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Nov 20, 2019
Poet forced to pause production of biofuels at Liberty project
Biodiesel News
Nov 20, 2019
Renewable fuels producer Neste is working with Salesforce to help reduce the carbon emissions of the software company’s annual Dreamforce Conference, held in San Francisco in the US. Through using Neste MY Renewable Diesel in more than 25 of its shuttle buses during the conference, which runs from 19 to 22 November, Salesforce will be able to reduce greenhouse gas... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 20, 2019
Members of the US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) met with 88 Congressional offices to discuss the status of the biodiesel tax incentive in Washington, DC. Production of biodiesel in the US has declined partly due to uncertainty over the tax incentive, which was last addressed in February 2018 to retroactively cover 2017, however has not been extended since. "Biodiesel... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 19, 2019
Canadian company Cielo Waste Solutions has received notice from the Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) that the changes to its environmental permit have been approved. The approved changes to the permit, which is for Cielo’s waste to renewable fuel green refinery in Aldersyde, Alberta in Canada, relate to the company’s proprietary design process, including the... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 19, 2019
America’s National Farmers Union (NFU) has called on the US Congress to extend the biodiesel tax credit to prevent severe disruption of the US biodiesel industry. The NFU joined over 40 organisations in a letter urging House leadership to extend the now expired incentive before the end of 2019. Production of biodiesel in the US has declined partly due to uncertainty... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 19, 2019
United Arab Emirates (UAE) national airline Etihad Airways has teamed up with aircraft manufacturer Boeing in a strategic partnership that will focus on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, as well as innovation, cost efficiency and reducing the impact of aviation on the environment. Under the agreement signed by Tony Douglas, CEO of Etihad Aviation Group, and Stanley Deal, executive... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 19, 2019
Renewable diesel producer Neste has opened an office in Melbourne, Australia to support the company’s waste and residue raw material sourcing operations in Australia and New Zealand. “The opening of our new office in Australia marks another important step in Neste’s global growth strategy,” commented Matti Lehmus, executive vice-president of renewables platform... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 18, 2019
Texas, US-based petroleum refiner HollyFrontier has announced plans to construct a renewable diesel unit (RDU) at its refinery in Artesia, New Mexico. Plans for the biodiesel plant, which was proposed to lower costs related to blending to renewable fuels, were announced alongside HollyFrontier’s $1 billion (€0.9 billion) share buyback programme. “Today’s... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Nov 18, 2019
US ethanol association Growth Energy has announced that summer sales of E15, fuel blended with 15% ethanol, were up 46% year-on-year in 2019 on a per-store basis. Moreover, for the first time, summer 2019 saw the number of stores offering E15, which is also known as Unleaded 88, increase. Led by Casey’s, the retail industry added 149 stores over the summer months. This... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 18, 2019
Oil and gas major Shell’s subsidiary, Shell Aviation, intends to support SkyNRG in its development of Europe’s first plant dedicated to the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). SkyNRG is leading the construction of the DSL-01 plant in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. Shell Aviation will offer technical and commercial expertise to the project, and will secure... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 18, 2019
Dutch technology group BTG and sustainable marine fuel producer GoodFuels have teamed up to invest in a new biorefinery to support the demand for low carbon shipping fuels. BTG plans to establish a new technology company, to be called BTG-neXt, which will convert crude pyrolysis oil into biodiesel fuel suitable for use in the shipping sector. Both companies will invest... [Read More]

Other News
Nov 15, 2019
UK-based sustainable fuels technology company Velocys has completed the construction and delivery of Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reactors and catalyst to Toyo Engineering, to be used in a biomass-to-jet fuel demonstration plant in Nagoya, Japan. Toyo is currently constructing the bio-jet fuel facility as part of a consortium of Japanese companies. Velocys received the order... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 15, 2019
The Port of San Diego in the US is planning to purchase seven vehicles for its work fleet that will run on renewable diesel fuel, in its efforts to act as an environmental champion of San Diego Bay. The Board of Port Commissioners recently approved a $700,000 (€634,788) agreement with 72 Hour, DBA National Auto Fleet for the clean fuel vehicles. The emissions produced... [Read More]

Policy News
Nov 15, 2019
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a federal programme in the US that mandates the incorporation of renewable fuels into the nation’s transportation fuel supply. Each year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues RFS rulemakings with volume requirements for certain renewable fuel categories and sets those volumes through annual renewable volume obligations... [Read More]

Other News
Nov 15, 2019
Renewable fuels producer Gevo has signed a fuel sales agreement with Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use and distribution in low-carbon fuel regions in the US. Under the new supply contract, Gevo will supply SAF to SAS from the producer’s expanded facility in Luverne, Minnesota, which is expected to be built... [Read More]


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