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7 Sep 2018 | John McGarrity
UK-based renewable fuel supplier Greenergy on September 5 said it acquired Singapore-based used cooking oil (UCO)...
10 Aug 2018 | John McGarrity
Neste, one of the world’s biggest producers of diesel from renewable sources, has reported higher margins in the first...
10 Aug 2018 | John McGarrity
At least 12 biofuels plants have been planned in India, the country’s prime minister Najendra Modi said on 10 August as part of the country’s bid to triple production of bio-based alternatives to gasoline and diesel, and cut its oil import 120 billion rupees ($1.74 billion).  
10 Aug 2018 | John McGarrity
Norway faces major supply challenges to meet a proposed introduction next year of a 1% mandate for sustainable jet fuel use, raising doubts about the feasibility of such thresholds in the near-term, respondents to a government public consultation have said over the past few weeks.
2 Aug 2018 | John McGarrity
The UK government has issued 2.169 billion Road Transport Fuel Certificates (RTFCs) so far for the Year-10 compliance period...
27 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Canada’s government has delayed the publication of regulations for its Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) so it can carry out analysis of how carbon intensive biofuels are compared with the conventional fuels they are intended to replace, a move that investors say will heighten uncertainty.
27 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Neste’s takeover of Dutch animal fats trader Demeter has been approved by the European Commission, clearing the way for a deal that will the Finnish biofuels producer greater sway in the market of feedstocks required to meet tougher EU mandates.
27 Jul 2018 | Tim Worledge
The UK’s Argent Energy has announced it is looking to buy the 100,000-mt Biodiesel Amsterdam facility in the Netherlands...
20 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Alberta, Canada’s biggest oil producing province, is attempting to become a hub for aviation biofuels by offering development funding for the sector and other cleaner technologies.
20 Jul 2018 | John McGarrity
Greenergy has agreed to buy an idle biodiesel manufacturing plant from tank terminal operator Oiltanking, in a deal which the UK-based renewable energy company says will enable it to meet growing demand for waste-based biofuel.
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...
29 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Sweden’s new biofuels obligation comes into force on 1 July, which will require fuel suppliers to reduce emissions by 2.6% in gasoline and 19.3% in diesel, potentially paving the way for a substantial increase in biofuels.
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.
22 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Czech chemicals company Chemoprojekt said on June 19 that it will soon start production of biofuels based on used cooking oil, the first company in the central European country to invest in second-generation biofuels.
22 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Talks on the UN aviation agency ICAO’s greenhouse gas reduction scheme may fail to agree guidelines on the use of biofuels and carbon offsets next week, prolonging uncertainty for fuels suppliers who are looking for clearer investment signals to emerge.
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.
14 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
EU institutions have agreed to cap the use of crop-based biofuels at 7%, set a 14% threshold for renewable fuels and will gradually phase out most palm oil and some imported soy by 2030.
11 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
French farmers began a blockade of oil refineries and fuel depots on 10 June as they protest the use by energy major Total of imported palm oil at its new La Mède biodiesel plant near Marseilles.
8 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Italian oil and gas company Eni has started collecting used cooking oils from the homes of its employees, which the company says will be converted into advanced biofuels at its Porto Marghera biorefinery.
4 Jun 2018 | John McGarrity
Total, one of Europe’s producers of biodiesel, faces the prospect that its flagship La Mède biofuel refinery in southern France will be blockaded later this month in protest at the company’s use of palm oil.
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