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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 124, July 2022

Category: biofuels
Published: 26/07/2022
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

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The inherent way of reducing carbon emissions and transitioning to greener products when it comes to the bioeconomy, is to utilise non-fossil-based, alternative feedstocks. However, as with bioenergy, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) is a potential option to implement to further enhance the sustainability credentials of the biofuels sector. Within the EU Energy Roadmap 2050, it has been recognised that CCS in combination with biomass could deliver ‘carbon negative’ solutions.

In order to bring these biofuel carbon capture solutions to fruition, funding is required. The UK Government has recently provided financial support for 15 projects relating to greenhouse gas removal from the atmosphere, totalling an investment of £54 million. Of this, just under £5 million was received by Advanced Biofuel Solutions in Swindon...

Other news this month includes:


  • EU ministers outline agreement on RED revision (RED III)
  • Next steps for the RTFO - hydrogen and renewable fuels of nonbiological origin: Government response


  • Finnair and Gevo enter SAF sales agreement for 7 million gallons per year over five years
  • Japan Airlines enters agreement with Gevo for 5.3 million gallons of SAF per year over five years
  • More...

Research and Development

  • Google Cloud and Gevo collaborate to measure and verify carbon intensity of biofuels
  • Can Farm and Food Waste Power Tomorrows Airplanes?
  • More...


  • Clariant produces cellulosic ethanol
  • Ethanol with CCS in US


  • Cargill, BDI announce opening of advanced biodiesel plant
  • Marr Contracting switches to renewable diesel from Neste in Australia

Aviation and Shipping Biofuel

  • Victor and Neste to reduce private jet charter emissions by up to 80% using MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel
  • TotalEnergies and MOL complete first biofuel bunker operation of a vehicle carrier in Singapore
  • Neste delivers aviation industry’s first ever CORSIA-certified SAF

Other Biofuels

  • rDME opportunities outlined

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