Air BP-Neste fly high with new sustainable aviation fuel partnership

Sustainable aviation fuel is made by blending conventional, fossil-based kerosene with renewable hydrocarbons produced from recycled cooking oil, for example

UK mulls introducing ‘greener’ petrol at forecourts

The government is seeking views on whether and how it should introduce the E10 fuel, which contains more bioethanol than traditional petrol

UK Government revises 2020 renewable fuels goal

The UK Government has announced it will increase the target for the use of renewable fuels in the transport sector. The Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation (RFTO) has been amended to raise the percentage of renewable fuel in petrol and diesel to 9.7% by 2020 and 12.4% by 2032. That’s an increase from a 4.75% share […]

US sees ‘huge jump’ in ethanol exports to China

The US has seen a “record increase” in ethanol exports to China. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), the figure has jumped from $8 million (£5.4m) to more than $86 million (£58m) since May 2014. In October, the country exported 32.5 million gallons of the renewable fuel to China – more than the […]

$100m to boost US renewable fuel infrastructure

The US biofuels industry is getting a huge boost, thanks to a $100 million (£65.5m) investment. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing the cash in a ‘Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership’ to make more renewable fuel options available to consumers. Currently the typical gas pump can deliver fuel containing a maximum of 10% ethanol, limiting […]

DONG Energy and Neste Oil launch renewable fuels project

Danish firm DONG Energy has joined forces with a Finnish oil refining company to develop cost-effective technology for producing renewable fuels. They will work on developing a process, which will include the use of DONG Energy’s ‘Inbicon’ technology (pictured), to produce renewable diesel and aviation fuel based on agricultural residues. Neste Oil, which has been […]

Oil giant helps produce new renewable fuel

A US biomass company has teamed up with an oil giant to produce a new kind of renewable fuel. Enviva which produces biomass fuel in both the States and Europe has joined forces with ConocoPhillips to produce a new kind of fuel pellet which burns with the same properties as coal. The pellets are made […]