Aug 5, 2020
The COVID-19 price effect
Aug 4, 2020
A major component of today’s global society is undeniably air transport. It is indispensable to every economic, social and cultural facet of our lives. Air travel has completely revolutionised not only the way we travel, but also how we interact. The air transport sector directly employs 8.4 million people and tens of millions are supported directly and tangentially... [Read More]

Jul 30, 2020
According to the World Wildlife Fund, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) once had the largest ecological footprint per capita in the world. Today it has become a regional role model for clean and renewable energy and the green economy. Neutral Fuels stated that its actions have resulted in over 15 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) savings in the region since... [Read More]

Jul 27, 2020
Although corn has a wide-ranging climatic adaptability, it shows considerably higher yield in hot regions. Ideally, corn requires higher day and night temperatures, but the temperature should not be excessively high, because it will lead to root rot. Corn also requires sufficient moisture in the soil because its root system is shallow and the roots cannot traverse very... [Read More]

Jul 16, 2020
The German Federal Government’s six month presidency of the Council of the European Union began on 1 July. As a goal of its agenda, the Federal Government stated that it wishes to “work towards climate-friendly, sustainable and affordable mobility”. The biofuel associations welcome this objective and point out that openness to technological ideas and the sustainably... [Read More]

Jul 10, 2020
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Latin American Energy Organisation (OLADE) will boost ties to put the renewables-driven energy transformation at the heart of Latin America and the Caribbean’s economic recovery following COVID-19. The efforts build on an existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) originally signed by the two organisations in... [Read More]

Jul 8, 2020
Biofuels represent 89% of all renewable energy sources in transport and its role in the decarbonisation of the transport sector in the EU will be pivotal in the coming years. And yet, the new Statistical Report 2020 reveals that in absolute terms, the oil in transport still accounts for 92% of final consumption. More worrying still, the report reveals that after several... [Read More]

Jul 6, 2020
New data from the Transport & Environment (T&E) shows the amount of palm oil used to make EU biodiesel increased 7% last year - hitting an all-time high of 4.5 million tonnes. The use of palm oil to make everyday products such as bread, ice cream, hazelnut spread, chocolate, margarine, shampoo and detergent dropped to an all-time low of 2.8 million tonnes, according to... [Read More]

Jun 29, 2020
Where do you source feedstock for the biofuel production process? To start with, there is a vast potential for agricultural byproducts in several regions globally – in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Numerous studies regarding the feedstock availability and potential have been published and if you take a closer look at some of the more conservative ones,... [Read More]

Jun 26, 2020
Almost half of North America’s ethanol production facilities are either operating significantly below their normal capacity or shut down completely, all due to the devastating human and economic impact of COVID-19, writes Colin Ley. Furthermore, while US President Donald Trump talks about the country heading for a strong fourth quarter and a great 2021, ethanol sector... [Read More]

Jun 22, 2020
The EU’s transition to climate-neutrality will require every sustainable emissions-reduction tool we have. Renewable ethanol – produced sustainably from crops and agricultural wastes and residues – is a decarbonisation solution that is already making a positive impact in the climate fight. Renewable ethanol production opens new markets for Europe’s farmers and... [Read More]

Jun 19, 2020
COVID-19 has affected many companies in the ethanol industry around the world as production has been hit by the drop in demand. However, this is not the case for Bulgarian company Essentica, which is the largest and one of the most high-tech companies in Southeastern Europe concerned with the production of bioethanol. Since the beginning of the crisis, the company has... [Read More]

Jun 17, 2020
The EU’s new Farm to Fork Strategy aims to build a more sustainable European agriculture and food system. Importantly, it highlights the potential for a truly circular, bio-based economy in which advanced biorefineries produce bioenergy, protein feed for animals, sustainable fertilisers and bio-chemicals in “the transition to a climate-neutral European economy and... [Read More]

Jun 11, 2020
In the port of Rotterdam the production, trade, storage and transhipment of biofuels come together. The port is ideally situated for the supply of raw materials and biofuels from around the world. The same applies to the distribution of biofuels across Europe. Four biofuel production facilities are located in the port (Alco Group, Biopetrol, LyondellBasell and Neste)... [Read More]

Jun 8, 2020
As the global maritime industry continues to navigate the challenging effect of COVID-19, which is causing widespread delays across the entire supply chain, there has been speculation that, at a critical time for decarbonisation, the industry’s sustainable initiatives may be cut back, delayed, or outright suspended. It is true that many companies within the maritime... [Read More]

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