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Sep 13, 2019
Gevo, Leaf join forces to explore conversion of cellulosic sugars into fuel
Bioethanol News
Sep 13, 2019
The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council (NDCUC) has teamed up with the North Dakota Ethanol Council (NDEC) to implement an expansion programme for Unleaded88, or E15 fuel, in the state. The goal of the North Dakota Unleaded88 Expansion Program is to partner with fuel retailers to provide the higher octane fuel, which contained 15% ethanol (E15) and 85% gasoline. Matching... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 12, 2019
Oilseed processing equipment provider Crown has unveiled its new global headquarters and innovation centre, located in Blaine, Minnesota in the US. Following years of planning and eight months of construction works, the new 68,000 square foot facility, which cost $12 million (€10.8 million), is able to accommodate more staff. The company’s state-of-the-art innovation... [Read More]

Other News
Sep 12, 2019
The Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) has appointed UPM Biofuels’ Maiju Helin as chair of its board of directors. Helin has been involved with the RBS for a number of years, and now steps up to drive the vision of the organisation, which encourages the development of a new world bioeconomy through sustainability solutions, certification, innovation and... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 11, 2019
A member of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has testified to the House Small Business Committee on Rural Development on the contribution of biodiesel to the clean energy economy. Thomas Brooks, general manager of Western Dubuque Biodiesel, spoke at a hearing on ‘Growing the Clean Energy Economy’, in front of the Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 11, 2019
The third largest city in Norway, Trondheim, has been operating almost 200 MAN Lion’s City buses fuelled with either biogas or biodiesel. The 189 green buses from MAN Truck & Bus offer an efficient and clean solution for inner-city traffic in the Norwegian city. The new buses have been in operation since the start of August; MAN Truck & Bus delivered 105 city... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 10, 2019
New research carried out by the US Grains Council (USGC) has found that non-beverage ethanol has been the fastest growing US agricultural export over the past five years. In 2018, American ethanol export totalled over 6.1 billion litres, equal to 609 million bushels of corn, with an estimated value of $2.7 billion (€2.4 billion). The USGC used trade data on 47... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 10, 2019
Valero Energy, together with Darling Ingredients, has initiated an engineering and development cost review for a new renewable diesel plant in Port Arthur, Texas in the US. In response to the increased demand for renewable diesel in low-carbon markets, the facility under review would be designed to produce 400 million gallons of clean fuel per year, as well as 40 million... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 10, 2019
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB), together with 33 of its members, has sent a letter to US President Donal Trump asking him to save small biodiesel producers who have been impacted by the small refinery exemptions (SREs) granted under the Trump administration. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted numerous retroactive SREs under the Renewable Fuel... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 9, 2019
The US Court of Appeals for the DC District has declined to review the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) refusal to account for its flood of retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). An appeal made by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) was ‘dismissed on technical grounds’, according to the biodiesel association.... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 9, 2019
The Port of Columbia County has approved a long-term ground lease for NEXT Renewable Fuels to develop a renewable diesel production facility on 90 acres at Port Westward in the US state of Oregon. NEXT will invest over $1 billion (€0.9 billion) in building an Advanced Green Diesel facility, which will convert organic feedstock such as used cooking oil into renewable... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 6, 2019
US attorney Korein Tillery has filed a class action lawsuit against ethanol producer Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) for the alleged manipulation of a key benchmark for the settlement and pricing of ethanol futures and options. The lawsuit, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, is for violations of the Commodity Exchange... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 6, 2019
The US Grains Council (USGC) has announced the promotion of Brian Healy to position of director of global ethanol market development, effective 14 August. In his previous role with the council, Healy served as manager of ethanol export market development, offering expertise in ethanol export strategy development, managing programmes, and overseeing policy engagement... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 6, 2019
A group of scientists from China and Rutgers University in New Jersey, US has discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, which could help boost their use in wastewater treatment, biofuels and antibiotics, among other applications. The researchers used a new DNA sequencing approach to study the genome of Spirodela polyrhiza, one of 37 species of the fast-growing... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 5, 2019
Renewable fuels manufacturer Gevo has developed ‘breakthrough’ processes that convert either isobutanol or fusel oils into renewable diesel. Fusel oils is a mixture of alcohols that are by-products from fermentation processes such as alcohol production, which has low value. The renewable diesel to be produced from low-carbon isobutanol and fusel oils is expected... [Read More]


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