Biofuels

Dec. 12, 2018 – Benefuel Inc. recently responded to British Columbia’s publicized climate change plan that included an expanded ‘Low Carbon Fuel Standard,' by announcing that they have begun a site search and discussions with interested parties on a few specific locations for their next state-of-the-art biodiesel facility. This announcement has assisted Benefuel in prioritizing its expansion efforts, given that British Columbia has specific target volumes for biodiesel blending and carbon reductions, as well as enticing funding support.
Sept. 12, 2018 - Enerkem has successfully produced a clean, renewable bio-dimethyl ether (Bio-DME), a by-product of biomethanol, that could help address global climate change efficiently by replacing the use of diesel fuel in the transportation sector.
Aug. 22, 2018 - The City of Vancouver has signed a contract with Suncor to transition all its city vehicles to 100 per cent renewable diesel. The city claims the move will reduce its vehicle emissions to 50 per cent below 2007 levels by the end of 2019.  
July 11, 2018 - Cherokee Freight Lines, a Northern California trucking company, has switched its entire fleet of more than 200 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel.
June 19, 2018 - Fuel Delivery Services, Inc. (FDS), a bulk transporter of refined petroleum products based in Stockton, Calif., recently switched their Stockton based fleet of trucks to Neste MY Renewable Diesel. FDS provides transportation services seven days a week, 365 days a year to a variety of clients, from small jobbers to major oil companies.
May 8, 2018 - The Pasadena Fire Department, a California city northeast of Los Angeles, has switched much of its fleet of apparatus from operating on petroleum diesel to using Neste MY Renewable Diesel. The department currently operates one truck, four engines and four Rescue Ambulances on renewable diesel and plans to transition all remaining apparatus to renewable diesel by 2019.
Dec. 12, 2018 – Neste Corporation has made the final investment decision on additional renewable products production capacity in Singapore. The decision is based on a growing global market demand for low-carbon solutions in transport and cities, aviation, polymers and chemicals.
Dec. 11, 2018 - Air travellers are increasingly interested in reducing the CO2 emissions of their flights. Finnair announced last summer that as of early 2019 it will start offering its customers a new service allowing customers to offset the CO2 emissions of their flights by funding emissions reduction projects or carbon sinks, or by supporting the use of biofuels.
Dec. 7, 2018 – Gevo Inc. and Renmatix today announced a joint development agreement to evaluate the commercial feasibility of creating renewable jet fuel by integrating Renmatix’s Plantrose Process with Gevo’s GIFTTM technology and alcohol to jet process.
Dec. 7, 2018 – Forge Hydrocarbons Corp. has received a $4 million USD investment from Lockheed Martin under the Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy. This investment enables Forge, a Canadian small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) company, to further the development of its Lipid-to-Hydrocarbon (LTH) technology and to construct a first-of-its-kind commercial plant with a production capacity of approximately 19 million litres per year (ML/y).
Nov. 30, 2018 – Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) welcomed the release of Ontario's Environment Plan "Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-In-Ontario Environment Plan," and its commitment to move to 15 per cent ethanol blend in gasoline as early as 2025. Ontario continues to lead the way in renewable fuels use and production in Canada. We applaud the Ford Government for its recognition that ethanol is both an environment solution and an economic growth engine.
Nov. 20, 2018 – According to Reuters, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to reset the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard, which is set to expire in 2022.
Nov. 22, 2018 - A new World Biogas Summit will put anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas at the heart of sustainable development and high on the agenda of politicians and policymakers in the UK and around the globe, according to joint organisers the World Biogas Association (WBA) and the UK Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA).
Nov. 5, 2018 - With the addition of eight new members in September and October, the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) – the trade association representing the North American renewable natural gas (RNG, Biomethane or upgraded Biogas) industry – now represents more than 150 member companies and organizations.
Oct. 19, 2018 - The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) has received broad support from stakeholders encouraging the government of Canada to endorse CGA’s federal policy proposal for a Renewable Gas Innovation Program. The proposal seeks a Federal Budget 2019 allocation of $750 million to support renewable gas project deployment, to facilitate technology commercialization, and to enhance federal laboratory renewable gas R&D capacity. To date, more than 35 letters of support have been sent to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources Canada.
Oct. 12, 2018 – BP p.l.c. and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. recently announced an agreement which will secure an increased supply of renewable natural gas (RNG) for Clean Energy through Clean Energy’s extensive fueling infrastructure as more fleets are requesting the clean fuel.
Oct. 10, 2018 - Aries Clean Energy's Lebanon, Tenn., waste-to-energy gasification plant reached a milestone last week as the plant maintained a 94 per cent uptime rate over the last 100 consecutive days.
Sept. 7, 2018 - Government initiatives and widespread enactment of stringent environmental laws to subdue the greenhouse gas emissions will drive the Europe biogas market, according to a report from Global Market Insights. Adoption of these systems has significantly escalated across the region owing to the rapid integration of renewable sources as a substitute for fossil fuels. The EU 2020 strategy aims at 20 per cent increase in energy efficiency and renewable adoption, with simultaneous decrease in emissions when compared to 1990 levels.
Sept. 28, 2017 - Eat too much without exercising and you’ll probably put on a few pounds. As it turns out, plant leaves do something similar. In a new study at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientists show that retaining sugars in plant leaves can make them get fat too.
May 5, 2017 - A University of Washington team has made new headway on a solution to remove beetle-killed trees from the forest and use them to make renewable transportation fuels or high-value chemicals.
Aug. 8, 2016 - The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and University of Guelph researchers are currently investigating the potential of growing two unique plants, Euphorbia lagascae from the Mediterranean and Centrapalus pauciflorus from Africa, as sources of vernolic acid, a naturally occurring epoxidized fatty acid that can directly substitute for the synthetic vernolic acid made from petroleum, soy or linseed oil.
February 3, 2016 - Four parallel conference tracks at International Wood Biorefining Week will focus on bioenergy and biobased products and innovations.
November 8, 2013, Columbus, Ohio - Battelle engineers and scientists have developed a mobile device that transforms unwanted biomass materials such as wood chips or agricultural waste into valuable bio-oil using catalytic pyrolysis. As currently configured, the Battelle-funded unit converts one ton of pine chips, shavings and sawdust into as much as 130 gallons of wet bio-oil per day.
October 24, 2013, Oklahoma City, Okla. – The U.S. Department of Energy is providing a $3 million grant to fund research on the development of a commercially-viable bio-oil.

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