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21 May 2018 |
India's Union Cabinet on May 17 approved a national policy on biofuels that aims to find a market for surplus production and crop residues, and at the same time reduce the country's fuels imports.
18 May 2018 |
Total SA will substitute some crude palm oil for waste oils at its new La Mède biodiesel refinery, after the French government requested a reduction in the use of the controversial feedstock.
4 May 2018 |
The UK government has issued 1.504 billion Road Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) so far for the Year-10 compliance period, according to data released this week by the Department for Transport (DfT).
4 May 2018 |
Minnesota became this week the first part of the US to introduce a B20 biodiesel blend for "summer" months, and is expected to be a major boon for corn and soybean growers in the state.
4 May 2018 |
A UK-based ferry company is trialling the use of a biofuel to be combined with low-sulphur marine gas oil that, if successful, could herald wider use in passenger ships.
27 Apr 2018 |
The Irish Republic has raised its biofuels blending obligation to 10% from 8% for 2019 and 2020, with the intention to increase it further from 2022 alongside the likely introduction of higher biofuel blends.
23 Apr 2018 |
Italian energy producer Eni said it will start producing biodiesel at a plant in Gela, Sicily, after it converts the facility from oil refining by the end of 2018 as part of a wider €7 billion investment plan.  
13 Apr 2018 |
The potential use of marine biofuels looks more promising after the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) on Friday agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by “at least” 50% by mid-century from a 2008 baseline, a move that will require alternatives to standard bunker fuels.
13 Apr 2018 |
New biofuel targets in the UK take effect this Sunday, aiming to double the use of renewables in the UK transport sector by 2020, promote advanced biofuels from waste for use in sectors such as aviation, and reduce the country’s reliance on imported biodiesel.  
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.
2 Mar 2018 |
The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Italian support scheme for advanced biofuels and biomethane, removing a potential obstacle to the deployment of a planned €4.7 billion for the scheme that will run from 2018 until 2022.  
2 Mar 2018 |
The UK’s Department for Transport has signalled that it will introduce a raft of measures to improve guidance and support to industry participants affected by changes currently being made to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation.
23 Feb 2018 |
"Trialogue" talks on the EU's recast of its Renewable Energy Directive get underway on the 27 February, prompting two Brussels-based biofuels lobbies to set out what they want from the final legislation.
23 Feb 2018 |
Italian energy company Eni has no immediate plans to switch from palm oil at its Porto Marghera biodiesel, refinery despite much fanfare that the facility would switch away from the crop to advanced biofuels and used cooking oil.
12 Jan 2018 |
The emirate Abu Dhabi expects to complete a facility by the end of this year that will recycle used cooking oil and transform it into biofuel.
5 Jan 2018 |
Italian oil and gas company Eni, one of the country’s biggest employers, has signed an agreement to collect and treat more used oil from the homes of its workers.
5 Jan 2018 |
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.
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