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Oct 4, 2021
New renewable diesel plant to produce 20,000 bpd
Bioethanol News
Oct 1, 2021
Renewable Energy Group (REG) has announced that it is closing its 35 million gallon per year nameplate capacity facility located near Houston, Texas. The company acquired and commissioned the plant in 2008 and has been operating it since. "We have made the decision not to renew the lease for our REG Houston biorefinery, which would have imposed an uncompetitive fixed... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 1, 2021
Aemetis has announced a $1 billion (€0.86 billion) offtake agreement with Delta Air Lines for 250 million gallons of blended fuel containing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered over the 10 year term of the agreement. SAF provides significant environmental benefits compared to petroleum jet fuel, including a lower lifecycle carbon footprint. Delta’s agreement... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Oct 1, 2021
Valmet is set to rebuild a pretreatment system for RE Energy’s biorefinery in Kalundborg, Denmark. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the second quarter 2021 and the delivery is planned for the first half of next year. The value of the order will not be disclosed. “RE Energy acquired the old biorefinery with the clear intention to bring it back... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 30, 2021
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a $7.5 million (€6.4 million) investment in the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)-led Regional Conservation Partnership Programme (RCPP) project to secure farmers access to low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) markets. ACE, South Dakota Corn Growers Association, Dakota Ethanol, South Dakota State University, Cultivating... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 30, 2021
Jan De Nul Group is using second-generation biofuel for maintenance dredging works in the Port of Hamburg. This fuel from the Luxembourg firm contains no petroleum, but processed vegetable waste oil as a raw material. Jan De Nul Nassbaggerei und Wasserbau were awarded an important contract for maintenance dredging works in the Port within the scope of a European award... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 30, 2021
Maersk Supply Service said it slashed 38.95 million tonnes of CO2 emissions during a trial programme on board a 2009-built offshore tug supply vessel. The trial, conducted in partnership with The Ocean Cleanup, saw blended biofuel used to reduce CO2 emissions during Maersk Tender’s recent charter in the Pacific. “At The Ocean Cleanup, we aim to have carbon-neutral... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 29, 2021
The Malaysian government has reconfirmed its commitment to expand the B20 biodiesel programme throughout the country in stages. Moving ahead, B30 biodiesel (30% palm methyl ester and 70% regular diesel) will be introduced in the South East Asian country by 2025. The plan did not include a detailed timeline of how all this will happen, but it did state that for the transportation... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 29, 2021
TripActions and Reed & Mackay and Neste have announced a new global partnership to offer Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to its customers. The travel and spend management group will be able to provide customers with the option to buy sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at scale and reduce the environmental impact of their business travel. The company aims to operate... [Read More]

Features
Sep 29, 2021
The bleak realisation that overcoming COVID-19 will be a long-haul process is a daunting prospect for us all. Early optimism that  vaccination protection would  facilitate a rapid return to  normal has gradually given  way to an acceptance that  this is a pandemic which is  more likely to keep hitting  us in renewed variant waves  for the foreseeable future. Assessing... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 28, 2021
Gazprom and Aeroflot join forces to develop “green” aviation fuel Gazprom Neft has entered into a partnership with Aeroflot to produce Russia’s first ever minimum-carbon-footprint sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The agreement was signed by Gazprom CEO Alexander Dyukov and Aeroflot CEO Mikhail Poluboyarinov at this year’s Eastern Economic Forum. This partnership... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 28, 2021
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) again lowered its forecast for global rapeseed supply in its latest outlook – to an unexpectedly large extent. According to the latest USDA forecast, world rapeseed production in the crop year 2021/22 is expected to be 68.17 million tonnes. This means that production was forecast to be down 1.8 million tonnes from the August... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 28, 2021
TotalEnergies and Safran have signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly develop technical and commercial solutions for the decarbonisation of the aviation industry. In line with the ambition of both companies to reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, this major partnership aims to accelerate the reduction of emissions of the aviation industry. The collaboration... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 27, 2021
The steep rise in European gas prices has been driven by a combination of a strong recovery in demand and tighter-than-expected supply, as well as several weather-related factors, the International Energy Agency (IEA) revealed. However, the IEA said it was ‘misleading’ to blame the renewable fuels and clean energy for the price hike. There were strong cold spells... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 27, 2021
The name ‘Fit for 55’ may have many people scratching their heads – is it an exercise programme, or maybe a breakfast cereal? – but in EU circles it is already part of the common language – shorthand for a sweeping set of proposals to remake the legislative landscape for energy and climate policy. For the EU biofuels industry, the new proposals – including... [Read More]


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