlet, Vietnam News, the country’s consumption of the biofuel E5 RON 92 topped 1.78 million cubic meters during the first half of the year. This is a dramatic 31% increase from the last year, accounting for over 40% of all... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Sep 11, 2018
Virgin Australia announced the completion of a trial to deliver biofuel through Brisbane Airport’s fuel supply system. This marks the first time in the country’s history that sustainable aviation fuel has been delivered through a general fuel supply system and marks Brisbane Airport as one of the... [Read More]

BIOGAS NEWS
Sep 10, 2018
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed in China between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). The MoU signing hopes to develop Nigeria’s oilfield services and enhance research development in the oil & gas industry. After the deal had... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Sep 10, 2018
Korean companies, Hyundai and LG are to construct biodiesel factories in response to the government’s effort to expand the domestic use of the fuel through its mandatory 20% blended biodiesel (B20) policy.  Antara News Agency reported that, West Kalimantan Governor, Sutarmidji, said that they “welcome... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Sep 7, 2018
Formed in 2007, Vivergo aimed to deliver a substantial and significant portion of the UK’s forecast Biofuel demand. Originally a joint venture between AB Sugar and Du Pont, the company set out to become a biorefinery for the future. However, on the 6th of September it... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Sep 4, 2018
On 30 August 2018, bioethanol trade association Growth Energy announced in a press release that it, alongside the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), has decided to file a lawsuit in federal district court against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) for... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Sep 4, 2018
According to new data, European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.84 billion litres of ethanol and 5.71 million tonnes of beneficial co-products in 2017. This record high greenhouse gas reduction, compared to petrol is being attributed to major production of animal feed.    There has been... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Sep 3, 2018
India’s frontrunner for biofueled aerial operations, SpiceJet, conducted the nation’s first biofueled demonstration flight from Dehradun to Delhi. Another milestone in Asia’s growing efforts to find renewable alternatives for jet fuel, the flight followed China’s first cross-ocean biofueled flight last November. According to a press release,... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Aug 30, 2018
The US Department of Energy has announced a $1.1 million (€940,000) grant for research into sorghum disease resistance led by the University of Illinois, reflecting the growing interest in the crop as a feedstock for renewable fuel and energy. Earlier this year, the US Environmental... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Aug 30, 2018
Scientists at the University of Kent, UK, have developed a new technique for manipulating small cell structures for use in a range of applications, including the production of biofuels and vaccines. Key to the breakthrough are tiny bacterial cellular structures known as organelles, which the researchers redesigned... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 29, 2018
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced up to AUD$500,000 (€311,719) in funding will be awarded to Boral Timber to investigate the feasibility of building a biorefinery capable of producing biodiesel from sawmill residues. If the facility at Boral Timber’s Hardwood Sawmill at Herons... [Read More]