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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 89, August 2019

Category: biofuels
Published: 29/08/2019
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

Foreword 

Biodiesel can be used as a stand-alone fuel, but the majority of biodiesel is blended with petroleum-derived biodiesel as a way of incorporating more renewable fuel into common use. However upwards of 20% biodiesel, or B20, is currently uncommon as a transportation fuel. As well as a lack of regulatory incentives and pricing, making it compatible with diesel equipment without modifications can be tricky. But higher concentrations are gradually becoming more accessible. Neste, a global producer of renewable diesel fuel, have now made available their 100% renewable diesel in Oregon, US for the first time. And at the other side of the world, a new biodiesel facility has commenced production in Victoria, Australia. It will supply biodiesel blends of B5, B20 and B100. Policy change is key in aiding the drive towards diesel from renewable sources, although the minimum requirement of biodiesel blends vary from country to country. Brazil has upped its minimum blend of biodiesel from B10 to B11. This small change is estimated to.........

Other news this month includes:

Policy

  • Brazil increases biodiesel minimum
  • Duties on Indonesian biodiesel​

Markets

  • Nova Holdings invests in LanzaTech
  • BP and Bunge join forces to fuel and power Brazil​

Research and Development

  • £300 million for UK innovators
  • CO2 to fuel conversion inspired by spiders​

Bioethanol

  • NFU calls for E10

Biodiesel

  • New Australian biodiesel plant
  • B20 storage in California approved
  • Renewable diesel in Oregon
  • Biofuel in Bury​

Aviation Biofuel

  • Gevo supplies aviation fuel to Air TOTAL
  • Heathrow appeals for biofuels targets
  • Waste to jet fuel plant in UK one step closer
  • Gulfstream Aerospace SAF earns award​

Other Biofuels

  • Hydrogen from organic waste using microbes

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