18 Mar 2018 |
Democrats in US Congress have introduced two companion bills to dismantle the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and provide incentives and thresholds for advanced, cellulosic, and biomass-based diesel fuels.
18 Mar 2018 |
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is to consider extending the state’s Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) by ten years to 2030 and double the emissions reduction target from a 10% reduction in 2020 to 20% by 2030.  
16 Mar 2018 |
Brazil’s biggest sugar and ethanol trader Copersucar expects 2018/19 ethanol output from the center-south cane crop to grow by 5.4% to 27.5 billion litres, despite a smaller regional crop versus last season.
UK ethanol producer Vivergo could be poised to restart its biofuel plant market sources said Friday, after the company publicly mothballing the facility on poor margins in December.
9 Mar 2018 |
US ethanol consumption will rise 1% next year, resulting in an estimated ethanol blend percentage of gasoline that increases to about 10.3% by 2019, the US Energy Information Agency estimated in a research note this week. 
9 Mar 2018 |
The Colombian government has raised the blend limit for bioethanol and biodiesel in petrol and diesel as it attempts to reduce emissions, find markets for domestic agricultural produce and increase utilisation rates at the country’s biorefineries.
9 Mar 2018 |
A proposed reform to the US Renewable Fuels Standard, which include a cap on prices in the scheme, could depress corn prices by 25 cents per bushel at a time that the market is reeling from a supply glut, new research has found this week.   
8 Mar 2018 |
India’s cabinet will soon examine a draft proposal for the country’s new biofuels policy ahead of a final launch later this year, the country’s oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan told a joint conference with the EU on Tuesday.  
6 Mar 2018 |
In the end, it was as painless as the government said it would be – the revamped Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation order was passed unanimously through the House of Lords during the final stage of the Statutory Instrument process, Tuesday.
2 Mar 2018 |
Trade flows and crushing volumes in the EU will be transformed if the bloc follows through on a European Parliament vote in January to exclude palm oil from the bloc's recast of its renewable energy directive, a research note from Rabobank outlined this week.
2 Mar 2018 |
Negotiators from the various EU institutions met this week in the first ‘Trilogue’ meeting on the recast of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive, but little progress was made on the minutiae of the proposed legislation, which includes revised caps and thresholds for the crediting of biofuels.
27 Feb 2018 |
Proposed changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation have cleared their first hurdle in parliamentary committee with the Draft Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Regulations 2018 passed unanimously during a delegated legislation committee, Monday.
26 Feb 2018 |
US President Donald Trump will likely meet key senators and cabinet officials early this week to discuss potential changes to US biofuels policy, Reuters reported, in the aftermath of a bankruptcy involving a major east coast refiner.
23 Feb 2018 |
The European Commission has signalled a review into anti-dumping measures that have been in place for five years that target US ethanol imports – a measure that effectively defers a decision for another 15 months.
16 Feb 2018 |
A plan by Texas Senator John Cornyn to revise US biofuels policy is facing strong resistance from the oil and ethanol sectors, Reuters reported this week, quoting sources familiar with the matter.
2 Feb 2018 |
The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt said this week that the country's biofuels strategy needs major revision in view of the recent bankruptcy of a Pennsylvania oil refiner.
26 Jan 2018 |
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.
12 Jan 2018 |
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 |
Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has started a public comment period on proposed changes that would allow imports of US corn ethanol for use in the production of bio-Ethyl tert-butyl ether, which is commonly used as an oxygenate gasoline additive.
5 Jan 2018 |
The province of Ontario in Canada has published a proposal to double the volume of ethanol blended in gasoline to 10% from 5% in a bid to cut consumption of fossil fuels and emissions.
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