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Feb 11, 2019
Used cooking oil converted into biodiesel in India
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Feb 7, 2019
Major oil and gas companies Eni and Pertamina have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The deal has been made to investigate synergies of their respective technologies, expertise and know-how. The evaluation of new circular economy collaboration opportunities that would make for strategic development for Eni and its subsidiaries, Syndial Environment and Versalis Chemicals,... [Read More]

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Feb 7, 2019
The Finnish Parliament has approved a law that is set to see biofuels targets gradually increase for 2030. The new law has made for a world-leading advanced biofuels target of 10% in 2030. Finnish parliament’s approval of the law will increase the share of biofuels used in road traffic to 30% by 2029. The government has also approved a law that will allow for the... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 6, 2019
According to Reuters, the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) reports that Indonesia’s 2018 exports of palm oils, oleochemical and biodiesel shipments, has risen 8% from 2017 to 34.6 million tonnes.   Reuters reports GAPKI chairman, Joko Supriyono said that shipments to China and Pakistan rose last year in order to support global demand for vegetable oil. However,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 6, 2019
Next Renewable Fuels has announced that it has entered a long-term purchase and sale agreement for the purchase of renewable diesel from its planned Port Westward, Oregon facility. The company states that it has an investment of over $1 billion (€878 million) to continue the development of its Oregon renewable diesel facility. The facility is expected to have an annual... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 6, 2019
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has sent a letter to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting administrator Andrew Wheeler regarding the biomass-based biodiesel blending obligations for 2021 and 2022. With the obligations being calculated for a release in spring 2019, which is deemed in the letter as the ‘reset rule’, the RFA has requested... [Read More]

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Feb 6, 2019
Finnish fuel firm Neste has published its financial report, with its CEO Peter Vanacker describing the year of 2018 as ‘very strong’ for the company. According to the report, Neste posted a €320 million increase in comparable operating profit from 2017 which it outlines as a record-high. Regarding its Renewable Products division, Neste claimed that its... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 5, 2019
Renewable fuels and biochemicals company Aemetis has announced that the California Energy Commission (CEC) has issued a Notice of Proposed Award (NOPA) for a $5 million (€5.6 million) grant to the company’s Riverbank cellulosic ethanol biorefinery. California State funding through the CEC grant provides support for projects that aim to reduce air pollution,... [Read More]

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Feb 4, 2019
Sustainable marine biofuel produced by Dutch company GoodFuels has been successfully delivered to a bulk carrier chartered by international mining company BHP. The vessel, Frontier Sky, is owned by Japanese shipping company NYK. CO2 savings from the fuel have been verified with BLOC’s blockchain fuels assurance programme.  The marine biofuel was supplied by... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 31, 2019
According to AgriCensus, investments in new corn ethanol production capacity in Brazil’s Mato Grosso are underway.   President of Brazil’s corn ethanol producers’ association Unem, Ricardo Tomczyk has projected that new corn ethanol production will lead to surplus biofuel flowing into the country’s north and northeast regions, putting current... [Read More]

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Jan 30, 2019
The European Commission has announced that US soya beans meet technical requirements to be used in biofuels in the EU. It has also formally recognised the scheme until the 1 July 2021. A joint statement agreeing to increase trade in several areas and products, including soya beans, between presidents Juncker and Trump in 2018, was a part of The Commission’s decision. The... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 30, 2019
According to Revista Cultivar, Brazil’s railroad operator, Rumo Logística has increased the transported volume of biodiesel B100 by 74% last year.   The fuel used by Brazil’s distributors is loaded at terminals in the state of Rio Grande do Sul and is sent to the markets of Paraná and São Paulo. Rumo Logística has moved 172,000... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 30, 2019
Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that its G280 jet has just set a city-pair record using sustainable alternative jet fuel. The record was set whilst flying to California’s Van Nuys Airport to participate in ‘Business Jet Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability,’ which was held to promote the use of sustainable alternative jet fuel. The jet flew 2,243... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 29, 2019
The Port of Rotterdam has announced its incentive scheme, Climate-Friendly Shipping. From the 21st of January interested parties will be able to apply for funding through the scheme, as the Port of Rotterdam Authority has made €5 million available.     CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority, Allard Castelein said, “We wish to play an active part... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 29, 2019
According to Phys.org, an EU initiative has made significant progress in combating poisonous substances that contaminate crops. Mycotoxins are toxic compounds produced by different types of fungus that are an ongoing concern as they can grow on foodstuffs that can later be used in the production of biofuels. The Mycotoxins can lead to huge agricultural and industrial losses... [Read More]


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