Europe

August 15, 2016

New small device tests biodiesel percentage in 60 seconds or less

BY Ron KotrbaThe new Estercheck instrument by U.K.-based Stanhope-Seta Ltd. uses micro mid-range infrared built into a handheld measurement platform. With a three-step test procedure, results are gained in less than 60 seconds with accuracy down to 0.2 percent. READ MORE

August 11, 2016

BDI-BioEnergy International achieves considerable sales increase

BY BDI-BioEnergy International AG Austria-based biodiesel technology provider BDI-BioEnergy International AG's implementation of major projects in Great Britain as planned, and a good financial result, made sure the company performed successfully in the first half of 2016. READ MORE

August 10, 2016

Sustainability certifications 'not fully reliable' says EU court

BY Ron KotrbaA recent report from an EU court says achievement of the 10 percent transport target may be questionable as statistics might be overestimated because member states could report biofuels as sustainable when its sustainability was not verified READ MORE

August 01, 2016

New certified reference material developed for biodiesel CP, CFPP

BY The European Commission's Joint Research Centre Scientists at the EC's Joint Research Centre have developed and produced a new certified reference material for the cold filter plugging point (CFPP) and cloud point (CP) temperatures of biodiesel, which are important parameters for biodiesel use. READ MORE

August 01, 2016

German biodiesel quality at best it's ever been

BY Ron KotrbaAGQM released its annual report on the biodiesel quality of its members for 2015. The organization stated that, for the first time in its history, all biodiesel samples analyzed were on spec and met the requirements of DIN EN 14214. READ MORE

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