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Mar 31, 2020
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Biodiesel News
Mar 31, 2020
Stena Bulk will perform a test running an MR tanker on 100% biofuel during the coming weeks. The fuel is the MR1-100 bio-fuel oil, produced from used cooking oil and supplied by GoodFuels in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It has been bunkered onto the Stena Immortal and will be used to power the main engine in normal operations to test and prove the technical and operational... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 31, 2020
A Dutch consortium has successfully started an engine test programme on 100% methanol. The Green Maritime Methanol consortium, made up of Dutch shipping providers and professional bodies, has been looking into the application for renewable methanol as a maritime transport fuel since early last year. Green methanol has been touted as a future fuel for the shipping... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 30, 2020
Concerns are growing as to whether Brazil will be able to maintain its recent growth pace for ethanol production as demand for biofuels reduces as the global Covid19 impact continues to bite. The Latin American country produced 244m litres of ethanol from sugarcane during the first two weeks of March, according to Brazilian sugarcane industry association Única. Ethanol... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 30, 2020
Formula 1's plan to move towards biofuels with its latest cars could result in a new tussle because of changes it will bring in engine cooling characteristics. New rules governing the sport will require the F1 teams to run their engines with a 10% blend of advanced sustainable ethanol. This was originally due to come in next season but has since been put back. Work has... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 30, 2020
A transport company has switched its entire fleet of more than 4,000 staff transport buses to biofuel in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. ServeU, which employs more than 5,000 people to manage the facilities of 600 of the UAE’s biggest government departments, banks and hotels, has moved from fossil diesel to B20 biofuel, a blend of 100% pure biodiesel and regular... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 27, 2020
International technology group ANDRITZ has started up a fossil-free biomethanol plant at the Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in south-east Sweden. The global company is using its self-developed A-Recovery+ concept that delivers commercial grade biomethanol by using a patented extraction process. The plant has an annual production capacity of 6.3 million litres... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 27, 2020
  Two companies have invested $100m (£91m euros) in R&D and combined technologies to convert natural and renewable gas sources into methanol, ultra-low sulphur diesel, naphtha and low carbon renewable fuels. Gas Technologies LLC and INFRA Synthetic Fuels will market and commercialise their new integrated gas to liquid (GTL) plants capable of producing  the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 25, 2020
More chemical companies are switching to the production of hand sanitisers as global demand grows in the current crisis. Swedish firm Sekab is now producing the product for the healthcare system after getting a temporary exemption from the Swedish Chemicals Industry. Within one to two weeks, Sekab expects to produce around 65,000 litres made from ethanol from Domsjö... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 25, 2020
The number of fuel stations in the United States offering Flex-Fuel E85 has reached a new milestone. E85 (or flex fuel) is a term that refers to high-level ethanol-gasoline blends containing 51% to 83% ethanol, depending on geography and season. A Casey’s General Store in Ankeny, Iowa, became the 5,000th station nationwide to sell E85. While offering lower... [Read More]

Features
Mar 25, 2020
A new study carried out by economic modelling experts from Purdue University in the US has found the impacts of US biofuel policy on deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia to be ‘insignificant’. The study, titled ‘US Biofuel Production and Policy Implications for Land Use Changes in Malaysia and Indonesia’, considered concerns from renewable fuel opponents... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 24, 2020
Two Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) members have sent the first donated shipment of ethanol and glycerin to be used by the prison industries for the production of hand sanitiser during the national shortage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The donation was made by Iowa ethanol producer Absolute Energy and Iowa biodiesel producer Western Iowa Energy. The IRFA... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 23, 2020
In light of the recent outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus), the Biofuels International team is thinking of all those affected by the virus. We understand that along with the impact on health, the virus is also causing major issues for industries and businesses. We want to update our readers and advertisers on the plans for our Biofuels International distribution over... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 23, 2020
One of the world’s largest producers of renewable diesel has delayed crucial work at one of its refineries due to the coronavirus outbreak. Neste Porvoo has announced that the implementation of the major turnaround of the Porvoo refinery as originally planned was being halted and delayed. The Government of Finland has declared a state of emergency around the country... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 20, 2020
Several American ethanol plants have slashed production over the past week or idled entirely as the coronavirus outbreak cuts into fuel consumption and hit margins to refine the corn-based fuel, the head of a biofuel trade group revealed. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Chief Executive Geoff Cooper said on a conference call he expects ethanol production to fall... [Read More]


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