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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 85, April 2019

Category: biofuels
Published: 25/04/2019
Author: NNFCC
FREE ISSUE - Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.


With all of the recent controversy surrounding crop-based biofuels in the wake of the publication of the EU’s Revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II), the crop-based biofuels market is going to have to adapt, both in the EU and elsewhere. One of the biggest required changes will be to the palm oil market: as the European Commission has announced that palm oil-based biofuels will receive reduced support under RED II, the world’s exporters of palm oil will have to find another outlet outside of the EU. One such exporter is Indonesia, for whom palm oil is the country’s biggest export. Of course, a simpler solution than finding a new export destination is to use more domestically, and this is the approach that Indonesia has taken. A trial is ongoing to increase the biodiesel blend limit in the country’s transport fuel to 30% – currently it sits at 20%, which is still relatively high – and if the trial is successful, the Indonesian government wishes to implement widespread B30 fuel in the country by next year. There are even small-scale trials of.........

Other news this month includes:


  • London introduces ultra-low emissions zone
  • Three Eastern European countries back biofuels​


  • 8 billion miles driven on E15 in the US
  • Biofuels creates jobs in US

Research and Development

  • Irish lab to develop biofuels
  • flexJET project to diversify jet biofuel feedstocks
  • Biofuels curriculum available to American schools​


  • Study finds bioethanol to have significantly lower emissions profile than forecast
  • Novel process to efficiently produce isobutanol with microbes​


  • Indonesia testing 30% biodiesel blend
  • McDonald's to increase grease recovery for biodiesel
  • BASF expands production of biodiesel catalyst
  • Norwegian company to convert plastic waste to biofuel​

Aviation Biofuel

  • Neste and Air BP in partnership to deliver aviation biofuel to Sweden

Other Biofuels

  • SEAT to produce biomethane fuel in Barcelona
  • Agreement to promote Italian transport biomethane​

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