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Sep 14, 2018
Vietnam biofuel consumption soars
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Sep 11, 2018
Virgin Australia announced the completion of a trial to deliver biofuel through Brisbane Airport’s fuel supply system. This marks the first time in the country’s history that sustainable aviation fuel has been delivered through a general fuel supply system and marks Brisbane Airport as one of the few airports across the world where this achievement has occurred. According... [Read More]

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Sep 10, 2018
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed in China between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC). The MoU signing hopes to develop Nigeria’s oilfield services and enhance research development in the oil & gas industry. After the deal had been signed at the CNOOC Headquarters yesterday... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 10, 2018
Korean companies, Hyundai and LG are to construct biodiesel factories in response to the government’s effort to expand the domestic use of the fuel through its mandatory 20% blended biodiesel (B20) policy.  Antara News Agency reported that, West Kalimantan Governor, Sutarmidji, said that they “welcome the plan. The opening of the downstream business is... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 7, 2018
Formed in 2007, Vivergo aimed to deliver a substantial and significant portion of the UK’s forecast Biofuel demand. Originally a joint venture between AB Sugar and Du Pont, the company set out to become a biorefinery for the future. However, on the 6th of September it announced its proposal to cease production. In a statement made by Mark Chesworth, Vivergo’s... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 4, 2018
On 30 August 2018, bioethanol trade association Growth Energy announced in a press release that it, alongside the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), has decided to file a lawsuit in federal district court against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) for improperly denying access to agency records, particularly those surrounding... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 4, 2018
According to new data, European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.84 billion litres of ethanol and 5.71 million tonnes of beneficial co-products in 2017. This record high greenhouse gas reduction, compared to petrol is being attributed to major production of animal feed.    There has been an average of more than 70% greenhouse gas savings... [Read More]

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Sep 3, 2018
India’s frontrunner for biofueled aerial operations, SpiceJet, conducted the nation’s first biofueled demonstration flight from Dehradun to Delhi. Another milestone in Asia’s growing efforts to find renewable alternatives for jet fuel, the flight followed China’s first cross-ocean biofueled flight last November. According to a press release, SpiceJet... [Read More]

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Aug 30, 2018
The US Department of Energy has announced a $1.1 million (€940,000) grant for research into sorghum disease resistance led by the University of Illinois, reflecting the growing interest in the crop as a feedstock for renewable fuel and energy. Earlier this year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a variety of pathways for renewable fuel derived... [Read More]

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Aug 30, 2018
Scientists at the University of Kent, UK, have developed a new technique for manipulating small cell structures for use in a range of applications, including the production of biofuels and vaccines. Key to the breakthrough are tiny bacterial cellular structures known as organelles, which the researchers redesigned and engineered so they can be more easily manipulated and... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 29, 2018
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced up to AUD$500,000 (€311,719) in funding will be awarded to Boral Timber to investigate the feasibility of building a biorefinery capable of producing biodiesel from sawmill residues. If the facility at Boral Timber’s Hardwood Sawmill at Herons Creek near Port Macquarie, New South Wales, goes ahead,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 29, 2018
The UK’s Renewable Energy Association (REA) has published new analysis on the impact the introduction of E10 blended petrol would have in the UK, arguing that the switch should be made ‘as soon as possible.’ Crucially, REA’s analysis suggests that there are significantly fewer main household cars on the road that are unwarrantied to use E10 than... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 23, 2018
New research shows that seawater could be used in place of freshwater for the production of bioethanol, lowering the process’ water footprint. In a study published in the journal Scientific Reports, scientists from the University of Nottingham show that when combined with a new strain of marine yeast, the seawater can be used to replace freshwater during fermentation. "Current... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 17, 2018
The US National Biodiesel Board has reiterated the industry’s strong support for the passage of a new Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly known as the Farm Bill) that includes funding for programmes that support biodiesel, in a letter to the Conference Committee working to finalise the legislation. The 2018 Farm Bill would lay out agricultural and nutritional... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 15, 2018
Major waste-based biofuel producer Argent Energy has announced the appointment of Erik Rietkerk as the company's new CEO. Rietkerk takes over leadership of the company from Jim Walker, the former managing director. Rietkerk has joined Argent from Amsterdam Commodities, a listed trading company in the Netherlands. According to a statement, he’ll bring experience in... [Read More]


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