2 Feb 2018 | John McGarrity
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 | 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.
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 | Andrew Goodwin
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 | Tim Worledge
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.
5 Jan 2018 | John McGarrity
Plans to introduce new EU thresholds on the use of crop-based biofuels in transport from 2021 will likely require backroom deals between European politicians later this year as a European Parliament plenary vote in mid-January isn’t expected to deliver a clear decision from lawmakers.
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).
15 Dec 2017 | John McGarrity
All cities and provinces in Vietnam will stop selling RON 92 gasoline (also known as A92) by the end of December and start selling 5% bioethanol (E5) across the country from January 1, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said this week.
15 Dec 2017 | John McGarrity
Ongoing talks between competing corn and oil industries on US’ Renewable Fuels Program have helped prompted a fall in renewable fuel (D6) credits.
15 Dec 2017 | John McGarrity
Ireland has launched a consultation on raising the percentage of biofuels that are used in the country’s road transport in a bid to meet 2020 renewable fuels targets.
8 Dec 2017 | Tim Worledge
US ethanol production topped 1.1 million barrels a day for the first time, while stock levels rose by half a million barrels, data released by the US Energy Information Administration for the week ending December 1 showed this week.
8 Dec 2017 | John McGarrity
Lobbyists are gearing up for a fresh round of talks between EU member states on the share of crop-based biofuels in transport that should be used between 2020 and 2030, with the focus broadening from the EU Parliament to the EU Council.
8 Dec 2017 | John McGarrity
Vivergo said this week it will cease bioethanol production at its £350 million Saltend plant in north-eastern England — just five years after it started production over what it claims is government inaction to mandate a 10% blend of ethanol in fuel sold in the UK.
8 Dec 2017 | John McGarrity
US President Donald Trump would consider reforms of biofuels policy as long as jobs are protected in refining and agriculture sectors, according to senators who met with the president this week.
8 Dec 2017 | John McGarrity
BP Biofuels and Brazilian sugar and ethanol trader Copersucar have agreed a joint venture to own and operate an ethanol storage terminal in Sao Paulo State. A BP statement said the new terminal would "better and flexibly" connect ethanol production with Brazil's main fuels markets
1 Dec 2017 | Tim Worledge
The US Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday that refiners will have to blend slightly more biofuels in their transport fuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard for the next two years - a move that was hailed as a victory for the biofuel industry.
1 Dec 2017 | Andy Allan
The final committee vote on the EU’s controversial amendments to the Renewable Energy Directive has proposed hiking up the bloc’s renewable energy target and imposing a separate biofuel blend target.
1 Dec 2017 | Andy Allan
Brazil’s Congress has cleared its RenovaBio biofuel programme in the first step towards bolstering the country’s biofuel credentials.
24 Nov 2017 | Andy Allan
The UK government this week earmarked £340 million to build a national charging network as it seeks to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and said it would allow self-driving vehicles on the road by 2021, but it failed to pass measures that would have boosted ethanol use in the country’s 36 million road vehicles.
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