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Jan 29, 2019
PMCI changes to FUELIowa
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Jan 23, 2019
Clariant has announced its partnership with ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group (REG) for a joint research agreement that will evaluate the potential use of cellulosic sugars from sources such as agricultural waste and residues to produce biofuel. The partnership expands on ExxonMobile and REG’s previous joint research agreement that successfully validated the... [Read More]

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Jan 23, 2019
The Dutch Ministry of Defense announced plans that it will be gradually implementing biofuels into its aviation, Wings Herald reports. In conjunction with the announcement, it also revealed that it has begun to purchase biofuels for an air base in Leeuwarden which will fuel all F-16 Fighting Falcon jets. According to Wings Herald, the United States is also engaged in a... [Read More]

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Jan 16, 2019
In a release by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), they announced that the state of Iowa’s governor, Kim Reynolds, released her 2019 Iowa budget proposal, which includes $3 million for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP). The programme provides cost-share grants to help Iowan retailers implement blender pumps, storage tanks, and other... [Read More]

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Jan 9, 2019
A new research study from the University of Cambridge is arguing that sustainable choices on palm oil should be made easier to understand and more accessible to consumers. The study is to be published in Environmental Research Letters. The study outlines how consumer goods companies and retailers need to be more upfront about where palm oil in their products has come from,... [Read More]

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Dec 18, 2018
Finnish fuel producer Neste announced that it has entered a partnership with bunker and marine fuel provider ScanOcean AB to deliver and resell Neste’s low-sulfur marine fuel on the east coast of Sweden. "The re-seller partnership with ScanOcean is part of our marine fuel strategy as it is our aim to continually offer customers better services both locally and globally,”... [Read More]

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Dec 18, 2018
The Indian Air Force (IAF) flew a military aircraft with blended biofuel for the first time, The Times of India reports. The Russian-sourced AN-32 transport plane was flight-tested with a 10% biojet fuel, created using Jatropha oil, in a sortie flown from the Chandigarh base. “The project to flight-test the bio-jet fuel, with experiment test pilots and engineers... [Read More]

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Dec 14, 2018
Biofuels producer Fulcrum BioEnergy (Fulcrum) announced that it has selected the city of Gary, Indiana as the location of its Centerpoint biofuels plant. The facility will convert municipal solid waste into low-carbon, renewable transportation fuel. “Launching our business in Indiana is an important next step in expanding Fulcrum’s capabilities to new cities... [Read More]

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Dec 12, 2018
Oil and gas company Shell announced that its aviation division, alongside Dutch jet fuel firm SkyNRG, has commenced the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to international airlines KML, SAS and Finnair at San Francisco Airport (SFO) in California. “With our focus on achieving zero net energy, carbon neutrality and zero waste, we are setting bold goals for... [Read More]

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Dec 11, 2018
After announcing the project in the summer of 2017, network airline Finnair has begun the first phase of its CO2 and biofuel offset service, selecting the partners that will collaborate on the initiative. The service will allow customers to offset the carbon emissions of their flight by funding emissions reduction projects or by supporting the use of biofuels. For sustainable... [Read More]

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Dec 10, 2018
The ongoing legal dispute between renewable fuels and chemicals company Aemetis and cellulosic and biorefining technology company Edeniq has “many years of litigation ahead”, according to Aemetis Chairman and CEO Eric McAfee. In a statement issued last week, Edeniq announced that Aemetis’ claims had been dismissed on summary judgement by Santa Clara Superior... [Read More]

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Dec 7, 2018
North American fuel company Gevo announced that it has signed a joint agreement with technology licensor Renmatix to evaluate the commercial feasibility of creating renewable jet fuel with Renmatix’s Plantrose process and Gevo’s Gift technology. The Plantrose process involves converting biomass, mainly plant materials, into cellulosic sugar, a feedstock used... [Read More]

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Dec 7, 2018
Major US biofuel producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has announced Cynthia CJ Warner as the company’s new president and chief executive officer. Warner's appointment was made by the company’s Board of Directors. She will take on the president and CEO positions effective 14 January 2019. Her predecessor, Randy Howard, who has served as president and CEO since... [Read More]

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Dec 6, 2018
Norway is planning to become the ‘first’ country to stop its biofuels industry from importing palm oil, due to its links with ‘catastrophic’ deforestation, according to The Independent. The vote obtained majority government support, covering Norway’s entire fuel market. According to the report, the vote took place “to formulate a comprehensive... [Read More]

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Dec 4, 2018
According to the University of York, scientists who have been studying the digestive system of a wood-eating crustacean have recently discovered that it may have the answer to sustainably converting wood into biofuel. Small marine invertebrates, Gribble have evolved to perform an important ecological role eating the large amount of wood that has been washed into the sea... [Read More]


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