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Feb 28, 2024
Fuelling change – a new era of energy begins
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Feb 15, 2024
Nicole Sautter, director of global sustainability at American Express Global Business Travel, looks closely at how the business community is adopting SAF as a pathway towards decarbonisation. The UK has an increasingly narrow opportunity to develop a domestic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry than can help achieve its 2050 net-zero ambitions and create a long-term... [Read More]

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Feb 14, 2024
David Carpintero, the director general of ePURE, the European renewable ethanol association, looks at the direction of biofuels policy for the year ahead. The last few years of EU climate and energy policy have demonstrated more than ever that Europe needs a new way to think about biofuels and their contribution to transport de-fossilisation. As the EU enters a new... [Read More]

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Feb 8, 2024
Andreea Moyes, Air bp’s global head of sustainability, believes that Air bp has a lot it can bring to the table that will be crucial in developing the global scale for SAF. Here are some of these areas: First, is its deep experience in aviation fuel distribution. Today, bp supplies 6 billion gallons of aviation fuel per year in over 700 locations in more than 45 countries,... [Read More]

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Feb 8, 2024
According to Pat Gruber, the CEO of Gevo, in his view, the last 12 months for the biofuels industry can be summarised in one word ‘limbo’. Gruber believes that the company has made progress on things like developing the market, and figuring out more information and analysing data, but in large parts it is in limbo because of the markets and the lack of clarity around... [Read More]

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Feb 6, 2024
Marko Janhunen, director, public affairs at UPM who is also a member of the executive committee of the Advanced Biofuels Coalition, looks at what the next 12 months could be like for the biofuels industry. One thing is for sure – this year will bring about significant changes for the advanced biofuels industry. However, what are the key developments we can expect and... [Read More]

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Feb 2, 2024
The urgency of the climate crisis requires a meaningful transition to cleaner sources of energy, even as energy demand is sure to rise. Biofuels will be essential in our energy shift – especially in challenging areas, like jet fuel decarbonisation. With the United States alone consuming more than 20 billion gallons of jet fuel annually, biofuels must undergo unprecedented... [Read More]

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Feb 2, 2024
Biodiesel producers in North America have their eyes set on hitting a US output target of 6 billion gallons, much earlier than originally planned, as they enjoy a period of demand driving supply. After securing a 3 billion/gallon output last year, production across the US is on track for 4 billion this year with power to add, according to Paul Winters, director of public... [Read More]

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Jan 31, 2024
Member states of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), meeting at the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80), have adopted the IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions from Ships, with enhanced targets to tackle harmful emissions. The revised IMO greenhouse gas strategy includes an enhanced common ambition to reach net-zero GHG emissions from international... [Read More]

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Jan 12, 2024
In Wisconsin, just off the main road, lies a lone silver structure surrounded by green pastures. That structure houses the fictitious Ethanol Ltd, a mid-sized ethanol manufacturing plant. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, delivering over 50 million gallons of pure ethanol a year to its consumers. An attractive candidate As concern over climate change... [Read More]

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Jan 5, 2024
Renewable diesel, including sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), is really taking off in and around Fort Dodge, Iowa. Several active projects in the renewable fuels space have considered locating to the industrial agriculture park just outside the city limits. According to Derick Anderson, project engineer at McClure Engineering: “McClure Engineering, working... [Read More]

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Jan 5, 2024
Cepsa and Air Europa have sealed an alliance whereby the energy company will supply 14.4 tons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to the airline for one year to cover the first monthly Madrid-Havana flight. Collaboration This is the first time that two companies in Spain have established a regular supply of this sustainable fuel for a specific air route. During... [Read More]

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Jan 4, 2024
Pretreatment of fat-based feedstock plays a crucial role in ensuring efficient and reliable biofuel production, regardless of whether the end product is biodiesel, renewable diesel (RD), or sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Considering the significant impact of raw material costs on production expenses and the evolving legislation favouring the use of waste oils and fats... [Read More]

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Jan 4, 2024
The aviation industry is embarking on a strong growth journey following the turbulence of the Covid-19 years. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Global Outlook for Air Transport report released in June, noted that the recovery in air passenger traffic observed in 2022 continued its upward trajectory into the first quarter of this year. By March, industry-wide... [Read More]

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Dec 18, 2023
What if someone said that Oscar the Grouch, Sesame Street's lovable curmudgeon, has something to teach us about sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)? While Oscar may be more concerned with rubbish than jet fuel, his recent role as United Airlines' “Chief Trash Officer” highlights an essential truth - local waste can be a global treasure. Climate change is a pressing global... [Read More]


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