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Mar 11, 2019
Boeing to launch biofuels initiative for return flights
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Mar 8, 2019
The Renewable Energy Group (REG) revealed its fourth quarter and full 2018 results, which also included the announcement that the REG plans to sell its Life Sciences division. “REG generated $139 million of Adjusted EBITDA in 2018, an outstanding result reflecting strong operational performance and a favorable margin environment,” said Cynthia Warner, REG president... [Read More]

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Mar 6, 2019
Next Renewable Fuels has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Columbia Pacific Building Trades Council and the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters to construct its new facility at Port Westward. The investment is anticipated to cost $1.1 billion (€900 million). President of Next Renewable Fuels Lou Soumas said, “We... [Read More]

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Feb 28, 2019
Colorado-headquartered advanced biofuel producer Gevo announced that it has entered into a long-term renewable isooctane purchase and sale agreement with chemical manufacturing group HCS. Gevo claims that the agreement is an important step forward in its strategy to build out its advanced biofuels production facility in Luverne, Minnesota to increase the production of... [Read More]

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Feb 27, 2019
Reuters reports that Kern Oil & Refining Co is threatening to sue the US Environmental Protection Agency for failing to respond to its request for a small refinery biofuel waiver within the proscribed 90 days. In a letter addressed to EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler on the 7 February, Kern Oil said, “Kern Oil would prefer to resolve this matter and receive... [Read More]

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Feb 21, 2019
According to The Business Times distributors of environmental equipment, USP Group plans to sell its biofuels unit for $6 million (€5.2 million). USP Group is selling its 93.09% owned waste oil-to-biofuel subsidiary, Biofuel Research for $5.59 million (€4.9 million) to a joint venture between the founders of AJ Jetting and Shanaya Environmental Services, The... [Read More]

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Feb 21, 2019
A 90-tonne bung of congealed fat is to be dug out by hand from a Liverpool sewer, according to UK water provider United Utilities, who’s sewer engineers will be digging out the fatberg with pickaxes and shovels. 80 metres long, the blockage of congealed fats, oils and other substances was found underneath Birchall Street and couldn’t be moved with conventional... [Read More]

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Feb 19, 2019
Eni has announced that it has signed a deal with RenOils to collaborate on promoting the recovery of used vegetable oils. The new deal also includes information and environmental education campaigns in order to outline the benefits of reusing oil to produce fuel as an alternative to fossil fuels. Already using approximately 50% of the used cooking oil available in Italy,... [Read More]

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Feb 18, 2019
Five senators of the Republican party have issued a warning to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) acting administrator Andrew Wheeler that their pending support over his nomination to lead the EPA will be contingent on his biofuels policy, Reuters reports. The five senators are listed as: Ted Cruz, Texas; Pat Toomey, Pennsylvania; Michael Lee, Utah; John... [Read More]

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Feb 18, 2019
A biorefinery pilot plant in Gladstone, Queensland has been given the go-ahead after a funding injection from the Palaszczuk Government. The biorefinery will be the trail site for jet fuel and diesel production from agricultural and forestry waste. Construction is due to begin this month and will be carried out by US company, Mercurius. Governor Annastacia Palaszczuk states... [Read More]

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Feb 7, 2019
Major oil and gas companies Eni and Pertamina have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The deal has been made to investigate synergies of their respective technologies, expertise and know-how. The evaluation of new circular economy collaboration opportunities that would make for strategic development for Eni and its subsidiaries, Syndial Environment and Versalis Chemicals,... [Read More]

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Feb 7, 2019
The Finnish Parliament has approved a law that is set to see biofuels targets gradually increase for 2030. The new law has made for a world-leading advanced biofuels target of 10% in 2030. Finnish parliament’s approval of the law will increase the share of biofuels used in road traffic to 30% by 2029. The government has also approved a law that will allow for the... [Read More]

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Feb 6, 2019
Finnish fuel firm Neste has published its financial report, with its CEO Peter Vanacker describing the year of 2018 as ‘very strong’ for the company. According to the report, Neste posted a €320 million increase in comparable operating profit from 2017 which it outlines as a record-high. Regarding its Renewable Products division, Neste claimed that its... [Read More]

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Feb 4, 2019
Sustainable marine biofuel produced by Dutch company GoodFuels has been successfully delivered to a bulk carrier chartered by international mining company BHP. The vessel, Frontier Sky, is owned by Japanese shipping company NYK. CO2 savings from the fuel have been verified with BLOC’s blockchain fuels assurance programme.  The marine biofuel was supplied by... [Read More]

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Jan 30, 2019
The European Commission has announced that US soya beans meet technical requirements to be used in biofuels in the EU. It has also formally recognised the scheme until the 1 July 2021. A joint statement agreeing to increase trade in several areas and products, including soya beans, between presidents Juncker and Trump in 2018, was a part of The Commission’s decision. The... [Read More]


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