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Jun 24, 2022
Germany and UK reported to be pushing for temporary biofuel mandate waivers
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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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May 18, 2022
The Indian Government has approved the amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels. Due to advancements in the field of biofuels, various decisions have been taken to increase biofuel production and advance the introduction of ethanol blended petrol with up to 20% blend from next year. The amendments include allowing more feedstocks for the production of biofuels... [Read More]

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May 16, 2022
UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has made a commitment to deliver the world’s first net-zero transatlantic flight next year. The minister has also revealed a new competition fund to encourage the aviation industry to achieve the feat. Up to £1 million (€1.18 million) in funding will be made available from 2022 to 2023 to support the testing, research and personnel... [Read More]

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May 3, 2022
bp intends to invest up to £18 billion (€21 billion) in the UK’s energy system by the end of 2030. The company said this demonstrated bp’s firm commitment to the UK, and helping the country to deliver on its bold ambitions to boost energy security and reach net-zero. As one of the largest oil and gas producers in the UK, bp intends to continue investing in North... [Read More]

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Apr 28, 2022
The Iowa state house passed the 2022 Biofuel Access Bill with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill now heads to Governor Reynolds’ desk to be signed into law. This follows months of work by Growth Energy, POET, and other biofuels and ag leaders in the state to give Iowans cleaner, more affordable fuel options. The legislation would offer E15 statewide by 2026... [Read More]

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Apr 26, 2022
ExxonMobil is recruiting a biofuel and ethanol trader in North America as part of its efforts to develop lower emission fuels. The largest US oil producer plans to invest $15 billion (€14 billion) over six years to lower its greenhouse gas emissions including through biofuels, the company said in a social media post. Demand for renewable fuels and carbon credits is... [Read More]

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Apr 21, 2022
Shell has published its Energy Transition Progress Report 2021 detailing the company’s progress over the past year. This report is sset to be put to shareholders for an advisory vote at the Annual General Meeting on 24 May. “In a time of great uncertainty, it is vital that our long-term energy transition strategy remains on track,” said Ben van Beurden, Shell’s... [Read More]

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Apr 14, 2022
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has highlighted that any reduction in biofuels mandates could increase oil demand and lead to supply concerns. According to the IEA, biofuels makes up about 2% of the global oil demand. Since the war in Ukraine started and as oil and energy prices spiked, some European countries have begun considering adjusting their biofuel-blending... [Read More]

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Apr 8, 2022
Top farm and biofuel leaders have responded to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to reverse 31 controversial small refinery exemptions (SREs) granted in August 2019. They expressed disappointment with EPA’s decision to allow refineries with previously-granted SREs to not have to take additional actions to meet their obligations under the RFS... [Read More]


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