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Transport Ministers Call for Accelerated EU-Wide Deployment and Mandates for Sustainable Aviation Fuels

(GreenAir Online) Eight European transport ministers have called for a harmonised, long-term strategy to decarbonising the air transport sector to include ramping up the production and supply of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) through an EU-wide blending mandate. Hosting a high-level virtual conference, the Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

European Collaboration Projects Plan a Circular Route to Producing Synthetic Aviation Fuels

(GreenAir Online) A recent high-level conference hosted by the Dutch government focused on the potential of synthetic aviation fuels, also called power-to-liquid (PtL) or e-fuels, to significantly lower the aviation sector’s carbon footprint (see article). The Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, announced KLM had undertaken the

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Portugal Sees Green Hydrogen Output by End-2022, $12 Billion in Investment Lined up

by Sergio Goncalves (Reuters)  Portugal will start producing green hydrogen by the end of 2022 and already has private investment worth around 10 billion euros ($12 billion) lined up for eight projects that are expected to move forward, Environment Minister Joao Matos Fernandes said. … Hydrogen is now mostly used

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

How to Utilise CO2? The Nominees for the Innovation Award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021” Have the Answers!

(nova-Institute) Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) is one of the most obvious solutions to further reduce CO2 emissions, but it is yet still hardly exploited. However, these six nominated technologies turn CO2 into value: ethanol, methanol, polyols, surfactants or syngas – the audience will choose the winner at the “9th Conference on CO2-based

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Report Warns Renewables, EV Surge Could ‘Strain the Grid’

by David Iaconangelo (E&E News)  The world needs to double investments in grid upgrades to accommodate a surge of low-carbon energy in coming decades, or risk bottlenecks that could hinder the transition away from fossil fuels, according to a new analysis.  READ MORE Emissions and Coal Have Peaked as Covid-19

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

KSRTC’s Plan to Procure Biodiesel, E-Buses in Limbo

by Christin Mathew Philip (Times of India) Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation’s ambitious plan to convert its buses into environment-friendly biodiesel and electric vehicles remains on paper since many years. In 2016, it became the country’s first transport corporation to introduce AC buses which ran 100% on biodiesel. … “We

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Nova Pangaea Technologies Reaches Operational Milestone and Looks to Expand

(Nova Pangaea Technologies) Nova Pangaea Technologies, the Redcar based cleantech company, has reached a significant milestone in the technological validation of its first of a kind process to sustainably convert forestry and agricultural residues into sustainable biochemicals and biopolymers and drop-in products for advanced biofuels. The company received a £4.6m grant

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Valent Secures Investment from World Energy to Advance Net-Zero Emissions Technologies for Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production

(Valent Low Carbon Technologies)  Valent Low-Carbon Technologies, a diversified energy technology company, today announced that it has secured an investment from World Energy LLC. The funding supports upcoming deployments of novel, commercial-scale renewable fuels production technologies to meet growing demand for low-carbon intensity fuels. World Energy, a green energy solutions provider, empowers leaders in

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

SFO Charges Former Biodiesel Trader with Fraud and Money Laundering

(UK Serious Fraud Office) The SFO has charged biodiesel trader Gianni Rivera with fraud and money laundering in connection with its investigation concerning the sustainable fuel sector.  Rivera, a former employee of Greenergy, is charged by the SFO with two counts of fraud by abuse of position and one count of money

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuel on Autosky

(UECC) As we close in on almost one year of continuous biofuel operation on our Autosky, we have the opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved with this fantastic vessel in the past 12 months.  We have bunkered over 6,000 metric tonnes of biofuel in this period, exclusively supplied by GoodFuels,

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

UMD Collaborates Internationally to Convert an Invasive Weed into Biogas and Animal Feed in Nigeria

(University of Maryland)  Research and Extension project addresses environmental and human health concerns, providing new economic opportunities to the Hadejia Valley region  — As part of an ongoing project years in the making, Richard Kohn of Animal and Avian Sciences at the University of Maryland is collaborating internationally to provide

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

World’s First Zero-Emissions Barolo Wine Harvest with Two New Holland Biomethane-Fueled Tractors

(CNH Industrial/NGV Journal) The global challenge of energy transition demands not only widely shared solutions on a large scale, but also targeted actions in specialist sectors, which must be able both to deliver concrete results and to attract the interest of a broader public, through the high intrinsic value of the

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Leading Palm Oil Producers Formulate Strategy to Safeguard Industry

(Biofuels International)  Malaysia will discuss with Indonesia a plan to formulate the best strategy to protect the oil palm industry of both countries for the future. Malaysia’s Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has called for the framework of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) to be strengthened

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

New Report Charts a Future with BioLPG

(Biofuels International)  A Liquid Gas UK (LGUK) report has outlined the route to decarbonising non-domestic off-grid businesses using bioLPG. The report found that LPG and bioLPG have the potential to replace one third of all the coal and oil currently used to heat non-domestic buildings as well as for industrial

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

BA Schedules SAF Flights from Next Year

(Biofuels International)  British Airways (BA) has revealed it will operate transatlantic flights partially powered by sustainable fuels as early as next year. BA is investing in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) technology provider and SAF producer LanzaJet as the company builds its first commercial scale plant in Georgia, US. BA will

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Lidl Makes Food Deliveries with Scania Bio-LNG Truck in Finland

(Scania/NGV Journal) Transport Harri Mikkola’s new truck and trailer combination features the latest technology to minimize carbon emissions while ensuring reliable food deliveries. In addition to switching to a bio-LNG powered Scania G 410, Transport Harri Mikkola has installed a hybrid temperature control system in the tractor unit. The 25-meter truck

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Britain to Introduce Greener Gasoline at Petrol Stations by September

by Ahmad Ghaddar and Nigel Hun (Reuters) Britain is set to introduce E10 gasoline, a motor fuel blended with 10% renewable fuels, by September this year, a move that could cut annual CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes, the government announced on Thursday. Current gasoline blends in Britain contain no more than

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

REA Publishes ‘Green Pathway’ to Accelerate Drive to Net Zero and Provide Thousands of New Jobs

(Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology) REA’s ‘Strategy for Renewable Energy and Clean Technologies’ has been published, producing a green pathway that outlines the measures that need to be taken to deliver net zero and support the UK’s economic recovery Key targets include: By the end of 2022, more

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

What Were 2020 U.S. Ethanol Export & Imports Like?: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RFA’s Summary

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  More than 1.334 billion gallons—10 percent of the ethanol produced in the United States—were exported in 2020, according to the Renewable Fuels Association just released report summing up last year’s U.S. ethanol imports and exports. But how does that compare to past years? What countries

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Granville Ecopark Welcomes Two New Biomethane-Fuelled Trucks

(Bioenergy Insight)  Granville Ecopark has introduced two new CNG-powered trucks to its operations, the first of their kind in Northern Ireland. The new IVECO Stralis NP trucks will be fuelled by food waste-derived biomethane, produced through anaerobic digestion. Dubbed their ‘Smart Loop Lorries’, Granville Ecopark’s new vehicles and AD technology

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Brazil Is Growing Its Biofuel Industry

by Julio Bravo (Farm Futures)  Brazil already has the largest fleet of cars driven by ethanol, mainly from sugarcane; now corn-based ethanol plants are on the rise. The ethanol produced by sugarcane and corn has have the potential to reduce up to 90% of the greenhouse gases. And, as mentioned in our

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Cargill and Maersk Tankers Combine Volumes and Market Expertise to Launch New Bunker Procurement Service

(Cargill)  Strategic partnership to enable more competitive and transparent pricing and improved customer service — Cargill and Maersk Tankers are embarking on a strategic partnership to combine their bunker volumes, offering a new bunker procurement service to tramp shipping companies and trading houses. The initial goal is to procure bunker fuel

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

TOTAL: the Coalition for the Energy of the Future Unveils Its First Seven Concrete Actions and Welcomes Three New Members

(FinanzNachrichten) 7 projects already being developed with first milestones to be reached as early as 2021; Airbus, Bureau Veritas and PSA International join the coalition; 14 members committed to accelerating the energy transition in transport and logistics Launched in late 2019, the Coalition for the Energy of the Future aims

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewable Energy: Bloom Biorenewables Ltd Announces the Closing of Its Seed Funding (in a Total of €3.9 Million) Led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures-Europe (Initiated by Bill Gates)

(Spotfolio/Bloom Biorenewables)  (BEV-E) Bloom Biorenewables, a Swiss startup developing innovative biomass fractionation technologies, closed today its Seed Round of funding, resulting in a total of €3.9 million raised from dilutive and non-dilutive sources. This new investment confirms the potential of the company to act as a leader in sustainability and accelerates

February 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Clean Planet Launch Ultra-Clean Jet Fuel: 75% cut in CO2 emissions, made from non-recyclable plastic

(Clean Planet Energy) Today Clean Planet Energy have announced a breakthrough product in our mission to significantly reduce carbon emissions in fossil-fuel led transport. Branded as ‘Clean Planet Air’, the certified Kerosene / Jet Fuel can be used as a direct replacement for the fossil-fuel equivalent, yet it reduces CO2

February 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Cow Excrement Tapped by Town in Hokkaido for CO2-Free Power

By Junichiro Ngasaki (Asahi Shimbun)  The feces and urine of thousands of Hokkaido dairy cows may soon power facilities prefecture-wide with a world-first technology invented in Japan that converts them into environmentally friendly liquid biofuel. Kei Okubo, an organic photochemistry professor at Osaka University, developed the technology, which produces methanol and formic

February 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Investancia Will Plant 50 Million Trees after Reaching a Historic Agreement with ECB Group

(Investancia/EIN Newswire)  Pongamia Trees will produce 300,000 tonnes of sustainable second generation feedstock every year by 2030 in boost for global green transport initiatives  — – Leading agroforestry and research company Investancia today signed a 30-year offtake deal with ECB Group that will see 300,000 tonnes of ‘reforestation oil’ from pongamia

February 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Greenlane Renewables Signs $3.6 Million in New Contracts

(Greenlane Renewables)  Greenlane to supply biogas upgrading equipment for RNG projects in the U.S. Midwest and Brazil~ Greenlane Renewables Inc. (“Greenlane”) (TSX: GRN / FSE: 52G) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has signed two contracts together worth $3.6 million (US$2.8 million) for new renewable natural

February 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol as Essential Energy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to RFA’s 2021 Ethanol Outlook

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The hot-off-the-press Renewable Fuels Association’s 2021 Ethanol Industry Outlook focuses on ethanol as an ‘essential energy’ to address the challenges of climate change, food and energy security, and rural prosperity. Now in its 22nd year, it provides key statistics, trends, and analysis on the latest

February 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Velocys on Scaling Up Net Negative, Carbon Capture-Ready Fuels

by Tammy Klein (Transportation Energy Strategies)  … I spoke to both Neville Hargreaves, Vice President, Waste to Fuels and Drew Miller, Project Finance Director of Velocys about their SAF projects in the U.S. (Bayou Fuels) and in the UK (Altalto). We also talked about how they see the policy and market environment unfolding over the

February 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Fueling Canada’s Path to Net-Zero Emissions

by Andrea Kent (Renewable Industries Canada/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Canada’s Clean Fuels Standard, along with its net-zero emissions goal, remind us that the most effective climate policies are, at their core, investment policies. To succeed, they must support the essential role of biofuels in emissions reduction. … Canada’s new Clean Fuel

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article
    Sardinia Academy of Waste Management Training Programme   —   Thursdays   —   ONLINE

Sardinia Academy of Waste Management Training Programme — Thursdays — ONLINE

We are proud to present the SARDINIA ACADEMY OF WASTE MANAGEMENT, a new online training programme promoted by IWWG – International Waste Working Group. The programme will consist of weekly webinars devoted to a series of different WM topics. These webinars will be the equivalent of the IWWG Training Courses usually held in the context of

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Provides Update on Strategy, M&A and Business Resegmentation

(Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P./CISION PR Newswire)   Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (“Calumet” or  the “Partnership”) (NASDAQ: CLMT) today provided an update to the Partnership’s strategic and business progress. Highlights: Closed the $70 million sale leaseback transaction for fuels terminal assets at the Shreveport refinery Planning to retain and focus investment in high-growth

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Finnair Joins Forces with Air Navigation Service Provider Fintraffic ANS to Lower CO2 Emissions

(Aviation Benefits Beyond Borders Newswire) Finnair and Finland’s air navigation service provider Fintraffic ANS have joined forces to reduce CO2 emissions and enhance commercial aviation’s environmental footprint. Under the new initiative, Finnair will share fuel consumption data with Fintraffic ANS and the parties will together explore how to support airlines

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Enel Green Power and Saras Team up to Develop Green Hydrogen

(Enel Group) A memorandum of intent has been signed to develop a project to supply green hydrogen to the Sarroch refinery; The project involves using an electrolyzer of around 20 MW powered exclusively by renewable energy — Enel Green Power and Saras signed a memorandum of intent to develop a

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Ceres Energy Limited Acquires Stake in Barrow Shipping Limited

(Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association) Ceres Energy Limited has acquired a stake in Barrow Shipping Limited. The move is in line with Ceres’ intention to enhance its standing in the renewable energy arena. Barrow is a major shipper of biomethane from anaerobic digestion in GB. Ceres will contribute its knowledge and experience of gas

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Global Spending in Hydrogen Projects to Reach $300bn by 2030

(EnergyMarketPrice.com) Global hydrogen project pipeline will see strong growth in the next ten years as investments in the sector are predicted to reach $300 billion (£215bn) in total. That’s according to a new report by the Hydrogen Council and McKinsey & Company, which suggests almost 228 large-scale projects in more

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

New Report: 21st Century Agriculture Renaissance: Solutions from the Land

(Solutions from the Land) “There has never been a greater need for an Agricultural Renaissance. The many voices of farmers, echoing across centuries of scarcity and abundance, challenge us to find new ways forward, paths that produce abundance for expanding populations while rejecting wasteful destruction of resources. We must seek these

February 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Termite Gut Microbes Could Aid Biofuel Production

(American Chemical Society/EurekAlert!)  Wheat straw, the dried stalks left over from grain production, is a potential source of biofuels and commodity chemicals. But before straw can be converted to useful products by biorefineries, the polymers that make it up must be broken down into their building blocks. Now, researchers reporting in ACS

February 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company to Trial Glass Bottles with up to 90% Lower Carbon Impact

(Carlsberg Group) The partnership with glass bottle supplier, Encirc, allows Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company to take another step towards Carlsberg Group’s ZERO carbon footprint ambition with a trial demonstrating the possibility to cut the carbon impact of glass bottles by up to 90%. The trial with glass bottle supplier, Encirc,

February 18, 2021 Read Full Article

A.P. Moller – Maersk Will Operate the World’s First Carbon Neutral Liner Vessel by 2023 – Seven Years ahead of Schedule

(Maersk) Fast-tracked by advances in technology and increasing customer demand for sustainable supply chains, A.P. Moller – Maersk accelerates the efforts to decarbonise marine operations with the launch of the world’s first carbon neutral liner vessel in 2023 – seven years ahead of the initial 2030-ambition. All future Maersk owned

February 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Xebec Announces Hydrogen Order for FuelCell Energy Project

( Xebec Adsorption Inc./Biomass Magazine) Xebec Adsorption Inc., a global provider of clean energy solutions for renewable and low carbon gases, is pleased to announce that it has received a hydrogen purification system order from FuelCell Energy Inc. FuelCell Energy is an innovator and manufacturer of fuel cell clean power platforms,

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Fulcrum Announces Plans to Develop SAF Biorefinery in the UK

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Fulcrum BioEnergy Ltd. on Feb. 16 announced plans to develop a 30 MMgy sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant at Essar Oil (UK) Ltd.’s refinery near Liverpool, England. The project could be operational as soon as 2025.   The proposed facility, known as Fulcrum NorthPoint, will utilize

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

From Tree Planting to CO2-Sucking Machines: How Could ‘Negative Emissions’ Help to Tackle the Climate Crisis?

by Daisy Dunne (Independent)  Removing CO2 from air will likely be needed if the world is to meet its climate goals, writes Daisy Dunne, but our options for achieving ‘negative emissions’ each come with a unique set of challenges — Cutting back on greenhouse emissions as fast as possible will

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Total Puts into Operation France’s Largest CNG & Bio-CNG Station

(Total/NGV Journal) Total has opened France’s largest filling station exclusively dedicated to natural gas and biomethane vehicles. Located at the heart of the logistics platform of Gennevilliers, the second largest fluvial port in Europe, this facility is now open 24/7 to professionals (B2B) and B2C customers, and will become a strategic

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Choose LNG Today and Make Tomorrow’s Climate Challenge Easier

(SEA-LNG)  … Investing in dual-fuel (DF) engine technology and taking advantage of LNG today, we have the opportunity to reduce GHG emissions now, with up to 21% GHG savings on a well-to-wake basis (up to 28%, tank-to-wake).  These reductions include all methane emissions. LNG paves the way for the introduction of

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Continued Success for SoBT Researchers with Climate-Friendly Industrial Methodologies

(Dublin City University) A consortium led by researchers based in the School of Biotechnology at DCU continues to redefine the methodology employed in the distilling industry, towards improving sustainability in the workflows which are commonplace in distilleries the world over. Asst. Profs. Gunes and Lawler, of the School of Biotechnology

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

E20 Plan Put on Hold Due to Higher Biofuel Prices

(Bangkok Post)  A plan to make gasohol E20 the primary fuel for motorists in July has been postponed indefinitely because of higher biofuel prices, creating a financial burden for the Oil Fuel Fund. The Oil Fuel Fund Administration Office (Offo), which subsidises gasohol and biodiesel, found prices of ethanol and

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuel Production Could Help Revive SA Sugar Industry

by Siyanda Sishuba (Farmer’s Weekly) Establishing partnerships between government, the private sector and foreign investors is an important step to launching biofuels projects through innovative financing models in South Africa. This was according to Samukelisiwe Maphumulo, a sustainability officer at the South African Sugar Association (SASA). Maphumulo was speaking during a

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Europe’s Aviation Sector Launches Ambitious Plan to Reach Net Zero CO2 Emissions by 2050

(Airlines for Europe (A4E)) Opportunity to reach net zero CO2 emissions through a combination of measures, making flying more sustainable for the long term. Sector calls for decisive action from both governments and industry to achieve this net zero vision by 2050, while upholding international competitiveness and aviation’s benefits to

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Renewable Hydrogen Tech: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to SBI BioEnergy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Started in 1998 as SBI Fine Chemicals, then in 2009 SBI BioEnergy to commercialize renewable liquid fuel tech to just last year pivoting to gölu H2 to commercialize renewable hydrogen tech, check out this illuminating slide guide to find out how they are advancing green

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Reversing Trump: How Biden’s Priority On Climate Change Can Create Jobs

by Steve Melink (Melink Corporation/Biofuels Digest)  …  The economic aspect of the new administration’s climate-change plan focuses on generating millions of well-paying jobs in renewable energy fields. Though much work remains to be done in that regard, Biden is creating big possibilities through his early environmental actions that reversed moves

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuels and the Technologies, Constraints and Burgeoning Demand

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s been a rough 2020 for aviation with COVID-19’s impact on travel. Yet, climate goals remain in place, and the pivot from petroleum to renewable fuels continues, the sky is in focus. 2021 has started off with dramatic advances. So who’s making what, where, when, how and who’s

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainability Begins with Accountability: The 2021 EPS ESG Policy

(Eastern Pacific Shipping) The 2021 ESG Policy reveals EPS surpassed its CO2 reduction target two years ahead of schedule: Reduction attributed to fleet renewal, green-tech, operational excellence, and the use of alternative marine fuels — Last year, to showcase that sustainability begins with accountability, Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) started disclosing a

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Agreement Between Maire Tecnimont Group and Essential Energy USA Corp for a New Renewable Diesel Biorefinery in South America

(NextChem/PR Newswire)  Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., through its subsidiary NextChem and Essential Energy USA Corp. today have executed a Front-End Engineering Design contract as well as a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a new biorefinery in South America for the production of Renewable Diesel. Essential Energy USA Corp is

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant Set for Take off at Stanlow

(Essar)  Essar Oil (UK) Limited (Essar) is delighted to join forces with Fulcrum BioEnergy Limited (Fulcrum) and Essar’s subsidiary company Stanlow Terminals Limited to create a new facility which will convert non-recyclable household waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use by airlines operating at UK airports. This innovative bio-refinery will

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Going beyond the utilization of difficult to process solid waste feedstocks to produce advanced, sustainable biofuels, Velocys is also now using carbon capture usage and storage of CO2 at their plants that will enable net negative emissions transportation fuels. Find out the limits, the scale-up

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

VTT, Neste et al in Search for E-Fuels Breakthrough

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Finland, a partnership led by VTT and Neste aimed at using sustainable electricity and sequestered carbon dioxide to make fuels received €3.3M (about $4 million USD) in funding from Business Finland. Altogether, EUR 6 million (about $7.2 million USD) is invested in the development

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

EU Eyes Two-Thirds Renewable Gas by 2050

(Energy Market Price/Argus Media) The consultation, which will run until 10 March, is part of a hydrogen and gas markets “decarbonisation” package, a proposal for which is expected by the end of June. The commission wants biogas, bio-methane, renewable and decarbonised hydrogen, as well as synthetic methane, to together represent two-thirds of

February 15, 2021 Read Full Article
    Argus Biomass Conference   —   April 2022   —   London, UK

Argus Biomass Conference — April 2022 — London, UK

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February 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Colossally Cool Cannabinoids Captivate Creo, Genomatica, Amyris, Others

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … From California’s Creo becoming the first company to achieve demo scale production of rare cannabinoid CBGA in partnership with Genomatica, to Amyris’s expansion of consumer brands by launching a new range of Terasana products using cannabinoids, we dive into what is making cannabinoids so

February 15, 2021 Read Full Article

CSIR Develops Hybrid Solar-Biodiesel Power Plant for Renewable Energy in Remote Areas

by Vijay Mohan (Tribune News Service) The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed an off-grid solar and biodiesel hybrid power plant that could pave the way for small scale renewable energy generation for uninterrupted power in remote areas, villages and hilly areas. A prototype of the system, having

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Mumias Sugar to Resume Ethanol Production

by Benson Amadala (Nation Media Group) The management of the financially struggling Mumias Sugar Company is planning to restart ethanol production which was disrupted in the last one month due to a shortage of raw material. The miller has started the process of fermenting molasses after sourcing 2,000 tonnes from mostly

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Shell Says Its Oil Production Has Peaked and Will Fall Every Year

by Hanna Ziady (CNN Business)Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA) said its oil production and carbon emissions have peaked as it detailed plans to gradually wean itself off fossil fuels. Climate activists said it hadn’t gone far enough. The Anglo-Dutch company said in a statement on Thursday that it expects its oil production to decline by between 1%

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Auto Industry Peers into an Electric Future and Sees Bumps ahead

by Steven Mufson (Washington Post)  …  (T)he question is not, ‘Can we sell to the wealthy?’ It is, ‘Can we get the everyday household in mainstream America to buy an EV?’ and we’re still a long way away from that.” Meanwhile, he (David R. Keith, a Chevy Bolt owner and

February 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Argentina Plans to Extend Biodiesel, Ethanol Blends

by Charles Newbery (S&P Global Platts) Requirement was to expire in May; Blends now at 10% in gasoline, 12% in diesel; Improvements planned for blend regime  —  Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez said his administration is working on a bill to extend a mandatory mix of biodiesel and ethanol in diesel and gasoline, bringing

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China’s Jiaao Enprotech Leaps on USD155 Million Biodiesel Deal With Shell Unit

(Yicai Global) Shares in Jiaao Enprotech soared by as much as 7.25 percent today after the Chinese chemical product maker penned a CNY1 billion (USD155 million) biodiesel supply deal with the Singapore subsidiary of oil major Royal Dutch Shell. Jiaao Enprotech’s stock price [SHA:603822] closed up 4.25 percent at CNY15.95

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Fintoil, Partly Owned by Taaleri, Invests More than EUR 100 Million in a Biorefinery in Hamina

(Taaleri/Globe Newswire) Fintoil Ltd will build a crude tall oil refinery in Hamina. Fintoil and Port of HaminaKotka have today signed a lease agreement on a site located in the Hamina oil port area. Neste Engineering Solutions Ltd has been commissioned for engineering and delivery of the biorefinery. Construction of the

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ONE Conducts Successful Trial Use of Sustainable Biofuel for Decarbonisation

(GoodFuels) Ocean Network Express (ONE) is pleased to announce the successful trial use of biofuel to power the M/V MOL Experience.  The trial was completed on 7th February 2021, following bunkering at the port of Rotterdam, Netherlands in November 2020 and was performed in collaboration with shipowner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and

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Biofuel Opportunities for Marine Sector: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to ORNL

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Mike Kass shared this illuminating slide guide at ABLC 2020 as part of the marine and heavy duty biofuel opportunities panel. Dive into marine cargo vessel fuels, the advantages of using biofuels in the maritime sector, feedstock conversion routes, some biofuel

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

The Road to Recovery: Starts at Home

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest) … The changing political landscape of the elections and the bi-partisan concern over carbon emissions and potential climate change is an opportunity for biofuels to be a major contributor. Two opportunities are likely to surface early in the new Congress and the

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Campaigns Questioning the Use of Woody Biomass for Energy Are Missing Key Facts Says IEA (International Energy Agency) Bioenergy

(International Energy Agency) There are concurrent media campaigns and publications questioning the use of woody biomass for renewable energy production. Several of them misrepresent on-the-ground forestry practise and bioenergy systems, and associate the use of woody biomass for energy with overexploitation of forests, even permanent deforestation, and “the burning of trees”.

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Neste’s Veturi Partner Programme to Commercialize E-Fuels

(Neste)  The e-fuel research project related to Neste’s Veturi programme was launched in January 2021. Headed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the project brings together fifteen partners to engage in R&D cooperation with the goal of large-scale production and commercialization of e-fuels. The two-year, over six-million-euro project will develop

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CBA Launches New Online Resource to Help Farms Navigate Biogas Opportunity

by Dan McCue (Renewable Energy Magazine)  FarmingBiogas.ca is a new go-to resource for farmers interested in learning more about agricultural biogas. Developed by the Canadian Biogas Association (CBA), the website is part of an educational campaign to help farmers explore biogas production as an opportunity for their farm. “We field

February 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainability Plan 2030: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Avantium just released its Sustainability Plan ‘Chain Reaction 2030’, highlighting the company’s ambitious vision to achieve a fossil-free chemical industry by 2050. By outlining future plans and next steps alongside a series of case studies, Chain Reaction 2030 demonstrates the actions Avantium will take to

February 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Big News for the Big Heavy: As Renewable Diesel Surges, HONEYWELL UOP Dials up a One-Step Process to Collapse Capex

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) There’s news from Planet Honeywell UOP, that they’ve achieved a one-step conversion to renewable diesel for selected feedstocks. It’s notable for two reasons. First, it reduces the capex for certain eligible feedstocks — right now, think quality plant oils, not rendering fats or used cooking oil.

February 10, 2021 Read Full Article

New Synthetic Route for Biofuel Production

(Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum/Phys.Org) A German-Chinese research team has found a new synthetic route to produce biofuel from biomass. The chemists converted the substance 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) produced from biomass into 2,5-dimethylfuran (DMF), which could be suitable as a biofuel. Compared to previous methods, they achieved a higher yield and selectivity under milder reaction conditions.

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Neste’s Renewable Products Helped Customers to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Globally by 10 Million Tons in 2020

(Neste) In 2020, Neste’s renewable products helped customers in several geographic markets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10.0 million tons* altogether. This amount equals the annual carbon footprint of 1.5 million average EU citizens (source: World Bank) or the removal of 3.7 million passenger cars from the roads for a

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

World first in the Netherlands by KLM, Shell and Dutch Ministry for Infrastructure and Water Management: First Passenger Flight Performed with Sustainable Synthetic Kerosene

(KLM) For the first time worldwide, a passenger flight partly flown on sustainably produced synthetic kerosene, was carried out in The Netherlands. This was announced today during the international conference on Synthetic Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in The Hague. Shell, producer of the sustainable kerosene and KLM, operating the flight,

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

JAL Successfully Operates a Commercial Flight Using Sustainable Aviation Fuel Produced in Japan

(Japan Airlines) Japan Airlines (JAL), a recognized Eco-First company by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, reiterated its commitment to further preserve the environment by operating a commercial flight from Tokyo Haneda to Fukuoka airport using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The product was a blend of traditional jet kerosene

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

World’s Most Sustainable Glass Bottles Created in Ground-Breaking Biofuel Trial

(Encirc) An aspirational mission to create the world’s most sustainable glass bottle has been lauded an incredible success by the industry, following initial results from a ground-breaking trial. — A revolutionary project undertaken by Encirc (a Vidrala company), and industry research and technology organisation, Glass Futures, has proven that new

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Toyo and Velocys Execute a Collaboration Agreement Producing Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and Other renewable fuels in Japan

(Velocys)  Velocys plc (VLS.L), the sustainable fuels technology company, is pleased to announce the signing of a collaboration agreement with Toyo Engineering Corporation (Toyo) to start the development of their commercial projects to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and other renewable fuels in Japan. The agreement follows on from the successful

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Converting Waste Biomass to Biochem, Biofuels, Biopolymers: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Nova Pangaea Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Circular economies need feasible circular technologies – and newer company from the UK, Nova Pangaea is making huge strides towards commercialization. Check out this slide guide from Nova Pangaea CTO Neil Hindle who has the lowdown on how their REFNOVA tech and 2G process for

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

50 Renewable Diesel Projects and the Technologies Behind Them

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Renewable diesel, all 9 billion gallons built, under construction, in planning – Take a deep dive into the latest hot renewable diesel news and a special Digest presentation that asks will all of these billions of gallons fleet get built? If not, who are the potential

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

British Airways Fuels Its Future with Second Sustainable Aviation Fuel Partnership

(LanzaTech/LanzaJet)  British Airways is investing in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) technology provider and SAF producer LanzaJet as the company builds its first commercial scale plant in Georgia, USA •British Airways will purchase SAF from LanzaJet’s US plant to power a number of the airline’sflights from late 2022 •Deal also involves LanzaJet

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

The Geopolitics of Energy: Out with the Old and in with the New?

(Oxford Energy Forum)  Gathering momentum for the energy transition—supported by ambitious net-zero roadmaps by governments (EU, China, and US) and multinational corporations—has sparked debate on what the energy map will look like in 30 years. For more than half a century now, access to oil and natural gas has been

February 8, 2021 Read Full Article

EU Sustainable Finance Rules Delayed by Gas and Biofuel Backlash

by Kate Abnett, Simon Jessop  (Reuters)  The European Union has delayed to late April plans to finalise sustainable finance rules, officials said, in the face of opposition from some member states over gas and biofuels. … But a draft in November triggered last-minute pushback from countries seeking to label gas

February 8, 2021 Read Full Article
    Global Agribusiness Forum   —   July 25-26, 2022   —  Sao Paulo, Brazil

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February 8, 2021 Read Full Article
    World Future Fuel Summit and Expo   —   February 16-17, 2021   —   New Delhi, India

World Future Fuel Summit and Expo — February 16-17, 2021 — New Delhi, India

The annual World Future Fuel Summit is the leading global industry event and exhibition for future fuel, clean energy, environment and sustainability. Bringing together global business leaders, future leader (students), government, specialist exhibitors from globally, it showcases state-to-art technologies in clean future energy for globally. As a global hub for

February 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Shell Places Its Bet on Rapid Hydrogen Growth, Biofuels and Power Trading

by Tami Hood (Hydrogen Fuel News)  The energy giant is expanding its shift away from oil instead of following the direction of its competition. Royal Dutch Shell is taking aim at rapid hydrogen growth, the rise in the biofuel market, and in power trading. The company has been strategically making

February 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Despite Pandemic and Trade Barriers, U.S. Ethanol Exports Top 1.3 Billion Gallons in 2020

(Renewable Fuels Association) U.S. ethanol exports totaled 1.33 billion gallons in 2020, down 9 percent from 2019 and the lowest volume since 2016, according to official government statistics released today. Still, according to the Renewable Fuels Association, exports were a relative bright spot in 2020, as the annual volume was the

February 5, 2021 Read Full Article

NetJets Invests in WasteFuel, Commits to Purchase 100 Million Gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Over the Next Decade

(NetJets/Globe Newswire)  The World’s Largest Private Jet Company Buys a Stake in the Production of SAF  —  NetJets today (February 4, 2021) announces it has made a significant investment in WasteFuel, a next generation waste to fuel company that aims to transform landfill waste into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), making it the

February 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Competitive Edge: GoodFuels, GoodShipping

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Dirk Kronemeijer, CEO of GoodFuels / GoodShipping – GoodNRG Group told The Digest that GoodFuels focuses on marine biofuels and “currently we are a world market leader in this fast-growing segment with the top 50 of the world’s shipping companies as clients.” As for GoodShipping,

February 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Gasum’s Biogas Plant in Lohja, Finland Now Operational

(Bioenergy Insight)  Gasum’s biogas plant at the Munkka waste centre in Lohja, Finland, is now operational. The facility will convert biowaste from the Helsinki region into renewable gas for transport and industry. Around 60,000 tonnes of biodegradable feedstocks will be processed at the plant into 40 GWh of biogas, equivalent

February 5, 2021 Read Full Article

IBA Announces First Dairy Biogas Project in North America

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Integrated Biogas Alliance (IBA) is in final stage development of a seven dairy, 16,500-head biogas project in Idaho.  Working with EIP Ventures, the project represents the IBA’s first dairy biogas project in North America and is expected to close this quarter. … The project is set on

February 5, 2021 Read Full Article

UGI International Forms Exclusive, Strategic Partnership with bioLPG Producer Ekobenz to Drive bioLPG Availability in Europe

(UGI Corporation/BusinessWire)  UGI International to hold exclusive rights to Ekobenz’ bioLPG supply, providing strong platform for growth across the European region; Partnership boosts UGI International’s sustainable fuels portfolio in Europe and supports customer´s need to reduce carbon footprint and achieve decarbonisation targets; A significant milestone in UGI International’s decarbonisation strategy

February 4, 2021 Read Full Article

What’s the Future for SAF: Web Conference Recording and Highlights

by Tammy Klein (Transport Energy Strategies) … Additional efficiency improvements in planes and engines are not likely to be enough and will require lower carbon fuels also known as sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), as alternative energy vectors, such as hydrogen, will not be sufficiently developed and deployed by 2050 to significantly

February 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Karma Wants to Build Hydrogen-Powered Cars that Produce Their Own Fuel

by Ronan Glon (AutoBlog/Yahoo!)Karma Automotive has focused on developing plug-in hybrid and electric cars since it was born from the ashes of Fisker in 2014. It’s still planning on releasing an electric sedan named GSe-6, but it announced that it’s in the early stages of designing a powertrain that will allow it to create a vehicle

February 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Future Fuels Change the Balance of Power

by Chris Edwards (Engineering and Technology) Renewables may actually keep carbon fuels going for decades to come, but a new group of energy-rich countries will emerge.  — …    The question is what these new vehicles will use instead. For most European governments, the answer for most cars and light

February 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Branches and Treetops Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emission from Heavy Transport by 90%

(University of Gävle/Phys.Org) New research from University of Gävle shows that forest residues can generate large amounts of biofuel, and, in the long run, reduce greenhouse gas emission by 88-94% from heavy transport on Swedish roads. “Here is a large and untapped potential,” says Shveta Soam, researcher in environmental engineering at

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Clariant and Harbin Hulan Sino-Dan Jianye Bio-Energy Announce License Agreement for Sunliquid® Cellulosic Ethanol Technology in China

(Clariant) This agreement marks the second license deal for Clariant’s sunliquid® technology in China and its fifth signed license deal globally; Harbin Hulan Sino-Dan Jianye Bio-Energy intends to realize a commercial scale plant using Clariant’s sunliquid® technology for the production of cellulosic ethanol in Heilongjiang Province; Planned annual production capacity

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Supply, Projects, Policy, Challenges, Trends: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Green Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Making green hydrogen from water via electrolysis, or from waste — what’s real in the projects being discussed, the applications, the sources? What’s not going to happen, soon (or ever), are the end markets stronger in chemistry, hydrotreating, or fuel cells? 1898 & Co.’s Dave

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

A Force Multiplier for Bio-Investment in Federal Opportunity Zones: The BDOZ Initiative

by Jordan Solomon (Ecostrat Inc./Biofuels Digest) Fifty-two million Americans live in economically distressed communities—many of which are in rural areas. These communities are plagued by a lack of investment capital. In 2017, the US government launched the largest tax incentive program in the history of the US to change that dynamic:

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Verbio to Commission Iowa Biomethane Project in Fall 2021

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) German bioenergy producer Verbio Vereinigte BioEnergie AG confirmed on Jan. 29 that its straw-to-biomethane facility under development at the site of Dupont’s former cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, is expected to begin operations this fall. The announcement was made in a press released issued by the company regarding its

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

IATA Launches Carbon Exchange for Airlines to Access and Trade Offsets for CORSIA and Voluntary Requirements

(GreenAir Online) IATA has formally launched the Aviation Carbon Exchange (ACE), a platform for airlines and other aviation stakeholders to offset their carbon footprint by purchasing credits in certified projects. Carbon reduction programmes on ACE include forestry projects, clean wind energy operations, protection of eco-systems and remote community-based projects to cut

February 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Swedish Hauler Delivers Components for Toyota Material Handling with Bio-LNG Truck

(Scania/NGV Journal) The choice of fuel is often determined by the customer’s environmental engagement. For Swedish hauler Skänninge Godstransporter the choice was simple since its primary customer, Toyota Material Handling Manufacturing Sweden, has switched to biogas in its production. So it currently operates a Scania R 410 on bio-LNG when delivering

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Austria to End Crediting of Biofuels from Palm Oil in July

(Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP)/Biobased Diesel Daily)  The accounting of biofuels with a high risk of indirect land use change (iLUC) will end in Austria July 1. This exclusion is provided for in the late-January amended legal provision of the fuel ordinance. The Austrian federal

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

KLM Renames Corporate Biofuel Program to Highlight Sustainability Aspect

(KLM/Biobased Diesel Daily) KLM has renamed its Corporate BioFuel Programme the KLM Corporate SAF Programme. SAF stands for sustainable aviation fuel. KLM has opted for this new name to make it clear that the fuel it buys is manufactured sustainably, using raw materials that do not cause deforestation, impede food production

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

2021 Global 100: Neste Ranked as the World’s 4th Most Sustainable Company

(CISION/Neste) Neste has placed 4th on the Corporate Knights’ Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. This marks the company’s 15th consecutive inclusion on the Global 100 list. Neste has been included on the list continuously for longer than any other energy company in the world. “We are pleased

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Mainstream Pine Products to Build Crude Tall Oil Plant in South Carolina

(Mainstream Pine Products/Biobased Diesel Daily) Mainstream Pine Products LLC announced plans in late January for an estimated $90 million crude tall oil (CTO) biorefinery at the Charleston International Manufacturing Center in Berkeley County, South Carolina. The biorefinery will be a highly advanced recycling facility with capacity to process 110,000 tons of

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

UK Frozen Food Distribution Firm Opens Bio-LNG Refuelling Station

(Bioenergy Insight) Frozen food distribution firm Reed Boardall has installed a new bio-LNG refuelling station at its base in Boroughbridge, UK. Owned and operated by Gasrec, the fully-scalable, skid-mounted station designed by Dutch LNG firm LIQAL will fuel an initial fleet of 30 Volvo FH LNG 6×2 tractor units. The

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

UPM’s Growth Plans in Biofuels Progress to the Next Stage

(UPM/Globe Newswire)  UPM moves forward with biofuels growth plans and starts the basic engineering phase of a next generation biorefinery. The potential biorefinery would have an annual capacity of 500,000 tonnes of high-quality renewable fuels including sustainable jet fuel. The products would significantly reduce carbon footprint in the road transport and

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Total Becomes the Leading Distributor of E85 in France with 750 Service Stations within Its Network

(Total) In order to meet the growing demand for E85, a mostly renewable fuel benefiting from an attractive price and producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions, Total has stepped up the deployment of E85 superethanol within its service stations to become today the largest distribution network of E85 in France *. Total had already

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainable Biofuel from P1 Racing Fuels to Power FIA WTCR

(FIA World Touring Car Cup Racing) The WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup will be powered by sustainable fuel from this season following confirmation of partnership agreements between P1 Racing Fuels, motorsport governing body the FIA and WTCR promoter Eurosport Events. Berlin-based P1 Racing Fuels has been confirmed as the

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Waste Makes Haste – D.O.E., SABIC, TOTAL, PLASTIC ENERGY Racing to Recycle Plastics into Higher-Value Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy released the Plastics Innovation Challenge Draft Roadmap and a Request for Information seeking stakeholder input on the Draft Roadmap. Originally announced in November 2019, the Plastics Innovation Challenge is a comprehensive program to accelerate innovations in energy-efficient plastics recycling

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

U.S. Wins Case against Ethanol Duties in Peru

by Jacqui Fatka  (Farm Progress) The Peruvian National Institute for the Defense of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property Tribunal announced Friday that the U.S. ethanol industry and the U.S. government won an appeal on a countervailing duty case brought against U.S. ethanol in Peru, reversing a previous decision handed

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Thailand to Push forward E20 Plans

(Biofuels International)  A plan to make E20 a leading fuel for motorists in Thailand should eventually come into effect in July. According to the Department of Energy Business officials want E20, a mix of 20% ethanol and 80% unleaded petroleum 95, to gradually replace gasohol 91, making gasohol 95 an

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Solutions from the Land Set to Stage Key Side Event For World Food Security Summit Next Week

(Solutions from the Land) Solutions from the Land (SfL) has been selected by organizers of a global food security summit next week to hold a side event which will spotlight systems and practices farmers are using to deliver high value solutions to improve food and nutrition security. The side event, which,

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Canola Research Hub

(Canola Council of Canada) Research and innovation are two key factors that continue to drive the success of Canada’s canola industry. Knowledge transfer is required to extend research findings to growers, agronomists, the scientific community and other industry stakeholders, to initiate the adoption of new practices and stimulate further research and

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

New Gas for Climate Policy Paper Calls for a Binding Target for 11% Renewable Gas by 2030

(Gas for Climate) Gas for Climate advocates in new policy paper, that by 2030, 11% of all gas consumed in the EU should be renewable gas; The envisioned binding target is supported by two sub-targets for 8% sustainable biomethane and 3% renewable hydrogen. The target should be introduced in the

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Enzymes, Lignin Transformed into Biobased Products: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to MetGen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sugar-based bioplastics and lignin-based composites, resins, adhesives, and foams are already here, MetGen’s COO Matti Heikkilä. Find out what else he had to say at the recent DigestConnect about enabling novel biobased materials and renewable chemicals from lignin and more.  READ MORE DigestConnect 40 –

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Hydrogen Is Hot! 584 Hydrogen Fueling Stations in 33 Countries, Ways2H Expansion, Preem, Siemens and More

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … What is making hydrogen so hot right now is the news that hydrogen fueling stations are having a dramatic acceleration in growth with 584 hydrogen stations deployed in 33 countries by the end of this year, Ways2H’s fundraising and expansion on new orders

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Where’s Your Lithium from? EU’s New Green Deal to Track Critical Materials

by Tammy Klein (Transport Energy Strategies) Renewable electricity generation and storage requires huge quantities of mined raw materials. In Europe, most of these elements are currently imported and unsustainably produced. So the European Commission has hatched a new plan for obtaining them within its borders, to make the industry more sustainable and

February 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Shell Pulls out of Velocys/British Airways Project to Build the UK’s First Commercial SAF Production Plant

(GreenAir Online) Shell has pulled its support for the Velocys/British Airways Altalto project, which plans to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from municipal waste in a new plant due to be constructed at Immingham in north-east England. The oil major, which was supplying commercial and technical expertise to the project,

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

UK Opens Consultation on Implementing CORSIA and Policy Options for Interaction with UK ETS DEADLINE: February 28, 2021

(GreenAir Online)  As the UK prepares to adopt ICAO’s CORSIA regulations into domestic law, the Department for Transport (DfT) has opened a consultation on its proposed approach for implementing and administering the monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of aviation CO2 emissions from this year. The consultation also considers policy options for

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Air New Zealand Backs Government’s Biofuels Mandate

(Air New Zealand/Scoop Business) Air New Zealand backs the New Zealand Government’s in principle decision to implement a biofuels mandate that will help the country to reduce carbon emissions in the transport sector. At the announcement today with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Minister for Climate Change James Shaw and Transport Minister

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels in Canada Have Untapped Potential New Study Shows

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN News)  New Jobs, Growth and Net Zero Emissions — A new third-party study by the Labovitz School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota at Duluth concludes that the biofuels industry in Canada could double in size by 2030 and produce over 20,000 new jobs and $10

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Environmental Sustainability of Energy Generation from Forest Biomass

(European Commission Science Hub) A new JRC report on the use of woody biomass for energy production in the EU shows the need to recognise that sustainability of bioenergy remains a complex issue with no one-size-fits-all answers, but that win-win and lose-lose forest management pathways for climate and biodiversity exist. Bioenergy

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

bp and Qantas Form Strategic Partnership to Advance Net Zero Emissions

(bp) bp to become Qantas’ decarbonisation strategic partner; Intend to collaborate on projects including advanced sustainable fuels, advocacy for further decarbonisation in the aviation sector, renewable power, carbon management and emerging technology; bp’s first decarbonisation partnership in the heavy transportation sector, progressing bp’s aim to help cities and corporations to

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Waste Wood to Wonders: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Futurity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Starting with wood waste or low-grade logs, Futurity uses pretreatment, Sweetwater Energy tech, MetGen’s tech and converts waste wood to worthwhile wonders like paints, packaging, coatings, and thermal energy. If you missed DigestConnect last week, check out this slide guide that covers how they are

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Microsoft Invests in Carbon Removal

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Microsoft — which previously committed to become carbon negative by 2030 — detailed its investments Thursday in carbon removal and capture technologies, including purchasing the removal of 1.3 million metric tons of carbon from 26 projects around the world. The company also said it

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

European Biogas Production Could Double by 2030

(EnergyMarketPrice) Biogas and biomethane production in Europe could double by 2030 and more than quadruple by 2050, according to the European Biogas Association (EBA). Around 19,000 biogas plants and 725 biomethane plants are already in use in Europe, producing around 167TWh of biogas and 26TWh of biomethane. The EBA projects overall

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Commercial CCU Plant Using LanzaTech Technology Receives RSB Advanced Products Certification

(Lanza Tech)  Carbon Recycling Facility leads the way in production of sustainable materials with world leading certification  —  The Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy  Technology Co., Ltd. a joint-venture between carbon recycler, LanzaTech, Shougang Group Co. Ltd., a leading Chinese iron and steel producer, Tangshan Caofeidian Beijing-Hebei Cooperation Green Industry Investment

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

US to End Overseas Fossil-Fuel Funding as Rich World Urged to Boost Climate Finance

by Megan Rowling (Reuters) The United States will produce a plan to end international financing for fossil fuel projects, its special climate envoy John Kerry said Wednesday, as senior British and U.N. officials urged donor nations to meet a flagship climate finance promise. Speaking at an online panel organised by

January 28, 2021 Read Full Article

India Moves Forward Target Of 20% Ethanol-Blending In Petrol By 5 Years

(PTI News/Bloomberg Quint) India has preponed the target of achieving 20% ethanol-blending with petrol by five years to 2025 as it looks to cut dependence on costly oil imports, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Wednesday. “In 2014, less than 1% ethanol was being blended with petrol against the target

January 28, 2021 Read Full Article

CVR Energy, Inc. Subsidiary Selects Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex™ Technology for Revamp to Renewable Diesel Production

by Svend Ravn (Haldor Topsoe) -CVR Energy, Inc. subsidiary will base a revamp of its Oklahoma, US, refinery on the HydroFlex™ technology to produce approximately 100 million gallons of renewable diesel per year. -Topsoe will deliver basic engineering, license, proprietary equipment and catalyst for its HydroFlex™ technology.  -Construction work has

January 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Scaled to Feedstock: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to NextChem & Saola Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Unlocking value at traditional biorefineries is like the holy grail. A partnership between NextChem and Saola Energy has unlocked smaller-scale conversion of corn oil to renewable diesel, with economics that work — already, biorefineries have shifted from being corn oil feedstock suppliers to entering into

January 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Governor Cuomo Announces Hydrogen Fuel Cell Energy Provider Plug Power To Build New Innovation Center in Monroe County

(Office of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)$125 Million Project Will Create Almost 380 New Jobs; Company Will Build State-of-the-Art Facility in the Town of Henrietta Due to State Support — NYS Investment Complements “Finger Lakes Forward” – The Region’s Comprehensive Strategy to Revitalize Communities and Grow the Economy Governor Andrew

January 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Gov. Reynolds Plans to Build ‘Relationships’ with President Biden to Protect Biofuels

by John Steppe (The Gazette/SoutherMinn.com)  Gov. Kim Reynolds is looking forward to “building those same relationships” with President Joe Biden and his Environmental Protection Agency staff that she had with the Trump administration to protect biofuels, Reynolds said during Tuesday’s virtual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. … “I will hold this

January 28, 2021 Read Full Article

ECB Group Signs Biofuel Purchase and Sale Agreement for More than 2.5 Billion Litres with Shell

(ECB Group)  Contract includes the purchase of more than 500 million litres per year from 2024, helping to meet global demand for cleaner energy — ECB Group Paraguay and Shell Trading (US) Company (“Shell”) have signed a multi-year contract that will provide more than 500 million litres of renewable diesel and renewable

January 27, 2021 Read Full Article

China Bought about 200 Million Gallons of U.S. Ethanol for First-Half 2021: ADM

by Karl Plume, Hallie Gu (Reuters)  China has bought “roughly 200 million gallons” of U.S. ethanol for the first half of 2021, matching its previous record for annual imports of the corn-based biofuel, Archer Daniels Midland Co Chief Financial Officer Ray Young said on Tuesday. The accelerated imports are among several

January 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Søren Skou Expects to Order Maersk’s First Carbon Neutral Vessels in Three Years

by Søren Pico  (Shipping Watch)  In just three years, Maersk expects to place an order for its first CO2-neutral vessels, explains CEO Søren Skou in a podcast about shipping’s green transition. At first, it will likely encompass smaller vessels for a “defined geographical area”. Just three years from now, A.P.

January 25, 2021 Read Full Article

India Takes Action to Increase Use, Production of Ethanol

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) India is taking action to increase domestic production and use of ethanol. The government in December opened a comment period on draft automotive industry standards (AIS) related to the country’s plans to introduce E85 and E100 vehicles into regions with an ethanol surplus. Also in

January 25, 2021 Read Full Article

University in Dubai on a Mission to Turn Palm Waste into Biofuel

(Khaleej Times)  Fallen leaves are gathered and raw materials are shredded to produce biomass pellets. A university in Dubai is embarking on a project to turn the waste of the region’s vast palm tree crop into sustainable and cost-effective biofuel. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai is collaborating with a Saudi-based

January 25, 2021 Read Full Article

SAIL Planning to Set up India’s First Gas-to-Ethanol Plant in Chandrapur

(Asian Age)  It would cost around Rs 400 crore for to set up the plant, of which 20 per cent ‘viable gas funding’ will be provided by the government–SAIL with the help of the Centre is planning to set up India’s first gas to ethanol plant at its ferro alloy

January 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Boeing Planning to Debut 100% Biofuel Planes by 2030

by Sarah George (edie.net/Eurative)  Boeing has already completed one commercial flight using 100% biofuel in 2018 –Boeing Co has unveiled plans to deliver commercial aircraft capable of using 100% biofuel by 2030. Using existing technologies under current regulations, it can only use biofuel blends of up to 50%, EURACTIV’s media partner,

January 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Bolivia Announces New Biodiesel Production Plan

(Merco Press) Bolivia will build ecological diesel and biodiesel plants to reduce imports of liquid fuels, Hydrocarbon and Energy Minister Franklin Molina announced over this past weekend. The official underlined that the goal was to further the industrialization process in order to, in turn, cut down both foreign trade expenditures

January 25, 2021 Read Full Article

The Future Is… Jet Fuel Made From Mustard Seeds

(Honeywell) Engineers Willie Morrissette and Tony Barnette break down the importance of powering planes with plants.  Fuel made from non-edible mustard seeds helped power a flight in 2018. The plane flew from California to Australia, making history and propelling us into the future of fuel. Listen to Host Joe Toubes unearth

January 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Hydrogen Cost, Production, Applications and Implications: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Hydrogen Competitiveness

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Full decarbonisation requires a multidimensional strategy, which has spurred renewed interest in hydrogen and technological advances and early demonstration projects have significantly lowered the cost of many hydrogen applications. The Digest culled the best visuals and graphs from The Hydrogen Council’s report, “Path to hydrogen

January 25, 2021 Read Full Article

New Mexico Clean Fuel Standard Proposed, Counterpoints to CA LCFS Report

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … (A)an even hotter report from Jonn Axsen, Director of Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team and Michael Wolinetz at Navius Research is slamming California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office 2018 Low Carbon Fuel Standard report that had recommended the legislature rely more on the cap-and-trade policy

January 25, 2021 Read Full Article
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