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WEF’s ‘Clean Skies for Tomorrow’ Outlines Pathway to Net-Zero Aviation: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Sustainable Aviation Fuel

What is the World Economic Forum doing to help aviation meet net zero goals? First, they recognize that the most immediate action to achieve carbon-neutral flying is the investment in, and rapid scale-up, of sustainable aviation fuel production and use. Their … Continue reading

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RFA says ethanol industry needs support as COVID-19 losses near $4B

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association said that with COVID-19 cases on the rise again and related actions, consumption of ethanol-blended gasoline is rapidly falling again, threatening to derail an already tenuous economic recovery in the ethanol industry, with … Continue reading

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New large-scale renewable energy park to include aerobic digestion, biomass, biodiesel

In the United Kingdom, Scottish Construction Now reports that plans have been unveiled to construct a large-scale renewable energy park designed to deliver between 150 – 200 megawatts of green energy to supply to the Scottish grid, with the capacity … Continue reading

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L.A. Sanitation Districts expand food waste recycling system to produce vehicle fuel

In California, the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts started up a biogas purification system to recycle food waste into renewable vehicle fuel which is then dispensed at the Sanitation Districts’ nearby fueling station that is open to the public. “We’ve … Continue reading

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Weekly ethanol production up 1.7%, but still 7.6% below same week last year

In Washington, D.C., U.S. ethanol production expanded 1.7%, or 17,000 barrels per day (b/d), to 991,000 b/d—equivalent to 41.62 million gallons daily, according to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, but production remained 7.6% below the same week … Continue reading

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Novozymes 2020 organic sales growth outlook updated, now expected at 0%

In Denmark, Novozymes reports that the 2020 organic sales growth outlook is now expected at 0%, from previously -2% to +2% following reduced uncertainty to the market development, and a new reporting structure has been introduced as a result of … Continue reading

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Vegetable oil price index hit multi-year high, palm oil prices climb for 6th month running

In Germany, UFOP reports that in November, the FAO vegetable oil price index reached its highest level since April 2014. It was driven by firming prices for all main vegetable oils, especially palm oil. FAO’s vegetable oil price index, which … Continue reading

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Iowa Biodiesel Board supports Biden pick for USDA head

In Iowa, Iowa Biodiesel Board Executive Director Grant Kimberley applauded President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to choose former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, a strong advocate of biofuels, to serve as Secretary of Agriculture. Iowa Biodiesel Board Executive Director Grant Kimberley issued … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Energy announces $35M for bioenergy research and development

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $35 million in funding for bioenergy feedstock technologies and algae research and development. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports the White House priority for advancing the domestic bioeconomy, as … Continue reading

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Flying high with aviation biofuel – Continuous SAF supply arrives at SFO and LTN airports, RSB recognized by ICAO for CORSIA

Lots of news arrived recently in sustainable aviation fuel, but here are two stories you won’t want to miss. First, Signature Flight Support, Neste and NetJets celebrate the official launch of Sustainable Aviation Fuel at SFO and LTN airports which … Continue reading

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Bently Motors installs HVO fueling facilities for on-site fuel demand at UK plant

In the UK, Bentley Motors will be the first luxury automotive brand to run its in-house logistics on 100 per cent renewable fuels. This follows the installation of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fueling facilities at its site in Crewe. A … Continue reading

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Orion Energy Partners to fund $135M strategic capital partnership with Highland Pellets

In Arkansas, Highland Pellets announced a $135 million strategic capital partnership with Orion Energy Partners to fund the expansion and upgrade of its existing wood pellet facility in Pine Bluff, Arkansas as well as provide capital for additional long-term growth … Continue reading

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Trafigura’s marine arm goes all in on marine biofuel trials

In Switzerland, sea trials on Trafigura’s bareboat chartered vessel, Marlin Amethyst, and initial results from laboratory testing demonstrate the safe and effective use of both the B30 blend biofuel, composed of 30 percent waste oil feedstock and 70 percent Very … Continue reading

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ePure says European Commission needs to include ethanol in new mobility strategy

In Belgium, Platts reports that ePure says the European Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy published on Wednesday doesn’t go far enough to include renewable ethanol in its four-year action plan aimed at reorienting transportation to achieve the Green Deal’s … Continue reading

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Michigan, Maine and Finland team on forestry bioeconomy collaboration

In Michigan, in a move that capitalizes on collective forestry knowledge and a commitment to smarter, sustainable use of natural resources, Finland and the states of Maine and Michigan are elevating a cooperative effort in bioeconomy and clean technologies. Maine … Continue reading

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Concerns lower CO2 production from ethanol plants could restrict rural vaccine roll outs

In New York state, Reuters reports there are concerns that a 25% reduction in CO2 production by ethanol plants compared to normal levels could impede distribution of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine in rural areas due to lack of dry ice. Ethanol … Continue reading

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Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd scores Innovate UK grant to design biohydrogen production line

In the UK, Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd (ABSL), University College London (UCL) and Wood have been awarded a £250,000 grant from Innovate UK to design a production line that makes high purity biohydrogen for fuel cell electric vehicles. The ABSL … Continue reading

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Trump Administration tells Supreme Court to not hear oil refiners’ case against SRE ruling

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Trump Administration through the Department of Justice has told the Supreme Court in a brief filed Tuesday it should not hear a case brought by oil refiners seeking to have the 10th Circuit Court … Continue reading

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Pandemic ties into Q3 results for biopolymers, food solutions: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to Corbion

Corbion recorded a solid quarter despite COVID-19 with an organic net sales increase of 5.2%, volume driven with core activities like sustainable food solutions and lactic acid & specialties performing well. Biopolymers didn’t do so well, however, thanks to postponements in … Continue reading

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3D bioprinted Mars rover, coffee waste face masks, world’s first approved cell-based meat and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of December 11th

If you are looking for a unique holiday gift, the European Space Agency just released the blueprint for at-home 3D printers to produce their own miniature Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover at home using bioplastic. And enjoy holiday meals made with … Continue reading

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