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Aug 28, 2020
Haldor Topsoe joins sustainable fuel project in Denmark
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Aug 27, 2020
Swiss firm Bloom Biorenewables has received a major investment to complete its biomass fractionation pilot project, which will produce alternative fuel. Yokogawa Electric Corporation’s investment brings Bloom’s seed funding round to a total of €2.9 million. Bloom and Yokogawa, a global automation and industrial production processes firm, also signed a cooperation... [Read More]

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Aug 21, 2020
Gevo has entered into a binding renewable hydrocarbons (drop-in biofuels) purchase and sales agreement with Trafigura Trading, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trafigura Group Pte. The agreement is a long-term, take-or-pay contract and is the largest contract in Gevo’s history. Trafigura is a major independent commodity trading company with over $171 billion (€144 billion)... [Read More]

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Aug 20, 2020
Neste and Air bp have agreed to offer an increased volume of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to airport customers in 2020 and 2021. Under the agreement, the major renewable diesel and SAF supplier and international fuel products firm will increase volumes by five times those supplied to business in 2019. Air bp will make the Neste-produced SAF available at selected... [Read More]

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Aug 19, 2020
The Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition) has released a new guide outlining how industry leaders can incorporate SAF into their operations and accelerate the adoption of low-carbon fuels. The new guide, titled Fuelling the Future, serves as a resource about the practicalities of SAF development, industry adoption, and pending expansion... [Read More]

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Aug 19, 2020
Gevo and Praj Industries have signed a binding, definitive master framework agreement (MFA) to collaborate on providing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The agreement will see the firms develop renewable, low carbon, low particulate SAF and renewable premium petrol in India and neighbouring countries. The news follows an earlier announcement in April 2019 between both... [Read More]

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Aug 18, 2020
Redcar, UK-based biofuels firm Nova Pangaea Technologies has raised an additional £900,000 (€995,800) from investors following successful trials of its technology. The latest funding comes from Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and forms part of the NPIF, the UK Government’s Future Fund and existing... [Read More]

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Aug 18, 2020
Avfuel Corporation delivered 7,300 gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to ACI Jet in Santa Ana, California, US, on 11 August. The fuel supplier also revealed plans to deliver a further 7,300 gallons of SAF to ACI Jet, splitting the load between the operation’s San Luis Obispo (KSPB) and Paso Robles (KPRB), California, locations in the coming weeks. In total,... [Read More]

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Aug 17, 2020
Oberon Fuels, a producer of low-carbon, renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) transportation fuel, has expanded its team in a county with one of the highest unemployment rates in California, US. The expansion of the team, which will see five full-time employees joining the company in Brawley, comes as the firm gears up to produce the first rDME in the US. The employment... [Read More]

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Jul 31, 2020
Biofuels International’s recent online poll on whether readers thought RED II was a good thing attracted more than 700 responses. A new topic on our website to be discussed and voted on will appear very shortly. Is the European Union's proposal to phase out palm oil-based biofuels by 2030 right? A total of 465 people voted in favour of RED II with 272 individuals against... [Read More]

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Jul 21, 2020
BBI International has announced that the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo (FEW), the ethanol industry's largest conference, has been moved and will be virtual. The event will now take place on 15-17 September and will be online only due to COVID-19. It include a general session, a live virtual expo hall, all listed track sessions, per-conference events,... [Read More]

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May 21, 2020
Velocys has revealed that planning permission has been given to Altalto Immingham - the UK’s first commercial waste-to-jet-fuel plant. North East Lincolnshire Council has given the green light to the sustainable fuels technology company and a formal decision notice will then be issued subject to the completion of standard legal agreements with the council. The proposed... [Read More]

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May 15, 2020
The international trade fair expo PetroTrans, which was to take place in conjunction with expo GasTrans, has been axed due to COVID-19. The event will not take place as planned from 1-3 October, but in the autumn of 2022. The decision to postpone the trade fair did not come lightly to the organisers, but was inevitable in light of social distancing and global restrictions.... [Read More]

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May 14, 2020
Clariant has revealed that due to the Covid-19 pandemic it is withholding the distribution of its regular dividend. Instead of the originally planned distribution of CHF 0.55 (52c) per share dividend by way of a par value reduction, the available earnings will be carried forward. If the economic environment and the financial condition of the company allow, an extraordinary... [Read More]

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May 1, 2020
Australia and Ukraine have contributed record levels to German rapeseed imports in February. According to information published by the German Federal Statistical Office, the previously buoyant German rapeseed imports in the last 12 months marketing year continued into this year. Market participants had feared that imports would decline sharply at the beginning of this... [Read More]


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