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Apr 11, 2023
SABA announces collective purchase of SAF certificates
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Apr 6, 2023
The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) revealed its member Mitchell and Webber undertook the first lifting of US imported hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) at the Valero terminal in Cardiff. This follows a decision by the then Department of International Trade in November 2022 to lift import tariffs on US HVO - previously imposed when the UK was a member... [Read More]

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Apr 3, 2023
Shell has decided not to go ahead with two projects it was studying to produce biofuels and base oils in Singapore. "We can confirm that we are stopping the exploration of two projects – a biofuels unit and a Group II base oil plant in Singapore," the company told Reuters in an emailed statement. "We will continue supplying base oil and lubricants, as well as biofuels,... [Read More]

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Mar 31, 2023
Velocys, the sustainable fuels technology company, welcomed the consultation paper from the UK Government which contains a number of proposals aimed at supporting and financing the development of the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry. Velocys believes this will help to support the further development of its UK reference project, Altalto Immingham and other UK... [Read More]

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Mar 30, 2023
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has thanked lawmakers for introducing the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act in both the House and Senate. This will help to clarify that E15 should be allowed for sale year-round by extending the 1-psi Reid vapour pressure (RVP) waiver to fuel blends containing gasoline and over 10% ethanol. The bill received bipartisan, bicameral... [Read More]

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Mar 30, 2023
The EWABA association has hailed the RED III political agreement reached on March 30 as a good deal for the industry. The 14.5% GHG transport sub-target will ensure that the EU significantly reduces GHG emissions in one of its most polluting sectors. The possibility to set the transport target in energy content will facilitate Member States’ policy options to achieve... [Read More]

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Mar 29, 2023
The European Commission has proposed a new Net-Zero Industry Act to scale up manufacturing of clean technologies in the EU and make sure the Union is well-equipped for the transition. This initiative was announced by President Ursula von der Leyen as a part of the Green Deal Industrial Plan. The Act will strengthen the resilience and competitiveness of net-zero technologies... [Read More]

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Mar 23, 2023
The European Parliament and Council have reached a deal on cleaner maritime fuels - asking to cut ship emissions by 2% from 2025 and by 80% from 2050. A provisional agreement reached on March 23 between negotiators sets up a fuel standard for ships to steer the EU maritime sector towards the uptake of renewable and low-carbon fuels and decarbonisation. During the talks,... [Read More]

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Mar 17, 2023
The European Commission has proposed the Net-Zero Industry Act to scale up manufacturing of clean technologies in the EU and make sure the Union is well-equipped for the clean energy transition. This initiative was announced by President von der Leyen as a part of the Green Deal Industrial Plan. The act will strengthen the resilience and competitiveness of net-zero... [Read More]

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Mar 17, 2023
Shell has published its Energy Transition Progress Report 2022, which shows it has again met its climate targets as part of its energy transition strategy. “In this report, we show the progress we have made towards becoming a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, as we continue to supply the vital energy the world needs during a time of great volatility," said... [Read More]

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Mar 16, 2023
The discussion about banning internal combustion engines is in full swing at national and the European level, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) said. Closely related to this is the question of whether the technological focus should be exclusively on electric drives in order to enable sustainable and largely CO2-neutral individual transport.... [Read More]

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Mar 14, 2023
There are opportunities for Ireland in the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), according to a report by Aircraft Leasing Ireland (ALI) and KPMG. Experts estimate that they can reduce lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% compared to conventional jet fuel, RTE reported. "The aviation industry is targeting net zero emissions by 2050," said Marie-Louise... [Read More]

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Mar 9, 2023
ePURE has hit back at claims made by Transport & Environment that Europe was wasting land the size of Ireland on biofuels. Maik Marahrens, biofuels manager at T&E, said: “Biofuels are a failed experiment. To continue to burn food as fuel while the world is facing a growing global food crisis is borderline criminal. Countries like Germany and Belgium are discussing... [Read More]

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Feb 28, 2023
Producing sustainable aviation fuel to supply the UK’s net-zero ambitions requires enormous quantities of UK agricultural land or renewable electricity to keep flying at today’s levels, the Royal Society has highlighted. The Net zero aviation fuels: resource requirements and environmental impacts report warns there is no single, clear, sustainable alternative to jet... [Read More]

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Feb 16, 2023
Clean Fuels Alliance America has filed formal comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2023–2025. After sending signals supporting growth for biomass-based diesel and advanced biofuels in June 2022, EPA reverted to the pattern of flatlined volumes common in previous years. Clean Fuels has asked the agency to significantly... [Read More]

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Feb 14, 2023
Jersey's government has switched more than 37% of its vehicles to run on vegetable oil-based fuel to reduce its carbon emissions. A total of 252 government cars have been running on second generation biodiesel with the move beginning in May 2022. It said the switch, alongside the use of electric vehicles, had removed 500 tonnes of CO2 emissions between May and November... [Read More]

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Feb 10, 2023
EWABA has welcomed the newly established Union Database for Biofuels (UDB) which has been open for economic operators’ registration since mid-January. In a year of major regulatory developments with the expected conclusion of important legislative procedures within the fit for 55 package, the introduction of the UDB as a key part of the regulatory framework underpinned... [Read More]


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