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Top Advanced Biofuels Groups Meet in Washington for Collaborative Discussion and Capitol Hill

The top trade groups representing the advanced biofuels industry in the United States met today in Washington, D.C. to continue industry-wide collaborative efforts begun last year aimed at improving communication among stakeholders while building a more cohesive industry to develop

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Spain increases biodiesel use to curb impact of rising oil prices

Spain is taking action to reduce the economic impact of rapidly increasing oil prices in part by increasing the allowable content of biodiesel for blending in transportation fuels. According to Spain’s Vice President Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, a €10 ($13.77) increase

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Berlin demands clarity over new biofuel phase-in

The German government demanded clarity from the biofuel industry on whether it will continue with a planned roll-out of gasoline with a higher biofuel content after its association send mixed messages about a halt. “The confusion that the biofuel industry

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Biofuel crops to fall within assurance chain

Grain destined for the biofuel chain looks set to fall within farm assurance following negotiations between Assured Food Standards, the NFU and the European Commission. Ensuring there was a single assurance programme was a key objective of bringing biofuels crops under

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USDA Approves Corn Enzyme for Biofuel Production

Syngenta will sell corn seed with plans for large-scale production in 2012. The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a genetically modified trait in corn developed by agrochemicals producer Syngenta that could improve ethanol yields, Syngenta said Feb. 11. Syngenta will

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USAF Certifies First Aircraft for Biofuel Use, C-17 Globemaster III

The U.S. military is looking to go green across all branches. The USAF has announced that it has certified its first aircraft for use of biofuel. The first aircraft is the C-17 Globemaster III and it has been certified for

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Biofuel operators slam European Commission for legislative vacuum

Biofuel market operators slammed the European Commission Tuesday for a legislative vacuum on the implementation of sustainability criteria for renewable fuels in Europe after a deadline to adopt a directive came and went in December. The December 5, 2010 deadline

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EU’s transport sector will comprise of 80% biofuels by 2050

80% of the EU’s transport fuel needs could be met with biofuels by the year 2050, according to an independent study published by the Öko-Institut. Commissioned on behalf of The Greens/European Free Alliance group in the European Parliament, the study

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Not all biofuels on UK roads are sustainable, report shows

Two-thirds of the biofuels used on UK roads are not fully sustainable, a new report has revealed. A study by the Renewable Fuels Agency (RFA) and presented to Parliament shows that just 31 per cent of biofuel feedstock met a

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Finnair postpones introduction of biofuel

The Finnish state-owned airline Finnair has reversed an earlier decision to start using biofuel in some of its commercial flights this year. Finnair was to have started to use kerosene produced by Neste Oil from biological sources as soon as

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