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Feb 16, 2024
Regulation on carbon fleet limits for trucks and buses criticised
Policy News
Feb 16, 2024
European renewable ethanol producers have launched a new legal challenge now directed to the EU’s RefuelEU Aviation Regulation - charging that it improperly excludes crop-based biofuels from the effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from air transport. It’s the second legal challenge from the EU renewable ethanol industry to be raised in recent months alleging... [Read More]

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Feb 9, 2024
Several Member States including Germany are considering not supporting the deal struck during the first trilogue on 18 January - with a minority likely to block the file. A number of Member States support the important role of renewable fuels, citing the latest statistics published by Eurostat showing that even in 2022 most Member States still did not fulfil the 10%... [Read More]

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Feb 7, 2024
Indonesia has signed a MoU with ENI in a bid to tackle carbon emissions. The agreement covers the development of biofuels, carbon offsets as well as other initiatives related to the energy transition and decarbonisation including Carbon Capture Storage (CCS), Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCS/CCUS) and energy efficiency. The collaboration signals Indonesia’s... [Read More]

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Jan 23, 2024
Clean Fuels Alliance America welcomed EPA’s release of public data for the Renewable Fuel Standard, including final production volumes for last year. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data shows that US production of biomass-based diesel – including biodiesel, renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and heating oil – reached 4 billion gallons... [Read More]

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Jan 19, 2024
The European Parliament and Council have reached a provisional agreement on new measures to strengthen carbon emission reduction targets for new heavy-duty vehicles. Negotiators agreed on emissions reduction targets of 45% for the period 2030-2034, 65% for 2035-2039 and 90% as of 2040, applying for large trucks (including vocational vehicles, such as garbage trucks, tippers... [Read More]

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Jan 17, 2024
The European Commission has established the Union Database for Biofuels (UDB) which opened for online registration by biofuel operators. According to the Commission the database aims to improve traceability of biofuels, avoid double counting, and address concerns about fraud. The European Commission said it worked closely with relevant stakeholders and market players... [Read More]

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Jan 8, 2024
The European Parliament and Council have reached a provisional agreement on new rules to reduce road transport emissions for passenger cars, vans, buses, trucks and trailers. The regulation for the type-approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles (Euro 7) aims to support the transition towards clean mobility. At Parliament’s request, the number of exhaust particles... [Read More]

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Jan 3, 2024
Brussels Airport Company, thanks to federal government support, will be granting a special financial contribution to promote the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). One year ago, Brussels Airport announced the first delivery of SAF via the NATO pipeline. However the high price of SAF remained an obstacle and slowed down its use by airlines. This new SAF incentive... [Read More]

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Dec 1, 2023
World Trade Organization's (WTO) dispute settlement body has agreed to set up a panel to review countervailing duties imposed by the European Union (EU) on imports of biodiesel from Indonesia. Indonesia has requested WTO dispute consultations with the EU regarding the bloc's imposition of duties on imports of biodiesel from the Southeast Asia nation in August. However... [Read More]

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Dec 1, 2023
Neste and ENOC Group have agreed to collaborate to explore the possibilities of supplying and purchasing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Dubai and the wider Middle East North Africa (MENA) region in the coming years. Both partners are committed to supporting the efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from aviation in the region and recognise the critical role... [Read More]

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Nov 27, 2023
The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) has welcomed the decision by the European Parliament to lower the carbon emission limits for heavy duty commercial vehicles. UFOP is also calling for a biofuel strategy that focuses on areas of application that are practically impossible to electrify. This includes heavy goods transport in particular, but... [Read More]

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Oct 25, 2023
Growth Energy has applauded senators for introducing the bipartisan Adopt GREET Act. The bill will require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use Argonne National Lab’s Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) Model for greenhouse gas modelling of ethanol, biodiesel, and all approved fuel pathways under the Renewable... [Read More]

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Oct 23, 2023
Repsol's chairman Antonio Brufau said that the energy transition represents an "enormous opportunity" for the company. During the annual general share holders' meeting, he reviewed the key aspects of the energy transition, mainly in Europe, and the path towards zero net emissions by 2050. Brufau highlighted the company’s plans to transform the industrial sites to... [Read More]

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Oct 6, 2023
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will stay more expensive than kerosene even when large-scale production begins, but the cost will not stop airlines from their emission targets, International Air Transport Association (IATA) head Willie Walsh said. IATA previously estimated that SAF could contribute around 65% of the reduction in emissions needed by aviation to reach net-zero... [Read More]

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Oct 3, 2023
EWABA has announced the start of a three-month pilot of the Union Database for Biofuels (UDB) for its members under the guidance of UK-service provider Bioledger. “The UDB is expected to bring a significant boost to traceability and transparency across the biofuels supply chain. “We initiated this pilot to help our members become entirely familiarised with UDB... [Read More]

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Sep 29, 2023
The Federal Aviation Administration announced nearly $300 million (€282 million) in funding for projects to help achieve America’s goal of net-zero emissions from aviation by 2050 as part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda. The application window is now open for $245 million (€231million) in sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) infrastructure projects... [Read More]


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