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Jan 13, 2021
Calls for President-elect to show stronger support for biofuels industry
Bioethanol News
Jan 13, 2021
CropEnergies generated revenues of €625 million in the first nine months of 2020/21. This was lower than the €668 million generated in the previous year by the Mannheim-based company. Due to higher ethanol sales prices and lower raw material prices than in the previous year, profits increased in the first three quarters to €109 million, €102 million in the previous... [Read More]

Features
Jan 13, 2021
Many European governments are getting serious about developing sustainable jet fuels to tackle the climate impact of flying. But a new report shows Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden and Finland risk repeating the biofuels fiasco with plans to promote crop-based fuels that cause more carbon emissions than the fossil fuels they replace. Transport & Environment (T&E), which... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 12, 2021
The Prince of Wales has launched the Terra Carta – the Earth Charter – that aims to provide a roadmap to 2030 for businesses to move towards a sustainable future. The charter will serve as the guiding mandate for the Prince’s Sustainable Markets Initiative and seeks to put sustainability at the heart of the private sector. In section 2, Redesigning Net Zero &... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 12, 2021
Kuehne+Nagel has joined the Air France KLM Martinair Cargo SAF programme - launching the first carbon neutral airfreight lane between North America and Europe on New Year’s Day. This initiative marks another step towards the commercial deployment of alternative fuel and the companies’ commitment to a sustainable future for aviation. The year-round transportation... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 12, 2021
Neste and Avfuel Corporation have announced a strategic partnership to create a continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the US. Neste will provide Avfuel with SAF in volumes able to meet the growing demands of its customers, including fixed base operators, airports, flight departments, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and commercial operators. The... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 11, 2021
HSBC is under pressure to cut its exposure to fossil fuels after a group of investors filed a climate resolution ahead of the bank’s annual meeting in April. In October, the lender announced that it would become a “net zero” carbon emissions bank by 2050. But a group of influential investors, including some of Europe’s biggest institutions, are calling on HSBC... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 11, 2021
Mercedes chief Toto Wolff and Red Bull team principal Christian Horner are supporting a postponement of increased use of biofuels by Formula 1 teams next year. The sport is looking to increase the sustainability of its fuels, with the current level of biofuel used by teams standing at 5.75%. Under next year’s regulations that figure will rise to 10%, but F1 is already... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 11, 2021
Prices in the German rapeseed market climbed significantly, but sales remained at a low level. Most oil mills were stocked up well, with warehouses filled and supplies for the coming weeks secured. There were only occasional rapeseed purchases to meet short time shortages. At the same time, interest in selling was restrained, although prices were at a high level. The... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 8, 2021
A coalition of the nation’s largest biofuels and agricultural trade groups have filed its reply in support of its motion in the US Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia. The motion, originally filed in November, asked the court to enforce its 2017 decision requiring the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address its improper waiver of 500 million gallons... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 8, 2021
Malaysia will delay the national rollout of its B20 palm oil biodiesel mandate to next year to prioritise an economy recovery that has suffered in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The mandate to manufacture biofuel with a 20% palm oil component - known as B20 - for the transport sector was first rolled out in January last year, and was set to be fully implemented across... [Read More]

Features
Jan 8, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has left a lasting impact across the energy industry, leaving in its wake a bevy of uncertainty. One sector of the energy industry that’s been hit hardest is the transportation fuels sector. With millions of people still staying at home to help stem the spread of the virus and roads being less congested, despite states gradually reopening economies,... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 7, 2021
Canadian refiners Suncor and Shell have partnered with Enerkem to build a biofuel plant in Varennes in Quebec. The new plant will use non-recyclable waste as feedstock to make advanced biofuels and renewable chemicals. The proposed plant will support Quebec's objective to reduce economic dependence on fossil fuels by 40% by 2030 while increasing supply of biofuels in... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 7, 2021
Ingredion Inc has revealed that it has stopped ethanol production at its manufacturing facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This makes it the latest US biofuel company to cut ethanol output after the coronavirus pandemic has limited demand for fuel. Last year Biofuels International reported how a biofuels plant in Georgia would not resume production while other facilities... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 7, 2021
A consortium led by SkyNRG has begun work on a new European alcohol-to-jet facility (AtJ). The FLITE consortium, with LanzaTech as the technology provider, is building the facility that will convert waste-based ethanol to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at a scale of over 30,000 tonnes/yr. The project received €20 million in grant funding from the EU H2020 programme... [Read More]


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