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Nov 29, 2018
BP support Brazil’s biofuels policy
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Nov 28, 2018
New research has evaluated a number of specific regions across the United States and concluded Florida is the best for algae production. According to a statement, the 19 month long study involving scientists from NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) and Arizona State University (ASU) concluded that Florida’s humidity and lack of dramatic swings between hot... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 28, 2018
Chairman of the US House of Representatives’ House Ways & Means Committee, Kevin Brady has released a proposal to make technical corrections to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The National Biodiesel Board (NNB) reports that this is set to extend several tax credits, including the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive. Brady’s proposal would mean that... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 27, 2018
Reuters reports that on the 26th of November Malaysia announced that it intends to start phasing in a higher biodiesel mandate starting from next month. The new rule will be officially put into place from February 2019 as the country hopes that this will bolster palm oil prices. The provisionally named B10 biodiesel programme intends to raise the minimum bio-content that... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 27, 2018
Glycerol waste from the biodiesel production process could be ‘simply’ converted into a clean burning sustainable fuel, according to new research from scientists at the University of Miskolc, Hungary, and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. Specifically, the researchers have investigated using glycerol carbonate, generated... [Read More]

Feature News
Nov 26, 2018
Biorefineries are indispensable for hitting zero CO2 emissions, writes Novozymes’ Thomas Schrøder This article originally appears in the November/December issue of Biofuels International. Sign-up for a free copy here. The world has been discussing climate change for years. In the meantime, global temperatures have continued to rise at an alarming pace. Scientists... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Nov 23, 2018
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has outlined how the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) small refinery waivers have caused ‘clear destruction’ to ethanol’s demand and price. Supported by new analysis conducted by the RFA, the report looks at how the increasing numbers of small refinery exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)... [Read More]

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Nov 22, 2018
The world’s largest chemical firm BASF announced that it has started the production of methanol based on renewable raw materials according to the biomass balance approach. Named EU-REDcert-methanol, the product is made from second-generation raw feedstocks and uses waste as well as residual materials. BASF claims that as a result of the methanol production, the final... [Read More]

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Nov 21, 2018
According to a study published on Phys.org, two researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) Industrial Ecology Programme have found that producing biojet fuels from forestry residues is good for the climate but can apply pressure to certain United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). These SDGs are listed as: zero hunger,... [Read More]

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Nov 21, 2018
According to Reuters The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to propose new targets for the final three years of the nation’s renewable fuel programme in January. The new targets will replace the ‘ambitious’ decade-old goals that were set by Congress. The planned reset of the US Renewable Fuel Standard is likely to cause animosity between... [Read More]

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Nov 20, 2018
A federal judge was asked by a group representing multiple biofuel companies to force the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to freeze its Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) small refinery waivers until lawsuits challenging its actions have been resolved, Reuters reports. The group, named Producers United, is formed of several undisclosed biofuel firms. It argues that... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 20, 2018
Biodiesel and renewable diesel net supply to California has increased since the launch of the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) in 2011, according to the latest statistics from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The quarterly net supply of renewable diesel for Q2 2018 was approximately 100.5 million gallons. By comparison, the net supply for the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Nov 16, 2018
Energy systems developer Greenbelt Resources Corporation (Greenbelt) announced that it is commencing the first phase of the “California Bioethanol Project”, a three-phased initiative to convert one of its facilities into a bioethanol refinery. According to a press release, the biorefinery will have an estimated production capacity of 1.37 million pounds of... [Read More]

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Nov 14, 2018
A technology to produce biofuel within ‘mobile production units’ has been developed by scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Microengineering and Microsystems (IMM). 12 research groups from the European Union’s Biogo project were involved in the development. The technology itself uses ingredients from local forests. “Wood waste and tree bark... [Read More]

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Nov 14, 2018
This week, the European Parliament voted and passed the revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) with goals set for post-2020. Included in the policy is an EU-wide increased renewable energy target of 32% by 2030, up from the 20% target in 2009. The directive also contains a binding target of a minimum of 14% for renewables in transport by 2030. However, the revision... [Read More]


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