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Sep 23, 2021
Velocys profit boost confirms a strong 12 months for firm
Policy News
Sep 23, 2021
Businesses in some of the UK’s most polluting and energy-intensive industries will be able to bid for a share of £220 million (€256 million) in government investment to help cut their carbon emissions and the costs of their energy bills, the UK government has announced. This move comes as the UK works to build a secure, home-grown and clean energy sector to reduce... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 23, 2021
Germany has announced it will end the use of palm oil as a raw material to produce biofuels from 2023, the country's environment ministry revealed. Germany will instead give a quota for minimum use of waste materials for biofuel production, Reuters reported. "For biofuels to be produced it is not acceptable to cut down woods, to dry up moorland and to destroy nature,"... [Read More]

Features
Sep 21, 2021
On 14 July, as part of the European Green Deal, the EU announced a broad new package of policy proposals which aim to accelerate decarbonisation of the aviation sector. If fully implemented, the measures will have a significant impact on the EU’s aviation industry. However, while the initiatives will undoubtedly increase costs for industry participants and passengers,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 21, 2021
Tufton completed a successful voyage using 100% sustainable marine biofuel in partnership with GoodFuels, Stolt Tankers and the technical managers Synergy Group. The sustainable biofuel, derived from feedstocks such as used cooking oil and waste animal fats, was used on board the 20,762 DWT chemical tanker Monax on its voyage from North Europe to Canada. This sustainable... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 21, 2021
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) have said that volatile global gas prices have demonstrated the urgent need to diversify and decarbonise the UK’s domestic energy system. Industry group Oil & Gas UK said wholesale prices for gas are up 250% since January - with a 70% rise since August. Exposure to global market prices is of particular... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 21, 2021
SCA and St1 have entered a joint venture to produce and sell liquid biofuels. SCA will supply tall oil to the joint venture and will invest approximately SEK 0.6 billion (€590 million) in the company. SCA and St1 will be equal shareholders of the joint venture, which will itself have a 50% share in the St1 Gothenburg Biorefinery, in Sweden, which is now making an... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 21, 2021
The US Department of Energy’s (DoE) Argonne National Laboratory has partnered with Gevo to perform a critical lifecycle analysis of its next-generation technology. The Colorado-based firm is a producer of energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons such as sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable premium petroleum. Using data provided by Gevo, Argonne’s Greenhouse gases,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 21, 2021
Cathay Pacific has pledged to use Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for 10% of its total fuel consumption by 2030. The Asian airline has made pioneering efforts in supporting SAF development for more than a decade. In 2014, it was the first airline investor in Fulcrum BioEnergy, from which the airline has already committed to purchasing 1.1 million tonnes of SAF over... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 20, 2021
Foreign trade in biodiesel around Europe is poised to decline this year. In the first half 2021, exports plummeted 18% and imports as much as 43%. The supply and demand balance showed an export surplus of 503,460 tonnes, which is up 31% year-on-year. Whereas exports exceeded the long-term average of 923,200 tonnes, imports dropped below the average level of 559,000... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 20, 2021
Tottenham Hotspur hosted the world’s first net-zero carbon football match when the London club welcomed rivals Chelsea to their stadium. Both teams headed to the stadium on coaches that were powered by renewable diesel produced from food waste products. Spur teamed up with Sky and Chelsea with the goal of being net-zero through emissions reductions and offsetting the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 20, 2021
Shell has announced its ambition to produce around 2 million tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) a year by 2025. It also aims to have at least 10% of its global aviation fuel sales as SAF by 2030. This follows the oil and gas company’s revelation that it is to build a 820,000-tonnes-a-year biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park in Rotterdam. “Currently,... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 17, 2021
POET has release of its inaugural sustainability report, which outlines the company’s focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. POET established several ESG goals, including the achievement of net-zero carbon at its bioprocessing facilities by 2050. In addition, POET has pledged to ensure that its renewable, plant-based bioethanol reduces greenhouse... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 17, 2021
The European Commission has approved the prolongation of the tax exemption measure for biofuels in Sweden. Sweden has exempted liquid biofuels from energy and CO₂ taxation since 2002. The measure has already been extended several times, the last time being in October 2020. The Commission has now approved an additional one-year extension of the tax exemption from 1... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 17, 2021
Royal Dutch Shell has announced a final investment decision to build an 820,000-tonnes-a-year biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, the Netherlands, formerly known as the Pernis refinery. Once built, the facility will be among the biggest in Europe to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel made from waste. A facility... [Read More]


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