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Jan 5, 2018
Alkol Biotech agrees to supply 500,000 tonnes of biomass to Europe’s ‘largest’ biorefinery
BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jan 5, 2018
4 January, the Government of Finland announced that it is donating €50 million worth of shares to a children’s charity in celebration of a century of independence. The donation reduces their voting rights from 50.1% to 49.7%. Last year Finnish legislators voted to reduce their stake... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jan 4, 2018
The legislation will allow the use of ethanol with conventional fuels, but does not mandate production levels. Local outlets are reporting that the government is allowing a 5% blend of bioethanol with octane and gasoline. According to them, the government is responding to interest from producers to... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jan 3, 2018
Brazilian President signs biofuels initiative into law The law establishes a national biofuels policy, called RenovaBio, encouraging all biofuels, not just bioethanol and biodiesel. According to a press release, RenovaBio is designed to reduce uncertainty for biofuel producers by establishing mandates to apply over a minimum period... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jan 3, 2018
Next generation biofuels company Gevo has reaffirmed its focus on the commercial development of renewable jet fuel, renewable isooctane, isobutanol and related products, in its corporate update for 2018. The commitment comes amid a range of cost saving measures at the company which have seen staff... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Dec 22, 2017
19 December, the EPA published a proposed rule that would classify the fuels as ‘advanced biofuel’ in the Renewable Fuels Standard. If approved, the EPA would set out a new fuel pathway for the distilling of the oil into fuel. The provisional rule is to be... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
Dec 21, 2017
The project aims to raise awareness of alternate fuels for the industry. According to World Bank statistics, 3.6 billion people travelled by air in 2016. In a survey conducted by Neste, 53% of European passengers are concerned by the environmental impact of air travel and over... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Dec 20, 2017
The abundance of croton trees in Kenya and the nuts’ potential use in biofuels present promising opportunity for local farmers. An article from the College of Agricultural science, published in Forest Policy and Economics, found that croton trees are readily available to most farmers. However, seed... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Dec 20, 2017
This season’s harvest of sugar is up 30% from last year, according to the Indian Sugar Mills Association. The price of sugar is also likely to rise, after the government rescinded a 2016 order to limit stockholding of the commodity. Reuters is reporting that India’s ethanol supply will... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Dec 19, 2017
The Council of the EU has adopted its position on a directive promoting the use of renewable energy across the Union. The announcement could have significant ramifications for the continent’s biofuels industry, and has already sparked controversy. Environment and energy ministers in the Council have agreed renewable... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Dec 19, 2017
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has joined with other associations, calling for a retroactive renewal of biodiesel tax credits and tax breaks. The 19 December letters call for “retroactive, multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax incentive” and a “seamless, multi‚Äźyear extension of the tax extenders” respectively. As the... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Dec 18, 2017
Although renewables accounted for the vast majority of new EU power capacity in 2016, there are signs that the transition away from fossil fuels has lost some momentum in the past two years. Biofuels makes up the bulk of renewable energy use in the transport sector, according... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Dec 18, 2017
Canola grown in Australia is eligible to enter the EU market as an environmentally-friendly biodiesel feedstock, opening up a potential $1 billion export market for Australian farmers of the crop. The European Commission has confirmed that the Australian canola meets the EU’s strict new feedstock requirements for... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Dec 15, 2017
Biofuel start-up Celtic Renewables has secured planning permission from Falkirk Council in Scotland to build a commercial scale demonstrator plant. Once completed, the new facility will produce over half a million litres of biofuel a year, according to a statement from Celtic Renewables. The two acre-site... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Dec 15, 2017
A (CDN) $76.8 million (€50.7 million) industrial scale advanced biofuel demonstration plant will be constructed at a former pulp mill in Tofte, Norway. The new facility is apparently a step towards the creation of a commercial scale project. Danish-Canadian clean-fuel company Steeper Energy is partnering with Silva... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Dec 14, 2017
In a press release, Catherine McKenna MP gave the framework for the legislation and talked about greater demand for biofuels. The move is a first step in increasing green fuel consumption. The framework will allow legislators and experts to work out the final form of the regulations,... [Read More]