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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 66, September 2017

Category: biofuels
Published: 02/10/2017
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.


Extended feature concerning this month’s RTFO Consultation Response.

Other news this month includes:


  • Study shows crop biofuels just as sustainable as advanced biofuels
  • Biofuel blend to hit 10% in Brazil
  • USA lifts summer ban on E15 early
  • Report shows how biofuels will help Canada achieve green goals
  • Malaysia and Indonesia to push palm-oil biofuel in China​


  • Brazil imposes tariffs on US biofuels
  • Australian E10 set to undercut unleaded petrol price
  • Technavio's White Biotechnology market forecast​

Research & Development

  • COMSYN project aims to develop competitive gasification fuels
  • Vertimass receives green light for biofuel technology
  • Microbe membrane discovery leads to more efficient ethanol production
  • New enzyme isolated for rapid hydrolysis of crystalline cellulose
  • D3MAX to build full-scale plant at Ace Ethanol​


  • Enerkem begins pioneering production of cellulosic ethanol from waste
  • Sodra to produce methanol as biofuel
  • Clariant licenses sunliquid ethanol to Enviral​


  • US National Park runs on biodiesel for cleaner air

Aviation Fuel

  • Velocys to produce jet fuel from waste in the UK
  • Neste to assist in decarbonising Geneva airport​

Other Fuels

  • New Holland releases 100% methane tractor

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