Tag: biofuels

U.S. biofuels industry asks for USDA funds to survive decreased demand from coronavirus

U.S. biofuels industry asks for USDA funds to survive decreased demand from coronavirus

April 5, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., Reuters reports that a letter addressed to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue from representatives in the biofuels industry asked the Trump administration for funds to help survive the decreased demand prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. The letter asks for funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation to help the biofuels […]

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How badly is COVID-19 slamming biofuels industry? 30% reduction of ethanol production capacity, nearly half offline in coming weeks?

How badly is COVID-19 slamming biofuels industry? 30% reduction of ethanol production capacity, nearly half offline in coming weeks?

April 5, 2020 |

COVID-19 is creating a rocky road for everyone but is it all gloom and doom? RFA told The Digest that about 4.4 billion gallons of capacity has come offline since March 1, plus what was already idle, the total is about 5.2 billion gallons idle – that’s approximately 30% of the industry’s total. Growth Energy […]

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European biofuels value chain concerned about derogation of biofuel policies

European biofuels value chain concerned about derogation of biofuel policies

April 2, 2020 |

In Belgium, last week a consortium of associations representing the European biofuels value chain wrote a letter to the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal to highlight the challenges the value chain is facing, especially the proposed derogations of biofuel blending mandates, saying they can provide both fuel as well as feedstock […]

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Clariant expands production and launches new products for edible oils and biofuels market

Clariant expands production and launches new products for edible oils and biofuels market

February 9, 2020 |

In Switzerland, Clariant is investing in additional production capacity at their Yuncos, Spain plant for edible oils and biofuels market products, is adding a new product line that extends their portfolio of highly activated bleaching earths, and is adding production & service closer to customers in Spain of products for 3-MCPD reduction in edible oils. […]

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Report shows importance of agriculture in production of sustainable food and raw materials

Report shows importance of agriculture in production of sustainable food and raw materials

January 18, 2020 |

In Germany, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants published a Report on Global Market Supply which indicates the particular importance of agriculture in the production of sustainable foodstuffs and renewable raw materials. Biofuels from cultivated biomass play a leading role when these are being produced according to the legal specifications of […]

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JetBlue starts aviation biofuels flights from SFO in 2020, pledges “carbon neutral” by July through offsetting

JetBlue starts aviation biofuels flights from SFO in 2020, pledges “carbon neutral” by July through offsetting

January 6, 2020 |

In New York, JetBlue will offset carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) from jet fuel for all domestic JetBlue flights beginning in July 2020, making it the first major U.S. airline to take this critical and measurable step toward reducing its contribution to global warming. JetBlue also announced plans to start flying with sustainable aviation fuel in […]

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South African Cabinet approves biofuels regulatory framework

South African Cabinet approves biofuels regulatory framework

December 17, 2019 |

In South Africa, the Cabinet approved the Biofuels Regulatory Framework, which will give effect to the implementation of the Biofuel Industrial Strategy. The framework provides five areas to be regulated namely: The feedstock Protocol. The protocol mitigates the risk of the biofuels program towards food security. The mandatory blending regulations so as to create certainty […]

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Caribou Biofuels signs agreement with SUNY for rotary gasifier for biofuels

Caribou Biofuels signs agreement with SUNY for rotary gasifier for biofuels

December 15, 2019 |

In New York, Caribou Biofuels, a company that develops hardware and systems to process biomass, entered into an agreement with the Research Foundation for SUNY, on behalf of SUNY Cobleskill, to develop and commercialize a rotary gasifier that turns combustible waste into biofuel and a soil supplement. The patent-pending technology was invented at SUNY Cobleskill […]

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Minnesota governor announces members of new Governor’s Council on Biofuels

Minnesota governor announces members of new Governor’s Council on Biofuels

November 26, 2019 |

In Minnesota, Governor Tim Walz, Chair of the National Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the following appointments to the Governor’s Council on Biofuels. Walz recently established the Governor’s Council on Biofuels by Executive Order 19-35 to recommend proposals to foster growth in the biofuels industry and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “It […]

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IRENA report looks at what is holding advanced biofuels back

IRENA report looks at what is holding advanced biofuels back

November 24, 2019 |

In the United Arab Emirates, a new study from the International Renewable Energy Agency analyzes current barriers to investment in advanced biofuels and aims to capture the perspective of project developers aiming to nurture the market and scale up actual usage in competition with fossil fuels. Among the findings: Regulatory uncertainty stands out as the […]

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