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Sep 8, 2021
UN ambassador meets Scottish innovators tackling climate change
Bioethanol News
Sep 8, 2021
British Airways (BA) said will source sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to transport delegates between London, Glasgow and Edinburgh during the COP26 climate conference. The COP26 conference in November will see world leaders discuss how to tackle climate change following the Paris Agreement that was signed in 2015. BA said that the SAF it intends to use provides a lifecycle... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 7, 2021
US ethanol exports totalled 1.3 billion gallons valued at $2.3 billion in 2020, according to figures from the US Department of Agriculture. This total volume was 9% lower than 2019 due to reduced demand for fuel use, and 2% below the record 1.7 billion gallons shipped in 2018. Year-over-year value fell only 1% due to higher prices for fuel ethanol and increased shipments... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 7, 2021
Korean Air has partnered with SK Energy to introduce carbon-neutral jet fuel to actively counter climate change. Through the partnership with the major petroleum and refinery company the airline will purchase a month’s worth of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for domestic flights departing from Jeju and Cheongju. In line with the global aviation industry’s efforts... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 6, 2021
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air cargo markets showing that demand continued its strong growth trend. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs), was up 8.6% compared to July 2019. Overall growth remained strong compared to the long-term average growth trend of around 4.7%. The pace of growth slowed slightly... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 6, 2021
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) unveiled a vehicle demonstration project at its conference to show how low to net-zero-carbon vehicles powered by ethanol have cleaner lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than plug-in electrics. There has been a push to net-zero vehicles over the next 10 to 30 years with “net zero” being understood as electric vehicles... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 3, 2021
US senators are urging Congressional leaders to include support for homegrown renewable fuels in the upcoming reconciliation package. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Tina Smith (D-MN), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Representatives Cindy Axne (D-IA), Angie Craig (D-MN), Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) sent a letter to... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 1, 2021
Velocys will receive up to £2.4 million (2.8 million) from the UK Department for Transport (DfT) under the Green Fuels, Green Skies competition. A total of £1.2 million (€1.4 million) of the total grant awarded is subject to progress by the DfT in developing policy support for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). The Altalto project is a collaboration between Velocys... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 1, 2021
Waste from milk factories and breweries could be put to good use in fighting climate change, according to scientists at Green Fuels Research. The Gloucestershire-based company in the UK has won funding under the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme for its Microalgae Biomass Sustainability project (MISTY). The... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 31, 2021
Velocys has revealed that its collaboration partner, Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO), is starting the advanced engineering and design phase of a commercial scale biofuel refinery in Japan. TOYO’s engineering study will start to establish commercial-scale production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the country. During this phase of the project, TOYO will integrate... [Read More]

Policy News
Aug 27, 2021
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recommended retroactively lowering biofuel blending mandates for 2020, Reuters reported. According to Reuters, two sources familiar with the matter shared the details after the agency sent a proposal on the mandates to the White House for review. The move could provide immediate relief to oil refiners that have to... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 26, 2021
Repsol has completed its first batch of biojet fuel produced from waste on the Spanish market at its Petronor Industrial Complex in Bilbao, Spain. The batch consists of 5,300 tons of fuel and meets strict product quality requirements and sustainability conditions in the production, logistics, and marketing chain. Its use prevents 300 tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Aug 25, 2021
Aviation firm Jetex has started offering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) derived from used cooking oil produced by TotalEnergies at Jetex Le Bourget, Paris. SAF provides a reduction of up to 90% in carbon emissions over the lifecycle of the fuel compared to traditional jet fuel and complies with RED sustainability criteria. Fuelling at Jetex Le Bourget in Paris is facilitated... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 25, 2021
TotalEnergies is developing a 100% renewable fuel for motorsport competition, which will be introduced from next season at the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2022, and at the European Le Mans Series (ELMS). The 100% renewable fuel will be produced on bioethanol basis, made from wine residues from French agricultural industry,... [Read More]

Policy News
Aug 24, 2021
Sixteen US Senators have written to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan, urging the EPA to mitigate the harm imposed on consumers and refiners by the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) ‘unachievable mandates’. In the letter, the Senators requested that the EPA waive or significantly reduce the volume of requirements for 2020,... [Read More]


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