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Jun 11, 2019
10 billion miles: US drivers hit E15 fuel milestone
Biodiesel News
Jun 10, 2019
United Airlines last week announced the departure of the ‘Flight for the Planet’ on World Environment Day, described by the airline as ‘the most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind in the history of aviation’. The commercial flight used sustainable aviation biofuel, and demonstrated zero cabin waste efforts, carbon offsetting and operational... [Read More]

Policy News
Jun 10, 2019
Last week, the UK Government launched the ‘Know Your Fuel’ campaign, aimed at encouraging drivers to consider the environmental impact of their journeys and fill up with biofuel blends. From 6 June, petrol stations across the UK will begin to roll out new labels to help educate drivers on the benefits of biofuels, according to a government press release. Petrol,... [Read More]

Policy News
Jun 5, 2019
UK and Ireland liquid fuels distribution trade association the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) has unveiled its future vision for cutting carbon through the development of biofuels. With a focus on clean growth and decarbonisation, the new vision was announced during its annual exhibition FPS EXPO 2019, which took place in Liverpool, UK. The association also voted... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 5, 2019
Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS), part of Lallemand, has announced that the company’s TransFerm platform has surpassed over 25 billion gallons of ethanol production. The TransFerm platform comprises yeast strains that produce glucoamylase within fermentation, which reduces the need to purchase exogenous commercial enzymes, as well as reducing glycerol... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 4, 2019
The Finnish government has this week introduced its Government Programme, which includes ambitious climate targets and a goal of achieving a carbon neutral country by 2035. A key element of reducing emissions from the transportation sector is a target of 30% biofuels share in aviation, which will be achieved through a blending obligation. “This is a significant goal,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 4, 2019
Attis Industries has completed the acquisition of a 100 million gallon per year corn ethanol plant and grain malting facility in Fulton, New York from Sunoco, for $20 million (€17.7 million) in cash. According to Attis, the acquisition is a crucial element of its expanding technology portfolio, as it develops the site into a Green Tech campus. “We are incredibly... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jun 3, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week approved the year-round use of E15, a fuel blended with 15% ethanol. The approval was granted in a finalised rule that extended the 1-psi Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver during the summer to allow the sale of the fuel throughout the year. Biofuel industry associations the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and Growth... [Read More]

Policy News
Jun 3, 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has approved a resolution calling on governments to continue working towards the implementation of CORSIA, the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation. CORSIA, which was agreed through the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will cap net carbon dioxide (CO2)... [Read More]

Other News
May 31, 2019
Oil and gas industry giant ExxonMobil has announced it is progressing plans to increase earnings and cash flow potential, while continuing to research technology breakthrough that will lead to emission reductions. During the company’s annual meeting, chairman and CEO Darren Woods told shareholder: “We are committed to sharing the company’s success with... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 30, 2019
European renewable ethanol association ePURE has welcomed the recent news that European renewable ethanol resulted in an average of over 71% greenhouse gas (GHG) savings compared to fossil fuels in 2018. New certified data from ethanol producers has shown that 2018 was the seventh year in a row in which the decarbonisation performance of ethanol improved. The 71% GHG savings... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 30, 2019
The US Grains Council (USGC) has revealed that non-beverage ethanol has taken the top spot as the fastest growing US agricultural export over the past 10 years. Last year, exports totalled over 6.5 billion litres of US ethanol, worth $2.7 billion (€2.4 billion). Analysis of trade data from the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 29, 2019
New data from the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) programme has revealed that biodiesel and renewable diesel have delivered the largest-ever reduction in transport-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the state. According to the figures for 2018, California’s use of biodiesel and renewable diesel reduced carbon dioxide... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 29, 2019
Advanced biofuels producer NEXT Renewable Fuels (NEXT) has entered into a long-term feedstock supply agreement with BP Products North America (BP). Under the agreement, NEXT will purchase approximately 2 million metric tons of renewable feedstocks annually for NEXT’s planned renewable diesel facility in Port Westward, Oregon, US. Feedstock supplied by BP will include... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 28, 2019
Last week, Chairman of the US House Committee on Agriculture, Collin Peterson, together with Representatives Dusty Johnson, Dave Loebsack, Rodney Davis and Roger Marshall introduced the bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019. The legislation aims to bring transparency to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) small refinery exemption (SRE)... [Read More]


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