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Apr 13, 2021
Neste and Finnair use SAF to cut business travel emissions
Bioethanol News
Apr 13, 2021
Bentley is to run a renewably fuelled car at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The modified Continental GT3 racer will power its way through the 12.42-mile UK course running on a biofuel-based petrol. This first step marks the start of a longer programme that will investigate both biofuels and e-fuels for their potential to power Bentleys in a sustainable... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 13, 2021
The use of biofuel as a substitute for petroleum diesel is a valuable solution to the inescapable global issues regarding energy shortage and environmental pollution. For both economic and environmental reasons, implementing used cooking oils (UCO) for biodiesel production has gained a significant amount of consideration within the world of fuel production. It has... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 12, 2021
The US Department of Energy has announced $61.4 million funding (€51 million) for technologies that produce low-cost, low-carbon biofuels. Biofuels are derived from renewable resources, and can power heavy-duty vehicles that are difficult to electrify with current technologies—including aircraft and ships to help accelerate America’s path to a net-zero emissions... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 12, 2021
The European Commission’s decision to introduce surveillance measures on imports of renewable ethanol for fuel from third countries is an important step towards preventing a surge in imports that could harm the EU renewable ethanol industry. The decision, taken at the initiative of France and supported by an overwhelming majority of member states, follows an action... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 12, 2021
Praj Industries has won an order to set up India’s largest capacity syrup-based ethanol plant from Godavari Biorefineries in Karnataka. As a part of this project, Praj will expand the existing ethanol manufacturing capacity to 600 kilo litres per day (KPDL). When commissioned, this will become India’s largest capacity syrup based ethanol plant. The Government... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 9, 2021
Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels (NWABF) has secured a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) project in Washington State. The MoU was signed with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, a leading independent investment firm with a long history of supporting critical North American infrastructure investment. This potential $600 million (€504... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 9, 2021
New data from the UK’s liquid biofuel consumption in the transport sector has been released. Provisional figures for 2020 showed that biofuel consumption was 2,210 million litres – a 5.9% or 140 million litre decrease compared with 2019. This was a strong shift from the increasing trend observed in the past four years and could be attributed to the COVID-19 restrictions... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 9, 2021
Total has started producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The SAF, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to various French airports shortly. Total will also be able to produce SAF from 2024 at its zero-crude Grandpuits platform, located in south-east Paris. All of these... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 8, 2021
According to the International Grains Council (IGC), slightly more rapeseed will be harvested worldwide in the upcoming crop year, while consumption is seen to remain virtually unchanged. The ICG has forecast that the world's four largest rapeseed producers - Canada, the EU, China and India - will harvest more rapeseed in the 2021/22 crop year than the previous year.... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 8, 2021
Sales of E15 jumped 24% and set a new record in Iowa last year - despite the pandemic-related drop in overall fuel consumption. According to data released by the Iowa Department of Revenue E15 and E85 flex fuel figures from two other states showed that 2020 sales volumes generally held steady, despite COVID-19. “The recent state-level data on E15 and flex fuel consumption... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 8, 2021
The CSL Group will be testing second generation biodiesel on half of its fleet this year. These tests are a follow-up to the successful trials of B100 biodiesel fuel on the main engines of two CSL ships last year. “Replacing fossil fuel with biodiesel on vessels requires no modification of existing equipment and provides a viable carbon neutral fuel source over its... [Read More]

Other News
Apr 7, 2021
ProSim, a European process simulation and optimisation software house, has released a new version of its Simulis Pinch software. This tool has been enhanced to also reduce water consumption and discharges from industrial processes by optimising water reuse within the biofuels industry for example. Simulis Pinch brings together all the features required for an advanced... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Apr 7, 2021
Stolt-Nielsen subsidiary Stolt Tankers is teaming up with alternative fuels pioneer GoodFuels to test the use of marine biofuel. The biofuel, produced from feedstocks, such as used cooking oil, tallow and waste animal fats, will be used on board the 37,000 dwt chemical tanker Stolt Inspiration on its journeys between Rotterdam to Houston. “This is just one of the areas... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Apr 7, 2021
US university researchers have discovered new uses for the waste byproducts of beer brewing including food proteins and biofuels. Craft brewing has increased in popularity in recent years with the corresponding increase in waste by-products - 85% of which is grain. The spent grain byproduct is roughly 30% protein and 70% fibre. Traditionally, the spent grain is sold... [Read More]


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