Tag: belgium

FO Licht says EU-27 biodiesel consumption could fall 2M tons in 2020

FO Licht says EU-27 biodiesel consumption could fall 2M tons in 2020

April 6, 2020 |

In Belgium, FO Licht estimates that biodiesel consumption in the EU-27 could fall by 2 million metric tons in 2020 as drivers stay home due to coronavirus travel restrictions. As European countries sought to comply with the Renewable Energy Directive’s 10% renewable energy content mandate by 2020, biodiesel consumption was estimated to rise to 14.3 […]

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European biofuels value chain concerned about derogation of biofuel policies

European biofuels value chain concerned about derogation of biofuel policies

April 2, 2020 |

In Belgium, last week a consortium of associations representing the European biofuels value chain wrote a letter to the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal to highlight the challenges the value chain is facing, especially the proposed derogations of biofuel blending mandates, saying they can provide both fuel as well as feedstock […]

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European Commission forced to pull back dumping on-site investigations

European Commission forced to pull back dumping on-site investigations

March 18, 2020 |

In Belgium, Bloomberg reports that the COVID-19 pandemic that has brought many parts of the world into lockdown will seriously impact its ability to investigate allegations of trade dumping, like ongoing concerns about Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel or US-origin ethanol, especially now that prices are so low they could spark an import window even if […]

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European Committee for Standardization report says E20 reduces carbon emissions by 10% vs E10

European Committee for Standardization report says E20 reduces carbon emissions by 10% vs E10

March 17, 2020 |

In Belgium, Horizon Magazine reports that the European Committee for Standardization commissioned a report from its Dutch counterpart NEN to look at the impacts of raising ethanol blending to 20% in Europe as a baseline to help develop future standards for the higher blend by 2030. The study showed that vehicles manufactured after 2011 should […]

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Borealis starts polypropylene production from Neste-produced renewable feedstock

Borealis starts polypropylene production from Neste-produced renewable feedstock

March 10, 2020 |

In Belgium, Borealis has started to produce polypropylene (PP) based on Neste-produced renewable feedstock in its production facilities in Kallo and Beringen, Belgium. This marks the first time that Borealis has replaced fossil fuel-based feedstock in its large-scale commercial production of PP. The Belgian plants were recently awarded by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification […]

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Jan De Nul Group looking at switching dredging vessels to 100% renewable fuel

Jan De Nul Group looking at switching dredging vessels to 100% renewable fuel

February 26, 2020 |

In Belgium, for its maritime fleet, Jan De Nul Group goes for 100% renewable fuel, a certified sustainable substitute for fossil fuel made from waste flows. Since the end of 2019, the first Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger is sailing in Zeebrugge on 100% biofuel. Jan De Nul Group is now considering this switch for other […]

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KU Leuven map out how wood could replace petroleum in chemical industry

KU Leuven map out how wood could replace petroleum in chemical industry

February 19, 2020 |

In Belgium, an interdisciplinary team of bioscience engineers and economists from KU Leuven has mapped out how wood could replace petroleum in the chemical industry. They not only looked at the technological requirements, but also whether that scenario would be financially viable. A shift from petroleum to wood would lead to a reduction in CO2 […]

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De Smet secures contract for Croatian 2G ethanol project

De Smet secures contract for Croatian 2G ethanol project

January 30, 2020 |

In Belgium, De Smet Engineers & Contractors (DSEC) has started working on a Basic Engineering contract for the Croatian Oil & Gas Company INA, covering the OSBL portion of a 2G Ethanol (2nd generation) project to be built in Sisak, near Zagreb. The feedstock will be locally grown miscanthus and wheat straw. DSEC will also […]

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Alcogroup and Abengoa to fight EU’s claims of ethanol price manipulation at hearings

Alcogroup and Abengoa to fight EU’s claims of ethanol price manipulation at hearings

January 28, 2020 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that Alcogroup and Abengoa plan to fight against anti-trust charges of manipulating ethanol prices at hearings in front of the European Commission and national authorities on Tuesday and Wednesday. The companies could be charged up to 10% of the global turnover if the hearing rules against them, or the case could […]

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European coalition call for sustainable renewable fuels under Green Deal

European coalition call for sustainable renewable fuels under Green Deal

January 14, 2020 |

In Belgium, EU’s long-term energy transition goals depend not just on developing new technologies but also on alternative-fuel solutions that already reduce harmful emissions. As the EU reframes important environment and energy legislation under the European Green Deal, it should not abandon clean, proven and cost-effective solutions such as sustainable renewable fuels and LPG. That’s […]

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