Tag: Ukraine

French E85 sales jump 54% on year

French E85 sales jump 54% on year

June 22, 2022 |

In France, Euractiv reports E85 sales rose 53% year-on-year for the May 2021-April 2022 period, in part fueled by higher fossil fuel prices as a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The jump in consumption led to E85 taking an 6.2% share of the national fuel market as of April 2022. The number of […]

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Gas TSO of Ukraine says country can abandon gas imports due to own production including biogas

Gas TSO of Ukraine says country can abandon gas imports due to own production including biogas

June 14, 2022 |

In Ukraine, Ukrinform reports that Ukraine has a real opportunity to completely abandon gas imports through developing its own production, including of biogas, according to a statement made by Serhiy Makogon, CEO of Gas Transmission System Operator Ukraine of Ukraine LLC (Gas TSO of Ukraine). “Ukraine has a very large potential for biogas production – […]

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Some EU countries cutting back on biofuels short-term due to war in Ukraine

Some EU countries cutting back on biofuels short-term due to war in Ukraine

May 23, 2022 |

Across Europe, Stratus Advisors says that eight of the European Union’s 27 member states have either lowered biofuel blending mandates for the near term or are in discussions to do so in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and concerns about food security, but believes that the RePower policy will help to decarbonize Europe and […]

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Germany considering suspending biofuel production to protect food security

Germany considering suspending biofuel production to protect food security

May 2, 2022 |

In Germany, Euractiv reports the government is contemplating suspending biofuel production from cereals and oilseeds in an effort to ensure food security in light of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The agriculture minister and environment minister are working together to assess the situation and any potential policy shifts as necessary to respond to the evolving […]

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Topsoe exiting Russia and Belarus

Topsoe exiting Russia and Belarus

May 1, 2022 |

In Denmark, Topsoe is closing down its operations in Russia and Belarus including its office in Moscow. The close down follows Topsoe’s earlier decision to make a full stop for all new business activity in Russia and Belarus. “We are horrified about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, that leaves the Ukrainian people to suffer. Immediately […]

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Ukraine is the top supplier of rapeseed to the EU

Ukraine is the top supplier of rapeseed to the EU

March 20, 2022 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the absence of deliveries from the Black Sea region is expected to severely exacerbate the global scarcity of available rapeseed. The running crop year is characterized by tight supply already. The war in Ukraine is having an increasing impact on world trade, as Ukraine is one of the largest suppliers […]

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EU to use CAP funds to boost biomethane output to reduce reliance on Russia

EU to use CAP funds to boost biomethane output to reduce reliance on Russia

March 13, 2022 |

In Belgium, Agriland reports that the EU plans to use funding under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to double the planned production of biomethane by 2030 in order to reduce the reliance on gas from Russia. This would lead to the creation of 35 billion cubic metres of biomethane per year by that year (the […]

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Biofuel & Ag leaders call on White House to provide relief at pump through higher ethanol blends

Biofuel & Ag leaders call on White House to provide relief at pump through higher ethanol blends

March 6, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., to provide relief at the pump in response to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions from the transportation sector, six farm and biofuel organizations wrote to President Biden urging his administration to use existing authority to allow for the year-round sale of gasoline blended with up to 15 percent […]

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Ukraine PM calls for complete shift to alternative fuels for household heating

Ukraine PM calls for complete shift to alternative fuels for household heating

November 1, 2021 |

In the Ukraine, the Goa Spotlight reports the Prime Minister has announced that even though the country has enough gas reserves on hand for the coming winter season, all heating companies will be required to shift completely to alternative fuels, such as biofuels, although a date for the transition was not reported. The Prime Minister […]

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Ukrainian bioenergy association calling for implementation of biomass market at last

Ukrainian bioenergy association calling for implementation of biomass market at last

September 16, 2021 |

In the Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine reports the national bioenergy association is calling for the creation of a biofuel exchange for biogas plants to ensure they have a consistent supply of feedstock. It says the domestic biomass market is underdeveloped, causing challenges for the different energy producers that use biomass as feedstock to displace 4 billion cubic […]

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