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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 129, December 2022

Category: biofuels
Published: 29/12/2022
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

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Commercial production of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) continues to develop with a range of different feedstocks and technologies under consideration to produce fuel that is both sustainable and able to be produced at a reasonable cost and quantity. Large SAF production facilities are under construction and agreements between aircraft operators and fuel producers/ suppliers are regularly announced. SAF is already under limited use within the global airline industry with legislation from governments and engagement from commercial operators indicating a rapid growth in SAF uptake.

Altalto Immingham Ltd has been awarded a grant of up to £27 million from the Department for Transport’s (DFT) Advanced Fuels Fund to develop and deliver their commercial scale waste-to-SAF plant at Immingham. The grant will allow...

Other news this month includes:


  • EBB pleased with decision on Indonesian biodiesel imports
  • EPA to increase biofuels usage
  • Zero-emissions target for new vehicles under first deal of EU’s Fit for 55 package


  • Altalto awarded grant for Immingham SAF project
  • Total Energies and Air France sign MoU 
  • More...

Research and Development

  • University in supporting role for first net zero transatlantic flight
  • Sustainability assessment of ethanol and biodiesel production in South America


  • CropEnergies to continue running its UK bioethanol plant
  • Cellulosic ethanol plant for Teesside
  • More...


  • DEUTZ approves engines for HVO biofuel
  • Canadian oilseed processor organisation expects growth in rape biodiesel in North America

Aviation and Shipping Biofuel

  • LanzaJet celebrates major milestone on its Freedom Pines Fuels construction
  • Virgin Atlantic to purchase SAF
  • More...

Other Biofuels

  • Hydrogen storage for Yorkshire
  • BWG Foods launches sustainable delivery fleet
  • More...

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