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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 113, August 2021

Category: biofuels
Published: 25/08/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

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As part of its efforts to reach a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, the EU is attempting to reorganise the aviation fuel landscape on the continent by pushing for the development of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and by making fossil-derived fuels less attractive.

As part of its ReFuelEU scheme, the EU proposed a new blending mandate stating that aircraft landing at EU airports would be required to use blended jet fuel with a mandated SAF share of 2% by 2025, 5% by 2030, 20% by 2035, 32% by 2040 and 63% by 2050. Synthetic aviation fuels, including hydrogen, would in response be expected to rise from a 0.7% share by 2030 to 11% by 2045 and 28% by 2050...

Other news this month includes:


  • US concern over use of ethanol to deliver RINs to the detriment of advanced fuels
  • Tax is not the answer to aviation sustainability


  • ZEMO high blend biofuels assurance scheme gains ground
  • Fulcrum’s biofuel plant to begin production

Research and Development

  • Miniature railway leads UK in use of bio-coal
  • TotalEnergies and Veolia join forces to develop CO2-based microalgae cultivation to produce biofuels
  • More...


  • Novozymes targets increased ethanol conversion


  • Neste launches Neste MY Renewable Diesel in Belgium
  • Cory switches iconic Thames tugs to biofuel as part of net zero drive
  • EU tariffs on US biodiesel to remain for five more years

Aviation and Shipping Biofuel

  • SAF to be free of EU aviation taxes?
  • Industry concerns over SAF threat to small biodiesel producers
  • More...

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