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Biofuels Production and Consumption in Denmark: Status, Advances and Challenges

by Sune Tjalfe Thomsen and Henning Jørgensen (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter)  1. Status of transportation biofuel industry in Denmark In Denmark, a considerable part of the total energy demand is

December 6, 2019 Read Full Article

INSIGHT: Rise of HVO to Be the Downfall of Traditional Biodiesel in Europe

by Samantha Wright (Independent Commodity Intelligence Service)  As hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) use grows in Europe, with more expansions anticipated in the next few years, questions are arising as to its

December 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Infographic Shows Origins of Germany’s Biodiesel, HVO Feedstocks

(UFOP/Biodiesel Magazine) The public rarely questions where raw materials for fossil fuels come from when filling their fuel tanks.  It’s a far different story when it comes to biofuels: With the revision

December 4, 2019 Read Full Article

Biomass Fuels and Biofuels in Germany Report Published

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) published their 8th annual report on the evaluation and progress of biomass fuels and biofuels in Germany,

December 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Canola at the Pumps? Farmers Want Alberta to Increase Biofuel Requirements

by Amanda Stephenson (Calgary Herald) Alberta’s canola farmers are lobbying the province to mandate the use of more biofuels, a move they say would help the environment and boost the

November 11, 2019 Read Full Article

CBH Group Develops New Sustainable Malting Barley Market

(CBH Group) The CBH Group has launched a new trial to supply certified sustainable malting barley from Western Australia to international customers as part of a pilot program in response to

November 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Good Reasons for Biofuels: Facts about the Ongoing Decarbonisation of Road Transport

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e. V. (UFOP))  Human-caused climate change is already visible and is especially evident in

October 14, 2019 Read Full Article

In Blow to Total, France Upholds Law Banning Palm Oil from Biofuel Scheme

by Geert De Clercq and Gus Trompiz (Reuters)  France’s constitutional court on Friday upheld a law excluding palm oil from the country’s biofuel scheme, rejecting an appeal by energy company

October 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Tories’ Biofuel Pledge Praised by Canola Growers

by Drew May (Brandon Sun) The Manitoba Canola Growers are praising a Progressive Conservative campaign pledge to increase the amount of biofuel in diesel, which could be a boon for canola

August 28, 2019 Read Full Article

China to Boost Ethanol Import Tariffs another 10% on December 15

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In China, Reuters reports that as part of another $75 billion in tariffs on US imports in the latest round of the on-going trade war, as

August 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Petroleum Companies Ramp up HVO Production in Europe

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP)/Biodiesel Magazine) Production of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) in the European Union has picked up pace since 2012. Petroleum companies, such as Neste, Eni

August 22, 2019 Read Full Article

Mineral Oil Groups Ramp up HVO Production in the EU

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP)/Biodiesel Magazine) Production of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) in the European Union has picked up pace since 2012. Mineral oil groups, such as

August 16, 2019 Read Full Article

France Bans Palm Oil from Biofuels

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP))   France is tightening up regulations on the use of palm oil as a feedstock in biofuels production. However, this only applies to

July 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Carinata Cover Cropping: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Agrisoma

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Agrisoma Biosciences, Inc. has the world’s largest collection of Carinata and an extensive modern crop improvement program that allows them to select high yielding varieties ideally

July 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Total Starts Up the La Mède Biorefinery

(Total)  Total has started up production at the La Mède biorefinery in southeastern France, with the first batches of biofuel coming off the line. It is the final step in

July 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Potential to Decarbonize Long Distance Transport: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Drop-in Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) IEA Bioenergy Task 39, with the help of the National Renewable Energy Lab and University of British Columbia, has been working facilitating the commercialization of conventional

June 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Total Prepares to Begin Operations at La Mède Biorefinery

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  French multinational oil giant Total S.A. is just days away from a much-anticipated startup at its La Mède biorefinery in the south of France. A representative

May 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Palm Oil Titan Warns EU Limits on Biofuel Use Will Backfire

(Bloomberg Quint)  Franky Widjaja, head of one of the world’s biggest palm plantation companies, warned that the European Union’s plans to restrict use of the tropical oil in biofuel will misfire

May 7, 2019 Read Full Article

VERBIO Acquires Biodiesel Plant in Canada

(VERBIO) VERBIO Diesel Canada Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG, has signed a contract today with Atlantic Biodiesel Corporation to purchase a biodiesel plant located in Dain

May 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Sustainable Way to Increase Seed Oil Yield in Crops

(Science Daily/Nanyang Technological University)  Scientists have developed a sustainable way to demonstrate a new genetic modification that can increase the yield of natural oil in seeds by up to 15% in

April 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Sector Offers to Take More Canola

by Sean Pratt (Western Producer)  Canada’s proposed Clean Fuel Standard is considered to be a major way that biodiesel demand could be expanded in Canada. The renewable fuel industry says a stronger

April 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Europe Glycerine Players Brace for Possible Tightness in Summer Months

by Samantha Wright (ICIS) European glycerine players are anticipating a possible hit to stocks of non-genetically modified (non-GMO) material in the summer months, with increased biodiesel imports expected. —  Players are turning

March 20, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels for Air Travel Waiting For Takeoff

(Our Daily Planet)  Last week, leaders in the aviation sector met to discuss how to speed the development of the infrastructure and technology needed to wean airplanes off fossil fuels and onto

March 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Copa and Cogeca Call on Commission to Closely Monitor Price Undertaking Agreement on Imported Argentinian Biofuel and Revoke It upon First Infringement

(European Farmers European Agri-Cooperatives) Copa and Cogeca welcome EU Member States approval of Commission’s package of definitive anti-subsidy measures against Argentinian biodiesel’s imports, during Trade Defence Committee held on 30th January. Nevertheless,

February 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Washington May Require More Climate-Friendly Motor Fuels

by Brad Shannon and Carolyn Bick (INVESTIGATEWEST)  …  The biodiesel-to-be that is being sucked into (Chad) Peters’ truck, like much of what’s collected in Washington, will help reduce climate-wrecking carbon emissions not

January 31, 2019 Read Full Article

Rapeseed Costs Less than Fuel Oil

by Helena Taveras Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Germany, UFOP reports that for years now, dramatically low prices have defined the level of revenues from rapeseed and soft wheat. The drought year 2018 did

January 28, 2019 Read Full Article

Total Says French Palm Oil Curb Threatens Biofuel Facility

(The Star) French energy group Total said a move by lawmakers to exclude palm oil from raw materials approved for use in biofuel would put at risk its La Mede facility

January 15, 2019 Read Full Article

So You Want to Turn Used Cooking Oil into Biodiesel?

by Vivianne Wandera  (Standard Media/Standard Digital)  … The technical term for this process is transesterification. … Biodiesel is said to degrade as fast as sugar and is less toxic than table salt.

January 10, 2019 Read Full Article

Biodiesel’s Past, Present and Future

by Marc Kellens (Biodiesel Magazine)  Marc Kellens, the global technical director for Desmet Ballestra, takes us through the history and future of biodiesel production, identifying key milestones and cultural shifts, including

January 5, 2019 Read Full Article

Scania Gives Arla the Keys to Sustainable Transport

(Volkswagen)  Symbolic presentation heralds deal to supply dairy giant with completely fossil-free fleet  —  Like Scania, global dairy company Arla has been at the forefront of sustainable business initiatives in recent years,

December 26, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Commission Begins Anti-Subsidy Process against Indonesia

(Union zur Förderung von Öl- und Proteinpflanzen (Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants – UFOP)) UFOP demands the expedited introduction of preliminary counter measures – customs duties

December 11, 2018 Read Full Article

To Fulfill Biofuels’ Promise, Scientists Boost Plant Oils with Gene Editing

by Cici Zhang (Chemical and Engineering News)  Increasing the fatty acids in crops’ seeds, leaves, and stems could make biofuels more economically viable  —  … Plant scientist Heike Sederoff of North

December 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Significantly Less GM-Free Rapeseed Meal without Biodiesel Production

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen) (UFOP)) The feed market is one of the main beneficiaries of biodiesel production, because rapeseed meal is generated as a by-product of rapeseed

November 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Oilseed Group Avril Launches 100 pct Biodiesel Fuel in France

by Sybille de La Hamaide (Reuters) Oilseed processor Avril launched France’s first biodiesel-only fuel on Thursday, which it said should help the group drive sales growth at a time when it

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel 2016/2017 – Report on Progress and Future Prospects; Excerpt from the UFOP Annual Report

(UFOP)  The assessment report provides information on the most important aspects of the national and European biofuel policy and the biodiesel markets. It is an excerpt from the UFOP business report

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Seed Yield, Oil Content: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Yield10 Bioscience

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yield10 Bioscience is an agricultural bioscience company focusing on the development of disruptive technologies to produce step-change improvements in crop yield for food and feed crops to enhance global

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

As Fuel Prices Rise, Biodiesel Production Margins Widen

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Crude oil prices recently reached a four-year high, helping drive up biodiesel fuel prices and improve biodiesel manufacturing margins. … As in the U.S., where off-road

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Resilience through Regional Partnership: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC) is a consortium consisting of the University of Florida (lead), the University of South Florida, the University of Georgia,

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

High Feedstock Prices Hardly Reached Consumers

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP)) The scarcity of supply of agricultural feedstock due to drought-related declines in yield had little impact on consumer prices. The main factors

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Red Funnel Trials New Biofuel and Expands Fleet

by Rebecca Moore  (Passenger Ship Technology)  Red Funnel has been spinning several plates this year – from beginning construction of a £10M (US$14M) ferry to launching its latest catamaran, Red Jet

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Canola Council Secures Continued Access to European Union Biofuel Market

(Canola Council of Canada) Today (December 19, 2017) the European Commission published an implementing decision that will allow Canadian canola continued access to the EU biodiesel market. The decision affirms the greenhouse

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

German Biofuel Ticket Market to Get a Boost

(Argus Media) Germany’s biofuel quota ticket prices are poised to receive a boost from 2018 onward, as market participants increasingly see benefits in holding onto tickets in anticipation of higher biofuels

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Cannabis, Canola, Solids, Hog Fuel, Wheat: What’s New with Food and Feedstocks?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We eat it, we wear it, we burn it, we glue it, we live in it and more. Feedstock that is — crops and residues of

August 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Benson Hill Biosystems Launches Saturn Agrosciences Subsidiary to Drive Canola Improvement

(Benson Hill Biosystems/PR Newswire) New Company Will Provide R&D Infrastructure to Harness the Genetic Potential of Canola for More Healthy and Sustainable Food and Feed Ingredients — Benson Hill Biosystems, a crop

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Czech Company to Produce Biofuels from Waste Cooking Oil

by  Ruth Fraňková  (Radio Praha)  The Czech company Chemoprojekt, based in Ústí nad Labem in north Bohemia, is set to launch production of biodiesel made from waste frying oil, the daily

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Maximizing Crop Yield: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Yield10 Bioscience

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yield10 Bioscience is an agricultural bioscience company focusing on the development of disruptive technologies to produce step-change improvements in crop yield for food and feed crops to enhance global

June 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Palm Oil to Be Phased out as Biodiesel Feedstock?

by Cheryl Kalisch Gordon (Rabobank/The Land)  A proposal to alter the EU’s overarching renewable energy policy has been announced, which would phase-out palm oil as a biodiesel feedstock by 2021, due to

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Total Keeps Biorefinery Launch on Track Despite Farmer Blockade Threat

by Bate Felix (Reuters)  French oil major Total is continuing talks with farmers opposed to its planned La Mede biodiesel refinery and plans to use 50,000 tonnes of French rapeseed to

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

RED II: Time’s Running out to Save European Biofuels

(European Oilseed Alliance/EurActiv)  As the discussions between the European Parliament and the Council continue on the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), the European Oilseed Alliance (EOA) calls on

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Blue Ridge Biofuels Brings Its Closed-Loop Cooking Oil Initiative Closer to Home

by Gina Smith (Mountain Express)  In late 2013, Blue Ridge Biofuels took a bold leap toward developing a closed-loop biodiesel system for Western North Carolina when it produced its first batch

May 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesels Produced from Certain Feedstocks Have Distinct Properties from Petroleum Diesel

by Steve Hanson, Neil Agarwal (U.S. Department of Energy Energy Information Agency) Biodiesel is a renewable fuel made from various feedstocks, including refined vegetable oils, recycled cooking oils, and rendered animal fats.

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Trial to Reduce Harmful Greenhouse Gases

(Red Funnel Ferry)  Red Funnel has announced that it is trialing the use of Green D+ fossil-free fuel on its ro-pax fleet of ships which operate between Southampton and the

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Compatibility of Mid-Level Biodiesel Blends in Vehicles in Indonesia

by Stephanie Searle and Kristine Bitnere (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Indonesia promotes biodiesel consumption through a blending mandate and a subsidy program. The current required biodiesel blend level in transport

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

RED II Perpetuates Advanced Biofuel Trade Distortions and Incentivises Fraud

(Ethanol Europe Renewables/EurActiv) The Energy Directive (RED 2) transport decarbonisation ambitions ostensibly promote major capital investment in truly advanced biofuels breakthrough technologies. However, the Directive will not generate meaningful advanced

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

FAME, Rapeseed Oil Round Robin Tests Modified to Include UCO

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The German biodiesel quality management association (AGQM) and the mineral oil and fuels standards committee (FAM) have opened registration for their annual round robin tests for

April 4, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

EU Biofuel Policy Requires Reliable Framework Conditions — UFOP and FOP Appeal to Council, Parliament and Commission

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP))  The trialogue procedure for redrafting the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) began in late February 2018. Against this backdrop, the

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Realistically Assess and Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Rapeseed Cultivation

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) (Google translation))  Global standard values ​​overestimate nitrous oxide emissions in rapeseed cultivation  —  A network of eight partners under the coordination of

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Yay or Nay – Will EU Really Say No More Palm-Based Biodiesel?

by Helena Taveres Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Environmental groups have long been against palm oil plantations on these crucial climate fighting forests. But consumers are using more palm oil products, from

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Palm Oil to Be Phased out as Biodiesel Feedstock?

by Cheryl Kalisch Gordon (Rabobank/The Land)  Only a month after the European Union confirmed Australian canola would satisfy the new 2018 greenhouse gas requirements for use in EU biodiesel, a

January 31, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the SPARC Regional Biojet Fuel Consortium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sometimes, what an engine needs to roar to life is a spark. Or a SPARC, as in this case. As in the Southeastern Partnership for Advanced Renewables

January 19, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Alabama Producers Growing Carinata for Biofuel

by Katie Nichols (Alabama Extension Daily)  Alabama growers are sowing the seeds of a new biofuel oil crop this winter. Brassica carinata, informally

January 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Australian Canola for European Biodiesel Emits Half the Greenhouse Gas of Fossil Fuels

by Sarina Locke (ABC Rural)  Australia has secured access to a billion-dollar European biodiesel market for canola, just two weeks away

December 30, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Biofuel Trade Fight Benefits Canola Futures

by Phil Franz-Warkentin (Manitoba Co-Operator)  … ICE Futures Canada canola contracts climbed to their highest levels in more than two months

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Canola Council Welcomes Continued Access to EU Biodiesel Market

(Real Agriculture)  The European Commission published its decision to allow Canadian canola to have continued access to the EU biodiesel market

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

24-Year-Old Calgarian Honoured for Innovation that Turns Canola Oil into Biofuel

by Sarah Rieger (CBC News)  Nabaa Alam named an Everyday Political Citizen by Samara Canada  —  … University of Alberta graduate Nabaa Alam was

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Study Opens Door for Solution to Canola Conflict

(Capital Press)  According to the OSU study, Canola poses no greater threat to specialty seed producers than other Brassica species regularly

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Sweden Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Sales Hit Record in Q3 as Other Biofuels Drop: Svebio

(UkrAgroConsult)  Third quarter sales of HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) diesel in Sweden increased by 24% on the year, the Swedish Bioenergy

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Germany Consumed More UCO Biodiesel Last Year than RME

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Germany’s Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) has published an evaluation and progress report for 2016

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Dreaming Green with Biodiesel

by Portia Mlilo (The Voice) Despite a recent setback, Mogotsi Samotongwa is determined not to give up on his dream.  The Botho

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Germany Saves 7.3 Million Tonnes of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Using Biofuels, New Report Suggests

(Biofuels International)  The use of biodiesel and bioethanol in Germany avoided creating around 7.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in Germany

November 10, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Biodiesel Import Limit Opens Door to Canola – The Western Producer

by Sean Pratt (Western Producer)  A biodiesel trade war in the United States should result in new demand for Canadian canola

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Why Palm Biodiesel Producers Should Keep Pushing R&D and Make Palm Oil Biodiesel More Environmentally Friendly

by Yamin Vong  (The Sun)  … The European Union is campaigning against palm bio-diesel and the European Parliament appears to be determined

November 6, 2017 Read Full Article

COSMOS: The Future of Plant Oil

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 9th the 10th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy kicked off in

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

EP Committee on Environment Denies Prospects for Domestic Biofuels

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants)  The Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) expresses

October 29, 2017 Read Full Article

BASF to Buy Bayer’s Seed Assets for Billions

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In New Jersey, BASF agreed to buy almost all of Bayer’s seed assets including LibertyLink seeds and

October 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Vegetable Oil as Fuel in Agriculture

(OWI (Google Translation))  Retrofitting of tractors for multi-fuel use  —  In agriculture, widening the use of vegetable oil as fuel in tractors

October 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Councilman Shares Biodiesel Plant Concerns

by Roslyn Anderson (MS News Now)  Jackson Councilman Kenneth Stokes urged his colleagues to fight the expansion of a biodiesel plant

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Phase-Out Will Raise Demand for Feed Imports, Industry Warns

by Samuel White (EurActiv)  This article is part of our special report Phasing-out biofuels: What’s really at stake?.  —  Biofuels in

October 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Korean Students Learn to Make Biodiesel

(Biofuels International)  Fourth graders in Seoul, South Korea, have been learning how to make biodiesel at a bio-energy farm run

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Cloncurry Shire Council and MITEZ Develop Bio-Fuels Trial

by Chris Burns (North West Star)  … Seven types of plants will be grown in a four acre plot near Cloncurry’s sewerage

September 22, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

$10M DOE Grant to Help Boost Camelina Oilseed Yield

(Michgan State Univesity)  Both civil airlines and the military have successfully used camelina oil blends to fly airplanes. Camelina is

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

EBB Will Challenge EU Reduction on Argentinian Biodiesel Duties

(Biofuels International)  The European Union is lowering import duties on Argentinian biodiesel after the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruled against

September 20, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

New U.S. Duties on Biodiesel Will Create Void

by Sean Pratt  (The Western Producer)  If the U.S. plans to fill the gap created by slamming the door on

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

EU-28 Biodiesel Imports Likely to Increase Significantly

(UFOP/Biodiesel Magazine)  EU-28 biodiesel imports from the world’s three biggest exporters, Argentina, Indonesia and Malaysia, have dropped substantially since 2013.

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Argentine Biodiesel Industry Says U.S. Duties Will Halt Exports

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  Argentine biodiesel exports will be priced out of the U.S. market, its leading industry body said,

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Report: Czech Groundwater Pollution Worsening

(Prague Daily Monitor)  The quality of groundwater worsened last year as against the previous years as experts found the values

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Svebio – Swedish Bioenergy Assocation : Sweden Surpasses 20 Percent Biofuels in Transportation First Half of 2017

(Svebio – Swedish Bioenergy Assocation/4-Traders)  The rapid growth of biofuels in Swedish transportation in recent years is mainly attributed to

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Scientists Closer to Refining Biodiesel for a Standard Diesel Engine

(Biofuels International)  Scientists in Germany have found a way to refine biodiesel so that it works in standard diesel car

August 14, 2017 Read Full Article

COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC Call for Coherence in EU Strategy for Enhancing Soy Production

(European Feed Manufacturers Federation)  COCERAL, FEDIOL and FEFAC members rely on the EU production of oilseeds, soy and other oil-

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Green Synthesized Biofuel Meets Auto Standards

by Stu Borman (Chemical & Engineering News)  Low-energy and waste-free reaction produces biofuel that meets regulatory vaporization standards  —  Researchers

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Altering Distillation Curve of Biodiesel – Olefin Metathesis

by Kapil Shyam Lokare (E2IG Solutions Pvt Ltd/Biofuels Digest)  … Today, diesel engines are used worldwide for transportation, manufacturing, power generation, construction,

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

France’s Avril Sees Improved Outlook for Biodiesel

by Sybille de La Hamaide (Reuters Africa)   Europe’s largest biodiesel maker Avril said a rebound in oil prices since

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Increasing Biofuel Content in Petrol to 8pct Could Make the Market Turn More to Imports (Analysis)

(Agerpres)  The biofuel business, a business based more on getting in line with European directives and less on the country’s

June 1, 2017 Read Full Article

“Rapeseed the Power Plant”, Says UFOP

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, UFOP said EU power plants should consider using more rapeseed oil as an

May 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Progress on Transport Biofuels in Korea

by Jin-Suk Lee and Kyu-Young Kang (IEA Bioenergy Task 39)  Since Korea imports over 95% of its energy demand, thus energy security

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

EU Biofuels Policy: What Is the Impact on Rural Development?

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)   EU farmers are “very concerned” about the impact of the European Commission’s change of heart on

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Board Applauds New Biodiesel Tax Credit Bill

(National Biodiesel Board)  Grassley-Cantwell bill would modify the biodiesel tax credit to a production credit  —  Today the National Biodiesel

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Spring Harvested Canola Unlikely to Be Food Quality

by Sean Pratt (The Western Producer)  Plenty of canola from the 2016crop remains to be harvested but not much will

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Seven Cool Biofuel Crops That We Use for Fuel Production

by Christopher McFadden (Interesting Engineering)  Biofuels and biofuel crops have been vaunted by politicians, journalists and scientists for years. A

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Gripen Completes Test Flights with 100% Biofuel

(SAAB)  Gripen has for the first time undergone a series of test flights with 100% biofuel. This demonstrates that the

April 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Mustard Seeds without Mustard Flavor: New Robust Oilseed Crop Can Resist Global Warming

(University of Copenhagen)  University of Copenhagen and the global player Bayer CropScience have successfully developed a new oilseed crop that

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Oh, the Irony! ‘Eco-Friendly’ Biodiesel Found Environmentally Destructive

(Sputnik News)  Whereas biofuel is often touted as the “greenest” solution to the Earth’s climate woes, such as global warming,

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Parliament Committee Says Palm Oil Biofuels Usage Should End by 2020

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  MEPs adopted a report on Thursday (9 March) urging the European Commission to phase out the use

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Camelina, Canola Show Promise as Cool-Season Crops

(The Crop Science Society of America/Biodiesel Magazine)  …  In California, growers usually choose warm-season crops: ones that grow from March

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

How the County’s Biodiesel-Making Effort in Cathcart Flopped

by Karen Law (Tribune)  Snohomish County’s gamble on turning canola into biodiesel has turned belly-up, but at least the Spokane

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Carinata Kings: The Digest’s 2017 8-Slide Guide to Agrisoma

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The production of Agrisoma’s Resonance Carinata is being expanded to multiple locations globally to provide

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

French, German Farmers Urge EU to Keep 7 Percent Biofuel Target

(UFOP/Biodiesel Magazine)  … UFOP and FOP focused their meeting in Berlin on the last energy proposals from the European Commission. In

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Australian Canola: European Union Fuels Demand

by Peter Hemphill (The Weekly Times) More than 80 per cent of Australia’s canola oil will end up in the

February 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Far-Reaching Impacts of Biointermediate Feedstocks on the Biodiesel Industry

by Karyn Jones (EcoEngineers/Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. EPA’s proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support rule, published in the federal register Nov.

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Germany Cuts Palm Oil Use for Biodiesel by 1/3: Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Germany, the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food published an English-language edition of its Evaluation

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Switchcraft: Metabolix Bioconverts Itself into Yield10, Focuses on Crop Yields

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Massachusetts we have had more signs of the pivoting underway in the advanced bioeconomy

January 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Austria – Biofuels Technology, Research and Development

by Dina Bacovsky, Andrea Sonnleitner (Task39 Newsletter)  …  Domestic FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) production in 2014 was 292,009 tonnes based

January 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Market Must Remain Competitive for UK Farms, NFU Says

(NFU Online) The NFU has met with ministers to urge the Department for Transport to keep biofuel markets as open

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

EU Biofuels Policy – UFOP in Favour of Maintaining 7% Cap

(UFOP)  “The 7% cap for biofuels made from cultivated biomass, first established in 2015, must be maintained beyond 2020.” With

December 13, 2016 Read Full Article

EU Considering Halving Crop-Based Biofuels by 2030: Draft

by Robert-Jan Bartunek, Sybille de La Hamaide and Alissa de Carbonnel (Reuters)  The European Commission is considering halving the maximum

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

European Ethanol Industry Calls for Ethanol Support

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  The European ethanol industry is coming together in defense of ethanol as the European Commission has

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Snohomish County’s Venture into Biofuels Is a Bust, for Now

by Noah Haglund (HeraldNet)  Snohomish County is getting out of the biofuels business, after low oil prices and emerging technologies

November 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Swedish Tax Cuts Increase Biodiesel Use, Ethanol Fails to Keep up

by Ilari Kauppila  (Biofuels International)  The Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio) estimates that the August tax cuts given to biofuels in Sweden

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Airlines Race to Buy Renewable Fuels before Factories Are Even Built

by Ken Foxe (Lonely Planet)  Airlines are so keen to cut their carbon footprint, that all the renewable fuel to

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Copa & Cogeca Warn against EU Plans to Phase out Conventional Biofuels Post-2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, Copa & Cogeca warned against EU Commission plans to phase out conventional

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

European Farmers Stress Biodiesel Role in Agriculture and Transport Decarbonisation Post-2020

(Biofuels International)  The European Oilseed Alliance (EOA), the European Biodiesel Board (EBB), and the Vegetable Oil and Protein Meal Industry

October 14, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

USDA to Pay Farmers More than $7 Billion Due to Low Crop Prices

by Tom Polansek (Reuters)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay more than $7 billion of taxpayers’ money to farmers this

October 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Report Helps Retain Access to EU Market

by Megan Cechner (Farm Weekly)  A co-funded report by Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) and Australian Oilseeds Federation (AOF) members has

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Biofuels Market Will Gain Momentum Due to Increasing Energy Security Until 2020, Says Technavio

(BusinessWire/Technavio)  The global biofuels market is expected grow at a CAGR of nearly 6% during the forecast period, according to

September 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Navy Tests 100-Percent Advanced Biofuel

by Andrea Watters (Naval Aviation News)  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’ energy vision came to fruition in September when the

September 17, 2016 Read Full Article

What Role Can Biofuels Play in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

by David Suzuki (EcoWatch)  The shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy is occurring mainly at the power plant level.

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Commission Biofuel Plan Puts EU Protein Production at Risk: FEFAC

by Jane Byrne (Feed Navigator)  EU feed industry representatives urge the EU Commission to evaluate the impact of the proposed

August 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Latvia’s Biodiesel Production Remains around 60% of Installed Capacity

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Latvia, the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service said in a recent report that biodiesel production

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Firm Eyes Expansion

by Tennessa Wild (The Western Producer)  Processor developing second generation biofuel with opportunity for wider use  —  Growing demand worldwide

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

The Top 10 Australian Bioeconomy Stories of 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) #10: Refocusing away from algae …; #9: Export potential on the rise …; #8: New cellulosic ethanol

July 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Grain Body Confident Australian Growers Will Comply with New Restrictions on EU Biofuel Production

by  Clint Jasper (ABC Rural)  A leading agricultural economist is confident Australian canola growers will meet the European Union’s (EU)

June 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Oh Magoo! The Digest Looks at Mainstream Media’s Coverage of Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Blundermeisters of Media Misinformation are at it again. The world’s favorite advanced biofuel, biodiesel,

June 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Renewable Jet Fuel, Competitive Cost, at Scale: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to AltAir

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In March, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Chance Finding Could Transform Plant Production: U of Guelph Study

(NewsWise/University of Guelph)  An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Worse for the Environment than Fossil fuels, Warn Green Campaigners

by James Crisp (EurActiv)  Instead of reducing them, using biodiesel in transport will increase polluting emissions by 4%, the same as

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

What Do We Do about Palm Oil?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of fuels, Neste Oil has backed away from palm oil in order

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Importing to Meet California Demand

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. imported a record volume of biomass-based diesel in 2015.  …  This increase in

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

AGQM, FAM Invite Participants in Biodiesel Round Robin Testing

(AGQM/Biodiesel Magazine)  … The analysis of components and the final product forms a major part of the quality assurance of

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Carbon Levy Cash to Finance Biodiesel Refinery in Edmonton

(CBC News)  Edmonton company promises cheaper, cleaner biodiesel on a commercial level  —  An Edmonton based company plans to commercially

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Germans Give Thumbs up to Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  More than two thirds of Germans view biofuels in a positive light, a new study suggests.  The representative

April 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada Visits the BioCube™

(BioCube™)  The BioCube Corporation was delighted to have The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada visit the BioCube™

April 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel from Sugarcane More Economical than Soybean

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois)  Today most U.S. biodiesel is produced from soybean. But despite its value as a

March 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Canadian Company to Produce New Kind of Biodiesel

(Biofuels International)  Edmonton, Canada-based SBI BioEnergy plans to commercially produce a new biofuel capable of completely replacing diesel by the

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Dodgy Diesel’ Threatens EU Green Fuel Market

by Matt McGrath (BBC)  There are growing concerns that cheap imports of biodiesel from Poland could wreck the European market

March 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Obligation Reduces Biodiesel Sales

(Union for Promoting Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) google translation) The Union for Promoting Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) feel their

March 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Portable Biodiesel Refinery on Display at GLOBE 2016

(Exchange Magazine)  Visitors to the GLOBE Innovation Expo will get an up-close look at a made-in-B.C. portable biofuel refinery built

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Failed Biodiesel Facility Casting Doubt on Longview Oil Refinery

by Marissa Luck  (The Daily News Online)  Environmental groups are raising more concerns about the background of people proposing a $1.25

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels for Transport in Germany

(Task 39 Newsletter) …  This article briefly introduces the regulative framework in the EU and in Germany before addressing current

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Create Your Own Biodiesel on Your Farm?

(RFD-TV)  …  “This is something where they can grow it, and they can make it themselves and they can use

December 14, 2015 Read Full Article

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