3 August 2012

NNFCC Market Review: Biofuels, July 2012

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Each month we review the latest announcements and news from across the global biofuels market. This service is exclusively for our business members.

This months highlights include:

Market

  • Biofuels accounted for 3.5% of energy used in UK road transport in 2011
  • New Defra report – Can biofuels policy work for food security?
  • BP Alternative Energies will focus on wind and biofuel in wake of solar exit
  • BP launches “game changing” biofuels at London Olympics
  • Filipino vegetable oil shortage looms
  • $62 million Government funding for advanced biofuels in US

Bioethanol

  • INEOS Bio complete build of Florida bioethanol plant
  • Aemetis announces acquisition of Cilion and California ethanol plant
  • DYADIC demonstrate new cellulosic biofuels enzyme

Biodiesel

  • OMV and BDI open first of its kind wood to diesel pilot plant in Austria

Biobutanol

  • Gevo and Beta Renewables sign agreement to develop integrated process for cellulosic isobutanol

Biomethanol

  • Sundrop licenses ExxonMobil tech for waste to biomethanol plant

Algal Biofuels

  • Solazyme inaugurates algal biorefinery

Aviation Biofuels

  • British Airways first-of-its-kind waste to jet fuel project finds technology provider
  • South African Airways aims for 50 per cent biofuel by 2020

Source: NNFCC, 2012-08-03.

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