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European Parliament’s ENVI committee votes to exclude primary woody biofuels and limit crop-based biofuels

European Parliament’s ENVI committee votes to exclude primary woody biofuels and limit crop-based biofuels

May 23, 2022 |

In Belgium, late on May 16, the European Parliament’s environment committee voted on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), including limiting subsidies to burning forests biomass and crop-based biofuels.  Forests biomass: with a 45 to 36 majority the committee voted in favor of amendment CA9, recommending that primary woody biomass should no longer be […]

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CJ BIO introduces marine biodegradable PHA

CJ BIO introduces marine biodegradable PHA

May 23, 2022 |

In Massachusetts, CJ BIO, a division of South Korea-based CJ CheilJedang, has introduced PHACT Marine Biodegradable Polymers based on its proprietary polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) technology. Being a part of the solution to change the trajectory of the plastic pollution challenge and preserving the planet is the essence of the PHACT brand. PHACT means (PHA + Act) […]

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Some EU countries cutting back on biofuels short-term due to war in Ukraine

Some EU countries cutting back on biofuels short-term due to war in Ukraine

May 23, 2022 |

Across Europe, Stratus Advisors says that eight of the European Union’s 27 member states have either lowered biofuel blending mandates for the near term or are in discussions to do so in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and concerns about food security, but believes that the RePower policy will help to decarbonize Europe and […]

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Verbio may convert eastern German oil refinery to renewables

Verbio may convert eastern German oil refinery to renewables

May 23, 2022 |

In Germany, Reuters reports the Handelsblatt newspaper said that Verbio could be looking at refurbishing the PCK Schwedt refinery in eastern Germany into biofuel production, a facility that Alcmene Group is trying to take over, although neither company commented on the report. The facility, majority owned by Russian energy company Rosneft, is reliant on imports […]

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Japanese researchers produce formic acid from CO2

Japanese researchers produce formic acid from CO2

May 23, 2022 |

In Japan, photoreduction of CO2 into transportable fuel like formic acid (HCOOH) is a great way of dealing with CO2’s rising levels in the atmosphere. To aid in this mission, a research team from Tokyo Tech chose an easily available iron-based mineral and loaded it onto an alumina support to develop a catalyst that can […]

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Minnesota PUC says it has authority to regulate CO2 pipelines

Minnesota PUC says it has authority to regulate CO2 pipelines

May 23, 2022 |

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) unanimously voted they have existing authority to permit the siting of carbon dioxide (CO2) pipelines, including the two multi-state pipelines currently in development. This decision addresses the growing regional demand to capture carbon dioxide from ethanol plants and transport via pipeline. Minnesota statutes require pipelines that transport […]

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Kuehne+Nagel teams with IAG Cargo on transatlantic SAF use

Kuehne+Nagel teams with IAG Cargo on transatlantic SAF use

May 19, 2022 |

In the UK, Kuehne+Nagel will reduce emissions by purchasing eight million liters of sustainable aviation fuel. The delivery will be over 2022 and will remove approximately 18,300 metric tons of CO2, which is the equivalent of 350 British Airways flights between London and New York. The SAF, manufactured from sustainable waste feedstocks, will be sourced […]

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Tallgrass to capture CO2 from ADM’s Columbus corn-processing complex

Tallgrass to capture CO2 from ADM’s Columbus corn-processing complex

May 19, 2022 |

In Nebraska, Tallgrass announced it has entered into an agreement with ADM that would pave the way for Tallgrass to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from ADM’s corn-processing complex in Columbus, Neb., and transport it to Tallgrass’ Eastern Wyoming Sequestration Hub for permanent underground storage. By utilizing a converted natural gas pipeline for CO2 transportation, Tallgrass […]

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HEINZ teams with Pulpex to develop paper-based, renewable and recyclable bottle

HEINZ teams with Pulpex to develop paper-based, renewable and recyclable bottle

May 19, 2022 |

In Pennsylvania, HEINZ is teaming up with Pulpex to develop a paper-based, renewable and recyclable bottle made from 100 percent sustainably sourced wood pulp. Innovating its iconic ketchup bottle, HEINZ is the first sauce brand to test the potential of Pulpex’s sustainable paper bottle packaging for its range of world-famous condiments.  HEINZ and Pulpex are […]

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Caffe Inc. and Amsterdam Climate and Energy Fund to build coffee waste recycling plant

Caffe Inc. and Amsterdam Climate and Energy Fund to build coffee waste recycling plant

May 19, 2022 |

In the Netherlands, Caffe Inc. BV and the Amsterdam Climate and Energy Fund (ACEF) have joined forces to build a 100% circular recycling plant for coffee waste in Amsterdam. In the factory coffee waste is recycled into coffee oil for use in the personal care industry and into coffee blocks applied in biobased materials. These […]

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