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Biogas Wipptal Is Iveco Ambassador for Its Bet on Bio-LNG Mobility

(IVECO/NGV Journal)  IVECO has named Biogas Wipptal as IVECO Ambassador for its commitment to NGV mobility through the production of bio-LNG. This is the fourth appointment in the brand’s international IVECO Ambassador program launched last year to give a voice to customers and partners who share the same vision, with sustainability

May 17, 2022 Read Full Article

Raízen Raising the Roof on 2 New Cellulosic Ethanol Plants with $395M Investment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Almost a year ago, The Digest reported that Raízen was rising with about $1.15 billion raised in the biggest Brazil IPO of the year. And this year is no exception to the continued Rising of Raízen with the just announced BRL$2 billion (about USD$395 million) investment

May 16, 2022 Read Full Article

Partners to Work on Biomethane and CO2 Liquefaction Projects

(Riviera News) Italian firm Ecospray and German green energy firm Ruhe Agrar signed agreements to supply two biomethane plants and three CO2 liquefaction plants for customers of Green Line Liquid Anlagenbau, an affiliated company of Ruhe company group — Each project involves the construction of a complete system for pretreatment,

May 13, 2022 Read Full Article

‘This Really Is the Future’: HGV Manufacturers Race to Decarbonise Trucks

(The Guardian)  …  A cleaner alternative is methane produced by anaerobic digestion of food waste, known as biogas or bio-LNG (liquefied natural gas). Gasrec, a company working on gas refuelling stations for the likes of Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda, estimates that a truck running on bio-LNG reduces carbon dioxide emissions by

May 13, 2022 Read Full Article

Scania Meets Growing Biomethane Truck Interest with Expanded Offer

(Scania/NGV Journal) Scania is a major player in heavy trucks with natural gas engines. The current backdrop of expanding infrastructure and growing supplies of biomethane has generated higher demand, especially for long-haul tractors with the kind of range figures you normally only expect from diesel trucks. Scania is now adding several

May 13, 2022 Read Full Article

Italy: Veneto Transit Operator Adds New IVECO Buses Fueled by BioCNG

(Arriva Italia/NGV Journal) On 27 April, Arriva Veneto presented seven new biomethane-powered buses at Campo Cannoni in Sottomarina. The zero-impact vehicles will soon enter service in the suburban fleet and will connect Chioggia with Venice, Mestre and the Marco Polo airport. The new IVECO Crossway Line 12-meter buses were financed at

May 12, 2022 Read Full Article

India, Italy Agree to Cooperate in Areas of Green Hydrogen, Biofuels, Energy Storage

(Deccan Herald/PTI)  … The Ukraine crisis, along with the situation in Afghanistan, developments in the Indo-Pacific and pressing global challenges, figured prominently in the talks between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his visiting Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio on Friday. In the discussions, the two foreign ministers agreed to

May 6, 2022 Read Full Article

Carbon Emissions from Transport: It’s Not Only about Technology

by Philippe Marchand (European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP)/Transport Energy Strategies)  … Is the recent about turn in Germany regarding the sunset date for sales of the internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEV), proposed by the European Commission for 2035, a sure sign of this political standpoint regarding a legacy industry, emblematic

May 3, 2022 Read Full Article

Rwanda Signs Agreement with Eni to Evaluate UCO Collection, Biobased Diesel Feedstock Production

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Italian multinational oil and gas company Eni S.p.A. and the government of Rwanda signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this month to evaluate the feasibility of circular-economy projects focused on collecting used cooking oil and waste oils, waste-management valorization and recycling. The fields of interest

May 3, 2022 Read Full Article

PBF Energy Expects Chalmette Renewable Diesel Production, Pretreatment Unit to Be Online Mid-2023

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) PBF Energy continues to advance its $600 million renewable diesel project at the Chalmette refinery in Louisiana, the company stated in its first-quarter earnings report. The project, located outside New Orleans, involves constructing a new feedstock-pretreatment unit and converting an idled hydrocracker to process up

May 3, 2022 Read Full Article

IVECO Together with Eni for the Sustainable Mobility of Commercial Vehicles

(Iveco Group/Globe Newswire) IVECO, a brand of Iveco Group N.V. (MI: IVG) and a pioneer in commercial vehicles with alternative propulsion, and Eni announced today that they have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI). The two companies will bring together their competencies to explore potential cooperation on sustainable mobility initiatives in

April 29, 2022 Read Full Article

Decarbonization Specialist Helps Spearhead Green Transition for Denmark-Based Shipping Firm

(Norden/Biobased Diesel Daily) “The exciting thing about advanced biofuel is that it’s turning waste product into energy,” said Federica Conti, a decarbonization specialist helping to spearhead a green transition for Denmark-based shipping company Norden through her research and development of advanced biofuels. “In the future, we will see more ships powered

April 26, 2022 Read Full Article

Oil Majors Look to Co-processing as a Rapid Route to Producing Sustainable Aviation Fuels at Scale

by Susan van Dyk (GreenAir Online)  The demand for SAF is high but supply remains limited as facilities are still under construction, and production in many cases is years away. But since last year, several oil companies have started producing SAF through co-processing, which is giving SAF supply a boost.

March 30, 2022 Read Full Article

Two ITA Airways Routes to Be Powered by SAF at Rome Fiumicino Airport

(Eni)  Rome Fiumicino Airport is increasing the availability of SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel), an aviation biofuel made from renewable raw materials capable of supporting the reduction of CO2 emissions in the aviation sector. The Leonardo da Vinci airport has become the first Italian airport to employ SAF, allowing ITA Airways to use

March 25, 2022 Read Full Article

50 Hottest Projects in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2022

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) On Day 2 of ABLC in Washington, DC, The Digest announced the 50 Hottest Projects in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2022. This year, the focus was on advanced bioeconomy manufacturing sites, completed or in development, at pilot, demonstration or commercial scale for intermediates or finished products, rather

March 18, 2022 Read Full Article

Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Renewable Diesel: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to NextChem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  NextChem and Saola Energy have partnered to provide renewable diesel sized to your feedstock supply. Find out how as well as how their tech obtains high yields in SAF production, how hydrogen solutions can further abate the already high GHG emission reduction compared to fossil

March 12, 2022 Read Full Article

Eni, Mozambique Government Partner on Biofuel Feedstocks

(Eni/Biomass Magazine) Eni and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Republic of Mozambique (MADER) on Feb. 28 signed an agreement for the cooperation and development of agricultural projects in Mozambique, aimed at producing oil seeds and vegetable oils to be used as agro-feedstock for the production of biofuels.

March 3, 2022 Read Full Article

Versalis Begins Advanced Bioethanol Production in Italy

(Process Worldwide)  Versalis has begun the production of bioethanol at its Crescentino plant in Italy. The facility complies with the European legislation for the development of renewable energy RED II and makes use of the Proesa technology to produce sustainable bioethanol. San Donato Milanese/Italy – Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, has begun the production

February 23, 2022 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels 2030, Vol 2

by Will Thurmond (Emerging Markets) Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels 2030, Vol 2. (249 pages, September 2021) provides a detailed analysis and outlook for low-carbon feedstock availability, and a feasibility assessment for technology commercialization pathways in sustainable aviation fuels and low-carbon renewable diesel production. INTRODUCTION AND TABLE OF CONTENTS

February 10, 2022 Read Full Article

Eni-SEA Agreement on Biofuel for Commercial Flights

(Eni) Eni and SEA, the Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate airports operator, have signed an agreement to promote decarbonization initiatives in the aviation sector and accelerate the ecological transition of the two airports. The agreement stems from a collaboration that first began in December 2021 with the supply of biofuels (SAFs)

February 9, 2022 Read Full Article

NGVAEurope: +25% of Gas Used in Road Transport Was Renewable in 2020

(NGVAEurope/NGV Journal) The Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) has released new data, proving rapid growth of biomethane as transport fuel in Europe. With more than a quarter of the gas used in road transport being renewable, an overwhelming amount of Europe’s 3,810 CNG stations already successfully delivered biomethane

February 7, 2022 Read Full Article

d’Amico Group-Led Decarbonization Trial Confirms Positive Reduction in Carbon Emissions and Carbon Intensity of Biofuel Blend Derived from Renewable Feedstock

(d’Amico Group) d’Amico Group, ABS, LR FOBAS, MAN Energy Solutions, RINA, the Liberian Registry and Trafigura announce positive results in this lifecycle strategy decarbonization project — The joint industry project launched in June 2021 to test biofuel blend (B30) derived from renewable feedstock to power a d’Amico Group LR1 product

February 2, 2022 Read Full Article

Eni Biofuel to Power Aeroporti di Roma Vehicles

(Eni) A new milestone has been reached in the partnership between Eni and Aeroporti di Roma, as part of their strategic agreement aimed at promoting decarbonization initiatives in the aviation sector and accelerating the green transition of airports. A shipment of 5,000 litres of pure HVO hydrogenated biofuel arrived at Fiumicino

January 26, 2022 Read Full Article
    International Conference on Bioenergy, Biofuels and Biorefineries   —   May 05-06, 2022   —   Rome, Italy  ONLINE

International Conference on Bioenergy, Biofuels and Biorefineries — May 05-06, 2022 — Rome, Italy ONLINE

The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations. With its high quality, it

January 18, 2022 Read Full Article
    International Conference on Biofuels and Biorefining Systems   —   April 07-08, 2022   —   Rome, Italy  ONLINE

International Conference on Biofuels and Biorefining Systems — April 07-08, 2022 — Rome, Italy ONLINE

The International Research Conference is a federated organization dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly events for presentation within the conference program. Events will run over a span of time during the conference depending on the number and length of the presentations. With its high quality, it

January 18, 2022 Read Full Article

Plug Power and Lhyfe Announce Commercial Arrangement to Develop Green Hydrogen Plants throughout Europe

(Lhyfe) Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ : PLUG), a leading provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, and Lhyfe, a pioneer producer and supplier of renewable and ecological hydrogen, today announced an partnership to jointly pursue and develop green hydrogen generation plants throughout Europe. The initiative seeks

January 14, 2022 Read Full Article
    CALL FOR SPEAKERS   6th Symposium on Circular Economy and Urban Mining   —   May 18-20, 2022   —   Capri, Italy     DEADLINE  February 15, 2022

CALL FOR SPEAKERS 6th Symposium on Circular Economy and Urban Mining — May 18-20, 2022 — Capri, Italy DEADLINE February 15, 2022

Saving and recovery of resources and increasing need of environmental sustainability have been the driving forces for the development of Circular Economy and Urban Mining strategies. These represent a real revolution in waste management as well in several other fields. In order to optimise them a scientific approach is necessary,

January 11, 2022 Read Full Article
    6th Symposium on Circular Economy and Urban Mining   —   May 18-20, 2022   —   Capri, Italy

6th Symposium on Circular Economy and Urban Mining — May 18-20, 2022 — Capri, Italy

Saving and recovery of resources and increasing need of environmental sustainability have been the driving forces for the development of Circular Economy and Urban Mining strategies. These represent a real revolution in waste management as well in several other fields. In order to optimise them a scientific approach is necessary,

January 11, 2022 Read Full Article

Blending of Hydrothermal Liquefaction Biocrude with Residual Marine Fuel: An Experimental Assessment

by Andrea Maria Rizzo and David Chiaramonti (Energies Special Issue Hydrothermal Liquefaction for Aviation and Maritime Sustainable Fuels) … As sustainable biofuels will be used as blend components in the case of large-scale deployment, it is necessary to investigate the behavior of bio- and fossil-based fuels when mixed in various

January 11, 2022 Read Full Article

Megatrends in Sustainability Under the Microscope: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to Nexant

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Find out what Steven Slome from Nexant thinks is hot in biofuels, biochemicals and sustainability in this illuminating slide guide from ABLC 2021. From a shift in green priorities, to areas of key growth in biofuels and biochemicals, this is one you won’t want to

January 6, 2022 Read Full Article

Versalis, BTS Biogas Join Forces to Develop New Technology

(Bioenergy Insight) Versalis and BTS Biogas will develop and market an innovative technology for the production of biogas and biomethane from residual lignocellulosic biomass. BTS Biogas has over 25 years of experience in anaerobic digestion and is involved in the development, engineering, construction, and maintenance of more than 250 facilities

January 6, 2022 Read Full Article

Complete Global Guide: The Digest’s Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2022

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  65 countries have targets or mandates–how much, where, when and what?  READ MORE Commodities 2022: European biofuel mandates to structurally shift ethanol demand higher in the year (S&P Global Platts) European Biofuel Mandates to Structurally Shift Ethanol Demand Higher in The Year (Biofuels Central) Malaysia

January 4, 2022 Read Full Article

SNAM and Sagat Team up for the First Hydrogen-Ready Fuel Cell in Italy in Torino Airport

(Snam) SAGAT SpA, the Torino Airport Management Company, and the Snam Group, through its subsidiary Renovit, which specialises in energy efficiency solutions, have signed a term sheet for the construction of a “hydrogen-ready” fuel cell system in cogeneration mode with a capacity of 1.2 MW at Torino Airport. The fuel cell,

December 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Firsts for Biomethane – 1st of Its Kind Network for Biomethane Industry, Scotland’s 1st Biomethane Refuelling Station Opens

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) … First, the biomethane industry sets a 1st of its kind European Network to facilitate the tracking and exchange of renewable gas certificates and boost biomethane trading across Europe. … In today’s Digest, what the REGATRACE EU project is, why and how they launched this

December 27, 2021 Read Full Article

Meeting SAF Demand with Commercial Tech: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Honeywell UOP

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) How can we meet sustainable aviation fuel demand? Check out this ABLC 2021 slide guide from Syed Ali from UOP Renewable Fuels on all their available drop-in renewable fuels, current plants operating using their tech for renewable diesel and jet fuel, their first commercial SAF

December 22, 2021 Read Full Article

Più-Biogas App Project Could Help Increase Biogas Yields

(Bioenergy Insight)  BTS Biogas has partnered with the University of Padua in Italy to develop a research project which aims to increase biogas yield by at least 10%. … In the current production process, there are no efficient methods for the real-time monitoring of the microbial component, which is the

December 14, 2021 Read Full Article

Più-Biogas App Project Could Help Increase Biogas Yields

(Bioenergy Insight)  BTS Biogas has partnered with the University of Padua in Italy to develop a research project which aims to increase biogas yield by at least 10%. Achieving the sustainable disposal and valorisation of organic waste are two of the biggest challenges facing the world. Biogas reconciles these two

December 8, 2021 Read Full Article

A Scalable and Sustainable Proposal with Hydrogen as Fuel to Meet IMO2050 Targets

(RINA) By producing hydrogen on board and using LNG, the solution is applicable to existing ships  — Class society RINA, together with technology providers ABB, Helbio (subsidiary of Metacon AB), the Liberian Registry, Wärtsilä and an Energy Major have entered in a common effort to deliver a solution with hydrogen as fuel that would exceed IMO 2050 targets for 70% reduction of

November 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Eni and BF: Partnership for the Development of Research Projects and Agricultural Production for Bio-Refining

(Eni)  Eni and the BF Group partner to develop sustainable agricultural products for biofuel production. — Through an equal joint venture (50% Eni, 50% BF), projects will be developed to research and experiment with agricultural seeds from oil plants to be used as feedstock at Eni’s bio-refineries. Furthermore, the agreement between the

November 26, 2021 Read Full Article

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, total fuel/heat consumption, and in transport energy consumption. The individual

November 23, 2021 Read Full Article

International Aviation Climate Ambition Coalition COP26 Declaration

(UN Climate Change Conference 2021 UK) We, the ministers and representatives of states, participating in the inaugural meeting of the International Aviation Climate Ambition Coalition at the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in Glasgow this 10 November 2021. Being both parties

November 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi Meets the President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi

(Eni)  The CEO of Eni, Claudio Descalzi, has met with the President of the Republic of Mozambique, Filipe Nyusi today. The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Max Tonela also took part in the meeting. … Mr Descalzi and President Nyusi also discussed opportunities in the agro-industrial chain, focused on

November 9, 2021 Read Full Article

G-20 Fossil-Fuel Support Hits Nearly $600 Billion in 2020

by Victoria Cuming and Maia Godemer (BloombergNEF) The Group-of-20 countries have made headlines in recent months with some new pledges to achieve “net-zero” CO2 emissions by 2050 or, in China’s case, by 2060. But back in the here-and-now many of these nations continue to provide major funding for the production and

November 4, 2021 Read Full Article

U.S. Agrees to End Fossil Fuel Financing Abroad

by Sara Schonhardt (E&E News) The United States committed today with other countries to stop financing fossil fuel projects abroad by the end of next year, in a seismic shift that could stem the construction of natural gas and oil facilities in lower-income nations. The pledge, announced at the global climate

November 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Eni Begins SAF Production at Taranto Site

(Biofuels International)  Eni has launched the production of alternative sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that will significantly contribute to the decarbonisation of aviation in the short to medium term. Eni SAF is produced exclusively from waste and residues, in line with the company’s strategic decision not to use palm oil from

October 30, 2021 Read Full Article

BioSFerA Project Presented at ECOS 2021 Conference

(BioSFerA) CERTH team has successfully participated to the ECOS 2021 Conference presenting the paper ‘Aviation & maritime biofuels production via a combined thermochemical/biochemical pathway: A conceptual design and process simulation study’.  The presented paper contained a first orientation of the suggested concept from start-to-end, as developed within the first year of the

October 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Italy’s Eni Works Sub-Saharan African Countries into Renewable Diesel Feedstock Supply Chain

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) The CEO of Italian energy and renewable diesel company Eni S.p.A., Claudio Descalzi, has signed two memorandums of understanding (MOU) in recent days with two Sub-Saharan African nations, the Congo and Angola, on joint development of the agro-biofuel sector in both countries. The MOU with

October 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Eni Supports Energy Transition and Decarbonization in the Republic of Congo

(Eni)  Eni, Republic of Congo sign MoU on joint development of bio-refining agro-feedstock sector; Eni delegation led by CEO Descalzi met President Sassou Nguesso to discuss agricultural programs and gas valorization also with reference to access to energy for domestic market At the presence of the Prime Minister of the

October 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Snam and Eni Open New Biomethane Station in Southern Italy

(Snam/NGV Journal) Snam4Mobility, the Snam company active in sustainable mobility, and Eni have opened a new biomethane filling station in Aversa, Caserta. The facility, located in Via Vito di Jasi, corner of Viale Kennedy, strengthens the offer of CNG as an alternative fuel in Campania and will also supply biomethane produced

October 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Eni and IRENA Launch a Partnership to Accelerate the Energy Transition

(International Renewable Energy Agency)   Eni and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have today entered into a three-year partnership agreement to collaborate in the promotion of renewable energy and accelerate the energy transition, particularly in countries that export fossil fuels. The agreement has been signed by Eni’s Chief Executive Officer, Claudio Descalzi,

October 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Biomethane-Run Tractor, One of the Stars at Italian Grape Harvest Festival

(CHN Industrial/NGV Journal) FPT Industrial was one of the stars at the Renaissance Grape Harvest Festival, held on September 10 & 11 in the splendid setting of the Fontanafredda estate (the historic winery founded by the first King of Italy in 1858) at Serralunga d’Alba (Cuneo, Italy). To add a special

September 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Eni and Aeroporti di Roma Sign Agreement for the Development of Biofuels for Aviation

(Eni)  Eni and Aeroporti di Roma (ADR) have signed a strategic agreement to promote decarbonization initiatives in the aviation sector and accelerate the ecological transition of airports. Eni has been producing Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) biofuel in its Venice and Gela bio-refineries since 2014 via its proprietary Ecofoning™ technology; it can

September 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Blue Hydrogen for Transport in the US: The Transition to Green Hydrogen & the Conduit to Keeping Pace with the EU

by Salim Rahemtulla (PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp./Biofuels Digest)  As the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) indicates in its Hydrogen Program Plan it published in 2020, “Hydrogen, as a versatile energy carrier and chemical feedstock, offers advantages that unite all of our nation’s energy resources—renewables, nuclear, and fossil fuels—and enables innovations

September 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Big Changes in Renewable Diesel & SAF Feedstock Partnerships

by Will Thurmond (Emerging Markets Online/Biofuels Digest) A new study titled Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation 2030, Vol 2  (September, 2021) has discovered some surprising answers and useful insights to key questions regarding feedstock availability, scale up, partnerships and from 2020 to 2030 where many states and nations have targets. For example,

September 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels 2030, Vol 2

(Emerging Markets Online)  New study! Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels 2030, Vol 2. (249 pages, August 2021) focuses on low-carbon feedstock availability, technology pathways for low carbon renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation production. Renewable Diesel & Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) 2030  covers four key areas: 1) renewable diesel producer case studies

August 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Blue Hydrogen for Transport in the US: The Transition to Green Hydrogen & the Conduit to Keeping Pace with the EU

by Salim Rahemtulla (PowerTap Hydrogen Fueling Corp./Biofuels Digest)  … In its Hydrogen Program Plan, the DOE demonstrates support for the International Energy Association’s Future of Hydrogen, released at the 2019 G20 Summit, in its effort to “Stimulate commercial demand for clean hydrogen.” This “includes scaling up both “blue” hydrogen from fossil

August 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuels Role, Investments, Barriers: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to State of Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) If you missed ABLC Digital’s opening remarks from Dr. David Chiaramonti from Politecnico di Torino, this super short and sweet slide guide highlights key points like the role for biofuels, biofuels in the EU, pandemic impacts, barriers, investments and financing, and more.  READ MORE Oil Giants

August 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Fincantieri Eyes Biofuels to Power Future Warships

by Tom Kington  (Defense News) Of all the alternative fuels touted as future solutions for cleaner warships, one of Europe’s shipyards is betting on cow manure. “I see biofuels based on substances like agricultural biomass and food waste as the short-term alternative to fossil fuels for naval vessels,” said Massimo

August 11, 2021 Read Full Article

Giving up on Climate Change? EU Says No Way – Invests $140M in Decarbonizing Projects

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … The good news is for the first time since the creation of the Innovation Fund, the EU’s latest investment of €118 million (about $140 million) into 32 small innovative projects located in 14 EU Member States, Iceland and Norway that can make a difference, bringing

August 9, 2021 Read Full Article

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 identify possible sustainable and innovative solutions,” they said in

August 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Italy: GLS Renews It Fleet with 120 IVECO S-WAY (bio)LNG Vehicles

(IVECO/NGV Journal)  GLS, one of the main express couriers in Italy, updates its fleet with a greater focus on environmental sustainability. Thanks to its partnership with IVECO, 120 new IVECO S-WAY LNG and bio-LNG powered vehicles will join its fleet. This initiative is part of GLS’s broader Climate Protect Project, which

August 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Eni and BASF Launch Joint R&D Initiative to Reduce the CO2 Footprint of the Transportation Sector

(ENI/Newswire Today) Eni and BASF have signed a strategic agreement on a joint R&D initiative to reduce the CO2 footprint of the transportation sector —  Both companies collaborate to develop sustainable technology to produce bio-propanol from industrial residues; • Innovative technology focuses on making use of a by-product of bio-diesel

July 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Eni and the Nairobi Office of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation Sign a Memorandum to Develop Joint Initiatives in Kenya

(Eni) Eni, through its subsidiary Eni Kenya, and the Nairobi Office of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) signed today, at the presence of the Ambassador of Italy to Kenya Alberto Pieri, a Memorandum of Understanding to identify possible collaboration opportunities in the areas of agriculture and value-chain development, environment,

July 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Snam Opens 1500th NGV Station in Italy, Its First with BioCNG Self-Service

(Snam/NGV Journal) Snam4Mobility, Snam’s subsidiary operating in the sustainable mobility sector, has opened in Verona its first self-service CNG and biomethane refueling station, allowing motorists to refuel in complete autonomy, 24 hours a day. The facility, managed by Goldengas, will only supply alternative and eco-friendly fuels, including advanced biomethane from the

July 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Babcock & Wilcox Assists Amager Resource Center’s Application to E.U. to Fund Innovative Carbon Capture Project in Denmark

(Babcock & Wilcox)  Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) (NYSE: BW) Environmental announced today that it will support Amager Resource Center’s (ARC) application for more than €120 million ($140 million USD) in European Union funding to build an advanced carbon dioxide (CO2) capture facility at ARC’s Amager-Bakke (Copenhill) waste-to-energy facility in Copenhagen,

July 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Getting It Renewable Ready

by Tom Bryan (Biodiesel Magazine)  As renewable diesel producers source an array of low-quality, low-carbon inputs, they’re tapping biodiesel’s seasoned pretreatment technology providers for customized feedstock preparation solutions, both on and offsite. From used cooking oil (UCO) and distillers corn oil (DCO) to tallow and choice white grease, these low-CI—and

June 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Big Oil (Probably) Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon. But It’s Definitely Changing

by Camila Domonoske (NPR) … European companies – such as French multinational Total and British-based BP – are staking big bets on a pivot from oil to renewable power. Meanwhile, American giants are staking smaller sums of money on more nascent technologies, such as carbon capture, without plans to shift

June 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Maire Tecnimont Group’s Nextchem Awarded by TotalEnergies an Engineering Contract for a Biojet Plant in France

(Maire Tecnimont)  The Front-End Engineering Design contract is a first step towards implementing a plant for processing up to 400,000 tons annually of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), or BioJet, at Total’s Grandpuits zero-crude platform, due to be operational in 2024; The project is part of TotalEnergies’s plan to convert its

June 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Snam Will Help Boost Biomethane & Hydrogen Mobility in Emilia Romagna

(Snam/NGV Journal) The president of the Region of Emilia-Romagna, Stefano Bonaccini, and Marco Alverà, CEO of Snam, signed memorandum of understanding to promote the energy transition throughout Emilia-Romagna focusing on hydrogen, biomethane, sustainable mobility and energy efficiency. The agreements also seeks to identify medium- and long-term development actions which, also involving

June 4, 2021 Read Full Article

G7’s Green Recovery: Promises Kept? The G7 Countries Have Spent More on Fossil Fuels than Clean Energy

by Ashira Morris (Our Daily Planet) The G7 countries have spent more on fossil fuels than clean energy since last March, a new study led by the non-profit Tearfund shows. The seven countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States) from January 2020 through March of 2021 spent a combined $189 billion to support

June 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Development of a Green Hydrogen Production Plant from Renewables via Electrolysis in Italy

(NextChem)  Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary NextChem and MYTILINEOS’ Renewable and Storage Development Business Unit (RSD BU) have signed an agreement today to develop engineering activities for the implementation of a green hydrogen plant via electrolysis in Italy. NextChem is Maire Tecnimont’s subsidiary operating in the field of green chemistry and technologies for the

May 30, 2021 Read Full Article

One of Europe’s Largest Bio-LNG Plants under Construction in Italy

(HAM Group) HAM Group and HAM Italy are developing in Faenza, Italy, one of the largest facilities in Europe producing 100% biomethane for transportation, with an estimated annual capacity of 9 million kilos, equivalent to 140GWh/year. The project starts from the biogas generated by two digesters owned by Caviro Spa, an

May 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Biogas, RNG from Waste Is a Hit: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Greenlane Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Greenlane Renewables made headlines this week when it reported record revenue growth of over 300% in Q1 2021 over Q1 2020. Ok, 317% to be exact. If that’s not impressive enough, check out this slide guide to get the latest info on this biogas company

May 18, 2021 Read Full Article

First Biomethane Fueling Facility Opens in Southern Italy

(IVECO Italy/NGV Journal) The first bio-LNG station in Southern Italy, a project born and implemented thanks to the collaboration between IVECO, Vulcangas and Distributori Papa for economic sustainability and environmental protection, is located in San Vitaliano, on the Nola motorway exit on the A30 Caserta – Salerno. The new facility, which

April 28, 2021 Read Full Article

Exxon Mulls Closure of Norway’s Slagen Refinery as Region’s Clean Fuel Shift Continues

by Robert Perkins and Elsa Turner (S&P Global)  Cites refining overcapacity, falling demand for fuels; Slagen processes North Sea crude, major fuel exporter; European refiners looking to biofuels, hydrogen projects ExxonMobil is considering closing its 116,000 b/d Slagen refinery in Norway to convert the site into a fuel import terminal,

April 12, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

April 7, 2021 Read Full Article

The Extraordinary ReMaking of Ordinary Things, Part 2: Delta CleanTech Aims for CO2 Capture in Service of Oil & Gas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Today, in part 2 of our series The Extraordinary remaking of Ordinary Things, let’s begin with a bit of news overlooked by the major news outlets last week, that Alberta-based Delta CleanTech acquired the CO2 capture and solvent reclaiming division and operating assets of HTC Extraction

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Eni: Biomass Treatment Plant Launches in Gela

(ENI)  18 months after the bio-refinery was opened, the new BTU plant begins production, allowing up to 100% of raw material waste to be used for biofuel production  — Eni’s new BTU (Biomass Treatment Unit) plant has begun production and was tested a few days ago. It will enable the Eni

March 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Filling Station in Turin Becomes Northwest Italy’s First to Offer Biogas

(IVECO/NGV Journal) The collaboration between IVECO, ENGIE, and VULCANGAS has reached an important milestone, just a year after the opening of a natural gas station on Strada delle Cascinette, in Turin: it has become now the first filling station in Northwest Italy to supply bio-LNG and Bio-CNG. The station is mainly

March 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Italy: Snam’s New Partnership Will Promote LNG and Bio-LNG Mobility

(Snam/NGV Journal) Snam and SIAD, chemical group in the production and supply of industrial gases, have signed a framework agreement to start a technological collaboration to develop small-scale and mid-scale plants for the liquefaction of natural gas and biomethane, on behalf of third-party customers. The aim of the agreement is to

March 15, 2021 Read Full Article
    AlgaEurope Onliine   —   December 7-10, 2021   —   ONLINE

AlgaEurope Onliine — December 7-10, 2021 — ONLINE

Every year the European algae scene meets at the AlgaEurope conference. AlgaEurope offers a unique opportunity for an exchange between academia and industry, established in a networking-based environment that will explore sector’s evolution worldwide as well as the main European players. Currently, there are several European projects, from lab scale to demonstration

March 10, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

February 25, 2021 Read Full Article
    Sardinia Academy of Waste Management Training Programme   —   Thursdays   —   ONLINE

Sardinia Academy of Waste Management Training Programme — Thursdays — ONLINE

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

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Enel Green Power and Saras Team up to Develop Green Hydrogen

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

February 19, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

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

February 10, 2021 Read Full Article

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

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

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

January 28, 2021 Read Full Article

First ‘Hydrogen Valley’ in Italy Is Underway, Will Boost Green Mobility

(Snam/NGV Journal)  FNM, A2A and Snam have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide a further boost to the development of green hydrogen mobility in Lombardy. The agreement, signed by the Chairman of FNM Andrea Gibelli, the CEO of A2A Renato Mazzoncini and the CEO of Snam Marco Alverà, is aimed

January 22, 2021 Read Full Article
    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS  18th International Symposium on Waste Management and Sustainable Landfilling / Hybrid Event — October 11-15, 2021 Cagliari, Italy   DEADLINE: February 19, 2021

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 18th International Symposium on Waste Management and Sustainable Landfilling / Hybrid Event — October 11-15, 2021 Cagliari, Italy DEADLINE: February 19, 2021

The next edition of the Sardinia Symposium will be held from 11th to 15th October 2021 at the Forte Village Resort in Cagliari (Italy) as a hybrid event! After a rough and challenging year as 2020, we are eager to meet you all in person again for an exciting edition full of

January 21, 2021 Read Full Article
    18th International Symposium on Waste Management and Sustainable Landfilling / Hybrid Event   —   October 11-15, 2021  Cagliari, Italy

18th International Symposium on Waste Management and Sustainable Landfilling / Hybrid Event — October 11-15, 2021 Cagliari, Italy

The next edition of the Sardinia Symposium will be held from 11th to 15th October 2021 at the Forte Village Resort in Cagliari (Italy) as a hybrid event! After a rough and challenging year as 2020, we are eager to meet you all in person again for an exciting edition full of

January 21, 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

Top 20 Stories of 2020

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) 2020 showed us a lot of things, but one thing it emphasized bigtime is that we are all connected on this planet. A virus spread like wildfire because of our connectedness with each other. If you had predicted we’d be in a global pandemic fighting

December 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Biofuels, Plastics Upcycling, Cleaner Hydrogen: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to NextChem

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  NextChem is focused on 3 solutions that all tie in together – cleaner hydrogen, biofuels and a circular economy. Find out why and how in this exclusive ABLC slide guide that dives into their low-carbon hydrogen production, biofuels from used cooking oil, animal fats, vegetable

December 24, 2020 Read Full Article

The President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta Meets Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi

(ENI)  The President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta has met today in Nairobi the Chief Executive Officer of Eni Claudio Descalzi to discuss potential green initiatives to be developed in the country, in order to provide local communities with efficient and sustainable access to energy resources. The parties discussed

December 22, 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

Hydrogen Production Is Set to Increase 5000% in Just 5 Years

by Alex Kimani (OilPrice.com) After decades of stagnation and multiple false dawns, the hydrogen economy appears primed for a major takeoff. A growing number of countries and industries are proactively investing in hydrogen technologies, with hydrogen being touted as the ‘fuel of the future.’ Meanwhile, industry experts are predicting that hydrogen could become a globally traded

December 18, 2020 Read Full Article

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

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

December 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Porsche and Siemens Energy, with Partners, Advance Climate-Neutral eFuels Development

(Porsche)  Porsche, Siemens Energy and a lineup of international companies are developing and implementing a pilot project in Chile that is expected to yield the world’s first integrated, commercial, industrial-scale plant for making synthetic climate-neutral fuels (eFuels). In the pilot phase, around 130,000 liters of eFuels will be produced as early

December 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Air Liquide to Build Two Biomethane Production Units in Italy

(Bioenergy Insight)  Air Liquide will build its first two biomethane production units in collaboration with its local partner Dentro il Sole (DIS) in Italy.  The two units will be built in Truccazzano, Milan, and Fontanella (Bergamo), recycling organic material from agricultural and livestock activities to convert it into biomethane. The

November 24, 2020 Read Full Article

Have You Ever Wondered How a Biogas to Biomethane Upgrading Plant Works?

(Bioenergy Insight/Biogas Channel)  There are several stages between the production of biogas in an anaerobic digester and the injection of biomethane into the national gas grid. Learn more about this process by watching this video from our friends at Biogas Channel who visited a membrane upgrading plant in Northern Italy,

November 14, 2020 Read Full Article

VIDEO: Producing Biogas from Olive Pomace

(Bioenergy Insight/Biogas Channel) Pomace is a by-product that can be used for the production of biogas, particularly in countries like Italy.  WATCH VIDEO

November 14, 2020 Read Full Article

University of Eastern Finland Announces partnership with European Bioeconomy University’s Erasmus+ project to bring together bioeconomy studies

(Science Business/University of Eastern Finland) The School of Forest Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland is a partner in a new Erasmus+ project of the European Bioeconomy University, EBU, which seeks to develop a mechanism to enhance bioeconomy students’ cross-sectoral mindset. Thanks to a shared platform for online learning and

November 13, 2020 Read Full Article

NextChem Is Growing in Circular Economy and Launches MyRechemical, Its Subsidiary for Waste to Chemical Technologies

(NextChem)  Maire Tecnimont Group’s company for energy transition strengthens its corporate structure to meet the market with the most innovative technological solutions for circular economy: the new subsidiary MyRechemical is entirely dedicated to the technologies for chemical conversion of waste for the production of hydrogen, methanol, ethanol and “circular” derivatives.

November 12, 2020 Read Full Article

Maire Tecnimont Group’s NextChem and Indian Oil Corporation Sign India’s First Circular Economy MoU

(NextChem) Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that NextChem, the Group’s subsidiary dedicated to green chemistry and technologies for the energy transition, and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IndianOil), today have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of industrial projects using NextChem technologies to foster the industrialization of circular economy in India. The projects will be focused on

November 6, 2020 Read Full Article

Facing Wave of Closures, Oil Refiners Turn to Biofuels

by Ron Bousso and Laura Sanicola (Reuters)  European and U.S. oil refineries face a wave of closures due to plateauing fuel demand, tightening environmental rules and overseas competition, prompting some owners to opt for an easier alternative – converting plants to produce biofuels. … The International Energy Agency (IEA) said in

October 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Exclusive: Italian Refiner Saras Plans Cost Cuts, Biofuel Expansion

(Reuters/Today)  Italian oil refiner Saras <SRS.MI> is targeting cost savings of 120 million euro ($141 million) to weather a slow recovery in fuel demand due to coronavirus and plans to boost biofuel output to meet tightening environmental regulations, its CEO told Reuters. Italian oil refiner Saras <SRS.MI> is targeting cost

October 13, 2020 Read Full Article

SOL Group Invests with CropEnergies €15 Million in the Recovery of Biogenic CO2 by Alcoholic Fermentation in Belgium.

(SOL Group)  From 2021 up to 65,000 tonnes of biogenic CO2 of the highest purity will be captured annually.  —  SOL Group SOL – one of the leading European players in the production of technical, pure, medicinal gases and in respiratory homecare- has signed with CropEnergies – German group and

October 13, 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

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

TerraX, SWEN Impact Fund in Biomethane Joint Venture

(Bioenergy Insight)  TerraX, an Italian developer of renewable gas projects, has entered into a joint venture with the SWEN Impact Fund for Transition (SWEN), managed by SWEN Capital Partners, to invest in biomethane. TerraX is led by biogas expert Michael Niederbacher, who has designed and built more than 220 units

August 5, 2020 Read Full Article

Inside GranBio, NextChem’s New Partnership to “Blow Out” Cellulosic Ethanol Global Roll-Out

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) News arrives from Sao Paulo and Rome that GranBio and NextChem have inked a strategic alliance and will co-license GranBio’s patented technology for the production of second-generation ethanol. NextChem is a subsidiary of Italian engineering giant Maire Tecnimont dedicated to the energy transition. The news follows

August 3, 2020 Read Full Article

Italy’s Saras Eyes HVO, Ethanol Expansion at Sarroch

by Adam Porter (Argus Media) Italian refiner Saras is looking to boost production of biofuels, including hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO), at its 300,000 b/d Sarroch unit on Sardinia. — Chief executive Dario Scaffardi said the refiner wants to increase co-processed HVO output at Sarroch from current levels of around 50,000-100,000 t/yr.

August 3, 2020 Read Full Article

“B-Corp” Certification for Novamont, Making It Also a “Benefit Corporation”

(Novamont)  Novamont’s commitment to be a force for global regeneration with higher purposes than mere profit was strengthened today by being awarded the ‘B Corp’ Certification. The Italian bioplastic manufacturer has joined 3,423 companies spanning 150 industries in 71 countries across the world that are verified ‘Benefit Corporations’ by the

July 31, 2020 Read Full Article
    Venice 2020 and SUM 2020 — November 16-19, 2020 — Venice, Italy     REOPENED DEADLINE:  September 14, 2020

Venice 2020 and SUM 2020 — November 16-19, 2020 — Venice, Italy REOPENED DEADLINE: September 14, 2020

NEW FORMAT. NEW TOPICS. NEW DEADLINE. With the transition to the virtual event we have the chance to re-open the Call for Abstracts and to introduce additional topics to be explored and discussed at the Venice Symposium 2020. Proposals can be submitted within 14th September through the online submission form.

July 30, 2020 Read Full Article

NextChem and LanzaTech Sign an Agreement to Promote Circular Ethanol Production

(NextChem)  NextChem’s #CircularDistrict model is enhanced with a new dimension: in addition to hydrogen and methanol derived from the chemical conversion of plasmix and non-recyclable dry waste, it will now be possible to obtain ethanol, an important chemical for sustainable fuels and disinfectant production. NextChem and US carbon recycling company,

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

EIB to Provide Advisory Support to Three ‘First-of-a-Kind’ Climate Action Projects

by Liz Gyekye (BioMarket Insights) The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed three agreements with leading European innovators to collaborate on the development and potential financing of new projects that address climate change. Under a partnership with the European Commission delivered through the InnovFin Advisory programme, the EIB will provide strategic financial

July 23, 2020 Read Full Article

Emerging Markets Publishes Renewable Diesel 2030 Report

by Will Thurmond (Emerging Markets)  Renewable Diesel 2030 is designed to help financiers, producers, developers, distributors, consultants and analysts with a fact-filled market guide detailing medium and long-term trends and developments in the renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuels sectors. This study focuses on market fundamentals, emerging market trends, long-term

July 23, 2020 Read Full Article

World Biggest Oil Majors Set Collective Goal to Cut Carbon Emissions

by Charles Kennedy (OilPrice.com) Some of the biggest oil companies in the world set their first joint target to cut their collective carbon emissions from upstream operations in a move that saw Saudi Aramco and ExxonMobil joining European majors in pledging reduced carbon intensity.   The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

July 17, 2020 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Has a Bright Future: NextChem and Saola Energy Partnership Will Help Feedstock Suppliers of All Sizes Take Full Advantage of It

(NextChem/Biofuels Digest) … Innovation within the transportation industry is necessary to combat climate change and while electrification provides compelling opportunities for reducing carbon emissions in the light-duty vehicle fleet, in heavy duty applications (trucking, aviation, marine, etc) biofuels remain the only scalable and technologically mature solution. Renewable diesel is the

July 15, 2020 Read Full Article

Feature Video of the Month: Have You Ever Wondered How a Biogas to Biomethane Upgrading Plant Works?

(Bioenergy Insight/Biogas Channel)  There are several stages between the production of biogas in an anaerobic digester and the injection of biomethane into the national gas grid. Learn more about this process by watching this video from our friends at Biogas Channel who visited a membrane upgrading plant in Northern Italy,

July 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Energy Transition in Times of Coronavirus: A Challenge and an Opportunity

by Pierroberto Folgiero (NextChem/Biofuels Digest)  … The challenge today is to plan an industrial recovery which must be rapid but durable at the same time and prepare the industry to reduce risks and economic losses deriving from pollution and climate changes, with their effects impacting on many sector industries. These risks are tangible,

June 24, 2020 Read Full Article

15 Hot Tech Case Studies: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to The Digest’s #BetterWithBiology Top 15

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Everything’s better with biology, so here’s The Digest’s newly released Top 15 case studies of today’s hottest technology and new markets for traditional oil and gas refiners. What are our top picks? Spoiler Alert: The top 15 may include converting oil refineries to biorefineries, something to

June 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Implementation Agendas: 2018-2019 Update Compare and Contrast Transport Biofuels Policies

by Mahmood Ebadian, James D. McMillan, Jack (John) N. Saddler and Susan van Dyk (University of British Columbia, Canada/National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA/IEA Bioenergy) Global production and use of transport biofuels Global biofuels production has continued to increase over the last decade, from over 37 million tonnes oil equivalent (Mtoe) in

May 29, 2020 Read Full Article

Eni to Stop Using Palm Oil to Make Biodiesel by 2023

by Maitane Sardon  (Market Screener) Italian energy giant Eni SpA said Friday that it is reviewing its supply chain with the aim to eliminate the use of palm oil and its derivative PFAD by 2023. The move comes as the EU works toward its goal of reducing to zero the use

May 20, 2020 Read Full Article

15 Newest Projects – Who’s Got What Underway?

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) While the world may be at a standstill,there are still many projects going on and moving forward. But where are these projects? Who’s involved? How far along are they? What are they working on? From VTT BioFlex in Finland working on fuels oils and plastics

April 16, 2020 Read Full Article

New Study Evaluates Map and State of Biomethane Market in Europe

(European Biogas Association/NGV Journal) The European Biogas Association (EBA) has participated in a research on the state of play of the biomethane market in Europe. The report provides a general European overview, together with an in-depth mapping at country level of 23 European countries covered by the REGATRACE project. The study

April 1, 2020 Read Full Article

PODCAST: Europe Industrial Ethanol Demand, Prices Spike as Coronavirus Disrupts Market

by Will Beacham (Independent Commodity Intelligence Services) Spot prices for Europe industrial ethanol are spiking and the market is facing disruption as demand soars for disinfectant and cleaning products linked to coronavirus. Biofuel producers, gin distilleries and perfume manufacturers are switching to ethanol production to help meet the spike in demand.

March 20, 2020 Read Full Article

Versalis: Biomass Power Plant Restarted at Crescentino and Bioethanol Production Onstream within the First Half of the Year

(Eni) Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, has announced that all the plants at Crescentino (Vercelli, Piedmont) will be up and running by the first half of 2020. The plant, acquired in November 2018, is designed for industrial-scale production of bioethanol and has been upgraded with an investment of more than 15 million

February 18, 2020 Read Full Article

The Competitive Edge: Sustainable Technologies srl

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Sustainable Technologies is active in the niche of R&D on fermentative processes. The company has developed a rational method for the management of anaerobic digestion processes. Currently the company is also engaged in a research on the production of biographene from purified biogas. Q:

February 14, 2020 Read Full Article

Italian Coffee Producer Lavazza to Join KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Program

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)In Italy, Lavazza and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines signed an agreement which will make the coffee company the first Italian partner in KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Program. The program contributes actively to making the airline industry more sustainable by stimulating the availability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)

February 10, 2020 Read Full Article

Lidl Rolls out Italian Retail Sector’s First Biomethane-Powered Vehicles

(Iveco/NGV Journal)  Five new biomethane-fueled trucks in the Lidl fleet were unveiled, a result of the company’s collaboration with IVECO, LC3 Trasporti and Edison. This is a first in the Italian Retail and Mass Distribution Sector, which again highlights the partners’ unwavering commitment. The new fleet will be used to restock

January 28, 2020 Read Full Article

Oil Giant Eni Fined €5m for Deceiving Consumers over Its ‘Green’ Diesel

(Government Europa) Italian regulators today (January 15, 2020) fined Italy’s oil giant Eni over advertisements on TV and in newspapers, digital media and petrol stations that falsely claimed Eni Diesel+ was ‘green’.  The watchdog states that the marketing campaign deceives consumers when it claims that the ‘green’ diesel has a positive

January 16, 2020 Read Full Article

Clariant, Anhui Guozhen Group, and Chemtex Chemical Engineering Ink Deal for 30 Million Gallon Cellulosic Ethanol Project in China

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From Germany we have news that Clariant, Anhui Guozhen Group, and Chemtex Chemical Engineering signed a license agreement on sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. This is the third commercial license for the sunliquid technology and the first for China. The Anhui Guozhen Group and Chemtex have agreed to

January 7, 2020 Read Full Article

The Digest’s Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2020

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 64 countries have targets or mandates – but how much where, and when, and what?  Besides the EU, the major blending mandates that will drive global demand are those set in the US, China and Brazil – each of which has set targets – or, in

January 2, 2020 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels – Where Are the Gallons?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From what is an advanced biofuel to why, we take a look at the gallons, the ethanol blend wall, the residue capacity, and over 30 advanced biofuels projects from around the world to watch. In today’s Digest, a Digest 2020 Multi-Slide Guide on advanced biofuels that

December 27, 2019 Read Full Article

Biofuels Production and Consumption in Denmark: Status, Advances and Challenges

by Sune Tjalfe Thomsen and Henning Jørgensen (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter)  1. Status of transportation biofuel industry in Denmark — In Denmark, a considerable part of the total energy demand is derived from renewable sources. In 2017, 26% of Denmark’s primary energy production of 658 PJ was from renewable

December 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Eni: Signs MoU with Tunisian SNDP to Assess and Extend Experimental Castor Cultivation to Be Used to Produce Sustainable Biofuels

(Eni)  This will be the world’s first example of semi-industrial non-food being cultivated in a pre-desert area to generate of sustainable Biofuels  — Eni and the SNDP (Societè National de Distribution des Petroles AGIL SpA), signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Tunisian Ministry of Industry, in the presence of the

December 5, 2019 Read Full Article
    CALL FOR ABSTRACTS   Venice 2020 — November 16-19, 2020 — Venice, Italy    DEADLINE:  February 28, 2020

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Venice 2020 — November 16-19, 2020 — Venice, Italy DEADLINE: February 28, 2020

The production of energy from alternative sources and its impact on climate change are among the main strategic tools implicated in the sustainable development of our society. Numerous types of biomass and wastes contribute towards the production of energy and reduction in the use of fossil fuels by means of

November 12, 2019 Read Full Article
    CALL FOR PAPERS:  SUM 2020 – 5th Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy — May 18-20, 2020 — Bologna, Italy     DEADLINE:  extended to March 10, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS: SUM 2020 – 5th Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy — May 18-20, 2020 — Bologna, Italy DEADLINE: extended to March 10, 2020

Following the great success of the fourth edition held in 2018, which saw the participation of almost 250 delegates from a wide variety of countries, SUM 2020 / 5th Symposium on Urban Mining and Circular Economy will be held in May 2020 in the premises of the University of Bologna. To achieve

November 12, 2019 Read Full Article
    ONLINE Venice 2020   —   November 16-19, 2020   —   ONLINE ONLY

ONLINE Venice 2020 — November 16-19, 2020 — ONLINE ONLY

The production of energy from alternative sources and its impact on climate change are among the main strategic tools implicated in the sustainable development of our society. Numerous types of biomass and wastes contribute towards the production of energy and reduction in the use of fossil fuels by means of

November 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Xebec and Asja Announce a Construction Milestone on Genoa Landfill Site

(Xebec)  Italy’s First Landfill Gas Upgrading to RNG Plant  —  Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSXV: XBC) (“Xebec”), a global provider of clean energy solutions today announced that renewable energy project developer and operator Asja Ambiente Italia SpA is in the final construction phase of its 11.2 MW landfill gas (LFG) to

November 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Paper Beer Bottles, 3D Printed Boats, Hydrogen-Powered Rescues; the New Mirai, Plastics from Potato, Hallowe’en Biobased Coffins, The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of October 18th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week there’s Hallowe’en around the corner and we’ll point to the very latest in biobased DIY coffins, but leading this week is the unexpected ways to make the ordinary stuff we know — like, the paper beer bottle, a 3d printed boat, and pallets

October 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Chemical Catalysis Pioneer James Dumesic Wins International Energy Prize

(University of Wisconsin-Madison) Prolific biofuels researcher James Dumesic has been named the winner of the 2019 Eni Energy Transition Award. The internationally renowned Eni Awards were established in 2007 to recognize excellence in energy and environmental research. The Energy Transition Award honors recent research and technological innovation that promote the transition

October 11, 2019 Read Full Article

BIOPLAT-EU Project: The Second Project Meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine

(Bioenergy Association of Ukraine) SEC Biomass experts Tetiana Zheliezna, Oleksandra Tryboi and Olha Haidai took part in the second BIOPLAT-EU (Promoting Sustainable Use of Underutilized Lands for Bioenergy Production through a Web-Based Platform for Europe) project meeting that was held in Kyiv on 26 of September, 2019. The project partners presented

October 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Eni Opens Its 2nd Large-Scale Renewable Diesel Facility in Italy

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Eni announced Sept. 25 it has opened its new, innovative renewable diesel production facility in Gela, Italy. The plant, a converted oil refinery, has a processing capacity of up to 750,000 metric tons a year. “All the petrochemical plants built in Gela since 1962 have closed

October 2, 2019 Read Full Article

Complete Production Chain from Biomass Residues to Fischer-Tropsch Products Successfully Validated

(VTT) Production of biofuel by gasification of biomass residues was successfully validated in the EU’s COMSYN project in September. The process performance was verified with bark in an 80 hour-long test run at VTT. The syngas conversion to Fischer-Tropsch (FT) products was conducted by IneraTec GmbH. The main focus of the

September 30, 2019 Read Full Article

This H2’s for you: Anheuser-Busch Launches Zero-Emission Hydrogen Truck Fleet, and Eni, Toyota, Venice Partner to Do the Same

(Hydrogen Digest) In Missouri, cold beer is being transported in hydrogen-powered zero-emission semi-trucks as Anheuser-Busch moves to more sustainable shipping. The company plans to buy up to 800 of Nikola Motor’s semi-trucks to meet its objectives of reducing CO2 emissions by 25% across its entire supply chain by 2025. Why important? Deploying hydrogen, the

September 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Venice, the Capital of Hydrogen: Agreement Signed between Municipality, Metropolitan City of Venice, Eni and Toyota

(Eni) Venice is experimenting with hydrogen-fuelled mobility, which only releases water vapour from exhausts. This afternoon in Mestre, as part of the events organised by Italy’s Japan Foundation for ‘Japan Week’, the Municipality and the Metropolitan City of Venice, Eni and Toyota signed an agreement to evaluate the construction of a

September 10, 2019 Read Full Article

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