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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 115, October 2021

Category: biofuels
Published: 22/10/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

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ICE vehicles, or Internal Combustion Engine vehicles, have become the target of national and international policies in recent years. More governing bodies are committing to banning the sale of new ICE vehicles by a timeframe varying from 2030 to 2050.

In November last year, the UK government declared that the sale of new petrol and diesel cars would be totally phased out by 2030. A few months ago, the EU Commission also announced a similar target by proposing a phasing out of new ICE vehicles within the Union by 2035, along with other ambitious carbon emission targets which went beyond the previously agreed plan. Similarly, in September this year, New York state governor Katty Hochul announced...

Other news this month includes:


  • Motor manufacturers call for thought before ICE ban
  • CPOPC calls on EU to adopt non-discriminatory biofuels policy
  • More...


  • Maersk invests in WasteFuel
  • Braskem invests more than 5 million Brazilian Real to double its ETBE production
  • More...

Research and Development

  • POET pledges carbon neutrality by 2050
  • Gevo awarded patent for process to upgrade or convert ethanol and biobased alcohols


  • US corn interest to support E85 rollout
  • Ethanol production value to Europe highlighted by ePURE members


  • ExxonMobil affiliate to produce renewable diesel to help reduce transportation emissions in Canada
  • Argentina to challenge US biodiesel import duties

Aviation and Shipping Biofuel

  • Growing SAF prospects highlighted by Gevo
  • British Airways to source SAF for COP26
  • More...

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