Tag: Netherlands

European T2 ethanol prices reach record high on tight ARA supplies

European T2 ethanol prices reach record high on tight ARA supplies

August 10, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports T2 ethanol prices reached a record high of EUR809/cu m FOB Rotterdam on the back of tight supplies in the ARA region. Spot availability is almost nil, forcing the price up EUR131 in just a week, a shocking turnaround compared to record lows seen in March as a result of […]

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European T2 ethanol hits eight-year high and record premium against gasoline

European T2 ethanol hits eight-year high and record premium against gasoline

August 5, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports European T2 ethanol rose to an eight-year high this week at EUR715/cu m FOB Rotterdam, up EUR51 on the week, with the highest-ever premium to gasoline at $559.49/cu m. Even though prices were at a record low in March during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand recovered faster than […]

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KLM slammed for how it advertises aviation biofuel use on its website

KLM slammed for how it advertises aviation biofuel use on its website

August 3, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, in a non-binding ruling, the Dutch Advertising Code Committee recommended KLM should change the way it advertises the use of biofuels on its website. On its website, KLM had suggested that biofuel is used on a large scale by making the point that “biofuels are mixed with conventional fossil kerosene to a […]

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Dutch company set to launch shoe made from wine waste

Dutch company set to launch shoe made from wine waste

July 27, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, footwear company Mercer Amsterdam has announced it will launch a sneaker made from wine waste, recycled polyethylene terephthalate, and algae-based ethylene vinyl acetate. Dubbed W3RD Wine Pack, Mercer Amsterdam partnered with Vegea for the wine waste material. The company says the soft vegan leather is made from the waste skins, stalks, and […]

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USDA GAIN report says pandemic will slash biofuel use by up to 10%

USDA GAIN report says pandemic will slash biofuel use by up to 10%

July 23, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, a new USDA GAIN report says the COVID-19 pandemic will slash European bioethanol and biodiesel use by approximately ten and six percent, respectively. EU biofuel demand is driven by the Renewable Energy Directives I and II, the former of which demand 10% renewable content in transportation by 2020 while the latter has […]

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Titan LNG scores EU grant to boost its bio-LNG bunkering capacity

Titan LNG scores EU grant to boost its bio-LNG bunkering capacity

July 20, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Titan LNG has been granted EUR11 million in funding from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF); the EU’s grant scheme supporting transport infrastructure, connectivity and the switch to greener fuels for transport. It Bio2Bunker project develops and expands a (Bio)-LNG (BLNG) bunkering supply chain by introducing three bunker barges in Zeebrugge, Rotterdam, […]

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Dutch construction company switches to HVO for asphalt equipment

Dutch construction company switches to HVO for asphalt equipment

July 13, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, BAM Infra Nederland is the first construction company to switch to Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel for all of its asphalt equipment. With this fuel, BAM reduces the CO2 emissions of its asphalt processing teams by up to 89%. For BAM, HVO fuel is the new standard for its asphalt equipment that […]

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IEA Bioenergy report says novel regional and landscape government required to tackle complex sustainability challenges

IEA Bioenergy report says novel regional and landscape government required to tackle complex sustainability challenges

July 13, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, IEA Bioenergy says novel regional and landscape governance approaches aim at addressing complex sustainability challenges by enhancing commitment and collaboration between multiple stakeholders and sectors to achieve common goals for a more sustainable production at larger geographical scales and across sectors, regardless of the purpose of produced raw materials, or the end-destination […]

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European T2 ethanol prices highest since pre-pandemic

European T2 ethanol prices highest since pre-pandemic

July 9, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Platts reports European T2 ethanol prices rose to Eur639.75/cu m FOB Rotterdam, the highest since before the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of tightening supplies. Production has dropped as a result of the pandemic but also a lot of fuel ethanol has been diverted for hand sanitizers and disinfectants to battle the […]

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Arriva trials HVO on Dutch train route ahead of September roll out

Arriva trials HVO on Dutch train route ahead of September roll out

June 30, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, rail operator Arriva has completed a trial using HVO on a train running between Groningen and Friesland ahead of the September roll out where the company plans to operate several of its routes using the biofuel. In an effort to reduce its environmental impact, the company has invested in 50 new trains […]

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