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Oct 6, 2023
High SAF production costs will not deter airlines, says Walsh
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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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Sep 27, 2023
Biofuel production globally is not progressing fast enough for the global energy sector to reach net zero emissions of carbon dioxide by 2050, the International Energy Agency said. The organisation revealed this in its updated Net Zero Roadmap on September 26 and it added that the availability of feedstocks, and food fertilizer prices were posing big challenges. Biofuel... [Read More]

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Sep 21, 2023
US ethanol organisations including the US Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging her to use the GREET model for scientific accuracy. In acknowledging global actions to decarbonise the aviation transportation sector using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) they urged Yelland to... [Read More]

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Sep 18, 2023
MEPs have approved a new law to increase the uptake of sustainable fuels, such as advanced biofuels or hydrogen, in the aviation sector. The RefuelEU aviation rules are part of the “Fit for 55 package”, the EU’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels and to ensure the EU becomes climate neutral by 2050. They seek... [Read More]

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Sep 15, 2023
Indonesia’s President Jokowi has called on EU leaders to rescind the bloc’s controversial deforestation regulation (EUDR) at the recent G20 meeting in India. The President made the call when meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and discussing the country’s climate ambitions, and a transition to renewable energy under the Just Energy Transition Partnership. According... [Read More]

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Sep 14, 2023
Neste has welcomed the European Parliament’s adoption of the ReFuel EU Aviation Regulation. This swiftly followed the adoption of the Renewable Energy Directive (EU RED III). Neste said it backed the enhanced ambition these two pieces of climate and energy legislation set out. Both will now enter into force in the coming weeks. The EU RED III will later be incorporated... [Read More]

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Sep 13, 2023
The European Parliament has voted to boost the deployment of renewable energy - in line with the Green Deal and REPowerEU plans. The update of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), already agreed upon between MEPs and Council, raises the share of renewables in the EU’s final energy consumption to 42.5% by 2030. Member states should strive to achieve 45%. The legislation... [Read More]

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Sep 13, 2023
Neste has rejected claims that it may have received fraudulent used cooking oil (UCO) volumes at its renewable products refinery in Singapore. This was made in the recently published USDA Biofuels Annual Report (1 September, 2023) that referred specifically to virgin palm oil from Indonesia exported fraudulently as UCO via China. The company said it takes suspected... [Read More]

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Sep 11, 2023
US President Joe Biden's administration looks likely to delay a decision on whether to make it easier for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) made from corn-based ethanol to qualify for subsidies under the White House's signature climate law until December. The administration has been divided over the issue, which has prompted a fierce lobbying push from US Farm Belt stakeholders... [Read More]

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Sep 11, 2023
India has announced the launch of a global biofuel alliance during the G20 summit in New Delhi. The alliance, with the United States and Brazil as its founding members, aims to accelerate global efforts to meet net-zero emissions targets by facilitating trade in biofuels derived from sources including plant and animal waste, Reuters reported. "We are launching the Global... [Read More]

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Sep 6, 2023
Velocys has welcomed the UK Department for Transport confirming its commitment to introduce a revenue certainty scheme for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The DfT will launch a consultation on the design and delivery of the scheme, which should attract further investment into the UK SAF industry. A SAF scheme is expected to be highly beneficial to the Altalto Immingham... [Read More]

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Sep 5, 2023
The Department for Transport has issued an announcement titled New measures to support sustainable aviation fuel industry – highlighting a revenue certainty scheme to support sustainable aviation fuel production in the UK. Sustainable Aviation (SA), an alliance of UK airlines, airports, aerospace manufacturers, air navigation service providers and SAF producers, has... [Read More]

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Sep 1, 2023
The Malaysian government has launched the second phase of its National Energy Transition Roadmap (NETR). This was launched by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and the NETR includes the implementation of a B30 biodiesel blending mandate. This has a target date of 2030 for B30 biodiesel to be mandated “when POGO [palm oil vs low-sulphur gas oil] spreads are projected... [Read More]

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Aug 30, 2023
More than 30 industry leaders and environmental campaigners have today urged ministers to cut duties on clean replacements for diesel. In a letter to the UK Transport Minister Jesse Norman, they cite the “urgent imperative” to reduce harmful pollutants, with 1 in 20 deaths across the UK directly attributed to poor air quality. The UK transport was responsible for... [Read More]

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Aug 29, 2023
Global soybean production in the running season is likely to amount to round 403 million tonnes, with Brazil, Argentina and the US accounting for 81% of that figure, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Around 402.8 million tonnes of soybeans are expected to be produced worldwide in 2023/24. The USDA lowered its July forecast by 2.5 million tonnes. The... [Read More]


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