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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).
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.
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.
13 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Canada’s consumption of ethanol now accounts for over 6% of fuel consumption in the gasoline pool, according to data compiled in a new report compiled for the country’s Advanced Biofuels Canada.  
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.
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 | Tim Worledge
Scott Pruitt, the controversial chief administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, has resigned from his position in a move broadly welcomed by environmental, biofuels and corn lobby groups.
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
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.
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
The US Environmental Protection Agency is to propose a biofuels blending mandate of 19.88-billion gallons for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), an increase of 3% from the 2018 level, Reuters reported on 22 June.
China’s Commerce Ministry said on 16 June it will impose import duties of 25% on at least 545 US products, among them ethanol, that will go into effect in three weeks – retaliation for a new round of duties imposed against Chinese goods by the Trump administration. 
20 Jun 2018 | Reese Ewing
In an overwhelming vote in favour, Brazil’s Senate has approved a bill to allow cane mills to sell ethanol directly to retailers which, if cleared by the lower house, would break up the country’s current fuel distribution oligopoly.
15 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Producers of first generation biofuels are weighing the impact of the EU's new Renewable Energy Directive, which is likely to grant them some concessions but also agreed advanced biofuels, electric vehicles and other fuels, such as biomethane and hydrogen, should have a much larger share.
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