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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 118, January 2022

Category: biofuels
Published: 25/01/2022
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

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Foreword 

As policies around the world increasingly promote the incorporation of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) into national blending mandates, industrial leaders are rallying to push the SAF sector in the right direction. More partnerships and collaborations are being established, and despite the difficulties encountered in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, the aviation sector is accelerating its transition towards a more sustainable future.

Demand for SAF is on the rise, and supply is there to fill in the gap. Latvian airline airBaltic increased its use of SAF by 20% between 2020 and 2021. This was made possible through their collaboration with energy supplier giant Neste, who provides airBaltic with its own MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™. Last month, airBaltic performed a flight with a blend of 37% SAF, marking the highest proportion of SAF in an airBaltic flight to date...

Other news this month includes:

Policy

  • US cuts biofuel obligation due to Covid
  • Malaysia to roll out B20 mandate

Markets

  • BioAccelergy and ExxonMobil to explore commercial scale development of bio-base stocks
  • Aemetis signs agreement to purchase 125-acre former U.S. Army facility
  • More...

Research and Development

  • Johnson Matthey offer e-fuels platform

Bioethanol

  • Abengoa fined for rigging ethanol benchmark price
  • Wolf Carbon Solutions and ADM partner to advance decarbonization of ethanol production

Biodiesel

  • Aemetis signs 10-year supply agreement for 450 million gallons of renewable diesel
  • US biodiesel produces fuel demand for refined vegetable oils
  • HVO plant for Malaysia

Aviation and Shipping Biofuel

  • BP and Maersk trial B30 for marine use
  • airBaltic increases the use of sustainable aviation fuel
  • More...

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