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May 13, 2020
Velocys receives further backing for waste-to-fuels project
Bioethanol News
May 13, 2020
Valmet will supply automation to AustroCel’s bioethanol plant currently under construction in Austria. The advanced automation technology will provide the plant in Hallein with high operational flexibility, reliability and availability in producing biofuel to replace fossil fuel. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the first quarter of this year.... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 12, 2020
The Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism (MINCIT) has announced it will impose duties of $0.1997 per gallon on US ethanol exports to Colombia. A joint statement from leadership of the US. Grains Council, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association said they were disappointed with the implementation. The statement said: “While we have co-operated... [Read More]

Features
May 12, 2020
The aviation industry requires effective and sustainable solutions to meet its commitments – at national and international level – in a global effort to reduce the impacts of climate change. With the implementation of CORSIA, the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, over 85% of global... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 11, 2020
More than 30 co-operative serving members across the upper Midwest in the US have signed a letter urging members of Congress to provide economic relief for food and ethanol processing plants. The letter was addressed to members of Congress from Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska. The letter calls for Congress to support additional stimulus package... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 11, 2020
Neste has acquired 100% of the Count Terminal Rotterdam BV and its supporting entities. The transaction with the world's leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel produced from waste and residue raw materials, was sealed on 7 May. Peter Vanacker, Neste’s president and CEO, said: “This is another important step for Neste in the execution... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 7, 2020
More land in the EU-27 has been planted with oilseeds for the 2020 crop than the previous year due to the expansion in rapeseed and soy areas. The EU Commission estimates the EU-27 oilseed area for the 2020 crop at 10.6 million hectares. According to information published by the EU Commission, rapeseed accounts for the largest share of the oilseed area, as it did in... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 6, 2020
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has welcomed the available funding for competitive, cost-shared grants to support infrastructure for higher blends of biodiesel. The US Department for Agriculture (USDA) issued a notice that funds are being made available under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Programme (HBIIP). Kurt Kovarik, NBB's vice president of federal... [Read More]

Features
May 6, 2020
Regulations driving mandatory blends of agricultural products into ground transport fuel makes for a heady cocktail of unintended consequences. Despite the best laid plans of the European Union, companies have learned from the original Renewable Energy Directive (RED) throughout the 2010s, that there is a lot of room for things to go awry at the intersection of two huge... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 5, 2020
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more details surrounding the application process for its higher blends Infrastructure Incentive Programme (HBIIP) that makes available $100 million (€91 million) in competitive grants. The grants are for activities designed to expand the sale and use of renewable fuels, $86 million (€78 million) of which is reserved... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
May 5, 2020
The closure of a US ethanol plant in Minnesota is set to carry on until at least the end of the month. Heron Lake Bioenergy LLC announced that the facility in Huron Lake, Minnesota, will remain shut due to the current Covid-19 pandemic. The company said it will re-evaluate the situation at the end of the month, which could result in the idling of the plant being extended. The... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 4, 2020
Neste’s acquisition of Mahoney Environmental, a leading collector and recycler of used cooking oil in the US, in March has been approved by the regulatory authorities. “The completion of this transaction is an important step forward in delivering on Neste’s growth strategy in renewables and in strengthening our global renewable raw material platform, building on... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
May 4, 2020
US production of biodiesel hit 132 million gallons (600 million litres) in February, the latest figures reveal. According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) biodiesel production was 2 million gallons (9.09 million litres) lower than production in January. Biodiesel production from the Midwest region accounted for 75% of the US total. Production came from... [Read More]

Other News
May 1, 2020
Australia and Ukraine have contributed record levels to German rapeseed imports in February. According to information published by the German Federal Statistical Office, the previously buoyant German rapeseed imports in the last 12 months marketing year continued into this year. Market participants had feared that imports would decline sharply at the beginning of this... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 30, 2020
Australia has begun a consultation on the development of an inaugural national road map to inform the next series of investment and policy decisions in the bioenergy sector. Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor announced the plan together with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Bioenergy Australia CEO Shahana McKenzie said: “There... [Read More]


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