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Have You Heard of Scope 3? It Offers Opportunity for Agriculture

by Heather Gieseke (Pinion/Drovers)  You might have heard the term Scope 3 thrown around. It’s all the buzz lately in the world of sustainability. But what does it mean?   A company’s emissions are broken down into Scopes 1, 2 and 3. This

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Northeast Nebraska County Delivers Blow to Plans for Carbon Pipeline

by Paul Hammel (Nebraska Examiner)  Stanton County denial would require Summit Carbon Solutions to reapply for conditional use permit -- A rural Nebraska county delivered a blow Tuesday to plans by an Iowa corporation to build a pipeline carrying carbon dioxide across

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Forum Addresses Development of CFS in New York

(Clean Fuels NY Coalition/Biomass Magazine) The Clean Fuels NY coalition and NYLCV Education Fund hosted a forum about sustainable travel and the importance of creating a statewide clean fuel standard. With legislation to establish a clean fuel standard being a top

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Varo Partners with Orim Energy to Provide Marine Biofuels in Northern Europe

(Varo/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Varo Energy announced Feb. 21 that it is partnering with Orim Energy to provide shipping customers in the Port of Rotterdam—and wider Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region—with marine biofuels. The agreement supports the decarbonization of maritime transportation and inland shipping in Northern

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American Coalition for Ethanol Submits Comments to California on Crop-Based Biofuels

by Rusty Halvorson (American Coalition for Ethanol/KFGO)  The American Coalition for Ethanol submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board regarding its 2024 proposed amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The comments submitted by ACE CEO Brian Jennings focused on

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Event Recap: ISCC Technical Stakeholder Meeting on Sustainable Marine Fuels -- Presentations Available

(International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) ISCC representatives welcomed more than 300 stakeholders to their second ISCC Stakeholder Meeting on Sustainable Marine Fuel (SMF) on February 1st. Held online, the event dived deep into state of the market and how certified sustainable

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Powering the Future: ISCC’s Technical Stakeholder Meeting Spotlights Innovation in Renewable Fuels!

(International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) We are excited to share key insights from the recent ISCC Technical Stakeholder Meeting for Renewable Fuels of Non-Biological Origin (RFNBOs), which took place online with more than 315 active participants and featured eight expert speakers.

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Producing Transportation Fuels, Electrical Power, and Chemicals in a Circular Bioeconomy

Timothy J. Donohue (National Academy of Engineering) Renewable raw materials can be exploited as alternatives to fossil fuel–based liquid transportation fuels, electrical power, and chemicals. -- Among today’s greatest challenges is the development of sustainable and cost-effective ways to produce sufficient transportation

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Biodiesel Blends Untapped Potential for Decarbonisation

by Dickon Posnett (European Biodiesel Board/Open Access Government) Dickon Posnett, Argent Energy’s Director of Corporate Affairs and President of the European Biodiesel Board, sheds light on an existing but often overlooked opportunity to help truck fleets triple their carbon savings, immediately Argent Energy is

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Ethanol Industry Contributed $2.5 Billion To Minnesota's Economy In 2023

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  A new study by the University of Minnesota Extension shows the ethanol industry contributed $2.5 billion to Minnesota’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2023. It said the industry produced 1.35 billion gallons of ethanol in 2023, which in turn resulted in

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The Rise of Renewable Propane

by Tucker Perkins (Propane Education and Research Council/ACT News)  The push for clean transportation continues to drive fleets toward low-emissions energy options, giving rise to the adoption of more renewable energy sources, including renewable propane. Renewable propane offers the same benefits

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New Mexico Legislators Seek Cleaner Transportation Fuels, Would Follow West Coast’s Lead

by Morgan Lee (Associated Press)   New Mexico’s Legislature has approved a bill aimed at reducing climate-warming pollution from cars and trucks through financial incentives to reward businesses that produce cleaner fuels. The Senate voted 26-15 Tuesday, on a party-line vote with Republicans

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GEODIS Has Made Decarbonization a Driving Force for Its Transformation and Is Committed to a Pathway for Reducing Its Emissions Aligned with the Paris Agreement.

(GEODIS)  GEODIS has pledged to reduce its scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 42% and reduce the carbon intensity of subcontracted transport (scope 3) by 30% by 2030 compared to 2022. Confronted with the climate emergency, GEODIS is committed

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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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European Ethanol Producers Raise New Legal Challenge to EU Aviation-Fuel Legislation

by Robin Whitlock (Renewable Energy Magazine) In the latest action addressing improper policymaking and discrimination against sustainable crop-based biofuels, the EU ethanol industry is seeking partial annulment of RefuelEU Aviation Regulation. -- European renewable ethanol producers have launched a new legal challenge,

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Department of Energy Issues Notice of Intent to Fund Mixed Algae and Wet Waste Feedstocks R&D for Biofuels and Bioproducts

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced their intent to issue funding to support research and development (R&D) projects for converting algae and other wet waste feedstocks to low-carbon

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RNG Coalition Urges Michigan Senate to Hold Clean Fuel Standard Hearing

(Renewable Natural Gas Coalition/Biobased Diesel Daily) The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas urged Michigan lawmakers Feb. 8 to conduct a hearing on Senate Bill 275 as an important step toward realizing Michigan’s long-term climate goals. SB 275, a critical Clean Fuel Standard

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Biogases Contribution Undervalued in Commission’s 2040 Climate Target

(Bioenergy International) ... EBA highlights that biogases are so much more than a mere sustainable energy carrier: produced and consumed in the EU, these green gases provide ready-available solutions to defossilize the EU economy, including hard-to-abate sectors such as industry and

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Have You Heard of Scope 3? It Offers Opportunity for Agriculture

by Heather Gieseke (AgWeb/Pinion) You might have heard the term Scope 3 thrown around. It’s all the buzz lately in the world of sustainability. But what does it mean?   A company’s emissions are broken down into Scopes 1, 2 and 3. This

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The President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo Met Eni Chief Executive Officer Claudio Descalzi in Jakarta

(Eni) The President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo met Eni Chief Executive Officer Claudio Descalzi in Jakarta today (February 2, 2024), to discuss the company’s ongoing activities in the country and to outline initiatives in the areas of energy

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Amelia to Power All of Their Flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with Blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Neste) Neste and Amelia, a French regional airline, have closed an agreement for the supply of blended Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™. Amelia has been using the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for all its flights departing from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol since 1

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BorgWarner, Cummins, Eaton, Ford to EPA: It’s Time to Finalize GHG Phase 3

by Deborah Lockridge (Heavy Duty TruckingInfo) BorgWarner, Cummins, Eaton and Ford support EPA's GHG Phase 3 emissions proposal for heavy-duty trucks. -- What’s the best way to push heavy-duty vehicle emissions toward zero? While major truck and engine makers all say they

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BLE Publishes Evaluation and Experience Eeport 2022 - UFOP: GHG Efficiency Competition Reduces Biofuel Demand

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V. (UFOP) )  The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e.V. (UFOP) is taking the evaluation and experience report 2022 recently published by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) as an opportunity

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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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MagLab Collaborates on Sustainable Jet Fuel Research

(National High Magnetic Field Laboratory)  Fuel made from corn harvest waste would reduce greenhouse emissions by 70%. -- Agricultural leftovers could someday help power your air travel. Scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory are helping to study the feasibility of turning

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Biofuel Is Poised to Usurp Crude Oil Refining in the Bay Area. But Are Their ‘Renewable’ Fuels a Green Solution or ‘Greenwashing’?

by Katie Lauer (SiliconValley.com) With concerns over sustainability increasing in the energy industry, fossil-fuel companies have embraced plans to revamp, rather than decommission, vast networks of steaming, flashing and aging refinery pipelines into more eco-friendly assets. In 2020, two Bay Area refineries

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Zero Emission Shipping Fund proposal submitted to UN to deliver on shipping’s net zero targets

(International Chamber of Shipping) • The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, and the Republic of Liberia submit detailed proposal to UN IMO for a Zero Emission Shipping Fund to accelerate transition to net zero by 2050. •

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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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MN Bio-Fuels: Meeting Clean Transportation Targets Requires the Use of Biofuels

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   In order for Minnesota to achieve its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals, biofuels must be included in a fuel- and technology-neutral Clean Transportation Standard (CTS). “The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association is committed to working with the legislature to ensure

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Cleaner Fuels Law Would Spark Economic Growth

by Robin Vercruse and Amy Brown (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/ Adalante Consulting/Albuquerque Journal) New Mexico has worked hard over the past decade to diversify its economy and become a leader in renewable technologies that are catching on in other states. The

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European Ethanol Producers Raise Legal Challenge to EU Maritime Legislation

by Robin Whitlock (Renewable Energy Magazine) European renewable ethanol producers have launched a legal challenge to the EU’s FuelEU Maritime Regulation on the grounds that it fails to properly recognise the proven benefits of sustainable crop-based biofuels and has therefore violated

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Commission Opens In-Depth State Aid Investigation into Swedish Tax Exemption Schemes for Non-Food Biogas and Bio-Propane

(European Commission)  The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether two Swedish tax exemption schemes for non-food-based biogas and bio-propane used for heating or as motor fuel are in line with EU State aid rules. The in-depth investigation

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NJ Introduces Clean Fuels Transportation Bill

(Fill It Up Clean New Jersey/PR Newswire)  First on East Coast to Advance Clean Fuels Legislation  --  Fill It Up Clean New Jersey, a diverse coalition of business and community stakeholders, is applauding the New Jersey State Senate for introducing legislation that would give The Garden

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Unravelling IMO Policy Measures towards a Just and Equitable Energy Transition

(Global Maritime Forum) With the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Revised Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Strategy adopted in July 2023, this Brief dives deeper into the mid-term measures, including an economic and technical measure, which are currently under development to ensure delivering on

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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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Bezos Earth Fund $1M Greenhouse Gas Removal Ideation Prize DEADLINE March 1, 2024

(Experiment.com) The Bezos Earth Fund $1M Greenhouse Gas Removal (GHGR) Ideation Prize is part of a global effort to address climate change through innovative and scalable solutions. INTRODUCTION We are seeking diverse, creative, and impactful ideas from across the world. Your participation will

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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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The Risks of Betting on Biofuels with Flex-Fuel Plug-in Hybrid Cars in Brazil

by André Cieplinski (International Council on Clean Transportation) As the world’s largest vehicle markets move toward electric vehicles to decarbonize road transportation, many legacy automakers support doubling down on existing efforts to use biofuels in Brazil, and they’re focusing on using them in plug-in

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Biogas Can Help Global Shipping Go Green

By Peter Jameson, Maurice Jansen, and Kevin Maloney (Boston Consulting Group) Biogas pathway fuels offer the maritime shipping industry the best near-term low-carbon option, and could play a major role in its long-term decarbonization. Biogas-pathway fuels have the potential to decarbonize up

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Bio-SynDiesel and Bio-SynJet from EBTL and BETL Processes

by David J. Patterson and Gord Crawford (Expander Energy Inc./Biofuels Digest)  Expander’s Enhanced Biomass to Liquids (EBTL™) and Biomass Electrolysis to Liquids (BETL™) processes produce and combine hydrogen and carbon monoxide into paraffin carbon chains in the diesel boiling range to produce

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EU to Press for Steep Emissions Cuts from an Angry Agriculture Industry

by Zia Weise (Politico Pro)  The draft proposal, seen by POLITICO, comes as protesting farmers say Europe’s green transformation is already demanding too much of them. -- Europe’s angry farmers want less environmental regulation. Brussels is getting ready to ask for more. As

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Acelen Renewables Selects Honeywell For SAF And Renewable Diesel Fuel Production

(Honeywell)  Honeywell now surpasses 50 licenses for its renewable fuel processing solutions -- Honeywell (Nasdaq: HON) announced that Acelen Renewables has selected its Ecofining™ technology to help support the efficient production of a targeted 20,000 barrels per day of sustainable aviation fuel

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Auto Dealers Up Campaign Urging Biden Administration to Halt EPA Tailpipe Emission Limits Regulation

by Alexa St. John (Associated Press)  More than 4,700 auto dealerships across the United States urged President Joe Biden in a letter Thursday to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to enforce stricter vehicle-pollution standards. The missive comes just weeks before the

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The Government’s Support for Biomass

(U.K. National Audit Office) Over the past two decades, government has provided more than £20bn of support to businesses using biomass in the power and heat sectors – a key part of its net zero ambitions. Yet government cannot currently demonstrate

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Growth Energy Outlines 2024 Federal Policy Priorities

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuels trade association, published its 2024 federal policy priorities today. Organized into three categories, the agenda offers a roadmap toward a more vibrant, sustainable future characterized by lower fuel costs, lower greenhouse gas (GHG)

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New Funding Available to Small Businesses for Clean Energy Research and Development DEADLINE February 2, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced new funding to small businesses for innovative clean energy technologies as part of its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. Eligible small businesses can apply to receive up to

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Decarbonizing Combustion Vehicles: A Portfolio Approach to GHG Reductions

(Transportation Energy Institute) Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs), while transitioning to zero-tailpipe emissions vehicles (ZEVs), will deliver the greatest environmental benefits in both the near- and long-term. This report evaluates the viability and emissions reduction

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Bolloré Energy Supplies EDF Archipel Guadeloupe with B100 Biofuel

(Bolloré Energy) During the last quarter of 2023, Bolloré Energy teams won the call for tenders from EDF Archipel Guadeloupe and thus participated in the transport of 300m3 of B100 biofuel from mainland France to the Guadeloupe archipelago. -- Marketed under the

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Clean Growth Fund invests £2.25m in Hutan Bio

(Clean Growth Fund) After a decade of research and development in the UK and around the world, HutanBio, a bio-tech company founded by scientists from Cambridge University, based in Cambridge (UK) and in Malaysia, has secured investment from Clean Growth

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LNG – Leading Maritime Decarbonisation

(SEA-LNG) SEA-LNG’s View from the Bridge 2023-24  --  This year’s View from the Bridge 2023-2024 highlights how the shipping industry has advanced along the LNG pathway to decarbonisation in 2023 and outlines the progress anticipated in 2024. Decarbonisation challenge – reality closing in The

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Carbon Reduction in Harsh Weather

(Optimus Technologies) This week, the country has seen extreme low temperatures combined with heavy snowfall and Optimus customers are on the front lines removing snow and keeping their communities safe. From temperature in the low 20’s down to -17 degrees, reliability

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Embracing the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule, or Not?

by Emma Frantz (ACT News) ... Originating in California from a need to curb air pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this regulatory initiative emerged as a pivotal strategy to decarbonize and reduce the environmental footprint of the trucking industry. The ACT

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ClearFlame Engine Technologies Sells First Truck to Vander Haag's Inc.

(ClearFlame Engine Technologies/PR Newswire) Technology maintains diesel-like performance while delivering cost savings and lower carbon emissions for heavy-duty industry -- ClearFlame Engine Technologies announced today that it has completed the first sale of its FuelAdaptive™ truck to Vander Haag's Inc. The truck is the

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Yusen Logistics Partners with Cathay on SAF

(Yusen Logistics)  Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd. (President: Hiroyuki Okamoto) partners with Cathay (CEO: Ronald Lam) on their Corporate SAF⁽*⁾ Programme effective from January 2024. Cathay's Corporate SAF Programme, launched in 2022, is one of the first initiatives in Asia towards achieving sustainable

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RFA Spotlights World’s First Plug -In Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel Vehicle at 2024 DC Auto Show

(Renewable Fuels Association) Vehicle has surpassed 27,000 miles, showcasing its technology platform as a viable alternative solution to reducing carbon output in passenger vehicles with tangible benefits to consumers, including lower costs and lower emissions. The Renewable Fuels Association is showcasing the

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Sprague Operating Resources Makes History Supplying First Renewable Diesel Retail Station in NYC

(Sprague Operating Resources) New York City took a monumental step towards clean air and a sustainable future yesterday, Thursday, January 11th, with the grand opening of the city's first retail fuel station dispensing renewable diesel. This historic collaboration between Sprague and

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Bill Aims To Establish Clean Transportation Fuel Standard In New Mexico

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Legislation introduced in the New Mexico House of Representatives on Jan. 3 aims to establish a technology-neutral clean transportation fuel standard (CTFS) that would reduce the carbon intensity (CI) of transportation fuels by at least

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As 40B GREET Deadline Looms, RFA Offers Recommendations for SAF Emissions Modeling

(Renewable Fuels Association) In a letter submitted  to the Biden administration today, the Renewable Fuels Association laid out recommendations for ensuring that the best available science and data are used in determining eligibility for the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit established in

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Statement from Clean Fuels NY in Response to Governor Hochul's State of the State Address

(Clean Fuels NY Coalition) In response to Governor Hochul’s State of the State address calling for a clean transportation standard study, the Clean Fuels NY coalition issued the following statement:  Transportation is one of the largest sources of climate and air pollution

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Green Ammonia Could Decarbonize 60% of Global Shipping When Offered at Just 10 Regional Fuel Ports

(IOP Publishing) A study published today in IOP Publishing’s journal Environmental Research: Infrastructure and Sustainability has found that green ammonia could be used to fulfil the fuel demands of over 60% of global shipping by targeting just the top 10 regional fuel ports. Researchers

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Oil vs. Ethanol: Battle Lines Blur as Renewables Take Hold

by Marc Heller (Politico Pro Greenwire) An ongoing boom in renewable diesel has pushed big petroleum refiners to expand into biofuels, with implications for the renewable fuel standard. -- For years, petroleum and biofuel companies mixed about as well as oil and

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California, The Ethanol State?

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) ... Consider this: In 2022, more than 103 million gallons of E85 was purchased in California for use in flex-fuel vehicles. Importantly, the E85 sales figure for 2022 represents a 66 percent

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Airlines Balk at California's Biofuel Plan; Soybean Sector Weighs Possible Requirements Public Comment DEADLINE February 20, 2024

by Steve Davies (Agri-Pulse) The California Air Resources Board’s proposal to eliminate jet fuel’s existing exemption from regulation under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard is being criticized, for very different reasons, by both the airline industry and SAF proponents.  READ MORE Related

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Truterra Announces 2024 Programs Including Expanded Eligibility for Qualified Long-Term Adopters

(Truterra/PR Newswire) Expanded eligibility is long-awaited for the ag industry and a strategic business step toward meeting the needs of food and ag companies seeking to reduce scope 3 emissions -- Truterra, LLC, a leading agricultural sustainability business that offers consultation, tools

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Korea Updates Laws to Promote Biofuels, Energy Security

by Sarah Giam and Yong Li Tng  (Argus Media) South Korea passed amendments to its laws on 9 January which will make it easier to produce biofuels via co-processing, refiners said. Refiners will no longer need to get government approval for co-processing,

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EPA Recommends Approval for Brownfield Biofuels Project Public Comment DEADLINE January 23, 2024

(Government of Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority)   An Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) report on a proposal to repurpose an old oil refinery for biofuel production flags the selection of a brownfield site as good environmental practice. The independent EPA has recommended

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Dairy Farmers of America Purchases First Verified Carbon Credits in Livestock Inset Marketplace

(Dairy Farmers of America)  New Marketplace Creates New Value Stream for Dairy Producers and Demonstrates that Cattle Can be Part of the Sustainability Solution --  Athian (athian.ai) announced today the first sale of verified carbon credits in the groundbreaking livestock carbon insetting

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Corn Challenge IV winners

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Founded in 1957, the National Corn Growers Association represents more than 40,000 dues-paying corn farmers nationwide and the interests of more than 300,000 growers. The goal of the NCGA’s Corn Challenge IV is to turn surplus

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Norfolk Southern Aims to Slash Emissions with Greater Use of Biofuels

by Joanna Marsh (Freight Waves) NS sets greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals for 2027 and 2034 -- Fuel management and consumption will be a key means to reduce GHG emissions, as fuel accounts for over 90% of NS’ scope 1 and 2

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Crazy for Carbon

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)    As is often said when it comes to football, it starts with the basics – blocking and tackling. Trick plays, end arounds and flea flickers are nice but without the basics

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Opinion: Canada’s Greatest Climate Challenge and Responsibility Is Our Forests

by Jamie Stephen (Canadian Biomass Magazine/TorchLight Bioresources)  ... Research on the world’s boreal forests shows two diametrically opposed approaches and outcomes. On one side is Canada, Alaska, and Russia, which see massive carbon losses from wildfires. On the other are the Nordic

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Making the Case for Marine Biofuels

by Michael Kass (Oak Ridge National Laboratory/Biodiesel Magazine)  The maritime industry is one of the most important transportation sectors, with more than 80% of all goods shipped via large container or cargo vessels that are powered using residual heavy fuel oil

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Elevating the EU’s Sustainable Energy Landscape: A Focus on Low-Carbon Ethanol and Innovative Solutions

by Amol Sheth (Praj/Biofuels Digest)  The European Union is leading the way in sustainable energy solutions through structured policy initiatives to achieve its Net Zero goals by 2050 under the ambitious European Green Deal. The Net-Zero Industry Act, a key component

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Viewpoint: Brazil Biofuel Policy under Pressure in 2024

by Conrado Mazzoni (Argus Media) The prospect of a tighter market for Brazil's carbon credit Cbios could intensify struggles between fuel distributors and biofuel producers over compliance with Brazil's national biofuel policy Renovabio in 2024. A flurry of lawsuits filed by distributors opposing Cbio

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Straits Energy Resources Unit Certified to Enter Marine Biofuel Industry

(Bernama/The Star)  Bursa Malaysia-listed Straits Energy Resources Bhd said its subsidiary Tumpuan Megah Development Sdn Bhd is set to enter the marine biofuel trading and bunkering industry in the first quarter of 2024 after it was certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon

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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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Biden Admin Unveils Tax Rules for ‘Clean’ Hydrogen Public Comment DEADLINE February 26, 2024

by Brian Dabbs (Politico Pro Energywire) The guidance for the 45V tax credit aims to cut emissions produced by the industry. -- The Treasury Department released heavily anticipated tax guidance Friday that would force companies to use low-carbon or zero-emissions energy to

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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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Timeline 2024: 28 Sustainability Policies, Guidelines and Targets to Track

by Elsa Wenzel (GreenBiz) ... The business of sustainability continues to evolve rapidly. Here are the most important changes to expect in the coming year. Below are some defining moments that will drive change in the business of sustainability in the

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Vitol Completes Inaugural Biofuel Delivery in the UAE

(Vitol)  Vitol has successfully completed its first biofuel deliveries in Fujairah, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to sustainable fuel solutions. Through its wholly-owned bunker arm, Vitol Bunkers, two vessels received B24 VLSFO on December 8th and 14th. The fuel was sourced from its Fujairah-based refinery

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NYK, JERA, and Resonac Start Joint Study on Supplying Ammonia as Fuel to Vessels

(NYK Line) ... On December 12, NYK, JERA Co., Inc. (hereinafter "JERA"), and Resonac Holdings Corporation (hereinafter “Resonac") signed an agreement to jointly study the supply of ammonia as fuel to ships. As part of the Green Innovation Fund Project* of the

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Greenhill Energy Launches $425 Million Plans to Construct Australia's First Large Scale Integrated Waste-to-hydrogen Processing Facility in South Australia

(Greenhill Energy)  Greenhill Energy has launched their $425 million plans to build Australia’s first full integrated processing facility to convert landfill waste and sustainable biomass into high value products such as fertilisers and synthetic fuels, and into low-cost clean hydrogen for

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Energy & Climate Action

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Inflation Reduction Act provides nearly $40 billion for USDA over the next 10 years to improve life and livelihoods in rural communities. Specific investments include: $19.3 billion for climate-smart agriculture on farms, ranches, and forests;

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KPI OceanConnect, Titan Clean Fuels, and SFL Collaborate on Milestone LNG Bunkering Operation

(KPI OceanConnect) KPI OceanConnect, has collaborated with Titan Clean Fuels, and SFL to successfully complete the company’s first LNG bunkering operation for the newly built car carrier, the Emden, taking place in the Port of Emden. Executing an LNG cool down and bunkering operation entails

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KPI OceanConnect: Fujairah Joins Biofuel Bunkering Ports Club

by Naida Hakirevic Prevljak (Offshore Energy)  The UK-based marine energy solutions provider KPI OceanConnect has supplied two bulk carriers owned by India-based company ArcelorMittal Shipping with B24 very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO) at the Port of Fujairah, the United Arab

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RFA Welcomes Recognition of GREET Model in SAF Tax Credit Guidance

(Renewable Fuels Association) The U.S. Treasury Department today released guidance regarding the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit. The guidance clarifies that a soon-to-be-updated version of the Department of Energy’s GREET model will be among the methodologies used

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Clean Energy Announces up to $400 Million in Financing with Stonepeak to Continue Expansion of Renewable Natural Gas Infrastructure

(Clean Energy)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) announced that it has entered into a six-year $300 million senior secured term loan with Stonepeak, a leading alternative investment firm specializing in infrastructure and real assets. The credit agreement also provides for

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Reducing Carbon Emissions through U.S. Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Reyhaneh Shenassa (U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. transportation sector, including cars, trucks, airplanes, ships, and trains, accounts for 34% of the nation’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and is a significant driver of climate change. While the commercial aviation industry is an important

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Accelerating Global Sustainable Waste Management: LanzaTech and Tadweer Explore Transforming Solid Waste into Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(LanzaTech) Feasibility study aims to advance the US and UAE's bilateral partnership for accelerating clean energy by laying the groundwork for bolstering waste management’s role in a circular carbon economy  --  LanzaTech Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNZA), the carbon recycling company transforming waste

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A Clear Road Ahead (ClearFlame Engine Technologies)

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) In the pursuit of decarbonization, diesel, the energy-dense fuel that powers industrial and commercial transport globally, is difficult to replace. ClearFlame Engine Technologies has developed a solution to this problem, using a cheaper and lower-carbon

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Delivering Net Zero by 2050: The Cornerstones of Effective IMO Climate Regulations

(World Shipping Council/Biobased Diesel Daily) To deliver on the goal of net-zero emissions for shipping by 2050, the International Maritime Organization’s greenhouse-gas (GHG) regulations must rest on solid foundations. Liner shipping is committed to decarbonizing quickly and efficiently, and to support this

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Groups Want Congress to Tweak Carbon Capture Incentives

by Carlos Anchondo (Politico Pro Energywire) Advocates say a failure to act would imperil the technology's adoption. -- A contingent of carbon capture and storage proponents is urging Congress to tweak a tax credit essential to greater project deployment. In a letter Monday,

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Neste Partners with Coleman Oil Company to Make Renewable Diesel More Widely Available in Washington State

(Neste) Neste has partnered with Coleman Oil Company, a leading provider of fuels, biofuels, lubricants, and related products, to enable cities and businesses to have easier access to Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ in the state of Washington in the U.S.  This partnership expands the

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Measuring, Monitoring, Reporting and Verifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions across the International Supply Chain for Natural Gas: International Working Group Joint Statement

(U.S. Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)  Public announcement of International Working Group to establish a greenhouse gas supply chain emissions measurement, monitoring, reporting, and verification (MMRV) framework for providing comparable and reliable information to natural gas market participants The UK

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Countries, Companies Signal Support for Energy Transition Accelerator

(Rockefeller Foundation/PR Newswire) Today (December 3, 2023) at COP28, the United Nations Climate Change Conference, the U.S. Department of State, the Bezos Earth Fund, and The Rockefeller Foundation presented the core framework of the Energy Transition Accelerator (ETA), an innovative carbon finance

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Mayor Adams Unveils Plan to Make NYC First East Coast City to Transition City’s Heavy-duty Fleet Vehicles to Renewable Fuel

(City of New York)  By Mid-2024, All 12,600+ Heavy-Duty Vehicles in City’s Fleet Will Transition to Cleaner, Renewable Diesel Transition Will Replace Up to 16 Million Gallons of Fossil Fuel Every Year -- New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York

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Decarbonising the Maritime Sector

by Valerie Ahrenst( Bunker Holding Group/Biofuels International)  In the quest for a greener and more sustainable future, the maritime industry has found itself at the forefront of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The European Union’s FuelEU Maritime regulation and the

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ETHANOL: A Low-Cost Solution Available Today to Help Countries Meet Their COP Climate Commitments

(Renewable Fuels Association)  ... One energy source—ethanol—is already cutting GHG emissions in the U.S. and many other countries. But with the right policies and commitments, ethanol and other renewable fuels can play a much larger role in future emissions reductions by

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RFA to COP28 Attendees: Embrace Ethanol as a Climate Solution

(Renewable Fuels Association) As leaders from around the world convene this week in the United Arab Emirates to kick off the 2023 United Nations climate change conference (COP28), the Renewable Fuels Association is calling on U.S. delegates at the event to

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Neste and ENOC Group Enter into Collaboration to Drive Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiatives in Dubai and the MENA Region

(Neste) Neste and ENOC Group, a leading integrated global energy player, have agreed to collaborate to explore the possibilities of supplying and purchasing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Dubai and the wider Middle East North Africa (MENA) region in the coming

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Clean Energy Opens Renewable Natural Gas Fueling Station in Baltimore

(Clean Energy)  Station to Provide a Clean, Low-Carbon Alternative and Is Part of Growing National Fueling Network for the Heavy-Duty Market -- Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE), the largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market, announced today the opening

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Council Details Ethanol Policy Expansion Across Asia-Pacific At Global Bioenergy Forum

(U.S. Grains Council) The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently participated in the 10th Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) Bioenergy Week, sharing with 120 bioenergy stakeholders the growing role of fuel ethanol as a transport decarbonization tool across the Asia-Pacific Region. The 10th GBEP

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Lummus Launches Ethanol-Based SAF Technology

(Lummus/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Lummus Technology, a global provider of process technologies and value-driven energy solutions, announced the commercial availability of its ethanol to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) process technology. The technology provides operators with a large-scale, commercially demonstrated solution to reduce

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The Use of Food and Feed Crops for Bio-based Materials and the Related Effects on Food Security – Recognising Potential Benefits

(Renewable Carbon News)  Renewable Carbon Initiative Publishes New Insights into a Hotly Debated Topic and Urges for Careful and Evidence-based Debates --  2023, the world faces a global hunger crisis. According to the World Food Programme“ a record 349 million people across

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Renewable Fuels Make Holiday Travel Easier on the Pocket — and the Planet

by Goeff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill) As we watch the days get shorter and the weather get colder, it can only mean one thing — the holidays are almost upon us. ... Whether you’re flying or driving, it’s a good bet

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Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Tool, Moves Climate Change Performance Measure Forward

(U.S. Department of Transportation) Whole-of-Government Approach to Tackling Climate Change Provides States and Metropolitan Planning Organizations a Clear Framework, Flexibility, and Funding  --  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) today announced a finalized performance measure that will provide State Departments of

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Neste Joins Forces with Two New Partners to Sell and Distribute Neste MY Renewable Diesel in France

(Neste)  Neste is partnering with two new distributors in France to make Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ available for the first time in the market and to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emission in the transport sector. Neste MY Renewable Diesel will

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Caterpillar to Develop Hydrogen-Hybrid Power Solution for Off-Highway Vehicles

(Caterpillar)  Starting in early 2024, the advanced hydrogen-hybrid project will leverage the versatile new Cat® C13D engine platform. -- Caterpillar today (November 20, 2023) announced the launch of a three-year program to demonstrate an advanced hydrogen-hybrid power solution built on its new

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Biofuel Is Good, But Could It Be Great?

by Treena Hein (Seed World) As demand rises for biofuels, plant breeders are working hard to increase biofuel feedstocks’ productivity and biofuel’s sustainability.  -- ... (I)nfrastructure development and plant breeders’ efforts during the past decade have put biofuels on the map in

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Neste Partners with Hightowers Petroleum to Provide Renewable Diesel to Customers in the US Midwest Region

(Neste) Neste and Hightowers Petroleum, a leading wholesale fuel supplier serving customers in the Midwest region in the U.S., have formed a strategic partnership to offer Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ – the first TOP TIER™ certified renewable diesel fuel certified for its high quality. This partnership

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Conestoga to Host SAFFiRE Cellulosic Ethanol Pilot Plant

(Saffire Renewables/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Conestoga Energy and SAFFiRE Renewables LLC announced today their agreement for Conestoga to host SAFFiRE’s cellulosic ethanol pilot plant at Conestoga’s Arkalon Energy ethanol facility in Liberal, Kansas. The SAFFiRE pilot project aims to validate and demonstrate

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SWITCH Maritime Secures $10M to Expand Hydrogen and Electric Ferry Fleet in US

(SWITCh Maritime/Business Wire) SWITCH Maritime LLC, a US-based company developing electrified, zero-emission ferries powered by battery and hydrogen fuel cell, has raised $10 million in a Series A round led by Nexus Development Capital to grow its fleet. Founded in 2018

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Willis Sustainable Fuels (UK) Limited, Awarded £4.721M Grant in UK’s Advanced Fuels Fund (AFF) Competition

((Willis Lease Finance Corp./Yahoo!/Globe Newswire) Funding to Support Planned Development of New Power-to-Liquid (PtL) Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Refinery at Teesworks in Northeastern England --  Willis Lease Finance Corporation (NASDAQ: WLFC) (“WLFC”), a leading lessor of commercial aircraft engines and global provider

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Biofuels Drive Canola Demand

by Don Norman (Manitoba Co-operator)  The Canola Council of Canada is seeking ways to increase yields to meet the rising demand for biofuels.  “Biofuels seem to be taking the front-and-centre space for the oilseed sector, at least in Western Canada,” said Curtis Rempel, vice-president of crop

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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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New Coalition Proposes Plan to Increase Supply and Demand for Clean Gas in Canada

( Canadian Biogas Association/Canadian Biomass Magazine) A diverse collection of companies and organizations have come together to form the Clean Gas Coalition, led by the Canadian Biogas Association (CBA). The coalition’s goal is to increase regulatory support for clean gas which includes

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Unlocking the Future with Biofuels: A Pathway to Sustainable Mobility Transformation

by Jim Lane/Praj (REenergize! the Gulf Coast)  In an era defined by environmental concerns and the urgent need to transition towards renewable energy sources, ethanol has emerged as a key contender in shaping the future of sustainable energy. Its multifaceted role

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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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Biofuels Share of UK Transport Mix at 6.8pc: DfT

by Charlotte Walker (Argus Media)  Renewable fuels made up 6.8pc of the UK's road transport and non-road mobile machinery fuel mix in 2022, increasing by 1.4pc compared with 2021, according to the government's Department for Transport (DfT). A total of 3.33bn litres

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Driving toward a Sustainable Future: Volvo Trucks, Hydrogen, and the Decarbonization Revolution

by Kristen Gifford (Gladstein, Neandross, & Associates/ACT News)  ... Volvo Trucks, a veteran in the clean transportation industry, is at the forefront of the movement for decarbonization through a strategic three-pillar approach: battery-electric trucks, hydrogen fuel cell electric trucks, and

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Growth Energy Urges Washington State to Clarify “Biofuels” Definition, Fully Embrace Bioethanol’s Emissions Benefits

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuels trade association, today (November 1, 2023) urged regulators in Washington state to clarify their definition of “biofuels” under the state’s Cap-and-Invest program in a way that allows them to “maximize the use of

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Raised Cap on GHG Emissions Strengthens Demand for Biodiesel in Germany

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen e. V. (UFOP)/Biobased Diesel Daily)  ... Use of biodiesel and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) increased substantially month-on-month in Germany this August. At 233,000 metric tons, the amount of biodiesel blended in diesel fuel was not

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Neste Partners with PTL Marine to Supply Renewable Diesel to Marine Customers across California

(Neste)  Neste is partnering with PTL Marine to provide Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ to the marine sector across the State of California. PTL Marine, a division of Pilot Thomas Logistics, is a leading provider of maritime fuel and lubricants, supplies and last-mile logistics. Through this

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Zemo's Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme Attracts New Suppliers, Extends to Republic of Ireland

(Zemo Partnership)  Zemo Partnership's Renewable Fuels Assurance Scheme continues to expand, with 26 fuel suppliers now fully approved under the scheme, representing over 90% of the companies supplying bulk renewable fuels to heavy-duty vehicle and off-highway markets in the UK. Barton Petroleum, an

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Harvestone Celebrates Vision Carbon ZERO at Blue Flint Facility

(Harvestone)  Harvestone announced today the commencement of carbon dioxide (CO2) injection as a part of its carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at the Blue Flint Ethanol facility near Underwood, North Dakota.  The Blue Flint facility began active CO2 injection in October after receiving final approval

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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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Advanced Biofuels Canada Announces Release of Navius Research’s ‘Biofuels in Canada 2023’ Report

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN Presswire/CBS42)  New report assesses Clean Fuel Regulations impact, shows significant ramp up in adoption of low carbon fuels -- Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release of the eighth annual Navius Research Biofuels in Canada (BIC) report, accompanied by detailed

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Ethanol Blog: ND Ethanol Producer Red Trail Energy to Bring Carbon Credits to Voluntary Market

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Richardton, North Dakota,-based Red Trail Energy is expected to be among the first and largest ethanol producers in the country to bring carbon dioxide removal credits from ethanol CO2 capture and storage to the voluntary

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Europe: Stena Oil Makes First Foray into Biofuel Bunkering

by Lesley Bankes-Hughes (Bunkerspot) On October 26, Stena Oil supplied biofuel to Oslo Wave 3, a 17,485 DWT cargo vessel operated by Dalarö Shipping. The B25 fuel supplied to the vessel was a blend of RME (25%) and marine gasoil (75%) which, according to

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Greater Use of Biogas Can Help India Save US$29 Billion in Import Bills between FY2025 and FY2030

(Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis)   The increased use of biogas in India can be a multi-pronged approach to solving issues like waste management, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing renewable energy production. Most importantly, compressed biogas (CBG) can

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Lhyfe and Thevenin & Ducrot (AVIA) to Build a Green and Renewable Hydrogen Production Site and a Multi-Energy Filling Station in Bussy-Saint-Georges (Greater Paris)

(Lhyfe)  • This site will be the biggest green and renewable hydrogen production site in eastern Ile de France (production capacity of two tonnes per day and installed capacity of 5MW) and the first in the region to offer hydrogen delivery

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Technology Cooperation for Aviation Fuels of the Future

(Lufthansa Group) - Lufthansa Airlines, DLR, Airbus, MTU Aero Engines and Munich Airport sign Letter of Intent for research cooperation on Power-to-Liquid aviation fuel - SAF technology of the future: Power-to-Liquid process particularly promising from an environmental and scaling perspective - Sustainable Aviation

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CARB Weighs Tough Post-MY25 Auto GHG Limits Based on EPA Plan

(Inside EPA) California air regulators are considering tough new greenhouse gas standards for model year 2026-35 passenger vehicles via amendments to the state’s existing Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) regulation, which does not address GHGs, based in part on EPA’s

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Toyota Tsusho Commences Supply of Biofuel to Container Liner at Fukuyama Port

(Toyota Tsusho) Toyota Tsusho Corporation ("Toyota Tsusho") announced today that it supplied biodiesel fuel ("biofuel") to the container liner INTEGRATIVE EARTH operated by KAMBARA KISEN Co., Ltd. ("KAMBARA KISEN") at Fukuyama Port in Hiroshima Prefecture for trial operations using biofuel in August and October of

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Honeywell Offers Renewable Fuels Technologies to Refiners in Asia Pacific

(Honeywell) Honeywell today announced the availability of technologies and digital solutions to enable customers in Asia Pacific to produce renewable fuels from multiple sources of renewable feedstocks. Refiners are facing market changes as the drive toward sustainability accelerates to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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USDA Releases Assessment on Agriculture and Forestry in Carbon Markets

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) A key deliverable under the Growing Climate Solutions Act, the report identifies opportunities and needed solutions to improve farmers’ access to carbon markets -- U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) released A General Assessment of the Role of Agriculture and

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DHL Express and World Energy Agree to Global Partnership to Speed up Aviation Decarbonization via Sustainabile Aviation Fuel Certificates

(DHL)  Seven-year agreement will provide 668 million liters of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to replace fossil jet fuel; Will enable DHL to reduce approx. 1.7 million tonnes of CO2e on a lifecycle basis, equivalent to operating DHL’s Americas aviation network carbon neutrally

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India Moots Biofuel Alliance among 14 Members of IPEF

by Kirtika Suneja (Economic Times) India has proposed collaboration on biofuels within the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) to ensure energy security and affordability. The country is also seeking technology transfer among the group's 14 members to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions. These issues

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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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Raízen and Wärtsilä Sign Agreement to Accelerate Sustainability in the Maritime Sector with Ethanol-Powered Ships

(Raízen (Google Translation))  The decarbonization agreement aims to explore the use of ethanol as a marine fuel to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and advance the development of the first ethanol-powered vessel -- Raízen, an integrated energy company with a broad portfolio

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Modern Terminals Pioneers Deployment of Green Fuel Becoming the First in Hong Kong to Trial Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil

(Modern Terminals) Modern Terminals announced today (18 October 2023) the launch of a trial programme of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) at its facilities at Terminal 9 (South), becoming the first company in Hong Kong to deploy this renewable diesel.  This initiative

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Urgency Mounts after the Hottest Summer Ever

by Andrea Kent (Renewable Industries Canada/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... Canada and the U.S. have renewable fuel standards as crucial policies to reduce carbon emissions in the transportation sector. Both nations also have new investment-orientated biofuel policies like the Canadian Clean Fuel

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Alder Renewables Unlocks Carbon-Negative SAF via Miscanthus Breakthrough

by Tim Obitts and Derek Vardon (Alder Renewables/Biofuels Digest)  • Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from miscanthus Alder Renewable Crude (ARC) can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 110% compared to conventional fossil jet fuel.* A purpose-grown energy crop, miscanthus can store roughly half

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ETF Releases White Paper Highlighting Significant Opportunities for Bio-Based Diesel Fuel Use in Back-up Power Generation and Microgrids

(Engine Technology Forum/Globe Newswire) The Engine Technology Forum announces the release of the white paper Benefits of Renewable Bio-Based Diesel Fuels developed by Transport Energy Strategies, a leading consultancy on global transport energy issues. Renewable biobased fuels, such as biodiesel and

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Biofuels Hold Promise as Alternative to Fossil Fuels

by Pitambara and Bishwa Bhaskar Choudhary (The Tribune) The govt should consider making a budgetary allocation to implement measures to promote wasteland for the cultivation of energy crops and impart technical know-how to farmers. Increasing the allocation and extending the term

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Needs Sustainable Agriculture, and SusAg Is Accelerating

by y Mike Sticklen (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  ... Corn-ethanol’s current average carbon intensity is 50 gCO2e/MJ ethanol which is one-half of gasoline carbon intensity of  100 gCO2e/MJ gasoline.  The ethanol industry has committed to net-zero carbon intensity by 2040 and a

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Using Sustainable Aviation Fuels Could Reduce Emissions by up to 80%, Scientists Find

by Jessica Marsh (University of Manchester) A team of scientists have completed tests to quantify the emissions from the combustion of sustainable aviation fuels, revealing a profound reduction when compared to regular jet fuel. Researchers from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science

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Top Ethanol Maker Says States Should Embrace Carbon Pipelines

by Kim Chipman (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance)  The world’s biggest maker of corn ethanol says US states that don’t embrace efforts to capture and store greenhouse gases risk being “left behind.” Poet LLC said in a statement Thursday it remains committed to the technology

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Neste, ISCC and DHL Group Successfully Piloted a New System Enabling Credible and Traceable Transfer of Sustainability Benefits from Use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel along the Value Chain

(Neste) Neste, ISCC and DHL Group joined forces to pioneer and test a system through which airlines, logistics service providers and end customers such as corporates can credibly report the emission reduction achieved by using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to reduce

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Biodiesel Use Helps Cut Emissions by 27.8 Mln Tons: Ministry

(Antara)  The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) recorded a reduction of 27.8 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) in carbon emissions in 2022 due to the use of biodiesel. "Throughout 2022, the mandatory B30 biodiesel program has succeeded in

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