Oct 4, 2021
‘Fit for 55’ and its impact on the biofuels industry
Sep 29, 2021
The bleak realisation that overcoming COVID-19 will be a long-haul process is a daunting prospect for us all. Early optimism that  vaccination protection would  facilitate a rapid return to  normal has gradually given  way to an acceptance that  this is a pandemic which is  more likely to keep hitting  us in renewed variant waves  for the foreseeable future. Assessing... [Read More]

Sep 21, 2021
On 14 July, as part of the European Green Deal, the EU announced a broad new package of policy proposals which aim to accelerate decarbonisation of the aviation sector. If fully implemented, the measures will have a significant impact on the EU’s aviation industry. However, while the initiatives will undoubtedly increase costs for industry participants and passengers,... [Read More]

Sep 13, 2021
Independent bulk liquids storage and distribution company Standic, based in Dordrecht in the Netherlands, received sustainability certification for biofuels storage several years ago.  The company was also awarded International Sustainability and Carbon Commission (ISCC-EU) and the German version ISCC System certification. Standic said the certification was “essential”... [Read More]

Sep 2, 2021
Krieg & Fischer Ingenieure is an engineering company specialising in the design and engineering of biogas plants. Torsten Fischer has been active in the biogas sector for more than 30 years. In 1999, together with Andreas Krieg, he founded Krieg & Fischer Ingenieure, an engineering company that provides tailor-made solutions for biogas plants for clients all over... [Read More]

Aug 23, 2021
Cassidy Walter, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association’s communications director, outlines the role the organisation is playing in promoting biofuels while fending off the challenge from electric vehicle promoters. For such a small state, Iowa is used to leading in many ways. Iowa is ranked the number one state for opportunity by the US News and World Report and is... [Read More]

Aug 16, 2021
Biomass feedstock is a key source of renewable energy, essential for generating sustainable electricity, heat and transport fuels. This alternative energy source plays a major role in the transition away from greenhouse gas-intensive fuels toward a more sustainable, low carbon future. Within the fuel sector, the manufacturing of biofuel blends using biomass resources... [Read More]

Aug 12, 2021
The rising presence of CO2 in the atmosphere is not a new problem and it is widely known. In 2019, a new record amount of CO2 was recorded in the atmosphere at around 409 parts per million (ppm). Carbon emissions have been increasing every year with an increase of approximately 12 billion tons of emissions over the period of 1990 to 20201. The good news is that many... [Read More]

Aug 2, 2021
Businesses interested in producing biodiesel need advanced processing solutions that can achieve high purity levels while maximising the recovery of this fuel. When Bremfield, a leading Malaysian vegetable oil processor, was looking to add biodiesel to its product portfolio, Sulzer Chemtech’s distillation technology offered an effective solution with a quick return... [Read More]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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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