Biofuels

Distribution of Neste diesel expands to Estonia

Neste will start distributing the Neste Pro Diesel in the company's Estonian station network. Distribution starts with four stations and will be expanded during May to cover 20 Neste stations in Estonia.

Petrobras opposes Brazil plan to boost biofuels after selloff

SAO PAULO (Reuters) -- Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA has expressed strong opposition to a government-led program to increase the use of biofuels following its recent decision to completely withdraw from the sector.

Miami electric car dealer sees opportunity in Cuban gas shortage

HAVANA (Reuters) -- An electric car dealer with a Miami subsidiary is telling Cuba-based diplomats struggling with a gasoline shortage on the Communist-run Caribbean island that they should fret no longer.

US to launch probe into Argentina, Indonesia biodiesel imports

WASHINGTON/JAKARTA (Reuters) -- The United States said on Thursday it would start an investigation into imports of biodiesel from Indonesia and Argentina for possible dumping and subsidization.

N.J. man sentenced to 5 yr prison for biodiesel fraud

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The owner of a New Jersey feedstock processor was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a scheme that generated fraudulent tax and renewable fuel credits, the US Department of Justice said on Friday.

BP, DuPont JV Butamax announces acquisition of ethanol facility in Kansas

Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a 50/50 JV between BP and DuPont, combining expertise in fuels with industrial biotechnology, announced the acquisition of Nesika Energy, LLC and its ethanol facility in Scandia, Kansas. Butamax will now start the engineering work to add bio-isobutanol capacity to the facility, while continuing to produce ethanol before and after adding this capacity.

IR camera technology provides new perspective on furnace inspection routines

Boccella, M., FLIR Systems, Inc.

A few years ago, managers at a US-based oil refinery called in an expert to inspect their oil furnaces with an infrared (IR) camera.

Senators press Icahn on White House influence, business conflicts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Several Democratic senators pressed billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Monday to clarify his role as an adviser to President Donald Trump, saying his position in the administration raised "alarming" questions about potential conflicts of interest with his stakes in the biofuels and pharmaceutical industries.

Tel Aviv's trash is being turned into fuel

TEL AVIV (Reuters) -- Residents of Tel Aviv can start feeling a little less guilty about the amount of garbage they throw away.

US National Biodiesel Board petitions against 'illegal' biodiesel imports

(Reuters) -- The National Biodiesel Board said on Thursday it has filed a petition to the US government to investigate imports from Argentina and Indonesia, saying they have violated trade laws by flooding the US market with dumped, subsidized biodiesel.