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France Sets Out Plan to End ‘Imported Deforestation’

(France 24 with Reuters)  France set out plans on Wednesday to tackle deforestation around the world, saying it would look to curb imports of products such as palm oil, soy and

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

China Seen Importing US Ethanol via Alternative Routes Amid Trade War

by  Srijan Kanoi  (S&P Global Platts)  China has switched to importing US ethanol via alternative routes since the US-China trade war erupted in April, the country’s General Administration of Customs data

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

ZSL Report Finds Palm Oil Companies’ Commitments Lacking

(Zoological Society of London)  World’s largest survey of palm oil producers and traders finds lack of assurance in tackling forest loss.  Zero-deforestation commitments within the palm oil industry risk being undermined by

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Just in from ABLC: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Hot Technologies and Their Examples

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Each year at ABLC, we have had the great fortune to have in our opening panel a tremendous sector overview from Roger Wyse, the Co-CEO of

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

‘Cheaper to Use Biodiesel Now’

(New Straits Times) Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said at current low palm oil pricing, it is cheaper for trucks and busses to use biodiesel or palm methyl ester (PME) than

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

EU to Engage Local Palm Oil Industry Stakeholders in Talks, Plantations Visits

(AFIQ AZIZ/The Malaysian Reserve)    The visit is aimed to provide the EU delegations with a clearer and first-hand exposure to all issues concerned in RED —  The European Commission will hold

October 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Fat Profits: Asian Traders Cash in as Europe Thirsts for Waste Oils

(The Star)  Once surreptitiously dumped down drains in the dead of night, Asia’s used cooking oil is fast becoming one of the most sought-after commodities in Europe – as a feedstock

October 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Won’t Pose Risk to Vehicle Engines, Says Indonesian Producer

(MalaysiaKini/Bernama)  There should be no concern that the use of biodiesel will affect vehicle engines as proven by the implementation of biodiesel programme in Indonesia, said Wilmar International country head in

September 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Pain-Relieving Yarns, Dissolvable Plastic Made out of Algae, Probiotic Nutrition from Soy Waste, Squid-Inspired Smart Materials. Illinois Okays Hemp Cultivation: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of September 5th

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

September 7, 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

Birth of an Industrial Sugars Giant? Sugars in Focus in Leaf Resources, Petronas Agreement

 by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We hear from Australia and Malaysia that PETRONAS Chemicals Group and Leaf Resources inked a Memorandum of Understanding for Leaf’s proposed biorefinery project in Malaysia. In

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Palm Oil Watchdog Urged to Take ‘Giant Leap’ to Save Forests

by Michael Taylor (Thomson Reuters Foundation)  Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil must include a commitment to zero deforestation in new standards, environmental experts say  —  The global watchdog for the palm oil

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesia Revises Palm Crop Fund Rules to Back Biodiesel Drive

by Bernadette Christina Munthe and Fransiska Nangoy (Reuters)  Indonesia made public on Tuesday a revised regulation that gives the country’s palm crop fund more leeway to support the expanded use of

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Chinese Investors Look to Set up Biodiesel Production in Malaysia

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malaysia, Chinese investors are keen to set up bio-processing businesses including a Beijing Sanju Environmental Protection and New Materials Co who is seeking to set up

August 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Oil’s Relentless Price Climb Brings Advanced Biofuels Back in Vogue

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For several years now we have seen a significant number of players pivoting from biofuels towards smaller but higher-value markets in chemicals, nutrition,  nutraceuticals, pharma, materials, flavorings,

August 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Belgium Urges Malaysia to Open Diplomatic Mission to EU to Lobby for Palm Oil

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malaysia, the Borneo Post reports that the Belgian ambassador to Malaysia suggested the country set up a separate diplomatic mission in Brussels specifically to lobby the European

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Malaysia to Implement B10 Biodiesel Programme by Mid-2019

by Emily Chow (Reuters)  Malaysia will implement a higher biodiesel mandate from the second half of 2019, raising the minimum bio-content local producers must put in biodiesel to 10 percent from

July 19, 2018 Read Full Article

France: Palm Oil Sustainability Still a Concern for Consumers

by Rachel Lau (Borneo Post)  Palm oil will not be discriminated as a biofuel in the European Union, but the oil’s sustainability remains a key concern for its consumers and its industries.

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Saying ‘No’ to Palm Oil Would Likely Displace, Not Halt Biodiversity Loss – IUCN report

(IUCN)  Banning palm oil would most likely increase the production of other oil crops to meet demand for oil, displacing rather than halting the significant global biodiversity losses caused by palm

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Teresa Kok’s Palm Oil Challenges

by Tan Xue Ying  (The Edge)  With numerous challenges dominating Malaysia’s palm oil industry, all eyes are on Teresa Kok as she officially begins as the minister of primary industries. … Other

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Student Videos on Green Chemistry

(Yale University)  Our Center hosted a student video competition at the 22nd Green Chemistry & Engineering conference in Portland, Oregon. The competition is part of the bigger Yale-UNIDO initiative, which aims

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Incentive under New EU Renewable Energy Directive Not Enough, Says IATA

(GreenAir Online)  The EU Council, European Parliament and European Commission have agreed a new post-2020 regulatory framework that includes an EU-wide binding renewable energy target for 2030 of 32% with a

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

MPOC Elated on EU Palm Biofuel Ban

(Borneo Post)  The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) is elated on the latest development in the European Union (EU) which deferred the proposed total ban on palm biofuel to 2030 from

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Chart of the Week (23) — Argentina Accounts for Almost Two Thirds of EU Biodiesel Imports − Indonesia Is the Largest Palm Oil Exporter to the EU

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP))  Biodiesel imports from Argentina have increased considerably over the past several months. In contrast, imports of soybean oil as feedstock from Argentina have

June 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Palm Oil to Be Phased out as Biodiesel Feedstock?

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

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Zero-Waste Palm Oil Industry on the Horizon with New Technology

by Emma Lowry (University of Nottingham/Phys.Org)  Engineers at the University of Nottingham Malaysia have developed new technology to help the global palm oil processing industry reduce CO2 emissions and create renewable

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Summit of The Asia Pacific Showcases Global Ethanol Opportunities

(GrainNet)  Industry and government officials from 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting with members of the U.S. ethanol industry and U.S. officials in Minneapolis this week at the Ethanol

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Verdezyne, Ave Atque Vale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From Southern California the report has arrived that Verdezyne is winding down as a company, and today is the last day of operations. The low oil

May 16, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Needs to Rethink, Set Goals to Reduce Palm Oil in Biodiesel

by Sudheer Mopperthy (Asian Age)  The EU adopted this new fuel with rigour and pledged that by 2020, 10 per cent of all transport fuels in EU nations would be biodiesel.   … 

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Locks in Anti-Dumping Duties on Biodiesel from Argentina, Indonesia

by Susan Heavey and Doina Chiacu (Reuters)  The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday the dumping of biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia harms American producers, a move that locks

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesia to Expand Domestic Biodiesel Use

(Jakarta Post)  The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry plans to expand the use of biodiesel to 3.5 million kiloliters annually by encouraging the mining sector and state-owned railway operator KAI to

March 21, 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 put in motion a plan to manage the associated risks,

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Defence Ministry Upholds ‘Palm Oil First Call’ in Proposed Jet Buy Deals with France

by Sangeetha Amarthalingam (The Edge Markets)  The proposed palm biodiesel ban by the European Union (EU) parliament has bearings on negotiations on Malaysia’s plan to buy multi-role combat aircraft (MRCA) from

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 broad range of topics: The future of bioenergy discussed by

March 12, 2018 Read Full Article

UIA Enters $70 Billion Development Deal with Malaysian Firm

by Bridget Asiimwe (The Observer)  Uganda Investment Authority has entered a multi-billion deal with a Malaysian firm with an aim of transforming the country into a green economy by 2040 through

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Palm Oil to Be Phased out as Biodiesel Feedstock?

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

January 31, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand Ready to Retaliate on EU Palm Oil Ban

By Ooi Tee Ching  (New Straits Times)  Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand will retaliate if the EU’s ongoing discrimination and attack on the palm oil industry becomes legislative, said Plantation Industries and

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Over 1,000 Protest against EU Move to Ban Palm Oil Biofuel

by Kenneth Tee (MalayMailOnline)  About 1,700 Malaysian palm oil smallholders today rallied against the European Union’s (EU) move to remove palm oil from its biofuels mix. The protest demanded that the

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Start Right, Finish Right: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Project Development for New Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Scale-up. Everyone wants it, but how do you get it done, right, on-time, on-target, on-budget? How do you meet the safety, reliability, economic and sustainability goals?

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Commission Tells Malaysia Proposed Biofuel Policy Respects WTO Rules

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  The European Commission’s proposal for the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive is in compliance with the EU’s commitments under the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules, Commission

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2018? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our

January 3, 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 world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 65

January 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Oversupply of Biodiesel Worries Producers

(Bangkok Post)  … The commonly used biodiesel B100 reportedly has 13 factories producing 6.6 to 7 million litres a day, but national demand is around 3.3 to 3.5 million litres per

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Felda Protests EU’s Ban on Palm Oil

by  Zunaira Saieed (The Star)  FELDA, which harbours the largest population of oil palm smallholders in Malaysia, fully condemns the discriminatory act by the European Union (EU) to ban palm oil

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 10 Asia Bioeconomy Trends

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With apologies to every other region around the world. we continue to see Asia as the epicenter of the biobased revolution over the next 20 years.

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Can the European Union Afford to Phase Out Conventional Biofuels?

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On November 7th, 2017, industrial experts, leaders and policy makers alike met for the 20th Annual World Ethanol & Biofuels Conference held in Brussels,

December 13, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Mah: Endorsing Palm Oil Biofuel Ban a Step Backwards for Malaysia-EU Trade Ties

(Malay Mail Online)  The vote on Nov 28, 2017 by the Industry, Research & Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Union’s (EU) Parliament  to endorse the ban on palm oil biofuels in Europe,

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

“Borneo Atlas” To Help Palm Oil Buyers Check On Forest Damage

(Reuters/Malaysian Digest)  Researchers have created for the first time a detailed map that will help buyers and consumers of palm oil work out whether the supply chain is harming forests on

November 28, 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

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 company just burned down the warehouse with the original text

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

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

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

November 6, 2017 Read Full Article

COSMOS: The Future of Plant Oil

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 9th the 10th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy kicked off in Brussels, Belgium, giving participants the opportunity to take part in

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

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

EU Member States, Commission Have No Position in European Parliament’s Resolution

by Sangeetha Amarthalingam & Wong Ee Lin (The Edge Markets)  The European Union (EU) member states and Commission have no position in the European parliament’s resolution to discontinue the usage of vegetable

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Nigeria: Malaysian Bionas to Build $2.5bn Bio-Fuel Factory in Kaduna State

by Gwladys Johnson (Ecofin Agency)  Malaysian firm Bionas plans to build plant where it will produce bio-fuel from Jatropha plant, in Zaria, Kaduna State. “Jatropha plant could produce aviation fuel and sell

September 27, 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

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

August 15, 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

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

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

M’sia Targets 50% Rise in Palm Product Exports to Philippines by 2020

(The Star)  Malaysia is targetting the export of palm oil and palm-based products to the Philippines to increase by 50%

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 10 Storylines: Heard on the Floor at the 2017 BIO World Congress

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Industrial biotech’s biggest and grandest show, the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, opened today in

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

July 24, 2017 0 comment 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

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Verdezyne

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Verdezyne is a privately held industrial biotechnology company that is developing and commercializing novel genetically

July 4, 2017 Read Full Article

B10 Biodiesel Aces Three Million Km of DBKL Testing

by Anthony Lim (Paultan.org) … Still, nothing like actual field tests to offer reliable evidence as to the suitability of B10,

June 15, 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

June 14, 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,

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

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Progress on Transport Biofuels in Korea

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

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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)

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Palm Oil Board Refutes Economist’s Claim on Biodiesel

by Robin Augustin (Free Malaysia Today)  Prominent economist Jomo Kwame Sundaram had said Malaysia’s research and development of biodiesel was

March 30, 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

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Bank in Tie-Up with UPM to Buy Used Cooking Oil from Public

by  Syiffaa’ Musa  (The Star) … Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and CIMB Foundation are collaborating to educate the public through a

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Malaysia Lagging in Palm Biofuel Research, Says Economist

by Koh Jun Lin (Malaysiakini)  Malaysia has not done enough research on palm oil derived biodiesel although Malaysian palm oil

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

German Biodiesel Imports Rise Sharply, Exports Grow Modestly

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  …  According to the government figures, U.S. imports of German biodiesel were topped only by

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Tuscaloosa’s Inventure Is Changing the Way We Look at Waste

by William Thornton (AL.com)  In a non-descript 40,000-square-foot building not far from the popular Tuscaloosa restaurant Waysider, a group of

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Trans Borneo Expedition All Geared up for 860km Road Trip to Promote Biodiesel

by Daryll Law (Borneo Post)  The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) will hold

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

IPO-bound Global Green to Set up Biochem Complex in Thailand

by Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul (Deal Street Asia)  Global Green Chemical Pcl (GGC), a subsidiary of Thailand’s leading chemical manufacturer PTT Global Chemical

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

B10 Biodiesel Is Cleaner, Better for Engines – MPIC

by Jonathan Lee (Paultan.org)  The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (MPIC) has released a statement clarifying the facts regarding

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

API and MYBiomass Announce Joint-Development Agreement for the Production of Nanocellulose for Downstream Applications

(PR Web/American Process/MYBiomass)  American Process Inc. (API) and MYBiomass Sdn. Bhd. (MYBiomass) will work together to develop technology to produce

January 16, 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

December 30, 2016 Read Full Article

World Petroleum Council Guide to Biofuels

(World Petroleum Council)  ‘Biofuels’ will be the 6th in the series of the WPC’s educational guides and will focus on

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel: From Deep Fryer to Engine

CRISPY, sweet and a little bit salty, the pisang goreng is enjoyed as favourite tea time snack. Roadside stall owner

December 7, 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

November 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Transport Industry Wants More Tests on B10 Fuel

by Noel Achariam (Free Malaysia Today)  Hauliers and lorry owners fear adverse effects on their vehicles if B10 fuel programme is

November 25, 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

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Palm-Oil-Based Biodiesel to Increase Palm Oil Demand

by P. Chandra Sagaran (The Sun Daily)  The increase in the use of palm-oil-based petroleum diesel bio-fuel will increase the demand

October 11, 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

September 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Breakthrough in Biodiesel: Duonix Beatrice Reaches Commercial-Scale, with Signature Advances in Cost-Reduction, Feedstock Flexibility

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The most important technological advance in biodiesel in recent years has reached commercial-scale in Eastern

September 23, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Controversial B10 Biodiesel Hits Snag

by Yamin Vong (The Sun Daily)  A proposal to push through a controversial B10 bio-diesel next month hits more snags, much

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

All Systems Go for B10 Biodiesel; Shoring up CPO Prices, Reducing Stock Seen

by Hanim Adnan (The Star) After hitting several speed bumps on the road to realisation, the country’s stalled B10 biodiesel mandate for

September 15, 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

September 6, 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

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

September 1, 2016 Read Full Article

MBA Inks Deal With APEDB On Palm Biodiesel Investment, Export Potential

(Bernama)  The Malaysian Biodiesel Association (MBA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India’s Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Malaysian Government to Discuss B10 Implementation with Automakers

(Biofuels International)  … The Southeast Asian country’s government wanted to introduce 10% palm oil biodiesel already in June, but the decision

July 21, 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

Ministry to Meet Carmakers to Discuss Implementation of B10 Biodiesel

(The Sun Daily)  The Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities will meet car manufacturers tomorrow to discuss the implementation of

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Production from Crude Jatropha Oil Using a Highly Active Heterogeneous Nanocatalyst by Optimizing Transesterification Reaction Parameters

by Reddy, M. Amaranadha and Ahmed, Abu Saleh and Islam, Md. Saiful and Hamdan, Sinin andMaleque, Md Abdul (Universiti Putra Malaysia)

July 8, 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

Controversy as B10 Biodiesel Goes on Sale in Malaysia – MAA Says May Cause Engine Damage, MBA Says No

by Mohan K Ramanujam  (paultan.org)  … In response to the implementation of B10 biodiesel for the transportation sector, the Malaysian Automotive

June 17, 2016 Read Full Article

B10 and B7 Biodiesel Programmes to Benefit Smallholders

(Borneo Post)  The implementation of the biodiesel 10 per cent blend (B10) programme for the transportation sector and the biodiesel

June 10, 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

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

Colombia’s Ecopetrol Granted Clean Diesel Patent in Malaysia

(Latin American Herald Tribune)  Colombian state-controlled oil company Ecopetrol said it was granted a patent by Malaysia to produce diesel

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Johor Ready to Lead Production of Biodiesel Alternative Energy, Says Khaled

(Bernama/New Straits Times)  Johor is ready to lead the production of biodiesel as an alternative source of fuel energy and

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

Book Review: Biofuels, Food Security and Developing Economies

(merinews)  …  Giving the intensity of debate of food versus fuel debate, Naziz (Mintz-Habib)’s fascinating study explores how and in

February 22, 2016 0 comment 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

Uggah: Malaysia Committed to B10 Biodiesel

(Malaysiakini/Reuters) Malaysia is still committed to its plan to raise its biodiesel mandate to 10 percent despite low oil prices, a

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

Project Aims to Lower Cellulase Cost through Enzyme Recycling

(Autodisplay Biotech GmbH)  In November, an international consortium led by Autodisplay Biotech GmbH started Pathway EFB, a €1.6 million ($1.75

January 4, 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

UTM and Cambridge University to Research Jatropha Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  A team of experts from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and the University of Cambridge in the UK are

December 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Xebec ‘Hybrid’ for Biogas in Malaysia

(Fleets & Fuels)  Installation Combines Membrane and PSA Technologies Yielding Biomethane-Based CNG for Palm Oil Mill Vehicles — Canada’s Xebec Adsorption has

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Scania and Mida Enters Biofuel Collaboration in Malaysia

(ScandAsia.com)   Scania Malaysia (Scania) and Agensi Inovasi Malaysia or Malaysia Innovation Agency (AIM) are to collaborate in exploring viable commercial

December 8, 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

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

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

Biofuel Offers Solution to Reduce Carbon Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide Emissions

(Borneo Post/Bernama)  In the light of the current haze Malaysians are facing, a local company, Biofuel Sdn Bhd, has come

October 21, 2015 Read Full Article

That Was Then, This Is Now: 10 Signature Biofuels Projects for 2015-16, and Where They Are

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  All have soaring ambitions, some will be realized on schedule, some later, some probably not

October 19, 2015 Read Full Article

BASF, Genomatica Target Asia for Commercial Production of Renewable Butanediol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  License agreement adds countries in Southeast Asia; Optional capacity for up to 75,000 metric tons

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

FGVH Said to Be Target of Global Anti-Palm Oil Lobby

by Mohamad Azlan Jaafar   (Malaysia Reserve)  Several anti-palm oil groups are pressuring international manufacturers to boycott products from Felda Global

September 24, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

One Darn-Hot Renewable Chemicals Play: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Verdezyne

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Verdezyne is a privately held industrial biotechnology company that is developing and commercializing novel genetically

September 9, 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

Glucan Biorenewables: The Digest’s 2015 5-Minute Guide

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Glucan Biorenewables is producing furan derivatives from biomass.  The furfural platform will be used to

August 24, 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

Malaysia’s Biodiesel Exports in Explosive Growth

(Biofuels International)  Malaysia’s biodiesel exports surged twelvefold year on year to 46,601mt in July, bolstered by an open arbitrage to

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

India’s B5 Program Could Ease Crude Palm Oil Surplus in Southeast Asia: Market Sources

(Hellenic Shipping News)  India’s newly launched biodiesel mandate would have limited impact on the region’s balances but could potentially help

August 13, 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

The Pyromaniax, Class of 2015: The Top 10 Pyrolysis Projects in Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been around for a generation or so — fast pyrolysis, that is. Though in

August 4, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Touts Biodiesel Made from Recycled Cooking Oil

by Sean Lin (Taipai Times)  The EPA said more than 100,000 tonnes of biodiesel per year are made from recycled

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Uggah: B10 Biodiesel Programme Will Utilise Crude Palm Oil from Stockpile if Implemented

(Bernama/The Malay Mail Online)  Some 1.22 million tonnes of crude palm oil (CPO) from the country’s stockpile will be utilised

July 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Mercedez-Benz Changes Tune, Now Says B10 Biodiesel Is Okay

(Malaysian Digest)  Barely two weeks after casting doubt on the viability of Malaysia’s B10 biodiesel fuel for car engines, Mercedez-Benz

July 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Mercedes, Toyota, Isuzu, VW – B10 Biodiesel No Go

(Paultan.org)  Following BMW Malaysia announcing it found “technical challenges” running its diesel engines on B10 biodiesel (10% palm-based biodiesel/90% petroleum

June 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel RIN Prices React Wildly to US EPA’s RFS Proposals

(Platts) …  In immediate reaction, market participants viewed the proposed obligations as bearish for corn-based ethanol (D6) RINs and bullish

June 2, 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

The Aviation Renewable Fuels Imperative

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From remarks by Antonio De Palmas — president, Boeing Italy, at the World Bioenergy Leadership

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Remembering a True Visionary: Novozymes Honors Guido Ghisolfi

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The renewable energy industry was saddened on March 3 by the news of the death

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Digital Soil: The Four Secrets of the New Agriculture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To make fuel, chemicals, fiber, food more productively than ever before — it starts in

March 10, 2015 Read Full Article

The Neodiesel Revolution Heads Offshore: Benefuel, Felda Expand in Malaysia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s New, it’s Neo — the neodiesel companies — brimming with technologies to create cleaner

March 4, 2015 Read Full Article

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