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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 | Reese Ewing
Brazil’s annual ethanol production is expected to nearly double to 49.4 billion litres by 2030 under the new Renovabio biofuels law that is intended to spur investment in the country’s biofuels industry.
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.
12 Jul 2018 | Juan Pedro Tomas
Three corn-based ethanol producers in Argentina’s Cordoba province have made combined investments of $60 million so far this year, local newspaper La Voz reported.
6 Jul 2018 | Juan Pedro Tomas
Buenos Aires will trial the use of B100 biodiesel on one of its major public transport routes by the end of this year, local press reported, another initiative aimed at hiking domestic demand for one of its main agricultural commodities.
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
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
Scientists at London’s Imperial College claim they have made a major advance in breaking down plant-based biomass 30 times faster than currently possible, which, on a larger scale, has the potential to drive down costs for biofuels.
29 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
The US aviation biofuels market has seen two major deals in the past few weeks as part of moves to make alternatives to regular jet fuel more widely available in the world’s biggest aviation market.
29 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
The Port of Gothenburg says it has hosted the world’s second-ever bunkering of liquefied biogas (LBG), as the shipping industry considers green alternatives to fossil fuels amid action at EU and UN level to curb carbon and particulate emissions from the sector.
25 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Identifying the biofuels content of gasoline and diesel at the pump, and the ability of new vehicles to use these fuels, will become much easier as EU-wide labelling laws come into force later this year.
22 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Talks on the UN aviation agency ICAO’s greenhouse gas reduction scheme may fail to agree guidelines on the use of biofuels and carbon offsets next week, prolonging uncertainty for fuels suppliers who are looking for clearer investment signals to emerge.
22 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
The US Environmental Protection Agency is to propose a biofuels blending mandate of 19.88-billion gallons for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), an increase of 3% from the 2018 level, Reuters reported on 22 June.
18 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Seven UK companies will receive a share of £2 million to develop proposals for advanced biofuels that would be used in aviation and road freight, the UK's Department for Transport said on June 18. 
15 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Producers of first generation biofuels are weighing the impact of the EU's new Renewable Energy Directive, which is likely to grant them some concessions but also agreed advanced biofuels, electric vehicles and other fuels, such as biomethane and hydrogen, should have a much larger share.
15 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Swedish automotive firm Scania and French transport company RATP are planning to use biogas for a mass transit scheme for Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital, in what could be one of the biggest transport biomethane projects in Africa.  
14 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Biomethane plants in the UK will now be able to earn revenues from supplying gas to the renewable transport sector, after the Department for Transport authorised the issuance of Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) to suppliers who also earn subsidies for renewable heat.
11 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
French farmers began a blockade of oil refineries and fuel depots on 10 June as they protest the use by energy major Total of imported palm oil at its new La Mède biodiesel plant near Marseilles.
8 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Gulfstream, the world's biggest supplier of private jets, says that a lack of infrastructure to supply biofuels is holding the company back from reducing the carbon footprint of its aircraft.
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