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Nov 19, 2019
Cielo receives updated environmental permit for waste to renewable fuel refinery
Biodiesel News
Nov 19, 2019
America’s National Farmers Union (NFU) has called on the US Congress to extend the biodiesel tax credit to prevent severe disruption of the US biodiesel industry. The NFU joined over 40 organisations in a letter urging House leadership to extend the now expired incentive before the end of 2019. Production of biodiesel in the US has declined partly due to uncertainty... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 18, 2019
Dutch technology group BTG and sustainable marine fuel producer GoodFuels have teamed up to invest in a new biorefinery to support the demand for low carbon shipping fuels. BTG plans to establish a new technology company, to be called BTG-neXt, which will convert crude pyrolysis oil into biodiesel fuel suitable for use in the shipping sector. Both companies will invest... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 18, 2019
Oil and gas major Shell’s subsidiary, Shell Aviation, intends to support SkyNRG in its development of Europe’s first plant dedicated to the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). SkyNRG is leading the construction of the DSL-01 plant in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. Shell Aviation will offer technical and commercial expertise to the project, and will secure... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Nov 18, 2019
US ethanol association Growth Energy has announced that summer sales of E15, fuel blended with 15% ethanol, were up 46% year-on-year in 2019 on a per-store basis. Moreover, for the first time, summer 2019 saw the number of stores offering E15, which is also known as Unleaded 88, increase. Led by Casey’s, the retail industry added 149 stores over the summer months. This... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 18, 2019
Texas, US-based petroleum refiner HollyFrontier has announced plans to construct a renewable diesel unit (RDU) at its refinery in Artesia, New Mexico. Plans for the biodiesel plant, which was proposed to lower costs related to blending to renewable fuels, were announced alongside HollyFrontier’s $1 billion (€0.9 billion) share buyback programme. “Today’s... [Read More]

Other News
Nov 15, 2019
Renewable fuels producer Gevo has signed a fuel sales agreement with Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use and distribution in low-carbon fuel regions in the US. Under the new supply contract, Gevo will supply SAF to SAS from the producer’s expanded facility in Luverne, Minnesota, which is expected to be built... [Read More]

Policy News
Nov 15, 2019
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a federal programme in the US that mandates the incorporation of renewable fuels into the nation’s transportation fuel supply. Each year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues RFS rulemakings with volume requirements for certain renewable fuel categories and sets those volumes through annual renewable volume obligations... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 15, 2019
The Port of San Diego in the US is planning to purchase seven vehicles for its work fleet that will run on renewable diesel fuel, in its efforts to act as an environmental champion of San Diego Bay. The Board of Port Commissioners recently approved a $700,000 (€634,788) agreement with 72 Hour, DBA National Auto Fleet for the clean fuel vehicles. The emissions produced... [Read More]

Other News
Nov 15, 2019
UK-based sustainable fuels technology company Velocys has completed the construction and delivery of Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reactors and catalyst to Toyo Engineering, to be used in a biomass-to-jet fuel demonstration plant in Nagoya, Japan. Toyo is currently constructing the bio-jet fuel facility as part of a consortium of Japanese companies. Velocys received the order... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 15, 2019
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB), together with member companies, allied trade associations and industry partners, has called on the US Congress to extend the expired biodiesel tax incentive before the end of the year. The letter, which was sent to House and Senate leaders, attempts to highlight “that an immediate extension of the biodiesel tax incentive is needed... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 13, 2019
A new report released by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) in the US has shown how the nation’s emerging biodiesel industry relies on the combined values of the tax credit and Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) credits in order to compete with fossil-based diesel in the current market. The report, titled ‘The Importance of the Biodiesel Tax Credit’, was written by... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Nov 13, 2019
Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has received its latest passenger aircraft from the US via a delivery flight that was powered with a blend of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The brand new Boeing 777-300ER was flown from Boeing’s facility in Washington, US to Japan, using SAF made from waste gas derived ethanol from ethanol. The success of the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Nov 13, 2019
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has initiated the roll-out of 500,000 ethanol cooking stoves to households across Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Speaking on behalf of the District Commissioner for Ilala, the District Administrative Secretary thanked the joint efforts that will enable residents to be among the first to benefit from the ethanol-fuelled... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Nov 12, 2019
Sunway Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality division of Malaysia’s Sunway Group, has teamed up with FatHopes Energy to recycle its used cooking oil into biodiesel. Through the new initiative, over half of the participating Sunway Hotels’ used cooking oil will be collected and recycles by FatHopes Energy on a weekly basis at the hotels’ respective collection centres,... [Read More]


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