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Apr 4, 2022
Extra funding drives forward green aviation technology in the UK
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Apr 1, 2022
The EU Biofuels Chain has released a statement urging the bloc not to  encourage member states to reduce their biofuels blending mandates and consider the negative effects this would have. The recently published Commission Communication on Food Security expressed its support for Member States’ actions to reduce the blending proportion of biofuels. The EU Biofuels... [Read More]

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Mar 30, 2022
Fuel bills are expected to rise when the Government begins preventing the use of rebated diesel, known as red diesel, and rebated biofuels in generators and site plant machinery at events from April 1. Red diesel and some biofuels, including hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), are currently taxed favourably in comparison to the white diesel used in road vehicles. Red diesel... [Read More]

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Mar 23, 2022
A bipartisan group of US senators sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to increase access to higher blends of American biofuels in an effort to curtail rapidly increasing gas prices. In the letter, signed by 16 Senators, they request President Biden use his administrative authority to permit the sale of E15 fuel during the 2022 summer driving season, extending... [Read More]

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Mar 10, 2022
The Net Zero Technology Centre has announced the launch of its 2022 Open Innovation Programme aimed at developing and deploying technologies that will reduce emissions, accelerate clean energy production and enable delivery of the UK’s net zero ambitions. The 2022 programme will feature two funding competitions - the first opening on 16th March and the second scheduled... [Read More]

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Mar 10, 2022
The shift from fossil fuels to low-carbon fuels is accelerating at such a pace that even global supply chain disruptions and a pandemic cannot slow it down. Dozens of low-carbon fuel projects have been announced, aiming at decarbonising transport such as road vehicles, aircraft and ships. In a previous article for Biofuels International, experts covered our view on the... [Read More]

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Feb 25, 2022
Canadian aviation industry leaders have launched the Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (C-SAF) to accelerate the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in the country. This is to ensure that the Canadian aviation sector remains competitive as it transitions to a net-zero future. SAF can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% and can be used... [Read More]

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Feb 24, 2022
EWABA said fossil fuels that are the worst climate mitigators should always be taxed higher than sustainable biofuels. Concerns have been raised about possible European Commission plans to tax fossil fuels and crop-based biofuels at the same rate. The EU executive recently proposed the revision of the 2003 Energy Taxation Directive (ETD), whose current tax rates do not... [Read More]

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Feb 23, 2022
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it was committed to increasing the use of biofuels, but the industry was still awaiting the Biden administration to finalise specific blending goals. Both oil refiners and corn-based ethanol producers are looking closely at the agency's planned sweeping decisions on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) - the nation's biofuel... [Read More]

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Feb 23, 2022
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor testified before the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works at its hearing titled The Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard Programme: Challenges and Opportunities”. In her testimony, Skor spoke on how a strong Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is critical to decarbonise the transportation sector and lower... [Read More]

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Feb 22, 2022
TEPSA Tarragona has been given the green light to import animal by-products for the production of biofuels into the Port of Tarragona in Spain. This has been authorised Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. TEPSA, under this new agreement, will be allowed to import liquid animal by products from outside the EU directly through the Dependent Inspection... [Read More]

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Feb 22, 2022
Concerns have been raised about possible European Commission plans to tax fossil fuels and crop-based biofuels at the same rate. The EU executive recently proposed the revision of the 2003 Energy Taxation Directive (ETD), whose current tax rates do not take into account the environmental performance of energy products, as reported by Euractive. Fears have been highlighted... [Read More]

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Feb 10, 2022
The UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) has lent its support to the Department for Transport’s Low Carbon Fuels Strategy Call for Ideas. UKPIA said the plan offered the potential for early decarbonisation of existing vehicles and aviation and will be essential to meet Net Zero by 2050. Low carbon fuels have already contributed to reducing emissions in the UK... [Read More]

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Feb 7, 2022
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Volume Standards for 2020, 2021, and 2022 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The comments are on how the Agency can improve the final rule in a way that makes important near-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions. ACE’s comments also express support... [Read More]

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Feb 1, 2022
A new EU report, highlighted by ePURE, has underlined Europe’s continued dependence on fossil fuels for transport. The report also confirmed the importance of crop-based biofuels as a renewable energy source that can easily replace them. Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, released its annual SHARES report detailing the share of energy from renewable sources in... [Read More]


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