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Oct 8, 2020
Praj chairman receives prestigious US award
Policy News
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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May 22, 2020
The government is launching a £40 million (€44 million) scheme to support green start-up companies across the UK. The Clean Growth Fund will contribute towards the UK’s plans to reach Net Zero by 2050 and will be accessible to UK-based companies driving green technology across the power, transport, waste and building energy efficiency sectors. Examples of projects... [Read More]

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Apr 30, 2020
Australia has begun a consultation on the development of an inaugural national road map to inform the next series of investment and policy decisions in the bioenergy sector. Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor announced the plan together with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). Bioenergy Australia CEO Shahana McKenzie said: “There... [Read More]

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Apr 21, 2020
Neste has joined an alliance of cross-party political decision-makers, businesses, NGOs and other stakeholders in a call for a ‘green recovery’ after the coronavirus, Covid-19, crisis in Europe. The alliance places the fight against climate change at the core of the economic strategy in contributing to the quick recovery of the economies and the societies in Europe.... [Read More]

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Apr 17, 2020
Royal Dutch Shell has revealed the oil and gas sector’s extensive strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, stating its plans depended on its customers also mitigating emissions. Oil and gas producers have announced spending cuts as oil prices have hit 18-year lows and drastic restrictions on movement to slow the spread of the new coronavirus... [Read More]

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Apr 17, 2020
The Biofuels International Conference and Expo that was due to take place in October has been moved to a the new date of 23 and 24 March next year due to the global pandemic. It is hoped that life and business will have returned to some sense of normality by the originally slated date, but there is no guarantee of this. Some organisations may still have travel restrictions... [Read More]


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