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Biofuels International 11/15/2019 09:14
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB), together with member companies, allied trade associations and industry partners, has called on the US Congress to extend the expired biodiesel tax incentive before the end of the year. The letter, which was sent to House and Senate leaders, attempts to highlight "that an immediate extension of the biodiesel tax incentive is needed to prevent a severe economic disruption of the US biodiesel industry.".
Biofuels International 11/15/2019 05:59
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a federal programme in the US that mandates the incorporation of renewable fuels into the nation’s transportation fuel supply. Each year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues RFS rulemakings with volume requirements for certain renewable fuel categories and sets those volumes through annual renewable volume obligations (RVO).
Biofuels International 11/15/2019 04:52
Renewable fuels producer Gevo has signed a fuel sales agreement with Scandinavian Airline System (SAS) to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use and distribution in low-carbon fuel regions in the US. Under the new supply contract, Gevo will supply SAF to SAS from the producer’s expanded facility in Luverne, Minnesota, which is expected to be built over the next few years. “SAS is a pioneer in the use of sustainable aviation fuel, such as launching a new ancillary product that gives travellers the option to reduce their climate impact through the purchase of biofuel when booking a ticket, or at any time before departure,” commented Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo. “This agreement is another step in that innovative approach to.
Biofuels International 11/13/2019 10:04
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has initiated the roll-out of 500,000 ethanol cooking stoves to households across Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Speaking on behalf of the District Commissioner for Ilala, the District Administrative Secretary thanked the joint efforts that will enable residents to be among the first to benefit from the ethanol-fuelled clean cooking technology. The new stoves will allow residents to switch from charcoal and wood fuel to the cleaner burning ethanol, which in turn also reduces deforestation,. UNIDO Representative for Tanzania and Mauritius, Stephan Kargbo, added that project will create employment through the local assembly of ethanol stoves, and will have a positive impact on the heal.
Biofuels International 11/13/2019 08:17
Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has received its latest passenger aircraft from the US via a delivery flight that was powered with a blend of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The brand new Boeing 777-300ER was flown from Boeing’s facility in Washington, US to Japan, using SAF made from waste gas derived ethanol from ethanol.
Biofuels International 11/13/2019 03:00
A new report released by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) in the US has shown how the nation’s emerging biodiesel industry relies on the combined values of the tax credit and Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) credits in order to compete with fossil-based diesel in the current market. The report, titled ‘’, was written by John Urbanchuk, managing partner of ABF Economics. "The biodiesel industry’s growth has been steady and sustainable over the past 15 years, with support from the biodiesel tax incentive and the RFS," commented Kurt Kovarik, vice-president of federal affairs at the NBB.
Biofuels International 11/12/2019 06:45
US President Donald Trump has formally nominated Dan Brouillette to serve as the next US Secretary of Energy. Brouillette, who currently serves as Deputy Secretary of Energy, would replace Rick Perry if confirmed by the US Senate. “It has been the opportunity of a lifetime to serve as Secretary of Energy,” commented Perry. “I have the utmost confidence the Department of Energy will continue to thrive under Dan Brouillette. Dan has faithfully served as my Deputy, helping to advance American energy security and position the United States as the world’s premier energy leader. “I fully endorse President Trump’s decision to nominate Dan and urge the US Senate to expeditiously confirm him. I look forward to seeing all that the Department accompli.
Biofuels International 11/12/2019 04:06
Sunway Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality division of Malaysia’s Sunway Group, has teamed up with FatHopes Energy to recycle its used cooking oil into biodiesel. Through the new initiative, over half of the participating Sunway Hotels’ used cooking oil will be collected and recycles by FatHopes Energy on a weekly basis at the hotels’ respective collection centres, to then be converted into biodiesel. The partnership includes six participating Sunway Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia, including Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa, Sunway Pyramid Hotel and Sunway Clio Hotel located in Sunway City Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Putra Hotel in Kuala Lumpur city centre and Sunway Hotel Georgetown and Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya in Penang. “By partnering with FatHopes Ener.
Biofuels International 11/11/2019 09:14
Dutch airline KLM has welcomed SHV Energy as the latest member to join its Corporate Biofuel Programme (KCBP), as the clean energy company commits to reducing carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions at its headquarters by 50%. SHV Energy is the world’s largest distributor of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), in addition to providing liquefied natural gas (LNG) and bioLPG to those without access to the grid. Additionally, the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has extended its participation in the programme for a further two-year period, having first joined in July 2017. “Participation in the KLM Corporate Biofuel Programme underscores SHV Energy’s strategic decision to actively contribute to the development and production of sustainable energy.
Biofuels International 11/11/2019 06:28
Australian airline group Qantas has announced its intentions to reach zero carbon emission by 2050, in a major expansion of its commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry. Effective 11 November 2019, the airline will immediately double the number of flights being offset, cap net emissions from 2020 onwards, and invest AUD$50 million (€31 million) over a 10-year period to help develop a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry. The commitment makes Qantas the online airline group to pledge to cap its net emissions at 2020 levels, and is the second to commit to net zero emission by 2050. Qantas and its subsidiaries Jetstar, QantasLink and Qantas Freight will offset all growth in emissions from domestic and international operations fro.
Biofuels International 11/08/2019 07:50
US ethanol producer Green Plains has recorded a net loss of $39.0 million (€35.3 million) for the third quarter of 2019, due in large part to a ‘continued weak ethanol margin environment’. The company reported revenues of $632.4 million (€572.5 million) for the three-month period, down from the $789.0 million (€714.3 million) recorded in the third quarter of 2018. Commenting on the results, president and CEO Todd Becker said: "As expected, our third quarter results were attributable to a continued weak ethanol margin environment that began to show improvement in late September.
Biofuels International 11/06/2019 11:01
Renewable Energy Group (REG) has reported its third quarter results for 2019, highlighting ‘satisfactory’ performance in spite of uncertainty surrounding the lapsed biodiesel tax credit and the increased number of small refinery exemptions under the Trump administration. Revenues for the quarter were $584.4 million (€527.2 million) from 187.5 million gallons of fuel sold.
Biofuels International 11/06/2019 06:28
Renewable fuels producer Gevo has teamed up with Germany-based blockchain company Blocksize Capital to track the sustainability of renewable products, including biofuels. Blocksize provides distributed ledger technology (DTL), more commonly known as blockchain, a tool that allows tracking of data with a product and the transactions associated with the product. Gevo and Blocksize have discovered that it is possible to attach the key metrics for sustainability to gallons of fuel, enabling a ‘sustainability’ assurance that has not yet been used.

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