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Netherlands: Strategic Partnership Will Boost Biomethane Production

(PitPoint/NGV Journal)  PitPoint clean fuels and Bio Rights BV, an eco-technology company that develops sustainable energy plants, have signed a letter of intent to pursue a strategic partnership to produce biomethane in the Netherlands. The proposed location is the Dutch town of Hardenberg. Under the name “Biobrandstoffabriek Hardenberg” (Biofuels Factory Hardenberg),

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Scania Transport Laboratory Goes Fossil Free

(Scania/Yahoo!Finance)  Through its inhouse haulier, Scania demonstrates how carbon emission reductions by more than 95 percent can be achieved with existing technology.  —  Scania’s Transport Laboratory is used for some of Scania’s own internal transport. The operations consists of 45 trucks and coaches, of which 14 are tractors for long distance transport.

November 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Lightfast Polyurethane; YPF Adds Biofuels; Mars, BH Improve Cacao, Chocolate; 20 New Food Waste Start-Ups; Fossil-Free Ocean Freight: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of October 24th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of October 24th. … #2 Oil and gas giant YPF to start producing biofuels In Argentina, Miguel Gutiérrez, President of oil and gas company YPF, made a

October 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Waste Gasification: 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to 2-Stage Incineration and “True” Gasification

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) IEA Bioenergy Task 33 is a working group of international experts with the aim to promote the commercialization of efficient, economical and environmentally preferable thermal biomass gasification processes. Here, Lars Waldheim of Waldheim Consulting gave this illuminating overview of wastes as a gasifier fuel, Waste fuel characteristics

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Pyromaniax Unbound

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Why the attention? Some of it in the most recent data and news regarding commercial status. TCat-8 has operated for over 2,000 hours with continuous catalyst circulation including a fluid bed reactor, catalyst stripper, catalyst regenerator, quench tower, and recycle compressor. The pilot plant is operating mass balance

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Yogi Govt Clears Six Biofuel Investment Proposals Worth Rs 17 Billion

by Virendra Singh Rawat  (Business Standard)  These projects include a mega biofuel plant by SunLight Fuels spanning 90 acres in Sitapur, and costing Rs 15.5 bn —  In a boost to its green energy roadmap, the Yogi Adityanath government has cleared six biofuel investment proposals worth almost Rs 17 billion. These private projects are proposed to be

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Boskalis to Reduce CO2 Emissions by Using Sustainable Biofuel on Borsele Renewable Energy Project

(Boskalis)  Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) will use a biofuel blend on the project to install the export cable to the Borssele offshore wind farm resulting in a more sustainable realization of this renewable energy project. The Borssele Alpha project is being executed on behalf of TenneT and is aimed at

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Circular Biobased Economy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Biobased Delta

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In a biobased economy renewable raw materials take over the role of fossil raw materials, such as oil. This is extremely important in order to reduce the carbon footprint which has a positive influence on climate change. The south-western Netherlands region is rich in agrofood, horticulture

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article

India Rising to the Top of the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To measure the impact that advanced biofuels are having in India, consider that the World Biofuels Day program featured, on stage, Prime Minister Modi, the minister for agriculture, the minister for road transport & highways, shipping and river development; the minister of consumer affairs and food;

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article
    Wanted! Inspirational Startups for Our 2019 Bio-Stars Programme at World Bio Markets.  DEADLINE:  October 19, 2018

Wanted! Inspirational Startups for Our 2019 Bio-Stars Programme at World Bio Markets. DEADLINE: October 19, 2018

(Bio-Based World News) We are offering startups working within bio-based an exclusive platform to share their business with 500 professionals from the bio-economy at World Bio Markets 2019. For free! Bio-Stars gives 10 startups a ticket, space in the exhibition area, extensive media coverage, and even the opportunity to be selected to

September 21, 2018 Read Full Article

GoodFuels Marine and BLOC Announce World’s First Bunker Delivery Using Blockchain Technology

(GoodFuels Marine) GoodFuels Marine, the world’s first supplier of sustainable low carbon marine fuels, and blockchain technology and governance experts Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC), have successfully completed the world’s first bunker delivery and transaction using blockchain technology. The delivery, made to a Samskip vessel via a REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker

September 21, 2018 Read Full Article

UK Biodiesel Producer Greenergy Makes Major Int’l Investments

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  U.K. biodiesel producer Greenergy has just acquired Singapore-based used cooking oil exporter Rexon Energy. The acquisition comes less than two months after purchasing an idle biodiesel facility in Amsterdam. The acquisition of Rexon Energy will help provide raw materials for its three biodiesel manufacturing operations in

September 20, 2018 Read Full Article
    Biomass Trade Summit Europe 2019   —   January 16-17, 2019   —   Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Biomass Trade Summit Europe 2019 — January 16-17, 2019 — Rotterdam, The Netherlands

ACI is pleased to announce the 4th edition of a successful series of events, now with a more specific focus & name, Biomass Trade Europe Summit. The event will bring together senior executives and experts from the biomass trading industry, biomass producers, energy companies, policy makers, consultants, technology innovators and leading

September 17, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Guide to Italy in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Groups like Eni, Wilmar, Novamont, Reverdia, Blue Sphere, or the many consortia? The key takeaways; the mandates and national targets; the key producers; process technology R&D; feedstock & supply chain development. All in one concise guide. Mandates and national consumption Key takeaway: Italy is part of

September 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Birth of an Industrial Sugars Giant? Sugars in Focus in Leaf Resources, Petronas Agreement

 by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We hear from Australia and Malaysia that PETRONAS Chemicals Group and Leaf Resources inked a Memorandum of Understanding for Leaf’s proposed biorefinery project in Malaysia. In prospect? A study of chemical markets and commercially ready bio-technologies. Potential outcome? An offtake agreement for the fermentable sugars produced

September 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Earnings Season: as Novozymes, DSM, Amyris, Gevo, Corbion, and Aemetis Report, Who’s up, Who’s down?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In today’s Digest, let’s look at trends driving the industry’s results at scale — and while money is not the measure of all progress, it is the ultimate yardstick and especially for companies that have reached industrial scale. So, let’s look at Q2 earnings statements now

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Lego’s Biobased Bricks; Vertoro’s Green Crude Oil; Nitogen-Fixing Microbes for Corn; Diapers from Food Waste; 3D Imaging; Apeel’s $70M: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of August 15th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pace of invention and change is just too strong, we’ve realized, to highlight annual or even quarterly or monthly rankings and summaries of significant product and service advances. For now, we’re going to be tracking these on a weekly basis to keep pace with the

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Progress; The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences, DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that

August 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: REGI) is a leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services. The company is a major  international producer of biomass-based diesel, a developer of renewable chemicals and North America’s largest producer of advanced biofuel. REG utilizes an integrated procurement,

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Making Crude Oil from Paper Pulp? Vertoro Creates This ‘Green Gold’

by Olga Koltsova (Innovation Origins)  Vertoro is Spanish for “Green Gold“. The founders clearly had their end product in mind when they started thinking of a brand name. Vertoro, a spin-off from The Chemelot Institute for Science & Technology (InSciTe), valorises the technology of turning lignin, a residual stream produced by paper pulp and

August 9, 2018 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: Biomass Trade Europe Summit — February 20-21. 2019 — Rotterdam, The Netherlands DEADLINE: uncertain

ACI’ is pleased to announce the 4th edition of a successful series of events, now with a more specific focus & name, Biomass Trade Europe Summit. The event will bring together senior executives and experts from the biomass trading industry, biomass producers, energy companies, policy makers, consultants, technology innovators and leading

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article
    Biomass Trade Europe Summit   —   February 20-21. 2019   —   Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Biomass Trade Europe Summit — February 20-21. 2019 — Rotterdam, The Netherlands

ACI’ is pleased to announce the 4th edition of a successful series of events, now with a more specific focus & name, Biomass Trade Europe Summit. The event will bring together senior executives and experts from the biomass trading industry, biomass producers, energy companies, policy makers, consultants, technology innovators and leading

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Are Rockin’ the Boat in Maritime Sector

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Here are some companies that are answering the call for the maritime and shipping sectors with viable biofuel alternatives, the technologies and innovations, the rough waves that still lie ahead, and how they can reach that destination on the horizon. Gevo and Butanol We

July 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Enerkem to Make Methanol Through Gasification in Netherlands

by Arlene Karidis (Waste 360)  The company will divert what would have headed elsewhere for incineration, while creating an alternative to fossil fuel, mainly for manufacturing and transportation fuel blends. Now that Enerkem’s Edmonton, Alberta, waste-to-cellulosic ethanol plant is running at full scale, the company has turned to the Netherlands for a larger

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Greenergy International: Acquires Amsterdam Biodiesel Manufacturing Facility

(Greenergy International/4-Traders)  Greenergy has reached an agreement with Oiltanking, a leading tank terminal operator, to purchase an idle biodiesel manufacturing facility located at Oiltanking’s site in Amsterdam. The acquisition of a third biodiesel plant will allow Greenergy to meet growing demand for waste-based biofuel in the UK and Europe. The Amsterdam

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article
    World Bio Markets   —   April 1-3, 2019   —   Amsterdam, Netherlands

World Bio Markets — April 1-3, 2019 — Amsterdam, Netherlands

World Bio Markets returns to Amsterdam in April 2019 where we will be building on discussions on producing, commercialising, and marketing advanced bio-based materials and fuels from the last show and identifying the latest developments such as synthetic biology to create an even better show for attendees. Connecting global brands

July 16, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Boskalis Westminster : Nederland Aiming for 35% CO2 Reduction with GoodFuels Biofuel

(Boskalis)  Boskalis Nederland and biofuel supplier GoodFuels have announced a long-term partnership aimed at furthering Boskalis’ sustainable practices. Reducing CO2emissions is one of Boskalis’ long-term objectives. A 35% reduction in the CO2emitted by the fleet and equipment in the Netherlands will be an important step towards achieving this ambition. From the

July 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Royal Netherlands Air Force First to Operate F-16 Fighting Falcon on SAF

(Bioenergy International)  Over the next fortnight, one F-16 Fighting Falcon of the Royal Netherlands Air Force will operate from Leeuwarden Air Base on a 5 percent blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), supplied by SkyNRG, a Netherlands-headed sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) sourcing, supply and development company. This is part of an

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Big Oil, Utilities Are Lining up for an Electric Vehicle War

by Kelly Gilblom and Anna Hirtenstein  (Bloomberg)  BP and Shell have bought electric-car charging companies; Power utilities are boosting sales to homes, chargers on roads  —  A red-hot electric vehicle market has triggered a face-off between Big Oil and utilities. Oil majors, who’ve sold fossil fuels to cars for a century, are now moving

July 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article
    Companies vs. Climate Change (CvCC)    —   October 9-10, 2018   —   Amsterdam, Netherlands

Companies vs. Climate Change (CvCC) — October 9-10, 2018 — Amsterdam, Netherlands

CvCC is dedicated to providing a forum for business leaders to connect around climate change solutions. We strive to be an open and straight-forward arena for companies to collaborate and share best practices for being part of the solution to the climate crisis. Companies vs. Climate Change is not a

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Pushes Back against Weakening of Aviation Emissions Deal

by Julia Fioretti (Reuters)  European countries are pushing back against any weakening of the rules underpinning a landmark global agreement to cap airline emissions at 2020 levels, especially those related to the types of aviation biofuels that can be used. France, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Austria and the Netherlands have written to the

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Krollen Strukton Rail Now Works on Sustainable Biofuels

(Good Fuels (Google Translation))  Strukton Rail, together with GoodFuels (supplier of sustainable biofuels) and Hans de Baat Olieprodukten BV (distributor), signs a multi-year cooperation agreement to reduce the CO2 emissions of the rollers (cranes on lorries) by switching from fossil fuels to sustainable biofuels. This makes Strukton Rail’s crane company the first party

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Shell Aviation and SkyNRG Agree Strategic Collaboration to Advance Use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Shell Aviation)  Shell Aviation and SkyNRG have today announced a long-term strategic collaboration to promote and develop the use of sustainable fuel in aviation supply chains. The collaboration combines Shell Aviation’s technical and commercial expertise, world-class supply chain and carbon management operations with SkyNRG’s proven track record of supplying sustainable

May 30, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Waste to Wing Project First to Enable Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production in South Africa

(SKYnrg) Airlines are facing increasing pressure to become more sustainable, yet options to reduce carbon emissions in aviation are limited. Electric planes for example are not foreseen to have a significant share of passenger movements before 2040. Besides efficiency gains, through technical and operational improvements, the use of sustainable aviation fuels

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article

SEKAB Receives Major EU Funding to Demonstrate the Production of Isobutene-Derived Gasoline and Jetfuel from Wood

(SEKAB)  European financing package amounting to €13.9 million, of which €4.2 million for SEKAB E-Technology AB. Industry consortium led by Global Bioenergies and bringing together SEKAB E-Technology, Graanul Invest, Neste Engineering Solutions, Repsol, PEAB, SkyNRG, Ajinomoto Eurolysine, IPSB, TechnipFMC and Linz University. Aim at converting softwood residues into isobutene derivatives for

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

DSM Wins Patent Infringement Case Against Lallemand Related to Low-Glycerol Yeast Technology Applicable in Ethanol Production

(DSM/PR Newswire)  Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials received unanimous jury verdict in a Federal Court in Wisconsin concluding that all glycerol reducing ethanol yeast products sold by Lallemand infringe DSM’s US Patent 8,795,998. After several failed attempts between the parties to settle out of

May 17, 2018 Read Full Article

KLM, Växjö Småland Airport, Södra, SkyNRG and Partners Sign LOI to Investigate the Feasibility of Producing Sustainable Aviation Fuels in the Växjö Region

(SkyNRG)  Starting today, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is flying to Växjö, Sweden every day and to make flights to Växjö as sustainable as possible, KLM is investing in 120,000 litres of sustainable aviation fuel per year for the new Swedish destination. KLM guarantees that it will purchase 5% sustainable aviation

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

The Building Blocks of a Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Avantium

The company is now safely emerged from its celebrated IPO, and is embarked on the development of the first commercial plant project with its JV partner BASF — so, its been a big period and even more critical thresholds lie ahead for Avantium. Avantium’s YXY technology converts plant-based sugar into

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

A World First in the Port of Amsterdam

(Port of Amsterdam)   In the port of Amsterdam the construction has started of a new facility that will convert non-recyclable plastic into fuel for the transport sector, which will cut down CO₂ emission by 57,000 tonnes per year. It is the first project of Bin2Barrel, a Dutch company focusing on the

May 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuel Plant Planned to Open in 2022

(Catalan News)  Pioneering Canadian/French joint project aims to build recycling centre in Tarragona region for €250m  —  A Canadian company and a French firm are together planning to open a plant in Catalonia to turn solid urban waste into biofuel. The joint project involving Montreal-based firm Enerkem and the Suez utility company would

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

New Nanocatalysts for Biofuel Processing

(Bioenergy Insight) A project called Biogo-for-Production has developed new nanocatalysts to create an integrated modular and highly efficient process for producing fuels from renewable energy sources. The researchers focused on the development of advanced nanocatalysts, coupled with advanced reactor concepts to realise modular, highly efficient, integrated processes for the production of fuels from

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Prairie Catalytic, LanzaTech, Synvina, Fulcrum BioEnergy, POET-DSM, Cargilla/Calysta, Enerkem, and REG Geismar

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ABLC 2018 wrapped up with the ABLC Wolfpack including James Iademarco from Strategic Avalanche, David Dodds with Dodds & Associates, Ron Cascone from NEXANT, independent consultant Paul Bryan, and Joel Stone from ConVergince. While they didn’t howl at the moon, they were voracious, vicious wolves analyzing 8 major projects with

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Shell Releases Energy Transition Report: Commits to 50% Lower Emissions by 2050, Biofuels to Top Oil by 2100 in “Sky” Scenario

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands and England, Shell released its most definitive statement yet on its low-carbon future and committed to 50% lower emissions by 2050 and net zero by 2070 in its operations and emissions from its fuels.  The road, to Shell, is apparently paved with good

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article
    Summer School ZELCOR  “Zero Waste Biorefineries: Technical Advances and Sustainability Assessment”   —   September 2-6, 2018   —   Wageningen, The Netherlands

Summer School ZELCOR “Zero Waste Biorefineries: Technical Advances and Sustainability Assessment” — September 2-6, 2018 — Wageningen, The Netherlands

(Graduate School VLAG)  The 1st Summer School on waste biorefineries in the context of bioeconomy, with a focus on valorization of recalcitrant side streams. A panel of specialists in the biorefinery field will provide an up-to-date state-of-the-art based on the latest advances in terms of scientific knowledge, techno-economical developments and life

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

One if by Land, Two if by Sea: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Good Fuels Marine

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Netherlands-based GoodFuels Marine is on the move. We reported last month that VARO Energy subsidiary REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine will work together to make European inland shipping more sustainable. As a result, the sustainable advanced biofuels from GoodFuels Marine are now also available at

April 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Design and Consultancy Organisation Arcadis to Join KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme (CBP)

(KLM) Arcadis is KLM’s latest biofuel partner  —  Design and consultancy organisation Arcadis to join KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme (CBP). The group’s entry will allow KLM to further invest in sustainable biofuel. Arcadis will purchase sustainable biofuel for all its business flights. Earlier this year, Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) joined

April 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste Delivers First Batch of 100% Renewable Propane to European Market

(Neste Corporation)  Neste has started up the world’s first large-scale renewable propane production facility in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The first cargo of renewable propane has been delivered to SHV Energy, who will market and sell the product to its customers across Europe as BioLPG. Neste’s new facility has a production

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article
    ALGAEUROPE 2018   —   December 4-6, 2018   —   Amsterdam, Netherlands

ALGAEUROPE 2018 — December 4-6, 2018 — Amsterdam, Netherlands

Every year the European algae scene meets at the ALGAE EUROPE conference. This year Algae Europe will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, December 4-6, 2018. ALGAEUROPE 2018 offers an unique opportunity for the exchange between academia and industry. The conference will be established in a networking based environment that allows

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

DSM Announces Broad Product Offering for the Biofuels Industry

(DSM/Newswire Today) Royal DSM announces its commitment to bring innovative solutions to the biofuels industry with a full portfolio offering of yeast and enzymes for starch, fiber and biomass conversions – DSM.com. Euronext: DSM KON —  Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, announces its commitment to

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Shell — Yes, That Shell — Just Outlined a Radical Scenario for What It Would Take to Halt Climate Change

by Chris Mooney and Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  Royal Dutch Shell on Monday outlined a scenario in which, by 2070, we would be using far less of the company’s own product — oil — as cars become electric, a massive carbon storage industry develops, and transportation begins a shift toward a

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

First Renewable Hydrogen Refueling Station Opens in the Netherlands

(PitPoint/NGV Journal)  The hydrogen refueling station has been built and will be operated by PitPoint clean fuels and AkzoNobel will supply with renewable hydrogen by pipeline. The fuel is produced sustainably by electrolysis, using electricity produced from wind energy, which is unique for the Netherlands. The facility is located at the

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste Touts More GHG Reductions, New Rank on the Global 100 List

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Oil refiner and renewable diesel producer Neste Corp. announced that its renewable fuels reduced global climate emissions by 8.3 million metric tons last year. The reduction is equivalent to removing 3 million passenger vehicles—or nearly half of the cars in Los Angeles, for example—from the roads

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Bacterial Growth Due to Biodiesel Affects Underground Storage Tanks: Thousands May Need to Be Replaced

by Peter van Ammelrooy  (de Volkskrant (google translation))  Thousands of underground storage tanks for diesel will probably have to be excavated and replaced in the coming years. By adding biodiesel, since 2007 mandatory, more bacteria grow in the tanks. They affect the walls. Research has shown that some tanks have rust

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Powers First 737 Max Delivery to TUI Nordic

(Flight Global)  Scandinavian operator TUI Nordic has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Max, the second to be received by the tourism group. The airline conducted the Max 8 delivery flight – from Seattle to Stockholm – using a 30% blend biofuel. “This was one of the most carbon-efficient flights

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Trash to Treasure – From Canada to Europe, Enerkem Turns Trash to Cash

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, more big news is coming out of Enerkem with the latest waste-to-chemistry project in Rotterdam to be the first of its kind in Europe to provide a sustainable alternative solution for non-recyclable wastes, converting waste plastics and other mixed wastes into new raw materials. Background In

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels at Sea: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Good Fuels Marine

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Netherlands-based GoodFuels Marine is on the move. We reported last month that VARO Energy subsidiary REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine will work together to make European inland shipping more sustainable. As a result, the sustainable advanced biofuels from GoodFuels Marine are now also available at

February 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Neste’s Renewable Fuels Reduced Global Climate Emissions by 8.3 Million Tons in 2017

(Neste/Globe Newswire)  Replacing fossil fuels with Neste’s renewable fuels reduced global climate emissions altogether by a staggering 8.3 million metric tons or 8.3 billion kilograms in 2017. The figure equals removal of 3 million passenger cars from the roads for a full year – more than the amount of cars in

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Air Traffic Control the Netherlands Joins KLM’s Corporate Biofuel Programme

(GreenAir Online)  Air Traffic Control the Netherlands has joined KLM’s Corporate Biofuel Programme, enabling it to compensate for the CO2 from staff business flights through the purchase of sustainable biofuels. “Our employees travel regularly outside the Netherlands to meet with our international partners. Air Traffic Control the Netherlands is delighted to be

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine Enter into Partnership for Sustainable Inland Shipping

(GoodFuels)  Advanced Biofuels more widely available for European inland shipping  —  From today, VARO Energy subsidiary REINPLUS FIWADO Bunker and GoodFuels Marine will work together to make European inland shipping more sustainable. As a result, the sustainable advanced biofuels from GoodFuels Marine are now also available at the port of Rotterdam, and

January 26, 2018 Read Full Article

The Rise, Rise, Rise of Bio-Methanol for Fuels and Chemical Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The clearest intersecting theme is bio-methanol. Let’s see why. For one, Södra has much more going on than Silva, and we reported on a major development in December when we related that Södra will invest more than $12.5 million in the production of biomethanol, a

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Air Traffic Control the Netherlands Becomes KLM’s Latest Biofuel Partner

(SkyNRG) Air Traffic Control the Netherlands is joining KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme. This will enable KLM to increase investment in sustainable biofuel. Air Traffic Control the Netherlands will buy sustainable biofuel for all its business flights. “Sustainable biofuel makes a structural contribution to increasing the sustainability of the airline industry. KLM

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Dutch Collaboration Will Produce Green Hydrogen to Power Buses

(NGV Journal)  AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Gasunie New Energy have joined forces to investigate the possible large scale conversion of sustainable electricity into green hydrogen via the electrolysis of water. Intended for Delfzijl in the Netherlands, the installation would use a 20 megawatt water electrolysis unit, the largest in Europe, to

January 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Neste Launches Website Pushing for Sustainable Aviation

(Biofuels International)  The project aims to raise awareness of alternate fuels for the industry.  According to World Bank statistics, 3.6 billion people travelled by air in 2016. In a survey conducted by Neste, 53% of European passengers are concerned by the environmental impact of air travel and over 50% would be willing to pay

January 4, 2018 Read Full Article

At Last, the Age of the Electric Car Really Arrives

by Jack Stewart (Wired)  For all the hype, electric cars still make up a tiny percentage of global vehicle sales. Like, less than one percent tiny. But there’s a growing movement around the world to put a deadline on the life of the internal combustion engine. This year India, the UK, Norway,

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste’s Growth Program for Renewable Products Takes a Step Forward

(Neste Corporation)  Neste’s Board of Directors has decided that Neste’s additional production capacity for renewable diesel, renewable aviation fuel and raw materials for various biochemical uses will be located in Singapore. The decision initiates technical design of the new production line, with the aim of a final investment decision by the

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Major Countries Agree To Develop Sustainable Biofuels Targets And Scale Up Low Carbon Bioeconomy

Countries representing half of the global population and 37% of the global economy today (November 16, 2017) agreed to scale up the low carbon bioeconomy and develop collective targets prescribing the contribution of sustainable bioenergy to final energy demand and as a percentage of transport fuel use. The decision is set

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Neste Singapore Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary

(Neste Corporation) Neste, along with Mr. S. Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry (Industry), Mrs Jayalekshmi Mohideen, Singapore’s Ambassador to Finland, and Ms. Paula Parviainen, Finnish ambassador to Singapore, and many distinguished guests celebrated the tenth anniversary of Neste Singapore on November 20, 2017. Neste decided to make its largest

November 29, 2017 Read Full Article

TO-SYN-FUEL Project: First Consortium Meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands

(TO-SYN-FUEL) Members of twelve SME, industrial, and scientific partners, co-ordinated by Fraunhofer UMSICHT, and representatives of the European Commission participated in the first consortium meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on the 26th of October 2017. Discussions took place regarding the progress of activities relating to the research project TO-SYN-FUEL which will

November 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Dutch Researchers Create Maps of GHG Emissions from Biofuel Production

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, a team of scientists charted greenhouse gas emissions resulting from biofuel production, presenting them as global maps. Dedicated crops grown on grasslands, savannahs and abandoned agricultural lands could provide around 30 exajoules per year (i.e. a third of current global energy consumption for transport) with

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

KLM and Costa Rica Start Unique Cooperation to Make Aviation More Sustainable

(KLM) The Costa Rican government and KLM have joined hands to combat carbon dioxide emissions. Over the coming months, they will research the possibilities of flying from San Jose using bio-based jet fuel. Right now, sustainable aviation fuel is the most effective way to reduce CO2 emissions and, in so doing,

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Brazilian Conference on Science and Technology BioEnergy and the Progress in the BioEconomy in Brazil

by Laís F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Held in Campos do Jordão on 16-19 October 2017, the Third Edition of the Brazilian BioEnergy Science and Technology Conference (BBEST) highlighted the theme “Designing a Sustainable Bioeconomy”.  BBEST had 385 registered participants with 153 academics, 141 students, 55 invited speakers and 37

October 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Wide Range of Issues Covered at Argus Biofuels Conference

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  New ethanol market developments, legislation and trading were just some of the themes analysed at this year’s Argus Biofuels conference. The conference, which is taking place in London at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower over three days, focused on the topic of ethanol on 17 October, 2017. Mark

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

These Countries Want to Ban Gas and Diesel Cars

by Alanna Petroff (CNN) China, the world’s largest car market, is working on a plan to ban the production and sale of vehicles powered only by fossil fuels.  It has plenty of company: India, France, Britain and Norway want to ditch gas and diesel cars in favor of cleaner vehicles. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

All Your Biobase Are Belong to Us: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to BioBase Europe pilot plant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is an independent, state-of-the-art facility that operates from a laboratory level to a multi-ton scale. Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant is a service provider for process development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of biobased products and processes. A wide and flexible spectrum of modular unit operations enables us to

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  CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  World Bio Markets — March 20-22, 2018 — Amsterdam, Netherlands   DEADLINE: uncertain

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: World Bio Markets — March 20-22, 2018 — Amsterdam, Netherlands DEADLINE: uncertain

The conference brings together all levels of the bio-based value chain; including government, feedstock producers, logistics providers, investors, chemicals and fuels producers, and brands and end users. Bio-fuels producers have faced numerous challenges in recent years, from the low price of oil to the advance of electric vehicles and growing

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Synova and the Pursuit of Clean, Green and Lean

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A newer technology Synova Power has arrived with the promise of clean, green, lean stream of pipeline-quality natural gas from biomass. … Streams coming off cellulosic biofuels or biogas refineries have been green, and in some cases (and increasingly) lean, but they haven’t been in most cases sufficiently

October 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Growing Diesel-Side Demand: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Energy Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGI) is the biggest US-based producer of biomass-based diesel, and leading provider of cleaner, lower carbon intensity products and services. REG utilizes an integrated procurement, distribution, and logistics network to convert natural fats, oils, greases, and sugars into lower carbon

September 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Singing a Song in Singapore: GoodFuels Marine, BHP, and MPA Collaborate on Biofuels during Closed-Door Roundtable

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Singapore, a closed-door biofuel roundtable organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, BHP and GoodFuels Marine, brought some excitement to the maritime biofuels world – almost as much excitement as when we first saw Monty Python’s the Knights of the Roundtable song

September 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article
  World Bio Markets   —   March 20-22, 2018   —   Amsterdam, Netherlands

World Bio Markets — March 20-22, 2018 — Amsterdam, Netherlands

The conference brings together all levels of the bio-based value chain; including government, feedstock producers, logistics providers, investors, chemicals and fuels producers, and brands and end users. Bio-fuels producers have faced numerous challenges in recent years, from the low price of oil to the advance of electric vehicles and growing

September 21, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

IRENA Technology Brief: Biogas for Road Vehicles

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe/IEA Bioenergy Task 37 Newsletter)   This brief highlights the technologies available – both established and newly emerging – for biomethane production and biogas-driven vehicle fleets. It evaluates costs, performance and sustainability and outlines the best practices from around the globe to accelerate uptake of this key renewable transport fuel.

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article
  Lignofuels 2018 Conference   —   February 7-8, 2018   —   Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lignofuels 2018 Conference — February 7-8, 2018 — Amsterdam, Netherlands

Following the success of this year’s conference in Helsinki, Finland with an exclusive site visit to UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery we are delighted to announce that next Lignofuels 2018 Conference will be taking place on 7th & 8th February in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Already on its 10th edition, this two day conference will bring together

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

A First for India: Biodiesel Mission of over 5,000 Kilometres

(QS WOW News)  A 5,300 kilometre Indian Biodiesel Odyssey started in Bengaluru, Karnataka on 5 July and spanned across 11 Indian states, namely Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and the two Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Chandigarh. The

August 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Life-Cycle Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Renewable Jet Fuel Production

by Sierk de Jong, Kay Antonissen, Ric Hoefnagels, Laura Lonza, Michael Wang, André Faaij and Martin Junginger (Biotechnology for Biofuels)  The introduction of renewable jet fuel (RJF) is considered an important emission mitigation measure for the aviation industry. This study compares the well-to-wake (WtWa) greenhouse gas (GHG) emission performance of multiple

August 11, 2017 Read Full Article

How to Power a Bus on Formic Acid

( Eindhoven University of Technology)  … Their self-built system comprises an electric bus that is hooked up to a small trailer – which the students have christened ‘REX’ – in which formic acid is converted into electricity. The benefits of using formic acid are that it is sustainable, CO2-neutral, safe and

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 10 Storylines: Heard on the Floor at the 2017 BIO World Congress

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Industrial biotech’s biggest and grandest show, the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, opened today in Montreal and BIO itself was in the newsframe with a striking report debunking myths around RIN price surges. 10 Hot Newstories from the World Congress Floor 1. Going commercial. Verdezyne

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article
  Tank Storage Forum 2017   —   December 6, 2017   —   Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tank Storage Forum 2017 — December 6, 2017 — Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Tank Storage Forum 2017 is a gathering of senior level executives from investors, storage owners and operators, oil companies, logistics, EPC & service providers, ports and many more. The round table format will enable you to interact and engage with your peers, build relationships and continue to build your conversation afterwards. The

July 23, 2017 Read Full Article

18 New Biodiesel Fuelled Trains Coming to the Netherlands

(Biofuels International)  Arriva has been named as the winner of the next contract to operate regional passenger rail services in Groningen and Friesland, the Netherlands. The move will see 18 new biodiesel trains added to the busy rail network in the area, a precursor to eventually transitioning to an emissions

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Shell Goes Carbon Negative, Signs Commercial-Scale Deal with SBI

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Petroleum fuels emit 94 grams of CO2 per megajoule of energy. Shell’s latest deal with SBI Bioenergy gives it access to a fuel that emits Minus 14. That means the atmosphere gets less carbon, with every mile you drive. You motor your way to a global emissions solution.

July 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Shell Signs Agreement With SBI BioEnergy Inc.

(Cision Newswire/Shell Canada Ltd) Agreement grants Shell exclusive development and licensing rights for SBI BioEnergy patented renewable drop-in biofuels.  —  Royal Dutch Shell plc, through its subsidiary Shell International Exploration and Production B.V. (“Shell”), and SBI BioEnergy Inc. have reached an agreement granting Shell exclusive development and licensing rights for SBI’s biofuel

June 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Stimulating Sustainability Certification in North America

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  The Dutch are motivated buyers of North American wood pellets, but the lack of sustainability certification of small forest owners in the U.S. and Canada has created an intense need for intercontinental collaboration. The fact that the Dutch have created a program to earnestly foster

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Rockin’ PEFormance: €25M for Synvina-Led Consortium for Biobased Materials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, a BBI subsidy of €25 million has been granted to “PEFerence,” a consortium consisting of 11 companies including Synvina, Avantium, BASF,  Tereos Participations (France), Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH & Co Kg (Austria), OMV Machinery Srl (Italy) and Croda Nederland B.V. (The

June 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Heineken Brews Biofuel Barge Plan to Cut Emissions

by Turloch Mooney (JOC.com) Heineken is working on a joint pilot with a marine biofuels maker and goods distributor to use low emission barges for exports from The Netherlands. The pilot uses an advanced marine fuel in a 104-TEU barge carrying beer for global exports from a major brewery.  READ MORE

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

The Low pH Edge: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Reverdia

by Eduardo Baral (Novvi/Biofuels Digest)  Reverdia is a joint venture between Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company. Reverdia is dedicated to be the global leader in the market for sustainable succinic acid, focusing on market development by

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

MEP Calls for Sweeping Changes to EU Biofuel and Bioenergy Legislation

(Bioenergy Insight)  MEP Bas Eickhout has proposed sweeping reforms to EU legislation regarding bioenergy and biofuels. They come amid the Dutch politician’s proposals for increasing the EU’s renewable energy share target for 2030 from 27% to 45%. … Eickhout proposes allowing sustainable and waste wood to be seen as a renewable

June 6, 2017 Read Full Article

US Biofuels Producer REG Opens Centre in Amsterdam

(Biofuels International)  US advanced biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group (REG) has hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of the company’s operations centre in Amsterdam. The team in Amsterdam will support the company’s international operations and work closely with the operations center in Ames, Iowa. REG utilises an integrated

May 30, 2017 Read Full Article

GoodShipping Program Sets Sail in Pursuit of Biofuel Breakthrough

(BusinessGreen)  GoodFuels launches new initiative in bid to scale up nascent shipping biofuel market  —  Dutch biofuels specialist GoodFuels has this week launched a new initiative designed to encourage the wider use of sustainable biofuels across the global shipping industry. The GoodShipping Program is inviting shipping operators and customers to

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Are Advanced Biofuels Ready for Takeoff?

by John Fialka (E&E News/Climatewire)  … As a major U.S. exporter that has dealings with over 150 countries, Boeing had worked with airlines in the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and better flying practices. Now it helped form and lead the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG). It currently represents 27 airlines

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

SkyNRG and AEG Fuels Complete Delivery of Sustainable Aviation Biofuels for Bombardier Business Aircraft Demo Fleet’s Flights to EBACE

(Bombardier)  First delivery of biofuels completed by AEG Fuels; Flights demonstrate companies’ shared commitment to sustainability  —  SkyNRG and AEG Fuels completed the delivery of sustainable aviation biofuels for the Bombardier Business Aircraft demonstration fleet flying from KLM Jet Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands to the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Dutch Duo Builds Algae-Powered Wooden Motorcycle

(CarAndBike)  Two friends made the plan to develop this project. Designer Ritsert Mans started developing the motorcycle while his friend, scientist Peter Mooji started growing algae to harvest it for oil. The motorcycle runs on fuel powered by algae oil and was taken out for its first test run on

May 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Turning Sewage Sludge into Fuels and Hydrogen

(Recycling Magazine)  TO-SYN-FUEL is a project funded by Horizon 2020 EU’s new research and innovation programme, with the aim to build-up, operate and demonstrate the production of Synthetic Fuels and Green Hydrogen from waste biomass. … Twelve SME, industrial, and scientific partners, co-ordinated by Fraunhofer UMSICHT, are participating in a

May 17, 2017 Read Full Article

KLM and Delft University Join Hands for Sustainable Civil Aviation

by André Orban (Luchtzak.be)  Over the coming two years, staff at the Delft University of Technology will take flights using biofuel. On Tuesday, the university signed an agreement to participate in KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme. KLM is the only European airline operating intercontinental flights using portions of sustainable biofuel. Through the

May 9, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences, DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Improving Policies in Support of Shared Pilot Facilities to Increase Their Impact on the Key Enabling Technology Industrial Biotech and the European Bio-Economy

(Smart Pilots/Interreg Europe)  SmartPilots’ objective is to improve regional policies in support of Shared Pilot Facilities (SPF) to increase their impact on the Key Enabling technology (KET) Industrial Biotech and the bio-economy. The bio-economy adresses societal challenges such as climate change, sustainable economic growth and energy independence. The bio-economy enables the

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

CHASSY – New EU Yeast Biotech Project

(CHASSY)  … Yeast is already the powerhouse behind many food flavourings, the anti-aging compound Resveratrol, the malaria drug Artemisinin, the grapefruit extract Nootkatone, insulin, bioethanol, bioplastics, and there is potential for many more industrial applications. To better exploit the potential of yeast fermentations, microbiologists in ireland have joined forces with scientists

May 3, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

The 4C-able Future: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Butanol and Other 4C Molecules

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In our March Madness webinar series, a popular entry has been the session on “butanol and other 4C molecules: prospects and progress”. We looked at a number of companies in depth here, including slides from Green Biologics, Global Bioenergies, BioAmber, Reverdia and Gevo. The webinar

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Unstash That Trash: Material(s) Progress in Making Fuels, Chemicals from Municipal Solid Waste

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  News this week arrived from Canada that Enerkem has received the lowest carbon intensity value ever issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for its ethanol product under the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation. The confirmed carbon intensity is a

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Commercializing Biobased Chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Reverdia

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reverdia is a joint venture between Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, and Roquette Frères, the global starch and starch-derivatives company. Reverdia is dedicated to be the global leader in the market for sustainable succinic acid, focusing on market development by

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article
  Bio-Based Live Europe 2017   —   May 31-June 1, 2017   —   Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Bio-Based Live Europe 2017 — May 31-June 1, 2017 — Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The meeting place for Bio-Based World’s global community, Bio-Based Live connects attendees hoping to incorporate bio and green strategies into their businesses and to learn more about the latest solutions on offer. Developing bio-based and green innovations that are cost-competitive at commercial scale.  Improving the triple bottom line for brands and retailers by

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

DSM Ramps up R&D Capabilities with New Biotech Center

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Dutch biotech giant Royal DSM has opened a new state-of-the-art biotechnology facility on its Delft, Netherlands, campus. The Biotechnology Center will accelerate DSM’s biotech research and development capabilities for applications in food and nutrition, feed, fuel, pharma and biobased materials. The project is part of a multi-year,

April 10, 2017 Read Full Article
  Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture-Europe   —   May 9-10, 2017   —   Utrecht, Netherlands

Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture-Europe — May 9-10, 2017 — Utrecht, Netherlands

From exhibitions and scientific displays to discussion forums and live demonstrations, we have challenged ourselves to offer something of interest to visitors right along the value chain. When GFIA was launched in 2014 at the invitation of the Abu Dhabi government, it leveraged partnerships with 40 powerful organisations including the

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Port of Amsterdam Reduces CO2 Footprint

(GoodFuels)  Port of Amsterdam reduces CO2 footprint by 25% through fleet-wide use of advanced marine biofuel from GoodFuels Marine.  Following a previous successful pilot, GoodFuels Marine has also won Port of Amsterdam’s tender for its fleet of five patrol vessels. The vessels will now run on fuel containing 30% exceptionally

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Insights about Feedstock from the Advance Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Biofuels Digest’s Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference started with an afternoon ABLC Feedstock Summit at the US Department of Agriculture.  Three points jumped out.  The value of the farmers/growers perspective of biofuels; rethinking the value of using dedicated crops as compared to a focus on

March 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

German Biodiesel Imports Rise Sharply, Exports Grow Modestly

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  …  According to the government figures, U.S. imports of German biodiesel were topped only by those of the Netherlands and Poland, reaching 85,000 tons (25.5 million gallons)—nearly seven times the volume imported in 2015. While German biodiesel exports rose 3.4 percent in 2016, its imports

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Government Policy Action Is Key to the Large-Scale Deployment of Aviation Biofuels, Hears ICAO Seminar

(GreenAir Online)  Although sustainable alternative fuels are key to meeting the aviation sector’s long-term emissions goals, supportive government policies are required to bring these fuels to global deployment. This was a central theme of last week’s ICAO Seminar on Alternative Fuels in Montreal that brought together a range of stakeholders

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

New Investigative Report Launched on Nidera’s Biofuels Trading Loss

(Biofuels International)  A new investigative report has been unveiled revealing more information about Nideria’s biofuels trading loss, often dubbed as one of the biggest scandals in the history of the Dutch market. Last year, the Dutch grain-trading firm reported that it lost nearly $200 million over three years due to

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Imagine, with Us!: AkzoNobel Issues an Innovation Challenge to the Advanced Bioceconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  AkzoNobel is launching Imagine Chemistry, an exciting opportunity to partner with start-up firms, students, research groups and career scientists from across the world to jointly exploit the knowledge of chemistry and solve several real-life chemistry-related challenges. “Imagine Chemistry is just the latest example of the

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies Finalizes Acquisition of Syngip Access to Third-Generation Resources

(Global Bioenergies)  Process expected to be profitable starting at $45 per barrel – Further improved environmental benefit; Dilution of 1.1% for existing shareholders, possibly reaching 3.1%  —  Global Bioenergies (Alternext Paris: ALGBE) has finalized the acquisition of Syngip B.V. at the close of its extraordinary shareholders’ meeting today. Syngip B.V. is a start-up

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Algae Production Started on Bonaire

by Emmy Koeleman  (All about Feed)  Wageningen University & Research (UR) in the Netherlands is building a small-scale algae pilot on the isle of Bonaire. The Dutch University is partnering with the Council of International Education and Exchange to build this pilot plant, which is an extension of the existing AlgaePARC

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

From Waste CO2 to Everyday Products: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Liquid Light Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We reported this week that Avantium has acquired Liquid Light’s assets and will take the technology forward. Liquid Light developed electrocatalytic technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, globally abundant carbon dioxide.  The company’s technoloigy propelled it to a #1 ranking in the Hot 40

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Global Bioenergies to Acquire Gas Fermentation Start-Up Syngip

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Syngip talked here about the possibility of producing liquid hydrocarbons from waste feedstocks at costs as low as €100 per ton. … What’s this deal all about? In two words, cheaper carbon. The Global Bioenergies story is about converting renewable resources to hydrocarbons. The technical route

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

The Port of Amsterdam Pursues a Bio-based, Circular Economy

by John J. Berger (Renewable Energy World)  … According to its Vision 2030 statement, the port seeks to become “an innovative hub for [an] energy transition [and a] circular and bio-based economy” that will create jobs, new products, and economic progress. A bio-based economy primarily uses renewable biological materials―from fields, forests, and oceans―for

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Biobased Business Competition (G-BiB)

(BE-Basic Foundation)  The Global Biobased Business competition (G-BiB) is a competition for Master and PhD students from universities and universities of applied sciences in Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil. The objective of G-BiB is to stimulate entrepreneurship and innovation producing a biorenewable chemical, material and/or fuel product. G-BiB is an initiative of the BioInnovation Growth mega-Cluster (BIG-C). The challenge is

December 1, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Shell Studies Green Energy Deals to Prepare for Future after Oil

by Karolin Schaps and Ron Bousso (Reuters/Yahoo! Finance)  Royal Dutch Shell, the world’s second-biggest publicly listed oil company, is studying acquisitions in the green energy sector, its CEO told Reuters, as it bows to shareholder demands for a strategy beyond fossil fuels. … Major investors, including Dutch pension fund PGGM,

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Dutch Researchers Use Sugar Alcohols to Store Solar and Wind Energy

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, saving up excess solar and wind energy for times when the sun is down or the air is still requires a storage device. Batteries get the most attention as a promising solution although pumped hydroelectric storage is currently used most often. Now

November 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Reverdia, Gingko BioWorks, Rennovia, Leaf Resources, Mango Materials Take Top Slots in The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2016-17

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   In Florida, Reverdia took the #1 spot in the 2016 “40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published today in The Digest and Nuu, the world’s most widely-read advanced bioeconomy dailies. Last year, Reverdia ranked #12. Gingko BioWorks (#2), Rennovia (#3), Leaf Resources (#4),

November 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Reverdia Tops the Bioeconomy Hot 40

(Reverdia)  Reverdia has been awarded the #1 spot in this year’s ‘40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy’. The ranking is an important industry endorsement of innovation and achievement in bio-based chemicals and materials. This recognition builds upon a successful year for Reverdia. It has launched partnerships with Protea Chemicals, Xinhuarun

November 3, 2016 Read Full Article

With Biofuels, We Are Heading at Full Speed Down a Dead-End Street

by Jan Paul van Soest (Gasterra/De Gemeynt)  …  The link to the original aims disappears. Some biofuels which fall into the ‘conventional’ category are more effective at reducing CO2 than some ‘advanced’ biofuels. There is always the question of occupation of space; agricultural crops do not of themselves threaten food production

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Shell Oil Company Agrees to Buy Kansas Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

(DTN/Progressive Farmer/KOOL)  Shell Oil Company has agreed to buy Abengoa Bioenergy’s cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, for what could be a significantly discounted price of $26 million, according to court documents filed Wednesday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Kansas. The plant was built at an

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Rotterdam Is Proposed Location for Waste-to-Chemicals Plant

by AkzoNobel/Van Gansewinkel/Air Liquide/AVR/Enerkem/Havenbedrijf Rotterdam/gemeente Rotterdam/provincie Zuid-Holland/InnovationQuarter en Clean Tech Delta/Port of Rotterdam)  The construction of a waste-to-chemicals plant in the Netherlands that will produce methanol from synthesis gas generated from residual waste is a step closer. A partnership consisting of AkzoNobel, Van Gansewinkel, Air Liquide, AVR, Enerkem and Port

October 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Come to Bioenergy Country: or, the Bioenergy Countries’ Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the EU, the International Energy Agency has released its Bioenergy Countries’ Report, outlining the national renewable energy targets, total primary energy supply and contribution of bioenergy.  We’ve presented the information relating to EU counties, below. The complete report can be downloaded here. This report was

October 6, 2016 Read Full Article

10-Year Anniversary Videos Offer Unique Glimpse inside REG

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Renewable Energy Group Inc. is quietly celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a series of videos being released to commemorate the company’s—and the biodiesel industry’s—significant growth and maturation over the past decade. REG has been discreet about its anniversary videos, only mentioning them as asides in other

October 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Can the Aviation Industry Finally Clean up Its Emissions?

by John Vidal (The Guardian)  With biofuel potential limited and emissions rising, the need for industry to act is urgent. Hopes rest on a global UN carbon offset scheme to be negotiated at the ICAO summit this week – but critics remain unconvinced —  When a South Africa Airways scheduled

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

IBBESS SymbioSUM

(IEA Task 42)  Task42 supported the 1st International Bio-Based Economy Student SymbioSUM in Wageningen, the Netherlands, 29-31 August 2016. In this SymbioSUM – organised by students for students – the attendees were involved in an active three day programme, consisting of an opening conference (setting the framework) coupled to a

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Greenpeace Blocks IOI’s Palm Oil Refinery at Port of Rotterdam

by Ilari Kauppila (Biofuels International) Activists from Greenpeace blocked entry to a palm oil refinery at the Port of Rotterdam for seven hours on Tuesday due to claims of the plant being linked to Indonesian environmental concerns. A report by the environmental group links IOI, the owner of the Croklaan palm oil

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Henrik Erämetsä from Neste to Co-Chair EU Initiative for Advanced Biofuels in Aviation

(Neste)  Henrik Erämetsä, Head of Aviation Regulation at Neste has been appointed Co-Chair of the EU initiative ‘the European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath’ as a representative of the biofuels industry. Mr. Erämetsä will co-chair together with Ruben Alblas from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. “We are very happy that Neste’s leadership in

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

KLM and Lufthansa Sign Long-Term Agreements with US Sustainable Biofuel Producers AltAir and Gevo

(GreenAir Online) European airlines KLM and Lufthansa have each signed agreements with US biofuel companies for supplies of locally-produced sustainable fuels. KLM has agreed to purchase through a three-year offtake agreement an undisclosed quantity of used cooking oil based fuel produced by AltAir and supplied by Amsterdam-based SkyNRG. The fuel will be

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article
  Marine Fuels and Lubricants Conference   —   December 7-8, 2016   —  Rotterdam, Netherlands

Marine Fuels and Lubricants Conference — December 7-8, 2016 — Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Marine Fuels and Lubricants Conference is designed to set the scene for discussion of the most important issues in maritime industry and its prospects: from financial and economic overviews of marine fuels and lubricants to the environmental impact, from bunker quality and quantity to alternative fuels and new technologies,

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article
  7th Biobased Delta Business Development Day   —   September 28-29, 2016   —   Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands

7th Biobased Delta Business Development Day — September 28-29, 2016 — Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands

The Finance Academy: selected companies will gain access to a free coaching session on ‘VC-pitching’ during the pre-event. In addition, and on the Business Development Day these companies will be given a unique opportunity to present their business projects and to network with the audience of experts in innovation, Business Angels, Venture Capitalists, Corporate and Institutional

September 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Biofuels Market Will Gain Momentum Due to Increasing Energy Security Until 2020, Says Technavio

(BusinessWire/Technavio)  The global biofuels market is expected grow at a CAGR of nearly 6% during the forecast period, according to Technavio’s latest report. In this report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global biofuels market for 2016-2020. The market is further categorized into two fuel type

September 18, 2016 Read Full Article

GoodFuels Marine and Boskalis Have Successfully Tested UPM’s Sustainable Wood-Based Biofuel for Marine Fleet

(UPM)  Boskalis, the leading global dredging and marine expert, and GoodFuels Marine, the leading provider of sustainable marine biofuels to the global commercial shipping fleet, today announced to have performed successful live tests on a sustainable  wood-based drop-in biofuel called UPM BioVerno. The tests were conducted on a vessel working

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Dutch Company Secures US Patent for Hydrous Ethanol Blends between 60% and 95%

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, SHE Blends BV has been awarded a US patent for high level hydrous ethanol fuel blends between 60% and 95% with an eye on the E85 market. The company already commercializes 15% hydrous ethanol blends at the pump in the Netherlands and

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

KLM to Operate LAX Biofuel Flights

by Linda Blachly (Air Transport World)  KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has signed a three-year contract with Los Angeles-based refinery AltAir Fuels and SkyNRG for the supply of sustainable biofuel on all flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The biofuel will be produced by AltAir Fuels and supplied

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Technip Signs Agreement with BTG Bioliquids to Design and Build Pyrolysis Plants for Biomass-to-Oil Production

(btg-btl)  Technip announced … that it has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with BTG BioLiquids B.V. (BTL) to provide EPC(1) services for its modular pyrolysis plants. The plants will be based on BTL’s Fast Pyrolysis Oil(2) (FPO) technology which converts biomass to oil through a rapid pyrolysis process. The agreement

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Ants! Run for Your Lives! Or, Perhaps, Are Ants the Key Players in the Hydrogen Economy?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Could be that formic acid provides a vital energy storage medium for hydrogen. when H2 is used for transportation fuel.  … As this article notes, Storage and transportation of hydrogen is a major obstacle for its use as a fuel and this one adds that “practical

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Report Features Data on EU Pellet, Biogas Markets

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union’s biofuel market, including data on wood pellets and biogas. Regarding pellets, the report explains that the EU is the world’s largest wood pellet market,

August 2, 2016 Read Full Article
  Airports Going Green Conference  —  October 31- November 2, 2016  — Amsterdam, Netherlands

Airports Going Green Conference — October 31- November 2, 2016 — Amsterdam, Netherlands

The American Association of Airport Executives, the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol are pleased to present the 9th Airports Going Green Conference, to be held October 31 – November 2, 2016, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We’d like to extend a special thank you to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for hosting this

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Send the Marines: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to GoodFuels Marine

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Netherlands-based GoodFuels Marine and its partners, Boskalis, the leading global dredging and marine expert and Wärtsilä, the global supplier of engines and power systems to the marine industry, announced in October a two-year pilot program to accelerate the development of truly sustainable, scalable and affordable

July 5, 2016 Read Full Article

GoodFuels Marine Signs up Dutch Dredging as Second Major Dredging Customer on Sustainable Marine Biofuels

(Dutch Dredging)  Dutch Dredging has kicked off its year round operation on sustainable “drop-in” marine biofuel out of the Dutch Port of Moerdijk. The Alouette, permanently stationed in the port of Moerdijk will operate on a unique marine fuel which for 30% consists out of a sustainable bio components made

July 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Alur Completed a Major Export of Biodiesel to Holland

(La Hoja Dario (Google translation))  ALUR completed a new Biodiesel export to Holland. This time around 140,000 liters were sent with a competitive price internationally. Since late 2015 specifying exports come to this country, a product that takes more and more importance to energy and environmental level: Biodiesel produced from

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Cover Crop Work Continues as Part of Biomass Research for Cellulosic Ethanol

(POET)   POET is expanding its cover crop research as part of soil sustainability work in Emmetsburg, Iowa for cellulosic ethanol development. The work is part of an ongoing commitment to helping farmers make sound management decisions around harvesting crop residue for cellulosic ethanol. “Agriculture is the solution to so

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

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