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Jul 10, 2020
Industrial-use exports support US ethanol amid COVID-19
Policy News
Jul 9, 2020
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps launched the first meeting of the Net Zero Transport Board to help guide the decarbonisation of the UK sector. The board brings together high-profile leaders from a range of fields including behavioural change and policy as well as experts from a number of industry sectors including environment, science, aviation and technology. The... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 9, 2020
European Union rapeseed imports from non-EU countries increased substantially in the 2019/20 marketing year. The underlying reason was the decline in EU rapeseed production over recent years and the largest supplier was Ukraine. The small 2019 rapeseed harvest, which according to information published by the EU Commission was down around 14% from a year earlier at 17.1... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 8, 2020
Neste, and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from waste and residue raw materials, has delivered its first batch of SAF to San Francisco International Airport. The world's largest producer of renewable diesel delivered the fuel via pipeline, where it will be used by major airlines committed to reducing carbon emissions. Neste is the first company to deliver sustainable... [Read More]

Features
Jul 8, 2020
Biofuels represent 89% of all renewable energy sources in transport and its role in the decarbonisation of the transport sector in the EU will be pivotal in the coming years. And yet, the new Statistical Report 2020 reveals that in absolute terms, the oil in transport still accounts for 92% of final consumption. More worrying still, the report reveals that after several... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 7, 2020
Neste has opened Finland’s first low-emission service station. Climate-friendly solutions have been used in the construction, operations and product range of the station. The station features Neste MY Renewable Diesel and fast charging for electric vehicles. In early autumn, biogas and natural gas filling points will also be opened at the station. Katri Taskinen,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 7, 2020
Growth Energy, the US’s largest ethanol association, has welcomed enactment of legislation extending and modernising Iowa tax incentives for higher biofuel blends. The new law, signed by Governor Kim Reynolds, reduces the per-gallon excise tax on E15 and higher ethanol blends and B11 and higher biodiesel blends through 2026. “The tax update offers a welcome source... [Read More]

Features
Jul 6, 2020
New data from the Transport & Environment (T&E) shows the amount of palm oil used to make EU biodiesel increased 7% last year - hitting an all-time high of 4.5 million tonnes. The use of palm oil to make everyday products such as bread, ice cream, hazelnut spread, chocolate, margarine, shampoo and detergent dropped to an all-time low of 2.8 million tonnes, according to... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 6, 2020
Dubai’s Public Transport Agency (RTA) together with ENOC Group embarked on a pilot to power traditional Abras using biodiesel. The CEO of RTA’s Public Transport Agency, Ahmed Hashim Bahrozyan said the initiative of using Biodiesel5 to fuel traditional Abras was part of RTA’s plans to curb harmful emissions. “We have embarked on this project in collaboration with... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 3, 2020
The EU-27 and the UK imported around 5.5 million tonnes of palm oil between July 2019 and the end of June – a drop of around 0.7 million tonnes or 11% year-on-year. The Netherlands (1.61 million tonnes), Spain (1.52 million tonnes) and Italy (1.35 million tonnes) remained the largest importers. Germany only imported around 0.2 million tonnes. According to EU Commission... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 3, 2020
THE US Grains Council (USGC) has welcomed the news that the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) officially enters into force. This agreement is a culmination of years of work to update and improve the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), offering partners improved agricultural market access and freer, fairer trade between the countries. “This agreement solidifies... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 3, 2020
Colonial Terminals Operating Company – a subsidiary of Colonial Enterprises and an affiliate of Colonial Pipeline Company – has agreed to purchase three refined product terminals from Lincoln Terminal Company. Two of the terminals from the South East products and biofuels marketing and logistics company located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Chattanooga, Tennessee,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 2, 2020
The provinces of Groningen and Fryslân has seen the completion of a trial using cleaner biodiesel trains. Following this two-year trial with Arriva, new rolling stock will use this cleaner fuel. The switch from ordinary diesel to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil biodiesel (HVO) reduces CO2 emissions by 89%. The rail fleet will be expanded with new trains called WINKs. The... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 2, 2020
AustroCel Hallein’s new bioethanol plant currently under construction is set to come on stream by the end of the year. The plant will produce up to 30 million litres of bioethanol annually and end product will be added to petrol and replaces about 1% of the annual petrol consumption in Austria. Such replacement of fossil fuel makes a saving of around 50,000 tonnes of... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 1, 2020
The UK Prime Minister’s ambitious plans to develop the world’s first zero emission long-haul flight has been welcomed by Sustainable Aviation. Boris Johnson made the announcement during his ‘New Deal’ speech, setting out plans to “rebuild Britain and fuel economic recovery” after the COVID-19 pandemic has been defeated. He said: “As part of our mission... [Read More]


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