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Nov 24, 2022
Advanced Biofuels Canada releases clean fuels report card
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Nov 23, 2022
The UK government has with the Trade Remedies Authority’s recommendation on anti-dumping and countervailing measures on imports of biodiesel from the USA and Canada. After reviewing the measures on biodiesel imports, which were transitioned from the European Union system when the UK left the EU, the Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) recommended that existing tariffs on... [Read More]

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Nov 18, 2022
The Indonesian Government, the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) and the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) hosted the first Sustainable Vegetable Oil conference on the sidelines of the G20. The conference highlighted the role of vegetable oils in global food security, and new collaboration between different parts of the supply chain to ensure going... [Read More]

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Nov 17, 2022
European MEPs have backed plans to boost the deployment of renewables. The proposal would accelerate the procedure to grant permits for new renewable energy power plants. In their amendments to the Commission proposal, MEPs in the Industry, Energy and Research Committee shortened the maximum period to approve new installations from 12 to nine months, if located in the... [Read More]

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Nov 14, 2022
International Energy Agency executive director Fatih Birol addressed world leaders on the progress the world has made on clean energy and the challenges it still faces to meet its energy and climate goals. He delivered a keynote speech last week at the COP27 World Leaders Summit plenary session in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, which was chaired by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz... [Read More]

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Nov 10, 2022
The European Parliament and Council have agreed on stricter regulation of greenhouse gas emissions in member states including less flexibility and more transparency. As the UN COP27 climate conference has started in Egypt, Parliament and Council negotiators reached a provisional agreement on November 8 on a revision of the effort sharing regulation (ESR), which sets binding... [Read More]

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Nov 2, 2022
ePURE has welcomed news from the European Parliament, Council and Commission which has provisionally agreed on the revision of the CO2 emission standards for cars and vans. The co-legislators backed a 100% reduction target to phase out the internal combustion engine by 2035 but did not entirely dismiss the contribution of renewable fuels. The agreement foresees that the... [Read More]

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Nov 1, 2022
The EU Parliament and council reached a provisional agreement on revised carbon emissions reduction targets for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. EU negotiators secured an agreement with member states on the Commission’s original proposal to reach zero-emission road mobility by 2035. It is the first deal of the Fit for 55 package and a clear signal... [Read More]

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Nov 1, 2022
Clariant has completed the acquisition of BASF’s US-based attapulgite business assets for $60 million (€60.5 million). The finalised deal also includes an agreement for the long-term supply of attapulgite-based products to BASF. Adsorbent clays, such as attapulgite, are an important enabler for growth in the purification of edible oils and renewable fuels. In... [Read More]

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Oct 21, 2022
The European Parliament has adopted its position on European-wide rules to decarbonise the shipping sector with FuelEU Maritime. APAG, the European Oleochemicals Industry, has welcomed the efforts of the European Parliament to pave the way for industries to become climate neutral by 2050, but it has urged policymakers not to decarbonise one sector at the expense of another.... [Read More]

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Sep 30, 2022
Neste’s board of directors has approved a merger plan where the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Neste Engineering Solutions will be merged into Neste Corporation. The merger took place on 30 September and it will only affect the Finnish operations. The entire personnel, approximately 750 professionals, will transfer to Neste Corporation. Contractual rights... [Read More]

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Sep 22, 2022
India is reported to be considering forming an alliance of biofuels-producing countries that would facilitate technology transfer on advanced biofuels. India is keen that stronger international co-operation on biofuels is in place ahead of its hosting of the G20 summit next September, Fastmarkets reported. “We are looking at having some kind of international collaboration... [Read More]

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Sep 20, 2022
Topsoe has announced its commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2040 - setting near-and long-term company-wide emission reduction targets. Through investment in renewable energy technology and changes to production processes, Topsoe aims to reduce operational emissions by 30% in 2024 and at least 95% in 2030, with a transition to 80% renewable power within all the... [Read More]

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Sep 16, 2022
Shell has announced that Ben van Beurden will step down as CEO at the end of the year, and that his successor will be Wael Sawan. Wael’s appointment is effective on New Year’s Day when he will also join Shell’s board of directors. Van Beurden will continue working as adviser to the Board until June 30, 2023, after which he will leave the group. Shell’s chair... [Read More]

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Sep 15, 2022
EWABA, the EU association representing the European waste-based and advanced biodiesel industry, has welcomed the European Parliament’s plenary vote on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED III) legislative proposal. The organisation said the industry welcomed the Parliament’s provision to increase the existing proposed limit to Annex IX Part B feedstocks... [Read More]

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Sep 14, 2022
The European Parliament stressed the need for renewable energy to be increasingly used and energy consumption to be drastically slashed by 2030 during an historic vote. MEPs voted on September 14 to raise the share of renewables in the EU’s final energy consumption to 45% by 2030, under the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) -a target also backed by the... [Read More]


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