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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

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

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

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

‘Augmented Biology’: Exploring New Avenues in Biofuel Production

(University of Bristol)  Researchers in the Schools of Biochemistry and Chemistry are working to boost cellular productivity of biofuels at a fundamentally scientific level in order to create innovative, sustainable solutions

May 1, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Demand for Biomethane Triples at UK CNG Refuelling Station

(Bioenergy Insight)  CNG Fuels is reporting that demand for ‘100% renewable biomethane’ from its refuelling station in Leyland, UK has more than tripled in the last year. The facility was first

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

UK Prioritizing Waste-Based Biofuels, but RTFO Revisions Possible: Official

by Chrysa Glystra (Platts)  The UK wants to push the country’s transition to waste-based biofuels, but some revisions are possible depending on how the market responds to the new increased Renewable Transport

April 27, 2018 Read Full Article

A New Lithium War Is About To Begin

by James Stafford (OilPrice.com)  It’s the modern gold rush. Around the world, the most sought-after mineral isn’t a precious metal, nor is it oil and gas…it’s lithium. Lithium, or “white petroleum” as some call

April 25, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Air Liquide Doubles Its Biomethane Production Capacity

(Air Liquide/Biomass Magazine)  Since the beginning of 2018, Air Liquide has commissioned three new biomethane production units, in the U.S, France, and the U.K. With these units, Air Liquide has doubled

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Prairie Catalytic, LanzaTech, Synvina, Fulcrum BioEnergy, POET-DSM, Cargilla/Calysta, Enerkem, and REG Geismar

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ABLC 2018 wrapped up with the ABLC Wolfpack including James Iademarco from Strategic Avalanche, David Dodds with Dodds & Associates, Ron Cascone from NEXANT, independent consultant Paul Bryan, and

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

NNFCC Publishes Fifth Annual ‘AD Deployment in the UK’ Report

(National Non-Food Crops Centre) Today we have published the fifth edition of our annual ‘Anaerobic Digestion Deployment in the UK’ report. The publication provides a detailed breakdown of the UK AD

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Shell Releases Energy Transition Report: Commits to 50% Lower Emissions by 2050, Biofuels to Top Oil by 2100 in “Sky” Scenario

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands and England, Shell released its most definitive statement yet on its low-carbon future and committed to 50% lower emissions by 2050 and net

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

RED II Perpetuates Advanced Biofuel Trade Distortions and Incentivises Fraud

(Ethanol Europe Renewables/EurActiv) The Energy Directive (RED 2) transport decarbonisation ambitions ostensibly promote major capital investment in truly advanced biofuels breakthrough technologies. However, the Directive will not generate meaningful advanced

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Veolia Launch New Online Marketplace for Organic Resources in the UK

(Veolia)  As part of the drive to increase the circular economy global resource management company, Veolia, is launching an online trading platform that makes it easier to sell and buy organic

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Britain Says New Biofuel Targets Will Reduce Diesel Reliance

by Nina Chestney (Reuters)  British biofuel targets coming into force this weekend will double the use of renewable fuels in the UK transport sector in 15 years and reduce reliance on

April 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Commonwealth Countries Get Knocked Down, But Get Up Again

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  With 195 countries on the planet today, an impressive 53 countries are Commonwealth countries, including countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific.

April 16, 2018 Read Full Article

“Brexit Is the Impetus to Reinvigorate”: The Advanced Bioeconomy, Resilience, and a New Role for the Commonwealth?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … CHOGM (Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting) delegates will hear quite a bit about blockchain, gene editing and about proteins for the food chain and as

April 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Vivergo Fuels £350m Saltend Biofuel Plant in Hull Restarts after Four-Month Shut Down

by Henry Saker-Clark (Hull Daily Mail)  Vivergo Fuels stopped production in November putting 150 jobs at risk  —  A £350m Hull-based biofuel facility has restarted production after a four month shutdown, but

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Scientists Say California Can Get Tougher on Clean Fuels

(Union of Concerned Scientists/Biodiesel Magazine)  California can reduce carbon emissions by more than 70 million metric tons by 2030, akin to taking 15 million gasoline-powered cars off the road in one

April 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Why We Need Biofuels For A Green Future

(OPONEO.CO.UK)  … Although biofuels are considered to be the most promising alternative by many, the industry is still in its infancy and for the time being, provokes as much controversies as

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Green Biologics Partners With Kingsford® Charcoal to Launch New EcoLight™ Natural Charcoal Lighter Fluid

(Green Biologics/PR Newswire)  Green Biologics, Inc. announced that it has agreed to supply their patented GreenFlame® bio-based charcoal lighter fluid formulation exclusively to Kingsford® Charcoal, to be marketed under a new

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

New Insights into How Cellulose Is Built Could Indicate How to Break It Apart for biofuels

(Phys.Org/Pennsylvania State University)  A comprehensive look at how plants build cellulose, the primary building block of the walls of most plant cells that is used in a wide variety of manmade

April 1, 2018 Read Full Article

James Hay Reviewing Products after Biofuel Saga

by Hope William-Smith (Money Marketing)  James Hay is reviewing its older products, following its well-publicised issues with the Elysian Fuels biofuel investment scheme.   James Hay revealed last May it is involved in

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

UK-Based Vertas Group Acquires Waste Management Firm

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  U.K.-based Vertas Group Ltd. has acquired a majority stake in MMB Environmental, a million-pound waste management and pest control business. Services provided by Vertas Group include

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Borough in London Chooses Biomethane to Fuel Heavy Duty Fleet

 (Islington Council/NGV Journal) Islington Council has revealed plans for a new “green fleet” of vehicles that will use the cleanest possible technology and fuels, as it launches a borough-wide spring clean

March 21, 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

Good Energy Ad Banned for ‘No Carbon Dioxide’ Claim

(AOL) An advert for one of Britain’s largest renewable energy suppliers has been banned for claiming the electricity it supplies emits no carbon dioxide. Good Energy’s website said in September: “An

March 12, 2018 Read Full Article

It Doesn’t Stink – North America’s First Closed-Loop Waste Management System Opens

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Surrey’s Biofuel Facility officially opened in the Port Kells industrial area in the British Columbia province. The $68 million facility is the first fully integrated

March 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

EV Bash: Moving Emissions from Tailpipes to Smokestacks

by Kelsey Tamborrino  (Politico’s Morning Energy)  ME never thought global oil companies would be huge fans of electric vehicles, but the regularity of their bashing of the vehicles caught us by surprise.

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Syngas, the New Jet Fuel — Stinky Nappies and Coffee Cups

by Mark Hookham (The Sunday Times)  … However, old nappies are to be used — along with other non-recyclable waste such as meal packaging and takeaway coffee cups — to power British

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Powers First 737 Max Delivery to TUI Nordic

(Flight Global)  Scandinavian operator TUI Nordic has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, the second to be received by the tourism group. The airline conducted the Max 8 delivery

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Bugging out over Exciting Enzymes Found in Ancient Insects

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In the United Kingdom, researchers at the University of York found that the ability of some insects to efficiently digest cellulose could be exploited for industrial processes,

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Mechanisms and Indicators for Assessing the Impact of Biofuel Feedstock Production on Ecosystem Services

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This paper synthesizes the current knowledge about the impact of biofuels on ecosystem services. Biofuel feedstock production can be a significant driver of landscape modification, ecosystem change and

February 23, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Nitrogen Engine: Ricardo Spins out Company to Commercialize Game-Changing Engine Tech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, Ricardo has unveiled its CryoPower engine technology and points towards a potential saving of approximately 30 percent in CO2 emissions and 20 percent in operating fuel costs

February 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Fungal Enzymes Could Hold Secret to Making Renewable Energy from Wood

(Phys.Org/University of York)  An international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of York, has discovered a set of enzymes found in fungi that are capable of breaking down one

February 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Celtic Renewables Founder Awarded Honorary OBE

(Celtic Renewables)  Leading biofuel and sustainability expert Professor Martin Tangney – founder of Celtic Renewables – has been awarded an honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

‘Door-to-Door Filling Station’ Zebra Fuels Set to Roll out Petrol and Biofuel Delivery Service across London

(Ham & High)  A start-up that delivers diesel door-to-door across the capital is ramping up its mission to wipe out London’s filling stations – by offering petrol, biofuel and electric charge

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

New Pilot Plant Converts Used Cooking Oil into Biodiesel

(CPI)  CPI, the UK’s technology innovation provider for process manufacturing, today announced that its partnership with Green Lizard Technologies (GLT), and their licensed company Oleocycle Ltd, will be providing a second-use

February 2, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

New Insights into Photosynthesis Could Boost Biofuel Production

(Biofuels International)  Newly published research explains for the first time how plants switch from photoprojection to photosynthesis when transitioning from darkness to daylight. The authors of the study, from the University

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Swansea Takes Lead in ALG-AD Sustainability Project

(Algae Industry Magazine) Scientists at Swansea University are taking the lead on a €5.5 Million eco-innovative project developing new technology to clean up waste. The ALG-AD project could potentially result

January 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Agents of Change

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Biodiesel Magazine spotlights four companies—a respected producer, a service-oriented wholesaler, a 200-year old chemical firm, and a fuel conditioning company—that enable biodiesel’s role as an effective

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Algae-Powered Fuel Cells

(Algae Industry Magazine) A new design of algae-powered fuel cells that is five times more efficient than existing plant and algal models, as well as being potentially more cost-effective to produce

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Certification Scheme Will “Revolutionise” UK Anaerobic Digestion Industry

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

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Professor Snape and Partners Create Magic with First Hydrothermal Carbonization Plant in UK

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … In the United Kingdom, The University of Nottingham, the Energy Research Accelerator, and CPL Industries are working together to develop a new £4m (about $5.5

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

CALL FOR ENTRIES: National Recycling Awards 2018 DEADLINE: February 16, 2018

The MRW National Recycling Awards 2018 brings together over 650 recycling and waste management professionals on Thursday 28 June at the London Hilton on Park Lane to recognise and celebrate best practice and innovation in

January 19, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Top 20 Advanced Bioeconomy Projects underway in North America

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To date, North America is the most active of all regions in terms of deploying advanced technology — whether it is cellulosic ethanol, isobutanol for fuels

January 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Velocys: Envia Seeks EPA Approval to Generate D7 RINs

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Velocys plc has announced that Envia Energy, the joint venture plant that utilizes its technology, has applied for a fuel pathway approval under the Renewable Fuel

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Does the 2040 Ban on New Petrol and Diesel Cars Mean the Eeath of Biofuels?

by Raffaella Ocone (Energy Post)  One question that arises from the announcement by the UK government that new diesel and petrol cars will be banned by 2040 is what it means for biofuels.

January 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

CAAFI Highlights Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel Activities of 2017 and Plans for 2018

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The  Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) has taken stock of its busy 2017 and has set priorities for 2018. Highlights on the sustainable

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Less Chewing the Cud, More Greening the Fuel

(Phys.Org/Rothamsted Research)  … But now a multinational team of researchers, from the UK, Brazil and the US, has pinpointed a gene involved in the stiffening of cell walls whose suppression increased

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Alkol Biotech Agrees to Supply 500,000 Tonnes of Biomass to Europe’s ‘Largest’ Biorefinery

(Biofuel International)  Alkol Biotech and Bio Refinery Development have signed a letter of intent (LOI) for the sourcing of up to 500 thousand tonnes of non-woody lignocellulosic biomass for what would

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Affordable, Low-Capex GTL Is Here: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. After 15 years and

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

December 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Nutrition, Energy from Methane: The Digest’s 2017 Muti-Slide Guide to Calysta

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In December, we reported that Cargill and Calysta will co-create the world’s largest gas fermentation facility in Memphis, Tennessee to produce Calysta’s FeedKind protein, a family of

December 28, 2017 Read Full Article

At Last, the Age of the Electric Car Really Arrives

by Jack Stewart (Wired)  For all the hype, electric cars still make up a tiny percentage of global vehicle sales. Like, less than one percent tiny. But there’s a growing movement around

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Bacteria Breakthrough Marks New Era in Cellular Design and Biofuel Production

(University of Bristol)  Scientists at the universities of Kent and Bristol have built a miniature scaffold inside bacteria that can bolster cellular productivity, providing the foundation for a new era of

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Steel Tycoon Looks to Skies for Future of U.K.’s Last Mills

by Rachel Morison (Bloomberg) … Sanjeev Gupta plans to cut production costs at his Liberty Steel Inc. by doubling its collection of wind, hydroelectric and biofuel assets.  READ MORE

December 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Market for Red Tractor Assured Crops Secured for Five Years

by Marianne Curtis (Farmers Guardian)  The biofuels market for Red Tractor assured crops has been secured with the news that the European Commission will continue to recognise the scheme under the Renewable

December 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Waste to Energy: Production of Biofuel from Waste to Commence in South-West

(Nigerian Tribune)  … YEJIDE GBENGA-OGUNDARE reports that to stop the overdependence on petroleum products, the South-west is set to be the site of a project that is novel to Africa; processing

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Whisky Residue to Energy AD Facility Will Lower Scottish Distillery’s Carbon Footprint

(Bioenergy Insight)  UK anaerobic digestion specialist Clearfleau has started construction on a new biogas facility at a distillery in Scotland. Part of a £3 million project commissioned by Inver House Distillers,

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

ADBA Chief Executive Talks Pushing Number 10 and Anaerobic Digestion Future

by Luke Acton (Bioenergy Insight)  With the dearth of subsidies and volatile political environment, Charlotte Morton shared her views on what lay ahead for the UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) industry. Of

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Scientists Turn Beer into Fuel

(Phys.Org/University of Bristol)  Chemists at the University of Bristol have made the first steps towards making sustainable petrol using beer as a key ingredient. … Scientists from the University of Bristol’s

December 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioenergy and Biofuels Key to Low-Carbon Future, Scientist Argues

(Biofuels International)  A scientist from the University of Manchester has argued that developing a modern bioenergy and biofuels system “has huge

December 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Vivergo Fuels Shutdown in Response to Legislative Uncertainty

(Virvergo)  “We reluctantly welcomed the Government’s Renewable Transport Fuel obligation proposals in September, but have remained extremely concerned that there is no

December 6, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

TO-SYN-FUEL Project: First Consortium Meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands

(TO-SYN-FUEL) Members of twelve SME, industrial, and scientific partners, co-ordinated by Fraunhofer UMSICHT, and representatives of the European Commission participated

November 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

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

November 23, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Shell, bio-bean and Coffee-Drinkers Collaborate to Help Power London’s Buses

(Business Wire/Shell)  Shell and bio-bean announce that together they are helping to power some of London’s buses using a biofuel made

November 20, 2017 Read Full Article

BDI Receives Further Order from US-American Customer

(BDI) The Austrian plant engineering company BDI – BioEnergy International AG (“BDI”) was awarded a contract for a new BioDiesel

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Zero Waste Scotland Report Shows 27 Million Tons of Waste and Residues Available for Biorefineries

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, a new report prepared by Ricardo Energy & Environment for Zero Waste Scotland found

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Eliminating Crude Ethanol Imports through Enhanced Cassava Production

by ‎Abdallah el-Kurebe  (Vanguard)  … Ethanol is also produced from cassava and is used as fuel, alcoholic beverages, perfumes, cosmetics, medicaments,

November 1, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Low Carbon Demand Regears Biodiesel Inputs

by Niamh Boyle (Biodiesel Magazine/Prima Markets)  Prima Markets provides a comprehensive summary of the growing international demand for low carbon fuels,

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

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

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

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

New Traffic Pollution Charge Hits London

(Biofuels International) … Pre-Euro 4 vehicles are generally those registered before 2006, although Transport for London recommends owners of any vehicle

October 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Hilton Partners with Tagaddod to Generate Biodiesel in Support of Environmental Sustainability

(Albawaba Business/Hilton Worldwide)  Hilton, one of the largest hospitality companies in the world, is further demonstrating its commitment to environmental sustainability

October 26, 2017 Read Full Article

E4Tech Report Shows Opportunity for Advanced Biofuels in UK but Policy Framework Needed

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, the Department for Transport published a new report commissioned from E4Tech showing that advanced biofuels

October 25, 2017 Read Full Article

A Dozen Global Cities Commit to Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets

(Next-Gen Transportation News)  The mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland and Cape

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

UK’s ‘First’ Vehicle to Collect and Run on Commercial Food Waste – Floats Like a Butterfly, Stings Like a Bee

(Bioenergy Insight)  Resource management company GENeco has launched a vehicle called the Bio-Bee that collects commercial food waste and runs on

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Wide Range of Issues Covered at Argus Biofuels Conference

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

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

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

Coordinated Introduction of E10 Petrol Can Help Meet Transport Carbon Targets and Support the UK Economy

(Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership) In support of the UK government’s decision to increase the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, the LowCVP today

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

These Countries Want to Ban Gas and Diesel Cars

by Alanna Petroff (CNN) China, the world’s largest car market, is working on a plan to ban the production and sale of

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioenergy and Biofuels Highlighted in UK’s Clean Growth Strategy

(Biofuels International)  A plan for cutting carbon emissions while growing the economy has been released by the UK government. ‘The Clean

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels International Conference and Bioenergy Insight Conference Cover Range of Issues

by Liz Gyekye (Bioenergy Insight)  The future of bioethanol, advanced biofuel developments and an uncertain policy landscape were some of the hot

October 10, 2017 Read Full Article

New Government-Backed Initiative Launched to Create a World-Leading UK Sustainable Aviation Fuel Industry

(GreenAir Online)   Following a decision by the UK government to support the development of sustainable fuels for the aviation sector,

October 2, 2017 Read Full Article

All-Electric Passenger Aircraft Could Be Flying on Its Short-Haul Routes within a Decade, Claims easyJet

(GreenAir Online)   European low-cost carrier easyJet believes commercial flights using all-electric aircraft could be possible within the next decade, with a further ambitious

October 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association Conference — December 7, 2017 — London, UK

  Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association Conference   —   December 7, 2017   —   London, UK

Optimising the AD industry to reduce emissions through the 2020s.  With the Brexit negotiations underway and the new Government committed

September 25, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Bioethanol Industry Boosted by Launch of Parliamentary Group

(Biofuels International)  A new All-Party Parliamentary Group has been launched for British bioethanol. The committee of MPs and Peers with

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Government Introduces Proposals for Cap on Crop-Based Biofuels

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  The UK government has made proposals to introduce a cap on crop-based biofuels in order

September 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

UK Department for Transport Announces Biofuel Reforms

(NNFCC Ltd./Biodiesel Magazine)  Following years of policy uncertainty and market stagnation, the U.K.’s Department for Transport has announced its intention

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Monster Whitechapel Fatberg Given New Lease of Biodiesel Life

(Thames Water)  The monster 250-metre long Whitechapel fatberg will be converted into around 10,000 litres of biodiesel, Thames Water has

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

British Airways Tries Again on Waste-Based Biofuels​

by Victoria Moores (Air Transport World)  UK carrier British Airways (BA) has partnered with renewable fuels company Velocys, after an earlier waste-to-fuel

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Vivergo Fuels: 2% Biofuel Crop Cap Would Be ‘Disastrous’ and Hit Feed Hard

by Kacey Culliney (Feed Navigator)  The UK government’s 2% biofuel crop cap proposal would be disastrous for bioethanol producers, farmers

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Second Generation Transport Biofuels Can Play a Significant Role in Meeting UK Carbon Reduction Targets, Says Report

(Green Air Online)  A viable second generation liquid biofuel industry and market has a significant role in helping to meet

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

China Looks at Plans to Ban Petrol and Diesel Cars

(BBC)  China, the world’s biggest car market, plans to ban the production and sale of diesel and petrol cars and

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Planes Fuelled by Waste Could Take off from British Airports

(UK Department of Transport)  Planes could take off from British airports using fuels made from rubbish that gets sent to

August 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Scottish Growers Could Cash in on Green Biofuel Crisis

by Brian Henderson (Scotsman)  It became clear yesterday that Scottish wheat growers could have a major opportunity to supply grain

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

IRENA Technology Brief: Biogas for Road Vehicles

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe/IEA Bioenergy Task 37 Newsletter)   This brief highlights the technologies available – both established and newly emerging – for

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Biotechnology Researchers Turn to Landfill Sites

(Phys.Org/Bangor University)  Far from being a load of rubbish, landfill sites should be considered one of the great untapped resources

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

It’s Hard to Keep Up With All That Lithium Demand

by Laura Millan Lombrana and Jonathan Gilbert (Bloomberg)  As established players expand, some newcomers seen struggling; New mine teething problems

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Solar Plants Take Root on Farms

by Jeremy Deaton (Nexus Media) … Many are leasing their fields to solar developers in need of flat land clear of

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Brexit Fears of Biodiesel Firm

(Motherwell Times)  Motherwell and Wishaw MP Marion Fellows visited the Newarthill factory of Argent Energy to discuss the effects of

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

NATO-Funded Serbian-Led Project Developing Biofuel from Algae

(Green Car Congress/ NATO)  Eight Serbian scientists are leading a research project to develop the commercial production of biofuel from

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Releases 2016 Ethanol Data, REA Calls for Enforcement of E10

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …The U.K. Renewable Energy Association has spoken out in response to the data, noting

August 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Study Shows Seaweed Succumbs to Viruses

(Phys.Org/University of Plymouth)   Scientists are warning the UK kelp biofuel industry to beware of viruses. Whilst known to infect

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Bus Powered by Food Waste Set to Hit Bristol Streets

by Krishan Davis (Bristol Post)  … Following on from last year’s ‘poo bus’ experiment, Bristol will soon have a new

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

UK’s Largest Trial of Biogas Trucks Includes Six Major Fleet Operators

(Cenex/NGV Journal)  Cenex (UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies) announced the UK’s largest trial of biomethane-fueled trucks.

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

This New Teesside Company Needs 50 Tonnes of Birch – EVERY DAY!

by Mike Hughes (Gazette Live)  Nova Pangaea Technologies at Wilton will convert trees into sugars to make household items  —

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

In commenting to Biofuels International about the UK government’s decision to ban new petroleum and diesel cars by 2040, Devin

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Electric Cars Have Higher Lifecycle Emissions than Liquid Fuels, Says Renewables Expert

(Biofuels International)  The UK government’s decision to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2040 risks “handcuffing” the country to an

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

‘We’ll Have to Become Electricity Traders’ – Biofuels Market Reacts to UK Petrol Ban

by Vicky Ellis (ICIS)  European biofuels market participants are wondering what their role will be in the future after the

August 2, 2017 Read Full Article

OFTEC’s Future Vision Launched at Annual Conference

(OFTEC)  … OFTEC CEO Paul Rose formally shared OFTEC’s vision for the future with attendees on Tuesday 20 June at

August 2, 2017 Read Full Article

HGVs Fuelled with Compressed Biomethane Emit 84% Less CO2

(Bioenergy Insight)  Lorries using the UK’s first gas filling station emitted 84% less carbon dioxide (CO2) than equivalent diesel vehicles,

August 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Will the 2040 Ban Mean the End of Biofuels?

by Raffaella Ocone (Heriot-Watt University/The Eidenburgh Reporter)    Does the 2040 ban on new petrol and diesel cars mean the

July 31, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Cassava Bioethanol Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2021

(Absolute Reports)  Cassava Bioethanol Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2021 is a professional and in-depth

July 28, 2017 Read Full Article

British Operator Will Trial Biogas Trucks under Demanding-Duty Cycle

(NGV Journal)  Cenex (UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies) announced logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel Ltd will

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Motorists Give Green Light to E10 Fuel

(Biofuels International) … A survey of over 25,000 motorists by Fair Fuel UK, the ‘independent voice of UK drivers’, revealed

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

New Report Calls for Cap on Biofuels Crops Grown by Farmers

(FG Insight)  A new report commissioned by the Government has called for a cap on the amount of crops which

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Major New UK Report Argues Biofuels, Especially Second Generation, Are Needed to Mitigate Climate Change

(Biofuels International)  Biofuels are needed to meet the UK’s commitments to mitigating climate change, according to a new report requested

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Political Barriers Hampering Onsite Biodiesel Production

by Matt Mace  (edie.net) EXCLUSIVE: Biomethane generated from food and drinks process residues is emerging as a viable low-carbon alternative to

July 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Cambridge Researcher Dr Matt Davey on How Algae Could Be Used for Energy, Healthcare and Monitoring Penguins from Space

by Paul Brackley (Cambridge Independent)  If you thought algae was just sludge, think again as we venture inside The Algal Innovation

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

DuPont and Bock Announce Strategic Partnership, Expanding Biogas Enzymes Distribution Footprint

(DuPont/PR Web)  DuPont intends to provide its OPTIMASH® AD-100 enzyme biotechnology to Bock for distribution of the biogas enzymes to

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

The Winners of the National Recycling Awards Have Been Announced

(Materials Recycling World)  The winners of the National Recycling Awards 2017 were revealed on 28 June at the prestigious London

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Bioethanol Demand Pushes UK to Become Net Wheat Importer

(Biofuels International)  Expanding growth output at the UK’s bioethanol plants is driving up wheat consumption, contributing to the country becoming

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Getting Clever with Fatbergs and Biodiesel – Features Video

(Biofuels International)  Congealed lumps of fat, sanitary items and wet wipes stalk the sewers of London and the surrounding area,

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

N-butanol and Beyond: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Biologics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Green Biologics is focused on the production of renewable n-butanol and other C4 chemicals from

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Outfoxing Dehydration

by Tim Portz (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   Following a successful installation at Pine Lake Corn Processors in Iowa, Whitefox Technologies is

June 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

New Approach to Unlock the Genetic Potential of Plant Cell Wall

(Phys.Org/University of York)  Researchers from the University of York and the Quadram Institute have unlocked the genetic secrets of plant

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Are Waste-Based Biofuels Ready for Take Off?

by Madeleine Cuff  (Business Green)  Green Fuels makes biofuels from waste oils – and it’s planning to take its invention to

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Let’s Not Rush with Diesel

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

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Landfill Gas Group Launched by REA

(Renewable Energy Association)  REA establishes landfill-gas group; Despite being a declining renewable resource, landfill gas generates enough electricity for over

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

ADBA Comments on Election Manifestos

by Chris Noyce (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association)  Following the launch of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifestos, ADBA

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

New Nottingham Buses Show Need for Greater Biomethane Support

by Chris Noyce (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association)  ADBA has called for greater government support for low-carbon transport fuels such

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Strong and Stable for Biofuels and Bioenergy? Conservatives Publish Manifesto

by Daryl Worthington (Biofuels International)  The Conservative party has published its 2017 manifesto. The pledges on energy and fuel supply

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Liberal Democrat Manifesto – A Mixed Bag for Biofuels and Bioenergy

by Daryl Worthington (Biofuels International)  …  The manifesto from Tim Farron’s party makes a number of bold claims on issues

May 19, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Is the Labour Party Manifesto an Opportunity for Biofuels and Bioenergy?

by Daryl Worthington (Bioenergy Insight/Biofuels International)  The UK Labour Party has published its manifesto for the forthcoming General Election, placing

May 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Biomass Crops Could Provide Unexpected Wildlife Benefits

(Bioenergy Insight) A biomass crop could be providing unexpected ecological benefits, according to a new study published in the European Journal

May 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Turning Sewage Sludge into Fuels and Hydrogen

(Recycling Magazine)  TO-SYN-FUEL is a project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s new research and innovation programme, with the aim to

May 17, 2017 Read Full Article

New Breakthrough Makes It Easier to Turn Old Coffee Waste into Cleaner Biofuels

(Phys.Org/Lancaster University)  … However, spent coffee grounds, which have a high calorific value, offer a good low-cost alternative feedstock. However,

May 10, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Pension Scheme in Hot Water over Investments in Failed Jersey Biofuel Company

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, pension scheme provider James Hay is in hot water over a Jersey-based

May 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

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

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

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

UK’s ‘Biggest’ Anaerobic Digestion Plant Blocked by Protests

(Bioenergy Insight)  Plans to build the UK’s biggest anaerobic digestion plant have been put on hold following a series of

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

AB Mauri Introduces AB Biotek in North America

(AB Mauri) AB Mauri, a global leader in yeast and bakery ingredient products, has launched a new business division –

April 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Enzymes Offer Waste-to-Energy Solution

by Mark Peplow (Science Magazine)  A cutting-edge waste-to-energy plant is taking shape in the industrial heartland of the United Kingdom. When

April 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Addressing Biomass Energy ‘Alternative Facts’

by William Strauss (FutureMetrics/Biomass Magazine)  …  The recently released paper by the Chatham House is a study that contains many inaccurate

April 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Sizing Them Up

by Tim Portz (Biomass Magazine)  A close look at export data for wood pellets, fuel ethanol and biodiesel reveals a

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

China New Energy Scores $12.5 Million in Contracts to Build Cassava Ethanol Plant in Ghana

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, China New Energy announced it has won a number of contracts with

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

VanEck Joins Climate Bonds Initiative Partners

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In England, global asset manager VanEck has joined the Climate Bonds Initiative Partnership Program to

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Nutrition and Energy from Methane: The Digest’s 2017 Muti-Slide Guide to Calysta

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In December, we reported that Cargill and Calysta will co-create the world’s largest gas fermentation facility

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Extra! Extra! Read All about It!

by Mandy Stoker (E4 Environment/Bioenergy Insight)  …  The agricultural industry is becoming increasingly mechanised and technical, yet is seems public

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

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