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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 120, March 2022

Category: biofuels
Published: 24/03/2022
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

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Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is the accepted solution for decarbonising the aviation sector – to help reduce the 2.5% of global CO2 emissions overall, that aviation currently accounts for. This News Review sees another month dominated by SAF, as companies escalate production and supply to meet increasing SAF demand created by blending mandates. The EU’s Fit for 55 package for example, proposes that fuel suppliers should incorporate increasing proportions of SAF into fuel blends – from 2% in 2025, slowly rising to 63% in 2050.

Virgin Atlantic have committed to the use of 10% SAF by 2030. They have signed a supply deal with Neste for 2.5 million litres of neat SAF, to be delivered to London Heathrow by mid-2022. Neste’s neat SAF, derived from residues and waste, can reduce GHG emissions by 80% in comparison to conventional fossil jet fuel. ExxonMobil will provide the distribution...

Other news this month includes:


  • Environmental outcomes of the US Renewable Fuel Standard
  • DfT launches Low Carbon Fuels Strategy Consultation
  • More...


  • Virgin Atlantic agrees sustainable aviation fuel supply with Neste and ExxonMobil
  • USA BioEnergy Announces First Advanced Biorefinery in Bon Wier, Texas
  • More...

Research and Development

  • Indonesia biofuels testing
  • UK trials boost bio-coal progress


  • Versalis: the production of bioethanol up and running at Crescentino
  • High gasoline prices kick start early ethanol campaign


  • NEP moves to powering its whole broadcast fleet using sustainable GD+ HVO from Green Biofuels

Aviation and Shipping Biofuel

  • Shell supplies its first SAF batch in Singapore from EU blend
  • TotalEnergies begins producing sustainable aviation fuel at its Normandy platform

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