Nov 4, 2020
ePURE welcomes EU action on third country imports
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Nov 2, 2020
Clariant has announced continuing operations sales of CHF $2.838 billion (€2.62 billion) in the first nine months of 2020 - compared to CHF $3.272 billion (€2.99 billion) in the first nine months of last year. This corresponded to a decrease of 6% in local currency due to lower demand and 13% in Swiss francs attributable to unfavourable currency developments. As... [Read More]

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Oct 30, 2020
Pacific Ethanol has announced the company’s strategic realignment to focus on speciality alcohols. Over the past nine months, the company increased production of speciality alcohols used in consumer products and reduced fuel grade ethanol production. The company’s production mix shifted from approximately 85% fuel grade ethanol and 15% specialty alcohols used in... [Read More]

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Oct 22, 2020
Thailand has set a target of achieving 30% of its power generation from renewables by 2036 as part of its low carbon transition plan. The renewable growth will be led by biofuels followed by solar PV and then wind. Palm oil among others are the major potential biomass energy sources in the south-east Asian state. Thailand’s power sector is heavily dependent on fossil... [Read More]

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Oct 15, 2020
Cross-party MPs from across the political spectrum voiced support for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and decarbonisation. MPs spoke out about the need to back early stage sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facilities in the country. The debate, Work of the Jet Zero Council, took place in Westminster Hall and was secured by a member of the Conservative Environment Network,... [Read More]

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Oct 8, 2020
The founder and executive chairman of Praj Industries was chosen to receive the prestigious 2020 George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology and Agriculture. Washington DC-based Biotechnology Innovation Organisation (BIO) announced that Dr Pramod Chaudhari became the first Indian and second Asian recipient of this global honour. BIO, the... [Read More]

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Oct 7, 2020
Neste has reiterated it is committed to reaching carbon-neutral production by 2035. The commitment complements Neste’s other strategic climate commitment of reducing customers’ greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 million tonnes annually by 2030. “Neste’s purpose is to create a healthier planet for our children. We do this by offering renewable and circular... [Read More]

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Sep 30, 2020
The biofuels sector employed a total of 2.5 million people, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Many of these positions were in the agricultural supply chain in countries like Brazil, Colombia and Malaysia, the organisation revealed. In the new IRENA report recently published, the renewables sector accounted for around 11.5 million jobs worldwide... [Read More]

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Sep 24, 2020
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an order banning all in-state sales of fossil-fueled vehicles by 2035 to help meet the state’s zero-carbon goals. Tyson Keever, chair of the California Advanced Biofuels Alliance, released a statement regarding Governor Newsom’s plan to eliminate the internal combustion engine. “We understand what Governor Newsom is trying... [Read More]

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Sep 9, 2020
Haldor Topsoe has announced its ambition to lead the drive to reduce carbon emissions from fuels and chemicals. The Danish company is one of the global leaders in energy-efficient technologies to produce clean transportation fuels as well as ammonia, methanol and hydrogen – universally regarded as the most important fuels and chemicals in a carbon-neutral future. Topsoe’s... [Read More]

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Aug 6, 2020
GoodFuels has added its backing to the RED II initiative saying it was in favour of directives that stimulate renewables over fossil fuels. Johannes Schürmann, innovation manager at GoodFuels, said that it was for this reason that the company thinks it was a positive initiative. The European Commission published its Clean Energy for all Europeans Initiative a couple... [Read More]

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Jul 29, 2020
A UK government consultation has begun to ensure the continued decarbonisation of road transport fuels through the supply of renewable fuels under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). According to the Department for Transport, biofuels supported under the RTFO have successfully reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transport over the last 12 years and... [Read More]

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Jul 9, 2020
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps launched the first meeting of the Net Zero Transport Board to help guide the decarbonisation of the UK sector. The board brings together high-profile leaders from a range of fields including behavioural change and policy as well as experts from a number of industry sectors including environment, science, aviation and technology. The... [Read More]

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Jun 25, 2020
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor submitted comments to the US Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry hearing on the Growing Climate Solutions Act. The new act aims to accelerate innovations in climate-friendly farming. “With many states and localities increasingly exploring public policy options to lower carbon emissions, the use of biofuels can immediately... [Read More]

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Jun 18, 2020
Neste has launched a new research project which aims to develop sustainable and globally scalable raw materials and technology solutions for transportation fuels and the production of chemicals and polymers. These new solutions will decrease the use of crude oil and tackle climate change and the new technologies will be based on scalable renewable and circular raw materials... [Read More]

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