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BASF Produces Methanol According to the Biomass Balance Approach

(BASF) Production with second generation renewable raw materials; Reduction of greenhouse gases by at least 50 percent; Independent certification of the process; Methanol: important raw material for many value chains  —  BASF has started production

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

LanzaTech’s Low-Carbon Jet Fuel Ready for Take-Off as Virgin Atlantic Plans for First Commercial Flight in October

(GreenAir Online)   Virgin Atlantic will undertake a passenger flight in October using for the first time low-carbon fuel produced through its partnership with LanzaTech. This follows a decision by members of the

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Govt Enlists FGV’s Help to Assist Smallholders Get MSPO Certification

by V. Ragananthini (Sun Daily)  Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said the ministry will assist FGV Holdings Bhd in attracting investors to develop the downstream palm oil segment and in turn look

September 5, 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

Working Paper: “Gaps and Research Demand for Sustainability Certification and Standardization in a Sustainable Bio-Based Economy in the EU”

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants) The English-language working paper analyzes the current state of sustainability certification and standardization in the bio-based economy with the help of a

August 9, 2018 Read Full Article

First AD Plant Certified under New Performance Scheme

(Bioenergy Insight)  A food waste-to-energy plant in Wiltshire has become the first in England to be certified under the Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme (ADCS). The Bore Hill Farm Biodigester in Warminster,

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies: France Grants to Two Renewable Isobutene Derivatives the Benefit of Public Support for Sustainable Biofuels.

(Global Bioenergies)  Bio-isobutene incorporated in the form of ETBE and isooctane is on the list of biofuels in the order related to the General Tax on Polluting Activities (TGAP) published in

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

“There’s No Place Like Home” Grown Sorghum

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Sorghum sights are set high with EPA approval and recent genetic improvements  — … U.S. EPA opened up pathways for sorghum oil to become renewable fuels. 

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Solidaridad Network : Indonesian & Indian Palm Oil Industry Join Hands to Promote Sustainable Trade

(Solidaridad Network/4-Traders)  A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed which, for the first time, recognizes the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) and the Indian Palm Oil Sustainability (IPOS) Framework

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Transparency, Credibility and Profitability

(K·Coe Isom/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sustainability reporting helps boost plant efficiency, and affects top and bottom lines.  —  The U.S. has no requirements for sustainability data or verified certification. International standards are in

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Helping Trucking Companies Improve Air Quality for California Ports

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Six trucking firms operating in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., are deploying trucks powered by Cummins Westport (CWI) near-zero ISX12N engines and

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Certification Schemes Are Holding Back True Sustainability, Says Report

by Niamh Michail (Food Navigator)  Many certification schemes are blocking true sustainability by watering down standards in order to get stakeholders on board and even providing ‘green cover’ for firms that

May 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Certification Program Will Help Biodiesel Producers Meet FSMA Requirements

(Iowa Biodisel Board)  Iowa Biodiesel Board launches program to meet industry need; Webinar takes place May 10 — Biodiesel producers who want to sell glycerin that can end up as an animal

April 23, 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

Brazil Regulates Its National Biofuel Policy Law

(Renewables Now)  Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy announced on Wednesday that President Michel Temer has signed a decree to regulate the National Biofuel Policy (RenovaBio). According to the new guidelines,

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

World First as AltAir Biojet Fuel Refinery Achieves RSB Certification

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials) The RSB is delighted to announce the certification of AltAir to produce biojet fuel, renewable diesel and naphtha, a gasoline component. This industry first sees AltAir join the

January 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Certification Scheme Will “Revolutionise” UK Anaerobic Digestion Industry

(Bioenergy Insight)  A newly launched certification scheme could be a breath of fresh air for the UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industries, according to Duncan McPherson, finance director at CooperOstlund.

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Legal GHG Reduction Requirement for Biofuels Rises to 50 Percent

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants, UFOP) (google translation))  The Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) recalls

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Updated UFOP Report on Global Market Supply Published

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants, UFOP))  Strong global harvest yields mean that supply on international markets is more than sufficient.

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

2017 — It Was a Seaweed Year for Algae

(Algae Industry Magazine)  … In September, the US Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $22 million in grants to fund projects for marine biomass farming for production of commercial products, including feedstock

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Santa’s Comin’ to Town with Red Tractor and Sustainability Schemes

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  All some farmers want for Christmas this year is a sustainability certification that is EU approved. Farmers and biofuel producers in the EU, or exporting

December 30, 2017 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 from a cut-off date. The CSIRO has found that using

December 30, 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 this week. “This decision means continued access to an important

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Expect EU Single Certification to Be Stricter than RSPO — Expert

(UkrAgroConsult/BlackSeaGrain)  The single certification scheme for palm oil proposed by the European Union (EU) may be stricter than the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification, says an industry expert. “I

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Sabah Chooses New Palm Oil Certification to Cater to Europe’s Needs

by Jason Santos (Malaysian Insight)  SABAH’s move for a full compliance of the Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) by 2025 is to ensure the survival of the sector, state forestry director Sam

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Enerkem’s Edmonton Waste-to-Biofuel Facility Receives Registration Approval from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Sell Its Ethanol under the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard

(Enerkem/Canada Newswire) First ever EPA approved municipal solid waste-to-cellulosic ethanol production plant; Allows Enerkem to sell into largest biofuel market in the world  —   Enerkem Inc. (www.enerkem.com), a world leading waste-to-biofuels and

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Opinion: Biofuels Sustainable, Essential To Aviation’s Future

by Adam Klauber, Isaac Toussie, Steve Csonka and Barbara Bramble (Aviation Week & Space Technology)  To some, biofuels conjure negative images of industrial-scale agriculture with cornstalks as far as the eye

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Aemetis Completes Enzymatic Biodiesel Production Unit at India Plant to Supply US and Europe

(Aemetis)  Company well positioned to fill expected supply gap caused by anti-dumping ruling against Argentina and Indonesian biodiesel in the U.S. market  —  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Scottish Growers Could Cash in on Green Biofuel Crisis

by Brian Henderson (Scotsman)  It became clear yesterday that Scottish wheat growers could have a major opportunity to supply grain to biofuel plants south of the Border – as the

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Greenlighted for Indonesian “Ecolabel” Status for Technology that Helps Address $940 Billion Food Loss Problem

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/PR Newswire)  The Indonesian government’s Technical Committee on Verification of Environmentally Friendly Technology has officially recommended that Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) be awarded “Eco Friendly Technology” registration for its

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Sustainable Certification for the Ethanol Process

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Access to additional markets and plant efficiencies give bottom-line significance and meaning to the often-generalized term—sustainability.  —  … Gary DeLong, an Urbandale, Iowa-based, sustainability consultant and

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Ecofys Study on Crude Tall Oil Markets and Availability: Sufficient Supply for Advanced Biofuels, Biomaterials and Energy Usage

(UPM)  UPM Biofuels commissioned a study from leading international energy and climate consultancy Ecofys – A Navigant Company, entitled “Crude tall oil low ILUC risk assessment: comparing global supply and

June 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Austrian Market Is Fully Supplied with Biodiesel of Domestic Manufacture

(Ukrainian Biofuel Portal)  Such facts were published by ARGE, that unites six Austrian biodiesel manufacturers. As the facts indicate, it was produced 269 000 tones of biodiesel in 2014. In

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Stimulating Sustainability Certification in North America

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  The Dutch are motivated buyers of North American wood pellets, but the lack of sustainability certification of small forest owners in the U.S. and Canada

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Gains the World’s First RSB Certification for Wood-Based Liquid Biofuels

(UPM Biofuels)  UPM Biofuels has again received a new acknowledgement of the sustainability of its value chain by receiving an RSB (The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) certificate for both UPM

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Helps UConn Gain Green Rating at All 8 Dining Halls

by Stephanie Reitz (UConn Communications/Biodiesel Magazine)  UConn has become one of a select few public universities in the U.S. to achieve green certification for every dining hall on campus, based

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE Urges Ethanol Advocates to Participate in EPA Regulatory Reform Comment Period

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment focused on its ethanol priorities soon after EPA formally began seeking input on existing regulations to

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Indonesia Labels EU Palm Oil Resolution ‘Discriminative’ and ‘Protectionist’

by Daryl Worthington (Biofuels International)   Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denounced the European Parliament Resolution on Palm Oil and Deforestation of Rainforests, describing it as ‘discriminative’. In addition, the

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

EU Clamps Down on Imports of Unsustainable Palm Oil for Biofuels

(European Parliament/Biomass Magazine)  To counter the impact of unsustainable palm oil production such as deforestation and habitat degradation, particularly in Southeast Asia, the EU should introduce a single certification scheme

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In: Anellotech, Edeniq, Novvi

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … For Anellotech, a new technology to extend catalyst life by reducing catalyst poisons that cause catalyst and product cost to soar. For Novvi, a signature

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA Approves Flint Hills Resources for Cellulosic Ethanol from Edeniq’s Pathway Technology

(Edeniq/Business Wire)   Edeniq, Inc., a leading cellulosic and biorefining technology company, today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Flint Hills Resources’ registration of its 120 MGPY

December 20, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

New, Improved Principles and Criteria from RSB, the World’s Most Trusted Biomaterial Coalition

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) celebrated the announcement at its  Annual Assembly of Delegates meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam that its global members have voted to

November 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Can Biofuels Take Flight? Alternative Fuels for Jetliners Face Political and Economic Headwinds

by John Stang (Geek Wire)  Two major steps in Washington’s infant jet biofuel industry are expected to take place in the next couple months. In November, a study group is

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Socicana Smallholders Group Earns RSB Certification in Brazil

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  Socicana – Associação dos Fornecedores de Cana de Guariba, a sugar cane producers association based in Guariba, São Paulo, Brazil has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Air BP Achieves Carbon Neutral Status across 250 Airport Operations

(British Petroleum)  Air BP has become the first aviation fuel supplier to achieve carbon neutrality for its into-plane fuelling services across an international network of over 250 Air BP operated

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

NRDC Recommends Airlines Source Only RSB Certified Biofuels

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)’s 2016 Aviation Scorecard report recommends that airlines should make public commitments to source only RSB certified aviation biofuels, and communicate

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

ASSOBARI First Sugarcane Farmer Organization in Brazil to Earn RSB Certification

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  ASSOBARI (Associação dos Fornecedores de Cana da Região de Bariri) is the first organization of sugar cane producers in Brazil to earn the Roundtable on Sustainable

September 22, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

CEC to Commercialise Biodiesel Plant

by Kelly Njombo (Zambia Daily Mail)  THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) is to commercialise its biodiesel plant after approval from Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS). ZABS has issued CEC with a product

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Sustainable Biodiesel Conducts National Auditor Search

(The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance/Yahoo! Finance)  The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance (SBA) announces its search for professional auditors in the United States who can perform sustainable biodiesel certification audits and is requesting

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Certifying Biofuels: Weaknesses in Recognition and Supervision of the System

(European Court of Auditors)  Weaknesses in the system of certifying sustainable biofuels could undermine the basis of the EU’s 2020 targets for renewable energy in transport, according to a new

July 21, 2016 Read Full Article

NRDC Releases 2016 Aviation Biofuel Scorecard

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The National Resources Defense Council has released its 2016 Aviation Biofuel Scorecard, which rates airlines on the sourcing and use of biofuels. The scorecard is

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

More than Two Thirds of Palm Oil used in Germany Is Sustainably Certified, Trade Group Finds

(Biofuels International)  More than two thirds of the palm oil used in Germany is sustainably certified, according to German biofuels industry group VDB (Verband der Deutschen Biokraftstoffindustrie. Around 1.5 million

June 16, 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) strict new environmental rules for importing feed stocks for biofuel

June 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Connecting the Dots

by David VanderGriend (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ICM Inc./Urban Air Initiative)  …  We’ve learned that we can reduce harmful emissions by replacing toxic compounds in gasoline with clean burning ethanol, which improves

June 13, 2016 Read Full Article

ASTM Incorporates E15 Language into Ongoing Standard Revision

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ASTM International announced progress has been made in the ongoing project to update its standards. New language in the standards incorporates E15 and

June 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Offers Advisory Services

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  RSB is now offering a range of advisory services to support businesses, investors, development agencies, NGOs, and governments in applying the RSB standard to their operations,

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Pacific Biodiesel Certified by Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance

(Energy Global Hydrocarbon Engineering)  The Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance has announced that it has certified Pacific Biodiesel, Hawaii’s award winning and internationally recognised producer of renewable fuels and the only commercial

April 26, 2016 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Gains ISCC PLUS Certification for Bio-Based Applications

(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

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

BIODEX-SA First in Tunisia to Earn RSB Certification

(PRLog/Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  BIODEX-SA, a company based in Tunisia, earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification for the production of biodiesel. BIODEX-SA is the first company to collect

March 14, 2016 Read Full Article

MSC and ASC Collaborate to Set Global Standard for Seaweed

(Marine Stewardship Council) The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) are working together to create a joint global standard for certifying seaweed operations. The collaboration offers the

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

FTC Rule Amends Labeling Requirements for Certain Ethanol Blends

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Federal Trade Commission has published a rule in the Federal Register finalizing amendments

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

GoodFuels Marine Receives Highest Standard Certification for Its Sustainable Marine Biofuels

(GoodFuels Marine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials’ (RSB) 12-point certification is considered having the strictest sustainability criteria, guaranteeing the sustainability

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) Begins Production of Cellulosic Ethanol at Stockton Facility

(Street Insider)  Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) announced it is now producing cellulosic ethanol at its Stockton, CA facility using

December 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Legally Defining Sustainability: Edible Palm Oil Must Follow in Biofuel Footsteps

by Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn (News Locker)  Voluntary measures and government targets are great – but it is legislation that will push European

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

LowCVP to Focus on Cutting Emissions from Trucks

(Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership)  To coincide with its participation in the new Freight in the City event (27 October, Alexandra Palace)

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Biomass Supplies, Sri Lanka – First Smallholder Project in Southeast Asia to Earn RSB Certification

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  Biomass Supplies (Pvt) Ltd, a company based in Sri Lanka, earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

October 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Woody Biomass Converted to Gasoline by Five-Company Team

by Elliot Levine (US Department of Energy)  A five-company team led by Haldor Topsoe, and funded in part by the

October 22, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA: Jatropha-Based Biofuels Could Qualify as Biomass-Based Diesel or Advanced Biodiesel under RFS

(Green Car Congress)  Based on its analysis of the production and transport components of the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of

October 21, 2015 Read Full Article

Nidera Earns RSB Certification For Biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials)  Nidera has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification for the production and trading of

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Project Solaris in South Africa Earns RSB Certification

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  – Project Solaris in South Africa, has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification for

September 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Gevo’s Losses Narrow, Revenue up 15% as Courts Issue Favorable Ruling in Betamax vs Gevo Patent Cases

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The increase in revenue during 2015 is primarily a result of the production and sale

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

UN Sustainable Energy for All Announces Global Bioenergy Initiative

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  UN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and

May 20, 2015 Read Full Article

New RSB Standard Proposed to Certify Low-Risk ILUC Biomass

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It may soon be possible to certify that biomass is not only sustainably

May 4, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Approves Efficient Producer Pathways for 5 Ethanol Plants

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In March, the U.S. EPA approved five new corn ethanol pathways under the agency’s Efficient Producer petition

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Life Cycle Analysis Study: Biodiesel from Animal Fat Produces 85% Fewer Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(European Fat Processors and Renderers Association)    Biodiesel made from animal fat reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 85% compared to fossil

January 20, 2015 Read Full Article

EU Biofuels Policy – Inventory Backup after 2020: UFOP Chairman Vogel Calls a “iLUC Free” Base Amount of 7%

(German Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants/google translation) “The course for a true inventory of hedging existing biofuels

January 12, 2015 Read Full Article

UPM and WWF Finland Co-operate to Promote the Sustainability of Wood-Based Liquid Biofuels

(WPM)  UPM and WWF Finland have engaged in a dialogue on the status of wood-based liquid biofuels in Finland and

December 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Shell: Expects to Be Producing Advanced Biofuels at Scale, in US, by End of Decade

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Shell VP Matthew Tipper, at ABLCNext:  “We will likely begin manufacture in the southeast United

November 21, 2014 Read Full Article

RSB Partners With Elements Traceability Software to Help Keep Track of Biofuel Feedstock Sustainability Data

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), a globally recognised sustainability certification standard for biomaterials, and Elements

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Remain an Important and Growing Sector for Developing Countries, New UNCTAD Report Says

(United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)  The report entitled: “The State of the Biofuels Market: Regulatory, Trade and Development

November 5, 2014 Read Full Article

MBP Group Earns RSB Sustainability Certification

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials)  MBP Group has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) sustainability certification for their waste material

August 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Can ISSC PLUS Certification Be Misleading – If the Bio-Based Share Is Not Labelled Too?

by Michael Carus (nova-Institute/Bio-Based News)  On 23 April 2014 SABIC announced “that it will launch its first portfolio of certified renewable

August 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Voluntary BQ-9000 Programs Pay Off for Participants, Industry

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) When U.S. biodiesel production began to take off back in 2005, the fledgling industry quickly became familiar

June 17, 2014 Read Full Article

TÜV Rheinalnd Issues the First ISCC Certificate to ASB Bio-Diesel

(TÜV Rheinland/Eco-Business.com)  On 5 June 2014, Hong Kong, TÜV Rheinland Greater China issued its first International Sustainability and Carbon Certification

June 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Addax Bioenergy Certified by Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

(Sierra Express Media)  Addax Bioenergy (SL) Limited has been fully and formally certified under the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB).

May 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Amyris Receives Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Sustainability Certification

(Amyris/GlobeNewsWire)  Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS) has completed the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification process and has earned one of the most respected

May 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Digest Posts "Hot Slides" from Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  On ABLC’s opening morning, we have some of the top slides -an inside look from

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

WEBINAR: Biomass Market Access Standards (BMAS) May 13, 2014 2:00 pm US/Eastern

  WEBINAR:  Biomass Market Access Standards (BMAS)     May 13, 2014 2:00 pm US/Eastern

Bio-based energies no longer automatically qualify toward renewable energy mandates. Instead, they must prove their environmental and social credentials through

April 11, 2014 Read Full Article

RSB Launches Simplified Certification Process For Bonsucro Certified Entities

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is pleased to announce that Bonsucro certified operators will now

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

The 10 Hottest Trends in Algae

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Algae has been touted as the ultimate platform for fuels, chemicals, nutraceuticals, proteins — even

March 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Greenwood Resources Earns RSB, FSC Certifications

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is pleased to announce that GreenWood Tree Farm Fund,

February 10, 2014 Read Full Article

Boeing Seeks Approval for Green Diesel as New Aviation Biofuel

by Stephen Trimble (FlightGlobal)  Boeing will seek approval by the end of this year to clear a green diesel blend

January 15, 2014 Read Full Article

Neste Oil Achieves Palm Oil Certification Target Two Years Early

(Neste Oil/Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste Oil has achieved its long-term target of using only certified palm oil as an input for

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Lead Auditor Training February 19-21, 2014 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK

  Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Lead Auditor Training   February 19-21, 2014     High Wycombe,  Buckinghamshire, UK

RSB system recently has scored best in two comparative studies for biofuels certification schemes. These studies were conducted by IUCN

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

First Producer Signs up to Biomethane Certification Scheme

(GreenGasTrading)  Future Biogas, an established and experienced builder and operator of anaerobic digestion plants in the UK, is to become

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Sapphire Energy And Phillips 66 To Advance Commercialization Of Algae Crude Oil

(Sapphire Energy/PR NewsWire)  Agreement to Co-Process Algae Crude Oil with Conventional Crude Oil and Complete Fuel Certifications  Sapphire Energy, Inc.,

December 10, 2013 Read Full Article

LanzaTech, Earth Energy, PGF Biofuels, Elevance Make Bioeconomy Waves with Announces

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … (I)t has been an incredibly strong week for innovation, with key announcements that advance

December 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Betting on Best Quality: A Comparison of the Quality and Level of Assurance of Sustainability Standards for Biomass, Soy and Palm Oil

(National Committee of the Netherlands)  This report aims to provide insight in the quality and in the level of assurance

December 3, 2013 Read Full Article

Europe’s Biofuels Not Guaranteed Sustainable, Finds New Study

(World Wildlife Fund)  Brussels, Belgium: A WWF analysis has shown that the standards used to assess biofuel sources fall well short of

December 3, 2013 Read Full Article

More Customers Can Benefit From Ennovor's Premium Quality Sustainable Fuels Following $12m Cash Injection

(Ennovor/PR NewsWire)  Customers seeking premium quality, reliable and sustainable biofuels will have greater choice. This follows a $12m investment in expanding the

November 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Future Perspectives of International Bioenergy Trade

by Matzenberger, J., Daioglou, V., Junginger, M., Keramidas, K., Kranzl, L., Tromborg, E. ( IEA Bioenergy Task 40)  According to IEA World

September 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Amyris Applies for RSB Sustainbility Certification

(Amyris)  Amyris’s Farnesene Production Unit would be First RSB-Certified Plant in Brazil The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of

September 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Ukrainian Grain Company Wins Certificate for EU Biofuel Supplies

by Alexander Bor  (Platts)  Ukraine’s State Food Grain Corporation, one of the country’s largest grain traders, has won a certificate

September 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Feedstock Plantation Certified Sustainable

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  One of Cargill’s palm oil plantations in Indonesia used for providing a feedstock for biodiesel is

September 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Clariant Certifies Cellulosic Ethanol Plant under European Directives

(Clariant)  Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has received the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) for its sunliquid®

September 4, 2013 Read Full Article

UFOP Samples 60 Stations, Finds Biodiesel Feedstock Diversity Up

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V./Biodiesel Magazine)  With 53 percent raw material content, rapeseed oil remains the most

July 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Sustainable Biodiesel Certification Program Officially Launches

(GreenCircle Certified LLC/Biodiesel Digest)  GreenCircle and the Sustainable Biodiesel Alliance are proud to announce that the Sustainable Biodiesel Certification program

July 5, 2013 Read Full Article

EFSA Unable to Conclude Syngenta GM Corn Application

(Pesticide and Chemical Policy)  The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) says it has been unable to reach a conclusion on

June 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Producer Community Fuels Gets BQ-9000 Lab Certification

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  California-based Community Fuels recently earned BQ-9000 Laboratory certification, making it the first biodiesel producer in

May 3, 2013 Read Full Article

Community Fuels Is the First Biodiesel Producer in the Nation to Secure BQ9000 Laboratory Certification

(Community Fuels)  Community Fuels earned BQ9000 Laboratory certification on March 14th making it the first biodiesel producer in the nation to

April 30, 2013 Read Full Article

EU Biodiesel Terms Increasingly Complex

(Argus Media)  Biodiesel trade terms are becoming increasingly complicated as buyers and sellers haggle over sustainability clauses, payments terms and

April 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Dynamic Fuels Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification

(RSB Services Foundation)  The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) which has developed

February 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Program Launched to Authenticate Feedstock as 'Renewable Biomass'

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  …While the biodiesel industry is working with EPA, obligated parties under the renewable fuel standard

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article

Most U.K. Crops Meet Environmental Biofuel Standards, AHDB Says

by Whitney McFerron   (Bloomberg)  Most rapeseed, sugar beet and wheat crops in the U.K. meet environmental standards for use

December 14, 2012 Read Full Article

How to Keep Biofuels Sustainable

by RP Siegel (TriplePundit) While the bio-based economy should be more sustainable than the alternative – any good idea can be

December 5, 2012 Read Full Article

EPA Grants Biofuel Pathway for Grain Sorghum

(FarmFutures) Qualifies some ethanol plants to produce domestic advanced biofuel The Environmental Protection Agency Monday announced it has approved grain sorghum

December 5, 2012 Read Full Article

EU Commission Backs Controversial Sustainable Palm Oil Scheme

by Barbara Lewis  (Reuters)  The European Commission has approved a scheme that would certify as sustainable transport fuel made from

November 29, 2012 Read Full Article

Global Clean Energy Holdings Earns Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) Certification

(RSB Services Foundation/Global Clean Energy Holdings)  The RSB Services Foundation, the implementing entity of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB)

November 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Standards: Assurance of Quality or a Path toward Exclusion?

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  You know you have benefited from a conference when you come away from three

November 15, 2012 0 comment Read Full Article

Keep Biodiesel Stable, Flowing & Growing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  For B100 and biodiesel blends, two main fuel additive categories dominate the sector: stabilizers and

November 7, 2012 Read Full Article

Mathematical Tricks, Backdoor Policies

by Robert Vierhout (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ePURE)  After almost three years of study, debate, hours of meetings, many reports, public and nonpublic

November 6, 2012 Read Full Article

Agro2 Achieves Sustainability Certification for Cassava in Panama

(Agro2/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Agro2 S.A., located in Veraguas, Panama, is proud to be the first company in Panama to be

November 5, 2012 Read Full Article

UK Gov to Source Palm Oil from Environmental-Friendly Sources by 2015

(NewEnergyWorldNetwork.com)  By the end of 2015, all palm oil used in the UK government’s food and catering services will be

November 1, 2012 Read Full Article

Integration of Biodiesel RIN Verification in the BQ-9000 Program

by Pete Moss (Biodiesel Magazine)  BQ-9000 is the gold standard for quality control in the biodiesel industry. The accreditation program

October 3, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Approval Boost to Scottish Oilseeds

(The Bioenergy Site)  NFU Scotland and Scottish Quality Crops (SQC) have welcomed the announcement that the European Commission has accepted

August 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Minn. Biodiesel Plant First to Pass RIN Integrity Network Audit

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Minnesota Soybean Processors is the first biodiesel plant to pass Genscape’s RIN Integrity Network audit. …

August 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Cargill Smallholders Receive European Certification for the Supply of Sustainable Biofuels

(Equities.com)  Smallholders at Cargill’s palm oil plantation, PT Hindoli in South Sumatra, Indonesia, recently became the one of the first

August 10, 2012 Read Full Article

EM Biofuels Announces Rollout of RINPlus(TM)

(MarketWatch)  A Proprietary Renewable Identification Number (RIN) Assurance Program EM Biofuels, LLC announced today the rollout of RINPlus(TM), a proprietary,

July 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Musim Mas Expects More Demand for Certified Palm Oil

by Novan Iman Santosa  (The Jakarta Post)  Palm oil producer Musim Mas Group expects that there will be more demand

July 18, 2012 Read Full Article

EU Requires Sustainable Biofuels: How U.S. Ethanol Producers Can Become Certified

by Antje Grzesik (Ethanol Producer Magazine/ISCC System GmbH)  …The EU Renewable Energy Directive (Directive 2009/28/EC) establishes a common framework for the

April 16, 2012 Read Full Article

ADM Introduces Sustainable Grower Program for Canadian Canola

by Erin Voegele   (Biodiesel Magazine)   Archer Daniels Midland Co. Agri-Industries Lloydminster oilseeds processing facility recently announced the introduction

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

EU to Recognize Ensus as Biofuel Certification in ‘Matter of Weeks’: Source

(Platts)  A decision in favor of recognizing Ensus, a UK biofuel sustainability certification scheme, will be taken in “a matter

March 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Neste Oil Virtually Quadrupled Its Use of Certified Raw Materials in Producing Renewable Fuel

(Neste Oil)  Already 49% of the raw materials that Neste Oil used in 2011 to produce its renewable fuel was

March 23, 2012 Read Full Article

The Palms Of Controversy

by Joelle Brink (Biofuels Digest Asia) Palms are said to be a symbol of peace and prosperity, but you can’t prove

March 13, 2012 Read Full Article

News Release: Inaugural Report Shows Impressive Uptake of RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil in 2011

(Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil)  Multi stakeholder initiative, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) reported unprecedented growth for Certified

March 5, 2012 Read Full Article

NCSI Certifies Shoalhaven Starches against Global Sustainable Biofuels Benchmark

(NCS International)  NCS International (“NCSI”) has certified the world’s first organisation against the Principles and Criteria of the Roundtable on

February 13, 2012 Read Full Article

Certifying Sustainability: Ethanol Bound for the EU Undergoes New Scrutiny

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …In July 2011, the European Union belatedly approved the first seven voluntary sustainability schemes

January 16, 2012 Read Full Article

By Train, By Truck, or By Boat: How Ethanol Moves and Where It’s Going

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …In September, Ed Hubbard, legislative counsel for the Renewable Fuels Association, addressed the topic

December 8, 2011 Read Full Article

Smallholder Farmers Risk Being Forgotten in Sustainable Biofuels Race

by Maya Thatcher (Center for International Forestry Research)  Smallholder farmers in developing countries risk being left behind in the push

November 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Butanol Producers Target Biofuels Market

by Philip Brasher (Argus Leader)  … A top official with the Environmental Protection Agency, which regulates motor fuels, told lawmakers recently

November 15, 2011 Read Full Article

New Energy Farm’s New Planting System Speeds up Miscanthus Development

by Anna Austin (Biomass Power and Themal)  Energy crop developer New Energy Farms says it has developed a new system

November 10, 2011 Read Full Article

House Hearing Witnesses Bash RFS, Call for Repeal of E15

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  It was déjà vu all over again on Nov. 2 as representatives of the

November 4, 2011 Read Full Article

Mission NewEnergy Awarded World’s First Jatropha Biofuel ISCC Certification

(Proactive Investors Australia)  Biofuels company Mission NewEnergy  has become the first commercial scale provider of Jatropha in the world to

October 26, 2011 Read Full Article

New Fuel Might Mean Higher Gas Prices for Chicago

by Kathryn Ferrara (Medill News Service/Northwest Indiana)  Chicago area drivers may pay more for gasoline next year if the state

October 17, 2011 Read Full Article

Funding Secured for Brazilian Research Study into the Sustainability of Renewable Jet Fuel Sourced from Sugarcane

(GreenAir Online)   The regional initiative launched in June by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to provide finance for renewable

August 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Gasoline Ethanol Blends and the Classic Auto

(Renewable Fuels Association)   The ongoing effort to alter gasoline to minimize its impact on the environment and reduce U.S. dependence

August 11, 2011 Read Full Article

EU Approval of Certification Standards for Biofuels Brings Transparency and Supports Planning by Sugar-Energy Industry

(UNICA)  The European Commission’s approval of certification schemes for biofuels, announced on July 19th, is an important step to add

August 10, 2011 Read Full Article

The Work at Hand for E15 Market Expansion

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Back in October, I wrote on the RFA blog, “The E-Xchange,” about

July 25, 2011 Read Full Article

Study: Regulatory Hurdles Hinder Biofuels Market

by Phil Ciciora (University of Illinois)  Regulatory hurdles abound for the successful commercialization of emerging liquid biofuels, which hold the

July 22, 2011 Read Full Article

Will the EU Reveal Judging Criteria for Biofuel Bodies?

by Jessica Shankleman Green groups slam Commission’s “back room” processes for approving sustainable biofuel certification schemes Green groups will today learn if

July 19, 2011 Read Full Article

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