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Jan 6, 2021
Biofuel prices rise in Argentina
Biodiesel News
Jan 6, 2021
The global area planted to rapeseed is likely to reach 35.6 million hectares in the 2021/22 crop year, according to recent information published by the International Grain Council (IGC). This equated to a 1.4% increase on the current crop year with Canada is expected to see the biggest rise in area. According to the latest data, the country can produce rapeseed on... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 6, 2021
US production of biodiesel was 160 million gallons in October 2020, according to new figures from the US Energy Information Service. Biodiesel production during October last year was 1 million gallons higher than production in September – the month before. Biodiesel production from the Midwest region, the Petroleum Administration for Defence District 2, accounted... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 5, 2021
Neste has announced that it has acquired a minority stake in Alterra Energy, an innovative chemical recycling technology company. Neste’s equity investment supports Alterra Energy’s expansion. Neste is the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable and circular chemical solutions. The... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 5, 2021
Volkswagen Group Logistics is to use certified fuel from vegetable residues for certain new car shipments via marine routes. Supplied by Netherlands-based GoodFuels, the fuel is produced from materials such as used oil from restaurants and the food industry. The first of two chartered in car carriers, the Patara, owned by Depth RoRo, was refuelled for the first time... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 5, 2021
The European Commission has published an online consultation on its roadmap towards a strong and sustainable EU algae sector. Algae is a resource of highly nutritious food and feed, but also serve as a feedstock for pharmaceuticals, bioplastics, fertilisers and biofuels – all at a low environmental and climate impact. A commission spokesman said algae was a “perfect... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 4, 2021
A plan to make E20 a leading fuel for motorists in Thailand should eventually come into effect in July. According to the Department of Energy Business officials want E20, a mix of 20% ethanol and 80% unleaded petroleum 95, to gradually replace gasohol 91, making gasohol 95 an alternative fuel for drivers. Department chief Nantika Thangsuphanich said her department was... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 4, 2021
The Renewable Fuels Association’s industry safety programme has celebrated its 10 anniversary. Over the past decade, RFA’s safety training has reached thousands of ethanol plant workers and others in protecting the industry’s employees. “While our award-winning safety training programme often flies below the public radar, it is crucially important to ethanol... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 4, 2021
US President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team has held calls with biofuel groups on topics including compliance with biofuel blending laws and Biden’s low-carbon climate vision. The discussions with biofuel trade groups as well as POET, a top company in the cellulosic bioethanol industry, come as the industry positions itself as part of Biden’s fight against climate... [Read More]

Features
Dec 24, 2020
In view of the debate on the use of biofuels from cultivated biomass, the Union zur Förderung von Oel-und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) has urged politicians to differentiate between the various types of feedstocks and their origins. The negative image of palm oil should not lead to a situation where the sustained biomass potential available in Germany and the European Union... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 24, 2020
Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla, confirmed new installations will be completed in the next three months with at least 10 additional systems anticipated before the end of 2021. Chicago, New Orleans, Austin and Jacksonville will have the first Greasezilla systems to come online building upon the momentum of the company’s 2020 growth. Initially... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 24, 2020
Wishing all our friends, colleagues and work acquaintances from around the world a happy and joyous Christmas. It has been great working with everybody in the past 12 months in what has been a difficult period for all. We hope everyone has a restful time with family and friends. Warmest regards from everyone at Biofuels International.... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 23, 2020
Atlas Air Worldwide has completed a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) test flight that originated at Spain’s Zaragoza Airport. Atlas Air Flight 562 was powered by a blend of fuel containing 2.33% SAF sourced from fresh vegetable oil. The Boeing 747-400F left Zaragoza on Monday, December 21, and arrived in Mexico City. This is believed to be the first transoceanic commercial... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 23, 2020
The US Department of Agriculture has opened a new 30-day application period to provide retailers one more opportunity to apply for grants available under its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Programme (HBIIP). In October, the USDA announced several recipients of up to $100 million (€82 million) in matching grants to increase ethanol and biodiesel sales. American... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 23, 2020
The level of vegetable oils blended with diesel to make a greener fuel in Brazil continues to increase on an annual basis. Soybean oil is the main vegetable oil component of biodiesel in the South American country. The percentage of soybean oil allowed in biodiesel is capped at 80% with the remaining 20% set aside for other vegetable oils or animal fats. The Brazilian... [Read More]


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