BioFuels

Biofuel supplier secures HSBC funding

A South Yorkshire biofuel provider has secured funding from HSBC UK to enable it to supply NHS hospitals during the Covid-19 outbreak. Barnsley-based BioFuels & Oils supplies biofuel to power generators at NHS hospitals across the UK. The funding from HSBC UK will ensure the company can keep backup generators at hospitals fuelled with a […]

Low Cost Biofuel Bunker Project Launches with €5m EU Funding

An EU-funded project aiming to develop low-cost biofuel bunkers has officially got underway this month. The IDEALFUEL consortium is being led by the EINDHOVEN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (TU/e) and includes several collaborators including WINTERTHUR GAS & DIESEL and VARO ENERGY NETHERLANDS B.V.. The project has received a €5 MILLION grant from the EUROPEAN UNION’s HORIZON2020 […]

Irish Bioenergy Association pushes for government support to boost sector

The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) has in recent weeks circulated its bioenergy proposals to representatives across the political spectrum. The organisation is lobbying for Ireland’s Programme for Government to incorporate bioenergy measures and support to assist economic recovery, emissions reduction targets and climate action. Ireland has a “considerable natural advantage” when it comes to growing […]

Oil tanker successfully tests marine biofuel

The 49,646 deadweight tonne (dwt) MR tanker received the first delivery of Bio Fuel Oil during its recent call at the Port of Rotterdam. The fuel, which GoodFuels launched in 2018, reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 83% and substantially reduces SOx emissions. The trial was completed on the Stena Immortal as she ran on a […]

German bulk operator Minship to trial biofuel

Bavarian ship management company Minship and its subsidiary Minmarine have announced that a bulk carrier in their fleet of managed vessels, Trudy, has successfully bunkered biofuel at the Port of Rotterdam. The biofuel bunkered by the 2009-built, 30,790dwt bulk carrier was GoodFuels’ sustainable Bio-fuel Oil MR1-100: which is a second generation sustainable biofuel produced from […]

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USDA announces $100 million for higher biofuel blends infrastructure

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the provision of $100 million (€90.2 million) for infrastructure projects to encourage increased sales of higher biofuel blends. The funding, which will be awarded through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), was announced by US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. Higher biofuel blends include ethanol blends […]

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Groups unite against battle with fossil fuels

After years of fighting their own political battles, advocates of ethanol and electric vehicles are tentatively uniting against a shared enemy – fossil fuels. More than two dozen organisations have come together for nearly two years in Minnesota to work on a “technologically neutral, policy proposal to decarbonise transportation, which has overtaken electricity production as […]

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