Tag: Switzerland

Argentina takes Peru to the WTO over anti-dumping duties on biodiesel exports

Argentina takes Peru to the WTO over anti-dumping duties on biodiesel exports

December 5, 2018 |

In Switzerland, Reuters reports that Argentina has filed an official complaint against Peru at the World Trade Organization over what is claims is unfair treatment of its biodiesel exports to the neighboring country. In October 2016, Peru implemented anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties on Argentine biodiesel imports, similar to moves made by the US and the […]

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EPFL researchers develop chemical method to stabilize simple cellulosic sugars

EPFL researchers develop chemical method to stabilize simple cellulosic sugars

September 18, 2018 |

In Switzerland, EPFL researchers have developed a chemical method that stabilizes simple sugars and prevents them from being degraded. This method could mean that chemists no longer have to balance deconstruction of the plant with avoiding degradation of the product. The new method changes the chemical susceptibility of the sugars to dehydration and degradation by […]

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Neste still confident about aviation biofuel despite Swiss setback

Neste still confident about aviation biofuel despite Swiss setback

August 23, 2018 |

In Switzerland, Reuters reports that earlier this week Swiss authorities called off an aviation biofuel pilot project under development with Neste that would have supplied 1% of aviation fuel demand at Geneva Airport. Though the company is disappointed the project has fallen through, it is continuing to develop a similar project at Dallas airport while […]

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UK says waste and crop-based biofuels aren’t mutually exclusive

UK says waste and crop-based biofuels aren’t mutually exclusive

April 26, 2018 |

In Switzerland, Platts reports that the UK will prioritize waste feedstocks under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation but in a way that will be complimentary with crop-based fuels. The new amended law that came into effect on April 15 sees a cap on crop-based fuels phased in through 2032 while new sub-targets for advanced and […]

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IATA wants one billion passengers to fly on biofuels by 2025

IATA wants one billion passengers to fly on biofuels by 2025

February 28, 2018 |

In Switzerland, the International Air transport Association (IATA) set out an aim for one billion passengers to fly on flights powered by a mix of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025. This aspiration was identified on the tenth anniversary of the first flight to blend sustainable aviation fuel and ordinary jet fuel. The […]

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AltAir gets RSB certification

AltAir gets RSB certification

January 31, 2018 |

In Switzerland, RSB is delighted to announce the certification of AltAir to produce biojet fuel, renewable diesel and naphtha, a gasoline component. This industry first sees AltAir join the ranks of RSB certified operators who have applied the RSB Global Standard to guide the development of sustainable sources of biofuel. RSB certification is a preference […]

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EPFL researcher develops LCA for biorefineries including co-products

EPFL researcher develops LCA for biorefineries including co-products

January 24, 2018 |

In Switzerland, new EU regulation aims to shrink the environmental footprint of biofuels starting in 2021. But an EPFL scientist thinks we should go one step further and take into account all compounds produced at biorefineries, not just biofuel. And he has developed a model for doing just that. The hitch is that until now, […]

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Swiss researcher says palm oil bans could hit sustainable producers unfairly

Swiss researcher says palm oil bans could hit sustainable producers unfairly

October 17, 2017 |

In Switzerland, a researcher from ETH Zurich says the European Parliament’s proposed ban on palm oil for biofuel by 2020 and Norway’s plan to end its consumption by public bodies by the end of this year will have little impact on reducing deforestation because the policies ignore the complicated realities of palm oil production. He […]

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Indonesian palm oil proponents meet in Germany to get Europe on board

Indonesian palm oil proponents meet in Germany to get Europe on board

September 30, 2017 |

In Indonesia, delegates from Indonesian government and palm oil organizations pushed for more acceptance of palm oil from Switzerland and the EU in general at a recent event in Germany. Mahendra Siregar, Executive Director of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries, said in a written statement from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, […]

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Neste teams with Geneva Airport on renewable jet fuel

Neste teams with Geneva Airport on renewable jet fuel

September 13, 2017 |

In Switzerland, Neste and Geneva Airport are pioneering together to make flying more sustainable by starting to decarbonize aviation towards fossil neutral growth. Geneva Airport is planning the introduction of renewable jet fuel for aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport; the target shall be at least 1 percent of the annual jet fuel consumption at Geneva Airport shall […]

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