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Sep 28, 2020
Prepare for lift-off as Jet Zero Council outlines its aims
Features
Sep 28, 2020
In January 2021 fuel suppliers are required to increase the amount of renewable fuel they use to comply with latest updates to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The scheme, introduced in 2008 by the UK Government to drive Greenhouse Gas Emission (GHG) reductions in the transport sector, mandates the adoption of renewable fuels for road vehicles, non-road... [Read More]

Features
Sep 25, 2020
Between November 2015 and June 2019 a market driven study focused on gasoline fuels having midrange ethanol concentrations. It was performed under the EU Horizon 2020 funding scheme Engine tests with new types of biofuels and development of biofuel standards. NEN, the Netherlands Standardisation Body, studied the overall sensitivity of future (Euro 6c technology) vehicles... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 25, 2020
The CBI has called for Government action to support the UK aviation sector in the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as part of a new six-point plan for achieving net zero carbon. “With an established history in aviation and aerospace technologies,” the business group said: “the UK has a unique opportunity to develop the right policy frameworks to enable... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 25, 2020
Green Fuels Ltd has been awarded a $100,000 (€86,000) grant in recognition of the work being undertaken in addressing the immediate and long term challenges resulting from the effects of the global pandemic. The grant is designed to support and amplify the impact of the work Green Fuels is doing as a global producer of sustainable transport fuels. The Unreasonable... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 24, 2020
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an order banning all in-state sales of fossil-fueled vehicles by 2035 to help meet the state’s zero-carbon goals. Tyson Keever, chair of the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance, released a statement regarding Governor Newsom’s plan to eliminate the internal combustion engine. “We understand what Governor Newsom is trying... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 24, 2020
The most important vegetable oils have become more expensive since the COVID-19 restrictions were eased - in particular sunflower oil. According to information published by Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft, prices for vegetable oils have increased considerably in Germany since the beginning of May. Support came mainly from the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. The... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 23, 2020
Neste and Shell Aviation have entered into a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement in a move which anticipates increasing desire from airlines to reduce emissions. This agreement significantly increases the supply and availability of SAF for the aviation industry from next month. It brings together Neste’s expertise in the production and supply of renewable... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 23, 2020
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) is planning to install a second generation (2G) ethanol facility in Karnataka, India. MRPL, a leading Indian refining company in Mangalore, has awarded LanzaTech the contract to commence the basic engineering for an integrated processing facility to convert locally available agricultural residues to about 16,000 metric... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 22, 2020
Newly branded vehicles highlighting biodiesel’s sustainability and emissions reduction benefits are rolling from the US capital to Texas and up the California coast and throughout the Midwest. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) announced that several biodiesel users from across the country received matching funds to share their biodiesel success stories with wraps,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 22, 2020
Neste, one of the world’s largest producers of renewable diesel, celebrated reaching the milestone of 100 Neste MY Renewable Diesel sales points in the Netherlands. Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced from 100% renewable raw materials, was launched on the Dutch market in October 2019. With the use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, customers can reduce greenhouse gas... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 21, 2020
Jet Aviation has confirmed its ongoing commitment to sustainable aviation in the industry’s first virtual sustainability summit hosted by the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition). The company was the first provider of SAF in Switzerland through its pilot programme and it continues to invest in sustainable solutions. Jet Aviation... [Read More]

Features
Sep 21, 2020
Biorefinery, per definition “the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of bio-based products”1, is not just a fancy new word for a fuel alcohol plant, but a description of recent developments in this industry. Producers must respond to rapidly changing conditions of supply and demand on the market and aim to have highly flexible production plants in terms... [Read More]

Features
Sep 18, 2020
Novozymes has launched Fiberex, a comprehensive platform based on novel enzymes and yeast strains to convert corn fibre into ethanol. Fiberex is specifically aimed at breaking down tough fibres in the corn, providing producers with greater operational flexibility. The technology converts a low-value by-product into high-value, low-carbon fuel while also enabling the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 18, 2020
The construction of Scotland’s first biorefinery took a significant step forward with the arrival of six purpose-built 130,000 litre fermentation vessels from the Netherlands. The implementation of COVID-19 restrictions in March prevented the arrival and installation of the vessels at Celtic Renewables’ new biorefinery plant in Grangemouth. Now, six months on, the... [Read More]


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