Tag: biofuel

Delta’s newest A321 first to fly on biofuel

Delta’s newest A321 first to fly on biofuel

July 15, 2019 |

In Alabama, the newest A321 in Delta’s fleet made its initial flight on Friday completely carbon-neutral, a first for Delta as it continues to make strategic moves to bolster its ongoing sustainability commitments. Delta has partnered with Air BP to supply biofuels for an initial 20 delivery flights from the Airbus final assembly line in […]

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Swedish biofuel consumption reaches 1.7 million m3 in 2018

Swedish biofuel consumption reaches 1.7 million m3 in 2018

July 10, 2019 |

In Sweden, a new report from the Swedish fuel and biofuels agency SPBI says the volume of biofuels in the transport sector including work machines amounted to approximately 1.7 million cubic meters in 2018. The biggest in the market is HVO drop in, followed by HVO 100. When the share of renewable fuels in the […]

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Presidential candidates under fire for supporting biofuel but they’re not backing down

Presidential candidates under fire for supporting biofuel but they’re not backing down

July 4, 2019 |

In Iowa, Bloomberg reports that Mighty Earth’s efforts to pressure presidential candidates into not supporting biofuels so far isn’t working. The NGO says that ethanol from corn and biodiesel from soybeans are worse for the environment than fossil fuels, so are trying to pressure candidates by hitting them on their support for biofuels during fly-ins […]

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Total’s La Mède biorefinery starts up production

Total’s La Mède biorefinery starts up production

July 3, 2019 |

In France, Total has started up production at the La Mède biorefinery in southeastern France, with the first batches of biofuel coming off the line. It is the final step in converting a former oil refinery into a new energies complex. Launched in 2015, the project represents a capital expenditure of €275 million. The La […]

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Hawaiian company edging closer to growing seawood for food and biofuel

Hawaiian company edging closer to growing seawood for food and biofuel

June 17, 2019 |

In Hawaii, local press reports that Kampachi Farms is seeking a $1 million grant from the Department of Energy and federal permission to farm four species of edible limu seaweed more than a mile off Kaiwi Point near Kailua on Hawaii Island with the intention of eventually getting to commercial scale and using the crop […]

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Norden embarks on second biofuel trial

Norden embarks on second biofuel trial

June 12, 2019 |

In Denmark, World Maritime News reports that Norden confirmed via Danish social media that it was a launching a second biofuel trial with GoodFuels, this time on the 49,600 dwt tanker Nord Sustainable that left Latvia on its way to Algeria where it is expected to arrive on June 17. Nord Highlander, a handysize vessel, […]

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Indian navy follows air force in use of biofuels

Indian navy follows air force in use of biofuels

June 5, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that the country’s navy is following in the footsteps of its air force and the US Navy by introducing 5% biodiesel into its High Speed Diesel for its naval fleet. The navy will replace around 315,000 liters of fossil diesel annual as a result of the shift. Biogas plants […]

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Formula 1 jumping into 20% biofuel blending by 2021 with an eye on 100% some day

Formula 1 jumping into 20% biofuel blending by 2021 with an eye on 100% some day

June 4, 2019 |

In Germany, Formula 1 is reported to be looking at how to get to 20% biofuel blending by 2021 as part of its efforts to become more carbon neutral, saying that if one is going to get to 100%, they need to start with 20%. Currently, F1 blends small amounts of biofuel into its racing […]

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Poland doesn’t agree with EU ban on palm oil for biofuels

Poland doesn’t agree with EU ban on palm oil for biofuels

May 29, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the Borneo Post newspaper reports that the Polish Ambassador to Malaysia says his country opposes the European Union’s plan to ban the use of palm oil as biofuel feedstock and as such doesn’t intend to reduce its imports, even though it is one of the EU’s largest rapeseed producers. He said that the […]

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Houston we have a problem…

Houston we have a problem…

May 26, 2019 |

By Doug Durante, Clean Fuels Development Coalition & Dave VanderGriend, Urban Air Initiative Special to The Digest Actually we all do, it has just reared its ugly head in poor Houston. That famous line from the Apollo 13 Space Flight radio communication between astronauts and mission control, and immortalized in the film of the same […]

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