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Aug 10, 2022
Imperial to set up new institute dedicated to SAF research
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Aug 5, 2022
Green group Transport & Environment (T&E) has welcomed the UK’s government’s initiative to bring aviation on a path to net zero emissions, but added that the strategy failed to deliver on true solutions to transition the industry. The Government’s plan relies on six measures to decarbonise the sector, including Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) uptake. There is... [Read More]

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Jul 29, 2022
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on governments to urgently put in place large-scale incentives to rapidly expand the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). This comes as aviation pursues its commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. To fulfill aviation’s net-zero commitment, current estimates are for SAF to account for... [Read More]

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Jul 22, 2022
Ministers and officials from 119 countries convened at ICAO headquarters for an important four-day round of high-level discussions and briefings toward a new collective global long-term reduction goal for international aviation CO2 emissions. The new international emissions reduction goal is expected to be formally established at the 41st ICAO Assembly to be held this... [Read More]

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Jul 18, 2022
The European Biodiesel Board (EBB) has welcomed the ambitious RED III ITRE vote that took place on 13 July. The European Parliament Industry (ITRE) Committee voted on its report on the revision of the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED III), authored by MEP Marcus Pieper. ITRE MEPs confirmed the role of biodiesel from all sustainable feedstocks to reach the EU climate... [Read More]

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Jul 15, 2022
The European Parliament has taken a positive step on EU renewable energy policy. The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) voted decisively in favour of increasing the ambition for GHG emissions reduction in transport while leaving Member States free to use crop-based biofuels in their transport energy mix. The ITRE position – adopted by a vote of 54 in... [Read More]

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Jul 14, 2022
Industry committee members at the European Parliament have voted to restrict soy oil as a feedstock for biofuel production. This action will place the crop in the same category as palm oil in the EU. MEPs took the decision due to concerns over the environmental impact of soy cultivation in countries outside of Europe, Euractiv reported. They believe this is a major... [Read More]

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Jul 8, 2022
The European Parliament has backed a landmark ruling on aviation fuel that has set binding targets for the replacement of kerosene with less polluting energy source. Under the proposals, aircraft refuelling at EU airports will be obliged to use kerosene mixed with less polluting sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The percentage of SAF in the mix will increase at roughly... [Read More]

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Jun 24, 2022
Germany and the UK are reported to be pushing for temporary waivers on biofuels mandates to combat soaring food prices. It has been reported this will be raised when leaders from the group of wealthy nations meet, Reuters reported. The food crisis caused by the war in Ukraine has sparked a food versus biofuel debate, with some policymakers calling for an easing of mandates... [Read More]

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Jun 21, 2022
Topsoe’s technologies are set to reduce its customers’ greenhouse gas emissions by 12 million tonnes in 2022 alone, the company revealed. The company added that these reductions will not be one-offs but ongoing for the years to come. The key driver is Topsoe’s renewable fuels solutions, producing low-carbon fuels from waste and biomass. This year’s GHG reduction... [Read More]

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May 25, 2022
The measures planned by Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke to reduce the share of biofuels in the transport sector will increase greenhouse gas emissions by about 80 million tonnes of CO2 by 2030. “The proposal would drastically lower the cap for sustainable biofuels made from cultivated biomass, thereby limiting the only possibility currently available to reduce... [Read More]

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May 24, 2022
Analysis published in a new report has shown that transport decarbonisation could result in a multi-billion pound boost to local economies across the country, but says action from the Government is needed. The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) and Hitachi Energy’s report – Decarbonising Transport: Enabling local energy solutions - is an... [Read More]

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May 20, 2022
Sinead Lynch is the Vice President of Low Carbon Fuels at Shell. She takes time out to talk about Shell’s approach to the energy transition and what she sees as the future for biofuels. Hi Sinead, let’s dive right in: what is Shell trying to achieve with biofuels? We have an ambitious strategy for our biofuels business but let me first give you some context. As... [Read More]

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May 19, 2022
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law some of the most comprehensive state biofuels legislation in the nation, a move applauded by Clean Fuels Alliance America. The legislation (HF2128) is expected to boost the sale of higher blends of biodiesel through an incentive-based approach. The bill increases a Biodiesel Production Tax Credit from 2 to 4 cents per gallon... [Read More]

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May 19, 2022
The European Parliament’s ENVI Committee adopted its report on the proposal on the revision of the EU Emissions Trading System. The World Shipping Council (WSC) welcomed this crucial step towards the achievement of the goals of the EU Green Deal but stressed that improvements to the ETS proposal were still needed. As part of the EU Green Deal, the proposal from the... [Read More]


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