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Versalis and Saipem team to promote PROESA technology

In Italy, Versalis, Eni’s chemical company, and Saipem, an engineering and technological platform for sustainability, have signed an agreement to internationally promote PROESA, Versalis’ proprietary technology used to produce sustainable bioethanol and chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass. Versalis and Saipem will provide integrated and technologically advanced solutions for the sustainable production of bioethanol. The PROESA® process does not use crops intended for human consumption as a ra...
Tags: Eu, Italy, Saipem, Versalis, Fuels


Siemens Energy to supply EAD to UPM-Kymmene biorefinery in Germany

In Germany, Finnish company UPM-Kymmene selected Siemens Energy to supply electrification, automation, and digitalization (EAD) packages for a next-generation biorefinery currently under construction in Leuna, Germany. The biorefinery will be the first industrial-scale facility of its type ever built. It will apply novel process innovations to sustainably convert 100 percent wood into bio-based mono-ethylene glycol (MEG), mono-propylene glycol (MPG) as well as renewable functional fillers (RFF)....
Tags: Germany, UPM, EAD, UPM Kymmene, Fuels, Siemens Energy, Leuna Germany, ATEX, UPM-Kymmen


Aemetis to supply 1.6 million metric tons annually of CO2 for CCS

In California, Aemetis, Inc. announced that it has opened negotiations for the supply of 1.6 million metric tons (MT) per year of CO2 for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) to be located at or near the two Aemetis renewable fuels plant sites in Central California near Modesto.  It is anticipated that the capacity of each injection well site will be approximately one million metric tons per year, for a combined total of two million MT of CO2 sequestration per year. Recently, the Aemetis Carbo...
Tags: California, Modesto, Central Valley, Irs, LCFS, Aemetis, Central California, CCS, Fuels, Aemetis Inc, Sequestration CCS, Aemetis Carbon Capture Inc


New Growth Energy Study highlights economic benefits of E15

In Washington, a new Growth Energy study conducted by ABF Economics shows that nationwide adoption of E15, a high-performance 15 percent biofuel blend, could offer significant economic benefits to consumers and workers alike. Authored by John M. Urbanchuk, managing partner of ABF Economics, the economic impact report indicates that nationwide access to E15 could add billions to the U.S. economy, generate greater household income, and save consumers money. Specifically, the data show that a natio...
Tags: Washington, ABF, E15, Growth Energy, Fuels, ABF Economics, John M Urbanchuk


GoodFuels and Norwegian NGO team on maritime fuel sustainability

In the Netherlands, GoodFuels and Norwegian environmental non-profit organization ZERO have announced a new partnership aimed at enhancing sustainability within the maritime supply chain. Under the partnership, the organizations will work together to accelerate the shift to a renewable transport sector, with a special focus on sustainable biofuels for the maritime industry. As one of the means of achieving this dynamic shift, they will collaborate on establishing framework conditions for sustain...
Tags: Netherlands, Norwegian, Nordics, Fuels, GoodFuels


Fintoil secures green bonds to complete funding for biorefinery project

In Finland, Fintoil successfully completed the issuance of EUR70 million Senior Secured Green Bond, rated Medium Green by Cicero, combined with a committed EUR10 million Super Senior Revolving Credit Facility. Fintoil has now secured the financing comprising ca. EUR130 million of equity and debt for its biorefinery investment in Hamina, Finland. The investment is now fully financed and on schedule for completion by July 2022. The Senior Secured Green Bond has a maturity of 4 years and carries a ...
Tags: Finland, Cto, Cicero, Hamina Finland, Green Bonds, Taaleri, Fuels, Hamina, Neste Engineering Solutions, Nordea Bank Abp, Fintoil, Green Finance Framework Fintoil, Taaleri Kapitaali


ePure says EU ethanol reduced GHG emissions 75% in 2020

In Belgium, production and use of renewable ethanol from ePURE members reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by an average of more than 75% compared to fossil fuels in 2020, according to newly certified data. It was the ninth consecutive year in which EU renewable ethanol increased its GHG-reduction score. The record-breaking figure strengthens the already-convincing case for renewable ethanol as one of the best available tools the EU has for decarbonizing road transport. With the European Commission...
Tags: Eu, European Commission, Belgium, Fuels, ePure, EU ethanol


Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells secures Keysight Technologies to better understand biofuel cells

In California, Keysight Technologies, Inc. announced that Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells (BeFC), and innovator of bio enzymatic fuel cells, has selected and integrated multiple Keysight solutions to better understand the behavior and characteristics of biofuel cells.   BeFC is a French start-up company that offers innovative paper biofuel cells for sustainable and eco-friendly energy generation, as well as digital electronic platforms optimized for their thin and flexible fuel cells. BeFC’s technology...
Tags: California, Keysight Technologies Inc, Inc, Keysight Technologies, Keysight, Fuels, BeFC, Bioenzymatic Fuel Cells


Braskem launches world-first renewable PE wax

In Brazil, Braskem has launched the world’s first polyethylene (PE) wax from a renewable source, intended for the production of adhesives, cosmetics, paints and compounds used in the transformation of thermoplastic resins. The product, commonly used as a viscosity modifying agent in several formulations, has the same properties and performance as the version made with PE of fossil origin. Produced from sugarcane ethanol, the new solution offers a smaller CO2 footprint, is recyclable and has a mu...
Tags: Brazil, Braskem, Fuels, Brazil Braskem, renewable PE wax


Green Impact Partners teams up to develop 300M liter/year ethanol facility outside Calgary

In Canada, Green Impact Partners Inc. announced a partnership with Carbon Clean Energy Inc. (“CCE”) and PCL Constructors Inc. (“PCL”) to develop a large-scale biofuel facility located in Calgary, Alberta. The project, once operational, is expected to be carbon negative and will produce annually over 300 million liters of ethanol, up to 2.5 million Btu of renewable natural gas and 2.3 million metric tons of carbon offset credits. A final investment decision to proceed to construction is expected ...
Tags: Canada, Ethanol, Calgary, Calgary Alberta, Fuels, Green Impact Partners, Canada Green Impact Partners Inc, Carbon Clean Energy Inc CCE, PCL Constructors Inc PCL, ATB Capital Markets


Port of Antwerp to convert world’s first methatug

In Belgium, the Port of Antwerp will convert a tugboat to a methanol propulsion, a world first. This methatug is part of the European Fastwater project, which aims to demonstrate the feasibility of methanol as a sustainable fuel for shipping. The European Commission has approved this this week. With this world first, the port of Antwerp is taking another important step in the transition to a sustainable and CO2-neutral port. The methatug is part of the Fastwater project, which was set up by a co...
Tags: European Commission, Belgium, Antwerp, Port of Antwerp, Fuels, Methatug, Port of Antwerp The, Fastwater, Scandinaos, ABC Anglo Belgian Corporation, Heinzmann


Three Rivers Energy to supply ethanol for PURELL products

In Ohio, GOJO Industries and Three Rivers Energy announced a sourcing partnership that is the latest in a series of strategic initiatives GOJO has announced over the last 12 months to enhance its manufacturing capacity for PURELL products and responsiveness to surges in demand. GOJO Industries is partnering with Three Rivers Energy to expand its Coshocton, Ohio, facility to produce USP grade ethanol from Ohio corn. GOJO will use this new, local source of high-grade ethanol to make its PURELL Han...
Tags: Colorado, Ohio, Purell, USP, GOJO Industries, GOJO, Coshocton Ohio, Fuels, Three Rivers Energy


Canada launches $1.2B Clean Fuels Fund

In Canada, Government of Canada is building a low-emissions energy future to strengthen the economy, create good, middle-class jobs and support workers in our natural resource sectors. Producing and using cleaner fuels in our buildings, vehicles and industries is a key step to exceeding our 2030 climate target and reaching net-zero by 2050. That’s why the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, officially launched the C$1.5-billion Clean Fuels Fund with a call for proposals...
Tags: Canada, Fuels, O'Regan, Hydrogen Strategy, Clean Fuels Fund, Canada Government of Canada, Seamus O'Regan Jr, Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association


Indonesia to cut palm oil export levy to $175/mt if price goes over $1,000/mt

In Indonesia, Platts reports that in line with market expectations, the government has decided to cut the export levy on palm oil to $175 per metric ton from the current $255/mt if the price of palm oil goes over $1,000/ton. A date has not yet been set for the new policy, but expectations are that it will be implemented by the end of the month. With palm oil production expected to jump in the second half of the year, the excess supply will need to be exported, so the lower levy with help the cou...
Tags: Indonesia, Palm Oil, Malaysia, Prices, Platts, Fuels


US and Brazil both seen scaling back ethanol production over next few months

In New York, Reuters reports that both the US and Brazil are expected to cut ethanol production over the next few months as rising feedstock prices for corn and sugar, respectively, make production uneconomical. Supplies for both feedstocks are tight, squeezing margins while high ethanol prices are making gasoline more expensive at the pump rather than cheaper. Brazilian sugar mills will focus more on sugar production but US ethanol producers will likely pull back production runs. China’s demand...
Tags: New York, China, US, Brazil, Ethanol, NEW YORK Reuters, Fuels


Philippines looking at boosting biodiesel blending up to 4%

In the Philippines, the Business Mirror reports that a USDA Gain report says the Philippine government is seeking public comment on potentially doubling its biodiesel blending mandate to 4% from the current 2% by evaluating fuel standards for B3 and B4. The coconut industry has been urging a push to 5% blending for some time to help support the domestic market. B2 has been the standard for the past 15 years and is considered stagnant.
Tags: Usda, Philippines, Biodiesel, Fuels, Business Mirror


Mitsui O.S.K. to design liquified CO2 power vessel

In Japan, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. will launch research and development (R&D) on adoption of a large-scale liquefied carbon dioxide (CO2) carrier to complete the basic design under a project entrusted to Japan CCS Co., Ltd. from Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). MOL entered the liquefied CO2 ocean transport business by investing in Norway-based Larvik Shipping AS. It will further accelerate its initiatives in the field through its role in the NEDO dem...
Tags: Japan, Norway, NEDO, Fuels, CO2 power vessel, Mitsui O S K, Mitsui O S K Lines Ltd, CCS Co Ltd, Larvik Shipping, MOL Group Environmental Vision


Coal Miners Go on Strike and Fox News Goes Silent

Early Tuesday morning, dozens of mineworkers from Alabama’s Warrior Met Coal Mine headed to New York City’s financial district. There, they protested outside the Wall Street firms that own controlling shares of their employer, including BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Friends, New York City, Alabama, Hillary Clinton, Coal, Fox News, Biden, Donald Trump, Blackrock, Coal Mining, RACHEL CAMPOS DUFFY, Physical Sciences, Fuels, Warrior Met Coal


ClearFlame scores $2.5M in additional financing

In Illinois, ClearFlame Engine Technologies has secured $2.5 million in additional financing from several investors, including the Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas and Illinois Corn Growers Associations. The new funding will help ClearFlame deploy pilot Class 8 trucks with its patented technology. The company plans to have demonstration trucks on the road by the end of 2021. ClearFlame has previously received over $2 million in R&D funding from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, t...
Tags: Illinois, Stanford University, Fuels, ClearFlame, Illinois ClearFlame Engine Technologies, Iowa Minnesota Kansas, Illinois Corn Growers Associations


HPCL to invest nearly $54M in grain-based ethanol in Himachal Pradesh

In India, the ANI news agency reports that Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited will invest nearly $54 million in a new 125,000 liter per day grain-based ethanol facility in Himachal Pradesh. Rice and wheat will be sourced as feedstocks from neighboring areas as well as from Punjab. The state’s chief minister has been pushing New Delhi to allow for grain-based ethanol production as a way for states like HP that have limited or no sugarcane production to also take advantage of the country’s sh...
Tags: India, New Delhi, Ethanol, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, HPCL, Ani, Fuels, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Himachal Pradesh Rice


Maersk to buy three methanol-powered container ships from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard

In South Korea, Business Korea reports that Maersk has signed a letter of intent with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for three 3,500 TEU methanol fuel-powered container ships with an expected value of more than $44 million each. The Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries recently aligned its regulations of methanol and ethanol powered vessels to be inline with the International Maritime Organization’s rules which is expected to facilitate faster building of methanol-fueled ships. Of the 20 currently on ...
Tags: South Korea, Ships, International Maritime Organization, Maersk, Fisheries, Fuels, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, South Korea Business Korea, Korean Ministry of Oceans


Major trade houses boosting their US renewable fuels trading desks

In Illinois, Reuters reports that in response to increased interest in renewable diesel, key traders including Citadel, Gunvor and Trafigura are on a hiring spree to make sure they have enough people on hand to tackle the growing demand for the fuel. The companies already have grown their European desks where advanced biofuels have been available for longer, but the recent trend of oil refineries shifting part of their production to HVO has driven the need to expand their US trading desks as wel...
Tags: US, Illinois, HVO, Trafigura, Fuels, Illinois Reuters, Renewable Fuels, Citadel Gunvor


NEXT Renewable Fuels sees Oregon facility coming online in 2024

In Oregon, Columbia County Spotlight reports that following a leadership change and delays due to COVID-19, the planned NEXT Renewable Fuels facility near Clatskanie is expected to be operational in 2024, rather than in late 2021 or early 2022 as originally expected. The company is now under the leadership of a former board member who took over when the previous was arrested last year in Texas on child sex abuse charges. The project’s budget has nearly doubled as a result of the delays.
Tags: Texas, Oregon, Clatskanie, Fuels, NEXT Renewable Fuels, COVID-19, Oregon Columbia County


Preem testing renewable gasoline production from saw dust

In Sweden, the first tests to produce renewable gasoline from sawdust have just been carried out at Preem’s refinery in Lysekil. Work has now started to process 50,000 metric tons of pyrolysis oil at the plant. The renewable raw material will be delivered from the Swedish company Pyrocell. Extensive tests have now begun in Lysekil on the catalytic cracker, one of the refinery’s largest plants, which primarily produces petrol. The test consists of two parts, an initial smaller batch of 300 tons o...
Tags: Sweden, Preem, Fuels, Renewable Gasoline, Saw Dust, Lysekil Work, Pyrocell Extensive, Lysekil, Pyrocell, Gävle Pyrocell


U.S. refiners collect up to $1.6B shortfall in biofuel credits

In New York, Reuters reports that U.S. merchant refiners have amassed up to a $1.6 billion shortfall in credits they need to comply with U.S. biofuel laws, according to a Reuters review of corporate disclosures, an apparent bet that the Biden administration could let them off the hook or that credit prices will fall. Some of the companies with big liabilities are PBF Energy (outstanding biofuel and emissions credit obligations of $848.3 million for first quarter 2021, up from $118.4 million for ...
Tags: Delta Airlines, Biden, Biofuel, Reuters, NEW YORK Reuters, Robert Campbell, CVR Energy, Fuels, PBF Energy, Par Pacific Holdings


Repsol, Bilbobus, and Alsa launch first pilot project using HVO net zero emissions fuel

In Spain, Repsol, Bilbobus, and Alsa launched the first pilot project in Spain to use HVO, a net zero emissions fuel. Over the next four months, 12 buses in the fleet of Bilbobus, the Bilbao city bus line, will run on advanced residue-based biofuels. HVO is an advanced, 100%-renewable biofuel that meets the European Union Renewable Energy Directive’s requirements for certification as a sustainable fuel and it is considered a net zero emissions fuel. The project will contribute to saving approxim...
Tags: Spain, Co2, Biofuel, Bilbao, Repsol, HVO, Alsa, Fuels, European Union Renewable Energy, Net Zero Emissions, Bilbobus, Repsol Bilbobus


Delta Energy to start supplying biofuel bunkers in ARA region in July

In the Netherlands, Delta Energy Fuel Supply & Trading was granted the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification and will be supplying Biobunkers in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp region from July 2021. Delta Energy is now a member of ISCC and is working on reducing their own GHG savings and looking to a sustainable future within the full supply chain. From July 2021, Delta Energy will begin to supply Biobunkers to their clientele in the ARA region which will also compliment their U...
Tags: UK, Netherlands, Delta Energy, Fuels, ISCC, Amsterdam Rotterdam Antwerp, Biobunkers


RFA slams Wells Fargo new RINs analysis

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association slammed the Wells Fargo note to investors on the subject of the Renewable Fuel Standard and its compliance credit (RIN) market mechanism, saying it is so replete with factual errors and falsehoods that they want to correct the record. Secondly, RFA understands the Wells Fargo note is being shared liberally around Capitol Hill by oil refinery lobbyists hoping to boost their unjustified case for “regulatory relief” (i.e., compliance bailouts). T...
Tags: Washington, Capitol Hill, RFA, RIN, Wells Fargo, Renewable Fuel Standard, Renewable Fuels Association, Fuels


Codexis raises 2021 guidance following huge new order for proprietary enzyme

In California, enzyme engineering company, Codexis, is raising its guidance for 2021, following the receipt of a binding purchase order for up to $13.9 million of a proprietary high performance enzyme product from an undisclosed global pharmaceutical company. The majority of this order was not included in Codexis’ prior guidance for 2021; accordingly, the Company is raising its 2021 guidance for total revenues to a range of $89 million to $93 million, up from previous guidance of $82 million to ...
Tags: California, Enzyme, Company, Codexis, Fuels


USGC suggests ethanol use as carbon-neutral solution in South Korea

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Grains Council emphasized ethanol as one of the most effective transportation fuels for achieving South Korea’s carbon neutrality goals by 2050 during the Carbon Neutral Symposium held there on May 27. “Bioethanol can smoothly bridge the transition from vehicles with internal combustion engines to eco-friendly mobility, helping Korea make a soft landing on carbon neutrality,” said Haksoo Kim, USGC director in South Korea. “Now is the time to shift our mindset.” Many...
Tags: South Korea, Washington, Korea, Kim, Council, Ethanol, USGC, U.S. grains council, Haksoo Kim, Fuels