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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels, Issue 56, November 2016

Category: biofuels,nnfcc
Published: 30/11/2016
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.


As the dust begins to settle from the election victory of Donald Trump, the focus is now switching to what campaign policies the president elect will push forward when his term in the White House begins in January. His energy policies have been under particular scrutiny following his previous comments on retracting the United States from Paris Climate Accord and his penchant for fossil fuels........


  • European Commission invests €222m in renewables and green projects
  • Trump election sets biofuel stock tumbling, uncertainty about future policy
  • RFA Looks to Grow Ethanol Market with Trump Administration
  • This Thanksgiving, American Farmers and Consumers Can Thank EPA for Raising
  • Final 2017 RVO


  • Total and Gates invest in Renmatix technology for biochems and biofuels
  • Renewable Energy Group Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results
  • Renewable Energy Group to Conduct Strategic Review of REG Life Sciences Activities
  • Renewable Energy Group Supports EPA Final Rule Increasing Advanced Biofuel RVO

Research & Development

  • Johnson Matthey joins consortium to commercialise technology for low carbon chemicals and fuels
  • NREL Researchers Discover How a Bacterium, Clostridium thermocellum, Utilizes both CO2 and Cellulose to Make Biofuels
  • Bioethanol Blending Reduces Nanoparticle, PAH, and Alkyl- and Nitro-PAH
  • Emissions and the Genotoxic Potential of Exhaust from a Gasoline Direct Injection Flex-Fuel Vehicle
  • Achieving the Best of Both Worlds —Improved Vehicle Performance with Fuel that's Better for the Environment
  • Greenhouse Gas Life Cycle Analysis of US-Produced Corn Ethanol for Export to Global


  • Algal biofuels deliver GHG savings
  • South Korean student produces bioethanol from dead seaweed
  • Study finds ethanol blending appears to reduce significantly genotoxic emissions from gasoline direct injection vehicles


  • US corn ethanol may help Japan reach 50% GHG reduction target, study says
  • Vivergo Fuels calls for E10 fuel to support UK farming
  • UK’s Vivergo Fuels becomes Northern Powerhouse government partner
  • Natural Chem acquires Abengoa’s New Mexico ethanol plant
  • St1´s and SOK´s joint venture NEB plans 50-million-litre Cellunolix® bioethanol plant in Pietarsaari
  • Novozymes launches world’s first biological foam control for sugarcane ethanol


  • REG to Increase Ralston, IA Biorefinery Capacity to 30 Million Gallons
  • Renewable Fuels Announcement Strengthens Energy Security
  • NBB urges Congress to extend biodiesel tax incentive to boost advanced biofuels

Aviation Fuel

  • Fulcrum BioEnergy announces strategic investment by BP
  • Forest-powered biofuel flight heads to Washington, D.C

Other Fuel

  • Gevo enters on-road automobile gasoline market in Houston

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