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31 October 2014 Italy to mandate advanced biofuels from 2018

Italy has become the first member of the European Union to mandate the use of renewable fuel made from inedible crops.


The law states that as of January 2018 petrol and diesel must...
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30 October 2014 REG announces developments at two US plants

Renewable Energy Group (REG) has finished upgrades to its 30 MMgy biodiesel biorefinery in Mason City, Iowa, US, which enables the plant to produce biofuel from a number of diverse raw...
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30 October 2014 Evogene expands crop protection activities at Israel facility

Evogene, specialists in the improvement of crop productivity and economics for the food, feed and biofuel industries, has completed its expansion of crop protection activities at its facility in...
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30 October 2014 Enerkem teams up with 3 Chinese companies

Enerkem has made three separate announcements relating to development plans in China.


Firstly the waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer announced the signing of a memorandum of...
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30 October 2014 First Euro 6 dual fuel CNG vehicle to hit Europe

Howard Tenens and Prins Autogas are the first companies to successfully convert a Mercedes-Benz Actros Euro 6 type vehicle to run on duel fuel, compressed natural gas and diesel.


The...
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29 October 2014 Africa biofuels growth on the up

As the first African Sustainable Transport Forum took place in Nairobi, Kenya, on 28 October, Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), which promote biofuel friendly policies internationally,...
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28 October 2014 Malaysia to increase B7 biodiesel mandate

From November, Malaysia will lift its biodiesel mandate from 5% to 7%.


The world's second largest palm grower hopes to lower stocks and raise prices that have dropped more than 20%...
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28 October 2014 BlueFire Renewables receives LOI to provide debt financing for a US bioenergy project

Renewable fuels company BlueFire Renewables has received a letter of intent (LOI) from the Export Import Bank of China (China EXIM) to provide up to $270 million (€212.7 million) in debt...
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27 October 2014 Hawaiian power station to run on biofuel blend

A new 50 MW power plant in Oahu, Hawaii, will run on a biofuel blend, which will include liquid fuels and natural gas.


Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will soon become available on the...
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24 October 2014 Cellerate-produced cellulosic ethanol receives EPA certification for RINs

Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP), Galva, Iowa, has received EPA certification to generate D3 Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) for cellulosic ethanol produced using Cellerate process...
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24 October 2014 Norway welcomes Exilva microfibrillar cellulose plant

A new plant producing Exilva microfibrillar cellulose (MFC) will be built at the Borregaard site in Sarpsborg, Norway.


Borregaard's Board of Directors has decided to invest NOK 225...
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23 October 2014 CREW sues EPA for 2014 RFS documents

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is suing the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to provide documents relating to the oil industry's attempts to affect...
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23 October 2014 Crimson Renewable to retrofit Californian biodiesel plant

Renewable fuel producer Crimson Renewable Energy is retrofitting its Bakersfield, California, US biodiesel plant.


Retrofitting the plant will modernise its capabilities, increase the...
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23 October 2014 Duo open aviation biofuel demo plant

Airline Boeing and Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (CACC) has opened a biofuels demonstration plant that will turn waste cooking oil, or gutter oil as it known in China, into sustainable...
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22 October 2014 Partnership to advance castor cultivation in Brazil

Agricultural research institute The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) and Evofuel, the wholly owned subsidiary of plant genomics company Evogene, which specialises in enhancing...
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22 October 2014 DuPont and Ethanol Europe to develop Macedonia cellulosic biorefinery

DuPont and Ethanol Europe have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the government of the Republic of Macedonia to develop a commercial-scale 2G ethanol plant to supply the...
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22 October 2014 Air France-KLM to use biofuels in weekly flights

Air France-KLM plans to fly weekly flights from Toulouse to Paris using a blend of kerosene.


The airline will fly planes with a 10% blend of biofuel until September next year.

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22 October 2014 UAE to spend up to $250 million on ethanol investment

The Egyptian government proposes the UAE invest $250 million in a 100,000 tonne per year molasses-based ethanol plant.


Egypt has also suggested the purchase of a $240 million ethanol...
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20 October 2014 Abengoa opens commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant

Abengoa has officially opened its second generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton in the US state of Kansas.


Construction on the biorefinery finished in mid-August and it began...
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16 October 2014 Simple Fuels to buy Yokayo Biofuels

In the US, Simple Fuels is to acquire the assets of California-based Yokayo Biofuels.


The transaction includes the sale of Yokayo's biodiesel operations, as well as its oil...
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16 October 2014 Viaspace brings Giant King Grass to the Philippines

Sagay Central, a sugar milling and sugar growing company and partner of energy crop cultivator Viaspace, has shipped and planted Giant King Grass in Negros Occidental, the Philippines.

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15 October 2014 Fire damages Valero ethanol plant

Valero's ethanol plant in Montgomery County, Indiana caught fire on 13 October, just after1.30am.


The blaze, it has been reported, started in the dryer area and the plant's west...
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15 October 2014 Indian Oil and Celanese sign MoU

State-owned oil and gas corporation Indian Oil and technology company Celanese have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the potential of a joint investment in an ethanol plant to be...
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15 October 2014 Chempolis and NRL partner for bamboo-based ethanol production

Chempolis, a Finland-based biorefining technology corporation, has signed a partnership agreement with Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) to jointly build a biorefinery in the state of Assam,...
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13 October 2014 Neste Oil launches Neste Pro Diesel in Lithuania

Neste Oil has announced that its Neste Pro Diesel containing NEXBTL renewable diesel is now available in Lithuania.


The fuel will be distributed through the company's local retail...
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13 October 2014 Changes to the German storage sector

According to Janhein van der Eijnden, Managing Director of Vopak Germany, there are three main factors influencing the bulk liquid storage sector in the country.


Firstly, the closure...
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13 October 2014 BlueFire Renewables signs EPC contract for cellulosic ethanol plant

US-based renewable fuels producer BlueFire Renewables has finalised and signed a new master engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its cellulosic ethanol plant in Fulton,...
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9 October 2014 Baker Commodities acquires New Leaf Biofuel

Recyclers Baker Commodities has acquired a controlling interest in San Diego, California-based New Leaf Biofuel.


The acquisition of New Leaf enables Baker to expand into other...
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9 October 2014 DuPont’s $500 million winning ethanol bet

DuPont's $500 million (€391 million) bet on producing ethanol from corn crop waste will pay off as companies add to demand for renewable chemicals and fuels.


The US chemical...
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9 October 2014 Ecuador to up domestic ethanol sales by 2017

Ecuador's government is looking to expand local ethanol distribution throughout the country by 2017 to reduce gas emissions and fuel imports.


The mix, which contains locally-produced...
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9 October 2014 Vopak, Oiltanking, Simon Storage and Tanquid on one conference programme

Four of the top terminal operators in Germany: Vopak, Simon Storage, Oiltanking and Tanquid will all be coming together on the 19-20 November in Hamburg to discuss the country's bulk liquid...
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9 October 2014 Partnership to build new cellulosic ethanol plant in Slovak Republic

Biochemtex and Beta Renewables signed a contract with Energochemica for the construction of a second generation ethanol plant in the Slovak Republic.


The plant, which will be built...
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9 October 2014 Green Fuel's E20 blending scheduled for April 2015

The management team at Green Fuel's Chisumbanje ethanol plant plans to introduce E20 fuel blending in April 2015, providing it receives necessary investment.


'There is the need to...
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7 October 2014 Cool Planet receives $91 million USDA loan

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will give a $91 million (€72 million) loan guarantee to help Cool Planet Energy Systems build a new biofuel plant in Louisiana.


The...
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7 October 2014 Argentina to build corn ethanol plant

Argentina's cooperatives association (Aca-Bio) has started work on a $130 million ethanol plant outside the city of Villa María.


The plant will process 380,000 tonnes per year...
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7 October 2014 Zimbabwe to licence new ethanol producers

Zimbabwe’s energy sector regulator plans to licence new ethanol producers to avoid dependency on single supplier Green Fuel (GF).


Under the country’s mandatory blending...
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3 October 2014 Next-generation Airbus A350 gets go-ahead

EU authorities has given the go ahead for Airbus' new long-haul A350 plane to start flying.


Deliveries of the next-generation aircraft will be sent to its first client Qatar Airways...
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3 October 2014 Genscape: Cellulosic RINs have potential to reach 75 million in 2014

Cellulosic ethanol production could help create up to 9 million cellulosic D3 renewable identification numbers (RINs) in 2014, if active plants reach full capacity, suggests Genscape.

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2 October 2014 US Energy Department plans to overhaul algae production

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is expected to spend up to $25 million (€19.8 million) on improving algae production and development.


The Department is working on reducing the...
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2 October 2014 Agrisoma in Carinata production move

Crop company Agrisoma Biosciences has finished the first closing of its Series A financing round, expected to total $8 million through 2014.


Cycle Capital Management led the...
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1 October 2014 Lufthansa and JatroSolutions sign MoU

International aviation group Lufthansa and sustainable energy specialists JatroSolutions have signed an MoU to make the production of jatropha commercially viable.


Lufthansa will...
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1 October 2014 National Biodiesel Board objects to EU trade barriers

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has filed comments with the European Commission (EC) challenging blocked US biodiesel exports to Europe.


Since 2009, the EC has prevented biodiesel...
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30 September 2014 EPA approves injection permit for ethanol project

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved permits for Archer Daniels Midland's ethanol plant.


The permits enable the underground injection and storage of carbon...
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