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Jan 15, 2020
US Department of Energy to provide $75 million for biofuel crop research
Bioethanol News
Jan 15, 2020
Researchers led by Rutgers University in the US state of New Jersey have developed a new process that could reduce the cost of producing biofuels such ethanol from plant waste. The process, which features an ammonia-salt based solvent that quickly turns plant fibres into sugars needed to make ethanol, works effectively at near-room temperature, unlike conventional processes. “Our... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 14, 2020
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has appointed Nick Fosheim, former executive director of South Dakota’s Lincoln and Minnehaha County Economic Development Associations, to serve as director of member and industry relations. According to ACE CEO Brian Jennings, Fosheim’s experience in coordinating business attraction and retention efforts, as well as connecting... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 14, 2020
According to a statement from Representative Cindy Axne, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has accepted a request to investigate the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) misuse of small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The request was made in a letter sent to the GAO in August 2019 by bipartisan members of the House Biofuels... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 14, 2020
Germany-based ethanol producer CropEnergies has reported its results for the first three quarters of financial year 2019/20, noting a 6% drop in ethanol production volumes. The company produced 729,000 cubic metres of ethanol during the period, down from 771,000 cubic metres in the previous year. Production of dried food and animal feed products decreased accordingly,... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 14, 2020
A broad coalition of vehicle manufacturers and alternative fuel producers has called for consistency in defining alternative fuels that will drive the energy transition towards Europe’s Green Deal. In a new declaration, the coalition has called on the European Commission to take a technology-neutral approach in its upcoming review of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 13, 2020
Alaska Airlines has been commended for including sustainable aviation fuels on an opt-in basis in Washington State’s proposed Clean Fuels Programme in the US. Welcoming the news, the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Producer Group, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition (LCFC) said: “Alaska Airlines’ support of Washington’s... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 13, 2020
The National Farmers Union of Scotland (NFU Scotland) is currently pursuing high-level solutions to the machinery problems many Scottish and UK farmers have been experiencing, linked to the biofuel content in fuel. As fuel is a reserved issue, NFU Scotland is seeking support from both the Scottish and UK Governments to find a solution and mitigate the problem. At the... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 13, 2020
Finnish company UPM has marked the five-year anniversary of the start of operations of the first biorefinery in the world to produce wood-based advanced biofuels, the Lappeenranta Biorefinery. The facility uses wood-based residual raw material crude tall oil to produce renewable fuels that decrease emissions and mitigate climate change. The biorefinery currently... [Read More]

Product News
Jan 13, 2020
Biopharma Group has announced the completed acquisition of a majority interest in Easytesters, a provider of HACCP inspection equipment. Commenting on the acquisition, which was finalised in December 2019, Biopharma Group chairman Andrew Cowen said: “Joining forces through this acquisition, offers exciting opportunities for us to enter new markets, expand interests... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 10, 2020
Cielo Waste Solutions has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Renewable U Halifax to build a renewable diesel refinery in, or within 150km of, Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada. A framework is expected to be provided for the construction and operation of a 4,000-litre-per-hour joint venture refinery in Nova Scotia at an estimated cost of CAD$50 million (€36.5... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 10, 2020
The Midwestern Clean Fuels Initiative, supported by the Great Plains Institute, has released a new report detailing how a successful clean fuels policy should be developed for the US Midwest. The whitepaper, titled ‘A Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest’, recommends a technology-neutral, portfolio approach that encourages a fair and competitive marketplace that benefits... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 9, 2020
Canada-based Cielo Waste Solutions and its contractors have completed optimisation of the design of the world’s first waste to renewable fuels refinery at Aldersyde in Alberta, Canada. The work required extensive changes to the process, as well as the installation of multiple new pieces of equipment required before being able to bring Cielo’s green refinery back... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 9, 2020
A team of researchers from Tokyo Tech and Taiwan Tech have discovered a way to efficiently use the surplus glycerol produced in the production of biodiesel. Biodiesel, which is made using vegetable oils through a process known as transesterification, produces excessive amounts of glycerol. In Europe alone, it is estimated that the biodiesel industry produces a surplus... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 9, 2020
Tensions in the Middle East have inflamed global oil markets, sending Brent crude oil futures over $70 (€63) per barrel and pushing US gasoline futures to a nine-month high, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has reported. Analysts expect these gas price increases to reach the pump in the days ahead, hitting consumer pocketbooks and again underscoring the importance... [Read More]


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