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Mar 24, 2020
Ethanol and glycerin donated by Iowa firms to boost hand sanitiser production as demand spikes
Biodiesel News
Mar 23, 2020
One of the world’s largest producers of renewable diesel has delayed crucial work at one of its refineries due to the coronavirus outbreak. Neste Porvoo has announced that the implementation of the major turnaround of the Porvoo refinery as originally planned was being halted and delayed. The Government of Finland has declared a state of emergency around the country... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 23, 2020
In light of the recent outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus), the Biofuels International team is thinking of all those affected by the virus. We understand that along with the impact on health, the virus is also causing major issues for industries and businesses. We want to update our readers and advertisers on the plans for our Biofuels International distribution over... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 20, 2020
Several American ethanol plants have slashed production over the past week or idled entirely as the coronavirus outbreak cuts into fuel consumption and hit margins to refine the corn-based fuel, the head of a biofuel trade group revealed. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Chief Executive Geoff Cooper said on a conference call he expects ethanol production to fall... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 19, 2020
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) celebrated National Biodiesel Day this year by kicking off its 2020 vehicle branding programme with the theme “Biodiesel: Better. Cleaner. Now!” The NBB is encouraging biodiesel users to promote their use of biodiesel and share its benefits by applying for matching funds to be used for vehicle branding initiatives which may include... [Read More]

Features
Mar 18, 2020
In light of today’s concerns about climate change and generating clean energy, there has been increased discussion involving alternative fuels such as biodiesel. Biodiesel, which is derived mainly from vegetable oils and animal fats, is taking the stage as a popular candidate for replacing petroleum diesel for a variety of well-supported reasons. Perhaps the most... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 17, 2020
At the moment the vast majority of Europe’s renewable target is met with land-based biofuels like corn and alfalfa. But critics have argued that such biofuels are not economically and environmentally sustainable. The use of such land-based biofuels can lead to more intensive use of resources, a reduction in biodiversity and the increase in higher GHG emissions... [Read More]

Policy News
Mar 17, 2020
Since Covid-19 first made the news when it struck in a place in China most of us had never heard of, little did we suspect the global consequences three months later. Normal daily life as we know it has been severely disrupted, thousands of people have died worldwide, borders between countries are being closed and the stock markets and our global economies have taken... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 16, 2020
Biomass fuels derived from various grasses could significantly mitigate global warming by reducing carbon, according to a long-term joint field study by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Michigan State University (MSU). In a new paper published in Environmental Science and Technology, the researchers examined a number of different cellulosic... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 16, 2020
After years of fighting their own political battles, advocates of ethanol and electric vehicles are tentatively uniting against a shared enemy - fossil fuels. More than two dozen organisations have come together for nearly two years in Minnesota to work on a "technologically neutral, policy proposal to decarbonise transportation, which has overtaken electricity production... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 13, 2020
A  new report has found that despite current challenges, Iowa biofuel production continues to have a significant impact on Iowa’s economy. The report found that its growing production currently supports more than 48,000 jobs and more than $2.4 billion (2.16billion euros) in household income. The study that was put together by John Urbanchuk, of ABF Economics, and... [Read More]

Policy News
Mar 12, 2020
Farmer leaders and biofuel producers from the Midwest states of America have expressed concerns about the news that the Trump administration has decided to side with oil companies in their court battle against biofuels. The debate centres around a unanimous court decision that would halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) abuse of Small Refinery Exemptions... [Read More]

Biogas News
Mar 12, 2020
It’s a case of ice work for one Scottish company. Mackies Ice Cream, which has been in production since 1986, has begun to install a new refrigeration system running on ammonia produced by biomass boilers. The installation will be Scotland’s first large scale plant combining biomass heat and absorption chilling, enabling Mackie’s to target ambitious CO2e reductions... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 12, 2020
Serbia is speeding up its move from fossil fuels to biomass with a multi-million euro injection. Novi Pazar is the third municipality in the country to receive funds under the £26.7m euro (£23.6m) project, which was launched in mid-2017, its Ministry of Mining and Energy announced. Priboj and Mali Zvornik received the money in October last year. In total, six... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 11, 2020
The world's leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste and residue raw materials has agreed to acquire a collector and recycler of used cooking oil in the United States. The transaction by Neste for Mahoney Environment (Mahoney) is subject to the fulfillment of customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. “This is... [Read More]


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