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Feb 28, 2020
New IEA Bioenergy report underscores potential for advanced biofuels cost reduction
Biodiesel News
Feb 28, 2020
Diamond Green Diesel, a joint venture company between Darling Ingredients and Valero Energy, has entered into a long-term lease agreement with IMTT to enhance distribution logistics. The agreement will allow Diamond Green Diesel to access and use the St. Rose IMTT terminal as a logistics hub for the company’s existing and expanding renewable diesel facility, located... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 28, 2020
Renewable fuels producer Gevo has secured funding under the Queensland Waste to Biofuels (W2B) Fund to support the development of waste to biofutures projects in the Australian state of Queensland. The fund provides targeted funding for pilot, demonstration or commercially scalable biorefinery projects in Queensland that use conventional waste streams or biomass to... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 27, 2020
Australian company Licella Holdings has received a grant worth AUD$500,000 (€300,685) from the Queensland Government’s Waste to Biofutures (W2B) fund, to support a research and feasibility study for a biorefinery that converts sugarcane waste into biofuel. Licella plans to work with the University of Queensland, Burdekin Renewable Fuels and other project partners... [Read More]

Features
Feb 27, 2020
As we enter a new decade, the world’s energy sector stands at a crossroads in its efforts to improve the sustainability of its supply. The case for greener, cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels was made many years ago, but the growing calls for significant action on climate change have pushed this issue to the forefront of the industry’s strategy for 2020 and beyond. The... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 27, 2020
Japan Airlines, Marubeni, JXTG Nippon Oil and Energy and JGC Japan have agreed to carry out a feasibility study on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production and sales in Japan from industrial and municipal waste, including plastic waste. The companies will evaluate the feasibility of the entire supply chain for the production of SAF from industrial and municipal waste,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 27, 2020
Renewable transportation fuels producer Gevo has received certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) for its sourcing of sustainable corn at is facility in Luverne, Minnesota in the US. The certification additionally covers Gevo’s production of intermediate feedstock isobutanol at the Luverne plant. RSB certification demonstrates that Gevo’s... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 26, 2020
Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have created a new method to look deep into the nanostructure of biomaterials, without causing damage to the sample. The new technique can confirm structural features in starch, for example, which is important in biofuel production. The team used the sharp probe tip of an atomic force... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 26, 2020
The US Grains Council (USGC) has welcomed Nebraska Ethanol Board as its newest member. The Nebraska Ethanol Board serves 25 ethanol plants with a combined total capacity of over 2.5 billion gallons of ethanol. The organisation advocates for biofuels by informing the public and civic leaders about the benefits of the cleaner burning fuel, working to ensure biofuels... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 26, 2020
US Senators Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Tom Udall (New Mexico) have introduced a new bill that is being touted as the first step towards ending subsidies for oil and gas companies. The bipartisan Fair Returns for Public Lands Act of 2020 updates the antiquated public lands royalty system in the US to ensure that taxpayers get fair returns on leases of public lands for... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 25, 2020
Swedish forest-owner association Södra has made a pilot delivery of biomethanol from the world’s first commercial plant for the sustainable fuel. Customer Emmelev plans to use the biomethanol in its biodiesel production process. The commercial biomethanol plant, which is based at Södra’s pulp mill in Mönsterås, Sweden, uses forest biomass as feedstock. The company... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 25, 2020
Global bank BNP Paribas has closed a sustainability-linked loan (SLL) with JetBlue Airways, through an amendment to its existing secured revolving credit facility (RCF). This is reportedly the first sustainability-linked RCF for the airline industry. JetBlue has amended its existing $550 million (€506.4 million) RCF by including a ‘sustainability-linked’ provision,... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 25, 2020
The company building the world’s fastest supersonic airliner, Boom Supersonic, has announced that is XB-1 test programme will be carbon neutral through the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and carbon offsetting. Boom is the first commercial airplane manufacturer to commit to a carbon neutral test programme. The XB-1 is a supersonic demonstrator aircraft designed... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 24, 2020
Waste gasification to energy company EQTEC has been awarded a contract for the upgrade of the existing syngas research and development facility at the University of Extremadura in Badajoz, Spain. The university was recently successful in a funding application to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support the testing of the production of biofuels from syngas... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 24, 2020
Volvo CE’s customer centre in Eskilstuna, Sweden is paving the way for a sustainable future by running its demonstration machines on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). The biodiesel fuel is now used in all machines at the customer centre, with the move forming part of the company’s commitment to a more sustainable future. HVO produces very low volumes of carbon dioxide,... [Read More]


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