Policy News
Sep 30, 2020
Haldor Topsoe has announced it will make up to 200 people redundant as the company looks to restructure. In a statement the company said its new vision was to be recognised as a global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024, adding that the refocusing of the organisation will lead to the job losses. “We have designed an organisation with a clear... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 29, 2020
PT Pertamina will use Honeywell UOP technologies to produce advanced biofuels at its Plaju and Cilacap refineries in Indonesia. The company will use UOP Renewable Jet Fuel Process technology at its Plaju refinery in Palembang, South Sumatra, and UOP Ecofining technology at its Cilacap refinery in Central Java. UOP will provide technology licenses, basic engineering,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 29, 2020
Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has delivered 210 tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Swedish airport operator, Swedavia. Swedavia and its partners SOS Alarm, Systembolaget and the 2030 Secretariat procured the fuel through a joint tender, as part of an initiative to promote the large-scale production of SAF and its use.... [Read More]

Features
Sep 28, 2020
In January 2021 fuel suppliers are required to increase the amount of renewable fuel they use to comply with latest updates to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). The scheme, introduced in 2008 by the UK Government to drive Greenhouse Gas Emission (GHG) reductions in the transport sector, mandates the adoption of renewable fuels for road vehicles, non-road... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 28, 2020
The pioneering partnership between government and the aviation sector to fast-track zero-emission flights has taken its next step forward with the publication of Jet Zero Council’s main aims. Following the first meeting of the group earlier in the summer, representatives from the UK’s leading aerospace, aviation and technology sectors will work in lockstep with Transport... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 25, 2020
Green Fuels Ltd has been awarded a $100,000 (€86,000) grant in recognition of the work being undertaken in addressing the immediate and long term challenges resulting from the effects of the global pandemic. The grant is designed to support and amplify the impact of the work Green Fuels is doing as a global producer of sustainable transport fuels. The Unreasonable... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 25, 2020
The CBI has called for Government action to support the UK aviation sector in the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as part of a new six-point plan for achieving net zero carbon. “With an established history in aviation and aerospace technologies,” the business group said: “the UK has a unique opportunity to develop the right policy frameworks to enable... [Read More]

Features
Sep 25, 2020
Between November 2015 and June 2019 a market driven study focused on gasoline fuels having midrange ethanol concentrations. It was performed under the EU Horizon 2020 funding scheme Engine tests with new types of biofuels and development of biofuel standards. NEN, the Netherlands Standardisation Body, studied the overall sensitivity of future (Euro 6c technology) vehicles... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 24, 2020
The most important vegetable oils have become more expensive since the COVID-19 restrictions were eased - in particular sunflower oil. According to information published by Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft, prices for vegetable oils have increased considerably in Germany since the beginning of May. Support came mainly from the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. The... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 24, 2020
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an order banning all in-state sales of fossil-fueled vehicles by 2035 to help meet the state’s zero-carbon goals. Tyson Keever, chair of the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance, released a statement regarding Governor Newsom’s plan to eliminate the internal combustion engine. “We understand what Governor Newsom is trying... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 23, 2020
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) is planning to install a second generation (2G) ethanol facility in Karnataka, India. MRPL, a leading Indian refining company in Mangalore, has awarded LanzaTech the contract to commence the basic engineering for an integrated processing facility to convert locally available agricultural residues to about 16,000 metric... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 23, 2020
Neste and Shell Aviation have entered into a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement in a move which anticipates increasing desire from airlines to reduce emissions. This agreement significantly increases the supply and availability of SAF for the aviation industry from next month. It brings together Neste’s expertise in the production and supply of renewable... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 22, 2020
Neste, one of the world’s largest producers of renewable diesel, celebrated reaching the milestone of 100 Neste MY Renewable Diesel sales points in the Netherlands. Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced from 100% renewable raw materials, was launched on the Dutch market in October 2019. With the use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, customers can reduce greenhouse gas... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 22, 2020
Newly branded vehicles highlighting biodiesel’s sustainability and emissions reduction benefits are rolling from the US capital to Texas and up the California coast and throughout the Midwest. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) announced that several biodiesel users from across the country received matching funds to share their biodiesel success stories with wraps,... [Read More]

Features
Sep 21, 2020
Biorefinery, per definition “the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of bio-based products”, is not just a fancy new word for a fuel alcohol plant, but a description of recent developments in this industry. Producers must respond to rapidly changing conditions of supply and demand on the market and aim to have highly flexible production plants in terms... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 21, 2020
Jet Aviation has confirmed its ongoing commitment to sustainable aviation in the industry’s first virtual sustainability summit hosted by the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition). The company was the first provider of SAF in Switzerland through its pilot programme and it continues to invest in sustainable solutions. Jet Aviation... [Read More]