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Aug 15, 2022
Africa faces rising energy demands
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Aug 5, 2022
The processing of oils and fats into biofuels, regardless of whether they are waste oils or crude vegetable oils, requires pretreatment before the feedstock can be utilised in a biodiesel or hydrogenation process (HVO, HEFA, sustainable aviation fuel [SAF] or renewable diesel). This step is crucial for the economic, efficient and reliable operation of the downstream... [Read More]

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Aug 3, 2022
“This is a very important step in our renewables growth strategy execution,” said Peter Vanacker, Neste’s president and CEO after the Finland-based oil refiner Neste and renewable products producer announced a major new deal. The two major companies have signed definitive agreements for the establishment of a 50/50 joint venture with US-based Marathon Petroleum... [Read More]

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Jul 27, 2022
Assessing the state on biofuels development across Africa with any degree of accuracy or fairness is always a challenge, given the vastness and diversity of the continent. The complexity of the task is even greater at the moment as the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine impacts on previous plans for Africa’s transition away from fossil fuels as the world seeks... [Read More]

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Jul 26, 2022
This is rapidly developing into a decade of uncertainty with the global recovery from COVID-19 now being joined by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The severe physical costs of the pandemic, coupled with the horrific aggression of the Kremlin’s war on its neighbour, have inevitably thrown the world into a human, economic and industrial crisis which shows no early sign... [Read More]

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Jul 25, 2022
The middle of a pandemic would not be most people’s ideal time to join a new company, especially one working with ethanol producers in the middle of a fuel and climate crisis. Yet it is often in such challenging times that the most exciting and ingenious solutions are conceived. My arrival at Whitefox as head of global sales in June 2021 was the latest step in a career... [Read More]

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Jul 21, 2022
Over the past few years, HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) has taken the world of biofuels by storm. The acronym is somewhat of a misnomer, since the feedstock slate goes well beyond the edible veg oils (soybean, palm, rapeseed, etc). It refers more generally to the hydro-processing of lipids to produce bio-based hydrocarbons (bio-HC), “drop-in” molecules highly... [Read More]

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Jul 18, 2022
Assessing the state on biofuels development across Africa with any degree of accuracy or fairness is always a challenge, given the vastness and diversity of the continent. The complexity of the task is even greater at the moment as the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine impacts on previous plans for Africa’s transition away from fossil fuels as the world seeks... [Read More]

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Jun 27, 2022
With three branch offices in UAE, India and Malaysia and more than 12 representative offices worldwide, TECHNOILOGY is a leader in the supply of plants for vegetable oil extraction and refining, waste oil processing, biofuel production and oleochemicals. Andrea Bernardini, commercial director, is part of the company’s third generation leadership team and he told Biofuels... [Read More]

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Jun 23, 2022
Ard Assenberg van Eijsden, global business manager at SGS, explains how the work of SGS has become crucial to the biofuels industry. Can you explain to our readers the type of work SGS carries out? SGS is a leading testing, inspection and certification company. Our 96,000 employees operate across a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable... [Read More]

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Jun 14, 2022
Nordic Storage explains how the storing of biofuels has grown in importance over recent years in a wide-ranging interview with Biofuels International Nordic Storage is part of HG Storage International Limited (HGSI). Can you tell us more about HGSI and Nordic Storage? HG Storage International Limited (HG) is a global portfolio of high-calibre gas and liquid petroleum... [Read More]

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May 30, 2022
GIDARA Energy recently announced its next Advanced Methanol facility in Rotterdam. Advanced Methanol Rotterdam (AMR) will convert non-recyclable waste, which is currently incinerated or landfilled, to advanced biofuels. The renewable fuel will replace fossil fuels, creating significant carbon savings. The Port of Rotterdam Authority has provided a unique site location... [Read More]

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May 24, 2022
Mark Wubbels, head of RBL emerging markets at Clariant, speaks to Biofuels International about the challenges the company faces in a post-pandemic world made more uncertain by the Ukraine war 1. Can you outline how the past 12 months have been for Clariant? Over the last 12 months, much like the year before, almost all the geographies and markets in which we operate... [Read More]

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May 10, 2022
The middle of a pandemic would not be most people’s ideal time to join a new company, especially one working with ethanol producers in the middle of a fuel and climate crisis. Yet it is often in such challenging times that the most exciting and ingenious solutions are conceived. My arrival at Whitefox as head of global sales in June 2021 was the latest step in a career... [Read More]

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May 9, 2022
This is rapidly developing into a decade of uncertainty with the global recovery from COVID-19 now being joined by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The severe physical costs of the pandemic, coupled with the horrific aggression of the Kremlin’s war on its neighbour, have inevitably thrown the world into a human, economic and industrial crisis which shows no early sign... [Read More]


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