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Feb 26, 2019
Albioma commissions first sugarcane-based bioethanol combustion turbine
Biodiesel News
Feb 25, 2019
International marketer and distributor of biodiesel fuel Targray has announced the opening of its EU biodiesel trading desk in Geneva, Switzerland. The company states that this is part of a broader investment plan that aims to meet demand for low-carbon fuels in the EU. The Geneva trading desk is being opened in hopes that it will leverage off Targray’s global franchise... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 22, 2019
In the US, a federal judge has resentenced a 78-year old man for his role in a fraudulent biodiesel scheme after an appeals court dismissed his 2016 sentence, Oregon Live reports. Jack Holden from Eugene, Oregon, and co-defendant Lloyd Benton Sharp defrauded 12 people who invested in a biofuels project to produce biodiesel in Ghana. When the project failed, Holden and... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 21, 2019
According to The Business Times distributors of environmental equipment, USP Group plans to sell its biofuels unit for $6 million (€5.2 million). USP Group is selling its 93.09% owned waste oil-to-biofuel subsidiary, Biofuel Research for $5.59 million (€4.9 million) to a joint venture between the founders of AJ Jetting and Shanaya Environmental Services, The... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 21, 2019
A 90-tonne bung of congealed fat is to be dug out by hand from a Liverpool sewer, according to UK water provider United Utilities, who’s sewer engineers will be digging out the fatberg with pickaxes and shovels. 80 metres long, the blockage of congealed fats, oils and other substances was found underneath Birchall Street and couldn’t be moved with conventional... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 20, 2019
The Minnesota Biofuels Association (MNBiofuels) revealed an ABF Economics study that has shown the ethanol industry’s $2.31 billion (€2.03 billion) contribution to Minnesota’s economy. According to the study, Minnesotan ethanol producers generated 1.27 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.8 million tons of dried distiller’s grains with solubles (a high-protein... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 19, 2019
Eni has announced that it has signed a deal with RenOils to collaborate on promoting the recovery of used vegetable oils. The new deal also includes information and environmental education campaigns in order to outline the benefits of reusing oil to produce fuel as an alternative to fossil fuels. Already using approximately 50% of the used cooking oil available in Italy,... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 18, 2019
Five senators of the Republican party have issued a warning to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting administrator Andrew Wheeler that their pending support over his nomination to lead the EPA will be contingent on his biofuels policy, Reuters reports. The five senators are listed as: Ted Cruz, Texas; Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania; Michael Lee, Utah; John... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 18, 2019
A biorefinery pilot plant in Gladstone, Queensland has been given the go-ahead after a funding injection from the Palaszczuk Government. The biorefinery will be the trail site for jet fuel and diesel production from agricultural and forestry waste. Construction is due to begin this month and will be carried out by US company, Mercurius. Governor Annastacia Palaszczuk states... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 15, 2019
The US’ Montana State University (MSU) researchers are exploring a potential breakthrough in producing biofuels from algae. Supported by a $3 million grant from the US Department of Energy, the research team announced that they are in the early stages of a three-year project focused on developing a biofuel process that could bypass a limitation that has curbed the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 14, 2019
Renewable ethanol association ePure’s secretary general Emmanuel Desplechin has responded to the EU Commission’s draft surrounding high risk indirect land-use change (ILUC) biofuels and the shift of focus away from unsustainable sources of palm oil. The draft details curbing any biofuels with a high ILUC-risk and its amount of consumption in 2019 within the... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 14, 2019
A letter has been sent to US congress about a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax incentive. The letter was written by 44 members of the House of Representatives and stated that after letting the biodiesel tax incentive for 2017 expire for 2018 and beyond, “the industry is once again facing prolonged uncertainty about this policy.” The bipartisan coalition... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 13, 2019
Ethanol trade association Growth Energy announced that it has filed a lawsuit challenging the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ‘failure’ to address small refinery exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in its 2019 renewable volume obligation (RVO) rulemaking. The current lawsuit continues the longstanding dispute between the renewable... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 12, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering the release of its draft proposal to expand the sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline without including measures it promised to the oil industry to restrain biofuel credit speculation, Reuters reports. The move, according to the report, would allow the agency to lift a summertime ban on E15 gasoline in time... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 12, 2019
According to the official journal, the EU has exempted eight Argentine biodiesel producers from paying duties, as long as they export to Europe at a minimum sell price, Reuters reports. In January, Biofuels International reported that the EU had become prepared to accept a deal with the Argentine producers to settle trade disputes over exports into Europe. The deal was... [Read More]


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