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May 11, 2018
Renewable Energy Group completes $32 million Ralston biodiesel expansion
BIOETHANOL NEWS
May 10, 2018
Following months of debate between the representatives of Big Oil states and Big Corn states over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), Reuters is reporting that President Trump has made a move towards reforming the biofuels industry. The proposed changes include permitting the sale of... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 10, 2018
3 May, US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced $78 million (€65.7 million) in new funding opportunities for early-stage biofuels research and development. The money is being administrated through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). The Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) are... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
May 9, 2018
British MPs from across the political spectrum have written to government ministers demanding action on the introduction of ‘a more environmentally friendly petrol which also supports British industry and farming.’ Specifically, the letter calls for action on E10 – regular unleaded petrol blended with 10% bioethanol. Environment... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 9, 2018
Air Canada’s 2nd May flight from Edmonton to San Francisco was powered by biofuels, the airline has announced. The 146-seat Airbus A320-200 aircraft was flying the trade delegation led by the Government of Alberta, the City of Edmonton and Edmonton area businesses, to California. According to a... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 8, 2018
The Pasadena Fire Department has switched over ‘much of its fleet apparatus’ from operating on petroleum diesel to using Neste MY Renewable Diesel. At present, the fire department operates one truck, four engines and four rescue ambulances on renewable diesel, and plans to transition the rest of... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 8, 2018
Sweetwater Energy, a Rochester, NY-based biotechnology company and Estonia-based AS Graanul Invest, is going to build a commercial-scale integrated biorefinery that will produce cellulosic sugars and ‘highly pure’ lignin from 50,000 tons of local hardwood each year. In addition, the plant will allow the two companies... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 4, 2018
April 20, Ireland’s Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment published a policy statement confirming its intention to increase the biofuel obligation to 10% from 1 January 2019 and to 11% in 2020. Ireland’s Biofuels Obligation Scheme requires suppliers of road transport fuel to ensure... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
May 3, 2018
The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) has asked the US Court of Appeals in Washington DC to decide whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) broke the law by granting Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waivers to an increasing number of small refineries. The petition specifically called for a... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
May 2, 2018
Reuters is reporting that Poet has overtaken the grain merchant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) in global fuel ethanol production. While both companies had production capacities around 1.8 billion gallons previously, Poet has grown its capacity to 1.9 billion and ADM has reduced to 1.6 billion. The wire service... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
May 1, 2018
Eighteen senators have signed a letter calling for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to allow 15% ethanol blends to be sold all year. The politicians asked for a timeline of the rulemaking process to clarify how the agency will permit E15 wholesale. They also... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
May 1, 2018
Reuters is reporting that a refinery owned by billionaire and former Trump advisor Carl Icahn has received a waiver freeing it from its obligations under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The waiver will allow the refinery to save millions of dollars on what would otherwise be... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Apr 26, 2018
The new pre-treatment unit passes first production tests required to supply BP Singapore under a three-year feedstock supply agreement.   Aemetis announced 25 April that its subsidiary Universal Biofuels has completed the production of high quality, distilled biodiesel from lower quality, high free fatty acid (FFA) waste feedstock... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Apr 25, 2018
UPM Biofuels has received the ‘world’s first’ RSB (Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials) low ILUC (indirect land use change) risk certification. Specifically, the RSB low ILUC risk certificate has been received for crude tall oil, the feedstock used at UPM BioVerno renewable fuels production at the Lappeenranta biorefinery... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Apr 24, 2018
Researchers at Stanford and other institutions have found a new way to implement cost-effective carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). The study runs the numbers on different options for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in the US and found opportunities where they say it is not only... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
Apr 23, 2018
A project called Biogo-for-Production has developed new nanocatalysts to create an integrated modular and highly efficient process for producing fuels from renewable energy sources. The researchers focused on the development of advanced nanocatalysts, coupled with advanced reactor concepts to realise modular, highly efficient, integrated processes... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
Apr 20, 2018
ePure (the European renewable ethanol association) is calling for the EU to adopt a policy that encourages domestic production of sustainable biofuels. The move follows two decisions by the EU Parliament, one to promote protein crops for animal feed (to ease demand for feed from... [Read More]