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Jan 26, 2021
Airline shows commitment to sustainable aviation fuel
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Jan 26, 2021
The new year heralded the start of the 18th renewable mobility conference titled ‘Fuels of the Future 2021’ held in digital format. Speakers from the German Bioenergy Association, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the German automotive industry, Europe’s largest motoring association the Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club and... [Read More]

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Jan 19, 2021
Methane emissions from the global oil and gas industry fell by an estimated 10% in 2020 as producers slashed output in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the International Energy Agency (IEA) revealed. The organisation warned that these emissions could rebound strongly without greater action by companies, policy makers and regulators to transition to ‘greener’ fuel... [Read More]

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Jan 13, 2021
Many European governments are getting serious about developing sustainable jet fuels to tackle the climate impact of flying. But a new report shows Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden and Finland risk repeating the biofuels fiasco with plans to promote crop-based fuels that cause more carbon emissions than the fossil fuels they replace. Transport & Environment (T&E), which... [Read More]

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Jan 8, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has left a lasting impact across the energy industry, leaving in its wake a bevy of uncertainty. One sector of the energy industry that’s been hit hardest is the transportation fuels sector. With millions of people still staying at home to help stem the spread of the virus and roads being less congested, despite states gradually reopening economies,... [Read More]

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Dec 24, 2020
In view of the debate on the use of biofuels from cultivated biomass, the Union zur Förderung von Oel-und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) has urged politicians to differentiate between the various types of feedstocks and their origins. The negative image of palm oil should not lead to a situation where the sustained biomass potential available in Germany and the European Union... [Read More]

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Dec 15, 2020
Biofuels have been highlighted as the answer to two major issues facing the planet - climate change and our reliance on crude oil. Back in the 2008, the United Kingdom government passed the Climate Change Act that legally committed Britain to reducing ‘greenhouse gas’ (GHG) emissions by 80% over 1990 levels by the year 2050. Government policy The Renewable Transport... [Read More]

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Dec 7, 2020
The big question for biodiesel producers, processors, and investors in North America is whether their industry has finally turned a page, following the confirmation of Joe Biden as US President-elect. Setting aside the threat of legal action still being voiced by President Trump, the early signs from the new Biden/ Harris administration are predictably positive in terms... [Read More]

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Nov 30, 2020
Even as the EU sets ambitious emissions reduction targets for 2030 and 2050, it is still falling short of an important milestone that looms much closer on the horizon - reducing the average greenhouse gas-intensity of road transport fuels, according to ePURE. The EU’s Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) requires member states to reduce the GHG intensity of transport fuels... [Read More]

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Nov 27, 2020
The much heralded Von der Leyen Commission’s EU Green Deal has brought reinvigorated climate ambitions to the continent. This is embodied in a supercharged legislative agenda, as proven by the latest Commission’s working programme for 20211, which lists more than 10 highly relevant pieces of legislation for the biofuels sector at large. One of the first tangible... [Read More]

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Nov 25, 2020
Velocys is delivering the next generation of sustainable fuels to decarbonise aviation. Founded from spinouts of Oxford University in the UK and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in the US, its proprietary technology enables the production of sustainable transport fuels from a variety of waste materials, including household waste. The company has developed... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Nov 16, 2020
Throughout history, fossil fuels were the dominant energy source that powered the world. However, due to their negative environmental impact and unsustainability, there have been new efforts to shift the world’s reliance onto greener, renewable sources of energy, such as biofuels. The biofuel industry has become an emerging market, providing a multitude of alternative... [Read More]

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Nov 16, 2020
In the past several years, the EU and the US have witnessed a marked increase in interest in hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) or renewable diesel (as it is more commonly referred to in the US). HVO is a diesel-quality fuel, made by the hydro-processing of oils and fats, and is an alternative to standard biodiesel. It can also be further upgraded to biojet-quality fuel.... [Read More]

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Nov 11, 2020
For the production of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO), feedstock impurities are known as catalyst killers, even in small quantities. The usage of waste-based material, for example used cooking oil or animal fat, as a feedstock for HVO production is becoming increasingly important. However, compared to vegetable oil, it is more difficult to remove the contamination and... [Read More]

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Nov 6, 2020
The reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as well as the efficient utilisation of carbon dioxide (CO2) represents one of the major global challenges today. This is especially relevant for the combustion of fossil fuels. However, in the field of biogenic resources such as starch for ethanol production or biogas used for biomethane or synthetic natural gas (SNG),... [Read More]


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