November 24, 2017
US advanced biofuels producer Poet has responded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to maintain the current point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). CEO Jeff Broin said: “By maintaining the point of obligation for the RFS, the EPA is allowing the system to... [Read More]

November 24, 2017
The European renewable ethanol association ePure has responded to the European Union’s third State of the Energy Union report. A key finding of the report is that thanks to progress in 2017, the EU is on track to implement the Energy Union project and deliver jobs, growth and investments.... [Read More]

November 23, 2017
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied requests from petitioners to change the point of obligation for compliance under the Renewable Fuels Standards (RFS) programme. Major oil companies had petitioned to relieve refiners of their obligation to fulfil annual biofuel quotas under the RFS. The move... [Read More]

November 23, 2017
In his Autumn Budget, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond confirmed that there would be no fresh funds for new renewable energy projects levied through electricity bills until 2025 to help keep energy costs down. It said: "In order to protect consumers, the government will not... [Read More]

November 23, 2017
PowerHouse Energy Group moves forward with waste-to-hydrogen system design London-based clean energy company PowerHouse Energy Group announced that it had completed early design work on its UK-based 25 tonne-per-day synthetic gas (syngas) plant, according to news channel ProActive Investors. The pre-front-end engineering and... [Read More]

November 22, 2017
China’s Hainan Airlines has completed the country’s ‘first’ cross-ocean biofuels powered flight. Flight 497 took off from the Beijing on 21 November. It landed at Chicago’s O’Hare airport at 12:05pm local time. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner completed the more than 11,000km journey with biological aviation fuel produced... [Read More]

November 22, 2017
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced $11.9 million (€7.7 million) in funding for Ethanol Technologies (Ethtec), an Australian biofuel company. The funding will go towards the development and demonstration of Ethtec’s advance bioethanol technology. Ethtec aims to construct a $30 million (€19.3 million) purpose built... [Read More]

November 21, 2017
EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, has called for an ambitious revision of the European Bioeconomy Strategy. According to the trade body, such a revision would help tackle climate change and meet the needs of a growing population whilst boosting Europe’s resource efficiency, competitiveness and long-term economic... [Read More]

November 21, 2017
Biodiesel producers in Indonesia are looking for new export markets, according to Indonesia Investment. In early November, the US Commerce Department set anti-subsidy rates in the range of 34.45-64.73% for palm oil-based biodiesel imports from Indonesia. This final ruling was slightly lighter compared with the preliminary 41.06-68.28%... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
Germany-based engine specialist DEUTZ has approved the latest generation of its entire TCD engine range for operation with alternative fuels, including paraffinic diesel fuels and biodiesel or biodiesel blends. This will make a further significant reduction to the carbon footprint of combustion engines and even raises the... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
The US state of Iowa has 146 petrol stations that offer E15. The US state of Iowa has expanded the number of petrol stations that offer drivers E15. The news comes as petrol station Casey’s announced that it added two more petrol stations to its E15 portfolio in... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
Biofuel created from waste coffee grounds is helping to power some of London’s buses, the BBC reports. Technology firm bio-bean creates a biofuel by blending oil extracted from coffee waste with diesel. According to the company, it has now produced enough coffee oil to power one bus... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
Qantas Airlines and Quebec, Canada based Agrisoma Biosciences have signed what they claim is the ‘first-ever’ ‘farm-to-flight’ deal. The agreement will see farmers in Australia growing a Canadian oilseed used to make bio jet fuel. Agrisoma will work with Australian farmers to grow the Carinata seed, a... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
UK bioethanol producer Vivergo Fuel has announced plans to bring forward and extend its annual plant maintenance shutdown period as a result of poor market conditions and legislative uncertainty. The company’s bioethanol plant is based in Salt End, Hull, in the North East of England. ‘Serious consequences’ Speaking about... [Read More]

November 20, 2017
Medford Township Public Schools, a community public school district in Medford, New Jersey, has been celebrating twenty years of using biodiesel in its fleet of school buses. Medford is the nation’s longest continuous user of biodiesel in a student transportation fleet, according to US trade body National... [Read More]

November 17, 2017
Scientists in Russia are proposing to turn food waste into liquid biofuels through a process called hydrothermal liquefaction. UN studies have revealed that around a third of all food products made for human consumption are discarded. In Europe and North America, the average discarded volume of food... [Read More]