Scania in record delivery of BioDiesel/hybrid vehicles to Norway

Source: Scania.com

Scania is to deliver 140 buses for public transport in Kristiansand, south-west of the Norwegian capital Oslo.

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Global BioDiesel market to grow to $41bn, driven by environmental properties

Source: BioFuels International

The global biodiesel market is projected to reach a total worth of $41.18 billion (€38.45bn) by 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 3.8%.

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AGP presses ahead with BioDiesel plant expansion

Source: BioFuels International

US agribusinesses AgProcessing (AGP) is pushing ahead with a $38 million (€35m) expansion of its Port Neal BioDiesel plant in Sioux City, Iowa, according to media reports

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Neste praises own product for helping to cut carbon emissions

Source: BioFuels International

Finnish renewable diesel specialist Neste has said its product has helped its users to replace conventional diesel and reduce carbon emissions by 6.7 million tonnes in 2016.

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Capital Corp Merchant Banking gives green light to $18m funding for Californian BioDiesel project

Source: BioFuels International

US investment bank Capital Corp Merchant Banking has given the green light to help fund a BioDiesel project in California.

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Cepsa completes acquisition of Abengoa’s biofuels plant in San Roque

Source: BioFuels International

Spanish oil and gas firm Cepsa has formalised the purchase offer of Abengoa’s biodiesel plant in San Roque (Cádiz). The process concluded with Abengoa’s acceptance of Cepsa’s €8 million binding offer for the total purchase of the asset.

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Indonesia pushes for self-sufficient biofuels production in ‘uncertain’ world

Source: BioFuels International

Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, has said the country will reduce imports and promote the use of palm oil usage for biofuels to reduce its dependency on other countries, due to an uncertain global environment.

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US BioDiesel market sees record growth in 2016

Source: BioFuels International

US consumers saw a record of almost 2.9 billion gallons of BioDiesel and renewable diesel in 2016, outpacing the previous record by almost 40%, according to figures released by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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FirstGroup drives more miles on BioDiesel in first half of 2016/17 FY

Source: BioFuels International

Figures reveal that FirstGroup, a British transport group, has increased its use of alternative fuels, such as BioDiesel, gas, and electric engines.

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World Energy and Biox complete commissioning of Houston biodiesel facility

Source: BioFuels International

World Energy Biox Biofuels (WEBB), a joint venture between World Energy and Biox, has completed the commissioning of its 90 million gallon nameplate capacity BioDiesel production facility in Texas.

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Processi Innovativi inks biodiesel agreement with Italian firm DP Lubrificanti

Source: BioFuels International

DP Lubrificanti has signed an agreement with technology firm Processi Innovativi for the design of plants based on DP Lubrificanti’s technology for the production of BioDiesel.

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Costa Rican graduate students produce biodiesel from whey

Source: BioFuels International

A group of graduate Bio-Technologists from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) has for four years been conducting research with whey and its potential in BioDiesel production.

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New Zealand-based dairy firm to use biodiesel from Z Energy

Source: BioFuels International

Fonterra, a New Zealand-based dairy cooperative, will be using BioDiesel from Wellington-based Z Energy for its tankers.

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Thai ministry signs MoU to bring B20 biodiesel to heavy trucks

Source: BioFuels International

In Thailand, the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bangchak Petroleum and three logistics operators to use B20 biodiesel in their heavy vehicles.

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Biodiesel is the ‘unsung hero’ of RFS, NBB tells US Congress

Source: BioFuels International

In the US, disputes over the current state and the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) continue as the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) VP of federal affairs Anne Steckel testified to the US Congress about the benefits of biodiesel.

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Biox acquires Methes Energies biodiesel plant in Ontario for $4.5m

Source: BioFuels International

Biox Corp., a Canadian renewable energy company, has acquired a 50 million litre nameplate capacity biodiesel facility in Ontario, Canada, from Methes Energies Canada.

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Brazil buys 646m litres of biodiesel at 49th biodiesel auction

Source: BioFuels International

In Brazil, 646.6 million litres of BioDiesel have been contracted under the Brazilian Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels’ (ANP) 49th BioDiesel auction.

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Waste Not Want Not

Source: itsliverpool.com

If one of your New Year Resolutions was to reduce your ‘footprint’ on the environment then you’re in luck, because Liverpool’s the place to do it.

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Indian students build machine to convert cooking oil to biodiesel

Source: BioFuels International

A team of three Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) students have come up with a prototype called FAME One to convert waste cooking oil into biodiesel

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US prefers rail to transport biofuels, new study suggests

Source: BioFuels International

Rail is the primary mode of transport used to transport US biofuels, according to new data from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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European Maritime Safety Agency give thumbs up to bioethanol and methanol for use in ships

Source: BioFuels International

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has issued a report on methanol and ethanol, saying they are good potential alternatives for reducing both the emissions and carbon footprint of ship operations.

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Biodiesel to power lighting at Euro 2016

Source: BioFuels International

Greentech BioFuels, an Irish firm specialising in green energy solutions, has teamed up with Saint Etienne Metropole and Ondaine Agro in order to bring BioFuel-powered floodlights to one of the stadiums hosting Euro 2016.

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Biofuels are vital to decarbonising the EU’s road transport

Source: EurActiv.com

The Stone Age did not end because humans ran out of stones – it ended because we found better alternatives. The same must become of the Oil Age, if we are to fulfil our COP21 commitments

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UK diesel car owners could face a tax hike to tackle air pollution

Source: BioFuels International

Diesel car owners could face a tax hike in order to tackle the rising problem of air pollution, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has indicated.

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South Korean scientists create waterless toilet system that can convert human waste into biofuels

Source: BioFuels International

Researchers at South Korea-based Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) have created a waterless toilet system that can convert human waste into BioFuels.

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US EPA and US DOJ settle environmental enforcement case with Newport BioDiesel

Source: BioFuels International

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Justice (DOJ) have settled an environmental enforcement case with Newport BioDiesel, resulting in reduced air emissions and improved safety controls at the company’s BioDiesel manufacturing plant in Newport, Rhode Island.

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Neste to explore UCO’s potential as biodiesel feedstock

Source: BioFuels International

Finnish fuel producer Neste is set to start a trial project to turn used cooking oil (UCO) into BioDiesel at its BioRefinery in Finland.

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UK palm oil-based biodiesel consumption is zero to date in 2015/16

Source: BioFuels International

UK import and consumption of palm oil-based BioDiesel has fallen dramatically, and currently stands at zero, according to statistics from the UK’s Department for Transport.

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Iowa Governor signs bill to expand biodiesel incentives

Source: BioFuels International

The Governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, has signed a bill that extends biodiesel incentives in the US state through to 2024.

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