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Apr 19, 2021
Global goals and ambitions
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Mar 23, 2021
The use of biofuel as a substitute for petroleum diesel is a valuable solution to the inescapable global issues regarding energy shortage and environmental pollution. For both economic and environmental reasons, implementing used cooking oils (UCO) for biodiesel production has gained a significant amount of consideration within the world of fuel production. It has... [Read More]

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Mar 22, 2021
Twelve months after reporting that 2020 was set to be a massive year for biofuels in Brazil, it is clear that the current challenge for the country, and South America in general, is to address how much the industry’s status and potential has been blunted by the human and economic impact of COVID-19. A year ago, the Brazilian Government was just a couple of months into... [Read More]

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Mar 19, 2021
As fuel demand begins its recovery around the world, the US Grains Council (USGC) is taking steps to ensure ethanol will continue to expand as a part of policy solutions that address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and offer a comprehensive portfolio of other benefits including air quality improvement and economic value. USGC’s ethanol team and consultants offered... [Read More]

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Mar 17, 2021
Shell Aviation is one of the few companies that has been a part of the aircraft industry for over 100 years. It has helped to drive progress through collaboration with some of aviation’s greatest visionaries, including supporting Louis Bleriot on his pioneering flight across the English Channel in 1909 and assisting Frank Whittle as he developed the jet engine. With... [Read More]

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Mar 15, 2021
Biofuel is growing in popularity as an alternative source of liquid fuel according to its renewability, desirable chemical characteristics, and lower lifecycle emissions. Leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, aviation fuel consumption was about 343 billion litres per year, with just 0.015 billion litres coming from renewable sources. The aviation market's share of global... [Read More]

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Mar 9, 2021
Craig Willis, the senior vice president for global markets at Growth Energy and the Climate Ethanol Alliance, said President Joe Biden has promised to open a new chapter in US trade talks around the world, which will be a boost for the biofuels sector. He said: “The goal is to ease tensions and return to a more multilateral approach to opening new markets for US exports.... [Read More]

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Mar 8, 2021
Carbon reduction cannot wait – this is a statement that Renewable Energy Group (REG) has always lived by. The world is facing many carbon reduction scenarios right now, and two of these options are to wait until technology comes to fruition, or take advantage of the technology that is available today. While REG supports all initiatives to reduce carbon, it recognises... [Read More]

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Mar 8, 2021
At approximately 2.8 million tonnes, the incorporation of biofuels in diesel fuel blends reached its highest level in the past year since the quota regime was introduced in 2007. The diesel fuel standard DIN EN 590 limits the incorporation rate of fatty acid methyl ester (biodiesel) to a maximum of 7% by volume. According to the standard, HVO can be blended at up to... [Read More]

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Mar 4, 2021
Pat Gruber, CEO of Gevo, has expressed his views to Biofuels International about what the next 12 months will bring. He said: “We appear to be in the midst of a great ‘awakening’. We can do something about GHGs, reduce them, and not break the bank while doing it. “The great issue is that roughly 73% of GHG emissions come from energy. It turns out that roughly... [Read More]

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Mar 2, 2021
William Tebbitt, CEO of Green Biofuels, looks closer at the energy transition strategy announcements from major companies that may come in the next 12 months. He added that he hoped we would see not only infrastructure and construction projects committing to the use of alternative and transition fuels to usher in that change, but other sectors, such as supermarkets announcing... [Read More]

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Mar 1, 2021
The rising presence of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not a new problem and it is widely known. In 2019, a new record amount of carbon dioxide was recorded in the atmosphere at around 409 ppm, and it will be increasing every year if past trends continue. Carbon dioxide emissions have also been increasing every year with an increase of approximately 12 billion... [Read More]

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Feb 26, 2021
The CEO of Velocys Henrik Wareborn describes how the 12 months ahead looks set to be crucial for the development of the UK’s SAF industry. He said: “Over the last year, significant progress was made by both industry and government, including a major project milestone for Altalto, Europe’s first wasteto- jet-fuel facility being developed by Velocys and our co-investor... [Read More]

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Feb 25, 2021
The CEO of GoodFuels has outlined how the company will be “building back from COVID-19” in the 12 months ahead with “sustainability in its sights”. He said: “In 2020, many experts predicted that decarbonisation efforts would be delayed, suspended or entirely abandoned as the entire shipping sector faced one of its biggest challenges in history – the coronavirus... [Read More]

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Feb 23, 2021
The secretary general at ePURE has outlined the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead for the organisation in the next 12 months. Emmanuel Desplechin said if 2020 saw the EU setting ambitious new goals in the fight against climate change, this year would be the year in which policymakers figured out how to realise those goals. He continued: “It won’t be easy.... [Read More]


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