Tag: Norway

Norway’s Vow to provide Czech Republic’s Unipetrol with pyrolysis testing unit

Norway’s Vow to provide Czech Republic’s Unipetrol with pyrolysis testing unit

February 26, 2020 |

In Norway, Vow ASA, through its subsidiary ETIA, has been awarded a contract to provide a pyrolysis testing unit for processing of waste plastics and polymers for Unipetrol in the Czech Republic. Unipetrol is a part of PKN ORLEN group, a leading player in the fuels and energy markets. Unipetrol is the largest refining and petrochemical […]

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Norwegian aviation biofuel project using salmon waste under development

Norwegian aviation biofuel project using salmon waste under development

January 14, 2020 |

In Norway, Biokraft has teamed with the Norwegian research and innovation organization SINTEF and potentially a German technical partner to build a pilot plant that would produce aviation fuel from salmon processing waste in central Norway. Financing for the facility that is expected to produce 10,000 metric tons of fuel annually is yet to be […]

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Norway proposes over $70M for CO2 capture and storage

Norway proposes over $70M for CO2 capture and storage

January 11, 2020 |

In Norway, the government proposes to allocate a total of 628 million NOK or $70.6 million USD, for the development of carbon capture and storage. The case will be presented to the Parliament. The government has stated that an investment decision can be made in 2020/2021. The government has already spent large sums on research […]

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Airlines bracing for higher fuels costs with Norway’s 0.5% aviation biofuel blending mandate

Airlines bracing for higher fuels costs with Norway’s 0.5% aviation biofuel blending mandate

November 21, 2019 |

In Norway, Reuters reports that airlines believe they will have access to sufficient, although expensive, supplies of aviation biofuel by year’s end in order to comply with the country’s 0.5% blending mandate for airplanes that will come into effect on January 1. Currently, aviation biofuel is about four times the price as conventional jet fuel, […]

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Hurtigruten trialing first Norwegian cruise ship running on biodiesel

Hurtigruten trialing first Norwegian cruise ship running on biodiesel

October 30, 2019 |

In Norway, on the way to the goal of becoming completely emission free, Hurtigruten has as the first Norwegian cruise line started testing biodiesel on board the ship MS Polarlys. This fuel can potentially reduce emissions with 95 percent. MS Polarlys has successfully been testing the use of Biodiesel the last few weeks and will […]

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Norway looking at potential biodiesel and biogas mandates for marine transportation

Norway looking at potential biodiesel and biogas mandates for marine transportation

October 8, 2019 |

In Norway, Maritime Executive reports that as part of the government’s action plan for green shipping that aims to reduce carbon emissions from shipping by 30% by 2030, the national environmental agency together with the maritime authority will look at the possibility of a blending mandate for biodiesel and biogas in shipping. The country is […]

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Norwegian NGO report says aviation biofuel leading to deforestation

Norwegian NGO report says aviation biofuel leading to deforestation

October 7, 2019 |

In Norway, Rainforest Foundation Norway’s new report ‘Destination deforestation’ goes into the heated debate about “flight shame” and the role of the aviation sector in contributing to the climate crisis. The report reviews the status of the targets the aviation industry has set for alternative fuels and shows how high the risk is that expanding biofuel […]

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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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