9 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
Neste, one of Europe’s biggest producers of biofuels, reported stronger profits for 2017 and expects the additional margin for renewable products to stay at a “good” level in 2018.
9 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
UPM, an Helsinki-headquartered refiner of advanced biofuels, is exploring whether to build  a possible 500,000 mt/year biorefinery in south-eastern Finland - but is unlikely to take a decision until next year at the earliest.
2 Feb 2018
Year 10 and 11 certificates remained under pressure as February arrived, although a slightly softer tone to mineral oil prices left space for biodiesel premiums to firm marginally relieving some of the pressure from the theoretical certificate cap.
2 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
China is likely to sharply increase its imports of palm oil from Malaysia, a move that could soften the blow for producers of a proposed exclusion of the crop for use towards the EU’s renewable energy scheme from 2021-2030.
2 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
The UK government has issued 827 million Road Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs)  so far in the year 10 compliance period, according to data released Thursday by the Department for Transport (DfT).
29 Jan 2018 | John McGarrity
The use of biofuels in jet fuel might not necessarily reduce global warming from contrails emitted by aircraft, according to a new academic study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
26 Jan 2018
Prices in the UK’s Renewable Transport Fuel Certificate market saw hefty falls through the course of the week, with market sources seeing values arc downwards from levels around 19p last week to trade at 15.8p by Wednesday.
26 Jan 2018 | John McGarrity
Spain’s consumption of biodiesel increased 12% in the first eight months of 2017 as the country stepped up its blending requirements, although falling diesel car sales last year are likely to have slowed demand for biodiesel compared with a business-as-usual scenario, government data released last week shows.
26 Jan 2018 | John McGarrity
Philadelphia Energy Solutions, one of the largest oil refiners in the eastern US, is trying to extricate itself from bankruptcy proceedings related to its biofuels obligations under the US Renewable Fuel Standard.
19 Jan 2018
After a dogged rise on the back of firmer crude values, diesel prices seemed to have settled into a rut with week-on-week changes for low sulphur diesel showing a modest $2/mt fall to $610/mt.
12 Jan 2018
Prices for Year 10 and 11 certificates continued to face pressure, falling a further 0.2 p each to be assessed at 19.3 p/certificate and 19.5 p/certificate respectively taking it almost a penny above the theoretical value, according to Energy Census data.
12 Jan 2018 | John McGarrity
CropEnergies, one of Europe’s biggest biofuels producers, increased its revenue by 20% to EUR679 million ($824 million) in the first three quarters of 2017, up from EUR565 million in the equivalent period in 2016 as it reaped the rewards of higher prices.
12 Jan 2018 | John McGarrity
Sales of diesel cars have fallen in major car markets across Europe, data released since the New Year shows, a trend that may have to prompt a rethink on how much biodiesel will be consumed by the transport sector.
5 Jan 2018
The arrival of 2018 heaped fresh pressure on Year 10 and Year 11 certificates as a perfect storm of legislative inertia, rising mineral energy prices and cold weather continued to harry prices.
5 Jan 2018 | Tim Worledge
UK sales of new diesel cars will likely plunge further this year as environmental concerns, emissions testing scandals and uncertainty about future regulation will give biofuels producers plenty to think about in 2018.
5 Jan 2018 | Tim Worledge
Pressure on European biodiesel prices has undermined the values for the UK’s renewable transport fuel certificates (RTFC) as the biofuel’s relatively low price has seen market sources turning to the fuel rather than buying certificates to cover their renewable obligations, market sources said Friday.
18 Dec 2017 | Tim Worledge
The UK could add as much as 180 TWh of biomethane production by 2050 to help tackle carbon emissions in both transportation and domestic heating, delegates at the Renewable Energy Association’s Biomethane as a Transport Fuel conference were told Thursday.
18 Dec 2017 | Tom Houghton
Leftover waste from manufacturing Greek yoghurt can be used to produce biofuels and reduce carbon emissions, a new study has said.
18 Dec 2017 | John McGarrity
Jet engine maker GE Aviation has started testing jet engine combustor components with a jet fuel using US firm Gevo’s renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ).
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