Tag: Netherlands

GoodFuels uses blockchain to help BHP and Japanese shipping company fuel up with biofuel

GoodFuels uses blockchain to help BHP and Japanese shipping company fuel up with biofuel

February 4, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, global mining company BHP, Japanese shipping company NYK, leading sustainable biofuel company GoodFuels and BLOC (Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration) the leading developer of blockchain applications for the maritime industry, announced the successful delivery of sustainable biofuels to the BHP-chartered, NYK-owned bulk carrier Frontier Sky, with CO2 savings verified with BLOC’s blockchain […]

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Avantium retakes full ownership of plants-to-plastics technology

Avantium retakes full ownership of plants-to-plastics technology

January 28, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, Avantium has retaken full ownership of its YXY plants-to-plastics technology through the purchase of BASF’s shares in the Synvina joint venture. Avantium has appointed Marcel Lubben as Managing Director of Synvina to lead the commercialization of the YXY technology, effective February 1, 2019. Synvina has become a new business unit of Avantium, […]

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CropBooster-P EU project looks to double EU agricultural yields by 2050

CropBooster-P EU project looks to double EU agricultural yields by 2050

January 22, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, Wageningen University & Research is working within the CropBooster-P EU project on a roadmap to make agricultural crops future-proof. These crops should have a significantly higher yield, combined with an optimal use of water and minerals. And, of course, the crops should also have the highest possible nutritional value and quality. Ultimately, […]

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Royal Netherlands Air Force to fly on 5% aviation biofuel from Leeuwarden Airbase

Royal Netherlands Air Force to fly on 5% aviation biofuel from Leeuwarden Airbase

January 16, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, starting January 14, the Royal Netherlands Air Force operates her flights from Leeuwarden Airbase on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The SAF is supplied by SkyNRG and Shell Aviation and produced in the US by World Energy, at this moment the only producer of SAF worldwide. The sustainable aviation fuel is used by […]

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University of Groningen researchers discover why some yeast produces ethanol

University of Groningen researchers discover why some yeast produces ethanol

January 7, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, University of Groningen scientists think they have figured out why some yeast cells produce ethanol: yeast cells produce ethanol as a ‘safety valve’ to prevent overload when their metabolic operation reaches a critical level. The new theory, which was published in Nature Metabolism on 7 January, could have far-reaching implications, as it […]

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TU Delft researcher develops model assessing impacts of transportation emissions on climate

TU Delft researcher develops model assessing impacts of transportation emissions on climate

December 11, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, a PhD candidate at TU Delft created a unique chemistry-climate response model called TransClim (Modelling the effect of surface Transportation on Climate) which assesses the impact and the contribution of road traffic emission scenarios on O3 and CH4 concentration as well as their subsequent climate effect. ‘Comparing the results delivered by TransClim […]

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Shell Aviation and SkyNRG begin supply SAF at San Francisco airport

Shell Aviation and SkyNRG begin supply SAF at San Francisco airport

December 10, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Shell Aviation and SkyNRG have commenced the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to international airlines KLM, SAS and Finnair at San Francisco Airport (SFO). The fuel is produced by World Energy, currently the only SAF refinery worldwide. The initial phase of the arrangement aims to pave the way for longer term, […]

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European T2 ethanol rises to 21-month highs as mothballed facilities bite into supplies

European T2 ethanol rises to 21-month highs as mothballed facilities bite into supplies

December 5, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that T2 ethanol prices have risen to Eur622.25/cu m FOB Rotterdam as tight supplies in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region pushed levels to 21-month highs. Key suppliers to the region, Vivergo and Ensus from the UK, have been mothballed and in turn left the region without sufficient volume. US and Latin American […]

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GoodFuels Marine’s drop-in bio-heavy fuel oil successful trialed by NORDEN vessels

GoodFuels Marine’s drop-in bio-heavy fuel oil successful trialed by NORDEN vessels

December 3, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, GoodFuels Marine in conjunction with bulker and tanker owner and operator NORDEN A/S has successfully completed trials of the world’s first zero emission, ‘drop in’ Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO)-equivalent marine biofuel – almost entirely reducing all carbon and Sulphur emissions. The culmination of three years extensive research and development with partners including […]

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US ethanol shipment into Europe puts market on edge

US ethanol shipment into Europe puts market on edge

November 22, 2018 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports that a cargo of 25,000 cu m of ethanol has been booked to the ARA hub from the US to be loaded during the second half of December which immediately pushed January T2 ethanol prices lower by EUR8/cu m to EUR508/cu m despite it not being clear if the entire […]

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