Biofuels

EU confirms reduced import duties for Argentine biodiesel

BRUSSELS (Reuters) — The European Union will lower import duties on Argentine biodiesel following a World Trade Organization ruling against initial measures in place, it said on Tuesday.

NRL signs MoU with UNIDO for bio-refinery

NRL signed an MoU with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for inclusive and sustainable bamboo supply chain development for its upcoming bio refinery at Numaligarh, Assam.

China set for ethanol binge as Beijing pumps up renewable fuel drive

BEIJING (Reuters) — China's bold plan to blend renewable fuels into its gasoline supply within 3 yr will revolutionize its fledging biofuels industry, industry players said, likely spurring billions of dollars in investment in ethanol factories.

EU to reopen biodiesel market to Argentine exporters

BRUSSELS/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) — Argentina will regain access to the European Union's biodiesel market within three weeks after its successful World Trade Organization challenge to Europe's anti-dumping duties on the fuel.

Croatia could turn its smallest refinery into biomass plant

ZAGREB (Reuters) — Croatia’s loss-making refinery in the central town of Sisak could be turned into logistics center and a facility to refine biomass, consultants Deloitte have proposed.

Argentine biodiesel industry says US duties will halt exports

(Reuters) — Argentine biodiesel exports will be priced out of the US market, its leading industry body said, after Washington decided on Tuesday to impose steep duties on imports that it said were unfairly subsidized.

Refiner Valero's secret campaign against US biofuels mandates

(Reuters) — US biofuels regulations, which mandate mixing corn-based ethanol into gasoline, have lately drawn together a diverse cast of political opponents.

Linde awarded supply contract for biofuel refinery

GOTHENBURG, Sweden/MUNICH, Germany — Technology company The Linde Group has been awarded with the engineering and supply of a modular hydrogen manufacturing unit for St1 Refinery in Gothenburg, Sweden. Linde’s Engineering Division will start the engineering and construction of the unit immediately, with the completion estimated for the end of 2018.

First corn ethanol project in Brazil starts production

LUCAS DO RIO VERDE, Brazil — A grand opening was held this past week signaling the start of operations at FS Bioenergia, a world-class $115 MM corn-only ethanol production facility located in Lucas do Rio Verde, Mato Grosso.

Greenfield Global evaluating major expansion of biofuels production in Quebec

VARENNES, QC — Greenfield Global Inc., (formerly GreenField Specialty Alcohols Inc.) Canada's largest ethanol producer and a world leader in high-purity specialty alcohols, announced that it has commenced a feasibility study to significantly expand operations for sustainable biofuel production at its biorefinery in Varennes, Quebec.