John McGarrity

27 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Around 95% of vehicles can safely use E10 petrol in the UK, rather than the 90% estimated by the Department of Transport (DfT), a figure that should be taken into account by a government consultation on this issue, the All-Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol has said in a recent report.
Sorghum oil has been approved as an eligible feedstock under the US Renewable Fuel Standard in a move that is expected to...
27 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
The acting head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has said he will pursue his predecessor's work to overhaul...
23 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Moves by the EU to register Argentine imports of biodiesel for new anti-dumping duties have done little to stem the flow of shipments from the South American country into member states, the European Biodiesel Board said in a letter sent to the European Commission on 20 July.
20 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
The UK’s Department of Transport (DfT) has launched an eight-week consultation on how E10 ethanol should be introduced...
20 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Alberta, Canada’s biggest oil producing province, is attempting to become a hub for aviation biofuels by offering development funding for the sector and other cleaner technologies.
20 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Malaysia has raised its biodiesel mandate for the second half of 2019 to 10% from the current 7%, part of moves to...
20 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Greenergy has agreed to buy an idle biodiesel manufacturing plant from tank terminal operator Oiltanking, in a deal which the UK-based renewable energy company says will enable it to meet growing demand for waste-based biofuel.
18 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
US biofuels producers have used an 18 July public hearing hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency to implore the executive branch to use 2019 biofuels quotas to make up for volumes lost through exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
16 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
The UK’s finance ministry, the Treasury, is expected to consider preferential fuel duties for biomethane and biogas later this year, if sufficient test data becomes available on emissions reductions versus regular diesel vehicles, according to a major new policy document published in the past week.
13 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Dutch marine services company Boskalis is to use biofuels to help meet a 35% reduction in CO2 emitted by the fleet and equipment in a two-year pilot program that could pave the way for a wider adoption of low carbon fuels in the shipping industry.
13 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
The EU's attempts to hike advanced biofuels production will have only a small effect on the availability and pricing of wood products and feedstocks, says new research.
13 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Canada’s consumption of ethanol now accounts for over 6% of fuel consumption in the gasoline pool, according to data compiled in a new report compiled for the country’s Advanced Biofuels Canada.  
12 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Germany’s CropEnergies saw ethanol production fall 8% in the first quarter of its financial year (March-May 2018) because of lower prices for the biofuel, which it said had become cheaper than regular gasoline at stages during the reporting period.
9 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) has outlined proposals for faster deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, including hundreds of thousands more chargepoints across the country, in a measure aimed at driving down demand for petrol and diesel cars.
6 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Denmark’s 2030 energy plan that was approved by the country’s parliament last week has earmarked DKK 4 billion (EUR550 million) for the delivery of biogas to the gas grid or the transport sector, but producers and consumers of renewable gas will have to wait for details on how the transport market can benefit.
6 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
SAS and advanced biofuels producer Preem have signed a tentative deal to produce renewable aviation fuel as part of the Scandinavian airline’s ambition to use biofuels in domestic flights by 2030.
5 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Global production of biofuels is expected to grow at much slower pace in the coming decade than in the 10 years previously, mainly because of a slower rate of growth in blending mandates, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in an outlook this week.
5 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
One of the UK's biggest ethanol plants has re-opened after a planned 21-day maintenance, with the side-benefit of helping to alleviate a chronic shortage of industrial carbon dioxide that has threatened to halt production in the country's food and drinks sector.
29 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
A major study on the impact of palm oil on deforestation and biodiversity has warned a move away from its use would mean that other environmentally-damaging vegetable oils would need to fill the gap, with potentially serious environmental consequences for countries in Africa and Latin America.
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