Biofuels

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.
May 4, 2018 - On May 2 an Air Canada Airbus A320-200 aircraft flew from Edmonton to San Francisco with biofuel, the company announced. The flight was scheduled for the trade mission delegation led by the Alberta government, the City of Edmonton and Edmonton-area businesses to California.
Oct. 16, 2018 - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce the end to a restriction on the sale of high-ethanol blended gasoline in the summer.
Oct. 11, 2018 - Neste, the world’s leading renewable products producer, and Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, have entered into an agreement to explore opportunities to increase the supply and availability of sustainable aviation fuel for airline customers.
Oct. 5, 2018 — Carbon-rich pollution converted to a jet fuel powered a commercial flight for the first time on Oct. 2, 2018. The Virgin Atlantic Airlines' flight from Orlando to London using a Boeing 747 ushered in a new era for low-carbon aviation that has been years in the making. Through a combination of chemistry, biotechnology, engineering and catalysis, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and its industrial partner LanzaTech have shown the world that carbon can be recycled and used for commercial flight.
Sept. 25, 2018 - NewEnergyBlue is about six months away from breaking ground on a ground-breaking renewable fuel refinery. New Energy Spirit Biomass Refinery is forecast to turn 280,000 tons of North Dakota wheat straw into 16-million gallons a year of some of the lowest carbon auto fuel selling in California, the world’s fifth largest market.
Sept. 24, 2018 - Airbus’ A320 Family production facility in the U.S. will deliver its first aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel. The latest A321 for JetBlue was due to depart Mobile on Sept. 20 with 15 per cent sustainable jet fuel in its tanks.
Sept. 14, 2018 - Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., a Canadian agri-tech company that sells Carinata seeds used to produce aviation bio-jet fuel, will partner with United Airlines and World Energy on Agrisoma's second international commercial flight powered by bio-jet fuel made from Carinata seed oil. The nonstop San Francisco-to-Zurich flight on a Boeing 787 departs on Sept. 14 at 2:10 p.m. from San Francisco International Airport and arrives Sept. 15 at 10:10 a.m. at Zurich Airport (aka Kloten Airport).
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.
Aug. 31, 2018 - RNG Energy Solutions and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC have completed and executed several contracts including a long-term renewable natural gas sales agreement and site lease agreement to build a state-of-the-art anaerobic digester facility. The facility will be named Point Breeze Renewable Energy and located at the PES Refining Complex in Philadelphia. 
Aug. 23, 2018 - The popularity of biogas as a renewable energy source has exponentially soared in the last few years, massively impacting Europe biogas market, according to a report by Global Market Insights.
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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