Finland sells 5% of its stake in Neste

In Finland, the government sold 5% of its stake in oil refiner and biofuel company Neste for 861 million euros ($1.0 billion). Some say...

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...

BASF and Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits to collaborate

In California, BASF Enzymes LLC and Georgia-based Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits formally entered into a marketing and sales collaboration agreement to leverage synergies...

From paddy straw to bio-CNG and bio-ethanol in Punjab

In India, while there are already seven biomass power plants in the Punjab state, the minister told Economic Times that they are now taking...

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...

Music festival embraces eco-friendly glitter

In the United Kingdom, popular music festival Mighty Hoopla kept festivities fun and eco-friendly by providing biodegradable glitter made from Eucalyptus trees. The festival, which...

Market swaps straws for noodles

In Australia, stall holders at Malak Markets are distributing pasta straws as part of a local push to eliminate plastic straws that end up...

RFA ethanol motorcycle to on “American Chopper” TV show

In Washington, D.C., a custom Renewable Fuels Association ethanol motorcycle by Paul Jr. Designs will be featured Monday, June 11, on the reality TV...

Residents fight Mitr Phol Biofuel over stinky molasses ponds

In Thailand, local residents in Kalasin signed a petition asking biofuel company, Mitr Phol BioFuel Co Ltd, an affiliated firm of Mitr Phol Group,...

Indian Oil setting up new ethanol plant utilizing waste gases

In India, Indian Oil Corporation is setting up a new plant with 33,000 liters per annum capacity to use waste gas from refineries for...

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