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Mar 5, 2019
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BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 5, 2019
In a recent press release chairman of the senate committees on energy, and economic affairs in the Philippines, Senator Win Gatchalian, is urging the Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Biofuels Board (NBB) to study the proposal of the Department of Agriculture to increase coconut... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 4, 2019
Representative Deborah Ruggiero has introduced a legislation that could help Rhode Island meet its carbon emissions reduction goals by phasing in higher percentages of biodiesel in heating oil sold in the state. The New England state already requires heating oil to be sold as a mix that... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 4, 2019
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ranking Member Ron Wyden of Oregon have introduced bipartisan legislation to retroactively extend tax provisions that expired at the end of 2017 and 2018. The legislation will also provide disaster tax relief benefits to individuals and businesses... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Mar 1, 2019
The Local has reported that an investigator appointed by the Swedish government is to propose requiring airlines to use carbon neutral biofuels, but only expects a reduction of 1 to 5% by 2025. Former Green Party leader, Maria Wetterstrand was tasked with investigating measures in order to... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 28, 2019
According to Xinhuanet News China Southern Airlines has announced that it has successfully completed its first intercontinental flight with aviation biofuel. The Airbus A320neo single-aisle airplane was delivered from Toulouse, France to Guanazhou in southern China’s Guangdon Province through ferry flight. The flight used aviation fuel with... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 28, 2019
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue revealed that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would ‘very likely’ complete a policy change allowing year-long sales of 15% ethanol blend gasoline (E15) in time for the summertime driving season, Reuters reports. “Today he told me he thought it was very... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 28, 2019
Colorado-headquartered advanced biofuel producer Gevo announced that it has entered into a long-term renewable isooctane purchase and sale agreement with chemical manufacturing group HCS. Gevo claims that the agreement is an important step forward in its strategy to build out its advanced biofuels production facility in Luverne,... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 27, 2019
German ethanol producer CropEnergies revealed that in a board meeting, the company has decided to resume ethanol production at its UK plant in Wilton at the beginning of March 2019. Biofuels International reported on the initial 'pause' of production at the facility in October 2018 which... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
Feb 27, 2019
Reuters reports that Kern Oil & Refining Co is threatening to sue the US Environmental Protection Agency for failing to respond to its request for a small refinery biofuel waiver within the proscribed 90 days. In a letter addressed to EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler on the... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 27, 2019
Political party, Australia-first are trialling the use of 100% renewable diesel to fuel a Scania test engine, with support from the Palaszczuk Government’s Advance Queensland Industry Attraction Fund. Southern Oil’s Advanced Biofuels Pilot Plant at Yarwun, near Gladstone, is pioneering the refining of renewable diesel fuel made... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 26, 2019
Albioma has announced the industrial commissioning of the first peak-load combustion turbine (CT) operating mostly on bioethanol in Saint-Pierre, Réunion Island. The commissioning will begin on the 25 February 2019 and the total cost of the investment is around €60 million ($68 million). The new CT is going... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 25, 2019
International marketer and distributor of biodiesel fuel Targray has announced the opening of its EU biodiesel trading desk in Geneva, Switzerland. The company states that this is part of a broader investment plan that aims to meet demand for low-carbon fuels in the EU. The Geneva trading... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Feb 22, 2019
In the US, a federal judge has resentenced a 78-year old man for his role in a fraudulent biodiesel scheme after an appeals court dismissed his 2016 sentence, Oregon Live reports. Jack Holden from Eugene, Oregon, and co-defendant Lloyd Benton Sharp defrauded 12 people who... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Feb 21, 2019
According to The Business Times distributors of environmental equipment, USP Group plans to sell its biofuels unit for $6 million (€5.2 million). USP Group is selling its 93.09% owned waste oil-to-biofuel subsidiary, Biofuel Research for $5.59 million (€4.9 million) to a joint venture between the founders of... [Read More]

PIPES NEWS
Feb 21, 2019
A 90-tonne bung of congealed fat is to be dug out by hand from a Liverpool sewer, according to UK water provider United Utilities, who’s sewer engineers will be digging out the fatberg with pickaxes and shovels. 80 metres long, the blockage of congealed fats, oils and... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Feb 20, 2019
The Minnesota Biofuels Association (MNBiofuels) revealed an ABF Economics study that has shown the ethanol industry’s $2.31 billion (€2.03 billion) contribution to Minnesota’s economy. According to the study, Minnesotan ethanol producers generated 1.27 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.8 million tons of dried distiller’s grains with solubles (a... [Read More]