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Jun 22, 2023
Macron makes SAF pledge
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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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Jun 9, 2023
The European Commission said it would be probing a complaint from a member state about possible fraud relating to biofuel imports from China. A statement sent to Fastmarkets Agriculture acknowledged the complaint and called on those in the industry to fully cooperate with the investigation. It follows the influx of Chinese-sourced waste-based biodiesel through the early... [Read More]

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Jun 9, 2023
Clean Fuels Alliance America and 75 industry stakeholders delivered a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to ensure the Environmental Protection Agency substantially increases the biomass-based diesel (BBD) and advanced biofuels volumes in the Renewable Fuel Standards for 2023, 2024 and 2025. Clean Fuels was joined in the letter by several national industry associations... [Read More]

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Jun 6, 2023
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said it expected renewable fuel production to reach an estimated capacity of at least 69 billion litres (55 million tonnes) by 2028. Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will comprise a portion of this growing output which is being achieved through new renewable fuel refineries and the expansion of existing facilities. Importantly,... [Read More]

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May 26, 2023
The Environment Committee adopted its position on EU rules to further reduce pollution and steer large agro-industrial installations in the green transition. The industrial emission directive (IED) lays down rules on the prevention and control of pollution from large agro-industrial installations emissions into air, water and soil. It forms part of the EU’s green... [Read More]

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May 24, 2023
MEPs have backed draft legislation to improve product labelling and durability and to put a stop to misleading claims. With 544 votes to 18 and 17 abstentions, plenary approved the proposal for a new directive on empowering consumers for the green transition. Its main aim is to help consumers make environmentally friendly choices and encourage companies to offer them... [Read More]

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May 23, 2023
bp is considering buying stakes in biofuel feedstock producers and investing directly in farming ventures to secure supplies as the global race for the low-carbon fuel speeds up. Fuels made from vegetable oil, waste cooking oil and grease are expected to play a central role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions for the difficult to decarbonise sectors like aviation and... [Read More]

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May 19, 2023
The Council on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (CoSAFA) has introduced its Methodology for SAF Environmental Attribute Transactions, a first step in establishing recognised procedures for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) accounting and auditing to support global book and claim systems. The guidance details the information and procedures necessary for individual book and claim... [Read More]

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May 9, 2023
Sweden minority coalition has cut the amount of biofuel that must be added to diesel and petroleum. A government agency spokesman admitted that the country will struggle to hit its 2030 emissions targets, Reuters reported. The Sweden Democrats-backed coalition government has already cut fuel taxes, raised tax breaks for people driving to work and ended new electric vehicles... [Read More]

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May 5, 2023
Shell has registered a stronger than expected profit of $9.6 billion (€78.6 billion) for the first three months of 2023. The oil and gas giant was higher than the same period last year despite a fall in energy prices. Fossil fuel firms have been reaping record profits due to a surge in oil and gas prices following Russia's invasion of Ukraine last year. However, they... [Read More]

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May 3, 2023
NATSO, representing truck stops and travel plazas, and SIGMA, America’s leading fuel marketers, commended the Biden Administration for permitting summertime sales of petrol containing 15% ethanol (E15) to ensure optimal availability for consumers during the busy summer season. “E15 enables fuel retailers to improve gasoline’s emissions characteristics while lowering... [Read More]

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Apr 28, 2023
Imports of Australian rapeseed to the German market have increased markedly while the pace of Canadian arrivals has slowed down since January. According to information published by the German Federal Statistical Office, Germany purchased around 3.7 million tonnes of rapeseed in the period from July 2022 to February this year. Despite a significantly larger domestic... [Read More]

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Apr 26, 2023
The European Parliament and Council negotiators have agreed to increase the uptake of sustainable fuels such as advanced biofuels or hydrogen in the aviation sector. A provisional deal, reached on April 24, between the European Parliament and Council negotiators on RefuelEU Aviation rules, sets the minimum share of sustainable aviation fuels to be made available at EU... [Read More]

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Apr 24, 2023
MEPs have adopted the reform of the EU’s Emissions Trading System including for aviation and maritime - the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism and a new Social Climate fund. Parliament approved the deals reached with EU countries in late 2022 on several key pieces of legislation that are part of the Fit for 55 in 2030 package on Tuesday. This is the EU’s plan to... [Read More]

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Apr 12, 2023
The University of Sheffield has been chosen to be the home of the UK’s first Sustainable Aviation Fuel Clearing House - part of the government’s new investment plan to help decarbonise transport. The Energy Institute at the University of Sheffield will have a central hub to coordinate the testing and certification of new sustainable aviation fuels. Expected to open... [Read More]


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