Tag: Netherlands

GF Biochemicals teams with Towell Engineering Group in bio-levulinic acid JV

GF Biochemicals teams with Towell Engineering Group in bio-levulinic acid JV

February 13, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Chemical Engineering Online reports that GF Biochemicals has teamed with Oman-based Towell Engineering Group in a joint venture to produce bio-based levulinic acid as well as bio-solvents and bio-plasticizers using the levulinic acid. The JV called NXTLEVVEL Biochem will use GF Biochemicals’ proprietary technology and together will undertake both production and marketing […]

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It’s Delfzijl! Avantium picks the spot for FDCA flagship plant

It’s Delfzijl! Avantium picks the spot for FDCA flagship plant

January 8, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Avantium signed a letter of intent to locate its  new flagship plant at Chemie Park Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The 5-kiloton facility will produce plant-based FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid) – a key building block for many chemicals and plastics such as PEF (polyethylene furanoate).  Avantium Renewable Polymers has also entered into a letter of […]

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FinCo Fuel acquires marine biofuels pioneer GoodFuels

FinCo Fuel acquires marine biofuels pioneer GoodFuels

January 8, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Netherlands-based GoodFuels is a leading supplier of bio-based bunker fuel for the shipping sector, notably a wood-derived HFO substitute it calls “bio-fuel oil.” Prominent users and partners have included Boskalis, Norden, CMA CGM, Wärtsilä and Ikea. Biofuels have an advantage in the push for decarbonization because they can be used as a […]

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European ethanol market seen tightening with continued volatility as biofuel policies kick in in 2020

European ethanol market seen tightening with continued volatility as biofuel policies kick in in 2020

December 24, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that the European spot ethanol market has experienced volatility over the past several months due to reliance on imports, a trend that is not expected to change going into 2020 has a tight market mixed with historically high prices runs up against higher mandates in much of Europe as countries […]

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KLM buys SAF from Neste for flights out of Schiphol

KLM buys SAF from Neste for flights out of Schiphol

December 10, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, KLM has purchased sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The sustainable fuel is produced by Neste from used cooking oil and will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80 % compared to fossil kerosene. This purchase is the next step in the use of sustainable fuel as […]

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MSC says is first to use 30% biofuel blending in sea vesssels

MSC says is first to use 30% biofuel blending in sea vesssels

December 9, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) says the company has started to use biofuel in its vessels calling in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Following successful trials with biofuel blends earlier this year, MSC has decided to continue bunkering responsibly sourced biofuel blends on a routine basis. The trials were completed with a minimal 10% […]

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IKEA’s GoodShipping trial successfully completed

IKEA’s GoodShipping trial successfully completed

November 27, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, IKEA Transport & Logistics Services, the CMA CGM Group, and the GoodShipping Program have today announced the successful completion of their 2019 biofuel test program on CMA CGM vessels, following the positive trials of Heavy Fuel Oil-equivalent (HFO) Bio-Fuel Oil (GoodFuels BFO) during CMA CGM ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT’s North Europe-Asia trip, which occurred […]

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TNO’s seaweed ethanol fuels Danish research vehicle achieving 80 km/h

TNO’s seaweed ethanol fuels Danish research vehicle achieving 80 km/h

November 20, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, TNO has produced ethanol from seaweed and algae that went on to power a car in Denmark that achieved speeds of 80 km/h as part of the MacroFuels EU-funded project. Researchers were unsure that fuels produced from seaweed would function the same as other fuels and were concerned about the impacts on […]

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World’s largest LPG distributor joins KLM’s biofuel program to cut HQ’s CO2 emissions by 50%

World’s largest LPG distributor joins KLM’s biofuel program to cut HQ’s CO2 emissions by 50%

November 11, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, SHV Energy, the world’s largest LPG distributor, and provides LNG and bioLPG to people without access to the grid, has joined the KLM Corporate BioFuel Program (KCBP). In so doing, SHV Energy will reduce its headquarters’ CO2 emissions by 50%. Additionally, the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) has extended its participation […]

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Hes Botlek Tank Terminal commissions 20,000 m3 of new biodiesel storage in Rotterdam

Hes Botlek Tank Terminal commissions 20,000 m3 of new biodiesel storage in Rotterdam

November 7, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, Tank Terminal News reports that Hes Botlek Tank Terminal has commissioned its new set of six biodiesel storage tanks from SJR Group at the Port of Rotterdam, boosting its biodiesel storage capacity by 20,000 m3. The ready-to-install tanks were delivered in July. The total project expansion will be of 15 tanks bringing […]

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