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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 125, August 2022

Category: biofuels
Published: 25/08/2022
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

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In October 2021, The International Air Transport Association (IATA), a collective of 290 airlines representing over 80% of total air traffic, that support aviation activity and inform policy creation, approved a resolution to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the global air transport industry by 2050. According to IATA, SAF may account for 65% of the aviation industry’s carbon reduction in 2050, equating to ~450 billion litres of global annual SAF production, which would mean a staggering ~3600-fold SAF production increase from current levels, by 2050. However, a mid-term target of 30 billion litres by 2030 is seen as a ‘tipping point’ – if it can provide sufficient SAF quantities at an affordable price.

One such contributor is the recent release of the UK Government’s ‘Jet Zero Strategy’ – which looks to achieve net zero for UK domestic aviation by 2040. The commitment focuses on UK SAF scale-up, technology investments, carbon removal, and critical airspace modernisation, with hope for the inclusion of mandated policy support. Further, the Government’s first annual review of UK progress regarding their Transport Decarbonisation Plan, highlights ‘advances in active travel and towards sustainable aviation fuels’...

Other news this month includes:


  • Pressure on soy as sustainable biofuel feedstock rises
  • Review of UK progress in transport decarbonisation plan
  • UK launches Jet Zero strategy


  • Record high sales margin for Neste due to increased demand and favourable feedstock prices
  • Shell to supply SAF to Lufthansa
  • More...

Research and Development

  • Imperial’s push toward sustainable aviation boosted by £25 million donation


  • Indian Oil commissions first 2G ethanol plant in Panipat


  • Rhine river levels disrupt biodiesel production
  • Biodiesel credits for US farmers in Iowa

Aviation and Shipping Biofuel

  • Mercedes F1 looks to SAF to help cut GHG footprint
  • Anaergia and European energy to produce e-methanol for shipping
  • IATA calls for support for SAF

Other Biofuels

  • World’s largest fleet of biogas buses increases after £7m investment
  • CNG opens new gas fuel station

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