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May 1, 2020
Australia and Ukraine contribute record quantities to German rapeseed market
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Apr 16, 2020
Canada’s largest and longest-running conference on the bioeconomy will be postponed for 12 months because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled for June 9-11 in Prince George, the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference and Exhibition will now be held on June 22-24 next year at the Prince George Conference and Civic Centre. The bioeconomy represents the development... [Read More]

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Mar 17, 2020
Since Covid-19 first made the news when it struck in a place in China most of us had never heard of, little did we suspect the global consequences three months later. Normal daily life as we know it has been severely disrupted, thousands of people have died worldwide, borders between countries are being closed and the stock markets and our global economies have taken... [Read More]

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Mar 9, 2020
Teeside, UK-based Nova Pangaea Technologies (NPT) has signed a partnership contract with Pakistan’s JS Group to licence NPT’s technology, which converts waste plant biomass into natural platform chemicals and biofuels. The deal includes a licence for the use of NPT’s REFNOVA end-to-end fractionation process, as well as a front end loading conceptual design package... [Read More]

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Mar 6, 2020
Renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel producer Neste has acquired a minority stake in German cleantech company Sunfire, a developer of high-temperature electrolysis technology. Sunfire’s patented technology allows the production of renewable hydrogen, as well as the direct conversion of water and carbon dioxide (CO2) into raw material for petrochemical products. “Over... [Read More]

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Feb 28, 2020
Renewable fuels producer Gevo has secured funding under the Queensland Waste to Biofuels (W2B) Fund to support the development of waste to biofutures projects in the Australian state of Queensland. The fund provides targeted funding for pilot, demonstration or commercially scalable biorefinery projects in Queensland that use conventional waste streams or biomass to... [Read More]

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Feb 25, 2020
The company building the world’s fastest supersonic airliner, Boom Supersonic, has announced that is XB-1 test programme will be carbon neutral through the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and carbon offsetting. Boom is the first commercial airplane manufacturer to commit to a carbon neutral test programme. The XB-1 is a supersonic demonstrator aircraft designed... [Read More]

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Feb 25, 2020
Global bank BNP Paribas has closed a sustainability-linked loan (SLL) with JetBlue Airways, through an amendment to its existing secured revolving credit facility (RCF). This is reportedly the first sustainability-linked RCF for the airline industry. JetBlue has amended its existing $550 million (€506.4 million) RCF by including a ‘sustainability-linked’ provision,... [Read More]

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Feb 21, 2020
Heathrow Airport in the UK has announced plans to become one of the world’s first major aviation hubs to become carbon neutral for its infrastructure. The airport is also the first to target zero carbon by the mid-2030s. Recent investments totalling over £100 million (€119.7 million) have improved Heathrow’s energy efficiency, as well as being used to generate... [Read More]

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Feb 19, 2020
A team of bioengineers and economics from KU Leuven in Belgium has mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry. According to the researchers, who considered both technological requirements and financial viability, the transition from petroleum to biofuel (in the form of wood) would lead to a reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Currently,... [Read More]

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Feb 18, 2020
Italian coffee producer Lavazza will become the first Italian partner to join Dutch airline KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme, under an agreement signed by the two companies in February. KLM’s programme actively contributes to making the aviation industry more sustainable by stimulating the availability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on a large scale. SAF is... [Read More]

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Feb 17, 2020
Sarnia, Ontario-based Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) has received a CAD$15 million (€10.5 million) financial contribution from FedDev Ontario to promote new sustainable innovations and bring business support to Eastern Ontario in Canada. BIC is a business accelerator that provides support, services and investments to developers of clean, green and sustainable... [Read More]

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Feb 14, 2020
Delta Air Lines has announced it will commit $1 billion (€0.9 billion) over the next decade to mitigate all emissions from its operations around the world. The airline plans to invest in driving innovation, advancing clean air travel technologies – such as the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) – accelerating the reduction of carbon emissions and waste, and... [Read More]

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Feb 12, 2020
INEOS and UPM Biofuels have announced a long-term agreement to supply a renewable raw material for bio-attributed polymers to be produced at INEOS’ facility in Köln, Germany. As per the agreement, INEOS will use UPM BioVerno, a sustainable raw material from renewable residue of wood pulp processing, to produce bio-attributed polyolefins. These materials will be used... [Read More]

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Feb 12, 2020
Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels (NWABF) has signed a long-term offtake agreement for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with a major airline in the US. The airline, which has not been disclosed, is reportedly one of the world’s largest and most profitable. NWABF is expected to act as the primary provider of SAF to the airline. “We have spent several years assembling... [Read More]


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