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Feb 11, 2020
Clariant expands products portfolio for European biofuel markets
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Feb 5, 2020
Solenis, a global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries including biorefining, has recently dedicated its new headquarters in Wilmington in the US state of Delaware. The 90,000 square foot office replaces the company’s previous headquarters on Beaver Valley Road. Located in Wilmington’s redeveloped Avenue North complex, the new building... [Read More]

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Feb 3, 2020
Sustainable fuels technology company Velocys has appointed engineering contractor Worley to manage the delivery of its fully integrated technology package. Worley will act a partner in the development of pre-feasibility, feasibility and front-end engineering design (FEED) packages for all of Velocys’ projects. This will enable Velocys to ‘leverage synergies’ across... [Read More]

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Jan 28, 2020
France’s first 100% carbon-neutral airport group, Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur Group, has unveiled its programme to eliminate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. The group, which has been implementing an ambitious policy to reduce its environmental footprint for over 15 years, has revealed plans to become carbon-neutral 20 years earlier than previously announced. The... [Read More]

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Jan 24, 2020
Chemical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in the US state of Massachusetts will use a grant worth just under $2 million (€1.8 million) from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to broaden attempts to convert waste into biofuels. WPI associate professor of engineering Michael Timko has been developing methods to significantly improve the yield of biofuel... [Read More]

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Dec 23, 2019
Finnish company AT-Tuote has collaborated with renewable fuels producer Neste to launch the world’s first industrial lubricant with nearly 100% bio-based content. The company’s environmentally friendly AT Renewable Penetrating Lubricant is based on a new formulation, with 95% of its content derived from renewable sources. Neste’s MY Renewable Isoalkane is the... [Read More]

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Dec 18, 2019
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) for the provision of training for ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation, or CORSIA. The scheme is the first global market-based measure for any sector, and contributes to the achievement... [Read More]

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Dec 16, 2019
In an effort to reduce carbon emissions, Swedish waste power plant Renova has upgraded its eight start-up and support burners to operate on biofuel. By switching to biofuel from fossil oil, emissions will be reduced by around 960 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year. The start-up and support burners heat Renova’s four waste heat boilers after annual auditing, or when... [Read More]

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Dec 16, 2019
According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), carbon emissions per passenger have declined by over 50% since 1990. Much of this improvement can be attributed to the air industry achieving an annual fuel efficiency improvement of 2.3% since 2009, around 0.8 percentage points ahead of the target. This progress is due to investments in more efficient... [Read More]

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Dec 13, 2019
Biomass process systems provider Caribou Biofuels has teamed up with the Research Foundation for SUNY (the State University of New York) to develop and commercialise a rotary gasifier that converts combustible waste into biofuel, with a soil supplement as a by-product. The technology was invented at SUNY Cobleskill by Professor David Waage, with initial research funded... [Read More]

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Dec 10, 2019
Rainforest Energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Infinity Biofuels for the licensing of patented technology to produce bio-gasoline from biomass across the Americas. The MoU is for a technology framework for North America, South America and the Caribbean Islands (the Americas), under which Rainforest Energy has the right to license the proprietary... [Read More]

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Dec 6, 2019
Norden has teamed up with Denmark-based Kvasir Technologies, a spinout from the Technical University of Denmark, to develop biofuel from plant material. Using a new technology, Kvasir Technologies focuses on transforming lignin in biomass for use in the production of biofuel. Unlike other methods, Kvasir’s technology is able to convert both cellulose and lignin into... [Read More]

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Dec 3, 2019
Air France is planning flights to San Francisco fuelled by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The airline signed a memorandum of understanding with Shell, signalling their intent to fuel flights using a blend of conventional and sustainable aviation fuel from 1 June 2020. According to a statement by Air France, the collaboration with Shell and World Energy “exemplifies... [Read More]

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Nov 29, 2019
The Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), SkyNRG, Waterfall Group and Vancouver Airport Authority have launched BioPortYVR, a project to increase the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Canada. The project will support provincial and federal government climate action commitments and is an important step towards the introduction of SAF across... [Read More]

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Nov 28, 2019
IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, the CMA CGM Group and the GoodShipping Program have successfully completed their biofuels test programme on vessels owned by CMA CGM. This follows positive trials of heavy fuel-oil (HFO) equivalent bio-fuel oil (GoodFuels BFO) during the Alexander von Humboldt’s trip from North Europe to Asia, which took place in September... [Read More]


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