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Jan 28, 2021
Australian airline and bp collaborate on SAF
Bioethanol News
Jan 27, 2021
ECB Group Paraguay and Shell have signed a multi-year contract for more than 500 million litres of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel annually. The contract is expected to run from 2024. The renewable diesel Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) and Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), will be produced at ECB’s to-be-built Omega Green biorefinery with a total production... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 27, 2021
A new Harvard University study has provided an illustration of ethanol’s carbon footprint, but stressed there is more policy work to be done. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings recognised the study published by Harvard University, Tufts University and Environmental Health & Engineering Inc. scientists. The study cites ACE’s 2018 White Paper... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 27, 2021
Work has begun on a $110 million (€90 million) plant that will produce 100 million gallons of renewable diesel per year. CVR Energy has chosen Haldor Topsoe’s HydroFlex technology with the production renewable diesel. The work is scheduled to be completed in July this year. The project will convert an existing hydrocracker for the production of low-carbon renewable... [Read More]

Features
Jan 26, 2021
“Sustainable aviation fuel is not necessarily the same as biofuel. The fact that something is made from organic raw materials, does not necessarily imply that it is sustainable. This led to some confusion,” explained Karel Bockstael, vice president of Sustainability at KLM. “For KLM, the term SAF better describes the alternative we use instead of fossil fuel. The... [Read More]

Features
Jan 26, 2021
The new year heralded the start of the 18th renewable mobility conference titled ‘Fuels of the Future 2021’ held in digital format. Speakers from the German Bioenergy Association, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the German automotive industry, Europe’s largest motoring association the Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club and... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 26, 2021
The start of a second wave of COVID-19 across Europe and the tightening of lockdown restrictions due to the new virus strain led to a slump in petrol consumption and ethanol demand and prices. S&P Global Platts Analytics estimated EU petrol and distillate demand in the region for December was down 570,000 barrels per day year on year due to these factors. Economic mobility... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 25, 2021
Honeywell has introduced new technology for the production of renewable diesel fuel. The single-stage UOP Ecofining technology produces higher yields of renewable diesel fuel than other single-stage technologies. The single-stage Ecofining process also provides greater flexibility to expand into a full two-stage Ecofining process. The two-stage designs can process feedstocks... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 25, 2021
Top palm oil producers said the industry was making strides towards transparency and sustainability across its supply chain despite campaigns against use of the oil. Campaigners said that the industry was responsible for deforestation of tropical rainforests and human rights abuses and have initiated boycotts of palm oil. However, such campaigns are hindering the industry’s... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 25, 2021
Boeing is committing to fly with 100% sustainable aviation fuels by 2030. The company has conducted successful test flights replacing petroleum jet fuel with 100% sustainable fuels to address the urgent challenge of climate change. According to the Air Transport Action Group, the US Department of Energy and several other scientific studies, sustainable aviation fuels... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 22, 2021
Advanced biofuels firm Gevo has entered a share issue agreement worth $350 million (€287 million). The company has entered into definitive agreements with institutional and accredited investors for the sale of 43,750,000 at $8 per share (€6.5) in a registered direct offering priced at-the-market under Nasdaq rules. Gevo intends to use the net proceeds from the offering... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 22, 2021
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved three small refinery exemptions (SRE) in a last-minute move by the Trump Administration. This reverses one denial from 2018 and the granting of two for the 2019 compliance year. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor called on the incoming Biden Administration to reverse harm done to rural America through what she described as... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 22, 2021
Following a redevelopment of Preem's Green Hydro Treater (GHT) plant in Gothenburg its production capacity of renewable diesel has risen by 40%. The GHT plant is also able to produce 100% renewable products for the first time. “The redevelopment means that Preem has increased its domestic production of biofuels and, at the same time, we contribute to the ongoing shift... [Read More]

Bioethanol News
Jan 21, 2021
Bolloré Logistics has joined the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) programme of Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) for its latest shipments. These deliveries will take place between Paris Charles de Gaulle and New York John F. Kennedy airports. This latest development follows Kuehne+Nagel, which joined the Air France KLM Martinair Cargo SAF programme after... [Read More]

Biodiesel News
Jan 21, 2021
The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) will be celebrating its 30th anniversary next year. To commemorate NBB’s 1992 founding, the organisation plans to document stories of individuals and associations instrumental in its development and growth. Today, the US biodiesel industry employs tens of thousands of people, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, improves air quality,... [Read More]


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