Publication: Biofuels International

First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 18 hours ago - 1 reports

Italy to mandate advanced biofuels from 2018

Italy has become the first member of the European Union to mandate the use of renewable fuel made from inedible crops.The law states that as of January 2018 petrol and diesel must contain at least 1.2% advanced biofuel. By 2020, this will increase to ... [Published Biofuels International - 18 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

First Euro 6 dual fuel CNG vehicle to hit Europe

Howard Tenens and Prins Autogas are the first companies to successfully convert a Mercedes-Benz Actros Euro 6 type vehicle to run on duel fuel, compressed natural gas and diesel.The new technology delivers a solution to the problem in adapting a Euro ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

REG announces developments at two US plants

Renewable Energy Group (REG) has finished upgrades to its 30 MMgy biodiesel biorefinery in Mason City, Iowa, US, which enables the plant to produce biofuel from a number of diverse raw materials.Work on the $20 million (€16 million) project started approximately ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

Evogene expands crop protection activities at Israel facility

Evogene, specialists in the improvement of crop productivity and economics for the food, feed and biofuel industries, has completed its expansion of crop protection activities at its facility in Rehovot, Israel.The facilities will support research and ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 1 reports

Enerkem teams up with 3 Chinese companies

Enerkem is pairing up on three construction projects in ChinaEnerkem has made three separate announcements relating to development plans in China.Firstly the waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Africa biofuels growth on the up

As the first African Sustainable Transport Forum took place in Nairobi, Kenya, on 28 October, Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), which promote biofuel friendly policies internationally, called on forum attendees to adopt biofuels friendly policies ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

REG restarts production at Louisiana biorefinery

Renewable Energy Group (REG) has restarted production at its newly-acquired 75 million gallon biorefinery in Geismar, Louisiana.The first truckloads of REG-9000 renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) have now left the plant. The advanced biofuel meets or ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Enerkem teams up to build waste-to-biofuels facility in China

Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem will team up with Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute (SMDERI) to build a waste-to-biofuels facility in China.Enerkem has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the municipal solid ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 28 2014]
Entities: China, Qingdao, Chemical
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 1 reports

Malaysia to increase B7 biodiesel mandate

From November, Malaysia will lift its biodiesel mandate from 5% to 7%.The world's second largest palm grower hopes to lower stocks and raise prices that have dropped more than 20% this year, while increasing the domestic consumption of palm-based bio ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 28 2014 - Updated Oct 28 2014 - 2 reports

BlueFire Renewables receives LOI to provide debt financing for a US bioenergy project

Renewable fuels company BlueFire Renewables has received a letter of intent (LOI) from the Export Import Bank of China (China EXIM) to provide up to $270 million (€212.7 million) in debt financing for its bioenergy project in Fulton, Mississippi.'There ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 28 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

Hawaiian power station to run on biofuel blend

A new 50 MW power plant in Oahu, Hawaii, will run on a biofuel blend, which will include liquid fuels and natural gas.Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will soon become available on the island as part of Oahu's plan to lower its reliance on oil and coal.Helsinki-based ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 27 2014]
First reported Oct 27 2014 - Updated Oct 27 2014 - 1 reports

REG completes upgrades at Iowa biodiesel plant

Renewable Energy Group (REG) has finished upgrades to its 30 MMgy biodiesel biorefinery in Mason City, Iowa, US, which enables the plant to produce biofuel from a number of diverse raw materials.Work on the $20 million (€16 million) project started approximately ... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 27 2014]

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...will enable us to take a broader spectrum of lower-cost feedstocks and produce a high quality product,' says Brad Albin, REG VP of manufacturing. "The increased feedstock flexibility helps drive greater demand for local feedstock suppliers and keeps more of their products in the Midwest."
...and the US to deal with problematic agricultural and urban waste currently being burned or buried,' says Arnold Klann, CEO of BlueFire Renewables. "Debt financing has been the most difficult part of the financing to obtain for the cellulosic biofuels industry."
"This is a significant feat, not just for BlueFire as it also provides a model for the US small business community because it is a strong indication of China's commitment to support and fund US renewable energy technologies to improve the environment and build a strong foundation for cooperation between China and the US in the field of renewable energy" said BlueFire CEO Arnold Klann in a news release
"The European Parliament must create a stable, renewable energyenergy policy environment that encourages investments in advanced biofuels innovation to enable projects like this to bring economic and social as well as substantial job creation to underdeveloped regions of rural Europe" adds Sievers

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Italy to mandate advanced biofuels from 2018 [Published Biofuels International - 18 hours ago]
REG announces developments at two US plants [Published Biofuels International - Oct 30 2014]
First Euro 6 dual fuel CNG vehicle to hit Europe [Published Biofuels International - Oct 30 2014]
Evogene expands crop protection activities at I... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 30 2014]
Enerkem teams up with 3 Chinese companies [Published Biofuels International - Oct 30 2014]
REG restarts production at Louisiana biorefinery [Published Biofuels International - Oct 29 2014]
Africa biofuels growth on the up [Published Biofuels International - Oct 29 2014]
BlueFire Renewables receives LOI to provide deb... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 28 2014]
Enerkem teams up to build waste-to-biofuels fac... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 28 2014]
BlueFire Renewables finds investor to back Miss... [Published Biofuels International - Oct 28 2014]
Malaysia to increase B7 biodiesel mandate [Published Biofuels International - Oct 28 2014]
REG completes upgrades at Iowa biodiesel plant [Published Biofuels International - Oct 27 2014]
Hawaiian power station to run on biofuel blend [Published Biofuels International - Oct 27 2014]
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Neste Oil launches Neste Pro Diesel in Lithuania [Published Biofuels International - Oct 13 2014]
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