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Mar 29, 2019
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BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 29, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted another small refinery waiver from 2017, bringing the total number of refineries exempt from US biofuel legislation to 35, Reuters reports. These waivers exempt smaller refineries from blending biofuels, including corn-based ethanol, into their fuels. In response to this... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 28, 2019
A senior Indonesian minister warned that the country could consider leaving the Paris Agreement if the EU continues its plans to phase out palm oil as a sustainable source of renewable fuel, Reuters reports. Earlier this month, Biofuels International reported that the EU had doubled... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 28, 2019
US biofuels producer Gevo announced its financial results from the fourth quarter of 2018, which includes its outlook for 2019. Revenues in the three months ending December 31, 2018 were $6.6 million (€5.8 million) compared with $6.7 million in 2017’s final quarter. Gevo attributes the $0.1 million... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 28, 2019
Clean-tech company SEKAB E-Technology has announced that its Celluapp technology, which uses softwood residues to replace fossil raw materials, is ready to be scaled up. The technology platform converts softwood residues to sugar and lignin, which can then undergo further refining to produce ethanol and aviation fuel. “In... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 28, 2019
A report released earlier this month by the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) and the Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) outlines key employment statistics in the US energy sector for 2018. The ‘2019 U.S. Energy and Employment’ report details current employment figures and future trends... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 27, 2019
The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced that its member company KAAPA Ethanol is celebrating its 15th anniversary since first commencing operations. According to the RFA, KAAPA Ethanol operates two refineries in Nebraska: the Minden plant which produces 80 million gallons of ethanol a year from 27 million... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 27, 2019
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB), together with members and stakeholders, has urged Congress to prioritise the extension of the multiyear biodiesel and renewable diesel tax incentive. The tax incentive was retroactively extended by Congress for 2017 in February last year, which has left it expired from 2018... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 27, 2019
New Zealand government-owned research institute Scion has welcome a new report that proposes to take a ‘landscape approach’ to managing the country’s climate and environmental issues. Commenting on the release, CEO Julian Elder said: “Scion has been championing the bioeconomy approach for a number of years now.... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 27, 2019
Germany-based CropEnergies announced that its board of directors decided to propose a dividend of €0.15 (down from its previous year’s dividend of €0.25) per share for the financial year 2018/19 to the annual general meeting. This currently corresponds to a dividend yield of approximately 3%. According to its... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 26, 2019
Swedish forest-owner association Södra announced that it has set aside SEK 20 million (€1.9 million) to cover additional costs related to the development of new, sustainable transport solutions. The investment will be used to help the cooperative achieve its fossil-free transportation targets by 2030. This target was... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 25, 2019
Renewable diesel producer Neste has opened its first cardlock in San Leandro, California that will offer the company’s MY Renewable Diesel. The milestone marks the first time that vehicles can fuel up with Neste’s renewable diesel, made from sustainable biomass, directly at a station. Cardlocks are unstaffed... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 25, 2019
In a letter addressed to US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has urged the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to help expedite the delivery of biofuels by rail amid ‘historic flooding’. Flooding in the US Midwest has delayed the transportation of supplies... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 22, 2019
Dutch renewable fuel producer GoodFuels announced that it has extended its partnership with Varo Energy subsidiary Reinplus Fiwado Bunker to improve access to biofuels for deep sea vessels leaving from Rotterdam. According to the release, the partnership will see Varo assist GoodFuels with the production, blending and... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 22, 2019
A new study has shown the first evidence of programmed cell death, or apoptosis, in algae, which could have wide-reaching implications for the production of biofuels. Results of the research carried out by University of Alberta (UAlberta) microbiologists were published in a paper titled ‘Phaeobacter inhibens induces apoptosis-like... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 22, 2019
Members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) have partnered with A. P. Moller – Maersk on the world’s largest maritime biofuel project. Dutch companies FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever will work with Maersk on a pilot, which will use up to 20% sustainable second-generation... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 21, 2019
Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS), the renewables division of Canadian firm Lallemand, announced that it has signed an agreement with car manufacturer Toyota. The agreement regards the production and marketing of Toyota’s XyloAce yeast strains for cellulosic ethanol production in the US. Lallemand describes XyloAce as ‘highly... [Read More]