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.
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.
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