NNPC signs MoU with Chinese companies to expand biofuel in Nigeria

In Nigeria, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation signed an MoU with a consortium of Chinese companies to build biofuel plants in Nigeria. The plan...

Finnish baker taps Sulapac Oy for biodegradable packaging

In Finland, baked goods company Fazer has tapped wood-based packaging start-up Sulapac Oy to reduce the amount of unrecyclable plastic waste that goes into...

RFA criticizes Pruitt and EPA’s 2019 RFS blending proposal

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association released a statement criticizing EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and the EPA’s latest proposal for 2019 RFS blending...

NNPC pledges 5M jobs with biofuels soon

In Nigeria, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation pledged that more than five million jobs would soon be created to alleviate the unemployment levels in...

Indonesia President pushes for more biodiesel blending from B20 to B30

In Indonesia, President Joko Widodo requested that the minister carry out a study on the production of 30% biodiesel blending (B30 blending) because the...

Energias Renovables and APPA criticize report that slams biofuels certification systems

In Spain, Energias Renovables responds to the recent Changing Markets Foundation report that slammed certification systems saying they do nothing to slow down deforestation,...

Scania, Volkswagen Group, Siemens tackle electric long-haulage trucks

In Sweden, Scania announced that the German Government decided to co-finance a research project to test and develop electric road technology for eHighways. This...

San Diego school buses switch to Neste MY Biodiesel

In California, Vista Unified School District (VUSD), a public school district based in San Diego County, California, switched its fleet of 53 school buses...

Gulfstream laments lack of biofuel worldwide

In Georgia, Gulfstream is trying to use biofuels where it can, but complains about the lack of availability around the world. Derek Zimmerman, president...

French farmers block refineries and fuel depots with tractors

In France, the country’s largest farmers’ union, FNSEA, asked that fellow farmers and protestors continue their blockade of refineries and fuel depots after talks...

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