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Mocoh Announced the Formation of a New Biofuels Trading Company

(Mocoh) Mocoh Sustainable Energy Trading (MSET) sees Mocoh partner with established, global low carbon and biofuels traders Clear Sustainable Energy Trading (CSET). The new entity will supply cleaner energy solutions worldwide, contributing to the acceleration of the global energy transition. “This exciting new development is

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Capturing Greenhouse Gases with the Help of Light

 by Fabio Bergamin (ETH Zurich) Researchers at ETH Zurich are developing a new method to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. It involves molecules that become acidic when exposed to light. Their new process requires much less energy than conventional technologies. Researchers use light-​reactive

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Sustainable Aviation Challenge Unveiled by Salesforce, Airbus, Breakthrough Energy, Boom Supersonic, Deloitte, Eni, JetBlue Ventures, Qantas, World Energy, First Movers Coalition, UpLink, others

by  Juan Pedro Tomas (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, Salesforce and partner companies, including Airbus, Breakthrough Energy, Boom Supersonic, Deloitte, Eni, JetBlue Ventures, Qantas Airways Limited, and World Energy, alongside the First Movers Coalition and UpLink, today unveiled the Sustainable Aviation Challenge sixteen most innovative start-ups that are accelerating the decarbonization of the aviation industry. The challenge calls

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Jet Aviation to Provide Sustainable Aviation Fuel during the World Economic Forum 2024

(Avionics International)  Jet Aviation announced today that it has secured a supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for visitors during the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2024. This is the second time Jet Aviation has provided on-site SAF in Zurich for visitors

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Swiss Politicians Reject Tax on Certain Private and Business Jet Flights

(swissinfo.ch)  Flights by private and business jets weighing 5.7 tonnes or more will not be taxed in Switzerland. By 108 votes to 87, the House of Representatives refused to introduce this new tax into the CO2 Law – to the dismay

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e-SAF Leader Metafuels Raises $8 Million Seed Round in Bid to Push Sustainable Aviation Fuel into the Mainstream

(Metafuels) Zurich-based climate tech startup will use new funding to implement a pilot facility based on its groundbreaking sustainable kerosene technology in Switzerland Metafuels’ first institutional funding round comes from leading climate VCs Energy Impact Partners (EIP) and Contrarian Ventures Metafuels’ drop-in sustainable aviation fuel will

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WinGD Signs Four-way Partnership to Deliver CMB.TECH Ammonia Engines

(WinGD)  Swiss marine power company WinGD has concluded a four-party agreement underwriting Belgian bulk carrier operator CMB.TECH’s order of X72DF‑A ammonia-fuelled engines. CSSC Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding (QBS) and engine builder CSSC Engine Co (CSE) were the other signatories in the joint

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Clariant to Cut 170 Jobs after Closing Romania Plant, Downsize German Operations

by John Revill (Reuters) Clariant (CLN.S) cut its full year earnings guidance on Wednesday after it said it would close its bioethanol plant in Romania and downsize its operations in Germany. The Swiss company said 120 jobs would go with the closure of the Podari

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Ball Beverage Packaging and Coca-Cola Launch HVO trial

(Biofuels International) Ball Beverage Packaging and Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) have announced a new UK trial of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) part fuelled vehicles. A 12-month trial began in October which could reduce supply chain CO2e emissions by around 300 tonnes per

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Cap­tur­ing CO2 with Elec­tri­city: A Mi­cro­bial En­zyme In­spires Elec­tro­chem­istry

(Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology) Sci­ent­ists isol­ate a mi­cro­bial en­zyme and branch it on an elec­trode to ef­fi­ciently and uni­direc­tion­ally con­vert car­bon di­ox­ide to form­ate Humanity continuously emits greenhouse gases and thereby worsens global warming. Increasing research efforts go into developing

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Eco-Farewell to Bioplastics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week on the Digest webinar stage, we looked at The Next Chapter for Bioplastics, our title was the Eco-Friendly Farewell and my guest was Ashvini Shete, Technology Lead – Renewable Chemicals & Materials at Praj

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Kuehne+Nagel Launches Carbon Insetting for HVO, Electric Trucks to Be Included

(Kuehne+Nagel) New Book & Claim insetting solution for HVO complements the existing offer in Air and Sea Logistics; Electric vehicles to be included in the offer; Key accelerator to reduce emissions in the logistics industry, supporting Kuehne+Nagel’s Roadmap 2026     Kuehne+Nagel has launched

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Lufthansa Group Offers Special Fare with 100 percent Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Passengers Traveling to the UN World Climate Conference in Dubai

(Lufthansa Group) Offer for travelers flying to COP28 from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium with the Lufthansa Group; Offset of CO₂ emissions entirely through Sustainable Aviation Fuel; Free rebooking option and bike rental voucher as well as e-limousine hotel transfer for Business Class

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ADM and Syngenta Group Sign MoU to Support Low-Carbon Next-Generation Oilseeds and Improved Varieties to Meet Growing Demand for Biofuels and Other Products

(ADM and Sungenta/Business Wire)  ADM (NYSE: ADM), a global leader in nutrition and agricultural origination and processing, and Syngenta Group, one of the world's biggest agricultural technology companies, announced today they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in

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Gunvor Partners with VARO on Sustainable Aviation Fuel Manufacturing in Rotterdam

(Gunvor Group) Gunvor Group (“Gunvor”), a leading global physical energy commodities trader, is partnering with VARO Energy (“VARO”), which will build large-scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) manufacturing at the extensive Gunvor Energy Rotterdam (GER) site. The facility will have a total production

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Groupe E Produced Its First Green Hydrogen Molecules at Schiffenen

(Group E (Google Translation)) Barely a year after work began, Groupe E has just commissioned its green hydrogen production plant, near the Schiffenen dam. The company is now carrying out the necessary tests and adjustments before being able to fully exploit the

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Origin Materials and Proman Partner to Produce Low-Carbon Biofuels

(Origin Materials/Business Wire) Proman, one of the world’s largest producers of methanol, and Origin Materials signed an agreement to explore the production and global distribution of biofuels -- -Origin Materials, Inc. (“Origin,” “Origin Materials,” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ORGN, ORGNW), the world’s leading

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X-Press Feeders Will Start Bunkering Green Methanol at OCI Global in Rotterdam

(Port of Rotterdam)  OCI Global and X-Press Feeders have signed an agreement to supply the Singapore shipping company's new vessels with green methanol in Rotterdam. The first vessel from X-Press Feeders, a dual-fuelled hybrid vessel, is expected to arrive in Rotterdam during

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The Swiss from Clariant Are Looking for "Strategic Options" for the Factory in Romania, after It Did Not Reach the Targeted Yields. They Never Intended to own Bioethanol Plants

by Andra Oprescu (Profit.ro (Google Translation)) The Swiss chemical producer Clariant is evaluating strategic options for its bioethanol production operations, which are carried out exclusively in Romania, at the Podari plant.  The manufacturer will provide an update to this process by the end

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European Energy and Metafuels Eye Danish Methanol-to-Jet Project

IBioenergy International) Working with the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, the Metafuels "aerobrew" process is based on an innovative catalytic system with high selectivity and yield for converting methanol to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).  As part of the work, the team

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Regulations Driving the Biofuels Feedstocks Markets

by Megan Boutwell, Olivier Macé, and Adam Schubert (Stillwater Associates) ... A practical effect of the differences between U.S. and European approaches to biofuels policies manifests in the implementation of preferences, prohibitions, incentives, and penalties applied to the use of different

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M.R.V.

by Anu Khan, Natalia Dorfman, Ted Christie-Miller, Moderated by: Claire Nelson (Climeworks DAC Summit) M.R.V. Those are probably the most discussed three letters in the industry at the moment, with the occasional addition of an extra M. They stand for monitoring,

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SOCAR Energy Switzerland Opens First Hydrogen Filling Station on a Swiss Motorway

(Socar) On Friday, 9 June 2023, SOCAR Energy Switzerland opened the first hydrogen filling station on a Swiss motorway, located at Grauholz Süd near Bern. This milestone marks SOCAR's commitment to developing a nationwide network of hydrogen filling stations, promoting

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Mining Critical to Renewable Energy Tied to Hundreds of Alleged Human Rights Abuses

by Katie Surma (Inside Climate News) A report released Wednesday faults the U.S. and other nations for providing incentives for the mining of rare metals like lithium and cobalt without enacting adequate labor and environmental safeguards. Over the past dozen years, hundreds

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Lootah Biofuels and Partners Working in Line with UAE's Sustainability Efforts

(Lootah Biofuels/Zawya)  Top 10 partners contribute to recycling around 160,000 litres of used cooking oil per month  -  Lootah Biofuels, a leading circular economy company producing biofuel from cooking oil in the UAE, has highlighted its partnerships in providing used cooking oil

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RSB Annual Conference: Ambassadors of Change: Real Commitment, Real Action --- November 14-16, 2023 --- Geneva, Switzerland

Since our formal inception 10 years ago as the RSB Association, together with our collaborative network we have represented the sustainability ambition of the biocircular economy – innovators of industry, pioneers of positive impact and stewards of sustainability – all

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Front and Center for European Business Aviation Show, Highlighting Industry’s Net-Zero Carbon Focus

(National Business Aviation Association)  Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be available at Geneva Airport (GVA) next week, and organizers are taking additional steps to promote the game-changing fuel for reducing carbon emissions from the sector as a central component to the

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Gstaad Palace Enters Cooperation with SWISS and Now Flies Exclusively with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Gstaad Palace) Gstaad Palace is Switzerland’s first luxury hotel to commit to purchasing sustainable aviation fuel for all its business flights. This commitment was implemented in cooperation with SWISS, Switzerland’s largest airline, and represents an important step in the five-star

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EBACE2023 Sustainability Summit --- May 23-25, 2023 --- Geneva, Switzerland

Business aviation has long been a pioneer in aviation sustainability. The 2009 Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change (BACCC) pledged that the industry would reduce carbon emissions 50% by 2050, increase fuel efficiency 2% per year from 2010 to 2020,

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Jet Aviation Partners with FlyORO to Bring Blended Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Singapore

(Jet Aviation) Jet Aviation announced today that it has partnered with FlyORO, a fuel blending services provider, to offer custom blends of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at its Singapore Fixed Base Operation (FBO) at Seletar Airport. The tailored SAF blends use

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At 18, Brazilian Biodiesel Producer BSBios Rebrands, Changes Name to Be8

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) After 18 years of operating under the BSBios name, the Brazilian biodiesel producer is rebranding itself under the new name Be8. “The new brand reflects the evolution of a company that is a national leader in

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Geneva Biofuels Conference Hailed a Success

(Biofuels International) Hundreds of delegates from the world of biofuels attended the European biofuel conference in Geneva. The two-day event at the Fairmont Hotel, in the heart of the city, focused on key policy areas including key biofuel market drivers, the

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Carbon Deal Targets US Pipeline Seeking to Tackle Corn-Based Ethanol Emissions The Transactions Will Equal a Quarter of All Certified Carbon Removals to Date

by Kim Chipman and Tarso Veloso Ribeiro (Bloomberg/Financial Post)  A project to build a giant pipeline to remove carbon produced by the corn-based ethanol industry struck its first agreement to sell carbon-removal credits, part of a broader push to improve the green

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Proman Stena Bulk Completes US Gulf Coast’s First Barge-to-Ship Methanol Bunkering

by Peter Nilson (Ship Technology)  Stena Pro Marine and Stena Prosperous bunkered via barge at the Port of Houston earlier in April 2023  Proman Stena Bulk, the joint venture between tanker company Stena Bulk and methanol producer Proman, has announced the successful completion

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J. Lauritzen Orders Two Methanol Dual-fuel Bulk Carriers

(Marine Link) Danish shipping company J. Lauritzen said it signed letter of intent for construction of minimum two methanol dual-fuel 81,200 dwt Kamsarmax bulk carriers, which will be built by Tsuneishi Shipbuilding, Japan, and be capable of trading with zero carbon

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Costa Group and Proman join forces towards decarbonisation of the cruise industry

(Proman) Costa Group, part of Carnival Corporation and Europe’s leading cruise operator with its two brands Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises, and the leading methanol producer, Proman, have signed an MOU to drive further the implementation of methanol as a

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move: New Reactor Concept for Methanation -- Robust and Flexible to Synthetic Methane

by Annina Schneider (EMPA)  Synthetic energy carriers are carbon-neutral and make renewable energy transportable and storable in the long term. Synthetically produced methane is one of them. The problem: The production involves rather high energy losses; moreover, existing processes require

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Book-and-Claim SAF Initiative for Davos Attendees

(Biofuels International) A global coalition focused on business aviation sustainability announced that the industry, aligned with the World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow initiative is offering a market-based solution to help reduce carbon emissions for flights to and from

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A Step towards Solar Fuels out of Thin Air

(EPFL)  EPFL chemical engineers have invented a solar-powered artificial leaf, built on a novel electrode which is transparent and porous, capable of harvesting water from the air for conversion into hydrogen fuel. The semiconductor-based technology is scalable and easy to

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European Parliament and Council Reach Compromise Agreement on Changes to the Aviation EU ETS

by Christopher Surgenor  (GreenAir Online) The EU’s Council and Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on revisions to the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) rules applying to the aviation sector. A proposal by the Parliament, and backed by environmental groups and major

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Bertschi Group Switches All On-Site Terminal Machines to Renewable Diesel and Expands to 22,000m2 of Multimodal Transport and Storage Facilities at Valuepark Terneuzen

(Biofuels Central/Bertschi Group) ... In addition to this, all the on-site terminal machines at Bertschi Terneuzen are fueled by the renewable diesel alternative Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) or Biodiesel. Bertschi’s switch to biofuels for these machines saves 90% of emissions per

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Nestlé Invests in Logistics Innovations to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Its International Water Brands

(Nestlé) ... Nestlé is investing over CHF 100 million by 2030 in low-carbon logistics for its three international water brands - S. Pellegrino, Acqua Panna and Perrier. This investment will focus on optimizing logistics routes and accelerating train transport, increasing the use of alternative fuels and

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Kuehne+Nagel and Novo Nordisk Expand Global Partnership into Low Carbon Fuels

(Kuehne+Nagel) 12 million litres of SAF (sustainable aviation fuel) to minimise environmental impact of Novo Nordisk air freight globally; Sustainable fuel offering to support customers’ pledge for carbon-neutral shipping; Advocating for more sustainable fuel production and use Novo Nordisk, one of

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Breitling and Swiss Join Forces to Promote Sustainable Flying

(Breitling)  In a landmark new partnership, Breitling will purchase sustainable aviation fuel for all its SWISS flights, with the goal of achieving CO2 neutrality on air travel. SWISS International Air Lines and watchmaker Breitling have entered into a first-of-its-kind partnership in Switzerland.

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Shipping Industry Prepares for a Future Powered by Sustainable Fuels

by Isabelle Gerretsen (China Dialogue/Transport Energy Strategies) Experts say the shipping industry will have to decarbonise rapidly to keep global average temperature increases below the critical threshold of 1.5C, and find alternative green fuels to the polluting diesel that currently powers most

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Leading Biofuel Plant Grows Renewable Fuels Offering, Thanks to Sulzer

(Sulzer) Sulzer Chemtech is helping Energy Absolute (EA) to expand its manufacturing plant in Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand. The collaboration is key to drive the competitiveness of EA, as the technology provided will enable the producer to deliver winterized

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Paving the Way for Solar Fuels: Synhelion Produces Solar Syngas on an Industrial Scale for the First Time

(Synhelion)  Synhelion has become the first company in the world to succeed in producing syngas on an industrial scale using only solar heat as an energy source. The Swiss solar fuel pioneer successfully demonstrated this on the multifocus solar tower of

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WinGD and HSD Engine Collaborate to Deliver Methanol-Fueled Two-Stroke Engines

(WinGD) fuelSwiss marine power company WinGD and Korean engine builder HSD Engine have initiated a Joint Development Project (JDP) to advance the development of WinGD’s methanol-fueled big-bore engines. The aim is to deliver an engine capable of running on carbon-neutral

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Proman Stena Bulk's Methanol Fuelled Tankers Conduct South Koriea's First Methanol Bunkering

(Stena Bulk) Stena Pro Patria and Stena Pro Marine became the first vessels to bunker methanol in South Korea in significant milestone for joint venture and for methanol uptake in maritime --  Proman Stena Bulk, the joint venture (JV) between major

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European-Collected UCO as a Sustainable Feedstock

(Biofuels International)  The collection of used cooking oil is crucial to the supply of biodiesel feedstock. Biofuels International spoke to Pol Van Pollaert, Commercial Director of Quatra, a market leader in the collection and recycling of used cooking oil. ... Quatra is

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Sulzer and BASF Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Develop Collaboration on Enhancing Renewable Fuels and Plastic Recycling Technologies

(Sulzer) Sulzer Chemtech (GTC Technology) and BASF have signed a MoU with the goal of advancing technologies for renewable fuels and chemically recycled plastics that will further expand the partners’ portfolio of sustainable solutions.  The companies enter a strategic partnership to

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2nd Public Consultation on the Revision of the RSB Principles & Criteria (P&C)

(Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2nd public consultation on the revision of the RSB Principles & Criteria (P&C), which sets out the core sustainability requirements of our best-in-class standard. Having reviewed the RSB P&C through

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SUN-to-LIQUID Project Publishes Successful Thermochemical Kerosene Production Using Solar Energy, Water and CO2 in an Integrated Solar Experimental Facility in the Scientific Journal Joule

(IMDEA Energy Institute)  Developing solar technologies for producing carbon-neutral aviation fuels has become a global energy challenge, but their readiness level has largely been limited to laboratory-scale studies. Here we report on the experimental demonstration of a fully-integrated thermochemical production

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MSC Presses ahead with Glycerine-Based Biofuel Trials

by Adis Ajdin (Splash 247) Cyprus-based MSC Shipmanagement a subsidiary of Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has signed a framework agreement with London-listed alternative-fuels company Quadrise Fuels International to trial its emulsion fuel and glycerine-based marine biofuel. The deal will see MSC Shipmanagement

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Phillips 66 and H2 Energy Europe Close on Joint Venture to Create European Network of Hydrogen Refueling Stations

(Phillips 66)  JET H2 Energy combines companies’ retail and hydrogen expertise to form a leading player in hydrogen mobility  --  Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) and H2 Energy Europe (“H2 Energy”) today (July 19, 2022) announced they have closed on a 50-50

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Solar Energy: Not a Dream Any More

by Tina Casey (Clean Technica) This “solar tower” deploys solar energy to convert water and carbon dioxide to produce non-fossil kerosene for sustainable jet fuel. ... (T)he Swiss institution ETH Zurich has just unveiled a new pilot-scale, all-in-one, solar powered process for

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SEA, easyJet Sign Letter of Intent to Green Operations at Milan Airports

(easyJet/Biobased Diesel Daily) Società Esercizi Aeroportuali, the group that manages the airports of Milan Malpensa and Linate, and the low-cost airline easyJet signed a letter of intent July 11 with the aim of working together to implement a more sustainable management

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New Bio-CNG Europen Tour Will Reach the Arctic Circle --- July 20 - August 5, 2022 --- Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway

(Associazione Culturale Torino-Pechino/NGV Journal)  The Associazione Culturale Torino-Pechino (Torpec 2008), whose main area of ​​activity is the organization of trips outside the central tourist routes, with particular interest in the social, historical and geopolitical dimension of the regions crossed, has presented

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MSC Biofuel Solution

(MSC) As part of its Journey to Net Zero, MSC has been using blended biofuels to propel its ships. Discover how MSC Biofuel Solution helps the company’s customers to meet CO2 emission reduction goals through a new carbon insetting programme. Decarbonisation is

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Making Biofuel from Bracken in Britain's Hills

by Gordon Davidson (The Scotish Farmer) Britain's hills are alive with suffocating bracken – but a new biofuel project aims to make bracken clearance worthwhile, perhaps even profitable. Jeremy Oakley, of Oakland Biofuels, explains... "Maybe it is due to climate change, to the

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Achieving the EU’s 2030 Climate Goal for Aviation Will Rely Heavily on Market-Based Measures, says Eurocontrol

by Christopher Surgenor (GreenAir Online)  As part of the climate neutral by 2050 binding target of the European Green Deal, the EU has set an interim goal of cutting emissions by at least 55% by 2030, based on 1990 levels, and

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WinGD Shares Decarbonization Strategy, Includes LNG Technologies

(WinGD/NGV Journal) Swiss marine power company WinGD has published a new white paper highlighting its holistic approach to help ship owners and operators to decarbonize their vessels. The paper, titled The X-Act Initiative, outlines WinGD’s development programs in five areas –

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Jet Aviation Partners with Total, Shell to Bring SAF to Geneva and Singapore

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Jet Aviation announced May 20 that it signed an agreement with Total Energies to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for uplift at its fixed-base operation (FBO) in Geneva during the European Business Aviation Conference and

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SAF Production Expands for a Low-Carbon Future

by Scott Jenkins (Chemical Engineering Magazine)  ... The current environmental and geopolitical situation is prompting petroleum refiners across the globe to evaluate their assets and explore how to adapt to a carbon-constrained future, and one in which the negative climate effects

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New Plant Will Produce Bio-LNG to Decarbonize German Transport

(Hitachi Zosen Inova/NGV Journal)  The German biogas producer Bioenergie Geest GmbH & Co. KG and the Swiss cleantech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) signed a contract to establish the joint venture company Apensen Verflüssigungs GmbH & CO. KG, in Apensen, in

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Western Switzerland’s First H2 Plant Seeks to Decarbonize Freight Mobility

(H-TEC SYSTEMS/NGV Journal) H-TEC SYSTEMS and Groupe E will implement the first hydrogen project in Western Switzerland. For this project, two H-TEC SYSTEMS ME450/1400 PEM electrolyzers will produce green hydrogen from hydropower at the Schiffenen Dam. Starting in 2023, approximately 300

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Geneva Sugar Conference --- April 26-27, 2022 --- Geneva, Switzerland and ONLINE

We are delighted that the Geneva Sugar Conference is back, bringing together leading growers, processors, traders and buyers to explore the state of the European sugar markets, and understand the trends, risks and challenges into 2022 and beyond. As global economies

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INERATEC Joins Forces with Synhelion: Climate Pioneers Cooperate to Produce Solar Fuels

(INERATEC) Climate tech companies Synhelion and INERATEC have joined forces to decarbonize the transportation sector and help it achieve its ambitious net-zero target. By combining their complementing technologies, the climate pioneers can scale their respective clean technologies, paving the way for

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Clariant Joins the Renewable Carbon Initiative

(Clariant)  Clariant joins the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) to promote the use of renewable raw materials; RCI aims to promote the transition from fossil carbon to renewable carbon for use in the chemical industry; Joining the RCI demonstrates Clariant’s commitment

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Jet Aviation Signs WEF Clean Skies Declaration

by Chad Trautvetter (AIN Online) Jet Aviation has signed the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2030 Ambition Statement, “Clean Skies for Tomorrow,” which aims for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to constitute 10 percent of the global fuel supply by 2030. By

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Spark+ Africa Fund Reaches Its First Financial Close with $40 Million to Invest in Clean and Modern Cooking Solutions in Africa

(Groupo Banco Africano de Desenvolimento)  The Spark+ Africa Fund has raised over $40 million in a first close, it was announced on Wednesday. The Fund is the world’s first impact investment fund focused on financing the value chains of clean and

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A.P. Moller - Maersk Engages in Strategic Partnerships across the Globe to Scale Green Methanol Production by 2025

(Maersk) To boost the global production capacity of green methanol, A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk) enters strategic partnerships with six leading companies with the intent of sourcing at least 730,000 tonnes/year by end of 2025 (see breakdown table below). The six

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Brazil-Based BSBios Acquires Biodiesel Plant in Switzerland

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  Brazilian biodiesel firm BSBios has acquired 100 percent of a small biodiesel production facility in Switzerland. The MP Biodiesel plant, located in Domdidier, in the Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland, has the capacity to manufacture

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Scientists Extract Hydrogen from Banana Peels

by Anjana Nair (Bio Market Insights) ... An important candidate is hydrogen produced from organic waste, or “biomass” of plants and animals. Biomass absorbs, removes, and stores CO2 from the atmosphere, while biomass decomposition can also bring ways to negative

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Carbon Neutral by 2035: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Neste

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  1.5 Mton/a sustainable aviation fuels production capacity by the end of 2023 with plans to grow capacity, helping customers reduce their GHG emissions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030, reaching carbon neutral

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2 Swiss Pilots Fly around the World to Advocate for Greener Aviation

(Diamondo Earthrounding/Biobased Diesel Daily) Diamondo Earthrounding, a nonprofit initiative, driven by a team of nine young aviators, departed Zurich, Switzerland, in a Diamond DA50 RG 5-seater aircraft Jan. 2, flying in an easterly direction to visit multiple airports, cities and sustainable

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DEAC, Neste Cooperate on Sustainable Data-Storage Solutions

(DEAC/Biobased Diesel Daily) DEAC, one of the largest independent data centers in Northern Europe that has been acquiring renewable electricity since last year, and renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste have joined forces to cooperate on sustainable data-storage

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German Navigation Software Firm HERE Acquires Software Tool for Fleet Managers Developed by Migros and Empa

(EuropaWire)   Empa, the Swiss research institute for applied materials sciences and technology, has announced that a software tool aimed at supporting fleet managers in transforming truck fleet to low-CO2 powertrains jointly developed by the Switzerland’s largest retail company Migros and Empa

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Microalgal Crops: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to MicroBio

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) From algal-based wastewater treatment plants and purification ponds with biofuels/co-products in California to aviation fuels and algae strain improvements, MicroBio is leading R&D and innovation of microalgae cultivation for bio products. Get all the

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RTRS Releases First Standard for Corn alongside V4 for Soy

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, the Round Table on Sustainable Soy has released its first standard for sustainable corn alongside the fourth version of its sustainable soy standard in recognition of the need to ensure sustainable production of these

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Cummins, Sinopec, Oberon Fuels and More – The Latest Green Hydrogen Initiatives from Power-to-Hydrogen, Methane, DME

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ...  What about the different routes to get that lovely green hydrogen? From splitting water via excess green power (power-to-hydrogen), to stripping hydrogen out of renewable methane or out of DME, here’s a look at

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Gevo Inks Largest Supply Agreement To-Date for Renewable Fuels

(Gevo/Globe Newswire)  Kolmar Deal Valued at Up to US$2.4 Billion over Eight Years --  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) has a new partner: Kolmar Americas Inc. (“Kolmar”). Kolmar and Gevo have entered into a financeable fuel supply agreement for 45 million gallons

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WinGD Sets Development Timeframe for Methanol and Ammonia Engines

(WinGD)  Swiss engine designer WinGD has announced that its engines will be able to run on methanol and ammonia from 2024 and 2025 respectively. WinGD’s multi-fuel solutions will be based on their well-established diesel-fueled X engines and dual-fuel X-DF engines. The ability

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First Wave of Ships Explore Green Hydrogen as Route to Net Zero

by Jonathan Saul, Nina Chestney (Reuters) Developers across the world are for the first time testing the use of hydrogen to power ships as the maritime industry races to find technologies to cut emissions and confidence grows the fuel is

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Decarbonizing Transport with Cellulosic Ethanol: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Clariant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) If you missed the ABLC presentation by Andreas Reindl, Clariant’s Business Line Biofuels & Derivatives, Head of Industrial Enzymes and Technologies, then you won’t want to miss this one! It’s all about sunliquid, Clariant’s cellulosic

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Trends of Bioenergy in the Member Countries of IEA Bioenergy

(IEA Bioenergy/Electric Energy Online) IEA Bioenergy has just released its updated Country Reports, showing the trends of bioenergy in the IEA Bioenergy member countries up to 2019, looking at the role of bioenergy in total energy supply (TES), in electricity use,

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EU Plans Single Database to Certify Carbon Content of Hydrogen, Low-Carbon Fuels

by Nikolaus J. Kurmayer (EURACTIV.com) The European Commission is preparing to launch an EU-wide database to certify the carbon footprint of hydrogen and other low-carbon fuels in a harmonised way. The carbon certification of hydrogen production – currently 96% reliant on

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Electrofuels Advance: Vattenfall, SAS, Shell, LanzaTech, US Air Force, Emerging Fuels Technology and Twelve Advance on Power-to-Liquids via Waste CO2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s a simple idea, using renewable electricity to induce carbon dioxide and hydrogen to form a hydrocarbon. Hydrocarbons, you know, the stuff we burn as liquid fuel and from which we make plastics, fabrics, flavors, fragrances,

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India’s Transition to a Green Economy Presents a $1 Trillion Opportunity

(World Economic Forum) · A new study by the World Economic Forum presents a sectoral roadmap for India to accelerate decarbonization and drive global climate action efforts · According to the report, India’s transition to a net-zero economy could create over

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Availability of Advanced, Second-Generation Biofuels Increases – Policymakers Asked to Unleash Their Full Potential

(Clariant/EurActiv) Starting in the fourth quarter of this year, Clariant’s sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant in Podari, Romania, will ramp up production in order to produce 50,000 tons of cellulosic ethanol per year. --  Energy prices are soaring and the Commission in

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Clariant Joins Pre-Competitive Development Platform for Low Carbon Emitting Technologies

(Clariant) Clariant together with other companies from the chemical industry and the World Economic Forum (WEF) establish a breakthrough pre-competitive development platform designed to accelerate net-zero climate technologies; The first-of-its-kind collaboration catapults the Low Carbon Emitting Technologies initiative (LCET) from

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On Announces CleanCloud™ - Turning Carbon Emissions into Running Shoes in Cooperation with LanzaTech and Borealis

(On, Inc./CISION) Swiss sports brand On leads supply chain coalition to reshape carbon waste into running shoes  -- Main Facts: - On announces CleanCloud™ - a sustainability initiative using carbon emissions to create foam for running shoes. - On is moving away from petroleum-based

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CEMEX Invests in Pioneer Solar Technology

(CEMEX)  CEMEX Ventures joins a select group of leading global investors supporting Synhelion. Starting in 2020, CEMEX and Synhelion began developing an innovative solar-driven technology that aims to eliminate fossil fuels and the carbon footprint in the clinker manufacturing process. CEMEX, S.A.B.

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Making Fuel From Straw Is About to Become a Thing in Europe

by Rachel Graham (Bloomberg) Turning bales of straw into ethanol is about to become a highly profitable venture in Europe, according to a firm that just opened a production site in the continent. Clariant, a Swiss chemicals maker, just opened a facility in

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Air bp Offers RSB Certified Book and Claim Solution for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) It’s another exciting day for sustainable aviation fuel with Air bp offering a book and claim solution, certified by RSB, to allow customers to access SAF carbon reductions without being physically connected to the supply

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The World’s Biggest Plant to Capture CO2 from the Air Just Opened in Iceland

by Michael Birnbaum (Washington Post)  The Orca, an installation built by Climeworks, will capture 4,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year — and serve as a blueprint for similar technology.  -- A major new facility to pull carbon dioxide

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Energy Traders See Big Money in Carbon-Emissions Markets

by Sarah McFarlane  (Wall Street Journal) Vitol, Glencore and other firms that dominate oil trading are beefing up their carbon-trading desks -- Big energy trading houses, long focused on deep, volatile markets such as oil and natural gas, are now bulking up

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Swiss Re, Climeworks Sign World’s 1st & Largest 10-Year Carbon Removal Purchase Agreement

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) ...  Swiss Re and Climeworks, a leading specialist in carbon dioxide air capture technology, are partnering to combat climate change. The partners signed the world’s first long-term purchase agreement for direct air capture and storage of

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Green Hydrogen: EW Höfe, Alpiq and SOCAR Energy Switzerland Mark a New Milestone

(Alpiq/Electric Energy Online) Alpiq, EW Höfe and SOCAR Energy Switzerland are planning to build an electrolysis plant with a capacity of up to 10 MW in Freienbach (SZ). The commissioning of the plant is scheduled to start at the end

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Pathways, Projects, Policy: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Hydrogen demand keeps going up. It is essential to many processes, like biofuels production, chemical processes and oil refining and is one of the most carbon-intensive molecules as it is produced today. But what about

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Swiss Government Rejects Post-2050 Fossil Fuel Ban

by Chloe Jardine (Argus Media) Switzerland's federal government yesterday called for climate policy to be "realistic" and "socially responsible", and rejected a ban on fossil fuels beyond 2050, in its official reply to a referendum initiative. The government suggested toning down the

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2021 Has Been the Year for SAF

by Daniela Castim (Bio Market Insights)  ... Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) made from renewable feedstock and raw material residue such as animal fat and used cooking oil,  is currently the most important short-term solution that will reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. Saf

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RSB's Monitoring & Evaluation Report 2020

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials)  RSB uses the best-in-class sustainability of the RSB Standard to create lasting impact globally by providing a trusted platform for stakeholders to work together to develop solutions and knowledge for a complex new bio-based and circular economy.

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Enel, Fincantieri to Study Use of Green Hydrogen in Ports, Sea Transport

by Stephen Jewkes (Reuters)  Europe's biggest utility Enel (ENEI.MI) has agreed to work with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri (FCT.MI) to find ways to use green hydrogen in ports and long-range sea transport. "The two companies intend to exploit their expertise and know-how in their respective sectors to

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Bio-Batteries

(Advanced Biofuels USA)  We are seeing a number of articles about bio-based batteries and biodegradable batteries.  Wondering if we should be covering this bio-based mobility development.  Here are some examples: The biodegradable battery (Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

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RSB Publishes Results from Its Monitoring & Evaluation Report

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials published the outcomes of RSB’s Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) in 2020 in a report highlighting certification data, project work, advisory services, Standard development and more, to demonstrate where and

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We Can Love Electric Cars, but Let’s Not Spurn Biofuels

by Dan Morgan (The Globalist)  Right now, electric cars have the momentum and the “inevitability” narrative on their side. Is the idea of pursuing two paths forward a waste of money?   ... The Biden administration’s ambitious infrastructure proposal sets aside $174

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SWISS Becomes First Commercial Airline to Fly from Switzerland with Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(SWISS) SWISS has established the first-ever end-to-end logistics chain for importing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Switzerland in collaboration with various partners. This makes SWISS the first commercial airline to use SAF in its scheduled flight operations from Switzerland. Thanks to

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Lakes Could be ‘Tapped’ for an Environmentally Friendly Biofuel

by Robert Lea (AZO CleanTech) New research suggests that a carbon-neutral biofuel could be created from methane extracted from lakes. -- ... A team of environmental scientists from the University of Basel, Switzerland, suggest that methane stored in lakes could

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Schöni and Eptinger CO2 Neutral on the Way

(Schöni (Google Translation)) Since January 2021, the beverages of Mineralquelle Eptingen AG have been delivered to customers by the Rothrister transport company Schöni Transport AG. A particular pleasure and satisfaction for the patron Daniel Schöni, in 1969 Eptinger was one of

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CCUS Projects in Europe

(International Association of Oil and Gas Producers)  Map and overview of existing and planned CCUS facilities in the European Union and UK.  READ MORE

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Direct Air Capture of CO2 Is Suddenly a Carbon Offset Option: Canada’s Largest Company Is Funding Machines that Suck CO2 from the Atmosphere to Offset Its Own Emissions

by Corbin Hiar (E&E News/Scientific American)  ... Shopify Inc.’s agreement is the largest publicly announced corporate purchase of direct air capture, or DAC, for carbon offsets, according to Carbon Engineering, a Canadian firm seeking to commercialize the nascent climate-change-fighting technology. Carbon

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Zurich Will Power New Scania Truck with Locally-Produced Biomethane

(Scania/NGV Journal) Zurich’s Office of Parks and Open Spaces, Grün Stadt Zürich, maintains all public green spaces in the city (street and park trees, urban woodlands, parks, playgrounds and cemeteries) and has invested in a new Scania G 410 natural gas

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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

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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

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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

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Mining the Sky for CO2 with Metal Trees, Towers and Pumps

by John Fialka (E&E News) ... "Can we afford not to do this?" was the way Steve Oldham, the CEO of Carbon Engineering, headquartered in Squamish, British Columbia, put it in a recent TED Talk. He estimated that climate-related damages will

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Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany, aireg, Welcomes reisetopia as a New Member

(aireg)  aireg and its members are happy to welcome reisetopia as a new member. The biggest German website for luxury travel has been advocating a stronger focus on sustainability in the travel industry for a long time. As of now,

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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

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Jet Aviation Commits to Sustainability at Virtual Summit

(Biofuels International)  Jet Aviation has confirmed its ongoing commitment to sustainable aviation in the industry’s first virtual sustainability summit hosted by the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition). The company was the first provider of SAF in Switzerland

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Better Catalysts for a Sustainable Bioeconomy

by Brigitte Osterath (The Federal Council Swiss Government/Paul Scherrer Institute)  Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and from ETH Zurich want to make so-called zeolites more efficient. Today, these compounds are already indispensable additives in the chemical industry and have been

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Bloom Biorenewables Receives Investment for Alternative Fuel Pilot

(Biofuels International)  Swiss firm Bloom Biorenewables has received a major investment to complete its biomass fractionation pilot project, which will produce alternative fuel.  Yokogawa Electric Corporation’s investment brings Bloom’s seed funding round to a total of €2.9 million. Bloom and Yokogawa,

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Fueling the Sustainable Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 2019 was a banner year for RSB that saw growing recognition of RSB’s leadership in the circular and bio-based economy, as well as engagement of new sectors and overall expansion of their global footprint. Check out their

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Bloom Biorenewables Secure Funding to Prove Biomass Valorization at Pilot Scale.

by Luke Upton (BioMarket Insights)  ... Bloom’s ( @BloomBiorenewa1 ) patented mild lignin extraction method uses stabilizing molecules that prevent lignin (a major fraction in plants) from condensing during extraction. The company will use its latest investment to prove its technology on

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Innovative CO2 Recycling for Liquid Detergent and Cleaning Products

(Mibelle Group)  The Mibelle Group uses novel technology to obtain alcohol from CO2.  -- The Mibelle Group has recently started to use alcohol (ethanol) obtained directly from exhaust gases, which would otherwise pollute the environment and damage the climate, in its

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Clariant and Ineratec to Commercialize Renewable-Fuel Technologies

by Scott Jenkins (Chemical Engineering) Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland; www.clariant.com) and Ineratec (Karlsruhe, Germany; www.ineratec.de) have entered into a partnership to develop and commercialize novel technologies for the production of renewable fuels and chemicals. Clariant will provide its extensive catalysis expertise and broad portfolio

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SAF Trends for 2020 and Beyond: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s making what, how, where and when? Find out why there are a zillian paths to sustainable aviation fuels and take a look at The Digest’s latest slide guide from last week’s DigestConnect webinar to

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Lidl Switzerland Bets on Renewable Synthetic Gas for Mobility

(Empa/NGV Journal) By 2030, Lidl Switzerland wants to deliver its goods to all its stores without the use of fossil fuels. To achieve this goal, technological progress and cooperation between research, industry and the public authorities are essential. As part of

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Flying with Sunlight

(Lufthansa Group) Lufthansa Group, ETH Zurich and its spin-offs Climeworks and Synhelion plan to cooperate in the field of Sustainable Aviation Fuels; The partnership initiated by SWISS and Edelweiss is intended to encompass collaboration in the areas of technology and economic

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Fueling the Sustainable Bioeconomy – Updates from RSB’s Project with Boeing

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Switzerland, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials offered updates on their “Fueling the Sustainable Bioeconomy” project powered by Boeing’s Global Engagement Portfolio, including the latest activities in three countries identified to be of key importance given

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From Open-Air Composting to Efficient Anaerobic Digestion

by Jim McMahon (Biomass Magazine)  After 35 years of open-air composting, Zurich’s recently-opened anaerobic digestion facility can process 25,000 tons of organic municipal solid waste annually, producing biogas for power generation and high-grade organic fertilizer.  --  Since 1978, the city

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TU/e-led Consortium IDEALFUEL for the Development of Renewable Maritime Fuels Kicks off

(Eindhoven University of Technology)  EU-funded project aims to develop new production methods for sustainable maritime fuels.  -- Many ships use heavy fuel oils that contain large amounts of sulphur and nitrogen leading to the emission of greenhouse gases and other damaging

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Researchers Make Key Advance toward Production of Important Biofuel

(Oregon State University/Phys.Org) An international research collaboration has taken an important step toward the commercially viable manufacture of biobutanol, an alcohol whose strong potential as a fuel for gasoline-powered engines could pave the path away from fossil fuels. The key breakthrough is

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Project: Blockchain Database for Sustainable Biofuels

(Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials) The “Blockchain database for sustainable biofuels” project is jointly led by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) and Bioledger and aims to demonstrate the feasibility of a blockchain-based database solution for the European sustainably-certified biofuels market, with

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Ductor to Build Three Biogas Facilities in Poland Utilising Poultry Waste

(Bioenergy Insight) Finnish-Swiss biotech company Ductor is building three combined biofertiliser-biogas facilities in northern Poland. The new facilities will be built in Poland's Zachodniopomorskie region, approximately 100km off the coast of the Baltic Sea. The plants will use 100% poultry waste

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CANCELLED 9th Annual Geneva Biofuels Conference --- NEW DATE October 1, 2020 --- Geneva, Switzerland

Learn what’s in store for the European Biofuels sector in 2020 The conference provides you with a comprehensive overview of the global biofuels and feedstock markets while discussing new strategies to sustain growth through the next decade. Armed with a great speaker

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From Wind Power to Cow Manure: Oil Traders Seek New Profit Recipe

by Julia Payne (Reuters) The world’s largest oil traders are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into climate-friendly projects - including wind farms, cow manure plants and blue hydrogen - as they seek to match the profits they make from

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WinGD Advances Clean Fuel Research with Flexible Injector Concept

(WinGD) WinGD (Winterthur Gas & Diesel) has bolstered its investment in fuel research with the development of a flexible injection system. In a whitepaper released today, ‘Flexible Injector to Advance Alternative Fuels Research’, the engine designers describe how the concept

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The Letters of (Low Carbon) Transit: Business Aviation and World Energy Pard’ner up, Via Book & Claim

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...  World Fuel Services and World Energy have a World Economic Forum Sustainable Aviation Fuel Program designed to increase SAF availability and supply chain efficiency within the industry. The program will be available in time for business

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Shell Aviation Inks Deal to Supply Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Lufthansa in US Airport

by Madeleine Cuff (Business Green) Firm promises to develop 'scalable supply' of sustainable aviation fuels under new multi-year partnership with World Energy  --  Shell Aviation, the jet fuel arm of the Dutch oil giant, has today announced a new deal

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Capturing CO2 from Trucks and Reducing Their Emissions by 90%

(EPFL)  Researchers at EPFL have patented a new concept that could cut trucks’ CO2 emissions by almost 90%. It involves capturing CO2 within the exhaust system, converting it into a liquid and storing it on the vehicle. The liquid CO2

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The Magic behind the Molecules and Materials: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Checkerspot’s Synthetic Biology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “The measure of how disruptive Synthetic Biology is lies in the applications, the use cases and relevance to consumers,”according to Checkerspot which uses biology and chemistry to generate novel building blocks. Their ingredients include custom oils

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NuSeed Acquires Agrisoma Carinata Assets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Louisiana, longtime industry executive Glenn Johnston said that NuSeed has acquired the carinata assets of Canadian agricultural pioneer Agrisoma. Johnston was speaking at the IATA Sustainable Aviation Fuels Symposium in New Orleans and confirmed that five

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Hyundai, Nikola and Toyota Start to Build the Hydrogen Highway

by Jerry Hirsch (Trucks) Hyundai Motor Co. has an ambitious plan to wean the global trucking industry from fossil fuels by creating green commercial trucks with the same power and range as their diesel counterparts. The South Korean automaker unveiled the cornerstone

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Hyundai Promotes Green Mobility in Switzerland, Unveils H2 Xcient Truck

(Hyundai/NGV Journal)  ... For the production of hydrogen and its delivery to the refueling stations, Hydrospider was founded at the beginning of 2019, in which H2E, Linde and Alpiq participated. The production of hydrogen at the hydroelectric power plant in

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Fungus Fashion, BMW i Hydrogen NEXT Unveiled, Spider Silk and Cellulose Composite, Nestlé Opens Packaging Research Center, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of September 25th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) With Climate Week on many minds this week, it’s good to see innovations being developed to take a step in a better direction. Take CPI Card Group which is launching credit cards made from waste plastic

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MBP Solutions Marks 20 Years of Continued Business Growth with the Launch of an “Evolved”, New Corporate Identity

(MBP Solutions) ... Today MBP Solutions has become a world leader in the collection, handling, processing, production and application of biological by-products and related services. Headquartered in Switzerland, MBP Solutions employs over 90 professionals; has offices in nine different countries;

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What Are the Realities for Sustainable Hydrogen in Oil, Chemicals and Steel?

(Hydrogen Digest) The International Energy Agency observed in its Future of Hydrogen report (here), that “ the technologies are available to avoid the emissions from fossil fuel use [in industrial sectors] by producing and supplying low-carbon hydrogen.”  Yes, hydrogen is used in

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The Impact of Biodiesel Fuel on Ethanol/Diesel Blends

by Nawar Hasan Imran Al-Esawi, Mansour Al Qubeissi and Ruslana Kolodnytska (Coventry University/Energies)  The interest in biofuels was stimulated by the fossil fuel depletion and global warming. This work focuses on the impact of biodiesel fuel on ethanol/diesel (ED) fuel

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Switzerland’s First Commercial Hydrogen Production Project in the Works

by Tami Hood (Hydrogen Fuel News)   Alpiq and H2 Energy to develop hydrogen-powered transportation in Switzerland.  The nation’s first system for commercial hydrogen production is planned at the Gösgen hydropower plant. The 2 megawatt (MW) system is to be built by

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