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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 104, November 2020

Category: biofuels
Published: 24/11/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.


Having proven itself to be an efficient, reliable and sustainable alternative to fossil-based fuels, ethanol has become the most produced biofuel worldwide. As more and more nations draw out strategies to reduce their overall carbon emissions, and as they begin the transition from oil-based to bio-based fuels, it is expected that the ethanol market will increase by nearly 5% in the next 7 years. However due to the current COVID-19 crisis and the many socio-economic consequences it has been having, the use of biofuels by the transportation industry has dropped significantly during the second half of 2020. More particularly, the demand for ethanol, which accounts for a fifth of total biofuel consumption, has decreased by 48%.

In spite of those trends, the share of total transportation fuel consumption occupied by biofuels has continued to increase in the UK...

Other news this month includes:


  • EU to monitor ethanol imports


  • Covid impact on UK biofuel sales
  • Celtic Renewables Launches Crowd Fund Campaign
  • More...

Research and Development

  • Shell shifts refining capability to low carbon fuels in Asia
  • Dry milling to add value to biofuel processes
  • More...


  • Process Strategies for the Transition of 1G to Advanced Bioethanol Production
  • Bharat Petroleum to meet new 10% biofuel target by 2022

Aviation Biofuel

  • UK to lead on sustainable aviation

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