Category: Producer News

Philippines sets Q1 2018 local monthly allocation at 75,790 cu m

Philippines sets Q1 2018 local monthly allocation at 75,790 cu m

November 20, 2017 |

In the Philippines, oil companies will be required to purchase and blend 75,790 cu m of domestically-produced ethanol during Q1 2018, 7,040 cu m higher than 68,750 during Q4 this year but roughly in line with the 75,835 cu m set for the local monthly allocation in Q1 2017. The quarterly volume was set by […]

Read More

Shell teams with bio-bean to fuel London buses with coffee-based B20

Shell teams with bio-bean to fuel London buses with coffee-based B20

November 20, 2017 |

In the UK, Shell and bio-bean announce that together they are helping to power some of London’s buses using a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds. The B20 biofuel contains a 20% bio-component which contains part coffee oil. The biofuel is being added to the London bus fuel supply chain and will help to […]

Read More

Australian Renewable Energy Agency awards Microbiogen with A$4.03 million grant

Australian Renewable Energy Agency awards Microbiogen with A$4.03 million grant

November 20, 2017 |

In Australia, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced A$4.03 million in funding for Australian yeast developer Microbiogen to make production of bioethanol from plant waste cheaper and more efficient. The project, totaling A$8.06 million, will aim to optimize biocatalysts targeted to more efficiently convert sugars to bioethanol for commercial production. Microbiogen’s project is expected […]

Read More

“Green Gold” documentary blames EU biofuel lobby for bad policy

“Green Gold” documentary blames EU biofuel lobby for bad policy

November 20, 2017 |

In Belgium, a new documentary called “Green Gold” premiers this week looking at the evolution of the Renewable Energy Directive and how the biofuels lobbies at member state and European level impacted its development, pointing the finger at them for creating negative environmental impacts around the world as forests were allegedly cleared to produce biofuel […]

Read More

UW-Madison a bastion of support for bioeconomy entrepreneurs

UW-Madison a bastion of support for bioeconomy entrepreneurs

November 20, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin-Madison professor who developed and founded Lactic Solutions that was recently bought by Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits says the university’s support network for entrepreneurs and tools available from early stage development were key to successfully launching the company. He said many aren’t aware of the opportunities provided through its […]

Read More

October biodiesel production and imports up despite anti-dumping duties

October biodiesel production and imports up despite anti-dumping duties

November 20, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency said October biodiesel production and imports rose to 227.5 million gallons, 5.6% higher than in September and nearly 1.5% higher year-on-year. Traditionally imported biodiesel generated a significant number of D4 RINs, about 21% of the total in October 2016, but with reduced imports from Indonesia and Argentina following imposition […]

Read More

DEUTZ approves engines for the use of alternative fuels

DEUTZ approves engines for the use of alternative fuels

November 19, 2017 |

In Germany, DEUTZ approved the latest generation of its entire TCD engine range for operation with alternative fuels including paraffinic diesel fuels and biodiesel or biodiesel blends. This will make a further significant reduction to the carbon footprint of combustion engines and even raises the prospect of running such engines on a carbon-neutral basis. For […]

Read More

Brazil flex mills running both cane and corn for year-round production

Brazil flex mills running both cane and corn for year-round production

November 19, 2017 |

In Brazil, ethanol producers in the central cane belt region are using corn to fill in the production gap when cane is not in harvest for biofuel. Most Brazilian ethanol producers in the area have an idle period for three months when there is no cane harvesting, but six plants are currently operating during those […]

Read More

Chris Tindal Joins Advanced Biofuels USA’s Board of Directors

Chris Tindal Joins Advanced Biofuels USA’s Board of Directors

November 19, 2017 |

In Maryland, former Director for Operational Energy working for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Chris Tindal, joined the Advanced Biofuels USA board of directors. Tindal’s extensive understanding of military use of biofuels, especially of the Navy’s Great Green Fleet program which he presented at ABLC earlier this year, will come in […]

Read More

European biocomposite production reached 410,000 tonnes in 2017

European biocomposite production reached 410,000 tonnes in 2017

November 19, 2017 |

In Germany, European biocomposite production reached 410,000 tonnes in 2017, according to nova-Institute. The overall annual growth rate of the European biocomposite production is about 3% which is roughly in line with the average growth of the plastics market. But much higher growth rates of up to 30% have been identified in various innovative application […]

Read More