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Nov 24, 2022
Maersk and Carbon Sink partner to accelerate green marine fuel production
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Nov 18, 2022
The next Biofuels International Conference & Expo that will take place at the Le Plaza Brussels Hotel in Belgium has been pencilled in for 16-17 May. This year’s event earlier in the summer proved a resounding success after several postponements due to the pandemic and travel restrictions saw it not take place since 2019. Hosted by Biofuels International magazine,... [Read More]

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Nov 15, 2022
CARBIOW (Carbon Negative Biofuels from Organic Waste) officially started working together to research new technologies covering the process of converting organic waste into biofuels. The research group is funded by the European Union under the Horizon Europe Programme that addresses green transition and circular economy by proposing. The 42-month project held its kick-off... [Read More]

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Nov 15, 2022
The debate surrounding whether the electrification of vehicles poses a threat to the biofuels sector has been raging for a while now. With more countries increasing their biofuel blends in their petrol – like the UK that upped it from E5 to E10 a year ago – this has helped producers increase their production capacity while assisting the transport sector to reach their... [Read More]

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Nov 9, 2022
StocExpo, the largest and longest-running international bulk liquid storage event, is returning on 14-16 March at the Rotterdam Ahoy with a variety of exhibitors set to be present. More than 100 leading companies from across the world’s bulk liquid storage supply chain are expected to sign up and exhibit at the event. StocExpo provides visitors with cutting-edge solutions... [Read More]

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Oct 27, 2022
Annual EU-27 rapeseed imports have significantly exceeded year-earlier levels. The EU-27 imported just less than 1.7 million tonnes of rapeseed in the first 14 weeks of the 2022/23 season. 
 This translated to a full 40% rise over past marketing year. Compared to the 2020/21 season, the volume is slightly smaller by around 1.5%. 
Naturally, the main reason for the... [Read More]

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Oct 25, 2022
The new European Biodiesel Board executive was elected into post for the term running from 2022-2024. 
 Dickon Posnett, from Argent Energy, was elected as EBB President, together with the two vice-presidents and eight board members.
 Posnett is the director of corporate affairs for Argent Energy, where he helps to develop markets for renewable fuels through regulatory... [Read More]

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Oct 14, 2022
Australian industrial biotechnology firm MicroBioGen has opened its new laboratories in Macquarie Park in northern Sydney. The labs will produce world-leading micro-organisms that are essential to industries including biofuels, alternative proteins, space exploration, sustainable human foods and animal feed. The facility was opened by the Assistant Minister for Climate... [Read More]

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Sep 9, 2022
Everyone at Biofuels International has been saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on September 8. Her Majesty has dedicated a lifetime of service to the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and countries far beyond. We can all draw great inspiration from Queen Elizabeth who leaves behind a legacy of dignity, integrity, hard work and compassion.... [Read More]

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Sep 5, 2022
A fire and an explosion occurred at an idled biofuel refinery in Canada last week. The emergency happened at the Braya Renewable Fuels refinery, previously known as Come by Chance, which has not been in operation for more than a year. The incident on September 2 at the facility in Canada’s Newfoundland and Labrador province injured eight people before the blaze was... [Read More]

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Aug 25, 2022
Clariant has successfully priced its first green bond. The CHF $175 million (€181 million) green bond has a coupon of 2.717% and a 2027 maturity date. “The green bond issuance under our Green Financing Framework exactly fits our focus on sustainability as part of our purpose-led growth strategy. “We view this green financing option as a key contribution to sustainability... [Read More]

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Aug 22, 2022
Herm has become the first Channel Island to commit to running completely on biofuel, ITV reported. It is hoped that introducing it more widely across the island could help ease rising fuel prices and the carbon footprint of islanders. Herm's ferry has been running on renewable biofuel since 2021, and the success of the move has inspired the island to convert all vehicles,... [Read More]

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Aug 12, 2022
Bordeaux Airport has just become France’s first commercial airport with over a million passengers to permanently offer sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Three flights leaving from Bordeaux were refuelled with 30% SAF by TotalEnergies - Lufthansa flight LH1085 to Frankfurt, Air France flight AF7627 to Paris Charles-de-Gaulle and a medical assistance flight operated by... [Read More]

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Aug 11, 2022
Cleantech innovator Celtic Renewables has announced the appointment of two new board members. The news coincides with the completion of the company’s first production facility in Grangemouth and the unveiling of outline plans for a second biorefinery in the north of Scotland. Brett Simpson has been appointed as executive chairman with Eleanor Bentley taking up the... [Read More]

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Aug 10, 2022
Imperial College London is establishing a groundbreaking research institute dedicated to developing clean, safe and sustainable air-travel. Supported by a £25 million (€30 million) philanthropic donation, the Brahmal Vasudevan Institute for Sustainable Aviation will pioneer the breakthroughs and technologies needed to support the aviation industry’s transition to... [Read More]

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Aug 9, 2022
GE Aviation has completed successful testing of its Passport long-range business aviation engine using 100 % sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The Passport engine can operate on approved SAF and the recent testing showed the capability of the engine to run on 100% SAF, a lower carbon alternative jet fuel. It was the first time the Passport engine was tested with 100... [Read More]


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