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Dec 22, 2020
Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard a boost for biofuels industry
Bioethanol News
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]

Biodiesel News
Dec 22, 2020
Indonesia, the world's top palm oil maker, may lower its palm oil biofuel allocation over the next 12 months as the government adopts a more cautious fuel consumption outlook next year. This is according to an official at the National Energy Council, as reported by Reuters. The energy ministry may lower the allocation of fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) made from palm... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
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]

Bioethanol News
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]

Bioethanol News
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]

Bioethanol News
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]

Bioethanol News
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]

Policy News
Dec 17, 2020
Four US organisations have hit back after Brazil imposed tariffs on ethanol imports into the country. All US ethanol imports into the South American state now face a 20% tariff following the expiry of a 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. The U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy,... [Read More]

Policy News
Dec 17, 2020
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now aiming for December 31 as the point by which it will propose rules on the amount of biofuels refiners must blend into their fuel mix next year. This was after missing a deadline last month to release the proposal. Under the adjusted timeline, the agency will aim to finalise the rule on the so-called Renewable Volume... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
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]

Bioethanol News
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]

Bioethanol News
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]

Policy News
Dec 16, 2020
The Supreme Court has effectively given the green light for Heathrow’s third runway plans. The scheme was previously blocked by the Appeal Court over climate targets, but the highest court in the UK land has ruled the strategy was legitimately based on climate targets at the time it was agreed. Planning permission will now be sought for the runway before construction... [Read More]

Features
Dec 15, 2020
Biofuels have been highlighted as the answer to two major issues facing the planet - climate change and our reliance on crude oil. Back in the 2008, the United Kingdom government passed the Climate Change Act that legally committed Britain to reducing ‘greenhouse gas’ (GHG) emissions by 80% over 1990 levels by the year 2050. Government policy The Renewable Transport... [Read More]


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