20171228 Trade cases, policy drive Asian biodiesel
Growth in the Asian biodiesel market in 2018 will depend largely on legislative developments and the and the outcomes of trade disputes with the region's two largest export markets, the EU and US.


20171227 Air France initiative promotes development of aviation biofuel
At the World Efficiency Fair in mid-December, Air France presented an Engagement for Green Growth (ECV) with the French Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition, French Ministry of Transport and the French Ministry of Economy and Finance along with four other major French industrial groups Airbus, Safran, Suez and Total.


20171219 Energy ministers take a wrong turn in drive for EU transport decarbonisation
A new Council position lets Member States lower their renewable energy targets. The agreement by EU energy ministers to roll back ambitions for renewable energy use in transport is an unfortunate turn in the wrong direction for the fight against climate change.


20171219 Energy ministers take a wrong turn in drive for EU transport decarbonisation
A new Council position lets Member States lower their renewable energy targets. The agreement by EU energy ministers to roll back ambitions for renewable energy use in transport is an unfortunate turn in the wrong direction for the fight against climate change.


20171218 Chamber is voting for more biofuels, especially from residual flows
The Dutch Second Chamber wants to increase the percentage of biofuel in both petrol and diesel. In 2020, 16.4 per cent of vehicles in the Netherlands will have to drive on biofuels. The new regulations should encourage companies to opt for the use of residual flows and waste in the development and production of biofuels. In addition, the European government promises to call for an end regarding the use of palm oil and soya for biofuels.


20171218 IEA Report Technology Roadmap: Delivering Sustainable Bioenergy
This Roadmap re-examines the role of bioenergy in light of changes to the energy landscape over the past five years as well as recent experience in bioenergy policy, market development and regulation. It identifies the principal opportunities and the technical, policy and financial barriers to deployment, and it suggests a range of solutions to overcome them, outlining those which are available now and in the longer term. Many of these opportunities are highly suitable for emerging and developing economies experiencing rapid energy demand growth.


20171215 U.S. biodiesel production still increasing despite expiration of tax credit
In the first nine months of 2017, U.S. biodiesel production levels were slightly higher than 2016 levels, despite the expiration of a federal biodiesel blender's tax credit at the end of 2016. Domestic biodiesel production may continue to increase because of changes to import policies that have been recently announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce, for instance those on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia.


20171214 Amsterdam Port Authority joins the ‘Premier League’ in the ethanol market
Amsterdam was included in the S&P Global Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings for ethanol in April 2016. In addition to giving Amsterdam’s ethanol market a tremendous boost, this has put the Port and Noord-Europees Wijnopslagbedrijf BV (NWB) on the map with several major players operating in this segment. However, Port of Amsterdam still trails somewhat behind Port of Rotterdam in this area, as the additional logistics expenses calculated for deliveries from Amsterdam work to the disadvantage of merchants storing their ethanol in Amsterdam.


20171211 Wiebes wants a Climate and Energy Agreement in the summer
Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Eric Wiebes sent a letter to the Lower House about the approach of the announced Climate Act and the Climate and Energy Agreement. In the summer of 2018, the minister hopes to be able to present the main lines of a new Climate and Energy Agreement. Wiebes plans to inform the Second Chamber on the climate legislation during the first quarter of 2018.


20171211 Biofuels clean up aviation industry
GE Aviation is testing biofuels made from alcohol. It is using 100% of Gevo’s renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to carry out ‘jet engine combustor component testing’. as part of the Continuous Lower Energy, Emissions and Noise Program (CLEEN) led by America’s Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).


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