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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 71, February 2018

Category: biofuels
Published: 06/03/2018
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

Foreword 

Sometimes, when developing something biobased, it can be difficult to quantify the level of greenhouse gas mitigation provided by your technology without a full Life Cycle Analysis. These are expensive and often provide barriers to the development of new biobased technologies. Other times where such information is useful lie in the claiming of government support, which often hinges on sustainability criteria. This is why at NNFCC we developed our Biogas Carbon Calculator, to assist generators in the bioenergy sector to navigate this hurdle. Tools like this, that simplify intricate analysis processes, are inherently valuable to a sector like the bioeconomy. This is why it is good news that Argonne National Laboratory have developed......

Other news this month includes:

Policy

  • UPM and ZERO to promote greener biofuels
  • Anti-Dumping Review welcomed by European Renewable Ethanol​

Markets

  • WTO rules in favour of Indonesia for EU biofuel imports
  • China to build 100 new biofuel plants by 2035
  • Largest investment round ever for Enerkem
  • Musket retains exclusive distribution rights for Gevo's Isobutanol
  • BP & Verenium biofuels plant liquidated​

Research & Development

  • 73% reduction in emissions from biofuels in UK
  • ANL develops vehicle emissions calculator
  • Lanzatech licenses AI assistance for waste-based fuel design
  • Global Bioenergies commissions LCA for  renewable ETBE
  • UPM conducting EIA for potential Finnish biofuels plant​
  • Sinobioway to help Enerkem with China expansion​

Bioethanol

  • US Cellulosic Ethanol Industry fears targets are too low

Aviation Biofuel

  • Dutch Air-Traffic Control to fly its employees with biofuel

Other Fuel

  • AkzoNobel and Gasunie to build hydrogen plant

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