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Mar 4, 2022
Renewable fuels’ role in catalysing the US’s clean energy future
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Mar 1, 2022
With many climate action plans being implemented, additional immediate actions are needed to ensure the climate impacts do not become more dangerous and unpredictable. Some hard-to-abate sectors (e.g, cement, steel and transport) have proven to be particularly recalcitrant. Current efforts at climate mitigation are merely reducing the rate of GHG emissions. While taking... [Read More]

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Feb 28, 2022
Ronald Backers, who has worked at the Port of Rotterdam for over 30 years in various capacities, revealed that last year was a very successful one for Rotterdam and the biofuels sector. He said: “Neste took final investment decision for a $190 million m (€167 million) investment in their existing renewable diesel plant for it to be able to make other products like... [Read More]

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Feb 23, 2022
Slowing growth forecasts for South American economies look set to present a sustained challenge to biofuel investors and developers in the region, not least in Brazil where a weakening of Government resolve on biodiesel blending rates has angered producers. After reporting an estimated 6.7% growth ‘rebound’ in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2021, the World... [Read More]

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Feb 21, 2022
Panu Routasalo, vice president, UPM Biofuels, outlines his vision as to what the next 12 months will be like for the biofuels industry. He said: “This year is an important milestone for companies - like UPM Biofuels - involved in the advanced biofuels industry. “After a long wait, a dedicated and compulsory mandate for advanced biofuels based on EU-wide rules is... [Read More]

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Feb 14, 2022
Tom Fox, head of renewable fuels, OTX describes how as the world emerges from the Covid pandemic, the renewable diesel (RD) market will continue its steady boom in 2022. He said: “Despite challenges, RD and its related process product sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) have proven to be superior biofuels — no alternative in the low-carbonliquid- fuel space can compete... [Read More]

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Feb 7, 2022
Angel Alvarez Alberdi, secretary general, European Waste-based and Advanced Biofuels Association (EWABA), highlights that by the end of 2022, the EU legislator (the European Parliament and the Council of the EU) will have a final political agreement on most of the recent Commission proposals overhauling the EU biofuels regulatory framework. Alberdi will also be presenting... [Read More]

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Feb 4, 2022
BARTEC BENKE products and solutions prevent explosions wherever hazardous substances such as flammable liquids, gases and dust could occur and keep people safe, while protecting the environment. Customers primarily include companies from the oil and gas industries as well as chemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical companies from around the world. The firm also offers... [Read More]

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Feb 2, 2022
With many climate action plans being implemented, additional immediate actions are needed to ensure the climate impacts do not become more dangerous and unpredictable. Some hard-to-abate sectors (e.g, cement, steel and transport) have proven to be particularly recalcitrant. Current efforts at climate mitigation are merely reducing the rate of GHG emissions. While taking... [Read More]

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Jan 24, 2022
Crown Iron Works is paving the way on pretreatment of fats, oils, and alternative feedstocks for the renewable fuels industry. While many of these feedstocks have been around for ages, only in recent decades have they been transformed into high quality transportation fuels. In the early 2000s, biodiesel was gaining popularity. Crown adapted its core oils and fats technology... [Read More]

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Jan 17, 2022
Feedstock pretreatment using a technological adsorbent always requires subsequent removal of the processing aid from the feedstock through a suitable technique. In refineries, this is often implemented by means of leaf filters, where the adsorbent is captured in metal screens with a defined mesh, building a filter cake. A significant amount of contaminants is also removed... [Read More]

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Jan 10, 2022
It has been 25 years since the Spice Girls entered the charts with their song ‘Wannabe’ and Roland Emmerich’s blockbuster ‘Independence Day’ was screened at movie theaters. Germany became European soccer champions thanks to Oliver Bierhoff’s goal and Damon Hill was crowned  Formula 1 world champion. It has also been 25 years since Wilhelm Hammer and Helmut... [Read More]

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Jan 4, 2022
All companies are looking for ways to improve sustainability within their operations. For refineries, this often includes an investment in processing bio-based feedstocks. Other enterprises, including agricultural-based and venture capital-backed companies are also looking to contribute to a lower carbon future and are joining in the race to build bio-based fuels plants.... [Read More]

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Dec 20, 2021
While overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions declined in Europe by 22.5% from 1990 to 2018, total transport emissions increased by more than 23%[1].The EU envisages net-zero emissions by 2050, with almost all sectors showing progress toward this goal, but transport being the notable exception. The rise of total transport emissions was led by road transport, which grew... [Read More]

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Dec 13, 2021
Desmet Ballestra Group expertise lies in the oils and fats industry and this has helped it play an important rose in the biofuels market. Can you tell me a bit about the Desmet Ballestra Group, its origins and what its main focuses are? Desmet Ballestra Group was founded in 1946. We are a technology provider mainly focussing on all processes related to vegetable oil... [Read More]


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