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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 123, June 2022

Category: biofuels
Published: 23/06/2022
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

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As the transportation world envisions a future with reduced dependence on fossil fuels, cars may typically transition to batteries and electric motors. However, with emerging technologies and innovation, the internal combustion engine may yet have a future – as electrofuels, also known as synthetic fuels or eFuels, may be a viable, climate-friendly alternative to conventional transport fuels, to power trucks, planes, and ships. Utilising water, carbon dioxide from the air, and electricity from renewable resources for their production, eFuels can be implemented in existing transport distribution networks and infrastructures.

In Finland, research and technology company VTT has teamed up with refining giants Neste, to build a pilot plant demonstration facility for eFuels production. It will involve carbon capture, high-temperature electrolysis, and hydrocarbon synthesis, to produce synthetic crude oil, of which Neste expects to receive 300 kg from the demonstration, for further development into synthetic fuels...

Other news this month includes:


  • EU Parliament votes to phase out ICEs by 2035
  • Proposals to phase out crop derived biofuels in Germany by 2030
  • More...


  • Argent extends FAME production to Amsterdam
  • Fulcrum BioEnergy successfully starts operations of its Sierra BioFuels Plant
  • More...

Research and Development

  • Rolls Royce stationary engines support biofuel use
  • UK DfT introduces new UK SHORE unit to support low carbon maritime transport
  • VTT and Neste agree on building integrated Power-to-Liquids (e-fuels) demonstration facility


  • Shell and INDYCAR to introduce 100% renewable race fuel in 2023


  • Two workers killed in Spanish biodiesel plant explosion

Aviation and Shipping Biofuel

  • Neste looks to co-processed renewable marine fuels
  • Singapore invests in infrastructure for shipping ammonia
  • French Shipping company opts for methanol

Other Biofuels

  • GIDARA advanced methanol facility in Netherlands

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