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Oct 3, 2018
Virgin Atlantic’s first commercial flight powered by LanzaTech biofuel
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Oct 1, 2018
In a public release by the University of Michigan (UM), research professor at the U-M Institute, John DeCicco argues that growing and harvesting bioenergy and biofuels from crops is a ‘poor use of land’. The UM researcher said that untampered green areas such as forests and fields isolate carbon dioxide effectively enough, and that they are ‘one of society’s... [Read More]

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Sep 27, 2018
A Johnson Matthey (JM) press release announced that British Petroleum (BP) and JM have co-signed an agreement with biofuels producer Fulcrum BioEnergy to license their Fischer Tropsch (FT) technology and assist Fulcrum to convert municipal solids into biojet fuel. The FT technology, described by JM as ‘cost-advantaged’ and ‘simple-to-operate’, can... [Read More]

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Sep 27, 2018
Scientists at Michigan State University have revealed a way to enhance oil production and harvest using ‘sea sludge’. The biofuel production platform that uses two species of marine algae and soil fungi has been published in Biotechnology for Biofuels. That platform lowers the costs of cultivation and harvesting whilst increasing productivity. These two factors... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 25, 2018
Around 20 gallons of biodiesel was spilt in the Canadian city of Vernon on Monday afternoon. According to Castanet the spillage occurred after a steamroller drove over a parking meter on 31 Street, which dislodged something underneath the vehicle causing the spill.     The spill was largely contained as the Vernon Fire Rescue was called and a hazmat team... [Read More]

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Sep 24, 2018
Finnish renewable diesel producer UPM has been recognised by the United Nations for its commitment to what’s been dubbed the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The company is one of only 34 to be labelled a Global Compact LEAD company for its commitment to the UN’s Global Compact corporate sustainability initiative.  "LEAD companies... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 21, 2018
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) have written to President Donald Trump in hopes that he can provide further support to the biodiesel industry. The two associations have asked that he provide biodiesel room for growth under the Renewable Fuel Standard; restore lost demand for biodiesel resulting from small refinery exemptions,... [Read More]

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Sep 20, 2018
Emmanuel Desplechin is ePure’s Secretary General and will be at the Biofuels International Conference discussing the revised renewable energy directive (REDII) as well as reforms to the bioethanol market post 2020. The Biofuels International Conference, a world leading biofuels event, will be held for the first time in Berlin, Germany, on the 10th and 11th of... [Read More]

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Sep 20, 2018
At the G7 Environment, Energy and Oceans Ministerial Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, global waste-to-biofuels and chemical producer Enerkem announced that it will be exploring opportunities to act against oceans plastic waste and marine litter. After constructing the ‘world’s first’ waste-to-biofuels facility in Edmonton, Canada, Enerkem is seeking to... [Read More]

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Sep 19, 2018
South African recycling company Verda Waste is to build a plant that will process coffee waste into biofuel. The plant will be located in Johannesburg and is expected to be built in 2019. The company intends to lead the industrialising process of converting waste coffee grounds into biofuels. It proposes to do so by recycling 17million kilogrammes/year of spent coffee... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 19, 2018
The Chamber of Commerce in Brazil published an article detailing a public hearing where the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) will discuss the schedule for raising the mandatory ratio of biodiesel to diesel. It is outlined that the government will be intending to understand whether the changes in ratio should be accelerated or kept to a slower pace. In March 2018, it... [Read More]

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Sep 19, 2018
Angel Alvarez Alberdi, Secretary General of the European Waste to Advanced Biofuels Association (EWABA) will be at the Biofuels International Conference discussing the renewable energy directive (REDII). Angel’s slot at the conference is titled, The Renewable Energy Directive: Providing clarity on the 2020-2030 regulatory frameworks, from waste-based biofuels perspective. The Biofuels... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 18, 2018
Wilmar International has said that the implementation of the biodiesel programme in Indonesia has proven that there should be no concern that the use of biodiesel will affect vehicle engines.   After concerns were raised by Malaysian hauliers and automotive manufacturers on the implementation of the biodiesel programme in Malaysia, Wilmar International’s country... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 18, 2018
Prominent US ethanol producer Green Plains has planned the closure of two plants in Iowa. According to Reuters, the plants are to be shut due to low profit margins. Green Plains is the number 3 ethanol producer in the United States and has an annual ethanol production capacity of around 1.48 billion gallons. It has also invested in vinegar production and cattle feedlots... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 17, 2018
In an official statement, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) claims that Indonesia’s expansion of 20% biodiesel fuel (B20) has reached 80% of its target. The expansion involves the mandatory use of B20 as part of an effort to reduce the export of crude oil, which the ministry claims is a major factor of the festering current account deficit and the... [Read More]


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