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Dec 16, 2021
Biden cuts annual production requirements for biofuels
Policy News
Dec 16, 2021
Growth Energy has released a new report showcasing nearly universal compatibility with fuel blended with 15% ethanol (E15) among vehicles on the road today. The report was prepared by Air Improvement Resource (AIR), a leading engineering and consulting firm specialisng in inventory modelling and analysis, at the request of Growth Energy. “This report confirms... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 16, 2021
Marathon Petroleum Corp and ADM have announced an agreement to produce soybean oil to supply the rapidly growing demand for renewable diesel fuel. The joint venture, which is named Green Bison Soy Processing, will own and operate a soybean processing complex in Spiritwood, North Dakota, with ADM owning 75% of the joint venture and Marathon owning 25%. The project is... [Read More]

Policy News
Dec 15, 2021
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will make up to $800 million (€709 million) available to support biofuel producers and infrastructure. The announcement includes $700 million (€620 million) to provide economic relief to biofuel producers and restore renewable fuel markets affected by the pandemic. The Department will make the funds available... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 15, 2021
CSL Group has finished the world’s longest-running trials of B100 biodiesel on marine engines. The Canadian bulker operator accumulated nearly 30,000 running hours after the tests were conducted in late November 2021 on half of CSL’s fleet. According to the company, the tests resulted in a 23% total fleet life cycle reduction of CO2 as compared to marine gas oil... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 15, 2021
Eastern Airways celebrated its inaugural Cornwall Newquay to London Gatwick route fuelled with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The flight was operated with one of Eastern’s ATR72-600 turboprop aircraft and the fuel was supplied by Air bp. The airline underlined its commitment to reduce carbon emissions, backing calls for closer collaborative work between industry... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 15, 2021
Qantas will purchase blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), helping to reduce its carbon emissions by around 10% for its flights from London. It is the first time an Australian airline will purchase SAF on an ongoing basis for regular scheduled services. The national carrier has signed an agreement with strategic partner bp to purchase 10 million litres of SAF... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 14, 2021
The government of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire and Eni representatives have met to explore the collection of natural waste and used cooking oil (UCO) to be used as bio-feedstock for biorefineries. Alassane Ouattara met with Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi to discuss the status of the fast-tracked development of the Baleine discovery, which will be the first net-zero development... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 14, 2021
Stanlow Terminals Limited has announced it will make investments over the next three years to develop the UK’s largest biofuels storage hub located in the north west of England. The major investment is a key pillar in Stanlow Terminals’ strategic objective to become the UK’s largest bulk liquid storage and energy infrastructure solutions provider. It will deliver... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 14, 2021
Volga-Dnepr Group, Airbus, Gazprom Neft, Aeroflot Airlines, National Research Center Zhukovsky Institute, Federal State Unitary Enterprise State Research Institute of Civil Aviation, and S7 Group have signed a declaration with the aim of developing a Eurasian SAF alliance. The main task of the newly set alliance will be the development of a favourable ecosystem to ramp... [Read More]

Features
Dec 13, 2021
Desmet Ballestra Group expertise lies in the oils and fats industry and this has helped it play an important rose in the biofuels market. Can you tell me a bit about the Desmet Ballestra Group, its origins and what its main focuses are? Desmet Ballestra Group was founded in 1946. We are a technology provider mainly focussing on all processes related to vegetable oil... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 13, 2021
Malaysia and China's state-owned Shanxi Construction Investment Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the production of second-generation biodiesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant. Shanxi Construction plans to invest in a hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) plant in Malaysia's southern state of Johor, Reuters has reported. "The... [Read More]

Policy News
Dec 13, 2021
Six national farm and biofuel organisations have asked the US Environmental Protection Agency to enact regulations requiring lower-volatility conventional petroleum blend stock in the summer. This will result in lower tailpipe and evaporative emissions during the summer ozone control season and improve air quality. This will also facilitate year-round sales of E15 nationwide... [Read More]

Other News
Dec 13, 2021
Spanish-based firm Abengoa  has been fined  €20 million for rigging ethanol benchmarks. The European Commission, Reuters reported, has been investigating Abengoa, Alcogroup and Lantmannen on alleged rigging of ethanol benchmarks. These figures were published by energy and commodities information provider S&P Global Platts. The European Union's competition watchdog... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 10, 2021
Preem has shared plans to become climate neutral by 2035 - 10 years earlier than its previous target. The Swedish fuel company announced that by 2035, it will have a climate-neutral business with net-zero emissions throughout its value chain. “We are sharpening our climate target because we want, can, and must,” said Preem’s CEO, Magnus Heimburg. “Our generation... [Read More]


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