Category Archives: Biodiesel Report

SEI signs MoU with UNCTAD on bioeconomy and other collaboration

In Austria, Stockholm Environment Institute and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The agreement is an overarching mechanism to foster cooperation on trade and environment, backed up by the research … Continue reading

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EPA eased hardship waiver criteria four months before court decision

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency eased its hardship waiver application approval criteria four months before the legal case that it uses to justify the easier process that has been saving the oil industry money while jeopardizing … Continue reading

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Whitefox Technologies installs ICE system at E Energy Adams

In Nebraska, Whitefox Technologies Limited announced its sixth successful start-up of its Whitefox ICE system at E Energy Adams in Adams, Nebraska. This is Whitefox’s first installation in Nebraska, which takes the number of states that Whitefox’s ICE solution is operating in to … Continue reading

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US Grains Council says US-China trade war hitting crush margin by 10 cents a gallon

In Washington, Reuters reports that the US Grains Council says the ethanol industry is hurting badly as a result of the ongoing trade war between the US and China, saying that without the tariff, the US could supply 90% of … Continue reading

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J-ENG and NYK Line team with GoodFuels to research and trial biofuel use for shipping

In Japan, Japan Engine Corporation (J-ENG) has announced to cooperate with NIPPON YUSEN KAISHA (NYK Line) to start the research and development of biofuel using a test engine as one of solutions for decarbonization. In collaboration with NYK Line, J-ENG plans … Continue reading

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Yum China Holdings first to get ISCC certification for UCO biodiesel

In China, Yum China Holdings, Inc. announced on May 13, 2019 that it is the first restaurant company in China to get the ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) certification for its used cooking oil that will be converted into … Continue reading

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Open-source RNA analysis platform used on plan cells to help engineer more efficient feedstocks

In California, open-source RNA analysis platform has been successfully used on plant cells for the first time – a breakthrough that could herald a new era of fundamental research and bolster efforts to engineer more efficient food and biofuel crop … Continue reading

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UK’s Serious Fraud Office teams with Netherlands to investigate Greenergy on biodiesel trading

In the UK, the Serious Fraud Office confirmed that it has opened a joint investigation with the Dutch authorities concerning certain aspects of biodiesel trading at Greenergy and various third parties. Searches were conducted on April 30 at five sites … Continue reading

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Waste-to-Energy: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to IEA Bioenergy Task 36

IEA Bioenergy´s Task 36 is a three-year work program focusing on solid waste energy recovery and a forum for information exchange. The participating countries in this Task are France, Germany, Italy and Sweden. Inge Johansson, Task leader if IEA Bioenergy … Continue reading

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The Competitive Edge: Episome Biotechnologies

Episome Biotechnologies  Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity? Paper industry is … Continue reading

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UK biodiesel producer Olleco awarded Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen

In the UK, Olleco, the renewables arm of ABP Food Group and the UK’s leading supplier of cooking oils and collector of used cooking oils, has become the first dedicated circular economy company to be granted a Royal Warrant by … Continue reading

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Bio-D successfully producing and marketing UCO biodiesel in India

In India, Bio-D has achieved 95% efficiency in biodiesel production from used cooking oil, processing about 6 metric tons per day, creating fuel that reduces greenhouse gases by up to 75%. Currently the company collects oil from more than 1,000 … Continue reading

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EPA confirms year-round E15 will be ready by June 1

In Washington, Platts reports that the Environmental Protection Agency still expects to have regulations for year-round sales of E15 ready in time for the summer driving season that kicks off on June 1. An agency spokeswoman who confirmed the timeline … Continue reading

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Genera Energy wins statewide conservation award

In Tennessee, Tennessee Wildlife Federation, one of the largest and oldest nonprofits dedicated to the conservation of Tennessee’s wildlife and natural resources, recently hosted its 54th Annual Conservation Achievement Awards. Vonore-based Genera Energy Inc. was the statewide honoree for Conservation … Continue reading

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Kenyan authorities nab smuggled ethanol dressed up as spaghetti

In Kenya, local press reports that customs authorities have nabbed nearly 60,000 liters of illegally-imported ethanol originating from the UAE that was identified as spaghetti—and even surrounded by more than 10,000 packets of spaghetti to hide it—in an effort to … Continue reading

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Vietnam’s fuel subsidies getting in the way of E5’s viability

In Vietnam, local press reports that on top of falling demand for E5 over the past 18 months whereby stations find it hard to justify storing and selling the fuel when only a few hundred liters per month are sold, … Continue reading

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Irish biorefinery using grass to produce animal feed, fertilizer and energy

In Ireland, along the windy west coast of Ireland a biorefinery on wheels is turning grass into a series of different green products that could give farmers a more diversified source of income. In Ireland, where agriculture accounts for over … Continue reading

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EU drops anti-dumping duties on US ethanol to the ire of European industry

In Belgium, ePure says the EU’s decision to repeal anti-dumping duties on fuel ethanol imports originating in the United States risks having serious consequences for the entire value chain of the European renewable ethanol industry – which accounts for 55,000 … Continue reading

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Owner’s Engineer – Help bridging the commercialization gap

By Mark Warner, PE, Founder, Warner Advisors LLC Special to The Digest At a basic level, an owner’s engineer is an experienced consultant brought onto the project team with a deep understanding of both the industry being supported and experience … Continue reading

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Bioprivileged Molecules: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Northwestern University

Northwestern University has been conducting research on the identification of bioprivileged molecules using computational approaches at their Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Linda J. Broadbelt from Northwestern University, gave this illuminating overview of novel pathways to propionic acid, identifying … Continue reading

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