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Producers Call on Government to Implement B30 Biodiesel Policy

(Jakarta Post)  While the implementation of the 20 percent blended biodiesel ( B20 ) mandatory policy needs fine tuning, biodiesel producers want the government to increase biodiesel content in fuel to 30

November 15, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

Electricity and Biofuels Needed in Tandem to Meet Climate Goals, UN Report Says

by Gerardo Fortuna (EURACTIV) Some first generation biofuels like palm oil diesel gave bioenergy a bad name but recent scientific reports have confirmed that policymakers must take into account all the

November 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Total Delays Start up of La Mede Biodiesel Refinery to Q1 2019

(Reuters) French oil and gas major Total has delayed the startup of its planned 500,000 tonnes capacity La Mede biofuel refinery to the first quarter of 2019, the company’s Chief Financial

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Isuzu Ready to Modify Vehicles for B20 Biodiesel Compatibility if Thai Govt Offers Incentives

(The Nation)  Isuzu is ready to carry out modifications on its products for B20 biodiesel fuel compatibility in Thailand if the government supports the policy and offers tax cuts in order

November 1, 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

Three Palm Oil Proposals to Target Slump

by Phusadee Arunmas   (Bangkok Post)  The Commerce Ministry is proposing three measures to the cabinet over the next few weeks to tackle the domestic oil palm price slump. The ministry also

October 25, 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

Indonesia to Convert Old Oil Refineries into Biofuel Plants

(PM News Nigeria)  Indonesia is looking into the possibility of converting two of the country’s older crude oil refineries into plants, for the production of biofuels, a cabinet minister said on

October 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesia Biodiesel Output Could Jump 40 pct in 2019

(The Star)  Indonesia’s biodiesel production could rise to 7 million tonnes in 2019, up 40 percent from an estimated 5 million tonnes this year, due to a new programme to boost

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesia Halts All New Palm Oil Plantations for 3 Years

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The battle continues between the European Union and its anti-palm oil stance due to deforestation and environmental issues, and Indonesia, the leading palm oil producing

September 24, 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

Hyundai, LG to Construct Biodiesel Factories in Indonesia

(Jakarta Post)  West Kalimantan Governor Sutarmidji has said Korean companies  Hyundai and LG will construct biodiesel factories in the province amid the government’s effort to expand the domestic use of the fuel through

September 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Farmers in Guatemala Are Destroying Dams to Fight ‘Dirty’ Renewable Energy

by Simon Granovsky-Larsen (The Conversation)  …  Ixpátz and four other rivers in the Champerico area had been re-routed from their natural courses and into large plantations. Joining forces with other small farmers,

September 10, 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

Indonesia Sets Palm Biofuel Plant Condition for Jet Purchases from U.S., France – Minister

by Bernadette Christina Munthe, Jamie Freed, Cindy Silviana and Fransiska Nangoy (Reuters/EuroNews)  Indonesia has asked for its companies to be allowed to build palm oil jet fuel plants in the United States

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Minister Jonan Threatens to Impose Sanctions for Violators of B20 Mandatory Regulation

(Netral News)  Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan has signed several regulations which govern the Provision and Utilization of Biodiesel Type of Biofuels in the Framework of Financing

September 3, 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

Extending Palm Oil Production in Africa Threatens Primate Conservation

(EU Science Hub: The European Commission’s science and knowledge service)  Future expansion of the palm oil industry could have a dramatic impact on African primates, according to the findings of a new

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

Indonesia to Enhance Strategic Partnership with Boeing

 (ANTARA News) The Trade Ministry seeks to enhance strategic partnerships with the US, including with the world`s largest aircraft manufacturer Boeing, which is expected to be mutually beneficial to both

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

New Biodiesel Recipe Can Cut Indonesia’s Fuel Imports: Industry Minister

by Gayatri Suroyo and Tabita Diela  (Reuters)  Indonesia, the world’s biggest palm oil producer, is offering incentives to developers of a new 100 percent palm oil-based “green diesel”, which the net oil

August 2, 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

Indonesia to Make Biodiesel Use Compulsory from September 1: Official

by Bernadette Christina Munthe (Reuters)  Indonesia aims to make the use of biodiesel blended fuels compulsory for all vehicles and heavy machinery from Sept. 1, Renewable Energy Director General Rida Mulyana said

August 1, 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

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

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

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Surfactants, 100% Renewable and Biobased: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Croda’s Eco Range

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Croda’s new Eco Range of surfactants is 100% renewable and 100% biobased. Croda’s is the first plant of its type in North America to produce 100% renewable,

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesia Accelerates Use of B30 Biodiesel Fuels

(Jakarta Post)  The government plans to accelerate the use of fuel with 30 percent biodiesel content (B30 biofuel) in the transportation sector by next year from the initial plan of 2020, an

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

NNPC Engages Cross River Community on 14mw Biodiesel

by Harrison Edeh (Business Day)  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commenced comprehensive community integration and stakeholders’ engagement to sensitize dwellers of Iwure, Ojor and Osomba/Akin communities of Cross River State

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Diesel Tree: Fuel for the Alternative Energy Sector

by Glenneis Kriel (Farmer’s Weekly)  Christo Smit, a former researcher at the Agricultural Research Council, is working on developing a sustainable biofuel industry from the diesel tree.  —  The South African government

July 16, 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

On Energy Independence Day, India, China Surge as Leaders in Clean Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Because if you want it, here it is, come and get it, biofuels that is, and especially of the advanced type. If you like

July 11, 2018 0 comment 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

Indonesia to Strengthen Industry Amid Trade War: Minister

by Anton Hermansyah (Jakarta Post)  … On Monday, after attending a more than four-hour Cabinet meeting at the Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto said the government would

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

EA Confident in Sealing Energy Deal … A Greener Fuel

by Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn & Jesus Alcocer (Bangkok Post)  … EA (SET-listed renewable energy firm Energy Absolute) is also expanding its biodiesel portfolio, which now accounts for close to 40% of its revenue. Like

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Investigation into U.S. Renewable Fuels Policies Finds “Green” Biodiesel Producers Driving Massive Deforestation

(MIghty Earth)  A new investigation, “Burned: Deception, Deforestation, and America’s Biodiesel Policy” by the organizations Mighty Earth and ActionAid USA has found that biodiesel is not the environmentally friendly, “green” fuel

June 27, 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

New Tax to Encourage B20 Use

by Wichit Chantanusornsiri  (Bangkok Post)  The Excise Department is imposing a tax on B20 biodiesel that is 82 satang lower than the B7 tax in a push to make the former’s retail

June 22, 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

EU Recognises Importance of Crop-Based Ethanol to Achieving Climate Goals

(ePURE/EurActiv)  RED II agreement by negotiators is a step in the right direction, allowing Member States to use sustainable biofuels in fighting climate change   —  Negotiators from the European Parliament, Council and

June 15, 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

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

Palm Oil to Be Phased out as Biodiesel Feedstock?

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

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Total Keeps Biorefinery Launch on Track Despite Farmer Blockade Threat

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

June 5, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

A Yield Revolution in Row Crops Cometh

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Yield10’s Brave New World of Metabolic Engineering, Benson Hill’s cloud biology and CRISPR/Cas9 from Purdue and the Chinese Academy of Sciences? Crop yield may never be

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Government to Increase Biodiesel Mix to 25%

by Nezar Patria  (The Jakarta Post)  The government is planning to issue a regulation on the production of 25-percent biodiesel ( B25 ) early next year. Once issued, the policy will replace

May 23, 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

UPDATE 1-France Allows Total’s La Mede Refinery to Partly Run on Palm Oil

(Reuters)  France caps use of crude palm oil in La Mede refinery;  Says at least 25 percent should come from recycled oil;  Total commits to lower volumes than France requested;  French farmers condemn French

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Artificial Intelligence Combats the Noise from Diesel Engines

(Unidad de Cultura Científica y de la Innovación (UCCi))  Several University of Cordoba research teams have created a new system to predict the sound from these engines depending on the chemical

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

NGOs Tell Commission to Listen to Science and Differentiate Biofuels

by Claire Stam (EurActiv)  A coalition of Czech and Slovak NGOs has called on the European Commission to draw a line in the Renewable Energy Directive revision (RED II) between more sustainable ethanol and

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Certification Schemes Are Holding Back True Sustainability, Says Report

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

May 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Trial to Reduce Harmful Greenhouse Gases

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

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesian Oil Palm Smallholders Sue State over Subsidy to Biofuel Producers

(South Africa Today/Mongabay)  -A union of palm oil smallholders is challenging the allocation of a billion-dollar fund that they say fails to help them rejuvenate their low-yielding oil palms and

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

As Petroleum Prices, Demand Soars, US, EU Dither on Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … US gasoline prices are at a three-year high, says CNBC. This time, the response has been to dither on biofuels and to point to reasonably dismal

April 26, 2018 Read Full Article

B10 Biodiesel Pushed as Antidote to Palm Oil Surplus

by Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  The Thai Biodiesel Producer Association (TBPA) has called for energy policymakers to accelerate their enforcement of rules pertaining to the production and use of B10 biodiesel

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Compatibility of Mid-Level Biodiesel Blends in Vehicles in Indonesia

by Stephanie Searle and Kristine Bitnere (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Indonesia promotes biodiesel consumption through a blending mandate and a

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Why We Need Ecological Biofuels

by Paloma López Bermejo (The Parliament Magazine)  We must establish concrete criteria for determining how sustainable growing, manufacturing, transporting and

April 17, 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

April 17, 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

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

My Eco Energy Eyes 10% of Telangana’s Diesel Market

by Y V Phani Raj (Telangana Today)  Santosh Verma, co-founder, My Eco Energy, told Telangana Today, “Indizel has an edge

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Boeing Promotes Aviation Biofuel in Africa

by Kaleyesus Bekele (AIN Online)  The Boeing Company has teamed with the South African government, South African Airways (SAA), the

March 22, 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

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Scraps Duty on Most Argentina, Indonesia Biodiesel: Document

Philip Blenkinsop (Reuters)  The European Union has removed duties on biodiesel imports for 13 Argentine and Indonesian producers following the end

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Questions Raised over EU’s Proposed Advanced Biofuels List

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  Not all second-generation biofuels listed by the European Commission are sustainable, critics warn, urging policymakers to use

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

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

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP))  The trialogue procedure for redrafting the Renewable Energy Directive (RED

March 19, 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

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

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

Govt Pushing ahead with Locomotive Biodiesel Plans

by Viriya P. Singgih (The Jakarta Post)  The government will decide whether to resume the 20 percent biodiesel blend ( B20

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

NNPC, Kogi to Produce 84 Million Litres of Bio-fuel

(Nigerian Natinal Petroleum Company)  Sign MoU on Fuel-Ethanol Project to Create 2 Million Jobs  —  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Aviation Biofuels: 10 Years, 100,000 Flights and We’re Still Arguing about Feedstock – Why?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week marks the 10th anniversary of the first demo flight on biofuel  which was done

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Unilever and PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) Reach Agreement to Accelerate Production of Sustainable Palm Oil in Indonesia

(Unilever)  Unilever and Indonesian government-owned palm oil plantation company PT Perkebunan Nusantara (PTPN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work

February 19, 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

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

January 31, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

OPG Turns Focus to Laos for Oil Palm Plantation

(Bangkok Post)  OPG Tech Co, a local palm oil trader, is gearing up for oil palm plantation and biodiesel production

January 30, 2018 Read Full Article

WTO Rules EU Must Change Duties on Indonesia Biodiesel

by Philip Blenkinsop and Bernadette Christina Munthe (Reuters)  The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled in favor of several challenges by Indonesia to

January 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Despite EU Palm Oil Ban, Biofuel Problems Will Continue

(Deutsche Welle) Members of the European Parliament have rejected an attempt to phase out support for crop-based biofuels. So what’s next

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

The European Parliament Just Avoided a Biofuels Fail. Now Here’s How to Move forward on Decarbonising Transport

(ePure)  2030 EU target for renewables in transport leaves an opening for sustainable crop-based biofuels to help reach Paris goals  —  The

January 17, 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

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Socialists, EPP and ALDE Propose to Cap Biofuels Shares at 2017 Level, End Palm Oil

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EURACTIV.com)  Lawmakers from three political families of the European Parliament reached on 10 January a compromise to cap the

January 14, 2018 0 comment 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

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

GGC Readies B7bn Complex

by Yuthana Praiwan  (Bangkok Post)  Global Green Chemical Plc (GGC), the SET-listed biochemical arm of PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC), plans

January 12, 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

More Companies to Enjoy Biodiesel Subsidy

by Viriya P. Singgih (The Jakarta Post)  The government plans to expand the scope of its biodiesel subsidy to businesses operating

January 3, 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

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

December 26, 2017 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 

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Government Initiates Rejuvenation Program for North Sumatra`s Palm Oil Plantations

(AntaraNews.com)  The government has initiated a program to rejuvenate palm oil plantations in North Sumatra spread across 9,109.29 hectares in 12

November 29, 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

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Divided on Biofuel Phase-Out, Parliament Looks for Compromise

by Paola Tamma (EurActiv)  The lawmaker in charge of steering the EU’s biofuels reform in the European Parliament is looking for compromise

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Palm Methyl Ester Biodiesel Market Expected To Witness The Highest Growth

(Email Wire/QY Research Groups) The Global Palm Methyl Ester Biodiesel Market Research Report 2017 to 2022 renders deep perception of the

November 15, 2017 0 comment 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

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Green Incentives See Rainforests Felled in Search for Biofuel

by Chisaki Watanabe (Sidney Morning Herald)  What started as a way to cut Japan’s dependence on imported fossil fuels has led to

November 13, 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

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

November 6, 2017 Read Full Article

COSMOS: The Future of Plant Oil

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

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Biodiesel and the Ever-Changing Political Landscape

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Industry stakeholders and legal experts discuss the recent RFS court ruling, the ongoing U.S. trade cases

October 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

EP Committee on Environment Denies Prospects for Domestic Biofuels

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

October 29, 2017 Read Full Article

The Royal Seeds of a Biofuel Revolution

by Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  The late King laid the groundwork for Thailand’s path toward energy independence.  —  … Although biofuel took longer

October 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Marketing Sustainability: How Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) Are Planning to Take Flight

By Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Flying in Formation: Since the first test flight almost 10 years ago, there have

October 19, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

More than Half of EU Biodiesel Made from Imported Crops, Study Finds

by  Samuel White  (EurActiv)  Some 53% of EU biodiesel is made with imported feedstock, according to a recent analysis of European

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Countries Reject Plans for the Expansion of Aviation Biofuels

(Transport & Environment)  Today, 25 countries convened by the UN International Civil Aviation Organization(ICAO) rightly rejected the  2050 Vision on Sustainable Aviation Fuels that

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Palm Oil Ban ‘Has Little Impact on Reducing Deforestation’

(Biofuels International)  A general ban on palm oil in biofuels in Europe punishes the wrong producers while having little impact on

October 18, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Biofuels International 2017 Conference in Edinburgh – A Peek into EU’s Biofuel Industry and Policy Outlook

  Biofuels International 2017 Conference in Edinburgh – A Peek into EU’s Biofuel Industry and Policy Outlook

by Aino Siirala* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The 10th Biofuels International Conference and Expo took place in Edinburgh this year. The

October 16, 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,

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

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

NGOs Slam UN Aviation Agency Plan for Biofuels

(Phys.Org)  Nearly 100 environmental and poverty fighting groups jointly released a letter Tuesday slamming a UN proposal that backs large-scale use

October 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

MEP: ‘Sustainable’ Biofuels and E-Mobility Both Needed in Post-2020 EU Transport

by Sarantis Michalopoulos  (Euractiv)  This article is part of our special report Phasing-out biofuels: What’s really at stake?. If the EU

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Visegrad and Balkans Hit out at Commission over Biofuels Phase-Out Proposal

by Sarantis Michalopoulos  (Euractiv)  The Visegrad group and two Balkan countries signed a joint declaration urging the European Commission to reconsider

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

EU-28 Biodiesel Imports Likely to Increase Significantly

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

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

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

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Waste Not Want Not: Understanding the Greenhouse Gas Implications of Diverting Waste and Residual Materials to Biofuel Production

(International Council on Clean Transportation) … Indirect emissions can also result from the use of waste and residual materials for biofuel

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

UAE Algae Could Produce Alternative to Palm Oil

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) in collaboration with other groups have discovered that the

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Domestic Manufacturers Ask Government to Allow Use of Palm Oil in Biofuels Mix

by Catherine Pillas (Business Mirror)  The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI) is calling on the government to amend the Biofuels Act

August 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Palm Oil Collected from Hong Kong Beaches after Spill to Be Recycled and Turned into Fuel

by Ernest Kao (South China Morning Post)  Officials confirmed to have approached at least two biodiesel companies to collect some

August 17, 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

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

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

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

France Plans to End Sales of All Gasoline, Diesel Vehicles by 2040 (and UK)

by Bate Felix and Simon Carraud  (Reuters)  France aims to end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2040 and

July 11, 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

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

MEPs Ask Commission to Distinguish ‘Good and Bad’ Crop-Based Biofuels

by Sarantis Michalopoulos  (EurActiv)  The European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee endorsed on Thursday (29 June)

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Altering Distillation Curve of Biodiesel – Olefin Metathesis

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

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Austrian Market Is Fully Supplied with Biodiesel of Domestic Manufacture

(Ukrainian Biofuel Portal)  Such facts were published by ARGE, that unites six Austrian biodiesel manufacturers. As the facts indicate, it

June 20, 2017 Read Full Article

L’Oréal, Barry Callebaut Join Palm Oil Innovation Group to Reform Palm Oil Sourcing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, L’Oréal and Barry Callebaut joined as the newest members of the Palm

June 19, 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

Norway Bans Government Buying Palm Oil-Based Biofuel

(Biofuels International)  The Norwegian parliament voted today to ban the public procurement and use of palm oil-based biofuel, according to

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

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

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

France’s Avril Sees Improved Outlook for Biodiesel

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

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Colombia Eyes Higher Ethanol Blends in Gasoline

(Your Renewable News)  The start-up of commercial operations at Colombia’s largest ethanol plant will allow the blend of the biofuel

May 31, 2017 0 comment 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

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

Eni and CONOE Sign Agreement for the Transformation of Used Vegetable Oils into Biofuels

(Eni) The agreement will see Eni’s refineries in Italy capitalize on a national energy resource by creating high quality biofuels from

May 18, 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

May 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Latin American Oil Palm Mostly Replaces Pasture

(IOP Environmental Research Web)  Oil-palm plantations in Latin America are mostly replacing cattle pasture and other previously intervened lands rather

May 17, 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

Houston Firm Proposes $500 Million Biofuel Refinery in Longview

by Marissa Luck (The Daily News)  A Houston-based group of investors is once again looking to develop a biofuel refinery

May 10, 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

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

April 13, 2017 Read Full Article

EU Clamps Down on Imports of Unsustainable Palm Oil for Biofuels

(European Parliament/Biomass Magazine)  To counter the impact of unsustainable palm oil production such as deforestation and habitat degradation, particularly in

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Seven Cool Biofuel Crops That We Use for Fuel Production

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

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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