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21 November 2014 ASA calls for extension of $1 biodiesel tax credit

The American Soybean Association (ASA) emphasises the industry's support for the establishment of a tax extenders package.

It is calling for its members to contact their senators and...

20 November 2014 Jamaica ramps up biofuel efforts

State-owned Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is weighing up the possibility of replacing imported oil with biofuels from local crops.

PCJ has made agreements with Bodles...

19 November 2014 Norway to host world’s first fixed biofuels airport

Avinor's Oslo Gardermoen, Norway, is the first airport in the world to supply biofuels on a regular basis.

Through an agreement with Avinor, Statoil Aviation will deliver 2.5 million...

18 November 2014 Fuels Institute report estimates E85 sales increase

The Fuels Institute, an expert non-profit organisation, has released a study that estimates a large increase in E85 sales over the next nine years.

E85 sales will at least double by...

18 November 2014 Ethanol production to increase in 2015

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released the November issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which expects ethanol production to average 934,000 barrels per day in...

17 November 2014 Biocom begins sugar and ethanol production

Companhia de Bioenergia de Angola (Biocom) has produced 1,550 tonnes of sugar and 3,600m³ of ethanol (ethyl alcohol).

Carlos Martins, director of Biocom says the company is...

17 November 2014 India calls for aviation fuel in GST

India's government aims to include aviation turbine fuel (ATF) in the list of products within the proposed goods and services tax (GST).

Its inclusion will ensure a uniform tax on...

14 November 2014 UN report delves into thriving global use of biofuels

A new report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reveals that biofuels now make up 1% of global energy use.

The State of the Biofuels Market:...

14 November 2014 Brazil has potential to increase biofuel plantations sixfold

State-run agricultural research firm Embrapa states Brazil can increase planted areas for bioenergy sixfold without removing rainforest.

Manoel Texeira Souza, general manager,...

13 November 2014 IGPC Ethanol has produced 1 billion litres of ethanol

IGPC Ethanol's ethanol plant in Ontario, US, has reached over 1 billion litres of ethanol.

Since 2008, IGPC Ethanol has contributed considerably to Canada's domestic supply of...

13 November 2014 Ergon to restart Vicksburg ethanol plant in May

In May, Ergon will restart its ethanol refinery at the Port of Vicksburg.

The plant, which can produce almost 60 million gallons a year, opened in 2008 and operated for four years....

13 November 2014 Norwegian conducts first biofuel flight

Scandinavian airline Norwegian has operated its initial biofuel-powered flight.

On Tuesday 11 November, the aircraft flew from Bergen to Oslo with close to 50% biofuel.


13 November 2014 Partnership to consider European biofuel developments

Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem recently has signed an agreement with chemicals producer AkzoNobel to initiate a project partnership that will develop waste-to-chemicals...

13 November 2014 Duo signs deal to build Indian biorefinery

Finland-based biorefining technology Chempolis, has signed a partnership agreement with Numaligarh Refinery (A Government of India Enterprise).

The duo will build a bioethanol...

11 November 2014 KiOR files for bankruptcy

KiOR has announced that, as part of its refocus on R&D, it has accepted a bid for substantially all of its assets from certain affiliates of Vinod Khosla that have been providing and will...

7 November 2014 Conference programme released for Tank Storage Middle East

Oiltanking Odfjell Terminals Oman, Saudi Aramco, ADCO, Fujairah Oil Terminal, Gulf Petrochem and the Port of Sohar are just some of the key speakers lined up to present at this year's Tank Storage...

7 November 2014 Green crude production demo plant opens in Australia

A demonstration-scale plant that will convert marine microalgae into green crude has opened in Whyalla, South Australia.

The $10.7 million (€8.7 million) plant will produce...

7 November 2014 Airbus to provide China with 100 fuel-efficient planes

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has signed a preliminary deal to supply the China Aircraft Leasing Company with 100 fuel-efficient planes.

In a contract worth around €8.1 billion,...

6 November 2014 Take a look at what’s to come in the November/December issue of Biofuels International

For all of our subscribers out there, the November/December issue of Biofuels International magazine will be on your desks shortly.

Along with analytical pieces from regular...

6 November 2014 Japanese company make plans for biodiesel facility in the Philippines

Biomass Japan has selected Davao City, in the Philippines, to set up a used cooking oil-based biodiesel production facility.

The firm is currently negotiating feedstock supply...

6 November 2014 NCSU reports biofuel discoveries

North Carolina State University (NCSU) scientists are using biotechnology to overcome obstacles to producing biofuels from woody plants and grasses instead of the corn and sugarcane used to make...

6 November 2014 Appalachian Biofuels to build enzyme-fed biodiesel plant

Appalachian Biofuels is investing $3.5 million (€2.8 million) to manufacture biodiesel from waste feedstocks using immobilised enzymes.

A new startup company plans to build an...

6 November 2014 E15 approval for use in two-thirds of vehicles

A Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) analysis of model year (MY) 2015 warranty statements and owner's manuals shows that auto manufacturers explicitly approve the use of E15 (15% ethanol, 85%...

6 November 2014 UN report stresses factors influencing future of biofuels

As biofuels now account for 1% of global energy use, a report on the 'State of the Global Biofuels Market' released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says second...

6 November 2014 New Uruguayan firm launches new pilot project

State-owned company Alcoholes de Uruguay (Alur) has launched a pilot project to recycle used cooking oil (UCO) and convert it into biodiesel.

The project, which uses a 'smart' glass...

6 November 2014 India to boost biofuels efforts

India is planning to increase the promotion of biofuels to reduce its crude oil import bill.

Current estimates suggest India has the potential to produce 1,200,000 million tonnes,...

31 October 2014 Another record breaking year for Tank Storage Asia

Tank Storage Asia reaffirmed its position as the leading event for the Asian tank storage industry with record breaking numbers attending the 2014 show. The event, which took place on 24-25...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.


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,...

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%...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.


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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