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Sep 13, 2019
Gevo, Leaf join forces to explore conversion of cellulosic sugars into fuel
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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]

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Aug 28, 2019
Toronto-based biofuels firm Woodland Biofuels has received a total of $4.7 million (€4.2 million) in investments from Natural Resources Canada. Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Science and Sport and Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility made the announcement on 28 August, on behalf of the Honorable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister... [Read More]

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Aug 27, 2019
Avfuel, a global supplier of aviation fuel, will supply operators fuelling at Jackson Hole Aviation in Wyoming, US during its demonstration days with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to prove its viability. From 3-4 September, Avfuel will supply 7,500 gallons of SAF. It is hoped that by providing the fuel to Jackson Hole Aviation, a fixed base operator set within Grand... [Read More]

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Aug 19, 2019
Heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor Jumbo will work with marine biofuel company GoodFuels on a project to test marine bio-fuel oil. The joint initiative, which will be trialled on an offshore decommissioning project, paves the way for a transition from fossil fuels to renewables in the offshore support sector. The decommissioning... [Read More]

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Aug 19, 2019
Renewable fuels producer Neste has introduced a low-sulphur marine fuel, which is compliant with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) new global sulphur cap, effective from 1 January 2020. At the start of 2020, a 0.5% sulphur cap on fuel content will be imposed for areas currently within a 3.5% limit. All vessels operating in these areas will be required... [Read More]

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Aug 15, 2019
Gevo and Air Total International have inked a partnership agreement to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use and distribution in France and elsewhere in Europe. Under the supply contract, Gevo will supply Air Total with SAF from its facility in Silsbee, Texas in the US, and later from the company’s expanded plant in Luverne, Minnesota. The expansion... [Read More]

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Jul 15, 2019
US airline Delta has flown its first carbon-neutral delivery flight, using biofuels and carbon offsets, as the airline continues towards its goal of a 50% carbon emission reduction by 2050. Delta has teamed up with biofuel supplier Air BP for the provision of biofuels for an initial 20 delivery flights from the Airbus final assembly line in Mobile, Alabama, US. The Airbus... [Read More]

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Jun 19, 2019
Plant cell walls contain a renewable, nearly limitless supply of sugar that can be used in the production of chemicals and biofuels. However, retrieving these sugars isn't all that easy. Imidazolium ionic liquid (IIL) solvents are one of the best sources for extracting sugars from plants. But the sugars from IIL-treated biomass are inevitably contaminated with residual... [Read More]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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May 31, 2019
Oil and gas industry giant ExxonMobil has announced it is progressing plans to increase earnings and cash flow potential, while continuing to research technology breakthrough that will lead to emission reductions. During the company’s annual meeting, chairman and CEO Darren Woods told shareholder: “We are committed to sharing the company’s success with... [Read More]

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May 28, 2019
BASF, The Estée Lauder Companies and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) have teamed up with civil society organisation Solidaridad to promote sustainable palm oil production in Lampung, Indonesia. The project, which is based in the Waykanan district of Lampung, supports independent Indonesian smallholder farmers to improve their production of palm oil... [Read More]

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May 17, 2019
The California Energy Commission has approved almost $11 million (€9.8 million) for projects in clean energy, including biofuels, renewable gas and microgrids. Technology & Investment Solutions was awarded a $2 million grant to demonstrate a more sustainable and cost-effective method for creating biomethane from food waste using an existing anaerobic digester... [Read More]


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