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Bioethanol News
Dec 17, 2021
Sustainable fuels firm Velocys announced it has exercised an option agreement to acquire Rula Developments (Immingham) Limited with an initial part-payment of £2.5 million (€3 million). Rula owns the site of the proposed Altalto project, near Immingham in North East Lincolnshire, UK, which is being jointly developed by British Airways and Velocys. Pursuant to the... [Read More]

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Dec 17, 2021
A commercial aircraft has flown using 100% drop-in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in one of its two engines. The BioForming process, invented by Virent, a renewable fuels and chemicals technology company, that was further advanced for commercial deployment with Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies, was a key step in enabling the 100% drop-in SAF... [Read More]

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Dec 15, 2021
Eastern Airways celebrated its inaugural Cornwall Newquay to London Gatwick route fuelled with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The flight was operated with one of Eastern’s ATR72-600 turboprop aircraft and the fuel was supplied by Air bp. The airline underlined its commitment to reduce carbon emissions, backing calls for closer collaborative work between industry... [Read More]

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Dec 15, 2021
Qantas will purchase blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), helping to reduce its carbon emissions by around 10% for its flights from London. It is the first time an Australian airline will purchase SAF on an ongoing basis for regular scheduled services. The national carrier has signed an agreement with strategic partner bp to purchase 10 million litres of SAF... [Read More]

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Dec 14, 2021
Volga-Dnepr Group, Airbus, Gazprom Neft, Aeroflot Airlines, National Research Center Zhukovsky Institute, Federal State Unitary Enterprise State Research Institute of Civil Aviation, and S7 Group have signed a declaration with the aim of developing a Eurasian SAF alliance. The main task of the newly set alliance will be the development of a favourable ecosystem to ramp... [Read More]

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Dec 10, 2021
Preem has shared plans to become climate neutral by 2035 - 10 years earlier than its previous target. The Swedish fuel company announced that by 2035, it will have a climate-neutral business with net-zero emissions throughout its value chain. “We are sharpening our climate target because we want, can, and must,” said Preem’s CEO, Magnus Heimburg. “Our generation... [Read More]

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Dec 9, 2021
Renewable Energy Group’s (REG) president and CEO, Cynthia Warner, said the company is ‘encouraged’ by the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed Renewable Volume Obligations. On 7 December, the EPA announced it is strengthening the role of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in advancing greater use of low-carbon renewable fuels with a proposed package... [Read More]

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Dec 8, 2021
Verbio’s new biorefinery has begun operations in the US state of Iowa. The first US industrial scale renewable natural gas facility using agricultural residues came onstream in Nevada. After two-and-a half years of construction, the plant will produce 7 million ethanol gallons equivalent (EGE) of RNG with the completion of Phase I. After the completion of Phase II... [Read More]

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Dec 8, 2021
Praj Industries Limited has developed a new solution to process sugarcane into a new sustainable feedstock. Sugarcane juice is a perishable and seasonal feedstock that cannot be stored for more than 24 hours. Praj has developed a patented technology to process cane juice into conditioned BIOSYRUP® that has storability of up to 12 months. This facilitates sugar mills... [Read More]

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Dec 6, 2021
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor applauded the State of Oregon for finalising its rule to allow the sale of a 15% ethanol blend (E15) throughout the state. The rule will take effect in the new year. “Access to higher blends of renewable fuels is a win for Oregon drivers and the environment. By allowing for the sale of E15, Oregon is taking its commitment to addressing... [Read More]

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Dec 3, 2021
OMV and Austrian Airlines (AUA) have begun producing and using regional sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Austria. The two companies have agreed on the production and fuelling of 1,500 metric tonnes of SAF in the coming year. The sustainable fuel is produced at the OMV Schwechat Refinery by co-processing Austrian used cooking oil in the fuel production process. This... [Read More]

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Dec 3, 2021
Pratt & Whitney has signed a memorandum of understanding with Embraer to collaborate on  100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) studies. Technical teams from the two companies will engage to define an integrated ground and flight test plan for 100% SAF in a GTF-powered Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The initiative reflects Pratt & Whitney’s and Embraer’s shared... [Read More]

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Dec 3, 2021
British Airways will become the first airline in the world to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced on a commercial scale in the UK after signing a multi-year agreement with Phillips 66. Thousands of tonnes of SAF will be produced for the first time in the UK at the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery, near Immingham, and will be supplied to British Airways to power a... [Read More]

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Dec 2, 2021
United has flown an aircraft full of passengers using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The demonstration flight – which departed with more than 100 passengers from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Washington DC’s Reagan National Airport – was a new United 737 MAX 8 and used 500 gallons of SAF in one engine. The same amount of conventional jet... [Read More]


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