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Aug 10, 2021
Renewable Fuel Standard plays ‘key role’ in biodiesel growth
Biodiesel News
Aug 10, 2021
A shortage of used cooking oil (UCO) has hit AP Moller Maersk’s plans to forge ahead with its carbon neutral policies. The Copenhagen-based carrier with its fleet of more than 700 vessels is shifting away from using fossil fuels to power its fleet. Maersk uses biofuels in some of its vessels following requests from some of its clients. However, the demand for UCO has... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 10, 2021
Phillips 66’s refinery has reported a successful start-up at its 9,000 barrels-per-day facility. The facility in Rodeo, California, began its renewable diesel operations in April this year. The existing hydrotreater has the ability to produce renewable diesel from pretreated vegetable oils. “We are thrilled that Phillips 66 has chosen Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology... [Read More]

Policy News
Aug 9, 2021
Renewable fuels in the UK fuel supply achieved an aggregated greenhouse gas (GHG) saving of 83% compared to fossil fuels, according the latest UK Government figures. Accounting for emissions from indirect land-use change (ILUC) reduced this GHG saving to 78%. This quarterly release covered the supply of renewable fuel in 2020, based on data available on 18 June 2021,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 9, 2021
Gevo has announced that production operations at its advanced, renewable fuels production facility in Luverne, Minnesota, have restarted. The facility is expected to produce fuel-grade, renewable isobutanol to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable premium petrol. The operations will allow Gevo to test potential unit operations that may be incorporated... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 9, 2021
Clarke Energy has secured the sale of two INNIO Jenbacher biogas engines for ethanol production. The agreement with Press Cane, a distillery based in Malawi, will see the site generate bioethanol which is blended with petrol and sold by oil companies. The anaerobic digestion plant sustainably treats effluent arising from the site and in parallel generates biogas which... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 6, 2021
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Transportation (DoT) has proposed greenhouse petrol standards to decarbonise light-duty vehicles, including passenger cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks. The proposed rule will require vehicle manufacturers to meet more stringent fuel efficiency standards. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said: “In order... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 6, 2021
Honeywell has revealed that PBF Energy is to use its Ecofining technology for a potential renewable diesel project at its Chalmette Refinery in Louisiana. PBF is currently evaluating the conversion of an idle hydrocracking unit at the plant to a single-stage Ecofining unit that if built would produce 20,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel fuel. A final investment... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 6, 2021
The Automobile Association (AA) in the UK is urging motorists not to panic buy super unleaded fuel as the likelihood is that the vast majority of vehicles will run fine on E10. The warning comes as forecourts have already started changing the E5 logos for E10 on their standard unleaded pumps ahead of the fuels official introduction in September. As part of the Government’s... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 5, 2021
Whitefox Technologies has revealed that Golden Grain Energy will install an ICE membrane dehydration system at its plant in Mason City, Iowa. The plant, located in north central Iowa, will turn locally grown corn into clean-burning ethanol and animal feed at 120 million gallons per year (mmgy). The plant has continued to take significant steps through innovative technology... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 5, 2021
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (Marathon) has reported the successful completion of its test run on a grassroot renewable diesel unit. Marathon began the production of renewable diesel at its Dickinson refinery in North Dakota, US, late last year. The company has revealed that its new HydroFlex unit produces 100% renewable diesel from soy and corn oil with a capacity... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Aug 5, 2021
CVR Energy, which said it would focus on renewable fuels and is no longer interested in acquiring crude oil refineries, has announced it will delay plans to complete a conversion project to enable renewable diesel production. The company revealed recently it was about to complete the process design and the ordering of long-lead equipment for a feed pretreater for the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 4, 2021
This is the final eight shortlist for industry-led projects to receive a share of £15 million (€17.6 million) in the Green Fuels, Green Skies (GFGS) competition for the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) production plants in the UK. Advanced Biofuel Solutions - Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd will work with a British refinery and British engineering company... [Read More]

Policy News
Aug 4, 2021
The oilseed harvest in the EU-27 is likely to see yet another rise this year following a bumper crop of soybean and sunflower seeds. The rapeseed harvest has also seen an increase in the past 12 months. The EU Commission currently estimates output for 2021 at 30.6 million tonnes. This will translate to a rise of just under 11% over the previous year. However, production... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 4, 2021
The Biofuels International Conference & Expo event has been put back to March next year. The event including the International Biogas Congress & Expo and International Biomass Congress & Expo was set to take place in October but ongoing uncertainties with the pandemic has led to the switch. “The safety and wellbeing of our attendees is of paramount importance to us,”... [Read More]


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