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Aug 16, 2023
Google joins Shell-backed SAF programme
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Aug 15, 2023
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has called on US President Joe Biden to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promptly finalises its proposed regulation to eliminate the 1-pound per square inch (psi) Reid vapour pressure (RVP) waiver for petroleum containing 10% ethanol (E10) in eight states. In a letter to President Biden, ACE CEO Brian Jennings... [Read More]

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Aug 14, 2023
According to the UK’s Department for Transport (DfT) renewable fuels made up of 8.2% of the country’s road transport and non-road mobile machinery fuel mix this year. Between 1 January and 3 August 1.969 billion litres equivalent of renewable fuels were supplied in the UK, according to Argus Media analysis. Biodiesel accounted for 39% of total renewable fuels supplied... [Read More]

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Jul 26, 2023
Eni, Enel and other Italian energy groups look set to benefit from a partial transfer of European Union funds to the REPowerEU scheme. In a report analysing Italy's challenges to spend €191.5 billion of EU post-COVID funds by 2026, DBRS noted that the Italian government was trying to shift some of that money to the green energy initiative REPowerEU, Reuters reported. "We... [Read More]

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Jul 26, 2023
The IEA has presented key findings from its new report, Biofuel Policy in Brazil, India and the United States – Insights for the Global Biofuel Alliance. This was done at a special meeting of government ministers who convened at the G20 Energy Transitions Ministerial Meeting, which identified Fuels for the Future as a priority area. The event in Goa, India, was opened... [Read More]

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Jul 25, 2023
As biofuels gain market traction their use has been increasingly motivated by new regulatory programmes and tax incentives. These programmes and incentives have quickly grown to be prominent, well-funded and increasingly widespread in both the US and the European Union. A critical tool for the growth of these programmes has been the ability to measure the renewable portion... [Read More]

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Jul 20, 2023
The Port of Rotterdam Authority has welcomed the ambition of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to be climate-neutral by 2050. The authority views the new agreements set out by the 175 IMO Member States as an important foundation for climate-proofing the shipping sector. “Considering the diverse viewpoints of flag states in the IMO, the result obtained... [Read More]

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Jul 18, 2023
US refiners intend to challenge the Biden administration's rejection of waivers to exempt oil refiners from biofuel blending mandates. This has left several on the hook for hundreds of millions of dollars, Par Pacific told Reuters. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which has the authority to issue the waivers, denied exemption requests from 15 small refineries... [Read More]

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Jul 12, 2023
MEPs have approved new rules on cleaner maritime fuels. The new rules are part of the “Fit for 55 in 2030 package”, the EU’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels with the aim of decarbonising transport. During the negotiations with Council, they ensured that ships will have to gradually reduce greenhouse gas (GHG)... [Read More]

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Jul 7, 2023
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will publish an annual Track Zero report using its tracking methodology to report industry-level progress towards aviation’s commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Net Zero Tracking Methodology and related reporting process were developed with industry experts. IATA will aggregate and report annually... [Read More]

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Jul 6, 2023
UKPIA is calling on the UK Government to set an achievable target for the amount of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) used by UK airlines in 2025 or risk higher prices for passengers. In response to the Government’s consultation on Developing the UK Sustainable Aviation Fuel Mandate, UKPIA said that setting a target for SAF above 0.5% as a proportion of jet fuel in 2025... [Read More]

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Jun 29, 2023
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will launch the IATA World Sustainability Symposium (WSS) in Madrid, Spain on 3-4 October. With governments now aligned with the industry’s commitment to decarbonise aviation by 2050, this symposium will facilitate critical discussions, in seven key areas: • The overall strategy to achieve net zero emissions by 2050,... [Read More]

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Jun 28, 2023
The Biden administration has increased the amount of biofuels that oil refiners must blend into the nation's fuel mix over the next three years, but the plan includes lower mandates for corn-based ethanol than it has initially proposed. The US Environmental Protection Agency has finalised biofuel blending volumes at 20.94 billion gallons in 2023, 21.54 billion gallons... [Read More]

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Jun 27, 2023
UKPIA is calling on the UK Government to set an achievable target for the amount of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) used by UK airlines in 2025 or risk higher prices for passengers. In response to the Government’s consultation on Developing the UK Sustainable Aviation Fuel Mandate, UKPIA said that setting a target for SAF above 0.5% as a proportion of jet fuel in 2025... [Read More]

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Jun 22, 2023
France will invest €200 million to boost the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as part of measures to make the French and the European aviation industry greener, President Emmanuel Macron said. "The French must be the champions of the ultra-sober aircraft," Macron said. The French President was speaking during a visit of a site of aerospace engine-maker... [Read More]

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Jun 19, 2023
TotalEnergies is actively responding to a call from its aviation customers to increase production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). As from 2028, the company will be in a position to produce half a million tons of SAF, enough to cover the gradual increase in the European SAF blending mandate, set at 6% for 2030. To this end, TotalEnergies is investing massively and... [Read More]

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Jun 16, 2023
Forty-five governments from around the world took part in the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Global Conference on Energy Efficiency and endorsed the goal of doubling the average global rate of improvements by the end of the decade. The aim was to foster sustainable economic growth and help put the world on a secure and affordable path towards net-zero emissions.... [Read More]


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