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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 100, July 2020

Category: biofuels
Published: 30/07/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

Foreword 

The aviation industry is estimated to produce 2% of the worlds human-induced carbon emissions. The use of biofuels can help to reduce the environmental impact of the aviation industry, although it is a tricky industry to decarbonise.
Neste's sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for example helps customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% compared to fossil fuels on a life cycle basis. Neste’s MY Renewable Jet Fuel can be used as a drop-in fuel with existing aircraft engines and airport infrastructure. It is sourced from 100% renewable waste and residues. This month, Neste’s SAF has been delivered to San Francisco International Airport for use by major airlines, which, according to Neste, will save the equivalent of.........

Other news this month includes:

Policy

  • EU support for Swedish tax proposals for bio-based heating and transport fuels
  • Biomethane in Brazil
  • Velocys welcomes call for SAF support​

Markets

  • Malaysia seeks legal action over palm oil debate
  • Price agreed for Californian biorefinery
  • Clariant partners with Ineratec​

Research and Development

  • Agricultural yield elasticity for ILUC study

Bioethanol

  • Ethanol losses could reach $9 billion in the US
  • South Dakota calls for E30​

Biodiesel

  • Coprocessing biodiesel tests completed
  • North Dakota B20 buses
  • Import of rapeseed to EU hits record highs
  • McDonald's UCO project in the Netherlands​

Aviation Biofuel

  • SAF from Air BP
  • Neste SAF to San Francisco​

Other Biofuels

  • EU funding for Titan LNG

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