Europe

July 17, 2014

EBB: European Commission should extend duties on US biodiesel

BY The European Biodiesel Board Unsurprisingly, the European Biodiesel Board applauded the European Commission's decision this month to initiate the investigation looking into the factual grounds for a potential extension of duties on biodiesel imports originating in the U.S. READ MORE

July 15, 2014

Enzyme-catalyzed biodiesel made from low-quality oils

BY P.M. Nielsen Blue Sun Biodiesel and Viesel Fuel are producing biodiesel based on lipase as catalyst. Novozymes has been the enzyme supplier and partner, and this accomplishment of full-scale enzymatic production is the result of lengthy, dedicated R&D work. READ MORE

July 08, 2014

Neste's renewable diesel to reduce carbon footprint of Flow Fest

BY Neste Oil Corp. Neste Oil is supporting the environmental goals of this year's Flow Festival in Helsinki by supplying 100 percent NEXBTL renewable diesel to generate electricity for the event. Held Aug. 8-10, the festival is known for prioritizing the environment. READ MORE

July 07, 2014

Aemetis biodiesel receives US EPA approval, EU ISCC certification

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. announced that it has received EPA approval for the issuance of D4 RINs upon the importation into the U.S. of biodiesel produced from waste fats and oils. The fuel also recently earned the EU's ISCC Category 2 certification. READ MORE

June 24, 2014

Neste signs algae oil offtake agreement with US-based RAE

BY Neste Oil Corp. Neste Oil and Renewable Algae Energy, a U.S.-based algae biomass producer, have signed a contingent commercial algae oil offtake agreement. Algae oil is one of the alternatives being researched by Neste Oil for use as renewable diesel feedstock. READ MORE

June 16, 2014

EU agreement on ILUC caps conventional biofuels at 7 percent

BY Erin Voegele On June 13, the European Union Energy Council announced it has reached a political agreement on measures to incorporate indirect land use change into EU biofuel policies. Biofuel trade groups said the move is expected to restore investor confidence. READ MORE

May 27, 2014

AGQM event Nov. 6-7 to focus on FAME use in chemical industry

BY Ron KotrbaArbeitsgemeinschaft Qualitaetsmanagement Biodiesel e.V. will host its 7th International Conference in Berlin on Nov. 6-7. This year the event will focus primarily on the many uses and applications of fatty acid methyl esters in the chemical industry. READ MORE

April 30, 2014

WTO panel to examine EU duties on Argentine biodiesel

BY International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development The dispute (DS473) between Argentina and the EU over the latter's imposition of antidumping duties on biodiesel imports from the South American economy has advanced to the panel stage at the global trade arbiter, after a second request last week. READ MORE

April 29, 2014

Global diesel engine sales forecast to rise 7.7 percent a year

BY The Freedonia Group Inc. Global diesel engine sales are forecast to rise 7.7 percent per year through 2017 to $248.5 billion, representing a marked acceleration from the 2007-'12 pace, according to "World Diesel Engines," a report published this month by The Freedonia Group. READ MORE