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Nov 12, 2020
Northwest Advanced Biofuels in talks with investors over SAF project
Bioethanol News
Nov 12, 2020
GPS Group, the storage and logistics provider, and VARO Energy have revealed they are strengthening their strategic partnership. The expansion of their contractual relationship includes the formal construction of a new railway line and ethanol storage tanks at the Port of Amsterdam. VARO, a downstream energy company active in north-west Europe, will support GPS in maximising... [Read More]

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Nov 11, 2020
Repsol has selected Axens Vegan technology for its first production plant for advanced biofuels in Spain. The new plant, at its Cartagena refinery, will be capable of producing 250,000 TPA of biodiesel, biojet, bionaphtha and biopropane. Axens’s expertise lies in hydrotreated vegetable oils (HVO) and its commitment to power sustainability in transport. Its technology... [Read More]

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Nov 10, 2020
The biofuels industry has been strongly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA). Global transport biofuel production for this year was expected to be 144 billion litres, or 2,480 thousand barrels per day (kb/d) – an 11.6% drop from 2019’s record output. The IEA said this was the first reduction in annual... [Read More]

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Nov 6, 2020
Japan Airlines (JAL) will use biofuels made from general rubbish in about two years’ time as part of its efforts to cut carbon emissions. The airline plans to refuel its aircraft in San Francisco as they fly routes between the US and Japan. It will use recycled aviation fuel produced by US company Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. JAL invested around 900 million yen (€7.3... [Read More]

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Nov 3, 2020
BP will stop fuel production at its Kwinana Refinery and is exploring options including turning it into a clean energy hub that could produce and store low carbon fuels. The site in Western Australia could be used to store sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel. BP said that regional oversupply, along with sustained low refining margins, have resulted in the... [Read More]

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Oct 29, 2020
According to the German Federal Statistical Office around 94,100 tonnes of soybeans were harvested in Germany in 2020 - the largest quantity ever. Production grew 12% on the year despite, on average, lower yields and increased as much as 60% compared to 2018. German soybean production has increased more than tenfold since 2012 due to a steady expansion in production... [Read More]

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Oct 29, 2020
Hoyer Petrolog UK has announce that it has signed a five-year contract with BP to deliver bioethanol products to Hemel, Northampton and Kingsbury fuels terminals in the UK. As part of the contract Hoyer will take on responsibility for resource provision, planning and dispatch to the BP-owned terminals. The new contract commenced on 1 October that required five drivers... [Read More]

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Oct 27, 2020
Cleantech innovators Celtic Renewables has launched its Crowdcube funding campaign as investor appetite to fund companies with environmental, social and governance factors grows. With commissioning of its refinery in Scotland on track for spring 2021 and on the back of £30 million (€33 million) funding already raised, the business, awarded the most innovative biotech... [Read More]

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Oct 26, 2020
Energy company Repsol is constructing a new production plant for advanced biofuels in Spain. Repsol will be able to supply 250,000 tonnes of advanced biofuels for aircraft, trucks, and cars from its Cartagena refinery annually. The €188 million project is part of Repsol's commitment to the energy transition and its goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Repsol... [Read More]

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Oct 26, 2020
Neste and All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, are entering a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. This partnership will see ANA become the first airline to use SAF on flights departing from Japan and also represents Neste’s first SAF supply to an Asian airline. ANA plans SAF-fuelled flights from both Haneda International Airport and Narita... [Read More]

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Oct 23, 2020
Canada's largest fuel ethanol producer has revealed it will acquire the 182 million litre (48 million gallon) per-year Corn Plus ethanol facility. The Corn Plus facility in Winnebago, Minnesota, makes ethanol for blending into petroleum, but has been mothballed since last year. "This ushers in a new era of North American production for Greenfield," said Howard Field,... [Read More]

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Oct 23, 2020
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor joined veteran Iowa farm and biofuel leader Kelly Nieuwenhuis for a virtual conversation on the biofuel landscape and top priorities for the agricultural community leading into the new year. Nieuwenhuis is president of the board at Siouxland Energy, a member of Growth Energy, as well as a farmer near Primghar, Iowa, and chair of Iowa Corn... [Read More]

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Oct 22, 2020
Brisk demand from China and dry weather conditions in Brazil have sent soybean prices on a sharp rise. Soybean prices at the Chicago Stock Exchange have soared since August, but this rally could soon be over as harvest pressure in the US increases. Prices have risen 20% to the equivalent of €325 per tonne - the highest level since May 2018. The driving factor in... [Read More]

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Oct 21, 2020
European and US refineries face closure threats due to falling fuel demand - prompting some to produce biofuels instead. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit global demand and the International Energy Agency (IEA) said that by 2030 around 14% of current refining capacity in advanced economies “faces the risk of lower utilisation or closure”. Shutting down refineries is... [Read More]


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