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Sep 12, 2022
UAE raises GHG emissions targets
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Sep 7, 2022
Clean Fuels Alliance America has written to President Joe Biden and other administration officials to highlight the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry’s contribution to job growth in the clean energy sector. The letter also asks the administration to support tax policy that encourages continued investments, capacity expansion, and additional job creation. “The... [Read More]

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Sep 7, 2022
The UK government revealed the Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) will align its measurement of the environmental credentials of sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) with  sustainability rules that underpin the UK's biofuels policy until 2025. The UK ETS Authority confirmed airlines that wanted to claim a related emissions reduction under the scheme using SAF would have... [Read More]

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Sep 5, 2022
International Energy Agency (IEA) executive director Fatih Birol has urged energy ministers from the world’s largest economies to prioritise actions to ensure secure, affordable and sustainable energy in response to the crisis the world currently faces. The top-level G20 Energy Transitions Ministerial Meeting in Bali, Indonesia, held under the G20 Presidency of Indonesia,... [Read More]

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Aug 10, 2022
Imperial College London is establishing a groundbreaking research institute dedicated to developing clean, safe and sustainable air-travel. Supported by a £25 million (€30 million) philanthropic donation, the Brahmal Vasudevan Institute for Sustainable Aviation will pioneer the breakthroughs and technologies needed to support the aviation industry’s transition to... [Read More]

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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 fails to deliver on true solutions to transition the industry. The Government’s plan relies on six measures to decarbonise the sector, including greater sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) uptake. The... [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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