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Oct 13, 2020
CEO welcomes research into the take-off potential of SAF in the UK
Bioethanol News
Oct 12, 2020
A letter has been sent to the Chancellor from a new coalition including the CBI, Velocys and Drax calling on the government to adopt a clear commitment to greenhouse gas removal and negative emissions technologies. The letter from the Coalition for Negative Emissions to Rishi Sunak describes how the new group aims to develop pioneering projects that can remove CO2 and... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 12, 2020
New research by industry coalition Sustainable Aviation confirms that the UK could be home to up to 14 sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facilities in areas across the country - making it a world leader in clean aviation technology. The research by energy consultancy E4tech and commissioned by Sustainable Aviation revealed that these facilities could be based... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 9, 2020
Red Rock and Shell have entered into a cellulosic fuel purchase and sale agreement. The agreement will see Shell purchase Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and cellulosic renewable diesel fuel from Red Rock’s new biorefinery in Lakeview, Oregon. Shell will distribute the SAF to Red Rock’s existing airline customers and market Red Rock’s cellulosic renewable diesel... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Oct 9, 2020
Marathon Petroleum Corporation has applied for permits to convert its Martinez facility into a refinery for renewable diesel. While the Martinez conversion project, in California, is still being evaluated, seeking permits is an important step toward producing lower-carbon-intensity fuels. If the project is commissioned, the Martinez facility would be expected to start... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 9, 2020
US exports of grain in all forms (GIAF) reached nearly 101 million metric tonnes by the end of the 2019/2020 marketing year. According to data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and analysis by the US Grains Council (USGC) this amounted to an equivalent to 3.97 billion bushels. While the export total declined 5% year-over-year, GIAF exports still represented... [Read More]

Policy News
Oct 8, 2020
The founder and executive chairman of Praj Industries was chosen to receive the prestigious 2020 George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology and Agriculture. Washington DC-based Biotechnology Innovation Organisation (BIO) announced that Dr Pramod Chaudhari became the first Indian and second Asian recipient of this global honour. BIO, the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 8, 2020
The Red River Biorefinery (RRB) has announced it has expanded production to supply ethanol that meets the US Pharmacopeia purity and quality standards for hand sanitiser. The US-based ethanol production facility has seen a sharp rise in demand from key customers and is refocusing some of its production. Keshav Rajpal, President of the RRB, said: “Now more than ever,... [Read More]

Features
Oct 8, 2020
With global markets frozen amid the turmoil and uncertainty fueled by COVID-19, elected officials around the world face rising pressure to keep local industries open for businesses. Unfortunately, that pressure does not always translate into wise decisions on the trade front, where protectionist policies can quickly derail decades of work towards free, fair trade. For... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 7, 2020
Velocys appeared at the world’s first Net Zero Festival and took part in a panel discussion. The virtual discussion centred on the topic of Prepping Net Zero Flight for Take Off. Henrik Wareborn, Velocys CEO, told the virtual audience that “what we can do here and now, today, is replace fossil jet fuel with synthetic jet fuel that doesn’t require us to drill for... [Read More]

Policy News
Oct 7, 2020
Neste has reiterated it is committed to reaching carbon-neutral production by 2035. The commitment complements Neste’s other strategic climate commitment of reducing customers’ greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 million tonnes annually by 2030. “Neste’s purpose is to create a healthier planet for our children. We do this by offering renewable and circular... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 6, 2020
Green Fuels and INOCAS have announced an agreement to engage in the development of a sustainable fuels value chain in Brazil. Using macaúba in novel intercropping and agrosilvopastoral techniques, the partners intend to ensure future sustainable fuel production for distributed energy and land, marine and air transport sectors. Green Fuels is establishing a biofuel... [Read More]

Features
Oct 6, 2020
We saw the news recently that Nova Pangaea had received some substantial investment from the UK government’s Future Fund and also your existing investors, tell us about that? I’m delighted to say that we have raised a further £900,000 (€1.012 million) from investors following some very successful trials of our technology. This latest funding for Nova Pangaea has... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 5, 2020
A long-time consultant with the US Grains Council (USGC) was inducted into the US/Vietnam Agricultural Hall of Fame at a formal luncheon and awards ceremony. The event which recognised the work of Tran Trong Chien, was part of agricultural month in Vietnam, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the normalisation of trade relations. Chien has worked with the council... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Oct 5, 2020
German prices for oilseed meals have climbed significantly since the beginning of August 2020 - particularly in September. Rapeseed meal surged €22 to €238 per tonne within a month and briefly reached its highest level since May 2020. Prices for soybean meal rose €38 per tonne in the same period. Consequently, soybean meal with 49% crude protein most recently... [Read More]


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