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Oct 8, 2021
Neste expands availability of renewable diesel in Belgium
Biodiesel News
Oct 8, 2021
GoodFuels and the international feeder and shortsea company Unifeeder have completed their first bunkering of sustainable marine biofuel in the Port of Rotterdam. Under this new partnership, the shortsea container ship Elbsummer was bunkered with a blend of marine biofuel produced from 100% sustainable feedstock and marine gasoil (MGO) before starting its journey towards... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Oct 6, 2021
bp has announced plans for a $269 million (€232 million) investment in three projects at its Cherry Point Refinery in Washington state. This is aimed at improving the refinery’s efficiency, reducing its carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and increasing its renewable diesel production capability. These projects are expected to create more than 300 jobs over the next three... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Oct 4, 2021
ABB has joined more than 155 companies urging governments to help shipping decarbonise by 2050. The Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonisation has been signed by more than 150 industry stakeholders and seeks significantly faster reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) current ambition, which aims for a 50% reduction... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Oct 4, 2021
Imperial Oil is moving forward with plans to produce renewable diesel at a new complex at its Strathcona refinery in Edmonton, Canada. When construction is complete, the refinery is expected to produce approximately 20,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel by the ExxonMobil majority-owned affiliate. The complex will utilise locally grown plant-based feedstock and hydrogen... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 30, 2021
Jan De Nul Group is using second-generation biofuel for maintenance dredging works in the Port of Hamburg. This fuel from the Luxembourg firm contains no petroleum, but processed vegetable waste oil as a raw material. Jan De Nul Nassbaggerei und Wasserbau were awarded an important contract for maintenance dredging works in the Port within the scope of a European award... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 30, 2021
Maersk Supply Service said it slashed 38.95 million tonnes of CO2 emissions during a trial programme on board a 2009-built offshore tug supply vessel. The trial, conducted in partnership with The Ocean Cleanup, saw blended biofuel used to reduce CO2 emissions during Maersk Tender’s recent charter in the Pacific. “At The Ocean Cleanup, we aim to have carbon-neutral... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 29, 2021
The Malaysian government has reconfirmed its commitment to expand the B20 biodiesel programme throughout the country in stages. Moving ahead, B30 biodiesel (30% palm methyl ester and 70% regular diesel) will be introduced in the South East Asian country by 2025. The plan did not include a detailed timeline of how all this will happen, but it did state that for the transportation... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 28, 2021
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) again lowered its forecast for global rapeseed supply in its latest outlook – to an unexpectedly large extent. According to the latest USDA forecast, world rapeseed production in the crop year 2021/22 is expected to be 68.17 million tonnes. This means that production was forecast to be down 1.8 million tonnes from the August... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 24, 2021
Stena Bulk has become a signatory of the Global Maritime Forum’s Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonisation ahead of COP26 in Glasgow. Among the shipping company’s aims include exploring low carbon fuels and the feasibility of using carbon capture to cut emissions further. Stena also aims to have all of its new builds carbon neutral-ready by 2030 and having zero-emission... [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]

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]

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]

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]

Biodiesel News
Sep 13, 2021
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) welcomed the biodiesel tax credit extension as part of the ‘Build Back Better’ Bill in the US. The proposed extension through to 2031 of the biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders tax credit in the House Ways and Means portion of the Build Back Better Act was passed. The NBB thanked House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard... [Read More]


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