August 13, 2014
Abatec 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.
August 04, 2014
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.
July 09, 2014
Brazilian 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.
June 25, 2014
After more than two years since an NOV was issued by EPA against Green Diesel LLC for fraudulent RIN activity, CEO Phil Rivkin, a fugitive from justice since 2012, has been caught and indicted by a federal grand jury in Houston
June 16, 2014
Incbio announced delivery of a 120,000 ton per year (36 MMgy) ultrasonic biodiesel reactor to be installed in South America. The unit will be used in an existing plant originally supplied by one of the world's largest biodiesel plant manufacturers.
June 03, 2014
Solazyme announced that its JV with Bunge Global Innovation has begun commercial production at its Solazyme Bunge Renewable Oils plant in Brazil, where renewable oil and Encapso, a trademarked encapsulated lubricant, are being manufactured.
June 02, 2014
On May 28, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff signed an increase in the nation's biodiesel mandate starting in July, from 5 to 6 percent, and moving to 7 percent in November, according to Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy.
May 13, 2014
Under the MOU, the two companies will perform joint biofuel research, in addition to funding and coordinating research with Brazilian universities and other institutions. The research will focus on technologies that address supply chain gaps.
April 30, 2014
An update on recent biodiesel-related developments in Argentina