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Apr 6, 2018
New funding for North of England’s bioeconomy
BIO-OTHER NEWS
Apr 6, 2018
Researchers at the National University of Singapore have identified a species of bacteria that converts cellulose into biobutanol, a replacement for petrol. The scientists first discovered and cultivated the bacterium in 2015 by isolating it from mushroom crop residue. The team claims that producing biofuels with the microorganism... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
Apr 5, 2018
The US trade association is calling out the EPA following court approval of the agency’s settlement with the bankrupt refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) and its granting of a ‘small refiner’ waiver for refining giant Andeavor. Damage to the environment and to agricultural communities are... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 4, 2018
Scientists have created a genetically modified yeast that could quicken the path towards synthetic yeasts for a number of industrial applications, including the creation of bioethanol. The Tufts University researchers have created a yeast that can more efficiently consume xylose, in turn enabling the yeast to grow... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
Apr 4, 2018
The three smallest of Andeavor’s ten oil refineries are now exempt from US biofuels legislation. The ‘hardship’ waiver is meant to protect smaller refiners from being disproportionately impacted by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Last year, Andeavor posted $1.5 billion in net profits. The exemption allows... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Apr 3, 2018
The International Trade Commission (ITC) has voted that unfairly dumped biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia have unfairly harmed US industry. ITC voted 4 – 0 in favour of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition’s position that the industry has suffered because of the imports.... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
Mar 28, 2018
A bipartisan plan is to be unveiled March 28 for support biofuels at a national level to address the country’s increasingly pressing energy security concerns and to systemically promote the development, production and use of biofuels. The industry body Bioenergy Australia is throwing its weight behind Australia’s... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 26, 2018
The US Department of Energy Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkley Lab) have discovered an enzyme that enables the production of a renewable alternative to toluene, a petroleum-based octane booster in gasoline that sells 29 million tons per year. According to the researchers,... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 23, 2018
The US National Biodiesel Board has expressed its disappointment at the news Congress hasn’t renewed the biodiesel tax credit. On 22 March, Congress passed a $1.3 trillion spending package to fund the federal government until September and prevent another shutdown. NBB campaigned for a renewed biodiesel tax... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 23, 2018
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has announced that its biodiesel facility in Mainz is to temporarily cease production. A representative for the company told Biofuels International over email that production was planned to come to a halt at the end of March, ‘once all sales have been... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 22, 2018
The EU has removed anti-dumping duties on biodiesel imports from Indonesia, according to Reuters. It’s the latest development in what has been a long running controversy. Back in 2013, the European Union set import duties on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, claiming that both nations were... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 21, 2018
Enerkem has produced a new high-performance biofuel that it claims could improve the octane rating of fuels sold on the market as well as reduce their carbon footprint. The innovation has been achieved in collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the US. The Canadian... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 21, 2018
Toyota has debuted a prototype of what it calls the world’s first hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The flexible fuelled vehicle can be powered by both gasoline and ‘alternative fuels such as ethanol’. Key to the new vehicle, according to Toyota, is a new hybrid... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 20, 2018
Advanced biofuel producer World Energy has completed the purchase of a number of assets from Delek US Holdings. These include Delek’s interests in renewable jet and diesel producer AltAir Paramount. World Energy has also acquired the Paramount Petroleum Refinery and adjacent tank farm from Delek, as well... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 20, 2018
Few topics in business today stir more debate than blockchain and digital coins. It is important, however, to not get distracted by the hype and polarisation of that discussion. Blockchain and digital coins are technologies that can bring important changes to the commodities markets, and for... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 19, 2018
Advanced renewable fuels and chemicals company Aemetis has announced that its Indian subsidiary has completed the construction of an advanced biodiesel pre-treatment unit to supply biodiesel to oil giant BP. Constructed by Universal Biofuels, Aemetis’ Indian subsidiary, the new facility will process low-cost feedstocks supplied to it... [Read More]