Europe

July 13, 2016

No stabilizers pass no-harm test for bio heating oil

BY Ron KotrbaNone of the stabilizers examined in AGQM's first-round of no-harm tests for biodiesel-blended heating oil passed READ MORE

June 15, 2016

Cathay Pacific planes fueled by Amyris in 2-year biojet contract

BY Amyris Inc. International airline company Cathay Pacific began a two-year program of flights from Toulouse to Hong Kong using Amyris/Total Biojet fuel. All of Cathay's upcoming A350-900 aircraft deliveries over the next two years will use the renewable jet fuel. READ MORE

June 13, 2016

AGQM adds 3 biodiesel stabilizers to updated no-harm list

BY AGQM AGQM completed its 10th no-harm test round of oxidation stabilizers, resulting in three new additions to its existing no-harm list. Biodiesel producers can thus select from a total of 47 tested products of 28 producers of oxidation stabilizers. READ MORE

May 31, 2016

New EU standard to boost greater use of renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe European Committee for Standardization recently approved a new standard for paraffinic diesel fuel made from synthesis or hydrotreatment. EN 15940 will make it easier for vehicle manufacturers to authorize up to 100 percent renewable diesel use. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

EU appeals WTO panel report in dispute over Argentine biodiesel

BY Ron KotrbaThe EU filed a notice of appeal May 20 with the World Trade Organization in the dispute with Argentina over antidumping measures on biodiesel. Two months ago the WTO issued a panel report stating the EU's sanctioning method violated WTO law. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

Spain's capital city purchases 51 B100-compatible hybrid buses

BY Ron KotrbaSweden-based Scania AB announced that in June it will begin to deliver 51 hybridized Scania Citywide buses to Spain's capital city of Madrid. The company says the buses are compatible with up to 100 percent biodiesel or renewable diesel. READ MORE

May 04, 2016

Europe continues to get biodiesel wrong

BY Ron KotrbaA provocative opinion piece on Europe's reliance on unsound indirect land use change theory READ MORE

April 20, 2016

A maturing biojet fuel market

BY Ron KotrbaThe latest biojet news points to a solid market developing for the advanced biofuel READ MORE

April 18, 2016

Distribution of Neste Pro Diesel expands to Latvia

BY Neste Corp. Neste Pro Diesel is now available from the most of the Neste stations in Latvia. Pro Diesel supplements the range of Futura fuels launched previously in the Baltic region and Russia. Neste Pro Diesel is available in Finland, Lithuania and Latvia. READ MORE