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Apr 12, 2019
SJR Tank Construction, HBTT sign biofuel storage agreement
Biodiesel News
Apr 11, 2019
German chemical producer BASF has announced plans to increase production capacity at its sodium methylate plant in Guaratinguetá, Brazil. Sodium methylate is used as a catalyst in the production and use of biodiesel, supporting higher yields and lower preparation costs. Capacity at the plant will increase by 30%, according to BASF, from 60,000 metric tons to 80,000... [Read More]

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Apr 10, 2019
Car manufacturer Seat announced that it will be launching a project converting organic waste into biomethane in Barcelona. According to the release, the Life Methamorphosis project uses five steps: recycling, transforming, refining and compressing, refuelling, and ‘driving off’. “With all the organic waste that is generated we can produce enough biomethane... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 10, 2019
Canadian alcohol and ethanol producer Greenfield Global is set to invest an estimated €30 million to establish a new European manufacturing headquarters in Portaloise, Ireland, Irish Times reports. A new 3,800 square-metre manufacturing plant will be constructed, supplying an approximated 100 jobs throughout its development. “This facility will ensure we have... [Read More]

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Apr 8, 2019
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding of up to $59 million (€52.5 million) for research into new advanced vehicle technologies. The funding opportunity, which is being offered through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is aimed at projects related to co-optimised advanced engine and fuel technologies, as well as alternative fuels... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 5, 2019
Biological solutions provider Novozymes has announced two new partnerships to establish a broader alliance for the commercialisation of microbial solutions to increase crop yields: Univar Solutions and UPL. While Novozymes will continue its partnership with Bayer in the ‘stronghold of microbes for corn and for distribution to the main soy markets’, the announcement... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 4, 2019
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed that a man from Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to a biodiesel tax conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). David Tielle, according to documents and information provided during court, served as the director of business development at Keystone Biofuels located in Pennsylvania. Between 2009 and 2012, Tielle participated... [Read More]

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Apr 3, 2019
Energy firm Geminor announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with fellow Norwegian advanced biofuel producer Quantafuel to secure deliveries of plastic waste for Quantafuel’s plants for biofuel production. “Quantafuel’s fuel production is groundbreaking and an industry we want to be part of,” said Geminor CEO Ralf Schopwinkel. “It... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 3, 2019
A new study from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has highlighted the role of ethanol in significantly reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the US. By 2022, the use of ethanol in fuel transportation in the US could reduce GHG emissions by up to 47% (compared to gasoline), the USDA claims. GHG reductions due to ethanol use are currently at 43%, with the USDA... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 2, 2019
US biofuel trade association Growth Energy announced that consumers in the country have surpassed 8 billion miles on E15 fuel, also known as Unleaded 88. The fuel, which is blended with 15% renewable biofuel, is approved for all cars manufactured since 2001. “With a surge in retailer adoption and terminal availability, we’re seeing steady growth in consumer... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 1, 2019
Representatives from the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and its members have testified at the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public hearing on year-round use of E15 fuel and modifications to the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) compliance scheme. The NBB and its members appealed to the agency to reform its practice of approving small refinery exemptions. “EPA... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 1, 2019
Supply chain solutions provider Panalpina Singapore has announced the roll-out of a new fleet of biodiesel trucks to serve its customer L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific. By 2020, L’Oréal aims to include 100% of its strategic suppliers under its ‘Sharing Beauty with All’ sustainability initiative. These new biodiesel trucks will help... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 29, 2019
At a public hearing held by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Michigan, US, heads of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy urged action on a proposal to allow the year-round use of E15 fuel. The ‘Modifications to Fuel Regulations to Provide Flexibility for E15’ proposal would remove a nearly 30-year-old restriction on E15, which... [Read More]

Other News
Mar 29, 2019
The British Columbia Bioenergy Network (BCBN) and the government of British Columbia (BC) are seeking a contractor to undertake an analysis of the biorefinery market. Under the CleanBC Plan, the provincial government has committed to increasing production of renewable fuels to 650 million litres annually, as well as increasing the Low Carbon Fuel Standard to 20% by 2030. According... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 29, 2019
US biofuels producer NEXT Renewable Fuels announced that it will lease a 94-acre site from the Port of Columbia County for its Advanced Green Diesel production facility. The site is located next to 25 acres already owned by NEXT, providing a total of 119 acres on which the company will develop its green diesel facility. According to NEXT, the biorefinery will have a capacity... [Read More]


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