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Jul 13, 2021
Air France KLM Martinair Cargo welcomes five Chinese partners to its SAF programme
Bioethanol News
Jul 13, 2021
European Union imports of biofuel are expected to drop by a quarter this year as the bloc draws on large inventories to meet growing demand after the easing of coronavirus restrictions, the European Commission said on Tuesday. Rebounding demand for biodiesel and bioethanol is projected to exceed the level before the COVID-19 pandemic, with higher government blending targets... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 12, 2021
Australian biotech company MicroBioGen has successfully demonstrated the production of both high-protein food and low carbon bioethanol from non-food material using a single biological agent. The breakthrough follows 15 years of research and development in MicroBioGen’s high-tech laboratories in Sydney to enhance a genetically-modified version of the common yeast, Saccharomyces... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 12, 2021
A bulk carrier has successfully sailed from Singapore to South Africa on biodiesel converted from used cooking oil (UCO). This helped reduce the vessel's carbon dioxide emissions by 5%. The Frontier Jacaranda made the journey with a mix of 7 per cent biofuel and 93% regular fuel. Alpha Biofuels blended the biofuel at their plant in Tuas, converting it from UCO collected... [Read More]

Features
Jul 12, 2021
The EU’s management of renewable energy planning and development has become a bit like the Hollywood film industry’s obsession with sequels. While in Hollywood we have had to cope with the unveiling of Rocky I to Rocky V, plus a few other sequels by different names, Europe’s biofuels producers are gearing up for the imminent unveiling of Renewable Energy Directive... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 9, 2021
Avfuel Corporation has collaborated with Million Air Burbank to provide its customers with a consistent supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Avfuel’s first truckload of SAF arrived at the FBO on June 24, enabling Million’s customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. "I think most of us in the aviation industry have been looking for... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 9, 2021
Neste has launched Neste MY Renewable Diesel in the Belgian market. The fuel, produced from 100% renewable raw materials, is brought to the Belgian market in collaboration with the channel partner EG Group. Neste MY Renewable Diesel enables customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% over the fuel’s life cycle compared to fossil diesel. “This expansion... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 9, 2021
Even as Europe considers a major revamp of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) governing EU biofuels policy until 2030, member states have been working to meet a fast approaching deadline to implement the legislation in its current form, known as RED II. The existing legislation gives EU Member States some flexibility in how they use biofuels to achieve RED II targets... [Read More]

Features
Jul 8, 2021
A new report by the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Bioenergy Task 39 has provided an extensive analysis of the current and potential technologies for production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). According to the report Sustainable Aviation Fuels will have to play a major role if the aviation sector is to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. However,... [Read More]

Features
Jul 8, 2021
Redcar-based Nova Pangaea Technologies converts unwanted plant biomass into natural platform chemicals and biofuels. Biofuels International spoke to Neil Hindle, its chief technology officer, about the company’s latest developments. In 2021 so far what significant progress has been made with the REFNOVA technology? Hindle: The critical change this year is that, where... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 8, 2021
Safran Helicopter Engines ran an Arrano engine using 38% of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Bordes plant in France for the first time. This biofuel was produced from used cooking oil. The ground run marks the first step of a strategy to deploy SAF in engine test cells at all Safran Helicopter Engines plants. By the end of the year, the manufacturer plans to... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jul 7, 2021
North-west UK fuel supplier Crown Oil is now running its entire fleet on renewable diesel fuel as it commits to reduce its direct CO2 greenhouse gas emissions by 90%. The Greater Manchester business, part of the £420 million (€490 million) turnover Crown Oil family of companies, believes it is the first supplier in the UK to run all of its oil delivery vehicles on... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 7, 2021
TotalEnergies and Veolia have joined forces to accelerate the development of microalgae cultivation using CO2. The two partners will pool their know-how to develop a four-year research project at the La Mède biorefinery, operated by TotalEnergies, with the long-term goal of producing biofuel. Through photosynthesis, microalgae use sunlight and CO2 from the atmosphere... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 7, 2021
Emerson has been selected to support Neste’s digital transformation of its expanded refinery in Tuas, Singapore. Emerson’s automation systems and software will help Neste deliver high-performance, efficient operations to help Neste’s plan to increase biofuel production by up to 1.3 million tons per annum by 2023. Neste is the world’s largest producer for renewable... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jul 6, 2021
The European Commission has drafted plans to set an EU-wide minimum tax rate for polluting aviation fuels as it seeks to meet more ambitious targets to fight climate change. The European Commission is drafting an overhaul of EU energy taxation, as part of a package of measures it will propose on July 14, to meet a target to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by... [Read More]


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