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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 116, November 2021

Category: biofuels
Published: 23/11/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

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Foreword 

The European Green Deal has set out a legally-binding decarbonisation target by which the Union should achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. To drive progress the EU has set an intermediary milestone in 2030, by which time emissions should have dropped by at least 55% compared to 1990 levels. This 2030 checkpoint has been dubbed “Fit for 55”. Transport is of course a major contributor to carbon emissions worldwide, there is therefore much to be done on decarbonising transport to lead the EU towards its decarbonisation goal.

 “Fit for 55” currently includes a proposal to revise the Union’s emissions trading system (ETS) to ensure a fairer and more accurate carbon pricing framework across all the relevant industrial sectors. In a new development, the Commission  proposes to set up a separate ETS for transport, instead of integrating it into the current main ETS framework...

Other news this month includes:

Policy

  • EU emissions trading system (ETS) proposals for transport
  • UK move to phase out non-zero emissions HGV's by 2040
  • Switch to E10 blamed as contributor to UK fuel crisis, but DfT disagree

Markets

  • Renewable fuel statistics 2021: Second provisional report
  • Aemetis secures SAF deal with Delta airlines
  • More...

Research and Development

  • Scientists develop fuel made of sunlight and air
  • Well-to-wheel: need for inclusion of life cycle energy and GHG emissions in net zero transport plans

Bioethanol

  • South African sugar producers look for support for ethanol production
  • E85 demand grows in France as diesel prices rise
  • Gevo and Axens partner on EtJ fuel

Biodiesel

  • UAE poised for growth in biodiesel
  • Neste expands waste oil sourcing

Aviation and Shipping Biofuel

  • Aviation fuels centre for Sheffield University
  • Virent’s BioForm fuel component used in test flight of 100% SAF
  • More...

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