Tag: Norway

Trondheim backs MAN for biodiesel and biogas buses

Trondheim backs MAN for biodiesel and biogas buses

September 11, 2019 |

In Norway, MAN Truck & Bus delivered 105 city buses to Vy Buss AS and another 84 vehicles to Tide Buss AS to Trondheim, most of which run on biodiesel or biogas. The solobuses are 12 meters long and feature an E2876 LUH Euro 6 gas engine. In terms of fuel, drivers can use both […]

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Avinor agrees to buy nearly $1 million in BtL aviation fuel to get Quantafuel commercial

Avinor agrees to buy nearly $1 million in BtL aviation fuel to get Quantafuel commercial

June 24, 2019 |

In Norway, Avinor has entered into an agreement with Quantafuel to buy sustainable aviation fuel based on Norwegian biomass. The fuel will be produced in a pilot plant partly funded by ENOVA while in order to fund the development, Avinor has committed purchase fuel for just under $1 million. Quantafuel AS has developed technology for […]

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NGO applauds Norway for cutting palm oil biodiesel consumption 70% in 2018

NGO applauds Norway for cutting palm oil biodiesel consumption 70% in 2018

May 13, 2019 |

In Norway, the country’s consumption of palm oil biodiesel saw a 70 percent drop from 2017 to 2018. “A big win for rainforests and the climate. Now the rest of Europe must follow suit”, says Rainforest Foundation Norway. In 2017, Norway consumed 317 million liters of biodiesel based on palm oil, corresponding to around 10 […]

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EU project to partly fund Norwegian ferry operator’s trial switch to hydrogen from biodiesel

EU project to partly fund Norwegian ferry operator’s trial switch to hydrogen from biodiesel

May 13, 2019 |

In Norway, The European innovation project FLAGSHIPS has been awarded 5 Million Euros from the EU to support deploying two commercially operated zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell vessels in France and Norway. The FLAGSHIPS project contributes in building two new build vessels, one in Lyon, France and one in Stavanger, Norway. In Lyon, a hydrogen push-boat […]

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Norway requires 0.5% of aviation fuel to be advanced biofuels

Norway requires 0.5% of aviation fuel to be advanced biofuels

May 5, 2019 |

In Norway, starting from 1 January 2020, 0.5 per cent of aviation fuel sold in Norway will be advanced biofuels, and the regulatory changes will be introduced in the Product Regulation. Norway is one of the first countries in the world to introduce such a requirement in the aviation sector. Flights carried out by military […]

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Quantafuel teams with Geminor on its first plastic waste-to-fuels plant in Scandinavia

Quantafuel teams with Geminor on its first plastic waste-to-fuels plant in Scandinavia

April 2, 2019 |

In Norway, since 2007 Quantafuel has developed and tested its own patented catalyst solution that converts plastic waste into low emission fuels and products for the petrochemical industry. The Norwegian company has previously opened a test production facility in Mexico, and in the third quarter of 2019 the first Scandinavian plant, located in Skive in Denmark, […]

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Exploitation permit for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

Exploitation permit for CO2 storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

February 3, 2019 |

In Norway, Equinor has been awarded an exploitation permit for CO2-storage on the Norwegian Continental Shelf by the Norwegian government. The allocated area for storage of CO₂ is located near the Troll oil and gas field. Equinor is currently performing front-end engineering and design (FEED)-studies on storage with project partners Shell and Total. The storage […]

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Malaysia says Norway palm oil ban will get in the way of Malaysia-EFTA trade deal

Malaysia says Norway palm oil ban will get in the way of Malaysia-EFTA trade deal

December 31, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Reuters reports that the country sees Norway’s ban on palm oil for biodiesel beginning in 2020 as a major roadblock to concluding multilateral trade negotiations between Malaysia and the European Free Trade Area, which includes the European Union plus Switzerland and Norway. The Malaysia-EFTA trade pact last held negotiations in May 2017 but […]

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Norway first country to ban biofuel from palm oil

Norway first country to ban biofuel from palm oil

December 9, 2018 |

In Norway, the Parliament voted to no longer allow biofuel from palm oil into the country in an effort to stop deforestation in Indonesia and other countries that export palm oil. The decision is set to go into force in 2020. The recent vote came after earlier attempts at slowly phasing out palm oil, like […]

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Hurtigruten to fuel cruise ships on biogas made partly from fish waste

Hurtigruten to fuel cruise ships on biogas made partly from fish waste

November 19, 2018 |

In Norway, Reuters reports that Hurtigruten is investing $826 million to adapt its 17-vessel fleet of cruise ships including six older vessels that will run on a combination of liquefied natural gas (LNG), electric batteries and liquefied bio gas (LBG), the latter of which will be produced from fish waste along with agricultural and forestry […]

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