Category: Producer News

New T&E/BirdLife Europe report attempts to reopen food vs fuel debate

New T&E/BirdLife Europe report attempts to reopen food vs fuel debate

September 19, 2017 |

In Belgium, despite industry’s efforts to deny the impact of biofuels on food prices, a new study shows there is wide scientific consensus that biofuels policies increase global food prices. The analysis, conducted by consultancy Cerulogy for BirdLife Europe & Central Asia and Transport & Environment, reviews over 100 economic modelling studies of the impact on […]

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Australian timber industry says incentives needed to enter power sector

Australian timber industry says incentives needed to enter power sector

September 19, 2017 |

In Australia, the timber industry says the government has stymied its potential growth as a green option for replacing coal-fueled power plants by not putting in place needed incentives to drive the transition. About 100MW of baseload power from a million metric tons of annual wood waste is being lost, the industry claims. Sawmills are […]

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Argent Energy to convert 250-meter long fatberg into 10,000 liters of biodiesel

Argent Energy to convert 250-meter long fatberg into 10,000 liters of biodiesel

September 19, 2017 |

In the UK, the monster 250-meter long Whitechapel fatberg will be converted into around 10,000 liters of biodiesel, Thames Water has confirmed. The congealed mass of fat, oil, grease, wet wipes and sanitary products discovered blocking an east London sewer will create enough environmentally-friendly energy to power 350 double-decker Routemaster buses for a day.  So far around […]

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European Union confirms reopening of market to Argentine biodiesel

European Union confirms reopening of market to Argentine biodiesel

September 19, 2017 |

In Belgium, the European Commission confirmed it would reduce anti-dumping import duties on Argentine biodiesel in line with the World Trade Organization ruling two years ago that said the duties were too high. The European biodiesel industry has voiced concerns that a return to Argentine imports will hurt their industries, while the Argentine industry is […]

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European T2 ethanol prices jump to one-month high despite October bringing more supplies

European T2 ethanol prices jump to one-month high despite October bringing more supplies

September 19, 2017 |

In the Netherlands, European T2 ethanol prices are seeing some recovery thanks to maintenance season that took some production capacity offline, bringing prices back up to one-month highs. Beet-based ethanol producers are expected to ramp up production come October after the European beet sugar quota system ends, but the higher prices have taken that increased […]

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UK sets out policy to raise biofuels blends through 2032

UK sets out policy to raise biofuels blends through 2032

September 19, 2017 |

In the UK, following years of policy uncertainty and market stagnation, the U.K.’s Department for Transport has announced its intention to raise the target under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, paving the way for future growth of the U.K. biofuels industry. The government response to its consultation on proposed amendments to the RTFO order has […]

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Green Biologics’ renewable chemicals granted Kosher and Halal certification

Green Biologics’ renewable chemicals granted Kosher and Halal certification

September 19, 2017 |

In the UK, Green Biologics has achieved kosher and halal certification for the 100 percent bio-based n-butanol and acetone, produced at the company’s commercial facility in Little Falls, Minnesota. These certifications enable Green Biologics’ chemicals to serve as ingredients for personal, homecare and food products. “The kosher and halal certifications that have been granted to our Little […]

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Nigerian sugar council wants E10 to buffer from global oil demand shifts

Nigerian sugar council wants E10 to buffer from global oil demand shifts

September 18, 2017 |

In Nigeria, the National Sugar Development Council wants the country to develop an E10 blending mandate in line with China’s in an effort to boost the agricultural economy and reduce dependence on its oil imports. The government has voiced concerns about China’s shift to E10, which will have an impact on demand for oil imports […]

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Brazil to boost to B10 for March 1, 2018

Brazil to boost to B10 for March 1, 2018

September 18, 2017 |

In Brazil, the country will boost its biodiesel blending mandate to 10% from March 1, 2018 but formalization of the policy won’t likely come until the end of the year when the National Energy Policy Council is expected to approve it, either at its scheduled meeting in December or an earlier special session if required. […]

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BA chooses Velocys for MSW-to-biojet 2.0

BA chooses Velocys for MSW-to-biojet 2.0

September 18, 2017 |

In the UK, British Airways is jumping back into the MSW-to-aviation biofuel game with a new partnership, this time with Velocys who is already producing fuel with the proposed technology in the US. The project’s aim is to use hundreds of thousands of metric tons of household waste including diapers and plastic food containers to […]

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