Mar 20, 2023
A central role for biofuels in the new regulatory era
Mar 14, 2023
Although demand for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is expected to experience significant growth1, production is currently limited with only a handful of commercial plants available today. bp believes that producing SAF through co-processing at existing refineries will help the aviation sector as it transitions to a low-carbon industry and builds dedicated and more efficient... [Read More]

Mar 13, 2023
Tim Cesarek, chief commercial officer at Gevo outlines some of the challenges the biofuels industry faces Can you tell us a bit about Gevo and the work that you do there? Gevo’s mission is to transform renewable energy and carbon into energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons. The liquid hydrocarbons can be used for drop-in transportation fuels such as petroleum, jet fuel and... [Read More]

Mar 7, 2023
Can you introduce yourself as well as explain to our readers what FTC does? Houston-based Filtration Technology Corporation (FTC) has an impressive history of developing and delivering innovative filtration and separation products and solutions since 1987. FTC’s extensive line of proprietary and industrystandard products covers liquid-solids filtration, liquid-liquid... [Read More]

Mar 6, 2023
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is at a turning point. Aviation has long been considered one of the hardest industries to decarbonise and unlike the automotive industry, we are still years away from being able to use electricity or hydrogen to solely power passenger aircraft. In the meantime, the most achievable solution is to lower the carbon content of the fuel that... [Read More]

Mar 2, 2023
Olivier Mace, owner of Broadmanor Consulting, looks into his crystal ball to analyse the state of the biofuels market as the industry powers ahead into the new year. There is a concept in thermodynamics called Entropy – a dimension rather hard to grasp, which is often referred to as “a measure of disorder”. The greater the entropy of a system, the greater its... [Read More]

Feb 15, 2023
Carlos Rodríguez Gaya, head of product management and technical service, purification EMEA, outlines the year ahead for the company. Over the past year multiple new investment projects to produce hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) and/or sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) were announced. The main driver associated with this wave of investments are legislative proposals... [Read More]

Feb 9, 2023
Today’s aviation industry finds itself in a paradoxical position. On the one hand, it is a force for good, connecting people, places, economies, and cultures. It also plays a key role in shipping goods around the world (including vaccines during the recent global pandemic) and delivering humanitarian aid where and when it is needed most. On the other hand, aviation... [Read More]

Feb 6, 2023
Assessing this year’s prospects for biofuels in South America is about much more than just what is happening in Brazil. As a starting point, however, it’s difficult to move pass the country’s recent change of government and subsequent upheaval surrounding the actual changing of power. With more than 400 biofuel plants operating in Brazil, according to the latest... [Read More]

Feb 3, 2023
Ronald Backers, who has worked at the Port of Rotterdam for 30 years in various capacities, outlines the developments in the biofuels industry at the port in The Netherlands. 2022 saw a continuation of biofuels activities that began in the years before that. The current biofuel production capacity of 2.4 million tons is expected to double in the coming years. Construction... [Read More]

Jan 30, 2023
Jeremy Moorhouse, Renewable Energy Analyst, International Energy Agency, outlines what the year ahead holds for the biofuels industry. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, policymakers around the world are evaluating whether biofuels can help balance three competing priorities: energy security, greenhouse gas reductions and affordable energy supplies. Last year,... [Read More]

Jan 19, 2023
Amid the supply disruptions, several operational and idle refineries across North America are, or, will be converted to biorefineries for processing waste and vegetable oils into renewable diesel. This is also occurring in Europe and other countries. Well before sanctions were applied on Russia, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecast that renewable... [Read More]

Jan 9, 2023
We are all aware that reaching our climate neutrality goal by 2050 is not an easy one - on the contrary, it will be extremely difficult, especially now with the impact of the Russian invasion on Ukraine that has temporarily shifted the EU’s short-term focus to energy security and energy poverty. A complex regulatory framework currently being shaped is needed as soon... [Read More]

Jan 5, 2023
The world has finally agreed on a long-term plan to curb carbon emissions from flying. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has welcomed the adoption of a Long Term Aspirational Goal (LTAG) to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the 41st Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). This crucial step forward by states aligns... [Read More]

Dec 15, 2022
BARTEC BENKE online analysers and measurement technology has provided important process parameters that has helped ensure optimum process control. With this in mind, the systems help ensure the quality of production results in accordance with applicable standards and product-related specifications. The portfolio of BARTEC BENKE includes an entire line of vertically... [Read More]

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