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US Farmers Edged Out by Brazilian Beef Fat Destined for Biofuels

by Gerson Freitas Jr, Tarso Veloso, and Kim Chipman (Bloomberg/Farm Progress) Brazil accounted for 40% of tallow imports into US this year; Good news for fuelmakers poses threat to US soyoil suppliers -- Brazil is reaping the benefits from a US biofuels boom,

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Biden’s Ill-Conceived EV Mandate Will Harm Drivers, Cause Blackouts

by Congressman Dan Musser (R-PA 9th) (The Hill) ... Unfortunately, the Biden Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent announcement of an effective ban on new gas cars for half the driving population does not strike the appropriate balance of both protecting our environment and

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GREEN MARINE Fuels Trading Forges Strategic Collaboration with Royal Vopak Terminals for Green Methanol Port Storage Facilities in Shanghai and Tianjin

(GREEN MARINE)  The rapid advancement of the energy transition in shipping underscores the critical importance of methanol as a marine fuel. Essential to the smooth adoption is the necessary supply chain infrastructure.  GREEN MARINE FUELS TRADING is thrilled to unveil a strategic

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Evergreen Orders 6 Methanol Dual-Fuel Boxships

by Naida Hakirevic Prevljak (Offshore Energy) Taiwanese container shipping company Evergreen Marine has ordered six 2,400 TEU methanol dual-fuel containerships in China, continuing its efforts to decarbonize operations.   The Sub-Panamax vessels will be built by CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Limited, part

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China's C919 and ARJ21 Jets Complete First Sustainable Aviation Fuel Flights

(ECNS.cn) Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) said on Wednesday (June 12, 2024) that an ARJ21 regional jet and a C919 large passenger aircraft completed their first demonstration flights using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The flights, departing from Shanghai Pudong Airport and

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) As presented in the weekly online series ABLC Connect, this presentation looks at headwinds and tailwinds impacting the development and deployment of sustainable aviation fuels, including commodity and carbon prices, mandates, incentives, technology trends, policy and

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China to Exceed ‘Green’ Hydrogen Target ahead of Schedule, Beating Rest of World Combined

by Yujie Xue (South China Morning Post) Output of hydrogen made using renewable energy on track to beat a 2025 target of 200,000 tonnes, Rystad Energy report says.  --  China is set to surpass its national hydrogen production targets, solidifying its leading

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Pasture-for-Biofuels Can Boost LatAm Output

by Lucas Parolin (Argus Media)  Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and Guatemala can double their combined biofuel production by turning existing pasture land into crops for biofuel feedstocks, according to a University of Sao Paulo professor. The four countries already produce 24pc of global

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X-Press Feeders Sets Course for Sustainable Shipping with First Green Methanol Refuelling in Singapore

(X-Press Feeders) X-Press Feeders, the world's largest independent common carrier, along with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and PSA Singapore today achieved a historic milestone towards sustainable shipping with the arrival in Singapore and successful refuelling of X-Press Feeders’

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Toyota Shows ‘An Engine Reborn’ with Green Fuel Despite Global Push for Battery Electric Cars

by Yuri Kageyama (Associated Press) “An engine reborn.”  That’s how Japanese automaker Toyota introduced plans to cast a futuristic spin on the traditional internal combustion engine. During a three-hour presentation at a Tokyo hall Tuesday, the car manufacturer giant announced it would offer

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Renewable Aviation Fuels Prepare for Take-off in Australia

(University of South Australia)  Aviation experts from the University of South Australia (UniSA) will work with their Chinese counterparts over the next two years to develop a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in both countries. The collaboration, announced by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

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Focus: Chinese Firms Invest in 'Green' Jet Fuel, Anticipating Blending Rule

by Chen Aizhu (Reuters) First SAF plants able to produce over 1 mln t/y by end-2025; Industry awaits SAF mandate for 2030, likely 2%-5% of fuel mix; Plants process used cooking oil; to cut into China UCO exports; Plants eye exports initially, in talks

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Hydrogen Supply Outlook 2024: A Reality Check

(BloombergNEF)  BNEF expects clean H2 supply to skyrocket 30-fold to 16.4 million metric tons per year by 2030, driven by supportive policy and a maturing project pipeline. Still, this is not sufficient to meet most government targets. Less than a third

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'Severe Overcapacity' | The Global Supply of Electrolysers Far Outstrips Demand from Green Hydrogen Projects: BNEF

by Polly Martin (Hydrogen Insight) Research firm warns that new firms are flooding an already oversupplied market -- Electrolyser manufacturers have invested too quickly into new factories, with “severe overcapacity” compared to actual demand from green hydrogen project developers in the coming

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Focus: Chinese Firms Invest in 'Green' Jet Fuel, Anticipating Blending Rule

by Chen Aizhu (Reuters) First SAF plants able to produce over 1 mln t/y by end-2025; Industry awaits SAF mandate for 2030, likely 2%-5% of fuel mix; Plants process used cooking oil; to cut into China UCO exports; Plants eye exports initially, in talks

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Tata Steel First Indian Steel Company to Ship Raw Material from Australia Using Biofuel Blend

(The Avenue Mail) Tata Steel becomes the first Indian steel company to undertake a full-laden leg voyage from East Coast Australia to India, powered by a B24 biofuel blend with VLSFO (Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil). This voyage sets a new

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Suspicions of Fake China Cooking Oil Alarm US Biofuel Industry

by Kim Chipman, Tarso Veloso, and Michael Hirtzer (Bloomberg) ... One of the biggest concerns is that China shippers are adding UCO to fresh palm oil. Palm, the world’s most widely used vegetable oil, is a bane to environmentalists and many countries

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Will Making Hydrogen ‘Green’ Depend on China?

by Christian Robles (E&E News) Machinery that makes hydrogen fuel from water could become another energy technology whose production is centered in Asia. ... China leads the world in producing the essential technology for green hydrogen made from renewables: electrolyzers. The machines use

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Japan, Brazil Agree to Promote Biofuels and Hybrid Vehicles

Hiroyuki Akiyama and Niki Mizuguchi (Nikkei Asia) Kishida and Lula hope to cooperate more on trade and decarbonization --  Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva vowed on Friday to deepen cooperation on decarbonization while laying out

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Topsoe Secures First Sustainable Aviation Fuel Project in China

by Ulrik Frøhlke (Topsoe) • Topsoe selected by Guangxi Free Trade Zone Hongkun Biomass Fuel Co., Ltd. (Guangxi Hongkun Biomass) to deliver its HydroFlex™ technology for the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel. Based on Topsoe technology, 300,000 tons

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Biofuels Refiner Ecoceres Expects Malaysia Unit to Start up in Second Half 2025

(Reuters/Hydrocarbon Processing)  Biofuels refiner Ecoceres is aiming to start up its Malaysia-based biofuels production unit in the second half of 2025, a company executive said on Monday. The unit will have a total capacity of 350,000 metric tons per year of biofuels,

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BHP Says It Aims to Receive First Ammonia-Fuelled Bulk Carrier in 2026

by Jeslyn Lerh (Reuters)  Australia's BHP Group (BHP.AX), opens new tab is planning to receive its first ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier in 2026 as part of the company's plans to cut shipping emissions, a senior executive said. The global mining giant has shortlisted eight companies for

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Carbon Markets Proliferate Worldwide — Report

by Anne C. Mulkern (Politico Pro Climatewire) Three dozen emissions trading systems are now operating worldwide, raising $74 billion in revenue last year. -- Washington state's carbon market was one of five new or heavily revised systems to launch in 2023, adding

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Circular Carbon Economy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Carbon is the foundation of our material world, says LanzaTech CTO Rob Conrado in these slides presented at ABLC 2024. It’s in the products we use, the planes we fly, the clothes we wear. Where our

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Astrid Mærsk Arrives in Shanghai for First Green Methanol Bunkering in China, in Partnership with SIPG

(Maersk) Maersk, a global leader in integrated container logistics, achieved a milestone as the large methanol-enabled vessel "Astrid Mærsk” berths at Yangshan port in Shanghai, for the first green methanol bunkering with simultaneous cargo and bunkering operations in China. This historic

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HMM to Collaborate with SIPG on Clean Marine Fuel Supply

by Ajsa Habibic (Offshore Energy) South Korean shipping company HMM and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), the exclusive operator of all the public terminals in China’s Port of Shanghai, have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate on clean marine

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EV Policy on Collision Course with Reality

by Jesse Allen (American Ag Network)  The ethanol industry says the Biden Administration’s push for an all-electric vehicle fleet is on a collision course with reality. The Renewable Fuels Association says at some point tax policies, infrastructure shortcomings, and tough new

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China Releases List for a Biofuel Pilot Scheme to Boost Domestic Consumption

by  Samyak Pandey and Aditya Kondalamahanty (S&P Global)  Major biodiesel exporter faces weak local demand; Government urges demonstrations to support consumption; Loans and carbon profits fall short in driving demand sufficiently -- The Chinese government unveiled a plan for a biodiesel pilot scheme in

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Biodiesel Producing Plant in Newarthill Set to Close with over 70 Jobs at Risk

by Michael Pringle (Daily Record) Argent Energy has already entered into a period of consultation with staff -- A plant producing biodiesel in Newarthill is set to close its doors with the loss of over 70 jobs. Argent Energy has already entered into

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Vitol Bunkers Completes First Delivery of B30 Biofuel in Singapore

by Michele Labrut (Seatrade Maritime News)  Vitol Bunkers has started operating specialised bunker barge, the Marine Future, in Singapore with its first delivery of B30 biofuel blend. The operation, completed with Marine Future, Vitol’s newly delivered specialised bunker barge, involved delivering a

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More and More Shippers Take Action on Seaborne GHG Emissions

(Maersk)  Strong growth for Maersk ECO Delivery Ocean product in 2023. Over 200 customers saved more than 680,000 tons of GHG emissions. Retail, lifestyle, automotive and FMCG companies are the pioneers. Shippers are increasingly taking action to eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

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China: TotalEnergies and SINOPEC Join Forces to Produce Sustainable Jet Fuel at a SINOPEC's Refinery

(TotalEnergies) TotalEnergies and China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (“SINOPEC”) have signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) to jointly develop a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production unit at a SINOPEC's refinery in China. The planned unit, jointly owned by SINOPEC and TotalEnergies, will

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Rapid Expansion of U.S. Soybean Processing Capacity Risks Industry Overbuild

by Brian Earnest , Tanner Ehmke and Jacqui Fatka (CoBank)  • The push for renewable diesel is boosting demand for soybean oil as a feedstock. Soybean crush capacity in the U.S. is expected to expand 23% over next three years

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The Digest’s Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2024

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Daily Digest today released 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

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Huadian Group Eyes $2.4B Investment In Green Hydrogen Plant In Quang Tri, Vietnam

by Pooja Chandak (SolarQuarter)  Chinese state-owned enterprise Huadian is set to establish a $2.4 billion green hydrogen facility in central Vietnam in collaboration with local partner Minh Quang JSC. The proposed project, recently presented to authorities in Quang Tri province, encompasses a

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Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Strongest-Ever Pollution Standards for Cars that Position U.S. Companies and Workers to Lead the Clean Vehicle Future, Protect Public Health, Address the Climate Crisis, Save Drivers Money

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Final standards will expand consumer choice in clean vehicles and build on historic progress in U.S. auto manufacturing under President Biden’s Investing in America agenda -- Today, March 20, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced final national pollution

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Biden Eases EV Rule but Keeps Heat on Automakers

by Mike Lee (E&E News)  The Biden administration released one of several coming car regulations Tuesday, a clean vehicle formula designed to push automakers to build more fuel-efficient or electric vehicles. The Department of Energy softened its “petroleum equivalency factor” after complaints

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Bears, Cars and Angry Farmers Fuel Green Backlash

by Karl Mathiesen, Nicolas Camut, Zia Weise, Charlie Cooper and Louise Guillot (Politico) A 28-country guide to how climate policies are splitting Europe. -- And Green parties are taking the hit — polling shows they will face deep electoral pain when EU citizens

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Yang Ming Adopts Biofuel for Sustainable Future

(Yang Ming Marine Transport) To respond to the 2050 net-zero emissions goal, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (Yang Ming) is taking a significant step by adopting sustainable biofuel to its fleet, starting at Hong Kong and Singapore on 7th and 8th

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Hydrogen: New Ambitions and Challenges

(S&P Global) In addition to its role in the oil refining and chemical industries, hydrogen is now emerging as a vector of clean energy delivery. There is genuine interest and investment worldwide as governments and businesses seek to develop this budding

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Toyota Ups Its Bet on Hybrids in Brazil With $2.2 Billion Plan

by Leonardo Lara (Bloomberg) Japanese carmaker joins global peers GM and Volkswagen; Flex-fuel models boom in Latin America’s biggest economy -- ... The Japanese automaker will use the money to expand production capacity in Latin America’s largest economy for models that use

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Hydrexia to Provide Hydrogen Application Solution to Toyota

(Hydrexia/PR Newswire) Hydrexia Holding Limited (Hydrexia), a leading hydrogen technology solution provider in China, and Toyota, a global automotive manufacturer announced today that the Malaysia subsidiaries of the two companies have reached a commercial agreement for certain hydrogen application solution. Under the terms of the agreement, Hydrexia

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Argus Launches New B30 Ucome ARA Price

by Hussein Al-Khalisy (Argus Media) Argus has launched B30 Ucome dob ARA range marine biodiesel blend assessments, replacing a calculated fob ARA range blend price. The assessment will comprise 30pc used cooking oil methyl ester (Ucome) and 70pc very-low sulphur fuel oil

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U.S. Crop Sector Insulates Itself from World Market with Biofuels, Says Analyst

by Chuck Abbott (Successful Farming)  Exports have been the lodestar of U.S. agriculture since the big Soviet grain deals of the Carter and Reagan years. One-fifth of U.S. farm production is exported. -- After decades of pursuing sales to foreign buyers, the

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Vitol Bunkers Takes Delivery of First Biofuel Barge in Asia

(Vitol Bunkeres) Vitol Bunkers has taken delivery of the “Marine Future”, its first specialised bunker barge in Singapore, strengthening its position in Asia’s expanding biofuel bunker market. The addition of this specialised IMO type 2 notation bunker tanker to the V-Bunkers fleet

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KWE and Roper Rhodes Join Together for Sustainable Maritime Fuel Program

(Kintetsu World Express/Newswire)  Kintetsu World Express (U.K.) Ltd. (KWE) has initiated a strategic partnership with Roper Rhodes Limited, a leader in supplying bathroom furniture and products, to drive innovation and sustainability in the maritime sector. The collaboration focuses on the development

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Don’t Believe the EV Hype—For Ethanol, Stay the Course

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)  Among the issues that have put a scare into the ethanol industry over the past few years, the threat of electric vehicles has received considerable attention. While threats to the RFS,

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GH2 Project Converts Ethanol Into Green Hydrogen and Valuable Acetal

(Hydrogen Central)  GH2 Project Converts Ethanol Into Green Hydrogen and Valuable Acetal. -- The Horizon Europe-funded GH2 Project estimated that the generation of one kilogram of green hydrogen from 87 litres of ethanol can also yield 72 litres of acetal. Researchers working on the project

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What’s behind the Republican Hatred of EVs?

by Kelsey Brugger, Rebekah Alvey  (E&E Daily) ... At a recent auto show, Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), the Small Business Committee chair, confidently predicted: “EVs won’t exist in a few years.” Hybrids were more viable, argued Williams, the owner of a car

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Stena RoRo Takes Delivery of E-Flexer RoPax Vessel Number Ten for Long Charter to Canadian Crown Corporation Marine Atlantic

(Stena RoRo/PR Newswire)  Today, number ten of the Stena RoRos E-Flexer series was delivered from the CMI Jinling, Weihai Shipyard. The vessel, named Ala'suinu, will be on a long charter agreement with the Canadian state-owned Marine Atlantic and operate a ferry line

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BASF and Envision Energy Enter a Collaboration to Drive Sustainable Energy Solutions

(BASF)  Collaboration to accelerate conversion of green hydrogen and CO2 to e-methanol; BASF’s new SYNSPIRETM catalyst technology to be combined with Envision Energy’s process package; E-methanol holds significant potential as sustainable energy carrier replacing fossil fuels in various industries BASF process catalysts,

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Australian Tallow Exports Exceed $1bn for First Time, Driven by Biofuels Industry

by Megan Hughes and Jennifer Nichols (ABC Rural)  In short: Tallow exports from Australia have reached $1 billion for the first time, also making Australia the world's largest exporter. Once used as cooking oil, now the livestock by-product is used in various industries for

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BASF and Envision Energy Enter a Collaboration to Drive Sustainable Energy Solutions

(BASF and Envision Energy)  Collaboration to accelerate conversion of green hydrogen and CO2 to e-methanol; BASF’s new SYNSPIRETM catalyst technology to be combined with Envision Energy’s process package; E-methanol holds significant potential as sustainable energy carrier replacing fossil fuels in various industries BASF process catalysts, a leading

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Stopping Biden’s Radical Forced EV Transition

(U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee)  Americans Should Choose the Car They Drive -- President Biden and Democrats are leading a radical rush-to-green agenda that takes away people’s vehicle choice and forces Americans to drive electric vehicles. Electric vehicles are

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China Achieves Mass Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(CGTN)  A Chinese company has developed a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) which will soon enter the commercial market, according to Science and Technology Daily. SAF is a new type of aviation fuel that blends bio-manufactured green jet fuel with traditional fuel. It

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GM’s ‘All-in’ Electric Future Now Includes Gasoline

by David Ferris (Politico Pro Energywire) The company's latest hybrid plan illustrates how tough it is for traditional automakers to navigate a transition to electric vehicles. --  General Motors introduced the plug-in hybrid car to America. Then the automaker killed it and

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Grown-Up Talk about Blue Hydrogen

by Terry Mazanec (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) ... What constitutes the hydrogen economy? According to most analysts, the hydrogen economy is “an economy that relies on hydrogen as the commercial fuel that would deliver a substantial fraction of a nation’s energy and

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EBB Moves Focus of Biodiesel Trade Dispute with China from Circumvention to Dumping

(European Biodiesel Board/Biobased Diesel Daily)  After its success in identifying evidence of fraudulent practices and stopping the suspected reexporting of Indonesian biodiesel through the Port of Hainan in China, the European Biodiesel Board has moved to the next and most significant

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Law Library of Congress Publishes Report on Selected Issues in Biotechnology Regulation

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson & Campbell) The Law Library of Congress published a November 2023 report entitled Selected Issues in Biotechnology Regulation: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, European Union, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore,

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CFDC Comments on DOE EV Proposal that Could Favor China

(Clean Fuels Development Coalition) : The Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC) submitted comments last week on the Department of Energy’s recent proposed guidance defining “foreign entity of concern” (FEOC), urging the agency to close loopholes that would allow electric vehicle batteries

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Cathay Joins Forces with More Like-minded Organisations to Promote the Use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Cathay Pacific) Welcoming three new partners into Cathay’s Corporate Sustainable Aviation Fuel Programme that are joining its mission to be Greener Together -- Cathay continues to make important strides on its journey towards becoming a sustainability leader, as it endeavours to cultivate

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Sustainable Aviation Fuel 2024

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week on ABLC CONNECT, we networked and exchanged information about the world of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, and as part of the proceedings, we had the State of Sustainable Aviation Fuel presentation. The slides are here.

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Global Certifier: ‘Decimal Point Errors’ Behind Biofuel Discrepancies in Italy, Malta

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV)  Global certification body the ISCC has revised down the extremely high quantities of used cooking oil reportedly collected in Italy and Malta for biofuels production in 2022, saying that the original figures were the result of

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Construction Starts on Stena Line’s First Methanol-Ready NewMax Hybrid Ferry

by Naida Hakirevic Prevljak (Offshore Energy)  Swedish ferry company Stena Line has marked a milestone on its journey towards sustainable shipping with the steel-cutting ceremony for the first of its methanol-ready ‘NewMax’ hybrid ferries.   The construction began at China Merchants Jinling

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EU Confirms Probe into Cheap Chinese Biodiesel Decimating EU Industry

 by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV)  European biofuel producers have praised the European Commission’s decision to launch an anti-dumping investigation into Chinese biodiesel imports, calling it a positive step to stop the economic devastation of the domestic EU biofuel sector. Last month, the

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Asia's UCO Market Poised for Upturn in 2024, UCOME Demand Prospects Uncertain

by Nurul Darni, Chau kit Boey, Aditya Kondalamahanty  (S&P Global)  Asia's used cooking oil market may head higher in 2024 on its rising demand as a sustainable feedstock for biodiesel, while used cooking oil methyl ester biofuel could face the prospect

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Chinese Scientists Develop New Biodiesel Fuel Production Technology

(Xinhua) -- Chinese scientists have developed new technology allowing the manufacture of biodiesel fuel with higher biomass content, which could reach over 40 percent compared with the global average content of less than 10 percent. Shen Jian, a professor at Nanjing

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CAC Eyes Funding for Cashew Shell Biofuel Production

by  Van Socheata (The Phnom Penh Post)  Six Chinese companies have expressed interest in establishing cashew processing plants in Cambodia, with one specialising in producing Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL), according to the Cashew Nut Association of Cambodia (CAC). CNSL is a by-product

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Spotlight BDI-Bioenergy International GmbH: Talking Feedstock

(Biodiesel Magazine) ...  The U.S., Europe, Asia and South America all differ, points out Hermann Stockinger, director of customer relations at Austria-based BDI-BioEnergy International. BDI is a global leader in biodiesel plant construction, having completed more than 70 projects around the

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GOP Sprint to the Iowa Caucuses: An Ag Primer to the 2024 GOP Presidential Primary Season

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Iowa farmers again have won over most of the leading Republican candidates for president when it comes to biofuels, but farmers also likely will again be caught in the crossfire between saber-rattling with China while

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China Focus: World's Largest Ethanol Production Equipment Starts Trial in East China

(Xinhua) The world's largest ethanol production equipment, with an annual output of 600,000 tonnes, went into trial on Thursday in Huaibei City, east China's Anhui Province. The equipment can convert coke oven gas into ethanol, which will massively increase the added value

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China Aims to Build More than Half the World's Cleaner-Fuel Ships by 2025

by by Chen Aizhu and Mei Mei Chu (Reuters)  China has set itself the goal of producing more than half of the world's ships powered by cleaner fuels by 2025, in guidelines published by the industry ministry on Thursday. It did not give

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Standard Engines to Endure in Brazil Amid EV Growth

by Laura Guedes and Gabrielle Moreira (Argus Media)  ... With a mature and structured biofuel market, the country is not likely to move away from alternatives linked to ethanol and biodiesel anytime soon, extending flex options and mixtures with fossil

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European Commission to Examine Allegations of Unfairly Traded Biodiesel from China

(European Commission) The European Commission has today launched an investigation into allegations of dumping of biodiesel from China onto the EU market. -- If dumping is confirmed and is found to be harming EU producers, the Commission may impose measures (typically duties

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EcoCeres Partners with Shenzhen Expressway Environmental to Create Circular Economy with Used Cooking Oil

(EcoCeres) From Wastes to Wonders, from Kitchen Waste to Blue Sky -- On November 30, 2023, EcoCeres, Inc. (“EcoCeres” or the “Company”) signed a strategic partnership agreement with Shenzhen Expressway Environmental Co., Ltd. (“Shenzhen Expressway Environmental”), a subsidiary of Shenzhen Expressway Group

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EU Is ‘Driving without a Map’ on Biofuels Policy, Auditors Find

by Sean Goulding Carroll (Euractiv.com)  The EU’s complex policy approach to biofuels lacks a long-term outlook and risks undermining the bloc’s transport decarbonisation targets, an analysis by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) has found. The ECA, an independent watchdog, examined the EU’s support

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COP Fizzles on Fossil Fuel Phase-out

by Minho Kim (Politico's Power Switch)  Many nations arrived at the U.N. climate talks last month hoping the world would commit to a “phase-out” of fossil fuels. But those initial wishes were all but dashed today, when COP28 organizers released a draft

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ACWA Power, PowerChina Break Ground on Green Hydrogen Plant in Uzbekistan

by Colleen Howe (Reuters)  Saudi-listed ACWA Power (2082.SE) and Chinese state-owned PowerChina have broken ground on the first green hydrogen plant in Central Asia, the companies said. The plant, in Uzbekistan, will produce 3,000 metric tons per year of green hydrogen and will be

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

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

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House Sets Vote on Bill to Block EPA Tailpipe Rules

by Mike Lee (E&E Daily)  It's part of Republicans' efforts to block the Biden administration's plans to boost electric vehicles. -- The House will take up legislation this week to block the Biden administration’s clean car plan, which critics say would drive

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First Ammonia and Uniper Announced Cooperation on Green Ammonia Project in Texas

(Uniper) First Ammonia will produce ammonia from renewable electricity at their flagship facility in Port of Victoria, Texas; This is the first commercial-scale ammonia facility to use solid-oxide electrolyzers, which are 30% more energy efficient than conventional electrolyzers, meaning less electricity is

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Greener Shipping: China Can Bolster Global Climate Change Fight by Using Biofuel in Ships instead of Exporting It, Dutch Start-up 123Carbon Says

by Eric Ng (South China Morning Post) Start-up sees strong opportunities in China, 123Carbon’s Jeroen van Heiningen says 123Carbon won the top prize at this year’s Captain’s Table shipping and logistics innovation ideas pitching competition, held as part of last week’s Hong

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UN Aviation Meeting Agrees to Goal of 5% Lower Emissions by 2030

by Allison Lampert and Tim Hepher (Reuters) A meeting of more than 100 countries on Friday agreed to an interim goal for emissions reductions from global aviation by 2030 by using less-polluting fuels, but China, Russia and some others aired concerns

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New Interactive Data Tools to Track and Inform Development of Low-Emissions Hydrogen Production

(International Energy Agency)  Today we release two interactive data tools that allow users to explore developments related to low-emissions hydrogen projects worldwide. The data tools complement the Global Hydrogen Review 2023, published in September, and the updated hydrogen production and infrastructure projects databases,

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Maersk Signs Landmark Green Methanol Offtake Agreement, Significantly De-risking Its Low-Emission Operations in This Decade

(Maersk) Commercially viable long-term offtake agreement for annual volumes of 500KT to enable low carbon operations for the first 12 large methanol-enabled Maersk vessels on order.  First volumes expected in 2026. -- The offtake agreement between A.P. Moller - Maersk and Chinese

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China Accelerates Biodiesel Demo Projects, Carbon Credit Methodologies

by Ivy Yin, Samyak Pandey, Oceana Zhou, Daisy Xu (S&P Global)  Big biodiesel exporter, weak domestic demand; Government calls for demos to build home demand; Loans, carbon profits 'not enough to drive demand'  --  China is to accelerate development of biodiesel demonstration projects and

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23rd DATAGRO Discusses the Potential of the Sugar and Ethanol Industries, and How Ethanol Plays a Role in Addressing Climate Change.

by Jefferson Dos Santos Estevo* (Advanced Biofuels USA) The Grand Hyatt Hotel in São Paulo, Brazil, hosted the 23rd DATAGRO Conference from October 23rd to 24th.  This event brought together several leaders from sugar and ethanol sectors, from the host

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Tandem Single Atom Electrocatalyst Realizes Reduction of CO2 to Ethanol

(ChemEurope.com)  Promising strategy to mitigate carbon dioxide emission -- ... Recently, a research group led by Profs. ZHANG Tao and HUANG Yanqiang from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has developed a Sn-based tandem electrocatalyst

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The Hydrogen Economy: Making Green Steel Achievable

by Daren E. Daugaard (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  ...  Steel and iron production ranks first in total global CO2 emissions at 8% and second in overall energy consumption.  The industry must pivot aggressively and innovatively to meet modern challenges regarding emission prescribed

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Argus Launches Daily Californian Renewable Diesel Prices: Completes Global Suite of Renewable Diesel/HVO Prices

(Argus Media)   Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has launched daily prices for renewable diesel in California, complementing its existing suite of renewable diesel prices, which spans Asia, Europe and the US west coast. Renewable diesel, also known as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), is chemically identical

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US, China Agree to Bolster Renewables in Effort to Replace Fossil Fuels

by Rachel Frazin (The Hill)  China and the U.S., the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, reached a climate agreement late Tuesday that includes an effort to replace fossil fuels with renewables. The agreement says both countries plan to speed up renewable development

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Chinese Academy Realizes CO2 Reduction to Ethanol via Tandem Single Atom Electrocatalyst

(Chinese Academy of Sciences/Mirage News)  The electrochemical CO2 reduction reaction (CO2RR) into carbon-based fuels provides a promising strategy to mitigate CO2 emission and promotes the utilization of renewable energy. The Cn (n≥2) liquid products are desirable because of their high energy densities and ease of

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PSA Singapore, Pacific International Lines Expand Collaboration to Decarbonize Global Supply Chain

(Pacific International Lines/Biobased Diesel Daily)  In a collective journey towards achieving net-zero greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, PSA Singapore (formerly known as the Port of Singapore Authority) and Pacific International Lines announced Nov. 1 that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)

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Planned CCS Projects Jump 102% — Report

by Carlos Anchondo (Politico Pro Energywire) Despite the uptick, most operating projects are not on power plants, according to the Global CCS Institute. -- The number of carbon capture projects operating around the world increased in the past year, but development of

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Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets

(Biofuels Digest/Nuu Media) Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets provides detailed case studies, updates and analysis of the key producers and developers participating in Renewable Diesel projects and Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) projects in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, and in South

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Cassidy Leads Introduction of Foreign Pollution Fee to Hold China Accountable

(Office of Senator Bill Cassidy R-LA)  Fee counters CCP’s manufacturing advantage, environmental loopholes while boosting domestic production -- U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee and the Finance Committee, and Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

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Mapped: Carbon Pricing Initiatives around the World

(Transport Energy Strategies/Visual Capitalist)  ... Over the past two decades, governments around the world have responded to climate change through various initiatives and policies, with carbon pricing at the forefront. A recent example is the Canadian province of Ontario’s Emissions Performance Standards program, first launched

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UCO Supplies Set to Double to 31 Million Metric Tonnes by 2030

(Biofuels International) Global supplies of used cooking oil are expected to more than double to 31 million mt by 2030 - from the current 14 million mt. This is a development driven by rapidly growing Asian supply geared towards cashing in on

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Toyota Chairman Says People Are Finally Seeing the Reality about EVs

by River Davis (Wall Street Journal) Akio Toyoda’s comments come amid cooling U.S. demand and a price war with China -- Toyota Motor  Chairman Akio Toyoda, when asked about electric-vehicle challenges including a recent lull in U.S. demand, said the industry was coming to

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Global Increase in Biomass Carbon Stock Dominated by Growth of Northern Young Forests over Past Decade

by Yang, H., Ciais, P., Frappart, F. et al (Nature Geoscience) Changes in terrestrial carbon storage under environmental and land-use changes remain a critical source of uncertainty in regional and global carbon budgets. We generated global maps of annual live vegetation biomass using

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SQ Group Launches World's First One-Million Ton Bio-Refinery

(SQ Group/MENAFN EIN Presswire)  SQ GROUP kicks into operation the world's first one-million-metric-ton straw refinery in Daqing city, marking a new era in the production of biomass straw. -- SQ Group (SQ-Group USA 's China-based division), a competitive manufacturer of biodegradable food

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U.S. Grains Council’s Global Ethanol Summit Wraps Up

(U.S. Grains Council/GrainNet)  The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Global Ethanol Summit (GES) concluded today with a variety of concurrent panel discussions with experts on various topics within the biofuel industry. GES, Oct. 16-18, is an education and trade forum that seeks to

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SK Trading International Invests in Daekyung O&T to Secure Bio-aviation Fuel Raw Materials

(SK Innovation)   SK Trading International makes an equity investment in Daekyung O&T as a consortium with domestic investors;  Daekyung O&T, a company specializing in producing key base materials for “bio-aviation fuel”;  After the investment in a Chinese Used Cooking Oil (UCO) company in

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Four Reasons the EU Needs to Rethink Its Approach to Biofuels

by David Carpintero (ePURE/Politico) Europe’s newly revised Renewable Energy Directive confirms the sustainability of biofuels such as renewable ethanol, but other EU legislation continues to ignore their strategic importance. It’s time for a new approach. ... Consider the recent declaration by the G7 group

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Manchin, Colleagues Introduce Legislation Pushing Back on Biden Admin's Electric Vehicle Mandate

(Office of Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and 28 of his Senate colleagues introduced the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act to counter the Biden Administration’s radical environmental agenda and executive overreach by preventing the implementation of a

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To Tackle Biofuel Fraud, Ireland Takes Matters into Its Own Hands

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV) The Irish government has confirmed it will set up a working group to ensure the sustainability of biofuels used in the country, as concerns grow that tainted fuels are entering the EU market. The decision by

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Chemicals from Thin Air: Gas Fermentation and the Future of Bio-manufacturing

(World Bio Market Insights)  Bacteria can metabolise sugars in milk or wheat into wondrous forms like sourdough bread, sauerkraut, beer and cheese. Modern industrial fermentation uses similar techniques: it cultivates biochemicals in the bodies of microorganisms for drugs, proteins, nutraceuticals, and

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China’s Biobased Diesel Exports Surge in 2023

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine) China’s biomass-based diesel imports are expected to increase 40 percent this year. The country’s exports of biomass-based diesel fuels are also surging, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information

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Biofuels Production and Development in China

by Fuli Li and Yixuan Fan (Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences/IEA Bioenergy Task 39)  Summary: China is the world’s largest liquefied natural gas import country, has the world’s largest car fleet, the second largest gasoline

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Exploring SAF Feedstock Markets

by Katie Schroeder (Biomass Magazine) ... Trip Jobe, vice president of sales with ResourceWise’s Forest Value Chain, explained the importance of doing a feedstock availability assessment to better understand the market dynamics around feedstocks SAF producers may be interested in utilizing.

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Palm Edges up as Crude Oil Rally Fuels Biodiesel Demand Hopes

(Reuters) Malaysian palm oil futures edged higher on Monday on hopes that biodiesel demand would increase following a rally in crude oil prices, but rising stocks capped the upside. ... “Due to the rally in crude oil prices, the market is expecting a

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At a Crossroads: What's Next for Biofuels?

by David Carpintero (ePURE/The Parliament) Europe’s newly revised Renewable Energy Directive confirms the sustainability of biofuels, but other EU proposals continue to ignore their strategic importance for energy independence, emissions reduction and food security. -- ... One notable bright spot was the declaration

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Group Finds GOP Candidates Support Year Round E15

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  An Iowa biofuels coalition reports unanimous support among all Republican presidential candidates for consumer access to year-round E15 and opposition to electric vehicles (EV) mandates. “All the active candidates in Iowa agree that consumers deserve choices in how

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Carbon Recycling International (CRI) and Jiangsu Sailboat Start up World’s Most Efficient CO2-to-Methanol Plant

(Carbon Recycling International) • Carbon Recycling International (CRI) and Jiangsu Sailboat have successfully started up one of the world's most efficient CO2-to-methanol plants. The plant will recycle carbon dioxide and hydrogen waste streams from the wider petrochemical complex. These are emissions that would

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Here Comes the EV Backlash

by Arianna Skibell (Politico's Power Switch)  The battle against electric cars is turning into a campaign issue for conservative politicians on both sides of the Atlantic, a development that threatens to neuter the climate benefits of moving away from gasoline. Some European

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Geely Provides Methanol Fuel for Hangzhou Asian Games

(China Daily) The Hangzhou Asian Games offered a spectacular opening ceremony on Saturday, featuring swimming Olympic champion Wang Shun and a digital torchbearer lighting the cauldron.   The fuel used in the primary cauldron tower was carbon-zero methanol. This is the first

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Airbus to Promote Use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Zhu Wenqian (China Daily) France-headquartered aircraft manufacturer Airbus said China has the huge capability of producing sustainable aviation fuels, and it will continue to strengthen cooperation with Chinese suppliers to promote the use of SAF to contribute to the sustainable growth of

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Biden's IRA Drives Surge in US Imports of Chinese Used Cooking Oil

by Andrew Hayley (Reuters) U.S. incentives to boost consumption of more environmentally friendly fuel has created a new market for used Chinese cooking oil, worth almost $390 million in the last 12 months and growing rapidly, China's customs data shows. China has

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Renault to Maintain Mixed Ethanol Combustion Engines in Brazil

by Alberto Alerigi Jr. and Carolina Pulice (Reuters)  Renault (RENA.PA) will maintain production of ethanol-fueled combustion vehicles in Brazil, where nine in 10 cars are equipped to run on a mixture of gasoline and the biofuel as fully electric vehicles (EVs) need more

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Some Countries Are Already Talking about Walking Back Fossil Fuel Car Bans

by Bradley Brownell (Jalopnik) Will anyone be ready for their own EV mandate deadlines? --- In the wake of the United Kingdom Prime Minister opening discussions on potentially delaying the country’s ban on the sale of new gas and diesel cars, we thought it might

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Stu Ellis: Biofuels Looking to Takeoff with Help from Lawmakers

by Stu Ellis  (Herald & Review)  ... And the U.S. Department of Agriculture's projections for exports ratchet down every time a new Supply and Demand report is issued. While this is occurring, Brazil announces increased exports of corn and soybeans —

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The Biggest Thing Anywhere Ever? The Story behind the Global Biofuels Alliance

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... What’s missing?  The financial industry and investors in general. An actual scope of work. A leadership team. None of those impossible to produce, but none of those (yet) done — so, consider the Alliance to be

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EU Under Pressure to Tackle Fraudulent Biofuels Imports

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com) The delay in implementing a tool to protect the EU market against fraudulent biofuel imports has been heavily criticised by European biofuel producers, who point the finger at the European Commission. The criticism comes as the EU

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Neste Challenges Unsubstantiated USDA Biofuels Annual Report Assertions, Which It Believes to Be Erroneous or Based on Misunderstanding

(Neste) The recently published USDA Biofuels Annual Report (1 September, 2023) suggests that Neste may have received fraudulent used cooking oil (UCO) volumes at its renewable products refinery in Singapore, specifically virgin palm oil from Indonesia exported fraudulently as UCO via

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Liebreich: 'Hydrogen Is Starting to Look Like an Economic Bubble — and Here’s Why'

by Leigh Collins (Hydrogen Insight) ... The use of clean hydrogen in a net-zero world would actually be limited, he (Michael Liebreich, founder of Bloomberg NEF) explained, by the physical properties of the gas; the sheer amount of renewable energy that

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DeSantis Trashes Biden Push for Electric Vehicles as He Tries to Woo Iowa Farmers

by Jack Birle (Washington Examiner) Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is looking to woo farmers in the Hawkeye State by vowing his opposition to President Joe Biden's "heavy-handed push for electric vehicles." DeSantis, in an opinion piece for the Des Moines Register on Saturday, laid out his belief that a "robust agriculture sector is

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Engineering of Plant Cell Wall Modifying Enzymes Opens New Horizons

by Johnny von Einem (University of Adelaide) A newly discovered way of optimising plant enzymes through bioengineering has increased knowledge of how plant material can be converted into biofuels, biochemicals and other high-value products. The University of Adelaide-led study presents innovative ideas

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15 Largest Biodiesel Producers in the World

by Zahaab Rehman (Insider Monkey) In this article, we take a look at the 15 largest biodiesel producers in the world. You can skip our detailed analysis of the biodiesel industry and go directly to the 5 Largest Biodiesel Producers in the World. The

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Mapped: Carbon Pricing Initiatives Around the World

by Tammy Klein (Transport Energy Strategies/Visual Capitalist)  Over the past two decades, governments around the world have responded to climate change through various initiatives and policies, with carbon pricing at the forefront. A recent example is the Canadian province of Ontario’s Emissions Performance Standards program,

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Trump Vows to End ‘Madness’ of EV Push

by Lauren Sforza (The Hill)  Former President Trump is vowing to end the “madness” of the Biden administration’s push for electric vehicles — a likely appeal to voters in the swing state of Michigan. In a pair of Truth Social posts Monday evening, Trump

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EEL Biofuels Introduces Breakthrough Algae-Based Biofuels Technology

(Energy Enterprise Limited/EIN News) EEL Biofuels Unveils Revolutionary Algae-Based Biofuels: A Game-Changing Solution for a Sustainable Energy Future. Sustainable solutions are the key to a brighter future, and this technology represents a significant step towards achieving a cleaner and more resilient energy

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EU Infrastructure Fund Eyes African Clean Jet Fuel Projects

by Wendell Roelf (Reuters) EU to weigh co-financing, guarantees of proposed plants; Africa has 'great potential' to produce SAF - EU official -- The European Union is scouting Africa to back clean jet fuel projects under its Global Gateway infrastructure fund, an

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Methanol-to-Jet: Taking Off

by Anna Simet (SAF Magazine) Methanol as an alternative fuel continues to make headlines, and leading companies are evaluating the possibilities—not just in aviation, but marine and other sectors as well. A July 25 webinar hosted by the Commercial Aviation Alternative

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Letter from Europe: Amazing Opp to Get UCO Right

by James Cogan (ClonBio/Biofuels Digest) In an amazing turn of events, on August 16 the European Commission launched an investigation[1] into possible large scale violations in the used cooking oil, palm oil and biodiesel supply chains from South East Asia to

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New EU Carbon Tariff: German Industry Slams Bureaucratic Burden

by Nikolaus J. Kurmayer (EURACTIV.com)   Germany’s chemical and car industries are protesting the anticipated bureaucratic strain expected from the phase-in of the EU’s novel carbon border tariff (CBAM), while consultancy Deloitte finds that companies have failed to sufficiently prepare. European manufacturers

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COFCO Brings Brazil's First Biodiesel Pipeline Online

by Roberto Samora (Reuters) The Brazilian unit of China’s COFCO International started operating the South American country’s first biodiesel pipeline connecting its plant in Rondonopolis, at the heart of Brazil’s farm country, to nearby distributors. According to a statement on Friday, the

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LanzaTech Chief Sustainability Officer: ‘There’s No Need to Take Carbon Out of the Ground; There’s Enough above Ground to Make Everything We Need’

by Elaine Watson (Ag Funder News) A specialist in converting carbon emissions from industrial processes into high-value products via a continuous microbial fermentation process, Illinois-based LanzaTech started out as a fuel company, but is also seeking to make waves in new areas from packaging to

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EU Starts Probe on Indonesian Biodiesel Avoiding Import Duties

by Sudip Kar-Gupta, Gus Trompiz, Bernadette Christina and Stefanno Sulaiman (Reuters)  The European Union said on Thursday it had launched an investigation into whether biodiesel from Indonesia was circumventing EU duties by going through China and Britain. The EU is Indonesia's third-largest destination for palm

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Peninsula Fixes Hong Kong Biofuel Delivery for “K” Line

by Ian Taylor (Bunkerspot)  Peninsula has informed Bunkerspot that it has fixed its first biofuel deal for Japan-headquartered Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line). The company’s bunker trading team arranged the delivery of 700 metric tonnes of UCOME-based B24 marine biofuel to the “K” Line

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Many Roads to the Big H: The Digest’s Guide to Hydrogen Roadmaps 2023

Later this week, the United States is conducting a webinar to describe in detail the  U.S. National Clean Hydrogen Strategy and Roadmap, including an explanation of the benefits of clean hydrogen and its role in the clean energy transition. Leaders from

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Tim Scott Hits Chinese Communist Party, Touts Ethanol in Iowa Ad

by Caroline Vakil (The Hill)Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) is targeting the Chinese Communist Party over purchasing farmland in Iowa and touts his support of ethanol production in a new radio ad in the early voting state. “Sen. Tim Scott is

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China Issues First Hydrogen Industry Guideline

(CGTN)  China on Tuesday (August 8, 2023) released its first national guideline for the development of industrial standards for the production, storage, transport and use of hydrogen energy. According to the World Economic Forum's latest white paper, China is the largest producer and

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Continental Testing HVO for Its Jet-A Engines

by Paul Bertorelli (AvWeb)  Sensitive to aviation as a source of greenhouse gasses, Continental says it’s finishing up testing that will make HVO or hydrotreated vegetable oil a fuel option in its CD-100 series engines. There are three engines in the

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EPA Is Ignoring the Glaring Problem with Dirty Electric Vehicles

by Benjamin Zycher (American Enterprise Institute/The Hill)  The Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) has launched a new regulatory effort to force a massive transportation shift to electric vehicles (EVs) with its proposed “multi-pollutant emissions standards” for light- and medium-duty vehicles beginning with model

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Chimbusco Pan Nation Receives Certification for Biofuel Bunkering in Hong Kong

by Ian Taylor (Bunkerspot) Chimbusco Pan Nation has announced that it has become the first physical bunker supplier in Hong Kong to obtain the ISCC-EU Certification for Marine Biofuel Supply. In a statement posted on LinkedIn, Chimbusco Pan Nation said that the

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Argus Insight: Asia-Pacific Ucome Prices Pressured by European Markets

(Argus Media) Following on from our recent blog, Extent of strain on EU Ucome production laid bare, our consulting team have examined the Ucome production margin landscape in more depth to write this market outlook. In a similar situation to their European

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Axens Will Provide Vegan Technology to Haike Chemicals for Its Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Project in China

(Axens) Shandong Haike Chemical Co. Ltd, a Chinese refining and petrochemical company, has selected Axens’ Vegan® technology to produce low carbon, cost competitive sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by retrofitting its existing assets. Vegan® technology is a second-generation hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) solution which

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Wärtsilä to Supply Methanol-Fuelled Auxiliary Engines for Six CMA CGM Newbuild Container Vessels

(Wärtsilä) Technology group Wärtsilä will supply methanol-fuelled auxiliary engines for the French shipping company CMA CGM. The engines have been ordered for six 15,000 TEU container vessels which are being built at the Dalian Shipbuilding yard in China. The order was

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Opinion: Ethanol Is the Solution to Transportation Problems – Inside Sources

by Larry Elder (Inside Sources/Prescott eNews) ... The Biden administration says electric vehicles are a solution to decarbonizing the transportation sector while also making driving more affordable. However, its “electric vehicle revolution” operates in an alternate reality where billions of dollars

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B5 Biodiesel in Shanghai

by Sharon Ji* (Advanced Biofuels USA) China is in the news for alleged fraud in Chinese biodiesel exports to the European Union.  But what about biodiesel use in China itself?  Shanghai has had biodiesel blends available at gas stations since 2017. There are

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