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Aug 6, 2020
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Features
Aug 5, 2020
When the world’s economy was placed into deep freeze for the COVID-19 lockdown, people stopped moving. Without the normal demand for fuel, the world’s energy market froze as well - extreme price falls across the commodity space became the norm. But not all price falls were the same. Major structural shifts in the economy, already underway for years, suddenly accelerated.... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 5, 2020
POET has announced its commitment to scale up production of industrial and beverage-grade alcohol at two biorefineries. The Sioux Falls-based US company said this will help meet growing demand due to market changes from COVID-19 while creating a new domestic market to boost the agricultural economy. POET is making significant investments to enhance operations at its... [Read More]

Features
Aug 4, 2020
A major component of today’s global society is undeniably air transport. It is indispensable to every economic, social and cultural facet of our lives. Air travel has completely revolutionised not only the way we travel, but also how we interact. The air transport sector directly employs 8.4 million people and tens of millions are supported directly and tangentially... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 4, 2020
Indonesia had its second request for a panel to examine certain measures adopted by the EU affecting palm oil biofuels accepted. Indonesia's first request was blocked at a dispute settlement meeting on 29 June. Indonesia said the measures in question not only unfairly discriminated against palm oil, but were inconsistent with provisions in the World Trade Organisation’s... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 4, 2020
Dutch airline KLM has been told to alter one of its advertising campaigns after it was ruled to have exaggerated the firm's use of biofuel during flights. In the advert, the airline said its corporate biofuel programme enabled businesses with a corporate contract to ensure that some of their corporate travel was undertaken using sustainable biofuel. Using sustainable... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 3, 2020
The Canadian city of Calgary and Steeper Energy Canada have announced a new agreement to transform sewage sludge and waste for the production of sustainable biofuels like renewable diesel or jet fuel. The agreement will see the development of a demonstration plant at the Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in the city. The city will supply a small portion of its primary... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 3, 2020
Velocys, the sustainable fuels technology company, has announced it has completed the manufacturing and delivery of four reactors to Red Rock Biofuels (RRB). RRB has a further option to purchase an additional two reactors by the end of 2020. RRB was founded in 2011 and is a producer of drop-in, renewable, low-carbon jet and diesel fuels. Henrik Wareborn, Velocys CEO,... [Read More]

Other News
Jul 31, 2020
Biofuels International’s recent online poll on whether readers thought RED II was a good thing attracted more than 700 responses. A new topic on our website to be discussed and voted on will appear very shortly. Is the European Union's proposal to phase out palm oil-based biofuels by 2030 right? A total of 465 people voted in favour of RED II with 272 individuals against... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 31, 2020
Growth Energy has responded to the Senate statement concerning the next round of COVID-19 relief to producers. This includes US biofuels producers who are eligible entities under the recently released agriculture assistance programme. “This is a good first step towards healing the damage wrought by COVID-19, but falls short of providing the necessary clarity that... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 31, 2020
Clariant has announced that continuing operations sales in the first half of the year amounted to CHF $1.945 billion compared to CHF $2.229 billion over the same period in 2019. The sustainable and innovative speciality chemical company said the group was confronted with a significantly lower demand environment in several segments in the first six months of 2020 as a... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 31, 2020
The Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) estimates the consumption of biodiesel at about 2.6 million tonnes for 2020. Compared with 2019, this would mean an increase of about. 0.3 million tonnes. But according to UFOP, this sales volume can only be achieved if sustainably certified hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) or vegetable oil can be processed... [Read More]

Features
Jul 30, 2020
According to the World Wildlife Fund, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) once had the largest ecological footprint per capita in the world. Today it has become a regional role model for clean and renewable energy and the green economy. Neutral Fuels stated that its actions have resulted in over 15 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) savings in the region since... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 29, 2020
The German rapeseed harvest will probably be lower than average this year. But according to the Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) this was not due to shrinking demand in the biodiesel industry's feedstock requirements. In 2019, the industry produced 3.4 million tonnes of biodiesel. Due to the poor growing conditions, the latest estimate of the... [Read More]

Policy News
Jul 29, 2020
A UK government consultation has begun to ensure the continued decarbonisation of road transport fuels through the supply of renewable fuels under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). According to the Department for Transport, biofuels supported under the RTFO have successfully reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport over the last 12 years and... [Read More]


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