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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels, Issue 55, October 2016

Category: biofuels
Published: 27/10/2016
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector. *Open access this month*


It’s all eyes on bioethanol this month as a number of developments in the sector have taken place over the past 4 weeks. These include the announcement from Ineos Bio that they are to sell their ethanol business, citing changes in the US ethanol market no longer matching the company’s strategic objectives as the key reason for the sale. While Ineos are set to sell up, Norwegian company Borregaard are looking to further develop with a multi-million Krone upgrade to their Sarpsborg plant in the pipeline...


  • European low-emission mobility strategy under fire from ethanol industry
  • EPA Proposes Key Changes to Renewable Fuel Standard
  • Clean fuel group uses foreign threat to argue for subsidies
  • India cuts ethanol prices for petrol blending by 21%


  • Ineos Bio to sell ethanol business, including Vero Beach plant
  • Spain's Abengoa posts 3.7-bn-euro first half loss
  • KAAPA Ethanol Holdings Purchases Abengoa Bioenergy Plant at Ravenna

Research & Development

  • Indirect land use change: much ado about (almost) nothing
  • Commission admits policing biofuels according to public opinion
  • Super yeast' has the power to improve economics of biofuels


  • Borregaard invests in multi-million euro bioethanol plant upgrade


  • Dead whale washed up on UK shores to become biodiesel

Aviation Fuel

  • Airline Low-Carbon Future Needs Fuel Nobody Makes in Volume
  • JetBlue makes one of history's largest biojet purchase agreements
  • Neste to co-chair EU initiative for advanced biofuels in aviation

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