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Italy unveils first national mandate for advanced biofuels

Beta Renewables Crescentino advanced biofuels plant

Country declares fuel suppliers must have at least 0.6 per cent of advance biofuel in petrol or diesel, rising to one per cent in 2022

15 Oct 2014

Tide turns to waste-sourced biofuel for greener wash

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DuPont set to supply 'zero emissions' ethanol made from agricultural waste for Procter & Gamble's Tide Coldwater detergent

07 Oct 2014

United Biscuits soaks up waste vegetable oil to power lorries

United Biscuits lorry

Snacks giant rolls out used cooking oil to curb carbon emissions of 12 trucks by 97 per cent

30 Sep 2014

Finnair flies in to New York on recycled cooking oil

Carrier completes first transatlantic flight on biofuel blend and eyes fuel hub in Helsinki

24 Sep 2014

Richard Branson failed to deliver on $3bn climate change pledge

New book by Naomi Klein claims that Virgin founder gave less than a tenth of cash promised to develop low carbon fuel

15 Sep 2014

US opens first commercial-scale advanced biofuels plant

Project Liberty set to produce 76 million litres of fuel a year from corn waste

04 Sep 2014

Electric Grand Prix to be powered by algae

Formula E executive confirms deal with UK firm Aquafuel to use glycerine-powered generators to recharge electric race cars

21 Aug 2014

Boeing to pilot jetfuel from nicotine-free tobacco plants

Company says new Solaris plant can cut emissions and boost South African farming economies without encouraging smoking

07 Aug 2014

Solazyme and AkzoNobel team up in pursuit of algae breakthrough

Paint giant inks agreement that could see it purchase 10,000 tonnes of algal oil as part of its efforts to phase out use of fossil fuels and palm oil

01 Aug 2014

UK roadmap sets out path to zero emission road transport

In-depth new studies for Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership detail how biofuels and electric vehicles will both prove crucial to slashing automotive emissions

19 Jun 2014

Brazil World Cup team flying high on sustainable jet fuel

GOL Airlines using fuel made from inedible corn oil and used cooking oil to power 200 flights during 2014 World Cup

18 Jun 2014

Could coffee perk up the biofuels sector?

New research from University of Bath suggests old coffee grinds could be collected to make biodiesel

17 Jun 2014

EU biofuels cap 'higher than UK would like', minister admits

Baroness Kramer says country will support compromise deal to limit crop-based biofuels as member states dig their heels in

16 Jun 2014

EU agrees biofuels compromise in an attempt to restore policy certainty

Industry welcomes prospect of policy certainty after ministers strike deal to cap level of crop-based biofuels

29 May 2014

Italy reveals plans for three advanced biofuels plants

Sulcis, Termini Imerese, and Puglia earmarked for new waste to fuel facilities under government agreement with Mossi Ghisolfi Group

28 May 2014

Green groups issue warning over EU biomass plans

Studies commissioned by NGOs warn EU demand for wood and energy crops will outstrip available resources

21 May 2014

Lufthansa develops taste for 'alcohol to jet' fuel

Company to work with US biofuel company Total on technology that could lower the cost of sustainable aviation fuels

24 Apr 2014

DECC dishes out reeds-to-energy wetland funding

Three companies become the latest firms to be awarded a share of over £1.3m to support development of wetlands bio-energy technology

17 Apr 2014

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