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Oct 18, 2019
Tides of change: making biofuels from seawater
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Oct 15, 2019
ExxonMobil has recently signed agreements with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) locations in Madras and Bombay to expand its portfolio of research collaboration with India’s universities, with research to focus on biofuels, gas conversion and emissions reduction in the industrial sector. The five-year agreements between ExxonMobil and the Indian university... [Read More]

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Oct 11, 2019
Velocys has announced a project to produce negative emission fuels after signing a carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) agreement with Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV). The alternative fuels firm announced the partnership to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from its planned Bayou Fuels biomass-to-fuels project in Natchez, Mississippi, and securely store it underground.... [Read More]

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Oct 7, 2019
Finnish renewable diesel and aviation fuel provider Neste has announced the opening of a new office in Düsseldorf, Germany, to serve as a hub for its Renewable Polymers and Chemicals business unit. This unit provides the plastics and chemicals industries with solutions derived from biomass and chemically recycled plastic waste, helping companies to reduce their dependence... [Read More]

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Sep 30, 2019
Copenhagen, Denmark-based shipping company Norden has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, which was recently launched at the United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit. The coalition seeks to create awareness of the need to transition to zero emission vessels, as part of the global shipping sector’s move towards decarbonisation. The coalition was founded by non-profit... [Read More]

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Sep 26, 2019
Dutch company BTG-BTL has teamed up with TechnipFMC to design and build a production facility in Sweden to convert wood residues such as sawdust into bio-oil. The plant is expected to be the first in the world where this biofuel will be produced and then further processed in a refinery for motor vehicles. The facility will have a capacity to convert approximately... [Read More]

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Sep 26, 2019
Extraction of biofuels and bio-products from algae is on the rise. Recent years have seen a substantial increase in demand for food, energy and valuable chemicals, which has led to the rise of R&D on renewable, novel and sustainable resources.1 The ability of algae to grow in a range of aquatic environments, from freshwater to saturated saline, and their efficient... [Read More]

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Sep 17, 2019
Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have devised a method to insert genes into a range of microorganisms that would previously reject foreign DNA, with the objective of creating custom microbes for better biofuel production. A team at the DOE Centre for Bioenergy Innovation (CBI) at ORNL are using the power of microbes... [Read More]

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Sep 13, 2019
Low carbon fuel producer Gevo has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Leaf Resources to explore the potential conversion of cellulosic derived sugars and glycerol into hydrocarbon molecules for fuels or chemicals. The agreement will be structured around three phases of collaborative work; in the first, the companies will develop the feasibility of a potential... [Read More]

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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
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 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 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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