Tag: Norway

Exploitation permit for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Exploitation permit for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

February 3, 2019 |

In Norway, Equinor has been awarded an exploitation permit for CO2-storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf by the Norwegian government. The allocated area for storage of CO₂ is located near the Troll oil and gas field. Equinor is currently performing front-end engineering and design (FEED)-studies on storage with project partners Shell and Total. The storage […]

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Malaysia says Norway palm oil ban will get in the way of Malaysia-EFTA trade deal

Malaysia says Norway palm oil ban will get in the way of Malaysia-EFTA trade deal

December 31, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Reuters reports that the country sees Norway’s ban on palm oil for biodiesel beginning in 2020 as a major roadblock to concluding multilateral trade negotiations between Malaysia and the European Free Trade Area, which includes the European Union plus Switzerland and Norway. The Malaysia-EFTA trade pact last held negotiations in May 2017 but […]

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Norway first country to ban biofuel from palm oil

Norway first country to ban biofuel from palm oil

December 9, 2018 |

In Norway, the Parliament voted to no longer allow biofuel from palm oil into the country in an effort to stop deforestation in Indonesia and other countries that export palm oil. The decision is set to go into force in 2020. The recent vote came after earlier attempts at slowly phasing out palm oil, like […]

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Hurtigruten to fuel cruise ships on biogas made partly from fish waste

Hurtigruten to fuel cruise ships on biogas made partly from fish waste

November 19, 2018 |

In Norway, Reuters reports that Hurtigruten is investing $826 million to adapt its 17-vessel fleet of cruise ships including six older vessels that will run on a combination of liquefied natural gas (LNG), electric batteries and liquefied bio gas (LBG), the latter of which will be produced from fish waste along with agricultural and forestry […]

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Norwegian researchers find producing aviation biofuels domestically good and less good

Norwegian researchers find producing aviation biofuels domestically good and less good

November 19, 2018 |

In Norway, two researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s (NTNU) Industrial Ecology Program decided to look at how producing aviation biofuels in Norway would affect the climate and other environmental aspects identified by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. These goals have been developed to guide the world’s transition to […]

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SAS CEO asks Nordic PMs to boos use of aviation biofuels

SAS CEO asks Nordic PMs to boos use of aviation biofuels

November 1, 2018 |

In Norway, a group of Nordic-based CEOs announced a joint initiative to speed up the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Representatives from the group presented their shared ambitions to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg during the 70th Nordic Council session in Oslo. “SAS takes ambitious steps to reduce the negative impact from […]

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Norway government increases renewable energy grants to more than $121M

Norway government increases renewable energy grants to more than $121M

October 21, 2018 |

In Norway, the Norwegian government increased its grants towards renewable energy from NOK 570 million (about $69 million) in 2018 to more than NOK 1 billion ($121.6 million) in 2019. In addition, they are stepping up their support to Norfund’s (Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries) investments in renewable energy. This is in line with […]

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Norway first country in the world to impose biofuel requirements on airlines

Norway first country in the world to impose biofuel requirements on airlines

October 6, 2018 |

In Norway, the Ministry of Climate and Environment said that any airline operating in Norway will now be required to use more environmentally friendly jet fuel mixed with biofuel. The measure, which requires a 0.5% advanced biofuel mix into jet fuel starting in 2020, is part of Norway’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions. “The […]

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Norwegian company hires Pöyry to design biomass-to-liquid biocrude plant

Norwegian company hires Pöyry to design biomass-to-liquid biocrude plant

September 4, 2018 |

In Norway, Biozin Holding AS has awarded Pöyry with the Owner’s Engineering Services assignment for the pre-engineering phase for the planned biozin® production plant in Norway. The new plant will convert biomass to liquid biocrude that will be sold and further processed into transportation fuels in oil refineries. The work is scheduled to be carried […]

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EU project FASTCARD moves forward advanced biofuels research via two pathways

EU project FASTCARD moves forward advanced biofuels research via two pathways

August 7, 2018 |

In Norway, EU-funded FASTCARD project used two different routes to meet European commitments to the production of advanced biofuels. The first involved the ‘liquefaction’ of biomass and is the closest to competing economically with fossil fuels, while the second employed gasification of biomass, which can be economically challenging over the short-term. Research enabled the short- […]

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