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Feb 5, 2020
Record sales of 15% ethanol blended fuel in US in 2019, says RFA
Biodiesel News
Feb 4, 2020
Global shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has announced that one of its ships recently refuelled in Rotterdam, the Netherlands with a new biofuel, in an attempt to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions generated by its vessels. For the first time, the company’s Montreal Express is being powered by B20 biofuel, a blend of 80% low-sulphur fuel oil and 20% biodiesel, made... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 3, 2020
Renewable fuel producer Gevo has supplied sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Avfuel Corporation for the Banyan Air Service in Fort Lauderdale in the US state of Florida. According to Avfuel, the fuel accounts for a two tonne reduction in lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions, supporting sustainability goals for both Banyan Air Service and Avfuel. The fuel was divided between... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 3, 2020
Sustainable fuels technology company Velocys has appointed engineering contractor Worley to manage the delivery of its fully integrated technology package. Worley will act a partner in the development of pre-feasibility, feasibility and front-end engineering design (FEED) packages for all of Velocys’ projects. This will enable Velocys to ‘leverage synergies’ across... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 31, 2020
US airline Delta has entered into one of the largest airline offtake agreements of its kind for the purchase of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), if produced, from Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels (NWABF). The offtake agreement builds on Delta’s $2 million (€1.8 million) investment for an ongoing feasibility study for the sustainable jet fuel with NWABF. The study,... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 31, 2020
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has submitted suggestions in response to the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) request for information on a Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). The USDA is currently considering options to expand domestic ethanol and biodiesel availability, and is seeking information on opportunities to consider infrastructure... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 30, 2020
US President Donald Trump has officially signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which modernises the previous trade pact between the three nations, strengthens trade relationships and provides critical market access for US agriculture. Welcoming the passage of USMCA, US ethanol association Growth Energy CEO, Emily Skor, said: “This historic agreement... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 30, 2020
The government of Manitoba, a province in Canada, has announced ambitious plans to achieve the cleanest fuel standards in the country. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister revealed plans to increase the ethanol and biodiesel content of the province’s transportation fuels, as it implements its ‘Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan’. “We have the cleanest electricity... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 29, 2020
HollyFrontier has selected Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex sustainable renewable fuel technology to produce renewable diesel from various feedstocks at the company’s renewable diesel unit, at the Artesia refinery in New Mexico, US. Under an agreement with HollyFrontier subsidiary Artesia Renewable Diesel Company, Topsoe will license and supply basic engineering, proprietary... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 29, 2020
Aemetis subsidiary Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes has received two grants from the California Energy Commission worth a combined $14 million (€12.7 million) to implement upgrades at its advanced biofuel plant. The upgrades are expected to reduce natural gas use, lower greenhouse gas emissions, decrease operations costs and reduce the carbon intensity (CI) of fuel grade... [Read More]

Other News
Jan 28, 2020
France’s first 100% carbon-neutral airport group, Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Group, has unveiled its programme to eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. The group, which has been implementing an ambitious policy to reduce its environmental footprint for over 15 years, has revealed plans to become carbon-neutral 20 years earlier than previously announced. The... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 28, 2020
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has struck down three small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), in a decision that is expected to broadly impact the way the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants exemptions. The court ruling follows a challenge brought against the EPA in May 2018 by the Renewable Fuels Association... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 27, 2020
Vehicle manufacturer Ford has approved the use of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) in its Transit vans, sourced from waste oils, including used cooking oil collected from restaurants and kitchens. The use of renewable diesel instead of conventional fossil fuels can contribute to improvements in air quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% compared with... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 27, 2020
The government of Paraguay has recently granted a Free Zone regime for the Omega Green project, which is being touted as the first advanced biofuels plant in the southern hemisphere. The facility, which will be built by ECB Group at an estimated cost of $800 million (€725.7 million), will produce renewable diesel and renewable aviation kerosene. It is expected that... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 27, 2020
Global leaders in fuel production and aviation have welcomed recent advancements in favour of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry in France. On 27 January 2020, the French Government presented the country’s ambitions regarding SAF, setting forth the conclusions of a working group that included government agencies and industrial partners, all of whom were signatories... [Read More]


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