Europe

February 16, 2021

Fulcrum announces plans to develop SAF biorefinery in the UK

BY Erin VoegeleFulcrum BioEnergy Ltd. on Feb. 16 announced plans to develop a 30 MMgy sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant at Essar Oil (UK) Ltd.’s refinery near Liverpool, England. The project could be operational as soon as 2025. READ MORE

February 12, 2021

British Airways partners with LanzaJet on SAF

BY British Airways British Airways has announced plans to power future flights with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from sustainably-sourced ethanol, as part of a new partnership with sustainable jet fuel company LanzaJet. READ MORE

February 09, 2021

Neste reports strong results for renewable products segment

BY Erin VoegeleNeste released fourth quarter financial results on Feb. 5, reporting that its renewable products segment proved to be very resilient despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with increased sales volumes and strong sales margins. READ MORE

February 03, 2021

Rolls-Royce tests 100% SAF in business jet engine

BY Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce has conducted the first tests of 100 percent SAF in a business jet engine. This test demonstrated that the company's current engines for large civil and business jet applications can operate with 100 percent SAF as a full drop-in option. READ MORE

February 02, 2021

KLM remains committed to sustainable aviation fuel

BY KLM KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme has been renamed the KLM Corporate SAF Programme. SAF stands for Sustainable Aviation Fuel. KLM has opted for this new name to make it clear that the fuel it buys is manufactured sustainably. READ MORE

January 28, 2021

UPM to develop next generation biorefinery

BY UPM UPM is moving forward with its biofuels growth plans and has started basic engineering for a next generation biorefinery. The facility would have an annual capacity of 500,000 metric tons of high-quality renewable fuels, including SAF. READ MORE

January 26, 2021

Preem plant increases production of renewable diesel by 40%

BY Preem Following a redevelopment of Preem's Green Hydro Treater plant in Gothenburg, Sweden, the plant's production capacity of renewable diesel is increased by 40 percent. For the first time, the GHT plant is able to produce 100 percent renewables. READ MORE

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

October 28, 2020

BDI to supply technology for Cargill biodiesel plant in Belgium

BY BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH has announced it will supply process technology to a multi waste- and residues-based biodiesel plant being developed by Cargill at its existing site in Ghent, Belgium. READ MORE

October 27, 2020

Biodiesel Magazine announces 2021 media kit, digital offerings

BY BBI International Biodiesel Magazine the leading publication for the biodiesel industry, recently released its 2021 media kits. Biodiesel Magazine is now accepting 2021 advertising schedules across its print and digital platforms. READ MORE

October 23, 2020

Neste reports solid Q3 performance for renewable diesel

BY Erin VoegeleNeste released third quarter financial results on Oct. 22, reporting solid performance despite the COVID-149 pandemic. Demand for the company’s renewable diesel remained good and sales volumes were relatively stable. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

Cargill constructs biodiesel plant in Belgium

BY Cargill Cargill is constructing a multi waste- and residues-based biodiesel plant at its existing integrated oilseeds crush and Bioro biodiesel site in Ghent, Belgium. The plant will use the latest technology from BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH. READ MORE

October 14, 2020

UK biofuel consumption down 27% in Q2

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K.’s consumption of transportation biofuels fell sharply during the second quarter of 2020 due primarily to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures that reduced travel, according to data released by the U.K. government on Oct. 8. READ MORE

September 29, 2020

IRENA: Liquid biofuels accounted for 2.5M jobs globally in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleJobs in the renewable energy sector reached 11.5 million globally in 2019, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Sept. 29. Bioenergy accounted for 3.58 million jobs, up from 3.18 million in 2018. READ MORE

September 23, 2020

EU extends duties on US biodiesel during expiry review

BY Erin VoegeleThe European Union’s countervailing duties against U.S. biodiesel were set to expire on Sept. 16. The European Commission decided on Sept. 14 to review the expiry of the measures, which means the existing duties will remain in place for now. READ MORE

September 22, 2020

Air bp delivers 210 metric tons of SAF to Stockholm airport

BY Air BP Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has today delivered 210 metric tons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Swedish airport operator, Swedavia, at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN/ESSA). READ MORE

September 21, 2020

Gevo: Sweden and Norway target increased use of SAF

BY Gevo Inc. Swedish Government announced on Sept. 11 its intention to introduce a greenhouse gas reduction mandate for aviation fuel. Norway made a similar announcement earlier this year. Gevo Inc. has welcomed both announcements. READ MORE

September 18, 2020

Biofuel accounts for record 5.8% of UK transportation fuel in Q1

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. consumed 645 million liters (170.39 million gallons) of transportation biofuels during the first quarter of 2020, up 53 percent when compared to the same period of 2019, according to data released by the U.K. government on Sept. 10. READ MORE

September 15, 2020

ExxonMobil completes successful trial of its marine biofuel oil

BY ExxonMobil ExxonMobil has completed a successful sea trial of the company’s first marine biofuel oil with shipping company Stena Bulk, bunkered in the port of Rotterdam. The marine biofuel oil is a 0.50 percent VLSFO processed with a waste-based FAME component. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

Ethanol industry award winners to be recognized during FEW

BY BBI International Doug Tiffany and Doug Durante, the respective winners of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Award of Excellence and High-Octane Award, will deliver acceptance speeches at the virtual FEW on Sept. 16. READ MORE

September 01, 2020

Report addresses impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s biofuel industry

BY Erin VoegeleA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted ethanol and biodiesel producers in Canada. READ MORE

August 19, 2020

Air BP, Neste offer an increased volume of SAF in Europe

BY Air BP and Neste Air BP and Neste have signed an agreement to offer an increased volume of sustainable aviation fuel to airport customers in 2020 and 2021. The volume is five times larger than that supplied by the businesses in 2019. READ MORE