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Jul 5, 2019
First biofuel produced at Total’s La Mède biorefinery in France
Bioethanol News
Jul 3, 2019
Waste to bioproducts producer Greenbelt Resources has teamed up with New Age Renewable Energy to offer a sustainable solution for processing dairy industry wastes into bioproducts. The recently signed technology collaboration agreement will see NARE’s fermentation formulation combined with Greenbelt’s ECOsystem model, which converts food, beverage and agricultural... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 2, 2019
A team of researchers from South Korea has developed a new strategy to efficiently produce fatty acids and biofuels from glucose. In a study published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology, researchers from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have shown how glucose and oleaginous microorganisms can be transformed into microbial diesel fuel, through direct... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 1, 2019
North American biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has launched a new website that offers resources about biodiesel and renewable diesel. Educational, product and technical information is available on regi.com to those wanting to learn more about cleaner burning fuels. “For more than 20 years, REG has been transforming renewable resources into cleaner... [Read More]

Other News
Jul 1, 2019
Japan’s largest airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced in June that it has signed an offtake agreement with LanzaTech for the purchase of sustainable aviation fuel. The agreement targets 2021 for the delivery of the fuel, according to the company, and is part of the airline’s efforts to minimise its environmental impact and meet sustainable development... [Read More]

Policy News
Jun 28, 2019
Classification service provider the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has published its ‘Advisory on Gas and Other Low Flashpoint Fuels’, to offer guidance on current technologies, regulatory requirements and operational considerations for adopting gas and low flashpoint fuels. “The majority of the deep-sea shipping fleet will be using conventional and... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 28, 2019
Renewable Energy Group (REG) has announced it will set up a Monarch Fueling Station at its biodiesel plant near Newton, Iowa, US. The habitat for monarch butterflies will cover approximately one and a half acres of land. According to REG, the biorefinery will initially spray the area to eradicate non-native grasses this summer and again in the autumn, before carrying out... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 27, 2019
Maas Companies has announced the auction of Global Fuels’ $11 million (€9.67 million) biodiesel plant, located in southeastern Missouri, US. The facility, which has a capacity of 5 million gallons of biodiesel per year, was built in 2007 with an initial capacity of 3.1 million gallons per year. The capacity was increased after a technology upgrade in 2013, which... [Read More]

Other News
Jun 27, 2019
Norwegian state-owned airport operator Avinor has partnered with Quantafuel to purchase sustainable aviation fuel derived from domestic biomass. According to Avinor, the biofuel will be produced in a pilot plant, which will be partly funded by Norwegian investment bank ENOVA. Avinor has committed to purchase fuel for NOK 8 million (€827,505). “Sustainable aviation... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 26, 2019
Aerospace company Boeing will invest $1 million (€880,000) in Brazil’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry. In an attempt to help the country develop this nascent industry, Boeing’s investment will focus on initiatives that maximise social, economic and environmental benefits to local communities that are developing feedstock used in the production... [Read More]

Other News
Jun 26, 2019
Energy services provider Aggreko has renewed its contract with Glastonbury Festival to offer a number of emission-reducing power solutions at this year’s music festival. The company has been the exclusive power supplier for the UK festival since 2007, with this year seeing the introduction of generators powered by hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), a clean-burning... [Read More]

Policy News
Jun 26, 2019
Members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), have urged the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to update an outdated environmental analysis on ethanol to improve trade. Research carried out by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) found that US ethanol lowers greenhouse gas emissions... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 25, 2019
Renewable fuel producer Gevo announced earlier in June that Virgin Australia has reached 1 million kilometres of flights powered by sustainable aviation jet fuel (SAJF). The milestone was reached for all aircraft operating in and out of Brisbane Airport when Gevo’s renewable jet fuel was put through the general fuel supply system. The first container of SAJF was... [Read More]

Policy News
Jun 24, 2019
Research commissioned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has shown that air passengers support the development of new technologies and sustainable aviation fuels to reduce aviation carbon emissions. These two proposals were preferred over the implementation of ‘environmental’ taxes, such as a Dutch proposal for a European Union-wide tax on... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jun 24, 2019
Danish shipping giant Maersk is now offering carbon neutral biofuel under pilot projects to customers deploying sustainable supply chain solutions. According to Maersk, the biofuel is the same blend of used cooking oil that has already been tested and validated in a trial with the Dutch Sustainability Growth Coalition and Shell, carried out earlier this year. H&M Group... [Read More]


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