Europe

October 27, 2014

New EU sanctions against Russia impact European biofuel companies

BY Richard Weiner The Council of the European Union has recently enacted regulations that require the member states of the European Union to impose sanctions against Russian individuals and companies in response to Russia's military action in Ukraine. READ MORE

October 09, 2014

Neste Oil renewable diesel blends now available in Lithuania

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Oil announced Oct. 8 that its Neste Pro Diesel, containing a minimum of 15 percent NExBTL renewable diesel, is now for sale in the Lithuanian market, distributed through the company's local retail network and its 51 stations. READ MORE

October 07, 2014

Neste Oil to move away from microbial oil R&D

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Oil announced the company is realigning its long-term R&D efforts from microbial oil research to other areas of technology using forestry and agricultural waste. The firm says the time is not yet ripe for a commercial-scale microbial oil plant. READ MORE

October 07, 2014

German biodiesel exports up 18 percent year-on-year

BY Ron KotrbaTotaling around 282.7 million gallons, biodiesel exports were up nearly 18 percent year-on-year. The Netherlands received more than one third of total exports, a 33 percent increase from last year, making it the largest importer of German biodiesel. READ MORE

October 01, 2014

US biodiesel industry challenges EU trade barriers

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board on filed comments Sept. 30 with the European Commission challenging unfair trade duties that have blocked U.S. biodiesel from being exported to Europe since 2009. The bottom line is that a lot has changed in five years. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

IncBio contracted to supply 2.4 MMgy biodiesel plant to Greece

BY Ron KotrbaPorto, Portugal-based biodiesel technology provider IncBio announced it has signed a contract with SPA Renewables SA to supply a 2.4 MMgy biodiesel plant to be installed in Corinth, Greece. The company expects the plant to be complete in February. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Swiss firm MBP Group earns RSB sustainability certification

BY Ron KotrbaSwitzerland-based waste fats and oils collection company MBP Group has earned the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials sustainability certification for their waste material collection, trading and distribution activities. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

Year sees notable increase in UK renewable power, biodiesel use

BY Anna Simet From Q1 2013 to Q1 2014, ethanol consumption rose by only 1.1 percent, from 190 to 192 million liters. Biodiesel, however, saw a much larger increase. Consumption rose by 52 percent, from 128 million liters in Q1 2013 to 195 million in Q1 2014. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Renewable diesel reduces carbon footprint of major summer events

BY Neste Oil Corp. Neste Oil's NEXBTL renewable diesel was used to generate electricity at two major events in Finland this summer: the Flow Festival in Helsinki (45 percent electricity generated from NEXBTL) and the Neste Oil Rally Helsinki Battle street circuit race. READ MORE