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Aug 2, 2021
Stepping into the biofuel market
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Jul 30, 2021
Established in 1973, Avfuel Corporation has grown from a regional fuel supplier in the US to a global supplier of aviation fuel and services. Today, Avfuel holds a 23% market share of fuel-supplier branded fixed base operators (FBOs) in the country and touches one in every three US business flights. The company serves more than 650 branded FBOs across North America... [Read More]

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Jul 23, 2021
Recycling cooking oil into biodiesel is a more environmentally friendly alternative to other fossil fuels. The high energy demand in the industrialised world as well as domestic has continued to cause environmental pollution problems. All fossil fuels produce detrimental public health risks as well as have destructive effects on global warming. In an age where the... [Read More]

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Jul 20, 2021
Biofuels International speaks to Frederik van de Ven, sustainability lead at AIR France KLM Martinair Cargo, about their new collaboration. Can you explain a bit about the history of AIR France KLM Martinair Cargo? AIR France KLM Martinair (AFKLMP) Cargo is a key player in the air cargo industry. Through the combined fleet of our three airlines, we transport a... [Read More]

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Jul 15, 2021
The European Commission’s new ‘Fit for 55 package’ sets important new goals for emissions reduction and creates a solid foundation for reaching them by giving a role to renewable liquid fuels in decarbonising transport. Unleashing the true potential of crop-based ethanol and creating a policy environment that can spark investment in advanced ethanol are must-have... [Read More]

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Jul 12, 2021
The EU’s management of renewable energy planning and development has become a bit like the Hollywood film industry’s obsession with sequels. While in Hollywood we have had to cope with the unveiling of Rocky I to Rocky V, plus a few other sequels by different names, Europe’s biofuels producers are gearing up for the imminent unveiling of Renewable Energy Directive... [Read More]

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Jul 8, 2021
A new report by the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Bioenergy Task 39 has provided an extensive analysis of the current and potential technologies for production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). According to the report Sustainable Aviation Fuels will have to play a major role if the aviation sector is to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. However,... [Read More]

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Jul 8, 2021
Redcar-based Nova Pangaea Technologies converts unwanted plant biomass into natural platform chemicals and biofuels. Biofuels International spoke to Neil Hindle, its chief technology officer, about the company’s latest developments. In 2021 so far what significant progress has been made with the REFNOVA technology? Hindle: The critical change this year is that, where... [Read More]

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Jun 28, 2021
The European Commission is set to unveil a sweeping new package of energy and climate legislation on Bastille Day, 14 July – sparking what is sure to be a revolution in EU renewable energy policy. When it comes to sustainable biofuels, this will be the Commission’s chance to fix what it did not quite get right the first and second times around on transport energy... [Read More]

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Jun 25, 2021
An EU mandate for the use of animal fats and used cooking oils in sustainable aviation fuel is set to enrich large biofuel players such as Total and Neste Oil, at the expense of most of the industry, the European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association (EWABA) has warned. EWABA, which represents over 30 advanced biofuels producers, said the inclusion of fuels made from... [Read More]

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Jun 22, 2021
The UK’s leading airlines, airports, aerospace manufacturers and air service navigation providers have reaffirmed their joint commitment to a net zero future for UK aviation, setting out a first set of interim decarbonisation targets that will act as milestones on the path to net zero aviation by 2050. Industry is targeting at least an overall 15% reduction in net... [Read More]

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Jun 10, 2021
Global demand for advanced feedstocks from sustainable sources is already outstripping the supply, with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) demand expected to increase substantially over the next decade. There is a clear gap between current and HVO production capacity under construction and the availability of advanced waste-based feedstocks. As a reflection of this bottleneck,... [Read More]

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Jun 7, 2021
In a study recently published in Nature Communications, scientists from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for Biosustainability (DTU) and Yale University carried out research into how bacteria commonly found in sugarcane  ethanol fermentation affects  the industrial process. By closely studying the  interactions between yeast  and bacteria, it is suggested  that... [Read More]

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May 24, 2021
Civil aviation is at an inflection point. COVID-19 grounded global passenger air traffic just as new science revealed that aviation’s total global warming impact is more than double that of its CO2 emissions. Airlines’ largest corporate customers are demanding a transformation to net zero climate impact, and they have learned to do business virtually and remotely,... [Read More]

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May 21, 2021
Until now, there have been no commercial drop-in solutions for replacing fossil petrol to reduce high amounts of greenhouse gas emissions from conventional petrol cars, without investing into new vehicles or modifying the old ones. Neste, a producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) may be the first to have developed a renewable petrol for such commercial... [Read More]


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