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Dec 3, 2021
BA and Phillips 66 agree first ever UK produced SAF
Bioethanol News
Dec 3, 2021
Pratt & Whitney has signed a memorandum of understanding with Embraer to collaborate on  100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) studies. Technical teams from the two companies will engage to define an integrated ground and flight test plan for 100% SAF in a GTF-powered Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The initiative reflects Pratt & Whitney’s and Embraer’s shared... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 3, 2021
Indonesia will need to increase the bio-content of its palm oil-based biodiesel to 40% by 2024 or risk missing its renewable energy targets. Indonesia has a mandatory biodiesel programme with 30% palm oil content known as B30, Reuters reported. Longstanding plans to increase the palm content to 40% by 2021 were delayed due to cheaper fuel costs and record high palm prices. "The... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 3, 2021
OMV and Austrian Airlines (AUA) have begun producing and using regional sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Austria. The two companies have agreed on the production and fuelling of 1,500 metric tonnes of SAF in the coming year. The sustainable fuel is produced at the OMV Schwechat Refinery by co-processing Austrian used cooking oil in the fuel production process. This... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 2, 2021
Around 104,000 tonnes of soybeans were harvested in Germany in 2021 - the largest quantity ever, the latest statistics reveal. According to the German Federal Statistical Office,  after the cold spring had only allowed for a slow start to the growth period, growing conditions were just about optimal in the summer and early autumn. This led to a boost in soybean yields... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 2, 2021
K-Line has successfully concluded a trial using marine biofuel. The Japanese shipping major used the biofuel, supplied by BP, on its car carrier Polaris Highway. The fuel was delivered to the vessel at the Dutch port of Flushing on 6 November before the trial was conducted. The project was part of the global shipping firm’s efforts to meet the latest decarbonisation... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 2, 2021
United has flown an aircraft full of passengers using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The demonstration flight – which departed with more than 100 passengers from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Washington DC’s Reagan National Airport – was a new United 737 MAX 8 and used 500 gallons of SAF in one engine. The same amount of conventional jet... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 1, 2021
Members of the oneworld Alliance intend to purchase more than 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from renewable fuels company Aemetis. This is for their operations at San Francisco International Airport further signifying the alliance’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Once finalised, the agreements will cover the delivery of... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 1, 2021
Jamaica’s Ministry of Transport and Mining is partnering with small farmers to boost castor oil plant cultivation to increase biodiesel production. Minister Robert Montague said that the Ministry will be moving to secure some 5,000 acres of “unclaimed lands” to commence growing the castor plant. Montague said that the Caribbean country has the capacity to manufacture... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 1, 2021
The CEO of Heathrow airport said the only way to get to net zero aviation by 2050 was to change the fuel used in existing planes from kerosene to Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF). John Holland-Kaye made the comments after attending the COP26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow in November. He said: “You can blend SAF with kerosene in existing planes, so the faster you scale... [Read More]

Other News
Nov 30, 2021
StocExpo has unveiled a jam-packed conference programme exploring the future of liquid storage. The largest and longest running international bulk liquid storage event returns on 8-10 March at the Rotterdam Ahoy. The conference will take place over all three days of the event, and will feature some of the bulk liquid storage sector’s best and brightest exploring the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Nov 30, 2021
Ryanair will aim to power 12.5% of its flights using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030. The Irish low-cost giant has over the past 12 months pledged to support the development of SAF to promote a carbon-neutral future. The airline joined the Fuelling Flight Initiative as part of its pledge to turn the blue airline green earlier in the year. Ryanair’s director... [Read More]

Policy News
Nov 30, 2021
Growth Energy has thanked politicians for introducing the Defend the Blend Act. This legislation will prevent the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from retroactively reducing past Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) which have already been finalised. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanked Representatives Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa), Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Angie Craig... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Nov 29, 2021
Biotech firm Viridos has signed a joint agreement with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering to bring its low-carbon intensity biofuels toward commercial levels. The company’s microalgae research has achieved greater than five times bio-oil productivity increases by increasing both the oil content in the algae and the algae yield. The results from outdoor deployment... [Read More]

Features
Nov 29, 2021
The prospect of a strong period of growth for the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry in North America is undoubtedly being advanced by US President Biden’s renewed commitment to the Paris Agreement during COP26 and his recently released ‘Long-Term Strategy’ for reaching net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. The challenge, as always, lies in translating... [Read More]


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