President Joe Biden on Sept. 9 joined leaders of India, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates to launch the Global Biofuels Alliance. The launch took place on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in New Delhi.
Neste is disputing a report filed with the USDA that suggests the company may have received fraudulent used cooking oil (UCO) volumes at its renewable products refinery in Singapore, specifically virgin palm oil from Indonesia.
Global used cooking oil (UCO) supplies are anticipated to rise from 3.7 billion gallons in 2022 to between 5 billion and 10 billion gallons by 2030, according to a report released by Clean Fuels Alliance America on Sept. 13.
Korean Air will launch a program to use SAF for air cargo operations in cooperation with air cargo customers and forwarders. Customers can make customized contributions through the program that Korean Air will use to purchase SAF.
Technip Energies on Aug. 29 announced it has been awarded a contract to supply a hydrogen production unit to bp's proposed sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel conversion project at its Kwinana refinery in Western Australia.
Fiji Airways' newest Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft, named the Island of Vatulele, on Aug. 31 arrived into Nadi, Fiji from Singapore, having flown the entire 8,520 kilometer (km) journey powered by a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blend.
Idemitsu Kosan, a Japanese petroleum company, and LOPS Corp., a Japan-based trading company that supplies oil and fats, on Aug. 24 announced plans to conduct a joint study focused on the procurement of feedstocks for SAF production.
China’s biomass-based diesel imports are expected to increase 40 percent this year. The country’s exports of biomass-based diesel fuels are also surging, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS’s Global Agricultural Information Network.
Aemetis Inc. announced on Sept. 6 that the company's Universal Biofuels subsidiary has completed an expansion of its India biodiesel plant annual production capacity to 60 million gallons more than one year ahead of schedule.
The European Union on Aug. 17 opened an investigation into whether Indonesia has circumvented EU countervailing duties on imports of biodiesel originating in the country by routing the fuel through China and the U.K.
The production of renewable diesel at Neste's Singapore refinery expansion restarted in early August according to the company's plans. The production line at the expanded part of the refinery was shut down in June for unexpected equipment repairs.
Pertamina, a national energy company in Indonesia, has successfully condcuted static tests on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on CFM56-7B jet engines commonly used in commercial aircraft at GMF Aeroasia's Test Cell facility.
Shandong Haike Chemical Co. Ltd, a Chinese refining and petrochemical company, has selected Axens' Vegan technology to produce low-carbon, cost-competitive sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by retrofitting its existing assets.
Aemetis Inc. released Q2 financial results on Aug. 3, reporting progress with the development of its dairy RNG project and its proposed renewable diesel and SAF biorefinery. The company also highlighted its existing ethanol and biodiesel operations.
Neste released second quarter financial results on July 27, reporting robust demand for renewable diesel and relatively stable feedstock pricing. SAF and renewable diesel sales were up 17 percent when compared to the second quarter of 2022.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) on July 3 opened a $30 million sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) funding initiative that aims to reduce emissions in the aviation sector by supporting the development of a domestic SAF industry.
Aemetis Inc.'s Universal Biofuels subsidiary in India was awarded an initial $20 million of cost-plus contracts for delivery to government-owned oil companies during Q3. The facility also recently hosted several India Oil Co. senior executives.
The U.S. exported 106,744.4 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 and greater in May, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on July 6. Biodiesel imports were at 119,073.4 metric tons.
Nippon Express Europe GmbH, a group company of Nippon Express Holdings Inc. and Lufthansa Cargo AG contractually agreed on June 20, 2023, to advocate the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) when transporting airfreight shipments.
Korean Air has partnered with GS Caltex to conduct test flights using SAF. The test flights using SAF will be analyzed and the results will be used by the Korean government to establish SAF quality standards and accelerate commercialization.
Boeing and the RSB will conduct a joint study to scale SAF production in Southeast Asia. Phase one of the study will evaluate whether SAF production could scale sustainably in Southeast Asia based on the availability and sustainability of feedstocks.
Boeing on June 20 launched SAF Dashboard, a tool that tracks expected SAF capacity over the next decade. Based on data collected by BloombergNEF, the Dashboard aggregates total SAF capacity announcements by suppliers on a global scale.
TotalEnergies is actively responding to a call from its aviation customers to increase production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and has announced it will be in a position to produce half a million tons of SAF annually by 2028.
Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed an agreement with Shell Aviation which will see aircraft refueled in Los Angeles with SAF from 2025, supporting JAL's ESG target of replacing 1 percent of its whole jet fuel amount with SAF in 2025.
EcoCeres Inc. is investing in a new biofuel production facility in Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia. The facility will produce HVO, SAF and bio-naphtha with an annual capacity target at 350,000 metric tons.
Aemetis Inc.has announced that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary in India is on schedule with biodiesel shipments to the three government-owned oil marketing company customers with $27 million of the $34 million of Q2 contracted deliveries complete.
The government of Japan is preparing to implement a mandate for SAF and take several other actions to support the production, supply and use of SAF within the country, according to a report filed with the USDA.
Honeywell on May 31 announced that bp selected Honeywell's Ecofining technology to help support the production of SAF at five bp facilities across the globe, including those located in the U.S., Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Australia.
Neste and ITOCHU have agreed to extend their collaboration with a licensing agreement allowing ITOCHU to become an official distributor of Neste MY Renewable Diesel in Japan. The two companies initially began collaborating in June 2021.
Advario Singapore Limited announced that the company has entered a long-term partnership with Neste in which Advario provides integrated storage and logistics services for Neste's sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).