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.
8 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Italian oil and gas company Eni has started collecting used cooking oils from the homes of its employees, which the company says will be converted into advanced biofuels at its Porto Marghera biorefinery.
8 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
European countries look set to back a deal later this month on the use of biofuels and offset credits to reduce emissions from aircraft, despite concerns that already compromised environmental criteria will be weakened still further during the final stage of negotiations.
6 Jun 2018 | Andy Allan
Reforms to the US flagship renewable fuels programme have been stalled indefinitely, as pressure from lawmakers in corn growing states scuppered an EPA plan that they feared would hit demand for ethanol.
4 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Total, set to be one of Europe’s biggest producers of biodiesel, faces the...
1 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Finnish biofuels producer Neste took another step to consolidating its supply chain after it said on May 25 it would buy Demeter, a Netherlands-based trader of animal fats and proteins.
1 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Large-scale use of jet fuels made from used cooking oil and non-edible food crops will be the aim of a major demonstration project involving sustainable aviation fuel supplier SkyNRG, according to the European Commission and national agencies in several EU countries.
1 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Italian gas infrastructure company Snam will team up with US oilfield services provider Baker Hughes to develop liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants that can use biomethane for use in road and maritime transport.
25 May 2018 | John McGarrity
Biofuels will play a major role in decarbonising road transport and help the sector contribute to the emissions reductions required under the Paris Agreement, Sweden-based trucks manufacturer Scania outlined in a white paper on 23 May.
25 May 2018 | John McGarrity
The US corn lobby has once again criticised the Environmental Protection Agency for handing out waivers to large refiners, as Marathon Petroleum was reported to have applied for an exemption despite its proposed $23 billion acquisition of a major rival.
24 May 2018 | John McGarrity
The European Union has taken a major step towards slapping revised duties on Argentine biodiesel after the bloc’s executive placed the commodity under ‘registration’ on 23 May, a date that could be used to retroactively apply countervailing duties.
18 May 2018 | Juan Pedro Tomas
Argentina exported 65,200 mt of biodiesel in March, up compared to 43,000 mt in the same month the previous year, the latest statistics from Argentina’s Ministry of Energy has showed.
18 May 2018 | John McGarrity
The European Commission’s proposals to limit carbon dioxide emissions from trucks have missed an opportunity to promote viable alternatives to biodiesel and failed to demonstrate “carbon neutrality”, the main lobby group for biomethane in transport has said.
18 May 2018 | John McGarrity
Total SA will substitute some crude palm oil for waste oils at its new La Mède biodiesel refinery, after the French government requested a reduction in the use of the controversial feedstock.
14 May 2018 | John McGarrity
Fuels derived from waste plastic need to be excluded from the EU’s recast of the bloc’s renewable energy directive, campaign groups have urged as EU lawmakers try to find agreement on alternative fuel use.
11 May 2018 | John McGarrity
The European Commission will on 17 May propose its first ever CO2 standards for trucks, a move that will likely reduce overall fuel demand per truck, but could spur demand for higher biofuel blends and other alternative fuels across the sector.
11 May 2018 | John McGarrity
Andeavor, one of the largest fuel refiners in the US, has reported saving $100 million since 2016 because of lower compliance costs related to the Renewable Fuel Standard.
9 May 2018 | John McGarrity
Germany-based biofuels producer Verbio has reported a 5% drop in earnings during the first nine months of financial year 2017/18 as the company experienced a faster-than-expected fall in margins despite high utilization rates at its plants.
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