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Dec 23, 2020
Atlas Air trials SAF for trans-Atlantic cargo flight
Bioethanol News
Dec 23, 2020
The US Department of Agriculture has opened a new 30-day application period to provide retailers one more opportunity to apply for grants available under its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Programme (HBIIP). In October, the USDA announced several recipients of up to $100 million (€82 million) in matching grants to increase ethanol and biodiesel sales. American... [Read More]

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Dec 22, 2020
Canada published its nationwide Clean Fuel Standard draft regulation in a bid to achieve more than 20 million tons of annual reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The Canadian Clean Fuel Standard regulatory scenario has modelled compliance to include an average 15% ethanol in petrol by 2030. This is part of the country’s new initiative to reduce the lifecycle... [Read More]

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Dec 22, 2020
The German government has agreed on key points for the national implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). In addition to the gradual increase of the greenhouse gas emissions quota to 22% in 2030, it included the setting of the cap for biofuels from cultivated biomass at 4.4% from 2026. The Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) has... [Read More]

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Dec 21, 2020
The first successful trial delivery of advanced bioethanol marks the start of a long-term partnership between OMV and AustroCel Hallein. Die Hallein-based bioethanol plant has an annual capacity of up to 35 million litres. In the first year, AustroCel Hallein will supply more than 1.5 million litres per month of second-generation bioethanol to OMV, the integrated,... [Read More]

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Dec 21, 2020
The FIA has delivered the first barrels of a 100% sustainable fuel developed by the governing body to F1's power unit manufacturers for testing. The FIA has also committed to becoming carbon neutral from 2021 and net zero by 2030 as part of an ambitious environmental strategy approved during its annual general assembly week and destined to reduce the environmental impact... [Read More]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]


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