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Apr 8, 2019
US energy sector offered $59 million for advanced vehicle technology research
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Apr 3, 2019
Energy firm Geminor announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with fellow Norwegian advanced biofuel producer Quantafuel to secure deliveries of plastic waste for Quantafuel’s plants for biofuel production. “Quantafuel’s fuel production is groundbreaking and an industry we want to be part of,” said Geminor CEO Ralf Schopwinkel. “It... [Read More]

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Mar 29, 2019
The British Columbia Bioenergy Network (BCBN) and the government of British Columbia (BC) are seeking a contractor to undertake an analysis of the biorefinery market. Under the CleanBC Plan, the provincial government has committed to increasing production of renewable fuels to 650 million litres annually, as well as increasing the Low Carbon Fuel Standard to 20% by 2030. According... [Read More]

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Mar 28, 2019
A senior Indonesian minister warned that the country could consider leaving the Paris Agreement if the EU continues its plans to phase out palm oil as a sustainable source of renewable fuel, Reuters reports. Earlier this month, Biofuels International reported that the EU had doubled down on its assault against palm oil, which was included in its outlawing of high indirect... [Read More]

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Mar 28, 2019
US biofuels producer Gevo announced its financial results from the fourth quarter of 2018, which includes its outlook for 2019. Revenues in the three months ending December 31, 2018 were $6.6 million (€5.8 million) compared with $6.7 million in 2017’s final quarter. Gevo attributes the $0.1 million loss to lower production values combined with the elimination... [Read More]

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Mar 27, 2019
New Zealand government-owned research institute Scion has welcome a new report that proposes to take a ‘landscape approach’ to managing the country’s climate and environmental issues. Commenting on the release, CEO Julian Elder said: “Scion has been championing the bioeconomy approach for a number of years now. As a country, we need to move from... [Read More]

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Mar 26, 2019
Swedish forest-owner association Södra announced that it has set aside SEK 20 million (€1.9 million) to cover additional costs related to the development of new, sustainable transport solutions. The investment will be used to help the cooperative achieve its fossil-free transportation targets by 2030. This target was set in 2016 alongside 14 other sustainability... [Read More]

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Mar 25, 2019
Renewable diesel producer Neste has opened its first cardlock in San Leandro, California that will offer the company’s MY Renewable Diesel. The milestone marks the first time that vehicles can fuel up with Neste’s renewable diesel, made from sustainable biomass, directly at a station. Cardlocks are unstaffed fuelling stations designed to accommodate fleet vehicles,... [Read More]

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Mar 22, 2019
Dutch renewable fuel producer GoodFuels announced that it has extended its partnership with Varo Energy subsidiary Reinplus Fiwado Bunker to improve access to biofuels for deep sea vessels leaving from Rotterdam. According to the release, the partnership will see Varo assist GoodFuels with the production, blending and distribution of biofuel oil across the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp... [Read More]

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Mar 22, 2019
A new study has shown the first evidence of programmed cell death, or apoptosis, in algae, which could have wide-reaching implications for the production of biofuels. Results of the research carried out by University of Alberta (UAlberta) microbiologists were published in a paper titled ‘Phaeobacter inhibens induces apoptosis-like programmed cell death in calcifying Emiliania... [Read More]

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Mar 21, 2019
Gulfstream Aerospace has made its first sale of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to a US-based Gulfstream operator. The customer bought 20,000 pounds of Gulfstream’s bio-jet fuel from its facility in Long Beach, California for its Gulfstream G550 aircraft. “This sale is a direct result of our efforts to increase the visibility and availability of sustainable... [Read More]

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Mar 20, 2019
Dutch biofuel producer GoodFuels has fuelled the first inland vessel from Combined Cargo Terminals (CCT) with 100% sustainable biofuel, the company has announced. Together with partner REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker, GoodFuels has demonstrated up to a 90% reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, compared to fossil fuels, on the ‘For Ever’ vessel for Dutch beer... [Read More]

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Mar 19, 2019
Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that sustainable jet fuel made from plants could offer a competitive alternative to fossil fuels, if current scale-up continues. In a report titled ‘Techno-economic analysis and life-cycle greenhouse gas mitigation cost of five routes to bio-jet blendstocks’,... [Read More]

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Mar 15, 2019
Swedish furniture group Ikea announced that it has invested into a pilot programme to bring biofuels to the shipping industry. Ikea’s Transport & Logistics Services division revealed that it will be investing in the ‘first-ever’ fuelling of a container vessel with biofuel oil. “Our long-term ambition at IKEA Transport & Logistics Services... [Read More]

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Mar 13, 2019
The EU Commission doubled down on their assault upon palm oil, releasing its Delegated Regulation over indirect land use change (ILUC). In February, Biofuels International reported that ePure’s secretary general Emmanuel Desplechin argued that despite the original delegated draft’s promising goals of removing palm oil as a green fuel source, wording implied... [Read More]


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