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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 59, February 2017

Category: biofuels,nnfcc
Published: 22/02/2017
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.


Firstly, congratulations need to go to Global Bioenergies, who have become the first company in the world to produce Ethyl tert-butyl ether from 100% sustainable resources. This is a landmark achievement for biofuels, as it could pave the way for greater biofuel content in gasoline, allowing manufacturers to bypass the “blend wall” that limits the amount of biofuel permitted in fuel mixtures, without needing to wait for changes in regulations.

Elsewhere we find advanced biofuels dictating the news. A report by Lux research has indicated that ........

Other news this month includes:


  • Biofuel-producing fungus declared nontoxic
  • UK Government announces RTFO Year 8 Statistics


  • Advanced biofuels to drive future market growth
  • Gevo to supply isooctane to HCS
  • CropEnergies announces greater-than-expected profits

Research & Development

  • 3D printed polymers converts methane to methanol
  • POET-DSM to manufacture enzymes at bioethanol plant
  • Biodiesel from waste coffee beans
  • Global Bioenergies produces Renewable ETBE
  • New gel improves effectiveness of growing algae
  • UPM to ramp up biofuel production from paper waste
  • Enzyme shows potential in cellulose hydrolysis


  • Bioethanol helps UK wheat use hit record high
  • Clariant's Cellulosic Ethanol tested by Mercedes Benz


  • Velocys enters partnership with ThermoChem for BTL
  • Biodiesel from ham fat for charity

Aviation Fuel

  • Waste plastic fuelled plane makes maiden flight
  • Hong Kong's Cathay airlines to trial biofuels

Other Fuels

  • Kroger to retail Green Biologics' newly acquired GreenFlame

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