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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 114, September 2021

Category: biofuels
Published: 28/09/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

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The UK government has released its provisional report on renewable fuel statistics for 2020, the final report being due in November 2021. Key figures estimate that 6% of all road and non-road fuel used was made up of renewable fuels, amounting to 2,537 million litres of fuel in total. As much as 91% of this share has been verified under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation, therefore meeting the scheme’s sustainability criteria. Thanks to this, there has been an estimated 83% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions saving for use of this renewable fuel volume compared to conventional fossil fuel use. This figure drops down to a 78% GHG emissions saving when indirect land-use change (ILUC) is included in the GHG saving criteria assessment. Overall, biodiesel made up 61% of the verified renewable fuel used, while bioethanol made up 23%. Finally, waste feedstocks served as raw materials for 76% of the verified renewable fuel.

Consumption of renewable fuels is expected to increase significantly over the coming years as nations establish further GHG emissions saving schemes and renewable energy support schemes. A few months back, the UK government announced its intention to bring forward...

Other news this month includes:


  • US EPA proposes tighter GHG standards for light vehicles and trucks
  • UK consults on phase out of petrol and diesel fuelled road transport


  • Renewable fuel statistics 2020: Fifth provisional report
  • Gevo's Luverne facility re-starts production operations
  • More...

Research and Development

  • Safflower-based biorefinery for biofuels and biochemicals


  • Ethanol industry supports EU proposals to phase out use of 'multipliers'
  • TotalEnergies to introduce a 100% renewable fuel at the 24 Hours of Le Mans


  • EU extends tariffs on US biodiesel
  • Topsoe HydroFlex™ being used in renewable diesel production at Phillips 66 refinery
  • Strategic Biofuels achieves project milestone towards carbon negative renewable diesel plant

Aviation and Shipping Biofuel

  • Maersk secures green e-methanol for the world’s first container vessel operating on carbon neutral fuel
  • Maersk 'there isn’t enough cooking oil for marine sector'
  • Faster and cheaper ethanol-to-jet-fuel on the horizon

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