Tag: Netherlands

To the Bat-Bridge! Dutch bike path features biobased construction, bat-friendly design

To the Bat-Bridge! Dutch bike path features biobased construction, bat-friendly design

January 11, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, a new, ecofriendly bike and pedestrian bridge is under construction using renewable material and has the unlikely design feature of being friendly to bats.  Dubbed Blauwe Loper—which translates to Blue Carpet—the $6.5-million bridge is 800 meters long and connects the Dutch town of Winschoten with Blauwestad park and recreational area. It is […]

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FLITE consortium to build first-of-its-kind LanzaJet ATJ facility

FLITE consortium to build first-of-its-kind LanzaJet ATJ facility

January 7, 2021 |

In the Netherlands, the FLITE consortium, led by SkyNRG and with LanzaTech as the technology provider, will build the first-of-its-kind LanzaJetTM Alcohol to Jet (AtJ) facility. The facility will convert waste-based ethanol to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at a scale of over 30,000 tons/yr. The project received €20 million in grant funding from the EU […]

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Van Oord orders green cable-laying vessel capable of running on biofuel

Van Oord orders green cable-laying vessel capable of running on biofuel

December 17, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Van Oord has ordered a next-generation custom-built green cable-laying vessel. The vessel will be delivered from VARD in Norway and equipped with the latest sustainable technologies. The vessel will be fully operational in 2023. This investment is part of Van Oord’s strategy to strengthen its leading position in the growing offshore wind […]

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Neste buy minority stake in Schiphol fuel storage company to facilitate supply of SAF

Neste buy minority stake in Schiphol fuel storage company to facilitate supply of SAF

December 1, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Neste has acquired a minority stake in Aircraft Fuel Supply B.V. (AFS), the owner and operator of the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol fuel storage company. Through its share in AFS, Neste is able to offer to airlines operating at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands ongoing supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ […]

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Emissions-to-feed company set to build test unit in Netherlands

Emissions-to-feed company set to build test unit in Netherlands

November 30, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, British biotechnology startup Deep Branch is building a production facility to make protein for fish and animal feed from carbon dioxide emissions.  Funded by a €2.5 million ($3 million) grant from EU Horizon 2020 – European Innovation Council (EIC) accelerator funding, the plant will be based at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen. […]

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Dutch authorities raid biodiesel marketer suspected of fraud

Dutch authorities raid biodiesel marketer suspected of fraud

November 30, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, a company suspected of marketing biodiesel with forged certificates is once again under the eye of the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate (ILT). Due to large-scale fraud, biodiesel that is not produced sustainably is registered as a sustainable fuel, providing the fraudsters with great financial gain.  Digital data carriers and company files […]

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GoodFuels to supply Volkswagen with biofuel for its car carrier segment

GoodFuels to supply Volkswagen with biofuel for its car carrier segment

November 26, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, GoodFuels and Volkswagen Group have successfully started their partnership in supplying GoodFuels’ advanced Bio-Fuel Oil (MR1-100 or BFO) at Vlissingen, the Netherlands – another major step for sustainable shipping in the car carrier segment. The Depth RoRo carrier Patara was bunkered with 100% GoodFuels’ Bio-Fuel Oil, which reduced the vessel’s CO2 emissions […]

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Rabobank sees higher palm oil prices next year on tightening market

Rabobank sees higher palm oil prices next year on tightening market

November 26, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Malaysia’s Star newspaper reports that Rabobank’s Agri Commodities Outlook 2021 says palm oil prices are likely to be stronger next year due to likely La Niña floods that should lower production in Southeast Asia, pandemic-related impacts and Indonesia’s planned B40 blending mandate. Even so, Rabobank expects production to rise 4% on the […]

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GPS to develop ethanol rail system for VARO to Port of Amsterdam

GPS to develop ethanol rail system for VARO to Port of Amsterdam

November 12, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, GPS will develop a rail handing system as well as dedicated ethanol storage for VARO. The expansion follows GPS-A having commissioned around 134,000 m3 of Class 1 storage for VARO in December 2019 and extends the relationship. The rail system will unlock important trading opportunities and a more environmentally friendly logistics alternative. […]

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PostNL trialing HVO to decarbonize “last mile” postal delivery

PostNL trialing HVO to decarbonize “last mile” postal delivery

November 11, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, Trans.info reports that the Dutch postal service, PostNL is trialing mail delivery in two Dutch cities using biofuel made from used cooking oil. The trial includes 60 vehicles in Zolle and Leeuwarden running on 100% HVO from Neste in hopes of eventually rolling out the fuel amongst its entire fleet in the […]

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