Secretary of Energy announces integrated biorefinery optimization projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. — US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has selected eight projects to negotiate for up to $15 MM in total DOE funding to optimize integrated biorefineries.

Japan fires up biomass energy, but fuel shortage looms

TOKYO (Reuters) — As the sun sets on Japan's solar energy boom, companies and investors are rushing into wood-burning biomass projects to lock in still-high government subsidies.

Stuttgart Airport ground fleet vehicles now fueled by Neste renewable diesel

Stuttgart Airport has started using Neste MY Renewable Diesel as a solution to reduce its CO2 emissions and as part of the climate program of Baden-Württemberg's state airport in Germany.

Icahn's oil refiner CVR starts unwinding biofuels bet

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Carl Icahn’s refining company CVR Energy has begun buying biofuel credits for the first time in months, a sign the firm is starting to unwind a massive short position in the niche market, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

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.