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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 62, May 2017

Category: biofuels
Published: 01/06/2017
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.


Here at NNFCC we are well acquainted with Horizon2020 projects, being major participants in the Agrocycle, SuperBIO, and DAFIA projects across Europe. As such, it is always great to hear of new Horizon2020 projects working towards a sustainable bioeconomy in Europe, even if we aren’t involved. One such new project is the TO-SYN-FUEL project, whose objective is to deliver production of synthetic biofuels and hydrogen using waste biomass. This comes in the wake of ........

Other news this month includes:


  • Indonesian & Malaysian biodiesel use set to increase


  • Crop Energies ethanol output surpasses 1million m3
  • POET announces expansion to Marion biorefinery capacity​

Research & Development

  • New Horizon2020 project aims to promote synthetic biofuels
  • Biofuels from used coffee-grounds
  • University of Maine operates pilot-scale biorefinery
  • Nigerian billionaire to invest in US biofuels plant
  • Biofuels journal runs special on LCA​


  • Record low carbon-intensity for Enerkem
  • Maabjerg Bioethanol Plant set for large investment​


  • UPM test wood-based biodiesel in Helsinki
  • Big investment for Renewable Energy Group's biodiesel plant​

Aviation Fuel

  • Singapore Airlines to run 12 biofuel-powered flights from San Francisco
  • Jet Fuel from waste restaurant oils
  • Air Canada testing aviation biofuels​

Other Fuels

  • Biogas-fuelled trucks set to create jobs in California

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