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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 91, October 2019

Category: biofuels
Published: 31/10/2019
Author: NNFCC
FREE ISSUE - Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.


Carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) has been described as one of the key technologies that need to be adopted in order to shift towards net-zero carbon emissions. The principle is simple – carbon emissions are captured, usually at the source of production, and prevented from entering the atmosphere either by carefully depositing it below the Earth’s surface or by valorising it into useful products. When CCUS is combined with the generation of fuels derived from biomass, as is the case with a new project from Velocys and Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, these fuels can be described as carbon-negative due to the carbon dioxide which was removed from the atmosphere by the biomass during its growth. This new project will see transport fuels produced by Velocys at their Bayou Fuels facility, and the carbon dioxide produced in the process transported and stored by Oxy Low Carbon Ventures. Advanced biofuels are those produced from feedstocks that don’t compete with food crops. For example, biodiesel made from used cooking oil is perhaps one of the most documented lately in the news. A recent Dutch invention will soon see an advanced biofuel powering Swedish cars made from.........

Other news this month includes:


  • EPA exemption challenged


  • Velocys moves to BIoCCS
  • August US corn market

Research and Development

  • Civil Aviation agrees programme for emissions reduction
  • Biobased fuel using seawater bacteria
  • Biofuel precursors using MSW and biomass​


  • E85 from Pearson Fuels


  • Biorefinery opens in Gela
  • Biodiesel snowploughs
  • Belgium biodiesel storage and blending​

Aviation Biofuel

  • Delta airlines look to forest residuals for fuel
  • BA to invest in carbon offsets
  • $40 million pledge from US airline
  • Carbon offsets as new service with Gulfstream​

Other Biofuels

  • Biomethane needed to reach net zero
  • Swedish bio-oil to power cars​

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