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May 10, 2022
A timely evolution for the ethanol industry
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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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May 4, 2022
Daiva Angeldorff, CEO of Nordic  Storage, outlines in a question and answer session with Biofuels International how it is aiming to become a more sustainable business with a growing focus on biofuels. Can you introduce yourself to our readers and tell us a little bit more about Nordic Storage? I grew up and studied in Lithuania, but later moved to Sweden to obtain a... [Read More]

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Apr 26, 2022
With the aviation industry committed to building back better following the global pandemic, the good news is that sustainability remains a key topic of interest across the industry. As a drop-in fuel, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is one of the most promising solutions for decarbonising the aviation sector in the short term and will play a key role in meeting the industry’s... [Read More]

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Apr 20, 2022
Some lawmakers in Washington DC, have touted sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as the solution to curbing airline sector carbon emissions and reducing the industry’s carbon footprint. This goal is laudable, but transparently flawed -  a higher tax credit for SAF than other biofuels will in practice increase emissions from the on-road transportation sector. The amount... [Read More]

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Apr 12, 2022
 The Russian invasion of Ukraine is clearly a horrific act, causing injury and loss of life to many innocent people and threatening the safety and security of Europe as a whole. It has been rightly condemned around the world. In light of such an appalling development, it seems indecent to focus on the energy implications for European producers and consumers of what is... [Read More]

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Apr 5, 2022
Just a few short years ago, biofuels were an ‘outsider’s’ option spearheaded by a few environmentally-minded pioneers. However, this year should cement this new normal, as growing pressure towards sustainability pushes more stakeholders to consider immediate ways to reduce their emissions. Numbers don’t lie – 2021 once again confirmed the maritime industry’s... [Read More]

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Mar 28, 2022
Vogelbusch Biocommodities is acknowledged worldwide for proprietary technologies and tailor-made plant designs for the bio-based industries and offers solutions for a range of fermentation processes, including technologies and equipment for the production of yeast, organic acids, bioethanol as well as potable alcohol. Bioethanol is a sustainable and renewable source of... [Read More]

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Mar 21, 2022
With the aviation industry committed to building back better following the global pandemic, the good news is that sustainability remains a key topic of interest across the industry. As a drop-in fuel, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is one of the most promising solutions for decarbonising the aviation sector in the short term and will play a key role in meeting the industry’s... [Read More]

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Mar 7, 2022
Emmanuel Desplechin, the outgoing secretary general of ePURE, outlines how this year will be the one where Europe finally starts delivering on its emissions-reduction promises. He said: “With last year’s Fit for 55 package, the EU promised big changes to its energy and climate laws to meet more ambitious decarbonisation targets for 2030 and beyond. “However,... [Read More]

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Mar 4, 2022
Jeremy Baines, the president of Neste US, stressed that threat of climate change demands serious action in his Outlook 2022 feature for Biofuels International. He said: “Business and government leaders must act now to help bring the change we all want and need to see in the world and that change will run on renewables. “That is no easy task. Not every company can... [Read More]

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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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