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Transport Energy & Renewables in the EU – What the Latest Commission Data Tells Us

by James Cogan (Ethanol Europe/Biofuels Digest) … Oil maintains an overwhelming grip on the sector with a steady 94% share. The rest is biofuels with 5.6% and renewable electricity with 0.6%. Three quarters of the extra energy demand over the period was met by oil. 98% of renewables growth was

April 7, 2021 Read Full Article

They Produce Biodiesel from Low-Quality Animal Fats

(Polytech University of Madrid (Google Translation))  Researchers at the UPM obtain biodiesel from a mixture of low-quality animal fat with soybean oil and, once characterized according to technical regulations, have tested its behavior in a Diesel engine. — Today, renewable fuels, such as biodiesel, are the most promising alternative to partially

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Waste-to-Hydrogen Tokyo Facility Ready to Rock – Is 2021 the Year of Hydrogen?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) News comes from the Land of the Rising Sun that a first-of-its-kind Tokyo facility will convert sewage sludge into renewable hydrogen fuel is now complete. Ways2H Inc. and its shareholder and technical partner Japan Blue Energy Co. say the waste-to-hydrogen facility will process 1 ton

April 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Pilot Project Transforms Seville’s Bitter Oranges into Biogas

(Bioenergy Insight) Seville’s iconic oranges are being transformed into biogas under a new initiative. Emasesa, a public water company, is running a pilot project to generate clean energy from the bitter oranges the city is famous for, at its wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Currently, the streets of Seville are home

March 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Repsol Seeking EU and Spanish Funding for More than 30 Decarbonization Projects

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Spain, Repsol is responding to the Spanish government’s calls for expressions of interest with a portfolio of 30 projects, amounting to a total investment of €5.959 billion and “combining technology, decarbonization, and the circular economy with job creation and geographical balance.” This portfolio includes proposals for

March 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Petronor and SENER Formalize the Agreement for the Start-up of the First Electrolyzer Plant

(Petronor) -With an investment of 120 million euros, it is expected to come into operation in 2022 in its first phase. -This factory, located in Bizkaia, is the first to be set up in all of Spain linked to the production of green hydrogen. -It will have a positive impact on

March 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Fusion Fuel Green, Zolio Rios Sign MoU to Develop Green Hydrogen

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News) Fusion Fuel Green, a green hydrogen technology company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Grupo Zoilo Ríos to jointly develop a hydrogen production facility in Spain. “Delivering green hydrogen and reducing the carbon intensity of the transportation sector is something we see not only as

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Spanish Service Station Operators Plan to Sell Zero Emission Hydrogen

(Spanish Confederation of Service Station Entrepreneurs/NGV Journal) The Spanish Confederation of Service Station Entrepreneurs (CEEES) signed a memorandum of understanding with Fusion Fuel Green, a technology company dedicated to the production of green hydrogen. The alliance seeks to jointly develop the green hydrogen production capacity in Spain and supply it at

March 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainable Fuel’s Role in Reducing Emissions Adds to Production Need

by Graham Warwick (Aviation Week)  … The scale-up challenge is enormous. Barely 0.01% of the 96 billion gal. (364 billion liters) of jet fuel consumed by the world’s airlines in 2019 was sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). But announced projects should boost production from just 60 million gal. in 2020 to

March 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Europe: DISA Group Subsidiaries Team up for Green Biofuel Bunkering

by Rhys Berry (Bunker Spot) DISA Group subsidiaries PRIO and Petrogas have partnered to carry out a green marine biofuel bunkering operation.  The operation involved shipping distribution company Petrogas’s Dácil vessel being fuelled with PRIO’s green marine biofuel, Eco Bunkers, by truck. As previously reported, Eco Bunkers, which was developed by developed by PRIO

March 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Spain: Enagás & ILUNION Create Last Mile Business Featuring Green Fleet

(Enagás/NGV Journal)  Enagás and ILUNION announced their joint participation in Llewo, a leading operator of last-mile logistics using alternative fuel vehicles, which previously operated under the Gas2Move brand. The entry of ILUNION in the shareholding structure of this company will allow the expansion of Llewo in Spain. It already operates

March 2, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

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

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

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

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

HYSLAND: Calvera Collaborates in Green Hydrogen Project in Mallorca

(NGV Journal/Gasnam / Calvera) The entry of the Grupo Industrial Calvera into the HYSLAND project, promoted by a consortium made up of 30 partners from 11 countries, will reinforce what is undoubtedly one of the largest green hydrogen initiatives in Spain and Europe. With a global budget of more than 50

January 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Iberdrola to Supply Green Hydrogen for Buses in Barcelona in 2021

(Electric Energy Online) TMB has selected the company to build a hydrogen plant on the Zona Franca industrial area, the first public facility of its kind in the country, and to operate it for the next ten years; The company is carrying out projects that will put Spain at the

January 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Atlas Air Boeing 747 Operates Transatlantic Flight on Sustainable Fuel

by Jay Singh (Simple Flying) An Atlas Air Boeing 747-400F flew a transatlantic mission on Monday using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The test flight flew from Spain to Mexico, and Atlas Air ran the operation as it tests and examines ways to become a more environmentally friendly carrier. The transatlantic

December 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Microalgae for Recycling Water and Nutrients: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to MicroBio Engineering

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Wastewater treatment is a huge problem with about 30 billion gallons per day in the U.S. You’ve got pathogens in the water that could reach drinking water supplies. You’ve got nutrients causing excess algae growth. You’ve got organic matter causing low dissolved oxygen. But MicroBio

December 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Enel Green Power and Maire Tecnimont Group’s NextChem Sign MoU for a Green Hydrogen Production Plant in the United States

(Enel Green Power)  The MoU is related to a project for the production of green hydrogen via electrolysis using renewable energy from an Enel Green Power solar plant in the United States; The project, which is expected to be operational in 2023, will supply the green hydrogen produced to a

December 10, 2020 Read Full Article

The Green Hydrogen Catapult Aims for $2/kg H2 and Needs $110 Billion, If You’ve Any to Spare

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Europe comes news that major hydrogen project developers including ACWA Power, CWP Renewables, Envision, Iberdrola, Ørsted, Snam, and Yara have joined hands to scale-up green hydrogen production 50-fold in 6 years in a bid to slash the production cost to below $2 per kilo. This report

December 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Scania, Naturgy and Calvera Partner to Launch Zaragoza’s First Biogas Bus

(Scania/NGV Journal) In a commitment to sustainable mobility, the Zaragoza Area Transport Consortium presented the first Scania biomethane-powered bus, which will be operated by the transport company Grupo Aragón Tours for the Consortium’s line 210 that runs between Zaragoza and Villamayor de Gállego. Naturgy will be the company in charge of

December 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Energy Trader Gunvor Launches New $540 mln Biodiesel Loan

by Julia Payne (Reuters) Gunvor Group has closed a new $540 million borrowing base facility to support biodiesel trading as the company shifts its strategy to promote cleaner products in line with EU climate targets, the company said on Friday. The bookrunners for the deal were Credit Agricole and Rabobank. The loan

December 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Mixed Renewable Gas Unit: Galician Project Will Now Investigate Creation of Green Hydrogen and Synthetic Gas

(Edar Bens / Naturgy / EnergyLab / NGV Journal) The research project Mixed Renewable Gas Unit, funded by the Galician Innovation Agency (GAIN) and developed by Naturgy, EnergyLab and Edar Bens, continues its R&D&I work after receiving additional funding for its consolidation and for the launch of new lines of development.

December 2, 2020 Read Full Article

They Invest US $ 5 Million to Transform Sewage Waste into Biodiesel

(La Nacion (Google Translation)) The company Explora, which has its plant in Puerto General San Martín, Santa Fe, invested more than US $ 5 million in a new technology to transform sewage waste into biodiesel. In this way, it has already produced 12,000 tons of deacidified residual oil, which were exported

December 1, 2020 Read Full Article

LIFE SMART AgroMobility Project Will Produce Biomethane to Fuel Agricultural Vehicles

(UPM/Gasnam/NGV Journal) The LIFE SMART AgroMobility project will work and research for the next three years in the production of biomethane from the processing of agricultural waste to later be used as fuel for agricultural vehicles and for biofertilizers. Its main objective is to demonstrate the viability of a new model

November 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Bioo Launches Biological Battery that Feeds on Soil and Uses Plants to Produce Electricity

by Helena Tavares Kennedy) In Spain, Bioo, a biotech startup that generates electricity from nature, has developed Bioo Panel, which collects the electrons liberated in soil from the breakdown of organic substances by its natural microorganisms. Installed underground, Bioo Panel visually fits into the landscape of any yard, garden or park and constantly

November 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Orsted and BP Look to Develop Major Renewable Hydrogen Project in Germany

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC)  The last few years have seen a number of projects connected to green hydrogen take shape. BP and Orsted sign letter of intent to collaborate project at a refinery in Germany. — Orsted and BP are to work together on the development of a large-scale renewable hydrogen project at a

November 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Repsol to Build €188 Million Biofuels Plant as It Commits to Net Zero Target

(Biofuels International)  Energy company Repsol is constructing a new production plant for advanced biofuels in Spain. Repsol will be able to supply 250,000 tonnes of advanced biofuels for aircraft, trucks, and cars from its Cartagena refinery annually. The €188 million project is part of Repsol’s commitment to the energy transition

November 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Spain: Chiclana Debuts Urban Public Transport Fueled by Biomethane

(Chiclana City Council) The Mayor of Chiclana José María Román, the Municipal Delegate for Mobility José Manuel Vera, the President of Ferrosite Jesús Salmón, and the Manager of Belizón and Rodríguez Nicolás Rodríguez visited the facilities that host the All-Gas project, at the El Torno WWTP, to present the first bus

October 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Ductor to Develop 200 Biogas and Organic Fertiliser Projects

(Biofuels International) Finnish-Swiss biotech firm Ductor has closed funding from BW Group to develop 200 new biogas and sustainable organic fertiliser projects over three years. Ductor will develop the projects in the EU and North America after receiving a significant investment from BW Group, a major maritime group in the

October 13, 2020 Read Full Article

LIFE NIMBUS: Circular Economy and Renewable-Fueled Buses in Barcelona

(Cetaqua)  Cetaqua has launched LIFE NIMBUS, a project that improves the circular economy between the city and the wastewater treatment plants through the implementation of a new sustainable model: the ecofactory, a concept that turns the traditional treatment plant into a facility that generates valuable resources. The initiative is funded by

October 6, 2020 Read Full Article

European Climate Policy and the Bioeconomy – Missed Opportunities or Muddling Through?

by Gerard J. Ostheimer, Douglas L. Faulkner and Philippe Marchand (Biofuels Digest)  … But as we scan the globe for bio-economy green shoots, we are noticing some interesting – and disconcerting – activity “across the pond”. Today we look to Europe and try to pluck the signal from the noise in

September 30, 2020 Read Full Article

ECB Group and Government of Paraguay Sign Free Zone Contract for Installation of Green Biofuel Plant

(Bnamericas)  Brazilian businessman Erasmo Carlos Battistella, president of ECB Paraguay, an ECB Group company, signed a contract with the government of Paraguay that authorizes a Free Zone regime for the Omega Green project, an advanced biofuel plant in the district of Villeta, on the banks of the Paraguay River. …

September 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Island of Tenerife Plans to Become a Renewable Hydrogen Hub for Mobility

(SEAFUEL/NGV Journal) The Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Hyundai Canarias and Enagás have joined as partners to the SEAFUEL project, which aims to make Tenerife the first Spanish island to host a facility for the generation of sustainable hydrogen for transport. The initiative started at the end of 2017

August 5, 2020 Read Full Article

Repsol Produces Airplane Biofuel for the First time in Spain

(Repsol) – Repsol produced the Spanish market’s first batch of biojet at its Puertollano Industrial Complex, becoming the pioneering company in the manufacturing of this sustainable aviation fuel in Spain. – The first batch consists of 7,000 tons of aviation fuel with a bio-component. This will prevent 440 tons of

August 4, 2020 Read Full Article

The EU Kick-Starts a Hydrogen Revolution with Ambitions for Hydrogen-Powered Commercial Aircraft by 2035

(GreenAir Online)  A hydrogen-powered short-range commercial passenger aircraft could be flying within Europe by 2035, finds a major new study commissioned by the EU’s public-private Clean Sky 2 and Fuel Cells & Hydrogen Joint Undertakings. The published report concludes hydrogen propulsion has the potential to significantly reduce aviation’s climate impact. However,

July 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Meridiam Develops First US Biogas Project

(Meridiam/Biomass Magazine)  Meridiam has entered into an agreement to develop a biodigester project, located in the State of Idaho near Twin Falls, together with Sevana Bioenergy, as development partner, service provider and long-term co-investor. Meridiam and Sevana will combine their expertise in project development and long-term asset management to focus on

July 23, 2020 Read Full Article

DBA Bilbao Port Plans to Expand Its Port Terminal with 40 Million Investment

(Dario el Canal) The company DBA Bilbao Port has presented to the port of Bilbao a project to build, on a 46,000 square meter plot in Punta Sollana (Zierbena) adjacent to its current facilities, a new port terminal for the storage of renewable energy, such as bioethanol, biodiesel , hydrobiodiesel and hydrocarbons,

July 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Spain: Enagás and bp Invest in Green Mobility with New NGV Project

(Enagás/bp/NGV Journal)  Enagás and bp Oil España have signed an agreement to promote projects to reduce emissions in Spain, which aims to support the development of projects in three lines of action: the promotion of infrastructure for LNG and CNG in the field of sustainable transport; the production and encouragement of

July 2, 2020 Read Full Article