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Feb 21, 2020
IKEA Finland to reduce carbon footprint using Neste’s renewable diesel
Biodiesel News
Feb 21, 2020
A partnership led by ADM and Optimus Technologies plans to carry out a year-long validation project of new biodiesel technology to demonstrate its viability in real-world, high-mileage fleet applications. Five trucks owned by ADM will be fitted with Optimus’ Vector fuel system, which enables diesel engines to run almost entirely on sustainable biodiesel (B100). The... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 21, 2020
Heathrow Airport in the UK has announced plans to become one of the world’s first major aviation hubs to become carbon neutral for its infrastructure. The airport is also the first to target zero carbon by the mid-2030s. Recent investments totalling over £100 million (€119.7 million) have improved Heathrow’s energy efficiency, as well as being used to generate... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 21, 2020
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a target for biofuels to make up 30% of transportation fuels in the US by 2050. Announced by secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue as part of the new Agriculture Innovation Agenda, the agency stated: “We can increase the production of renewable energy feedstocks and set a goal to increase biofuel production efficiency... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 20, 2020
Iowan senators Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley have urged Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig to quickly process 2018-19 claims for the biodiesel tax credit. In December 2019, US Congress retroactively reinstated the biodiesel tax incentive for 2018 and 2019, extending it through to 2022. Earlier this year, the IRS issued guidance for biodiesel... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 20, 2020
BioEconomy Solutions, a technology leader in sustainable agricultural crops for biofuels, animal feed and food products, has been awarded an investment by Carolina Opportunity Funds, which is expected to support its planned renewable diesel facility in South Carolina, US. The investment is the first to be awarded under Carolina Opportunity Funds’ IMPACT Carolina Fund,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 20, 2020
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed an open-source simulation software package that can be used to analyse the economics of biofuels and bioproducts. Known as BioSTEAM, the new software package in Python can be used by scientists, engineers, biotechnology companies and funding agencies as a quick and flexible tool to analyse... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 19, 2020
A team of bioengineers and economics from KU Leuven in Belgium has mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry. According to the researchers, who considered both technological requirements and financial viability, the transition from petroleum to biofuel (in the form of wood) would lead to a reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Currently,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 19, 2020
ASTM International has approved a new production pathway for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), created by Applied Research Associates (ARA) and Chevron Lummus Global (CLG). The new production pathway, which is called catalytic hydrothermolysis jet (CHJ), is expected to help meet the global need for more sustainable aviation fuels. “Commercial volumes of competitively... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 19, 2020
Fintoil, a biofuel producer based in Finland that is partly owned by investment company Taaleri, has invested over €100 million in a biorefinery in Hamina, Finland. The company plans to build a crude tall oil refinery in Hamina, having recently signed a lease agreement with the Port of HaminaKotka for a site located in the Hamina oil port area. Neste Engineering... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 19, 2020
Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed $2.31 billion (€2.14 billion) to the US state’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, a new study from ABF Economics has found. Throughout 2018, Minnesota’s ethanol producers yielded 1.27 billion gallons of ethanol, 3.8 million tons of dried distiller’s grains with solubles and 283 million pounds of corn oil, which... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 18, 2020
Following the success of its first biodiesel conversion centre in St. Lucia, Sandals Resorts is now considering ways to expand the project throughout its resorts across the Caribbean region. Since 2015, a biodiesel plant at the company’s dive centre in Pointe Seraphine has been converting used vegetable oil from the kitchens at the three Sandals resorts on the island... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 18, 2020
Italian coffee producer Lavazza will become the first Italian partner to join Dutch airline KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme, under an agreement signed by the two companies in February. KLM’s programme actively contributes to making the aviation industry more sustainable by stimulating the availability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on a large scale. SAF is... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 17, 2020
Sarnia, Ontario-based Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has received a CAD$15 million (€10.5 million) financial contribution from FedDev Ontario to promote new sustainable innovations and bring business support to Eastern Ontario in Canada. BIC is a business accelerator that provides support, services and investments to developers of clean, green and sustainable... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 17, 2020
North Dakota Soybean Processors (NDSP) has been forced to abandon efforts to build a large-scale soybean crushing facility in North Dakota, US, after more than three years and $6 million (€5.5 million) of investment. The decision on the plant, which was to be located at the Spiritwood Energy Park in Spiritwood, North Dakota, was made earlier in February. “We... [Read More]


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