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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 117, December 2021

Category: biofuels
Published: 24/12/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

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Recent news items demonstrate the significant growth expected from biofuels globally as biofuels are still seen as an important stepping stone in transport decarbonisation strategies.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that biofuels demand is likely to grow by 28% between now and 2026. This is equivalent to 186 billion litres in 2026. However, it is estimated that demand actually needs to double to match the IEA’s net zero scenario. Although the IEA accounted for this doubling in its “accelerated scenario”, its achievement is highly depended on cost, sustainability and addressing potential technical limitations. While demand is rising rapidly, markets and supplies are struggling to keep up and prices remain high, in part due to Covid related impacts on international transport and logistics. This year, Argus European biofuel and feedstock prices have hit record highs. The 2021 average price of FAME was 86% higher than in 2019...

Other news this month includes:


  • Advanced biofuels coalition on EU 'Fit for 55'
  • US refiners building up short position on low carbon fuel credits
  • Winners of the Green Fuels, Green Skies (GFGS) competition


  • India to examine alcohol to jet (AtJ) opportunities
  • Biomethanol to Gasoline opportunity
  • More...

Research and Development

  • Haldpr Topsoe publish fuel dewaxing White paper


  • EU’s bioethanol potential from wheat straw and maize stover


  • Mazda takes part in Japanese Super Taikyu Race powered by next-generation biodiesel fuel
  • HVO plant for Brazil
  • More...

Aviation and Shipping Biofuel

  • Aviation Climate Task force to address aviation decarbonisation
  • Green methanol for Danish Tug
  • More...

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