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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 Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, announced KLM had undertaken the

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Nova Pangaea Technologies Reaches Operational Milestone and Looks to Expand

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

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

SFO Charges Former Biodiesel Trader with Fraud and Money Laundering

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

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuel on Autosky

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

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

New Report Charts a Future with BioLPG

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

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

BA Schedules SAF Flights from Next Year

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

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Britain to Introduce Greener Gasoline at Petrol Stations by September

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

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

February 23, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

February 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Ceres Energy Limited Acquires Stake in Barrow Shipping Limited

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

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Fulcrum Announces Plans to Develop SAF Biorefinery in the UK

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

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Choose LNG Today and Make Tomorrow’s Climate Challenge Easier

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

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuels and the Technologies, Constraints and Burgeoning Demand

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

February 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant Set for Take off at Stanlow

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

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

February 16, 2021 Read Full Article
    Argus Biomass Conference   —   April 2022   —   London, UK

Argus Biomass Conference — April 2022 — London, UK

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February 15, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

February 11, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

50 Renewable Diesel Projects and the Technologies Behind Them

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

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

British Airways Fuels Its Future with Second Sustainable Aviation Fuel Partnership

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

February 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Future Fuels Change the Balance of Power

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

February 4, 2021 Read Full Article

UK Frozen Food Distribution Firm Opens Bio-LNG Refuelling Station

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

February 2, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

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

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

January 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Boeing Planning to Debut 100% Biofuel Planes by 2030

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

January 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Aberdeen Leading the Field with New Energy Transition Degree

(University of Aberdeen) The University of Aberdeen has today launched the UK’s first postgraduate degree programme in Energy Transition Systems and Technologies. The new course, which is available to study full-time on campus from September (depending on Covid-19 situation), or part-time online, reinforces and builds upon the city’s reputation as a

January 21, 2021 Read Full Article

Boost for the Global Deployment of Licella’s Innovative Cat-HTR™ Technology as Global Plastics Licensee Mura Technology Partners with Leading Engineering Firm KBR

(Licella) Licella Holdings (‘Licella’), Mura’s largest single shareholder, congratulate Mura Technology (‘Mura’), UK-based developer and licensee of their Cat-HTR™ platform, on announcing a global partnership with KBR, a leading international provider of science, technology and engineering solutions. The new partnership supports the global deployment of Licella’s commercial-ready Cat-HTR™ chemical recycling solution for post-consumer plastic

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Greenergy Invests in Advanced Biofuels Project

(Greenergy) Greenergy announces its continued commitment to renewables through an investment in advanced biofuels. Utilising a combination of existing technologies, the project will create low carbon fuels from waste tyre feedstock. The project will utilise pyrolysis and hydrotreating technologies to convert waste tyres into renewable drop-in advanced biofuels that can be

January 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Selwood Pumps Can Be Fueled by Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil in UK Rental First

(Selwood)  … The company has completed extensive testing of HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) in its fleet of market-leading pumps. All Selwood pumps which have a Stage 3B engine – including the Eco range of units – S160Eco, D150Eco and HP35Eco – can now be run on the HVO fuel as an alternative

January 15, 2021 Read Full Article

HSBC, Natixis and Mirova Found Natural Capital Investment Alliance

(FinExtra/Mirova) HSBC Pollination Climate Asset Management, Lombard Odier and Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, are the three founding partners of the Natural Capital Investment Alliance (‘The Alliance’), established by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales under his Sustainable Markets Initiative. The Alliance aims to accelerate the development of

January 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Libertine Demonstrates Technology to Help Heavy-Duty Vehicles Go ‘Fossil Free’, Enables Improved Cold Start with Bioethanol

(Libertine) Libertine FPE (“Libertine”), the creator of Smart Engine technology for hybrid electric vehicles and distributed power generation, has demonstrated technology that could help leading truck manufacturers to fulfil pledges to make all heavy-duty vehicles fossil free by 2040. With Libertine’s technology, hybrid heavy-duty powertrains using a combination of renewable grid

January 13, 2021 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2021

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 65 countries. Get the latest up to the minute new information on the Canada Clean Fuels Standard as well as a

January 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Biomethane-Powered Railcars Could Be Introduced in the UK

(Bioenergy Insight)  Lightweight railcars powered by biomethane derived from human, farm, and food waste could be introduced in the UK. Ultra Light Rail Partners has received a £60,000 (€66,700) Innovate UK grant to develop a feasibility study and design for a 120-passenger biomethane-powered lightweight railcar for introduction in the West

January 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Transforming Carbon Dioxide into Jet Fuel Using an Organic Combustion-Synthesized Fe-Mn-K Catalyst

Benzhen Yao, Tiancun Xiao, Ofentse A. Makgae, Xiangyu Jie, Sergio Gonzalez-Cortes, Shaoliang Guan, Angus I. Kirkland, Jonathan R. Dilworth, Hamid A. Al-Megren, Saeed M. Alshihri, Peter J. Dobson, Gari P. Owen, John M. Thomas & Peter P. Edwards (Nature Communications) With mounting concerns over climate change, the utilisation or conversion

January 4, 2021 Read Full Article

First Trials of HVO Renewable Fuels in a Property and Tractor

(Mitchell & Webber) Mitchell & Webber are proud to be the first in country to trial a new fossil-free liquid fuel (HVO) in a property and Tractor — This could revolutionise the agriculture and domestic heating markets. The fossil-free renewable fuel, called Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO), is produced from certified waste

January 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Bioenergy Business Brings 70 New Jobs as Part of Multimillion-Pound Growth Plan

by Keith O’Connor (The Business Desk) Renewable bioenergy and carbon reduction specialists, Fleetsolve is looking to triple its workforce with the creation of an additional 70 jobs over the next six months. Fleetsolve, part of the SIMEC Group, announced its new recruitment drive as part of its £150m growth plan over

January 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Notice of Determination 2020/26: Countervailing Duty on Biodiesel Originating in Argentina

(United Kingdom Department for International Trade)  The Secretary of State for International Trade has determined the countervailing duty on biodiesel originating in Argentina imposed by the following European Union (EU) instrument is to be transitioned: Commissioning Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/244 of 11 February 2019 imposing a definitive countervailing duty on imports

January 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Anti-dumping Review for a Canadian Exporting Producer of Biodiesel (Anti-dumping Duty 2452)

(United Kingdom Office of Revenue and Customs) The Commission has published implementing regulation 2020/2098, OJ ref. L425, initiating an anti-dumping and countervailing duties exemption review for a new Canadian exporting producer of biodiesel, repealing the anti-dumping duty for that producer and making the imports subject to registration. The regulation takes effect from

December 31, 2020 Read Full Article

Transatlantic Trade-Offs: Europe Faces a Potential Flood of Imports

by Emmanuel Desplechin (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The recent U.S. presidential election has spurred a lot of talk about what the new administration will mean for the transatlantic trade relationship after four years of on again, off again tariff wars. … Europe faces a potential flood of imports from countries that

December 30, 2020 Read Full Article

Asda Scales Gas Fleet Fast, with Huge Volvo FH LNG Order

by Martin Tomlinson (Volvo Trucks)  Asda is taking delivery of 202 Volvo FH LNG tractor units in the run-up to Christmas peak trading, in what is believed to be the single largest order ever placed in the UK for heavy trucks running on renewable fuels. The supermarket has ambitions to

December 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Liquid Fuels Association Pushes for Biofuels Inclusion

(Biofuels International)  The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) has welcomed the Sixth Carbon Budget published by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC). UKIFDA has been lobbying for targets and timelines and was pleased that the CCC has agreed with this. However, the organisation said liquid biofuels were still

December 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Number One Energy Port in the Americas Joins SEA-LNG

(SEA-LNG) SEA-LNG is delighted to welcome the Port of Corpus Christi, the largest port in the United States by total revenue tonnage to its growing port membership. The Port of Corpus Christi is the fourth North American port to join the coalition but is the first port located on the

December 24, 2020 Read Full Article
    European Fuels Markets & Refining Strategy Conference   —   October 13-14, 2021   —   London, UK

European Fuels Markets & Refining Strategy Conference — October 13-14, 2021 — London, UK

Already on the 5th edition of successful series, ACI’s is pleased to announce the next edition of European Fuels Markets & Refining Strategy Conference. The event will bring together senior executives and experts from the refining industry, policy makers, consultants, technology innovators and leading market analysts to discuss the latest

December 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Gas Pumps to Get Climate, Health Warning Labels in Cambridge, MA

by Sebastian Blanco (Car and Driver) Cambridge, Massachusetts, this week became the first city in the U.S. to put health and environment warning labels on its gas pumps. – In related news, a nine-year-old girl in South London, England, became the first person whose death certificate lists her cause of

December 21, 2020 Read Full Article

British Military Looking to Move Aircraft to Sustainable Fuel Sources

by Ed Adamczyk (UPI)  A plan to use sustainable sources for up to 50 percent of military aviation fuel was announced by British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace this week.  The British Ministry of Defense on Saturday said it would look to algae, alcohol, household waste, wood and biomass as potential sources of fuel for the

December 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Lendlease Looks to Renewable Diesel and Other Alternatives to Achieve 2040 Carbon Goals

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, Lendlease announced plans to eliminate the use of diesel on its construction sites in Europe and ensure that all the electricity the company procures is from clean renewable sources. The international property and investments group has set itself challenging environmental targets, including

December 18, 2020 Read Full Article

EVs Will Leave A Hole In Taxes: 1st Gear: UK Has To Figure Out How To Tax EV Owners As Much As The Rest Of Us

by Raphael Orlove (Jalopnik’s The Morning Shift) The Treasury in the UK is worried that while it’s relatively straightforward to put taxes on gasoline and diesel, it is difficult to tax EVs. The UK tax structure is a net, and EVs are a slippery little fish finding its way through the

December 18, 2020 Read Full Article

Flying High with Aviation Biofuel – Continuous SAF Supply Arrives at SFO and LTN Airports, RSB Recognized by ICAO for CORSIA

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) … First, Signature Flight Support, Neste and NetJets celebrate the official launch of Sustainable Aviation Fuel at SFO and LTN airports which is now available for purchase. Second, RSB has officially been recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) for the certification of

December 14, 2020 Read Full Article

ABSL Secures Grant for Biohydrogen Research

(Advanced Biofuel Solutions)  Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd (ABSL), University College London (UCL) and Wood have been awarded a £250,000 grant from Innovate UK to design a production line that makes high purity biohydrogen for fuel cell electric vehicles. The ABSL plant in Swindon will convert household waste into bio-substitute natural

December 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Bentley Switches to Waste-Based Renewable Fuels to Drive Greener In-House Logistics in Crewe

(Volkswagen) Achieving carbon neutral operations a key pillar of Bentley’s recently launched Beyond100 commitment to becoming end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030; Manufacturing team developing industry-leading vision for supply chain design and sustainable manufacturing; Reduce, avoid and compensate ethos informed strategy to use ultra-low emission renewable alternative for in-house logistics vehicles;

December 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Encirc and Glass Futures Pioneer the Development of the World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Glass Bottle – UK Trial to Be World-First

(Encirc) Leading glass container manufacturer, Encirc, and industry research and technology organisation, Glass Futures, are partnering on a ground-breaking project to create what should be the world’s most sustainable glass bottle. In Quarter 1 2021, Encirc’s Derrylin plant in Northern Ireland will be pioneering the use of bio-fuel on one of

December 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Getting Carbon for Everyday Materials from Waste Emissions: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Carbon Capture and Use

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Anyone facing a carbon target or price wants to capture carbon. The advanced players are turning towards carbon capture and use — as a way to pay for carbon capture and a place to put it for the long-term. What’s working, how, where and why? Peter

December 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Foresight Group Invests £80m in CNG Fuels Refuelling Stations Network

(Bioenergy Insight)  Foresight Group has partnered with CNG Fuels to develop a network of refuelling stations in the UK, providing an initial £80 million (€89 million) in funding. The stations will enable heavy-goods vehicles (HGVs) to run on carbon-neutral fuel. CNG Fuels opened its fifth refuelling station near Birmingham last

December 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Denmark Becomes First Major Oil-Producing Nation to Set Deadline to End Extraction

by Florian Elabdi, Rick Noack and Steven Mufson (Washington Post) Denmark on Friday became the first major oil-producing nation to announce an end to state-approved exploration in the North Sea, with the aim of phasing out all extraction by 2050. The decision was applauded by some environmental activists, with Greenpeace

December 7, 2020 Read Full Article

REA Backs UK Government’s 2030 Road Transport Plan

(Biofuels International)  The Government’s decision to phase-out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030 and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles by 2035 has been welcomed by the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA). The REA represents around 550 companies, including more than 150 operating

December 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Green Biofuels Selected as Construction Fuel Partner

(Biofuels International)  HVO provider Green Biofuels has been selected as the sole provider of fuel for the construction of a new leisure development. PEAK is a phased development of an all-year leisure, education, wellness, and entertainment destination based on 300 acres of reclaimed parkland at the edge of the Peak

December 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Five Reasons Why Internal Combustion Engines Are Here to Stay

by Robert Bryce (RealClearEnergy)  Oil prices are down and bans on automobiles powered by internal combustion engines (ICE) are up – way up. But don’t be fooled; there is plenty of life left in the ICE. … The first and most important is price. EVs are still too expensive for

December 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Opinion: Reinventing Fuel-Based Power for a More Secure and Resilient Grid

by Toby Gill (Intelligent Power Generation/Green Car Congress) With battery storage able to provide a unique role in balancing a renewable electricity grid, Toby Gill, CEO of Intelligent Power Generation, asks could innovations in green hydrogen and biofuel technologies contribute to a more optimized and economical energy mix? The growth of

December 1, 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

Joint Policy Proposal to Accelerate the Deployment of Sustainable Aviation Fuels in Europe – A Clean Skies for Tomorrow Publication

(World Economic Forum)   What is the World Economic Forum doing to help aviation meet net zero goals?  Through the Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow coalition, stakeholders across the European aviation value-chain have aligned on key policy proposals to inform the EU’s RefuelEU initiative and the UK Government. Taken together, this industry-backed

November 30, 2020 Read Full Article

Research Creates Hydrogen-Producing Living Droplets, Paving Way for Alternative Future Energy Sources

(University of Bristol)  Scientists have built tiny droplet-based microbial factories that produce hydrogen, instead of oxygen, when exposed to daylight in air. The findings of the international research team based at the University of Bristol and Harbin Institute of Technology in China, are published today in Nature Communications.   Normally, algal cells

November 27, 2020 Read Full Article

The TIPping Point: Technology, Investment, Policy, and the advanced bioeconomy, Dioxide Materials, Genomatica, ADM, InnovaFeed, Aemetis, Nova Pangaea, and the UK Are Showing the Way

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s possible to summarize the advanced bioeconomy in three words, technology, investment, policy. These are the sine qua non, the foundational forces. Technology without investment and policy is a bunch of pretty things on a shelf, policy without technology or investment is bound to fail, and

November 25, 2020 Read Full Article

USGC: COVID-19 Weighed on 2019-’20 Global Ethanol Trade

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine) At the close of the most recent marketing year, U.S. ethanol exports were down 12 percent year-over-year according to data from the USDA, weighed on by COVID-19 and the global issuance of stay-at-home orders. Over the course of the marketing year (September 2019-August 2020), U.S. ethanol

November 25, 2020 Read Full Article

3-D Printed Corals, New Bioreactors to Boost Microalgae Production for Biofuels

by Fintan Burke (Horizon Magazine/Phys.Org) Using light as an energy source, photosynthetic microalgae can be used to produce products like biofuels and cosmetics. But algae grown in a reactor block out the light on which they feed. New reactor designs could solve this problem and help the industry move forward. Photosynthetic

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

UK Ban on ICE Vehicles Highlights How ‘Policymakers Need to Pay Attention to What’s Working Today’

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  … U.K.’s government announced it is going one step further by banning the sale of new spark- and compression-ignition vehicles by 2030. A two-phased approach was announced Nov. 18. Phase 1 will see the phase-out date for the sale of new petrol and diesel cars

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Humber’s Renewable Ambitions Make Grand Entrance

(Biobased Diesel Daily) The Phillips 66 Humber Refinery in the U.K. recently welcomed the latest addition to its growing renewable fuels infrastructure―a massive processing unit that will convert used cooking oil (UCO) into low-carbon fuel. “We are pleased to take delivery of our new UCO module at our Humber Refinery,” said

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Industry Asks EU to Include Biogas in New Sustainable Mobility Strategy

(NGV Journal/NGVA Europe) Gas Distributors for Sustainability (GD4S), the European Biogas Association (EBA) and NGVA Europe co-signed a joint letter to the Executive Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson, and Transport Commissioner Adina-Ioana Vălean, to call them to build the upcoming Sustainable and Smart Mobility

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

New Biofuel-Trading Venue Sees Untapped Demand in Green Revival

by Kim Chipman (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance) The U.S. market for biofuel credits has long drawn calls for reform over lack of transparency. Trading-technology expert Julian Anstes says he has the answer. Anstes and the firm he runs, London-based OTC Direct Markets Ltd., have developed an online trading platform set to go live Dec.

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Emissions Scandal Fears as Tests Suggest Plug-in Hybrids Emit ‘More Pollution than Advertised’

by Madeleine Cuff (iNews) The tests found that even when the cars had a fully charged battery and were driving in optimal conditions, emissions were still 28-89% higher  — Plug-in hybrid cars might not be as green as manufacturers let on. Tests on three of the most popular plug-in models reveal emissions are far

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

EU Aviation Sector Calls for Policy Support and Investment to Help Achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2050

(GreenAir Online) Over 20 European aviation and travel associations have called for a joint commitment between industry and policymakers to achieve net zero CO2 emissions from all flights within and departing from the EU by 2050. As signatories to  an ‘Aviation Round Table Report’, they have urged EU leaders to join

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

New Membrane Could Pave Way for Cheap, Efficiently Made Biofuels

by Sara West (Imperial College London) Scientists have developed a cost-effective method of biofuel extraction which could make them viable alternatives to fossil fuels in transport. Biofuels, which are made from renewable organic matter, hold great potential as green alternatives to fossil fuels in the aviation and transport industries. However, although

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Optimising Miscanthus for a Sustainable Bioeconomy

(Terravesta) The growing global bioeconomy has an indispensable role in tackling the climate crisis, and key to delivering a low carbon economy is securing enough supply of sustainable raw materials and linking them with a near-industrial scale of various bio-based products and end-markets. Miscanthus is a perennial energy crop with a

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Nova Pangaea Technologies Completes Successful E10 Biofuel Trial

(Nova Pangaea Technologies) Nova Pangaea Technologies, the UK based cleantech company, has successfully developed and trialled its first E10 fuel on a motorcycle at its headquarters in Redcar, UK. The trial which took place on 30th October featured Nova Pangaea’s breakthrough process, REFNOVA, which converts 2nd generation non-food feedstocks such as woody

November 20, 2020 Read Full Article

UK 10-Point Plan Addresses SAF, Move to Zero-Emissions Vehicles

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.K. government on Nov. 18 issued its 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution, which addresses sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and an accelerated phase-out of the sale of new gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles. Point six of the plan focuses specifically on “jet zero and

November 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Rolls-Royce to Test 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Next Generation Engine Demonstrator

(WebWire)  Ground tests with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to demonstrate Rolls-Royce engines can unlock SAF’s potential to reduce emissions  —  As part of its ongoing decarbonisation strategy, Rolls-Royce is to use 100% sustainable aviation fuel for the first time in engine ground tests on next-generation engine technology. The tests will

November 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Hydrogen Production to Double by 2030 as the World Advances towards a Sustainable Energy Economy

(Frost & Sullivan/PR Newswire/Investors Hub)  The shift towards hydrogen-based economy arises due to the growing concerns over increasing carbon emissions, energy security, and climate change, says Frost & Sullivan. —  Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Growth Opportunities in the Hydrogen Market for the Global Power Sector, finds that there has been a

November 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Green Fuels and Aris Bioenergy Sign MOU Committing to Refining of Biodiesel in India

(Green Fuels)  Green Fuels, the world’s leading distributed-scale biodiesel and advanced biofuels company, today signed a memorandum of understanding with Aris Bioenergy Pvt Ltd, having a large-scale network of used cooking oil aggregation, committing the two companies to a biodiesel refining joint venture in India. Under the agreement, Green Fuels and Aris have formed a company that will leverage Aris’s considerable experience in used cooking

November 6, 2020 Read Full Article

UK Food Waste Recycler Expecting to Process 10 Tonnes of Pumpkins

(Bioenergy Insight)  Food waste recycler Warrens Group says more than 10 tonnes of perfectly edible pumpkins are likely to end up at its facility in County Durham, UK. The firm will recycle the pumpkins to fuel its growing fleet of collection vehicles and heat peoples’ homes. Environmental charity Hubbub predicts

November 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Improving the Performance of AD Plants

(Bioenergy Insight)  Could biochar be the solution for AD plants with minor gas yields? 4CleanTech, a joint venture between Biogas Clapton and CleanTech Leasing, shares its findings.   After investing in an AD plant, the majority of operators are confronted with the fact that the gas yield is not nearly

November 3, 2020 Read Full Article

BP to Halt Production at Kwinana Refinery

by Amanda Doyle (The Chemical Engineer)  … BP is also exploring additional options for the site, such as a clean energy hub that could produce and store low carbon fuels. This could include sustainable aviation fuels and renewable diesel.  READ MORE HOYER PETROLOG SECURE NEW BP CONTRACT DELIVERING BIO-ETHANOL (Hoyer

November 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Disrupting, Scaling Up, Numbering Up: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) COVID-19 continues to change how we do things, and LanzaTech shared this illuminating slide guide on how it is changing road and air activity and what that means for biofuels. Disrupting how we think about carbon, alcohol-to-jet, the latest on LanzaJet, putting carbon in the circular economy,

November 2, 2020 Read Full Article

Pandemic Slashes Biofuels Usage across the Board in the UK

(Biofuels International)  Transportation biofuels’ usage in the UK fell steeply during the second half of this year mainly due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and its repercussions. The pandemic resulted in global lockdown measures, disrupted economic growth, led to serious job losses and severely cut domestic and international travel, according

October 29, 2020 Read Full Article

New Coalition Calls on Government to Act on Negative Emissions Technologies

(Biofuels International)  A letter has been sent to the Chancellor from a new coalition including the CBI, Velocys and Drax calling on the government to adopt a clear commitment to greenhouse gas removal and negative emissions technologies. The letter from the Coalition for Negative Emissions to Rishi Sunak describes how

October 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation: ‘Research Confirms UK’s Ability to Lead’

(Biofuels International)  New research by industry coalition Sustainable Aviation confirms that the UK could be home to up to 14 sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facilities in areas across the country – making it a world leader in clean aviation technology. The research by energy consultancy E4tech and commissioned by

October 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Senator Merkley, Congressman Levin Introduce Legislation to End U.S. Sale of Gasoline-Powered Vehicles by 2035

(Office of Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR))  The Zero-Emission Vehicles Act of 2020 will position U.S. to lead global auto industry —  Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Mike Levin (D-CA-49) today introduced in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act of 2020, path-breaking legislation that

October 21, 2020 Read Full Article

UK Government to Issue New Biomass Strategy in 2022

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.K. government announced on Oct. 15 that it intends to publish a new biomass strategy in 2022. The U.K. Renewable Energy Association welcomed the announcement, stressing that bioenergy is essential to the renewables revolution. The U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committed to

October 21, 2020 Read Full Article

ZeroAvia and Protium Sign Agreement to Develop Green Hydrogen Infrastructure at UK Airports

(GreenAir Online) Zero emissions flight pioneer ZeroAvia has signed a Heads of Terms collaboration with Protium to develop and expand green hydrogen infrastructure for decarbonising aviation in the UK. Project developer Protium has long-term ambitions to eventually own and operate green hydrogen infrastructure across UK airports. The UK and US based ZeroAvia recently operated a

October 20, 2020 Read Full Article

UK Dairy Cooperative Converts Cow Manure into Biogas to Fuel Milk Fleet

(Gasrec/NGV Journal) UK dairy cooperative Arla is driving its sustainability to the next level with a unique three-month trial which will transform cow manure from its farms into biomethane which can be injected into the national grid. With the help of Gasrec, this biomethane can then be drawn down and used

October 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Velocys and High Flyers Join Virtual Net Zero Festival

(Biofuels International)  Velocys appeared at the world’s first Net Zero Festival and took part in a panel discussion. The virtual discussion centred on the topic of Prepping Net Zero Flight for Take Off. Henrik Wareborn, Velocys CEO, told the virtual audience that “what we can do here and now, today, is

October 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Prince William and the Royal Foundation Launched the Earthshot Prize

(Royal Foundation) Prince William and The Royal Foundation have launched The Earthshot Prize – the most prestigious global prize for the environment in history. The Prize will incentivise change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years – a critical decade for the Earth. The launch comes after two

October 8, 2020 Read Full Article

Nuclear ‘Not an Effective Low Carbon Option’

by Mark Hutchins (PV Magazine) Researchers in the UK have analyzed 25 years of electricity-production and carbon emissions data from 123 countries. Their findings show renewables are considerably more effective than nuclear in reducing carbon emissions from energy generation and that the two technologies tend to get in each other’s way

October 8, 2020 Read Full Article

The UK and Decarbonizing Transport

by Brian Healy (Ethanol Producer Magazine/U.S. Grains Council)  Through expanded ethanol use, the U.K. has an opportunity to meet its decarbonization objectives and support the domestic facilities that have gone offline. The country should build on its established technical knowledge for E5 as it moves to E10. Consultations about decarbonizing

October 7, 2020 Read Full Article

Harnessing Plant Power for Renewable Energy

(University of Leeds)  Tapping into the myriad uses of plants and fungi could save people and the planet, says new report — University of Leeds researchers have joined forces with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to conduct research into the plants and fungi that could be used as a source of

October 7, 2020 Read Full Article

Forget Horsepower, Britain’s Farmers Are Turning to Cow Power in a Bid to Be More Sustainable

(Arla)  Arla unveils UK’s first dairy farm ‘fuel station’ as new trial transforms cow poo into power; Trial will use poo from around 500 cows to create 27,000kg of biofuel to power dairy delivery trucks; The three-month trial will reduce Arla’s carbon impact by 80 tonnes  — The UK’s leading dairy

October 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Ballard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Today’s top story is all about hydrogen and fuel cell technology, and how Ballard is working in this fast-growing market with the company’s focus on electrification of Heavy- and Medium-Duty Motive applications. Tony Guglielmin, Vice President and CFO of Ballard shared a 184 page slide guide

October 5, 2020 Read Full Article

Heathrow CEO: Aviation Should Have Priority Access to Sustainable Biofuels

by Cecilia Keating (Business Green) Aviation sector will not be able to reach net zero if worldwide capacity of sustainable fuels is split between different transport sectors, John Holland Kaye warned at BusinessGreen’s Net Zero Festival Heathrow Airport CEO John Holland-Kaye has urged policymakers to give the aviation sector priority access

October 2, 2020 Read Full Article

Green Fuels to Receive €86,000 Grant in Support of COVID-19-Related Work

(Biofuels International)  … Green Fuels was chosen … for the meaningful work. .. with the waste management sector in Mumbai, India, to develop safe, reliable collection systems for food waste, suitable for use in developing countries COVID-19 lockdown. Green Fuels CEO James Hygate said: “This project is important because existing

October 1, 2020 Read Full Article

Prepare for Lift-Off: Jet Zero Council to Deliver Carbon-Free Flight

(U.K. Department for Transport, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, and Robert Courts MP) Jet Zero Council sets out ambitions on sustainable aviation fuel, zero-emission aviation and aerospace technologies; partnership between government and industry to drive forward the government’s net zero-emission ambitions for the aviation and aerospace sector; group brings together representatives

September 30, 2020 Read Full Article

Signature Flight Support, Neste, and NetJets Establish Strategic Partnership to Accelerate the adoption of Sustainable Aviation Fuel within Business Aviation

(Signature Flight Support)  This pioneering collaboration combines Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production and distribution, establishing a permanent supply for private aviation operators at San Francisco and London-Luton. Cognizant of the important and active role that private aviation plays in environmental responsibility, Signature Flight Support announces the introduction of Signature Renew, a

September 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Scotland’s Opportunity to Grow a New Clean, Sustainable Economy

by Mark Bustard (Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC)/Biofuels Digest) The idea of a net zero carbon emissions and zero waste economy isn’t as far-fetched as some may think. The key promise of a bio-based economy is that we can grow the sources of raw materials for every day products. Industrial Biotechnology

September 29, 2020 Read Full Article

New Tech Converts Natural Gas to Hydrogen at Scale Anywhere and Plastic-Eating Enzyme ‘Cocktail’ Heralds Hope for Plastic Waste

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In today’s Digest, how Florida-based Transform Materials is literally transforming the petrochemical industry’s ability to convert flared natural gas often emitted at hydraulic fracking wellheads into hydrogen and acetylene using microwave plasma technology, and how scientists who re-engineered the plastic-eating enzyme PETase have now

September 29, 2020 Read Full Article

BP Helps Establish Coalition to Support Transportation Carbon Pricing Program

(BP) bp and five additional businesses from a range of industries announced they are launching an integrated advocacy campaign to encourage a group of East Coast states to enact the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), a regional carbon pricing policy designed to reduce emissions from the transportation sector. The Coalition for a

September 25, 2020 Read Full Article

Heating Oil Industry Launches Plan to Shift to 100% Renewable Fuels by 2050

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “Biofuels proven as most affordable, immediate path to net-zero carbon,” says NEFI.  —  In Washington, representatives from the National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) and global management consulting firm Kearney announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050. This will

September 25, 2020 Read Full Article

Intensive Monoculture Is Putting Water Systems in Peril

(University of Birmingham)  The global spread of vast forest plantations and agricultural monocultures are turning once diverse landscapes into areas of land supporting single plant species, with profound implications for our terrestrial water cycle, according to new research. A new paper published in Nature Geoscience, and written by a global collaboration of

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Hopper Dredger First to Sail 2,000 Hours on 100% Sustainable Marine Biofuel

(MAN Energy Solutions/PortNews)  Jan De Nul Group recently announced that its trailing suction hopper dredger, ‘Alexander von Humboldt’, had completed 2,000 hours operation on 100% renewable, second-generation Biofuel Oil (BFO). The vessel is powered by 2 × MAN 12V32/40 and 1 × MAN 7L32/40 main engines. Jan De Nul Group reports that this major

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Air bp Delivers 210 Tonnes of Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Stockholm Arlanda Airport

(Air bp) 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel has been purchased by Swedavia and its partners – SOS Alarm, Systembolaget and the 2030 Secretariat.  Purchase is part of an initiative to reduce the carbon emissions impact of their business travel  —  Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services

September 24, 2020 Read Full Article

AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2020 Shortlist Revealed

(Bioenergy Insight) … The awards, run by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), recognise achievements in biogas innovation, clever use of outputs, international knowledge exchange and collaboration, financing and more. Originally launched by ADBA in 2010 for the UK market, the awards became

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Powerzeek Adds Liquefied Biogas to Marine Fuel Platform

(Bioenergy Insight)  Powerzeek, a platform company offering an online market place for cleaner energy, has added liquefied biogas (LBG) to its marine fuel platform. The addition follows requests from the shipping market, as well as Powerzeek’s mission to make it easier to source cleaner fuels. Powerzeek launched its digital marine

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

‘Pioneering’ Biomethane Project Progresses in Cornwall, UK

(Bioenergy Insight)  Green fuel generated from agricultural waste in Cornwall, UK, will be used to power the region’s road maintenance vehicle fleet.  Working with Cormac, which looks after the fleet, Cornwall Council has joined forces with six of its Cornwall Council Farms estate-owned dairy farms and a Cornish technology company

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Exclusive: Shell Launches Major Cost-Cutting Drive to Prepare for Energy Transition

by Ron Bousso  (Reuters)  Royal Dutch Shell is looking to slash up to 40% off the cost of producing oil and gas in a major drive to save cash so it can overhaul its business and focus more on renewable energy and power markets, sources told Reuters. … Shell’s new cost-cutting

September 22, 2020 Read Full Article

Plug-in Hybrids Called a ‘Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’ as Study Claims Emissions Are Higher than Thought

by Anmar Frangoul (CNBC) Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles have an internal combustion engine as well as a battery-powered electric motor. Some view them as an important tool in the transition toward low- and zero-emission forms of transport. — Carbon dioxide emissions from plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are more than two-and-a-half-times

September 21, 2020 Read Full Article

Big Oil’s Green Makeover: Can BP Master New Disruptive Technologies or Will It Go the Way of Typewriter Makers?

by Steven Mufson (Washington Post)  … BP, one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, is aiming to ride the waves of disruption instead of being crushed under them. Led by a new chief executive, BP is trying to reinvent itself as an energy company in the age of

September 17, 2020 Read Full Article

New Green Fuel Product for Off-Road Market in the UK

(Renewable Energy Magazine)  FuelBox and Green Biofuels have launched a new renewable, fossil-free, low emission fuel product for off-road vehicles which has already been taken up by Speedy Hire, the UK’s leading tools and equipment leasing company. Speedy has chosen the FuelBox Green D+ HVO as its preferred low-emission fuel

September 15, 2020 Read Full Article

2019 May Have Been Peak Year for Oil Demand, BP Trying to Pivot

(Our Daily Planet) Yesterday, the world’s leading oil producers, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), projected a larger decrease in oil demand than was predicted earlier in the pandemic, The Hill reported. OPEC also predicts an increase in demand next year, but that increase will not be as large as this year’s drop.

September 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Renovare Fuels’ Chairman Explores How Aviation Can Go Green

(Biofuels International)  The aviation industry is synonymous with producing high volumes of carbon emissions. In 2019, flights produced 915 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) according to the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG). As such, making air transport ‘green’ has become a top political priority, with the UK Government recently

September 10, 2020 Read Full Article

How Has Covid-19 Impacted the Future of Fuel?

(Business Airport International)  The impact of Covid-19 on the fuel market has been pronounced, but the virus could also spur a move to more sustainable sources of fuel. … Avfuel has experienced interest in the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from business aviation operators, airports and maintenance stakeholders during the

September 8, 2020 Read Full Article

United Kingdom: New Pilot Supports Biogas as Vehicle Fuel in Cornwall

(Cornwall Council/NGV Journal) Cornwall Council is combining ambitious plans to introduce renewable fuel sources for its vehicle fleet with a ground-breaking scheme to boost the future of farming and create more green jobs for residents. Together with Cormac, which looks after its fleet, the authority has joined forces with six of its Cornwall Council Farms estate-owned dairy farms and a Cornish technology company to trial the

September 7, 2020 Read Full Article

From Americas to EU, Asia, Africa, Who’s Got What?: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuel Mandates Around the World 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today, biobased mandates around the world. Where are the markets you can count on, how much can you count on? 65 countries in all, We’ll be focusing especially on new information out of Argentina, Brazil, Britain after Brexit, Canada, the European Union, China, India, Indonesia,

September 7, 2020 Read Full Article

Competitive Edge: Velocys

by Helena Tavares Kennedy  (Biofuels Digest)  … Velocys is delivering the next generation of sustainable fuels to decarbonize aviation. We were founded from spinouts of Oxford University in the UK and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the USA, developing a proprietary technology which enables the production of sustainable transport fuels

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Aviation Is Responsible for 3.5 Percent of Climate Change, Study Finds

(National Oceanic and Atomospheric Administration (NOAA)) New research that provides the most comprehensive calculations of aviation’s impact on the climate finds that global air travel and transport is responsible for 3.5 percent of all drivers of climate change from human activities. The study, published in the journal Atmospheric Environment, evaluated all of

September 4, 2020 Read Full Article

World-Leading New Law to Protect Rainforests and Clean up Supply Chains DEADLINE October 5, 2020

(U.K. Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)  Legislation would make it illegal for larger businesses to use products unless they comply with local laws to protect natural areas.  —  Plans to clamp down on illegal deforestation and protect rainforests have been published by the government today (25 August) as it

August 31, 2020 Read Full Article

British Trader Czarnikow Enters Brazil’s Ethanol, Power Markets

by Marcelo Teixeira  (Reuters) British food trader and supply chain services provider Czanikow Group Ltd said on Thursday it will start operations in the Brazilian ethanol and power markets, as it expands its business with local sugar mills that also produce fuel and electricity. Czarnikow has been granted the green light

August 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Renewable Transport Fuel Association: Green Fuel Firms Launch New Trade Body

(Business Green) RTFA aims to drive uptake of low-carbon fuels such as bioethanol, biomethane, biodiesel and biopropene  —  Twelve companies have joined together to form the Renewable Transport Fuel Association (RTFA), a new trade body launched this week for producers and suppliers of greener transport fuels. The founders include all the UK’s

August 27, 2020 Read Full Article

Follow the Money: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Industrial Bioeconomy Revolution

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Will Canada transform? Or stand on the sidelines?That’s the question asked by Jeff Passmore, CEO of Passmore Group who shared this illuminating “Follow the Money” slide guide that asks how tenable is fossil fuel’s future? Where could some of this repositioned investment capital go? What’s

August 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Lowering Carbon Emissions Using Sustainable Diesel Alternative

(Farmers Guide/Farm Ads) Fuel & Lubricant distributor, New Era Fuels Ltd., has teamed up with Green Biofuels to provide Green D+ (an enhanced form of HVO – hydrotreated vegetable oil), a low emission fossil-free diesel alternative, so that New Era’s infrastructure and construction customers can significantly and instantly lower their

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Neste and Air bp to Offer Increased Volume of Sustainable Aviation Fuel in Europe

(Neste) Air bp and Neste agree to offer a five-fold increase in volume of sustainable aviation fuel.  Deliveries due to start in the coming weeks.  —  Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from waste and residue raw materials and Air bp, the international

August 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Nova Pangaea Set for Expansion Following Latest Funding Round

(Nova Pangaea) Nova Pangaea Technologies, the UK company which sustainably converts biomass into valuable feedstocks for biofuels, biochemicals and biopolymers, has raised a further £900,000 from investors following successful trials of its technology. The latest funding has come from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Mercia and part

August 19, 2020 Read Full Article

Terravesta Launches New Video Touting Miscanthus as Biofuel Feedstock

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In the United Kingdom, Terravesta launched a new animation video to spread the word about building a bio-based future with Terravesta Performance Hybrids, and miscanthus grown from seed rather than the usual rhizomes, allowing it to be upscaled 200 times faster. Terravesta is reducing the world’s

August 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Can We Get to Space without Damaging the Earth through Huge Carbon Emissions?

by David Verbeek and Helene Fouquet (Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times)  When a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket blasts off on a plume of white smoke, hot gases shoot out of its 27 engines, creating a thrust equal to 18 Boeing 747 aircraft. Upon reaching orbit, the world’s heaviest operational rocket will have burned

August 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Offtake Agreements & Government, Airline Commitments: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to CAAFI & SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  At ABLC Digital in July, Chris Tindal,Assistant Director of Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI), shared this illuminating slide guide focusing on the market opportunities for sustainable aviation fuels, the latest SAF offtake agreements like World Energy, Paramount, United Airlines, Finnair, SkyNRG, KLM, Fulcrum Bioenergy,

August 13, 2020 Read Full Article

Green Fuels and INOCASs Team on Macaúba Project in Minas Gerais

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Brazil, Green Fuels and INOCAS announced an agreement to engage in the development of a sustainable fuels value chain in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Using macaúba in novel intercropping and agrosilvopastoral techniques, the partners intend to ensure future sustainable fuel production for distributed energy and land, marine and air transport sectors, as signatories of the Zona da Mata Biokerosene and Renewables Platform (an integrated

August 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Hydrogen and Biomethane-Ready Plastic Pipelines Could Drastically Cut UK Emissions

(Bioenergy Insight) Replacing old iron gas pipes with hydrogen and biomethane-ready plastic pipes will cut carbon emissions and deliver the world’s first zero-carbon gas grid, according to the Energy Networks Association (ENA). The UK’s homes and businesses will benefit from an emissions reduction ‘bonanza’ over the next 12 years as

August 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Notice of Determination 2020/005: Anti-subsidy Amounts on Biodiesel Originating in the USA and Consigned from Canada

(UK Department for International Trade) Determination to transition trade remedies measure  —  This notice is published under regulation 96(1) of the Trade Remedies (Dumping and Subsidisation) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. The Secretary of State for International Trade has determined the countervailing duties on biodiesel originating in the USA (including biodiesel consigned from Canada)

August 11, 2020 Read Full Article

Can Airplanes Go Green? Val Miftakhov Flew Europe’s Largest Commercial-Grade All-Electric Passenger Plane Last Month

by Ilana Marcus (Washington Post)  … Silicon Valley start-up called ZeroAvia, envisions a future of passenger planes that fly on hydrogen-powered electricity, not jet fuel. … Miftakhov’s Piper was powered by batteries, but his company is working on integrating a hydrogen fuel cell for aviation. … Think about the hydrogen

August 7, 2020 Read Full Article

New Northumberland Plant Turning Farming Waste into Energy Approved

by Ben O’Connell (Northumberland Gazette)  The proposal for the energy-producing anaerobic digester at North East Grains, to the south-east of Longhirst and north-east of Pegswood, had been recommended for approval at the Tuesday, August 4, meeting of Northumberland County Council’s strategic planning committee. And while there were some mixed views

August 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Green Biofuels and New Era Fuels to Lower Infrastructure Industry’s Carbon Emissions Using Sustainable Diesel Alternative

(AZO Cleantech) Fuel & Lubricant distributor, New Era Fuels Ltd., has teamed up with Green Biofuels to provide Green D+ (an Enhanced form of HVO – Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) a low emission fossil-free diesel alternative, so that New Era’s infrastructure and construction customers can significantly and instantly lower their carbon emissions

August 5, 2020 Read Full Article

BP Commits To Slashing Its Oil and Gas Operations, A Necessary Step for Climate Action

(Our Daily Planet) As Greentech Media reported, oil and gas giant BP announced yesterday that it will cut its oil and gas output by 40% by 2030 and increase its low-carbon investment tenfold by then as it begins to detail its 2050 net-zero strategy. This announcement comes after BP head of strategy Giulia Chierchia

August 5, 2020 Read Full Article

Increasing the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation Buy-out Price to Ensure Continued Greenhouse Gas Savings DEADLINE August 11, 2020

(UK Department of Transport)Consultation proposals  Summary  —  This consultation seeks to ensure the continued decarbonisation of road transport fuels through the supply of renewable fuels under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). Biofuels supported under the RTFO have successfully reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport over the last 12

August 4, 2020 Read Full Article

Government Relying on Limited Data to Create Rural Heat Decarbonisation Policy

(PoliticsHome)  Government’s current reluctance to support renewable liquid fuels as part of the UK’s green heat agenda is based on flawed evidence, says OFTEC following the initial outcomes of widespread field trials. Data from an ongoing European project¹ testing various renewable liquid fuel options across 100 sites, shows that Hydrotreated

July 29, 2020 Read Full Article

UK’s Jet Zero Council Gets Underway to Bring Aviation Emissions in Line with 2050 Net-Zero Target

(GreenAir Online) The first meeting of the UK’s Jet Zero Council was launched yesterday (July 22, 2020) by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and brought together aviation and aerospace leaders, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) companies, investors, academics and representatives from the environmental sector. The aim of the Council is to

July 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Top Renewable Diesel Projects and Pathways: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Diesel Now

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) If you missed last week’s DigestConnect webinar, have no fear, the full deck is here! From 11 pathways on who’s doing what, how and with what, 21 projects and who’s running them and where, 13 fast emerging projects and who’s converting, constructing, planning and where,

July 27, 2020 Read Full Article

5 Big Scale-up Projects – From Beginning to End of Supply Chain, These Projects Show How Scale-up Happens

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … In today’s Digest, rev up the engines for these 5 projects – feedstock supply for renewable fuels and high protein feed; fats, oils, and grease separation technology; waste-to-energy facility that just entered full commercial operation; tech deployment for ethanol plant efficiency; and a

July 27, 2020 Read Full Article

IBioIC Launches Bid to Increase Industrial Biotech Businesses by 100 in Three Years

(Insider.co.uk)  Innovation body’s Bioeconomy Cluster Builder aims to help firms unlock £8 million funding — … “We want to encourage companies, start-ups and spin-outs to look at value chains and other opportunities for the production of renewable biological resources, and their conversion into everyday products, that will help to contribute to

July 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Factbox: How ‘Green’ Is the EU’s Recovery Deal?

by Kate Abnett  (Reuters/New York Times) European Union leaders clinched a deal on Tuesday for a huge stimulus package which the European Commission has said will make fighting climate change central to Europe’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Climate advocates said the final deal – a 1.074 trillion euro EU budget

July 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Classic Cars May ‘Run Better’ and Suffer Less Damage with New E10 Fuel

by Luke Chillingsworth (Express)  Classic car owners may find that new E10 fuel changes set to be introduced next year actually helps cars to ‘run better’ instead of doing damage.  —  Classic car owners may find the new petrol makes cars “less likely” to do themselves less damage than current

July 23, 2020 Read Full Article

PA Consulting Reveals How the UK Can Become World Leaders in Sustainable Aviation

(PA Consulting) PA Consulting announces key findings from sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) executive summary report at Farnborough International Airshow Connect (FIA Connect); Report finds that now is the time for SAF to be brought to market in the UK as part of the wider plan to reduce aviation industry’s carbon

July 23, 2020 Read Full Article
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