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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 61, April 2017

Category: biofuels
Published: 25/04/2017
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector. FREE this month!


The spotlight is once again on the European Parliament this month, as they continue their pursuit of a more sustainable and environmentally friendly Europe. The Parliament has voted in favour of phasing out vegetable oil from Biofuels. This comes after recognition that nearly 50% of the EU’s palm oil consumption is for biofuels production, and if biofuels are to become a sustainable alternative to petroleum based fuels, palm oil is not a sustainable feedstock, with serious concerns about the environmental impacts of its cultivation – particularly with regards to deforestation. The motion had been described as “controversial”, but was overwhelmingly voted through by the Parliament, paving the way for........

Other news this month includes:


  • Palm oil to be phased out of Biofuels?
  • US tables anti-dumping duty on Argentinian and Indonesian biofuels
  • UNICA spokesperson discusses California Low Carbon Fuels Standard
  • Risk from shipping carbon emissions big threat
  • Greater biofuel content in new shipping fuel standards


  • Massive growth forecast for Advanced Biofuels market
  • Green Investment Bank acquired by Macquarie

Research & Development

  • Sugarcane capable of producing both biodiesel and bioethanol
  • The secret to efficient algal biofuel production?
  • Enerkem's waste-to-biofuel plant hits all operational targets


  • Australia's first Waste to Ethanol plant commissioned


  • Electric/Biofuel Hybrid Trucks to be trialled in Sweden

Other Fuels

  • Carrefour deploys first biomethane service station
  • Biogas needs prices to drop to become competitive as vehicle fuel

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