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Mar 14, 2022
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Bioethanol News
Mar 14, 2022
TotalEnergies' Normandy platform has successfully started production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This new site complements the biojet fuel production capacities of La Mède biorefinery (Bouches-du-Rhône) and the Oudalle plant (Seine-Maritime). This move enables TotalEnergies to meet demand from its customers and respond to French legislation, which calls for... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 14, 2022
EWABA has welcomed the adoption of more stringent standards for EU certification schemes as part of the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) implementation. The organisation said it was confident that the implementation act on revised standards would strengthen and further enhance transparency in the biofuels sector by providing full traceability across the supply... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 11, 2022
Growth Energy submitted new comments to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) further supporting EPA’s proposal to deny 65 pending small refinery exemptions (SREs). In its supplemental submission, Growth Energy reinforced the EPA’s analysis of the economics of RFS compliance and supported the agency’s standard for showing disproportionate economic hardship... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 11, 2022
Verde Bio Holdings has announced that it has terminated an agreement to purchase two biodiesel facilities, which the company first announced in December 2021. The Texas-based company has been engaged in the acquisition and development of revenue producing assets in premier US basins. Verde currently owns producing mineral, royalty and over-riding royalty interests in... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 11, 2022
A new biofuel plant built by Rossi Biofuel and MOL Group has started operations in Hungary. Work on the €45 million brownfield plant facility began in June 2020 and the plant in Komárom will significantly increase the biofuel production volume in the country. The advanced biodiesel plant will raise the company’s annual production capacity to 50,000 tonnes per year. The... [Read More]

Policy News
Mar 10, 2022
The Net Zero Technology Centre has announced the launch of its 2022 Open Innovation Programme aimed at developing and deploying technologies that will reduce emissions, accelerate clean energy production and enable delivery of the UK’s net zero ambitions. The 2022 programme will feature two funding competitions - the first opening on 16th March and the second scheduled... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 10, 2022
Korean Air will use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on its route between Paris and Seoul Incheon. The airline said this would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80%. This is a first step towards “greener” aviation for Korean Air, which is adopting SAF on its Paris Charles de Gaulle – Seoul Incheon route. The South Korean company wants to reduce its greenhouse... [Read More]

Policy News
Mar 10, 2022
The shift from fossil fuels to low-carbon fuels is accelerating at such a pace that even global supply chain disruptions and a pandemic cannot slow it down. Dozens of low-carbon fuel projects have been announced, aiming at decarbonising transport such as road vehicles, aircraft and ships. In a previous article for Biofuels International, experts covered our view on the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 9, 2022
The European Commission’s RePowerEU proposal to boost EU energy security is an important step to reducing dependence on imported crude oil and ensuring stable domestic production of fuel and food, while continuing the drive to carbon-neutrality. As a proven, domestically sourced technology for reducing emissions from road transport – renewable ethanol from ePURE members... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Mar 9, 2022
Sulzer Chemtech will provide a BioFlux® technology package to support the creation of the Sabah Maju Jaya Renewable Energy Industrial Complex (SMJREIC) in Malaysia. This new facility will produce sustainable fuels with limited greenhouse gases emissions by using locally-sourced, renewable feedstock. By leveraging Sulzer Chemtech’s leading expertise in innovative... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 9, 2022
Union Pacific Railroad will begin using a higher biodiesel blend in locomotives it acquired from Wabtec. The new collaboration helps Union Pacific as it works to increase the percentage of low-carbon fuels consumed to 10% of its total diesel consumption by 2025 and 20% by 2030. "Increasing the use of renewable diesels and biofuels currently represents the most promising... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 8, 2022
ASCO is switching its heavy goods vehicle fleet (HGV) fleet from diesel to HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) as part of its ambitious drive to decarbonise its operations and be net-zero by 2040. The global, integrated logistics and materials management company said this would reduce direct carbon emissions by more than 3,040 tonnes, representing a 46% reduction in the... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 8, 2022
Electric and hydrogen vehicles are possible solutions in the mid to long term for heavy duty vehicles (HDV) and should play their important part in the sustainable energy mix. However, biodiesel, and waste-based biodiesel in particular, offers by far the most cost-effective solution to the displacement of fossil diesel in any diesel engine vehicles left on the road. It... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Mar 8, 2022
Repsol's chairman Antonio Brufau attended the presentation of the beginning of the construction work of the first advanced biofuels plant in Spain at the company’s Cartagena refinery. Repsol, in alignment with its ambition to become a net zero emissions company by 2050, will invest €200 million in this project that will enable the supply of 250,000 tonnes per year... [Read More]


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