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Let’s Not Rush with Diesel
May 25, 2017 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Seppo Mikkonen (Neste)  According to recent estimates, there will be a stop to diesel-fueled traffic. The resistance to diesel increased before Easter, when Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, predicted that diesel …

Are Advanced Biofuels Ready for Takeoff?
May 23, 2017 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by John Fialka (E&E News/Climatewire)  … As a major U.S. exporter that has dealings with over 150 countries, Boeing had worked with airlines in the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and better flying practices. Now it helped …

Renewable Diesel A-Go-Go: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Neste
May 11, 2017 – 10:09 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Neste is a refining and marketing company, with a production focus on premium-quality, lower-emission traffic fuels. The company produces a comprehensive range of major petroleum products and is the world’s …

Improving Policies in Support of Shared Pilot Facilities to Increase Their Impact on the Key Enabling Technology Industrial Biotech and the European Bio-Economy
May 3, 2017 – 2:38 pm | No Comment

(Smart Pilots/Interreg Europe)  SmartPilots’ objective is to improve regional policies in support of Shared Pilot Facilities (SPF) to increase their impact on the Key Enabling technology (KET) Industrial Biotech and the bio-economy.

The bio-economy adresses societal challenges …

The Doughnut Trick: Renewable Fuel from May Day Doughnut Waste Fat
April 25, 2017 – 3:25 pm | No Comment

(Neste/Globe Newswire)  In the spirit of circular economics, Neste and Fazer Bakery are joining forces with their Doughnut Trick campaign. The oil that was used to fry Fazer Bakery’s May Day doughnuts will be recycled …

The Imports Cometh
April 5, 2017 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the consumption market, driving the domestic biodiesel industry to more actively seek counteracting measures to protect …

Developing Bio-Manufacturing in Gippsland
March 29, 2017 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Philip Hopkins (Gippsland Times)  Australian Paper, working with the CSIRO, a European technology leader and Federation University, is forging ahead with plans to create a bio-manufacturing hub in the Latrobe Valley that could generate …

Neste MY Renewable Diesel Helped Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by a Staggering 6.7 Million Tons in 2016
March 14, 2017 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

(Neste/Globe Newswire)  Neste is the world’s leading company producing renewable diesel from waste and residues. Its low-carbon Neste MY Renewable Diesel refined from renewable raw materials helped its users replace conventional diesel and reduce carbon …

Biofuels May Be the Future of the Aviation Industry
March 3, 2017 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

by Jon LeSage (OilPrice.com)  Alternative and renewable aviation fuels such as biofuel blends won’t be replacing traditional jet fuels any time soon, but the aviation industry continues to take them very seriously.

On average, the aviation …

India’s Numaligarh Refinery Signs Biorefinery Contract with Chempolis
February 14, 2017 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  India state-controlled oil and gas company Bharat Petroleum’s Assam based facility Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has signed a term sheet with Chempolis, a Finland -based bio refining technology for setting up a biorefinery unit.

NRL is implementing India’s first biorefinery in Assam …

Finland’s Neste Mulls U.S. Biofuels Investment Amid Trump Uncertainty
February 7, 2017 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters)  Finnish oil refiner Neste is considering investing in U.S. production of biofuels in a move seen as a response to possible policy changes by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration.

Neste, which derived 48 …

UPM Biofuels Celebrates the Centenary of Finland by Joining the Made by Finland Campaign
February 6, 2017 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(UPM) UPM Biofuels joins the Made by Finland campaign – shared between the Association for Finnish Work, its members and partner organisations – that celebrates the centenary of Finland. The campaign calls for all Finns to …

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
February 6, 2017 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(UPM) The (Made by Finland) campaign will be launched with the Seuraavat sata vuotta (The following one hundred years) film, directed by Klaus Härön, which tells four stories on the future of Finnish work through …

Neste Rebrands Its Renewable Diesel in North America
February 3, 2017 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Neste/Biomass Magazine)  Neste recently announced the rebranding of its renewable diesel fuel in San Diego, California, during its customer seminar and appreciation event. Neste replaces its “Neste Renewable Diesel” and earlier brand name “NEXBTL” with …

Forestry Firm UPM Says Eyeing Next Biofuel Investment
February 3, 2017 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters)  Finnish pulp and paper maker UPM-Kymmene is planning its next step in wood-based renewable fuel products after a successful ramp-up at its initial biofuels plant, the head of UPM’s biofuels business said …

St1 Signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Bioethanol Pilot Project in Thailand
January 27, 2017 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(St1)  Finnish technology turns cassava waste into ethanol  —  St1 signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a bioethanol pilot project in Thailand.  St1, a Finnish energy company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ubon …

ACI’s 6th Annual Gasification Summit —March 15-16, 2017 — Helsinki, Finland
January 27, 2017 – 10:00 am | No Comment
ACI’s 6th Annual Gasification Summit   —March 15-16, 2017  — Helsinki, Finland

The conference will comprise two days of formal presentations, interactive roundtable discussions and excellent networking opportunities. The event will be providing an ideal setting to convene with your peers to discuss both current operational & …

Wham Bam Thank You Ham: Neste Produces Renewable Diesel from Waste Fat
January 26, 2017 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye  (Biofuels International)  Renewable diesel company Neste has produced 10,000 litres of renewable diesel from waste produced from ham fat.

It took the waste fat from 40,000 Finnish households last Christmas. The households donated …

Neste and Bioenergy La Tuque to Start R&D Cooperation on Utilizing Forest Residues in Biofuel Production
January 18, 2017 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(Neste/Globe NewsWire)  Neste and Bioenergy La Tuque have started R&D cooperation with the objective of studying the potential of using forest residues as a raw material in biofuel production in La Tuque, Canada. The cooperation …

Neste Launches Neste MY Renewable Diesel Made 100% from Waste and Residues
January 17, 2017 – 12:06 pm | No Comment

(CleanTech Finland)  Neste has launched a renewable diesel made entirely from waste and residues. The name of the new 100% renewable fuel is Neste MY Renewable Diesel, and the product enables up to 90% lower …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2017
December 29, 2016 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 64 countries.

The bulk of mandates continue …

Nobina Wins Traffic Contracts Worth SEK 260 Million and Is Awarded Environmental Bonus of SEK 1 Million in Finland
December 14, 2016 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

(Nobina)  …   HSL’s decision to award Nobina an environmental bonus of SEK 1.06 million is a result of Nobina’s offer to switch from diesel to biodiesel during 2017. Nobina’s switch from diesel to biodiesel …

Chinese Firm Gives Tentative Green Light to Kemi Biorefinery
December 12, 2016 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

(Yle)  The CEO of the company’s Finnish subsidiary, Carl Haglund, says that next year will bring a final decision – and hopefully a groundbreaking for the billion-euro facility in northern Finland.  —  Chinese bioenergy giant …

Great Results from Testing UPM’s Wood-Based Diesel in Buses
December 1, 2016 – 11:06 am | No Comment

(UPM)  UPM has successfully tested Finnish wood-based diesel fuel both in laboratory conditions as well as in traffic. The tests clearly demonstrated that UPM’s renewable diesel, UPM BioVerno, works just like the best diesel fuels.

The …

UPM Biofuels Wins Pulp and Paper Industry’s Bio Strategy Award 2016
November 28, 2016 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

(UPM)  UPM has received the PPI Bio Strategy Award 2016 for its biofuels business in Brussels, Belgium.The PPI Awards are the only global awards that are dedicated to recognizing the achievements of companies, mills and …

Renewable Diesel Powers Hamburg Airport’s Heavy-Duty Ground fleet
November 25, 2016 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Neste Corp. announced that Hamburg airport in Germany has started using its renewable diesel to reduce the airport’s reliance on fossil fuels and significantly reduce its carbon footprint.
Renewable diesel will power heavy-duty …

Finnish Government Lifts Biofuel Targets
November 25, 2016 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters)  Finland’s centre-right government said on Thursday it planned to lift the share of biofuels blended in transport fuel to 30 percent by 2030 to help meet the country’s emissions reduction targets.

Paper …

St1’s and SOK’s Joint Venture NEB Plans 50-Million-Litre Cellunolix® Bioethanol Plant in Pietarsaari
November 17, 2016 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/ St1)  Acting on behalf of North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB), St1 has begun the analysis and signed letters of intent with Alholmens Kraft and UPM on a sawdust-based ethanol plant in the …

UPM Biofuels Joins Global Companies in below50 Coalition to Scale up Sustainable Fuels for Low-Carbon World
November 15, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(UPM Biofuels)  UPM Biofuels has joined the below50 coalition to promote the most sustainable fuels that can achieve significant carbon reductions – and scale up their development and use.
Any company which produces, uses or invests …

UPM Partners with NGOs and Green Think-Tanks to Drive Sustainable Low Carbon Fuels
October 18, 2016 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/UPM)  ENGOs, think-tanks and the advanced biofuel industry have been collaborating on defining policy boundaries for European fuels policy that recognises the need to safeguard sustainability while stimulating investments into a truly sustainable advanced …

Putting Poor Quality Waste Fats into Good Use While Keeping an Eye on Algae Oil and Waste Plastic
October 13, 2016 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(Neste)  Neste has become the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues as a result of long-term work. This pioneer in the field has an exceptionally extensive portfolio of raw materials compared to …

Recharge Wrap-up: VW Beetle EV? EPA Could Allow Higher Ethanol Blends
October 11, 2016 – 1:00 pm | No Comment

by John Beltz Snyder (AutoBlog)  Neste will sell its 100-percent renewable diesel at certain stations in Finland.Produced from renewable ingredients (including waste products), the company’s NEXBTL fuel has a lower carbon footprint and fewer emissions than …

Come to Bioenergy Country: or, the Bioenergy Countries’ Report
October 6, 2016 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the International Energy Agency has released its Bioenergy Countries’ Report, outlining the national renewable energy targets, total primary energy supply and contribution of bioenergy.  We’ve presented the information …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Neste, Nissan
October 5, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Solvay, Stora Enso
October 3, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.  In this slide deck, we looked at …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Unilever, UPM
September 29, 2016 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy. In this slide deck, we looked at …

Finland Proposes Nordic Countries to Lift Biofuel Target
September 29, 2016 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

(Reuters/The Western Producer)  Finland has proposed that Nordic countries should set a joint target on biofuels and increase the minimum proportion of bio-based raw materials in all fuels, Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila told reporters …

Henrik Erämetsä from Neste to Co-Chair EU Initiative for Advanced Biofuels in Aviation
September 29, 2016 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

(Neste)  Henrik Erämetsä, Head of Aviation Regulation at Neste has been appointed Co-Chair of the EU initiative ‘the European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath’ as a representative of the biofuels industry. Mr. Erämetsä will co-chair together with …

St1 Signs a Letter of Intent with Viken Skog and Treklyngen for a Cellunolix® Ethanol Plant in Norway
September 19, 2016 – 8:07 pm | No Comment

(St1)  St1 Nordic Oy’s Norwegian subsidiary, Smart Fuel AS, has signed a letter of intent with Viken Skog SA and its subsidiary Treklyngen Holding AS to construct a Cellunolix® ethanol plant in Norway.

St1’s aim is …

Now Boarding: Commercial Planes Take Flight with Biobased Jet Fuel
September 19, 2016 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Melissae Fellet (C&EN)  Aviation industry hopes to cut emissions with renewable fuels  —  This year, renewable jet fuel took off, graduating from demonstration and test flights to some regular commercial use. In January, some …

Lignofuels 2017 — February 1-2, 2017 — Helsinki, Finland
September 14, 2016 – 6:07 pm | No Comment
Lignofuels 2017   —   February 1-2, 2017   —   Helsinki, Finland

Following the success of the last year’s conference in Munich, Germany with Clariant’s Sunliquid plant visit, and the previous one to that in Madrid with the Abengoa’s demonstration plant site visit, we are delighted to …

The High-Flown Fantasy of Aviation Biofuels
September 12, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Almuth Ernsting (Biofuelwatch/The Biomass Monitor)  …  As far as Branson and his airline, Virgin Atlantic, were concerned, the flight was indeed no more than a stunt: The “biofuel test flight” burned 95% ordinary kerosene and …

Select Stations in Finland to Sell 100 Percent Renewable Diesel
September 9, 2016 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Neste announced plans to begin selling 100 percent renewable diesel at select stations in Finland come January. The company says the product launch is one way it plans to participate …

GoodFuels Marine and Boskalis Have Successfully Tested UPM’s Sustainable Wood-Based Biofuel for Marine Fleet
September 9, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

(UPM)  Boskalis, the leading global dredging and marine expert, and GoodFuels Marine, the leading provider of sustainable marine biofuels to the global commercial shipping fleet, today announced to have performed successful live tests on a …

Wartsila, Gasum Cooperation Aims at Developing LNG Markets
September 3, 2016 – 10:13 am | No Comment

(Wärtsilä Corp./Biomass Magazine)  Wärtsilä and Finland based Gasum have signed a joint cooperation agreement aimed at developing the use, distribution, and service solutions for natural gas in marine and onshore applications. The agreement was signed …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM in the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 2, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.

In this slide deck, we looked at …

Finland: The Deployment of Biomethane in the Finnish Transport Sector Hampered by Limited Amount of Gas Vehicles
September 1, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

(European Biogas Association) A report on different scenarios and their cost-efficiency in reducing national transport emissions by 40% by 2030.  —  The most cost-efficient scenario to reduce transport emissions would be to invest in domestic drop-in …

Biogas Certificates Provide Customers with Flexible Access to the Benefits of Biogas
September 1, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment

(Gasum) Gasum is the transmission network operator with system responsibility for the Finnish natural gas transmission system. As part of the development of the gas market, Gasum has created a Biogas Certificate system for the market. …

Gasification 2017 — March 15-16, 2017 — Helsinki, Finland
August 31, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment
Gasification 2017   —   March 15-16, 2017   —   Helsinki, Finland

ACI’s 6th Annual Gasification Summit, taking place on 15-16 March 2017 in Helsinki, Finland. The conference will comprise two days of formal presentations, interactive roundtable discussions and excellent networking opportunities. The event will be providing an …

St1 Signs a Letter of Intent with Viken Skog and Treklyngen for a Cellunolix® Ethanol Plant in Norway
August 22, 2016 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

(St1/Globe Newswire)  St1 Nordic Oy’s Norwegian subsidiary, Smart Fuel AS, has signed a letter of intent with Viken Skog SA and its subsidiary Treklyngen Holding AS to construct a Cellunolix® ethanol plant in Norway.

St1’s aim …

Neste Renewable Diesel to Power County of Sacramento’s Fleet in California
August 22, 2016 – 7:01 pm | No Comment

(Neste)  Neste Renewable Diesel is now being used by the County of Sacramento, California. In moving to Neste Renewable Diesel, the County Sacramento joins California’s cleanest and greenest fleets that include the City of San …

Energia 2016 — October 25-27, 2016 — Tampere, Finland
August 16, 2016 – 1:58 pm | No Comment
Energia 2016   —   October 25-27, 2016   —   Tampere, Finland

The main event for energy production and energy technologies provides a versatile overview of different sources of energy, latest technologies and topical themes. Solutions for the energy sector, industry and real estates.

The great energy event …

Sacramento County Fleet to Run on Renewable Diesel
August 12, 2016 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Following the California cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Walnut Creek and Carlsbad, Sacramento County is also making the fuel switch from petroleum to renewable diesel for its heavy-duty fleet vehicles.
Sacramento …

The EU Offers Strong Support for the Realization of the Kemi Biofuel Refinery
July 26, 2016 – 11:27 am | No Comment

(Kaidi)  The European Commission has decided to grant EUR 88,5 million of NER 300 investment subsidies for the biofuel refinery planned by Kaidi in Ajos, Kemi. . The subsidy, which is directed towards producers of …

4 Reasons Why the World Needs Biofuels
July 22, 2016 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

(Neste Corporation)  1)    Combating climate change …

2) Responding to higher energy consumption …

3) Securing energy supply …

4) Making the most of scarce resources  READ MORE

Carlsbad Switches Fleet to Renewable Diesel
July 15, 2016 – 12:47 pm | No Comment

by Phil Diehl (San Diego Union Tribune)  Low-carbon fuel made from waste products cuts greenhouse gases  —  Carlsbad recently became the first city in San Diego County to switch its fleet of diesel-powered vehicles to a …

59 Million Saw This Video Tied-In to Sustainability and Renewable Fuels. Did You?
July 6, 2016 – 11:08 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Over the past 3 months, 59 million views were recorded for a single video, co-produced by Prince Ea with Neste, with which Neste launched its Pre-Order the Future project relating to sustainability and everyday …

Biofuels Solve Finland’s Energy Strategy
July 1, 2016 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Jouko Kyytsönen (Maaseudun Tulevaisuus (Google Translation))  Finland’s energy strategy to cut emissions from transport biofuels, Minister of Economic Affairs, Olli Rehn said.  —  … According to Rehn, cost-effective ways to cut emissions trading external sector emissions …

Big Soy Crop No Help for U.S. Biofuel Makers Overrun by Imports
June 27, 2016 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Biodiesel plants idled as shipments from Asia, Argentina jump; Foreign supplies cheaper or cleaner than fuel from Midwest soy  —  Makers of renewable fuels derived from the vast soybean fields across the …

Biofuels Are Vital to Decarbonising the EU’s Road Transport
June 16, 2016 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

by Robert White (ePure/EurActiv)  The Stone Age did not end because humans ran out of stones – it ended because we found better alternatives. The same must become of the Oil Age, if we are …

Sustainability Criteria for Transport Biofuels Need Improvements
June 14, 2016 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

(Science Daily/Technical Research Centre of Finland)  In its Renewable Energy Directive, the European Union has set a 10% goal for the use of renewable energy in transport by 2020. Only biofuels meeting certain sustainability criteria …

Ship Voyages on 100 Percent Renewable Biofuel for 1 Year
June 14, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Brittany Hook (University of California San Diego) Harnessing the University of California’s leadership in sustainability and pledge to become carbon neutral by 2025, Scripps Institution of Oceanography Associate Director Bruce Appelgate had a bright idea: What …

Boeing in Europe: Supporting Development and Commercialisation of Sustainable Aviation Biofuels
June 13, 2016 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

(Boeing/EurActiv)   Boeing is encouraging regulators to create a strong policy framework to advance sustainable aviation biofuels.

2016 is Boeing’s centennial year: in the past century we have united the world through more efficient air travel and …

Neste to Explore UCO’s Potential as Biodiesel Feedstock
June 2, 2016 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

by Ilari Kauppila (Biofuels International)  Finnish fuel producer Neste is set to start a trial project to turn used cooking oil (UCO) into biodiesel at its biorefinery in Finland.

The trial, to be held at the …

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe
May 20, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the mid-2000s. According to preliminary statistics from SPBI, the share of renewable energy in the road …

Stora Enso, Rennovia Ink Biobased Chemicals Development Deal
May 12, 2016 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In California, Renewable materials company Stora Enso and specialty chemicals company Rennovia Inc. have announced a joint development and license agreement to cooperate on bio-based chemicals development.

Under the terms of …

Distribution of Neste Pro Diesel Expands to Latvia
April 22, 2016 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

(Neste)  The premium-quality Neste Pro Diesel is now available from the most of the Neste stations in Latvia. Neste Pro Diesel supplements the range of high-quality Futura fuels launched previously in the Baltic region and …

What Do We Do about Palm Oil?
April 18, 2016 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of fuels, Neste Oil has backed away from palm oil in order to expand in the US market on more favorable terms, with palm’s lowly status after …

UPM Biofuels Gains ISCC PLUS Certification for Bio-Based Applications
April 18, 2016 – 1:01 pm | No Comment

(UPM Biofuels)  UPM Biofuels has extended sustainability certification to cover all of its output streams from the Lappeenranta Biorefinery in Finland under the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Scheme ISCC PLUS. UPM Biofuels produces renewable …

Boom-boom: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Diesel’s Growth and Horizons
April 11, 2016 – 10:08 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we held a well-attended webinar on the boom on in Renewable diesel. Here below is a slide deck presented on the day, from Will Thurmond, President of Emerging Markets Online — …

Importing to Meet California Demand
April 6, 2016 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. imported a record volume of biomass-based diesel in 2015.  …  This increase in imports is particularly interesting because 2015 was a year with no forward-looking $1-per-gallon blender’s tax …

EEP Southern and East Africa Issues Call for Project Proposals DEADLINE: April 25, 2016
April 4, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In South Africa, the Energy and Environment Partnership Programme with Southern and East Africa (EEP S&EA) is seeking high-quality applications for projects in the two regions that can contribute to the …

Better Use of Entire Biomass of Willow
March 31, 2016 – 9:39 am | No Comment

(Phys.Org/VTT Technical Research Center of Finland)  VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University investigated how willow biomass can be utilised more efficiently. When processed correctly, willow is eminently suitable as a source of …

Finland Hopes for New Growth from Shrunken Forest Industry
March 30, 2016 – 5:22 pm | No Comment

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters Canada)  It has created a modest 200 jobs in a Finnish forestry industry that has lost around 20,000 in the past decade, but UPM-Kymmene’s new biofuels plant offers long-awaited growth and …

Wärtsilä to Deliver Nordic Countries’ Largest Biogas Plant to Produce Fuel for Buses
March 22, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Finnish energy solutions provider Wärtsilä has been awarded an order to supply the largest biogas liquefaction plant in the Nordic Countries to produce fuel for public transport vehicles.

The supply contract was signed in …

A Visionary Union – Prince Ea Unites with World’s Largest Renewable Diesel Producer Neste
March 3, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Neste/Globe Newswire)  Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable fuels, has started collaboration with spoken word artist and YouTube star Prince Ea. Richard Williams, better known by his stage name Prince Ea is known as …

Finland to Provide US$88 Million Investment Aid to Renewables Projects
February 26, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Nerijus Adomaiti  (Channel NewsAsia/Reuters)  Finland will provide 80 million euros (US$88 million) in aid to biofuel and new energy technology projects to meet its climate goals by 2030, the government said on Thursday.

The Nordic …

India’s First Biofuel Refinery to Be Ready by 2019
February 11, 2016 – 9:40 pm | No Comment

by Supratim Dey (Business Standard)  With Indian oil marketing companies (OMCs) witnessing a surge in the requirement of bio-fuel, as national policies mandate certain percentage of its blending with petrol and diesel, India within next three years …

Chinese Energy Giant Plans €1bn Biofuel Plant in Northern Finland
February 10, 2016 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

(YLE)  The Chinese firm Kaidi announced that it wants to build a big biodiesel refinery in Kemi. Kaidi Finland’s CEO says this signals a new phase in Finnish industrial history, driven by the need to …

Neste Biofuel to Fuel Vehicles Based at Italian Cross-Country Ski Race
January 28, 2016 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Netherlands-based oil and energy company Tamoil has begun selling arctic diesel containing Neste’s renewable diesel to its corporate customers in the northern Italian Alps region, which will be used to fuel vehicles servicing …

SAS Takes off with Biofuel in the Tank
January 26, 2016 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

(SAS)  SAS is the only Scandinavian airline to be taking part in Avinor’s biofuel project at OSL, which from January 22 will ensure regular delivery of the most eco-friendly aircraft fuel. This will make OSL …

Global Cleantech Summit: Business and Strategies 2015, September 8-10, Helsinki, Finland
January 17, 2016 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

by Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Global Cleantech Summit 2015 concentrated on cleantech strategies and business cooperation. Some venture capitalists have already declared cleantech dead as it has undergone the typical innovation life-cycle and has …

Biofuel Vehicles Coming in Vogue
January 14, 2016 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

(Finland Times)  The popularity of cars running on biofuel is growing and can still grow further, believes an expert. Flexifuel cars use E85 biofuel, which is 80-85 per cent ethanol.

“Legislation allowing the installation of biofuel …

Decarbonising Transport Must Take Centre Stage in Europe’s Efforts to Meet Historic COP21 Ambitions
December 21, 2015 – 12:32 pm | No Comment

(ePURE)  On 12 December, 195 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change agreed to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and strengthen global action to fight climate change. The Paris Agreement includes an objective …

Chempolis, Avantha Partner to Offer Cellulosic Technology
December 18, 2015 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

(Chempolis, Ltd.)  Chempolis Ltd., a Finland-based biorefining technology corporation, has entered into partnership with Avantha Group’s research wing Avantha Centre for Industrial Research & Development to offer technology to India to extract ethanol from various agricultural residues …

Cal DGS Requires Renewable
December 16, 2015 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(Fleets & Fuels)  Directive Covering Bulk Diesel Buys Issued Wednesday  —  California’s Department of General Services advised state fuel buyers this week that henceforth they are to purchase renewable diesel fuel, “defined as a diesel …

Used Cooking Oil Collection and Use in Finland
December 10, 2015 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Aino Siirala* and Maija Sihvonen* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Current UCO market:  In Europe, UCO (used cooking oil) collection and reuse has increased steadily during the past decade, reaching its peak in 2016. The most …

NRL, NBDA Ink MoU for Sourcing Two Lakh Tonnes of Bamboo Annually
December 9, 2015 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

(Economic Times/India Times)  Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), a Government of India Public Sector Enterprises under Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency (NBDA), a state government undertaking, today inked a Memorandum …

11 Top Low-Carbon Fuel Players, WCSBD Publish COP 21 Guide to Slashing Transport-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions
November 24, 2015 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, 11 leading low carbon fuel companies present a comprehensive guide that identifies a variety of available and accessible low carbon fuel solutions.

Today, only 3% of transportation fuels are low …

Financing Aviation Biofuels, Creatively: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to SkyNRG and the Fly Green Fund
November 19, 2015 – 12:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  SkyNRG is the global market leader for sustainable jet fuel, supplying more than 20 carriers across 5 continents in the world. SkyNRG’s sustainable jet fuel can offer CO2 emission reductions …

Renewable Diesel Production, Planned Projects on the Rise
November 18, 2015 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Energy/U.S. Energy Information Administration/Biodiesel Magazine)  A new type of renewable diesel fuel is meeting the growing demand for renewable biofuels, which is driven by biofuel mandates and customer demands for higher quality. …

Neste and Boeing to Lead the Industry on Commercialization of Renewable Aviation Fuels
November 11, 2015 – 11:18 am | No Comment

(Neste)  Neste, the leading producer of renewable diesel and Boeing, the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer will work together to promote and accelerate the commercialization of renewable aviation fuel. The companies will work toward American Society …

Neste and Boeing to Lead the Industry on Commercialization of Renewable Aviation Fuels
November 4, 2015 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

(Neste/Globe Newswire)  Neste, the leading producer of renewable diesel and Boeing, the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer will work together to promote and accelerate the commercialization of renewable aviation fuel. The companies will work toward American …

UPM to Field Test Wood-Based Diesel Fuel in Urban Bus Traffic
October 30, 2015 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

(UPM Biofuels/Biomass Magazine)  UPM is to start field tests of its novel wood-based diesel fuel in urban buses together with Helsinki Region Transport (HSL) and the VTT Technical Research Centre. The field tests are also …

Volvo Trucks Underlines Its Commitment to HVO
October 7, 2015 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Michael Nash  (Automotive World)  Volvo Trucks is gearing up to ensure its Euro VI engines support hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO)

Just as it did with its Euro V engines, Volvo Trucks is readying its Euro …

Renewable Diesel for Oakland and Oregon
October 7, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Rich Piellisch (Fleets & Fuels)  Fleets Continue to Switch to 100% Drop-In Replacement Product — Fleets including the City of Oakland, Calif. and the Eugene Water & Electric Board in Oregon report switching their diesel …

Boskalis, Wärtsilä, GoodFuels Marine Launch Sustainable Marine Biofuels Program
October 7, 2015 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

(Wärtsilä)  A consortium comprised of Wärtsilä, GoodFuels Marine, and Boskalis will head a two year pilot programme to accelerate the development of sustainable, scalable and affordable marine bio-fuels. Bio-fuels are today not part of the …

UPM BioVerno Diesel Found to Reduce Tailpipe Emissions
October 1, 2015 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Wood-based BioVerno diesel by Finland’s UPM has been found to significantly reduce harmful tailpipe emissions, the company reports.

A number of engine and vehicle tests have been carried out across key research institutes, such …

Barley Straw Shows Potential as Transport Biofuel Raw Material
September 30, 2015 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

(EurekAlert!/University of Eastern Finland)  The hemicellulose sugars of barley straw can be effectively fermented into biobutanol, when starch is added during the pre-treatment or fermentation process, shows a new University of Eastern Finland study.

Seeking to …

Biomaterials May Be Next Growth Engine for Paper Industry
September 23, 2015 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by  Anna Hirtenstein (Bloomberg Business)  As the digital age curtails use of newsprint and stationary, European paper makers are retooling their factories to produce more profitable materials that go into everything from fuels to sweeteners …

Volkswagen NOxGate Probe Widens
September 22, 2015 – 9:53 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A 6-year Volkswagen scheme to defraud emissions regulators, uncovered by the US Environmental Protection Agency and disclosed publicly in recent days, has caught the eye of other countries and stakeholders …

Neste Breaks Ground on World’s First Bio LPG Facility in Rotterdam
September 15, 2015 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

(Neste Corporation)  The ground-breaking ceremony held today at Neste’s renewable product refinery in Rotterdam marks the beginning of construction for the world’s first Bio LPG production facility. The EUR 60 million facility will start production …

Is HVO the Holy Grail of the World Biodiesel Market?
September 8, 2015 – 5:05 pm | No Comment

(Greenea)  Overcapacity, shortage of sustainable feedstock, blending wall… they all contribute to the increasingly challenging situation on the biodiesel market in Europe. At the same time, new HVO investments start to pop up like mushrooms …

4 Minutes with…Petri Vasara, Head of Biofutures, Poyry Management Consulting
September 8, 2015 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Poyry is the only Finnish knowledge company to become no 1 in a global industry sector (pulp and paper), and it has always been an enormously good observation post and …

Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade
September 3, 2015 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Jayson Beckman (US Department of Agriculture)  Global biofuel production rose tremendously over 2001-13, led largely by rapid growth in the United States and the European Union (EU). Brazil, the second largest biofuel producer, doubled its …

Researchers: All Finnish Energy Could Be Renewable in 35 Years
August 25, 2015 – 6:30 pm | No Comment

(yle)  Researchers say that in 35 years, Finland could theoretically get all of its energy needs using only renewable energy sources. Researchers at the Lappeenranta University of Technology say they’ve found ways to make such …

Financing Fell Through – Stora Enso and Neste Oil’s Biodiesel Project on Ice
August 25, 2015 – 10:20 am | No Comment

(Talloussanomat (Google Translation))  The European Commission dropped today, Neste Oil’s and Stora Enso’s biodiesel project support financial listings basin. Financing following the failure of companies are putting up investment in billion-euro project to require ice, …

Bioenergy 2015 — September 1-4 — Jyväskylä, Finland
August 21, 2015 – 1:16 pm | No Comment
Bioenergy 2015 — September 1-4  — Jyväskylä, Finland

The Conference will focus on the factors affecting the future of the bioenergy and biobased modern technologies and business solutions. This will include logistic systems, management, total procurement chains, the effects of the energy markets, …

Neste’s NEXBTL Renewable Diesel: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide
August 18, 2015 – 10:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Neste’s renewable traffic fuels and other renewable products are “part of the solution for the struggle against the climate change,” the company says. Using NEXBTL renewable diesel made from 100% …

Neste’s NEXBTL Renewable Diesel Retail Availability Expands into Southern California
August 17, 2015 – 6:26 pm | No Comment

(Neste/Bloomberg/Globe Newswire)  After a very successful debut in Northern California, Neste’s NEXBTL renewable diesel is now also available to drivers in Southern California at retail stations. Propel Fuels is the first retailer in the world …

4 Minutes with… Eric Enqvist, Managing Partner, SciTech-Service Oy
August 11, 2015 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 7 experts and a laboratory with 4 technicians + world class piloting equipment. We support equipment manufacturers and biorefining companies with complementary development assets. Our aim is always industrially applicable technology …

6.1% Increase in Consumption of Biofuels for European Transport
August 5, 2015 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Oscar Schneider  (The Burssels Times)  Use of biofuels for European transport increased by 6.1% in 2014 following a decrease in the previous year, according to initial estimates by EurObserv’Er, the renewable energy observatory.

It still remains …

The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis Projects in Renewable Fuels
August 4, 2015 – 12:29 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been around for a generation or so — fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in the original low-tech incarnation — known as “cooking fire” — pyrolysis has been around since …

The Roar for Diesel, Diesel, Diesel: UPS Jumps Its Renewable Diesel Use by 15X
August 3, 2015 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  UPS brings overall use of drop-in fuels over 10% of fleet use in REG, Neste , Solazyme buy.

In Georgia, UPS announced agreements for the purchase up to 46 million gallons …

UPS Makes Substantial Move To Renewable Fuels
July 29, 2015 – 11:55 am | No Comment

(UPS/Globe Newswire)  UPS® (NYSE:UPS) today announced agreements for up to 46 million gallons of renewable fuels over the next three years, constituting a 15-fold increase over prior contracts and making UPS one of the largest …

4 Minutes with… Kaisu Annala, Strategic Director, Cleantech Ministry of Employment and the Economy of Finland
July 20, 2015 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … The new government of Finland has included in its strategy a total chapter for bioeconomy and clean solutions (=cleantech). The targets has been set for 10-year and governmental 4-year timeframes.

The …

EU Council Formally Approves New Biofuel Rules
July 15, 2015 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Expert/ePURE)  EU Ministers have today officially rubber-stamped new rules to address indirect land use change (ILUC) impacts associated with biofuels. The new rules, which have been discussed by the EU institutions for 3 years, …

What’s up with Algae Now?
July 10, 2015 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … 31 Algae players, what do they make now, and how are they making out? … Here’s our company by company guide to 31 of the players on the scene — project …

UPDATE: Single Tank Of Renewable Diesel Fuel Takes Car Cross-Country at 67 MPG
July 2, 2015 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by Stephen Edelstein (Green Car Reports)  … Green Car Reports contributor and electric-motorcycle roadtripper Ben Rich encountered an unusual vehicle on U.S. Route 12 Sunday, while bypassing New Orleans on a cross-country ride.

He wrote us to ask …

UPM Showcases the Biofore Concept Car at ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2015
June 30, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(UPM)  As part of ZELLCHEMING-Expo 2015 UPM showcases the Biofore Concept Car – a truly sustainable innovation. The Biofore Concept Car is on display from 30 June until 2 July 2015 at Messe Frankfurt.

“Forests are …

Neste going Google and Google going NEXBTL
June 15, 2015 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Finland, the world’s leading producer of renewable fuels, Neste is going Google by introducing Google Drive for Work services to its personnel globally. Being at the forefront of technology …

The Global CleanTech Summit 2015 — September 8-10 — Helsinki, Finland
June 12, 2015 – 4:35 pm | No Comment
The Global CleanTech Summit 2015 — September 8-10  —  Helsinki, Finland

The Global Cleantech Summit 2015 will provide an international discussion and innovation forum for the global challenges in cleantech: How to enable green growth globally? How to mitigate the impacts of climate change and other …

St1 Completes Waste-to-Ethanol Etanolix Project in Sweden
June 8, 2015 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Sweden, St1 Biofuels Oy delivered its first Etanolix plant to North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB) in Gothenburg, which recycles feedstocks such as biowaste and process residue from local …

Back 28.5. The EU Biofuels Regime Is Failing to Meet the Objectives Set in the Current Regulation
May 27, 2015 – 9:41 am | No Comment

(University of Eastern Finland)  … Seita Romppanen presents in her doctoral dissertation that the European Union (EU) regulatory framework for biofuels has the potential to address its climate, energy and environmental objectives, but only if …

CALL FOR POSTERS: NWBC 2015 – The 6th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference — October 20-22 — Helsinki, Finland DEADLINE: May 31
May 15, 2015 – 1:10 pm | No Comment
CALL FOR POSTERS: NWBC 2015 – The 6th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference — October 20-22 — Helsinki, Finland  DEADLINE:  May 31

The international event, Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC), is the leading meeting forum for wood biorefinery professionals. The next event will be held in Helsinki in October, 2015. This conference is jointly organised by VTT …

NWBC 2015 – The 6th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference — October 20-22 — Helsinki, Finland
May 15, 2015 – 1:05 pm | No Comment
NWBC 2015 – The 6th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference  —  October 20-22  —  Helsinki, Finland

The international event, Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC), is the leading meeting forum for wood biorefinery professionals. The next event will be held in Helsinki in October, 2015. This conference is jointly organised by VTT …

BioVerno Diesel Now Available from St1 and ABC Service Stations in Finland
May 14, 2015 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  As of May, UPM’s new wood-based BioVerno diesel fuel has been available at St1 and ABC service stations in Finland.

The product, sold as a part of St1’s Diesel Plus and ABC’s Smart Diesel …

Novozymes to Supply World’s First Sawdust-Based Biofuel Refinery
May 6, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by  (Reuters)  Danish industrial enzymes maker Novozymes has struck a deal to supply the world’s first refinery producing biofuel from sawdust.  Novozymes is already a big player in the biofuel market, providing about 60 percent …

California Is Smiling On Renewable Diesel HPR Fuel
April 30, 2015 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

by Jeff Cobb (Hybrid Cars)  … More than a pilot project, last month’s launch of 18 stations for the diesel alternative is being propped by a few laws including California’s Low Carbon Fuel standard described by …

Neste Oil Claims World Leadership in Biofuels from Waste, Residue
March 10, 2015 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil/Biodiesel Magazine)  Over the past few years, Neste Oil has become the world’s largest producer of renewable fuels from waste and residues. In 2014, Neste Oil produced nearly 1.3 million tons (more than 420 …

Construction Starts on Raceland Sugar Cane Conversion Plant
March 9, 2015 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

by Aaren Gordon (Daily Comet)  Construction has started on a $60 million plant in Raceland that will convert sugar cane waste into chemicals, sweeteners and biofuels by 2017.

The project next to Raceland Raw Sugar Corp. …

EU Legislators Called on to Recognize Advantages of Biodiesel
February 6, 2015 – 11:17 am | No Comment

(The European Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  On the occasion of a high-level policy conference in Brussels organized by the biodiesel supply chain, prominent researchers have underlined the benefits of biodiesel as well as their reservations regarding …

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels
January 16, 2015 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Keith Campbell  (Engineering News)  On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) …

UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery Is in Commercial Production
January 12, 2015 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

(GlobeNewsWire/UPM)  The world’s first wood-based renewable diesel biorefinery has started commercial production in Lappeenranta, Finland. UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery is based on a hydrotreatment process developed by UPM, and produces approximately 120 million litres of renewable …

New Information on the Environmental Impacts of Stump Wood Energy through 3D Modelling
January 5, 2015 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

(Finnish Environment Institute/Alpha Galileo)  Tree stumps and root systems are a significant but controversial source of bioenergy in Finland due to their environmental impacts. Now Finnish and Norwegian researchers have developed a new method that …

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014 (EU, Middle East and Africa)
December 29, 2014 – 6:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aviation biofuels on the rise, in the skies” tops the trend list; drop-in and cellulosic ethanol projects; M&A and cap raises, and action from strategic investors and customers dominate the …

Two Biorefinery a Total of EUR 33.3 Million to Support Energy
December 23, 2014 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(Finland Ministry of Employment and the Economy)  The Ministry of Employment and the Economy granted 17/12/2014 Bioethanol Finland Oy, EUR 30 million to support energy Kouvola Myllykoski planned bioethanol facility investment. Neste Oil Corporation was granted, respectively, …

UPDATED: Finland Provides Money to Build Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
December 19, 2014 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The government of Finland announced Dec.17 that it granted $36.8 million (€30 million) to help build a cellulosic ethanol plant. A separate project to produce biogasoline, biodiesel and smaller …

Finnish Study Identifies Locally Sourced Green Diesel as a Route to Aviation Biofuel Use if Price Can Be Met
December 19, 2014 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  A study commissioned by the Finnish Ministry of Transport and national aviation and biofuel companies has indicated the country is well positioned to start production of aviation biofuels but there are challenges over …

UPM and WWF Finland Co-operate to Promote the Sustainability of Wood-Based Liquid Biofuels
December 8, 2014 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

(WPM)  UPM and WWF Finland have engaged in a dialogue on the status of wood-based liquid biofuels in Finland and present a list of joint measures to be carried out to promote sustainability.

Renewable sources of …

Flight Test by Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator 787 Marks First-Ever Use of Green Diesel as an Aviation Biofuel
December 5, 2014 – 11:05 am | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Boeing yesterday conducted the first-ever flight using green diesel as a biofuel component. The blend of 15 per cent green diesel and 85 per cent conventional jet fuel was used in one engine …

India, Finland Agree to Double Bilateral Trade
October 17, 2014 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

by Thomas K. Thomas (The Hindu Business Line)  India and Finland have agreed to double bilateral trade to $2 billion over the next three years. To achieve this target the two countries signed as many …

Neste Oil to Refocus Its R&D Aimed at Increasing Its Use of Renewable Inputs
October 10, 2014 – 1:58 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil)  Neste Oil is to realign its long-term R&D and switch its emphasis from microbial oil research to other areas of technology for using forestry and agricultural waste. This type of waste will continue …

Neste Oil Announces Off-take Agreement with U.S. Algae Producer
August 28, 2014 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil/Biomass Magazine) Neste Oil and Renewable Algal Energy, a U.S.-based algae biomass producer, have signed a contingent commercial algae oil off-take agreement. Algae oil is one of the alternatives being researched by Neste Oil …

Renewable Diesel Reduces Carbon Footprint of Major Summer Events
August 21, 2014 – 6:18 pm | No Comment

(Neste Oil Corp./Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste Oil’s NEXBTL renewable diesel was used to generate electricity at two major events in Finland this summer: the Flow Festival in Helsinki and the Neste Oil Rally Helsinki Battle street …

St1 Biofuels: From Sawdust to Transport Fuel – Cellunolix® Ethanol Plant to Be Built in Finland
August 15, 2014 – 10:36 am | No Comment

(North European Oil Trade Oy/St1 Biofuels/BusinessWire)  North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB) has made an investment decision concerning the construction of a bioethanol plant on the Renforsin Ranta industrial estate in Kajaani. The raw material …

Neste’s Renewable Diesel to Reduce Carbon Footprint of Flow Fest
July 10, 2014 – 11:18 am | No Comment

(Neste Oil Corp./Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste Oil is supporting the environmental goals of this year’s Flow Festival in Helsinki by supplying 100 percent NEXBTL renewable diesel to generate electricity for the event. Thanks to NEXBTL diesel produced …

Questions and Answers on the Outcome of the Second Call for Proposals under the NER 300 Programme
July 10, 2014 – 10:47 am | No Comment

(Europa.EU)  … NER 300 is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for innovative low-carbon energy demonstration projects. The programme aims to successfully demonstrate environmentally safe carbon capture and storage (CCS) and innovative renewable energy (RES) …

UPM and WWF Finland Enter Versatile Cooperation
July 7, 2014 – 5:09 pm | No Comment

(UPM) The Biofore Company UPM and the conservation organisation WWF Finland have agreed on versatile cooperation covering promotion of sustainable wood-based biofuels as well as sustainable forest management and sourcing of raw materials in Finland.

“Promoting sustainable forest management and …

Advanced Biofuels Best for Emissions Targets, Say the Finns
June 18, 2014 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Finland, VTT and the Government Institute for Economic Research advise The Digest that have completed a study commissioned by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy and the Ministry …