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Nov 6, 2019
Gevo, Blocksize Capital to track sustainability of renewable fuels using blockchain
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Nov 5, 2019
Renewable fuels producer Gevo has won a bid from the City of Seattle in the US to provide renewable gasoline to its fleet vehicles. The company has been awarded a four-year contract, with three two-year extensions, to supply at least 20,000 gallons per year of renewable isobutanol and 600,000 gallons per years of renewable isooctane to the City of Seattle. According... [Read More]

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Nov 4, 2019
Japan-based airline ANA Holdings has announced a number of new commitments to reduce its environmental impact, including the reduction of single-use plastics and the implementation of sustainable aviation fuel on its flights. The airline will reduce its reliance on single-use plastics inside its cabins and lounges, effective 1 February 2020, replacing the plastic straws,... [Read More]

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Nov 1, 2019
A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has identified a number of clean energy options that the global shipping industry must look to adopt if it is to reduce its carbon emissions. The shipping sector is currently responsible for 3% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 9% of transport-related emissions, and this figure will continue... [Read More]

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Oct 31, 2019
Biological solutions provider Novozymes has announced the appointment of Ester Baiget to position of president and CEO, effective 1 February 2020. Baiget will succeed Peder Holk Nielsen who will be leaving the company in early 2020. She is currently business president for Dow’s Industrial Solutions business unit and a member of the executive leadership team. Since... [Read More]

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Oct 18, 2019
Dredging services provider Boskalis and biofuels producer GoodFuels have progressed with their ‘Boskalis on Bio’ programme for the testing of sustainable bio-fuel oil. Following successful tests using drop-in blends of light biofuel and marine gas oil, Boskalis’ Willem van Oranje will become the world’s first dredging vessel to operate on 100% bio-fuel oil.... [Read More]

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Oct 18, 2019
Scientists at the University of Manchester in the UK have made a breakthrough in the production of biofuels, using synthetic biology to make the next generation of bio-based jet fuels from seawater. The researchers, who are led by Professor Nigel Scrutton, director of the Manchester Institute (MIB) and supported by US-based international maritime research agency Office... [Read More]

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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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