Tag: Spain

World Bioenergy Association says EU Green Deal opportunity for RED rethink

World Bioenergy Association says EU Green Deal opportunity for RED rethink

December 12, 2019 |

In Spain, Euractiv reports that the head of the World Bioenergy Association says that the European Green Deal is an opportunity for the European Union to rethink its Renewable Energy Directive in order to truly support biofuels rather than implement policies that end of with more fossil fuels in the mix. With renewables having a […]

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IATA calls on EU to include SAF in European Green Deal

IATA calls on EU to include SAF in European Green Deal

December 10, 2019 |

In Spain, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) asked the European Union to support aviation’s energy transition to sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) as part of the bloc’s Green Deal, being launched Wednesday. The industry believes that achieving 2% of global jet fuel from non-fossil sources by 2025 could create a tipping point for production and […]

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GRAIN says ethanol amongst the climate change provoking products encouraged under EU-Mercosur trade deal

GRAIN says ethanol amongst the climate change provoking products encouraged under EU-Mercosur trade deal

November 27, 2019 |

In Spain, GRAIN has called out the EU-Mercosur deal saying it with further augment the global climate crisis, specifically pointing to six crops included in the deal, such as Brazilian sugarcane ethanol. The report says the EU’s increased ethanol imports through the FTA are expected to be used to meet Europe’s “green” transport fuel targets. […]

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ECB contracts Acciona to do engineering for Paraguayan HVO plant

ECB contracts Acciona to do engineering for Paraguayan HVO plant

November 26, 2019 |

In Spain, Reuters reports that Acciona has won an engineering contract to build the first HVO plant in Paraguay, the new ECB plant recently announced that will also produce aviation biofuel. The facility will use Honeywell UOP and Crown Iron Works technologies. Funding raising for the $800 million project was outsourced to Barclays Bank Plc […]

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Increased biodiesel mandates leading to global glycerin supply glut

Increased biodiesel mandates leading to global glycerin supply glut

November 6, 2019 |

In Spain, ICIS reports that the global glycerin supply glut is expected to continue on the back of ever-rising biodiesel mandates, further weighing on refined glycerin margins as demand for new products using the material aren’t coming to market at the same speed as additional supplies. Personal and oral care products have traditionally been the […]

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Turkish officials seize more than $11 million of illegal UCO biodiesel destined for Spain

Turkish officials seize more than $11 million of illegal UCO biodiesel destined for Spain

October 31, 2019 |

In Turkey, local press reports that police seized 1.53 million liters of illegal biodiesel valued at more than $11 million in the country’s largest-ever illegal fuel bust. The fuel was destined to be smuggled to Spain as biodiesel, even though it was just used cooking oil collected, boiled and with chemicals added to it without […]

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Sainc Energy secures 180,000 tons/year of olive tree waste for Spanish 2G project

Sainc Energy secures 180,000 tons/year of olive tree waste for Spanish 2G project

October 1, 2019 |

In Spain, Sainc Energy Limited, a London-based developer of biomass refineries, has entered into a definitive supply contract for 180,000 tons per annum of local olive tree prunings for its planned advanced bio-refinery at Villaralto, in Cordoba Province, Andalusia, Spain. The bio-refinery will produce second generation (2G) ethanol alongside so-called crude lignin oil (CLO). The CLO […]

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Spanish researchers make hydrogen from algae breakthrough

Spanish researchers make hydrogen from algae breakthrough

September 23, 2019 |

In Spain, a team from the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department at the University of Cordoba has been searching for ways to increase hydrogen production by using microorganisms, specifically microalgae and bacteria. In this vein, researchers were able to increase hydrogen production by combining unicellular green alga called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with Escherichia coli bacteria. The […]

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HAM Group brings online third biomethane refueling station from wastewater in Spain

HAM Group brings online third biomethane refueling station from wastewater in Spain

May 20, 2019 |

In Spain, HAM Group has designed, installed and commissioned its third HAMikro refueling station, which allows the refueling of biomethane obtained from wastewater treatment. The installation is located in the facilities of the municipal water service of Lleida and is formed by a fuel compression system, using a low flow compressor, a structure that allows […]

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Spanish terminal operator looking to expand biofuel storage ahead of 2020 mandates

Spanish terminal operator looking to expand biofuel storage ahead of 2020 mandates

May 14, 2019 |

In Spain, Tank Storage Magazine reports that terminal operator Tepsa is looking to expand its used cooking oil storage as well as ethanol storage at the four Spanish terminals that it operates on the back of the Renewable Energy Directive’s mandate for 10% renewable blending in transportation by 2020. Even though the new RED that […]

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