Tag: Spain

Spanish olive oil industry looks to biodiesel to relieve market pressure from oversupply

Spanish olive oil industry looks to biodiesel to relieve market pressure from oversupply

February 12, 2020 |

In Spain, the Olive Oil Times reports that the Spanish farmers unions are looking to potentially allow the use of 600,000 metric tons of low quality “lampante” olive oil as feedstock for biodiesel rather than pay for it to be stored until market conditions improve or private storage aid from the European Union can be […]

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Clariant expands activated bleaching earths production capacity in Spain to supply EMEA edible oil and biofuel markets

Clariant expands activated bleaching earths production capacity in Spain to supply EMEA edible oil and biofuel markets

February 11, 2020 |

In Spain, Clariant continues to boost the supply of high-quality activated bleaching earths to the edible oil and biofuel markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with additional capacity now on stream in Yuncos, Spain, and an extended portfolio of advanced purification products for local customers. Rising interest in biofuel usage, throughout the EU, […]

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EU project to develop biobased solutions for aquaculture sector

EU project to develop biobased solutions for aquaculture sector

January 20, 2020 |

In Spain, BIOGEARS is a new innovative project funded by the European Union under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund that is set to develop biobased gear solutions for the creation of an eco-friendly offshore aquaculture sector using a multitrophic approach and new biobased value chains. The current use of biobased plastic (produced from biomass […]

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Sustainable Shipping Initiative inquiry finds industry concerned about crop-based fuels

Sustainable Shipping Initiative inquiry finds industry concerned about crop-based fuels

December 16, 2019 |

In Spain, the findings of an inquiry commissioned by the Sustainable Shipping Initiative, reflecting a stakeholder consultation process facilitated by SSI member Forum for the Future to explore the potential role (if any) of biofuels in the decarbonization of shipping found that the significant majority of the stakeholders consulted have a clear preference for any […]

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World Bioenergy Association says EU Green Deal opportunity for RED rethink

World Bioenergy Association says EU Green Deal opportunity for RED rethink

December 12, 2019 |

In Spain, Euractiv reports that the head of the World Bioenergy Association says that the European Green Deal is an opportunity for the European Union to rethink its Renewable Energy Directive in order to truly support biofuels rather than implement policies that end of with more fossil fuels in the mix. With renewables having a […]

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IATA calls on EU to include SAF in European Green Deal

IATA calls on EU to include SAF in European Green Deal

December 10, 2019 |

In Spain, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) asked the European Union to support aviation’s energy transition to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as part of the bloc’s Green Deal, being launched Wednesday. The industry believes that achieving 2% of global jet fuel from non-fossil sources by 2025 could create a tipping point for production and […]

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GRAIN says ethanol amongst the climate change provoking products encouraged under EU-Mercosur trade deal

GRAIN says ethanol amongst the climate change provoking products encouraged under EU-Mercosur trade deal

November 27, 2019 |

In Spain, GRAIN has called out the EU-Mercosur deal saying it with further augment the global climate crisis, specifically pointing to six crops included in the deal, such as Brazilian sugarcane ethanol. The report says the EU’s increased ethanol imports through the FTA are expected to be used to meet Europe’s “green” transport fuel targets. […]

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ECB contracts Acciona to do engineering for Paraguayan HVO plant

ECB contracts Acciona to do engineering for Paraguayan HVO plant

November 26, 2019 |

In Spain, Reuters reports that Acciona has won an engineering contract to build the first HVO plant in Paraguay, the new ECB plant recently announced that will also produce aviation biofuel. The facility will use Honeywell UOP and Crown Iron Works technologies. Funding raising for the $800 million project was outsourced to Barclays Bank Plc […]

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Increased biodiesel mandates leading to global glycerin supply glut

Increased biodiesel mandates leading to global glycerin supply glut

November 6, 2019 |

In Spain, ICIS reports that the global glycerin supply glut is expected to continue on the back of ever-rising biodiesel mandates, further weighing on refined glycerin margins as demand for new products using the material aren’t coming to market at the same speed as additional supplies. Personal and oral care products have traditionally been the […]

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Turkish officials seize more than $11 million of illegal UCO biodiesel destined for Spain

Turkish officials seize more than $11 million of illegal UCO biodiesel destined for Spain

October 31, 2019 |

In Turkey, local press reports that police seized 1.53 million liters of illegal biodiesel valued at more than $11 million in the country’s largest-ever illegal fuel bust. The fuel was destined to be smuggled to Spain as biodiesel, even though it was just used cooking oil collected, boiled and with chemicals added to it without […]

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