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Dec 17, 2019
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Biodiesel News
Dec 17, 2019
Airplane manufacturer Bombardier has announced that California, US-based private jet charterer Latitude 33 Aviation has taken delivery of the first customer aircraft to be powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Latitude 33 Aviation will manage and charter the Challenger 350 business jet in Seattle on behalf of the aircraft owner. “We are very pleased that... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 17, 2019
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and its members have thanked certain members of Congress for introducing a multi-year extension of the biodiesel tax incentive. If passed, the credit would be available to biodiesel blenders through 2022. It will help to expand markets and support expansion of the production of biodiesel and renewable diesel in the US. "Today’s... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 17, 2019
US airline Delta has signed a long-term offtake agreement with renewable fuel producer Gevo for the purchase of 10 million gallons per year of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). SAF provides significant environmental benefits, as the lifecycle carbon footprint of the fuel can be up to 75% lower than conventional jet fuel. The agreement complements the airline’s recent... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 16, 2019
Shipping and logistics provider CMA CGM Group has partnered with Shell for the supply of tens of thousands of tonnes of marine biofuel to its fleet. The volume of fuel will allow CMA CGM’s vessels to travel almost one million kilometres, equivalent to over 80 round-trips between Rotterdam in the Netherlands and the US city of New York. In 2019, CMA CGM became the... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 13, 2019
Researchers at Aarhus University in Denmark have discovered an unusual enzyme in microalgae that can be used to convert waste oils and fat into drop-in biofuels. Supported by a grant of DKK 3 million (€0.4 million) from the Novo Nordisk Foundation, the research project at Aarhus University’s Department of Engineering aims to develop a system that converts organic... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 12, 2019
Gulfstream Aerospace has officially opened its second maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Southern California, US. The new service centre at Van Nuys Airport has customer resources including sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and sizeable ramp space. The facility also serves the local operating base for Gulfstream FAST™ Field and Airborne Support Teams,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 12, 2019
The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has launched a new report on the role of biofuels in the decarbonisation of the shipping sector at the United National Climate Change Conference (COP25). The report, titled ‘The role of sustainable biofuels in the decarbonisation of shipping: the findings of an inquiry into the sustainability and availability of biofuels for... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 11, 2019
Biodiesel producer Greenery has announced that the company and its employees are no longer suspects in an ongoing investigation by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO). In May 2019, the SFO announced it was investigating certain aspects of biodiesel trading at Greenergy and various third parties as part of a broader investigation. According to a release from the... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 10, 2019
Dutch airline KLM has recently purchased additional sustainable aviation fuel from (SAF) from renewable fuel producer Neste for flights operating out of Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. This is the first time SAF will be supplied at Schiphol Airport using the airport’s existing infrastructure, and will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by up to 80%, compared to fossil... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 10, 2019
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has started to use biofuel in its vessels calling at Rotterdam in the Netherlands, following successful trials with biofuel blends earlier this year. The trials were completed with a minimum 10% blend fuel, however following further trials the company will now commit to using the higher 30% blend. “We are pleased to see these... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 10, 2019
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has asked the European Union (EU) to support the aviation industry’s energy transition to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), as part of the EU’s Green Deal. “Aviation has high hopes for the European Commission’s Green Deal,” commented Alexandre de Juniac, director general and CEO of IATA. “We want to be part... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 5, 2019
Since the start of December, Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) in the US state of California, has transitioned away from fossil-based diesel and will now fuel its fleet with renewable diesel. The transition towards the cleaner burning fuel does not require any changes to existing infrastructure, and the new fuel can be dispensed into the same tank that... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 5, 2019
Italian energy giant Eni has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Societè National de Distribution des Petroles (SNDP) in Tunisia, to collaboration on the cultivation of castor to be used to produce sustainable biofuels. The MoU, which was signed at the Tunisian Ministry of Industry in the presence of the Tunisian Minister of Industry, Selim Feriani,... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Dec 4, 2019
The US state of Iowa’s biofuels industry has received a boost in the form of the recently signed Executive Order 5, which requires all new contracts for the purchase of state vehicles with diesel engines to have written support from the manufacturer to use biodiesel blends. The order, which was signed by Governor Kim Reynolds at the Iowa Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting... [Read More]


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