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Aug 8, 2018
Renewable Energy Group reveals ‘outstanding’ first half of the year
BIO-OTHER NEWS
Aug 7, 2018
A public school district in San Diego, California, has switched its fleet of 53 school buses to run on Finnish company Neste’s renewable diesel. The Vista Unified School District (VUSD) is the fourth largest in San Diego County, comprising 32 schools with programmes ranging from kindergarten through... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Aug 7, 2018
The US Department of Agriculture has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the environmental assessment report for Velocys’ planned Bayou Fuels biorefinery in Natchez, Mississippi. Velocys is describing the FONSI as a significant step towards the permitting of the Bayou Fuels facility. It was... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Aug 1, 2018
Findings from a ground breaking study could prove crucial in boosting the ‘economic viability’ of algae biofuel, showing for the first time that raw plants can be used as a carbon energy source for cultivation of a strain of microalgae. In a study recently published in the... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Aug 1, 2018
Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) has announced a significant expansion to its membership. ABFC is the industry association for biofuels in Canada. According to a statement, the new members include fuel distributors, global technology developers and strategic compliance services providers. These include Canada Clean Fuels, Canfor Pulp, EcoEngineers... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Aug 1, 2018
The Indonesian government is planning to make the use of biodiesel blended fuels compulsory for all vehicles and heavy machinery from 1 September, according to Reuters. According to the wire service, Indonesia’s Renewable Energy Director General Rida Mulyana announced the government’s ambitious aim on 1 August. Indonesia’s president,... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 31, 2018
The US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has filled an opening brief in its lawsuit objecting to EPA’s methodology for establishing the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). Significantly, NBB’s brief is the first to hit US courts arguing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must account for... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jul 27, 2018
$4 million AUD (€2.5 million) in funding is set to be provided to Australia’s Southern Oil Refining for a pilot plant which will turn biosolids from sewage to crude oil. According to a statement, the demonstration plant will be the first step towards developing biosolid waste... [Read More]

OTHER NEWS
Jul 25, 2018
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a variety of pathways for renewable fuel derived from sorghum as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) programme. This includes the use of sorghum to produce biodiesel. Acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the final pathway on 24... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 25, 2018
French biodiesel producer Avril’s plants are running at full capacity for the first time since June, according to Reuters. However, the company’s CEO says it could soon be pushed back to part-time operation due to Argentine imports. The boost in production is explained by strong oil... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 25, 2018
Argent Energy has taken over the biodiesel production assets of Biodiesel Amsterdam, as well as associated tank storage and tank cleaning facilities. The deal comes as part of a broader acquisition by biofuel producer Argent Energy’s parent company, the conglomerate John Swire & Sons. Alongside Dutch investment... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jul 25, 2018
Velocys intends to raise £6 million (€6.7 million) through a placing, according to an announcement from the company. The renewable fuels specialist will place 60,000,000 new Ordinary Shares at a placing price of 10 pence per share. This represents a 0.52p discount to the closing mid-market price... [Read More]

BIOETHANOL NEWS
Jul 25, 2018
A major new report has presented evidence claimed to highlight unnecessary Government caution over a roll-out of E10 petrol in the UK. The Unwarranted Caution report has been published by the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol, a cross party group of MPs and... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jul 18, 2018
Finnish renewable diesel producer Neste is exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastics as a raw material for fuels and plastics, according to a statement. The company has ambitious goals for the project, aiming to proceed to industrial scale trial during 2019. Longer term, Neste’s target is... [Read More]

BIODIESEL NEWS
Jul 18, 2018
The US National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and its members have asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to raise volumes in the Renewable Fuel Standard. Testifying at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Public Hearing for Proposed Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) for 2019 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for... [Read More]

BIO-OTHER NEWS
Jul 18, 2018
Cars and trucks used record amounts of biofuels in California in 2016, according to new figures. A total of 1.5 billion gallons were used, avoiding 14 million metric tons of carbon dioxide being emitted into the atmosphere. The reductions are a result of California’s... [Read More]