Latin America

July 13, 2015

IncBio to supply 22.5 MMgy biodiesel plant to Colombia

BY Ron KotrbaPorto, Portugal-based IncBio has secured an agreement to design and build a 75,000-ton-per-year (22.5 MMgy) biodiesel plant for Biocosta Green Energy S.A. in Santa Marta, Colombia. Production is expected to begin by next May. READ MORE

March 31, 2015

Biodiesel industry seeks to reverse Argentina import decision

BY The National Biodiesel Board In a petition filed March with U.S. EPA, the National Biodiesel Board cited the lack of public comment on the agency's decision and little transparency regarding the plans Argentinian producers can use to demonstrate compliance with the RFS. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

Evofuel expands castor activity in Brazil with Insolo

BY Evogene Ltd. Evogene subsidiary Evofuel Ltd. and Insolo Agroindustrial S.A. have signed a collaboration agreement for the selection and optimization of Evofuel's proprietary castor bean varieties in Insolo farms located in Piaui state in northeast Brazil. READ MORE

January 28, 2015

EPA decision on Argentine biodiesel imports riles US industry

BY The National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board sharply criticized a decision by the EPA to allow streamlined Argentinian biodiesel imports to the U.S. under the RFS. The decision allows Argentinian biodiesel producers to use a survey plan for certifying feedstock. READ MORE

January 16, 2015

Boeing, Embraer open aviation biofuel research center in Brazil

BY Boeing At the new center, the companies will coordinate and co-fund research with Brazilian universities and other institutions. The research will focus on technologies that address gaps in creating a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil. READ MORE

December 16, 2014

Amyris renewable jet fuel receives regulatory approval in Brazil

BY Amyris Inc. Amyris Inc. welcomed the approval of its renewable jet fuel by Brazil's fuels regulator, ANP, clearing the way for the commercialization in Brazil of the Amyris renewable jet fuel in blends of up to 10 percent. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Abatec introduces system to convert glycerol into methanol

BY Ron KotrbaAbatec SA has introduced its Savoia BD4-MG system that can treat 1,000 liters (250 gallons) per day of glycerol to produce around 35 percent dry methanol, 25 percent free fatty acids and balance of glycols. The only inputs are water and power. READ MORE

August 04, 2014

Int'l commercial flight completed with Amyris-Total biojet fuel

BY Amyris Inc. On July 30, Amyris partnered with Brazilian airline GOL to fly the industry's first commercial flight with farnesane, the recently approved renewable jet fuel. The first flight, GOL flight 7725, departed from Orlando and traveled to Sao Paulo. READ MORE

July 09, 2014

GOL to use farnesane biojet blend in US-to-Brazil flights

BY Ron KotrbaBrazilian airline GOL has committed to flying its Boeing 737 fleet with up to 10 percent farnesane biojet fuel on its U.S. to Brazil routes later this month. READ MORE