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Clariant, Neste Partner to Develop Biobased Industrial Solutions

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Neste Corp. and specialty chemicals company Clariant have signed an agreement to partner in developing and making new sustainable material solutions accessible to a variety of

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

The Biofuture We Need: A Brief Video Introduction

(Biofuture Platform)  This short documentary film, prepared in partnership with BluOrange, presents an introduction to the main goals of the Biofuture Platform and the overall context behind them  —  We are very

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Results Are In: Clariant’s Sunliquid Delivers 6X Lower Carbon Intensity than Fossil Gasoline

by Paolo Corvo (Clariant/Biofuels Digest)  Clariant sunliquid technology delivers low carbon intensity score of 15 gCO2/MJ for the cellulosic ethanol produced using sunliquid technology from agricultural residues feedstock such as corn stover

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Israeli Chemist, Finnish Engineer Awarded $1 Million Alternative Fuel Prize

by Shoshanna Solomon (Times of Israel)  Doron Aurbach, a professor of chemistry at Bar Ilan University, and Dr. Lars Peter Lindfors, a senior VP of technology at Finland’s Neste Oyj, honored

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Nordic CEOs Join Forces for a Sustainable Future

(Scandinavian Airlines System)  A group of Nordic-based CEOs announced a joint initiative to speed up the realisation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Representatives from the group presented their

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Finnish Dairy Manufacturer Rolls out First Biomethane Delivery Truck

(Gasum/NGV Journal)  The Finnish dairy manufacturer Valio’s first biogas-fueled delivery vehicle was taken into service in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area in September. Valio also takes part in the biofuel production by

October 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Greetings from Finland: 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Thermal Biomass Gasification Technologies in Finland

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Task 33 is a working group of international experts with the aim to promote the commercialization of efficient, economical and environmentally preferable thermal biomass gasification processes.

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Sweden: Plant Produces Synthetic Natural Gas from Waste Wood

(Karlsruhe Institute of Technology/NGV Journal)  Researchers of the German Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) succeeded in producing renewable methane from a biomass-based synthesis gas mixture in their pilot plant for honeycomb

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Waste Gasification: 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to 2-Stage Incineration and “True” Gasification

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) IEA Bioenergy Task 33 is a working group of international experts with the aim to promote the commercialization of efficient, economical and environmentally preferable thermal biomass

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Valmet to Supply BioTrac System to Cellulosic Plant in Romania

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Valmet has announced it will supply its BioTrac biomass pretreatment system to Clariant for use in its 500,000-ton-per-year (16.74 MMgy) sunliquid cellulosic ethanol plant in

October 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Scania, Lucketts and Green Biofuels Join Forces to Trial HVO as a Biofuels for UK Coaches

(Scania)  A partnership between Scania, Lucketts Travel and Green Biofuels has conducted what is believed to be the UK’s first trial of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) as a sustainable biofuel for

October 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste and Air BP Enter into Innovative Industry Collaboration to Support Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chain Development

(BP) Neste, the world’s leading renewable products producer, and Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, have entered into an agreement to explore opportunities to increase the

October 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Stora Enso’s Lignin Wins ‘Best Product Innovation’ at the ICIS Innovation Awards

(Cision/Stora Enso)  LineoTM by Stora Enso, launched earlier this year, has won ‘Best Product Innovation’ at the ICIS Innovation Awards 2018. ICIS, Independent Chemical Information Service, is the world’s largest petrochemical

October 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomass Feedstocks for Energy Markets: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the BELT Biorefinery Concept

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 43’s goal is to contribute to sound bioenergy development driven by well-informed decisions in the forestry, agriculture and energy sectors as well as in investment

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

UPM’s Good News Bear Brings Completed EIA on Kotka Biorefinery and More

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … UPM received some exciting news last week from consultancy company Pöyry about their Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for UPM’s possible Kotka Biorefinery in Finland. Not only

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

EU’s Biofuel Transport Consumption on the Increase

(Biofuels International)  Biofuel consumption for transport in the European Union increased by 9.2% between 2016 and 2017, according to new data in EurObserv’ER’s 2018 Biofuels Barometer. Between 2014 and 2016 biofuel

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Can the Bioeconomy Help Combat Plastic Waste?

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Recent reports have underscored the enormity of the global plastic waste issue.  There are 9.2 billion tons of plastic waste in the environment

September 28, 2018 Read Full Article

United Nations Recognises UPM as One of 34 Global Compact LEAD Companies Demonstrating World-Class Commitment to Corporate Sustainability

(UPM)  UPM has been recognised as a Global Compact LEAD company for its strong engagement to the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative. The recognition was addressed

September 28, 2018 Read Full Article

India Rising to the Top of the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To measure the impact that advanced biofuels are having in India, consider that the World Biofuels Day program featured, on stage, Prime Minister Modi, the minister

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste Signs Biojet Agreement with Alaska Airlines as Plans are Dropped for Geneva Airport Project

(GreenAir Online)  … The Geneva pilot project was cancelled after an application to the Swiss authorities for project facilitation funding was unsuccessful, following the completion of a lengthy consultation period.

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Continued Testing, Cleaner Fuel Proposed for Diesel Engines

by Roger Gilroy (Transport Topics)  Diesel fuel still has a large role to play in achieving greater emissions reductions in heavy-duty trucks, experts said during a recent conference in San Francisco.

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Alaska Airlines Partner with Neste as Part of Its Efforts to Fly Greener and Expand Use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels

(Alaska Airlines/Travel PR News)  As part of Alaska Airlines’ ongoing efforts to fly greener and expand use of sustainable aviation fuels, Neste and Alaska have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). In addition

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Transformation: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to UPM, the Biofore Company

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  UPM is going through a transformation to ensure sustainable value creation in the long term. The aim is to improve profitability, generate growth and increase the

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Biogas Projects Popping up Everywhere – Are They the Magical Solution We’ve Been Looking for?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Like a beautiful unicorn flying in the sky, biogas production is taking off in Denmark, accounting for almost 19% of the gas used in Denmark

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Pöyry Awarded Owner’s Engineering Services Assignment by Biozin Holding AS for the Pre-engineering Phase of Biozin® Production Plant in Jordoya, Åmli, Norway

(Pöyry) Biozin Holding AS has awarded Pöyry with the Owner’s Engineering Services assignment for the pre-engineering phase for the planned biozin® production plant in Norway. The new plant will convert

September 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Aalto University, VTT Sign Bioeconomy Agreement

(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland/Biomass Magazine) On Aug. 23, Aalto University and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland signed a collaboration agreement on the CERES flagship program and took a

August 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Recycling Plastics & Circular Economy

by  Kapil Shyam Lokare (Biofuels Digest/E2IG Solutions) … The constantly increasing demand for plastics have caused substantial plastic wastes accumulation in landfills, oceans and rivers that have aggravated environmental pollution problems. The

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste Keeps Faith with Renewable Jet Fuel Business Despite Setback

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters/EuroNews)  Biofuel producer and oil refiner Neste <NESTE.HE> sees good opportunities for its renewable jet fuel despite a cancelled pilot project in Switzerland, a company executive said. The Finnish

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Finnair Study Finds Travelling Public Would Pay Extra to Reduce Environmental Impact of Flights

(GreenAir Online)  According to a consumer research study by Finnair, almost all Finns – 94% – want to reduce the emissions from their air travel and three-quarters are willing to pay

August 17, 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

The Key to Big Profits in Clean Energy: Animal Fats

by Sarah Kent (Wall Street Journal)  In the global push for cleaner energy, one Finnish oil company fuels its growth by making diesel from animal fat  —  One of the best-performing stocks

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Pohl & Holmes Switches to Neste MY Renewable Diesel

(Neste US Inc./Biomass Magazine)  Pohl & Holmes Inc., a Hughson, California-based almond hulling and shelling services provider, recently switched their vehicles to running exclusively on Neste MY Renewable Diesel. Pohl &

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Pöyry Awarded EPC Contract for Biogas Plant Expansion in Finland

(Pöyry/Biomass Magazine)  Gasum Ltd has awarded Pöyry with the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services assignment for Topinoja biogas plant expansion project in Turku, Finland. The work will be carried

August 8, 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

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of August 2nd: Waste Plastics for Fuels and Sneakers, Eggs without the Chicken, 3D Printing, Algae-Based Ketchup Packaging, Green Funerals, Biodegradable Grills

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Finns Prefer Biofuels and Carbon Captures as Measures, Want to Directly Impact CO2 Emissions of Flying

by Theodore Koumelis (Travel Daily News)  76% of the respondents were ready to pay more for a flight ticket, or alternatively, pay an additional charge, if the money is used for reducing

July 22, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of July 18th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …In today’s Digest, wool without the sheep, fuels from water and C)2, bacteria-powered solar cells, spectral imagery in the sky, artificial intelligence in the crop field,

July 17, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

UPM Joins Together for Sustainability (TfS) Initiative to Enhance Sustainability in Its Supply Chains

(UPM)  UPM has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS), a chemical industry initiative that promotes and improves sustainability practises within its supply chains. By joining the initiative the member companies share a

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

California Trucking Company Cherokee Freight Lines Makes the Switch to Neste MY Renewable Diesel

(Neste/PR Newswire)  Cherokee Freight Lines, a Northern California trucking company, has switched its entire fleet of more than 200 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel™. Cherokee Freight Lines is a diversified

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Valmet and Turun Seudun Energiatuotanto: Joint Development of an Industrial Internet-Based Fuel Chain Management Solution for Biopower Plants

(Valmet)  Valmet, together with its customer Turun Seudun Energiatuotanto Oy (TSE), is developing a comprehensive Industrial Internet-based set of production information systems and district heating network optimization solutions. This is being

July 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to UPM, the Biofore Company

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) UPM is going through a transformation to ensure sustainable value creation in the long term. The aim is to improve profitability, generate growth and increase the

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Joint Venture Company Formed for Execution of NRL’s Bio Refinery Project

(Numaligarh Refinery Limited)  Numaligarh Refinery Limited has taken a giant step forward by establishing a joint venture, Assam Bio-Refinery Pvt. Limited (ABRPL) with equity participation of  M/s Chempolis Oy of Finland and M/s

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

St1 Announces Biofuel Projects in Sweden, Columbia

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On May 25, Nordic energy group St1 announced plans for two separate biofuels projects. One aims to produce biofuels from tall oil in Sweden while the

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Pushes Back against Weakening of Aviation Emissions Deal

by Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  European countries are pushing back against any weakening of the rules underpinning a landmark global agreement to cap airline emissions at 2020 levels, especially those related to the

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

The Carbon Rescuers: 20 Top Waste Projects and Breakthroughs that Capture Used Carbon from the Waste Pile for New Uses

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In these top 20 projects, we usually say that we are using waste, but really we are converting something from a state of waste to a

June 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

“Revolutionary” Biofuel Developed under Wraps at Finnish, Swedish Universities

(Yle)  In order to avoid unwanted attention from industrial spies, the biofuel – which could replace gasoline and diesel – was developed in secret.  —  A professor at Turku’s Åbo Akademi and

May 29, 2018 Read Full Article

SEKAB Receives Major EU Funding to Demonstrate the Production of Isobutene-Derived Gasoline and Jetfuel from Wood

(SEKAB)  European financing package amounting to €13.9 million, of which €4.2 million for SEKAB E-Technology AB. Industry consortium led by Global Bioenergies and bringing together SEKAB E-Technology, Graanul Invest, Neste Engineering

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste MY Renewable Diesel Rockin’ It This Month

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  Neste reaches 1B gallons renewable diesel sale, runs in fire trucks, ambulances and school vehicles  —  In Texas, Neste U.S., Inc. is celebrating its 1 billionth gallon

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Chempolis Seals Deal for Indian Biorefinery: A New Technology, Designed in Finland, Will Produce Bioethanol, Biochemicals, and Green Energy from Bamboo

(Chempolis) The biorefining technology company Chempolis, the Finnish energy company Fortum, and Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), a state-owned Indian oil company, have formed a joint venture to construct a biorefinery in

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of May 2nd, 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Gains the World’s First RSB Low Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) Risk Certification for Its Feedstocks

(Globe Newswire)  UPM Biofuels’ continuous efforts for a more sustainable supply chain and operations has been recognized by the world’s first RSB (Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials) low ILUC (indirect land use

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

New Method Significantly Improves the Production of Biohydrogen and Other Biochemicals

(VTT)  A joint study by the University of Turku and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has shown that the ability of photosynthesising microbial cells to produce biohydrogen from solar energy

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Clean Electricity Generation: Partnership Makes Biofuel Accessible to Everyone — Biocoal Alternative Fuel for Power Production and Heating

(Clean Electricity Generation/PR Newswire)  At several locations around the world, a partnership of international companies will start construction of facilities, where biocoal will be produced on a commercial scale. This biocoal

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

St1’s Pilot to Produce Advanced Ethanol from Cassava Waste Starts in Thailand

(St1/Global Newswire)  Nordic energy group St1 has completed the construction of Etanolix® pilot plant at Ubon Bio Ethanol Ltd’s starch and ethanol plant site in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. In the project

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Grass-Fed Cars Move From Sci-Fi to Reality in $15 Billion Market

by Debjit Chakraborty and Dhwani Pandya  (Bloomberg Markets) Indian refinery to make ethanol by crushing bamboo for biofuel; India’s PM Modi wants to boost biofuel use, cut crude imports  —  An oil refinery

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

CO2 Use Is Slowly Picking up Speed

(Bio-based News/nova-Institut) First semi-commercial facilities, technical advances, but political support still unclear  —  6th Conference on Carbon Dioxides as Feedstock for Fuels, Chemistry and Polymers in Cologne, 15-16 March, showed state of

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste Delivers First Batch of 100% Renewable Propane to European Market

(Neste Corporation)  Neste has started up the world’s first large-scale renewable propane production facility in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The first cargo of renewable propane has been delivered to SHV Energy,

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Stora Enso Wins Bio-Based Product of the Year for Lineo by Stora Enso

(Stora Enso/Cision)  Lineo™by Stora Enso, a renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials, has been awarded ‘Bio-Based Product of the Year’ at the Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018. Shortlisted alongside products

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Finnish Government Supports Increased Biogas Production

(Gasum/NGV Journal)  The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has granted Gasum €7.83 million in ‘Bioeconomy and clean solutions’ key project support for increased biogas production. Developing the biogas market and

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

UPM Moving into Bioplastics, Continues Busy 2018

(Biofuels International)  UPM has joined forces with Norwegian packaging company Elopak and chemical producer Dow to convert its renewable naphtha into

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Valtra Switches to 100-Percent Renewable Fuel to Fill New Tractors

(Valtra)  Valtra has become the first tractor factory in the world to begin using Neste MY Renewable Diesel as the

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste’s Human Rights Program Making Gradual Impacts on Labor Issues within the Palm Oil Industry

(Neste Corporation)  … In order to truly have impacts in human rights, we have started identifying potential human rights issues and

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Report on 8th ISCC Global Sustainability Conference; Presentations Published

(International Sustainability and Carbon Certification)  Tuesday 20 February 2018, Brussels, Belgium high profile speakers discussed on the latest updates on a

March 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste Touts More GHG Reductions, New Rank on the Global 100 List

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Oil refiner and renewable diesel producer Neste Corp. announced that its renewable fuels reduced global climate

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Hot Spots Around the World: Who’s Adding What, Where in Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  South America —  In Brazil, ICM has completed startup and commissioning of the FS Bioenergia dry-mill corn

February 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Lipid-Extracted Microalgal Biomass Waste for Biogas

(WIREs Authors/Advanced Science News)  To confront global warming, climate changes and a potential energy shortage, biodiesel received increasing interest as a

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste’s Renewable Fuels Reduced Global Climate Emissions by 8.3 Million Tons in 2017

(Neste/Globe Newswire)  Replacing fossil fuels with Neste’s renewable fuels reduced global climate emissions altogether by a staggering 8.3 million metric tons

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

UPM Looking into New, 500,000 Tonne Biodiesel Facility

(Biofuels International)  Finnish forest industry company and biofuel producer UPM has started an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a possible biorefinery

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels and ZERO Environmental Organisation Cooperate to Promote Green Shift in Transportation and Petrochemical Industry

(Globe Newswire)  UPM Biofuels and the Zero Emission Resource Organisation have started cooperation in promoting green shift in the transport and

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

New Biofuels Feedstock: UPM Receives Certification for Cultivation of Crop in Uruguay

(Biofuels International)  UPM Biofuels has received a RSB sustainability certificate for the cultivation of the Brassica carinata crop, a new feedstock

January 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Finland Looks to “Finnish” First in Biofuels

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Finland cities are taking action on their carbon neutral goals and taking them oh

January 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste Launches Website Pushing for Sustainable Aviation

(Biofuels International)  The project aims to raise awareness of alternate fuels for the industry.  According to World Bank statistics, 3.6 billion people travelled by

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuture Platform: Insights from COP23

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In order to meet the global temperature reduction target which was agreed upon at

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the

January 2, 2018 Read Full Article

The FBA Organizes a Series of Finnish Biochar Workshops, Posts Selected Presentations

(Suomenbiohiili.info)  … The 2nd Finnish Biochar Workshop was successfully held in Tampere on 4 December 2017, we had participants representing

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste’s Growth Program for Renewable Products Takes a Step Forward

(Neste Corporation)  Neste’s Board of Directors has decided that Neste’s additional production capacity for renewable diesel, renewable aviation fuel and raw

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

The Ham Trick Campaign and the EduCycle Learning Game Won Acclaim at International Communications and Marketing Awards

(Neste)  The Ham Trick campaign, a demonstration of circular economy in action, and EduCycle, a learning game that makes use ofaugmented reality, won

December 8, 2017 Read Full Article

EU Needs Advanced Biofuels Boost to Reach Climate Goals, Transport Decarbonisation

by  Marko Janhunen (EurActiv/Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels)  The International Energy Agency confirms that sustainable biofuels are needed to secure transport decarbonisation.

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Major Countries Agree To Develop Sustainable Biofuels Targets And Scale Up Low Carbon Bioeconomy

Countries representing half of the global population and 37% of the global economy today (November 16, 2017) agreed to scale

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Singapore Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

(Neste Corporation) Neste, along with Mr. S. Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry (Industry), Mrs Jayalekshmi Mohideen, Singapore’s Ambassador to

November 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Lead, Squabble or Waffle Away: Shuffling the Deck on Global Bioenergy

by Gerard Ostheimer and Douglas L. Faulkner (Biofuels Digest)  … In the U.S., fighting between Big Ag and Big Oil over first-generation

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Maker Neste Lines Up Four Calif. Distributors

by Joseph Bebon (NGT News)  Houston-based Neste US Inc. has announced exclusive partnerships with four fuel distributors in California to provide public and

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

NRL Pact with Biren on Bamboo

(The Telegraph)  Numaligarh Refinery Ltd on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with Manipur to source bamboo for its upcoming bio-refinery.

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Guide to the 20 Top European Biorefinery Projects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  You won’t hear it from the NGOs orbiting Brussels who have long figured out that

November 23, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

VTT to Develop Enzymes Found in Wildfire-Prone Areas

( VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Micro-organisms found in the wildfire-prone dry tropical forests of India are an

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

30 Hot Cellulosic Technologies, 30 Quick Takes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week, DowDuPont said it was exiting the cellulosic biofuels business and you’d think that the

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Planes across Europe to Start Running on Vegetable Oil and Animal Fat in Bid to Tackle Climate Change and Toxic Air

by Ben Chapman (Independent)  With long-distance electric-powered transport still a long way off, can advances in renewable fuel made from vegetable

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Governments, International Agencies Affirm the Need to Massively Increase Bioenergy and Byproducts to Fight Climate Change

(BioFuture Platform)  According to projections of international energy agencies, the use of bioenergy as a share of the world’s energy usage

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

California Cars Are Running on Restaurant Grease

by Robert Tuttle (Bloomberg Technology)  Renewable diesel use surges amid low-carbon fuel program; Second-biggest source of low-carbon fuel credits after ethanol   —  California’s

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Wide Range of Issues Covered at Argus Biofuels Conference

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  New ethanol market developments, legislation and trading were just some of the themes analysed at this year’s

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

IKEA Signs Circular Economy Deal

(Innovators Magazine)   Finland is a global leader of the burgeoning circular economy.  …  Now IKEA Finland is getting in on the

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

St1 Progresses with Renewable Diesel Production Plans at Its Refinery in Gothenburg

(St1)  Energy company St1 continues its series of investments targeting to begin the production of renewable diesel in 2020 at its

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Argus Media Interviews about UPM Biofuels, NixAl Commodities and Abengoa Bioenergy

(Argus Media)  … Argus interviews speakers Sari Mannonen, Vice-President, UPM Biofuels and Alberto Carmona Bosch, Chief Executive Officer, NixAl Commodities

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste’s Taking Action on Climate Change Examines Changes in Energy and Transport Markets

(Neste Corporation)  Neste has published a business environment outlook called Taking Action on Climate Change. It discusses key changes taking place in the energy,

October 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

IKEA Supports Development of Biomethane Stations in Finland

(NGV Journal)  Gasum has signed a comprehensive circular economy cooperation agreement with IKEA Finland. The cooperation will involve using food waste

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Horse Manure Is Used to Generate 100% of the Electricity for This Year’s Helsinki International Horse Show

(Fortum Corporation) The electricity used at this year’s Helsinki International Horse Show will be produced entirely with horse manure at Fortum’s

October 9, 2017 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Named One of Six Finalists in 2017 Platts Global Energy Awards

(AZO Cleantech)  UPM Biofuels is one of six finalists for the Industry Leadership category in Bioenergy at the 2017 Platts Global

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 10 Wood Waste Projects – Not Letting Waste Go to Waste

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Regardless of which side of the fence you are on, the chopping continues and

October 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Stuttgart Airport Turns to Renewable Fuels

(Biofuels International)  Stuttgart Airport has started using Finnish company Neste’s renewable diesel in a bid to reduce its CO2emissions. The

September 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Singing a Song in Singapore: GoodFuels Marine, BHP, and MPA Collaborate on Biofuels during Closed-Door Roundtable

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Singapore, a closed-door biofuel roundtable organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore,

September 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Modular Fuel Technology to Boost Bio-Share of Oil Refineries

(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland/Biomass Magazine)  EU-funded project COMSYN aims to develop a production concept for competitive biobased fuels

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Modular Drop-In Fuel Technology to Boost Bio-Share of Oil Refineries

(Phys.Org/ VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland)  EU project COMSYN aims to develop a production concept for competitive bio-based fuels

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Integrated Bioenergy Hybrids: Flexible Renewable Energy Solutions

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On September 14, IEA Bioenergy presented a free international webinar entitled, “Integrated Bioenergy Hybrids

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Scientists Test a Microalgal Technology for Wastewater Treatment

(Phys.Org/ Lomonosov Moscow State University)  Members of the Faculty of Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have proved that under

August 28, 2017 Read Full Article

MetGen, Sweetwater Unlocking Lignin – The Roughest, Toughest, Ornieri’st Material that Ever Bushwhack’d a Pioneer in the Valley of Death

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  MetGen, Sweetwater Energy say “there’s gold in them thar side-streams”  —  For all of your

August 17, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Interview: Finnish Love with Biofuels May Lead to Wrong Choices in Transport: Expert

(XinhuaNet)  Finnish love with biofuels as a key approach to reduce emissions has made the Nordic country one of the

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioenergy and Biofuels Help Helsinki Airport Go Carbon Neutral

(Biofuels International)  Helsinki airport has been awarded the international Airport Carbon Accreditation certificate (ACA) to verify its carbon neutrality. …

August 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Finnish Biofuels Plants Left with €200 Million Funding Hole

(Biofuels International)  Finnish firm Suomen Bioetanoli is looking for substantial new funding for two new biofuels plants, following the withdrawal

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

St1 to Add Renewable Diesel Production, Continues Ethanol Work

(St1/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  St1 announced it is investing in a new hydrogen manufacturing unit, which will be built in St1

July 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Biodiesel Reduces Particulate Emissions by ‘up to 60%’

(Biofuels International)  According to a new study, Neste MY Renewable Diesel usage reduces particulate emissions in working machines by up

July 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Pori in Finland Gets First Gas Filling Station

(NGV Global News/Gasum and City of Pori)  The first gas filling station in Pori, on the west coast of Finland,

June 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

UPM Tests Carinata Sequential Cropping Concept as Part of Biofuels Future Development

(UPM)  UPM Biofuels is developing a new feedstock concept by growing Brassica Carinata as a sequential crop in South America.

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Celebrates 10-Year Renewable Diesel Milestone

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  In its latest announcement, Neste is touting a 10-year renewable diesel milestone, having reduced greenhouse-gas

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Helsinki Airport Goes Solar

by Carl Johannes Muth (PV Magazine)  … The European airport companies have committed to reach 100 carbon-neutral airports in Europe by

June 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Fuels from Thin Air: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Soletair Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Soletair process, developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Lappeenranta University of

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Fuels from Thin Air: Drop-In Liquid Fuels from Sky CO2, Water and Solar Power

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the latest news, the Soletair process, developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Deepens Its Knowhow on the Circular Economy – Waste Plastics Now in Focus

(Neste)  Neste deepens its knowhow on the circular economy – waste plastics now in focus —  Neste, the world’s leading

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Urban Transport Cleans Up Its Act – HSL and Stara Shift to Renewable Fuels Only

(Globe Newswire/HSL/The Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT Ltd/UPM Biofuels)  Buses in the Helsinki region and most of machinery and

June 7, 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

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Let’s Not Rush with Diesel

by Seppo Mikkonen (Neste)  According to recent estimates, there will be a stop to diesel-fueled traffic. The resistance to diesel

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Are Advanced Biofuels Ready for Takeoff?

by John Fialka (E&E News/Climatewire)  … As a major U.S. exporter that has dealings with over 150 countries, Boeing had worked with

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel A-Go-Go: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Neste

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Neste is a refining and marketing company, with a production focus on premium-quality, lower-emission traffic

May 11, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Improving Policies in Support of Shared Pilot Facilities to Increase Their Impact on the Key Enabling Technology Industrial Biotech and the European Bio-Economy

(Smart Pilots/Interreg Europe)  SmartPilots’ objective is to improve regional policies in support of Shared Pilot Facilities (SPF) to increase their impact

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

The Doughnut Trick: Renewable Fuel from May Day Doughnut Waste Fat

(Neste/Globe Newswire)  In the spirit of circular economics, Neste and Fazer Bakery are joining forces with their Doughnut Trick campaign.

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

The Imports Cometh

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Developing Bio-Manufacturing in Gippsland

by Philip Hopkins (Gippsland Times)  Australian Paper, working with the CSIRO, a European technology leader and Federation University, is forging

March 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Welcomes the High Ambition Level for Renewable Fuels in Sweden

(Your Renewable News/Neste)  Neste welcomes the Swedish government’s draft law proposals for the emission reduction mandate for traffic fuels and

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste MY Renewable Diesel Helped Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by a Staggering 6.7 Million Tons in 2016

(Neste/Globe Newswire)  Neste is the world’s leading company producing renewable diesel from waste and residues. Its low-carbon Neste MY Renewable

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels May Be the Future of the Aviation Industry

by Jon LeSage (OilPrice.com)  Alternative and renewable aviation fuels such as biofuel blends won’t be replacing traditional jet fuels any

March 3, 2017 Read Full Article

India’s Numaligarh Refinery Signs Biorefinery Contract with Chempolis

(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,

February 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Finland’s Neste Mulls U.S. Biofuels Investment Amid Trump Uncertainty

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters)  Finnish oil refiner Neste is considering investing in U.S. production of biofuels in a move seen as

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Celebrates the Centenary of Finland by Joining the Made by Finland Campaign

(UPM) UPM Biofuels joins the Made by Finland campaign – shared between the Association for Finnish Work, its members and partner

February 6, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

(UPM) The (Made by Finland) campaign will be launched with the Seuraavat sata vuotta (The following one hundred years) film,

February 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Rebrands Its Renewable Diesel in North America

(Neste/Biomass Magazine)  Neste recently announced the rebranding of its renewable diesel fuel in San Diego, California, during its customer seminar

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Forestry Firm UPM Says Eyeing Next Biofuel Investment

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters)  Finnish pulp and paper maker UPM-Kymmene is planning its next step in wood-based renewable fuel products after

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

St1 Signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Bioethanol Pilot Project in Thailand

(St1)  Finnish technology turns cassava waste into ethanol  —  St1 signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a bioethanol pilot project

January 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Wham Bam Thank You Ham: Neste Produces Renewable Diesel from Waste Fat

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

January 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Neste and Bioenergy La Tuque to Start R&D Cooperation on Utilizing Forest Residues in Biofuel Production

(Neste/Globe NewsWire)  Neste and Bioenergy La Tuque have started R&D cooperation with the objective of studying the potential of using

January 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Launches Neste MY Renewable Diesel Made 100% from Waste and Residues

(CleanTech Finland)  Neste has launched a renewable diesel made entirely from waste and residues. The name of the new 100%

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2017

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the

December 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Nobina Wins Traffic Contracts Worth SEK 260 Million and Is Awarded Environmental Bonus of SEK 1 Million in Finland

(Nobina)  …   HSL’s decision to award Nobina an environmental bonus of SEK 1.06 million is a result of Nobina’s

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Chinese Firm Gives Tentative Green Light to Kemi Biorefinery

(Yle)  The CEO of the company’s Finnish subsidiary, Carl Haglund, says that next year will bring a final decision –

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Great Results from Testing UPM’s Wood-Based Diesel in Buses

(UPM)  UPM has successfully tested Finnish wood-based diesel fuel both in laboratory conditions as well as in traffic. The tests

December 1, 2016 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Wins Pulp and Paper Industry’s Bio Strategy Award 2016

(UPM)  UPM has received the PPI Bio Strategy Award 2016 for its biofuels business in Brussels, Belgium.The PPI Awards are

November 28, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Powers Hamburg Airport’s Heavy-Duty Ground fleet

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Neste Corp. announced that Hamburg airport in Germany has started using its renewable diesel to reduce

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Finnish Government Lifts Biofuel Targets

by Jussi Rosendahl (Reuters)  Finland’s centre-right government said on Thursday it planned to lift the share of biofuels blended in

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

St1’s and SOK’s Joint Venture NEB Plans 50-Million-Litre Cellunolix® Bioethanol Plant in Pietarsaari

(Globe Newswire/ St1)  Acting on behalf of North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB), St1 has begun the analysis and signed

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

UPM Biofuels Joins Global Companies in below50 Coalition to Scale up Sustainable Fuels for Low-Carbon World

(UPM Biofuels)  UPM Biofuels has joined the below50 coalition to promote the most sustainable fuels that can achieve significant carbon

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

More than 1,100 San Diego City Vehicles Run on Renewable Diesel

(Neste Corp./Biodiesel Magazine)  The city of San Diego has recently started using Neste renewable diesel in its vehicle fleet consisting of service

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

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