Tag: Netherlands

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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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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