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Mar 8, 2019
REG announces yearly results, with plans to sell life sciences unit
Biodiesel News
Mar 7, 2019
Forest industry company UPM has announced that its latest results from the off-road vehicle test carried out at Vuosaari Harbour in Helsinki, confirm that renewable UPM BioVemo diesel reduces tailpipe emissions. The test on the Vuosaari Harbour focused on measuring the tailpipe emission of a Volvo wheel loader. UPM states that both the nitrogen oxide and particle emissions... [Read More]

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Mar 6, 2019
Next Renewable Fuels has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council and the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters to construct its new facility at Port Westward. The investment is anticipated to cost $1.1 billion (€900 million). President of Next Renewable Fuels Lou Soumas said, “We... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 5, 2019
The University of Utah revealed a study in which chemical engineers have developed a rapid method to deliver cost-effective algal biocrude in large quantities using a specially-designed jet mixer. The team has developed a new kind of jet mixer that extracts the lipids in seconds with much less energy than the older extraction method. Under current methods, it takes more... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 5, 2019
Oil and gas company Shell has joined as equity partners with Air Liquide, Enerkem, Nouryon and the Port of Rotterdam on a proposed Rotterdam project to make valuable chemical and biofuels out of non-recyclable waste materials. The W2C project will be the first advanced waste-to-chemicals facility in in Europe. General manager, Advanced Biofuels at Shell said Andrew Murfin,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 5, 2019
In a recent press release chairman of the senate committees on energy, and economic affairs in the Philippines, Senator Win Gatchalian, is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Biofuels Board (NBB) to study the proposal of the Department of Agriculture to increase coconut content in biodiesel. The increase would be from 2% to 5%. It was after Agriculture... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 4, 2019
Representative Deborah Ruggiero has introduced a legislation that could help Rhode Island meet its carbon emissions reduction goals by phasing in higher percentages of biodiesel in heating oil sold in the state. The New England state already requires heating oil to be sold as a mix that contains 5% biodiesel, including fuels derived from environmentally friendly biological... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 4, 2019
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ranking Member Ron Wyden of Oregon have introduced bipartisan legislation to retroactively extend tax provisions that expired at the end of 2017 and 2018. The legislation will also provide disaster tax relief benefits to individuals and businesses affected by major disasters occurring in 2018. In March of 2018... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 1, 2019
The Local has reported that an investigator appointed by the Swedish government is to propose requiring airlines to use carbon neutral biofuels, but only expects a reduction of 1 to 5% by 2025. Former Green Party leader, Maria Wetterstrand was tasked with investigating measures in order to promote biofuels in flights. Wetterstrand states that the report will suggest that... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 28, 2019
According to Xinhuanet News China Southern Airlines has announced that it has successfully completed its first intercontinental flight with aviation biofuel. The Airbus A320neo single-aisle airplane was delivered from Toulouse, France to Guanazhou in southern China’s Guangdon Province through ferry flight. The flight used aviation fuel with 10% biofuel that was made... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 28, 2019
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would ‘very likely’ complete a policy change allowing year-long sales of 15% ethanol blend gasoline (E15) in time for the summertime driving season, Reuters reports. “Today he told me he thought it was very likely that they could get it done and would do so... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 28, 2019
Colorado-headquartered advanced biofuel producer Gevo announced that it has entered into a long-term renewable isooctane purchase and sale agreement with chemical manufacturing group HCS. Gevo claims that the agreement is an important step forward in its strategy to build out its advanced biofuels production facility in Luverne, Minnesota to increase the production of... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 27, 2019
German ethanol producer CropEnergies revealed that in a board meeting, the company has decided to resume ethanol production at its UK plant in Wilton at the beginning of March 2019. Biofuels International reported on the initial 'pause' of production at the facility in October 2018 which was due to what the company cited as 'difficult market conditions'. According... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 27, 2019
Reuters reports that Kern Oil & Refining Co is threatening to sue the US Environmental Protection Agency for failing to respond to its request for a small refinery biofuel waiver within the proscribed 90 days. In a letter addressed to EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler on the 7 February, Kern Oil said, “Kern Oil would prefer to resolve this matter and receive... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 27, 2019
Political party, Australia-first are trialling the use of 100% renewable diesel to fuel a Scania test engine, with support from the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund. Southern Oil’s Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant at Yarwun, near Gladstone, is pioneering the refining of renewable diesel fuel made from waste plastic, old tyres,... [Read More]


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