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Jul 4, 2018
European ethanol hits major targets in global fight against climate change
BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 4, 2018
A recent survey among vehicle manufacturers shows that the widespread use of biodiesel in the commercial vehicle sector is ‘technically possible’, according to the Association Quality Management Biodiesel (AGQM). AGQM, along with the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) and the Association of... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 29, 2018
A study led by Professor John McGeehan from the University of Portsmouth has discovered a type of enzyme with the unique ability to break down lignin – a key component in plants. The discovery paves the way for plant waste to be recycled in such a... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 27, 2018
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard programme for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel for 2019. Biomass-based diesel volume standards have also been proposed for 2020. The biomass-based diesel standard for 2019 was set at... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 26, 2018
Gevo and Avfuel have entered into a long-term renewable jet fuel supply agreement. The new contract will see Gevo supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to Avfuel. Avfuel is a global supplier of aviation fuel and services, servicing more than 3,000 locations worldwide. "We are pleased to have... [Read More]

POLICY NEWS
Jun 25, 2018
Testimonies stressing the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the biofuels industry have been given before the Congress House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment.  The testimonies, delivered to a hearing titled “Advanced Biofuels Under the Renewable Fuel Standard: Current Status and Future Prospects”, stressed... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jun 21, 2018
More than 2,800 US retail sites will offer E15 by 2021, generating approximately 350 million new ethanol gallons annually. The figures come from a report released by Growth Energy on 20 June. Growth Energy’s new report touts the success of both E15 and Prime the... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jun 20, 2018
California based Fuel Delivery Services (FDS) has switched to Neste MY Renewable Diesel, the Finnish renewable fuels producer is reporting. FDS is a Stockton, CA based bulk transporter of refined petroleum products. The company provides transportation services to a variety of clients including major oil companies. Starting March... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 20, 2018
Pioneering research has confirmed that a diverse mix of algal species in biofuel systems will significantly improve production. Scientists from the University of Michigan (UM) grew various combinations of freshwater algal species in 80 artificial ponds to test the effects of biodiversity on biofuel production. According to... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jun 19, 2018
The EU’s biofuels industry is continuing to react to the news last week that an informal agreement has been made on the revised Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). On 14 June it was announced that the European Parliament, Commission and Council had reached a preliminary agreement on REDII.... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 19, 2018
New research suggests the greenhouse gas emissions impact of rainforest deforestation for palm oil plantations could be worse than thought. For a study recently published in the journal Nature Communications, scientists from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
Jun 14, 2018
The European Parliament, Commission and Council have reached a preliminary agreement on the new Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). The deal sets out a path for Europe’s renewable energy sector post 2020. Key components of the agreement include a 14% target for renewables in transport by 2030, a... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 13, 2018
Finland’s government has sold 5% of its stake in Neste, Reuters reports. The Government, described by Reuters as ‘centre-right’, sold the 5% stake in the oil refiner and biofuel company for €861 million. The Finnish state’s stake in Neste has now fallen to 44.7%. Opposition parties... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jun 12, 2018
The US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and its industrial partner LanzaTech claim that their new technology is helping clear the way to ethanol derived jet fuel. In April, the ASTM International revised ASTM D7566 Annex 15 – the Standard Specification for... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 12, 2018
BASF Enzymes and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) have formally entered into a marketing and sales collaboration agreement with the aim to ‘maximise value to customers in the ethanol market in the United States.’ In the collaboration, BASF’s enzyme portfolio will be used for applications in... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jun 12, 2018
A series of engineered proteins could improve biomanufacturing processes for the production of biofuels and other products including pharmaceuticals and commodity chemicals, according to researchers. Kevin Solomon, an assistant professor in Purdue University’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and colleagues have developed a series of engineered... [Read More]