Aug 19, 2021
Haldor Topsoe will build US catalyst plant to meet biofuel demand
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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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Jul 29, 2021
The UK Department for Transport has opened a public consultation on a proposal that would establish a sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) mandate requiring jet fuels suppliers to blend an increasing portion of SAF into aviation fuel starting in 2025. A consultation document released by the government offers five scenarios for the proposed mandate. All would start with a... [Read More]

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Jul 28, 2021
Neste released its latest financial results for the first half of this year and reported a solid performance in its renewable products portfolio. The company added that the Porvoo refinery turnaround has now been completed. The company’s renewable products segment posted a comparable operating profit of €287 million for the second quarter down from €314 million... [Read More]

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Jul 14, 2021
The European Union has taken the lead in climate policy action among the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitters with a raft of ambitious plans designed to cut emissions drastically over the next decade. A dozen draft proposals, which still need to be approved by the bloc's 27 member states and the EU parliament, were announced on Wednesday. The policies, if approved,... [Read More]

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Jul 5, 2021
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of small refineries seeking relief from the Renewable Fuel Standard, delivering a major blow to biofuel groups in a long-running legal battle over the governance of the nation’s ethanol and biodiesel policy. In a 6-3 ruling, the court ruled Small Refinery Exemptions from the nation’s biofuel blending requirements need not be extended... [Read More]

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May 12, 2021
Transport biofuel production declined 8% globally in 2020 as the pandemic limited travel, according to figures released by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Production is expected to recover this year to 2019 volumes, and expand another 7% in 2022 as biodiesel and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) production increases globally and ethanol expands in India. However,... [Read More]

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Apr 7, 2021
ProSim, a European process simulation and optimisation software house, has released a new version of its Simulis Pinch software. This tool has been enhanced to also reduce water consumption and discharges from industrial processes by optimising water reuse within the biofuels industry for example. Simulis Pinch brings together all the features required for an advanced... [Read More]

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Mar 25, 2021
The German government has proposed new legislation where biofuels will compete with other low carbon pathways to comply with increasing emission reduction quotas. Biofuels producers fear this could come at the expense of their product demands as electric vehicle (EV) penetration is expected to grow. However, Stratas Advisors do not share this outlook. The organisation... [Read More]

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Dec 11, 2020
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) vegetable oil price index reached its highest level since April 2014. It was driven by firming prices for all main vegetable oils – in particular palm oil. FAO's vegetable oil price index, which illustrated the changes in international prices of the 10 most important vegetable oils in world trade, averaged 121.9 points... [Read More]

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Dec 4, 2020
dmg::events has announced the rescheduling of its flagship North American energy event originally scheduled for June. The Global Energy Show will now take place on 21-23 September in Calgary. As Canada’s largest and most well-attended business to business exhibition and conference, the event will have 50,000 delegates, exhibitors, partners and sponsors from over 100... [Read More]

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Nov 18, 2020
A total of 65% of Germans have a positive attitude towards biofuels, a new survey has discovered. The work was recently carried out by Kantar market research institute on behalf of the biofuels industry. About 70% of respondents said they would use biofuels in their vehicles provided that production was sustainable and that greenhouse gases were cut by at least 60%... [Read More]

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Nov 9, 2020
Growth Energy has congratulated Joe Biden on his presidential election victory. The organisation that represents producers and supporters of ethanol released a statement on behalf of its CEO Emily Skor following the news that Donald Trump had been defeated. She said: “Growth Energy extends its congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their victory. “President-elect... [Read More]

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Oct 28, 2020
Free trade agreement partners purchased more than half of all US exports of grains in all forms (GIAF) in the 2019/2020 marketing year, according to the US Department of Agriculture and analysis by the US Grains Council (USGC). The US has 14 official FTAs in place with 20 countries. These trading partners represent some of the largest and most loyal customers for exports... [Read More]

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Oct 19, 2020
Transportation biofuels’ usage in the UK fell steeply during the second half of this year mainly due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and its repercussions. The pandemic resulted in global lockdown measures, disrupted economic growth, led to serious job losses and severely cut domestic and international travel, according to figures put out by the UK’s transport department... [Read More]

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