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Biofuesl as Marine Fuels under the IMO's and EU's Regulatory Framework

(American Bureau of Shipping Regulatory News) This Regulatory News provides background information and guidance for the use of biofuels for Class, EU and IMO requirements. -- With new regulations aimed at reducing air pollutants and greenhouse gases (GHGs), there is increased interest

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Fuels of the Future: Unpacking the Pathway for Advanced Fuels in Brazil

by Priscila Pinheiro (S&P Global)  New renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel mandates in Brazil have attracted investors to the domestic market, with a focus on regional supply security while also looking to meet the country's energy transition requirements. On March 13,

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Co-Processing SAF: Standards, Incentives and Regulation

by Maria J. L. Perez and Milica Folić (Topsoe/Biomass Magazine) ... One method of SAF production, known as co-processing, has emerged as a viable solution in the here and now. But what are the regulations and standards that producers need to

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U.S. Ethanol and SAF Industry Leaders Seek to Intervene in Legal Challenge to EU Sustainable Aviation Fuel Regulation

(Renewable Fuels Association) Leaders of the U.S. ethanol industry are seeking to intervene in a legal challenge of the ReFuelEU Aviation Regulation, which effectively bans the use of renewable, crop-based biofuels like corn ethanol as a feedstock for decarbonizing the aviation sector. Collaborating

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The "Fuel of the Future" Bill and the Opportunity for Sustainable Aviation Fuels

by Jefferson dos Santos Estevo[*1], Amanda Duarte Gondim [*2] and Laís Forti Thomaz[*3] (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On March 13th, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved Bill 4516/23, known as the "Fuel of the Future" Bill, which was sent to Congress by President Luiz Inácio Lula

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EcoEngineers Achieves Milestone With Canadian Clean Fuel Regulation Scope Extension Accreditation

(EcoEngineers) --EcoEngineers (Eco), a consulting, auditing, and advisory firm with an exclusive focus on the energy transition, today announced the expansion of its services in compliance with the Canadian Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR). After an intensive four-month period of ISO 14064-3:2019 training

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Manitoba Introduces Legislation to Lower Emissions with Carbon Capture, Storage

(Canadian Biomass Magazine) The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by creating a framework for industries to begin work on underground carbon capture and storage projects, Economic Development, Investment, Trade and Natural Resources Minister

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Agreement Signed by 6 Companies to Collaborate on Biofuels, Feedstocks between Japan, South Korea

(Eneos/Biobased Diesel Daily) DS Dansuk Co. Ltd., Eneos Corp., HMLP Co. Ltd., Nomura Jimusho Inc., Yoshikawa Yushi Co. Ltd. and Sapporo Yushi Co. Ltd. announced March 22 that they have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) earlier this year designed

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European Biodiesel Board Statement on the Commission Adoption of the Revised RED Annex IX

(European Biodiesel Board) The European Biodiesel Board (EBB) welcomes the addition of several new feedstocks in the revised Annex IX to the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) adopted by the European Commission. Further clarifications on the definitions of the newly added feedstocks

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Brazil Moves ahead in Sustainable Mobility

by Plinio Nastari  (DATAGRO/Biofuels Digest) It does not come as surprise that only in the last three months investments in the automotive sector were announced in excess of 115 billion Reais, or 23 billion US dollars, which include ambitious plans for

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Using Solid Waste to Decarbonise Aviation

(Topsoe/Biofuels International)  ... There is an increasing interest in co-processing as a production method to provide the required short-term ramp up in SAF production. Co-processing allows refineries to convert renewable feedstocks into drop-in, biojet fuel at economically competitive prices, meaning it can

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Canola Sector Anticipates Major Biofuel Boom

by Don Norman (Glacier FarmMedia/Western Producer)  The biofuel industry could drive canola demand into uncharted territory in the coming decade, says one industry expert. “The capacity of crush could grow from 11.3 million metric tonnes today to 18 million metric tonnes in

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Inclusion of SAF in New Climate Legislation for EU Cleantech Industry Welcomed by Aviation Sector

by  Christopher Surgenor (GreenAir Online) A European aviation industry coalition has welcomed the inclusion of sustainable aviation fuel as a ‘strategic net zero technology’ under the EU Net-Zero Industry Act (NZIA), which has received provisional agreement between the European Parliament and Council.

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Emissions from Grid-Linked Green Hydrogen 'Could Be Worse than Brown H2'

by Orlando Jenkinson (Wind Power Monthly) Carbon emissions associated with planned green hydrogen projects could be higher than other forms of hydrogen production, depending on the source of electricity, according to a new report by energy consultancy WoodMackenzie. The company's ‘Over the

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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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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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EU Parliament’s Environmental Committee Supports Relaxing Rules on Genetically Modified Plants

by Samuel Petrequin (Associated Press)  Lawmakers on the European Parliament’s environment committee on Wednesday backed a proposal to relax rules on genetically modified plants produced using so-called new genomic techniques, prompting strong criticism from environmental groups. The issue of genetically modified organisms

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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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North Dakota Commissioners Say Counties Won't Be Able to Restrict Summit Carbon Pipeline

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register) The Ames-based company that wants to build a $5.5 billion carbon capture pipeline across Iowa and neighboring states got a boost as North Dakota regulators signaled cities and counties there will be unable to impose

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

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

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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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EU Database for Biofuels Becomes Operational

(European Commission) As of today (15 January 2024), the Union Database for Biofuels (UDB) established by the European Commission is open for online registration by the relevant economic operators of transactions of liquid renewable and recycled carbon fuels. The database was foreseen

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Global: ISCC Certifies Engine X to Trade Sustainable Biofuels

by Ian Taylor (Bunkerspot)  Global bunker trading firm ENGINE X has informed Bunkerspot that it has been certified by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system to trade sustainable biofuels. In a statement sent to Bunkerspot today (9 January), ENGINE X Supply Manager, Sid Mishra,

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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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Spotlight BDI-Bioenergy International GmbH: Talking Feedstock

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

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British Columbia Makes History with First North American Aviation Fuel Mandate, Formalizes New LCFS Regulation

(KDVR/Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN Newswire) Advanced Biofuels Canada lauds government of British Columbia’s leadership in low carbon fuels, winning streak on clean fuel investments  --  Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) acknowledged today a remarkable milestone in British Columbia’s record of clear and pragmatic action

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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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Repsol to Supply SAF to Atlas Air and Inditex for Regular Use on Cargo Flights

(Repsol) - Flights from Zaragoza Airport (Spain) carried out by Atlas Air for Inditex are using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by Repsol.  - Atlas Air, thus, becomes the first cargo airline to use SAF regularly on its freight transport flights

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Bolloré Logistics Launches Biofuel Solution for Ocean Shipments

(Container News) Bolloré Logistics launches SEAalternative, an offer to reduce carbon impact of ocean shipments thanks to the use of biofuel, aiming to meet International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations for a 70% reduction in ocean freight CO2e emissions in 2050 compared to

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Canada Confirms US Feedstocks Comply with CFR’s Land Use, Biodiversity Criteria

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Environment and Climate Change Canada has acknowledged that U.S. feedstocks are in compliances with the land use and biodiversity (LUB) criteria included under the country’s Clean Fuel Regulation, according to a report filed with the

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Preem Invests an Additional SEK 5.5 Billion into the Refinery Transition - Becoming a Leading Player in Renewable Aviation Fuel in Europe

(Preem/PR Newswire)   Preem's Board of Directors has decided to invest approximately SEK 5.5 billion to repurpose the existing refinery in Lysekil. The investment represents an important milestone on Preem's transition journey, as the company is phasing out fossil production in favour of renewable

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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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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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RenovaBio: ANP Will Hold Public Consultation on Standards for Biofuel Certification

(Brazil Ministry of Mines and Engineering)  The objective is to improve Resolution 758/2018, after regulatory impact analysis (AIR).  -- The ANP Board approved today (10/26) the holding of a public consultation and hearing on the review of ANP Resolution No. 758, of 2018.

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Evergreen and CIP Team up to Explore Green Shipping Fuels

(Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners/Globe Newswire) Evergreen targets to achieve net-zero by 2050 in line with the International Maritime Organization’s GHC strategy. To do so, Evergreen has teamed up with the world’s largest fund manager within greenfield renewable energy, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners for

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Reuters IMPACT: Tracking the Evolution of Sustainability Strategies and Investments across the Globe

by Liam Stoker (Reuters)  With sustainability increasingly climbing up corporate agendas, decision-makers are navigating two primary disruptions — the pressure to decarbonize operations and the regulatory need to report Many businesses are preparing for more comprehensive sustainability reporting requirements by investing in

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UPDATE 2-Philippines Seeks Gasoline Price Cut with Higher Ethanol Blend

(Reuters) Government says increase in ethanol blend to 20% voluntary; Government wants ‘trigger period’ for fuel subsidies shortened -- The Philippine government aims to lower domestic pump prices for gasoline by calling for a higher ethanol blend of 20% on a voluntary

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Extending the Green Gas Support Scheme to 31 March 2028

(U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and  Department for Energy Security & Net Zero)  The Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS) currently closes to new applications on 30 November 2025. The government is aware of various issues that are affecting the

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Q&A: The EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive – To Whom Does It Apply and What Should EU and Non-EU Companies Consider?

by Greg Norman, Simon Toms, Adam M. Howard, Kathryn Gamble (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP)  As part of its commitment to strengthen sustainability disclosure in its 2018 Sustainable Finance Action Plan, the European Commission (EC), together with the European Financial

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Stillwater’s Carbon Market Outlooks Help Fuels Producers and Investors Navigate Carbon Market Uncertainty and Plan for the Future

(Stillwater Associates) Our LCFS Credit Price Outlook along with credit price outlooks for Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program (CFP), British Columbia’s LCFS (BC-LCFS), U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) RINs, and Lipid Feedstocks Outlook provide unique, in-depth perspectives on the future of carbon

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ISCC to Launch Biofuels Traceability Database, Alongside Existing EU Pilot

by Thomas Washington and Simone Burgin (S&P Global)  UDB to start registering stakeholders in 2024; Industry 'demanding clarity': Bioledger CEO -- International Sustainability & Carbon Certification is to launch its own database to trace biofuels, separate to already announced plans for an

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EBA Approves the ITRE Committee Recognition of the Need for the Introduction of a Carbon Correction Factor Contributing to Reduction of CO2 Emissions and Climate Change Mitigation

(European Biogas Association) On the 12th of October, the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) voted its Opinion on the Revision of Regulation EU 2019/1242 setting CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles. EBA approves the ITRE Committee recognition

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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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Council of The European Union Adopts ReFuelEU Regulations

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Council of the European Union on Oct. 9 adopted regulations for the ReFuelEU initiative. The new law aims to boost both the demand for and supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) within the European

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UP Issues Guidelines for Production, Sale of Biodiesel

(CanIndia)  The Uttar Pradesh government has issued guidelines for the production and sale of biodiesel in the state. “According to the guidelines issued by Additional Chief Secretary, Energy and Renewable Energy, Mahesh Kumar Gupta, the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development

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Harnessing Waste & Advanced Biodiesel: A Sustainable Voyage for the Maritime Sector

by Valerie Ahrens (Bunker Holding Group/Euractiv) ... The European Union’s FuelEU Maritime regulation and the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) decarbonisation strategy have set the scene for decades to come, in a critical transition for the shipping industry. ... The EU, as a

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Challenges of Scale

by Tony Cartolano (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) ... In January 2022, Valero Energy Corp said that tax incentives for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in U.S. President Biden’s stalled Build Back Better legislation were not enough for the oil refiner to consider producing it instead

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Brazil's Lula Launches 'Fuel of the Future' Program to Reduce Emissions

by Jeff Fick (S&P Global) Seeks to boost ethanol-gasoline blend; Implements national program for SAF; Will require airlines to cut emissions -- The administration of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva launched its "Fuel of the Future" program in the government's latest effort to

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Union Government Unveils Green Hydrogen Standards, Sets Emission Thresholds for Production

(MyIndMakers) On Saturday (August 19, 2023), the central government announced Green Hydrogen standards, which defined electrolysis and biomass-based processes. India became one of the few countries to have a definition for green hydrogen. According to a statement from the New and Renewable Energy Ministry,

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China Issues First Hydrogen Industry Guideline

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

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Case Study on ASTM Standards: Biodiesel Fuel Blends

(ASTM International/Biobased Diesel Daily) As part of its 125th anniversary celebration, ASTM International invited case-study submissions from committee members around the world, highlighting standards that have made a significant impact in society—and that have bettered the world around us. Numerous exceptional

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Regulatory Horizons Council Publishes Tecommendations on the Tegulation of Hydrogen Fuel Propulsion in Maritime Vessels

(U.K. Department for Science, Innovation and Technology and Chloe Smith MP)  Latest report from the RHC, an independent group of scientific, regulatory and industry experts, created to help unleash UK innovation through regulation. --  Regulatory Horizons Council releases key report into benefits of

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E.U.’s ‘Green’ Hydrogen Rules May Shape American Industry

by David Iaconangelo (E&E News Energywire) The European Union’s definition of “green” hydrogen is emerging as a potential model for the U.S., with global repercussions for emissions, trade and production of the fuel. Europe’s plan also is shaking up a debate over

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Demand for Biofuels Sparks Canadian Boom. But Will U.S. Subsidies Pull Investment South?

by Paula Duhatschek (CBC News) Canada's biofuel industry is seeing a major uptick in investment spurred on by growing global demand for biofuel and, in particular, the implementation of the country's new Clean Fuel Regulations. In recent years, much of the investment

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EBA Applauds Biomethane Decarbonisation Acknowledgement, but Regrets Lack of Strong Positive Signal to the Biomethane Value Chain

(European Biogas Association)  Today (July 11, 1023), the European Parliament adopted the final agreement on both the Regulation on the deployment of Alternative Fuel Infrastructure (AFIR) – setting the framework for the deployment of alternative fuel refuelling and recharging infrastructure across

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Spain and Portugal Cut 500,000 Tons of CO2 Thanks to the Use of (Renewable) Natural Gas and H2 in Transport

(Gasnam/AltFuels) Decarbonizing heavy transport largely depends on the use of renewable gases and their derivatives. This is one of the main conclusions of the report “The decarbonization of heavy transport in Spain and Portugal”, carried out by the Technological Research Institute

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SEA-LNG Coalition Calls on IMO to Regulate All GHG Emissions on a Full Lifecycle Basis

(SEA-LNG)  Clear and consistent regulation is key to driving maritime decarbonisation. With this in mind, and ahead the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 80th Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80), industry association SEA-LNG calls on the IMO to regulate all greenhouse

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EDF, Holcim, IFPEN and Axens Join Forces to Participate Together in the Creation of the French E-Fuels Air Transport Industry, with the "Take Kair" Project, Supported by Air France-KLM

(Axens) The objective of this cooperation is to take advantage of the complementary expertise of the signatories in order to contribute to the decarbonization of air transport and to support the emergence of the French e-SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) industry,

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USGC: E15 Is Main Focus on Ethanol Mission to Toronto

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In May, the U.S. Grains Council’s ethanol team traveled to Toronto, Canada, to emphasize the significance of maintaining both the federal level policy, Clean Fuel Regulations, and Ontario’s existing provincial level E15 mandate to ensure a

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Government of Canada Announces Support to Grow the Newfoundland and Labrador Clean Fuels Sector and Create Middle-Class Jobs

(Natural Resources Canada) The Government of Canada is helping businesses and workers across the country seize the economic opportunities associated with the global drive for clean growth — delivering good, middle-class jobs, strong local economies and clean air for generations to come. Today, the

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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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At 18, Brazilian Biodiesel Producer BSBios Rebrands, Changes Name to Be8

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) After 18 years of operating under the BSBios name, the Brazilian biodiesel producer is rebranding itself under the new name Be8. “The new brand reflects the evolution of a company that is a national leader in

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Legislation and Regulations about SAF, the Topsoe Perspective

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Case 1, Is Jet Fuel Produced From Soybean Oil? Case 2, Is E-Jet Produced From Fossil CO2 And Green H2 SAF? These are just a couple of the topics tucked into this panoramic survey of

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In the Palm of Your Hand

(Biofuels International) ... Waste and residues from agricultural activities have the best potential to deliver zeroemissions energy as traditional sources of farm emissions from the biodegradation of farm wastes are converted into renewable sources of energy. The European Union, in its

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Feds Rebuff Concerns that Biofuel Feedstock Criteria Discourages Farmer Participation

by Lindsay Campbell (iPolitics) Farm and fuel groups say criteria under the clean fuel regulations will deter farmer participation in the biofuel sector and stunt economic growth. Canada’s minister of environment and climate change is offering assurances to farm and fuel

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SAF in the Big Sky State

by Susanne Retka Schill (SAF Magazine)  Calumet’s Montana Renewables has set sights on optimizing renewable jet output to be North America’s largest producer. -- As of late February, Montana Renewables LLC claims the distinction of being the largest sustainable aviation

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Brazil’s ANP Approves New Biodiesel Specifications, Quality Controls

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Brazil’s national agency for petroleum, natural gas and biofuels, ANP, approved new specifications and quality controls for biodiesel March 29, just days before the country’s mandatory blend percentage increased from 10 percent to 12 percent

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Joint Statement From U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association Regarding Japan’s New Rule on Ethanol

(U.S. Grains Council) Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) released its final proposed rule for partial amendment of the Act on Sophisticated Methods of Energy Supply Structures on March 30, 2023 – in place through 2028 – that allows

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Government Amends Export Policy for Biofuels

(The Economic Times) The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has amended that notification of 2018 "to the extent that export of biofuel from special economic zones/export oriented units, are allowed for fuel as well as non-fuel purpose without any restriction

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Demanding More from the Biofuel Sector

(Biofuels International)  Olivier Mace, owner of Broadmanor Consulting, looks into his crystal ball to analyse the state of the biofuels market as the industry powers ahead into the new year. ... More complexity of target setting and sub-targets, more sectors, more sustainability

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Neste Considers Establishing an Algae Pilot Facility in Spain

(Neste)  Neste, the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel and renewable feedstock solutions for various polymers and chemicals industry uses, is aiming to establish an algae pilot production facility in Spain to further strengthen the growth of its

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US Ethanol Industry Advocates for Certainty in Canadian Fuel Regs

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine) U.S. Grains Council staff and Ethanol Advisory Team members traveled to Ottawa, Canada, from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2023, to meet with Canadian government officials and private stakeholders to discuss details related to the Canadian

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Japan Opens Comment Period on Updated Biofuel Standards Proposal DEADLINE March 2, 2023

by Erin Voegele (SAF Magazine) The government of Japan on Feb. 1 issued proposed biofuel standards for 2023-2027 that address both ethanol and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). A public comment period is open through March 2, with the new standards scheduled

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DA Asked to Probe Use of Palm Olein in Biodiesel

by Alena Mae S. Flores (Manila Standard) The Federation of Philippine Industries said Tuesday the Office of the President ordered the Department of Agriculture to look into the alleged illegal use of imported palm olein in biodiesel. FPI chairman Jesus Arranza said

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Navigating the Future Cost of Mobility: Learning the Lessons from the Recent Past

by Philippe Marchand (Transport Energy Strategies) ... For instance, in terms of the cost of mobility, mighty regulatory decisions like a complete ban of internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEV) from sales as early as 2035 loom in the very near-future

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Air France Increases Ticket Prices to Pay for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Tom Otley (Business Traveller) Air France has detailed its increase in ticket prices to pay for sustainable aviation fuel. Vincent Etchebehere, VP Sustainability and New Mobilities at the airline, said that since the beginning of 2022, “French regulations have required us

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Maritime Regulations: Statutory IMO Requirements Update Jan 2023

(Maritime Cyprus) ... Reduction of GHG emissions -- Revision of the IMO GHG Strategy There was an extensive exchange of views on the scheduled revision of the IMO GHG Strategy. MEPC 79 revised the Guidance on process and methodological elements for the conduct of

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Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2023

(Bergeson & Campbell) ... At a political level, the Republicans’ narrow control of the U.S. House of Representatives will almost certainly invite a greater degree of oversight of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) actions, particularly with respect to implementation of the

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ANP Defines Procedure for the Certification of Biofuel Importers

(Brazil Ministry of Mines and Energy (Google Translation)) The ANP published, on 12/23, “Technical Report No. 07/SBQ (v.0) - General Guidelines - Procedures for Certification of Importers of Biofuels ”, regarding RenovaBio . The document, based on ANP Resolution No. 758/2018 , applies only to the route

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Ag Policy Blog: Carbon Pipelines Projects Face Permit Hearings, Litigation and Legislation

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) 2023 will shape up as a major year in the permitting and development of carbon pipelines across the Midwest and Plains states. The Minnesota and South Dakota Public Utilities Commissions each this week will examine the

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British Columbia Sets Higher Low-Carbon Fuel Targets

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/Biobased Diesel Daily) Canada’s national trade association, Advanced Biofuels Canada, has praised the British Columbia government’s steady, strategic expansion of the province’s single most impactful climate initiative. BC Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation (EMLI) announced Dec. 20 that an

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Market Estimated to Reach Value of US$ 402.0Bn by 2050: TMR Study

(Transparency Market Reserach/PR Newswire) Key advantage for reduced CO2 emissions to promote environment conservation stimulates demand for sustainable aviation fuel; Increasing demand for biofuels assisting in expansion of overall market; Europe emerged as the leader in global market in 2021

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Challenging Times for Biofuel Firms in South America

(Biofuels International) Slowing growth forecasts for South American economies look set to present a sustained challenge to biofuel investors and developers in the region, not least in Brazil where a weakening of Government resolve on biodiesel blending rates has angered

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ABFC Releases Annual ‘Biofuels in Canada’ 2022 Report: Biofuels Continue to Lead Emissions Reductions in Transportation

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/Biocarburants avancés Canada) New report assesses Clean Fuel Regulations impact, fuel and carbon tax penalties on biofuels, and abatement costs  --  Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release of the sixth Biofuels in Canada (BIC) report, accompanied by detailed and

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Welcome the Golden Age of Advanced Fuels?

by Alexander Koukoulas, Henna Poikolainen, and Esa Sipilä  (AFRY/Biofuels Digest) The second half of 2022 is shaping up to be a watershed year for the advanced fuels and bio-based chemicals industries. New regulatory frameworks to address climate change are providing a

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Industry Urges Reluctant EU to Make Advanced Biofuels Mandatory for Flying

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com) Lawmakers should boost much-needed green fuel production by inserting obligatory targets for biofuels derived from agricultural and forestry waste into the EU’s upcoming green jet fuel law, the biofuels industry has told the European Commission. Doing so

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South American Biofuel Producers Demand Measures for Investments

(Nearco)  Biofuels sector organisations from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay have signed a document calling on countries to define regulatory frameworks that guarantee the progress of investments in the region. On Thursday (27/10), entities representing the biofuels sector in Argentina,

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UP Govt Issues Draft Guidelines for Production, Sale of Biodiesel

by Brajendra K Parashar (Hindustan Times/Lucknow News) NEDA has invited public comments and suggestions on the draft guidelines for production, storage, distribution and sale of biodiesel in the state after the government recently issued the Bioenergy Policy 2022  -- The

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Sustainable Aviation Fuels Are Here. Who Is Using Them?

(World Bio Market Insights) United Airlines is the biggest aviation biofuel buyer while Neste dominates production -- ... Even if climate laws and consumer shifts lead to more permanent shrinkage in commercial air travel, and that’s a big if, aircraft will

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British Columbia Continues Progress to Modernize Low Carbon Fuel Standard Regulation

(Advanced Biofuels Canada) Target increase anticipated by January 2023, other amendments in 2024 -- Advanced Biofuels Canada applauded the British Columbia government’s progress towards the expansion and update of the province’s single most impactful climate initiative.  Following the June 2022 passage of a

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On a High Note: London Stock Exchange Boosts Carbon Credits

by Elizabeth Love (World War Zero)  The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has become the first trading center in the world to publish listing rules regulating carbon trade, giving a boost to the carbon offsets industry. Under the new regulations, companies will be able to submit

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Our Advanced Sustainable Biofuels Testing Laboratory in Amsterdam Expands Its Capabilities

(SGS) Global demand for advanced sustainable biofuels is growing rapidly. In the Netherlands itself, the Dutch Emission Authority has recently introduced a regulatory requirement to stimulate blending biogenic fuels like HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oil) into the fossil-based fuel stream. Biofuels will play a

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Bureau Veritas Issues New “BIOFUEL READY” Notation

(Bureau Veritas) Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection and certification, has released a new “BIOFUEL READY” notation to support the wider deployment of biofuels in the shipping industry. This notation will help the maritime industry address the

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Drink the Best and Sell the Rest!

by Jessica Buckley (RTP Environmental Associates Inc/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Some facilities that were originally designed and operated as fuel-grade ethanol plants are diversifying to produce higher-grade alcohol. There are permitting and compliance hurdles that may be encountered when making these

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FOBAS: MARPOL Annex VI and the Use of Marine Biofuels

(Manifold Times)  Lloyd’s Register Fuel Oil Bunkering Analysis and Advisory Service (FOBAS) on Monday (15 August) released a bulletin responding to numerous questions on the approved a Unified Interpretation (UI) in relation to use of biofuels and how to now proceed

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Cure or Curse: Can 'Next-Generation' Biofuels Turbocharge the Net Zero Transition?

by Cecilia Keating (Business Green)  ...  But Gordon McManus, research director for refining and oil products team for the Europe, Middle East, Africa region at leading research and consulting business Wood Mackenzie, said the biofuels industry might be poised to "come of age"

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Overcoming the 4 Biggest Challenges Facing Biodiesel Producers

by Julie Valentine (Refining Flow Solutions, Emerson Automation Solutions/Biofuels Digest) ... As demand increases, so too do the challenges for energy producers, including diversity of feedstocks, reliability of equipment, ever-changing regulatory standards and low-carbon outputs. Automation technologies, software and analytics are vital

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Boost for Biofuels as IMO Removes Regulatory Hurdle

by Unni Einemo (Hellenic Shipping News)  MARPOL Annex VI regulations were written for petroleum derived fuels but also apply to biofuels. It has been a challenge to meet the regulatory requirement to demonstrate that biofuels do not “cause an engine

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Aviation Faces Hurdles to Hit Goals for Cutting Emissions

by David Koenig and Kelvin Chan (Associated Press/Chicago Tribune) ...  Airbus and Boeing, the world’s two biggest aircraft makers, both addressed sustainability during Monday’s opening day at Farnborough, although they approached the issue in different ways. Europe’s Airbus and seven airline

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Wind Expansion Hindered by 'Messy' Local Dynamics

by Jeffrey Tomich (Politico Pro) Zoning restrictions could jeopardize as much as 77 percent of potential wind development areas in Iowa, according to a new study. The findings raise questions about how the nation can achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. ... Zoning

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Alcogroup, Agroetanol Charged by EU over Ethanol Benchmarks Cartel

by Foo Yun Chee (Reuters)  Belgium’s Alcogroup and Sweden’s Agroetanol were charged by EU antitrust regulators on Thursday with taking part in a bioethanol benchmarks cartel in previous years which could lead to fines. The EU competition enforcer fined Spain’s Abengoa 20

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Hydrogen Leakage: A Potential Risk for the Hydrogen Economy

by Zhiyuan Fan, Hadia Sheerazi, Amar Bhardwaj, Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Kathryn Longobardi, Dr. Calib M. Woodall, Mahak Agrawal, Dr. Juio Friedmann, Adalberto Castaneda, Ann-Kathrin Merz and Sebastian Orozco-Sanchez  (Columbia/SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy)  ... Hydrogen has been identified as a potential

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Fuel Standard Regulations to Start Later, Cut More Emissions from Gas, Diesel

(The Canadian Press/Castanet)  The federal government is delaying new emissions standards on gasoline and diesel another year but is demanding the oil and gas sector make bigger cuts to fuel emissions by 2030 given how much more money the companies are

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Boost for Biofuels as IMO Removes Regulatory Hurdle

(International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)) Interest in biofuels is growing due to its environmental benefits and potential GHG savings, but there have been doubts about a potential increase in NOx emissions and compliance with MARPOL Annex VI and the NOx

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Caution the Keyword as Govt Takes on Biofuels

by Isaac Mufumba (Monitor) The Energy ministry spokesperson, Mr Solomon Muyita, told Saturday Monitor that plans to release the guidelines—which will operationalise the Biofuel Act of 2018—are in the latter stages. The government is set to introduce a raft of regulations

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Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) Has Developed Requirements for Ships Equipped to Use Alternative Fuels.

(Russian Maritime Register of Shipping)  RS develops alternative fuels requirements -- The relevant Circular Letter (No. 312-09-1760c) is accessible at rs-class.org in the Online Information – RS Circulars section and enters into force on July 1, 2022. The new requirements are integrated in the

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British Columbia Files LCFS Overhaul

by Elliott Blackburn (Argus Media) British Columbia is proposing low-carbon fuel requirements for marine and aviation fuel and expanding the activities that can generate credits under new legislation updating the province's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The Canadian province's government yesterday filed

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Liquid Biofuels Market Size to Surpass Around US$ 247.38 Billion by 2027 -- Emergen Research

(Emergen Research/EIN Presswire) Growing environmental awareness and increasing government supportive policies and initiatives regarding the adoption of biofuels are driving the market. -- The Global Liquid biofuels Market report, released by Emegen research, provides the target audience with the key information pertaining

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Offo to Postpone End of Biofuel Subsidy

(Bangkok Post) The Oil Fuel Fund Office (Offo) expects to delay a plan to end the biofuel subsidy for two years to give sugar cane, cassava and palm famers more time to manage their output. The government has spent part of the

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ANL: Completes Biofuel Powered Voyage in Oceania

(ANL) -ANL, partners with Woolworths Group in celebration of Oceania-first containerised shipping biofuel trial. -Biofuel powered sailing is a major step towards decarbonisation of ocean freight. -As part of the CMA CGM Group, ANL will achieve Net Zero carbon by

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The Dogged Victims of Inexorable Disputation: Bioeconomy and the Scoring of Carbon

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ...  Bioeconomy professionals, are the Dogged Victims of Inexorable Disputation, if I can bend Bobby Jones’ memorable golfing phrase. Why? Because better to have lousy carbon targets than no carbon targets at all, say most people,

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Alien Energy: Unlocking the Potential of Invasive Plants in South Africa

by Arianna Baldo and Tjaša Bole-Rentel (RSBBioenergy and WWF South Africa) Invasive alien plants (IAPs) are a scourge across Southern Africa – with species like black wattle and port jackson found across the region. It is estimated that more than 10%

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The Energy to Sustain the Future

(EXAME) ... Anabela Antunes, Director of Operations at PRIO, believes that the energy transition in Portugal could accelerate if the country increases the contribution of biofuels to mobility. “But the development of the energy mix will depend a lot on market

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

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

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Report Shows Impact of COVID-19 on Canadian Ethanol Industry

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network illustrates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canada’s ethanol industry and provides an overview of the country’s draft Clean Fuel

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Brazilian Regulator's New Biodiesel Price Mechanism Raises Uncertainty among Stakeholders

by Nicolle Monteiro de Castro (S&P Global Platts)  Producers confirm not sending all required information'; South region trade at unusual premium over national average  --  Brazil's National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuel, or ANP, published on Jan. 14 the first

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ExxonMobil Expands Interest in Biofuels, Acquires Stake in Biojet AS

(ExxonMobil)  ExxonMobil is expanding its interests in biofuels that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, acquiring a 49.9% stake in Biojet AS, a Norwegian biofuels company that plans to convert forestry and wood-based construction waste into lower-emissions

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‘Crazy’ Carbon Offsets Market Prompts Calls for Regulation

by Frances Schwartzkopff (Bloomberg/Advisor Perspectives)  ... The buying and selling of credits that purport to offset a company’s pollution has become a cornerstone of the effort to limit global warming, and it’s being bolstered by a deal to create an international

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Debate on the Rule that Seeks to Adjust the Mixture of Ethanol and Biodiesel to 10%

(El Tiempo (Google Translation)) A regulation issued on Wednesday of last week by the ministries of Mines and Energy, Environment and Agriculture, and which seeks to increase the percentages of ethanol and biodiesel in the mixture with gasoline and Acpm,

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

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

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Progress towards Biofuels for Marine Shipping

by Tor I. Simonsen, Noah D. Weiss, Susan van Dyk, Elke van Thuijl, Sune Tjalfe Thomsen (IEA Bioenergy Task 39) Status and identification of barriers for utilization of advanced biofuels in the marine sector -- Biomass has the potential to fully

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Bunker One Wants to Supply Marine Fuel with 7% Biodiesel

(EPBR) Initiative, unprecedented in Brazil, will feature laboratory and vessel tests --  A partnership between the Danish multinational Bunker One and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN) will study the feasibility of adding 7% biodiesel to marine diesel

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GoodFuels Triples Marine Biofuel Sales in 2021

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the Netherlands, Ship and Bunker reports GoodFuels tripled its marine biofuels sales in 2021 without citing exact figures. The Port of Rotterdam’s data for Q3 helps to shed light on volumes, with nearly 50,000 metric

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Brazil's Petrobras to Start Testing Renewable Diesel with Customers in January

by Marta Nogueira (Reuters) Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras (PETR4.SA) will start testing new renewable diesel based on co-processed edible oils with customers in January, while awaiting regulatory approval to sell it commercially, the company's refining director told Reuters. The tests are expected to

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Finnish Port Turns Sewage from Cargo Ships into Biogas for Transport

(Gasum/NGV Journal)  The Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) is bringing together cooperation parties for the new Ship/t Waste Action project that produces biogas from sewage discharged by cargo ships at ports. The cooperation promotes the circular model of turning sewage

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Market Diversification and the Biofuel Start-up

by Oliver Mace (Broadmanor Consulting)  ... Firstly, there are of course European countries outside of the EU – UK, Norway, Switzerland… – and these are not bound by the regulatory framework of the Union. They are free to create biofuels regulations

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“K” LINE Conducts Trial Use of Marine Biofuel for Decarbonization on Car Carrier

(Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha)  Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) is pleased to announce that we have conducted a trial use of marine biofuel which was supplied by global integrated energy company bp on car carrier “POLARIS HIGHWAY”. “K” LINE signed a deal

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Biofuels Policy Battles Happening All over the World

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News) The director of global ethanol market development for the U.S. Grains Council says the tug-of-war on biofuels policy is happening at home and abroad. Brian Healy tells Brownfield while ethanol and oil interests battle over domestic

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Victory on Oilseed Rape Emissions

(National Farmers Union) It comes following a revision of official government figures on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission levels of oilseed rape, originally submitted in the Department for Transport’s NUTS2 report. The previous report had not fully accounted for to improving agricultural

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Companies Aim to Use Only Zero-Carbon Ocean Shipping by 2040

by Ingrid Irigoyen, Taylor Goelz, Clarke Williams and Dana Rodriguez (Aspen Institute) ... This unfortunate spotlight gives us an opportunity to draw awareness to important issues in the maritime industry, including its massive carbon footprint. It also offers a chance to showcase

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India Moves a Step forward in Achieving E20 Fuel Dream

by Sweta Goswami (Hindustan Times) The ministry made it mandatory for all automobile manufacturers to put “clearly visible stickers” on every vehicle informing about its compatibility to the level of ethanol blend -- The ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH)

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New Reports Take Deep Dive Into State Food Waste Policies

by Nora Goldstein and Kat McCarthy (BioCycle Magazine)  NRDC commissioned a survey of food waste hierarchy-related policies in 12 states across 3 regions. The publicly available reports are an invaluable resource. -- The NRDC’s (Natural Resources Defense Council) Food Matters initiative

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Shipping Industry Group Aims for Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

(Associated Press) A major shipping industry group said Tuesday that its members will aim for “net-zero” carbon emissions by 2050, following a commitment to the same goal by the world’s airline industry a day earlier. The current target set by the International

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DNV’s New ‘Decarbonisation Stairway’ Model Helps Shipowners Navigate New Build Dilemmas

(Biofuels International)  DNV's new Maritime Forecast to 2050 features an updated carbon risk management framework including a new ‘decarbonisation stairway’ model to help shipowners map a path to sustainability.  The launch of the world’s leading classification society’s latest Maritime Forecast

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Big Changes in Renewable Diesel & SAF Feedstock Partnerships

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

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Argentina Takes Controversial Step Backwards in Biofuel Production

by Daniel Gutman  (Inter Press Service News Agency) Argentina, historically an agricultural powerhouse, has become a major producer of biofuels in recent years. However, this South American country is now moving backwards in the use of this oil substitute in transportation,

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Ethanol Advocates Discuss CFS, post-2022 RFS at FEW

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) ... When it comes to a federal clean fuels standard (CFS), Bliley (Chris Bliley, senior vice president of regulatory affairs at Growth Energy) stressed the importance of a technology-neutral policy. “You can’t put your

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Ontario Increases Opportunity for On-Farm RNG Production

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The Ontario government on July 5 announced it is changing its biogas regulations under the Nutrient Management Act to enable new on-farm biogas systems and expansions of existing systems to be approved more easily and at

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ReFuelEU Aviation: EU Commission Is Initiating What Is Already Legally or Factually Anchored in Some Member States

(Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany) The EU Commission submitted the ReFuelEU Aviation regulation draft intending to boost the ramp-up of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) for European aviation. The key instrument is a gradually increasing quota on SAF. With that,

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BC Amends Regulation to Increase Renewable Gas Production, Use

(Bioenergy Insight)  British Columbia (BC) has amended the Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Clean Energy) Regulation to increase the production and use of renewable gas, as well as green and waste hydrogen in the province. With this change, BC hopes to generate jobs

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Blocked By EPA, Biofuels Group Asks OMB For Octane Limit In Vehicle Rule

by Stuart Parker (Inside EPA/Governors' Biofuels Coalition) A coalition of biofuels and farm groups, led by former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), is poised to press White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officials to include a high-octane standard

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How Viable Is Bio-Oil for Marine Transport?: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Biofuels for Marine Engines

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Determining the technical feasibility of using biofuels, especially bio-oils, for marine engine use, understanding the efficacy of biofuels in marine transport, looking at the impact on fuel handling systems and impact of bio-oils blended with

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Investing in Palm Biofuels Gets a RED Card from Brussels

(Palm Oil Monitor) Last week the Commission released its ‘Climate Taxonomy’ document. Basically, this is a new set of regulations that determine whether an investment by an EU bank or institution can be considered ‘climate friendly’. This regulation has been in train for some

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More than 200 Entities Ask the EC to Use Crediting System for Renewable Fuels in Vehicle CO2 Regulations

(NGVA Europe/NGV Journal) Together with 223 associations, companies and scientists, NGVA Europe have signed a joint letter to the European Commission: ‘Call to include a voluntary crediting system for sustainable renewable fuels into the vehicle CO2 regulations.’ “The 223 signing associations, companies

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Waypoint 2050: An Air Transport Action Group Project

by Philippe Bonnefoy,(BlueSky/CAAFI)  Air transport established sector-wide climate goals in 2009. • Waypoint 2050 investigates and provides details of the pathway to meeting the longterm goal. ... The role of offsetting in Waypoint 2050 scenarios Offsetting • Waypoint 2050 scenarios do not rely on

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Voluntary Carbon Exchanges & IATA ACE

by Michael Schneider (International Air Transport Association/CAAFI)   We look at the CORSIA phase implementations starting with the monitoring, reporting and verification. ... On January 30, 2020, The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and CBL Markets announced a partnership to develop

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Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) Implementation of CORSIA in the United States

by Dan Williams (FAA Office of Environment and Energy (AEE))  Introduction to CORSIA; U.S. CORSIA Policy and FAA CORSIA MRV Program; Implementation of CORSIA: Progress since 2018; Resources  READ MORE  WATCH RECORDING Click here for more CAAFI webinars, meeting presentations and presentation recordings.

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Sustainable Aviation Fuels: Opportunity for Regional Development

by Laís Forti Thomaz and Amanda Gondim (Estadão/neg.fcs.ufg.br/ (Google Translation)) In an article in Estadão, researchers from RBQAV state that Brazil needs to seek international partnerships to fulfill the agreement  -- The global targets for emission reductions have stimulated the development

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