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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 102, September 2020

Category: biofuels
Published: 30/09/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

Foreword 

Sweden has some ambitious targets with regards to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By 2040, Sweden plans to be fossil-free which will go a long way towards reducing emissions. Progress has been made this month towards reducing emissions, as the Swedish government has announced a greenhouse gas reduction mandate for aviation fuel. It will see a gradual increase in % reduction level, reaching a 27% emission reduction level by 2030. Norway too announced earlier in the year a 0.5% biofuel blending mandate which should see a 30% share of biofuels in the aviation sector by 2030.
Most of this progress in reducing emissions from the aviation sector is expected to come from the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and producers of SAF......

Other news this month includes:

Policy

  • UK consultation on green gas scale up
  • EU reviews anti-dumping tariffs on US biodiesel

Markets

  • RDF supply deal
  • Increased vegetable oil prices

Research and Development

  • New biorefinery in Scotland to boost green recovery
  • LowCVP freight and logistics emissions trials
  • New UK trade body established to promote renewable transport fuels

Bioethanol

  • RFA on July's US ethanol export
  • Local ethanol facility in India

Biodiesel

  • Biodiesel up in Brazil

Aviation Biofuel

  • Sweden is leader in SAF
  • Jet Zero Council aims for zero-emission flight by 2050
  • SAF agreement between Neste and Shell

Other Biofuels

  • Sustainable fuel project in Denmark
  • Air liquide and Shell sign biomethane supply agreement for truck fueling
  • Liquid Gas UK invests in BioLPG

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