November 13, 2017
US cellulosic and biorefining company Edeniq has joined forces with other biofuels stakeholders in Washington, DC, to call for Members of Congress to maintain “strong” 2018 cellulosic targets under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The group recently met with key Members of Congress to explain why it... [Read More]

November 13, 2017
Global emissions of CO2 in 2017 are projected to rise for the first time in four years, dashing hopes that a peak might soon be reached, according to new research from UK-based Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. The main cause of the expected growth has been... [Read More]

November 13, 2017
Ramkumar Nair, a Sweden-based doctoral student at the University of Borås, has carried out a research project to show it is possible to produce bioethanol from agricultural and industrial waste in existing plants in a socioeconomically sustainable way. “I have been verifying a process that we hope will... [Read More]

November 10, 2017
Abengoa, the Spanish-based infrastructure, energy and water specialist, has announced that it will be helping to build a facility that will produce biofuels from municipal solid waste in the US with gasification technology. The news comes as Fulcrum BioEnergy recently announced that it had successfully reached financial... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
US advanced biofuels and biochemicals company Aemetis said its net loss widened to $8.2 million (€6.4 million) for the third quarter of 2017 from $4.1 million the previous year. The company published its financial results for 30 September, 2017. During the third quarter of 2017, year over year... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
Carl Icahn has been subpoenaed by the US Justice Department in relation to his efforts to overhaul the US biofuels programme while an unpaid advisor to President Trump, according to Reuters. A securities filling from Icahn’s company, Icahn Enterprises, revealed the court summons, Reuters reports. Earlier this year,... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
The use of biodiesel and bioethanol in Germany avoided creating around 7.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in Germany in 2016, according to a new report from Federal Agency for Food and Agriculture (BLE). Biofuels consumed in Germany emits on average 77% less greenhouse gases than fossil... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
Policymakers in the European Parliament’s Transport Committee (TRAN) have rejected the opinion put forward by Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout on the revised Renewable Energy Directive, dubbed RED II. Due to a lack of agreement on the outcome of the Environment Committee’s (ENVI) proposal on the phase-out... [Read More]

November 9, 2017
The US Commerce Department has issued a final determination in a case brought by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition regarding subsidised biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. Earlier this year, the Commerce Department made a preliminary finding that Argentina and Indonesia provide subsidies to... [Read More]

November 8, 2017
US advanced biofuels company Gevo announced that its alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) derived from renewable isobutanol is being used today by eight commercial airlines for Fly Green Day, sponsored by the O'Hare Fuel Committee, at Chicago O'Hare International Airport.   This event is the first time renewable jet fuel... [Read More]

November 8, 2017
New research into the properties of oil from recycled tyres will evaluate the performance and emissions of commercial vehicles under actual operating conditions including engines that are representative of heavy duty trucks, light weight commercial vehicles, 4Wds and SUVs. The “on-truck” tests have been conducted on a... [Read More]

November 8, 2017
US advanced biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group has unveiled its third quarter financial result, reporting a net loss attributable to common stockholders of $11.4 million (€9.86m), compared to net income of $22.9 million in the third quarter of 2016. All figures refer to the quarter ending 30... [Read More]

November 8, 2017
Researchers from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) have received a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin a three-year project to perform a multitude of techno-market analyses of US biorefinery supply chains from feedstock to alternative jet fuels. The amount of worldwide air... [Read More]

November 7, 2017
E10 fuel (a mixture of regular unleaded fuel and ethanol) has become the number one fuel in France after financial incentives made the biofuel more affordable and attractive, according to a report in Reuters. France is the largest ethanol market in the European Union. According to statistics... [Read More]

November 7, 2017
Enerkem, a Canadian waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer, has announced that it has received approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, Canada facility under the US Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Enerkem's state-of-the-art advanced biofuels facility has successfully completed... [Read More]

November 6, 2017
US cellulose technology provider Alliance BioEnergy Plus has inked an exclusive brokerage agreement with Progressive Fuels, an independent interdealer broker specialising in wholesale physical and financial over-the-counter (OTC) biofuels. The agreement is for five years and will automatically renew at the end of the initial term or... [Read More]