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SAS passengers can now buy biofuel

SAS passengers can now buy biofuel

September 18, 2019 |

In Sweden, travelers flying with SAS can now voluntarily choose to buy biofuel and so help reduce climate-affecting CO2 emissions by up to 80 percent. The new non-profit service aims to pioneer a large-scale and competitive market for biofuel within aviation, in line with SAS’ sustainability strategy. SAS is now launching a new ancillary product […]

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TechnipFMC and BTG-BTL to build a wood residue-based bio-oil plant in Sweden

TechnipFMC and BTG-BTL to build a wood residue-based bio-oil plant in Sweden

September 18, 2019 |

In the Netherlands, thanks to a Dutch invention, cars in Sweden will soon be powered by a fuel made from wood residues such as sawdust. TechnipFMC and the Dutch company BTG-BTL based in Twente will design and build a production facility in Sweden where wood residues will be converted into bio-oil. It will be the […]

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Northeast heating oil industry pledges net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050

Northeast heating oil industry pledges net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050

September 18, 2019 |

In Rhode Island, the Northeast’s heating oil industry has resolved to achieve net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2050. The industry’s resolution calls for a 15% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2023, a 40% reduction by 2030, and net-zero-carbon emissions by 2050. The resolution also directs industry associations and other groups assembled at the meeting […]

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St1 licenses the UOP’s Ecofining™ technology for Swedish biofuel plant

St1 licenses the UOP’s Ecofining™ technology for Swedish biofuel plant

September 18, 2019 |

In Illinois, Honeywell announced that St1 Nordic Oy has licensed the UOP’s Ecofining™ renewable fuels technology to produce 4,000 barrels per day of diesel and jet fuel integrated with its refinery complex in Gothenburg, Sweden. Basic engineering design for the project has already been completed. The markets in which St1 operates have among the most […]

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Saudi oil attack could spur further Brazilian ethanol demand domestically

Saudi oil attack could spur further Brazilian ethanol demand domestically

September 18, 2019 |

In Brazil, Reuters reports that Petrobras is not yet clear how much of the oil price increase on international markets resulting from the attack on Saudi oil production over the weekend will be passed on to consumers. Any increase in price is likely to be good for ethanol demand. Sugar mills are already dedicating around […]

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Malaysia expects to ship certified palm oil biodiesel to EU in 2020

Malaysia expects to ship certified palm oil biodiesel to EU in 2020

September 18, 2019 |

In Malaysia, the New Straits Times newspaper reports that despite the ongoing trade dispute in Europe with southeast Asian trading partners over the sustainability and therefore market reception of palm oil, Malaysia expects to export palm oil certified by its national sustainability certification scheme to Europe in 2020. The government is aiming for 100% of […]

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New Zealand researcher awarded grant to study advanced biomass gasification

New Zealand researcher awarded grant to study advanced biomass gasification

September 18, 2019 |

In New Zealand, a researcher at the University of Canterbury has been awarded NZ$999,999 funded over three years by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise to study integrated chemical looping and oxygen uncoupling with advanced biomass gasification, for renewable hydrogen production and carbon dioxide capture. This research will develop a new system that combines […]

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European blenders facing challenges to achieve EU 2020 mandate

European blenders facing challenges to achieve EU 2020 mandate

September 18, 2019 |

In Belgium, with just a few months to go before the end of the year, Platts reports that blenders are facing a hard time achieving the European Union’s 10% blending mandate for 2020 as well as requirements under the Fuel Quality Directive with even more challenges seen from next year due to EU member states […]

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Waste to Energy investment fund launched seeking to raise $500 million

Waste to Energy investment fund launched seeking to raise $500 million

September 17, 2019 |

In Washington state, the USWTE Green Industrial Fund has launched, seeking Ozone investors to establish Waste to Energy (WTE) projects with a view to having follow up funds to invest in WTE type industrial parks in the Qualified Opportunity Zones throughout the United States. These projects will have a vision to eliminate toxic waste with a […]

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China dialing back its E10 ambitions on lack of feedstock

China dialing back its E10 ambitions on lack of feedstock

September 17, 2019 |

In China, Reuters reports that the country is looking to scale back its ethanol ambitions which had been aiming for a 10% ethanol blend on the back of reduced corn availability. With ethanol stocks falling to a more manageable 57 million metric tons from more than 200 million tons in 2017 mixed with the failure […]

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