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Oct 23, 2018
Dung Quat Biofuel Plant resumes production
BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 23, 2018
Major European bioethanol producer CropEnergies is to ‘pause’ production at its plant in Wilton, UK due to ‘difficult market conditions’, according to a company announcement. The plant, situated in the North-East of England, is operated by Ensus, a member of the Germany headquartered CropEnergies group since 2013.... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 22, 2018
An Austrian university of technology, TU Wien (TUW), announced in a public release that it has developed a diesel engine that utilises over 70% bioethanol. TUW detailed the technology used in the development of the engine, which uses both diesel and bioethanol in a ‘special’ dual-fuel combustion... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 19, 2018
For the last few months the European biodiesel industry has insisted that the European Commission enforce the implementation of provisional countervailing import duties on 'unfair' biodiesel imports from Argentina. The legal deadline in which to do so is 31  October  2018. The provisional duties that are currently... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 18, 2018
According to the Aiken Standard a 36,000 square foot recycling facility is to be built by Green Energy Biofuel in Warrenville, Illinois. The plant is expected to provide more than 40 new jobs over the next five years and is scheduled to be up and running... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 17, 2018
Biodiesel distributor Targray announced the opening of a 24/7 biodiesel terminal in Fargo, North Dakota. Targray claims that the terminal will help address the growing demand for biofuels in Northwest Minnesota. This follows legislation by the state, requiring fuel sold to be a 20% biodiesel mix (B20). The... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 15, 2018
Ethanol producer Green Plains announced in a press release that it had entered into an agreement with renewable fuels company Valero to sell three of its ethanol plants. Located in Lakota, Iowa; Bluffton, Indiana; and Riga, Michigan, the plants will be sold for $300 million (€258 million)... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 15, 2018
President Donald Trump has announced plans to lift summer restrictions on the sale of E15 fuel at gas stations in the US. On 10 October, at a political rally in Iowa, Trump announced his administration would allow year-round sales of gasoline with a 15% ethanol blend. Environmental Protection... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 8, 2018
Verbio Vereinigte BioEnergie has published its 2017/2018 financial reports. Company CEO Claus Sauter states that the financial year was characterised by market upheavals and changes to political conditions, both of which have had large implications on the sales markets of Verbio’s biodiesel and biomethane segments. Nevertheless,... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Oct 4, 2018
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) released a letter alongside a press release detailing its appreciation for 46 members of Congress who supported its bid for an extension of a biodiesel tax incentive. Led by Representatives David Young (R-IA) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA), the 46 Congress members representing... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
Oct 4, 2018
This month the European Union will introduce new labelling requirements for newly manufactured vehicles and refuelling stations. The new system will mean consumers will be able to immediately see the biofuel content of the fuel they are purchasing. The labels will be displayed in all public refuelling... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Oct 3, 2018
Biofuel consumption for transport in the European Union increased by 9.2% between 2016 and 2017, according to new data in EurObserv’ER’s 2018 Biofuels Barometer. Between 2014 and 2016 biofuel usage remained relatively stable in the EU, something EurObserver’ER puts down to ‘a period of uncertainty’ surrounding the... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Oct 3, 2018
Reported by Energy Voice, Virgin Atlantic is operating its first LanzaTech biofuel flight from Orlando, Florida, to London Gatwick. The Boeing 747 will be using a bioethanol and conventional turbine fuel mix. “Long-haul travel is more important than ever for connecting people around the world. It’s... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
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... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
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’... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
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... [Read More]