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Mar 5, 2021
Role of biofuels in new US act welcomed
Bioethanol News
Mar 4, 2021
OMV, the integrated oil, gas and chemical company, is planning to build a pilot plant at its Schwechat Refinery that will produce second-generation biofuels from 2023. Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz (CAC) has been selected by OMV with overall responsibility for the construction of the new biofuel plant. CAC is behind the plan to build the first large-scale plant in Europe... [Read More]

Features
Mar 4, 2021
Pat Gruber, CEO of Gevo, has expressed his views to Biofuels International about what the next 12 months will bring. He said: “We appear to be in the midst of a great ‘awakening’. We can do something about GHGs, reduce them, and not break the bank while doing it. “The great issue is that roughly 73% of GHG emissions come from energy. It turns out that roughly... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 4, 2021
Irish low-cost giant Ryanair has vowed to support the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) to promote a carbon-neutral future. The airline joined the Fuelling Flight Initiative as part of its pledge to turn the blue airline green. Last month, British Airways said it was investing more in SAF in a bid to bring forward its increasing use. Ryanair’s director... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 3, 2021
The throughput of biofuels at Rotterdam port increased to 9 million metric tonnes from 7.5 million tonnes in 2019. According to Ronald Backers, who has worked at the port facility for 30 years in various capacities, this was surprising knowing that the demand of petrol and diesel declined considerably in Europe due to the COVID-19 crisis. He said: “The throughput... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 3, 2021
Shell has announced plans to manufacture sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) at its Rhineland refinery in Germany. The company is also aiming to set up its first commercial Bio-PTL (power-to-liquid) plant. Shell and its partners, ITM Power, ITM Linde Electrolysis and Linde, are applying for funding from the EU and Germany. This is part of a wider plan to transform the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 3, 2021
Growth Energy, the US Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association have welcomed the United Kingdom’s announcement to introduce a 10% ethanol blend standard (E10) nationwide by September. The UK will join many other countries across the world in using this fuel. Currently petrol at service stations contain 5% bioethanol. The three organisations said in a statement:... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 2, 2021
Neste’s plan to acquire Bunge Loders Croklaan's refinery plant in Rotterdam has been approved by the regulatory authorities. The refinery is located next to Neste’s existing biorefinery and it consists of a pretreatment facility, tank farm, jetties and has a pipeline connection to Neste’s site. The transition of operations and employees will be implemented in... [Read More]

Policy News
Mar 2, 2021
Pacific Island governments have reinforced their commitment to energy transition action within updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs) ahead of COP26 in Glasgow. At a meeting of high-level policy and intergovernmental representatives jointly hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Regional Pacific NDC Hub and the UK COP26 Presidency,... [Read More]

Features
Mar 2, 2021
William Tebbitt, CEO of Green Biofuels, looks closer at the energy transition strategy announcements from major companies that may come in the next 12 months. He added that he hoped we would see not only infrastructure and construction projects committing to the use of alternative and transition fuels to usher in that change, but other sectors, such as supermarkets announcing... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 1, 2021
Renewables Energy Group produced a record 519 million gallons of biofuels last year. In its latest financial results statement the company also revealed revenues of $2.1 billion (€1.7 billion) in the last 12 months. Gross profit was $268 million (€222 million), or 13% of revenues, compared to gross profit of $514 million (€426 million), or 20% of revenues in 2019. “REG’s... [Read More]

Features
Mar 1, 2021
The rising presence of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not a new problem and it is widely known. In 2019, a new record amount of carbon dioxide was recorded in the atmosphere at around 409 ppm, and it will be increasing every year if past trends continue. Carbon dioxide emissions have also been increasing every year with an increase of approximately 12 billion... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 1, 2021
Craig Willis, the senior vice president for global markets at Growth Energy and the Climate Ethanol Alliance, has outlined what the organisation’s prospects for the next 12 months will be like. He began by saying that President Joe Biden has promised to open a new chapter in US trade talks around the world, which is welcome news. He said: “The goal is to ease tensions... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Feb 26, 2021
Germany has underlined its importance for the production and marketing of biodiesel in the European Union with exports of 2.33 million tonnes and an export surplus of approximately 0.9 million tonnes. These figures from Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) also revealed German biodiesel imports totalled approximately 1.45 million tonnes last year.... [Read More]

Features
Feb 26, 2021
The CEO of Velocys Henrik Wareborn describes how the 12 months ahead looks set to be crucial for the development of the UK’s SAF industry. He said: “Over the last year, significant progress was made by both industry and government, including a major project milestone for Altalto, Europe’s first wasteto- jet-fuel facility being developed by Velocys and our co-investor... [Read More]


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