Europe

January 20, 2021

Velocys: Shell withdraws from sustainable aviation fuel project

BY Erin VoegeleVelocys announced on Jan. 18 that Shell International Petroleum Co. Ltd. will no longer participate in the development of the Altalto Immingham project, a proposed 20 MMgy sustainable aviation fuel production facility under development in the U.K. READ MORE

January 07, 2021

SkyRNG, LanzaTech to build alcohol-to-jet facility in Europe

BY Erin VoegeleNetherlands-based SkyNRG has announced it is leading a consortium that will build a 30,000-ton-per-year alcohol to jet (ATJ) facility in Europe. LanzaTech will supply its ATJ technology to the facility. READ MORE

January 06, 2021

Atlas Air partners with fuel supplier on SAF test flight

BY Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. on Dec. 22 announced the completion of a transoceanic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) test flight from Spain’s Zaragoza Airport to Mexico City. The flight was powered by a 2.33 percent blend of SAF. READ MORE

December 09, 2020

Gunvor closes $540 million biodiesel loan

BY Erin VoegeleThe Gunvor Group on Dec. 4 announced it has successful closed a new available credit facility of $540 million to support the company’s biodiesel trading. The credit facility is structured around the company's biofuel inventory positions. READ MORE

December 07, 2020

USDA: Biodiesel exports down in October

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 15,634.4 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of greater than B30 in October, down from both 59,904 metric tons in September and 22,259.3 metric tons in October 2019, according to data released by the USDA on Dec. 4. READ MORE

November 18, 2020

UK 10-point plan addresses SAF, move to zero-emissions vehicles

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government on Nov. 18 issued its 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution, which addresses sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and an accelerated phase-out of the sale of new gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

IEA expects global biofuels production to rebound in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleThe global biofuels industry has been strongly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released by the International Energy Agency in early November, with production down approximately 11.6 percent when compared to 2019. READ MORE

November 12, 2020

Renewable fuel production begins at Preem's refinery in Lysekil

BY Preem AB For the first time, renewable raw materials are being converted to Swedish Environmental Class 1 diesel at Preem's refinery in Lysekil. The aim is to annually produce up to 950,000 cubic meters of renewable fuel by 2024. READ MORE

November 03, 2020

Neste to acquire Bunge facility adjacent to Rotterdam biorefinery

BY Neste Neste has agreed to acquire Bunge Loders Croklaan's refinery plant located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The facility is connected to Neste's adjacent plant via pipeline and consists of a pretreatment facility, tank farm, and jetties. READ MORE