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Mar 3, 2021
Biofuel capacity increases at vital hub
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]

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]

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]

Bioethanol News
Feb 26, 2021
The CEOs of major US airlines are set to meet virtually with White House advisers about plans to reduce carbon emissions and use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The heads of American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Southwest Airlines are among those who have been invited to meet with National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy and economic adviser Brian Deese... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 25, 2021
The former Vivergo Fuels site in Saltend will be reopening following the UK Government’s E10 announcement. The site, near Hull which was one of the UK’s largest producer of bioethanol, was closed in 2018 over the uncertainty of future demand. Dr Mark Carr, group chief executive of Vivergo’s owners AB Sugar, said: “It was an extremely difficult decision we had... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 25, 2021
The UK Government has announced that it will mandate the introduction of E10 fuel, petrol containing up to 10% of sustainable bioethanol, from September this year. The UK will join many other countries across the world in using this fuel. Currently petrol at service stations contain 5% bioethanol. Gaynor Hartnell, CEO of the Renewable Transport Fuel Association, said:... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 24, 2021
Airbus, Bureau Veritas and PSA International have joined the Coalition for the Energy of the Future. Launched in late 2019, the Coalition aims to accelerate the development of future energies and technologies to sustain new green mobility models and reduce the impact of transport and logistics on climate change. This year the Coalition’s will be focusing on seven... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 24, 2021
The US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it now backs the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling on small refinery exemptions (SREs). This conclusion, prompted by a detailed review by the Supreme Court, represented a change in EPA’s position. Representatives from the US biofuels industry welcomed the decision. Congress created the Renewable... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 24, 2021
Gevo and Scandinavian Airlines System have signed an amendment to increase its minimum purchase of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to 5,000,000 gallons per year. Gevo and SAS signed the original fuel sales agreement in October 2019. Gevo expects to supply SAS with SAF at the beginning of 2024 from Gevo’s Net-Zero 2 Project. The value of the deal is estimated at... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 19, 2021
Vopak is investing in the Port of Rotterdam for the storage of waste-based feedstocks for the production of biodiesel and sustainable aviation fuel. The market for energy from renewable sources in Europe is rising as a result of the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive II. A total of 16 new tanks with a combined capacity of 64,000 cubic metres will be built... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 19, 2021
The US Grains Council conducted a virtual ethanol workshop to show North African stakeholders ethanol-blended fuel’s benefits in emissions reduction, environmental impacts and improving health outcomes. Representatives from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco took part in the event. Speakers focused on blending, handling and transportation and included Dr Steffen... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Feb 18, 2021
Heathrow has secured over £100 million (€115 million) in government funding as it aims to be one of the world’s first major carbon neutral aviation hubs. This news follows a commitment from the UK aviation industry to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 through working with governments around the world and through the UN. Heathrow will be rolling out an action... [Read More]


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