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Prices for German-produced biodiesel look set to rise sharply in the final quarter – and more than the seasonal norm –  as a scorching summer in Europe has reduced availability of rapeseed oil, which is the main feedstock for winter-use biodiesel produced in Europe’s biggest economy.
10 Aug 2018 | John McGarrity
Norway faces major supply challenges to meet a proposed introduction next year of a 1% mandate for sustainable jet fuel use, raising doubts about the feasibility of such thresholds in the near-term, respondents to a government public consultation have said over the past few weeks.
10 Aug 2018 | John McGarrity
Grocery retailer Waitrose and transport biogas supplier CNG Fuels will take part in the UK’s first widespread study of how fuels...
6 Aug 2018 | John McGarrity
Tyson Foods, one of the world’s biggest producers of chicken and a major player in the animal feed industry, has started...
3 Aug 2018 | John McGarrity
Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) on 30 July published a new regulation that will make it easier for small producers to have a foothold in a market that is dominated by large and powerful agribusiness companies.
27 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Neste’s takeover of Dutch animal fats trader Demeter has been approved by the European Commission, clearing the way for a deal that will the Finnish biofuels producer greater sway in the market of feedstocks required to meet tougher EU mandates.
Sorghum oil has been approved as an eligible feedstock under the US Renewable Fuel Standard in a move that is expected to...
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
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.
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.
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