January 18, 2017

More GM vehicles can use B20

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General Motors plans to expand its portfolio of vehicles capable of operating on B20 biodiesel blends – a fuel mixture of 20% biodiesel and 80% petroleum-based diesel – with the addition of a diesel-fired Chevrolet Cruze sedan this spring, along with diesel-powered versions of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain crossover models later this summer.

January 9, 2017

Research report explores the biofuels market forecasts from 2016 to 2021

The report titled Global Biofuels Market by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecasts to 2021 is an expert analysis report which depicts analysis of market by key regions, with sales, revenue and market share by key countries. The report also summarizes industry sales channel, distributors, traders, dealers and data source.

January 3, 2017

German biodiesel exports increase slightly

German biodiesel exports over the first 10 months of 2016 slightly exceeded those of the same period in 2015. The significant drop in demand for biodiesel from the majority of European trading partners was offset by an increase in shipments to the Netherlands and Poland. German biodiesel exports reached 1.25 million metric tons (375.2 million gallons) by the end of October 2016, exceeding the previous year's figure by 0.4 percent.

December 27, 2016

Karnataka state transport's big Make in India push, inducts 25 biodiesel buses

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has decided to imbibe Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet project 'Make in India' by utilizing biofuel in a big way. It has inducted 25 Scania buses that run completely on biodiesel. Rajender Kumar Kataria, MD KSRTC, believes that using biofuel not only promotes the local industry but also cuts down on pollution by up to 70 per cent.

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December 19, 2016

IncBio confirms presence in National Biodiesel Conference & Expo 2017 in San Diego, CA - USA

IncBio, a leading Portuguese engineering company, who specializes in state of the art fully automated industrial ultrasonic Biodiesel plants, has confirmed it will be exhibiting at the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo in San Diego, CA - USA between the 16th and 19th of January 2017, in booth number 1100.

December 12, 2016

Record production of ethanol may cut fuel bill


New Delhi: Sugar mills recorded the highest ever production of ethanol of more than 110 crore litres during 2015-16 crop year, over 50% more than what was produced during the previous year. According to food ministry officials, this resulted in achieving 4.4% ethanol blending in petrol, which was almost double of 2014-15. Government has set a target of increasing this blending of ethanol in petrol to 10% in its bid to reduce import of crude oil.

November 30, 2016

European Commission confirms food biofuels phase-out

The European Commission today confirmed the gradual phase-out of food-based biofuels from 7pc in 2021 to 3.8pc in 2030. The proposed revision of the EU's renewables directive aims to phase in advanced biofuels from 1.5pc in 2021 to 6.8pc in 2030. The minimum share of energy from advanced biofuels and biogas produced from feedstocks including straw, forestry residues, non-food cellulosic and lingo-cellulosic material will grow from 0.5pc in 2021 to 3.6pc in 2030.