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Sep 24, 2020
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Policy News
Sep 24, 2020
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an order banning all in-state sales of fossil-fueled vehicles by 2035 to help meet the state’s zero-carbon goals. Tyson Keever, chair of the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance, released a statement regarding Governor Newsom’s plan to eliminate the internal combustion engine. “We understand what Governor Newsom is trying... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 23, 2020
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) is planning to install a second generation (2G) ethanol facility in Karnataka, India. MRPL, a leading Indian refining company in Mangalore, has awarded LanzaTech the contract to commence the basic engineering for an integrated processing facility to convert locally available agricultural residues to about 16,000 metric... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 23, 2020
Neste and Shell Aviation have entered into a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement in a move which anticipates increasing desire from airlines to reduce emissions. This agreement significantly increases the supply and availability of SAF for the aviation industry from next month. It brings together Neste’s expertise in the production and supply of renewable... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 22, 2020
Neste, one of the world’s largest producers of renewable diesel, celebrated reaching the milestone of 100 Neste MY Renewable Diesel sales points in the Netherlands. Neste MY Renewable Diesel, produced from 100% renewable raw materials, was launched on the Dutch market in October 2019. With the use of Neste MY Renewable Diesel, customers can reduce greenhouse gas... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Sep 22, 2020
Newly branded vehicles highlighting biodiesel’s sustainability and emissions reduction benefits are rolling from the US capital to Texas and up the California coast and throughout the Midwest. The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) announced that several biodiesel users from across the country received matching funds to share their biodiesel success stories with wraps,... [Read More]

Features
Sep 21, 2020
Biorefinery, per definition “the sustainable processing of biomass into a spectrum of bio-based products”, is not just a fancy new word for a fuel alcohol plant, but a description of recent developments in this industry. Producers must respond to rapidly changing conditions of supply and demand on the market and aim to have highly flexible production plants in terms... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 21, 2020
Jet Aviation has confirmed its ongoing commitment to sustainable aviation in the industry’s first virtual sustainability summit hosted by the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF Coalition). The company was the first provider of SAF in Switzerland through its pilot programme and it continues to invest in sustainable solutions. Jet Aviation... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 18, 2020
The construction of Scotland’s first biorefinery took a significant step forward with the arrival of six purpose-built 130,000 litre fermentation vessels from the Netherlands. The implementation of COVID-19 restrictions in March prevented the arrival and installation of the vessels at Celtic Renewables’ new biorefinery plant in Grangemouth. Now, six months on, the... [Read More]

Features
Sep 18, 2020
Novozymes has launched Fiberex, a comprehensive platform based on novel enzymes and yeast strains to convert corn fibre into ethanol. Fiberex is specifically aimed at breaking down tough fibres in the corn, providing producers with greater operational flexibility. The technology converts a low-value by-product into high-value, low-carbon fuel while also enabling the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 18, 2020
For the production of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO), feedstock impurities are known as catalyst killers, even in small quantities. The usage of waste-based material, for example used cooking oil or animal fat, as a feedstock for HVO production is becoming increasingly important. However, compared to vegetable oil, it is more difficult to remove the contamination and... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 17, 2020
Leading Russian chemical company Shchekinoazot has reported two years of stable methanol and ammonia co-production operations at its plant based on Topsoe’s IMAP process. The plant is designed to co-produce 450,000 tonnes of methanol and 135,000 tonnes of ammonia each year. According to the firm, this is the first methanol plant in the world that also allows production... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 17, 2020
Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045 and the Swedish Government plans to introduce a greenhouse gas reduction mandate for aviation fuel sold in the country next year. The reduction level will be 0.8% in 2021, and gradually increase to 27% in 2030. This makes Sweden an undisputed leader in sustainable aviation. "We need frontrunners to lead the... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 16, 2020
Avfuel Corporation demonstrated its continued commitment to driving sustainability forward with a delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Atlantic Aviation. The delivery at New Castle Airport, in Delaware, US, was for one of the airport’s private flight department tenants. This marked the fuel supplier’s first such delivery for a corporate flight department... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Sep 16, 2020
ICM has completed the first installation of its proprietary Advanced Processing Package (APP) for Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy. The APP empowers ethanol plants to diversify their product offerings to help increase revenue. The package includes four proprietary ICM technologies - patented Selective Milling Technology, patented Fibre Separation Technology, patent-pending... [Read More]


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