Clariant completes construction of its 1st commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania

Clariant, a Swiss based sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, announced the official completion of its sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant in Podari, Romania. The completed construction is an important next step for the Clariant in their technology deployment and licensing business strategy. The facility will be operational in the fourth quarter, producing cellulosic ethanol from agricultural …

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Maersk invests in NL-based Vertoro to develop green lignin marine fuels

Maersk’s investment will be used to further develop and commercialise Vertoro’s patented liquid lignin technology, and it will enable Vertoro to build a demo plant, which will become operational in 2022 at Chemelot, Geleen, the Netherlands. The output of this plant will be used to develop marine fuels in partnership with Maersk as well as …

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SCA and St1 enter joint venture to produce and sell forest residue based biofuels in new biorefinery

Sweden-based SCA and Nordic-based St1 have entered a joint venture to produce and sell liquid biofuels. SCA will supply tall oil to the joint venture and will invest approximately SEK 0.6 billion [approx. 60 million EUR; PDB] in the company. SCA and St1 will be equal shareholders of the joint venture, which will itself have …

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Shell announced to build one of Europe’s largest biofuel facilities in Europe

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) announced a final investment decision to build an 820,000-tonnes-a-year biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, the Netherlands, formerly known as the Pernis refinery. Once built, the facility will be among the biggest in Europe to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel made from waste. …

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Imperial Oil uit Canada start productie hernieuwbare diesel

Imperial Oil uit Canada heeft aangekondigd dat het in de Strathcona raffinadeur, in British Columbia, hernieuwbare diesel gaat produceren. De maximale productiecapaciteit komt op 1 miljard liter hernieuwbare diesel per jaar (in energiewaarde gelijk aan 34 PJ). De overheid van British Columbia verwelkomt het initiatief vanwege haar beleidsdoelen voor inzet van low-carbon brandstoffen. De grondstoffen …

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“Veranker inzet biomassa in regeerakkoord voor transitie naar duurzame en circulaire bio-economie”

Pleidooi van coalitie van biobased en circulaire innovatieplatforms and branchevereniging in brief aan informateur Vrijdag 9 april, is een brief verzonden naar de Informateur en de Fractievoorzitters van VVD, D66, CDA, CU, PvdA, GL en SP met de oproep om een aantal punten inzake biomassa te verankeren in het Regeerakkoord. De brief is ondertekend door …

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Neste chooses Rotterdam for next biorefinery plant

Neste announced in March 2020 an intention to increase its renewable products production capacity in Europe according to the company strategy. The company has now concluded a thorough study phase concerning the two possible locations, Porvoo, Finland and Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Neste has existing sites in both locations. While there are many positive drivers …

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