4 May 2018 | John McGarrity
A UK-based ferry company is trialling the use of a biofuel to be combined with low-sulphur marine gas oil that, if successful, could herald wider use in passenger ships.
30 Apr 2018 | John McGarrity
Finland-based UPM Biofuels has been awarded the world's first risk certification for crude tall oil, which is a wood-based residue, and Brassica carinata oil feedstocks.
27 Apr 2018 | John McGarrity
Neste, one of the world’s largest producers of renewable diesel, posted operating profit of €296 million in the first quarter of this year, around 3.5 times the €80 million earned in the equivalent quarter in 2017.
27 Apr 2018 | John McGarrity
The US corn-based ethanol industry can capture its greenhouse gas emissions and bury them underground in a way that is cost-effective for the sector, a new study from Stanford University has found.
23 Apr 2018 | John McGarrity
Italian energy producer Eni said it will start producing biodiesel at a plant in Gela, Sicily, after it converts the facility from oil refining by the end of 2018 as part of a wider €7 billion investment plan.  
20 Apr 2018 | John McGarrity
French biotech company Global Bioenergies has teamed up with German luxury carmaker Audi to test a gasoline blend that uses 34% biofuel generated from non-edible parts of sugar beet, without requiring modifications to existing engines.
20 Apr 2018 | John McGarrity
Veolia, one of the world's largest environmental services conglomerates, has launched a new trading platform in the UK to buy and sell raw materials and biofuels, a move that could bring greater transparency to the burgeoning market for bio-energy feedstocks.
The US corn lobby said this week it is “extremely troubled” by reports that Chevron and Exxon Mobil – two of the world’s richest companies – have been given exemptions to biofuels obligations that are reserved for small, financially-distressed companies.  
13 Apr 2018 | John McGarrity
New biofuel targets in the UK take effect this Sunday, aiming to double the use of renewables in the UK transport sector by 2020, promote advanced biofuels from waste for use in sectors such as aviation, and reduce the country’s reliance on imported biodiesel.  
Vivergo’s 420 million litre/year bioethanol plant in north-eastern England will restart production after a four-month shutdown, in view of recent government legislation to raise the mandate for biofuels, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
9 Apr 2018 | John McGarrity
German biodiesel producer Natural Energy West (NEW) said April 9 it will halve output at its 240,000mt/year plant in Marl, citing the impact of cheap imports from Argentina and Indonesia in the wake of rulings on EU antidumping duties.
9 Apr 2018 | John McGarrity
Shell has proposed that the US, EU and China ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035 to meet emissions goals set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement, in view of the company's longer-term plans to focus on higher margin distillates and advanced biofuels.
4 Apr 2018 | Juan Pedro Tomas
Argentina produced 80,632 cubic metres of bioethanol in January, down 3,713 cu m or 4.4% versus the equivalent month in 2017, according to data from the Ministry of Energy.
29 Mar 2018 | John McGarrity
CropEnergies, the Germany-based operator of the UK's biggest operating bioethanol plant, has reported increased profits on the back of year-on-year production increases.
27 Mar 2018 | John McGarrity
Commodities producer and trader Bunge is to cut production at its 120,000 mt/year capacity biodiesel plant in Mannheim, Germany in response to a flood of imports, the company confirmed in an email.   
26 Mar 2018 | John McGarrity
UK gas distributor Calor is claiming Renewable Transport Fuel Certificates for liquified petroleum gas (LPG) created from biomethane generated in the Netherlands, breaking new ground for the UK’s renewables incentives scheme.
26 Mar 2018 | John McGarrity
Italy’s government will launch its €4.7 billion ($5.8 billion) biomethane in road transport scheme by early June in a bid to drive transport emissions down, the civil servant in charge of the scheme told Energy Census.
23 Mar 2018 | Rei Geyssens, Andy Allan
A Dutch court will next week rule on whether Cofco International acted legally when it seized the bank accounts, art collections and property belonging to the former owners of Nidera – a soft commodities and biofuels trader it bought outright in 2017 – amid allegations of improper accounting.
23 Mar 2018 | John McGarrity
Municipal solid waste can be used to make a new high performance biofuel that burns much more efficiently than those currently available, Canadian biofuels producer Enerkem said this week.  
23 Mar 2018 | John McGarrity
A Germany-based biodiesel plant owned by US agribusiness conglomerate ADM has been mothballed in the wake of weak prices and a flood of cheap imports from Argentina and Indonesia, which are no longer subject to EU import duties.
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