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MEPs Vote to Ban the Use of Palm Oil in Biofuels

by Arthur Neslen (The Guardian)  MEPs have voted overwhelmingly to ban biofuels made from vegetable oils including palm oil by 2020, to prevent the EU’s renewable transport targets from inadvertently contributing

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019; Availability of Supplemental Information and Request for Further Comment (Deadline October 19, 2017)

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/Federal Register)  This document provides additional data and an opportunity to comment on that data and potential options for reductions in the 2018 biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Refiners Make America-First Pitch to Cut Biofuels

(Argus Media)  US independent refiners seized on protectionist themes and two key biofuel industry victories this year to argue regulators must reduce federally mandated blending of renewable fuels. Refiners framed a

October 4, 2017 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 Argentina and Indonesia, it may need Canadian canola  —  A

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. Whereas in 2012, Argentina still exported 1.48 million metric tons (444.3 million

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Malaysia,Indonesia in Talks on Possible B5 Biodiesel Program in China

(Prensa Latina)  Malaysia and Indonesia are in talks on possible implementation of B5 biodiesel program in China, given the Chinese increased environment control in the palm oil market. According to

August 25, 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, after Washington decided on Tuesday to impose steep duties on

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

NBB Fair Trade Coalition Succeeds in Latest Stage of Biodiesel Import Cases

(National Biodiesel Board)  Department Finds That Argentina and Indonesia Unfairly Subsidize Biodiesel They Export to US   —  The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) Fair Trade Coalition won a preliminary countervailing duty

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Greenbelt Resources Bioethanol to Be Tested by Puration Inc. for Use in Patented CBD Extraction Process

(Greenbelt Resources Corporation/PR Newswire)   Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) has announced that Puration, Inc. (OTC: PURA) has selected its bioethanol to test for potential use in Puration’s patented CBD (cannabidiol) extraction

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel From Argentina and Indonesia: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations

(Federal Register/International Trade Administration)  On April 12, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated antidumping duty (AD) investigations on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia.[1] Currently, the preliminary determinations of these

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

New Report Highlights Southeast Asia’s Biofuels Potential

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply, according to

August 15, 2017 Read Full Article

EBB: There Is No Reason EU Should Act Now to Lower Import Duties

(European Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  EU member states are to decide on the European Commission’s proposal to radically lower the antidumping duties on Argentinian and Indonesian biodiesel imports. The European biodiesel

August 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Application of America-First Approach to RVOs Well-Intended, But Misses the Mark

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board)  The first action by the Trump administration on the Renewable Fuel Standard was much anticipated. The National Biodiesel Board and the entire biofuels industry

August 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Could Clean Energy Spark A Mineral Boom?

(Energy Today/Oilprice.com) A new World Bank report released today (July 18, 2017) highlights the potential impacts that the expected continuing boom in low-carbon energy technologies will have on demand for many

July 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Potential in Southeast Asia: Raising Food Yields, Reducing Food Waste and Utilising Residues

(International Renewable Energy Agency) Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply. Fulfilling the region’s

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Malaysia and Indonesia Ready to Fight EU at WTO over Palm Oil Ban

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malaysia, during a meeting between the trade ministers for Malaysia and Indonesia, the countries expressed deep disappointment in the allegedly unfair treatment by the EU on

July 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Indonesia Supports Fuel Ethanol, but Can’t Fund It

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources says it would like to implement fuel ethanol production incentives, but is unable to fund them. MEMR recently released a

July 24, 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

EU to Cut Biodiesel Tariffs for Argentina, Indonesia, Following WTO Ruling

by Poppy Carnell (M Lex Market Insight) EU dumping tariffs on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia will be cut by more than half, after European investigators recalculated the duty rate in

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Targets Biofuel Imports and Biodiesel, HUH?

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  EPA wants to cut imports of biofuels, but the biodiesel and advanced biofuels industries are mystified as to why it’s getting into that arena,

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

France to Restrict Use of Palm Oil in Biofuels: Minister

by Sybille de La Hamaide (Reuters)  France will take steps to restrict the use of palm oil in producing biofuels in order to reduce deforestation in the countries of origin,

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

150+: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) is the US’  biggest producer of biomass-based diesel, and leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services.

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Sustainable Palm Oil Certification Reaches 21 Percent Penetration

by Matt Rudolf (SCS Global Services/Biodiesel Magazine) Industry by industry, third-party certification of sustainability performance is increasingly helping to move the dial toward more responsible production and supply chain practices in

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

FAO Official: Food-Based Biofuels Not Necessarily Bad

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EURACTIV)  Brazil demonstrates that sugar cane cultivation can supply both food and ethanol for fuel without harming the environment or pushing up food prices, a senior official

June 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Indonesian Biodiesel Producers Turn to China

(Jakarta Post) Indonesian biodiesel producers are eyeing China as a new promising market amid negative sentiment in the European Union and the United states. Indonesian Biofuel Producers Association (Aprobi) chairman

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

USGC: KFC Malaysia Testing US DDGS

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine) … Malaysia is one of the highest chicken-consuming nations in the world per capita. However, more than 60 percent of Malaysians are Muslim, meaning that

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

My Eco Energy to Set up a Network of Franchise Fuel Bunks for Biofuel Indizel

by V Rishi Kumar (The Hindu Business Line)  My Eco Energy plans to set up a network of franchisee operated fuel dispensing stations for its non-petroleum based fuel Indizel, which

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Indonesia Set to Increase CPO Export to China

(Netral News)  The government of Indonesia is ready to increase the export of crude palm oil (CPO) to China. “We are also discussing cooperation in the context of palm oil

May 17, 2017 Read Full Article

US Advances Biodiesel Dumping Case against Imports from Argentina, Indonesia

by Meghan Gordon (Platts) The US International Trade Commission voted Friday to allow US biodiesel producers’ petition against Argentina and Indonesia to go forward. The National Biodiesel Board filed the petition

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Greater Push for Biodiesel in Indonesia, Malaysia

by Peter Sibon (Borneo Post) … In South East Asia, Indonesia is moving ahead of the rest of the pack to implement B20 – an oil mix which contains 20 per

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Malaysia, Indonesia to Counter EU Decision to Ban Palm Oil-Based Biofuel

(The Star)  Malaysia and Indonesia will send a joint mission to Europe next month to counter the European Union (EU) resolution which proposed to curb the use of oil palm-based

April 26, 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 Board applauded the introduction of a bipartisan biodiesel tax credit

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Argentina to Try to Revive Exports of Biodiesel and Lemons at the Bilateral Meeting between Macri and Trump

(telam.com) The meeting between the presidents will be an opportunity for the country to try to recover the market for agroindustrial exports that are paralyzed. Bilateral trade in 2016 reached US

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

US VP Pence Celebrates Greenbelt Resources and Jababeka Infrastruktur Waste-to-Resources Project MOU Signing

(Greenbelt Resources/PR Newswire)  JababECO is the first U.S.-Indonesia municipal waste-to-bioproducts project  —  United States Vice President Mike Pence participated in a ceremony celebrating the signing of multiple Memorandums of Understanding

April 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

U.S. to Launch Probe into Argentina, Indonesia Biodiesel Imports

by Eric Walsh and Fransiska Nangoy (Reuters)  The United States said on Thursday it would start an investigation into imports of biodiesel from Indonesia and Argentina for possible dumping and subsidization.

April 14, 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

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 consumption market, driving the domestic biodiesel industry to more actively

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Plant Manager Launches Petition to Reform US Tax Credit

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A biodiesel plant manager in Mississippi is doing his part to bring attention to the growing momentum to reinstate the expired $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit,

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Malaysia’s Biodiesel Production to Rebound This Year

(The Star)  Malaysia is expected to produce between 800,000 and 900,000 tonnes of biodiesel in 2017 from 500,000 tonnes last year when the government implements the biodiesel mandate, said the

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. National Biodiesel Board Petitions against ‘Illegal’ Biodiesel Imports

by Christine Prentice and Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  The National Biodiesel Board said on Thursday it has filed a petition to the U.S. government to investigate imports from Argentina and Indonesia, saying

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Government Policy Action Is Key to the Large-Scale Deployment of Aviation Biofuels, Hears ICAO Seminar

(GreenAir Online)  Although sustainable alternative fuels are key to meeting the aviation sector’s long-term emissions goals, supportive government policies are required to bring these fuels to global deployment. This was

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

A 20-Year-Old Startup

by Gene Gebolys (World Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  … Trying to make a living in biodiesel for two decades now, the hard way is about the only way it happens. … 2016 was a

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Wrap: Asian Biodiesel Markets Hit by Drought in 2016 but Find Export Success

by Samar Niazi (Platts)  The palm oil and PME story in 2016 was dominated by acute drought across Southeast Asia, caused by the most severe El Nino event since 1997-98.  …

December 30, 2016 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 world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 64

December 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Indonesia Sticks to Its Guns on B20 Biodiesel, Despite Rising Palm Oil Prices

by Ooi Tee Ching (New Straits Times)  Indonesia is keeping to its B20 biodiesel despite palm oil prices surpassing RM3,000 per tonne, this week. The biodiesel B20 is a blend

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

AM Markets: US Biofuel Boost Sends Palm Oil to 4-Year High

(AgriMoney) …  “That larger-than-expected lift [to the EPA target] fuelled ideas that already tight vegetable oil supply would become even tighter in 2017,” said Tobin Gorey at Commonwealth Bank of

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Oxfam Report Exposes EU Lobby Firepower of Biofuel Industry behind Destructive Bioenergy Policy

(Oxfam)  The European Union must overhaul its current bioenergy policy, which is based on getting fuel from plants, because the industry is linked to the eviction of thousands of people

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Accepting Applications for 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships. Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Biodiesel Production and Consumption Statistics

(IEA Task 39) Global biodiesel production and consumption is forecast to rise by 14% from 2016 to 2020, driven by the fulfillment of current biofuel policies in the US, Argentina, Brazil,

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Publishes Regular GAIN Reports on Biofuels in Countries around the World

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service publishes regular GAIN reports on biofuels in countries around the world. Some of the recent reports included the European Union (download), Japan (download), Philippines (download), Brazil (download),

September 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Greenpeace Blocks IOI’s Palm Oil Refinery at Port of Rotterdam

by Ilari Kauppila (Biofuels International) Activists from Greenpeace blocked entry to a palm oil refinery at the Port of Rotterdam for seven hours on Tuesday due to claims of the plant being

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Potential for Advanced Biofuels Production from Palm Residues in Indonesia

by Julia Paltseva, Stephanie Searle, Chris Malins (International Council on Clean Transportation) Indonesia is the world’s leading producer of palm oil, supplying almost half of the commodity globally. Its palm oil

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Indonesia’s Delusional Strategy for Reducing GHG Emissions

(International Council on Clean Transportation)  …  Indonesia’s policies promoting the development of biofuels has always been portrayed as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Government officials and the oil

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Now Boarding: Commercial Planes Take Flight with Biobased Jet Fuel

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

September 19, 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 Technavio’s latest report. In this report, Technavio covers the market

September 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Europe’s Big 4 Ethanol CEOs (Tereos, Cristal Union, Alco Group, Crop Energies) Are in a Curious Situation.

by James Cogan (Biofuels Digest/Pannonia Ethanol)  … Together with their smaller peers they produce about 6 million tonnes of the fuel commodity annually, with combined revenues of around 4 billion euro.

September 6, 2016 Read Full Article

ICAO Carbon Offsetting Scheme Moves a Step Closer to Agreement as Council Releases Final Draft Resolution Text

(GreenAir Online)  ICAO’s 36-State governing Council has released final draft text of a Resolution to be put before the UN agency’s triennial Assembly later this month on a global market-based

September 5, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Burning Paradise: Korindo Accused of Destroying Indonesia’s Last Forests

by Vaidehi Shah (Eco-Business)  An investigative report by green groups from around the world has uncovered the role of Korean-Indonesian conglomerate Korindo in destroying precious, untouched ecosystems in Papua province. One

September 2, 2016 Read Full Article

KL, Jakarta to Appoint ‘Ambassador of Palm Oil’

(Daily Express)   Malaysia and Indonesia plan to appoint an “Ambassador of Palm Oil” to promote the benefits of consuming palm oil products in the international market. Minister of Plantation

September 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Biomass-Based Diesel Mandates and Trade Trends around the World

by Susan Olson (Genscape/Biofuels Digest)  Biomass-based diesel mandates for blending in transportation fuel have increased in many nations worldwide over the last year. In several of these countries, domestic biodiesel

September 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Henkel, BASF and Solidaridad Ally to Improve Sustainable Supply Chains for Palm Oils.

(Bio-Based World News)  Palm oil has become one of the world’s most versatile and controversial raw materials. Found in approximately

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Earth Gen-BioFuel Inc. to Sponsor International Industry Symposium for Using Castor Bean Oil as a Biofuel Feed Stock

(Earth Gen-BioFuel)  Earth Gen-BioFuel (OTC PINK: EGBB), “EarthGen” or “the Company,” today announced that EarthGen is taking a leadership role

August 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Indonesian Student Discovers Ethanol-Producing Bacteria in Mount Ijen

(AntaraNews.com)  An Indonesian student from the University of Surabaya Kenny Jeremia has found bacteria and fungi in Mount Ijens crater

August 4, 2016 Read Full Article

The Huge Unexploited Potential of Generating Biofuels from a Food Processing Residue, Palm Kernel Oil (PKO), with Ghana in Perspective

By Theophilus Kumah* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Energy is a great determinant in ensuring the growth of the economy of every

July 20, 2016 Read Full Article

World Biodiesel Production/Consumption to Rise 14% by 2020: OECD/FAO

by Chrysa Glystra  and Sean Bartlett (Platts)  Global biodiesel production and consumption is forecast to rise by 14% from 2016 to 2020,

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Asia Pulp & Paper Backs Community-Led Indonesian Biofuels Project

(edie.net)  One of the world’s biggest pulp, paper and packaging firms has announced its support for a new community-led pilot

July 6, 2016 Read Full Article

KPMG Sees Potential for Biomass-Based Ethanol in Southeast Asia

by Toh Wei Zheng (Platts)  Southeast Asia could see a significant boost to its ethanol supply by using biomass as

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Biodiesel (Charts and Graphs Included!)

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists)  Most discussions about biofuels center on ethanol, but biodiesel—a diesel-substitute made from vegetable

June 23, 2016 Read Full Article

REN21 Report Shows Global Increase in Ethanol Production

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  REN21 recently published its annual overview on the state of renewable energy, reporting 2015

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

CAAFI Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

(Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative) We are proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of the initiation of the Commercial Aviation Alternative

May 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Europe Continues to Get Biodiesel Wrong

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A provocative opinion piece on Europe’s reliance on unsound indirect land use change theory  —

May 6, 2016 Read Full Article

USTR Releases Special 301 Report on Protection of American Intellectual Property Rights Across the World

(Office of the United States Trade Representative)  Obama Administration unveils list of the world’s most significant challenges facing American intellectual

April 27, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Availability, Use, and Removal of Oil Palm Biomass in Indonesia

by Christopher Teh Boon Sung (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Reviews the environmental impacts of removing palm residues from plantations and

April 25, 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

APEC Ethanol Forum Highlights Asia as Next Frontier For Exports

(U.S. Grains Council)  The growing interest for ethanol in the Asia-Pacific region is driven in part by ever-growing environmental concerns,

April 15, 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

France Adopts Watered-Down Palm Oil Tax

by Cécile Barbière (EurActiv)  French MPs have approved an additional tax on palm oil. But sustainably-produced oil and imports for biofuels

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Illegal UCO Cartels Hinder Biofuel Program: Observers

by Anton Hermansyah (The Jakarta Post)  The illegal activity of passing off used cooking oil (UCO) as non-brand cooking oil (NBCO),

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Chempolis’ Cellulosic Ethanol Technology Heads for Commercial-Scale in India

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Chempolis’ multi-year quest to build cellulosic ethanol in India finds a happy landing.  —  In

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future

by Carlos Araujo (Biodiesel Magazine/Evonik Corp.)  Biodiesel is a real solution to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the threat of climate

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Rout Threatens to Scupper Demand for Palm Oil in Biofuel

by Anuradha Raghu and Yoga Rusmana  (Bloomberg Business)  Crude oil’s slump has been so severe that it’s now threatening the government-aided

January 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Crude Oil Tumble Hits Southeast Asia’s Biodiesel Ambitions

by Naveen Thukral (Reuters)  The world’s top palm oil producers Indonesia and Malaysia may have to curb plans to channel

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Top 10 Bioeconomy and Biofuels Predictions for 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we reach the end of 2015? Not the

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where,

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

The Countries That Produce The Most Biofuels [Infographic]

by Niall McCarthy (Forbes) In 2010, global biofuel production reached approximately 28 billion gallons. Produced when biomass is converted directly into

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S., Japan, Germany Among 18 Nations to Build Carbon Markets

by Mathew Carr (BloombergBusiness)  Markets will help drive emission reductions under Paris deal; Rules needed to ensure markets have environmental

December 15, 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

20-Nation Mission Innovation Coalition Launches to Spur Clean Energy R&D, Investment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, President Obama and French President Hollande, along with a wide range of other

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Indonesia to Boost Biodiesel Output to Meet New Mandates -Industry

by Emily Chow (Reuters)  * Expected to boost biodiesel output capacity by a fifth next year * It will be

November 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Indonesia’s Biodiesel Push Is Vital for Emission Cuts Target: Group

by Michael Taylor (Reuters)  Indonesia’s biodiesel consumption is seen soaring to 7.9 million kilolitres next year from 1.1-1.2 kilolitres in

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

11 Top Low-Carbon Fuel Players, WCSBD Publish COP 21 Guide to Slashing Transport-Based Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, 11 leading low carbon fuel companies present a comprehensive guide that identifies a variety

November 24, 2015 Read Full Article

Pertamina to Buy 1.84 million Kilolitre of Fatty Acids for Biodiesel

(Jakarta Globe)  State energy giant Pertamina has signed contracts with 11 biofuel companies to supply 1.84 million kiloliter of fatty

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

New Biobased Projects Around the World

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe,

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Indonesia May Not Import Gasoil over 2016-18: Pertamina Executive

(Hellenic Shipping News)  Indonesia may no longer import gasoil over 2016-18 due to slowing demand and the government’s plan to

November 11, 2015 Read Full Article

B20 Diesel Ready to Enter Market Next Year

by Apriadi Gunawan (The Jakarta Post)  The government is optimistic that B20 biodiesel fuel will be ready to enter the market

November 6, 2015 Read Full Article

All Indonesian Airliners Will in 2018 Be Obliged to Use Aviation Biofuel that Can Reduce Air Pollution

by Leo Jegho (Global Indonesian Voices)  All airline companies operating in Indonesia will be obliged to use aviation biofuel for their

October 29, 2015 Read Full Article

FAA Partners with Indonesia’s DGCA to Advance Aviation Biofuels

by Juliet Van Wagenen (Avionics Magazine)  The FAA and Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have signed an agreement

October 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Exxon’s Business Ambition Collided with Climate Change Under a Distant Sea (Part 4)

by Neela Banerjee & Lisa Song (Inside Climate News) Throughout the 1980s, the company struggled to solve the carbon problem

October 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Gov’t Prepares Subsidy for Biodiesel B20

(Tempo)  Achieving success in the mixing of 15 percent vegetable oil (B15) with solar, the government will increase it to

October 21, 2015 Read Full Article

The 800 Ways Taxpayer Money Supports Fossil Fuel Industries

by Reed Landberg (Bloomberg/Renewable Energy World)  If the world seeks to lower carbon emissions, why is support for fossil fuels

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Oil Palm and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia – Planning for Sustainability?

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This brief draws together SEI research done between 2011 and 2014 on agribusiness developments – especially of

September 29, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Capacity to Grow to 61 BGY in 2018

(Lux Research/MarketWired)  Ethanol and Biodiesel Continue Their Domination but Remain Relatively Flat, While Novel Fuels and Novel Feedstocks Grow at

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Fuelling Mackay’s Job Market into the Future

by Emily Smith (Daily Mercury)  NOTHING creates jobs like the resource industry.  It’s a widely held view in the Mackay

September 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Use in International Markets: The Importance of Trade

by Jayson Beckman (US Department of Agriculture)  Global biofuel production rose tremendously over 2001-13, led largely by rapid growth in the

September 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Andhra Pradesh, Telangana Have Miles to Go for Biofuels

by V. Nilesh (Deccan Chronicle)  The government’s national policy on biofuels which aims to blend 20 per cent biofuels by 2017

August 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Golden Agri Resources to Build $150m Biodiesel Facility

by Anggi M. Lubis (The Jakarta Post)  Singapore-listed Golden Agri Resources (GAR), the world’s second largest plantation company, is disbursing

August 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Commentary on the Recent Development of Price Indices for Oilseeds and Meals

(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)  In July, the FAO price indices for oilseeds and meals rose by

August 11, 2015 Read Full Article

Why Airlines Keep Pushing Biofuels: They Have No Choice

by  Jonathan Fahey and Scott Mayerowitz (Associated Press) The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Investment in Energy Technology to Hit $400 Billion by 2030

by Roseline Okere (The Guardian (Nigeria)) The International Energy Agency (IEA) has projected that increasing investment in renewable energy technologies in

June 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Palm Oil Could Become an 84m Tonne Market

(Biofuels International) Palm oil is predominantly consumed for food applications, however in the last decade palm oil consumption for biofuels has

May 29, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Now Exported to Many Markets

(National Corn Growers Association)  A recent chart from the U.S. Grains Council illustrates the wide range of markets for U.S.

May 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Local Biodiesel Use to Reach up to Four Million KL This Year

by Linda Yulisman (The Jakarta Post)  … Biodiesel consumption in Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil producer, may reach between 3 million

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Carmakers Worry Higher Biofuel Mix Could Damage Engines

by Raras Cahyafitri and Linda Yulismann (The Jakarta Post) … “The usage of biodiesel is good. However, we are still worried

April 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Palm Oil Update Indonesia: Subsidies for Biofuel to Lift CPO Prices

(Indonesia-Investments)  Due to the Indonesian government’s plan to increase biofuel subsidies from IDR 1,500 per liter to IDR 4,000 per

February 27, 2015 Read Full Article

What’s New, Different and Hot in Military and Aviation Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the world of aviation biofuels, the bands and the bunting are rolling out less

February 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Transfer of Subsidy to Biofuel Accelerates Deforestation, Says Walhi

(Jakarta Post)  The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) is warning that the government’s policy to shift subsidies from fossil

February 18, 2015 Read Full Article

The Outlook for Renewable Fuels: The Top 10 issues for 2015

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Here’s our most recent update, focusing on 10 key issues (though not ranked in order

February 13, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Douglas Furtek, Director, Operational Innovation, R&D, Teck Guan Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Teck Guan Group is a progressive multinational (Malaysia, China, Indonesia) oil palm plantation, palm oil

February 9, 2015 Read Full Article

To Avoid Worst Consequences of Climate Change, Solutions Must Include Land Use Sector

(Union of Concerned Scientists)  A report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) finds that reducing emissions from the land

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Beyond Boats To China

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After halting distillers grains imports late last year, the world’s top DDGS buyer is

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

B7 Biodiesel To Be Sold In Sarawak, Sabah, Labuan From End Of January

(Bernama)  A total of 366 petrol kiosks in Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan will be selling B7 palm oil biodiesel from

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Making Indirect Land Use Change Go Away

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As the specter of falling oil prices spooks the sector, here’s good news from the

January 15, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes with… Dr. M. Sugandi-Ratulangi, Director S&A PETROKIMIA

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … further interest includes domestic ethanol production and infrastructure studies for supply to the Chinese market

January 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much

January 5, 2015 Read Full Article

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014: Asia and Oceania

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The East is Green. Asia is confirmed as “the new Brazil” as project developers head

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

USGC Ethanol Assessment Team Finds Potential in the Philippines

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council recently led a delegation of industry leaders representing the USDA, Renewable

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Sector on the Edge

by Emily Parkinson (Financial Review) Australia’s struggling biofuels industry has had an annus horribilis.   First came the budget decision

November 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Explores Export Opportunities in Panama and Peru

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy participated in a market development mission with the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association

November 10, 2014 Read Full Article

CPO Biodiesel to Help Lower State Expenditure by US$2.43 bln

by Kamis (AntaraNews.com)  The use of crude palm oil (CPO) as biodiesel fuel can reduce the state expenditure by US$2.43

October 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Shift to Low-Carbon Systems to Save Future Financial, Environmental Costs: Report

(RIA Novosti)   Shifting to a low-carbon economy over the next 15 years could save worldwide financial and environmental costs, a

September 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Push Leads to Big Fall in Indonesia Fuel Import

(The Rakyat Post) Previously ranked as Asia’s top diesel importer, now No 3 Indonesia is expected to take a third less

August 21, 2014 Read Full Article

Govt Urged to Push for More Use of Biofuel

by Edi Hardum  (Jakarta Globe)  Experts slammed the government for not being serious in pushing the use of biofuel as

August 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Colombia’s Palm Oil Output Seen by Oil World Climbing to Record

(BlackSeaGrain/Bloomberg)  Palm oil production in Colombia will climb to a record this year as trees planted three years ago start

August 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Platts Webinar – European Road Fuels

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuel USA) Tim Worledge, the Associate Editorial Director of Platts Agriculture relayed some of the history

July 9, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Don't Count It Out: Biofuels Industry Holds Much Promise

by Shankar Rampalli (Mordor Intelligence/Renewable Energy World)   The verdict on biofuels is in, and the catchphrase seems to be over-promised

June 18, 2014 Read Full Article

2013 a Mixed Year for German Biodiesel

(Biodiesel Magazine) The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) reports that the sale of biodiesel declined drastically by 90

June 17, 2014 Read Full Article

2nd Oleochemicals Outlook August 26-27, 2014 Jakarta, Indonesia

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April 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Aemetis Announces Commissioning of Biodiesel Distillation Unit at India Plant

(Aemetis)  Aemetis, Inc. (OTCQB: AMTX), an advanced fuels and renewable chemicals company, announced today that its 50 million gallon per

February 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014

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

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Special Asia Biofuels Report: The Top 10 Stories of the Year, and More

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Asia looks at petroleum reserves and exploration and concludes: our future is in biomass. As we

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

INSISTS Helps Sweden, RI Develop Renewable Energy

by Bambang Muryanto (The Jakarta Post)  The Indonesian-Swedish Initiative for Sustainable Energy Solutions (INSISTS) will help the Indonesian government develop

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

Financiers of Palm Oil Must Stop Deforestation and Illegal Activity

(Friends of the Earth Europe)  Illegal and harmful production of palm oil in Indonesia is continuing, reveals a new report

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

Elevance Planning Another Biofeedstocks Plant

by Frank Esposito (Plastics News)  Less than a year after opening its plant in Indonesia, Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. has announced

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Tax Incentives Boost Chinese Biodiesel Imports, Replace Diesel

by Jessica Jaganathan and Judy Hua (Reuters)  China’s biodiesel imports are surging, displacing local diesel sales as some trading companies take

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

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by Yayat Supriatna (Reuters)  An Indonesian rule limiting plantation areas to just 100,000 hectares for new palm oil firms threatens

October 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Green Aviation Fuel Key to Indonesian JV

(Biofuels International)  An environmentally-friendly air transportation sector is the aim for an collaboration between the Indonesian government and the International

October 3, 2013 Read Full Article

Total and Shell Required to Up Biodiesel Blends in Indonesia

(Biofuels International)  The two remaining foreign petroleum players in Indonesia have been told to increase the proportion of biodiesel mix

October 3, 2013 Read Full Article

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by Rhett Butler (Mongabay.com)  Palm oil imports into Europe for use as car fuel increased by more than three-fold since 2006,

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

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