Recent Biofuels

Mascoma Completes the Sale of its Yeast Business to Lallemand Inc.

Mascoma Corporation, a leader in advanced bioconversion products, announced today that it has completed the sale of its yeast business to Lallemand Inc., a privately owned company that researches, develops, produces and markets yeasts, bacteria, and related products. As part of the transaction, Lallemand has acquired the Mascoma company name and trademarks, all of its […]

New study gives a boost to UK renewable fuel industry

Major 5 year study indicates lower GHG emissions from UK arable agriculture than previously thought Produced by a consortium of 23 organisations, including the REA, NFU, AHDB, Vivergo Fuels Ltd., British Sugar, and DEFRA Implications for competitiveness of UK green industry and national GHG emissions reduction targets The conclusions of five years of field research, […]

Feedstock Tax Barrier Removed by India Government Allowing Rapid Expansion of Biodiesel

Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced that the Government of India Revenue Department removed an important tax barrier to expanding biodiesel production in India, issuing an exemption on excise tax for feedstock. Biodiesel is a non-excise product, but a 12.5% tax had been charged on all feedstock and other […]

Minister backs industry’s plans to tackle food waste recycling

REA was pleased to be involved when work kicked off on the new action plan for food waste recycling last week, when key players from across the industry got together for the inaugural meeting in Birmingham; initiated by resource efficiency experts WRAP and chaired by waste and resources specialist, Ray Georgeson. Together the group (including […]

Proper framework needed for transition from coal

REA responds to article in The Times reporting on government plans to close or convert all UK coal fired power stations by 2023. REA calls for clear policy to facilitate the transition of coal fired power stations to sustainable biomass. REA looks forward to seeing a clear Conservative Government energy strategy. The REA have noted […]

Aemetis Distilled Biodiesel Solves India’s Unhealthy Air Quality

New Delhi has the Worst Air Pollution in the World Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced that distilled biodiesel produced by its subsidiary in India reduces major causes of air pollution by 80%. Prime Minister Modi has set a target of cutting oil imports by 10% within seven years. […]

REA urges Energy Secretary to set out long term plan

Amber Rudd gives first speech as Secretary of State to the Conservative Conference Speech follows months of damaging government announcements Industry needs certainty about the future of energy policy in the UK Giving her first speech at Conservative Party Conference as Secretary of State, Amber Rudd needs to set out how the UK is going […]

Joint statement by renewable energy associations on closure of FiT preliminary accreditation

On behalf of the renewable energy sector, and many thousands of businesses, community groups and investors, our organisations have come together to call on the Department of Energy and Climate Change to review urgently its decision to remove preliminary accreditation from the Feed-in Tariff. As of today, 1st October, developers are no longer able to […]

Joint Statement by renewable energy associations on closure of Feed-in Tariff preliminary accreditation

On behalf of the renewable energy sector, and many thousands of businesses, community groups and investors, our organisations have come together to call on the Department of Energy and Climate Change to review urgently its decision to remove preliminary accreditation from the Feed-in Tariff. As of today, 1st October, developers are no longer able to […]

Aemetis Achieves Milestones in Advanced Feedstock for Biofuels

Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, announced the harvesting of 12- to 15- foot tall biomass sorghum grown in Central California that was produced using proprietary Nexsteppe seed genetics. Biomass Sorghum is a feedstock for low carbon advanced biofuels. The 20 acre demonstration crop of biomass sorghum was planted, grown, […]