Biofuel
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. 8, 2018 - Vancouver-based Quadron Cannatech Corporation has introduced its fully automated, touch screen control continuous flow Ethanol Extractor System, the BEAST.
Oct. 26, 2018 – The "Global Automotive Biofuels Market - by Type, Region - Market Size, Demand Forecasts, Company Profiles, Industry Trends and Updates (2017-2023)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Oct. 25, 2018 - World Energy, a global leader in low-carbon transportation fuels production, announced a US$350 million investment over the next two years to complete the conversion of its Paramount, Calif., facility into one of the cleanest fuel refineries in the world. The project will enable World Energy Paramount to process 306 million gallons annually. The conversion to renewable jet, diesel, gasoline and propane will reduce both refinery and fuel emissions while supporting more than 100 advanced, green economy jobs.
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).
Sept. 13, 2018 - As part of Alaska Airlines’ ongoing efforts to fly greener and expand the use of sustainable aviation fuels, Neste and Alaska Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). In addition to Alaska’s efforts to increase fuel-efficiency and adopt innovative flight technology, the agreement will allow Neste and Alaska to more closely work together to design, create and implement solutions that lay the groundwork for the wider adoption of renewable fuels within the airline industry.
Aug. 28, 2018 - Researchers have found that seawater can replace freshwater to produce the sustainable fuel bioethanol, reducing the need to drain precious resources.
Aug. 9, 2018 - Some chemicals used to speed up the breakdown of plants for production of biofuels like ethanol are poison to the yeasts that turn the plant sugars into fuel.
July 31, 2018 - Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) has announced another significant expansion of its membership. 
July 25, 2018 - The City of Toronto and Enbridge have announced plans to build the city's first renewable natural gas (RNG) facility at the Dufferin Organics Processing Facility. The facility will produce biofuel, or RNG, by capturing and processing the biomethane released by the city's organic waste.
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