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May 8, 2024
Nova Pangaea backs UK SAF mandate plans
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May 1, 2024
The US Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released guidance on the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Credit established by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). This is part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to create good-paying jobs and reduce climate pollution by spurring innovation in the aviation industry. The Treasury... [Read More]

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Apr 24, 2024
The Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA) has announced the largest collection of deals to purchase high-integrity SAF certificates (SAFc). Over five years, companies including AstraZeneca, Autodesk, Bain & Company, BCG, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase, Live Nation, McKinsey & Company, Meta, Morgan Stanley, Netflix, Novo Nordisk, Samsung Biologics, Watershed, and Workday... [Read More]

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Apr 2, 2024
The Renewable Fuels Association has filed a petition to intervene in support of a legal challenge brought by European ethanol producers against the European Union’s FuelEU Maritime Regulation. By arbitrarily assuming crop-based biofuels like ethanol have the same lifecycle carbon emissions as the dirtiest fossil-based marine fuels, the EU regulation effectively bans... [Read More]

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Mar 25, 2024
The European Biodiesel Board (EBB) has welcomed the addition of several new feedstocks in the revised Annex IX to the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) adopted by the European Commission. Further clarifications on the definitions of the newly added feedstocks are still needed prior to implementation. The EBB, with its comprehensive sectoral knowledge, is looking forward... [Read More]

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Mar 15, 2024
The EWABA association has welcomed the long-awaited inclusion of additional feedstocks in Annex IX of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED). This feedstock expansion will generally broaden the availability of waste-based and advanced biofuels for all transport modes and alleviate part of the pressure on some feedstocks used to produce waste-based biofuels, which have... [Read More]

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Mar 14, 2024
Sustainable Aviation (SA) has launched a new manifesto outlining the aviation industry’s commitment to achieving net-zero and minimising the impact of noise, while maximising the economic benefits that aviation delivers across the nations and regions of the UK. The economic prize for the UK of leading aviation’s transition to a sustainable future is significant.... [Read More]

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Mar 13, 2024
Neste has completed its organisational change process, first announced on 1 November 2023. Neste informed that it will merge its three renewable business units into one Renewable Products business unit as well as restructure its functions to better support business-driven ways of working. With the simplified organisational structure and operational model, Neste secures... [Read More]

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Mar 6, 2024
Neste has launched its new emission reduction solution, Neste Impact, for businesses looking to reduce the carbon footprint of their air travel and transport activities. The solution is based on purchasing Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ with which greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) can be reduced by up to 80% over the life cycle of the fuel compared to using fossil... [Read More]

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Mar 5, 2024
EU-27 rapeseed imports in the current crop year July-February amounted to 3.5 million tonnes - falling as much as one third short of the previous year's volume. However, imports rose substantially the previous season exceeding that of the 2021/22 season by 6%. According to information published by Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI), Ukraine has maintained its... [Read More]

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Mar 5, 2024
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) sent a letter to members of the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Interagency Working Group (IWG) regarding the Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Technologies (GREET) Model for SAF Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions under Section 40B of the Inflation Reduction Act. Accompanying ACE’s letter was an... [Read More]

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Feb 22, 2024
Singapore and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have announced the establishment of an IEA Regional Cooperation Centre, which will work with all countries in Southeast Asia to accelerate clean energy transitions. This will be the IEA’s first office outside of its headquarters in Paris, France. The announcement was made during the IEA’s 50th Anniversary Ministerial... [Read More]

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Feb 21, 2024
The European Commission has published a detailed impact assessment on possible pathways to reach the agreed goal of making the European Union climate neutral by 2050. The Commission recommends a 90% net greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2040 compared to 1990 levels, launching a discussion with all stakeholders; a legislative proposal will be made by the next Commission,... [Read More]

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Feb 19, 2024
Singapore plans to require all flights departing the country to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from 2026. Transport minister Chee Hong Tat said the country aims for a 1% SAF target from 2026 and plans to raise it to 3-5% by 2030, Reuters reported. "The use of SAF is a critical pathway for the decarbonisation of aviation and is expected to contribute around 65%... [Read More]

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Feb 16, 2024
The current hiccup over the vote to set stricter carbon fleet limits for trucks and buses once again confirms the lack of coordination of a comprehensive strategy - not only at national but also at European level. With this statement, the Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) criticised the inappropriate discussion in the Federal Chancellery on the... [Read More]

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Feb 16, 2024
European renewable ethanol producers have launched a new legal challenge now directed to the EU’s RefuelEU Aviation Regulation - charging that it improperly excludes crop-based biofuels from the effort to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from air transport. It’s the second legal challenge from the EU renewable ethanol industry to be raised in recent months alleging... [Read More]

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Feb 9, 2024
Several Member States including Germany are considering not supporting the deal struck during the first trilogue on 18 January - with a minority likely to block the file. A number of Member States support the important role of renewable fuels, citing the latest statistics published by Eurostat showing that even in 2022 most Member States still did not fulfil the 10%... [Read More]


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