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Sep 25, 2020
CBI backs £500m investment in SAF
Bioethanol News
Sep 23, 2020
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) is planning to install a second generation (2G) ethanol facility in Karnataka, India. MRPL, a leading Indian refining company in Mangalore, has awarded LanzaTech the contract to commence the basic engineering for an integrated processing facility to convert locally available agricultural residues to about 16,000 metric... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 23, 2020
Neste and Shell Aviation have entered into a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement in a move which anticipates increasing desire from airlines to reduce emissions. This agreement significantly increases the supply and availability of SAF for the aviation industry from next month. It brings together Neste’s expertise in the production and supply of renewable... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 21, 2020
Jet Aviation has confirmed its ongoing commitment to sustainable aviation in the industry’s first virtual sustainability summit hosted by the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition). The company was the first provider of SAF in Switzerland through its pilot programme and it continues to invest in sustainable solutions. Jet Aviation... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 18, 2020
The construction of Scotland’s first biorefinery took a significant step forward with the arrival of six purpose-built 130,000 litre fermentation vessels from the Netherlands. The implementation of COVID-19 restrictions in March prevented the arrival and installation of the vessels at Celtic Renewables’ new biorefinery plant in Grangemouth. Now, six months on, the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 18, 2020
For the production of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO), feedstock impurities are known as catalyst killers, even in small quantities. The usage of waste-based material, for example used cooking oil or animal fat, as a feedstock for HVO production is becoming increasingly important. However, compared to vegetable oil, it is more difficult to remove the contamination and... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 17, 2020
Leading Russian chemical company Shchekinoazot has reported two years of stable methanol and ammonia co-production operations at its plant based on Topsoe’s IMAP process. The plant is designed to co-produce 450,000 tonnes of methanol and 135,000 tonnes of ammonia each year. According to the firm, this is the first methanol plant in the world that also allows production... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 17, 2020
Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045 and the Swedish Government plans to introduce a greenhouse gas reduction mandate for aviation fuel sold in the country next year. The reduction level will be 0.8% in 2021, and gradually increase to 27% in 2030. This makes Sweden an undisputed leader in sustainable aviation. "We need frontrunners to lead the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 16, 2020
Avfuel Corporation demonstrated its continued commitment to driving sustainability forward with a delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Atlantic Aviation. The delivery at New Castle Airport, in Delaware, US, was for one of the airport’s private flight department tenants. This marked the fuel supplier’s first such delivery for a corporate flight department... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 16, 2020
ICM has completed the first installation of its proprietary Advanced Processing Package (APP) for Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy. The APP empowers ethanol plants to diversify their product offerings to help increase revenue. The package includes four proprietary ICM technologies - patented Selective Milling Technology, patented Fibre Separation Technology, patent-pending... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 15, 2020
Oneworld member airlines have committed to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, becoming the first global airline alliance to unite behind a common target to achieve carbon neutrality. The alliance’s 13 member airlines plan to achieve this target within the existing environmental framework previously agreed to by governments, including through the International Civil... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 15, 2020
Brazil’s tariff rate quota (TRQ) has been extended for a further 90 days after expiring on August 31 and a 20% tariff was temporarily applied to all US ethanol. A joint statement from Ryan LeGrand, president and CEO of the US Grains Council; Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy; Jon Doggett, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association; and Geoff Cooper, president and... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 14, 2020
Neste is planning to restructure its refinery operations in Porvoo and Naantali in Finland. The company is exploring the shutdown of its refinery operations in Naantali and focusing the Naantali site on the terminal and harbour operations, as well as transforming the Porvoo refinery operations to co-processing renewable and circular raw materials. The sustainable solutions... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 10, 2020
Velocys has been invited to sit on the boards of influential industry groups - the Renewable Transport Fuel Association (RTFA) and the Biotechnology Innovation Organisation’s (BIO) Industrial and Environmental Section Governing Board. The RTFA  is newly formed and made up of predominantly producers and suppliers of greener transport fuels. The group will work to support... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 9, 2020
PKN ORLEN is the first oil company in central Europe to declare an aspiration towards achieving emission neutrality by 2050. In order to reach this goal by 2030 the company will reduce CO2 emissions from its current refining and petrochemical assets by 20% and emissions from power generation by 33% CO2/MWh. It will invest in projects that will facilitate mitigation... [Read More]


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