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Jan 21, 2021
Iowa’s ‘impressive’ biodiesel production despite COVID
Bioethanol News
Jan 20, 2021
Shell has withdrawn from the Altalto Joint Development Agreement – a green jet fuel project on the South Humber bank in the UK. Velocys and British Airways will continue to work together in order to secure finance for the Altalto Immingham plant, which has been under way for several months. As the project progresses, Velocys, British Airways and potentially other... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 20, 2021
EU oilseed production can only cover around 56% of EU demand, figures show. The EU-27 plus UK has always depended on oilseed imports from non-EU countries. Soybeans account for the largest share of oilseed imports, because soybean production in the EU is still relatively low. In the first half of the crop year 2020/21, the EU-27 plus UK imported around 7.1 million... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 20, 2021
AP Moller-Maersk has outlined its plans for the company’s first carbon neutral ships in the next few years. The shipping industry, which carries around 80% of global trade and accounts for around 3% of global carbon emissions, has pledged to have ships and marine fuels with zero carbon emissions ready by 2030. Søren Skou, the CEO of the group that controls the largest... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 19, 2021
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it was proposing changes regarding E15 labelling on fuel dispensers. The organisation was also proposing to modify underground storage tank (UST) regulations for the safe storage of E15 in existing tank systems. In the proposed E15 rule, the EPA offered two paths forward on E15 labelling at the pump, while proposing... [Read More]

Features
Jan 19, 2021
Methane emissions from the global oil and gas industry fell by an estimated 10% in 2020 as producers slashed output in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the International Energy Agency (IEA) revealed. The organisation warned that these emissions could rebound strongly without greater action by companies, policy makers and regulators to transition to ‘greener’ fuel... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 19, 2021
Bilfinger has been commissioned by the Swiss chemical company Clariant to help in the construction of their new cellulosic ethanol production plant. The company will be involved in the engineering, procurement, overall project and construction management services for the project in south-west Romania. The new production plant in Podari, which is expected to go onstream... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 18, 2021
Rolls-Royce has successfully completed the first engine run on its new Testbed 80, which will be the largest aerospace facility in the world. With an internal area of 7,500m2, making it larger than a Premiership football pitch, the testbed conducted its first run on a Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine at the facility in Derby, UK. The versatility of the testbed means it... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 18, 2021
Malaysia is set to take legal action at the global trade watchdog against the European Union and member states France and Lithuania for restricting palm oil-based biofuels in an ongoing row about access to markets. The world’s second largest palm oil producer behind Indonesia, which has called a EU renewable-energy directive “discriminatory action”, is seeking consultations... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 18, 2021
Aemetis’ exclusively licensed technology for the production of below zero-carbon renewable fuel has been awarded a US patent. With the US Patent No. 10907184, the company can now launch Aemetis Carbon Zero production plants to commercialise its technology. The first Aemetis Carbon Zero production plant — Carbon Zero 1 — is planned for the 140-acre Riverbank Industrial... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 15, 2021
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it would propose to extend deadlines for refiners to prove compliance with biofuel laws. However, the EPA said it would not decide on pending waiver requests submitted by the industry. The agency’s proposal represented mixed news for refiners hit by slumping energy demand during COVID-19 and want to sidestep regulatory... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 15, 2021
US ethanol producers have lost $3.8 billion (€3.1 billion) since the start of the pandemic up to November last year, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. With COVID-19 cases on the rise again, consumption of ethanol-blended petrol is rapidly falling again, threatening to derail the economic recovery in the ethanol industry. In response to reduced travel and... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 15, 2021
Indonesia's state energy company PT Pertamina has started trials on diesel made entirely out of palm oil. The work is being carried out at its Cilacap refinery on Java island after conducting trials on jet fuel late last year. The state-controlled company began the trials of the green diesel on January 9. Trials for the jet fuel took place at the end of December. "This... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 14, 2021
The rising presence of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not a new problem and it is widely known. Last year in 2019, a new record amount of carbon dioxide was recorded in the atmosphere at around 409 ppm, and it will be increasing every year if past trends continue. Carbon dioxide emissions have also been increasing every year with an increase of approximately 12 billion... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 14, 2021
Soybean meal prices have strengthened recently leading to a rise in prices in the German spot market. Prices for rapeseed meal and especially GMO-free soybean meal increased significantly in the second half of the year 2020. At the beginning of the crop year in July 2020, GMO-free soybean meal with 48% crude protein was worth €456 per tonne. Six months later, it... [Read More]


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