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Bioethanol News
Dec 18, 2020
US corn is leaving the country as quickly as it can be loaded - with 12,053,200 metric tons or 475 million bushels already sold and delivered in marketing year 2020/2021. Another 29,526,600 metric tons, nearly 1.2 billion bushels was waiting to head to their overseas destinations as of December 12, according to US Grains Council. The total sales yet to be shipped... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 18, 2020
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a second round of grants through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Programme (HBIIP) for infrastructure projects. This is to facilitate increased sales of higher biofuel blends to new and returning applicants. The first round of HBIIP grants was announced in May 2020 to expand the sale and use... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 18, 2020
Shell Aviation has announced an agreement to supply DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Schiphol Airport. The deal sees DHL Express become the first customer to be supplied under Shell and Neste’s SAF supply agreement, announced in September 2020. The agreement will enable DHL Express to take regular flights using SAF, an important step forward in... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 17, 2020
Gevo’s customer and global fuel supplier, Avfuel Corporation, delivered sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to the Leading Edge Jet Centre. A demonstrative load of SAF was transported to the fixed-base operator’s (FBO) Seattle facility. The company is a provider of business aviation services throughout the Pacific north-west. The delivery marks the first load of SAF... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 16, 2020
All US ethanol imports into Brazil now face a 20% tariff following the expiry of the deadline set for December 14. This relates to a Brazilian quota allowing for tariff-free imports of 187,500 cu m of the US product. Producers were not expecting a second renewal of the quota market, issued on September 14, mainly due to the new international political scenario and uncertainties... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 16, 2020
Gevo has applauded the recent announcement from United Airlines to take the ambitious step of pledging to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 100% by 2050. The airline’s plan includes the usage of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). “We welcome United’s positive announcement to support the reduction of greenhouse gases. We wholeheartedly agree SAF is the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 15, 2020
British fighter jets and helicopters could soon be powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Aircraft including F-35s, Typhoons and Wildcat helicopters currently use conventional fuel, but could use up to 50% SAF in the future, after the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) changed aviation fuel standards came into effect last month. The new standards will lead to a significant... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 14, 2020
The American state of Wisconsin has made available $3.25 million (€2.43 million) of funding to help nine ethanol producers and thousands of farmers and producers who have experienced significant losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Tony Evers announced the funding through the federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Governor Evers... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 10, 2020
Several successful test flights have been conducted with the Swedish air force’s JAS 39 Gripen using a mixture of fossil-free fuel. Ongoing tests have shown good aircraft performance with the biofuel when compared to traditional jet fuel. Testing continues and the Swedish Armed Forces is closely following the biofuel project that the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 10, 2020
POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels, will be featured in a Discovery channel documentary. The company will appear in an episode of Tomorrow’s World Today on Saturday, December 12. In the newest episode, the programme will look at how POET is aiming to fight climate change through agriculture in Scotland, South Dakota. Biofuels like ethanol are made from... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 9, 2020
Emirates has welcomed the first of three new A380s to join its fleet that was powered by a blend of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel. The aircraft arrived in Dubai in the early hours of Saturday morning and is the fleet’s 116th A380. Emirates is scheduled to receive two more A380 aircraft later this month. This is the first time the airline is using sustainable... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 9, 2020
Signature Flight Support and Neste are making low emission, renewable fuel a reality for business aviation starting with the first two locations of its worldwide network. Through its company-wide Signature Renew programme, the operator has pumped the initial ceremonial gallon of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at San Francisco airport and London-Luton airport. This marks... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 9, 2020
Six US associations have challenged the Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to exempt 31 small refineries from their obligations to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2018. Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Biodiesel Board, American Coalition for Ethanol and the National Farmers Union, collectively... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Dec 8, 2020
Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has launched a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) programme for the airfreight industry. Both Air France and KLM have been pioneers in terms of fuel efficiency and seeking alternative fuel solutions. KLM operated the world’s first commercial flight using SAF in 2011 from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Paris Charles de Gaulle. By investing... [Read More]


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