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Polestar Reduces Supply Chain Emissions through Integration of Renewable Fuels for Ocean Freight

(Polestar) Polestar (Nasdaq: PSNY) is taking the next steps in reducing its supply chain emissions by integrating renewable fuels on its ocean freight routes, which account for around 75% of Polestar’s total transportation emissions. Polestar is now also operating its Vehicle Processing

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Delays in California's LCFS Revisions Are an Opportunity to Improve

by Nikita Pavelnko (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Earlier this year, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) postponed a hearing and vote to finalize revisions to its Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) until the Friday after the 2024 U.S. elections in November. The vote had

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The International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) Published Its New Marine Fuel Specification Standard May 30, 2024

by Hussein Al-Khalisy (Argus Media) The 7th edition of the specification standard, ISO 8217:2024, will replace its predecessor, ISO 8217:2017, which has now been withdrawn. The document encompasses seven categories for distillate fuels, four categories for residual fuels at or below 0.5pc

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Alternative FuelsSwede Chem Tankers Vessel “Nike” Supplied with ScanOcean B30-DMA Bunker Fuel

(Manifold Times) Bunker fuel delivered by Swedish bunker trader and physical supplier ScanOcean, contained no FAME content and complied with the ISO 8217:2017 for DMA.  --  Swede Chem Tankers AB, a commercial shipping company focusing on transporting liquids in bulk mainly in

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Boosting the B35 Program, PTK Rent Out a FAME Storage Vessel to APROBI

(APROBI (Google Translation)) In order to support the government's program in using environmentally friendly fuel, PT Pertamina Trans Kontinental (PTK) signed a contract for ship rental services and Ship to Ship (STS) management in distributing biofuel (fatty acid methyl ester/FAME) to

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Mastering Fundamentals: First Step for Promising New Sustainable Vehicle Fuels

by Aishwarya Krishnamoorthy (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Two NREL Reports Detail Findings on Fundamental Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) Fuels Research in Partnership With ExxonMobil and Genomatica -- While the demand for climate-warming fuels like petroleum and diesel is expected to peak before

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What You Need to Know with Biofuels

(Lloyd's List/ClassNK)  Biofuels are attracting attention as ‘drop-in’ replacements during shipping’s lengthy transition from fossil to clean fuels -- While a wide availability of alternatives such as hydrogen and ammonia are still some way off, biofuels do not require major modifications to

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Volvo Expands Its Range of Biodiesel-Powered Trucks

(Automotive World/Volvo Trucks) A full range of new Volvo truck models can now be powered by 100% biodiesel, offering another renewable fuel choice for customers looking to reduce CO2 emissions from transport here and now -- A full range of new Volvo

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Regarding the Operation of "Sunny Orion" Using Marine Biofuel (B24)

(Asahi Tanker (Google Translation)) Asahi Tanker Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Shigekazu Haruyama) has successfully operated the tanker ship "Sunny Orion" using biofuel, which is made by mixing waste cooking oil with heavy oil. The biofuel (B24) used this

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NYK, GCMD Address Continuous Biofuel Use

by Dom Magli (Port Technology International) The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) has partnered with NYK Line to begin Project LOTUS (long-term impact of continuous biofuel usage on vessel operations). This six-month study will test the continuous usage of a biofuels

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Scania Pilot-Test Renewable Fuels and Electrification Solutions with IRDA’S IMBRT Project

(Scania) Scania pilot-tests renewable fuels and electrification solutions with Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA) for the Iskandar Malaysia Bus Rapid Transit (IMBRT). Scania will be test-running two buses over the 20-kilometre loop route from 11 to 15 April; the 10-metre

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AGQM Publishes Biodiesel Quality Report 2023

(AGQM/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Germany has once again missed its climate-protection targets in the transport sector. In order to achieve these targets, in addition to switching to electromobility and alternative-mobility concepts, the use of climate-friendly biofuels is essential, as they directly reduce greenhouse

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Monjasa and FAMOIL Expand Biofuels Logistics in South America and Complete First Supply Operation in Peru

(Monjasa) On 22 February 2024, global top 10 marine fuels company, Monjasa, supplied a total of 510 tonnes of B30 marine biofuels the Cargill operated dry bulk carrier, Infinity Sky, in the Port of Callao, Peru. This operation marked the first ISCC-certified

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Peninsula Adds Chemical Tanker Aalborg to Supply in the Port of Barcelona

(P:eninsula 360) Peninsula, the leading independent global marine energy supplier, is proud to announce the introduction of the Aalborg, an IMO II chemical tanker dedicated to sustainable fuel distribution in the Western Mediterranean. The Aalborg is capable of supplying 100% biofuels

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Carras Secures ABS' First Biofuel Notation for Aquataurus Bulk Carrier

(Marine Link) Greek shipping company Carras (Hellas) has received the ABS Biofuel-1 notation for its Aquataurus ultramax bulk carrier, the first vessel in the world to qualify. The notation is assigned to vessels that use a biofuel blend of up to and

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Biogenic Testing via Carbon-14 Analysis Validates Biofuel Blends for Regulatory Compliance

by Jordan Turner* (Beta Analytic for Advanced Biofuels USA) Biofuels are gaining attention on the market as a renewable alternative to fossil fuels. Often biofuel regulations require assurances of the replacement of fossil fuel with renewables. Carbon-14 analysis can provide

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Argus Launches SAF ARA on Its Price Discovery Platform

(Street Insider/Argus Media) Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has extended its Argus Open Markets (AOM) real-time electronic price discovery platform to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) prices from the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) hub in Europe. SAF trade at the key ARA hub is growing quickly as

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CSA Invests $10m to Boost Maritime Biofuel in Singapore

(Singapore Business Review/MSN) Among the goals of this effort is the development of stable biofuel blends. -- The Coastal Sustainability Alliance (CSA) is investing up to $10m in efforts to develop and increase adoption of maritime biofuel in Singapore Two alliance members,Green COP

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Lineas Presents Its New FAME Locomotive, a Milestone in Sustainable Transportation Innovation.

(Lineas) Lineas, Europe’s largest private rail freight operator, is proud to present its new FAME locomotive. With this locomotive, the company highlights its commitment to finding sustainable solutions to reduce CO2 emissions in the transport sector. -- FAME, short for Fatty Acid

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Bolivian State-Owned Biodiesel Plant in Santa Cruz de la Sierra Begins Operations

(Bolivian Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energy/Biobased Diesel Daily)   A start-up ceremony was held March 26 in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, for the first biodiesel plant built by state-owned oil company Yacimientos Petrolófilos Fiscales Bolivianos. “Today is a historic day

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US Imports 2nd-Highest Volume of Biobased Diesel in History Last Year, Exports Hit 15-Year High

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daiy)  The U.S. imported more than 863 million gallons of biobased diesel in 2023, the second-highest volume of combined biodiesel and renewable diesel imports on record, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration compiled

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Biodiesel Prices and Profits…Again

by Scott Irwin (farmdoc daily) In a previous farmdoc daily article (November 13, 2023), we showed that the behavior of FAME biodiesel prices reported by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the USDA changed dramatically starting in August 2021.  Before this date, the

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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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Fueling the Future: Biofuels Driving Progress on Net Zero

(S&P Global) The role of biofuels in energy transition is growing, as they can help decarbonize hard-to-abate transport sectors, but more supply is needed to keep the world on track with net-zero goals. S&P Global Commodity Insights explores how regional policies

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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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As Decarbonisation Momentum Builds, So Does Biofuel Usage

by John Snyder (Riviera) Based on samples tested in 2023, VPS reports biofuel usage more than doubled year-on-year, reaching 558,000 metric tonnes  --  While biofuels represented less than 1% of the marine fuels tested in 2023, interest in their use is rising

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Germany Ranks Third Among EU Biodiesel Exporters – UFOP Calls for Inclusion of HVO in Official Statistics

(Biofuels Central) Germany ranks third among EU biodiesel exporters – UFOP calls for inclusion of HVO in official statistics. According to recent information published by EUROSTAT, Germany delivered around 9 per cent more biodiesel (FAME) to other EU member states in the

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Safe Bunkering of Biofuels. Bunkering of Biofuels in Maritime: Characteristics, Regulatory Landscape, and Safety Assessment

(European Maritime Safety Agency)  The ongoing Study on the Safe Bunkering with Biofuels (bio-methanol, FT-diesel, DME, HVO and FAME) has, in its first report, provided a comprehensive analysis of a pre-selection of biofuels in terms of its properties (flashpoint, toxicity, cold

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Is There a Future for Biodiesel in Europe?

by Edgar Ahn (BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH/Biobased Diesel Daily)  A comprehensive look at the policy landscape and market opportunities for fatty acid methyl esters in the European Union. --  ... A group of experts from the Dutch Rabobank anticipates a sharp decline in

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VPS Publishes Paper on Importance of Testing for Accurate Energy Content of Marine Biofuels

(VPS/Biobased Diesel Daily) VPS announced Jan. 15 that it has carried out significant research across numerous test parameters that enables potentially problematic characteristics of marine biofuels to be measured and controlled. VPS research has shown that by using these test methods, biofuels

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Color Line Switches to Biofuels to Slash Emissions by 85%

by Craig Eason  (Trade Winds News)  Ropax operator switches two of five vessels to locally sourced low-emission fuels  --  Norwegian ropax operator Color Line has spent the past month fuelling two of the company’s high-speed ferries with locally produced biofuel. The Oslo-listed shipping

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Integr8 Achieves ISCC EU Certification to Trade Sustainable Biofuels and Help Shipowners Prove Compliance.

(Integr8)  Integr8 achieves ISCC EU certification to trade sustainable biofuels and help shipowners prove compliance with environmental regulations. Integr8 Fuels has today announced they have been awarded certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) scheme for the trading of biofuels.

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COP28: Singapore's PIL and DP World to Decarbonize Shipping with Biofuel Shipments

by Samyak Pandey, Sampad Nandy and Aditya Kondalamahanty (S&P Global) Collaboration on trial between Jebel Ali Port and destinations within PIL's network; Future expansion into other ports within DP World's global network;  Includes other alternative fuels, such as e-LNG, green methanol, green

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Shell, KPD and Scania Driving the Shift in Reducing CO2 Emissions with B100 Biodiesel.

(Shell Malaysia)  Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. (Shell Malaysia) today launched the pilot test of the first pair of Scania road tankers, operated by Konsortium Port Dickson Sdn Bhd (KPD), which will operate using B100 Biodiesel. The launch was held at

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ACX Launches Biofuels Physical Trading Platform in ADGM, Abu Dhabi

(ACX/EIN Presswire)  ADGM based ACX Ltd., part of the ACX Group, is proud to announce the start of live trading on its groundbreaking biofuels electronic physical trading platform, ACXBiofuels, as part of its Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) regulated Recognised Investment

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Accelerating the Deployment of Biofuels Is Crucial to Decarbonize Global Transport Sectors

(IEA Bioenergy) There are major challenges to reach a climate neutral society by 2050, as expressed in IEA’s Net Zero by 2050 roadmap. Among different sectors, transport is proving to be a very difficult sector to decarbonize. It implies moving away

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Biodiesel Production Robust Despite Challenge

(AgWeb/Pro Farmer) The boom in renewable diesel was expected to wipe out biodiesel producers, but they were more profitable than thought and biodiesel production has remained robust. A FarmDoc by University of Illinois Ag Economist Scott Irwin says, “The renewable diesel boom in

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Scania Launches Biodiesel Pilot in Côte d'Ivoire

by Poppy Clements (Hydrocarbon Engineering) Scania West Africa, TotalEnergies Marketing Côte d'Ivoire, ANADER and LA SIR have inaugurated a biodiesel pilot in Abidjan, the capital city of Côte d'Ivoire. The pilot aims to dramatically reduce emissions from public transport and create

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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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Oldendorff Study Finds Biofuels Stability and Degradation Issues

by Marcus Hand (Seatrade Maritime News)  A study commissioned by German shipowner Oldendorff Carriers shows stability and degradation issues for biofuels. --  ...  As part of a 2019 research agreement between Oldendorff and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Center for Bits

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Biodiesel Additives Successfully Tested

(AGQM) Sufficient oxidation and cold stability is essential for the safe use of biodiesel (FAME). The additives used must not have any negative interactions with the FAME itself or the base diesel fuel and its additives. Only two antioxidants and one

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Japan's 1st: Coastal Vessel Successfully Operated Using Biofuel Mixed Waste Cooking Oil Directly with Fuel Oil

(Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and MOL Coastal Shipping)  Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) and its group company MOL Coastal Shipping, Ltd. (President: Hiroshi Kobayashi) today announced that an MOL Coastal Shipping-operated 499 GT coastal vessel, the "Tetsuun

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Demonstration Test on Marine Transportation of Copper Slag Using Biodiesel Fuel

(JX Metals) Pan Pacific Copper Co., Ltd. (President & Chief Executive Officer: Kazuhiro Hori; hereinafter "PPC"), a group company of JX Metals Corporation (President and Representative Director: Yoichi Hayashi; hereinafter "JX Metals"), and IINO Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. (President and Representative Director:

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How Traders Can Capture Value in Sustainable Fuels

by Tapio Melgin, Agata Mucha-Geppert, Xavier Veillard, and Andrew Warrell (McKinsey & Company)  The sustainable-fuel market is nascent, complex, and growing fast. Traders that develop an in-depth understanding across different fuels, feedstocks, and regions can gain a competitive advantage. As countries around

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TRA Opens Transition Review into Biodiesel from Argentina Public Comment DEADLINE October 23, 2023

( U.K. Trade Remedies Authority)  The Trade Remedies Authority has launched a transition review into countervailing measures on biodiesel imported from Argentina. -- The Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) has today (Thursday 5 October) launched a transition review into countervailing measures on biodiesel imported from

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MB92 Group and Rolls-Royce Join Forces to Propel Sustainable Solutions for Superyacht Fleet

(MB92 Group) Initial focus will be on moving existing fleet over to to synthetic fuels such as HVO; Partners to share performance data, R&D initiatives, training programs for sustainable propulsion upgrades MB92 Group, the world’s leading superyacht refit, repair and maintenance company

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Used Cooking Oil Being Developed as Aviation Fuel: Ministry

by Ade Irma J, Resinta S (Antara Indonesian News Agency)  The Indonesian Industry Ministry stated that the potential of used cooking oil, currently being developed globally, could be tapped to serve as sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). "This used cooking oil is a raw material

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AGQM Releases New B100 Guidelines for Biodiesel Use as Pure, Unblended Fuel

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  For the first time, the German biodiesel quality-management association AGQM has released a guideline for 100 percent biodiesel (B100) intended for use as a pure fuel in heavy-duty vehicles. The AGQM guideline for a B100 specification

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Indian Standards on Biofuel to Support Greater Bay Area’s Clean Energy Goals

(India Education Diary)  The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the National Standards Body of India commits to complement the green initiatives of the country through development of relevant standards. Through an official release, BIS also announced that the Indian Standards will

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KPI OceanConnect and Uni-Tankers Collaborate on Successful Biofuel Trial

(KPI OceanConnect) KPI OceanConnect supplies bespoke B30 biofuel blend to Uni-Tankers M/T Alsia Swan for successful trials on board the 5,700 DWT chemical tanker -- Uni-Tankers, a leading tanker shipping company, and KPI OceanConnect, a leading global marine energy solutions provider, today announced

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Enabling Latin America’s Largest ISCC-Certified Marine Biofuels Supply Chain

(Monjasa) By enabling a sustainable and scalable biofuel option for the maritime industry in Latin America, global top 10 marine fuels supplier, Monjasa, prepares for the changing fuel mix of the future. However, Monjasa still awaits the shift away from biofuel

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Shipowners' Associations and Eni Join Forces to Decarbonize the Maritime Sector

(Eni)  Today (July 11, 2023) Eni presented a document titled “The route to net zero. Decarbonizing the maritime sector” in collaboration with Assarmatori and Confitarma as well as three of the largest companies in the maritime sector (Wärtsilä, WinGD and MAN Energy

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Navigating the Seas of Sustainability – FAME Biofuel Blends in Marine Engines

(Hellenic Shipping News/Marine Insurance P&I Club News/West of England) In response to enquiries from our Members who are conducting their own research on the advantages and disadvantages of using FAME biofuel blends, we have sought guidance from leading experts in the

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Bunker One Bunkers Tui Cruises’ Mein Schiff 4 With B30 Biofuel

(Biofuels Central) Bunker one bunkers tui cruises’ mein schiff 4 with B30 biofuel. Bunker One has announced it has conducted the first bunkering of B30-blend fuel for TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 4. The operation was undertaken at the Danish Port of Aarhus as

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TUI Cruises Trials B30 Biofuel Onboard Mein Shiff 4 for the First Time

by Fatima Bahtić (Offshore Energy) German cruise line TUI Cruises has revealed that it has tested B30-blend fuel on its ship Mein Shiff 4 as part of the vessel’s voyage beyond the Barents Sea to the islands of Svalbard. As informed, the

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Astomos, INPEX Complete Middle East’s First Ever Marine Biofuel Supply to VLGC

(INPEX/Market Screener) Astomos Energy Corporation (Astomos) and INPEX CORPORATION(INPEX) announced today they completed the supply of B24 biofuel bunker to a Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) chartered by Astomos. Based on an agreement between the two parties announced1 on May 11, 2023,

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ExxonMobil and Evergreen Line Have Completed a Delivery of Marine Biofuel Oil in the Port of Singapore

(Hellenic Shipping News/ExxonMobil) ExxonMobil successfully completed a commercial marine biofuel oil bunkering in the port of Singapore on 1st April 2023. Evergreen Line’s vessel, EVER ULYSSES, received ExxonMobil’s marine biofuel oil blend via a ship-to-ship transfer in Singapore waters before heading

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Global: Wallenius Wilhelmsen Inks Biofuel Supply Deal with ExxonMobil

by Rhys Berry (Bunkerspot) Wallenius Wilhelmsen has signed a contract with ExxonMobil for the supply of B30 biofuel to its vessels on European transits. The deliveries will be at Zeebrugge, with an option for Antwerp, the Ro-Ro shipping company said today. ‘This is

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MWA 2023: Biofuels Are Now 'All about the Feedstocks' as Shipowners and Suppliers Demonstrate the Operational Benefits

by Ian Taylor (Bunkerspot)  Summarising the current state of the marine biofuels market, Dirk Kronemeijer, Founder and Board Member of GoodFuels, told Maritime Week Americas (MWA) delegates: ‘Five years ago, it was all about finding the clients. Today, it is about

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INTERVIEW: Cargill Kickstarts Maritime Decarbonization with Biofuels, Methanol

by Max Lin (S&P Global) Major trader starts taking 'real' action: shipping head; Bio-bunker program focuses on B24, B30 supplies for now; Pricing gap remains between green and fossil fuels -- US-based agricultural trader Cargill has ramped up a bio-bunkering program for its

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Is the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard in Danger of Going Over a RIN Cliff?

by Maria Gerveni and Scott Irwin (University of Illinois) and Todd Hubbs (U.S. Department of Agriculture) (farmdocdaily) ... What has received far less attention is what happens when the supply of biofuel exceeds the mandate.  Given the scale of the renewable diesel

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Cepsa and Cooperativas Agro-Alimentarias Join Forces to Identify New Wastes to Be Converted into 2G Biofuels

(Cepsa)  The energy company and the Spanish association of cooperatives representing more than 1 million farmers and ranchers will promote the production of biofuels from agricultural and livestock waste; Cepsa's Research Center will analyze waste from the olive, olive oil,

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Europe: ExxonMobil Supplying Hapag-Lloyd Vessels with B30 Biofuel ARA REGION

by Ian Taylor (Bunkerspot) ExxonMobil has informed Bunkerspot that it has signed an agreement to supply Hapag-Lloyd with B30 marine bio fuel oil in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) region. The new ARA agreement follows on from arrangements made in Singapore last year. In a statement sent

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Overview of the RIN Compliance System and Pricing of RINs for the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard

Maria Gerveni and Scott Irwin (University of Illinois) and Todd Hubbs (U.S. Department of Agriculture)    ... A RIN represents biofuel that has been produced and blended into transportation fuel.  RINs are tradeable, and the market price of RINs plays

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1st European B+ Summit: Decarbonising HDVs with Higher Biodiesel Blends

by Xavier Noyon (EurActiv/European Biodiesel Board)  The 1st European B+ Summit conference, held in Estoril, Portugal, from 26 to 28 April 2023, brought together industry players from across Europe to discuss the decarbonisation of Heavy-Duty Vehicles (HDVs) through higher biodiesel

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Productive Pilot with 100% FAME for Inland Shipping

(FinCo Group) The Dutch maritime logistics company VT Group (Verenigde Tankrederij BV) has joined forces with FinCo Group, an independent supplier of sustainable energy solutions, to jointly make an ambitious contribution to the necessary CO 2 reduction in the inland

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The Biodiesel Profitability Squeeze

by Maria Gerveni and Scott Irwin (FarmDocDaily)  ... We begin by briefly reviewing data on renewable diesel and FAME biodiesel production trends in recent years.  Figure 1 shows monthly U.S. renewable diesel and FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) biodiesel production

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Astomos, INPEX Agree to Supply Middle East’s First Ever Marine Biofuel for VLGC

(Astomos Energy and INPEX) - Astomos Energy Corporation (Astomos) and INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) announced today they reached an agreement to supply B24 biofuel bunker to a Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) chartered by Astomos in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Over the

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MAN ES’ 175D Engine Gets Approval for Operation on Biofuels

by Fatima Bahtić (Offshore Energy)  German engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions (MAN ES) has revealed that its MAN 175D engine is formally approved for operation on biofuels. As informed, the approval applies to all standard biofuels such as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO)

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First Biofuel Bunkering Operation in the Mediterranean Sea

(infoMARE)  It was built by TotalEnergies Marine Fuels and Corsica Sardinia Ferries in the port of Toulon -- TotalEnergies Marine Fuels and Corsica Sardinia Ferries have announced that it has carried out the first bunkering operation of biofuel in the

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Svitzer, Caterpillar Collaborate on Biofuel Pilots

by Martyn Wingrove (Riviera Maritime) Svitzer and Caterpillar are testing biodiesel in tugboat engines in a second pilot project in Europe -- Following success in rolling out hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) across the UK fleet of tugs, Svitzer has trialled using

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Argus Launches Asia-Pacific Biofuels on Its Price-Discovery Platform

(Argus Media/Biobased Diesel Daily) Global energy and commodity price-reporting agency Argus has extended its Argus Open Markets real-time electronic price-discovery platform to include used cooking oil (UCO) and used cooking oil methyl ester (UCOME) prices in Asia-Pacific.  The Asia-Pacific UCO and UCOME

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EU Biodiesel Industry Concerned on Import Labelling

by John Houghton-Brown (Argus Media) European producers and traders of biodiesel say Chinese product entering the EU is being wrongly labelled as an 'advanced' biofuel, and sold into Germany where it is counted twice towards emissions savings targets in transport. This,

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Notifications Issued to Promote Eco-Friendly Means of Transportation and Decarbonize the Transport Sector

(India Ministry of Road Transport and Highways) To promote eco-friendly means of transportation and decarbonize the transport sector, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has notified mass emission standards to introduce alternate fuels viz. blends of ethanol with gasoline ( E-10,

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Transition Champ: How Biofuels Are Helping Set the Transport Sector on the Path to Net Zero

(bp) bp is deepening its investment in bioenergy, including biofuels. Our SVP of biofuels growth, Nigel Dunn, explains their importance in the transition to net zero, the progress we’re making in this space, and why bp is perfectly positioned to

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Iino Kaiun Kaisha : Conducts Marine Biofuel Trial in Singapore

(IINO Kaiun Kaisha/Market Screener) IINO Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. (IINO) announces that it has conducted a trial on one of its vessels using a marine biofuel blend delivered in Singapore on December 18. Chemroad Echo The chemical tanker "Chemroad Echo" was supplied with B24

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Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha : “K” LINE Conducts Trial Use of Marine Biofuel on Capesize Bulker to Help Decarbonize the Shipping Industry

(Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha/Market Screener)  Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" LINE) is pleased to announce that we have conducted the trial use of B24 marine biofuel comprising 24% fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) blended with very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO),

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“K” LINE Conducts Trial Use of Marine Biofuel on a Capesize Bulker

(Port News)  Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) is pleased to announce that we have conducted the trial use of B24 marine biofuel comprising 24% fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) blended with very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO), which was supplied

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GCMD-led Consortium Successfully Completes Trialling Two Supply Chains of Sustainable Biofuels

(Global Center for Maritime Decarbonization) The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) has successfully completed trialling two supply chains of biofuel blends sourced from different origins. The supply chain trials encompassed tracing biofuels from their production sites outside Singapore, to Singapore

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Requirements and Solutions for Pretreatment of HVO Feedstocks

by Veronique Gibon, Wim De Greyt, Jan De Kock, Mark Kellens (Biobased Diesel Daily/Desmet Ballestra) Hydrotreated vegetable oil can reduce the use of fossil fuels and recycle waste streams, but its production requires efficient, flexible, safe, reliable and sustainable pretreatment

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Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel: What’s the Difference?

by Maria Gerveni, Scott Irwin, Todd Hubbs  (University of Illinois and U.S. Department of Agriculture/FarmDocDaily) Biomass-based diesel has long played an important role in compliance with the U.S. Renewable Fuels (RFS) mandates (e.g., farmdoc daily, July 19, 2017).  The two main types of

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Interion Helps Singaporean Firms Reduce up to 90% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions by Using Renewable Diesel from Neste

(Interion/Newsfile Corp)  Interion, an authorised dealer for oil majors, is the first to supply Renewable Diesel, also known as Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) from Neste in Singapore. In close collaboration with building and facility owners and operators, bus and truck fleet owners

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Alfa Laval Introduces the Marine Industry’s First Biofuel-Ready Separators

(Alfa Laval) Biofuels are a current and accessible fuel option that can help marine customers decarbonize. Yet while biofuels reduce CO2 footprint, they also pose new operational challenges. Alfa Laval is first in the market to address them with biofuel-optimized separators

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New Joint Venture to Help Meet Bulk Liquid-Storage Demand in Taiwan

(Stolt-Nielsen/Biobased Diesel Daily) A joint venture between Stolthaven Terminals and Revivegen Environmental Technology Co. Ltd. was made official Jan. 12 at a ceremony with Taiwan Cooperative Bank in Kaohsiung. Stolthaven Revivegen Kaohsiung Terminal Co. Ltd. (SHRVK) will meet growing customer demand for

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Argus Media Whitepaper: Marine Biodiesel Demand Set to Grow Next Year

(Manifold Times) Argus Media on Wednesday (9 November) released a whitepaper on marine biodiesel where its marine fuels team explain how competitive this sustainable ‘drop in’ fuel is and introduce new Argus indexes aimed at providing clarity into costs. In the whitepaper

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MOL to Make Sea Trials of LNG Carrier Powered by Biofuel

(Mitsui O.S.K. Lines) Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Takeshi Hashimoto) today announced that its group company, AQUARIUS LNG SHIPPING LIMITED (Managing Director: Yoshiyuki Kato) has conducted sea trials of its owned LNG carrier, Papua, using biofuel. Approximately 1,500

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Government Accepts Recommendations on Import Measures for Biodiesel and Wire Rod

(UK Government Trade Remedies Authority) Recommendations on anti-dumping and countervailing measures on imports of Biodiesel and on anti-dumping measures on imports of Wire Rod have been accepted. -- The government has today [10 November 2022] agreed with the Trade Remedies

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Indonesia Sends Cars to Volcanic Highlands for Biodiesel Tests

by Eko Listiyorini (Bloomberg News) Indonesia, the world’s biggest palm oil producer, is testing to see whether vehicles can run effectively on diesel blended with 40% cooking oil, and if it works well at higher altitudes. A successful outcome would shift

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Marubeni Claims World’s First Biofuel Trial on Ethylene Carrier

by Adis Ajdin (Splash247.com)  Japanese trading house Marubeni Corporation said it has carried out a trial voyage on one of its chartered vessels using a marine biofuel blend, which to the best of the company’s knowledge was the world’s first biofuel

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Cargill Aims to Boost Ships' Use of Biofuel, Methanol to Cut Emissions

by Emily Chow (Reuters/U.S. News and World Report) Cargill Inc seeks to boost its use of biofuels in a bunkering trial and plans to order methanol-fuelled ships as part of its plans to cut emissions, a senior executive of the

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Getting Shipshape with Biofuels

by Eliseo Curcio and Michele Miceli (Biofuels International) ... Currently, fossil-based fuels such as VLSFO and MGO and other bunkers are used in the shipping industry as main fuels. The amount of carbon monoxide emitted every year is growing, with the

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Cargill Aims to Boost Ships' Use of Biofuel, Methanol to Cut Emissions

(Channel News Asia/Reuters)  Cargill Inc seeks to boost its use of biofuels in a bunkering trial and plans to order methanol-fuelled ships as part of its plans to cut emissions, a senior executive of the global commodities trader said on Wednesday. One

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Asia Pacific: ExxonMobil and Tata NYK Shipping Complete Bunkering of Bio-based Fuel in Singapore

by Ian Taylor (Bunkerspot) ExxonMobil has confirmed that it completed a bunker delivery of bio-based marine fuel oil to Tata NYK Shipping’s MV Sagar Moti in Singapore on 26 September. The MV Sagar Moti, which was carrying salt from India to Vietnam, was bunkered via

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How Biofuels to Help Meet Rising Electricity Demand Pushed by Large-Scale EV Adoption

by Kishan Karunakaran (Buyofuel/Financial Express)  The Indian government is supporting swift transformation of conventional, fossil fuel-based transportation to electric vehicles with policy support, schemes like FAME, financing options and subsidies. ... The Indian government is supporting swift transformation of conventional, fossil fuel-based

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Tight Distillates Could Buoy ARA Biodiesel Demand

by Stefka Wechsler (Argus Media)  Tight distillate supplies could buoy interest in B100 biodiesel for bunkering in Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp (ARA) early next year. EU sanctions will ban all imports of Russian diesel from February next year, requiring Europe to replace 750,000 b/d of supply,

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Aux Biomass, Citoyens! France’s Bid for Net Zero and the Biotechnology Imperative

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... Toulouse remains a busy center for biotechnology, in the south, and the rise of sustainable aviation fuels is not hurt one little bit from the proximity there of Airbus. ... We reported in July that Neste,

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Singapore: Eng Hua Embarks on Inaugural Biofuel Bunkering Operation in Company’s 53-Year History

(Manifold Times)  Singapore-based Eng Hua Company (Pte) Limited, an accredited bunker supplier incorporated since 1969, started its first biofuel bunkering operation on Wednesday (3 August) to support trials by ocean-going vessels, learned Manifold Times. “This biofuel bunker delivery represents a new chapter for

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Indonesia Runs Road Test for Biodiesel with 40% Palm Oil

by Bernadette Christina (Reuters) Indonesia on Wednesday launched road tests for two types of biodiesel containing 40% palm oil, hoping to conclude by the end of the year whether they are viable for public use, the energy ministry said. The government currently

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$18m Project to Build Drop-in Biofuel Assurance Framework

by Gary Howard (Seatrade Maritime News)  The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) and 17 industry peers launched a project to safeguard the premium and value of marine biofuels. -- The 18-strong coalition said it has committed $18m in cash and

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Global: CTI-Maritec Provides Guidance Following Biodiesel Blends Testing

by Rhys Berry (Bunkerspot) CTI-Maritec says it has tested ‘quite a number of biodiesel blends in residual marine fuel’, typically ranging from B20 to B30, since it began offering the service in early 2022 – and has provided guidance to shipowners

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Neste, MAN and Altens Sign a Partnership to Promote Biofuels in France

(Neste)  Sharing a common vision where biofuels have a key role to play in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in transportation – Neste, MAN and Altens have signed a partnership contract aimed at promoting biofuels in France. France is a strong

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DHL Global Forwarding and Hapag-Lloyd Set an Example for Sustainable Ocean Transport by Using Advanced Biofuel

(Hapag-Lloyd) Hapag-Lloyd will use advanced biofuels for the transport of DHL shipments; One of the most significant agreements to date between an ocean carrier and a freight forwarder; The agreement demonstrates scalability of sustainable transport solutions -- DHL Global Forwarding,

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Rio Tinto and bp Sign One-Year Trial of Marine Biofuels

(bp)  Rio Tinto and bp have agreed to work together on a one-year biofuel trial to help reduce carbon emissions from Rio Tinto’s marine fleet.  Under the trial, bp is supplying Rio Tinto with marine biofuel for approximately 12 months. The

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GE Shipping Conducts Trials with Biofuel

(Indian Chemical News/Great Eastern Shipping Company)  The sustainable biofuels can be used as a marine 'drop-in fuel' to help reduce carbon emissions in shipping. -- The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited with support from the Director General of shipping, India &

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Low Carbon Fuels Strategy Call for Ideas: Response from Coryton

(Coryton) ... Consequently, Coryton firmly believes that we need to move away from the focusing on the tailpipe emissions as this effectively 1) ignores the upstream carbon emissions associated with the manufacture of battery packs, the production of hydrogen and the

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Pacific International Lines Trials Marine Biofuel

(Pacific International Lines/Biobased Diesel Daily) As part of ongoing efforts to achieve its decarbonization objectives, Pacific International Lines shared that it is conducting a trial use of marine biofuel on its container vessel Kota Megah when it called at the port

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Ocean Network Express Marine Biofuel Trial, CMA CGM, REG, Bunker Holding, Safe Bulkers, VARO, Unifeeder in Biofuels Bunkering Bonanza

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) ... In today’s Digest, all the details on the ONE marine biofuel trials, 4 other big biofuel bunkering activities going on with companies like CMA CGM, Renewable Energy Group, Bunker Holding Group, Safe Bulkers,

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NORDEN Launches Carbon-Neutral Freight Transport

(NORDEN)  NORDEN has launched a 100% carbon-neutral biofuel sailing option for customers looking to decarbonise their supply chains. The biofuel sailing is the first in a range of green freight products to be rolled out to customers this year as part

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Protecting Land-based Diesel Assets in a Greener World

by Pierre Poitras (Conidia Bioscience/Biofuels Digest) ... how the increased percentage of biofuels can raise the cost of fuel as well as leave it susceptible to microbes. The analysis is based on the white paper Protecting equipment from microbial contamination

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Shipping Eyes Biofuels on Route to Decarbonisation, Shares Infineum Expert

by Rob Ashton (Manifold Times) The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted mandatory measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping under its pollution prevention treaty (MARPOL). Rob Ashton, Infineum Marine Fuel Additive Market Manager, explores the actions IMO has taken, the

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Seanergy and NYK Line Announce Successful Completion of Biofuel Trials on a Capesize Vessel

(Seanergy/Globe Newswire) Seanergy’s Biofuel Testing Program commenced in August 2021 and to-date Biofuel has been successfully tested on a number of its Capesize Vessels --  Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP) announced today that it has successfully completed marine biofuel trials

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From Seed to Skin: How Biodiesel Makes the EU Go Round — and Go Green

(European Biodiesel Board/Politico)  Europe will need much more of this renewable fuel to decarbonize the transport system. The advantages stretch way beyond the obvious.-- ... EU countries have a huge challenge ahead of them: phase out fossil fuels in order

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Mitsui OSK Lines Operates Bunkering Vessel on Biodiesel Blend above 30%

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. announced Feb. 9 that the bunkering vessel Techno Star, owned and operated by its group company MOL Techno-Trade Ltd., has been successfully operated using biodiesel fuel supplied by Aburatou Shoji K.K. The

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Challenges & Potential of Indonesia's Biodiesel & Bioethanol Programs

(Indonesia Investments) Biodiesel, which is a form of diesel fuel that is derived from plants or animals (in the case of Indonesia it mainly uses fatty acid methyl ether, FAME, which is derived from palm oil), has been on the

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Indonesia Plans B40 Biodiesel Road Tests Next Month

(Reuters) Indonesia’s energy ministry plans to begin road tests for a biodiesel programme using 40% palm based bio-content (B40) in February, a senior government official said on Monday. The world’s largest palm oil producer mandated that biodiesel sold in the country be

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Trials Using Biofuels on Spliethoff Group Vessels

(Spliethoff) Spliethoff Group’s constant striving to reduce its CO2 emissions has led to two trials using biofuel on its vessels. The first trial took place between June and November last year on BigLift Shipping’s HTV BigLift Baffin. The vessel was supplied with

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Pre-treatment for the Production of Renewable Diesel

(Biofuels International) Desmet Ballestra Group expertise lies in the oils and fats industry and this has helped it play an important rose in the biofuels market. ... Desmet Ballestra Group was founded in 1946. We are a technology provider mainly focussing on

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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

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Viewpoint: HVO Capacity Growth to Test Feedstock Supply

by Lauren Moffitt (Argus Media) Decarbonisation pledges have increased during a landmark year for global climate diplomacy with the UN's Cop 26 climate conference, with investment in biofuels positioned centre stage of many transition plans. Asia-Pacific in 2022 will see an

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UK Trade Remedies Authority Proposes Trade Measures for Biodiesel Public Comment DEADLINE: January 14, 2022

(UK Government Trade Remedies Authority) The UK TRA has proposed that existing measures on imports of FAME biodiesel are kept, but that measures on imports of HVO biodiesel are removed.  -- In its initial findings, the UK’s Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) has today

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Bolivia Projects Renewable Diesel Production from Non-Consumer Oils

(ABI/Bolivia.com (Google Translation))  The Hydrocarbons Ministry plans to implement biodiesel and renewable diesel projects using oils not suitable for human consumption. The Ministry of Hydrocarbons and Energies (MHE) plans to implement the Diesel Oil Import Substitution Program through the Biodiesel (FAME)

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The Repsol Refinery in A Coruña Manufactures Biofuel with Used Cooking Oil

(Repsol  (Google translation)) Repsol increases its renewable diesel production capacity from waste with the processing in the Coruñés complex of 500 tons of frying oil of national origin as raw material. The A Coruña refinery has a consolidated production of

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Argus and MundoPetróleo Agree on a Downstream Partnership for Spain and Portugal

(Argus Media/PR Newswire) Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has agreed that MundoPetróleo may distribute key fuels data to its customers in the Iberian peninsula. This follows widespread adoption of Argus biofuel prices by downstream fuel operators throughout Spain and Portugal. The international drive

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MENA Region's Largest Biodiesel Refinery Starts in Jebel-Ali

(BioD Technology FZE/Globe Newswire)  Dubai is now home to the MENA region's largest biodiesel refinery. The 2nd generation waste-to-energy refinery is BioD's biodiesel second plant and boasts a per annum capacity of 30,000 Mt per annum. In line with the UAE's

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S&P Global Platts to Publish Prices Showing Cost to Reduce Carbon Emissions Using Biofuels

(S&P Global Platts/PR Newswire)  New prices offer granular look at actual costs of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with biofuels --  S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, today announced it

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Grant Invests over €250K in R&D to Support Drive for Biofuel to Heat Irish Homes

(Laois News/Grant Engineering)  Grant Engineering, Ireland’s leading home heating appliance manufacturer, has invested over €250,000 in pioneering a major R&D breakthrough that could help reduce carbon emissions in rural and hard to heat homes throughout Ireland, including homes in Laois.

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Battle Of The Biofuels: Renewable Diesel vs. Biodiesel

by Patrick O’Brien (Opportune LLP/Biofuels Digest) Find out why knowing the difference between renewable diesel and biodiesel can go a long way in understanding the benefits of each. Fuel standards programs such as the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS-2) and California’s Low-Carbon

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Biodiesel: The Green Fuel Bridging the EU’s Climate Ambitions

(Politico Studio)  Decarbonizing the EU transport sector comes with huge challenges — European biodiesel producers have a key role to play -- With the European Green Deal in the spotlight, the electrification of road transport is taking center stage, promising a

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ABS Unveils Latest Trends and Projections for Future Fuels and Decarbonization

(American Bureau of Shipping) Low Carbon Shipping Outlook Suggests Industry Will Need to Do More to Meet GHG Targets --  ABS has published the latest trends and projections on carbon-reduction strategies for shipping as the industry looks to meet decarbonization

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Bosch, Shell, and Volkswagen Develop Renewable Gasoline with 20 Percent Lower CO₂ Emissions

(Bosch)  Sale of Blue Gasoline also planned at regular filling stations in the course of the year -- Blue Gasoline fuel contains up to 33 percent renewables. Shell will offset remaining carbon emissions through certified offset arrangements. The fuel complies with

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Potential Biofuel Production Pathways in Indonesia: Overview of Processes, Feedstocks, and Types of Fuel

by Tenny Kristiana and Chelsea Baldino  (International Council on Clean Transportation) Because of its abundant biofuel feedstocks, Indonesia has the potential to produce biofuels via a number of pathways, including using different technologies and feedstocks to create different fuels. There is strong

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They Produce Biodiesel from Low-Quality Animal Fats

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

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Spectrolytic Launches FAME% Analyser for Biodiesel Blends

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Germany, Spectrolytic developed a completely portable analyser to measure FAME% content in a biodiesel blend. With each country’s own restrictions on the amount of FAME allowed in the biodiesel blend, Spectrolytic ‘s FAME analyser is

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Indonesia Says B40 Biodiesel Programme Unlikely to Proceed Next Year

(Today Online/Reuters) Indonesia is unlikely to proceed with plans to raise the bio-content of its palm oil-based biodiesel to 40% next year as it struggles to fund the programme, an energy ministry official told parliament on Monday. Instead, the Southeast Asian

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Sweden Targets World’s Highest Biofuel Blending

Tomas Ekbom and Cecilia Higa (Swedish Bioenergy Association/IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Newsletter) ...  In the beginning there was ethanol In 1907, there were only 662 vehicles registered in Sweden. The fuel, “Benzin” (the word initially taken from the German language,

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Clean Engines Due to the Use of FAME

(LifePR)   The project "Formation of deposits and prevention of deposits of biodiesel" carried out at the University of Rostock shows that the use of biodiesel in modern engine systems leads not only to the reduction of greenhouse gases, particles and

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A Rare Bit of Good News for Oil Refiners: ‘Renewable Diesel’

by Tim Treadgold (Forbes)  ... Until recently renewable diesel was very much a niche product which failed to attract mainstream investor interest. That could change after a leading investment bank, Morgan Stanley MS -2.4%, took a close look at the opportunities opening up

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ExxonMobil’s First Marine Bio Fuel Oil

(ExxonMobil) ExxonMobil Completes Successful Sea Trial of its First Marine Bio Fuel Oil:  Successful sea trial completed with leading tanker shipping company Stena Bulk; Fuel can help deliver carbon dioxide emission reduction benefits to ship operators; Fuel will be available in select

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Indonesia Aims to Finish Research on 40%-Palm-Based Biodiesel in November

by Fransiska Nangoy (Reuters) Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil exporter, plans to finish research into biodiesel containing 40% palm oil by November, the head of the energy ministry’s research department said on Wednesday. The country will implement the mandatory use of

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Pertamina to Scale up Renewable Diesel Production in Indonesia

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) Following a successful production trial of 100 percent renewable diesel (RD100), Indonesia’s state-owned oil company Pertamina is ready to scale up its investments in renewable diesel, biobased jet fuel and green gasoline. Pertamina concluded a production trial

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UPDATE 1-Indonesia B40 Biodiesel Plan Back on Track as Crude Oil Prices Pick up

Bernadette Christina, and Fathin Ungku (Reuters)  Indonesia’s plans to raise the bio-content of its palm oil-based biodiesel to 40% - known as B40 - is back on schedule with a target for implementation by July 2021, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs

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Indonesia Produces Maiden Batch of Biodiesel Made of 100% Palm

by Wilda Asmarini and Fathin Ungku (Reuters) Indonesia’s state oil company PT Pertamina produced its first successful batch of biodiesel made up of 100% palm oil (D100) in its Dumai refinery last week and is set to produce 1,000 barrels per

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Indonesia’s State Oil Company to Produce B100 Biodiesel Next Year

(Biofuels International)  The Indonesian government approved regulations regarding the use of biodiesel as a substitute for fossil fuel across all economic sectors in 2018. Recently the South East Asian government mandated to mix 20% biodiesel with 80% fossil fuel (B20). And

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Renewable Diesel Expanding with Petroleum-to-Renewable Refinery Conversions

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) But there is a huge transformation happening with growth in the conversion of petroleum refineries to renewable diesel. Just look at how renewable diesel went from 78MMGY in 2010 to 397MMGY in 2018 and Fuels

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Ortwin Costenoble on Future Biofuels Standards in the EU

by Tammy Klein (Future Fuel Strategies) On this episode of the Fueling the Future podcast, I spoke with Ortwin Costenoble, senior standarization consultant with the Royal Netherlands Standardization Institute (NEN) about the recent research project commissioned by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) entitled, “Engine

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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,

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

by Franziska Müller-Langer, Nicolaus Dahmen and Gabriel Costa de Paiva (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum/Karlsruhe Institute of Technology/IEA Bioenergy)  ... This feature article summarizes the current status of transport sector biofuels in Germany including major policy drivers, decarbonization strategies and initiatives as well

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Indonesia Weighing Subsidy Options to Support Biodiesel Programme

by Gayatri Suroyo, Tabita Diela, Bernadette Christina Munthe and Fransiska Nangoy (Reuters) The Indonesian government is considering alternate plans to increase subsidies for the country’s ambitious biodiesel programme after crude oil prices tumbled, a finance ministry official said on Wednesday. A historic

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Article: How COVID-19 Will Affect Global Biofuels Demand

(IHS Markit/FO Licht)  There is also early evidence that as restrictions have been lifted in China, more people there are preferring to travel by private cars or taxis rather than taking public transport—it is highly likely this will happen in

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NextChem's Portfolio Will Include a New HVO Technology (Renewable Diesel) Focus on US Market

(NextChem) NextChem, the company of Maire Tecnimont Group focused on the Energy Transition, will cooperate with Saola Energy to license a technology for the production of Renewable Diesel, suitable for both small bolt-on facilities and large plants. A roadshow to promote

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