Tag: Netherlands

Green Maritime Methanol successfully starts engine on 100% methanol

Green Maritime Methanol successfully starts engine on 100% methanol

April 2, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, within the Green Maritime Methanol project a new milestone has been achieved, the successful start of the engine test program on 100% methanol. New tests are being planned and two important new partners have joined the consortium recently.  In January 2020 Pon Power started its engine testing program with a Caterpillar 3508 […]

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Stena Bulk to trial biofuel bunkering

Stena Bulk to trial biofuel bunkering

March 30, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, during the coming weeks Stena Bulk will perform a test running an MR tanker on 100% biofuel.  The fuel is the MR1-100 bio-fuel oil, produced from used cooking oil and supplied by GoodFuels in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It has been bunkered onto the Stena Immortal and will be used to power the main engine in normal […]

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Royal DSM, SABIC, and UPM Biofuels team on reducing environmental footprint of Dyneema

Royal DSM, SABIC, and UPM Biofuels team on reducing environmental footprint of Dyneema

March 17, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Royal DSM, SABIC, and UPM Biofuels announced a partnership that will help to reduce the environmental footprint of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber. The collaboration will see Dyneema transition to bio-based feedstock leveraging SABIC’s ground-breaking TRUCIRCLE™ solutions for certified renewable products. As such, DSM is delivering on its commitment to improve the […]

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Consortium to build 2.6 MW high temperature electrolyser for green hydrogen-based biofuels

Consortium to build 2.6 MW high temperature electrolyser for green hydrogen-based biofuels

March 10, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that the EU Horizon 2020-funded MULTIPLHY Project under development at Neste’s Rotterdam refinery will go ahead with CEA, Neste, Paul Wurth, Engie and Sunfire as partners. Partners will build a 2.6 MW high temperature electrolyser at the facility to produce green hydrogen that will in turn be used to produce […]

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UECC to trial GoodFuels’ marine biofuel in ro-ro vessels

UECC to trial GoodFuels’ marine biofuel in ro-ro vessels

March 5, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, MarineLink reports that UECC has launched a three-month trial using GoodFuels’ marine biofuel in its 140m, 2,080 vehicle carrier that operates between the Port of Rotterdam where the bunkering will take place and Santander, Spain. The trial will use 3,000 metric tons of fuel between March and May, the first time for […]

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Dutch consortium to develop large-scale green hydrogen project

Dutch consortium to develop large-scale green hydrogen project

February 27, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, a consortium of Gasunie, Groningen Seaports and Shell Nederland announced that they intend to launch the NortH2 project: the production of green hydrogen using renewable electricity generated by a mega offshore wind farm, 3 to 4 gigawatts in 2030, contributing to the objectives of the Dutch Climate Accord. Additionally, it has the ambition […]

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Port of Rotterdam sees major jump in green bunkering demand in 2019

Port of Rotterdam sees major jump in green bunkering demand in 2019

February 24, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, the Port of Rotterdam reported that the first time, the sale of biofuel bunkers – bunker fuel to which a certain percentage of biofuel has been added – is clearly visible in its annual sales figures. Throughout 2019, 2% of sales of fuel oil and 0.5% of distillates (MGO – gas oil […]

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Netherlands adamantly against EU ban on palm oil even when it’s sustainable

Netherlands adamantly against EU ban on palm oil even when it’s sustainable

February 20, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Indonesia’s Tempo newspaper reports that the Netherlands’ foreign affairs minister says his country supports sustainably produced palm oil and as such doesn’t stand behind the European Union’s blanket ban on palm oil for biofuels. Together with Indonesia, the Netherlands signed an MOU in September 2019 focused on the joint production of sustainable […]

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Wageningen University researchers analyze compostable plastic and other packaging

Wageningen University researchers analyze compostable plastic and other packaging

February 20, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, recent study by Wageningen University & Research (WUR) analyzed the fate of compostable packaging products in a full- scale industrial organic waste treatment facility. The results show that the tested EN13432 certified products break down within a maximum of 22 days. The project was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs […]

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Alco Energy Rotterdam seeks to be Europe’s most sustainable biorefinery

Alco Energy Rotterdam seeks to be Europe’s most sustainable biorefinery

February 19, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Europe’s largest biorefinery is located in the heart of the Port of Rotterdam. Alco Energy Rotterdam – a relaunch of Abengoa – converts corn into bioethanol fuel in a production process that generates zero waste. The CO₂ released during the process is transported to greenhouses in Westland and the remaining corn pulp […]

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