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13 hours ago | John McGarrity
US biofuels producers have used an 18 July public hearing hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency to implore the executive branch to use 2019 biofuels quotas to make up for volumes lost through exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
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 | John McGarrity
The EU's attempts to hike advanced biofuels production will have only a small effect on the availability and pricing of wood products and feedstocks, says new research.
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.
11 Jul 2018 | Rei Geyssens
Rapeseed demand for biodiesel in the EU is expected to fall by over 1 million mt, or 17%, in 2018...
9 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
The UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) has outlined proposals for faster deployment of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, including hundreds of thousands more chargepoints across the country, in a measure aimed at driving down demand for petrol and diesel cars.
6 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Denmark’s 2030 energy plan that was approved by the country’s parliament last week has earmarked DKK 4 billion (EUR550 million) for the delivery of biogas to the gas grid or the transport sector, but producers and consumers of renewable gas will have to wait for details on how the transport market can benefit.
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
Global production of biofuels is expected to grow at much slower pace in the coming decade than in the 10 years previously, mainly because of a slower rate of growth in blending mandates, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in an outlook this week.
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
A major study on the impact of palm oil on deforestation and biodiversity has warned a move away from its use would mean that other environmentally-damaging vegetable oils would need to fill the gap, with potentially serious environmental consequences for countries in Africa and Latin America.
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.
29 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
The US aviation biofuels market has seen two major deals in the past few weeks as part of moves to make alternatives to regular jet fuel more widely available in the world’s biggest aviation market.
29 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
The Port of Gothenburg says it has hosted the world’s second-ever bunkering of liquefied biogas (LBG), as the shipping industry considers green alternatives to fossil fuels amid action at EU and UN level to curb carbon and particulate emissions from the sector.
29 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Sweden’s new biofuels obligation comes into force on 1 July, which will require fuel suppliers to reduce emissions by 2.6% in gasoline and 19.3% in diesel, potentially paving the way for a substantial increase in biofuels.
27 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
The main US ethanol lobby has given a frosty response to a 3% increase in the US biofuels blending mandate, which it said was undermined by exemptions granted to small refiners.
25 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Identifying the biofuels content of gasoline and diesel at the pump, and the ability of new vehicles to use these fuels, will become much easier as EU-wide labelling laws come into force later this year.
22 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Czech chemicals company Chemoprojekt said on June 19 that it will soon start production of biofuels based on used cooking oil, the first company in the central European country to invest in second-generation biofuels.
22 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Talks on the UN aviation agency ICAO’s greenhouse gas reduction scheme may fail to agree guidelines on the use of biofuels and carbon offsets next week, prolonging uncertainty for fuels suppliers who are looking for clearer investment signals to emerge.
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