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Mar 21, 2019
Gulfstream makes first sale of sustainable alternative jet fuel
BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 21, 2019
A recent study commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) has found that biofuels contribute over $5 billion (€4.38 million) to Iowa’s GDP, equivalent to 3%. The ‘Contribution of the renewable fuels industry to the economy of Iowa’ report, authored by John Urbanchuck, managing partner... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 20, 2019
Dutch biofuel producer GoodFuels has fuelled the first inland vessel from Combined Cargo Terminals (CCT) with 100% sustainable biofuel, the company has announced. Together with partner REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker, GoodFuels has demonstrated up to a 90% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, compared to fossil fuels, on... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 20, 2019
Brazil-based GranBio announced that it has completed the acquisition of 100% equity in US biotechnology company American Process and affiliate companies, for an undisclosed sum. Assets acquired by GranBio include the Alpena Biorefinery in Michigan, the Thomaston Biorefinery and research and development (R&D) centre in Georgia, in... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 19, 2019
Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that sustainable jet fuel made from plants could offer a competitive alternative to fossil fuels, if current scale-up continues. In a report titled ‘Techno-economic analysis and life-cycle greenhouse gas mitigation cost... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 19, 2019
A wheat-based biofuels facility in Alberta, Canada has received CAD$5 million in funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) in an effort to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the province, ERA has announced. Known as Project Wheatland, the CAD$285 million biofuels plant is being developed by Carbon... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 15, 2019
Swedish furniture group Ikea announced that it has invested into a pilot programme to bring biofuels to the shipping industry. Ikea’s Transport & Logistics Services division revealed that it will be investing in the ‘first-ever’ fuelling of a container vessel with biofuel oil. “Our long-term ambition at IKEA... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 15, 2019
The All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol (APPG for British Bioethanol) announced that it has launched an inquiry into introducing E10 into the UK. “The British Bioethanol industry - which is worth a billion pounds to the UK economy - is in a state of collapse... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 14, 2019
Technology holding company Attis Industries (Attis) revealed that it is still on track to acquire  and operate a corn ethanol plant from Texan fuel supplier Sunoco LP. While the acquisition itself hasn’t been finalised, Attis claims that the transaction is still on track to close upon the... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
Mar 13, 2019
The EU Commission doubled down on their assault upon palm oil, releasing its Delegated Regulation over indirect land use change (ILUC). In February, Biofuels International reported that ePure’s secretary general Emmanuel Desplechin argued that despite the original delegated draft’s promising goals of removing palm oil as a... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 13, 2019
Kenya-based KOKO Networks announced that it has launched a ‘state-of-the-art’ production facility in Ruaraka, Nairobi, The Exchange reports. In a partnership with African Shell licensee Vivo Energy, KOKO will be mainstreaming bioethanol cooking fuel in Kenya through a network of shopkeepers. According to the report, KOKO has released... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 13, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will be allowing the year-round sale of E15, a 15% ethanol blend mix of gasoline. “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol to take advantage... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Mar 11, 2019
Australia’s University of Queensland (UQ) revealed a study into gene-editing sugarcane for use in renewable energy and bioplastics. “The industry must think beyond just producing sugar, to also producing electricity, biofuels for transportation and oils to replace traditional plastics,” said Professor Robert Henry, director of the Queensland... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 11, 2019
Airplane manufacturer Boeing announced that it will be offering airlines and operators the option of powering their new commercial jet with biofuel for return flights. Boeing claims that the initiative supports the industry’s drive to protect the environment, lowering emissions by up to 80%. “This is another step... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Mar 8, 2019
The Renewable Energy Group (REG) revealed its fourth quarter and full 2018 results, which also included the announcement that the REG plans to sell its Life Sciences division. “REG generated $139 million of Adjusted EBITDA in 2018, an outstanding result reflecting strong operational performance and a favorable... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 7, 2019
Forest industry company UPM has announced that its latest results from the off-road vehicle test carried out at Vuosaari Harbour in Helsinki, confirm that renewable UPM BioVemo diesel reduces tailpipe emissions. The test on the Vuosaari Harbour focused on measuring the tailpipe emission of a Volvo wheel... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
Mar 6, 2019
Next Renewable Fuels has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council and the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters to construct its new facility at Port Westward. The investment is anticipated to cost $1.1 billion (€900 million). President... [Read More]