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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 138, September 2023

Category: feedstocks
Published: 14/09/2023
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the Feedstock and Biorefining sector.

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The aviation industry is a substantial contributor to global energy-related carbon emissions, prompting governments to mandate emissions reduction targets that require airlines to increase their use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). In the European Union, traditional jet fuels will have to be blended with SAF in increasing amounts starting from 2025. In the UK, the government set the ambitious goal of having at least five commercial SAF plants under construction by 2025. These targets, amongst others, are expected to drive global SAF demand to 450 billion litres annually by 2050.

In the SAF sector, several companies, either individually or through collaborative ventures, are actively contributing solutions that span various geographical regions and feedstocks...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • The European Union's infrastructure fund considers investments in clean jet fuel projects in Africa
  • European Commission looks into EU biodiesel import duty evasion claims
  • India set to impose sugar export ban for the first time in seven years


  • Suzano targets completion of new pulp mill
  • Brazilian grain giant Caramuru begins soybean-based ethanol sales
  • Port of Tyne's strategic partnership with Drax bolsters UK's renewable energy supply chain

Research & Development

  • Trends and techniques for lignocellulose biorefineries based on non-food crops
  • Study shows scalability potential of reductive catalytic fractionation (RCF) biorefining
  • Palm oil board and Petronas explore use of palm waste as sustainable aviation fuel in Malaysia

Wood & Crop

  • Ukraine oilseed exports increase despite war
  • Brazil to be the top global producer of SAF, according to Boeing
  • More...


  • New technology for the production of green activated carbon to be developed
  • Sugar Valley Energy and STARS Tech to produce clean hydrogen in California


  • LiDestri and Fermentum take precision fermentation to the next capacity level
  • Babcock & Wilcox and General Hydrogen Corp. reach agreement for sale of carbon negative H2 and CO2 produced from biomass at Louisiana plant


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