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.
8 Dec 2017 |
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.
1 Dec 2017
With November 30 marking the final stage for reconciliation of Year 9 certificates, trading ceased in that field, leaving Year 10 and Year 11 facing still idle demand and downward pressure on prices.
1 Dec 2017 |
Exports of used cooking oil from China have nearly trebled in the first nine months of the year compared to the previous corresponding period, reaching 217,206 mt from January through September versus 75,434 mt in the previous nine months.
1 Dec 2017 |
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.
24 Nov 2017
The approaching end-of-the-line for Year 9 left limited influence on prices in a malaise that extended to much of the RTFC market. At the end of the week, bids and offers remained in a tight, unyielding range with offers on Year 10 and Year 11 heard in much the same region as in the previous week - 21.7 p for Year 10, a slightly lower 22 p for Year 11.
24 Nov 2017 |
China’s biggest private airline has powered its first commercial international flight using biofuels, flying on a route from Beijing to Chicago on a 15% blend of used cooking oil.
31 Oct 2017 |
UCO prices could soften further over the next couple of months, according to leading renewable energy broker Greenea.
31 Oct 2017 |
Sinopec this week opened two refilling stations offering B5 fuels sourced from Chinese gutter oil.
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