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H&M Group becomes first Maersk customer to trial carbon neutral biofuel
Policy News
Jun 19, 2019
Last week, US Senators Deb Fischer and Tammy Duckworth introduced the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act 2019, which addresses timing and transparency issues related to the small refinery exemption (SRE) programme under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The bipartisan bill would set a deadline for refiners to submit petitions for exemptions for the RFS to ensure that... [Read More]

Other News
Jun 19, 2019
Plant cell walls contain a renewable, nearly limitless supply of sugar that can be used in the production of chemicals and biofuels. However, retrieving these sugars isn't all that easy. Imidazolium ionic liquid (IIL) solvents are one of the best sources for extracting sugars from plants. But the sugars from IIL-treated biomass are inevitably contaminated with residual... [Read More]

Feature News
Jun 19, 2019
Enerkem’s waste-to-biofuel technology chemically recycles carbon molecules in waste into added-value products Imagine giving your living room a makeover using a bright new coat of paint – made from rubbish. Fiction? Not anymore. As countries around the world look for ways to transition from a linear economy – in which we take, make, use and dispose –... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 19, 2019
An international group of researchers has developed a two-step method to more efficiently break down carbohydrates into single sugar components, an essential process in the production of green fuel. Led by scientists at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) in Japan, the researchers published their results in April in the American Chemical Society Journey,... [Read More]

Feature News
Jun 18, 2019
What you need to know now about Low Carbon Fuel Standards verifications Understanding the changes to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS) verification process is important for all ethanol and biodiesel producers, even if you do not currently sell fuels in California. Several other regions around the world are in various stages of planning to incorporate... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 18, 2019
Jan De Nul Group has announced its commitment to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 15% per year during maintenance dredging works at the Nieuwpoort marina in Belgium. Under a collaboration with the Flemish government, the company also intends to include a minimum requirement of 15% CO2 reduction in 80% of maintenance dredging contracts in Flanders by 2020. With... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 14, 2019
Sapp Brothers Petroleum has added a 30,000 gallon biodiesel tank to its facility in Sioux City, Iowa, enabling wholesale buyers to purchase the fuel and sell it on to customers at gas stations, Siouxland News reports. "It's a green product, so it's a cleaner burning fuel, obviously the stock that makes this biodiesel is predominantly made out of soybeans which are locally... [Read More]

Policy News
Jun 14, 2019
A group of biofuels industry stakeholders has urged the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalise provisions in the proposed Regulatory Enhancement Growth Support (REGS) rule to remove regulatory barriers for the production of certain advanced biofuels. Members of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), the Coalition to Address Removal of Regulatory Impediments... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 13, 2019
Aemetis’ subsidiary Universal Biofuels India has achieved record domestic biodiesel revenues of $4 million (€3.5 million) in May, the company announced, as shipments under a supply contract to three government-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) began. The biodiesel supply contract, worth $23 million (€20 million), was due to commence in May and was awarded... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 13, 2019
During this year’s Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Indianapolis, US, biofuel industries technology provider Novozymes announced two major launches: a new liquefaction platform and advanced yeast technology. Fortiva® is a new alpha-amylase technology that results in starch conversions levels never before seen in the ethanol industry, according to the company. The new... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 12, 2019
US advanced biofuels supplier Renewable Energy Group (REG) has completed the sale of substantially all assets of REG Life Sciences to Genomatica. “We are pleased to be selling our Life Sciences’ assets to Genomatica, who are well positioned to build upon the technical progress we have made, and to advance the team and the technology through to commercialisation,”... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 12, 2019
Science company Royal DSM has expanded its product offering of low glycerol yeast technology for biofuels production, introducing eBOOST™ GT and a new enzyme for fibre conversion, eBREAK™ 1000F. Launched at this year’s Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Indianapolis, US, the new innovations for starch and fibre conversion support DSM’s commitment to... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 11, 2019
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for British Bioethanol has today published its interim report on an inquiry into Introducing E10 in the UK, which launched in March this year. The inquiry was launched to consider barriers to the introduction of E10, a blend of fuel containing 10% bioethanol, into the UK, which is already being sold in many other developed countries... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 11, 2019
Nelson Engineering has changed its name to Nelson Baker Biotech, reflecting the company’s position as an innovative engineering, procurement and construction firm in the industrial biotech industry. Over the past few years the company has expanded into additional industrial biotech applications, including biomass processing, biochemicals and biogas, with the new... [Read More]


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