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Jun 1, 2018
E10 campaign launched in the UK, backed by Vivergo
BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 31, 2018
Preem and RenFuel, in collaboration with Rottneros, are constructing what they say is the world's first lignin plant for biofuels. The plant is to produce 25-30,000 tonnes of lignin each year and is expected to be completed by 2021. The pair is acting through their co-owned company, called... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 31, 2018
Scientists use technique to automatically predict the amount of biofuel produced by microbes. Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory say they have developed a way to use machine learning to dramatically accelerate the design of microbes that produce biofuel. Their computer algorithm starts with... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 31, 2018
A problem facing biorefinery operations is the flow of biomass into and throughout facilities. Lignocellulosic biomass, often made up of post-harvest agricultural materials such as corn stover and soybean hulls, often accumulates and compacts while moving through augers, forcing shutdowns for maintenance. A team led by Purdue... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
May 31, 2018
A group of representatives from the US ethanol industry is suing the EPA for its use of waivers from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The plaintiffs are Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and National Farmers... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
May 30, 2018
Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and NextStep Renewable Energy (NSRE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to bring low-carbon renewable fuels into the aviation and airport sectors. The pair hopes to create jobs, diversify the economy and encourage economic growth. “We look forward to working with NSRE as... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 30, 2018
Reuters is reporting that the Argentinian government is to raise biodiesel export tax from 8% to 15%. The measure takes effect from July 1. In April this year, The US International Trade Commission published a ruling that found Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel was being... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 29, 2018
Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has approved a project to produce designs for a modular biodiesel plant. BIC is a not-for-profit business accelerator based in Ontario, Canada and hopes the new plant will lower construction costs and improve quality.  Its Centre for Commercialization of Sustainable Chemistry Innovation... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
May 25, 2018
SCG Chemicals, an integrated petrochemical company in Thailand, has entered into a memorandum of understanding for research and development collaboration on the CAT-REAC Industrial Project with Chulalongkorn University and the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), a state-sponsored fund that offers research grants and research management assistance. The... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 25, 2018
Neste, a producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues, has entered into an agreement for sole control and 51% of the shares of IH Demeter. The current owners shall remain as co-owners. The transaction is awaiting regulatory approval. “This is an important step for Neste in... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
May 24, 2018
Reuters is reporting that Indonesia is planning increase its biodiesel mandate from its current rate of 20% to 25% from 2019. The move is meant to increase palm oil consumption and cut fuel imports. According to 2015 legislation, Indonesia is to increase its biofuel mandate... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
May 23, 2018
Reuters is reporting that Marathon Petroleum, the second biggest refiner in the United States, has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive their ethanol blending obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). RFS waivers can save companies tens of millions of... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
May 22, 2018
The City of San Leandro, a suburban city in Alameda County, California has switched all municipal vehicles from using petroleum diesel to only running on Neste MY Renewable Diesel. Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a low-carbon fuel produced from renewable and sustainable raw materials. Neste says its... [Read More]

BIOGAS NEWS
May 22, 2018
Researchers have developed new technologies that can be used to convert industrial plants to produce fossil-free heat, electricity, fuel, chemicals and materials. They say the technical potential is enormous: using only Sweden's currently existing power plants, renewable fuels equivalent to 10% of the world's aviation fuel... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
May 21, 2018
Following the introduction of a bill to warn consumers about the perceived dangers of E15 in small engines, representatives from the ethanol industry have questioned the rationale for the legislation. The biofuel proponents say that the new rules are designed to create confusion for consumers... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
May 18, 2018
Congressman Austin Scott of Georgia and Congresswoman Lois Frankel of Florida, members of the Congressional Boating Caucus, introduced the Consumer Protection and Fuel Transparency Act of 2018 on 16 May. The legislation would ‘more clearly’ label E15 ethanol blended gasoline, which they say is ‘harmful and... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
May 18, 2018
The company says the 410 horsepower vehicle can enable CO2 reductions of up to 90%. Scania has released an alternative fuel engine option for the new truck generation and Euro 6 emissions standard. The new bioethanol engine delivers 2,150 Nm, equal to that of its diesel counterpart.... [Read More]