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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 101, August 2020

Category: biofuels
Published: 31/08/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

Foreword 

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production in Europe, though not yet on par with other biofuels, has been steadily rising. Mandates requiring minimum SAF blends are a contributing factor. Norway for example currently has a 0.5% blending mandate for SAF, and on a wider scope the European Commission hopes to increase the uptake of SAF. A new roadmap initiative called ReFuelEU Aviation aims at boosting supply and demand within the EU, and the proposal for the regulation finished the consultation period in April. 
In the news this month are several examples of SAF.........

Other news this month includes:

Policy

  • DfT consultation
  • Temparory biodiesel blend reduction in Brazil

Markets

  • WTO agrees to palm oil panel over Indonesia dispute
  • Gevo and Trafigura sign agreement
  • More...

Research and Development

  • Biodiesel microalgae strains
  • Potential for biobased butanol from Lesquerella​

Bioethanol

  • POET scales up its ethanol biorefinery
  • Clariant forms partnership for Suliquid in China

Biodiesel

  • Renewable diesel production in California
  • Increased UCO auditing

Aviation Biofuel

  • Velocys joins Jet Zero council
  • SAF in Europe increased by Neste and Air BP
  • Neste supplies to more US airlines

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